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    Larry came to work on the river thinking it would be temporary. Now, he says he prefers the adventure of towboat work to the mental stress of corporate life. "I just can't see myself doing anything else," he says.

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    • 2011 Oscar Romero Award: Honoring Nassera Dutour

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      November, 13, 2011, 3pm Rothko Chapel On Sunday, November 13, the Rothko Chapel, one of the world’s most celebrated twentieth century sacred spaces and an institution committed to advancing human rights and interfaith understanding, will present its Oscar Romero Award to Madame Nassera Dutour for her tireless efforts on behalf of the families of approximately 7,000 men and women who disappeared in Algeria in the 1990s. She initiated her quest for justice after her own son was kidnapped from the street near his home. Madame Dutour will speak about her work and be recognized in a ceremony that is open to the public. Larry Cox, former executive director of Amnesty International USA, will speak about the global implications of human rights violations and their redress. The mission of the Rothko Chapel is to inspire people to action through art and contemplation, to nurture reverence for the highest aspirations of humanity, and to provide a forum to explore matters of worldwide concern.

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      • Mourners Call For Abolishing Death Penalty at Funeral for Troy Davis in Georgia Part 2 of 2

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        www.DemocracyNow.org - This weekend in Savannah, Georgia, Troy Anthony Davis was laid to rest. Davis was killed by lethal injection in Jackson, Georgia on Sept. 21 after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to stop his execution. The 2,000-seat Jonesville Baptist Church was filled to capacity for his funeral. While his body was being lowered into the burial ground, 23 doves were released. The first was symbolic of his spirit, and the remaining 22 represented each year Davis spent in prison. He was convicted of the 1989 killing of an off-duty police officer, Mark MacPhail. Since then, seven of the nine witnesses have recanted their testimony, and there was no physical evidence that tied Davis to the crime scene. Democracy Now! was in Savannah for the funeral and we play excerpts from the eulogies by Jason Ewart, Troy Davis’s attorney and an eyewitness to his execution; Ben Jealous, president of the NAACP; Larry Cox, president of Amnesty International USA; Lou DuBose, president of NAACP-Georgia; Lenda Sullivan-Russell, friend of Troy Davis; Rev. Raphael Warnock, pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church; Antone’ De’Juan Davis-Correia, nephew of Troy Davis. For the complete transcript, podcast, and for additional Democracy Now! reports on the case of Troy Davis, visit http://www.democracynow.org/tags/troy_davis FOLLOW DEMOCRACY NOW! ONLINE: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/democracynow Twitter: @democracynow Subscribe on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/democracynow Daily Email News Digest: http://www.democracynow.org/subscribe Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today, visit http://www.democracynow.org/donate/YT

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        • Mourners Call For Abolishing Death Penalty at Funeral for Troy Davis in Georgia Part 1 of 2

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          www.DemocracyNow.org - This weekend in Savannah, Georgia, Troy Anthony Davis was laid to rest. Davis was killed by lethal injection in Jackson, Georgia on Sept. 21 after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to stop his execution. The 2,000-seat Jonesville Baptist Church was filled to capacity for his funeral. While his body was being lowered into the burial ground, 23 doves were released. The first was symbolic of his spirit, and the remaining 22 represented each year Davis spent in prison. He was convicted of the 1989 killing of an off-duty police officer, Mark MacPhail. Since then, seven of the nine witnesses have recanted their testimony, and there was no physical evidence that tied Davis to the crime scene. Democracy Now! was in Savannah for the funeral and we play excerpts from the eulogies by Jason Ewart, Troy Davis’s attorney and an eyewitness to his execution; Ben Jealous, president of the NAACP; Larry Cox, president of Amnesty International USA; Lou DuBose, president of NAACP-Georgia; Lenda Sullivan-Russell, friend of Troy Davis; Rev. Raphael Warnock, pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church; Antone’ De’Juan Davis-Correia, nephew of Troy Davis. For the complete transcript, podcast, and for additional Democracy Now! reports on the case of Troy Davis, visit http://www.democracynow.org/tags/troy_davis FOLLOW DEMOCRACY NOW! ONLINE: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/democracynow Twitter: @democracynow Subscribe on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/democracynow Daily Email News Digest: http://www.democracynow.org/subscribe Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today, visit http://www.democracynow.org/donate/YT

