Sunday, June 29, 2014

The Art of Jacek Yerka



















The piano by Jacek Yerka

Polish painter, born in 1952.


Yerkaland is truly magical !!!!! 

Jacek Yerka

 

Friday, June 27, 2014

Starvin' for Justice 2014

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

June 28 - July 2 

Events 2014 

Abolitionist Action Committee (AAC)

Iraq: ISIS Execution Site Located

Iraq: ISIS Execution Site Located 
© Human Rights Watch

Thursday, June 26, 2014

26 June 2014 Statement by Leonard Peltier

Leonard Peltier Day !!!!!
















The Oglala Commemoration is very happy to announce the 15th Annual Oglala Commemoration Event / 2nd Annual Leonard Peltier Day on June 26, 2014, Oglala, South Dakota. 

This event is open to all Leonard Peltier family, friends and supporters.

Oglala Commemoration June 26, 2014

15th Annual Oglala Commemoration

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Palestinians end hunger-strike after Israel makes concessions

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

China: Supreme Court overturns death sentence of woman who killed violent husband

Li Yan, who killed her husband after suffering months of domestic violence, has had her death sentence overturned 
by China's Supreme People's Court.

China: Supreme Court overturns death sentence of woman who killed violent husband 
© Amnesty International

update » Meriam Ibrahim freed again

Monday, June 23, 2014

Sudanese woman Meriam Ibrahim walks free from prison

Saturday, June 21, 2014

183 Brotherhood men awarded death penalty in Egypt

183 Brotherhood men awarded death penalty in Egypt 
© Daily Mail 

Stop NOWWWWWWWWWWWWWW !!!!! 
 
Take Action Now - Amnesty International USA

World Peace and Prayer Day 2014

today is

World Peace and Prayer Day/ Honoring Sacred Sites Day
All Nations, All Faiths, One Prayer.

World Peace and Prayer Day - Honoring Sacred Sites Day 2014 
The 19th annual World Peace and Prayer Day, led by Chief Arvol Looking Horse, will be held on June 21st, 2014. 
© Indiegogo

Friday, June 20, 2014

Pens by Amnesty International


Amnesty International in collaboration with its agency TBWA Paris are back. Directed by Onur Senturk and co-produced by Troublemakers.tv and the studio One More, Pens is a full CG film shot in motion capture (Mocaplab) that epitomises the potential of each signature in the defence of human rights. Highlighting that the voice of a single person can bring about the birth of a social movement, the film concludes with the words "your signature is more powerful than you think" and features the song Iron Sky by Paolo Nutini. Through powerful imagery, Amnesty International has encapsulated the essence of its primary objective -- inspiring communities to defend their fundamental human rights.

Act today. Demand Iran immediately halt the execution of Razieh Ebrahimi.

Act today !!!!! 
Demand Iran immediately halt the execution of Razieh Ebrahimi.
Save the life of this child bride
© Amnesty International Australia

sign & share !!!!! 

Iranian child bride faces execution for killing the man she was forced to marry 
© The Guardian

Execution of up to 800 prisoners in first year of Rouhani's presidency reveals illusion of regime 'moderation'

World Refugee Day

Thursday, June 19, 2014

USA » Jan/June 2014 - State Killings, commutations & stays

January/June - 2014 

May
13 - Charles Warner - Oklahoma - stayed 
new date set » November 13
Oklahoma agrees to 180-day stay of execution for death-row inmate
. Charles Warner was due to die on same day as Clayton Lockett
. Botched execution prompted indefinite stay and investigation
© The Guardian » published May 8
13 - Robert Campbell - Texas - stayed
US appeals court halts Texas execution of Robert Campbell
Court of appeals gives Campbell's lawyers time to pursue case that he is mentally impaired and thus ineligible for execution
© The Guardian
21 - Russell Bucklew - Missouri - stayed
Will Russell Bucklew's Execution Be the Next Death-Penalty Disaster? 
by Andrew Cohen
© The Atlantic » published May 19
Supreme Court halts Missouri execution 
© Daily Mail 
28 - Arthur Tyler - Ohio - commuted  
After Oklahoma's Botched Execution, Ohio Gives Death Row Inmate Life Without Parole 
© The Wire » published April 30
June
17 - Marcus Wellons - murdered by the state of Georgia
U.S. Set To Execute First Inmate Since Bungled Oklahoma Execution
© ThinkProgress » published June 15
Marcus Wellons becomes first US execution since botched lethal injection 
© Daily Mail 
18 - John E. Winfield - murdered by the state of Missouri  
Missouri carries out 5th lethal injection this year, second since botched Oklahoma injection 
© Associated Press
18 - John R. Henry - murdered by the state of Florida 
Florida execution is nation's third in 24 hours 
© USA Today

for upcoming executions check Rick Halperin page, thanks !!!!

