The West Memphis Three: Now What?

In the wake of sad jubilation, of righteous anger at justice deferred, of wild speculation about true guilt and feature films and celebrity activism and monetary reparations, I imagine that Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley, Jr. have little else on their minds beyond holding their loved ones close, eating a decent meal and sleeping in a comfortable bed.What will tomorrow, and next week, and next year, bring for the West Memphis Three? And for those who have followed the case for … [Read more...]

THEY. ARE. FREE.

More detailed analysis soon.But for now: This is the breaking story on CNN.This day is the finest day I've seen in almost 18 years.The news of course is still using that word "satanic" to describe these crimes. May justice be done and the actual killer be apprehended as soon as possible.Rest in peace, Christopher, Stevie and Michael.Enjoy your new lives, Damien, Jason and Jessie. … [Read more...]

Breaking News on The West Memphis Three!

The last time I posted on the West Memphis Three here, a new hearing was in the works. But in a shocking turn of events, it was announced today that a hearing will take place tomorrow in Jonesboro circuit court that could possibly result in the RELEASE of Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley, Jr. The Arkansas Times news blog states that the court will hear pleas from the defendants in exchange for release, and that these pleas might still allow the defendants to maintain their … [Read more...]

Deadline Approaching for Starhawk Film Donations

Just four more days remain for making donations to Starhawk's film project, The Fifth Sacred Thing, based on her novel. The Kickstarter page has many donations but more are needed! The $60,000 goal has been met but since films of this scope will surely need a much larger budget than this (even small indie films typically cost several hundred thousand dollars), more money will come in handy. Even a dollar or two helps.This could be a very big deal for the pagan community and its representation on … [Read more...]


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