Sunday, February 28, 2016

the dream-maker

the dream-maker
© luisa brehm 

take my hand and catch a star in a fallen dream !!!!!

Saturday, February 27, 2016

lately i just have no words !!!!! 
what have we become ???

Syria » ISIS stones 2 teen girls to death on suspicion of adultery

Muhammad al-Qiq ends 94-day hunger strike in deal with Israel

History of capital punishment in the United States

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Iran's families minister concerned after all men in village are executed

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

AI Annual Report 2015/2016

Amnesty International Annual Report 2015/2016 

Under Attack 
Human Rights in jeopardy 
© Amnesty International

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Obama plan to shut Guantanamo names no sites to replace Cuba-based prison

Iran » 2 Juveniles Sentenced to Death

Take Action !!!!! 

Heyman Uraminezhad
Death sentence of young Kurdish man becomes definite 
© National Council of Resistance of Iran 

Iran: Commute the Death Sentence of Amanj Veisee 
© Amnesty International USA

Monday, February 22, 2016

KAP Wins Press Cartoon Europe 2016

KAP Wins Press Cartoon Europe 2016 

Spanish cartoonist (and CM member) KAP is the winner of Press Cartoon Europe 2016, with an excellent cartoon about Europe and refugees published in La Vanguardia. PCE awards the best cartoon published in European media. 
© Cartoon Movement 


Congratssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss, KAP !!!!!

Art Under Threat: Attacks on artistic freedom in 2015

Mohammed al-Qeq » Palestinian journo on hunger strike near death

Sunday, February 21, 2016

UNICEF Photo of the Year » 2000-2014

Four-Year-Old Boy Sentenced to Life in Egyptian Prison on Murder Charge

did you know about ??? i just couldn't believe !!!!! 

Four-Year-Old Boy Sentenced to Life in Egyptian Prison on Murder Charge 
© Sputnik

Canada's prisons are the 'new residential schools'

Canada's prisons are the 'new residential schools' 
A months-long investigation reveals that at every step, Canada’s justice system is set against Indigenous people.
© Maclean's

Friday, February 19, 2016

Albert Woodfox is Free !!!!!

Welcome home, Albert !!!!!
and a veryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
♥♥ Happyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy Birthday ♥♥

Albert Woodfox released from jail after 43 years in solitary confinement
© The Guardian 

Albert Woodfox, Last of the Angola Three, Is Free After 43 Years in Solitary Confinement 
© Democracy Now!

Albert Woodfox speaks after 43 years in solitary confinement: 'I would not let them drive me insane'
Exclusive: in his first interview as a free man, the last of the Angola Three tells Ed Pilkington how he followed the news, including the ‘racism’ of Donald Trump, to keep himself sane
© The Guardian

greaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat news !!!!! 
so truly happy i am !!!!!

André Breton 120th Anniversary

Toute ma vie, mon cœur a aspiré à une chose que je ne peux pas nommer. 

All my life, my heart has yearned for a thing I cannot name. 

I know despair in its broad outlines. Despair has no wings, 
it is not necessarily found at a cleared table upon a terrace, in the evening by the seaside. It is despair and it is not the return of a quantity of little facts like seeds leaving one furrow for another at nightfall. It is not moss upon a stone or a drinking glass. It is a boat riddled with snow, if you please, like birds falling and their blood has not the slightest thickness. I know despair in its broad outlines. 

from Le Verbe Être

 - André Breton - 

February 19, 1896 - September 28, 1966 

by Man Ray, 1938 
Breton has dedicated this photo to his friends Frida Kahlo 
& Diego Rivera. 
Museo Frida Kahlo 

André Breton 

André Breton, Le Verbe Être 
© Poesie Net 
"The Verb to Be" a Poem by André Breton 
© The Paris Review 

Manifesto of Surrealism 1924 

André Breton : The Poetry Foundation

André Breton voice - in french.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Warren Richardson World Press Photo of the Year

Hope for a New Life 

A man passes a baby through the fence at the Hungarian-Serbian border in Röszke, Hungary, 28 August 2015. 

