Saturday, June 29, 2013

Can't You Hear the Voice of the Oppressed?

(A dedication to the Martyrs of the Syrian Revolution)

by Syrian4all World

Published on Jun 29, 2013 

A song about a people who has been oppressed for decades, and once it revolted, the whole world stood against it. 
Respects to the hero people of Syria.

With All our Respect !!!!! Thank You sooooo much !!!!! 

Free Syria NOW !!!!!


Photos from June 26th International Day in Support of Victims of Torture.

Friday, June 28, 2013

GENESIS by Sebastião Salgado




June 29 - October 19, 2013

Opening reception: June 29 » 4 - 7 pm

P E T E R  F E T T E R M A N  G A L L E R Y

Bergamot Station
2525 Michigan Ave | Gallery A1
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Exhibition: Sebastião Salgado - GENESIS
Sebastião Salgado: Genesis

Natural History Museum

open until 8 September 2013

Waterhouse Gallery
Cromwell Road,
London SW7 5BD, UK

with video

Congratsssssssssssssssssssss, Sebastião !!!!!
Muito obrigada !!!! Thank you so much !!!!
Abraços & Amor !!!!! Hugs & Love !!!!!


Sebastião Salgado. GENESIS

Published on Apr 16, 2013

Two men, one mission: Salgado talks with Benedikt Taschen about the photographic project that changed his life.


USA » Jan./June 2013 - State Killings & stays

January/June - 2013

12 - William Van Poyck - murdered by the state of Florida
As Van Poyck's execution draws near, he writes about the grim, secret world on death row 
© The Palm Beach Post » published June 9
Van Poyck executed for role in Palm Beach County officer's death 
© Sun Sentinel 
Van Poyck, Third Florida Inmate Executed This Year, Leaves Stark Word Trail Behind
© FlaglerLive » published June 13

12 - Elroy Chester - murdered by the state of Texas
Texas executes man who confessed to killing 5 
© Associated Press
18 - James Lewis DeRosa - murdered by the state of Oklahoma
Okla. Executes Inmate Convicted of Killing Couple 
© ABC News
24 -  Marshall Lee Gore - Florida * - stay lifted 
Stay of execution lifted for escort service owner 
© Associated Press » published June 28
25 - Brian Darrell Davis - murdered by the state of Oklahoma 
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin says execution will go on Tuesday 
© Associated Press » published June 24 
Okla. executes man in death of girlfriend's mother 
© Huffington Post

Outrageous, Mary Fallin !!!!!

26 - Kimberly McCarthy - murdered by the state of Texas 
500th Texas Execution Scheduled Despite Concerns about Racial Bias and Quality of Legal Representation 
© Death Penalty Information Center » June 24 
500 legal lynchings mark 'modern era' of death penalty in Texas 
© Workers World » published June 25 
Texas carries out 500th execution with Kimberly McCarthy  
© CBS News 
500th execution in Texas stirs emotions for exonerated death row prisoner 
© The Guardian » published June 27 
Texas prison chaplain: 'I've come to see the death penalty as totally wrong' 
© The Guardian » published June 27

as of June 28

Recent State Killings & stays

16 - Robert Gleason Jr. - murdered by the state of Virginia
(volunteer) - by electric chair
Man who strangled 2 fellow prison inmates, then fought to get death penalty, executed in Va. 
© The Associated Press
Robert Gleason Jr. becomes the first US prisoner
murdered in 2013.
29 - Kimberly McCarthy - Texas (female) - stayed 60 days
new date set » April 3
First woman to be put to death in two years receives last minute stay of execution as judge postpones her lethal injection by 60-days 
© Daily Mail
13 - Chris Sepulvado - Louisiana - stayed
Federal judge delays Louisiana execution date 
© Associated Press » published Feb. 7
20 - Britt Ripkowski - Texas - stayed
Execution on hold after court rules killer incompetent
© Houston Chronicle » published Jan. 11 
19 - Warren Hill - Georgia - stayed
Warren Hill granted stay of execution 
© The Guardian » published Feb. 20
21 - Carl Blue - murdered by the state of Texas
Texas executes man who lit ex-girlfriend on fire 
© Houston Chronicle
21 - Andrew Cook - murdered by the state of Georgia
Andrew Cook is executed
© The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 
26 - Paul Augustus Howell - Florida - stayed 
Justices affirm stay for Florida trooper's killer 
© Associated Press - SFGate » published Feb. 26 
27 - Larry Swearingen - Texas - stayed 
Death Row Inmate Larry Swearingen's Execution Stayed 
© The Texas Tribune » published Jan. 30

