Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Honoring Chelsea Manning on Her 27th Birthday

Honoring Chelsea Manning on Her 27th Birthday 
© American Civil Liberties Union 

Happyyyyyyy Birthday, Chelsea
Freedommmmmmmmmmmmmmm !!!!!

Exclusive Interview with Freed Cuban 5 Member René González in Havana

WATCH: Exclusive Interview with Freed Cuban 5 Member René González in Havana 
© Democracy Now! 

greaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat news !!!!!

got it again today ....

Hear me! 
A single twig breaks, but the bundle of twigs is strong. 

- Tecumseh - 

got it again today, can't believe !!!!! 
thank youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu !!!!!


Hppiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii Birthday, Mummiiiiiiiiiiiiii ♫ 
don't pout miauuuUUUUUmi pet uuuuuuuuuu 

yours belovedi 
***^-^*** Untitled

United Nations vote on death penalty moratorium puts US in awkward spot

Pakistan revokes ban on death penalty after Taliban school siege

UN: Freeze Funding of Iran Counter-Narcotics Efforts

UN: Freeze Funding of Iran Counter-Narcotics Efforts  
Surge in Executions for Drug Trafficking 
© Human Rights Watch

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

♥♥ youme forever ♥♥

♥♥ youme forever ♥♥

guess what i miss today, Mom ... 
well, i know you know ... our birthday cake .... 
silly, isn't it ??? 

a little bit before midnight it was yours 
a little bit later it was mine .... 
just the time to sing the song and make our wishes .... 
we shared it all years like everything else. 
how happy were those times. 

now, my Angel, it's yours again .... 

♥♥ Adoroooooooooooooo-te, Meu Amor ♥♥♥ 

Mom and me - sept. 1962 
Mom was almost 39 & i almost 10 .... 

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Waiting for Fahd: One Family's Hope for Life Beyond Guantánamo

Waiting for Fahd: One Family's Hope for Life Beyond Guantánamo 

The heartrending documentary "Waiting for Fahd," tells the story 
of CCR client Fahd Ghazy, a Yemeni national unlawfully detained 
at Guantánamo since he was 17 and who is now 30. Through moving interviews with his beloved family in Yemen, "Waiting for Fahd" paints 
a vivid portrait of the life that awaits a man who, despite being twice cleared for release, continues to languish at Guantánamo, denied his home, his livelihood, and his loved ones because of his nationality. 
© Center for Constitutional Rights 

» with video

'Millions March' against police brutality

UK foreign aid millions helped Iran hang 3,000... including women and children

Save Johnny 'Shane' Kormondy from execution!

Johnny Kormondy » 
scheduled execution - January 15, Florida 

Save Johnny 'Shane' Kormondy from execution! 

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

William Daniels Receives 2014 Tim Hetherington Grant

William Daniels Receives 2014 Tim Hetherington Grant 

World Press Photo and Human Rights Watch are pleased to announce that French photographer William Daniels has been awarded the fourth annual Tim Hetherington Grant. 
© World Press Photo

William Daniels Receives 2014 Tim Hetherington Grant
© Human Rights Watch

William Daniels 

Congratsssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss, William !!!!!


Ireland and France approve Palestinian state recognition

On Human Rights Day, More than 75% of the Victims in Syria are Civilians

Prisoners hunger strike to demand end to death penalty in Iran

Prisoners hunger strike to demand end to death penalty in Iran 
© National Council of Resistance of Iran

Brazil's torture report brings a president to tears

Europe must answer for its role in CIA abuse

The Missing Photos From the Senate Report on CIA Torture

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

did you say .... Human Rights Day ??? 
damn you, AmeriKKKa !!!!!

