Thursday, February 04, 2016

EU, Scrap plans to criminalise refugee rescue operations !!!!!

2016 Int. Day of Solidarity with Leonard Peltier


February 6 

International Day of Solidarity with Leonard Peltier 

February 6, 2016, marks the 40th anniversary of Leonard's arrest. 

06 Feb. Events: 2016 Internat'l Day of Solidarity with Leonard Peltier 
© International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee 

Join an Event near you !!!!! 

Free Leonard NOWWWWW !!!!!

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Canada Human Rights Decision Is a Game Changer for First Nations

Canada Human Rights Decision Is a Game Changer for First Nations 
by Pamela D. Palmater, 
associate professor and chair in indigenous governance at Ryerson University. 
© Truthout

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Egyptian court overturns death sentences for 149 Islamists

USA » Jan/June 2016 - scheduled executions

January/June - 2016

February
2 - Brandon Astor Jones - murdered by the state of Georgia  
botched !!!!!

Brandon Astor Jones ask appeals court to stay execution
© Atlanta Journal Constitution » pub. Jan. 25 
Secrecy of Georgia's lethal injection drug challenged as execution nears
© Associated Press » pub. Jan. 29
Panel to Hear Clemency Request From Georgia Death Row Inmate
© Associated Press » pub. Feb. 1
Georgia's First Scheduled Execution of 2016 Reflects History of Arbitrariness
© Death Penalty Information Center » pub. Feb. 1
Lawyers: Death row inmate sentence excessive in murder case
© Associated Press » pub. Feb. 1
Ga Parole Board rejects Brandon Astor Jones' clemency request 
© Atlanta Journal Constitution » pub. Feb. 1
Georgia Supreme Court denies stay of Brandon Astor Jones execution 
© Albany Herald » pub. Feb. 2
Georgia Executes Its Oldest Death Row Inmate
© NBC News

11 - Michael Ray Lambrix - Florida - indefinite stay
His plea for life at Florida's highest court
© Herald-Tribune » pub. Jan. 30
Attorneys for Florida inmate argue for execution delay
© Associated Press » pub. Feb. 2
Florida Supreme Court considers stay for death row inmate Cary Michael Lambrix
© Tampa Bay Times » pub. Feb. 2
Court issues stay of execution for Death Row inmate
© Herald Tribune » pub. Feb. 2

16 - Gustavo Garcia - Texas *

17 - Travis Hittson - Georgia *
Georgia schedules execution for Travis Hittson
© Atlanta Journal Constitution » pub. Feb. 1

March 
9 - Coy Wesbrook - Texas *
16 - Ricky Gray - Virginia
17 - Mark Asay - Florida - stayed ???
22 - Adam Ward - Texas *
30 - John Battaglia - Texas *

April
6 - Pablo Vasquez - Texas *
27 - Robert Pruett - Texas *

May
11 - Earl Forrest - Missouri *

June 
2 - Charles Flores - Texas *
21 - Robert Roberson - Texas *

as of February 3

* serious dates 

Recent State Killings »

January
7 - Oscar Ray Bolin - murdered by the state of Florida 
Oscar Bolin becomes the first prisoner murdered by US this year.
Oscar Ray Bolin Jr. executed after four-hour delay for final appeal
© Tampa Bay Times
20 - Richard Masterson -
murdered by the state of Texas
First Texas execution of 2016 takes place
© Houston Chronicle
21 - Christopher Brooks - murdered by the state of Alabama
Christopher Brooks executed for 1992 rape and murder 
© Montgomery Advertiser
27 - James Freeman - murdered by the state of Texas 
Texas executes man who fatally shot game warden 
© KHOU Staff and Associated Press 

Kill Death Penalty NOW !!!!!

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

Recent State Killings, commutations & stays »

July/December 2015

Brandon Jones murdered by Georgia

Damn, AmeriKKKa !!!!! what are you doing ??? 

Georgia's oldest death row inmate, 72, executed 
© Associated Press

Georgia Death Row on My Mind
by Clive Stafford Smith
founder and director of Reprieve
© Al Jazeera America » pub. Feb. 4

Florida Supreme Court Halts Executions Indefinitely

Florida Supreme Court Halts Executions Indefinitely 
Florida Supreme Court Halts Executions Indefinitely; 
389 Death Row Inmates In Limbo 
© FlaglerLive

i guess FL is on hold again .... 
yesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss !!!!!

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Ashraf Fayadh » Saudi court quashes poet's death sentence


Palestinian poet Ashraf Fayadh's death sentence quashed by Saudi court 
Panel of judges downgrades punishment for apostasy conviction to eight years in prison and 800 lashes 
© The Guardian 

Death Penalty Replaced with Jail Time, Flogging for Poet Ashraf Fayadh 
Press Release
NEW YORK - A long jail term and brutal flogging sentence handed down by Saudi Arabia today to Ashraf Fayadh extends the injustice against the esteemed poet, PEN America said in a statement today.

