Wednesday, August 27, 2008

from my Wolf

Come with me, Lu,
on a walk by a stream,
where butterflies float,
on a gently blowing breeze.
Hold onto my hand,
and be safe at my side.
Tell me your dreams,
and in you I will confide.
Do not worry about life …
it happens as it should.
Just know I’d be there
in a flash, if I could.

Nita Wolf

got it right yesterday ....
Tecihila, Mita Cante !!!!


© luisa brehm

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Querida Mãezinha

Querida Mãezinha

i don’t want to be blue today, my Angel, it’s a promise, but look what i found in your precious trunk, my messages !!! even the ones i drew and wrote you when i was a kid .... now, my soul is huge, my heart beats almost ashamed and i hold your hand again and forever in the hours of the broken time.
see, i’m smiling .....
i love and miss you, Mom !!!!
Adoro-te, minha Vida !!!!


p.s. » in this one i’m asking you to forgive me because i was feeling
a bad kid, remember ??? i was 8 or 9 years old .....

© luisa brehm

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Common - A Song for Assata

No One Can Stop the Rain

Watch, the grass is growing.
Watch, but don’t make it obvious.
Let your eyes roam casually, but watch!
In any prison yard, you can see it, growing.
In the cracks, in the crevices, between the steel and the concrete,
Out of the dead gray dust,
The bravest blades of grass shoot up, bold and full of life.
Watch, the grass is growing.
It is growing through the cracks.
The guards say grass is against the Law.
Grass is contraband in prison.
The guards say that the grass is insolent.
It is uppity grass, radical grass, militant grass, terrorist grass, they call it weeds.
Nasty weeds, nigga weeds, dirty, spic, savage indian, wetback, pinko, commie weeds – subversive!
And so the guards try to wipe out the grass.
They yank it from its roots. They poison it with drugs.
They maul it. They rake it.
Blades of grass has been found hanging in cells,
covered with bruises, "Apparent suicides".
The guards say that the GRASS is UNAUTHORIZED
DO NOT LET THE GRASS GROW.
You can spy on the grass. You can lock up the grass.
You can mow it down, temporarily.
But you will never keep it from growing.
Watch, the grass is beautiful.
The guards try to mow it down, but it keeps on growing.
The grass grows into a poem.
The grass grows into a song.
The grass paints itself across the canvas of life.
And the picture is clear and the lyrics are true,
And the haunting voices sing so sweet and strong
That the people hear the grass from far away.
And the people start to dance, and the people start to sing, and the song is freedom.

Watch the grass is growing.

- Assata Shakur -

Saturday, August 23, 2008

set All prisoners Free !!!

postal
© Centro de Documentação 25 de Abril
a card from our Carnation Revolution


there is a time, like this one, i need an interlude ....
tonight my anarchist soul just wants to say
Set All Prisoners Free !!!!

Friday, August 22, 2008

TX Penal Code

well, i guess many of us, the civilized world, are wondering what
it's this insane Texas "Law of Parties", so here it goes »

Texas Penal Code
Law of Parties - check Chapter 7
or here » Criminal responsibility for conduct of another

as for me, all the people in this situation shall be released immediately !!!!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Jeff Wood - stayed

Federal judge delays execution of condemned inmate

A federal judge has granted a request to delay the execution of condemned inmate Jeffery Wood.

Jeffery Wood had been set to be executed Thursday for taking part in a fatal 1996 convenience store robbery in the Texas Hill Country.

But a federal judge on Thursday granted a request by Wood's attorneys to delay his execution so they could hire a mental health expert to pursue their arguments that he is incompetent to be executed.

Wood would have been the 9th condemned prisoner put to death this year and the fifth this month in the nation's busiest capital punishment state.

© 2008 The Associated Press

thank you, from the bottom of my heart !!!!!

post updated Aug. 22 » hearing likely in 2009

note:
i‘m putting here my previous one, ok ??? Jeff Wood - Innocent
set for tonight

Texas Appears Set to Execute Accomplice

The state of Texas is scheduled to execute Jeffery Lee Wood by lethal injection tonight, even though he did not actually kill anyone.
© The Washington Post
Freedom is always the freedom of dissenters.

- Rosa Luxemburg -

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Paco de Lucia - Entre dos aguas


1976

para ti, Ricardo,
porque me traes alegría mismo en tu silencio ....
because you bring me joy even in your silence ....

Astor Piazzolla - Adiós Nonino



para ti también,
porque, como hacia mi nonino, abrazas mi alma cuando está ausente.
because, like grandpa did, you hug my soul when it is away.
graciasssssssssss, Amigo mio !!! te quiero mucho !!!

Hasta Siempre !!!

note »
nonino y nonina son los nombres en italiano para abuelito y abuelita, porque Astor era hijo de Italianos .... en portugués decimos de otra manera ;-))))))))))))))
nonino and nonina are the italian names for grandpa and grandma, seen Piazzolla was Italian descent.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

the artist

Bruno
2008

the young artist at the computer, yes, here at home ;-))))))))))))))
Bruno is 11 years old ....
i watermarked this photo just for safety, okkk ??
of course i lost the focus ooppssssssss ;-((((((((((((((
Adoroooooooooooooooooo-te !!!!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Bruno drawings

Bruno drawing 1

Bruno drawing 2
2008

yesssssssss, Bruno is an artist too !!!!
my adored nephew loves to draw and paint .... i guess you will be like João, right !!!
i’m sooooooooooooo proud !!!

love youuuuuuuuuuu, Kid !!!!

to see better and bigger check my flickr set, because i created this one just for his art ....

these ones are scanned but soon i will have photos ;-))))))))))))))))))

© luisa brehm

Saturday, August 16, 2008

All You Need is Love



sure, The Beatles !!!
both videos from the movie Yellow Submarine


magical weekend, All ;-)))))))))))))))))))))))))

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds



for Cherry, because you have diamonds in your eyes ;-)))))))))))))
with lots of love and kissessssssssssssssssssss

lulu ;-)))))))

lulu ;-)))))))

thankssssssss, Boris !!! really cool idea !!!
you made my night, so, i made it for you ;-)))))))))))
my mouth is a little big but there was no smaller ….


well, my friends, if you want to try it too, i’m sharing the link …

face your manga

i guess i go create some cartoons now ;-))))))))))))))))))))

Friday, August 15, 2008

We must open our ears to the cries of eagles.