Facing justice: UN, HRW, Amnesty call for prosecuting US officials for torture

Tortured 9/11 mastermind should not face death penalty: lawyer

Human Rights Day: Abolishing the Death Penalty

USA 2014 - State Killings, commutations & stays

July/December - 2014

3 - Scott Panetti - Texas - stayed
Scott Panetti execution: Activists in last-ditch bid to halt death of mentally ill killer in Texas
© The Independent » published December 1
UN Asks Texas To Halt Inmate's Execution
© Sky News » published December 2
9 - Robert Wayne Holsey - murdered by the state of Georgia
Georgia Is About To Execute An Intellectually Disabled Man Whose Lawyer Was A Drunk Felon
© ThinkProgress » published December 8
Justices allow execution despite mental disability claim
© USA Today » published December 9

Robert Wayne Holsey is executed
© 13WMAZ

After Delay, Inmate Is Executed in Georgia
© NYTimes  
9 - Edmund Zagorski - Tennessee - stayed
Ed Zagorski of Tennessee Granted Stay of Execution
© The Forgiveness Foundation » published December 2

Missouri and Georgia execute inmates with low IQs
© The Washington Post

10 - Paul Goodwin - murdered by the state of Missouri
State should spare man-child's life
by Jeff Stack, coordinator of the Mid-Missouri Fellowship of Reconciliation
© Columbia Daily Tribune » published December 7
Missouri inmate Paul Goodwin's family asks governor for death row clemency
Paul Goodwin, 48, who killed widow with a hammer in St Louis in 1998, has 'mental capabilities of a child'
© The Guardian » published December 9
Missouri executes prisoner over hammer murder
© The Guardian
USA ends 2014 with 35 executions for the year. 
It is the fewest executions in the country since 1994, when 31 prisoners were put to death.

for 2015 upcoming State Killings, check Rick Halperin page.
thanks !!!!!

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

Kill Death Penalty NOW !!!!!
Recent State Killings, commutations & stays » 

13 - Chadwick Banks - murdered by the state of Florida
Man Executed For Wife, Stepdaughter's Slaying
© CBS Miami
13 - Charles Warner - Oklahoma - stayed
rescheduled for January 15, 2015.
Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals postpones all Oklahoma executions
© The Oklahoman » published October 2

19 - Leon Taylor - murdered by the state of Missouri
Missouri Executes Leon Taylor for 1994 Killing 
© Associated Press

7 - Billy Ray Irick - Tennessee - stayed
Tennessee Supreme Court postpones execution with challenges to injection and chair pending
© Associated Press » published September 25
15 - Larry Hatten - Texas (volunteer) - stayed
Court Halts Execution Of Texas Death Row Inmate
© KWTX » published October 13
28 - Miguel Paredes - murdered by the state of Texas
Texas executes ex-gang member for the 2000 shooting deaths of 3 rivals in San Antonio
© Associated Press

29 - Mark Christeson - Missouri - stayed
Mark Christeson granted stay of execution in Missouri
© The Guardian

10 - Earl Ringo Jr. - murdered by the state of Missouri
Missouri set to execute inmate despite evidence state lied about lethal injection drugs
© World Socialist Web Site » published September 8
Missouri executes Earl Ringo Jr after rejecting concerns over drugs used
© The Guardian
10 - Willie Trottie - murdered by the state of Texas 
Texas execution on course despite claims that drug supply expired
© The Guardian » published September 9
Texas executes Willie Trottie
© The Guardian
17 - Lisa Coleman - murdered by the state of Texas
Supreme Court Refuses To Block Execution Of Arlington Woman 
© CBS Dallas
Texas carries out a rare occurrence: An execution of a woman
© The Washington Post
18 - Ronald Phillips - Ohio - halted - new date set » Feb. 11, 2015
Judge Extends Temporary Halt To Ohio Executions As Debate Over New Drug Combination Continues 
The moratorium, which was supposed to end this week, has been extended to Jan. 15.
© Buzz Feed » published August 11
11 Ohio executions - including Akron's Ronald Phillips - rescheduled over next 2 years
© Associated Press » published September 5 
22 - Hubert Michael - Pennsylvania - stayed 
York County death-row killer secures his 4th stay of execution  
© York Dispatch » published August 19
6 - Michael Shane Worthington - murdered by the state of Missouri
Missouri Inmate, Michael Worthington, Executed By Lethal Injection After US Supreme Court Denies Stay
© IbTimes

