Saturday, January 31, 2015

Voices from Solitary: My Tranz Brothers and Sisters Are There, Boxed

Ohio postpones all 2015 executions as it secures new drugs

Friday, January 30, 2015

"Vanguard of the Revolution": New Film Chronicles Rise of Black Panthers & FBI's War Against Them

Saudi blogger Raif Badawi spared from flogging for a third week

Texas, Georgia execute intellectually disabled death row inmates

Texas, Georgia execute intellectually disabled death row inmates 
The US Supreme Court ruled in 2002 that US states could not execute the "mentally retarded." That court precedent, however, did not stop Georgia and Texas from carrying out the executions this week of two inmates with clearly demonstrated intellectual disabilities. The high court allowed the executions to proceed, refusing to issue a stay in both cases. 
© World Socialist Web Site

Robert Ladd lynched by AmeriKKKa

Texas Executes Intellectually Disabled Man, Violating Constitution 
January 29, 2015 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
© American Civil Liberties Union 

Damn you, AmeriKKKa !!!!!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

World Report 2015: Rights Aren't Wrong in Tough Times

World Report 2015: Rights Aren't Wrong in Tough Times 
Human Rights a Path Out of Crisis and Chaos 
© Human Rights Watch

Raif Badawi » Medical expert: Repeated floggings of Saudi Arabian blogger may cause long-term damage

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Warren Lee Hill lynched by AmeriKKKa

Warren Lee Hill was lynched by AmeriKKKa tonight !!!!! 

Warren Lee Hill executed in Georgia | Breaking News 
© Times Free Press
Georgia Executes Warren Lee Hill Despite Low IQ Claim
© NBC News

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

2014 a Record Year for Exonerations, Report Finds

70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz
















Gazed Children shoes
image source » A Gallery Of Pictures From The Auschwitz Concentration Camp |Ned Hardy

When the Soviet Union liberated Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1945, 
there were 43,000 pairs of shoes found in the camp, from Those 
who didn't survive !!!!!

70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz
&
Holocaust Remembrance Day

IHRA | International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2015

Survivors Mark Anniversary Of Nazi Death Camp Liberation
© Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
 
The Auschwitz Album
© Yad Vashem The Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority

History / Auschwitz-Birkenau
© Auschwitz org.

Online Exhibition - United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
» Seventieth Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz

Liberation of Auschwitz
© CNN

Sunday, January 25, 2015

I rebel, therefore we exist. 

- Albert Camus -

rebel

rebel
© luisa brehm

The secret world of Isis training camps - ruled by sacred texts and the sword

Saturday, January 24, 2015

A poem by Simin Behbahani

Not one, not two ...they were five 

Not one, not two ...they were five and yet I don't know why 
In my mind, they were more like fifty. 
And, how is it possible that gallows [on which they were hanged] 
Were, someday, trees that did not surrender to axes? 

Tell me how to write about the treehood days of the gallows: 
Standing firm for freedom, they dug their heels in the meadow. 
When the breeze found them in the orchard and wrapped itself 
around their branches 
Their message reached everyone in soft playful dances. 

Now, heads have grown on them, heads hanging 
from broken necks, 
Heads of full-bodied figures, perhaps champions 
in their own way. 
Left waiting, feet-dangling-in-the-air, utterly 
robbed of their words, 
These heads whose stories could have filled many books! 
Only clouds could now rain tears on their broken bodies, 
For mothers were not united with them even after their death. 

Don't waste a complaint on the faithless judge, who 
Was the enemy, not of darkness and tyranny, 
but of the Giver of life. 

