Hi Tumblr. 

I know you all are up for social justice, as shown in the Ferguson and Charlie Hebdo issues. But i’d like to bring out into spotlight an issue you’re all ignoring, or are simply not informed of it.

In this pictures you see people of Argentina out in the streets, protesting with signs such as “They can’t ‘suicide’ us all” and “I am Nisman.”. And you may wonder what’s this. 

Two days ago on his building in Buenos Aires Alberto Nisman was found dead, presumed of suicide. Why the anger, sadness and rage of my people? Because this was not certainly a suicide.

This man was one day away of the most important day maybe of his life. He was the prosecutor of a case of complete corruption in Argentina against our president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. 

In 1994 there was a terrorist attact against the AMIA. The Argentine Israelite Mutual Association (Here’s a link for more details: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AMIA_bombing )

Nisman had information of a 10 year research he did which showed that our president and people around her had made negotiations with the responsable people for this bombing and was covering the hole thing up for them. 

It is a very serious accusation and he had enough proof and was pretty much excited with the whole case. And yet the night before he “shoots himself”. 

What’s more funny: Last week he said “This could cost me my life” as he was getting a handful of death threaths. The man had custody, but even with it, he’s now dead. With two daughters left behind, the eldest being only 15 years old.

A guy who wanted no more corruption in our system and was ready to fight for it. Was ready to fight for justice of those 84 people killed. He was ready to fight for a little more democracy and freedom and less corruption. 

And he is dead. 

He’ll never see his case develop. 

He’ll never see justice for what he believed in.

But, most importantly,

He’ll never see his kids grow up. 

So please Tumblr, don’t ignore this. Help us as you helped Ferguson, as you helped people of Charlie Hebdo. 

we are all Nisman.


2008 - The videotaped beating of a transgender woman in police custody in Memphis last February led to charges against two officers and national condemnation from gay rights groups. The officers were fired, and the Police Department overhauled some of its procedures and began sensitivity training for the entire force.

But a week ago, the woman, Duanna Johnson, 43, was found fatally shot near downtown. Ms. Johnson’s death has revived scrutiny of the case as the department is under pressure to find the killer.

“Duanna Johnson’s case was tragic before, and now it’s an almost unimaginable loss,” said Jared Feuer, the Southern regional director of Amnesty International. “Her treatment demonstrates a culture of violence against transgender people that must be addressed.”

Ms. Johnson sustained a gunshot wound to the head late on Nov. 9, the police said, and officers found her body after responding to a shooting call in North Memphis. Investigators said three men were seen near the crime scene before the officers arrived, but police officials say they have no suspects, have made no arrests and do not have a motive for the killing.

Ms. Johnson’s case attracted national attention in June after local television stations obtained a grainy surveillance videotape that showed a police officer, identified as Bridges McRae, striking her repeatedly with a gloved fist with handcuffs slipped over his knuckles and pepper-spraying her in the face.

Another officer, James Swain, held down the 6-foot-5 Ms. Johnson during the assault, which occurred on Feb. 12 after she was arrested on a prostitution charge. Ms. Johnson, who was in a booking area at the Shelby County Jail in Memphis at the time of the attack, told the authorities that Officer McRae had also hurled antigay epithets at her.

Her lawyer had offered to forgo a lawsuit if the city settled with Ms. Johnson for $1.3 million. He said her estate might still proceed with a lawsuit against the city, the department and the two officers over the beating. [video]

The death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman in Buenos Aires this weekend is yet another reminder of how Argentina has over the last two decades been bungling the judicial investigation into one of the deadliest antisemitic attacks anywhere in the world since the Holocaust.

The energetic, garrulous Nisman, 51, was driven by a deep passion to bring to justice a small group of Iranian officials his evidence allegedly showed had been behind the terrorist bombing of the AMIA Jewish community centre in downtown Buenos Aires two decades ago.

That massive blast, ascribed to a suicide bomber driving a stolen white Renault van loaded with explosives, resulted in the death of 85 people, mainly Jewish. Hundreds of others were injured as the blast sent a ghastly plume of smoke billowing over the city of Buenos Aires on the morning of 18 July 1994.

The prosecutor’s death this weekend was described as a new attack against the Jewish community. “With the death of Nisman, the AMIA bomb exploded again,” said Julio Schlosser, the head of the DAIA, Argentina’s largest Jewish community organisation.

In 2007, on the basis of Nisman’s investigation as the case prosecutor, Interpol issued an international arrest warrant for Iranian officials who are suspected of having masterminded the blast. Chief among them was Mohsen Rabbani, the former Iranian cultural attache in Argentina at the time of the blast.

Nisman’s pursuit of the Iranian lead in the case seemed to give purpose to a case that had been bogged down since its start by incompetence and blatant attempts to bury leads by its previous investigators. The original judge was impeached after he was videotaped bribing his only suspect with a $400,000 payment to accuse innocent police officers.

