Thursday, December 31, 2015

♥♥ New Year Tree of Wishes ♥♥

tree of wishes

our tree of wishes 
make some dreams come true !!!!! 
don’t forget the kids and people who have anything .... 
no food peace no hope or freedom .... 

and please don't forget the animals too .... 

if we could be a star we would be there to light you !!!!! 

our ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ to All !!!!! 
Happyyyyyyy Leap New Year 2016 !!!!! 

***^-^*** & mom

2015: The Year In Photos

2015: The Year In Photos 
© Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty 

» photo gallery

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Special Report: Pentagon thwarts Obama's effort to close Guantanamo

Iran regime preparing to mass execute Sunni political prisoners; prisoners urge immediate action

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Wounded Knee Massacre 125th Anniversary

Today, December 29, marks the 125th Anniversary of the Wounded Knee Massacre. 
To Never Forget !!!!! 

Wounded Knee: Healing the Wounds of the Past  
© ICTMN - Indian Country Today
Manning: Healing Continues 125 Years After Wounded Knee Massacre 
© ICTMN - Indian Country Today

25th Anniversary Bigfoot Ride Remembers Wounded Knee Victims
© KELOLAND TV

Wounded Knee 
» video posted Dec. 29, 2007

Sunday, December 27, 2015

♥♫ miauuuuuuumi 7 kissmas ♫♥

♥♫ miauuuuuuumi 7 kissmas ♫♥
© flora & luisa brehm

toiletti 4 mi prettiiiiii 7 birthday  
whati ??? 8½ ??? Fellini !!!!! 
miauuuuumi very smarti gal ranhahauuuuuuu
mummi gavimi chise biscuitis yummiiiiiiiiii
kissssssspetinhoslotisssssssssssssssss 
uuuuuuuuuuuuuuu, mum ♥ 
***^-^*** 

uuuuuuuuuuu 2222222, Kido  
you are my Xmas !!!!! 
mom 

to celebrate 7 years we found each other ;-))))))))))))))))))))))
Flora was 1½ when she came home, oh yeaaaaah !!!!!

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Second group of 8 prisoners hanged in Iran in 3 days

On Christmas Eve !!!!!

Second group of 8 prisoners hanged in Iran in 3 days 
© National Council of Resistance of Iran

Thursday, December 24, 2015

John Lennon - Happy Xmas (War Is Over)


by ForLOVEoftheARTS 

Love & Peace All over the World !!!!! 
thank you soooooooooooo much !!!!!

Father of drowned Syrian toddler asks world to open its doors

Father of drowned Syrian toddler asks world to open its doors 
The father of toddler Aylan Kurdi, whose lifeless body on a Turkish beach became a symbol of the refugee crisis, has made a Christmas appeal to the world to open its doors to Syrians fleeing conflict. 
© ZAMAN ALWSL

More drug convicts to be executed in Indonesia next year

8 Men in Northern Iran Prison Hanged on Drug Charges

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Saudis 'commute Sri Lanka maid's stoning death sentence'

Saudis 'commute Sri Lanka maid's stoning death sentence' 
© Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East 

greaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat news !!!!!

The Best Xmas Cartoons by Cartoon Movement

The Best Xmas Cartoons 

For 5 years in a row, we've put together a collection of cartoons marking the holiday season. This year, we've selected the best cartoons from each of those collection to bring you our top Christmas/holiday cartoons. Enjoy! 
And from everyone at Cartoon Movement: 
happy holidays and all the best for 2016! 
© Cartoon Movement 

always a must !!!!! thank youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu !!!!!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

knock knock ... Winter is home !!!!!

Untitled

Happyyyyyyy Winter Solstice & Yalda

***^-^*** & mom

Monday, December 21, 2015

Iran: Execution of political prisoner Abdolqani Gangouzehi Rigi in prison in Zahedan

Iran: Execution of political prisoner Abdolqani Gangouzehi Rigi in prison in Zahedan 
© Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran

Seven People Hanged in One Day, Two of the Executions in Public

Japan: Two men hanged as disgraceful executions continue

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Alessandro Penso is TIME's Pick for Photo Story of the Year

Alessandro Penso is TIME's Pick for Photo Story of the Year 
© TIME

ALESSANDRO PENSO 

Congratsssssssssssssssssss, Alessandro !!!!!

