Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Second Honoring of Russell Means



















Today, February 27, the family of Russell Means will hold a celebration on Pine Ridge to honor the life of Oglala activist Russell Means.

The date coincides with the 40th anniversary of the start of the 1973 occupation of Wounded Knee by the American Indian Movement, led by Means.

The event will be held at Pine Ridge School in the old gymnasium, west of campus, on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
Doors open at 4:00 p.m.

Second Honoring of Russell Means
© Russell Means Freedom

"Second Honoring: The Life of Russell Means" Celebration on 40th Anniversary of Wounded Knee Occupation
© Indian Country Today

Late Russell Means to be Honored on 40th Anniversary of Wounded Knee Occupation
© White Wolf
 
We Love You, Russell !!!!! 

Thank you so much !!!! Pilamaya ye !!!!

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Monday, February 25, 2013

Jasmine poem by Al Ajami














Mohammad Al Ajami


Jasmine poem 

Knowing that those that satisfy themselves and upset their people
tomorrow will have someone else sitting in their seat,
knowing that those that satisfy themselves and upset their people
tomorrow will have someone else sitting in their seat,
for those that think the country is in your and your kids’ names,
the country is for the people, and its glories are theirs.

Repeat with one voice, for one faith:
We are all Tunisia in the face of repressive elites.
We are all Tunisia in the face of repressive elites.
The Arab governments and who rules them are, without exception, thieves.
Thieves!

The question that frames the thoughts of those who wonder
will not find an answer in any official channels.
As long as it imports everything it has from the West,
why can’t it import laws and freedoms?
Why can’t it import laws and freedoms?

- Al Ajami -

translated on Democracy Now!

Qatari Human Rights Official Defends Life Sentence for Poet Who Praised Arab Spring Uprisings
© Democracy Now!
published Dec. 7, 2012

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Qatar slashes life term against poet to 15 years

Qatar slashes life term against poet to 15 years
© Gulf News

just can't believe !!!!! Freedom NOW !!!!!

Winners » Photographer of the Year - Freelance

Winners » 
Photographer of the Year - Freelance

© POY - Pictures of the Year International

Congratssssssssssss to Paolo Pellegrin & All !!!!!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

dreams are all mine

dreams are all mine
© luisa brehm

Flora & me
2013

photo by my brother joão
Wherever I am, let me be!
The Sky is mine.
The windows, the mind, the air, love, earth, are all mine.
What does it matter
if mushrooms of nostalgia
grow from time to time?

- Sohrab Sepehri -
from his poem Wayfarer

1928 - 1980
Persian Poet and painter

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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Ebrahim Noroozi winner of World Press Photo















by Iranian photojournalist Ebrahim Noroozi
from the "Victims Of Forced Love" series, Bam, Iran

winner of "Observed Portraits - 1st prize stories"
of World Press Photo Contest 2013. 

Victims of Forced Love
» photo gallery

© World Press Photo

Ebrahim Noroozi
born in 1980 in Tehran, Iran,
began working as a professional photographer in 2004, with Fars News Agency. His photographs have appeared nationally and internationally, in such publications as The New York Times, Time, The Washington Post, and have been distributed by Agence France-Presse, the Associated Press, Reuters, United Press International and the European Press.

Ebrahim Noroozi

powerful message !!!!!
Congratsssssssssssssssssss, Ebrahim
and thank you so much !!!!!

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Ebrahim Noroozi Photos of Hangings in Iran

Mournful by Ebrahim Noroozi

Untitled Mournful by Ebrahim Noroozi

Mourning in Iran

Mournful photo gallery
© World Press Photo

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Friday, February 22, 2013

if you go to Persepolis ....

