Thursday, May 26, 2016

Miles Davis Birthday ♥♥



Miles by Irving Penn 


❝ Jazz is the big brother of Revolution. 
Revolution follows it around. 

❝ It’s like, how did Columbus discover America when the Indians were already here? What kind of shit is that, but white people’s shit? 

- Miles Davis - 

May 26, 1926 - September 28, 1991 

Miles Davis
We are all visitors to this time, this place. 
We are just passing through. 
Our purpose here is to observe, 
to learn, to grow, to love .... 
and then we return home. 

- Aboriginal Australian Proverb -

National Day of Sorry - Australia



The Australian Aboriginal Flag as designed by Harold Thomas. 
image source Wikipedia 

today is National Day of Sorry 

just because Sorry is Not Enough !!!!! 
To Never Forget !!!!! 

A guide to Australia's Stolen Generations 
© Creative Spirits

Creative Spirits

The Stolen Generations' Testimonies

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Indonesian president introduces death penalty for child rapists

Iran: 17 Prisoners Executed in Alborz Province

Iran regime mass executes 11 prisoners, including juvenile offender

Iran regime mass executes 11 prisoners, including juvenile offender 
© NCRI - National Council of Resistance of Iran

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Sign the petition against the Yulin Dog Meat Festival



Sign the petition against the Yulin Dog Meat Festival 
The Festival of Cruelty 

In a few weeks, thousands of dogs just like this one, & cats too, will be slaughtered as part of the annual dog meat festival in Yulin, China. 

Help shut it down !!!!! 

Humane Society International

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Supreme Court Finds Racial Bias in Jury Selection for Death Penalty Case

Iran » Mass Executions in Coming Days

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Ah, if liberty sang a song 
little 
as the larynx of a bird 
nowhere would there remain a tumbling wall. 

- Ahmad Shamlou - 
from Song of the Greatest Wish 

December 12, 1925 - July 23, 2000 

Persian poet, writer and journalist.

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break the walls

break the walls
© luisa brehm 

Set All Prisoners Free !!!!! 

drawing

'At least 60,000 dead' in Syria regime prisons

'At least 60,000 dead' in Syria regime prisons 
© Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Iran regime may be planning to mass execute child offenders

Iran regime may be planning to mass execute child offenders 
© NCRI - National Council of Resistance of Iran

Iran publicly executes five Kurdish rights activists in Urmia

Friday, May 20, 2016

Singapore » Kho Jabing executed

Oklahoma officials backed use of wrong drug in botched execution - grand jury

Narges Mohammadi » 16 Years Prison Sentence For Peaceful Human Rights Activism

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Executions in Indonesia may be delayed until after Ramadan

Iran: Thirteen executions in a single day

Iran: Thirteen executions in a single day
Statement 
© NCRI - National Council of Resistance of Iran

Malcolm X Day




We declare our right on this earth to be a man, to be human being, to be respected as a human being, to be given the rights of a human being in this society, on this earth, in this day, which we intend to bring into existence by any means necessary. 

- Malcolm X - 

May 19, 1925 - Feb. 21, 1965

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Leonard Peltier: 2016 Clemency Application

Leonard Peltier: 2016 Clemency Application 
© International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee 

Leonard Peltier's formal application for Executive Clemency, i.e., commutation of his sentences, has been released to the public. 

Take Action !!!!! Free Leonard !!!!!

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Death row grandmother Lindsay Sandiford sends letter thanking her supporters as she faces death by firing squad in Indonesia

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Doing Harm: Medical Professionals and the Death Penalty

Iran regime steps up executions; 21 hanged in 48 hours

Int. Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia











May 17 is 

IDAHO
International Day Against Homophobia, Lesbphobia and Transphobia

This is why IDAHOT is important and why we need to keep fighting 
Read what's happening this IDAHOT around the globe 
© Gay Star News

IDAHOT 2016: LGBT Human Rights Around The World
© AI USA Blog

Oops! CIA watchdog 'inadvertently' destroys its only copy of torture report

Sunday, May 15, 2016

The Graves of 5 Political Prisoners Executed on May 9, 2010 Are still Unknown

Philippines: Duterte vows to bring back death penalty

'Humanity is the only thing we have' implores artist Ai Weiwei

'Humanity is the only thing we have' implores artist Ai Weiwei 

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei visited Gaza this week as he continues filming a documentary on refugees. 

 “We have to coexist,” Ai said in an interview with Agence France-Presse (AFP). “We have to understand and to be inclusive to other people – different types of people – because humanity is the only 
thing we have.” 
© Rudaw

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Saturday, May 14, 2016

Roads to Damascus






















Roads to Damascus by Kevork Mourad 

Kevork Mourad 
Syrian Artist 

Kinan Abou-afach 
Syrian Musician 

Roads to Damascus: Music / Visual show by Kinan abou afach and Kevork Mourad 
Roads to Damascus, an original work created by both acclaimed 
New York-based artist Kevork Mourad and fellow Syrian musician 
Kinan Abou-afach, as a reflection on their memories of Damascus 
and its rich history.

30 Syrian boys raped at Turkish refugee camp - report

30 Syrian boys raped at Turkish refugee camp - report 
© RT News 

outrageoussssssssssssssssssssss !!!!!

Pfizer Takes A Stand Against Death Penalty By Blocking Its Drugs For Use In Lethal Injection Cocktails

Indonesia » Executions near as officials visit prison for final check

Tortured, Killed & Driven to Suicide: Whistleblower Exposes Abuse of Mentally Ill in Florida Prison