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‘‘It separates you from everything and everybody,’’ Glenn Ford said about his 29 years on death row. ‘‘Can you imagine going 20-some years without no human contact?’’ Perhaps it is impossible to truly imagine years, let alone decades, on death row, particularly for someone like Ford, who was incarcerated for a crime he did not commit. In 1984, he was convicted of killing Isadore Rozeman, a jeweler in Shreveport, La., for whom Ford had done yard work. The court appointed two lawyers with no criminal-­law experience to defend him, and despite scant evidence, an all-white jury took less than three hours to find him guilty.

From then on, Ford lived in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, in a concrete cell the size of a bathroom. Three hours a week, he was allowed outside to exercise, but even there he was alone and in a cage offering less freedom than a dog run. For his last seven years in prison, Ford refused to even go outside. He called the exercise pen ‘‘ridiculous.’’ Being in a solitary cage outdoors was more like a taunt than a respite.

In other parts of the prison, inmates could touch visitors; they could hold hands and even embrace. But nearly all death-row visits are ‘‘no contact,’’ in which there is a plexiglass partition between the inmate and his visitor. Angola allowed Ford up to four contact visits a year with his family and friends, but even then the visits offered only a facsimile of intimacy: They were conducted under the watch of a prison guard. Ford decided not to see his family while he was on death row. He didn’t explain why, but perhaps, like being in a cage outside, such meager contact with family would only remind him of all he was missing.

Paradoxically, solitary meant never having privacy. Ford was alone in his cell, but he was never in control of when he was looked at or by whom. There were open bars on the cell doors, the lights never went completely dark and guards walked the tier to do prisoner checks. Cameras were present, letters were opened, phone calls were monitored and recorded. Every day had this steady hum of low-grade humiliation.

Ford was constantly cold in the winter months, and in the summer his cell was brutally hot. His health deteriorated. He had an untreated tendon injury in his knee, a severe stomach illness and a misdiagnosed gallbladder infection that resulted in emergency surgery. He lost most of his teeth. In 2011, a blood test indicated that Ford could have cancer, but he said he was repeatedly denied access to an oncologist. The underlying message was clear: On death row, the body wasn’t entitled to be well. It just needed to be maintained until execution.

What’s most difficult to imagine are the long days that made up the months and years. For Glenn Ford, that total was 10,680 days. There were few institutional gestures toward education or rehabilitation on death row. Some inmates developed compulsive habits, like counting the 358 rivets on the cell doors over and over. Ford’s salvation was that he loved making drawings and became very good at it. But Angola banned art supplies from death row for years at a time. Ford also filled his days by reading books, listening to music and writing letters. In the hour a day he was allowed outside his cell, he would talk to the other men on his tier and sometimes play chess through the bars. Occasionally, the sameness of the days would be broken by the execution of one of the men. Ford described low points in which he would withdraw into himself for months at a time, not writing or talking. He didn’t explain more, but you can imagine a retreat into a kind of psychological hibernation. Yet somehow, he would recover himself. He always believed that he would be freed, and perhaps that goal gave him the particular combination of focus and distraction he needed to endure.

Last year, the district attorney’s office announced that it had new evidence that Ford was ‘‘neither present at nor a participant in’’ the crime for which he was convicted. Ford was released with nothing but an apology from the warden and a debit card with a balance of $20.24. Riding in a car leaving the prison, his lawyers stopped to get him a meal. But Ford just sat in the car and didn’t move. He was at a loss because he hadn’t opened or closed a door in three decades. ‘‘One night you are sleeping on death row, and the next morning you are in the free world,’’ he said. ‘‘That’s how overwhelmed I still am.’’

Forty days after Ford was freed, he found out he had terminal lung cancer. Jumping from the slow years he had served to the quick months he had left to live, he went from one radically distorted relationship with time to another.

The state found a way to refuse compensation for his wrongful incarceration. He was free, but destitute and dying. He lived in a facility run by the charity Resurrection After Exoneration, where his needs were covered by donations and volunteers.