World Press Photo of the Year 2015

Warren Richardson - 2016 Photo Contest 
© World Press Photo 

Warren Richardson

2016 Photo Contest
View the entire collection of winning images from the 
59th World Press Photo Contest.
© World Press Photo

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

and we have a portuguese winner !!!!!

Mário Cruz - 2016 Photo Contest | World Press Photo

Talibes, Modern-day Slaves
Contemporary Issues, first prize stories

Congratsssssssssssssssssssss, Warren and All !!!!!


Wednesday, February 17, 2016

"Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise": First Film on Writer and Activist Chronicles an Extraordinary Life

Infographic: Capital Punishment in Iran - 2015

Iran defends its capital punishment in Europe

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Shepherds and Butchers by Oliver Schmitz

Shepherds and Butchers 

Shepherds and Butchers is an upcoming South African drama film directed by Oliver Schmitz. It has been selected to be shown in the Panorama section at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival. 

South Africa’s record on executions is put in the dock by Steve Coogan in this forthright Berlin premiere, though its courtroom clashes cannot match the chilling spectacle of the scaffold. 
© The Guardian

US » History of Death Penalty for Juvenile Offenders

History of Death Penalty for Juvenile Offenders 
© Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Ali al-Nimr » "My heart is exhausted": A mother's story of death row in Saudi Arabia

Georgi Licovski wins UNICEF Photo of the Year

Greek-Macedonian border: Utter despair
© Georgi Licovski/epa 

UNICEF Photo of the year 2015 

Macedonian Photographer Georgi Licovski is the winner of the competition “UNICEF Photo of the Year 2015”. His reportage depicts the situation of refugees at the border between Greece and Macedonia. 

Georgi Licovski 

Image of crying children in migrant crisis wins UNICEF photo of the year 
© USA Today


Friday, February 12, 2016

PROVOKE » Between Protest and Performance - Photography in Japan 1960-1975

Between Protest and Performance - Unseen Photographs of Japan's 60s New Wave 

Japan’s most influential photographers – including Daidō Moriyama, Yutaka Takanashi, Shōmei Tōmatsu and Nobuyoshi Araki – 
are shown together for the first time in Provoke, a new exhibition 
at The Vienna-based Albertina museum, which explores the significance of the short-lived and revered magazine of the same name. 
© British Journal of Photography 


PROVOKE » until May 8, 2016

Thursday, February 11, 2016


Wednesday, February 10, 2016

We Resist, We Survive: Leonard Peltier and Imprisoned Indians

Flawed Reforms: Iran's New Code of Criminal Procedure

Flawed Reforms: Iran's New Code of Criminal Procedure 
© Amnesty International USA

VA » House votes to allow electric chair as fallback option for executions

House votes to allow electric chair as fallback option for executions 
© Richmond Times-Dispatch 

The bill now goes to the Senate. 

barbaric AmeriKKKa !!!!!

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Father and Child by Youssef Abdelke

Youssef Abdelke, 2012 

thank you sooooooo much, dear Youssef !!!!!


Summary executions, torture, makeshift courts in Syria: UN reveals horrific details

Summary executions, torture, makeshift courts in Syria: UN reveals horrific details 
© RT News 

All sides in Syria killing thousands of detainees in crimes against humanity, UN reports 
© United Nations News Centre 
with full Report » Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Deaths in Detention 

okay, i said no more UN news but this one is an exception ....

Monday, February 08, 2016

Join our campaign to save Ali al-Nimr

Reprieve - Ali al-Nimr 

Join our campaign to save Ali al-Nimr

sign & share !!!!!

Ali Mohammed al-Nimr: Saudi Arabia on verge of beheading protester 'tortured as a child into confessing'

Ali Mohammed al-Nimr: Saudi Arabia on verge of beheading protester 'tortured as a child into confessing' 
Ali Mohammed al-Nimr could be beheaded and crucified any day now 
© The Independent 

ohhh noooooooooooooo !!!!! no more !!!!!

