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Monday, 30 November 2015

Ex bidella della Scuola di Casal Borsetti

Carissimi bambini, oggi adolescenti, chi vi dedica queste parole è la vostra bidella pazza dell'ex scuola "Colombo" di Casal Borsetti. Volevo solo dirvi che vi ho voluto bene e ve ne voglio tutt'ora, ho passato 12 anni meravigliosi in quella scuola e tutti voi avete lasciato un segno indelebile nel mio cuore. La vita non è stata generosa con voi...  ma io vi ho conosciuto e so quanto siete forti.
Lui ha vinto questa battaglia (e speriamo che la Cassazione sia dalla vostra parte), ma voi avete vinto la guerra perché siete riusciti a parlare e mandare in carcere quella persona.
So quanto è stato difficile e doloroso ma andate avanti con la vostra vita perché un giorno diventerete
uomini meravigliosi.

Un abbraccio

Ex bidella della Scuola di Casal Borsetti
Sul caso Don Desio

Sunday, 29 November 2015

Alaa Hashash 16 Years-Old #Palestine

Executed by Zionist Terrorist on November 21, 2015
#Nablus #Palestine

Friday, 27 November 2015

Mohammed Ramadan Free #Bahrain

On 29 December, a Bahraini court sentencedMohammed Ramadan and Husain Ali Moosa to death for their supposed involvement in a bomb explosion in al-Dair on 14 February 2014 that resulted in the death of a policeman. Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), the Bahrain Human Rights Observatory (BHRO), and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) vehemently condemn the death penalty sentences against the Bahraini nationals amid concerns that their convictions relied heavily on evidence extracted by means of torture.

On 20 March 2014, Bahraini security officers arrested Mohammed Ramadan without presenting an arrest warrant. The government transported him the General Directorate of Criminal Investigation (CID) building without informing his family of his arrest. Upon arrival, Ministry of Interior (MOI) employees reportedly threatened Ramadan with torture if he did not confess to being a traitor. Shortly thereafter, officers began torturing him. Continue

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Chiunque uccida un innocente... #parisattacks

Chiunque uccida un innocente è come se uccidesse l'intera umanità, e chiunque salva una persona è come se salvasse l'intera umanità. Corano 5:32 #parisattacks

Monday, 16 November 2015

Aquel que mata a un inocente es como si matara a la Humanidad...

Aquel que mata a un inocente es como si matara a la Humanidad entera, y aquel que salba a una persona es como si salvara a la Humanidad toda. Corán 5:32

From Paris, with love! #PrayForSyria

From Paris, with love! 

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Free Amanuel Asrat #Eritrea

Free #Eritrea Poet Amanuel Asrat held without charge for 14 yrs for politically motivated reasons #ImprisonedWriter

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Such acts are heinous and immoral. Jeremy Corbyn

My thoughts are with the people of Paris tonight. We stand in solidarity with the French. Such acts are heinous and immoral. Jeremy Corbyn

Mahtami Gandhi #ParisAttacks

Round Trip? #ParisAttacks

#ParisAttacks - channeldraw

People could be seen escaping from the Bataclan concert hall shortly after a series of explosions

Friday, 13 November 2015

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Katibet El Khansa #Syria

Katibet El Khansa, (a battalion of fighters are women ally Daesh), managed to send fighters to Europe to commit attacks especially in France, said Fahd El Masri, director of the Center for Strategic Studies, security and military around Syria at Mosaique FM, citing credible data.

This battalion was formed in Syria in 2014 and consists of women of various nationalities. Katibet El Khansa is led by the Tunisian baptized "Om Rayen."

Ahmed Saadawi #Iraq

I experience an inner conflict, between the need to write novels and the fear of death
Ahmed Saadawi at Leon D'oro bakery #Ferrara

Monday, 9 November 2015

Μαρία Δημητριάδη - Mikrokosmos

Lyrics: Nazim Hikmet
Music: Thanos Mikroutsikos
First version: Maria Dimitriadi

And here, this is what I want to tell you now
In India, in the city of Calcutta,
they blocked the road for a human being.
They bound him in chains, there where he was walking.
That is why, then, I don't permit myself to
raise my head to the starlit universes.
You will say, the stars are far away
and out earth is so, so small.

Well, then, whatever they are, the stars,
I stick my tongue out at them.
For me, anyway, the most amazing thing,
the most imposing, most mysterious and biggest thing
is a human being whom they obstruct from walking,
is a human being whom they have bound in chains.