In March, A.M. Stroud, the lead prosecutor in Ford’s case, wrote a passionate apology in The Shreveport Times, admitting that the trial wasn’t fair and that evidence was withheld from the defense. Stroud berated his past self for being more concerned with winning than with discovering the truth. A month later, ‘‘Nightline’’ arranged for Ford and Stroud to meet so Stroud could apologize in person. In the television footage, Stroud walks into Ford’s room and stands as he speaks to him; he practically glows with the relief of his contrition. ‘‘I wasn’t a very good person at all,’’ Stroud says. ‘‘So I apologize for that.’’ Ford is a frail, tiny figure in a sweater seated in the corner of the frame. He barely looks up as Stroud finishes, and then Ford responds, his words labored and breathy and slow. ‘‘It happened, it happened,’’ he said. ‘‘And I’m sorry I can’t forgive you. I really am.’’
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Sesungguhnya suara itu akan menjadi kata
Ia yang mengajari aku untuk bertanya
dan pada akhirnya tidak bisa tidak engkau harus menjawabnya
Apabila engkau tetap bertahan
Aku akan memburumu seperti kutukan

Sajak Suara ~ Wiji Thukul
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What is called 'capitalism' is basically a system of corporate mercantilism, with huge and largely unaccountable private tyrannies exercising vast control over the economy, political systems, and social and cultural life, operating in close co-operation with powerful states that intervene massively in the domestic economy and international society. That is dramatically true of the United States, contrary to much illusion. The rich and privileged are no more willing to face market discipline than they have been in the past, though they consider it just fine for the general population. ~ Noam Chomsky

http://www.wsm.ie/news_viewer/448
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#IStandWithAhmed and #IStandWithAhmadiyah everywhere in this Indonesia.

I stand with every minority being discriminated just because of the prejudice attached to them. At Transito, Sampang, anywhere.
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With mainstream media financed by advertising from corporate brands, is there any hope for ethical objective journalism? What's the alternatives? 

http://www.globalissues.org/article/160/media-and-advertising
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Tabik untuk Pak Guru. Memang seharusnya ada ruang untuk bicara Kebaikan, kebaikan dalam bentuk keberanian melawan ketakutan, kebaikan dalam bentuk keteguhan pembelaan kepada yang tertindas, kebaikan dalam bentuk perlawanan terhadap segala yang menolak memanusiakan manusia.

Karena hidup tidak melulu tentang matematika untung dan rugi, tentang jual dan beli. Karena hidup bukan melulu tentang kemampuan merangkai kata indah untuk bermain logika yang tak lain sekadar kepengecutan untuk bersikap, untuk mengambil posisi, untuk melawan.

Dan Munir, adalah contoh terbaik bangsa ini untuk kebaikan-kebaikan tersebut. Dan sekolah adalah tempat terbaik untuk mulai mengajarkan kebaikan-kebaikan itu. 

#11TahunMunir   #MelawanLupa   #MelawanPembodohan   
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Wajah Mitra tampak bingung melihat gambar itu. Sebuah gambar hitam putih berukuran kertas A4. Dalam gambar itu terlihat wajah berkumis tebal, sorot mata redup dan tulang pipi yang kurus. Sosok keci...
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Penelitian WHO menyebutkan 1 dari 3 perempuan di dunia pernah mengalami kekerasan semasa hidupnya. Di bandingkan dengan populasi penduduk dunia, maka berarti 1 milyar perempuan pernah menjadi korban kekerasan berbasis gender.

One Billion Rising, adalah kampanye global dengan cara menari untuk menyerukan penghentian kekerasan ini. Dan Jakarta serta berbagai kota lain turut serta dalam kampanye tersebut.

Video ini diambil dari event kampanye #OneBillionRisingJakarta yang dilaksanakan di Tugu Proklamasi tanggal 14 February 2016 kemarin.

Break the Chain! #OneBillionRising #VDay #MyBodyMyRevolution.
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Tidak peduli apa gender dan orientasi seksualmu, ayo dukung surat terbuka ini! Bila kelompok konservatif bisa bersatu, maka tiada pilihan lain kita juga harus bersatu!

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Surat Terbuka
Publik Menolak dan Menggugat Pernyataan Pejabat Negara yang Inkonstitusional
terhadap warga Negara dengan Orientasi Seksual, Identitas & Ekspresi Gender Berbeda Lesbian, Gay, Biseksual, Transgender, Intersex (LGBTI)

Kepada Yth, Pejabat Negara Republik Indonesia;
1. Menteri Riset, Teknologi, dan Pendidikan Tinggi, H. Mohamad Nasir
2. Menteri Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan (Mendikbud), Anies Baswedan
3. Ketua MPR RI, Zulkifli Hasan
4. Anggota Komisi X DPR RI dari Fraksi PPP, Reni Marlinawati
5. Anggota Komisi III DPR RI dari Fraksi PKS, Muhammad Nasir Djamil

