Friday, December 30, 2016

In Memoriam: Remembering the Photographers We Lost in 2016

Voices from Solitary: In Memoriam

Fighting the Worst Pipeline of All: From School to Prison

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Fast for Justice 2017

Join Us in DC Jan. 3/12 

Witness Against Torture's 
Fast to Close Guantanamo 

We hope you will join us for a week of actions and fasting from January 3-12, 2017 in Washington, DC and our presence at the presidential inauguration January 19-21. 

We will start fasting from the evening of Jan. 3rd and break our fast 
on January 11 in the morning. If you cannot make it to DC, but are considering fasting during this time – let us know. We will organize 
a conference call for everyone fasting across the country and we 
want to include you. 

Join us in DC this January 

Witness Against Torture

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

2016: The Year In Photos

2016: The Year In Photos 

© Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

Year 2016 in Illustration

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

♥ mi sleepi beauti ♪ ♫

♥ mi sleepi beauti ♪ ♫

miauuuUUuuumi 8 kissmas wowwwwwww 
peti lap pet lapi parti day lapi pet lap peti

kissmas kisssssssssssmi kissssssssssssssmas

 uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu, mummi


love uuuuuuuuuuuuu 22222222, Kido

Monday, December 26, 2016

Honoring Dakota 38+2 and Praying for All People: Riding to Reconciliation

Honoring Dakota 38+2 and Praying for All People: Riding to Reconciliation 

For the 11th Year, the Dakota 38+2 Wokiksuye Ride Seeks Solace & Healing

On December 26, 1862, the United States murdered 38 Dakota men 
in a mass execution. 
© ICTMN - Indian Country Today

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Xmas ??? uuummmmmmmmmmm

Xmas is for Children 
& most are crying with hunger today !!!!!

i don't celebrate it anymore
but Flora does believe i'm Santa Clouds

we decided to change the date to dec. 27. 
no sorry about that ....

the rebels
***^-^*** & mum

Arez Ghaderi wins UNICEF Photo of the Year

Iran: Defending the right to smile © Arez Ghaderi 

UNICEF Photo of the Year 2016 

UNICEF awards the first prize of the “UNICEF Photo of the Year 2016” contest to Iranian photographer Arez Ghaderi for his portrait of a smiling nomad girl. 

UNICEF Photo of the Year 2016 - Press Release


Thursday, December 22, 2016

TIME’s Best Photojournalism & Photos of 2016

Florida Supreme Court: More than 200 death row inmates were given unconstitutional death sentences

DPIC Releases 2016 End Report

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

so long ....

so long ....
© luisa brehm 

so long autumn .... 

cicadas will sing no more 

cold butterflies find the way home .... 

Happyyyyyyy Winter & Yalda !!!!!

***^-^*** & lu

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

After Botched Execution, Arizona Agrees To Never Use A Controversial Sedative Again

Why I'm Voluntarily Going into Solitary Confinement

Why I'm Voluntarily Going into Solitary Confinement 
by James Burns 

a must !!!!!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Ohio judge stays three executions amid challenge over lethal injection drugs

Duterte threatens up to 6 executions daily if death penalty is restored

Saudi Arabia executes 150 people for second successive year

Sunday, December 18, 2016

on the roof ;-)))))))))))))))))))))

on the roof ;-)))))))))))))))))))))

well, Flora & i, we were lighting the stars yesterday and today too .... 
no need to say little fairy Flora fell asleep meantime, so tired she was.

not able to light all 
but the sky is brightest now oh yeahhhhhhhhhh !!!!! 

wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww ;-))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))) 


***^-^*** & mum

Paul Klee Birthday ♥♥

A line is a dot that went for a walk. 

- Paul Klee - 

December 18, 1879 - June 29, 1940 

no words to say how much i love Klee ♥ 

3,900 Pages of Paul Klee's Personal Notebooks Are Now Online, Presenting His Bauhaus Teachings (1921-1931) 
© Open Culture 

Paul Klee's Cats 
© The Great Cat

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Happy 29th Birthday, Chelsea Manning

Happy 29th Birthday, Chelsea Manning 

Chelsea Manning will spend her birthday in prison for the seventh 
year in a row. Like so many birthdays that have come before, she 
will spend the day away from family and loved ones.
This year on her birthday, we have a chance to join her fight by 
calling on President Obama to free her.
© Truthout

Free Manning NOWWWWW !!!!!

♫ nana no party today ♫

nana no party today ....
we go eat poor little fish, play hide & seek and,
seen lulu was born with the new moon, we decided, 
Flora & i, to spend my birthday on the roof & light all stars ....
we want everyone dreams come true oh yep !!!!!
as you can imagine, this is not a piece of cake ...
so, we guess, we come back next sunday ....

♥♥ uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu ♥♥

***^-^*** & mum

Magi Birthdai, Mummiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

Friday, December 16, 2016

Iran: Six Prisoners Hanged For Drug Charges

♥ your day all days, Mom ♥

Meu Amor, 
this year i didn't make any special surprise for you .... 

after all we belong to each other, 
our heart is the same, 
sometimes it beats on rainbows & magic stars 
sometimes it gets the blues, like today .... 

 it's all cold & sad on earth, you know .... 

Happyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy Birthday, Mom, 
stay warm & smile within me !!!!! 

 Adorooooooooooo-te, meu Amor ♥ 
Forever & Always !!!!! 


Thursday, December 15, 2016

Stop this Genocide !!!!! Help Aleppo !!!!!

update Dec. 15 ► Aleppo evacuations underway !!!!!

Aleppo evacuations - live

© The Guardian

Syrians are pleading for help - will you answer ???

Stop bombing civilians NOW - demand justice for injured children!

