Monday, August 31, 2015

Belated amnesty for Syrian "information hero" Mazen Darwish

Belated amnesty for Syrian "information hero" Mazen Darwish 
Reporters Without Borders welcomes today’s ruling by an anti-terrorism court in Damascus that Mazen Darwish and 
four members of his staff at the Syrian Centre for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCM) are covered by a political amnesty issued in June 2014.
© Reporters Without Borders 

yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss !!!!!

Cruel and unusual? Federal court to consider California death penalty

Sunday, August 30, 2015

I’m looking for the face I had 
Before the world was made. 

- William B. Yeats -


the eye of god is a dying star

image credit NASA 

combined image of the Helix Nebula, which has also been called the Eye of God
At the nebula's heart is a dying star. 

love this, thank youuuuuuuuu, NASA !!!!! 
ohhhhhhh sorry, the title is mine .....

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Lethal injection ruled constitutional in Tennessee

Lethal injection ruled constitutional in Tennessee 
A judge in Tennessee ruled that the state’s use of lethal injections 
for executions is constitutional. The ruling came in a lawsuit filed by death row inmates arguing the state’s method violated the Eighth Amendment. 

Mississippi ordered to halt executions

Mississippi ordered to halt executions
Drugs’ use barred until suit decided 
© Associated Press

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Iran regime executes Kurdish political prisoner Behrouz Alkhani

♥ our last-first song, Amor ♥♥

i know, Mom, 
you are sending me a message everytime i hear this song. 
just a little bit of this song on the wind, on orphan streets 
on wild leaves no matter where .... 
and all these years i understand you holding deeply a falling star. 
it's like a magic omen, isn't it ??? 

Forever One !!!!! 
Adoroooooooooooooo-te, Meu Amor


Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Bernardo Tercero stayed !!!!!

siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii !!!!! yessssssssssssssssss !!!!! 

Suspenden ejecución del nicaragüense Bernardo Tercero 
© La Prensa 

Stay in Execution Granted to Texas Inmate on Death Row 
© Human Rights First

Saudi Arabia: Rampant executions fuelled by justice system 'riddled with holes'

Saturday, August 22, 2015

I'll come and plant a rose in front of every door. 
I'll sing in front of every window. 
I'll give a tree to each crow. 
I'll make peace. 
I'll make friend. 
I'll walk. 
I'll swim in the light. 
Then I'll take on a flight and I will love. 

- Sohrab Sepehri - 
from A Message On The Go 

1928 - 1980 
Persian Poet and painter


Fallen For Freedom: 20,000 PMOI Martyrs

Fallen For Freedom: 20,000 PMOI Martyrs 
© National Council of Resistance of Iran

Friday, August 21, 2015

Raif Badawi: Wife of Saudi blogger launches campaign to free African writer on death row for criticising prophet Mohamed

Raif Badawi: Wife of Saudi blogger launches campaign to free African writer on death row for criticising prophet Mohamed 
The wife of Raif Badawi, the Saudi blogger sentenced to ten years in jail and 1,000 lashes for insulting Islam, has launched a campaign to free an African writer who is on death row in Mauritania for criticising the prophet Mohamed. 
© The Independent

Abdul Basit: Disabled Pakistani man convicted of murder in 2009 faces being hanged in his wheelchair as final hearing approaches

Iran regime acquits notorious prosecutor known as the "butcher"

Iran regime acquits notorious prosecutor known as the "butcher" 
© National Council of Resistance of Iran

'Despicable & inhumane': Gaddafi son's interrogators threaten sexual abuse with 23mm gun bullet

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Don't Let Tariq Ba Odah Die At Guantanamo

Did the Obama Administration Just Sentence A Man to Death? 
Don't Let Tariq Ba Odah Die At Guantanamo 
© AI USA Blog

Chelsea Manning found guilty, avoids indefinite solitary confinement

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Tribute to Charles Bukowski

there is a loneliness in this world so great 
that you can see it in the slow movements of 
the hands of a clock 

- Charles Bukowski - 

August 16, 1920 – March 9, 1994 

from Love is a Dog From Hell 

Bukowski and his cat Minx 

In my next life I want to be a cat. To sleep 20 hours a day 
and wait to be fed. To sit around licking my ass. 

- Charles Bukowski - 

Charles Bukowski, American Author 

Charles Bukowski : The Poetry Foundation 

Charles Bukowski's book on cats to show his gentler side 
© Books | The Guardian 


Friday, August 14, 2015

Chelsea Manning faces indefinite solitary confinement

Obama Gitmo plan moves prison to US, leaves prisoners in limbo - ACLU

11-year-old rape survivor gives birth as Paraguay upholds draconian anti-abortion law

11-year-old rape survivor gives birth as Paraguay upholds draconian anti-abortion law 
© Amnesty International 

it was yesterday ... 
they are both okay but ... this is deeply tragic !!!!!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Connecticut bans death penalty !!!!!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Photo of the Day by Yannis Behrakis

Photo by Yannis Behrakis/Reuters 

On the front page of today's New York Times: 
A dinghy overcrowded with Syrian refugees drifting in the Aegean Sea between Turkey and Greece after its motor broke down off the Greek island of Kos. 
© The New York Times - Lens 

Yannis Behrakis Profile | The Wider Image | Reuters 

thank youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu, Lens & Yannis !!!!!