Pernyataan-pernyataan pejabat Negara terkait orientasi seksual cukup mengkhawatirkan. Pernyataan tersebut kian menyulut kebencian antar sesama warga Negara, tidak hanya menyulut kebencian namun juga berpotensi terjadinya kekerasan. Dalam kerangka perlindungan Hak Asasi Manusia ini adalah pelanggaran HAM bagi warga Negara dengan Orientasi Seksual, Identitas & Ekspresi Gender (SOGIE) yang berbeda; Lesbian, Gay, Biseksual, Transgender & Interseex (LGBTI) .

Berikut ini adalah beberapa pernyataan yang kami pandang inskonsttusional dan bernuansa pelanggaran HAM didalamnya:

1. Menteri Riset Teknologi dan Pendidikan Tinggi M. Nasir menegaskan kelompok lesbian, gay, biseksual, dan transgender (LGBT) semestinya tidak boleh masuk kampus, Menurut dia, kelompok LGBT bisa merusak moral bangsa, dan kampus sebagai penjaga moral semestinya harus bisa menjaga betul nilai-nilai susila dan nilai luhur bangsa Indonesia (Antara News, 23 Januari 2016).

2. Hal senada juga diungkapkan oleh Ketua MPR RI Zulkifli Hasan: "Ya memang ini kan fenomena baru, ya. Ini nggak sesuai dengan budaya kita, harus dilarang karena tidak sesuai dengan budaya Indonesia," (Detik.com 24 januari 2016).

3. Demikian pula dengan pernyataan M. Nasir Djamil, anggota Komisi III DPR RI dari fraksi PKS "Kelompok LGBT tidak boleh dibiarkan berkembang dan diberi ruang segala aktivitasnya. Apalagi komunitas LGBT yang disinyalir masuk ke kampus-kampus dengan kelompok kajian atau diskusi-diskusi ilmiah," (Antara News 23 Januari 2016).

4. Anggota Komisi X DPR RI dari Fraksi PPP Reni Marlinawati: "Praktik ini selain melanggar norma agama juga bertentangan dengan hukum positif. Dengan tegas kami menolak dan menentang keras praktik ini," (Republika.co.id 24 Januari 2016).

5. Menteri Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan (Mendikbud) Anies Baswedan mengatakan, perilaku menyimpang, seperti lesbian, gay, biseksual, dan transgender (LGBT), di kalangan remaja harus menjadi perhatian bagi orang tua dan guru. Mereka guru harus menyadari pentingnya nilai-nilai yang dipegang dalam pendidikan, seperti nilai agama, Pancasila, dan budaya. Untuk menjaga (LGBT) itu, maka orang tua dan guru harus sadar bahwa nilai itu harus diajarkan, ditumbuhkan, dan dikembangkan sejak usia dini. Bahkan, sebagian pakar menyebutkan sejak dalam kandungan, (Republika.co.id 24 Januari 2016).

Penyataan tersebut diatas jelas inkonstitusional dan merupakan tindakan pelanggaran HAM. Membuktikan jelas bahwa negara ini tidak bisa menerima keberagaman warga negaranya termasuk keberagaman orientasi seksual, identitas gender dan ekspresi gender. Padahal Undang-undang Dasar kita jelas menegaskan bahwa seluruh warga Negara dijamin hak-nya. Ada sekitar 40 hak konstitusional warga negara Indonesia yang harus dijamin, beberapa hak yang dimaksud di antaranya hak untuk berkomunikasi dan mendapatkan informasi (Pasal 28 F), hak mendapatkan pendidikan (pasal 31 ayat 1, pasal 28 C ayat 1 ), hak atas kebebasan berserikat dan berkumpul (28 E ayat 3), hak untuk menyatakan pikiran (28 E ayat 2), hak untuk bebas dari perlakuan diskriminatif atas dasar apapun (Pasal 28 I ayat 2).

Dalam Deklarasi Universal Hak Asasi Manusia (DUHAM) 1948 yang telah diratifikasi dan diadopsi oleh Indonesia kedalam pasal 28 UUD 1945, menegaskan bahwa setiap orang terlahir sama dan setara dan terbebas dari tindakan diskriminasi dan kekerasan. Indonesia melalui lembaga HAM Negara, Komisi Nasional Hak Asasi Manusia (KOMNASHAM) telah menjadi tuan rumah pada tahun 2005 dari terbentuknya prinspip-prinsip Yogyakarta menuangkan ada 29 prinsip yang harus dipenuhi terkait hak-hak warga Negara LGBT, prinsip-prinsip tersebut juga diadopsi dari DUHAM & UUD 1945.

