Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Starvin’ for Justice 2012

The Annual Fast & Vigil to Abolish the Death Penalty
in Washington DC

June 27 - July 2 

Events 2012 
Abolitionist Action Committee (AAC)

USA Jan/June 2012 » State Killings, commutations & stays

January/June - 2012 
State Killings, commutations & stays 

5 - Henry Jackson Jr. - murdered by the state of Mississippi
Mississippi man who fatally stabbed four executed
© The Clarion-Ledger 
6 - Abdul Hamin Awkal - Ohio - stayed
Ohio Supreme Court indefinitely postpones execution of Abdul Awkal
© The Plain Dealer 
6 - Bobby Hines - Texas - stayed
Man’s execution date in Dallas County murder case delayed to allow DNA testing
© The Dallas Morning News
12 - Richard Albert Leavitt - murdered by the state of Idaho
Leavitt pronounced dead
© Idaho Press-Tribune
12 - Jan Brawner - murdered by the state of Mississippi
Miss. man executed for deaths of daughter, ex, in-laws
© The Clarion-Ledger 
20 - Gary Carl Simmons - murdered by the state of Mississippi 
Miss. executes former butcher who dismembered man
© Huffington Post
27 - Samuel Villegas Lopez - murdered by the state of Arizona
Arizona inmate to be executed in new open process
© Fox News » published June 27 
Arizona inmate executed for 1986 murder  
© The Arizona Republic

5 - Gary Welch - murdered by the state of Oklahoma
Okla. inmate put to death for fatal stabbing during 1994 fight;
1st US execution this year
© StarTribune
Gary Welch becomes the first US prisoner murdered in 2012,
after a suicide attempt 3 weeks ago.

18 - Charles Lorraine - Ohio - stayed
Judge halts execution of condemned Ohio killer of 2, criticizes state for policy missteps 

© The Washington Post
20 - Robert Gattis - Delaware - commuted
Gov. Jack Markell spares Gattis' life, commutes death sentence 

© Dover Post
Statement of Governor Jack Markell Regarding the Commutation of Sentence of Robert Gattis 

© Office of Governor
26 - Rodrigo Hernandez - murdered by the state of Texas
Texas executes convicted killer in '94 rape, death 

© Associated Press
31 - Nicholas Cody Tate - Georgia (volunteer) - stayed 
Georgia Inmate's Scheduled Execution Is Stayed 
© Fox News

1 - Donald Newbury - Texas - stayed
‘Texas 7' Fugitive Gets Execution Reprieve 

8 - Edwin Hart Turner - murdered by the state of Mississippi
Mississippi death row inmate Turner executed 
© The Clarion-Ledger
15 - Robert Waterhouse - murdered by the state of Florida
Twice Convicted Killer Executed At Starke 

© CBS Miami
22 - Michael Webb - Ohio - stayed
2nd execution put off in fight over process 

© The Columbus Dispatch
29 - Robert Moormann - murdered by the state of Arizona
Man who killed mother during prison leave is executed 

© The Arizona Republic
29 - George Rivas - murdered by the state of Texas
Leader Of 'Texas 7' Prison-break Gang Executed 

© Fox News

6 - Michael Ryan - Nebraska - stayed
Supreme Court halts Ryan execution

 © Lincoln Journal Star
7 - Keith Thurmond - murdered by the state of Texas
Texas man executed for killing wife, her boyfriend

 © Houston Chronicle
8 - Robert Towery - murdered by the state of Arizona
Arizona inmate executed, state's second in 8 days 

© Pioneer Press
15 - Timothy Shaun Stemple - murdered by the state of Oklahoma
Stemple executed for death of wife 

© Tulsa World
20 - Larry Puckett - murdered by the state of Mississippi
Larry Matthew Puckett executed for slaying of former boss' wife 

© The Mississippi Press
22 - William Mitchell - murdered by the state of Mississippi
Mississippi executes inmate for 1995 sex slaying 

28 - Jesse Hernandez - murdered by the state of Texas
Texas Man Executed for 10-Month-Old Boy's Death 

© ABC News
29 - Tommy Arthur - Alabama - stayed
Alabama Death Row inmate Thomas Arthur wins execution stay from federal appeals court 

© Mobile Press-Register

5 - Michael Archuleta - Utah (firing squad) - stayed
Utah firing squad execution halted 

© The Salt Lake Tribune
12 - David Alan Gore - murdered by the state of Florida
Fla. Killer Executed for Teen Girl's 1983 Killing 

© ABC News
12 - Garry Thomas Allen - Oklahoma - stayed
Stay Of Execution Granted For Oklahoma Death Row Inmate 

 © News On 6 Tulsa
12 - Carey Grayson - Alabama - stayed
Ala. court delays scheduled execution for Grayson 

© San Antonio Express-News
18 - Mark Wiles - murdered by the state of Ohio
Condemned Ohio inmate drops execution fight 