- Simin Behbahani - 

translated by Fatemeh Keshavarz 

A poem by Simin Behbahani: "Not one, not two ...they were five" 
© Payvand Iran News

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Iran executes 73 activists

Justices to Hear Case Over Drugs Used in Executions

Justices to Hear Case Over Drugs Used in Executions 
The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide a case on the constitutionality of the new combinations of drugs that some states 
are using to execute prisoners and that critics say cause intense suffering. 
© NYTimes

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Inside the U.S. Torture Chambers: Prisoner's Guantánamo Diary Details 12 Years of Abuse, Terror

Soheil Arabi » Iran Threatens to Hang Facebook Activist for Insulting Muhammad

Doctors find Raif Badawi unfit for flogging on health grounds second week in a row

America's Secret Lethal Injection Cocktails

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Guantánamo Diary: An Epic for Our Times

Guantánamo Diary: An Epic for Our Times 
Literary history was made today with the publication of the first-ever book by a still-imprisoned Guantánamo detainee.  
Mohamedou Ould Slahi's "Guantánamo Diary" was finally published with some redactions after years of litigation to declassify it. 

Guantánamo Prisoner's Book Is Released 

January 20, 2015 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
ACLU Launches "Free Slahi" Campaign, Actors Read Excerpts Online 












Book excerpts, video and audio content, and the full 466-page handwritten manuscript are at:  

Guantánamo Diary 

© American Civil Liberties Union

Monday, January 19, 2015

Exclusive: Newly Discovered 1964 MLK Speech on Civil Rights, Segregation & Apartheid South Africa

Diplomatic storm for Jakarta on executions

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Iran » 2 prisoners hanged in public in Shiraz as children watched

Execution of six death-row inmates in Indonesia deeply regrettable: EU

Brazil, Netherlands recall Indonesia ambassadors after citizens executed on drug charges

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Syrian Children Are Freezing to Death

Friday, January 16, 2015

Charles Warner killed by Oklahoma

"My Body is on Fire"
Charles Warner last words


Oklahoma carries out first execution since botched lethal injection in April 
State executes Charles Warner by lethal injection after US supreme court declines to intervene.
© The Guardian

Thursday, January 15, 2015

'CIA killed prisoners, made it look like suicide' - Guantanamo guard

Woman Is Publicly Beheaded in Saudi Arabia's Tenth Execution of 2015

Oklahoma Plays Torture Roulette With Lethal Injection

MLK Birthday















In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, 
but the silence of our friends. 

- Martin Luther King -

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Andrew Brannan killed by US

Andrew Howard Brannan, a decorated Vietnam Veteran, 
is the first prisoner murdered by US this year. 

Outrageous way to care your War Vets, AmeriKKKa !!!!! 

Kill Death Penalty NOWWWWWWW !!!!! 

Andrew Howard Brannan, Mentally Ill Veteran Who Killed Cop, Executed In Georgia
© Associated Press

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Your Majesty, don't let Raef Badawi be lashed 1,000 times!

Your Majesty, don't let Raef Badawi be lashed 1,000 times! 
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Massacre in Nigeria: Up to 2,000 Feared Dead in Boko Haram's Worst Attack to Date

Photos charge Assad of Mass Torture: Zaman Al Wasl

Monday, January 12, 2015

Appeals court rejects stay requests as Oklahoma prepares for its first execution since high-profile botch

"Circus of Hypocrisy": Jeremy Scahill on How World Leaders at Paris March Oppose Press Freedom

Rally for Guantanamo closure at White House

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Close Gitmo !!!!! Free Them All !!!!!

Charlie Hebdo solidarity march in France

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Close Guantánamo, Stop Torture and End Indefinite Detention

'2,000 killed in Nigeria': Boko Haram's latest attack deadliest in history, Amnesty says

Here's How Arab Papers Reacted to the 'Charlie Hebdo' Massacre

Here's How Arab Papers Reacted to the 'Charlie Hebdo' Massacre 
If you thought the Arab world celebrated the attack on Charlie Hebdo as a blow against blasphemers, some Arab-language newspapers tell a different story. 
© Mic 

» with great Cartoons of solidarity

#OpCharlieHebdo: Anonymous declares war on terrorist websites

Rights monitor says 2,100 people died in Syrian prisons last year

Friday, January 09, 2015

Raef Badawi » Saudi blogger flogged in public for 'insulting Islam'

