Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Justice Breyer Resurrects an Old Debate: Is the Death Penalty Constitutional?

Justice Breyer Resurrects an Old Debate: Is the Death Penalty Constitutional? 
The liberal justice wrote that the death penalty is unreliable, arbitrary, cruel and increasingly unusual. 
© Bloomberg Politics 

in this barbaric AmeriKKKa ??? deplorably yes, it is !!!!!

Legalized Torture: Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Cruel Lethal Injections

Monday, June 29, 2015

Supreme Court refuses to ban controversial lethal injection

Supreme Court refuses to ban controversial method of execution 
© USA Today

Supreme Court upholds lethal injections
© RT USA

Amnesty International USA Responds to Supreme Court Decision on Lethal Injection
The death penalty is the ultimate violation of human rights and today's decision will not resolve the fundamental flaws of this cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment that is broken beyond repair.
© Amnesty International USA

terrible day today !!!!! starting all over and over again !!!!!
the US Supreme Court says Yes to Human experimentation !!!!!

shame on you AmeriKKKa !!!!!

Soheil Arabi - Death Sentence Overturned

Lethal injection decision comes on capital punishment anniversary

US » 

Lethal injection decision comes on capital punishment anniversary 
Monday's Supreme Court decision about lethal injections comes on the same day, back in 1972, that the Court briefly limited the death penalty. 
© Constitution Center

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Starvin' for Justice 2015

Starvin' for Justice: 
Annual Fast & Vigil to Abolish the Death Penalty 
in Washington DC 

June 29 - July 2 

Events

Abolitionist Action Committee (AAC)

Friday, June 26, 2015

26 June 2015 Statement by Leonard Peltier

40th Anniversary of the Incident at Oglala 
© International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee

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♥♥ Love Wins in USA ♥♥





















Out for Freedom 
© American Civil Liberties Union

BREAKING: Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Same-Sex Marriage 
© Blue Nation Review

Obama: Gay marriage ruling is 'a victory for America' 
© USA Today

♥♥ A Historic Day for America ♥♥
greaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat news YESSSSSSSSSSSS !!!!!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Leonard Peltier Day 2015














June 26th is the 40th anniversary of the firefight at Oglala 
in connection with Leonard Peltier was wrongfully convicted and illegally imprisoned.

A number of events have already been scheduled.

16th Annual Oglala Commemoration

Events | International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee

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100 Groups From Around the World to UN: Demand Accountability for CIA Torture

100 Groups From Around the World to UN: Demand Accountability for CIA Torture 
This Friday, the world will mark International Day in Support 
of Victims of Torture.
This day is commemorated every year to reaffirm the universal commitment to the total eradication of torture, which is categorically prohibited under international law. 
© American Civil Liberties Union

Monday, June 22, 2015

Yulin Dog Meat Festival goes ahead despite outCRY !!!!!

A puppy at China's Yulin festival unaware it is about to be skinned alive and cooked 

Heartbreaking image from China's annual dog meat festival where tens of thousands of animals are killed
• Thousands of dogs and cats butchered as Yulin festival gets underway
• Slaughterers hit them over the head, cut their throats open then 
boil them 
• Opened mid fierce international criticism and clashes with protesters   
WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT 
© Daily Mail

Yulin Dog Meat Festival Photos 2015: Images Of China's Annual Feast Show The 'Horrific' Nature Of Animal Trade
© IBTimes
 
heartbreaking
nightmare !!!!! just tears in my eyes !!!!! 

Stop Yulin Dog Meat Festival !!!!!
go on signing the petition to end this brutal festival !!!!!

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Indonesia rejects French death row convict Serge Atlaoui clemency

Free Hesameddin Farzizadeh Sentenced to Death for Apostasy

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Summer Dance by Frank Howell

Untitled

Summer Dance by Frank Howell 

1937 - 1997 

Pilamaya ye !!!!! Thank you so much !!!!! 

Magiccccc Summer Solstice

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In the midst of winter, I found there was within me, 
an invincible summer. 

- Albert Camus -

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Inside Tadmur: The worst prison in the world?

Inside Tadmur: The worst prison in the world? 
When Islamic State seized Palmyra in Syria last month, one of the first things it did was blow up the Tadmur prison - the country's most notorious jail, where for decades, political dissidents were detained 
and tortured. The BBC's Soumer Daghastani looks back at its history.
© BBC News

World Refugee Day 2015

Friday, June 19, 2015

Voices from Solitary: Phantom Souls

Raif Badawi » no flogging again !!!!!

Raif Badawi échappe de nouveau à son châtiment 
© ICI.Radio-Canada.ca 

Badawi again spared flogging after receiving immigration certificate
© Montreal Gazette

Freedommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm !!!!!