© The Columbus Dispatch » published April 14
Ohio's Death Penalty Moratorium Didn't Last Very Long 

© The Atlantic Wire
Ohio executes killer of teen 

© The Columbus Dispatch
19 - Daniel Greene - Georgia - commuted
Georgia pardons board spares condemned killer Daniel Greene
© Columbus Ledger Enquirer
20 - Shannon Johnson - murdered by the state of Delaware (volunteer)
Delaware killer asks judge not to delay execution 

© The Daily Record » published April 16
VIDEO: BREAKING: Delaware executes Johnson after 2 stays lifted 
© WDEL 1150AM
25 - Thomas Arnold Kemp - murdered by the state of Arizona  
Arizona death-row inmate Kemp will not seek mercy 
© The Arizona Republic 
Arizona executes 3rd inmate this year  
© The Arizona Republic 
26 - Beunka Adams - murdered by the state of Texas  
Texas man executed for role in robbery-shooting
© The Associated Press 

1 - Michael Bascum Selsor - murdered by the state of Oklahoma
Okla. death row inmate executed in shooting death 
© The Associated Press 
2 - Anthony Bartee - Texas - stayed 
Texas man's execution halted for now
© Houston Chronicle 
13/19 - Eric Robert - South Dakota - stayed 
South Dakota Supreme Court delays Robert Execution 
16 - Samuel Villegas Lopez - Arizona - stayed
Arizona top court stays execution over clemency hearing
© Chicago Tribune 
16 - Steven Staley - Texas - stayed 
Texas inmate set to die Wednesday gets reprieve 
© Houston Chronicle

 info by Rick Halperin and i .... thanks, my dear friend !!!

Kill Death Penalty NOW !!!!
State Killings, commutations & stays

2011 - State Killings, commutations & stays

2010 - State Killings, commutations & stays

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

NOW by Bertil Hansson » Sweden

© Bertil Hansson

Bertil Hansson

Solo exhibit

Paintings - Watercolours

July 1 – August 5, 2012

Galleri Gullmarn

Gullmarsberg 525, Skredsvik
SE – 451 95 Uddevalla, Sweden

more info at Bertil site
my dear Bertil has a new exhibit !!!!!
congratsssssssssssssssssss and much success, my friend !!!!
i'm sooooooooooooooooo happy ;-)))))))))))))))))))))))
lots of love gros bisousssssssssssssssssssssssssss


Monday, June 25, 2012

US Supreme Court rules no more life without parole for juveniles

Saturday, June 23, 2012


© Cultura Inquieta

truly fantasticccccccccccccc !!!!! congratsssssssssssssssss !!!!!
waiting for the next one .... 

Friday, June 22, 2012

Arkansas Supreme Court Holds Lethal Injection Law Unconstitutional

Thursday, June 21, 2012

World Peace and Prayer Day

video by Raven RedBone

World Peace and Prayer Day

All Nations, All Faiths, One Prayer!

Following the birth of a White Buffalo Calf in 1994, the Keeper of the White Buffalo Calf Pipe for the Lakota, Dakota, Nakota Nations, Arvol Looking Horse, was directed to honor the Four Directions with ceremony on June 21st. According to Lakota Star Knowledge, the birth of Miracle, a female white buffalo, signaled a time of earth changes and the coming of the mending of the Hoop of All Nations. The Summer Solstice is said to be a powerful time to pray for peace and harmony among all Living Beings. Grandmother Earth's gifts, the air, water plant, animal and rock nations must be allowed to heal if we are to live in harmony with Her.

All Nations recognize Sacred Sites as Places to gather or perform private ceremony. For countless generations these Sites were honored, cherished and strengthened through ceremony and Our Mother remained healthy. To ensure the lives of future generations for all our relations, we must begin again to honor, cherish and renew Our Mother.

WPPD - Chief Arvol Looking Horse Message

World Peace & Prayer Day 2012
© Protect Sacred Sites Indigenous People, One Nation

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Free All Prisoners of Conscience in Myanmar

In honor of Aung San Suu Kyi and her Nobel Peace Prize ceremony this weekend, demand the release of the hundreds of prisoners of conscience who remain unjustly imprisoned in Myanmar.

Urgent Action online - AI USA

Amnesty awards Aung San Suu Kyi

After more than 20 years of house arrest in Myanmar, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was final able to travel to Dublin to receive Amnesty Internationals highest honour, the Ambassador of Conscience Award. Secretary General was in Ireland to give the award with other notable attendees. Aung San Suu Kyi later addressing the crowds who came to enjoy the occasion.