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Persepolis by Oshin D. Zakarian

if you go to Persepolis
remember me ....
part of my heart is buried there !!!!!

luisa

image source » The World at Night (TWAN)

Iran: 45 executed in 5 days

Iran: 45 executed in 5 days
© National Council of Resistance of Iran

The big switch

One drug is dismantling the lethal injection protocol,
shot by shot
© Scienceline

Thursday, February 21, 2013

147 years later: Mississippi ratifies slavery ban

147 years later: Mississippi ratifies slavery ban
© Times LIVE

never too late ooooopppppppppsssssssssssss

Mexico: Crisis of Enforced Disappearances

Mexico: Crisis of Enforced Disappearances

Peña Nieto Needs Strategy to Investigate, End 'Disappearances'

© Human Rights Watch » Report

Japan hangs three in first executions under 'merciless' Abe government

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

temporary stay !!!!! Stop the execution of Warren Hill » Georgia

Georgia Disabilities Expert Calls for Halt to Execution of Inmate with Mental Retardation
© Death Penalty Information Center 

Petition | GEORGIA STATE BOARD OF PARDONS AND PAROLES: Stop the execution of Warren Lee Hill in Georgia | Change.org 

Urgent !!!!! sign & share !!!!! 

Georgia will violate both justice and the constitution if it executes Warren Hill
© The Guardian » published Feb. 13


Executing the Mentally Retarded: The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia
© The Atlantic » published Feb. 13


Warren Hill: Doctors Now Admit Death Row Inmate Has Mental Retardation
© The Inquisitr » published Feb. 14


Lawyer for Ga. death row inmate asks judge, parole board to stay execution
© Associated Press » published Feb. 15

Last ditch legal battle to save 'mentally disabled' death row inmate who is set to be executed on Tuesday
© Daily Mail » published Feb. 17

Mentally disabled US man faces execution Tuesday
© AFP » published Feb. 18


Judge won't reconsider case of GA death row inmate
© AccessNorthGa » published Feb. 18


Ten reasons why Georgia should not execute Warren Hill
© The Guardian » published Feb. 19

Warren Hill granted stay of execution
© The Guardian

Monday, February 18, 2013

One For Ten

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Free Öcalan !!!

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Free Öcalan!

by International Initiative 
"Freedom for Abdullah Öcalan-Peace in Kurdistan"

Freedom for Öcalan - sign here - Free Öcalan!

enough is enough !!!! sign the petition Now !!!!!

Time to Free Öcalan !!!!!

Strasbourg rally: Time for freedom for Öcalan
© ANF - Ajansa Nûçeyan a Firatê


Öcalan was captured fourteen years ago
© ANF - Ajansa Nûçeyan a Firatê » published Feb. 15


yesssssssssss, more than time !!!!!

Jafar Panahi wins Silver Bear at Berlin Film Festival
















Berlin Film Festival 2013 »
The International Jury gave the prize for the Best Script to Jafar Panahi for "Pardé" (Closed Curtain).

Iranian director wins Silver Bear at Berlin film fest
© Voice of Russia

Iranian film honoured in Berlin
© Radio Zamaneh

Factbox: Berlin film festival 2013 winners
© Reuters

Director Panahi defies Iran ban to make another film
© Reuters » published Feb. 12

i'm so truly happy !!!!! Congratssssssssssssssss !!!!!

Free Jafar Panahi NOW !!!!!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Director makes film about long-term death-row inmate

Director makes film about long-term death-row inmate

A desire to depict one man spending half a century in solitary confinement on death row is what spurred Junichi Saito, 45,
to write his first movie script.

Saito's upcoming film, which translates as "Promise, The Nabari Poisoned Wine Case, the Life of a Death Row Inmate",
has as its main character Masaru Okunishi, 87, a man who after being found not guilty in his first trial was then given the death penalty
over a deadly 1961 wine-poisoning case in Nabari, Mie Prefecture.
A decision for a retrial was temporarily granted but then turned down, and the case is even now under review for retrial.

© The Mainichi

Iconic Images From 125 Years Of The National Geographic Society

Iconic Images From 125 Years Of The National Geographic Society
» photo gallery

© Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

Homage to Edward S. Curtis

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self portrait » image source

It's such a big dream,
I can't see it all.

