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Past articles by Stephen:

Ghoulish pall is cast over America by Alabama's plan to gas humans to death

Nitrogen hypoxia: The good, moral people of Alabama, of which there are many, are losing their fight against those hell-bent on profaning the system. → Read More

Malcolm X would call Biden a 'pretender public defender'

Malcolm X would make the case much more eloquently than I have, that: “Biden’s death penalty lie has consequences.” → Read More

On slicing and sticking condemned men in Alabama

When does the ghastly, ghoulish search for a vein during lethal injection become cruel and unusual punishment? → Read More

Alabama earns a big fat 'F' on human rights

it’s long past time Alabama joined the rest of the civilized world that long ago abolished the death penalty. → Read More

Nitrogen gas execution: An abomination in Alabama

The use of the new execution method may begin on Sept. 22, with Alabama's scheduled execution of Alan Eugene Miller. → Read More

Alabama makes us all sadistic torturers

Alan Eugene Miller, the next man to be executed in Alabama — on Sept. 22 — doesn’t want to be tortured to death. → Read More

Fascism, racism, sexism and torture: Alabama’s last execution had it all

Conscientious, justice-loving politicians, faith leaders, and common citizens of Alabama have to be willing to rock the boat → Read More

Alabama's summer 2022 legal lynching

The upcoming execution of Joe Nathan James Jr. is a 'sick, slavery-reminiscent spectacle' → Read More

President Biden's silence on death penalty speaks volumes

Abolishing the death penalty requires morality, but it also requires people of conscience to speak honestly—and to ask tough questions. → Read More

President Biden's death penalty lie has consequences

Criticism of Biden’s human rights record, not of China’s, is sure to be the order of the day, and, deservedly so. → Read More

Mentally ill in Alabama are being put to death first, because they're mentally ill

Matthew Reeves, an intellectually disabled Black man like Willie Smith was, is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection on January 27 → Read More

Billionaires like Branson should stop investing in Alabama until death penalty is gone

Stop investing money in states that perpetuate capital punishment — until those states stop killing people. → Read More

Oklahoma's torturous executions are 'who we are'

Julius Jones is scheduled for execution November 18 → Read More

President Joe Biden is failing at abolishing the death penalty

President Biden has thus far, by every objective metric, failed to fulfill his campaign promise to try and abolish the death penalty. → Read More

Let's kill Alabama's death penalty with capitalism

Threatening wallets, pocketbooks, endowments is the likeliest way to spark change in the hearts and minds of death penalty proponents → Read More

Putting Smith to death puts others at risk: Stop Alabama executions during COVID-19 pandemic

Isn’t it imperative that Gov. Ivey make decisions that will keep Alabamians safe? → Read More

Spreading Righteousness Across the World: an Interview With Julian Marley

High up in the Hollywood hills overlooking Babylon, on the cusp of Bob Marley’s 75th earthstrong, I interviewed his son, Julian Marley, the day before the Grammy Awards ceremony, where Julian’s fourth album “As I Am” was nominated for Best Reggae Album. What follows is a transcript of the interview, modified only slightly for clarity More → Read More

Sick and Shrouded in Secrecy: Alabama’s Contract to Gas Humans to Death

For $25,000, Alabama’s Attorney General Steve Marshall has contracted with Tennessee company “FDR Safety,” to assist Alabama in developing a barbaric new protocol – to execute its death row prisoners, whom Alabama treats like human guinea pigs – with nitrogen hypoxia. Paradoxically, FDR Safety specializes in workplace safety consulting, not manufacturing gas masks or gas chambers to exterminate… → Read More

We must be honest about the death penalty's repugnance

There are many facts that clearly show that the death penalty should be obsolete. → Read More

Reggae artists and their lyrics help expose Donald Trump's depravity

When trying to navigate the not-so enjoyable things in our society, let the songs of Marley, Romeo and Cocoa Tea be a guide. → Read More