Friday, May 31, 2013

Homage to Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman by Samuel Murray, 1891 

Walt Whitman, 1854 
photographer unknown, probably Gabriel Harrison

This is what you shall do: Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks,
stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body.

- Walt Whitman -
from the Preface to the 1855 edition of Leaves of Grass

May 31, 1819 - March 26, 1892

from Song of Myself by Walt Whitman
read by Tom O'Bedlam

The Walt Whitman Archive

Walt Whitman: Online Resources
© Library of Congress

Samuel Murray » Philadelphia Public Art

images source » The Walt Whitman Archive


Thursday, May 30, 2013

URGENT: "We will die. We will not leave without being heard."

Brazil's 'lost report' into genocide surfaces after 40 years

Brazil's 'lost report' into genocide surfaces after 40 years

Figueiredo report reveals alleged crimes against indigenous tribes from 1940s to 1980s and sheds light on current land policy.

© The Guardian

Iran amends law on stoning for adultery

New website reveals extent of secret CIA flight network

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Letters 4 Leonard !!!!!

Official letter campaign
to free Leonard Peltier

All it takes is a simple letter or postcard showing your support
and asking President Barack Obama for his Freedom.

Letters will Be hand-delivered en mass.


USA & Int'l » Send your letters to

Letters 4 Leonard
P.O. Box 4444
Trego, MT 59934

CA » send your letters to

Box 5064
Victoria BC V8R 6N3

Letters 4 Leonard

A co-operative campaign between the LPDOC of the U.S.
and Canada

posted on behalf of 
Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee

Free Leonard NOWWW !!!!!

reposting ....


Tuesday, May 28, 2013

2013 Inaugurate Justice

Published on Jan 22, 2013

Made for the third annual Torture Survivors Benefit.
Sound bite from Obama from four years ago.
Photos taken on the inauguration benches on Jan. 10th, 2013.
Music from Abel Korzeniowski "Going Nowhere"
Witness Against Torture

Yes, we do !!!!! Thank you so much !!!!!

Remembering Executed Veterans

Remembering Executed Veterans
© American Civil Liberties Union

Juveniles left waiting to die

Juveniles left waiting to die
by Mark Clements

Mark Clements is a board member of the Campaign to End
the Death Penalty and a former victim of Chicago police torture under Jon Burge, who served 28 years in prison for a crime
he didn't commit before finally being released. Here, he calls
on Illinois lawmakers to pass legislation ending the injustice
of juvenile life without parole sentences.

© SocialistWorker

Death penalty by suffocation passes Papua New Guinea parliament

Monday, May 27, 2013

Iran's bloggers criticize public hangings

Sunday, May 26, 2013


SINFONIA » first version

film director Simon Brethé

final work by the students of Animation Film,
School of Arts, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

awesome !!!!!
Parabénsssssssssssss !!!!! Congratssssssssssssss !!!!!

Knock knocK !!!!!

Knock knocK Petition !!!  
we hate to see Companions go !!!!!
we want our flickr back !!!!!

please sign & share »
MoveOn Petitions - Change Flickr Back!

made yesterday for flickr ;,-((((((((((((((((((((

lulu & ***^-^***

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Allen Ginsberg Photography Exhibit Shows Hidden Side Of Legendary Beat Poet

Allen Ginsberg Photography Exhibit Shows Hidden Side Of Legendary Beat Poet
© Huffington Post » with slideshow & video

i ♥♥♥♥ Allen Ginsberg !!!!!

FL » Gov. Scott, Please Veto House bill 7083!

Gov. Scott, Please Veto House bill 7083!

My name is Juan Melendez and I am one of 24 people who have been sentenced to death in Florida for a crime I did not commit.

It is unconscionable and absurd that the Legislature of the state with the highest number of death row exonerations in the country has passed House Bill 7083 which seeks to “speed up” the state’s very flawed death penalty system. This misguided

bill now sits in the hands of Florida Governor Rick Scott,
and he must veto this bill.  

© CREDO Action

sign & share, before it is too late !!!!!

reposting .....

Letting Murderers Go Free

image source » FL governor site

Letting Murderers Go Free
by Laura Finley

In Florida, a murderer has made public his plans to kill
three individuals in the next six weeks.

If all goes according to his plan, Elmer Carroll will die on May 29th, William Van Poyk will die on June 12th, and Marshal Gore will die on June 24th. And what is more, this murderer has admitted that he has killed before; in fact, he killed three people in 2012 alone. Clearly this man is a serial killer who has killed and plans to keep doing so.

© CityWatch

A Shocking Look at the Way Saudi Arabia Deals With Its Immigrants

A Shocking Look at the Way Saudi Arabia Deals With Its Immigrants
© PolicyMic » with video

words for what ???

