Thursday, July 20, 2017

♥ Standing Rock Rising ♥



The longest journey you will make in your life
is from your head to your heart.

- Sioux Legend -


thank you sooooo much for the photo, dear Raven ♥♥

In Victory for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Court Finds That Approval of Dakota Access Pipeline Violated the Law

USA » July/Sept. 2017 - scheduled executions

July/September - 2017

July
6 - William Morva - 
murdered by the state of Virginia
William Morva executed by injection for murders in Southwest Virginia
© Richmond.com

26 - Ronald Phillips - Ohio *
Ohio preparing for 1st execution in more than 3 years
© Seymour Tribune » pub. July 7
Execution policy released
© Portsmouth Daily Times » pub. July 16
Ohio moves forward with plans to execute Ronald Phillips in one week
© Blasting News » pub. July 18
3 condemned Ohio inmates ask high court to delay executions
© The Republic » pub. July 18
Gov. John Kasich urged to block Ohio's plan to resume executions
© Toledo Blade » pub. July 19

Kasich to skip opening state fair to monitor execution of child killer
© Dayton Daily News » pub. July 20


STOP THE EXECUTION OF RONALD R. PHILLIPS
Catholic Mobilizing Network

27 - Taichin Preyor - Texas *
Court papers:'Utterly unqualified' attorney used Wikipedia to defend death penalty inmate
© Chron.com » pub. July 17
Death Watch: Represented by Wikipedia
TaiChin Preyor did not get the legal expertise he deserved
© Austin Chronicle » pub. July 20


STOP THE EXECUTION OF TAICHIN PREYOR
Catholic Mobilizing Network

August
22 - Marcellus Williams - Missouri *


STOP THE EXECUTION OF MARCELLUS WILLIAMS
Change org

24 - Mark Asay - Florida *

Florida schedules its first execution in more than 18 months
© Miami Herald » pub. July 3


Governor Rick Scott: STOPPING THE DEATH OF MARK JAMES ASAY
Change.org

30 - Steven Long - Texas *

September
7 - Juan Castillo - Texas *
13 - Gary Otte - Ohio *

as of July 20

* serious dates

Kill Death Penalty NOW !!!!!

for scheduled executions, check ►
Rick Halperin page, thanks !!!!!

Recent State Killings, commutations & stays »

April/June 2017
 

January/March 2017  

info by Rick Halperin and i .... thanks, my friend !!!!!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

(Cliburn)Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1 Mvt I-1



played by Van Cliburn in Moscow, 1962. 
He was accompanied by Kirill Kondrashin.

just because of

Chechnya’s leader Ramzan Kadyrov: Families should kill their gay relatives

North Korea conducts public executions for theft, watching South Korea media: report

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Shocking Confessions of, Former Mullahs' Regime Minister of Intelligence Regarding the 1988 Massacre of political prisoners in Iran

Iran: Eight More Executions, Authorities Still Silent

Monday, July 17, 2017

Stop imminent executions in Saudi Arabia

The tragic story of the last two men in the UK executed for being gay: ‘Mercy could not be expected of men like them’

Japan's death chambers: Inside the secretive world where prisoners are executed with brutal efficiency

Ohio » Execution policy released

Execution policy released
© Portsmouth Daily Times

12 Prisoners Executed in Iran

Sunday, July 16, 2017

My job is making windows where there were once walls.

- Michel Foucault -

wall heart

wall heart
© luisa brehm

Iranian MPs approve generalities of bill to reduce death penalty for drug offences

Iranian MPs approve generalities of bill to reduce death penalty for drug offences

The bill was approved on July 16 by 182 MPS votes in favor of it, 36 against and 6 abstained, Iran’s ISNA news agency reported.

The bill, which is under study in parliament for more than one year, will save at least 5,000 prisoners pending for execution once approved.


© Trend News Agency

Erdoğan backs death penalty in coup anniversary speech

Erdoğan backs death penalty in coup anniversary speech

Turkish president says he will ‘break the heads of the traitors.’
© POLITICO.eu

Saturday, July 15, 2017

When Great Trees Fall by Maya Angelou

When great trees fall,
rocks on distant hills shudder,
lions hunker down
in tall grasses,
and even elephants
lumber after safety.

When great trees fall
in forests,
small things recoil into silence,
their senses
eroded beyond fear.

When great souls die,
the air around us becomes
light, rare, sterile.
We breathe, briefly.
Our eyes, briefly,
see with
a hurtful clarity.
Our memory, suddenly sharpened,
examines,
gnaws on kind words
unsaid,
promised walks
never taken.

Great souls die and
our reality, bound to
them, takes leave of us.
Our souls,
dependent upon their
nurture,
now shrink, wizened.
Our minds, formed
and informed by their
radiance,
fall away.
We are not so much maddened
as reduced to the unutterable ignorance
of dark, cold
caves.