Reprieve - Ali al-Nimr
Join our campaign to save Ali al-Nimr

Year of the Monkey

Magiccccccc Chinese Lunar New Year 4714  

***^-^*** & mom 


if you like stamps, as we do,  
China post issued these 2, featuring motifs of delighted monkey 
and longevity double to welcome the Year of the Monkey

China Post officially issues Lunar New Year special stamp 
© Xinhua 
Beautiful stamps featuring Chinese Zodiac Sign - The Monkey 
© Philatelynews

Sunday, February 07, 2016

Mass Incarceration Since 1492: Native American Encounters With Criminal Injustice

Sentenced To Death In Stalin's Great Purge

Sentenced To Death In Stalin's Great Purge 

No one knows for sure how many people were murdered during Stalin's Great Purge, but estimates put the figure at more than 1 million. During the peak period of 1937-38, Stalin's secret police executed more than 1,000 people per day, most with a shot to the back of the head. These photos show some of the victims in their last weeks or days. 
© Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

Taiwan death row letters arrive with loved ones 60 years too late

American Indian activist Leonard Peltier marks 40 years in prison

Saturday, February 06, 2016

40th Anniversary Statement by Leonard Peltier

40th Anniversary Statement by Leonard Peltier 
February 6, 2016 

© International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee

We Love You, Leonard !!!!! 
Freedommmmmmmmmmmmmmm !!!!!


Pentagon releases Bush-era torture pictures after 12-year-long legal battle

Thursday, February 04, 2016

EU, Scrap plans to criminalise refugee rescue operations !!!!!

2016 Int. Day of Solidarity with Leonard Peltier

February 6 

International Day of Solidarity with Leonard Peltier 

February 6, 2016, marks the 40th anniversary of Leonard's arrest. 

06 Feb. Events: 2016 Internat'l Day of Solidarity with Leonard Peltier 
© International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee 

Join an Event near you !!!!! 

Free Leonard NOWWWWW !!!!!


Canada Human Rights Decision Is a Game Changer for First Nations

Canada Human Rights Decision Is a Game Changer for First Nations 
by Pamela D. Palmater, 
associate professor and chair in indigenous governance at Ryerson University. 
© Truthout

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Brandon Jones murdered by Georgia

Damn, AmeriKKKa !!!!! what are you doing ??? 

Georgia's oldest death row inmate, 72, executed 
© Associated Press

Georgia Death Row on My Mind
by Clive Stafford Smith
founder and director of Reprieve
© Al Jazeera America » pub. Feb. 4

Florida Supreme Court Halts Executions Indefinitely

Florida Supreme Court Halts Executions Indefinitely 
Florida Supreme Court Halts Executions Indefinitely; 
389 Death Row Inmates In Limbo 
© FlaglerLive

i guess FL is on hold again .... 
yesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss !!!!!

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Ashraf Fayadh » Saudi court quashes poet's death sentence

Palestinian poet Ashraf Fayadh's death sentence quashed by Saudi court 
Panel of judges downgrades punishment for apostasy conviction to eight years in prison and 800 lashes 
© The Guardian 

Death Penalty Replaced with Jail Time, Flogging for Poet Ashraf Fayadh 
Press Release
NEW YORK - A long jail term and brutal flogging sentence handed down by Saudi Arabia today to Ashraf Fayadh extends the injustice against the esteemed poet, PEN America said in a statement today.

© PEN American Center

Freedommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm !!!!!


Monday, February 01, 2016

Delaware Capital Cases On Hold As State High Court Reviews Death Penalty

Langston Hughes Birthday ♥♥

Langston Hughes, 1941 
by Gordon Parks 

My People 

The night is beautiful, 
So the faces of my people. 

The stars are beautiful, 
So the eyes of my people. 

Beautiful, also, is the sun. 
Beautiful, also, are the souls of my people. 

- Langston Hughes - 

February 1, 1902 - May 22, 1967 

Langston Hughes | Academy of American Poets 

Langston Hughes : The Poetry Foundation


Black History Month 2016

February is 

Black History Month

check out the events !!!!! 

Black History Month | Films, Facts and more! 

Founders of Black History Month