TIME Best Photos of 2015

Friday, December 18, 2015

Beethoven Prize awarded to Syrian pianist Aeham Ahmad

Beethoven Prize awarded to Syrian pianist Aeham Ahmad 
© Deutsche Welle 

Congratsssssssssssssssss, my dear Aeham  
i'm sooooooo truly happy, my friend !!!!! 
lots of Love & Kissessssssssssssss

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Ludwig van Beethoven's 245th Anniversary

 
played by Tomasz Trzciński 

today 
we are celebrating Ludwig van Beethoven's 245th Year !!!!! 

Ludwig was baptized December 17, 1770, 
it's not certain if he was born today or yesterday .... 

so, seen Ludwig is a guide and light for me, 
i'm sharing this eternal Sonata to end this day !!!!!

Chelsea Manning Turns 28 in Military Prison

Chelsea Manning Turns 28 in Military Prison 
© Common Dreams 

Happyyyyyyyyyyyy Birthday, Chelsea !!!!! 
Freedommmmmmmmmmmmmmmm !!!!!

got it again today ♥♥

Hear me!
A single twig breaks, but the bundle of twigs is strong. 

- Tecumseh - 

White Bison - Elder's Meditation of the Day 

thank youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu !!!!! 
i guess i'll get the same all years

♫ Hooppiiiiiiiiiiii Birthday, Mummi ♫

Untitled
miauuuuumi caki 4 uuuuuuu
orderedi on neti .... mi kitcati smarti gal
lapipeti miauuuuumi, pliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiase ???  

uuuuuuuuuuuuuuu Mummiiiiiiiiiii ♥ 
ronronnnnronssssssssssssssssssssss
***^-^***

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Iran: Bid to End Drug-Offense Executions

DPIC Releases 2015 End Report

♥♥ your day, Mom ♥♥

your day, Mom  

your day your time forever, Mom !!!
do you remember ??? 
how i miss your hands of velvet on mine 
and i sleep in your bed to keep your smell and dreams alive ??? 
right now it's only a day in blues, no tears no smiles .... 

there is no words to say how much i love you, Mom !!!!!
Adoroooooooooooooooo-te, Meu Amor ♥ 
lu

Mom at 18 .... 

© luisa brehm

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Saudi conviction of poet for renouncing Islam seriously flawed, lawyer argues

Monday, December 14, 2015

Paul Éluard 120th Anniversary


Et par le pouvoir d'un mot 
Je recommence ma vie 
Je suis né pour te connaître 
Pour te nommer 

Liberté. 

- Paul Éluard - 
from Liberté 

December 14, 1895 - November 18, 1952 

english translation »

And by the strength of one word 
I start over my life 
I was born to know you 
To name you 
Liberty. 

Untitled
portrait of Paul Éluard with cat 
by Picasso, 1937 

Paul Éluard : The Poetry Foundation 

Paul Éluard | Academy of American Poets 

Liberté, poème de Paul Eluard - poetica.fr 
Poem by Paul Éluard - Liberty 
english translation by Daniel Guibord 

 
voice of Paul Éluard

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Saudi blogger Raif Badawi on hunger strike after prison transfer

Saudi blogger Raif Badawi on hunger strike after prison transfer 

Hopes for a pardon for the writer are fading, worries his wife who lives in Sherbrooke, Que., and posted that her husband was taken to a remote Saudi prison reserved for those who have received a final verdict.
© Toronto Star 

damn !!!!!

Iran sentences woman to death by stoning

human rights day today ??? the hell !!!!! 
All days !!!!! 

Iran sentences woman to death by stoning 
© Jerusalem Post

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

♥ John Trudell in my Soul ♥


We are a spirit, we are a natural part of the earth, and all of our ancestors, all of our relations who have gone to the spirit world, they are here with us. That's power. They will help us. They will help us to see if we are willing to look. 
We are not separated from them because there's no place to go -- we stay here. This is our place: the earth. This is our mother: we will not go away from our mother. 

- John Trudell -

February 15, 1946 - December 8, 2015

We Love You, John, Forever  

Help us to see if we are willing to look !!!!!
Mitakuye Oyasin !!!!! We are all Connected !!!!! 

