Tag: death penalty

Racism in Politics – A 2012 Reality

One HeadCount volunteer’s view on racism in politics today and what needs to be stopped.

Posted in Politics and Elections, Human Rights

Thousands Speak Out To Stop Sept. 21 Execution

Troy Davis is scheduled to be executed in Georgia on Sept. 21st. Many believe he is innocent, and half a million people have signed a petition to save his life.

Posted in Human Rights, Music and Activism, HeadCount Community

Influenced By US Fundamentalists, Uganda Seeks Death Penalty for Gays

Uganda President Yoweri Museveni is expected to sign into law the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, which will expand punishments for gays, including lengthy prison sentences for homosexuals and sympathizers, and impose the death penalty for HIV-positive gays. Homosexuality is already a crime in Uganda, but the Anti-Homosexuality Act creates the new crime of “aggravated homosexuality” and promises…