April 
3 - Tommy Lynn Sells - murdered by the state of Texas
Texas serial killer executed with new drug supply
© Associated Press
9 - Ramiro Hernandez - murdered by the state of Texas  
(Foreign National)
Texas to execute Mexican amid outcry of possible trial irregulations 
© The Voice of Russia » published April 9 
Mexican national executed for 1997 Texas slaying 
© Associated Press
16 - Jose Villegas - murdered by the state of Texas 
Man executed for killing 3 members of Texas family  
© Associated Press
22 - Nikolus Johnson - Tennessee - stayed 
Death row inmate Nickolus Johnson granted stay 
© Associated Press » published April 3
23 - William Rousan - murdered by the state of Missouri 
State executes convicted killer William Rousan 
© Missourinet 
23 - Robert E. Hendrix - murdered by the state of Florida 
Florida executes man convicted of murdering 2 
© Associated Press
29 - Clayton Lockett - Oklahoma - Botched execution
29 - Charles Warner - Oklahoma - stayed 
rescheduled for May 13.
Oklahoma Is Set to Execute 2 Men Using a Secretive, Untested Drug Cocktail
© Mother Jones » published April 29
Oklahoma Botched Its Double Execution
© The Wire
Execution botched before inmate dies of heart attack; second execution postponed 
© Tulsa World 
Gov. Fallin Issues Stay of Execution, Orders Evaluation of Lethal Dosage Protocol
Press Release
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
© Office of the Governor
Gov. Fallin Orders Independent Review of Execution Protocols
Press Release 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 
© Office of the Governor
Abominable Mary Fallin !!!!!

Recent State Killings & stays 

January 
7 - Thomas Knight - murdered by the state of Florida
Fla. Executes Man Who Killed Guard, Couple
© Associated Press
Askari Abdullah Muhammad becomes the first USA prisoner murdered in 2014.
9 - Michael Wilson - murdered by the state of Oklahoma
Oklahoma Executes Man in Convenience Store Killing
© Associated Press
16 - Dennis McGuire - murdered by the state of Ohio 
Dennis McGuire state killing is one of the longest since Ohio resumed capital punishment in 1999.
State executes Dennis McGuire, marking first use of new blend of drugs for lethal injection
© Cleveland
Botched execution? Ohio killer takes almost 25 minutes to die from lethal injection
© Associated Press
22 - Edgar Tamayo - murdered by the state of Texas (Foreign National)
Texas executes Mexican Edgar Tamayo despite pleas from governments  
© The Independent 
Texas death row inmate Edgar Tamayo of Mexico executed after appeals denied 
© Associated Press
23 - Kenneth Hogan - murdered by the state of Oklahoma 
Man Convicted in 1988 Stabbing Death Executed 
© Associated Press
29 - Herbert Smulls - murdered by the state of Missouri
Missouri executes Herbert Smulls as appeals fail 
© The Guardian

February
5 - Suzanne Basso - murdered by the state of Texas (female) 
Woman Executed in Texas for 1998 Torture Killing 
© Associated Press
5 - Christopher Sepulvado - Louisiana - stayed
Execution of Louisiana killer Christopher Sepulvado stayed for 90 days 
© UPI » published February 3 
12 - Juan Carlos Chavez - murdered by the state of Florida
(Foreign National from Cuba) 
Juan Carlos Chavez executed for murder of Jimmy Ryce 
© Miami Herald  
26 - Michael Taylor - murdered by the state of Missouri
Michael Taylor executed by Missouri using compounded pentobarbital 
© The Guardian 
26 - Paul Augustus Howell - murdered by the state of Florida 
Top corrections officer Timothy Cannon lifts lid on Florida's execution process 
© Daily Mail » published February 19 
Man executed for pipe bomb death of Fla. trooper 
© Associated Press