Afghanistan: Surge in Women Jailed for 'Moral Crimes'

Afghanistan: Surge in Women Jailed for 'Moral Crimes'
Prosecute Abusers, Not Women Fleeing Abuse
© RAWA » published May 21

Friday, May 24, 2013

American Indian Families in Oklahoma NEED HELP !!!!

Malcolm X lives

Malcolm X lives
© Workers World

The Reason for Hunger Strikes-from Northern Ireland to Guantanamo

Iran: Woman prisoner lashed and hanged in latest savage execution

Iran: Woman prisoner lashed and hanged in latest savage execution
© National Council of Resistance of Iran

♥ À Toujours, Georges ♥

Georges Moustaki : Le temps de vivre
"SPORTS EN FETE" - 04/mars 1973

Georges Moustaki

May 3, 1934 - May 23, 2013

À Toujours, Georges

Le site officiel de Georges Moustaki

En vidéo : "Le Métèque", "Ma liberté", et autres chansons de Georges Moustaki
© Le Monde

Thursday, May 23, 2013

In Response to Obama's speech

In Response to Obama's speech


© Witness Against Torture

In Solidarity with Flickr's members !!!!!

In Solidarity with Flickr's members, which i am one too,
i decided to close my portfolio, until they bring the old
flickr back !!!!! 
7 years of work on trash .... 
no need to say how much it was difficult & painful for me
but this time they went too far !!!!!

if you are there, sign & share !!!! 

MoveOn Petitions - Change Flickr Back!

and join this group if you want to

Flickr: New Flickr Layout Sucks

luisa brehm portfolio

Amnesty International Report 2013

Report 2013:

World increasingly dangerous for refugees and migrants

© Amnesty International

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Obama -- Guantanamo ends now

In 24 hours, President Obama could end more than a decade
of injustice by finally closing Guantanamo -- the world’s most notorious prison camp. While he preps for a major speech to respond to hunger-striking detainees, let's send him a massive message: no more excuses -- the world demands he close this American gulag down. 

Sign now:

Avaaz - Obama -- Guantanamo ends now

Major study sheds new light on CIA secret prisons

Major study sheds new light on CIA secret prisons
© Uruknet » published May 22

We Lost .... All !!!!!

 bellow » Aleppo suburbs 

God be with you and all people of SYRIA.

Let the world see what's happening in #SYRIA

by Syrian Revolution in Art - Photography

In our Heart Always !!!!! 

Free Syria NOW !!!!!


The Children of Gaza's Tunnels

The Children of Gaza's Tunnels
© Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The history of the Indians begins with the arrival
of the Europeans.
The history of the People begins
with the beginning of the history of the People.

- John Trudell -

UN Indigenous Forum » until May 31

UN Indigenous Forum opens May 20 with focus on health, education
© Nunatsiaq Online

Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues Begins at U.N.
© Democracy Now!

More than 2,000 indigenous people from around the world are
in New York City for the twelfth session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues,
May 20 to May 31 at the UN Headquarters.

flickr's suicide !!!!!

flickr's suicide !!!!!  
The New Flickr: What it Means for Flickr Pro Users

flickr committed suicide !!!!!
the problem is they are killing us too !!!!!

Monday, May 20, 2013

U.S. Report Says Religious Freedom On The Decline Worldwide

U.S. Report Says Religious Freedom On The Decline Worldwide
© Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

» with full Report

Human Rights Watch Film Festival

2013 New York Film Festival

June 13 - 23, 2013

Film Festival: Bringing Human Rights Issues to Life
© Human Rights Watch

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Obama to address Guantánamo and drones in major defence speech

Obama to address Guantánamo and drones in major defence speech
© The Guardian

next thursday Obama address the situation at Gitmo.

we are watching you, Sire !!!!!

Obama's Legacy » Secrecy, Drones, Prisons and Kill Lists

Obama's Legacy

Secrecy, Drones, Prisons and Kill Lists
© Counterpunch » published May 15

OMG !!!! better than Bush, isn't it ???

♥ for Malcolm X & Grandson ♥

image source

We need more light about each other.
Light creates understanding, understanding creates love,
love creates patience and patience creates unity.

- Malcolm X -

19 May 1925 - 21 Feb. 1965

Malcolm Shabazz

October 8, 1984 - May 9, 2013

My heart found this rose and thought of You !!!!!
with All my Love and Respect

all years on this day i pay Homage to Malcolm X
but i still am chocked with the murder of his grandson Malcolm,
activist and blogger, last May 9 in Mexico City, you see ....
fool of promises and terrible surprises, this is Destiny !!!!!