10 - Eddie Davis - murdered by the state of Florida
Florida carries out its seventh execution of the year
© The Washington Post
10 - Tommy Lee Waldrip - Georgia - commuted 
Ga. board grants clemency to death row inmate 
© Associated Press » published July 9
16 - John C. Middleton - murdered by the state of Missouri
Missouri poised to execute sixth inmate in 2014 despite fresh doubts
© The Guardian » published July 14
Missouri executes convicted murderer John Middleton after delays
© Missourinet
23 - Joseph Wood III - Arizona - botched execution 
Arizona Inmate Joseph Wood Dies 2 Hours After Execution in Arizona 
© ABC News  
Arizona killer Joseph Wood dies almost two hours after execution began   
Joseph Wood gasped and snorted' as officials attempted to execute him, as lawyers filed an emergency motion to halt the process. 
© The Guardian

State Killings & stays » 
July/December - 2013

Human Rights Day: tribal leaders assassinated for defending their land

Human Rights Day 2014

today is 

Human Rights Day 
as we can see, isn't it ???

Human Rights Day, 10 December 
2014 Theme: Human Rights 365 
© United Nations 

Human Rights Day 2014 
© Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

No free pass for torture

No free pass for torture 
Accountability for torture today is critical for stopping it tomorrow 
© American Civil Liberties Union 

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Senate releases CIA torture report

Senate accuses CIA of torturing prisoners, overstepping legal boundaries

'Brutal' And 'Not Effective': Senate Report's Key Findings On CIA Interrogations
© Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty 

A Brutal "Torture Report," but No Accountability
© Truthout 

"These Are Crimes": New Calls to Prosecute Bush Admin as Senate Report Reveals Brutal CIA Torture 
© Democracy Now!

Senate report: CIA misled public on torture

Read the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence's Executive Summary here
» pdf file

Senate Torture Report Shows Need for Accountability 
© American Civil Liberties Union 

Kenneth Roth on Bush Era Torture and CIA Denials 
© Human Rights Watch

Monday, December 08, 2014

¡Amazonía Viva! Art and Action at COP20

¡Amazonía Viva! Art and Action at COP20 

Dec. 7, 2014 

Yesterday hundreds of indigenous peoples from communities across the Amazon joined together on a beach in Lima, Peru to create a massive "human banner" image to promote awareness about territorial rights for indigenous peoples in the global climate conversation. Beneath the heat of the sun and to the sound of beating drums, indigenous peoples and allies danced and rallied around a united message. Representatives from many Amazonian communities participated in the creation of the banner including Shipibo, Asháninka, Achuar, Awajún, Munduruku, Guajajara, Kichwa and Kampupiyawi. 

greaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat !!!!! check out !!!!!

Best photos of 2014

Voices from Solitary: The Life of an Escape Artist

A Million Ways to Die in Prison

Sunday, December 07, 2014

endless seeds

endless seeds
© luisa brehm 

Tzotzil Indians - San Miguel Mitontic, Chiapas 
Quisieron enterrarnos pero no sabían que éramos semilla. 

They tried to bury us but they didn’t know we were seeds. 

- Mexican proverb -

Saturday, December 06, 2014

6 Boarding School Laws Still on the Books

6 Boarding School Laws Still on the Books 

Did you know it is still legal to withhold food and clothing from Indian children who don't attend school? Or that Indian children can be placed in reform schools without parental consent? 

While it is unlikely these laws would be enforced, these and other boarding school laws are still on the federal law books. According 
to Native American Rights Staff Attorney Melody McCoy, some of 
the laws are at least outdated, and at worst assimilationist, racist 
and genocidal. 
© ICTMN - Indian Country Today

The orphaned babies left behind in the hell of Helmand

Syria conflict: Amnesty says rich nations failing refugees