Thursday, October 31, 2013

The Feathers of Whisper

We've got to wait
for the snow to melt.

We've got to wait
for the bells of the umbrellas to bend.

The trees are
Still unfinished.

The papers' wings are tied to all this ice,
and also, are tied to ice the flies' soaked eyes,
and are tied to this frost the frogs' greenish smiles.

We've got to wait
for the pot of hyacinth to flourish
and the tray of Noruz to replenish.

Right now, no one sings
for the birthday of the twigs,
and no fluid tune hits the feathers of my wits.

It is silent, there is only silence.
And I yearn for the air of a whisper.
Just a whisper!
What shall I do?

We've got to wait
for the snow to melt.
We've got to wait
for the bells of umbrellas to bend.
And in this frozen, silent season,
I yearn for the air of a whisper...
Just a whisper!
What shall I do?

I can still paint.
I can still paint a colourful sparrow
on the white sheets of my lonely sorrow.

- Sohrab Sepehri - 


1928 - 1980

translation by Maryam Dilmaghani


Sohrab Sepehri: The Painter of Rhymes

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Mass-Executions Continue in Iran

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Repression Intensifies Despite Rouhani's Promises

Repression Intensifies Despite Rouhani's Promises
© International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran

Iran: Set Immediate Moratorium on Executions

Iran: Lives of two death row inmates from Kurdish minority at risk amid surge in executions

Iran: Political prisoners' food being poisoned by guards

Iran: Political prisoners' food being poisoned by guards
© Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran

Sunday, October 27, 2013

♥ Lou Reed Presente ♥
















There's a bit of magic in everything
and some loss to even things out.


- Lou Reed - 

 March 2, 1942 - October 27, 2013

Forever on the Wild Side,
We Love You, Lou


Lou Reed dies aged 71
© Telegraph 

WATCH: Lou Reed (1942-2013) Performing at Iraq Veterans Against the War Benefit in 2008
© Democracy Now!
» with video

Seeds by Sherko Bekas

Seeds

We were millions
we were old trees
newly growing plants
and seeds.

From the helmet of Ankara
they came at dawn
they uprooted us
they took us away
far away.

On the way the heads of
many old trees drooped
many new plants died in the cold
many seeds were trampled under foot
lost and forgotten

We grew thin like the summer river
we diminished like flocks of birds
towards the time of autumn
we diminished to mere thousands

We had seeds
carried back by the wind
they reached the thirsty mountains again
they hid inside rock clefts
the first rain
the second rain
the third rain
they grew again

Now again we are a forest
we are millions
we are seeds
plants
and old trees
the old helmet died!

And now you the new helmet
why have you put the head of the spear
under your chin?
Can you finish us off?

But I know
and you know
as long as there is a seed
for the rain and the wind
this forest will never end?


- Sherko Bekas -

May 2, 1940 - August 4, 2013
Kurdish poet

Reza Esmaeili Presente !!!!!















Reza Esmaili, another Kurdish political prisoner is executed 
© HRANA

City of Selmas under siege
© Ajansa Nûçeyan a Firatê 

Reza Esmaeili was beaten before execution.
© HRANA » published October 29

Iran: Two Kurdish political prisoners hanged
© Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Habibollah Golparipour Presente !!!!!













Iran: Kurdish political prisoner hanged
© National Council of Resistance of Iran

Kurdish political prisoner Gulperipur hanged today
© ANF - Ajansa Nûçeyan a Firatê

Executed Prisoner Habibollah Golparipour Asked Judicial and Human Rights Officials to Stop His Execution (Audio)
© International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran
» published October 28


Bellow is the text of the last letter by Habibollah »

Letter of executed political prisoner Habibollah Golparipour to his parents

© National Council of Resistance of Iran » published November 1


A letter by Habibollah Golparipour to Ali Khamenei 
from December 20, 2010 »

Kurdish Political Prisoner on Death Row: "The judge told me that he will put the noose around my neck"

© Persian2English

Mass-Execution of Ethnic Prisoners in Iran

Friday, October 25, 2013

Time to End the Torture and Jailing of Palestinian Children

Palestinians in Gaza Express Love, Politics With Graffiti

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Palestinians in Gaza Express Love, Politics With Graffiti

Gaza's graffiti has evolved from rebellion against occupation 
to the rebellion of youth as artists tell their own personal stories on the wall because they have grown tired of politics.
© Al-Monitor

» photo gallery

Amnesty Calls On Belarus To Put Moratorium On Death Penalty

Egypt's Executioner Loves Allah, Killing People and Strangling Dogs

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

UN Rapporteur: Iran Violating Human Rights

UN Rapporteur: Iran Violating Human Rights
© Voice of America

Special Rapporteur Presents Report to UN General Assembly
© International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran

"A Window of Opportunity in Iran," Says Special Rapporteur
© International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran

15-Year Sentence for Qatari Poet Upheld

15-Year Sentence for Qatari Poet Upheld
© Democracy Now!