Raif Badawi: Saudi Arabia's Supreme Court reviewing case of jailed blogger

Today in history: Huge anti-death penalty march for Mumia Abu-Jamal

Today in history: Huge anti-death penalty march for Mumia Abu-Jamal 
On this date 20 years ago, in 1995, thousands demonstrated in Philadelphia and other cities in support of journalist and former 
Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal, at that time on death row for 
murder since 1982, in the largest anti-death-penalty demonstrations 
in the U.S. to date. 
© Peoplesworld 

Free Mumia !!!!!


Prison Watchdog Says Solitary Confinement in Canada Is "Out of Control"

Monday, August 10, 2015

Mazen Darwish free at last

Mazen Darwish free at last 
Reporters Without Borders is relieved to learn that, after more than three years of arbitrary detention, well-known Syrian journalist and human rights defender Mazen Darwish has been released conditionally pending a verdict expected on 31 August. 
© Reporters Without Borders 

greaaaaaaaaaaaaaat news !!!!!

No More Torture: World's Largest Group of Psychologists Bans Role in National Security Interrogations

Sunday, August 09, 2015

UN Int. Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples 2015

Yanomami Child, Brazil 
© Victor Englebert - Survival International 

I want to live where I really belong,
on my own land. 
- Davi Kopenawa - 
Yanomami Leader and Shaman

UN Indigenous Day: Most recently contacted Indian speaks out for first time 
© Survival International 

AIPP Statement on the International Day of World's Indigenous Peoples 
© Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact 

International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, 9 August 
© United Nations 

Survival International - The movement for tribal peoples

Saturday, August 08, 2015

Don't let Australia murder its cats!

and because today is International Cat Day 
let's sign & share this petition » 

Hon Greg Hunt MP: Don't let Australia murder its cats! 

thank youuuuuuuuuuuuuu !!!!! 

**^,-^** & mum 
        reposting .....

Nepal Religious Festival Calls Off the Slaughter of Half a Million Animals

Nepal Religious Festival Calls Off the Slaughter of Half a Million Animals 
In a victory for animal rights activists, organizers of the Gadhimai event say they will stop killing hundreds of thousands of water buffalo, goats, pigs, and chickens.
© TakePart

check my post from November 2014 »
Inside Gadhimai, the world's biggest ritual slaughter

Friday, August 07, 2015

Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet


Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet 
Official site 

» check out the trailer & theaters 

Kahlil Gibran's "The Prophet" in Theaters today !!!!! 
take your Kids !!!!!

August 7 » premiering in New York City & Los Angeles 
August 14 » wider release in other cities 

The Prophet, by celebrated Lebanese author Kahlil Gibran, 
is among the most popular volumes of poetry ever written, 
selling over 100 million copies in forty languages since 
its publication in 1923. Gibran’s timeless verses have been 
given enchanting new form in this painterly cinematic adventure 
about freedom and the power of human expression.


Thursday, August 06, 2015

Hiroshima Atomic Bomb 70th anniversary

photo by Yuriko Nakao, Reuters 
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

8:15 am
when Time stopped !!!!!
Never Again, AmeriKKKa !!!!! Never Again !!!!!

Hiroshima marks 70 years since atomic bomb 
© BBC News 

'Faceless body belonged to my sister': Hiroshima, Nagasaki nuke survivors recall horrors 70 years on  
© RT News 

Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Survivors Pass Their Stories to a New Generation 
© The New York Times

Japanese Nobel Laureate Kenzaburo Oe on 70th Anniv. of US Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
© Democracy Now!

you can always check my post from August 7, 2008 »

bricalu: Hiroshima & Nagasaki

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Solitary Confinement: Punished for Life

US » 

Solitary Confinement: Punished for Life 
© The New York Times 

a must read !!!!!

South Sudanese pastors facing death penalty freed

South Sudanese pastors facing death penalty freed 
© Christian News on Christian Today 

greaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat !!!!!

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Saudi Arabia on track to beat annual record of 192 executions

Pakistan executes Shafqat Hussain, sentenced to death as a juvenile

Monday, August 03, 2015

Winners 2015 National Geographic Traveler' Photo Contest

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Execution of the Juvenile Offender Salar Shadizadi Postponed

Yakub Memon's hanging sparks debate over death penalty