Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Bangladeshi girl lashed to death

Monday, March 28, 2011

Troy Davis » Appeal denied

Death Penalty in 2010 - AI Report 2011

Sunday, March 27, 2011

interview with Maryam Rajavi

Exiled Iranian politician Rajavi:
"I am the voice of those persecuted and executed”

© National Council of Resistance of Iran

interview with Maryam Rajavi,
president of the National Council of Resistance of Iran

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops does time come to life.

- William Faulkner -

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Minha Voninha

minha Voninha
© joão & luisa brehm

our aunt Ivone, Mom’s younger sister
1927 - 1995

today is your birthday, querida Voninha !!!
since a long ago i was thinking about this and i decided to do it now.

amazing writer and illustrator for kids, painter and teacher, political activist, dreamer and romantic, you were a Great woman with stunning eyes !!!

João was for you the son you never had, i was the daughter and,
oh yes, you were nuts about cats just like me ....
you always said my laughs hided my fragility, even when i was caring of you those painful days, i liked to sing and tell my stories to make you smile, remember ???
somehow, i guess my fascination in writing stories and illustrate them comes from you, may be may be not ….

Amoooooooo-te muito, minha querida Voninha !!!
Loveeeeeeeeeee you very much !!!!

photo by Victor Palla, our uncle

photo & illo already posted here on March 24, 2009


illo by Ivone Balette

illo by Ivone Balette
© joão & luisa brehm

illustration with lace’s collage by Ivone Balette - detail

ilustração com colagem em renda – detalhe


Ivone Balette

we have deleted last March 4 aunt Voninha blog,
because some people were not able to respect © copyrights.
it was our work, not yours !!!
it was our humble tribute, not yours !!!
and it was done full of Love !!!!

we decided, as said before, to post here her art, photos and more.
so, we are reposting a couple again and will go on posting the new ones ....

it's your birthday, Voninha, a good day to start !!!!!
Love youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu very much !!!!
joão and luisa

Monday, March 21, 2011

Morning Bird

Gheseh (Morghe Sahar) - Story (Morning Bird)
Director: Alborz Kamalizad - Iranian/American film maker
Musician: Farhad Mehrad

made for the Farhang Foundation Film Festival 2010

it's Nowruz, the Persian New Year,
and i cannot forget All Prisoners in Iran !!!
a truly touching video !!!!
with my Love !!! با عشق من!

Farhad Mehrad's Official Website

Farhang Foundation

Sunday, March 20, 2011

black spring !!!

blood for oil,
why why whyyyyyyyyy ???

after all there is no much difference between Obama and Bush
or UN vs. NATO, isn't it ???

yes, i've always respected Gaddafi and the Libyan people,
i'll not change my mind !!!!

once again ....
Welcome to Hell !!!!!

Call for Action against the Bombing of Libya!

Call for Action against the Bombing of Libya!
© All-African People's Revolutionary Party (GC)

check out for other important links ....

Friday, March 18, 2011

Hands off Libya! Jobs, not war!

Hands off Libya! Jobs, not war!

The imperialist states with the greatest economic stakes in North Africa and the Middle East – the U.S., Britain and France – have once again used the United Nations Security Council as a political cover to endorse their naked aggression against a developing country struggling to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity.

On March 17, these three pushed through a resolution giving them
the supposed authority to openly wage war against Libya by bombing it, all under the guise of humanitarian concern for civilians.

© Workers World

to read whole editorial check the link ....

tiny hope .... may be ???

© AP - Associated Press

Baby girl and Elder rescued in Japan

all these images and news break my heart into pieces !!!
i cannot i don't want to be indifferent
and i wonder if there is a tiny hope ....
stand in solidarity with All people who need us Worldwide !!!!
and there is so many oh gods soooooooooooo many !!!!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Executions on hold for now in Georgia

Executions on hold for now in Georgia
© The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Texas to Use Animal Drug for Executions

Texas to Use Animal Drug for Executions
© The Wall Street Journal

outrageous !!!!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Sun Dance: An Opera about Leonard Peltier

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Poster4Tomorrow 2011

this year the theme is »

The Right to Education 

Call for entries »
March 10 - July 10, 2011

wake up your imagination
and .... create a poster !!!
i'll try to do the same, right !!!


Friday, March 11, 2011

Help Japan !!!

Released !!! » Support Zimbabwean socialists on trial for treason

Zimbabwe treason trialists released on bail
© Socialist Worker

post updated March 17

next protest » Monday, March 21 !!!!
same place and hour !!!