- Dennis Banks -

after innocence

Thursday, August 14, 2008

my Bibas

my Bibas

miss youuuuuuuuuuu !!!! miss the days you were always in my lap .... looking into my eyes when i was blue to lick my sadness away !!!
it was a time ago, i know, but even so .... miss me ???

ohhh Bibas was my girl ....

© luisa brehm

talking about ...

5 great thoughts:

He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment
of animals.
- Immanuel Kant -

I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us.
Pigs treat us as equals.
- Winston Churchill -

I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little,
they become its visible soul.
- Jean Cocteau -

Men! The only animal in the world to fear!
- D. H. Lawrence -

and to end, my fave

All animals are equal
but some animals are more equal than others.

- George Orwell -

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

mankind

a shocking look inside chinese fur farms


Pledge to go fur-free at PETA.org.

the pain of these little creatures is terrible !!!
the images are truly shocking, in case you are sensitive ....
but, if you love animals as i love, please do anything to help !!!!
the link is right on top.

yes, animals have rights too !!!!
Universal Declaration of Animal Rights

Saturday, August 09, 2008

in homage

I Belong There

I belong there. I have many memories. 
I was born as everyone is born.
I have a mother, a house with many windows, brothers, friends, 
and a prison cell with a chilly window! 
I have a wave snatched by seagulls, a panorama of my own.
I have a saturated meadow. In the deep horizon of my word,
I have a moon, a bird's sustenance, and an immortal olive tree.
I have lived on the land long before swords turned man
into prey.
I belong there. When heaven mourns for her mother,
I return heaven to her mother.
And I cry so that a returning cloud might carry my tears.
To break the rules, I have learned all the words needed
for a trial by blood.
I have learned and dismantled all the words in order to draw
from them a single word:
Home.

- Mahmoud Darwish –
13 March 1941 - 9 August 2008


Mahmoud Darwish
the poet of Palestinian people

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Friday, August 08, 2008

U.S. segregates violent Iraqi prisoners in crates - CNN.com

and now Bush is talking about human rights in China, what hypocrisy, isn’t it ??? what answer are you expecting for ??? your own echo !!!
after so many broken treaties and genocides, Wake up, Amerika !!!

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Hiroshima & Nagasaki

Hiroshima Panels - II Fire
Nagasakibomb

remembering August 6 and 9 - 1945
to NEVER Happen again !!!!!

on top: a detail from the panel "Fire" by the artists Maruki Iri and Maruki Toshi
image source
below: Nagasaki bomb
image source



How could I ever forget that flash of light!
In a moment thirty thousand people ceased to be
The cries of fifty thousand killed
Through yellow smoke whirling into light
Buildings split, bridges collapsed
Crowded trams burnt as they rolled about
Hiroshima, all full of boundless heaps of embers

- Toge Sankichi -
poet and Atomic bomb survivor

some info:

» Hiroshima & Nagasaki Remembered
» Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims
» Hiroshima & Nagasaki - the Worst Terror Attacks in History
» Remembering Nagasaki
» The Hiroshima Panels
» White Light, Black Rain: The Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (documentary)

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

painful promises

painful promises
© luisa brehm

dedicated to Jose Medellin and All Central and South Americans in US and Worldwide death rows.

though i’m not a believer this is the most painful Christ i have seen ....
i took this photo somewhere in Mexico, when i was living there.

Jose Medellin murdered

Jose Medellin murdered by the state of Texas
© The Dallas Morning News

US defies UN !!!!

for obvious reasons i will NOT tolerate anymore this kind of anonymous comments, above all like the last one, when a Human Being is murdered by Amerika or ANY other country !!! Period !!!!

Kill Death Penalty NOW !!!!!
some info about Jose Medellin and other Mexican nationals in US death rows, US and the International treaty VCCR:

Medellin v. Texas
© Wikipedia

Request for Interpretation of the Judgment of 31 March 2004 in the Case concerning Avena and Other Mexican Nationals (Mexico v. United States of America) (Mexico v. United States of America) - Order - Request for the Indication of Provisional Measures
July 16, 2008
© International Court of Justice

US defying an international treaty, the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations !!!

more about US and this treaty
US ratified it in 1969 and pulled out in 2005 .... what means, everyone is in danger, i prefer to say more inbroad than abroad, including you and me .... and after they talk about Human Rights !!!!

para los lectores castellanos pueden siempre buscar La Jornada, Mexico

Monday, August 04, 2008

A galopar - Paco Ibañez y Rafael Alberti



Madrid, 1991

La poesía es un arma cargada de futuro



Paco Ibañez - Paris, 1969
with so much revolt into my heart what can i post to begin august ???
i guess these 2 great Spanish anti-fascist poets and songs by the fantastic voice of Ibañez ....
for the first one i was trying to find an english translation but i was not able, neither time to do it myself, just the refrain:


Galloping galloping,
till bury them in the sea.


“them” means the dictators and oppressors, of course ....
for the second one i found the english translation here .... gracias !!!

Rafael Alberti
Gabriel Celaya
Paco Ibañez
spanish’ protest composer and singer

love to All !!!
saudades tuyas, Ricardo ....

Freedom Always !!!!