"Face à un modèle de civilisation capitaliste et patriarcal qui place au centre les profits privés, nous impulsons une civilisation naissante dans laquelle le centre est la vie, sous toutes ses formes. La crise climatique est le produit de la civilisation du gain et de la destruction de la nature. Les véritables solutions se trouvent dans la promotion de la civilisation de la vie et non dans le marché. Beaucoup de gouvernements continuent à penser qu’il serait stupide de s’attaquer à la crise climatique si celle-ci peut apporter des profits et, en conséquence, ils promeuvent des « solutions de marché », qui ne sont en fait que du nouveau business, pour essayer de trouver des solutions à ce qu’ils ont eux-mêmes provoqué."
— [Europe Solidaire Sans Frontières] Résolution du Forum international pour la justice climatique
"Discovered in the poisonous Mono Lake, California, this bacteria is made of arsenic, which was thought to be completely impossible. The implications of this discovery are enormous to our understanding of life itself and the possibility of finding beings in other planets."
— NASA Finds New Life
The door opened and Lewis entered after the governor stood in front of her and read out her death warrant. She looked much like a recent photograph taken of her in prison. The difference was that in the photo Teresa is smiling. Now she just looked frightened. My mind started to wander to our recent interview. One of the lines I remember clearly – “If I could just hold on a little longer, I will rejoice in Heaven some day”. I wondered as she lay there if she was trying to “hold on” or if she was wanting to quickly meet her end. I also wondered if she would start singing.
The death penalty is so contentious here that journalists must not reveal where they stand - I’m not allowed to say whether I feel sorry for her fate or glad.
But this was the first time I’ve witnessed an execution. Perhaps had I not interviewed Lewis, it would have been easier.
I think she died with a greater understanding of what she did and knowing that is something I will have to live with.
— Teresa Lewis execution: ‘I watched a woman die’: One witness’ first-hand account | Mail Online