Saturday, May 31, 2014

Human Rights Watch Film Festival



New York
June 12 - 22, 2014 

The 25th edition of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival will run from June 12 to 22, 2014 with a program of 22 films that bring human rights struggles to life through storytelling, and remind us that film can be a powerful source of change and inspiration. The festival is co-presented by the Film Society 
of Lincoln Center and IFC Center. 

Twenty documentaries and two fiction films will be featured, including 19 New York premieres and an unprecedented 16 features by women.

Human Rights Watch Film Festival

Meriam Ibrahim 'to be freed' from death row in Sudan

Meriam Ibrahim 'to be freed' from death row in Sudan
© The Guardian

Meriam Ibrahim: Sudan 'to free' death row woman
© BBC 

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'Need food, not football'

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Torture in 2014: Stories of modern horror

Torture facilities: 'Thousands of US prisoners held in solitary confinements for years at a time'

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Maya Angelou Presente !!!!!





















Be a rainbow in someone else's cloud.

- Maya Angelou -
from Letter to My Daughter

April 4, 1928 - May 28, 2014

Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou, writer and poet, dies at age 86
© The Washington Post

Maya Angelou: A Hymn to Human Endurance 
© TIME

Maya Angelou: Video Timeline of the Legendary Poet and Activist on Democracy Now!
© Democracy Now!

Maya Angelou, Poet, Activist And Singular Storyteller, Dies At 86
© The Two-Way : NPR

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Ohio judge orders moratorium on executions amid drug scrutiny

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

High court bars rigid IQ cutoff for executions

Sudanese Meriam Ibrahim, facing execution for marrying Christian, gives birth in jail

Monday, May 26, 2014

Justice - Cartoon Movement

Justice 
Making editorial cartoons is all about challenging injustice, whatever form it may take. This collection shows how our cartoonists think about justice. 
© Cartoon Movement 

a must !!!!! thank youuuuuuuuuuuuuuu !!!!!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

NYC Close Guantanamo & End Indefinite Detention



Video of yesterday in Times Square 
by Witness Against Torture

Friday, May 23, 2014

'Not another broken promise!' Activists across globe demand Guantanamo closure

'Not another broken promise!' Activists across globe demand Guantanamo closure 
Activists around the world will join the Gitmo Global Day of Action, demanding the prison be closed and an end to the indefinite detention of its inmates. They say President Obama hasn't fulfilled his promises as hunger strikes and force-feeding continue.
© RT News

Tennessee Brings Back Electric Chair

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

People Pardoned After Their Executions

People Pardoned After Their Executions 
These Are The Only 7 People In The US Pardoned AFTER 
They Were Executed
© Business Insider

Missouri and Oklahoma Executions Will Violate International Law

Monday, May 19, 2014

Malcolm X Day

















I'm for truth, no matter who tells it.
I'm for justice, no matter who it is for or against. 

I'm a human being, first and foremost, and as such 
I'm for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.

- Malcolm X -

May 19, 1925 - Feb. 21, 1965 

Malcolm X

Sunday, May 18, 2014

In the sand - Near the sand by Bertil Hansson


Part 4 - 2014 
Photography by Bertil Hansson

another wonderful video by my dear Bertil !!!!!

Bertil Hansson

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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Int. Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia

May 17 is
International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia

More than 2.7 billion people live in countries where being gay is a crime
© The Guardian

Homophobia still tolerated by governments around the world
© Amnesty International  

African Voices Celebrate LGBT Equality
International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia
© Human Rights Watch

Friday, May 16, 2014

May 23 Global Day of Action to Close Guantánamo

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art by Jeremy Saunders Key Art 

MAY 23, 2014 - Global Day of Action to Close Guantánamo
© Witness Against Torture

May 23 Global Day of Action to Close Guantánamo and End Indefinite Detention
© Center for Constitutional Rights 

Join grassroots activists, human rights organizations, and advocates for the detained men in holding President Obama 
to his promise by taking action. 

Together, we say 

"Not another broken promise!
Not another day in Guantanamo!"

Sudan: Meriam Yehya Ibrahim sentenced to death » Take Action

Sudan: Woman sentenced to death for her beliefs:
Meriam Yehya Ibrahim

URGENT ACTIONS

WOMAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR HER BELIEFS  
© Amnesty International

Stop the Flogging and Execution of Pregnant Sudanese Woman
Take Action Now - Amnesty International USA

Please intervene in the barbaric sentencing of Meriam Yehya Ibrahim Ishag who is to be hanged
© The Petition Site

sign & share !!!!!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

"Gruesome Spectacles" Reveals the History of Botched Executions

Creator of Lethal Injection Method: 'I Don't See Anything That Is More Humane'

Creator of Lethal Injection Method: 'I Don't See Anything That Is More Humane'
In a rare interview, Dr. Jay Chapman reflects on developing the very first lethal injection drug combination.
© TIME

Historic Turning Point as Mothers of Khavaran Receive an International Award

Historic Turning Point as Mothers of Khavaran Receive an International Award
After more than a quarter of a century of struggle to raise awareness about the plight of their loved ones, Mothers of Khavaran receive the 2014 Gwangju Prize for Human Rights.
© Justice for Iran

Death Penalty for the Mentally Disabled: How Do States Keep Doing It?

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Children describe torture in Israeli solitary confinement

Global crisis on torture exposed by new worldwide campaign

Ex-Khamenei crony: 33,000 executed during 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran

Ex-Khamenei crony: 33,000 executed during 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran
By: Sanabargh Zahedi, Chairman of the Judicial Committee 
of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)
© National Council of Resistance of Iran

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Istanbul honours Iranian mother who spared son's killer

Istanbul honours Iranian mother who spared son's killer
Samereh Alinejad, an Iranian woman who pardoned her son’s murderer at the moment of his hanging, has been recognized 
as the Mother of Year in Istanbul.
© Radio Zamaneh

'Mother' - Survival International

'Mother'

The words 'Aiya', 'Ngu' and 'Anaanak' have the same meaning 
in different tribal languages: Mother. 

