Richard Bourke at the Banco Court on 30 July- A Night not to be Missed

June 7, 2018 at 11:51 pm (Uncategorized)

 

Julian Wagner Memorial Fund Inc.

Incorporated Association (IA56405   ABN 17 128 052 169)

www.jwmf.com.au

Protecting human rights by opposing the death penalty

 

TC Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland Law Alumni Association,

Australians Against Capital Punishment and

the Julian Wagner Memorial Fund

 

Invite you to a cocktail function with

Richard Bourke, Director of the Louisiana Capital Assistance Center.

 

 

Date: Monday, 30 July 2018, 5.30pm

Venue: Banco Court, Level 3, 415 George Street, Brisbane

RSVP: 23 July, 2018

Bookings: Please email Ms Elisa Petranich on AACPbooking@gmail.com or call Tina on: 0423709445

Ticket price: $70 per person ($60 concession)

RSVP 23 July 2018

 

 

It is proposed that the event will be recorded for broadcast on ABC Radio’s Big Ideas program.

Richard was a leading talent of the Victorian Bar before joining the Louisiana Capital Assistance Center in 2002. He has worked on numerous trials and appeals opposing the death penalty in the United States. As director of the Louisiana Capital Assistance Center, Richard is a leading advocate for change to a system that inflicts its

 

Julian Wagner Memorial Fund Inc.

Incorporated Association (IA56405   ABN 17 128 052 169)

www.jwmf.com.au

Protecting human rights by opposing the death penalty

 

TC Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland Law Alumni Association,

Australians Against Capital Punishment and

the Julian Wagner Memorial Fund

 

Invite you to a cocktail function with

Richard Bourke, Director of the Louisiana Capital Assistance Center.

 

 

Date: Monday, 30 July 2018, 5.30pm

Venue: Banco Court, Level 3, 415 George Street, Brisbane

RSVP: 23 July, 2018

Bookings: Please email Ms Elisa Petranich on AACPbooking@gmail.com or call Tina on: 0423709445

Ticket price: $70 per person ($60 concession)

RSVP 23 July 2018

 

 

It is proposed that the event will be recorded for broadcast on ABC Radio’s Big Ideas program.

Richard was a leading talent of the Victorian Bar before joining the Louisiana Capital Assistance Center in 2002. He has worked on numerous trials and appeals opposing the death penalty in the United States. As director of the Louisiana Capital Assistance Center, Richard is a leading advocate for change to a system that inflicts its worst injustices on people who are poor and predominantly from disadvantaged backgrounds.

For more details on Richard’s background, see:

https://www.smh.com.au/national/at-deaths-door-20090514-b4r0.html.

To watch Richard’s inspiring and engaging TEDx talk on the death penalty, see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVSPVe4mQ5k.

For more details about the Louisiana Capital Assistance Center, see: http://www.thejusticecenter.org/lcac/index.htm 

Please note: This event replaces the AACP World Day Against the Death Penalty dinner normally held in October.

 

The profits from the function will be shared equally by Australians Against Capital Punishment and the Julian Wagner Memorial Fund Inc. The Julian Wagner Memorial Fund uses the majority of its funds to grant bursaries to Australians who work overseas as volunteer interns on death penalty cases.  AACP supports a number of anti-death penalty campaigns mainly in Indonesia and South East Asia.

worst injustices on people who are poor and predominantly from disadvantaged backgrounds.

For more details on Richard’s background, see:

https://www.smh.com.au/national/at-deaths-door-20090514-b4r0.html.

To watch Richard’s inspiring and engaging TEDx talk on the death penalty, see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVSPVe4mQ5k.

For more details about the Louisiana Capital Assistance Center, see: http://www.thejusticecenter.org/lcac/index.htm 

Please note: This event replaces the AACP World Day Against the Death Penalty dinner normally held in October.

 

The profits from the function will be shared equally by Australians Against Capital Punishment and the Julian Wagner Memorial Fund Inc. The Julian Wagner Memorial Fund uses the majority of its funds to grant bursaries to Australians who work overseas as volunteer interns on death penalty cases.  AACP supports a number of anti-death penalty campaigns mainly in Indonesia and South East Asia.

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Rosendale’s Win signals that Conservatives against the Death Penalty can Win

June 7, 2018 at 11:47 pm (Uncategorized)

Mr Rosendale’s victory signals that abolitionism can be a bi-oartisan issue: https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2018/06/montanas-gop-just-nominated-an-anti-death-penalty-candidate/

 

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Conservatives Against the Death Penalty

June 7, 2018 at 11:24 pm (Uncategorized)

Mr Rosendale’s victory in a Montana Republican primary suggests that abolitionism can become a bi-partisan issue.

