Friday, November 30, 2007

Cities for Life

Cities for Life - Cities against the Death Penalty

On the Cities for Life, today November 30, cities around the world celebrate the first abolition of the death penalty by a european state, decreed by Peter Leopold Joseph of Habsburg-Lorraine in 1786 in his Grand Duchy of Tuscany.
see » Community of Sant'Egidio

It is a honor for me to participate with my modest work in the event of Amnistía Internacional Madrid ..... Thank you !!!

Kill Death Penalty NOW !!!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

The earth has received the embrace of the sun
and we shall see the results of that Love.

He put in your heart certain wishes and plans;
in my heart, he put other different desires.

- Tatanka Iyotaka (Sitting Bull) -

Saturday, November 24, 2007

on fire

on fire
still on fire
© luisa brehm

sunset by the ocean
Sonora, Mexico

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Monday, November 12, 2007

The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite
of beauty is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, but indifference between life and death.

- Elie Wiesel -

Saturday, November 10, 2007

rebel

rebel
© luisa brehm

Friday, November 09, 2007

I rebel, therefore we exist.

- Albert Camus -

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Ya Basta XI

Ya Basta XI
© luisa brehm

for all these men women and children on the row,
Wherever you walk, walk toward Abolition !!!


i have talked here about all or almost all methods of execution still used now in the world and in recent history.

All executions set in USA are being halted since a month ago, until the US Supreme Court rules if lethal injection is a violation of the constitutional ban on cruel and unusual punishment ....

i just want to post this excerpt of the report 2006 - Amnesty International:

”Based on public reports available, Amnesty International estimated that at least 1,010 people were executed in China during the year, although these figures are only the tip of the iceberg. Credible sources suggest that between 7,500 to 8,000 people were executed in 2006. The official statistics remain a state secret, making monitoring and analysis problematic.

Iran executed 177 people, Pakistan 82 and Iraq and Sudan each at least 65. There were 53 executions in 12 states in the USA.
Kuwait had the highest number of executions per capita of population, followed by Iran.

The worldwide figure for those currently condemned to death and awaiting execution is difficult to assess. The estimated number at the end of 2006 was between 19,185 and 24,646 based on information from human rights groups, media reports and the limited official figures available.“

USA - scheduled executions

November

15 - Michael Schwab - Florida - stayed by the US Supreme Court
15 - Theresa Lewis - Virginia (female) - stayed

December

6 - Tommy Arthur - Alabama - stayed
12 - Pervis Payne - Tennessee - stayed

Kill Death Penalty NOW !!!

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, which forbids capital punishment for juveniles, has been signed and ratified by all countries except for the USA and Somalia ....
USA has stopped to kill children just in 2005.
we cannot say the same about some other countries.