- Edward S. Curtis -

February 16, 1868 – October 19, 1952

Edward S. Curtis was given his Indian name Pazola Washte 
(Pretty Butte) from Sioux Chief Red Hawk.

Edward S. Curtis's North American Indian
© American Memory, Library of Congress

Christopher Cardozo Fine Art | A World Leader in Edward S. Curtis

Sacred Legacy


Photographs taken by Edward Sheriff Curtis.

Friday, February 15, 2013

World Press Photos of the Year (1955-2008)

Uploaded on Mar 11, 2009

This video is a collaboration of the World Press Photos of the Year. It contains 50 photographs as no awards were given in 1959, 1961 or 1970. Some pictures are accompanied with videos of the event taking place. Below is the list of photos including the year, photographer, nationality of the photographer and a description of the photo. 

First song: Tell Them That Shes Not Scared by Envy on the Coast

Second song: Forever by Edguy (This song was not my first choice for the video, I thought it was a bit too metaly, but it was good with the time, and the chorus fits amazingly well with the Tiananmen Square video footage).

a must !!!!!

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Paul Hansen World Press Photo of the Year















Gaza children's funeral by Paul Hansen
wins World Press Photo

SWEDISH PHOTOGRAPHER PAUL HANSEN WINS PREMIER PHOTO CONTEST AWARD
© World Press Photo

Paul Hansen Photojournalist

painful & powerful message !!!!!

Congratsssssssssssssssssssssssssss, Paul !!!!!

World Press Photo

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World Press Photo Contest Names Winners for 2012

World Press Photo Contest Names Winners for 2012
» photo gallery

© Lens blog - The New York Times

Winners Of 56th World Press Photo Contest
» photo gallery

© Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty


Congratsssssssssssssssssssss to All !!!!!

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

The human rights situation in the Islamic Republic of Iran

Lovers

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by Mana Neyestani

Lovers - for Jailed Iranian Journalist Couples

© Radio Zamaneh

powerful, dear Mana !!!!! thank you so much !!!!!

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Thich Nhat Hanh

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We are here to awaken
from the illusion of our separateness.

- Thich Nhat Hanh -

Nhat Hanh, born October 11, 1926, is a Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk, teacher, author, poet and peace activist.

thanksssssssssssssssssssss, Anon ♥♥

The Mindfulness Bell: Thich Nhat Hanh

Plum Village

Thich Nhat Hanh » Wikipedia

SignOn.org - The Death Penalty in Florida

SignOn.org - The Death Penalty in Florida

Grassroots Petition Drive to Suspend FL Executions
by Peacebuilders with Justice of Florida

sign & share !!!!!

reposting ....

BE Their Voice - STOP Torture & Execution in Iran

BE Their Voice - STOP Torture & Execution in Iran
Avaaz

sign & share !!!!! 

reposting ....

Save Li Yan from execution » petition

Save Li Yan from execution

by Amnesty International Australia

Urgent !!!! sign & share !!!!!

reposting ....

HRW Film Festival Trailer London


Human Rights Watch Film Festival

London, March 13 - 22

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Bertil Hansson exhibit » Sweden

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© Bertil Hansson

Bertil Hansson

Solo Exhibit

Paintings and Photographies

February 16 - March 3, 2013
Opening: February 16 » 12.00 – 16.00

Östersunds Konstklubb – Art Club

Rådhusgatan 42
SE – 83134 Östersund, Sweden

more info at Bertil site

Congratssssssssssssssss once again, my dear friend !!!!!
wishing lots of success !!!!!
love gros bisousssssssssssssssssssssss

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Monday, February 11, 2013

19 political prisoners' letter to condemn the death verdict of 8 political prisoners

Guantanamo Trial

D.A. sees face of evil at Guantanamo Bay hearings
© Cjonline.com

Shameeeeeeeeeeeeee AmeriKKKa !!!!!