March
19 - Gregory Lott - Ohio - stayed
Next Ohio execution postponed by Kasich
© The Columbus Dispatch » published February 8
19 - Ray Jasper - murdered by the state of Texas
Death Row Inmate's Last Letter-Prison Is Slavery Justice System Broken
© Popdust » published March 4
Ex-rapper convicted of murdering recording studio owner in 1998 executed two weeks after his scathing review of American judicial system was published online
© Daily Mail
20 - Robert Henry - murdered by the state of Florida
Florida's gruesome execution theater
© The Washington Post » published March 19
Broward murderer declared dead Thursday night at 6:16 p.m.
© Sun Sentinel
20 - Clayton Lockett - Oklahoma - on hold 
Executions postponed so state can procure lethal drugs 
© Tulsa World » published March 18
26 - Jeffrey Ferguson - murdered by the state of Missouri 
Jeffrey Ferguson makes funny faces before Missouri executes him for rape, murder of girl, 17 
© Associated Press
27 - Michelle Byrom - Mississippi (female) 
Mississippi moves to execute its 1st female prisoner since 1944 
© CNN » published March 25
Mississippi orders new trial for death row inmate Michelle Byrom
© The Guardian » published March 31
27 - Anthony Doyle - murdered by the state of Texas 
Texas executes man who killed food delivery woman with bat 
© Reuters
27 - Charles Warner - Oklahoma - on hold
Oklahoma's lethal injection protocol unconstitutional: judge 
© Reuters » published March 26

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

Kill Death Penalty NOW !!!!!

State Killings & stays » 

July/December - 2013

January/June - 2013

State Killings, commutations & stays » 

July/December - 2012

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Executions set for three states despite concerns over secretive drugs

Executions set for three states despite concerns over secretive drugs 
Georgia, Missouri and Florida plan to carry out lethal injections, two months after botched procedure 
© Al Jazeera America 

yes, today and tomorrow !!!!
Damn you, AmeriKKKaaaaa !!!!!

In a Maryland Jail, Teens Charged As Adults Face Isolation and Neglect

Palestinian administrative detainees tell Israel: We will not end our hunger strike

Monday, June 16, 2014

ISIS 'execute' 1,700 Iraqi soldiers, post gruesome pictures

Tribute to Irving Penn





















self portrait


"I have always stood in awe of the camera.
I recognize it for the instrument it is,
part Stradivarius, part scalpel."

"A good photograph is one that communicates a fact, 
touches the heart and leaves the viewer a changed person 
for having seen it. It is, in a word, effective."
- Irving Penn -
June 16, 1917 - October 7, 2009 

The Irving Penn Foundation 

The Irving Penn Archives at the Art Institute of Chicago

photos by Irving Penn 
© everyday_i_show 


music: Solitude by Ryuichi Sakamoto

Sunday, June 15, 2014

open heart

open heart
© luisa brehm
Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. 
Who looks outside, dreams. 
Who looks inside, awakens.

- Carl Jung -

Saturday, June 14, 2014

♥ Che Day ♥






















by Elliott Erwitt, 1964 


The life of a single human being is worth a million times more 
than all the property of the richest man on earth. 

- Che Guevara - 

June 14, 1928 - October 9, 1967

Defense Reports Puncture Led to Botched Execution

Defense Reports Puncture Led to Botched Execution 
Oklahoma executioners failed to place an injection line properly in a vein in the groin of Clayton Lockett. 
© The New York Times

you are the bloody murder, AmeriKKKa !!!!!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

The Two Ahwazi Arab Activists Have Been Executed

FL » 'Timely justice' death-penalty law upheld

Administrative detainees on hunger strike issue their will as they stand "at the edge of death"

Massacre, Plunder and Bigotry: The War On the Awa Tribe

Massacre, Plunder and Bigotry: The War On the Awa Tribe 
Meet the Earth’s most threatened indigenous group.
© Alternet

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

amazingggggggg Salut Salon !!!!!

just found Salut Salon a month ago and wowwwwwww
these girls are amazingggggggggggggggggggggggggggg !!!!!


Dream of Love No.3 by Franz Liszt
in a way you've never experienced it before: three-handed! 
Anne Monika von Twardowski plays in the program of Hamburg quartet Salut Salon with Oskar at her side, a pianist hired for, among other things, his poetic touch... 


Summer by Antonio Vivaldi 

Salut Salon

2014 Golden Pen of Freedom Awarded to Ethiopian journalist

2014 Golden Pen of Freedom Awarded to Ethiopian journalist 
Jailed Ethiopian journalist Eskinder Nega has been awarded 
the 2014 Golden Pen of Freedom, the annual press freedom prize of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA).
© Sunday Times

Monday, June 09, 2014

Assad declares amnesty for prisoners

Mass Execution in Iran

Iran: 17 prisoners executed in Karaj, Bandar Abbas and Shahr-e-Kord
© Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran

where are you now, UN ???

