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CALL FROM THE INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE FESTIVAL BERLIN FOR THE RELEASE OF POET ASHRAF FAYAD

FAYADH1414.01.2016 – Worldwide Reading of selected poems and other texts in support of Ashraf Fayadh.
The international literature festival Berlin (ilb) calls 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, on 14 January 2016.

Ashraf Fayadh, a 35 year-old Palestinian poet and art curator, who lives in Saudi Arabia, has been sentenced to death by a Saudi court on 17 November 2015 for the “crime” of apostasy. He was denied access to a lawyer throughout his detention and trial.

Fayadh has been a key figure in taking Saudi contemporary art to a global audience. Chris Dercon, the director of Tate Modern, and a friend of the poet, described him as “someone who is outspoken and daring.”

Besides renouncing Islam, Fayadh also stands accused of blaspheming and promoting atheism through his collection of poetry, Instructions Within, published in 2008. Fayadh has asserted that the poems are “just about me being [a] Palestinian refugee … about cultural and philosophical issues. But the religious extremists explained it as destructive ideas against God.”

The charges, coupled with the lack of due legal process, show that it is not Fayadh who is guilty but rather Saudi Arabia that is once again guilty of disregarding human rights and the rule of law. In various surveys the kingdom continually ranks as one of the least free countries in the world. According to Human Rights Watch, Saudi Arabia’s ever more repressive laws now criminalize free expression and give the authorities excessive police powers that are not subject to judicial oversight.

FAYADH13Ashraf Fayadh’s case is not the story of one man, but a symbol for all the victims of a deeply repressive regime that is supported by Western governments who claim to value freedom and democracy above all. Right now Saudi Arabia sits on the UN Human Rights Council, a body whose members are supposedly those who uphold the highest standards of civil liberties. Saudi Arabia is there since 2013 thanks to secret vote-trading deals conducted with the UK, as revealed by Wikileaks. Other Western countries keep weapons and legitimacy streaming towards Saudi Arabia in order to keep oil flowing towards themselves. Caught in the current are ordinary people like Ashraf Fayadh, whose rights go unheeded in the kingdom and abroad.

Amidst all the recent outrage expressed by Western leaders against IS, in the rhetoric of war and threats of retribution, there has not been a word about Saudi Arabia’s role in helping to promulgate the virulent form of Islam practiced by IS. There is no doubt about the overlaps in their ideology: both certainly endorse lashing or beheading (on the latter front Saudi Arabia actually outdid IS in the last year) anyone who does not share their views.

With this worldwide reading, we demand that the UK and US governments intervene on behalf of Ashraf Fayadh as a first step towards pressuring Saudi Arabia to raise its human rights standards.

We further demand that the United Nations suspend Saudi Arabia from the Human Rights Council until its abysmal record on upholding civil liberties improves.

We also call on Western governments, especially in the UK and the US, to acknowledge the problems inherent in maintaining cozy, unquestioning relations with a country renowned for systematic human rights abuses.

# Website International Literature Festival Berlin 2016

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ASHRAF FAYADH, POET AND ARTIST, SENTENCED TO DEATH IN SAUDI ARABIA FOR HIS ART

FAYADH11Ashraf Fayadh, a 35-year-old poet and artist, is sentenced to be executed by Saudi Arabian authorities for his art.  On 17 November, the General Court in Abha, southwest Saudi Arabia, found Ashraf guilty of ‘apostasy’ – renouncing Islam – for his poetry and sentenced him to death.

Arrested for poetry and pictures on his phone: Ashraf was initially arrested on 6 August 2013 following a complaint registered against him by another Saudi citizen, who said that the poet was promoting atheism and spreading blasphemous ideas among young people. Ashraf was released the following day, but then rearrested on 1 January 2014, when he was charged with apostasy – he had supposedly questioned religion and spread atheist thought with his poetry. He was at the same time charged with violating the country’s Anti-Cyber Crime Law for allegedly taking and storing photos of women on his phone.

On 30 April 2014, Ashraf was sentenced to four years in prison and 800 lashes for the charges relating to images of women on his phone. The General Court accepted Ashraf’s apology for the charges of apostasy and found the punishment to be satisfactory. However, the court of appeal recommended that Ashraf should still be sentenced for apostasy, and his case was sent back to the General Court, which in turn sentenced him to death for apostasy. Throughout this whole process, Ashraf was denied access to a lawyer – a clear violation of international human rights law, as well as Saudi Arabia’s national laws.

FAYADH15A death sentence for ‘apostasy’: Apostasy (Riddah, in Arabic) is the renouncing of Islam. Saudi Arabia follows Sharia (Islamic) law, and ‘apostasy’ can be punishable by death. Yet ‘apostasy’ is not a crime – it is a violation of someone’s right to belief or choose our own religion. It should never incur punishment. In addition to that, the death penalty, according to international law, may only be used for the ‘most serious crimes’ (recently interpreted by UN experts to refer to ‘intentional killing’). Apostasy is not a crime at all, let alone a serious one.