» with video

Don't Execute Warren Hill, Developmentally Disabled Georgia Inmate

Hanging survivor spared in Iran - report

Iran: Seven prisoners hanged including a 26-year old woman

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

IN THE CITY

IN THE CITY

Graphic Design & Sound Art Exhibition

at P21 Gallery, London
until December 15

Beautiful and disturbing ad campaign for Nablus displayed at London design show
© The Electronic Intifada

Canada votes 'no' as UN native rights declaration passes

Canada votes 'no' as UN native rights declaration passes
© CBC News 

USA, New Zealand & Australia too !!!!! 

just can't believe !!!!! shameeeeeeeeeee !!!!!

Supreme Court to grapple with mental disability and the death penalty

Iranian convict who survived hanging in coma: media

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Art Syria

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Opening » October 21, 2013

7 - 10 pm

Meem Gallery

Dubai, UAE

Exhibitions - Meem Gallery

thank you soooooooooo much !!!!!

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My sect is the scent of my homeland,
the soil after the rain,
and my Syria is my only religion.

- Youssef Bou Yihea -

Syrian Poet

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Untitled by Baseem Rayyes

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by Baseem Rayyes


Love is doing and not saying.

- Baseem Rayyes -

Syrian artist & writer


powerful & deeply touching !!!!!
thank youuuuuuuuuuuuu, my friend !!!!!

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Friday, October 18, 2013

Syrian Children Are Eating Leaves to Survive

Trapped in a Town Under Siege: Syrian Children Are Eating Leaves to Survive
© Uruknet

with photos & videos

Shameeeeeeeeeeeeeeee on you, Humanity !!!!!

Behind the wire: RT goes inside Gitmo

Behind the wire: RT goes inside Gitmo
© RT News - TV-Novosti
» with video

Iran must halt execution of prisoner who 'survived hanging'

Iran must halt execution of prisoner who 'survived hanging'
© Amnesty International » published October 16

Convicts Who Survive Executions Are Not Executed Again, Says Lawyer
© International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran
» published October 17

Ayatollah: Iranian man who survived execution should not be hanged again
© The Guardian » published October 17


Will This Man Be Executed Twice?
© AI USA blog » published October 17

Japan: Death row inmate's retrial rejection is 'travesty of justice'

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Tick Tock

Syrian Refugees' Messages To The World

Syrian Refugees' Messages To The World
© Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

» photo gallery

Statement upon conclusion of the visit to Canada - UNSR James Anaya

Statement upon conclusion of the visit to Canada

United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, James Anaya
Statement upon conclusion of the visit to Canada
15 October 2013
© UNSR James Anaya

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Censored 1981 film "Occupied Palestine" to be shown at Boston festival

Censored 1981 film "Occupied Palestine" to be shown at Boston festival

Week-long Boston Palestine Film Festival includes roundtable discussion with author Susan Abulhawa and filmmakers Omar Robert Hamilton and Nora Sharif.
© The Electronic Intifada

» with trailer

Israel revises children's arrest tactics, but violations continue

Death and the city: the death penalty in Singapore

One Month After Historic Hunger Strike Ends, Legislators Hold Hearings About Solitary Confinement

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Poster4Tomorrow 2013 » the 10 Best Posters

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Diego Becas, Chile 

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Mark Bohle, Germany

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Moises Romero, Mexico

A Home for Everyone, the 10 Best Posters revealed

check them out !!!!! 

Congratssssssssssssssssssssssss to All !!!!!

Poster4Tomorrow

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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Guantánamo Bay: The Hunger Strikes


 
Guantánamo Bay: The Hunger Strikes - video animation

Today there are 17 prisoners still on hunger strike, 16 of whom are being force-fed. Two are in hospital--as of October 8.
© The Guardian

a must !!!!!

Time to Close Guantanamo

Iran: 471 registered executions by mullahs' regime since beginning of 2013 until the International Day against Death Penalty

Thursday, October 10, 2013

World Day Against the Death Penalty

World Day Against the Death Penalty today ???
All Days !!!!!

Kill Death Penalty NOWWW !!!!!

42 executed in Iraq over terror charges

Florida Identifies Over 100 Inmates Nearing Execution

Florida Identifies Over 100 Inmates Nearing Execution
© Death Penalty Information Center

Resumption in executions is a shameful political manoeuvre

Belarus under fire for death penalty

Death Penalty in Iran : A State Terror Policy

Death Penalty in Iran : A State Terror Policy
Special Update for 11th World Day Against the Death Penalty

© FIDH

Iran's Public Executions Prompt Fatal Reenactment

Iran's Public Executions Prompt Fatal Reenactment
© Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

Iran: Prisoners hanging, inhumane punishments continue

Iran: Prisoners hanging, inhumane punishments continue
© Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran

Save Hakamada Iwao from execution in Japan

Save Hakamada Iwao from execution in Japan

Hakamada has spent 45 years on death row, often in solitary confinement.

Sign our petition demanding a stay of execution and a fair retrial.
© Amnesty International Australia 

sign & share !!!!!

U.S. reviewing cases of dozens of Guantánamo prisoners

Free Albert Woodfox

Free Albert Woodfox
Take Action Now - Amnesty International USA

sign & share !!!!!