USA » Jan/June 2015 - State Killings & stays

Jan/June - 2015    

June 
3 - Lester Bower - murdered by the state of Texas
Texas executes 67-year-old man after 3 decades on death row
© Associated Press  
9 - Richard Strong - murdered by the state of Missouri
Missouri Man Executed for Deaths of Girlfriend, Her Daughter
© Associated Press 
18 - Gregory Russeau - murdered by the state of Texas
Texas man executed for slaying of auto mechanic in 2001 
© Associated Press
23 - Charles Wright - Tennessee - stayed
Tennessee court calls off the rest of the state's scheduled executions
© The Washington Post » published April13

Recent State Killings & stays » 

May
3-9 - Rodney Berget - South Dakota - stayed
Judge issues stay of execution for death row inmate Berget
© Ksfy » published April 23
12 - Kimber Edwards - Missouri - stayed
Missouri Supreme Court Stops Planned Execution
© Missourinet » published April 8
12 - Derrick Charles - murdered by the state of Texas
Houston man convicted of killing 3 put to death
© Associated Press

April 
9 - Kent Sprouse - murdered by the state of Texas
Texas man Kent Sprouse becomes 11th US inmate executed this year
© The Guardian
14 - Andre Cole - murdered by the state of Missouri
Missouri carries out the execution of Andre Cole, its 3rd of the year
© Missourinet
15 - Manuel Garza - murdered by the state of Texas
Texas Executes San Antonio Man for Killing Police Officer
© Associated Press  
23 - Richard Vasquez - Texas - stayed
State delays execution of child killer Richard Vasquez
© Kristv » published April 20  
28 - Robert Pruett - Texas - stayed
Texas calls off Robert Pruett execution with just hours to spare
© The Guardian

March
2 - Kelly Gissendaner - Georgia - stayed
Georgia woman's execution postponed because drugs appeared 'cloudy'
© CNN » published March 3
Georgia postpones execution of woman 
© CBS News » published March 3
5 - Rodney Reed - Texas - stayed
Rodney Reed: Texas appeals court grants stay of execution
© The Guardian » published Feb. 24
10 - Brian Keith Terrell - Georgia - stayed
Georgia postpones executions indefinitely so it can examine lethal injection drugs
© The Washington Post » published March 3
11 - Manuel Vasquez - murdered by the state of Texas 
Texas Executes Manuel Vasquez With One of Last Two Doses 
© NBC News
17 - Cecil Clayton - murdered by the state of Missouri
This Man Is Missing a Chunk of His Brain. The Missouri Supreme Court Says It's Okay to Execute Him.
© Mother Jones » published March 16
Missouri executes Cecil Clayton, state's oldest death-row inmate
© The Guardian
18 - Randall Mays - Texas - stayed
Texas court halts officers' killer's execution
© Associated Press » published March 16
19 - William Ernest Kuenzel - Alabama - stayed
Stay for Alabama Inmate William "Billy" Kuenzel Ahead of March 19, 2015, Execution
© The Forgiveness Foundation » published March 9
February 
4 - Donald Newbury - murdered by the state of Texas
Texas executes 'Texas 7' prison escapee Donald Newbury for killing police officer 14 years ago
© Associated Press

10 - Lester Bower - Texas - stayed
U.S. Supreme Court halts Texas execution of convicted killer 
© Reuters » published Feb. 5
11 - Walter Storey - murdered by the state of Missouri
Walter Storey Executed For Killing Special Ed Teacher Jill Frey
© Associated Press
11 - Ronald Philipps - Ohio - stayed
new date set » Jan. 21, 2016
Ohio delays execution of child killer
© Cincinnati » published Jan. 8
Ohio postpones all 2015 executions as it secures new drugs
© Reuters » published Jan. 30
19 - John Grant - Oklahoma - stayed
19 - Tommy Arthur - Alabama - stayed
Judge halts state's plan to execute Arthur
© Decatur Daily » published Feb. 17
26 - Jerry Correll - Florida - stayed
Florida Supreme Court stays execution of Orlando killer
© Orlando Sentinel » published Feb. 17
January
13 - Andrew Howard Brannan - murdered by the state of Georgia
Andrew Brannan, Vietnam Veteran, becomes the first prisoner murdered by US this year.
Andrew Howard Brannan, Mentally Ill Veteran Who Killed Cop, Executed In Georgia
© Associated Press
15 - Johnny Kormondy - murdered by the state of Florida
Florida executes ringleader of 1993 home invasion that ended with man's murder, wife's rape
© Associated Press
15 - Charles Warner - murdered by the state of Oklahoma 
'Truly experimentation': Oklahoma leaves drug cocktail unchanged in first executions since botched procedure
© The Guardian » published Jan. 14

Oklahoma carries out first execution since botched lethal injection in April
© The Guardian
21 - Arnold Prieto - murdered by the state of Texas
Texas executes man convicted of killing 3 in San Antonio
© Associated Press

