Monday, June 30, 2008

STARVIN' FOR JUSTICE 2008
The 15th Annual Fast & Vigil to Abolish the Death Penalty

at the U.S. Supreme Court
June 29th - July 2nd, 2008

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Neil Young - like a hurricane

for your sunday .... i love this song sooooooooooo much !!!!
the hurricane is me, right ;-))))))))

oi, my Friends !!!
just to let you know i’m having computer’ troubles right now, it is yelling like crazy and pouting, i think it’s the hoooooooooooot weather here and it wants vacations, go swim or till the woods to catch bugs

;-((((((((((((((((((((
i’m trying to make my anti death penalty poster too for july and, well, you know, if my little companion falls apart i’ll not be able to work so, i must be very gentle otherwise Boommmmm KAPUT ;-))))))))))))))))))))))
but i’m fine, thank you and truly hope you are too !!!
magic sunday kissesssssssssssssss and don’t work a lot !!!!
yesssss, after i have ice cream i scream for everyone including my fan from Canada ....
don't be shy, i'm not ;-))))))))))))))))))
lulu,

the dragon flying machine

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

surprise for a friend ;-))))))))

depart
etoile

for Andy,
because a long ago you said "makes me want to read more" ;-)))))))))))
did you read it already ???
big tender hugssssssss, my Friend !!!

sure, love and kissesssssss 22222
and never lose the stars on you !!!!
i guess no need to say but i say it anyway,
thanks for being here almost since my first day !!!

Le Petit Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

english version
en français - original version

Saturday, June 21, 2008

James Reed lynched

a kid was literally lynched last night, a dark night without stars ....
he was crying for help a so long ago !!!!

today is the world peace and prayer day, i was wondering if there is some prayer for James because i can't pray .... i don’t believe in god, i always knew if there was a superior power it would be the father of evil.
sometimes i stay too much sensible with this kind of injustices and i should be used to,

but the truth is i hate these killings and oppressive countries
and
I hate Amerikkkaaaaaaa !!!


SC executes James Earl Reed by electrocution
© Associated Press
published on: June 20, 2008

A South Carolina man convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend's parents 14 years ago was executed in the state's electric chair Friday night after a last-ditch effort to halt the sentence was denied by the U.S. Supreme Court.

James Earl Reed was pronounced dead at 11:27 p.m. Friday in the state's death chamber in Columbia. He did not issue a final statement.

The execution, first scheduled for 6 p.m., had been put on hold as defense attorneys successfully obtained a stay from a federal judge, only to see it vacated by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Their attempt to get the U.S. Supreme Court to block the execution was subsequently denied.

Reed, 49, was the 1st person electrocuted in South Carolina in more than 4 years. He had been on death row since 1996, when he was convicted of murdering Joseph and Barbara Lafayette in their Charleston County home 2 years earlier. Prosecutors said he was looking for his ex-girlfriend.

When the curtain to the death chamber was drawn, Reed was seated in a chair in the middle of the room, with leather straps at his wrists, biceps, chest, waist and ankles. A prison official placed a brown hood over Reed's face, on which there was also a cap connected to the ceiling by a thick, black cable.

A series of thumps followed a moment later, as Reed clenched his fists and his body stiffened, lurching back in the chair. Several minutes later, Reed's body relaxed and slumped forward slightly.

A technician then entered the chamber to disconnect the cable from Reed's head, and a physician checked his pulse and pupils before officials announced the time of death.

Several relatives of the Lafayettes witnessed the execution, including 1 of their 3 children.
"They were in the prime of their lives ... when their lives were cut short. They were not here to share the happiest days of our lives," said the Lafayettes' youngest daughter, 37-year-old Marsha Aleem, of Tampa, Fla.

During his trial, Reed fired his attorney and represented himself, denying the killings despite a confession and arguing that no physical evidence placed him at the scene. Jurors found him guilty and decided he should die.

Reed tried to argue in one appeal that the trial judge shouldn't have allowed him to defend himself, but the state Supreme Court said he had been warned.

Reed then tried to waive further appeals and have an execution date set. Last year, the state Supreme Court ruled that Reed could not drop those appeals or continue to represent himself.

In the request for the stay that was granted Friday, the defense attorneys cited a U.S. Supreme Court decision made the day before regarding defendants' rights to represent themselves. The high court on Thursday said a defendant can be judged competent to stand trial, yet incapable of acting as his own lawyer.

The last person put to death in South Carolina's electric chair was James Neil Tucker, who was executed in 2004 for killing 2 women. According to the Death Penalty Information Center, 8 other states electrocute inmates.

In South Carolina, anyone sentenced to death may choose the electric chair or lethal injection. According to the Death Penalty Information Center, 8 other states electrocute inmates.

Reed was the 1st man electrocuted in the U.S. in nearly a year. Daryl Holton, a 45-year-old Tennessee man, died in the electric chair in September 2007 for killing his 3 sons and their half-sister, according to the center.

Friday, June 20, 2008

HOPE - Visions of Whitefeather

Happyyyyyyyy Summer Solstice !!!
Freedom Love and Peace to All !!!
me

Thursday, June 19, 2008

fool of stars

fool of stars
image source

fool of stars .... that's me when my heart breaks in thousand dreams !!!

Monday, June 16, 2008

I tell you: one must have chaos within oneself, to give birth
to a dancing star.

- Friedrich Nietzsche -

Sunday, June 15, 2008

2 great books


Satori
Originally uploaded by
Sati K.




New book " Where I live "
Originally uploaded by
Sud


Tales for the Inner Child by Sati Kobashi
and Photography Bertil Hansson


2 fantasticcccc new books from friends i really love !!!! check them out, i'm sure you'll love too !!!!