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Oct. 10 » World Day against the Death Penalty

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11th World Day against the Death Penalty
» Greater Caribbean

© World Coalition Against the Death Penalty

Iran Should Halt Executions as Rate of Hangings Accelerates

Iran Should Halt Executions as Rate of Hangings Accelerates
© International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran

Monday, October 07, 2013

Supreme Court Rejects Warren Hill Petition

Long-forgotten political prisoners included among 1,610 Canadians currently imprisoned abroad

Sunday, October 06, 2013

Arab Uprisings Through the Eyes of Cartoonists

Arab Uprisings Through the Eyes of Cartoonists
© Cartoon Movement

» with video
What shall I say to the body I abandoned
in the rubble of the house
in which I was born?
No one can narrate my childhood
except those stars that flicker above it
and that leave footprints
on the evening’s path.


My childhood is still
being born in the palms of a light
whose name I do not know
and who names me.

- Adonis -


excerpt from Celebrating Childhood
translated by Khaled Mattawa
 

Adonis (pen-name of Ali Ahmad Said Esber),
considered the greatest living Arab poet,
born January 1, 1930 in Syria, lives in France.

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Friday, October 04, 2013

Herman Wallace Presente !!!!!




















Justice deferred to the end

Today is a sad day for human rights and justice.
Herman Wallace, the 71-year-old man who spent over 41 years in solitary confinement in prison in Louisiana, finally passed away after losing his battle with liver cancer. 
The only solace was that he died a free man.
© Amnesty International

Amnesty International: Louisiana Put Prisoner Herman Wallace Through 'Hell'
Press Release
© Amnesty International USA

After 42 Years in Solitary, Herman Wallace Dies a Free Man
© American Civil Liberties Union

Breaking: Herman Wallace Dies Just Days After Being Released from 40+ Years in Solitary
© Democracy Now!

The "Muhammad Ali of the Criminal Justice System" Passes On 
© Angola 3 News

Angola 3 member Herman Wallace died quietly in his sleep, friends say 
Angola Prison News
© NOLA

World Animal Day ???















today is

World Animal Day ohhhhhhhhhh yep !!!!!

Universal Declaration of Animal Rights
care, stand up against All abuses !!!!!
Adopt an Animal !!!!!


Stop Mass Killing of Romanian Dogs
Care2 - petitionsite

helpi pliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiase !!!!!

**^,-^**

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Free Lynne Stewart NOW !!!!!

NEW Petition to Free Lynne Stewart: Support Compassionate Release
Change.org

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

Florida to Use New, Untried Drug in Lethal Injections

Trees of My Homeland

Trees of My Homeland: A collection of contemporary art from Iran

Opens October 5
through November 14, 2013

Celebrating the Grand Opening of Tara Gallery

1202B Montana Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90403

Indian Film Festival The Hague/NL

Syria: Political Detainees Tortured, Killed

Syria: Political Detainees Tortured, Killed
Military and Counter-Terrorism Courts Used to Punish Peaceful Dissent

© Human Rights Watch

Talking poetry on death row

Talking poetry on death row
© The Irish Times

Pakistan, with thousands on death row, rules against death penalty

Texas Reveals Execution Drug's Origin

Texas Reveals Execution Drug's Origin
© Associated Press » published October 2

Only 2% of Counties Responsible for Majority of U.S. Death Penalty

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Gandhi Day

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Truth alone will endure, all the rest will be swept away before the tide of time.
I must continue to bear testimony to truth even if I am forsaken by all. Mine may today be a voice in the wilderness, but it will be heard when all other voices are silenced, if it is the voice
of Truth.

- Mahatma Gandhi -

October 2, 1869 - January 30, 1948

Leonard Peltier International Tribunal on the Abuse of Indigenous Human Rights









2 - 4 October

LIVE: Leonard Peltier International Tribunal on the Abuse of Indigenous Human Rights
© Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee

Watch the live stream of the Leonard Peltier International Tribunal on the Abuse of Indigenous Human Rights, 02-04 October beginning at 9:00 a.m. CST.

Herman Wallace released after 40 years in solitary

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Herman Wallace to be Released !!!!!

Breaking: Federal Judge Orders Immediate Release of Herman Wallace, Held in Solitary For 40+ Years
© Democracy Now!

After 41 Years in Solitary, a Dying Herman Wallace Has His Conviction Overturned
© Solitary Watch

Louisiana Must Release Dying Prisoner After Judge Overturns 1974 Conviction
Press Release
© Amnesty International USA

superrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr news !!!!!
but .... it should have happened many many years ago !!!!!

Ellie Goulding - I Know You Care #song4syria

 
Donate to Save the Children's Syria appeal now by downloading Ellie Goulding - I Know You Care #song4syria 

at http://bit.ly/1euLyJ3

Give now to help Syria's children
© Save the Children UK

Syria » Urgent Humanitarian Call

Hundreds of Detainees buried in mass graves in Damascus Suburbs in Branch 215.

Hundreds of Detainees buried in mass graves in Damascus Suburbs in Branch 215.
© Center for Documentation of Violations in Syria