Mourners gather at Oakland, Calif., service to remember Malcolm X's grandson, Malcolm Shabazz
© The Washington Post » published May 17

Malcolm the Younger
© The New Yorker » published May 12

Malcolm X

Saturday, May 18, 2013

100 Days Hunger Strike Global Call to Action

Global Action to Close Guantanamo » update

Great satan US arrests activists demanding the closure of Guantanamo
© Islamic Invitation Turkey

Rally Marks 100 Days of Guantanamo Hunger Strike
© wsbradio » video

Anonymous launches Operation Guantanamo: OpGTMO engaged
© Examiner » published May 17

Guantanamo hunger strike enters 100th day
© Al Jazeera » published May 17
with video

A look inside Guantanamo 
© CNN » published May 16

Friday, May 17, 2013

International Day against Homophobia

The Riddle: new anti-homophobia message from UN human rights office

and today is

International Day against Homophobia (IDAHO)

to celebrate it, the UN Human Rights Office has released
“The Riddle”.

“The Riddle”: What exists in every corner of the world but remains illegal in more than 70 countries?
© UN Human Rights

LGBT rights in Portugal
© Wikipedia

Syria: Visit Reveals Torture Chambers

Syria: Visit Reveals Torture Chambers
© Human Rights Watch » with video

Starving for Justice

Free Them All !!!!!

Days of Global Action to Close Guantanamo

May 17-19

Days of Global Action
to Close Guantanamo 

May 17th marks the 100th day 
of the Gitmo Hunger Strike.

A coalition has formed to hold International Days
of Action against Guantanamo from May 17-19th.

Free All POW's NOW !!!!!

check the Events & Join !!!!!
sign the Petition, Take Action !!!!!

Events | Witness Against Torture

Welcome to "Close Guantánamo"

Gitmo hunger strike: Timeline
© RT News - TV-Novosti

Petition | President Obama: Close Detention Facility at Guantanamo Bay | 

I Support Closing Guantanamo
Take Action Now - Amnesty International USA

OpGTMO: Anonymous launches global anti-Gitmo action
© RT News - TV-Novosti » published May 17

ANSWER Coalition

Cageprisoners : Giving a voice to the voiceless

Hunger Strike Reinvigorates Movement to Close Guantánamo
© The Indypendent » published May 14 

OpGTMO: Anonymous vows global hack attack to shut down Guantanamo
© RT News - TV-Novosti » published May 8

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

FL » Outrageous Speed for State Killings

Nakba 65 Years Later


by Charles Davies

Palestine: A Homeland Denied 
© The Palestine Poster Project Archives

May 15 marks
65 years since the Nakba
- The Palestinian Day of Catastrophe:

the dispossession, forced exile, and ethnic cleansing of 750,000 Palestinians from their land before and during the creation of the State of Israel in 1948.

Palestinians Rally to Mark Nakba Day
© Palestine News & Info Agency - WAFA
published May 15

In photos: Gaza rallies mark 65 years of Nakba
© Alternative Information Center (AIC) 
published May 15

'Nakba' means disaster, but not surrender
© Workers World » Editorials
published May 15

Despite efforts to erase it, the Nakba's memory is more present than ever in Israel
© +972 Magazine » published May 14

Palestinians hold a conference in Gaza to mark 65th anniversary of their forced displacement
© PressTV » published May 13

65th Commemoration: Ongoing Nakba and Secondary Forcible Displacement
© BADIL - Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights

© Al Nakba org.

1948: Remembering the Nakba 65 Years Later
© Institute for Palestine Studies - Special Focus

Before Their Diaspora | A photographic history of the Palestinians,1876-1948, by Walid Khalidi.
© Institute for Palestine Studies

al-Nakba: the Palestinian "Catastrophe"

1948 Palestinian exodus 
© Wikipedia 
Nakba Day » 
an-Nakba, meaning Day of the Catastrophe 
© Wikipedia

Free Palestine !!!!!



Uploaded on May 12, 2011

A slideshow telling (in short words) the story of the 1948 Palestinian Nakba.
Selected pictures, documented statistics, Naji Al-Ali cartoons and heart-felt music.
Thank you for listening. Emad Sinan.

Thank you so much, Emad !!!!!


Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Hunger Strike Song

Hunger Strike Song from Johnny Barber on Vimeo.

The Peace Poets and Witness Against Torture have collaborated on a Hunger Strike Video!

Friday, May 17th marks the 100th day of the Guantanamo Hunger Strike.

NYC, DC, Chicago and other May 17 events will be posted soon at

Witness Against Torture

The Words of Farzad Kamanger

The Words of Farzad Kamanger

On May 9, 2010 five political prisoners were executed in Iran, all sentenced with "enmity against God." Four of them were Kurds: Farzad Kamanger, Shirin Alam Hooli, Ali Heydarian and Farhad Vakili.