6 - Frederick Treesh - murdered by the state of Ohio
Ohio executes man who fatally shot security guard
© The Associated Press
6 - Edward Harold Schad - Arizona - stayed
U.S. Supreme Court refuses to clear way for Arizona execution
© Arizona Daily Star » published March 6
12 - Steven Ray Thacker - murdered by the state of Oklahoma
Steven Ray Thacker executed Tuesday evening 
© Tulsa World

3 - Kimberly McCarthy - Texas - temporary stay
Watkins Agrees To Delay Woman's Execution
© CBS Dallas » published March 29

execution date has been moved from April 3 to June 26
9 - Ricky Lewis - murdered by the state of Texas
Texas executes man for 1990 fatal shooting, rape 
© The Associated Press
10 - Larry Eugene Mann - murdered by the state of Florida
Larry Mann executed for Palm Harbor girl's 1980 killing 
© Tampa Bay Times
10 - Rigoberto Avila Jr. - Texas - temporary stay
Execution date for El Pasoan on death row delayed
© El Paso Times » published April 2

new date set » July 10
16 - Ronnie Threadgill - murdered by the state of Texas
Texas executes convicted killer for 2001 slaying 
© Associated Press
24 - Elroy Chester - Texas
April 24 execution of SETX man moved to June 12
© Beaumont Enterprise » published April 16 
25 - Richard Cobb - murdered by the state of Texas
Man Put to Death for Texas Store Abduction Slaying 
© ABC News

1 - Steven Smith - murdered by the state of Ohio
Ohio executes man who killed, raped 6-month-old
© Associated Press
7 - Carroll Joe Parr - murdered by the state of Texas
Texas executes Parr for killing fellow drug dealer during robbery outside Waco store in 2003
© Associated Press
Texas inmate executed for fatal drug-deal robbery
© Times-Standard
7 - Willie Jerome Manning - Mississippi - stayed 
A Ghost of Mississippi: The Willie Manning Capital Case
© The Atlantic » published May 2
Mississippi Supreme Court blocks today's execution of Willie Jerome Manning
© Associated Press
15 - Jeffrey Williams - murdered by the state of Texas 
Texas executes man for fatal shooting of officer 
© Beaumont Enterprise 
21 - Robert Pruett - Texas - stayed 60 days 
Execution for Prison Guard Murder Delayed for DNA Tests 
© The Texas Tribune » published May 9 
29 - Elmer Carroll - murdered by the state of Florida 
Elmer Carroll executed for 1990 Apopka murder 
© Bay News 9 
Protestors, Bishops call for end to death penalty 
© First Coast News

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

Kill Death Penalty NOW !!!!!

State Killings, commutations & stays

January/June 2012

July/December 2012

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Obama Establishes White House Council on Native American Affairs

Starvin' for Justice 2013


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

June 28 - July 2

Events 2013

Abolitionist Action Committee (AAC)

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Victory for LGBT Rights in USA !!!!!


DOMA Unconstitutional! And Prop 8 Goes Down, Too!

Big Win Today - Now Full Equality in Sight 
by Anthony D. Romero, Executive Director, ACLU

Out for Freedom

© American Civil Liberties Union

Love You, ACLU

Int. Day in Support of Victims of Torture

June 26

International Day of Actions - Support Torture Victims

» list of Actions & Events to Close Guantanamo
and End U.S. Torture 

Close Gitmo

more »  

UN experts urge governments to do more to help torture victims and their families
© United Nations - OHCHR

International Day in Support of Victims of Torture: It's Time to Look "Backwards" 
© American Civil Liberties Union
World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT)
Global network fighting against torture and other human rights violations  

International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims
Asian Human Rights Commission
International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, 26 June
© United Nations
Torture in Sri Lanka - 'Many times I would lose consciousness'
© Amnesty International » June 26
INDONESIA: Special report on practice of torture in Indonesia released
© Asian Human Rights Commission » June 26
UAE: Reports of systematic torture in jails
© Amnesty International » June 27
Torture in Russia: 'Torture is a traditional component of "proof"'
© Amnesty International » June 27
Torture in Iraq: 'I did not recognize him because of the torture'
© Amnesty International » June 28
Group says 73 Palestinians were Victims of Israeli Torture
© Palestine News & Info Agency - WAFA » June 26
Syria: Torture Centers Revealed
Report July 2012

© Human Rights Watch

Leonard Peltier Day !!!!!

