Saturday, April 30, 2016


Aleppo is Burning !!!!! 
We Cannot be Silent !!!!! 

In Solidarity !!!!!

Indonesia prepares to execute up to 13 prisoners, including many foreigners

Indonesia prepares to execute up to 13 prisoners, including many foreigners 

Exactly a year after Indonesia sent the 'Bali Nine' drug convicts to the firing squad inviting harsh censure from the world for the mass killing, Jakarta has said it's preparing to execute up to 13 prisoners in the next few days. 
© International Business Times

Indonesia 'completes' preparations for executions
© The Journal of Turkish Weekly

Bastards !!!!!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

A year after the Bali Nine executions, Indonesia prepares firing squads again

A year after the Bali Nine executions, Indonesia prepares firing squads again 
Deaths of eight prisoners, including two Australians, prompted a huge outcry – and a pause in executions. But now foreigners on death row fear their own sentences could be just weeks away.
© The Guardian

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Book on Sheikh Al-Nimr's Plea to be Launched Friday in Beirut

Book on Sheikh Al-Nimr's Plea to be Launched Friday in Beirut 

Bahrain Mirror: Kytos Cultural Center said it will launch a book entitled "Plea of Dignity", which comprises the plea entered by Sheikh Nimr Al-Nimr, on Friday (April 29, 2016) in the Lancaster Hotel Hazmieh, in the Lebanese capital, Beirut. 

The book launch marks the 100th day following the death of prominent Saudi Shiite cleric Sheikh Al-Nimr, who was executed by the Saudi authorities. A short film about Sheikh Al-Nimr's life will be aired during the event which international human rights, political and media figures will attend. 

It is noteworthy that "Plea of Dignity" has been recently published 
by Kytos Cultural Center with the cooperation of Bahrain Mirror. 
© Bahrain Mirror

These Are the Juvenile 'Offenders' Saudi Arabia Executed in January

10 prisoners hanged in Iran in new wave of executions

10 prisoners hanged in Iran in new wave of executions 
© National Council of Resistance of Iran

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Urgent !!!!! Save Abdul Basit !!!!!

Monday, April 25, 2016

♥ 25 de Abril Sempre ♥

25 de Abril Sempre !!!!

yessssssssssssssss, again & Forever ♥ 

image courtesy Fundação Mário Soares  

Carnation Revolution 1974 - 100 photos 

great work, muito obrigada !!!!!

my note »
no mention to the authors ooopppsssssss but we can see photos 
by Eduardo Gageiro & Alfredo Cunha, between others. 
2 first songs » the two secret airing signals of the Revolution. 
E Depois do Adeus by Paulo de Carvalho
which alerted the Militaries to begin the coup 
Grândola Vila Morena by Zeca Afonso
the signal MFA (Armed Forces Movement) gave to announce 
the Revolution had started.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Court Rules ACLU Lawsuit Against CIA Torture Psychologists Can Proceed

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Children, women killed by Turkish border guards while fleeing Syria

No More Borders !!!!! 
Open the Gates NOWWWWWWW !!!!!

Children, women killed by Turkish border guards while fleeing Syria - report 
© RT News

Mauritania must quash the death sentence against blogger

Mohamed Mkhaïtir

Mauritania must quash the death sentence against blogger 
© Amnesty International

Mauritanian blogger's death sentence upheld
© BBC News 

post updated April 22

Portugal's Example: What Happened After It Decriminalized All Drugs, From Weed to Heroin

Indonesian delegate booed at UN meeting after defending use of death penalty on drug offenders

UN backs prohibitionist drug policies despite call for more 'humane solution'

Iran: 30 Executions Carried Out in Last Ten Days

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The Martyr’s Mother by Youssef Abdelke

Youssef Abdelke, 2012 

thank you sooooo much, my dear Youssef !!!!!


Syria: Terrifying eyewitness video of life under siege and barrel bombs must spur humanitarian lifeline

Monday, April 18, 2016

2016 Pulitzer Prizes

2016 Pulitzer Prizes 

The 2016 Pulitzer Prize winners were announced at 3pm eastern time, April 18th. Winning stories, photographs and cartoons, along with bios and photos of all the winners are here. 
© The Pulitzer Prizes

Photography Pulitzer for Coverage of Refugee Crisis
The New York Times and Thomson Reuters shared the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography for coverage of Europe’s refugee crisis.
© The New York Times
» slideshow

Congratssssssssssssss to All !!!!!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

meantime in Saudi Arabia Juveniles await Execution

Saudi Arabia: 3 Alleged Child Offenders Await Execution 
Torture Allegations Ignored in Unfair Trials 
© Human Rights Watch 

they are not exactly offenders, isn't it ???