Hossam Bahgat FREE - #Egypt

No to military trial for civilians!!
Inspired by the photos of Platon

The arrest of a prominent advocate of freedom of expression in Egypt today is a clear signal of the Egyptian authorities’ resolve to continue with their ferocious onslaught against independent journalism and civil society, said Amnesty International.

Hossam Bahgat was summoned by military intelligence to appear for questioning this morning, apparently in connection with articles that he wrote about the Egyptian army, which the military has deemed to be a threat to its security. Amnesty International has learned that he is being charged by the military prosecutor in what could be a flagrant violation of his right to freedom of expression.

“The arrest of Hossam Bahgat today is yet another nail in the coffin for freedom of expression in Egypt. He is being detained and questioned by the military prosecutor for peacefully exercising his right to freedom of expression and must be immediately and unconditionally released. Any charges brought against him must be dropped,” said Philip Luther, Director of the Middle East and North Africa Programme at Amnesty International.

“The Egyptian military cannot continue to consider itself above the law and immune from criticism.”

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Student held for anti-torture t-shirt - Mahmoud Hussein

Mahmoud Hussein is a 19-year-old student languishing in an Egyptian jail for wearing a “Nation Without Torture” t-shirt and a scarf marking the “25 January Revolution”. He was arrested on his way home from a protest against military rule and the Muslim Brotherhood more than 600 days ago, and has not been charged or tried for any offences. He has been tortured and ill-treated in detention and forced into signing a confession. Continue

Friday, 6 November 2015

Fatemeh Ekhtesari - Mehdi Mousavi #Iran

Sign this letter here

His Excellency Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
 Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran

Your Excellency,

We the undersigned poets join with PEN American Center to appeal for the immediate nullification of the sentences given to poets Fatemeh Ekhtesari and Mehdi Mousavi. As you know, Ms. Ekhtesari and Mr. Mousavi have been condemned to 11.5 years and 9 years, respectively, in prison for charges related to their poetry, including “insulting sanctities” and “propaganda against the state.” The two poets have also been sentenced to 99 lashes each for the act of shaking hands with unrelated members of the opposite sex. They were first detained in December 2013 and endured more than a month of interrogation while in prison.

We are deeply concerned by the inhumane sentences levied against Ms. Ekhtesari and Mr. Mousavi for the simple act of expressing themselves by creating art. The act of writing poetry is no crime. Freedom of expression, a fundamental right enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, allows creativity to flourish and promotes the creation of great literature. Iran has a long and proud literary history. As a poet and a scholar of poetry, we appeal to you not to allow this legacy to be clouded by cruel and unwarranted treatment of these two writers. The work of these poets deserves to be celebrated as a contribution to that rich tradition, not punished. Their harsh sentences form part of a disturbing pattern of escalating pressure on artists and cultural figures, as well as journalists including the Washington Post's Jason Rezaian.

We urge you to immediately abrogate the sentences handed down to Fatemeh Ekhtesari and Mehdi Mousavi. Continue

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Do not be a silent witness - Ali Al-Nimr #freenimr

Do not be a silent witness - Ali Al-Nimr #freenimr
Your silence is consent

Freedom to Ahmed Maher and all Political Activists #Egypt

My drawing for Ahmed Maher around New York. With actor Holt McCallany and the artist Siobhan Muldoon. 

Women on the Run - Norma

“I feel dirty, so very dirty… Sometimes, I wake up and think it was just a nightmare, but then I feel the pain and remember it was not,” Norma recalled in a report by the office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, titled “Women on the Run,” presented Oct. 28 at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington.

Samandal's statement on the censorship case #Lebanon

On December of 2009, and with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture as part of "Beirut Book Capital of the World", Samandal put out its 7th anthology in collaboration with the Belgian publishing house, L’employé du Moi, with further support from the French Cultural Center (CCF) in Beirut and the Belgian Ministry of Culture in Brussels. This publication was the fruit of a year-long collaboration between comic artists in Lebanon and their partners in Belgium, spanning several lectures and workshops, and launched at an exhibition at the CCF with the help of the UNESCO fund.

Four months later, three of the four Samandal editors that worked on that book were charged by the public attorney with a) inciting sectarian strife b) denigrating religion c) publishing false news and d) defamation and slander.

After five years of legal proceedings, we were found guilty on the basis of article 25 of the publications law, and on April 28, 2015 we were fined 10,000,000 LL each ($20,000 in total), equal to two years and nine months in jail on failure of payment. This incrimination, instigated by religious institutions and sustained by the state, has crippled Samandal and threatens to bring our decade-long career in comics to an end.