© PEN American Center

Freedommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm !!!!!

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Ashraf Fayadh » Russia and Chile Join the Global Campaign to Save a Saudi Poet From Execution

Editorial: Black History & case of unequal justice in Delco

Editorial: Black History & case of unequal justice in Delco 
Author and educator Sam Lemon has spent decades investigating the circumstances surrounding the trial and execution of a 16-year-old black youth for the murder of a Glen Mills matron back in 1930.
© The Delaware County Daily Times

Monday, February 01, 2016

Delaware Capital Cases On Hold As State High Court Reviews Death Penalty

Langston Hughes Birthday ♥♥

Langston Hughes, 1941 
by Gordon Parks 


My People 

The night is beautiful, 
So the faces of my people. 

The stars are beautiful, 
So the eyes of my people. 

Beautiful, also, is the sun. 
Beautiful, also, are the souls of my people. 

- Langston Hughes - 

February 1, 1902 - May 22, 1967 

Langston Hughes | Academy of American Poets 

Langston Hughes : The Poetry Foundation

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Black History Month 2016

February is 

Black History Month

check out the events !!!!! 

Black History Month | Films, Facts and more! 
© PBS

Founders of Black History Month

Sunday, January 31, 2016

For ever so long, on a branch of this willow 
Sits a bird, the colour of a riddle. 
Attuned to him no sound, no colour. 
Totally alone, like me, in this land. 

- Sohrab Sepehri - 
from The Riddle Bird 

1928 - 1980 
Persian Poet and painter

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Friday, January 29, 2016

Culture of Killing by Mana Neyestani


thank you sooooooo much, dear Mana !!!!!

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Concerns over Iran executions as Rouhani visits Europe

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Thousands of Iranians protest against Rouhani in Paris


Thousands of Iranians protest against Rouhani in Paris 

President of clerical regime Hassan Rouhani's visit to Paris was met with a wave of protests by Iranians, French political figures, human rights organizations and activists, and French citizens.
© Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran 

image courtesy National Council of Resistance of Iran

Topless FEMEN 'hangs' herself on Paris bridge to protest Rouhani's visit

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Fardin Hosseini, Political prisoner hanged on verge of Rouhani's visit to Europe

IRAN: Political prisoner hanged on verge of Rouhani's visit to Europe 
© Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran

What Obama's Actions Mean for Solitary Confinement in America's Prisons

The gay Holocaust victims history forgot

World Report 2016 » HRW

World Report 2016: 'Politics of Fear' Threatens Rights 
Terror Attacks, Refugee Crisis, and Broad Global Crackdown 
© Human Rights Watch 

2016 | Human Rights Watch 
Report 2016 
Our annual review of human rights around the globe

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Iran's hypocrisy exposed as scores of juvenile offenders condemned to gallows

Obama Bans Solitary Confinement of Juveniles in Federal Prisons

Monday, January 25, 2016

Holocaust Memorial Day 2016: Poignant paintings by Jewish concentration camp prisoners go on show in Berlin

Holocaust Memorial Day 
January 27 

Holocaust Memorial Day 2016: Poignant paintings by Jewish concentration camp prisoners go on show in Berlin 

One hundred paintings and drawings created by Jewish artists during the Holocaust are going on show in Berlin. The exhibition, Art from the Holocaust, includes work by inmates of various concentration camps, labour camps and ghettos. Of the 50 artists featured, 24 were murdered by the Nazis. 
© IBTimes 

Art from the Holocaust – 100 Works from the Yad Vashem Collection is at the German Historical Museum. 

January 26 to April 3, 2016

A new Supreme Court ruling will give more than 1,000 prison inmates serving life terms for murders they committed as teenagers a chance to seek their freedom

Virginia Woolf Birthday







❝ As a woman, I have no country. As a woman I want no country. As a woman my country is the whole world. 

❝ Lock up your libraries if you like, but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind. 

- Virginia Woolf - 

January 25, 1882 - March 28, 1941

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Portugal Presidential election: Rebelo de Sousa elected in first round

Portugal Presidential election: Rebelo de Sousa elected in first round 
© euronews 

this time, not surprising at all !!!!!

Saturday, January 23, 2016

The Dust Between by Nasr Warour



from the series The Dust Between | 2010 

NASR WAROUR 
Syrian Artist, born in 1968 

this series is a magical poem, Nasr !!!!! 
thank you soooooooooooo much !!!!!

Friday, January 22, 2016

Pink Floyd's Roger Waters Launches "Campaign to Close Guantánamo" for Obama's Last Year in Office

IRAN: More child offenders executed under Hassan Rouhani

IRAN: More child offenders executed under Hassan Rouhani 
© National Council of Resistance of Iran

Myanmar releases political prisoners before power transfer

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Death Row Inmates In Limbo After Florida's Death Penalty Scheme Scrapped