Dear Democracy Now! Visitor: We are an independent, ad-free daily news program that serves millions of viewers and listeners each month. In this US election year, Democracy Now! is more important than ever. For 20 years, we’ve put a spotlight on corporate and government abuses of power. We lift up the stories of ordinary people working to make change in extraordinary times. We do all of this with just a fraction of the budget and staff of a commercial news show. We do it without ads, corporate sponsorship or government funding. How is this possible? Only with your support. A generous funder will match your donation dollar for dollar if you donate right now. That means when you give $10, your donation will be worth $20. Pretty exciting, right? So, if you've been waiting to make your contribution to Democracy Now!, today is your day. It takes just a couple of minutes to make sure that Democracy Now! is there for you every day.

Your Donation: $

Boxer Returns to Houston Wielding Keys

December 08, 1998
Story
WATCH FULL SHOW

Texas has scheduled four executions in a row during what is Human Rights Week. One case that has been attracting increasing international and national attention is the upcoming execution of Joseph Stanley Faulder. The 61-year-old Canadian citizen is scheduled for execution in Texas on December 10th, the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

A delegation, led by former boxing champ Rubin Hurricane Carter who served 19 years for a crime he did not commit, has arrived from Canada. Carter landed in Texas to pressure Texas authorities to grant clemency to Faulder.

When he was released from prison, Carter was given the keys to Houston. He is now back in the city to redeem them.

Guests:

  • Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, Executive Director of the Association in Defense of the Wrongly Convicted. Call 614-531-8019.
  • David Atwood, Executive Director of the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty. Call 713-529-3826.
  • Mark Warren, USA Coordinator for the Canadian section of Amnesty International. He has assisted the defense of Stanley Faulder.

Related links:


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.