5/20/2013

Iranian Murderer Pardoned Seconds After Hanging

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Last Wednesday in Mashhad, Iran, a man was sentenced to hang for the crime of murdering a police officer. However, just moments after the sentence was carried out, the bereaved family cried out their forgiveness, demanding that they put a stop to the execution.

According to a report by Iranian Mehr News, the deceased’s family announced their pardon several seconds after the criminal was suspended from the gallows. People immediately rushed to support the man and remove the rope from around his neck. Their impressive quick time makes us wonder if they have some sort of response team on standby, waiting for last-second pardons.

In Iran if the family of a murder victim offers up their acquittal, it will be rightfully observed. In this case it’s been decided that the criminal must pay the equivalent of 3,600,000 yen (US$35,500) to the family in reparations and serve time in prison.

Source: Hachima Kikou

Smart Phone App allows votes against Monsanto - Great News!

A new app aims to become an engine for consumer activism, helping users spend money on products from companies they share causes with, boycotting those they don’t. The prime targets at the moment are Monsanto and Koch brothers.

The power that new technology gives to grassroots movements comes into focus occasionally. It did when people rallied to the protection of internet freedoms from SOPA/PIPA bills on the call from online giants. It did when Egyptian anti-government protesters or London rioters coordinated their action through Facebook and Twitter.

The people behind Buycott, a new app for Apple devices, apparently eye the same direction. The program combines a simple barcode scanner with a database of corporate ownership and a website for user-suggested activism campaigns.

Read more: http://www.trueactivist.com/app-allows-votes-against-monsanto/