Protest over jailed Zimbabwean activists

Join London protest to support Zimbabwean socialists on trial for treason

Please join the protest outside the Zimbabwean embassy this Friday 11 March, 12 noon – 1.30pm

Zimbabwe Embassy
429 Strand, London, WC2R 0JR.

Six socialist activists in Zimbabwe face the death penalty for watching a video about the revolt in Egypt. Munyaradzi Gwisai, Hopewell Gumbo, Antonater Choto, Welcome Zimuto, Eddson Chakuma

and Tatenda Mombeyarara are charged with treason.
Treason is punishable by death.

© Socialist Worker

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Johnnie Baston murdered by US

Ohio Executes Inmate With 1st Use Of New Solo Drug
© NBC 4i

Killer executed for 1994 Toledo murder
© The Columbus Dispatch

Ohio executes inmate using single drug
© The Washington Post

Johnnie Baston becomes the first person murdered by US with a drug used to euthanize animals.
Who is the killer ???

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Illinois Abolishes Death Penalty

Quinn signs death penalty ban, clears Death Row
© Chicago Breaking News

Statement from Governor Pat Quinn on Senate Bill 3539
© Office of the Governor

Illinois becomes the 16th US state to Abolish Death Penalty,
greatttttttttttttt news !!!!

meantime 77-year-old Edward Wayne Edwards was sentenced to death in Ohio yesterday,
what is a clear International Human Rights violation due to his age ....
and this is NOT at all a good news !!!!

Suspect in local 1956 killings gets death penalty in Ohio
© Great Falls Tribune

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Women's Rights: On the Frontlines

Women's Rights: On the Frontlines
© Human Rights Watch

Int. Women's Day - 100th anniversary

image source

Sojourner Truth (1797–1883)

Ain't I A Woman? - by Sojourner Truth 

© Sojourner Truth Virtual Institute

Ain't I a Woman? 

© Wikipedia

Born a slave in New York State, gaining her freedom in 1827, Sojourner became a well known abolitionist and women's rights activist.


Women Thrive Worldwide - International Women’s Day 100th Anniversary

Early Feminist Cartoons 

Cartoons depicting Iranian women from 1900 to 1917
© Tehran Bureau - PBS

and my post from 2009 » Women’s Day

Happyyyyy International Women's Day !!!!


Obama creates indefinite detention system for prisoners at Guantanamo Bay

Obama creates indefinite detention system for prisoners at Guantanamo Bay
© The Washington Post

Shame on you, Obama !!!!!
so many promises for what ???
you arrive to power and become all the same !!!!

Monday, March 07, 2011

And there are Four Corners of the Earth that we talk about,
the Four Colors of people and the Four Winds.
You see the winds - they are spirits.

- Grandfather William Commanda -

Founder of A Circle of All Nations

Sunday, March 06, 2011


The book, "Dignity", is a moving collection of photographs by Dana Gluckstein, which honors Indigenous Peoples worldwide and celebrates the upcoming 50th Anniversary of Amnesty International. Dignity's impassioned call to action makes it a historic book in support of indigenous peoples. Amnesty International is proud to partner with Dana on this important book.

Shop » AI USA

DIGNITY: In Honor of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
© powerHouse Books

Saturday, March 05, 2011

A Brief History of “House Arrests” and Detentions in “Safe Houses”

Saudi Arabia bans protests

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

March 19 International Day of Action

March 19 International Day of Action
Resist the War Machine

End the wars and occupations

in Iraq and Afghanistan!
No war against Libya!

March 19: U.S. out of Iraq and Afghanistan
- No war against Libya!
© ANSWER Coalition

Hands off Libya !!!!

US, UN and EU, Hands off Libya !!!!

Amerikkka, did you forget Iraq ???
well, i didn't and will never do !!!!

Worldwide Event - Stop Executions in Iran!

Human Chain Project's Worldwide Event -
Stop Executions in Iran !

Saturday, March 5 » 6:00am - 9:00pm

Human Chain Project

Human Chain Project's proposal (in 16 languages) to form human chains in cities across the world opposing current wave of executions in Iran.

10 Esfand / March 1

Iran Updates: 10 Esfand / March 1
© Tehran Bureau - PBS

Video Gallery of March 1st Protests in Iran
© Persian2English

full coverage & videos

Tuesday, March 01, 2011


it could be true if we wanted to ....