Sunday, May 31, 2009

Bertil Hansson exhibit


mark your calendar !!!

opening 4th September

Galerie 22 -
Coustellet - Cabrières d' Avignon - France

for more info click on Bertil photo ....

t’embrasse fort !!!

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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Friday, May 22, 2009

Tales From The Within


Tales From The Within
Originally uploaded by
Sati K.


Tales From The Within by Angélica Sati Kobashi

more a great book by my dear Sati !!!
wishing lotsssss of success !!!
beijos enormes

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Spectral Studies in Alentejo

Spectral Studies in Alentejo
Spectral Studies in Alentejo

Spectral Studies - João Brehm new paintings
novas pinturas de João Brehm - 2008

Caffé Caffé -
local de encontro cultural e turístico do Alto Alentejo, com muita animação e noites longas
Alto Alentejo' cultural and touristic point of encounter, with a lively atmosphere night away

4 pm - 4 am
16h às 4 da manhã

Caffé Caffé

Mercado Municipal, Avenida da Cerca - 7150 Borba
tel: 268841662

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Why Zulfiqar Ali should not die

By Zubeida Mustafa

ZULFIQAR Ali, a prisoner on death row in Adiala jail since April 1998, is to be hanged. There is confusion about the date.

Since September 2008 when President Asif Zardari rejected
Zulfiqar’s final mercy petition, the condemned prisoner has been granted three stays of execution. The last expired on May 6.

But Zulfikar Ali’s case calls for immediate attention. True there are over 7,000 prisoners on death row in Pakistan. True they all deserve to be taken note of because there has been a strong opinion building up in the country against capital punishment as has been witnessed worldwide. Today 133 countries have abolished the death penalty in law or in practice.

» to read more about Zulfiqar click on Abro photo ….

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Trovante - Timor


may 1999

this album was a gift for the People of Timor,
via CNRT - Conselho Nacional de Resistência Timorense
Resistir é Vencer !
(To Resist is to Win)

- Xanana Gusmão -

today marks the anniversary of Timor Lorosa'e independence

in 2002.

East Timor was colonized by Portugal in the 16th century until 1975.
In late 1975, East Timor declared its independence but later that year
it was invaded and occupied by Indonesia. Of course it was our fault, we leaved them All alone and didn't do anything to help.
In 1999, following the United Nations-sponsored act of self-determination, Indonesia relinquished control of the territory and East Timor became the first new country of the 21st century on May 20, 2002.

The Santa Cruz Massacre
November 12, 1991

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Malcolm X Day


image source

We want freedom by any means necessary.
We want justice by any means necessary.
We want equality by any means necessary.

- Malcolm X -
19 May 1925 - 21 Feb. 1965

Malcolm X: A Research Site

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Bisavó Maria Luiza

Bisavó Maria Luiza
great grandma Maria Luiza (father’s grandmother)
Nov. 26, 1863 - Jan. 12, 1952

brave and great woman, fair independent obstinate and proud.
you loved nature ohhhh your camellias, travels
and were able
to care everything all alone.
about you i could write a book .... may be one day.
in your homage i got my name and, i guess, the way i am.
I love you, minha Bisavó !!!

yours
maria luiza

© luisa brehm

your home



your home is our home.
even if it's now almost a ruin it is our own root full of memories

and history' whispers.
somehow i know you still live there.
you are the voice of the wind flying around the bougainvilleas and wild canes, looking through your magic mirror the moon and stars falling inside the river Lis.
and, Great grandma, i will never get out

like the dogs that they have starved to death !!!

Quinta de Baixo, Gândara dos Olivais - in the 30ths.

© luisa brehm

Saturday, May 16, 2009

A Transient Instance

If you are coming to visit me
I am in Nothingness Land
And Nothingness Land is truly a place.

In Nothingness Land you'll know about every plants' birth
Though in the most remote isle of the earth
For its news is flying in the breeze's nightly breath.

In Nothingness Land you'll know about those bright knights
who witnessed the passion flowers' early ascend
For the mark of their tread shining on the dampness of sands.

In Nothingness Land you'll see prayers fly
with the flock of birds, to the gates of sun.
For there is no space between the dryed heart of the leaves,
the plead for the rain, and the rain.

In Nothingness Land you'll be on your own,
But within expansion of lights from the palm of your hand
the shades of trees will stream like an eternal strand.

If you are coming to visit me I am in Nothingness Land.
And Nothingness Land is truly a place.

So please walk with the tread of a young butterfly
For my lonesome cocoon is so thin, so fragile.

- Sohrab Sepehri -
1928 - 1980
Persian poet

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Obama to Revamp Military Tribunals
© The Washington Post

Friday, May 15, 2009

Father & Daughter



2000 Academy Award for Animated Short Film
life doesn’t fly backwards and no one can hurt me anymore.
just remember this, dad,
once i have loved you so much !!!

Sine die !!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Monday, May 11, 2009

for us !!!

thanksssssssssss, little brother !!!
love you 2222222 !!!

Flora & lulu

Sunday, May 10, 2009

I AM AN AMERICAN INDIAN, NOT A NATIVE AMERICAN !

I abhor the term Native American.

It is a generic government term used to describe all the indigenous prisoners of the United States. These are the American Samoans, the Micronesians, the Aleutes, the original Hawaiians and the erroneously termed Eskimos, who are actually Upiks and Inupiaqs. And, of course, the American Indian.

The statistics used by the United States government to tell you how many "Native Americans" there are in this country include all of the above, the misnomer is everyone assumes, in the contiguous 48 states, that the total number of "Native Americans" is the total number of American Indians. Not true. There are approximately 1.7 million "Native Americans", of that number, there are approximately 1.2 million American Indians of which less than 600,000 live on Indian reservations.

I prefer the term American Indian because I know its origins.

The word Indian is an English bastardization of two Spanish words, En Dio, which correctly translated means in with God.

As an added distinction the American Indian is the only ethnic group in the United States with the American before our ethnicity. At an international conference of Indians from the Americas held in Geneva, Switzerland at the United Nations

in 1977 we unanimously decided we would go under the term American Indian.

"We were enslaved as American Indians,

we were colonized as American Indians
and we will gain our freedom as American Indians
and then we will call ourselves any damn thing we choose."

Finally, I will not allow a government, any government,

to define who I am.

- Russell Means -
January 16, 1998


Russell Means

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hope is black

hope is black
© luisa brehm

Michoacán - old photo from 1982

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Iraq: Stop Executing Prisoners
© Human Rights Watch

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

meantime in USA, which just abolished death penalty for Juveniles
in March 2005 ....

High Court to Look at Life Sentences for Juveniles
© The Washington Post
Amir Khaleghi and Safar Angooti,
two Juveniles to be hanged tomorrow !!!

for more info and take action check

Stop Child Executions in Iran

Someday .... یک روزی

Monday, May 04, 2009

Delara Darabi Paintings



Do you know what a prisoner of colors means?
It means Del Ara,
I, whom from the age of 4 had my life divided by colors,
At the onset of my 17th birthday lost them.
I depicted grimy red as cobalt blue…
and in place of the skies I spread gray. I lost the colors.

And now a wall is the only image by my side which each day unfolds its sigh.

From behind the walls, to you who have come to view the paintings, I say hello and welcome.

- Delara Darabi -

introduction to Delara paintings’ video.

my heart is broken !!!!

Saturday, May 02, 2009