Saudi blogger flogged in public for 'insulting Islam' 
Badawi did not cry in pain as he received 50 lashes, the first of 20 weekly whipping sessions 
© GulfNews 

Saudi Authorities Must Put an End to Public Flogging of Blogger
Take Action Now - Amnesty International USA

Saudi Arabia: Free Blogger Publicly Flogged
© Human Rights Watch

Oklahoma death-row inmates file for stay of execution over drug protocol

Ohio drops controversial lethal injection drug, postpones upcoming execution

Thursday, January 08, 2015

#petition : NOUS SOMMES CHARLIE

#pétition : NOUS SOMMES CHARLIE 
Reporters sans frontières / Reporters Without Borders 

sign & share !!!!!

#JeSuisCharlie rallies held worldwide to condemn Paris massacre

Cartoonists Pay Tribute To Charlie Hebdo

Cartoonists Pay Tribute To Charlie Hebdo 
© Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty 
» photo gallery

Charlie Hebdo Cartoon






















               Love is stronger than Hate

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

RWB appeals to media outlets to publish Charlie Hebdo cartoons

RWB appeals to media outlets to publish Charlie Hebdo cartoons 

In response to today’s shocking attack on the satirical weekly 
Charlie Hebdo that cost 12 lives, Reporters Without Borders issues an international appeal to media editors to begin publishing Charlie Hebdo’s cartoons tomorrow. 
© Reporters Without Borders

#JeSuisCharlie - Cartoon Movement

Cartoonists stand united. 
Check out our newsroom: 

#JeSuisCharlie - Cartoon Movement 
© Cartoon Movement

22 Heartbreaking Cartoons From Artists Responding To The Charlie Hebdo Shooting

I am Charlie

Charlie Hebdo Shooting: 12 Killed in Attack on French Satirical Magazine Known for Muhammad Cartoons

Fatal shooting at Charlie Hebdo

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Free Mohamed Cheikh sentenced to death in Mauritania

TALSOUH: Free Mohamed Cheikh sentenced to death in Mauritania 
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Sunday, January 04, 2015

"Save the Rest" Campaign to Call Attention to Detainees in Assad's Prisons

"Save the Rest" Campaign to Call Attention to Detainees in Assad's Prisons 
© National Coalition of Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces

Join Us in DC 1.11.15 - Close Guantanamo













Join Us in DC 1.11.15 

Join the Witness Against Torture community as we gather in Washington, DC to remember the opening of the prison camp 
in Guantánamo. This January 11th, 2015, marks the beginning of 14 years of torture and indefinite detention. Right now, 136 men remain, half of whom have been cleared for release but remain held without charge or trial. The administration will not disclose how many of them continue to hunger strike and how many are force-fed. 

We celebrate the freedom of those recently released. 
Yet, we must continue to pressure the Obama administration 
to fulfill its promise to finally shut down the prison and charge 
or release all those detained. 
© Witness Against Torture

January 11: A Promise Still to Keep: Close Guantánamo, Stop Torture, and End Indefinite Detention 
© Center for Constitutional Rights

Saturday, January 03, 2015

Iran: 14 including 4 women hanged on New Year's Day

Iran: 14 including 4 women hanged on New Year's Day 
© National Council of Resistance of Iran

Friday, January 02, 2015

Mario Cuomo a Rare Voice Against the Death Penalty in Tough on Crime Era

Mario Cuomo a Rare Voice Against the Death Penalty in Tough on Crime Era 
The progressive legacy of former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo, who died Thursday at the age of 82, spans many milestones, from calling out President Ronald Reagan's “City on a Hill” to expanding health care. His consistent opposition to the death penalty was especially notable, given the tough-on-crime rhetoric that reigned during much 
of his career. Over the course of his governorship, he vetoed 12 bills that would have reinstated the death penalty in the state – one for every year he was in office. 
© US News

In Memoriam: Remembering the Photographers We Lost in 2014