The death penalty is a cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment – it violates our right to life and our right to be free from torture. At Amnesty, we believe the death penalty should never be used.

Quite simply, we’re calling for Ashraf to be freed. He has committed no crime, and as such should not be imprisoned, let alone face execution.

We’re asking the Saudi Arabian authorities to drop Ashraf’s conviction and all charges against him. We’re also asking for them to stop executing anyone for ‘apostasy’.

# Source: Amnesty International website (sign petition!)

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CANTA LIBRE VERTOLKT DE MADRIGALEN VAN MAARTEN VAN DEN ELZEN

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Op 17 en 18 oktober gaat Cantalibre een nieuwe uitdaging aan. Ze gaan de Madrigalen van Maarten van den Elzen vertolken van de Nederlandse componist Andries Clement. In deze voorstelling combineren ze de zangkunst met gedichten van de bekende Udense dichter Maarten van den Elzen. Hij zal werken uit zijn laatste dichtbundel voordragen. Het wordt een beleving waarin muziek en gedichten elkaar versterken.
In de Madrigalen van Maarten zingt Cantalibre 10 gedichten die op muziek gezet zijn door Andries Clement. Voor de kenners de hedendaagse componist die voornamelijk voor á capella koren componeert. Clement begon na zijn carriére als directeur van het Tilburgse conservatorium met het componeren. Zijn composities zijn voor de zangstem gemaakt. De presentatie van de madrigalen is door dirigent Esther Barten op een creatieve manier ingevuld.
Na afloop kunnen de gasten met een glaasje in de hand nog gezellig napraten met elkaar.  De expositie van de Udense kunstenares Genoveef Lukassen, draagt daaraan bij.

Canta Libre vertolkt de Madrigalen van Maarten van den Elzen
Er zijn drie voorstellingen:
De premiére vindt plaats op 17 oktober 2015 om 17:00 uur op de Noordkade in Veghel.
Zondag op 18 oktober om 14:00 uur en om 16:30 op in de Kruisherenkapel in Uden.

# Meer informatie op website Cantalibre

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MARIE FREIFRAU VON EBNER-ESCHENBACH: EIN KLEINES LIED

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Marie Freifrau von Ebner-Eschenbach
(1830-1916)

Ein kleines Lied

Ein kleines Lied, wie geht’s nur an,
daß man so lieb es haben kann?
Was liegt darin? Erzähle!

Es liegt darin ein wenig Klang,
ein wenig Wohllaut und Gesang
und eine ganze Seele.

Marie Freifrau von Ebner-Eschenbach Gedicht
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JOSEPH VON EICHENDORFF: DURCH! 2

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Joseph von Eichendorff
(1788-1857)

Durch! 2

Laß dich die Welt nicht fangen,
Brich durch, mein freudig Herz,
Ein ernsteres Verlangen
Erheb dich himmelwärts!

Greif in die goldnen Saiten,
Da spürst du, daß du frei,
Es hellen sich die Zeiten,
Aurora scheinet neu.

Es mag, will alles brechen,
Die gotterfüllte Brust
Mit Tönen wohl besprechen
Der Menschen Streit und Lust.

Und eine Welt von Bildern
Baut sich da auf so still,
Wenn draußen dumpf verwildern
Die alte Schönheit will.

Joseph von Eichendorff poetry
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JOSEPH VON EICHENDORFF: DURCH!

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Joseph von Eichendorff
(1788-1857)

Durch!

Ein Adler saß am Felsenbogen,
Den lockt’ der Sturm weit übers Meer,
Da hatt er droben sich verflogen,
Er fand sein Felsennest nicht mehr,
Tief unten sah er kaum noch liegen
Verdämmernd Wald und Land und Meer,
Mußt höher, immer höher fliegen,
Ob nicht der Himmel offen wär.

Joseph von Eichendorff poetry
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Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven DADA poetry: SIMILARITY

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Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven

(1874 – 1927)

 

SIMILARITY

 

CIVIL LAWS PRESSURE BY MEANS OF INTIMIDATION

FOR RETRIBUTION OF “WRONG”

IS BLACKMAILS IDENTICAL ACTION

TO CONINUE VIBRATINGLY GYRATING

EVOLUTION PROCESS’

PERPETUUM MOBILE.

ALL LIFE – SAVAGE – CIVILIZED IS BASED ON

IMMORTAL MOVEMENT

OF FORCE – CONTRAFORCE –

EACH IN RIGHT OF EIXTENCE –

EACH IN HOSTILE RELATIONSHIPS’ FAMILYFEUD –

INTERMINGLING – TO MERGE INTO STATE.