The Trouble With Tradition

The Trouble With Tradition

When "Values" Trample Over Rights

by Graeme Reid, Director, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Rights Program

© Human Rights Watch

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Year of the Snake ;-)))))))))))))))))

Untitled © Xinhua/Hao Qunying

Welcome to the Year of the Water Snake ;-)))))))))))))))))))

H♥♥ppyyyyyyyyy Chinese Lunar New Year 4711 !!!!!

***^-^*** & mom

Photo taken on Jan. 4, 2013 shows a "year of snake" stamp,
which was released on Jan. 5, at Handan Post Office in Handan,
north China's Hebei Province.

"Year of snake" stamp to be released on Jan. 5
© Xinhua

Saturday, February 09, 2013

Silent Language of Hands

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© Steve McCurry/Magnum Photos
Afghanistan

Silent Language of Hands

© Steve McCurry's Blog

new collection of images on Steve McCurry's Blog

a must see !!!!!
thank youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu, Magnum !!!!!

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Bishkek's Lenin Museum Keeps Soviet Realism Alive

Bishkek's Lenin Museum Keeps Soviet Realism Alive

Although Kyrgyzstan has renamed the museum in Bishkek's Ala-Too Square the National Historical Museum and filled it with exhibits documenting the country's natural and political history, many still
refer to it as the "Lenin Museum." And it's not hard to see why.
With its grand bronze sculpture of Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin leading the revolution and a mural on the ceiling of all the nationalities of the Soviet Union attending a wedding party, Kyrgyzstan's Soviet
past is hard to ignore.

(22 PHOTOS)

© Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

wonderful !!!!!

Friday, February 08, 2013

pearl of tears

pearl of tears
© luisa brehm
Every human being is a raindrop. And when enough
of the raindrops become clear and coherent they then
become the power of the storm.

- John Trudell -

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Papua New Guinea woman tortured, burned alive in 'sorcery' case

Papua New Guinea woman tortured, burned alive in 'sorcery' case
© Agence France-Presse

ohhhhh nooooooooooo !!!!!

How Ayatollah Khomeini sanctioned the deaths of 20,000 'enemies of the state'

Born In An Iranian Prison -- And Into A Lifetime Of Consequences

Iran: Prisoners transferred to solitary confinement for execution

Iran: Prisoners transferred to solitary confinement for execution
© National Council of Resistance of Iran

Iran: Top Official Should Face Justice for Rights Abuses

Documentary explores Neb. death penalty history

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

She's Home !!!!!

 
She's Alive... Beautiful... Finite... Hurting... Worth Dying for.

Uploaded on Jun 26, 2011

This is a non-commercial attempt from Sanctuary Asia - The Voice of Wild India to highlight the fact that world leaders, irresponsible corporates and mindless 'consumers'
are combining to destroy life on earth.
It is dedicated to all who died fighting for the planet and those whose lives are on the line today.
The cut was put together by Vivek Chauhan, a young film maker, together with naturalists working with the Sanctuary Asia network.

Stop Belo Monte !!!!!

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© White Wolf

The True Cost of Belo Monte, Life on the Amazon and Brazil's Energy Crisis
© White Wolf

sign the petition !!!!!

Transcript Released of Sartre Visit to RAF Leader Andreas Baader

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Nigeria: No justice for the dead










© George Osodi / Amnesty International

Nigeria: No justice for the dead
© Amnesty International

Saudi beheads man after 30 years on death row

Freedom for Albert Woodfox of the Angola 3, After 40 Years in Solitary Confinement?

Iraq in Crisis Over Terror Death-Penalty Law

Monday, February 04, 2013

Secret Mass Executions in Iran

New Reports: Daily Secret Executions in Rajai Shahr Prison 

Iran Human Rights, February 4: According to reports from reliable sources, Iranian authorities are executing in increasing numbers in Rajai Shahr Prison, west of Tehran.
According to sources, prisoners are being transferred out of their wards daily and the execution of several of them have been confirmed.

