Tuesday, July 28, 2015

11 prisoners hanged in Iran - 27 executions in past week

11 prisoners hanged in Iran - 27 executions in past week 
© National Council of Resistance of Iran

Libya court sentences Kadhafi son Seif al-Islam to death

Monday, July 27, 2015

I Was in a Hurry by Dunya Mikhail

Yesterday I lost a country. 
I was in a hurry, 
and didn't notice when it fell from me 
like a broken branch from a forgetful tree. 
Please, if anyone passes by 
and stumbles across it, 
perhaps in a suitcase 
open to the sky, 
or engraved on a rock 
like a gaping wound, 
or wrapped 
in the blankets of emigrants, 
or canceled 
like a losing lottery ticket, 
or helplessly forgotten 
in Purgatory, 
or rushing forward without a goal 
like the questions of children, 
or rising with the smoke of war, 
or rolling in a helmet on the sand, 
or stolen in Ali Baba's jar, 
or disguised in the uniform of a policeman 
who stirred up the prisoners 
and fled, 
or squatting in the mind of a woman 
who tries to smile, 
or scattered like the dreams 
of new immigrants in America. 
If anyone stumbles across it, 
return it to me, please. 

Please return it, sir. 
Please return it, madam. 
It is my country... 
I was in a hurry 
when I lost it yesterday. 

- Dunya Mikhail - 

from The War Works Hard 
translated by Elizabeth Winslow 

Dunya Mikhail, exiled Iraqi poet, born in Baghdad, 1965, 
lives in US. 

Dunya Mikhail | POET

Saturday, July 25, 2015

The Art of Hayv Kahraman















Blowing Dragonflies by Hayv Kahraman














In Line by Hayv Kahraman

 
Hayv Kahraman, Iraqi artist, born in Baghdad, 1981.
She lives and works in San Francisco, US.

your art is truly amazingggggggggggg, Hayv !!!!!

Hayv Kahraman

FRAGMENTS | The work of HAYV KAHRAMAN on Vimeo

An Exile From Iraq Paints Herself Into Ancient Manuscripts
© Huffington Post



Music by Yasser Abdel Rahman

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Pakistan Supreme Court suspends Asia Bibi death sentence

Pakistan Supreme Court suspends Asia Bibi death sentence 
© BBC News 

temporarily suspended !!!!!

Executions in Iran could top 1,000 this year, says Amnesty International

Iran regime hangs 10 prisoners collectively

Iran regime hangs 10 prisoners collectively
© National Council of Resistance of Iran

Ramadan is over !!!!!

Monday, July 20, 2015

Joint Public Statement on the 21st Anniversary of Iran's Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

Israel: Security Forces Abuse Palestinian Children

Leonard Peltier » In Solidarity with the Apache Stronghold: Save Oak Flat

In Solidarity with the Apache Stronghold: Save Oak Flat 

statement by Leonard Peltier 
July 19, 2015 

© International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee

Inside an ISIS camp, children trained in beheading

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Don't let Australia murder its cats!

Don't let Australia murder its cats! 
Change.org 

sign & share, thankssssssss !!!!!

'We don't hate cats': Australia to kill 2mn feral felines

'We don't hate cats': Australia to kill 2mn feral felines to protect native species 
© RT News 

Hon Greg Hunt MP: Don't let Australia murder its cats!
Change.org


sign & share !!!!!

boycottttttttttttttttttttt australia !!!!! 
*^,-^* & mum

Friday, July 17, 2015

Dhafer Youssef - Whirling Birds Ceremony

Last track from the album Birds Requiem released October, 28th 2013 

composed and arranged by Dhafer Youssef 
Dhafer Youssef oud, vocals 
Hüsnü Senlendirici clarinet, Eivind Aarset electric guitar & electronics 
Kristjan Randalu piano, Phil Donkin double bass 

Artwork by Maknoun-Studio 
Written and Directed by: Mohammad Zaza & Bashar Zein 
Artwork Animator: Mohammad Zaza 
Art Director: Shiraz Fradi 
Animation Assistance: Toufic Hamidi 
Producer: Basem Nabhan 
An Earthling Media production 2013 

absolutely fantasticccccccccccccc poetry !!!!!