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The Constitutional Case against the Death Penalty

June 2, 2018 at 10:42 pm (Uncategorized)

This excellent article brings together some of the data that show how abominably immoral the death penalty in America (and anywhere) is: http://www.cavalierdaily.com/article/2018/05/lawson-the-constitutional-case-against-the-death-penalty

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Corrupt detectives lead to flawed convictions

June 2, 2018 at 10:03 am (Uncategorized)

Convicted as a fourteen year old; acquitted 24 years later. Shame on a system: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/5/18/1765381/-Man-wrongly-imprisoned-for-murder-as-a-14-year-old-exonerated-27-years-later-as-the-courtroom-weeps?detail=emailLL

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Save 30 July for An Evening with Richard Bourke

May 21, 2018 at 11:32 am (Uncategorized)

Julian Wagner Memorial Fund Inc.
Incorporated Association (IA56405 ABN 17 128 052 169)
http://www.jwmf.com.au
Protecting human rights by opposing the death penalty
TC Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland Law Alumni Association,
Australians Against Capital Punishment and
the Julian Wagner Memorial Fund
invite you to reserve
Monday, 30 July 2018, 5:30 pm
for a cocktail function with
Richard Bourke, Director of the Louisiana Capital Assistance Center.
It is proposed that the event will be recorded for broadcast on ABC Radio’s Big Ideas program.
Richard was a leading talent of the Victorian Bar before joining the Louisiana Capital Assistance Center in 2002. He has worked on numerous trials and appeals opposing the death penalty in the United States. As director of the Louisiana Capital Assistance Center, Richard is a leading advocate for change to a system that inflicts its worst injustices on people who are poor and predominantly from disadvantaged backgrounds.
For more details on Richard’s background, see:
https://www.smh.com.au/national/at-deaths-door-20090514-b4r0.html.
To watch Richard’s inspiring and engaging TEDx talk on the death penalty, see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVSPVe4mQ5k.
For more details about the Louisiana Capital Assistance Center, see: http://www.thejusticecenter.org/lcac/index.htm
Bookings: Please email Ms Elisa Petranich on AACPbooking@gmail.com or call Tina on: 0423709445
Ticket price: $70 per person ($60 concession)
Time: 5.30 pm, on 30 July 2018
The event will be at the Banco Court, 3rd Floor, QEII Courts Building, George Street, Brisbane
The profits from the function will be shared equally by Australians Against Capital Punishment and the Julian Wagner Memorial Fund Inc. The Julian Wagner Memorial Fund uses the majority of its funds to grant bursaries to Australians who work overseas as volunteer interns on death penalty cases. AACP supports a number of anti-death penalty campaigns mainly in Indonesia and South East Asia.

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Dostoevsky on the Horrors of Capital Punishment

April 17, 2018 at 11:16 pm (Uncategorized)

“The preparations are hideous. It’s when they read out the sentence, set up the machine, bind the man, lead him out to the scaffold, that’s the dreadful part …
Such torment! the criminal was an intelligent man, fearless, strong, getting on in years, Legros by name. Well, I’ll tell you, believe it or not, when he mounted the scaffold he wept, with a face as white as a sheet. Is it possible? Isn’t it horrible? Whoever weeps from fear? I’d never imagined that a person could weep from fear-not a child, after all, but a man who’d never wept in his life, a man of forty-five. What must be happening in his soul at that moment, for a man to be brought to such convulsions? An outrage on the soul, nothing less! It is said: Thou shalt not kill” – so does that mean because he killed he, too, must be killed? no, it’s wrong. I saw it a month ago, and I can still see it even now. I’ve dreamed about it repeatedly”

from “The Idiot”, page 26: the speaker is Prince Myshkin

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Coverage of EJI’s Legacy Memorial

April 9, 2018 at 3:30 am (Uncategorized)

Oprah Winfrey and 60 Minutes cover the forthcoming opening in Montgomery, Alabama of the Legacy Museum dedicated to the victims of lynching: https://twitter.com/theartcounsel/status/983178849923096577.

 

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Equal Justice Initiative to Open National Museum Dedicated to Victims of Racial Terror Lynching

March 21, 2018 at 11:42 pm (Uncategorized)

Fabulous project by Equal Justice Initiative about to be opened: Fabulous initiative: know your history: https://eji.org/news/museum-and-memorial-opening-april-26-2018

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Japan and the Sarin Attack

March 20, 2018 at 5:33 am (Uncategorized)

Victims urge Japan not to carry out the death penalty: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-20/aum-shinrikyo-members-closer-to-execution-over-sarin-gas-attack/9564962

 

Headshot of Hiroyuki Nagaoka who has oxygen hooked up to his nose.

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