SOCIETY –

UNDERWORLD ACT FROM JUST PRINCIPLE OF

SELF PRESERVATION TO

– IN VAIN –

ANNIHILATE EACH OTHER –

FINALLY TO EMBRACE –

UNEHTICAL –

FOR UTILITY.

ETHICS IS SOCIETY’S AS UNDERWORLD’S

DIPLOMATIC MEANS TO

INSURE SAFETY’ –

EQUALLY ABANDONNED AS SENTIMENTAL SECOND

FOR DYNAMIC PRINCIPALITY:

EXPANSION.

AS FOAVRO SMILES – UNDERWORLD EMERGES SOCIETY UP –

BY REVERSE – SOCIETY PLUNGES UNDER.

SIMILAR METHODS DIFFER ON SURFACE

BY CONVENTIONS’ TIMEIMPOSED

LAWAPPLICATION LEGALIZED BY FORCE – VICTOR –

CRIMINAL – CRIMINAL VICTORIOUS –

RULER BY GRACE OF POWER –

BOMBASTICALLY PROCLAIMING EVERBOYD’S LAW

LAWFUL-L- FOR BUT HIS PARTY.

(MUSSOLINI.)

ALL IS IDENTICAL

PIOUS POMP – SOLEMN MUMMERY – GRACEFUL GESTURE –

RESPLENDENT VARNISH –

HYPOCRITICAL FIDDLESTICKS OF SOCIETY –

AS UNDERWORLD’S UNADORNED HONESTY

BUT THROB OF BASIC PRINCIPLE:

ROTATION.

 

E.V.F.L

 

Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven poetry

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Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven: ANCESTRY

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Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven
(1874 – 1927)

ANCESTRY

ANCESTRY
DAD WAS CORKSCREW
BOTTLE FAIR MA —
CRIED SHE:
“GEE!
THY SPIRAL-LOFTY BRILLIANCY —
SLICK———”
“LET’S HAVE A CORKING TIME”
SNAPPED HE —
PULLED CORK ———
AND —DAMN HIS PRICK
I’VE GOT THAT TURN IN MEc .

E.V.F.L

Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven poetry
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Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven: ONLY ADVENTUROUS ARE RICH

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Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven
(1874 – 1927)

 

ONLY ADVENTUROUS ARE RICH

 

ONLY ADVENTUROUS ARE RICH –

RICH ARE ADVENTUROUS.

SOON AS IN STABLE

CULTURES’ TRADITIONS’ SECURITY

THEY

CEASE SO TO BE –

STAGNATIONGERM WORMS

UNDERGROUND PASSAGE

TO OBLIVION.
 

FLUX
 

LINDBERGH ONLY COULD SPRING

FROM OBSCURE VASTNESS’ REJUVENATED

VIRGIN SOILS’ FERTILE MIXTURE –

VITALY FOCED

TO EXPLORE ITSELF.

 

E.V.F.L

 

Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven poetry

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August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben: Morgenlied

 August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben
(1798-1874)

Morgenlied

Die Sterne sind erblichen
Mit ihrem güldnen Schein.
Bald ist die Nacht entwichen,
Der Morgen dringt herein.
Noch waltet tiefes Schweigen
Im Thal und überall;
Auf frischbethauten Zweigen
Singt nur die Nachtigall.
Sie singet Lob und Ehre
Dem hohen Herrn der Welt,
Der überm Land und Meere
Die Hand des Segens hält.
Er hat die Nacht vertrieben:
Ihr Kindlein, fürchtet nichts!
Stets kommt zu seinen Lieben
Der Vater alles Lichts.

August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben poetry
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Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven: CONTRADICTORY SPECULATIONS

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Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven

(1874 – 1927)

 

CONTRADICTORY SPECULATIONS

 

CONTRADICTORY SPECULATIONS

ON MY OWN HOOK’S FALLIBILITY

FLUX

MONEY IS SEXENERGY STORED

– AS IS KNOWLEDGE.

COMBINATION: CULTURE.

TIMES HECTIC-PREPATORY BEGET

IMMENSE TURE STIR

– FAKE ABUNDANCE –

CALM:

SIFTING AUTOMACILA FOLLOWS

– INAUGURATING SERENITY

 

E.V.F.L

 

Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven poetry

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Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven: CAFÉ DU DÔME

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Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven
(1874 – 1927)

CAFÉ DU DÔME

FOR THE LOVE OF MIKE !
LOOK AT THAT –
MARCELLED –
BE – WHISKERED –
BE – SPATTED –
PATHETIC –
LYMPHATIC –
ESTHETIC-
PIGPINK –
QUAINT –
NATTY –
SAINT KYK!
GARCON?? !
UN PNEUMATIC CROSS – AVEC SUCTIONDISC’S
TOPPED AVEC RUBBER THISTLE WREATH –
S’IL VOUS PLAIT.

E.V.F.L

Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven poetry
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