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Thursday, July 16, 2015

USA » July/Dec. 2015 - scheduled executions

July/December - 2015 

July 
14 - David Zink - murdered by the state of Missouri
Missouri executes man for killing 19-year-old 
© Associated Press

16 - Clifton Williams - Texas - stayed 
Court delays Texas execution that had been set for Thursday 
© The Washington Post » published July 16

August 
12 - Daniel Lopez - Texas *
13 - Tracy Beatty - Texas * 
26 - Bernardo Tercero - Texas *
(foreign national from Nicaragua)

September
1 - Roderick Nunley - Missouri *
2 - Joe Garza - Texas * 
16 - Richard Glossip - Oklahoma *

Oklahoma sets execution dates for inmates who lost Supreme Court case
© Reuters » published July 8


Save Richard Glossip’s Life
Change.org 

29 - Perry Williams - Texas *

October 
6 - Juan Garcia - Texas *
7 - Benjamin Cole - Oklahoma * 
14 - Licho Escamilla - Texas *
28 - Christopher Wilkins - Texas *
28 - John Grant - Oklahoma *

November
10 - Gilmar Guevara - Texas *

as of July 16

* serious dates 

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

Recent State Killings & stays » 
  
January/June 2015 

Kill Death Penalty NOW !!!!!

Monday, July 13, 2015

Obama commutes sentences of 46 U.S. federal prisoners

Obama commutes sentences of 46 U.S. federal prisoners 
President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 46 federal prisoners on Monday, a move he said is part of his commitment 
to reforming the U.S. criminal justice system. 
© Reuters 

what ??? only 46 ???
can't believe, is this Obama's criminal justice reform ??? 
shameeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee !!!!!

Psychologists Collaborated with CIA & Pentagon on Post-9/11 Torture Program, May Face Ethics Charges

Taken From Families, Indigenous Children Face Extreme Rates of State Violence in US

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Humble Tribute to Pablo Neruda















something started in my soul,
fever or forgotten wings,
and I made my own way,
deciphering
that fire
and wrote the first faint line,
faint without substance, pure
nonsense,
pure wisdom,
of someone who knows nothing,
and suddenly I saw
the heavens
unfastened
and open.

- Pablo Neruda -

July 12, 1904 - September 23, 1973

from "Poetry", Memorial de Isla Negra (1964)
translation by Alastair Reid

Untitled
Pablo Neruda & his dog Chu Tuh
photo by Sara Facio

Fundación Pablo Neruda

Pablo Neruda : The Poetry Foundation

"The Greatest Poet of the 20th Century In Any Language"-Celebrating Chilean Poet Pablo Neruda
© Democracy Now!

Pablo Neruda documentary film: Pablo Neruda: The Poet's Calling
» site features interviews from Isabel Allende and others, bilingual poems

 
by FourSeasons Productions

Inclinado en las Tardes, Leaning into the Afternoons, was written in 1924 by Pablo Neruda. The poem is recited in its native Spanish by Carlos Alfaro and includes English subtitles translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin. Music by Michael Hoppe.

A powerful love poem by the Master.

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Saturday, July 11, 2015

Bosnia Marks 20th Anniversary Of Srebrenica Killings

Bosnia Marks 20th Anniversary Of Srebrenica Killings 
© Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

Psychologists colluded with CIA to keep ethics code in line with post 9/11 torture needs - damning report

President Obama To Make History By Visiting A Federal Prison

President Obama To Make History By Visiting A Federal Prison 
On Thursday, President Obama will visit Oklahoma's El Reno Federal Correctional Institute, making him the first sitting president in history 
to visit a federal prison. 
© Inquisitr 

really ???

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Two Years After Pelican Bay Hunger Strike, What's Changed for People Inside the Prison?

Two Years After Pelican Bay Hunger Strike, What's Changed for People Inside the Prison? 
Two years have passed since people confined in California's Pelican Bay State Prison initiated a 60-day hunger strike to protest the conditions associated with the prison's "security housing unit," or SHU. 
© Truthout

Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals sets execution date for 3 death row inmates

Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals sets execution date for 3 death row inmates 
© Associated Press 

they are not wasting time, isn't it ??? 
the rush to kill begins in AmeriKKKa !!!!!

ACLJ Launches Letter-Writing Campaign to Save Pastors in Sudan