27 - Warren Lee Hill - murdered by the state of Georgia 
Science-schmience, Georgia just wants to execute this intellectually disabled man 
© The News Hub » published Jan. 22 
Georgia Executes Warren Lee Hill Despite Low IQ Claim 
© NBC News
28 - Marcellus Williams - Missouri - stayed 
Missouri Supreme Court halts upcoming execution of Marcellus Williams 
© Missourinet » published Jan. 22
28 - Garcia White - Texas - stayed 
Texas court reprieves death row prisoner Garcia White 
© The Guardian » published Jan. 27
29 - Richard Glossip - Oklahoma - stayed
Supreme Court Halts Oklahoma Execution of Richard Glossip, Two Others 
© NBC News » published Jan. 28
29 - Robert Ladd - murdered by the state of Texas
Texas Executes Man for 1996 Strangling, Beating Death 
© Associated Press  
Texas Executes Intellectually Disabled Man, Violating Constitution 
for Immediate Release 
© American Civil Liberties Union

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

Kill Death Penalty NOW !!!!!

Recent State Killings, commutations & stays »

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

World Peace & Prayer Day 2015


World Peace and Prayer Day and Elder Youth Conference from Jason R. Couch on Vimeo.
World Peace And Prayer Day/Honoring Sacred Sites Day is an international celebration joining worldwide communities of all faiths, nations, races, ages and genders who share concern for the welfare of humanity and the Earth to share in One Prayer.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

27 Prisoners Executed in Iran - 206 Executions So Far in June

27 Prisoners Executed in Iran - 206 Executions So Far in June 

In the absence of international reactions the Iranian authorities have executed one person every two hours in June 2015. 
Iran Human Rights (IHR) calls for immediate international reactions to stop the mass-executions ongoing in Iran.
© Iran Human Rights

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Egyptian court confirms Morsi death sentence

Egyptian court confirms Morsi death sentence over jailbreak during uprising 
© The Guardian  

sadly outrageoussssssssssssssssssssssss !!!!!

Iran: Execution of Mansour Arvand, Kurdish political prisoner

Iran: Execution of Mansour Arvand, Kurdish political prisoner, wrestler, sports trainer 
© Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran

Monday, June 15, 2015

Torture broke CIA's own 'human experimentation' rules - report

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Che Day ♥♥














We cannot be sure of having something to live for 
unless we are willing to die for it. 

- Che Guevara - 

June 14, 1928 - October 9, 1967

Saturday, June 13, 2015

I found my hope in the ocean of despair, 
My silvery moonlight in the dark night, 
My love in the year of plight, 
And exactly when- 
I was about to turn into ash- 
I went on fire. 

- Ahmad Shamlou - 
excerpt from Listen! 

Persian Poet

1925 - 2000  

The Official Website of Ahmad Shamlou

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Iran » Ghezelhesar Mass-Executions Continue

From Death Row to Suicide: The Life and Death of Paula Cooper

From Death Row at 16 to Suicide at 45: The Life and Death of Paula Cooper 
© First Look 

Paula Cooper was US's youngest death row prisoner.
A case that put a face on the juvenile death penalty 
in AmeriKKKa !!!!!

Friday, June 12, 2015

Court Extends Order Blocking Release of Albert Woodfox, 'Angola 3' Member

Court Extends Order Blocking Release of Albert Woodfox, 'Angola 3' Member 
The remaining incarcerated member of a group of Louisiana prisoners known as the Angola 3 was ordered to remain behind bars Friday 
when a federal appeals court blocked a judge's earlier order that 
he be released. 
© NBC News 

these guys are insane !!!!! 
Free Albert NOWWWWWWW !!!!!

Raif Badawi » flogging delayed again

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Leftovers by MORO






















Cartoon Movement - Leftovers 

3.1 million children die each year of poor nutrition. 
This cartoon is part of our project on Children’s Rights 
and is based on a drawing by two children from Lebanon. 

Michel Moro Gómez (MORO) 

© Cartoon Movement 

muchas graciassssssss !!!!! thank youuuuuuuuuuuuuu !!!!!

The children taken from home for a social experiment

The children taken from home for a social experiment 

In the 1950s, a group of Inuit children were taken from their families in Greenland to be re-educated as model Danish citizens. More than 60 years later, they want the Danish government to apologise for an experiment that did enormous damage. 
© BBC News

Child bride freed by Nigerian authorities looks to new beginnings

Child bride freed by Nigerian authorities looks to new beginnings 
An uncertain future awaits 15 year-old Wasila Tasi'u after 
she is acquitted of murdering her 35 year-old husband. 
© The Guardian

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

cry my heart

cry my heart
© luisa brehm 

reposting ....