Leonard Peltier Day !!!!!

June 26


The Oglala Commemoration, The LP-DOC and The Oglala Lakota Tribe is very excited to announce that June 26th
had been declared Leonard Peltier Day.

Oglala Sioux Tribe
Office of The President
A Presidential & Vice Presidential Proclamation
Proclaiming June 26, 2013 as Leonard Peltier Day.

Oglala Commemoration

14th Annual Event
June 26, 2013

Statement From Leonard on Oglala Commemoration

© Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee

Speaking Event: Honoring Leonard Peltier - 38 Years Since Shootout at Oglala
© Global Exchange

June 26, 2013 
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Mexican Heritage Plaza School of Arts & Culture
1700 Alum Rock Avenue
San Jose, CA

Leonard Peltier Day Honors Imprisoned Native Icon
© ICTMN - Indian Country Today

posted on behalf of 
Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee

Free Leonard NOW !!!!!


Monday, June 24, 2013

Indonesia: Children Seeking Refuge Find Abuse, Neglect

Indonesia: Children Seeking Refuge Find Abuse, Neglect
Detained, Beaten in Squalid Facilities, or Left to Fend for Themselves

full Report » June 24
Barely Surviving: Detention, Abuse, Neglect of Migrant Children in Indonesia
© Human Rights Watch 

Support Mumia Abu-Jamal at his resentencing appeal

Support Mumia Abu-Jamal at his resentencing appeal
© ANSWER Coalition

Tuesday, June 25 at 11:00am

Superior Court of Pennsylvania
530 Walnut Street, Philadelphia PA

Free Mumia NOW !!!!!


Sunday, June 23, 2013

There are nights when the wolves are silent
and only the moon howls.

- George Carlin -

Supermoon miauuuuuUUUUUUU !!!!!

photo by Charles G. Summers, Jr.
image source » White Wolf 

June Full Moon is called Buffalo Moon
(American Indians Omaha)



Supermoon June 2013: Everything You Need To Know About Perigee Moon This Weekend

© The Huffington Post

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Álvaro Cunhal - Portugal's historic communist leader at 100th anniversary

Gitmo POW's trial

Military commissions resume against alleged 9/11 conspirators
© World Socialist Web Site

Solitary Confinement at Guantanamo Bay
© Center for Constitutional Rights

for Actions & updates check

Close Gitmo

Resuming the Horror Show After the Show of Democracy: Four Prisoners Among Them one Woman Were Hanged in Western Iran

Friday, June 21, 2013

Ai Weiwei - ambassador for Reporters Without Borders

Ai Weiwei - ambassador for Reporters Without Borders
© Reporters Without Borders

greaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat !!!!!

i'll come back with this great Artist, oh yeah !!!!!


Prisons Full of Innocents

Prisons Full of Innocents

© CounterPunch

Summer Solstice !!!!!

Untitled Image Credit & Copyright: Danilo Pivato

APOD: 2013 June 21 - A Solstice Sunset Self Portrait

Magiccccccccccccccccccccccccccc Summer !!!!!

***^-^*** & lulu

Thursday, June 20, 2013

World Refugee Day 2013

Moises Saman/Magnum Photos for Save the Children

World Refugee Day

June 20th, 2013

Save the Children

Syrian refugee children left to die at roadside, charity told

Save the Children hears refugees' horrifying testimonies of hundreds of injured civilians left to their fate amid warfare
© The Guardian

Syria's Children Bearing Brunt Of Violence, Say Save The Children
© The Huffington Post 

Syria's internally displaced - 'The world has forgotten us'
© Amnesty International
with video & photo gallery

World Refugee Day: Syrians' Stories Of Escape And Survival
© Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
» photo gallery

Int. Day in Support of Political Prisoners in Iran

a poster by Saeed Kalhor, with a photo of mine

  "تقدیم به کودکان زندانیان سیاسی" 
Dedicated to the children of political prisoners in Iran 

عکسهای من انعکاس فریادهای درون من در اعتراض به بی عدالتیهای حاکم توسط مذهب در جامعه ایران است! جامعه ای که هنر هنرمند در اختیار قدرتمندان نباشد، به کمک زور، فشار و سانسور هنرمند و خلاقیت آن را وادار به سکوت میکنند.

