Appeal for Poet Ashraf Fayadh

Poet Ashraf Fayadh’s Appeal Filed; Worldwide Reading to Protest His Death Sentence Jan 14 BY MLYNXQUALEY on DECEMBER 16, 2015 • ( 1 ) The international literature festival Berlin (ilb) is calling on “all individuals, institutions, schools and media outlets that care about justice and freedom to participate in a worldwide reading of selected poems and other texts in support of Ashraf Fayadh,” a Palestinian poet who has been sentenced … Read more Appeal for Poet Ashraf Fayadh

Qatari Poet’s Sentence Not Overturned, Cut to 15 Years

This just in, via Arab Literature (in English) blog by mlynxqualey  The Qatari appeals court today reduced the sentence of Mohammed al-Ajami, the poet jailed for his work, from life in prison to a long stint of 15 years. According to Al Jazeera, as the news outlet now appears to be covering the case, al-Ajami ”shouted insults at the courtroom and against the government of the Gulf state as he left the Doha court surrounded by … Read more Qatari Poet’s Sentence Not Overturned, Cut to 15 Years

A Call from Syrian Writers

Transmission of the call addressed to all poets and writers in the world إحالة نداء إلى كافة الروائيين والشعراء والنقاد في العالم Check out the video before reading the text and thank you for your signatures   The Syrian revolution 2011 تاريخ  الثورة السورية الحديث http://www.facebook.com/l/f966dz7Sw-ad02KT1gP0ZTb4v6g/www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzvduDVjdyA   We, Syrian writers, endorsing the previous call that our friends the filmmakers addressed to their colleagues in the world, are addressing this call for … Read more A Call from Syrian Writers

Judge Garzón Suspended: Dark Day for Justice…

… not just in Spain, not just in Europe, but  any place in the world and for anyone who thinks that in a “global” world justice also should be a worldwide affair. And now antediluvian fascist phalanges that should have disappeared with General Franco, allied with modern money’d groups & political parties thriving on graft are doing their nasty best to stop the one person who has tried to … Read more Judge Garzón Suspended: Dark Day for Justice…

Lost Caul: Clayton Eshleman on Lascaux

In a previous post (here) I alerted readers to the disaster at Lascaux, and suggested everyone sign the petition for speedy action to save one of the core sites of earliest human art. If you haven’t done so yet, do it now (here) before or after you read Clayton Eshleman’s essay below. LASCAUX, LOST CAUL The cave of Lascaux, with its 600 paintings and 1500 engravings, is the most … Read more Lost Caul: Clayton Eshleman on Lascaux