Sunday, June 08, 2014

Festas de Lisboa'14

Festas de Lisboa'14
Festival of Popular Saints » all events

Concurso Sardinhas Festas de Lisboa'14
Sardines Contest 2014 » Winners 

Muitos Parabéns a Todos !!!!! Congratsssssss to All !!!!!

Saturday, June 07, 2014

In Tunkashila, there is no time. 
Everything moves in the blink of an eye. 
It's as fast as thought. So there is no speed there. 
There is no time in between. 

- Wallace Black Elk -

the beginning

the beginning
© luisa brehm 

sunrise on the lake 
Pátzcuaro, Michoacán

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Outraged UN rights experts call for end to death penalty in Iran

Outraged UN rights experts call for end to death penalty in Iran 
 © United Nations News Centre 

as always too late, isn't it ??? 
& where are you when we truly need ???

9 executions in Rajai Shahr Prison
© Hrana - News Agancy

Butcher Assad president again !!!














by Dave Granlund

comments for what ???
Free Syria !!!!!

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

25 years after Tiananmen » Reporters Without Borders petition






















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25 years after Tiananmen, the Chinese still haven’t seen this photo!

25 years after Tiananmen Ask President Xi Jinping to implement China's constitution ! 

By signing our petition, call for the release of journalists, bloggers and free speech activists detained in China!
© Reporters Without Borders

Tiananmen 25th anniversary

Twenty-five years ago the China People’s Liberation Army opened fire on unarmed protesters in Beijing’s iconic Tiananmen Square.

Hundreds, if not thousands, were killed or injured on the night 
of 3 and 4 June 1989 as tanks rolled into the square to quash 
one of the biggest pro-democracy movements in history. 

'June Fourth' in the body of Liu Xiaobo
© CNN 

Tiananmen's 'Most Wanted': Four inspiring activists remember the crackdown - Part One 
Tiananmen's 'Most Wanted' - Four inspiring activists remember the crackdown - Part Two 
© Amnesty International

Q&A: Witnessing the Aftermath of the Tiananmen Square Massacre
© Human Rights Watch
» multimedia

Keith Harper, Cherokee Nation Citizen, Confirmed as Ambassador

Keith Harper, Cherokee Nation Citizen, Confirmed as Ambassador 
The Senate voted on June 3 to confirm Cherokee Nation citizen 
Keith Harper as a human rights ambassador to the United Nations. 
© Indian Country Today - ICTMN

Sudan retracts claim that Meriam Ibrahim will be freed

Sudan retracts claim that Meriam Ibrahim will be freed
© The Guardian 

ohhhhhhh nooooooooo, not again !!!!!

Monday, June 02, 2014

Come The Night

When was it and how 
That breeze 
Told me of your graceful amble? 
How long has it been 
Since your humble birth? 
When was it and how 
That fire
Told the story of my burning ecstasy?
How long has it been 
Since a volcano last erupted? 
When was it and how 
That water 
Talked of our flowing purity? 
How long shall we wait 
Until the sea storms again? 
When was it and how 
That the earth 
Was an undeniable truth beneath our feet? 
How long shall we wait 
Until the birth of hope anew? 

- Ahmad Shamlou - 
December 12, 1925 - July 23, 2000

Persian poet, writer and journalist.


Ahmad Shamlou official site

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Sunday, June 01, 2014

Gholamreza Khosravi Presente !!!!!






















1961 - June 1, 2014
Iran - Execution of PMOI/MEK Activist Gholamreza Khosravi
© Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
  
Maryam Rajavi: Executions in Iran and Ashraf, futile attempts to save a crumbling regime 
© Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran

Execution of PMOI Activist after Twelve Years of Torture and Imprisonment
© National Council of Resistance of Iran

Iranian Political Prisoner, Gholamreza Khosravi, Was Executed This Morning
© Iran Human Rights 

Prison interview with Gholamreza Khosravi in September 2013
© Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran

Iranian regime executed PMOI (MEK) activist in reprisal for prison protest 
© National Council of Resistance of Iran » published June 2
Fearing protests Iranian regime secretly buries Gholamreza Khosravi of PMOI (MEK)
© National Council of Resistance of Iran » published June 2