Monday, January 16, 2017

Refugees by Nizar Ali Badr


Nizar Ali Badr
Syrian Artist, born in 1964



amazing powerful touching work !!!!!

thank youuuuuuuuuuu, Nizar !!!!!


Nizar Ali Badr
© Syria Art

Syrian Artist Nizar Ali Badr

© Creative Havens: Syrian Artists And Their Studios


Stepping Stones: A Refugee Family’s Journey
by Margriet Ruurs
This unique picture book was inspired by the stone artwork 

of Syrian artist Nizar Ali Badr.

Orca Book Publishers is donating funds raised from the sale 

of this book to Syrian refugees.


a must !!!!! check it out & buy !!!!!

Refugees freezing to death !!!!!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Martin Luther King Birthday



Life's most persistent and urgent question is,
'What are you doing for others?'

- Martin Luther King -

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Iran: 26 Prisoners Including Two Women Hanged

Iran: 26 Prisoners Including Two Women Hanged

In the last few days, at least 26 people, including two women, were reportedly executed in various Iranian prisons.
© Iran Human Rights

USA » Jan/March 2017 - scheduled executions

January/March - 2017

January

11 - Christopher Wilkins - murdered by the state of Texas

Wilkins becomes the first prisoner murdered by US this year.
Texas carries out first US execution of 2017
© Associated Press

18 - Ricky Gray - Virginia *
Judge denies request to delay Ricky Gray execution; ACLU asks for clemency
© AP/WRIC » pub. Jan. 14

23 - Gary Haugen - Oregon *
25 - Kosoul Chanthakoumanne - Texas *
26 - Terry Edwards - Texas *
31 - Mark Christeson - Missouri *

February
2 - John Ramirez - Texas *
7 - Tilon Carter - Texas *
15 - Raymond Tibbetts - Ohio *

March
7 - Rolando Ruiz - Texas *
14 - James Bigby - Texas *
15 - Gary Otte - Ohio *


as of January 14

* serious dates

Kill Death Penalty NOW !!!!!


Recent State Killings & stays »

July/December - 2016


for upcoming executions set, check
Rick Halperin page, thanks !!!!!

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

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Iran: 21 Hangings in 2017 and 26 Prisoner Facing Imminent Execution

Iran: 21 Hangings in 2017 and 26 Prisoner Facing Imminent Execution
© Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran

Prisoners With Physical Disabilities Are Forgotten And Neglected in America

Prisoners With Physical Disabilities Are Forgotten And Neglected in America

with full Report » Caged In

© ACLU - American Civil Liberties Union

World Report 2017 » HRW

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Anti-Torture Activists Occupy Trump Hotel



by Witness Against Torture

15 years - Close Guantanamo NOW !!!!!


We're inside Donald J. Trump's hotel right now telling him to do what both George W. Bush and Barack Obama said should be done: close Guantánamo for good.

photo by Witness Against Torture

January 11th: Call to Action

Join Witness Against Torture and our coalition partners on January 11th in Washington DC. for our annual rally to close Guantanamo!


Location: Supreme Court
11:30: Rally
12:15: March around Senate Buildings.


Witness Against Torture

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Portugal mourns Mário Soares


Mário Soares

Dec. 7, 1924 - Jan. 7, 2017


Three days of national mourning & state honors
just because .... You deserve it, Sire !!!!!



Portugal mourns 'father of liberty and democracy' Mario Soares
© euronews

Mário Soares, o homem que nunca desistiu
(the man who never gave up)
© Público

image credit FOTOTECA

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Humble Tribute to Roland Topor























 

Roland by Sophie Bassouls, 1980



Look at me, I'm not worthy of your anger, I'm nothing but a dumb animal who can't prevent the noisy symptoms of his decay, so don't waste your time with me, don't dirty your hands by hitting me, just try to put up with the fact that I exist. I'm not asking you to like me, I know that's impossible, because I'm not likeable, but at least do me the kindness of despising me enough to ignore me. 

- Roland Topor -
from The Tenant

January 7, 1938 - April 16, 1997

French illustrator, painter, writer, filmmaker and actor
.

In 1962 Topor creates the Panic Movement (mouvement panique), 
with Alejandro Jodorowsky and Fernando Arrabal.

 
Topor with his dog, 1980 
by Ferdinando Scianna



Prisoners of Conscience - 1976
for Amnesty International 


 On vous aime, Topor


Roland Topor
Covers of works by professor Gilles Methel an his student Marijan Rubesa from E.S.A.V./Université Toulouse II le Mirail

Roland Topor - YouTube

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Top prosecutor in Leonard Peltier case urges clemency in 'extraordinary' move

Top prosecutor in Leonard Peltier case urges clemency in 'extraordinary' move
© The Guardian

Obama, Free Leonard NOWWWWW !!!!!


You just have a few days to do what is right !!!!!

Obama: Don’t Leave Guantánamo to Trump

Trump Knows Nothing About Guantanamo Bay – He'll Make Matters Even Worse

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Iran: Seven Prisoners Executed on Drug Charges

Federal judge orders state to provide Mumia Abu-Jamal with hepatitis C treatment

Federal judge orders state to provide Mumia Abu-Jamal with hepatitis C treatment
© Philly.com

Judge Mariani just ruled that everyone with Hep C must get 

the medication.

superrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr news !!!!!

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Death Penalty Movie Week to be held at Tokyo theater

Death Penalty Movie Week to be held at Tokyo theater

The annual Death Penalty Movie Week will be held at a Tokyo theater in February, with 8 films from home and abroad providing viewers with an opportunity to think about the "right to life."
© The Mainichi

PH could eclipse China, Iran, Pakistan as world's top executioner

From a Pennsylvania prison: The torture chair

From a Pennsylvania prison: The torture chair

by Sehu Kessa Saa Tabansi

Sehu Kessa Saa Tabansi is currently incarcerated in the Pennsylvania prison system. He is a founding member of the New Black August Collective and is serving a life sentence after having been wrongfully convicted.
© Workers World

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Don't you know yet? 
It is your light that lights the world. 

- Rumi -

don't imagine ....

don't imagine ....
© flora & luisa brehm 

the universe is a kaleidoscope
so, we created this one for you
to wish many dreams come true 
&, above all, a better world too !!!!! 

don't imagine 2017, make it !!!!! 

uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu 

***^-^*** & mum

Friday, December 30, 2016

In Memoriam: Remembering the Photographers We Lost in 2016

Voices from Solitary: In Memoriam

Fighting the Worst Pipeline of All: From School to Prison

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Fast for Justice 2017



Join Us in DC Jan. 3/12 

Witness Against Torture's 
Fast to Close Guantanamo 

We hope you will join us for a week of actions and fasting from January 3-12, 2017 in Washington, DC and our presence at the presidential inauguration January 19-21. 

We will start fasting from the evening of Jan. 3rd and break our fast 
on January 11 in the morning. If you cannot make it to DC, but are considering fasting during this time – let us know. We will organize 
a conference call for everyone fasting across the country and we 
want to include you. 

Join us in DC this January 

Witness Against Torture