Hello! You are part of a community of millions who seek out Democracy Now! each month for ad-free daily news you can trust. Maybe you come for our daily headlines. Maybe you come for our in-depth stories that expose corporate and government abuses of power and lift up the voices of ordinary people working to make change in extraordinary times. We produce all of this news at a fraction of the budget of a commercial news operation. We do this without ads, government funding or corporate sponsorship. How? This model of news depends on support from viewers and listeners like you. Today, less than 1% of our visitors support Democracy Now! with a donation each year. If even 3% of our website visitors donated just $10 per month, we could cover our basic operating expenses for a year. Pretty amazing right? If you visit us daily or weekly or even just once a month, now is a great time to make a monthly contribution.

Your Donation: $
Friday, December 4, 1998 FULL SHOW | HEADLINES | PREVIOUS: Texas and the Death Penalty: A Lethal Lottery
1998-12-04

Canadian Citizen Readied for Texas Execution

download:   Audio Get CD/DVD More Formats
DONATE →
This is viewer supported news

On December 10, the 50th anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Texas plans to kill Joseph Stanley Faulder, a 61 year old Canadian citizen sentenced to death for the 1975 murder of Inez Philips.

Faulder’s case has become a diplomatic nightmare for Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, who last week wrote two strongly worded letters to Texas Governor George W. Bush and to the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles saying that she was "deeply troubled by the failure of consular notification in this case," and asking them to halt the execution. Canada has lobbied the U.S. State Department and Texas authorities to spare Faulder’s life because after his arrest, he was not informed that he had the right to contact the Canadian consulate for legal help.

Guests:

  • Jim Marcus, Executive Director of the Texas Defender Service.
  • Sandra Babcock, Defense Attorney for Joseph Stanley Faulder.

Creative Commons License The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.