Saturday, February 28, 2015

Daniel Berehulak » Photographer of the Year













© Daniel Berehulak 
photo from Berehulak's winning portfolio “Maha Kumbh Mela” 

Daniel Berehulak, born 1975, is an award winning Australian photographer and photojournalist. 
Now based in New Delhi, he has recently specialized in reportages from India and Pakistan. 

Daniel Berehulak 

Daniel Berehulak | Photographer of the Year 
» with Berehulak winning portfolio “Maha Kumbh Mela” 
© InFocus 
Australian photographer Daniel Berehulak Named 2014 POYi Freelance Photographer of the Year 
© Metaphor Online 
Daniel Berehulak Wins Reportage Photographer of the Year at 2015 POYi Competition 
© PDNPulse 

Congratssssssssssssssssssssssssss, Daniel !!!!!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Women on death row tell their personal accounts

Raif Badawi weekly flogging delayed for 7th week in a row

Thursday, February 26, 2015

#Banksy #Gaza





















Banksy in Gaza: Haunting images among ruins of war 
© RT News

Banksy is Back and in Gaza, Releases Mini-Documentary
© artFido's Blog

» with video

thank youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu, Banksy !!!!!

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Amnesty International Annual Report 2014/2015

Amnesty International Annual Report 2014/2015 
It has been a devastating year for those seeking to stand up for human rights and for those caught up in the suffering of war zones.
Governments must stop pretending the protection of civilians is beyond their power!
© Amnesty International

Monday, February 23, 2015

Snowden documentary CitizenFour grabs Oscar

21 Prisoners Hanged in Iran During 48 Hours

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Malcolm X Remembered 50 Years After 1965 Assassination

Malcolm X Remembered 50 Years After 1965 Assassination 
© Democracy Now! 

Today marks 50th year since Malcolm X assassination !!!!!

Iran: Kurds Tortured, Hanged

Iran: Kurds Tortured, Hanged 
© Kurdish Question

KCK: Iran has started a dangerous process

KCK: Iran has started a dangerous process 
The KCK Executive Council has vehemently condemned the execution of 3 Kurdish activists by Iran, emphasising that the Iranian government has initiated a dangerous process with its hostility to Kurds and its use of executions. 
© ANF - Ajansa Nûçeyan a Firatê

Friday, February 20, 2015

Raif Badawi weekly flogging delayed for 6th time

Ali and Habib Afshari Presentes !!!!!












Ali and Habib Afshari, Kurdish Political Prisoners, 
executed by Iran !!!!! 

Long Live the Kurdish Struggle !!!!!

BREAKING: Kurdish Brothers Executed by Iranian Regime 
© Kurdish Question
why ??? 
why this silence ??? 
why any official confirmation ??? 

is Saman still alive ??? 
and .... do they want us to give up the fight ??? 
just wondering ...

but i think Saman's family is not allowed to hold a funeral
or talk with any media, as i have read in Kurdish newspapers ...

may be i'm wrong ....

Saman Naseem Presente !!!!!

















Saman Naseem, Kurdish Political Prisoner,
was executed today by Iran !!!!!

Long Live Kurdistan !!!!!

Juvenile Offender Saman Naseem Was Executed
© Iran Human Rights

Iran ignores international pleas, executes 22-year-old Kurdish activist 
Saman’s family said they were notified by authorities the young activist had been hanged today, and ordered them not to hold a funeral.
© Rudaw

Saman Naseem executed ???

Increasing concern that Iranian authorities have executed Saman Naseem 
© Iran Human Rights 

Iran: Illegal execution of juvenile offender 
© FIDH  

oh noooooooooooo !!!!! 
waiting for confirmation ....

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Saman Naseem at risk of secret execution

Iran halts hanging of Kurdish juvenile offender Saman Naseem amid global outrage

Iran halts hanging of Kurdish juvenile offender Saman Naseem amid global outrage 
Iran halts hanging of Kurdish juvenile offender Saman Naseem but 'international pressure must continue'
© IBTimes  

Go on Taking Action !!!!!

Year of the Sheep

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Happyyyyy Lunar New Year 4713
***^-^*** & mom

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The life of Saman Naseem is in your hands.

 
Amnesty International

Published on Feb 18, 2015

Saman has now been transferred to solitary confinement in advance 
of tomorrow's execution. Please tweet Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei and President Rouhani, urging them to stop the execution of juvenile offender Saman Naseem: Please stop execution of juvenile offender #SamanNaseem in #Iran @khamenei_ir @Rouhani_ir

Or 
Take action directly on the Supreme Leader's website and to fill in the form on this page in Persian, English, Arabic, French, Spanish or your own language.

