Ireland has a long history of conservative Catholic views and is arguably one of the strongest anti-choice nations in Europe. It was as a result of strong anti-choice legislation, on October 24th, 31 year old Indian dentist, Savita Halappanavar lost her life due to blood poisoning from a miscarrying fetus. Halappanavar was 17 weeks pregnant with her first child when complications resulted in the pregnancy no longer being viable.
Talha Ahsan is a poet and British citizen of Bangladeshi descent. For the past 6 years he has been behind bars in the United Kingdom, although he has never been charged with a crime in a British court of law. He was arrested at the behest of the United States under the controversial UK-US Extradition Treaty of 2003, which allows the United States to extradite UK citizens without having to present any burden of proof evidence showing wrong doing. The United States accuses Talha of terrorism-related offenses for allegedly being associated with a pro-Islamist website.
In response to a historic lawsuit, the Federal Communications Committee is issuing a series of low power FM licenses in the upcoming year. In a time when newspapers are scaling back and closing at an unprecedented rate, radio remains a vital resource to empower communities and educate people about global and local issues. The Prometheus Radio Project has been at the forefront of that fight.
On New Years Eve, 1992 a confused and bloody Hank Skinner emerged from the home he shared with his girlfriend Twyla Busby and her two adult sons. All three had been brutally murdered. Hank Skinner would later be convicted in the triple homicide and has spent the last 20 years on Texas's death row. Skinner has long maintained his innocence and demanded key evidence be tested. A number of unanswered questions and reasonable doubt surround the case. On the phone to shed light on the case and recent developments is David Protess with the Chicago Innocence Project.
Hey Houston, it is Friday and thank you for ending out your work week with us here at the Houston Indymedia Show. Tonight we bring you coverage of a solidarity protest for Palestinian hunger striker, Hanane Shalabi, which took place outside the Israeli consulate last Saturday and also update you on some important celebrations for the left here locally, including the saving of the Chicano mural as well as a delay and revision of the controversial Feeding Ordinance. But first, these headlines...