American Indian Poet John Trudell Walks On 

Remembering the Life and Legacy of John Trudell 
© ICTMN - Indian Country Today 

Poet, activist John Trudell dies at 69 
© CBC

USA 2015 - State Killings, commutations & stays

July/December - 2015
  
December
8 - Brian Keith Terrell - botched execution !!!!!
- murdered by the state of Georgia  
Georgia executes Brian Keith Terrell for killing his mother's friend
© Associated Press
Georgia inmate 'winced' in pain during 1-hour execution procedure
© RT USA
14 - Marcel Wayne Williams - Arkansas - stayed
14 - Jack Harold Jones Jr. - Arkansas - stayed

USA ends 2015 with 28 executions for the year.
It is the fewest amount of executions in the country since 1991, 
when 14 prisoners were put to death.

for 2016 Scheduled Executions, check Rick Halperin page.
thanks !!!!!

Recent State Killings, commutations & stays »

November 
3 - Ernest Lee Johnson - Missouri - stayed
Missouri Execution Canceled Pending Appeals Court Review
© Associated Press » pub. Nov. 4
3 - Julius Murphy - Texas - stayed 
Texas Appeals Court Stays Julius Murphy Execution
© The Texas Tribune » pub. Oct. 12
3 - Terrick Terrell Nooner - Arkansas - stayed
3 - Stacey Eugene Johnson - Arkansas - stayed
18 - Raphael Holiday - murdered by the state of Texas 
Texas man executed for setting fire that killed 3 children
© Associated Press
19 - Marcus Ray Johnson - murdered by the state of Georgia
Marcus Ray Johnson executed
© Albany Herald

October 
1 - Alfredo Prieto - murdered by the state of Virginia 
(foreign national from El Salvador)
Virginia executes serial killer Alfredo Prieto after appeals fail
© The Guardian
6 - Juan Garcia - murdered by the state of Texas
Texas executes inmate for killing man in $8 robbery
© Associated Press  
6 - Kimber Edwards - Missouri - commuted
Missouri governor spares death row inmate three days before execution
© The Guardian » pub. Oct. 2  
7 - Benjamin Cole - Oklahoma - stayed
Oklahoma Halts Executions After Drug Mix-up
© Al Jazeera America » pub. Oct. 2
14 - Licho Escamilla - murdered by the state of Texas
Texas executes inmate for Dallas police officer's 2001 death
© Associated Press
21 - Bruce Earl Ward - Arkansas - stayed
21 - Don William Davis - Arkansas - stayed
Arkansas's highest court keeps executions on hold, for now
© Associated Press » pub. Oct. 20
28 - John Grant - Oklahoma - stayed
29 - Jerry Correll - murdered by the state of Florida
Florida execution will be first since controversial drug ruled constitutional
© The Guardian » pub. Oct. 29
Jerry Correll, Orlando man who killed family, executed
© News 13 Orlando
September
1 - Roderick Nunley - murdered by the state of Missouri
Missouri executes man for 15-year-old girl's 1989 killing
© Associated Press 
29 - Perry Williams - Texas - stayed 
Execution for Houston convicted killer postponed
© Houston Chronicle » pub. Sept. 2
29 - Kelly Gissendaner - murdered by the state of Georgia  
& AmeriKKKa !!!!!
Clemency denied for Kelly Gissendaner despite Pope's plea
© Gwinnett Daily Post » pub. Sept. 29
30 - Richard Glossip - Oklahoma - stayed
Oklahoma court denies Richard Glossip's request for a stay of execution
© The Washington Post » pub. Sept. 28
August 
12 - Daniel Lopez - murdered by the state of Texas (volunteer)
Texas executes man who struck and killed police lieutenant with SUV during 2009 chase
© Associated Press  
13 - Tracy Beatty - Texas - stayed
Texas Inmate Set to Die for Killing His Mother Gets Reprieve
© Associated Press » published August 11
26 - Bernardo Tercero - Texas - stayed
(foreign national from Nicaragua)
IACHR Concludes that the United States Violated Bernardo Aban Tercero's Fundamental Rights and Requests that his Execution be Suspended
© IACHR - Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
July 
14 - David Zink - murdered by the state of Missouri
Missouri executes man for killing 19-year-old 
© Associated Press  
16 - Clifton Williams - Texas - stayed 
Court delays Texas execution that had been set for Thursday 
© The Washington Post » published July 16

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

Recent State Killings & stays »
January/June 2015 

Kill Death Penalty NOW !!!!!

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Iran: Renewed death sentences for juvenile offenders show 'contempt' for children's rights

Sunday, December 06, 2015

La Maison en Petits Cubes by Kunio Katō

The House of Small Cubes 

directed by Kunio Katō 
music by Kenji Kondo 

2008 Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film 

it's a poem !!!!! simply fantasticcccccccccccccccc !!!!! 