These photographs are the expression of my voice against the injustice imposed by the rule of religious in Iran. These are my voice from a society where an Islamic regime, through imposing an utmost censorship and an immense pressure, tries to silence every artist.
These are my voice to say, I am here and will not be silenced.

- Saeed Kalhori - 

a deeply touching video by Saeed, my friend & photographer.

thank you sooooooo much, my dear Saeed !!!!!
it's an honor for me to participate in this Campaign !!!!!
lots of Love and kissesssssssssssssssssss !!!!! 

!آزادی Freedom !!!!!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The Rosenberg Executions

From The Archives: The Rosenberg Executions
» photo gallery

Sixty years ago on June 19, 1953, married couple Ethel and Julius Rosenberg were executed in the state of New York for
the crime of conspiracy to commit espionage.
© Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

World Peace and Prayer Day 2013

World Peace and Prayer Day - 2013

All Nations, All Faiths, One Prayer

Santa Ynez, California

June 20, 21, 22 & 23, 2013


This event is made possible by your generous contributions.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Gitmo POW's - Free Them All !!!!!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

In the sand - Near the sand by Bertil Hansson

In the sand - Near the sand - BERTIL HANSSON
Photography 2013

Photographies from the series "In the sand - Near the sand".
Limited Editions. Bertil Hansson - Visual artist.
Las Canteras - Las Palmas.

What happens when waves hit the sand,
stones and black lava fragments.

stunning work, my dear Bertil !!!!!
lots of love gros bisousssssssssssssssssssss

Galerie 22 art contemporain » Bertil HANSSON

Galerie 22
267 route de Gordes
84220 Cabrières d'Avignon - France

for more info check Bertil site


Saturday, June 15, 2013

The executioner's song by KAL

The executioner's song by KAL
Baltimore Sun - February 17, 2013

Kevin Kallaugher, well known as KAL, is an American Political cartoonist, born March 23, 1955.

Kaltoons: the official site of Kevin Kallaugher

Outrageous !!!! Scott signs TIMELY JUSTICE ACT !!!!

Florida Governor Signature on Speeding Up Executions Legislation is 'Shameful'

Press Release June 14
© Amnesty International USA

ACLU: "Shame on the Governor" for signing Rush-to-Execute Bill 
© ACLU of Florida

The law will take effect on July 1, 2013.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Behind locked doors at the Old Bailey: Exclusive pictures reveal 363-year-old 'dead man's walk' where many of Britain's most evil killers were led to the gallows

Hasta Siempre, Che !!!!!


I am not a liberator. Liberators do not exist.
The people liberate themselves.

- Che Guevara -

June 14, 1928 - October 9, 1967 

photo by Elliott Erwitt, 1964

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Iran election day !!!!!

image source Khalasi!

tomorrow yesssss !!!!! what's needed to be done !!!!! 
superrrrrrrrrrrrrrr cartoon !!!!!

thankssssssssssssssss, my dear Abbas !!!!!

Syria deaths near 100,000, says UN - and 6,000 are children

Syria deaths near 100,000, says UN - and 6,000 are children

UN human rights office says it has confirmed the deaths of 92,901 people between March 2011 and end of April 2013.

© The Guardian

Author William Van Poyck leaves great writings behind

Van Poyck, Third Florida Inmate Executed This Year, Leaves Stark Word Trail Behind
© FlaglerLive » published June 13

 with Van Poyck's Death Row Diary

William Van Poyck last words were:
Set me Free !

i'm sure you are, Billy !!!!!
My Love and Respect,

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

'I couldn't even tell if I was alive': Reality of North Korea's hellish prisons revealed

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

5th World Congress against the Death Penalty

5th World Congress against the Death Penalty
Together Against the Death Penalty - ECPM

12 - 15 June, 2013

The WCADP is organized by Ensemble Contre la Peine de Mort (Together Against the Death Penalty – ECPM) and in partnership with the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty.

Monday, June 10, 2013

US » Rape and Other Sexual Violence Prevalent in the Juvenile Justice System

Rape and Other Sexual Violence Prevalent in the Juvenile Justice System
© Truthout

with U.S. Department of Justice full Report