This gallery portrays the lives of tribal mothers, their babies 
and the lands on which they raise they children.
© Survival International

Saturday, May 10, 2014

A poet's job is not to write about love.
A poet's job is not to write about flowers.
A poet must write about the plight and pain of the people.

- Matiullah Turab -

Legendary Afghan Poet

break the walls

break the walls
© luisa brehm

Set All Prisoners Free !!!!!

- drawing

Friday, May 09, 2014

Iran's top prosecutor calls for revisions in use of death penalty

KCK: Iranian regime must halt executions

Thursday, May 08, 2014

71-Day Wounded Knee Occupation Ends

Native History: 71-Day Wounded Knee Occupation Ends

On May 8, 1973, members of the American Indian Movement surrendered to federal authorities on South Dakota’s Pine 
Ridge Reservation, ending their legendary 71-day occupation 
of Wounded Knee.
© ICTMN - Indian Country Today

World Report 2014 » HRW

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World Report 2014
© Human Rights Watch

'Prisoner of conscience': Saudi blogger gets 10 years, 1000 lashes for 'insulting Islam'

'Prisoner of conscience': Saudi blogger gets 10 years, 1000 lashes for 'insulting Islam' 
A Saudi court has sentenced blogger and activist Raif Badawi to 10 years in prison and 1000 lashes for "insulting Islam." Amnesty International called him "a prisoner of conscience who is guilty of nothing."
© RT News

A thousand lashes and 10 years in prison for online Saudi Arabian activist
© Amnesty International

In Solidarity with Raif Badawi !!!!!

5,100 Palestinian prisoners to go on hunger strike Thursday

State Executioners: Untrained, Incompetent, and "Complete Idiots"

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Cartooning for Peace - NO-RIO


Death Penalty cartoon by NO-RIO

NO-RIO
© Cartooning for Peace

Interview with No-Rio
© Izel Rozental

No-Rio is one of the most known cartoonists in Japan,
born in 1947.

A Geneva exhibition showcases press cartoons on the death penalty.
© Swissinfo 
» Multimedia

The exhibition was being held at the Geneva International Conference Centre as part of the Fourth World Congress Against the Death Penalty, 2010.

These are the countries still using lethal injection to kill people

These are the countries still using lethal injection to kill people 
The US is not in good company. 
© GlobalPost

Drug cocktail in US executions banned from use on animals, says report

Drug cocktail in US executions banned from use on animals, says report
- Bipartisan thinktank report urges 'substantial revisions' 
to process 
- Report notes pre-existing state law banning method for animals
© The Guardian

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Don't be timid, President Obama, come out against death penalty

Mumia Abu-Jamal on the botched execution in Oklahoma

US: A Nation Behind Bars

US: A Nation Behind Bars
Reform Excessively Harsh Criminal Sentences
© Human Rights Watch

Monday, May 05, 2014

Gov. Rick Perry to President Obama: Leave execution policy to the states

Gov. Rick Perry to President Obama: Leave execution policy to the states
© American-Statesman » published May 4 

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Saturday, May 03, 2014

Press Freedom - Cartoon Movement

Press Freedom

The political cartoon is one of the best ways by which one can measure the level of press freedom in a country. A cartoonist cannot work when there is no freedom of speech and opinion. The collection is the largest we currently have, featuring almost 40 perspectives on the subject of press freedom from all over the world.
© Cartoon Movement

a must !!!!!

Obama Orders Policy Review on Executions

Clayton Lockett was tasered by guards before lethal injection

World Press Freedom Day 2014










100 Information Heroes

For the first time ever, Reporters Without Borders is publishing 
a list of profiles of "100 information heroes" for World Press Freedom Day. 
Through their courageous work or activism, these "100 heroes" help to promote the freedom enshrined in article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the freedom to "to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers." 

World press freedom index 2014
© Reporters Without Borders

Reporters Without Borders

World Press Freedom Day 2014
© Unesco

Friday, May 02, 2014

Children of Syria Appeal

Children of Syria Appeal

please Donate !!!!! 

ChildrenPlus

Assured debut film portrays Palestinian artist's triumph over Israeli jailor

Assured debut film portrays Palestinian artist's triumph over Israeli jailor 
The power dynamic between an imprisoned Palestinian artist and his Israeli interrogator is the subject of Jessica Habie's surreal debut feature film Mars at Sunrise (watch the trailer).
© The Electronic Intifada

Children could get death penalty as Maldives brings back executions

UN rights office calls on US to impose death penalty moratorium after botched execution

UN rights office calls on US to impose death penalty moratorium after botched execution
© United Nations News Centre 

as always too late !!!!!

There's no humane way to carry out the death penalty

Failed Experiments: Stop All Lethal Injections Now

Failed Experiments: Stop All Lethal Injections Now
© American Civil Liberties Union

Iran: Death row young woman leaves will to mother from prison

letter from Rayhaneh Jabbari

Iran: Death row young woman leaves will to mother from prison
© National Council of Resistance of Iran

Thursday, May 01, 2014

May Day !!!!!

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May Day 1974 - Lisbon

Execution methods around the world

Execution methods around the world
Beheadings, hangings and electrocutions are still performed 
as capital punishment
© Al Jazeera America

Death Penalty | Democracy Now!

Death Penalty
Since 1996, Democracy Now! has closely followed the national debate over capital punishment in the United States. 
See our interviews with key scholars, journalists and activists over the years. We have covered extensively the death row cases of Troy Davis and Mumia Abu-Jamal.
© Democracy Now!