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Saturday, June 14, 2008

Hasta la Victoria Siempre

Che

At the risk of seeming ridiculous, let me say that the true revolutionary is guided by great feelings of love. It is impossible to think of a genuine revolutionary lacking this quality.

- Che Guevara -
June 14, 1928 - October 9, 1967

scanned photo from a book i have "La foi du Guerrier"

(The Warrior' Belief) - 1997, TF1 Editions/Paris Match

Friday, June 13, 2008

When I sang of love, it caused me suffering,
when I sang of suffering, it turned into love.

- Franz Schubert -

love study

love study
© luisa brehm

it’s sto. antónio in lisbon today and i have no mangerico to play with so i decided to play again with my flowers ;-)))))))))))))))

mangerico is basil and we put little paper’ carnations right on top

with silly romantic poems, you see ....
we call it saint anthony, the matchmaker.
love to All !!!!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Monday, June 09, 2008

Percy Walton commuted

Percy Walton commuted
great news !!!!!

i just hope Percy can get a better treatment now.
i don't accept life without parole either ....
just to let you know the maximum sentence for ANY offence here in Portugal is no more than 25 years.

Kaine grants clemency a day before scheduled execution
© Daily Press

For Immediate Release
Statement of Governor Kaine on the Scheduled Execution of Percy Levar Walton
Office of the Governor Timothy M. Kaine

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Billie Holiday - Strange Fruit

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Like Raindrops Falling

Over these incarcerated years
I have heard men wail in the night,
mourning misplaced lives and lost souls.
Most chilling was the sound of a man
weeping, his sorrow slowly splattering
over my awareness like raindrops
increasing upon the roof, until it echoed
hollow through my mind. Let me tell you,
nothing seems as forlorn as the profound crying
of an unseen man weeping in solitude.

- Stephen Wayne Anderson -
1953 - 2002


awarded poet,
murdered by the state of California January 29, 2002

weep

weep
© luisa brehm

weep, my rose, till you dry all tears of the world !!!

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Curtis Osborne - botched killing

Curtis Osborne
more one botched state killing !!!!

For 35 minutes, they couldn't find good vein for lethal injection

© The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Executioners had trouble putting murderer to death
For 35 minutes, they couldn't find good vein for lethal injection

Published on: 06/04/08

Executioners struggled for 35 minutes to find a vein before Curtis Osborne died by lethal injection Wednesday for a 1990 Spalding County double murder.

Osborne, 37, was pronounced dead at 9:05 p.m., 14 minutes after his executioners injected the first of three fatal drugs. He was the second man Georgia has executed in a month. He also was the fourth person in the country to die by lethal injection since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the method was constitutional.

Even after a 55-minute delay while the U.S. Supreme Court reviewed his final appeal, the execution that was to have occurred at 7 p.m. was delayed even longer while prison medical staff tried to find acceptable veins in both arms.

Osborne said nothing while the I.V.s were inserted.

And once the witnesses were in place, Osborne shook his head "no" when Warden Hilton Hall asked if he had any final words. He nodded "yes," however, when a prayer was offered.

The prison chaplain prayed that God would find "favor" with Osborne. The inmate could be seen moving his lips also in prayer as the minister offered his words.

There was one last series of appeals Wednesday. The Parole Board denied his request for mercy on Monday.

Osborne was executed for shooting Arthur Jones and Linda Lisa Seaborne on Aug. 7, 1990. Osborne allegedly killed Jones because Osborne didn't want to give him the $400 he got for selling Jones' motorcycle. Seaborne was killed because she was there.

Jones' and Seaborne's relatives waited for news that the execution was over while about 25 protesters were outside.

As his hour of death approached, death-penalty opponents gathered at on the edge of the property of the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison near Jackson, about a mile from the death chamber, and at locations in seven other cities. They held signs and sang in protest.

"The fact that there was a significant delay proves there is still a problem with lethal injection," Sara Tontonchi, one of the protesters, said after Osborne was dead.

Osborne stared at the ceiling as the first of the drugs "sodium pentathol” flowed. He looked at the prison nurse at his side, licked his lips and closed his eyes. A few minutes later he yawned, and then he didn't move again.

Two doctors pronounced him dead after monitors indicated his heart had stopped.

On his last day, Osborne visited several hours with 14 visitors, five at a time, until mid-afternoon. Once his visitation was over, Osborne was given his final physical. He returned to a cell just yards from the death chamber around 4. He declined his final meal "cheeseburger, potatoes, slaw and a cookie” or to make a recorded last statement or to have a mild sedative offered an hour before the scheduled 7 p.m. execution.

Then he waited for his execution.

Osborne's lawyers tried to save him by arguing he had an inadequate defense, especially when it came time to argue to the jury that it should sentence him to life in prison instead of death. Osborne's lawyers now say the late Johnny Mostiler, the white public defender in Spalding County at the time, had used a racial slur when he referred to Osborne, an African-American, and said his client should be executed. They also said Mostiler did not ask for money to hire an expert who could have told the jury of Osborne's mental illness, drug use and his family's dysfunctional history.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Tiananmen Massacre - 19 years later

Monday, June 02, 2008

We must be the change we wish to see in the world.

- Mahatma Gandhi -

the vulture

the vulture

The vulture
Pulitzer 1994 - Kevin Carter

one of the most shocking pictures i have ever seen in my life.

if i didn't react i would be haunted too, Kevin !!!

» Wanting a Meal

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Free - lighthouse family

there is anything better than start a new month fighting for Freedom !!!
my dear Ricardo sent me this when we found each other again and i want to share it now.
graciasssssss, Compañero !!!
wishing the Best for your exhibit too ;-)))))))))))

happyyyyy June to All !!!