US: Look Critically at Widespread Use of Solitary Confinement

Monday, June 18, 2012

17th World Peace & Prayer Day events

17th World Peace & Prayer Day
events » June 18 - 21, 2012

keep checking for more info at 


 A boy of the Guarani Kaiowa tribe.
© AP Photo/Felipe Dana
Photos: Indigenous people gather for Rio+20 in Brazil 

Indigenous people from around the world are staying at the Kari-Oca village during the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, or Rio+20, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 
The Rio+20 conference is expected to draw some 50,000 participants including delegates, environmental activists, business leaders and indigenous groups. 
The event runs through June 22, with three final days of high-profile talks among some 130 top leaders from nations around the globe.

© Denver Post Photos, Video

Sunday, June 17, 2012

gestual 1

gestual 1
© joão & luisa brehm

gestural period - periodo gestual

pintura - painting



© joão & luisa brehm

gestural period - periodo gestual
pintura - painting


Saturday, June 16, 2012

Masao Yamamoto

music by John Williams – Morning
truly amazinggggggggggggggg !!!!

the ethereal world of Yamamoto

© Masao Yamamoto

image source »
In Focus | The Photographer Masao Yamamoto 
© The New York Times 

© Masao Yamamoto
Masao Yamamoto, born in 1957, is a Japanese photographer known for his small photographs, which seek to individualize the photographic prints as objects.


Friday, June 15, 2012

Spring passes
and the birds cry out
tears in the eyes of fishes
- Matsuo Basho -

Japan » Book gives voice to inmates on death row

Book gives voice to inmates on death row 
© The Japan Times Online

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Siempre Che !!!!!


If you tremble with indignation at every injustice,
then you are a comrade of mine.

- Che Guevara -

June 14, 1928 - October 9, 1967

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Sto. António in Lisbon

by Ana Raquel Gil & António Caetano

by Luís Veiga

we chose these 2 ;-))))))))))))))))))
congratsssssssssssssssssss to All participant Artists !!!!!
***^-^*** & mum

sardines contest - chek the awarded ones »

Monday, June 11, 2012

Go back to the wisdom of the Elders. Listen to the earth. Listen to the trees, they cry, they speak. But the ultimate natural law has no mercy. You will just deal with it as it will deal with you. So the best thing to do is stay on the good side, learn, stay with it. Be brave, be courageous. Be who you are. Be your own leader. You don’t need somebody telling you what to do. You think for yourself. Otherwise how are we going to gain if we don’t have this great wealth of intelligence? Challenge them every time. Every generation has its heroes, every generation has its leaders, and every generation has its responsibility and this is a big one now!

- Chief Oren Lyons -

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Love is a Right !!! Not a Wrong !!!

Saturday, June 09, 2012

Execution of former Saddam aide raises fears for others

Guantanamo Scandal

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Boycott Euro 2012 !!!!

till end of May more than 10.000 stray cats & dogs were shot, poisoned or cremated alive in Ukraine !!!!

check my previous post » 

Free Captain Paul Watson !!!

Sea Shepherd :: Urgent Call to Sea Shepherd Supporters
Help Save Captain Watson from Extradition to Costa Rica!

Captain Paul Watson » Facebook page

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

For Ray, with Love !!!

image source » Ray Bradbury

Leave off losings and take on winnings,
Erase all mortal ends, give birth to only new beginnings,
In a billion years of morning and a billion years of sleep.

- Ray Bradbury -
August 22, 1920 – June 5, 2012

Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury Dies at 91 - Slide Show
© NYTimes 

Eclipsed Moon Over Wyoming
© Mack H. Frost

image source » APOD

Monday, June 04, 2012

Tiananmen 23 years ago

In my grief I hear demons shriek;
I weep while wolves and jackals laugh.
Though tears I shed to mourn a hero,
With head raised high, I draw my sword.

- Wang Juntao -
The Tiananmen Poems 
(Beijing: Foreign Languages Press, 1979)

Wang Juntao, born in 1959, high student at the time, is a prominent Chinese dissident who was sentenced to thirteen years’ imprisonment following the 1989 Tiananmen Square uprising. He was released in 1994 and exiled to the United States.

check my post from 2008 » Tiananmen Massacre - 19 years later

Sunday, June 03, 2012

Leszek Zawadka concert

June 9, 2012 

Delegación Miguel Hidalgo 
Ex Capilla de Guadalupe 
Av. Parque Lira No. 94, Col. Observatorio 
Mexico City 

Congratsssssssssssss & lots of success, my dear Leszek !!!!! 
besossssssssssssssss enormes !!!!! te quiero mucho !!!!! 

painting by Antonio Suárez


Saturday, June 02, 2012

Egypt's Mubarak sentenced to life in prison

Guantanamo Trial

Orwell Comes to the Guantanamo Tribunal
© ACLU » posted May 3

9/11 defenders send mixed message on whether to split up Guantanamo trial
© Boston Herald » published June 1 

U.S. Supreme Court rejects Guantánamo appeals
© Miami Herald » published June 11

post updated June 11


Friday, June 01, 2012

Festas de Lisboa'12

Popular Saints Festival

Lisbon events »
Festas de Lisboa'12