Monday, August 27, 2012
soddfa:

MashaAllah, cuties. (Taken with Instagram)

soddfa:

MashaAllah, cuties. (Taken with Instagram)

Saturday, May 26, 2012

stay-human:

I cannot recommend this video enough. This woman breaks it down perfectly.

The Stories That Europe Tells Itself About Its Colonial History

by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

“She said once she was shocked that her son while being taught Belgian history, was taught nothing about Congo. She said “They teach my son in school that he must help the poor Africans, but they don’t teach him about what Belgium did in Congo.” Of course, all countries are evasive about the past for which they feel ashamed, but I was shocked by what seemed to me not evasiveness but an erasure of history

If her son doesn’t learn that the modern Congo State began a hundred years ago as the personal property of a Belgian king, who was desperate to get wealthy from ivory and rubber, if her son doesn’t learn that the hands of Congolese people were chopped off for not producing enough resources to meet the king’s greed, if her son doesn’t learn that the Belgian government later led Congo with a deliberate emphasis on not producing an educated class, so that Congolese could become clerks and mechanics but couldn’t go to university, if her son doesn’t learn that more recently, even though it was the Americans who installed the Mobutu dictatorship, Belgium was a major force behind the scenes propping him up, if this young Belgian boy, knows nothing about these incidents, then, at some point, they would perhaps no longer have happened because the past after all is the past because we collectively acknowledged that it is so. 

This young Belgian boy would grow up to see Africa only as a place that requires his aid, his help, his charity with no complications for him. A place that can help him show how compassionate he can be, and most of all, a place whose present has no connection to Europe. 

It is not that Europe has denied its colonial history. Instead, Europe has developed a way of telling the story of its colonial history that ultimately seeks to erase that history”

(Source: fredjoiner)

leaveobashar:

SYRIAN ARMY ABUSING PROTESTERS: Houla, Homs - These young men are prepared for a long, terrifying and painful incarceration within the annals of the Syrian government prison system. Watch as they are beaten, abused and threatened with electric shock torture….. 

syrianfreedomls:

(11-22-11) #Homs #Syria | Child, AbdelQadir bin Maher Raslan was shot in the head and body by an #Assad sniper #prayforsyria

Friday, May 18, 2012
verasworld:

Wake up, world.

verasworld:

Wake up, world.

bazillaaa:

Saleh, an Iraqi child, drawing airplanes that are dropping bombs, with a marker taped to his amputated arm.

bazillaaa:

Saleh, an Iraqi child, drawing airplanes that are dropping bombs, with a marker taped to his amputated arm.

(Source: nohasah)

Sunday, May 13, 2012
fotojournalismus:

Female protestors display the colours of various flags painted on their hands during a demonstration demanding the trial of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa, Yemen, May 8, 2012.
[Credit : Hani Mohammed/AP]

fotojournalismus:

Female protestors display the colours of various flags painted on their hands during a demonstration demanding the trial of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa, Yemen, May 8, 2012.

[Credit : Hani Mohammed/AP]

Friday, March 30, 2012
kateoplis:

Today in Palestine: Land Day
Palestinian boys look to the direction of the Lebanes-Israeli border during a Palestinian rally to mark Land Day, in the southern Lebanese village of Arnoun, Lebanon, on Friday March 30. More than 3,000 Lebanese and Palestinians gathered outside the Crusader-built Beaufort castle 9 miles from Israel. Lebanese security forces kept them from moving any closer to the border. Photo: Mohammad Zaatari/AP

kateoplis:

Today in Palestine: Land Day

Palestinian boys look to the direction of the Lebanes-Israeli border during a Palestinian rally to mark Land Day, in the southern Lebanese village of Arnoun, Lebanon, on Friday March 30. More than 3,000 Lebanese and Palestinians gathered outside the Crusader-built Beaufort castle 9 miles from Israel. Lebanese security forces kept them from moving any closer to the border. Photo: Mohammad Zaatari/AP

fotojournalismus:

Israeli border police officers use pepper spray as they detain an injured Palestinian protester outside Damascus Gate in Jerusalem during Land Day protests on March 30, 2012.
[Credit : Ammar Awad/Reuters]

fotojournalismus:

Israeli border police officers use pepper spray as they detain an injured Palestinian protester outside Damascus Gate in Jerusalem during Land Day protests on March 30, 2012.

[Credit : Ammar Awad/Reuters]