9 Guantanamo Prisoners Released !!!!!

Nine more Guantánamo Bay prisoners released as population dwindles to 80 

• Hunger striker Tariq Ba Odah among nine Yemenis released 
• Move announced ahead of Obama visit to key ally Saudi Arabia 
© The Guardian

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Dispatches: Turning the Tide on Shackling in Indonesia

Good News !!!!! 

Dispatches: Turning the Tide on Shackling in Indonesia 

During a meeting with Human Rights Watch this week, Indonesia's minister of health, Nila Moeloek, committed to providing mental health medication in all 9,500 community health centers (puskesmas) across the country. Achieving this could turn the tide against shackling. 
© Human Rights Watch

#BreakTheChains: End Shackling in Indonesia 
my previous post from March 21

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Canada » First Nations suicide emergency

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Where In The World Is Homosexuality Punished By The Death Penalty

The Agony of Solitary Confinement: It's Like Being 'Buried Alive,' Prisoners Say

Iran president under scrutiny over juvenile executions

Monday, April 11, 2016

McAuliffe guts Virginia's electric-chair bill

McAuliffe guts Virginia's electric-chair bill 

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe gutted a bill to let Virginia use the electric chair when it cannot find scarce lethal-injection drugs, making an 11th-hour amendment Sunday that would instead allow the state 
to hire a pharmacy to make a special batch in secret. 
© The Washington Post 

Governor says 'death penalty will come to an end' in Virginia unless bill amendments are passed

Saudi blogger Raif Badawi awarded freedom of speech prize

Sunday, April 10, 2016


I am speaking to you 
from the edge of darkness 
and about the depths of night. 

I reach out to you 
from the thick layers of absolute shade. 

If you are coming to visit me, 
Then, bring me a torch
and put up for me a little window. 

I will then watch 
the noisy crowd of the happy alley. 

- Forough Farrokhzad - 

January 5, 1935 - February 13, 1967 

translation by Maryam Dilmaghani


Saturday, April 09, 2016

Rashid Kouhi murdered by Iran

Friday, April 08, 2016

Auroras & the Magnetosphere of Jupiter

APOD: Auroras and the Magnetosphere of Jupiter 

Illustration Credit: JAXA; Inset Image Credit: NASA, ESA, Chandra, Hubble 

wowwwww my planet is magical !!!!! 

thankssssssssssssssssss, APOD  

Spectacular image shows Jupiter's magnificent auroras 
(PICTURE) © RT Viral

Thursday, April 07, 2016

A Torturer's Confession: Former Abu Ghraib Interrogator Speaks Out

Indonesia announces next 10 to be executed, all foreigners convicted of drug crimes

Indonesia announces next 10 to be executed, all foreigners convicted of drug crimes 
© Coconuts Jakarta 

ohhhhhhhhhhh nooooooooooooooo !!!!!

There's no such thing as a humane execution - I know, because I've seen the autopsy photos

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

AI Death Penalty Report 2015

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Help #StopYulin !!!!!

Stop 2016 Yulin Dog Meat Festival !!!!! 
and Cat Meat too !!!!! 

to take place in June !!!!! 

Shocking New Video of Yulin Dog Meat Trade as Chinese Animal Groups Join HSI's #StopYulin Global Campaign to End the Brutal Festival 
Press Release 
© Humane Society International 

check my post from last year » 
Stop Yulin Dog Meat Festival !!!!! 


China dog meat festival: Tempers rising as #StopYulin campaign launched
© IBTimes


Monday, April 04, 2016

Tribute to Marguerite Duras ♥♥

Duras, 1955 

❝ Écrire, c'est aussi ne pas parler. 
C'est se taire. C'est hurler sans bruit. 

Writing also means not speaking. 
Keeping silent. Screaming without sound. 

❝ C'est dans la reprise des temps par l'imaginaire 
que le souffle est rendu à la vie. 

When the past is recaptured by the imagination, 
breath is put back into life. 

- Marguerite Duras - 

April 4, 1914 - March 3, 1996 

Marguerite with her cat 
photo by her son Jean Mascolo, 50s 

Association Marguerite Duras 

Marguerite Duras - Worn Out With Desire To Write (1985) 
interview with Duras, english subtitles.

Sunday, April 03, 2016

There is nothing you can see that is not a flower; 
There is nothing you can think that is not the moon. 

- Matsuo Basho -

The Thinker by Hiromu Kira

by Hiromu Kira 
called The Thinker, taken in c1930. 

truly love this work !!!!! 

Hiromu Kira 
1898 - 1991 
Japanese American photographer 

image courtesy Saatchi Gallery