Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Abu-Jamal » New hearing

The Guantánamo Files

Guantánamo leaks lift lid on world's most controversial prison

• Innocent people interrogated for years on slimmest pretexts
• Children, elderly and mentally ill among those wrongfully held
• 172 prisoners remain, some with no prospect of trial or release

© The Guardian

ACLU Lens: Guantánamo Documents Reveal Dubious Claims
to Hold Detainees

» Blog of Rights: Official Blog of the American Civil Liberties Union

Monday, April 25, 2011

Liberdade Sempre !!!

today is the 37th anniversary of our Carnation Revolution !!!
i ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ uuuuuuu, Freedom
and will fight for you everywhere all my life !!!

Liberdade Sempre !!! Freedom Always !!!

25 Abril by Ivone

25 Abril by Ivone
© joão & luisa brehm

Art Postal & Calendar - published 1974

In the Instauration of Democracy
The certitude of Peace

Na Instauração da Democracia
A certeza da Paz

Comité José Dias Coelho, Edições Avante!


together at last !!!!

spectacular and unforgettable concert 2009

Como um Sonho Acordado

Como um Sonho Acordado by Fausto
translation » Pedro Sorodio
muito obrigada !!! thank you so much !!!

As an awake dream

As if the entire Earth
Ran behind me
Fear watches my senses
Underneath my skin
While sneaking slimy
It flows sticky
And it leaves
Through my pores
Through my interjections
It penetrates my bones
As it spills parched
On the sinuous entrails
Between the bowels biting
Jumps and spreads itself in the air
It goes and comes back
So delirious
It is as an awake dream
That indistinct figure greased
Revolving itself in the mud
Sliding from a worm
Emerging from the bottom
I'm scared oh fear
Take it all it's all yours
But let me go

Drag me to the concavity of the bottom
Of the great lake of the night
Crossing the crates of fire
Between Heaven and Hell
To the wide open mouth
Behind me
Behind me
It is as an awake dream
Those eyes in the dark
Of the mourning widows
For the murdered father
Gutted by his own son
That in lust possessed
His own mother
And his lover

My love when I die
Oh beautiful
Put on the most coloured skirt
If I die at sea
Oh beautiful
And I want to see you on the beach
But put away those voices

You're afraid of the living
And of the severed dead
By their feet and by their hands
And by their neck and by their chests
Until the thread of the loin
That's how your flesh shivers
Fernão Mendes

Friday, April 22, 2011

"Gabriel" by Luís Cília

Homage to my uncle Gabriel

Homage to my uncle Gabriel
© luisa brehm

Gabriel Pedro
an exceptional Man of our recent Portuguese history !!!!

Lisbon, April 22, 1898 – Paris, Feb. 29, 1972

my granduncle Gabriel has the most amazing life story someone can tell me, at least in my family ....
communist militant since a very young age, tireless fighter for the workers cause, always in solidarity with his comrades and many more things i will not tell here ....

arrested several times, deported to Tarrafal - Camp of the Slow Death for 10 years (1936/45), he has been terribly tortured at the “frying pan”, in a total of 135 days .... exiled in Paris since 1965 where he passed away.
only and younger brother of grandma Idalina, father of my cousins Edmundo, Germano, João and Gabriela.

Uncle Gabriel never and ever gave up of his ideals !!!!

i’m right here trying to find old memories inside my little treasure box though memories have these kind of things, they can betray us too ....
i guess i never saw you, or, may be once, did i ???
but i recall till today and forever what grandma and mom told me.
grandma was not very talkative, you know that, but her eyes, oh uncle, her eyes, everytime we speaked about you, becomed the deepest ocean of tears silences and cries ....

see, my beloved uncle Gabriel, the path i have chosen is not only destiny .... it’s a blood legacy !!!!
love you !!! very very much !!!

frying pan » a cement isolation cell in which prisoners were placed

to literally bake in the sun on hot cement.
inside it was the Hell.

Jornal «Avante!» - Em Foco - A «Frigideira» matava…

Thursday, April 21, 2011

A Voz das Vítimas » expo

Aljube - A Voz das Vítimas

aberta ao público até 5 de Outubro
3ª a domingo » 10h às 18h
Rua de Augusto Rosa, 40

The Victims Voice - exhibit
open to the public till Oct. 5
tuesday/sunday » 10 am to 6 pm

Exposição A Voz das Vítimas

Movimento Cívico Não Apaguem a Memória!

to Never forget the Portuguese fascism !!!!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A Tribute to Tim Hetherington

A Tribute to Tim Hetherington 
© Human Rights Watch


US wants death penalty in USS Cole attack

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Art as Witness - exhibit

Art as Witness

photo exhibit

April 20 - April 30 » 10 am to 7 pm

Siddhartha Hall, Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan
3, Kasturba Gandhi Marg
New Delhi 110001

New Delhi - Events - Goethe-Institut

Art as Witness
© Hard News

Monday, April 18, 2011

Shine a Light on Human Rights

Dalai Lama ‘Shine a Light on Human Rights’ Award Event

Amnesty International USA is honored to present His Holiness
The 14th Dalai Lama
with the first-ever Shine a Light on Human Rights award in recognition of his lifelong commitment to social justice and human rights on Wednesday, May 4th at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach, California.