Aftab Bahadur execution: Pakistan hangs 'innocent' man after 23 years on death row

Aftab Bahadur execution: Pakistan hangs 'innocent' man after 23 years on death row 
Pakistan has executed a Christian inmate who was 15 when he was sentenced to death over 20 years ago. 
© IBTimes

Iran » 13 People Executed

Louisiana blocks release of last Angola 3 member Albert Woodfox

Louisiana blocks release of last Angola 3 member Albert Woodfox 
© Daily Mail 

outrageousssssssssssssssssssssss !!!!! 
Freedom NOWWWWWWWWWWWW !!!!!

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Angola 3's Albert Woodfox Free !!!!!

As Euro-MPs visit Iran, 35 prisoners executed on June 8

As Euro-MPs visit Iran, 35 prisoners executed on June 8 
© Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran

Monday, June 08, 2015

Iran » Mass-Executions Continue

Mass-Executions Continue: 11 Executed in Ghezelhesar Prison 
More than 30 other prisoners might be executed in the coming days. They are being held in the quarantine of the Ghezelhesar prison now. 
© Iran Human Rights

Omar Khadr and Gitmo Juvenile 'Enemies' of US

Sunday, June 07, 2015

Saudi supreme court upholds verdict against blogger Raif Badawi

Saudi supreme court upholds verdict against blogger Raif Badawi 

Ruling confirms punishment of 1,000 lashes and 10 years in prison for liberal blogger who was found guilty of insulting Islam 
© The Guardian

Young Activist Sentenced to 12.5 Years in Prison for Facebook Posts

Young Activist Sentenced to 12.5 Years in Prison for Facebook Posts 
A Revolutionary Court in Tehran has sentenced artist and civil rights 
activist Atena Faraghdani to a total of 12.5 years in prison for drawings and content critical of the government that the young activist posted on her Facebook page. 
© International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran
You want to erase my being, but in this land I shall remain 
I will continue to dance as long as I sustain 
I speak as long as I’m living, fury, roar, and revolt 
your stones and rocks I fear not, 
I’m flood, my flow you can’t halt 

- Simin Behbahani -

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Saturday, June 06, 2015

IRAN: 25 Prisoners Transferred for Execution - International Community Maintains its Silence

Behzad Naziri recounts his experience of Iranian regime's atrocities

Mahmoud Alkurd exhibit in Paris

















We Breathe Freedom

Mahmoud Alkurd Photography 

opening June 12 » 12 pm - 2,30 pm 
until June 30, 2015 

at iReMMO 

iReMMO 5, rue Basse des Carmes 75005 Paris 
(Maubert Mutualité) 

Mahmoud Alkurd

Palestinian Photographer born in Gaza, 1992 

"We Breathe Freedom" from 2014, it's a series that came out after 51 days of war in Gaza. 

Congratssssssssssssssssss, Mahmoud !!!!! 

Exposition photo du palestinien de Gaza Mahmoud Al-Kurd à Paris 
© Agence Média Palestine

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Nigeria » Blood on their hands

Blood on their hands 
Nigerian military accused of war crimes after 7,000 die in detention 
Starved and suffocated to death 

7,000 died at the Nigerian military's hands. Demand justice. 
© Amnesty International 

sign & share !!!!!

CIA torture more 'brutal and sadistic' than Senate report disclosed

CIA torture more 'brutal and sadistic' than Senate report disclosed 
Newly declassified testimony by Guantanamo Bay detainee shows CIA interrogators running out of control 
© Telegraph

California is looking for ways to start executing death row prisoners again

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Canada's residential schools cultural genocide, Truth and Reconciliation commission says

Canada's residential schools cultural genocide, Truth and Reconciliation commission says 
© Toronto Star 

Truth and Reconciliation Commission: By the numbers 
Tuesday's final report only a first step in reconciliation 

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Canada's Indian residential schools issues its summary report this morning, 
and TRC chair Justice Murray Sinclair has hinted the report 
will cite a form of genocide to describe what happened to the 150,000 or so aboriginal children and their families while the schools operated. 

In media interviews, Sinclair has also revealed that the TRC 
has documented the deaths of over 6,000 students while in residential schools, adding that there are probably more.
© CBC 

TRC - Truth and Reconciliation Commission

"Cultural Genocide": Landmark Report Decries Canada's Forced Schooling of Indigenous Children 
© Democracy Now!

Mass Executions in Iran

Monday, June 01, 2015

got it right today ....

You have to have a lot of patience to hear those old people talk, because when they talk, they talk about motivation, the feeling, the unsound that is around the universe.
They explain everything to one understanding. They bring it all together, and when they finish, just one word comes out. 
Just one word. They might talk all day, and just one word 
comes out. 

- Wallace Black Elk -

New York | Human Rights Watch Film Festival

New York | Human Rights Watch Film Festival 

New York » 
June 11 - 21, 2015 

at IFC Center and the Film Society of Lincoln Center's Walter Reade Theater