Lalu muncul pertanyaan, mengapa warga Negara LGBT harus dilindungi sama dengan warga Negara lainnya? Karena menurut lembar fakta yang dimiliki oleh Arus Pelangi yang disarikan dari hasil penelitian tahun 2013 menyebutkan fakta bahwa 89.3% LGBT di Indonesia pernah mengalami kekerasan, dimana 79.1% dalam bentuk kekerasan psikis, 46.3% dalam bentuk kekerasan fisik, 26.3% dalam bentuk kekerasan ekonomi, 45.1% dalam bentuk kekerasan seksual, dan 63.3% dalam bentuk kekerasan budaya.

Dari sekian banyak kasus kekerasan yang terjadi 65,2% diantaranya mencari bantuan ke teman & 17,3% diantaranya pernah melakukan percobaan bunuh diri. Dalam situasi seperti ini, dimanakah Negara? Negara absen, bahkan malah cenderung menjadi pelanggar HAM bagi mereka, seperti pernyataan-pernyataan yang akhir-akhir ini marak diucapkan oleh pejabat Negara.

Pernyataan pejabat Negara juga dapat memicu terjadinya kekerasan horizontal, seperti pengusiran orang-orang LGBT di lingkungan masyarakat dan juga institusi pendidikan, tindakan sewenang-wenang oleh kelompok intoleran. Pernyataan inkonstitusional tersebut juga berdampak pada upaya kriminalisasi Negara terhadap orang-orang LGBT di Indonesia. Oleh karena itu melalui surat ini, kami masyarakat Indonesia menolak dan menggugat pernyataan inkonstitusional pejabat Negara tersebut di atas dan kami menyatakan bahwa PEJABAT NEGARA TERSEBUT TELAH MELAKUKAN PELANGGARAN HAM TERHADAP LGBT.

Jakarta, 26 Januari 2016 
Tertanda 
Individu /Organisasi 
1. Lini zurlia 
2. A.I Rozi 
3. Naufal Farhando 
4. Julia Lestari Ginting 
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*Sila memasukan nama untuk mendukung surat terbuka ini, dan mohon dikirimkan ke lini@aruspelangi.or.id /linizurlia@gmail.com / 08111717201
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Indeks berita terbaru hari ini dari peristiwa, kecelakaan, kriminal, hukum, berita unik, Politik, dan liputan khusus di Indonesia dan Internasional
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1 hal lagi tidak ada agama yg bisa diperjual belikan seperti yg anda katakan.....karena ungkapan tersebut ungkapan orang yg bodoh tentang pemahaman beragama
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Kalau ada yang ketemu Hakim Parlan Nababan ini silahkan ludahi mukanya, toh nanti bisa diseka. Atau boleh juga dipukuli, sampai babak belur, toh nanti bisa sembuh.

#IklanLayananMasyarakat
#BakarIndonesia
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Apes dia, jadi kambing 😂
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Our strategy should be not only to confront the empire, but to lay siege to it. To deprive it of oxygen. To shame it. To mock it. With our art, our music, our literature, our stubbornness, our joy, our brilliance, our sheer relentlessness – and our ability to tell our own stories. Stories that are different from the ones we’re being brainwashed to believe. 

The corporate revolution will collapse if we refuse to buy what they are selling – their ideas, their version of history, their wars, their weapons, their notion of inevitability. 

Remember this: We be many and they be few. They need us more than we need them. 

Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing. ~ Arundhati Roy
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Conflicting issue...
In order to operate, the media needs to be financed, yet we seldom willing to take the burden even as we enjoyed the service provided. So the media turns to ads from corporates for financing and for profits. Which we then blocked. 

The question
1. Whose really responsible to take the burden of financing media?
2. By turning into ads by corporates, what sort of journalism quality that we can reasonably expect, knowing if they put the news of the mischief of their corporate backer means they should be prepare for the backlashed in term of their operational cost and profit.

http://mashable.com/2015/09/12/passive-agressive-ad-blockers/#6azwLjzW.SkG
Some websites have resorted to appealing to their readers' better nature or even haggling with them.
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