© Amnesty International USA Blog

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.

- Buddha -

Saturday, April 16, 2011

! ?

! ?
© luisa brehm

mom & dad in a cartoon by Mª Judith - 1949
cartoon title » ! ?
from the book "Ao Cabo das Tormentas" (To Cape of Storms),
with cartoons of all students who finished school.
Faculty of Letters, Lisbon, 1945/49.

that was indeed a hugeeeeeeeee storm ;-)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

Friday, April 15, 2011

Sherko Moarefi » any execution set for now

Rumors of Scheduled Execution for Kurdish Activist are False, Says Lawyer
© International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran

with Iran we never know ....
go on Taking Action !!!!

check my previous post
Sherko Moarefi » to be executed on May 1

Death Penalty Worldwide Database

Death Penalty Worldwide Database is live since April 14 at »

Death Penalty Worldwide

The Death Penalty Worldwide database was created by the Center for International Human Rights at Northwestern University School of Law
in partnership with the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty.

a great source of information !!! thank you !!!!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

my cousin Edmundo new book

my cousin Edmundo new book

One Struggle for Freedom
- Volume 2

and what a memories !!!!!
the history of this country must Not be forgotten !!!!

and deep memories are within me.
i was just a kid when i was going with grandma Idalina
to visit you.
we tooked the train and here we go till Caxias Fort prison ....
one day i'll write mine too ;-))))))))))))))))))))

wishing lotssssssss of success, my dear Edmundo !!!
love youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu very much !!!
a tua Bé

Group seeks to revive banished memories of Portugal's dictatorship
© Post- Gazette
published October 29, 2006

Tarrafal camp or Camp of the Slow Death
© Wikipedia

Sunday, April 10, 2011

dreamy maggie

music by Philip Glass

Maggie Taylor, born in 1961, is an American artist who works
with digital images.

wwwwwonderland !!!

maggie taylor

Friday, April 08, 2011

Can death be sleep, when life is but a dream,
And scenes of bliss pass as a phantom by?
The transient pleasures as a vision seem,
And yet we think the greatest pain's to die.

How strange it is that man on earth should roam,
And lead a life of woe, but not forsake
His rugged path; nor dare he view alone
His future doom which is but to awake.

- John Keats -

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Obama: Giving Up on Change When it Comes to 9/11 Trials

Obama: Giving Up on Change When it Comes to 9/11 Trials

On the same day that President Obama announced the launch of his 2012 reelection campaign, he abandoned one of his major promises from 2008.

ACLU: Ask the Obama Administration to Reconsider its 9/11 Trials Decision

» Blog of Rights: Official Blog of the American Civil Liberties Union

Take Action NOW !!!!

9/11 suspects to face military trials

Accused 9/11 terror suspects to face military trials

Khalid Sheik Mohammed to be tried by military commission
© The Washington Post

Shame on you, Obama !!!!!
you are just another liar, right !!!!

Top 6 Countries with Highest Number of Executions

Monday, April 04, 2011

Children’s Literature 1st Award

Children’s Literature 1st Award
© joão & luisa brehm

the country of skinny money and the fat money country
Editora Arcádia - 1980

With this book Ivone won in 1979 the Children’s Literature 1st Award from the Associação Portuguesa de Escritores (APE) - Portuguese Association of Writers.
In 1982 she won again the same APE' Award with the book História de Aires Desgraças e de seu Amo Dom Beltrano.

Com este livro Ivone ganhou em 1979 o 1º Prémio de Literatura Infantil da Associação Portuguesa de Escritores, tendo sido galardoada com o mesmo prémio em 1982 com o livro História de Aires Desgraças e de seu Amo Dom Beltrano.

Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal


Sunday, April 03, 2011

SPIEGEL TV's 'Kill Team' Documentary

Murder in Afghanistan:
SPIEGEL TV's 'Kill Team' Documentary

For months, the US Army kept the images compiled by the so-called "kill team" under lock and key out of fear it could result in a scandal even greater than Abu Ghraib. SPIEGEL TV spent weeks researching the story behind the men of 5th Stryker Brigade and how things could go so terribly wrong.

Warning: The documentary contains extremely graphic content.
© Der Spiegel

Killing the Mentally Ill

Saturday, April 02, 2011

Sherko Moarefi » to be executed on May 1

Urgent Action Appeal »
Kurd at imminent risk of execution in Iran: Sherko Moarefi

© Amnesty International

Kurdish political prisoner Sherko Moarefi is scheduled to be executed on 1 May, in the western Iranian province of Kurdistan.

and please sign if you didn't sign already !!!!

» Save Bahman (shirko) Maarefi from Execution Petition

Friday, April 01, 2011

Iran » 132 prisoners at risk of imminent execution

Iran » 650 people were executed in 2010