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Capital Punishment is Dead Wrong – Poster of the Week


Capital Punishment –
Means Them Without the Capital
Get the Punishment
Peg Averill
Liberation News Service
War Resisters League
Offset, Circa 1976
New York, NY
25023

Q: What does the United States have in common with Afghanistan, China, Iran, Iraq, North Korea, and Saudia Arabia?


A: They all support the Death Penalty


Most of the world has banned capital punishment. The United States, Japan, Singapore, and South Korea are the only established democracies in the world which still conduct executions. Decreased homicide rates have been observed in many countries that have abandoned the death penalty. Yet the U.S. continues to punish by hanging, poison gas, electrocution, firing squad or lethal injection.