But instead of working to obtain the extradition of the accused, since 2007 the government of President Fernández, driven perhaps by the deep and long-running anti-Americanism of the Peronist party to which she belongs, pursued a radical international course, seeking strategic alliances with like-minded leaders such as the late Hugo Chávez of Venezuela, Russia’s Vladimir Putin and the heads of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Although Argentina’s government makes no secret of its ideological preferences, it still came as a devastating shock last Wednesday when Nisman presented a 300-page complaint before Federal Judge Ariel Lijo against the president. Nisman accused her of conspiring with her foreign minister, Héctor Timerman, through secret negotiators to clear Iran of charges in return for Iranian oil to make up for the debilitating energy deficit that had resulted from years of government mismanagement.

Nisman’s wiretaps allegedly show that the “impunity for oil” negotiations were being conducted by phone through a middleman in Buenos Aires with the main suspect in Iran, Rabbani himself.

“There’s been an alliance with the terrorists,” said Nisman in a 37-minute television interview last Wednesday in which he described how negotiators – whome he said were chosen and directed personally by Fernández – called Rabbani’s go-between in Buenos Aires saying they were coming out of the president’s office with precise instructions regarding the negotiations.

Nisman said he was so shocked when he first heard the wiretaps that he refused to believe his own evidence. He became convinced, he explained, when he heard the conspirators talking about details of the president’s health that only became public a few days after the conversations were recorded.

To his anger at seeing the case he had built up against the Iranians allegedly being negotiated away in exchange for oil, was added the insult of hearing himself referred to as a “dirty Jew” on the intercepted calls, as the Argentinian negotiators provided the Iranians with secret details of his investigation.

“Iran admits and even boasts that it carried out the attack,” the prosecutor said of the intercepted calls. “It’s astounding how the attack is admitted.”

Three nights after that interview, Nisman died in the bathroom of his luxury apartment in Puerto Madero, a new section of the city with expensive high-rise apartment buildings built on former lands of the Buenos Aires port area.

When his mother entered the apartment with members of his personal bodyguard who had to call a locksmith to open the door when Nisman failed to respond to phone calls, she found him lying face up on the bathroom floor with a small-calibre bullet wound through his head. The guards had to push his body aside because it was blocking them from opening the door.

Few believe it was suicide, although that is the version the government immediately espoused. “How can we know what went through the prosecutor’s head at that moment?”, asked the presidential secretary, Aníbal Fernández, on Monday morning speaking to the press.

Those with longer memories recall a tradition of political “suicides” in Argentina going back decades, including the mysterious death of Juan Duarte, the brother of the legendary Evita Perón, who was “suicided” in 1953, less than a year after his sister had died of cancer, a death that some versions say was related to the post-war transfer of Nazi funds to Argentina.

Nisman’s death has reverberated through the country. News coverage has been round the clock and the two top trending topics on Twitter in Argentina are #MuerteDeNisman (Death of Nisman) and #CFKAsesina (CFK Murderer).

Journalists who had spoken with Nisman in the past few days found him anything but suicidal. The prosecutor was due to speak to a special committee of congress on Monday to reveal more details of his intercepts.

To one journalist, Nisman said he had revealed only 5% so far of what he had discovered.

Source: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jan/20/alberto-nisman-death-highlights-failures-argentina

(St. Louis Public Radio) A grand juror is suing St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch in an effort to speak out on what happened in the Darren Wilson case. Under typical circumstances, grand jurors are prohibited by law from discussing cases they were involved in.

The grand juror, referred to only as “Grand Juror Doe” in the lawsuit, takes issue with how McCulloch characterized the case. McCulloch released evidence presented to the grand jury and publicly discussed the case after the grand jury decided not to indict Wilson, then a Ferguson police officer, in the shooting death of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old African American.

“In [the grand juror]’s view, the current information available about the grand jurors’ views is not entirely accurate — especially the implication that all grand jurors believed that there was no support for any charges,” the lawsuit says. “Moreover, the public characterization of the grand jurors’ view of witnesses and evidence does not accord with [Doe]’s own.”

“From [the grand juror]’s perspective, the investigation of Wilson had a stronger focus on the victim than in other cases presented to the grand jury,” the lawsuit states. Doe also believes the legal standards were conveyed in a “muddled” and “untimely” manner to the grand jury.


January 19 2015 - Kenyan police fire teargas at children protesting against the seizure of their school playground by a property developer. Around 100 primary pupils from Langata Road primary school and a small group of activists pushed over a wall that separated playing fields and the school buildings, which had been built during the holidays. Dozens of children were caught in choking clouds of teargas. [video]


Please appreciate the image of typical journalist’s reaction to ethics rules being updated.

Ah, crying over the fact that a movement being ridiculed for claiming to focus on ethics actually brings positive change in area of ethics.

Ah, being forced to abandon your false narrative you put so much effort into, that you have to grasp with claiming that your lies being exposed is irrelevant.

Ah, encouraging not dealing with inner corruption to keep the notion of “not being pro-corruption”.

Ah, the sight akin to a spoiled naughty kid having toys taken away for own behavior, trying to argue about it being not fair.

Ah, the classic scene of seeming untouchable villain slowly realizing that the unstoppable hero is coming after him.

Ah, the sight of sweet, sweet victory.