We only have today to stop Saman's execution and we believe that it is important the authorities continue to receive messages of concern.

Saman Naseem transferred to solitary confinement for possible execution

URGENT: Juvenile Offender Saman Naseem Scheduled to Be Executed in 24 Hours

IRAN: 30 prisoners hanged in 4 days

IRAN: 30 prisoners hanged in 4 days 
© Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran

Death row Britons: 75 facing execution abroad for offences including murder, drugs, terrorism and blasphemy

Attorney General Eric Holder calls for pause on death penalty executions

Attorney General Eric Holder calls for pause on death penalty executions 
Attorney General Eric Holder calls for states to stop death penalty 
until Supreme Court decides whether execution drugs are 'cruel and unusual punishment'.
© Daily Mail

Florida halts executions until Supreme Court considers controversial drug

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Iran to hang juvenile offender Saman Naseem for 'enmity against God'

Iran to hang juvenile offender Saman Naseem for 'enmity against God' 
Iran is set to execute juvenile offender Saman Naseem, who is charged with "enmity against God" and "corruption on earth". 
© IBTimes 

Iran urged to halt execution of juvenile offender 
© The Guardian

Amnesty International: Saman Naseem beaten, days from execution
© National Council of Resistance of Iran

Jakarta postpones moving of foreigners to site for execution

Jakarta postpones moving of foreigners to site for execution 
Indonesia has postponed the transfer of eight convicted drug smugglers, including seven foreigners, to a prison island for execution due to technical problems and to allow the two Australians among them to spend more time with their families, an official said on Tuesday. 
© Gulf Today

Bali Nine: Australians will not be executed this month, says official

Monday, February 16, 2015

More than 700 UK artists pledge to boycott Israel

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Anas Salameh exhibit in Berlin

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A Tale 
and a cup of coffee in the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp 

opening February 21 » 6 pm 
until February 27, 2015 

Deutsch-Arabisches Zentrum 
Uthmannstr. 23 
12043 Berlin-Neukölln

Anas Salameh

Congratssssssssssssssssssssss, my dear Anas !!!!!
big hugsssssssssssss & kissesssssssssss too

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Saturday, February 14, 2015

H♥♥ppyyyyyyy Valentini, Mum ♥♥

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mummiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii do u wanti to bi miauuuUUUmi Valentini ??? 

uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuronronronssssssssssss
***^-^*** 

yessssssssssssssssssssss, my beloved Flora  
mom

sooooooooooo cool Grumpy cat, image found on the net ;-)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

Friday, February 13, 2015

Pennsylvania suspends the death penalty

Pennsylvania suspends the death penalty 
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced Friday that he had suspended the death penalty until he reviews a report on 
capital punishment in the state.
© The Washington Post 

Facts About Pennsylvania's Death Penalty
© Associated Press

greaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat news !!!!!

Raif Badawi escapes weekly flogging again in Saudi Arabia

Raif Badawi escapes weekly flogging again in Saudi Arabia 
Amnesty International reporting Badawi did not see a doctor before having lashes postponed for 5th week 
© CBC News

Firing Squad and Gas Chamber Closer to Reality in Three States

Iran: Juvenile offender to be executed in a week gives harrowing torture account

Iran: Juvenile offender to be executed in a week gives harrowing torture account 
© Amnesty International 

Saman Naseem, a member of Iran's Kurdish minority, is to be hung 
at dawn next Thursday, 19 February. 
We have just days to demand the Iranian government stops his execution.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Mads Nissen World Press Photo of the Year














© Mads Nissen 

World Press Photo of the Year 2014: 

The picture is by Danish photographer Mads Nissen 
and shows Jon and Alex, a gay couple, during an intimate moment in St Petersburg, Russia. 
Life for lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) people is becoming increasingly difficult in Russia. Sexual minorities face legal and social discrimination, harassment, and even violent hate-crime attacks from conservative religious and nationalistic groups. 
© World Press Photo 

Mads Nissen 

World Press Photo of the Year 2014 
» entire gallery of winners 
© World Press Photo 

World Press Photo 2015 Winners
© Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
» photo gallery
 

Congratsssssssssssssssssssss Mads and All !!!!!