© Alliance for Kurdish Rights

Monday, May 13, 2013

Chris Hedges: Murder Is Our National Sport

Chris Hedges: Murder Is Our National Sport

William Van Poyck, writer and death row inmate, blogs about social inequality and injustices within the prison system while waiting for lethal injection in Florida, which has recently opted to speed up the process for capital punishment.

© Truthout

a must !!!!!

Hawking boycotts Israel by Carlos Latuff

Carlos Latuff hits the nail on the head with this cartoon on Stephen Hawking's decision to boycott Israel.

via Gaza TV News

superrrrrrrrrrrrrrr great !!!!!
thank you soooooooooo much !!!!!
muitoooooooo obrigada, Carlos !!!!!

Latuff Cartoons

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Jean Michel Jarre - Oxygene 2

Live in Poland 2008

timeless !!!!!

Jean Michel Jarre
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.
It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.

- Albert Einstein -

2013 May 11 - Cape York Annular Eclipse

APOD: 2013 May 11 - Cape York Annular Eclipse

Image Credit & Copyright: Cameron McCarty, Matthew Bartow, Michael Johnson - MWV Observatory, Coca-Cola Space Science Center, Columbus State University Eclipse Team

wowww wowwwwwwwww a bit delayed !!!!!
thanksssssssssssssssssssssssssss, APOD

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Syria right now !!!!!

SYRIA right now!

Let the world see what's happening in #SYRIA

by Syrian Revolution in Art - Photography

With All our Love !!!!!

Free Syria NOW !!!!!


Saturday, May 11, 2013

Ivone - self

Ivone - self
© joão & luisa brehm

self portrait - auto retrato

painting & collage - pintura & colagem

below » details

Ivone - self Ivone - self


Friday, May 10, 2013

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.

- Maya Angelou -


The Mentally Ill in Indonesia Are Often Put in Chains and Locked Up

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Anonymous - #OpGTMO

thank youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu, Anon

we truly Love You !!!!!

May 17 to May 19

The hacktivist group Anonymous has announced it will mark the 100th day of the Guantanamo hunger strike with three days of massive protests, calling on supporters to join their global action both on the ground and online.

OpGTMO: Anonymous vows global hack attack to shut down Guantanamo
© RT News - TV-Novosti

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

9,500 Palestinian children detained by Israel since 2000

9,500 Palestinian children detained by Israel since 2000
© The Middle East Monitor » published May 7


Monday, May 06, 2013

Never, never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another.

- Nelson Mandela -

Bobby Sands remembered

Bobby Sands remembered

Thirty two years ago on 5 May 1981, the death of Bobby Sands was announced.

© ANF - Ajansa Nûçeyan a Firatê 

check my posts from March 2009 »

28 years ago - Irish Hunger Strike

Irish Hungerstrike Memorial Video

Sunday, May 05, 2013

Tongues on Fire a Tribute to the Black Panthers

Uploaded on Nov 7, 2010

TONGUES ON FIRE a Tribute to the Black Panthers

Living Colour:
Corey Glover - lead vocals
Vernon Reid - guitar
Doug Wimbish - bass
Will Cahoun - drums, percussions
Last Poets:
Umar Bin Hassann - vocals
Abiodun Oyewole - vocals

David Murray - musical director & composer
Music composition - David Murray
Texts - Umar Bin Hassann & Abiodun Oyewole
Artwork by Emory Douglas

Festival "Son d'hiver", 19th edition / February 06, 2010

Saturday, May 04, 2013

The Anonymous martyrs in SYRIA ...

The Anonymous martyrs in SYRIA ...

Everyone of them had a hope
Had a dream
Had a story

Can not be forgotten ...
God bless you all.

Let the world see what's happening in #SYRIA

by Syrian Revolution in Art - Photography
With All Our Love and Respect !!!!!

Free Syria NOW !!!!!


Friday, May 03, 2013

World Press Freedom Day 2013

Thursday, May 02, 2013

O'Malley signs death penalty repeal

O'Malley signs death penalty repeal
Measure makes Maryland 18th state to end executions

© Baltimore Sun

Shaking Off the Shackles of State-Sponsored Killing
© American Civil Liberties Union

wowwwwwwwwWWWWWWWWWW !!!!!
thank youuuuuuuuuuu, Governor O'Malley ♥♥

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Happyyyyy May Day !!!!!

don't work 22222 much ;-)))))))))))))))))))
here it's a waste of time with this imbecile
prepotent government.

Revolution NOW !!!!!

wheris miauuumi piggi banki ???



Soviet Poster from 1919
Labor Arts

© Vintage May Day Posters


Chinese Poster from the 1960s

© Labour Days | By Scott Anderson
University of Toronto Magazine

Washington DC protest poster 1971

© Mayday-posters/Quaker House

May Day - About the International Workers' Holiday
© Marxists Internet Archive