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          • Democracy Now! Special on Troy Davis Execution: Did Georgia Kill An Innocent Man? 2 of 2

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            www. DemocracyNow.org - Troy Anthony Davis was killed by lethal injection by the state of Georgia at At 11:08 p.m. EDT despite widespread doubts about his guilt. The execution occurred shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to stop the execution. Democracy Now! was the only news outlet to continuously broadcast live from the prison grounds last night where hundreds of supporters Troy Davis held an all-day vigil in Jackson, Ga. Today we hear the voices of Troy Davis’ sister Martina Correia, hip-hop artist Big Boi, NAACP President Benjamin Jealous, Ed DuBose of the Georgia chapter of the NAACP, two members of the Troy Davis legal team, and more. We also hear from journalist Jon Lewis, a witness to the execution: “[Davis] said to the family [of slain police officer Mark MacPhail] that he was sorry for their loss, but also said that he did not take their son, father, brother. He said to them to dig deeper into this case, to find out the truth. And then he said to the prison staff — the ones he said, 'who are going to take my life,' — he said to them, 'may God have mercy on your souls,' and his last words were to them, 'may God bless your souls.'” Watch Part 1 of 2: http://vimeo.com/29429238 INTERVIEWED: Jon Lewis, WSB Radio journalist. He was one of three media witnesses of Troy Davis’ execution. Ed DuBose President of the Georgia chapter of the NAACP. He spoke at a press conference at the Towaliga County Line Baptist Church, just a few hundred yards from the prison ahead of the execution of Troy Davis. Big Boi Hip Hop artist of Outkast and one of Georgia’s most famous musicians. He spoke out against Troy Davis’ execution and joined the press conference and protest outside the prison. Martina Correia, Troy Davis’ older sister and his most steadfast advocate. She has battled cancer for the past 10 years while leading the effort to save her brother’s life. Ben Jealous, President and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Jason Ewart, one of Troy Davis’ attorneys. He witnessed Davis’ execution. Thomas Ruffin, one of Troy Davis’ attorneys. He witnessed Davis’ execution. He spoke to Democracy Now! about his reaction to the news that Troy Anthony Davis was put to death. To watch the complete report uninterrupted, read the complete transcript, to download the podcast, or for additional Democracy Now! reports on the Troy Davis case, visit http://www.democracynow.org/tags/troy_davis FOLLOW DEMOCRACY NOW! ONLINE: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/democracynow Twitter: @democracynow Subscribe on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/democracynow Daily Email News Digest: http://www.democracynow.org/subscribe Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today, visit http://www.democracynow.org/donate/YT

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            • Democracy Now! Special on Troy Davis Execution: Did Georgia Kill An Innocent Man? 1 of 2

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              www. DemocracyNow.org - Troy Anthony Davis was killed by lethal injection by the state of Georgia at At 11:08 p.m. EDT despite widespread doubts about his guilt. The execution occurred shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to stop the execution. Democracy Now! was the only news outlet to continuously broadcast live from the prison grounds last night where hundreds of supporters Troy Davis held an all-day vigil in Jackson, Ga. Today we hear the voices of Troy Davis’ sister Martina Correia, hip-hop artist Big Boi, NAACP President Benjamin Jealous, Ed DuBose of the Georgia chapter of the NAACP, two members of the Troy Davis legal team, and more. We also hear from journalist Jon Lewis, a witness to the execution: “[Davis] said to the family [of slain police officer Mark MacPhail] that he was sorry for their loss, but also said that he did not take their son, father, brother. He said to them to dig deeper into this case, to find out the truth. And then he said to the prison staff — the ones he said, 'who are going to take my life,' — he said to them, 'may God have mercy on your souls,' and his last words were to them, 'may God bless your souls.'” Watch Part 1 of 2: http://vimeo.com/29431712 INTERVIEWED: Jon Lewis, WSB Radio journalist. He was one of three media witnesses of Troy Davis’ execution. Ed DuBose President of the Georgia chapter of the NAACP. He spoke at a press conference at the Towaliga County Line Baptist Church, just a few hundred yards from the prison ahead of the execution of Troy Davis. Big Boi Hip Hop artist of Outkast and one of Georgia’s most famous musicians. He spoke out against Troy Davis’ execution and joined the press conference and protest outside the prison. Martina Correia, Troy Davis’ older sister and his most steadfast advocate. She has battled cancer for the past 10 years while leading the effort to save her brother’s life. Ben Jealous, President and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Jason Ewart, one of Troy Davis’ attorneys. He witnessed Davis’ execution. Thomas Ruffin, one of Troy Davis’ attorneys. He witnessed Davis’ execution. He spoke to Democracy Now! about his reaction to the news that Troy Anthony Davis was put to death. To watch the complete report uninterrupted, read the complete transcript, to download the podcast, or for additional Democracy Now! reports on the Troy Davis case, visit http://www.democracynow.org/tags/troy_davis FOLLOW DEMOCRACY NOW! ONLINE: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/democracynow Twitter: @democracynow Subscribe on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/democracynow Daily Email News Digest: http://www.democracynow.org/subscribe Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today, visit http://www.democracynow.org/donate/YT