'Save us': Aleppo civilians plead for help as airstrikes resume 

As a White Helmet I ask for one thing: safe passage for those in Aleppo
by Raed Al Saleh 
© The Guardian

Street Execution of Civilians in Aleppo by Iran Regime Militants and Assad Forces 
© National Council of Resistance of Iran

Monday, December 12, 2016

Massive royal pardon by new Thai king

greaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat !!!!! 

Massive royal pardon by new Thai king 
© Anadolu Agency 

30,000 prisoners qualified for royal pardon 
© Bangkok Post

Iran: Execution of 10 prisoners to coincide with International Human Rights Day

Iran: Execution of 10 prisoners to coincide with International Human Rights Day 
© Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran

Sunday, December 11, 2016

no words last days

no words last days.
silence all around .... any answer or echo .... 

i wonder what is to be an activist or poet when i have found 
i'm only a messenger.

this time i feel i broke a wing on my fly .... 
i still have Hope & believe in Freedom !!!!!
Always !!!!!


dec. 11, 2016


Friday, December 09, 2016

The State of Alabama Last Night Tortured a Man While Slowly Snuffing Out His Life

Ronald Smith 

The State of Alabama Last Night Tortured a Man While Slowly Snuffing Out His Life 
© ACLU - American Civil Liberties Union

Disparate Outcomes In Similar Death Row Cases At SCOTUS

what are you doing, US Supreme Court ??? 
botched & more botched executions !!!!!! 
are you crazy or only bloody murders ???

Alabama » Two Death Row Inmates, Two Late Nights, Two Different Outcomes At Supreme Court 

Disparate Outcomes In Similar Death Row Cases At SCOTUS 
© The Daily Caller

USA » July/Dec. 2016 - State Killings & stays

July/December - 2016

6 - William Sallie - murdered by the state of Georgia
William Sallie executed: Georgia man was convicted of killing his father-in-law
© CBS News
7 - John Battaglia - Texas - stayed
Battaglia again wins stay of execution days before he was condemned to die for killing daughters
© Dallas News » pub. Dec. 2
8 - Ronald Bert Smith Jr. - murdered by the state of Alabama
botched !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Alabama Death Row inmate Ronald Bert Smith heaved, coughed for 13 minutes during execution
© AL. com 

USA ends 2016 with 20 executions for the year 
(including 2 botched ones).

for 2017 scheduled executions ►
check Rick Halperin page, thanks !!!!!

Kill Death Penalty NOW !!!!!

Recent State Killings & stays »

3 - Tommy Arthur - Alabama - stayed

Supreme Court Stays Execution of Alabama Inmate
© Associated Press » pub. Nov. 4
16 - Steven Spears - murdered by the state of Georgia 
- volunteer
Georgia executes 8th inmate this year -- most in nation

5 - Barney Fuller - murdered by the state of Texas - volunteer
Execution of Man Who Killed Neighbors First in Months
© The Texas Tribune
19 - Gregory Lawler - murdered by the state of Georgia
Georgia executes cop killer Gregory Lawler after autism defense rejected
© CBS News

14 - Robert Jennings - Texas - stayed
Texas Court Grants Execution Stay - State's Eighth Execution Delay In Recent Months
© BuzzFeed News » pub. Sept. 3

23 - Robert Pruett - Texas - stayed
Texas death row inmate convicted of killing prison guard wins reprieve
© Associated Press » pub. Aug. 11
24 - Jeffrey Wood - Texas - stayed
Inmate who didn't kill anyone gets stay of execution
© CNN » pub. Aug. 19
31 - Rolando Ruiz - Texas - stayed
Convicted hit man gets stay of execution for second time
© KSAT San Antonio » pub. Aug. 26

14 - Perry Williams - Texas - stayed
Texas Halts Scheduled Execution Pending Drug Test
© Associated Press » pub. July 6
14 - John Wayne Conner - murdered by the state of Georgia 
Georgia executes John Wayne Conner for 1982 murder 
© Atlanta Journal Constitution 

Recent State Killings & stays » 

Jan/June 2016 

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

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

US Veterans Ask Forgiveness to American Indians Elders

History was made at Standing Rock !!!!! 
thank you soooooooooooooo much !!!!! 

US Veterans Pray to Ask Forgiveness for Historical Detrimental to Tribes 
© White Wolf

Philippines » House committee OKs measure to revive death penalty

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Indonesia » Attorney General says next round of executions being planned, will prioritize drug criminals

Saudi Arabia: Mass death sentences in 'spy trial' a travesty of justice

Monday, December 05, 2016

Victory at Standing Rock !!!!!

Standing Rock protesters celebrate 'big victory' as pipeline construction halted

yesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss !!!!! 

Standing Rock protesters celebrate 'big victory' as pipeline construction halted 
© CBC News

Sunday, December 04, 2016

RSF » Jazz - 100 photos 4 Press Freedom

Jazz - 100 photos pour la liberté de la presse 

© Reporters Sans Frontières/Reporters Without Borders 

don't forget to buy .... merciiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii !!!!!

Two Spirits, One Heart, Five Genders

Two Spirits, One Heart, Five Genders 
© ICTMN - Indian Country Today 

a must read !!!!!

it's true ♥

thank you sooooo much, dear Raven

Friday, December 02, 2016

We are the watchers. We are witnesses. We see what has gone before. We see what happens now, at this dangerous moment in human history. We see what's going to happen - what will surely happen - unless we come together: we - the Peoples of all Nations - to restore peace and harmony and balance to the Earth, our Mother. 

- Chief Arvol Looking Horse -

Veterans Arrive at Standing Rock to Act as 'Human Shields' for Water Protectors

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Cities for Life event gives voice to those opposed to the death penalty

Statement by the High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the recent executions in Belarus

December ....

Welcome December !!!!!
the darkest & saddest month of the year !!!!!

image found on the net ....