Rally demands justice for Eddie Murray

Eddie Murraysource: Green Left Weekly
published: 14 June 2014

Over 100 people rallied in Sydney on the anniversary of Eddie Murray’s death in police custody in a northwestern New South Wales town of Wee Waa 33 years ago.

Murray’s murder was one of the black deaths in custody that led to the historic Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody.

Murray died while in police custody in 1981 – inside Wee Waa police cells. Murray, a happy, bright young man with a long rugby career in front of him, was last seen opposite the Imperial Hotel in Wee Waa. The police rang the family the following day and told them he had committed suicide in a police cell using a blanket.

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Tribute Feature: Delbert Tibbs, Daryl Davis & Leslie Thomas

Delbert TibbsPeacemaker; Rest in peace..

On November 23, 2013, the death penalty abolition movement lost a beloved family member and friend when Delbert, 74, passed away in his home in Chicago.

Delbert Tibbs was many things. He was a sage, a poet, a leader and the nicest person you could ever meet, with a strong intellect, a spirit and a unwavering commitment that inspired all of us. It was an honor to know this peacemaker, and to learn from him.

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Tribute Feature: Simon de Banya & Waris Dirie

Simon de Banya“Loss of a UK hero”

Anyone who came across the activist and campaigner Simon De Banya was struck by two prominent aspects about him. Some might event say aspects that were impossible to seat side by side, but now with De Banya: First, his gentleness.

De Banya was not the kind of activist that would scream and shout, instead his demeanor was of a warm kindness, he won people over with charm and strong reasoned argument.

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