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              • Fate of Troy Davis Hangs in the Balance as Supporters Seek Last-Minute Halt to Execution

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                www. DemocracyNow.org - The State of Georgia is preparing to execute Troy Anthony Davis in one of the most high-profile executions in the United States in years. Davis is scheduled to be killed by lethal ejection at 7 p.m. EDT, one day after the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles rejected clemency. Democracy Now! will air a special broadcast from outside the prison in Jackson, Georgia, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. EDT. Davis was convicted of the 1989 killing of off-duty white police officer Mark MacPhail. Since then, seven of the nine witnesses have recanted their testimony, and there is no physical evidence tying Davis to the crime scene. In a new development, Davis has asked state prison officials and the pardons board to allow him to take a polygraph test today. Some supporters of Davis are now calling for a general strike or “sick out” by the staff at the Georgia prison where the execution is set to occur. Democracy Now! speaks with Larry Cox, executive director of Amnesty International USA, and Robert Rooks, the director of the NAACP's Criminal Justice Program. "I have been working on the death penalty for more than 30 years," Cox says, "[and] I've never seen a case where there is such significant doubt about the guilt or innocence of the person the state of Georgia wants to put to death." Rooks, who met with Davis in prison on Tuesday, says Davis is holding out hope to remain alive but says the fight against the death penalty should continue no matter the outcome. "'You have a choice,'" Rooks quotes Davis as saying. "'You can either fold up your bags and go home, or you can stand and continue this fight.'" For the complete transcript, to download the podcast, or for additional Democracy Now! reports on the Troy Davis case, visit http://www.democracynow.org/tags/troy_davis FOLLOW DEMOCRACY NOW! ONLINE: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/democracynow Twitter: @democracynow Subscribe on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/democracynow Daily Email News Digest: http://www.democracynow.org/subscribe Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today, visit http://www.democracynow.org/donate/YT

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                • ACTV: INTERVIEW WITH LARRY COX

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                  ACTV IS PRODUCED BY WYPL-TV 18 AT THE FACILITIES OF THE MEMPHIS PUBLIC LIBRARY & INFORMATION CENTER. http://www.memphislibrary.org/tlc18/

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                  • Moving the Mountain Panel Discussion with Trudie Styler, Michael Apted, and Larry Cox

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                    On December 10th 2010, Culture Project held New York's film screening of "Moving the Mountain" to In honour Liu Xiaobo’s fight for freedom and democracy along with the anniversary of the signing of the universal declaration of human rights. Watch the video to witness the excellent discussion that followed. Panel features: Trudie Styler- Producer (Moving the Mountain) Michael Apted- Director (Moving the Mountain) Larry Cox- Executive Director of Amnesty International Jayashri Wyatt- Moderator and Culture Project Director of Productions Produced by: Allan Buchman- Artistic Director Culture Project Jaka Bizilj- Cinema For Peace Foundation

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                    • Larry Cox at the World Affairs Council of Northern California

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                      Next year, Amnesty International—the world’s largest grassroots human rights organization—will recognize a 50-year legacy of advocating for the release of tens of thousands of “prisoners of conscience,” ending torture and execution, exposing human rights crises and generating public pressure to stop government and corporate abuse. Since 1961, the organization has evolved to meet the most pressing human rights violations of our time. The World Affairs Council will host the Executive Director of Amnesty International USA, Larry Cox, to discuss the next chapter for this global force of 2.8 million worldwide members: addressing poverty as a human rights issue.

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