KUNIO KATO OFFICIAL WEB SITE

Saturday, December 05, 2015

Iran: Free Two Poets Jailed for Exercising Right to Expression

if you are a poet, sign this petition, thanks !!!!! 

Iran: Free Two Poets Jailed for Exercising Right to Expression 

Fatemeh Ekhtesari and Mehdi Mousavi were first detained on allegations related to their poetry in December 2013 and endured 
more than a month of intense interrogation while in prison. 
Last week, they were sentenced to 11.5 years and 9 years, respectively, in prison on charges including "insulting sanctities" 
and "propaganda against the state." Ekhtesari and Mousavi have 
also been sentenced to 99 lashes each for the act of shaking hands with unrelated members of the opposite sex at a book festival in Sweden. 

The pressure is on as a decision in the appeal of these poets 
is expected within 20 days. 
© PEN American Center

Friday, December 04, 2015

Rainer Maria Rilke Birthday


The only journey is the one within. 
 
Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage.
Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence,
something helpless that wants our love. 

- Rainer Maria Rilke - 

December 4, 1875 - December 29, 1926

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Thursday, December 03, 2015

Anniversary Album: 100 photos by Robert Capa 4 press freedom


RSF/RWB anniversary Album is out !!!!! 

Album anniversaire : 100 photos de Robert Capa pour la liberté de la presse 
© Reporters sans frontières 

Give a gift 4 Press Freedom !!!!!

Rick Halperin honored for human rights work

SMU's Rick Halperin honored for human rights work 

Rick Halperin, director of SMU's Embrey Human Rights program, is being recognized by the Dallas Peace and Justice Center on Thursday, Dec. 3 at the Annual Peace and Justice Maker Awards Dinner. He will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award for his work defending people's rights to dignity and life by opposing torture and the death penalty. 
© SMU Daily Campus 

Congratsssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss, Rick !!!!! 
i'm soooooooo truly happy, my dear friend !!!!!
lotsssssssssssss of Love & Kisses

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Wednesday, December 02, 2015

In support of Ashraf Fayadh

poets & writers, sign this letter Now !!!!! thank you !!!!!

In support of Ashraf Fayadh 

English PEN and PEN International are asking poets and writers around the world to add their names to the below statement 
in support of poet and artist Ashraf Fayadh. 

Hundreds of Writers Rally for Release of Palestinian Poet 
© PEN American Center

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Woodfox wants U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on his request to be freed and block a third trial in 1972 killing

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Ashraf Fayadh, Palestinian poet & artist


















Asylum by Ashraf Fayadh 


Asylum: To stand at the end of a queue. 

To be given a morsel of bread. 

To stand!: Something your grandfather used to do. 
Without knowing the reason why. 

The Morsel?: You. 

The homeland: A card to put in your wallet. 

Money: Papers that carry images of Leaders. 

The Photo: Your substitution pending your return. 

And the Return: A mythological creature … from 
your grandmother’s tales. 

End of the first lesson. 

- Ashraf Fayadh - 

from his book Instructions Within 
translated by Sultan Sooud al-Qassemi 

Ashraf Fayadh, born in 1980, is a Palestinian poet, artist, curator and member of British-Saudi art organisation Edge of Arabia
Ashraf lives in Saudi Arabia and was sentenced to death 
for his book 'Instructions Within'

Imprisoned Poet Ashraf Fayadh's 'Frida Kahlo's Mustache' 
© Arabic Literature (in English) 


Hard Stain by Ashraf Fayadh 

Untitled  
Mixed ink stained on medical gauze 

Image courtesy of Mostly Visible Exhibition 

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December with Ashraf Fayadh !!!!!

i have decided to start december with Ashraf Fayadh
the young Palestinian poet and artist, sentenced to death last month 
in Saudi Arabia, for his book Instructions Within

Ashraf's case touches me deeply, not just because i'm an activist, 
but also because i'm a writer too. 

i was reading some of his brilliants poems and i don't and will not tolerate this terrifying "censorship" able and ready to kill !!!!! 

Dear Ashraf, 
i truly wish from the bottom of my heart Freedom will prevail !!!!! 

with my Love, 
luisa 

p.s. » i will post news & actions, so, please, check the label.

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