© Iran Human Rights

Secret Mass Executions Resume in Mashhad's Vakilabad Prison: Several Hundred Prisoners Possibly Executed In Past Four Months

Iran Human Rights, February 3: According to reports from reliable sources in Iran, as many as 400 prisoners may have been executed in Vakilabad Prison, Mashhad. According to the sources, there have been secret executions of prisoners taking place every Wednesday and Sunday, and sometimes up to three times a week. No detailed information is available on the amount of prisoners executed, but at least on one occasion the number of executions were as high as 50 people. Sources say that up to 400 prisoners may have been executed in the past four or five months.

Sources say weekly executions are still taking place.

© Iran Human Rights 

Indian President approves death penalty for rape

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Adonis, the greatest Arab poet

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image source » Wikipedia

I release the earth and I imprison the skies.
I fall down in order to stay faithful to the light, in order to make the world ambiguous, fascinating, changeable, dangerous,
in order to announce the steps beyond.

The blood of the gods is still fresh on my clothes.
A seagull's scream echoes through my pages.
Let me just pack up my words and leave.

- Adonis -

excerpt from The Edge of the World

Adonis, considered the greatest living Arab poet, 
born January 1, 1930 in Syria, lives in France.

Adonis - Poets.org

Adonis : The Poetry Foundation

My Syria, by 'greatest living' Arab poet
© CNN » published February 9, 2012
with slideshow

Adonis: a life in writing
© The Guardian

Syrian poet Adonis introduces his artworks - gallery
© The Guardian


A Visit With the Arabic Poet Adonis
© The New York Times » published Oct. 17, 2010

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Saturday, February 02, 2013

Cry for Damascus - Children of Syria

Published on Jan 23, 2013

This video is made in dedication to the thousands of lost lives, misplaced families, starving children and devastation of everything that is happening in Syria.

May peace come to you all and bless all the lost souls.

Cry for Damascus - Children of Syria

HELP too & spread the Message !!!!!

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Tammam Azzam

 
Tammam Azzam is among the youngest Syrian emerging talents on the contemporary Arab scene.

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The Kiss by Tammam Azzam

Untitled image source » Saatchi Gallery

Gustav Klimt’s “The Kiss” reproduced on a devastated building in Syria
by Syrian artist Tammam Azzam, born in Damascus, 1980.

powerful !!!!! thank youuuuuuuuuu !!!!!

Tammam Azzam - Artists - Ayyam Gallery

Painting Syria: artists draw hope from the destruction
© Al Bawaba » published Dec. 2, 2012

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Friday, February 01, 2013

Black History Month 2013

February is

Black History Month

this year the theme is »
At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: The Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington.

African American History Month 2013

2013 Event Hightlights

© The Library of Congress

Association for the Study of African American Life and History

Black History Month 2013: Educational Ways To Celebrate African-AmericanHeritage With Your Family
© IBTimes

Cinema Arts Centre Announces Inspiring Films with Guest Speakers

Long Island Press Releases -

Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington Announces Inspiring Films with Guest Speakers and Receptions Black History Month Events

(Long Island, N.Y.) Three inspiring films will screen with guest speakers and receptions for Black History month at Cinema Arts Centre.
The Cinema Arts Centre is located at 423 Park Ave, Huntington.

» Wednesday, February 13 at 7:30pm - GUN HILL ROAD
In Person: Filmmaker, Rashaad Ernesto Green, Writer/director Rashaad Ernesto. 
Green's first feature film is an intricate portrait of a family divided
told with sensitivity, gentle humor and a deep understanding of the environment that shapes its people. 
» Wednesday, February 20 at 7:30pm - BEAT STREET
In Person: DJ Kool Herc and GrandMaster Mele Mel.
Don't miss this rare screening of the landmark hip-hop classic
with two of the movement's legends in person. 
» Thursday, February 28 at 7:30pm - MUMIA: Long Distance Revolutionary, 
Live via Skype: Filmmaker Stephen Vittoria.
A brilliant new documentary about America’s most famous political prisoner.

© Long Island Exchange