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

60 of the most beloved Street Art Photos - 2014

60 of the most beloved Street Art Photos - Year 2014 
© STREET ART UTOPIA 

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

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Death row inmates could be sent to gas chamber to avoid problems with lethal injections

As Study Finds 4,000 Lynchings in Jim Crow South, Will U.S. Address Legacy of Racial Terrorism?

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

History of Lynchings in the South Documents Nearly 4,000 Names

Oklahoma Debates Use of Nitrogen Gas for Executions

Sunday, February 08, 2015

When I am Overcome By Weakness by Najat Abdul Samad

When I am overcome with weakness, I bandage my heart with 
a woman’s patience in adversity. I bandage it with the upright posture of a Syrian woman who is not bent by bereavement, poverty, or displacement as she rises from the banquets of death and carries on shepherding life’s rituals. She prepares for a creeping, ravenous winter and gathers the heavy firewood branches, stick by stick from the frigid wilderness. She does 
not cut a tree, does not steal, does not surrender her soul to weariness, does not ask anyone’s charity, does not fold with 
the load, and does not yield midway. 

I bandage my heart with the determination of that boy they hit with an electric stick on his only kidney until he urinated blood. Yet he returned and walked in the next demonstration. 

I bandage it with the steadiness of a child’s steps in the snow of a refugee camp, a child wearing a small black shoe on one foot and a large blue sandal on the other, wandering off and singing to butterflies flying in the sunny skies, butterflies and skies seen only by his eyes. 

I bandage it with December’s frozen tree roots, trees that have sworn to blossom in March or April. 

I bandage it with the voice of reason that was not affected by 
a proximate desolation. 

I bandage it with veins whose warm blood has not yet been spilled on the surface of our sacred soil. 

I bandage it with what was entrusted by our martyrs, with 
the conscience of the living, and with the image of a beautiful homeland envisioned by the eyes of the poor. 

I bandage it with the outcry: 
“Death and not humiliation.” 

- Najat Abdul Samad - 
 Syrian Poet  

thank you sooooooooooooooo much !!!!!

Saturday, February 07, 2015

The Art of Khaled Akil

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Kill me, my faith­ful friends, for in my being killed is my life. 

- Khaled Akil - 

Syrian photographer, born in Aleppo in 1986.

KHALED AKIL 

INTERVIEW WITH KHALED AKIL
© artfridge

The Unmentioned: an Interview with Syrian Photographer, Khaled Akil 
© Muftah 
mrs.deane dreaming: khaled akil 
© MRS.DEANE 

Former detainee says 124 inmates tortured to death in two months

Friday, February 06, 2015

James Nachtwey receives Lifetime Achievement Award























James Nachtwey: How Photography Can Change the World 
© TIME 

Congratsssssssssssssssssssssssss, James !!!!!

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Saudi blogger Raif Badawi spared flogging another week: report

Untold stories of Syria's most vulnerable refugees

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Mercy Campaign

Mercy Campaign 
Mercy for Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran (Bali Nine)

sign & share !!!!!

Bali Nine prisoners to be executed by end of the month
© 9NEWS » published Feb. 6

Artist Ben Quilty and the 'Bali Nine'
















Bali Nine by Ben Quilty

Artist Ben Quilty and the 'Bali Nine' 

Three years ago, Australian artist Ben Quilty became an unlikely mentor to a man on death row in Bali. In coming weeks, that man 
may face the firing squad. 
© Billionaire  

Ben Quilty

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

'Beheaded, crucified, buried alive': UN slams ISIS for killing Iraqi children

Jordan executes 2 prisoners after Islamic State burns pilot to death

Monday, February 02, 2015

Egypt court sentences 183 Muslim Brotherhood supporters to death

Bali Nine ringleaders Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran in line to be executed in next group of death row inmates

British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford in final appeal from Indonesia's death row

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Still I Rise by Maya Angelou

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may tread me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I'll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
'Cause I walk like I've got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I'll rise.

Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops.
Weakened by my soulful cries.

Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don't you take it awful hard
'Cause I laugh like I've got gold mines
Diggin' in my own back yard.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I'll rise.

Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I've got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?

Out of the huts of history's shame
I rise
Up from a past that's rooted in pain
I rise
I'm a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that's wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise.

- Maya Angelou -

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Black History Month 2015

February is 

Black History Month 

African American History 

Black History Month 
© Birmingham Civil Rights Institute 

Founders of Black History Month 

Black History Month 2015 
© Official Black History Month 2015