And when great souls die,
after a period peace blooms,
slowly and always
irregularly. Spaces fill
with a kind of
soothing electric vibration.
Our senses, restored, never
to be the same, whisper to us.
They existed. They existed.
We can be. Be and be
better. For they existed.

- Maya Angelou - 


April 4, 1928 - May 28, 2014

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Liu Xiaobo Presente !!!!!


♥♥

I hope that I will be the last victim of China’s endless literary inquisitions and that from now on no one will be incriminated because of speech.

- Liu Xiaobo -

December 28, 1955 - July 13, 2017



Democratic Voice Liu Xiaobo Dies in Custody !!!!!

Liu Xiaobo: China's most prominent dissident dies
© BBC

Liu Xiaobo: A man who spoke truth to power
© Amnesty International

Liu Xiaobo: A giant of human rights who leaves a lasting legacy for China and the world

Japan: Two men hanged as reprehensible executions continue

Partially deaf and blind Saudi man 'moved into solitary confinement in preparation for his execution'

Iran Regime's Plan to Execute All Prisoners ???

Iran Regime's Plan to Execute 120 Prisoners
© National Council of Resistance of Iran

57 Executed in Iran Since the Beginning of July
© Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

At least 17 Prisoners Executed in Iran

this is a Genocide !!!!!

At Least 10 Prisoners Including Afghan Citizens Hanged on Drug Charges

Two Unidentified Prisoners Hanged on Drug Charges

At least Two Prisoners Including Father of Child with Acute Autism Executed on Drug Charges


Iran: Three Prisoners Executed

Iranian authorities are carrying out death sentences for drug related charges at the same time that a bill is being reviewed by the Judicial Commission of the Iranian Parliament calling for the death sentences for many prisoners charged with drug trafficking to be called off. Iranian parliament members had requested from the Judiciary to stop drug related executions for at least five thousand prisoners pending further investigation. However, the request has not stopped the Judiciary from carrying out death sentences for prisoners with drug related charges. 

© Iran Human Rights

sorryyyyyyyyyyy we're stuck !!!!!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil,
but by those who watch them without doing anything.

- Albert Einstein -

'We lost our houses, our cars, our men': call to protect Mosul civilians

'We lost our houses, our cars, our men': call to protect Mosul civilians

Human rights organisations call for Iraqi government to protect innocent people and investigate civilian deaths
© The Guardian


Iraq: Battle between US-led coalition, Iraqi forces and Islamic State creates civilian catastrophe in west Mosul
© Amnesty International

Outcry as Saudi Arabia executes six people in one day to bring 2017 death penalty total to 44

Monday, July 10, 2017

these news touched me today

Sunday, July 09, 2017

Join the Day of Action for Net Neutrality on July 12th

Saturday, July 08, 2017

a fish ♥ story



amazinggggggggg, Flora, look !!!!!
mum

mi no mori fishi, mummiiiiiiiiiiii !!!!!
**^,-^**

Turkey must free jailed human rights defenders

Act Now !!!!!

Turkey must free jailed human rights defenders

Amnesty International

Ghana: People with Disabilities Freed from Chains

Iran » MPs Urge Judiciary to Halt Executions for Minor Drug Convictions Until Death Penalty Law is Amended

Friday, July 07, 2017

William Morva murdered by Virginia

or should i say .... by governor McAuliffe ???

William Morva executed by injection for murders in Southwest Virginia
© Richmond.com

Thursday, July 06, 2017

The Supreme Court says states can’t execute the insane; Virginia is about to do it anyway

outrageousssssssssssssssss, Governor Terry McAuliffe !!!!!

The Supreme Court says states can’t execute the insane; Virginia is about to do it anyway 


The fatal flaw in the court’s understanding of insanity.
© The Denver Post



Governor McAuliffe Statement on the Execution of William Morva
© Office of the Governor

and you "personally oppose the death penalty" ???

Pakistan - 465 prisoners sent to gallows since 2014, says report

Iran: Eight Prisoners Hanged at Rajai Shahr Prison

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Belarus Preserving Death Penalty at People's Will - President Lukashenko

Saudi Arabia - God's own country

God's own country

Atheism remains one of the most extreme taboos in Saudi Arabia. 

It is a red line that no one may cross. Regarded on a par with terrorists, atheists in Saudi Arabia suffer imprisonment, marginalisation, slander, ostracisation and even execution. Efforts at normalisation between those who believe and those who don′t remain bleak. 

by Hakim Khatib


© Qantara.de

Iran: Five Prisoners Executed

My grandfather was a death row doctor. He tested psychedelic drugs on Texas inmates.

My grandfather was a death row doctor. He tested psychedelic drugs on Texas inmates.

An Austin-based writer's quest to learn his grandfather's story leads 

to death row — and a little-known series of experiments that involved giving hallucinogens to inmates in the early 1960s.
© Texas Tribune