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Howard University students stand in solidarity after Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen, was shot by a police officer Saturday, August 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri.

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5-20-13-NCPW-CARTOON
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The North Carolina Pope
Before It’s News

 


Mitt Romney and Bain Capital/Boston Globe

 


OccupyWallStreet

 


Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster

 

 


Bahrain:  Saudi Forces at Forefront of Brutal Repression
Finian Cunningham/Global Research

 


The Kill Team
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WikiLeaks Billboard In Los Angeles
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Artist Unknown
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Should fear of an unknown menace detract from the presence of the world´s largest nuclear arsenal?

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If violence against civilians defines terrorism, then how do people in a war zone distinguish friendly forces?

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Caoimhghin Ó Croidheáin is a prominent Irish artist who has exhibited widely around Ireland. His work consists of drawings and paintings and features cityscapes of Dublin, images based on Irish history and other work with social/political themes.

A series of oil paintings examining the daily existence of people in the worst working, living (and dying) conditions in the global economy:


Athens Demonstrations 2012

Madrid Demonstrations 2012

Striking Miners, South Africa 2012

Shadow of a Gunman, Sudan

Aleppo, Syria (2)

Aleppo, Syria (1)

Street Battles, The Congo

Duékoué, Côte d’Ivoire

Ogaden, Ethiopia

Pakistan

Sortie

Massacre

Mustard Gas

The Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) is an arms control agreement which outlaws the production, stockpiling and use of chemical weapons. Its full name is the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction. The agreement is administered by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), which is an independent organization based in The Hague, Netherlands.

Room Without a View

The Bullet and the Damage Done
Cairo Demonstrators, Egypt

Immigrant

The Civil Guard takes charge of a drowned man in Santa Pola, Alicante, as the search for his companions continued. The body, which was of an Algerian immigrant, was found 15 miles from the island of Tabarca, Alicante, Spain.
[El Pais 13 August 2010]

Garment Factory
India

Hommage à Haiti

When French commissioner Léger Felicité Sonthonx arrived on the island [of Haiti] in 1791, he faced a full scale rebellion by the white aristocracy and had to use an army of local slaves to put them down. The leader of this army would become one of the greatest generals in history. This self-educated Haitian General’s name was Toussaint Louverture. After putting down the landowners, Louverture liberated the entire slave population. Louverture and the Black Jacobins successfully defeated the French occupiers and Haiti became the first free black nation in the world.

[from France and the History of Haiti by Gearóid Ó Colmáin]

Diamond Panning
Sierra Leone

On 1 December 2000, the United Nations General Assembly adopted, unanimously, a resolution on the role of diamonds in fuelling conflict, breaking the link between the illicit transaction of rough diamonds and armed conflict, as a contribution to prevention and settlement of conflicts (A/RES/55/56). In taking up this agenda item, the General Assembly recognized that conflict diamonds are a crucial factor in prolonging brutal wars in parts of Africa, and underscored that legitimate diamonds contribute to prosperity and development elsewhere on the continent.

http://www.un.org/peace/africa/Diamond.html

Aerial Bombardment

Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the Protection of Victims of International Armed Conflicts (Protocol I), 8 June 1977
Art 51. – Protection of the civilian population

1. The civilian population and individual civilians shall enjoy general protection against dangers arising from military operations. To give effect to this protection, the following rules, which are additional to other applicable rules of international law, shall be observed in all circumstances

2. The civilian population as such, as well as individual civilians, shall not be the object of attack. Acts or threats of violence the primary purpose of which is to spread terror among the civilian population are prohibited.

3. Civilians shall enjoy the protection afforded by this section, unless and for such time as they take a direct part in hostilities.

4. Indiscriminate attacks are prohibited. Indiscriminate attacks are: (a) those which are not directed at a specific military objective; (b) those which employ a method or means of combat which cannot be directed at a specific military objective; or (c) those which employ a method or means of combat the effects of which cannot be limited as required by this Protocol; and consequently, in each such case, are of a nature to strike military objectives and civilians or civilian objects without distinction.

http://www.icrc.org/ihl.nsf/WebART/470-750065?OpenDocument

 


Interrogation

United Nations Convention Against Torture defines torture as:

Any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person for such purposes as obtaining from him or a third person, information or a confession, punishing him for an act he or a third person has committed or is suspected of having committed, or intimidating or coercing him or a third person, or for any reason based on discrimination of any kind, when such pain or suffering is inflicted by or at the instigation of or with the consent or acquiescence of a public official or other person acting in an official capacity.

http://www.hrweb.org/legal/cat.html

 


Aftermath of Suicide Bomber,
Morgue in Rawalpindi, Pakistan

A man looking for relatives at a morgue in Rawalpindi in Pakistan after a suicide bombing in which at least 35 people were killed and dozens more wounded in November 2009. Soldiers and civilians had gathered outside a branch of the National Bank of Pakistan to collect their monthly salaries and pension payments when the bomb exploded.

 


Kibera, Nairobi,
Kenya

Kibera is the second largest urban slum in Africa (after Soweto in South Africa) with a population estimated at between 600,000 and 1.2 million inhabitants.  It is located in southwest Nairobi, about 5 kilometers from the city centre.  Improving the situation for the people who live there has been beset by problems such as petty and serious crime, difficult vehicle access, and the lack of building foundations as much of the ground is composed of refuse and rubbish.

 


Favela, Rio de Janeiro
Brazil

Many favelas in Rio de Janeiro are shanty towns built up the side of hills with access only by stairs and narrow pathways.  They are affected by landslides in heavy rain and their inhabitants regularly have to face the problems of drug wars and petty crime. Many were constructed in the 1970s when a construction boom attracted rural workers from poorer states in Brazil. It is estimated that about 19 per cent of Rio de Janeiro’s population is living in one of 600 favelas around the city.

 


Dharavi Slum, Mumbai
India

While Dharavi has been featured in films such as Danny Boyle’s 2008 film Slumdog Millionaire, the difficulties such as sanitation issues, an inadequate water supply, overcrowding and poverty faced by people who live there are some of the worst in the world.  It is estimated that around 1 million people live in Dharavi making it one of the largest slums in Asia.

 


Soldering Circuit Boards
Toy factory Shantou, Guangdong, China

Factory conditions in China have come under much criticism for issues such as subsistence wages, long working days, seven day weeks and illegal overtime hours. In some cases workers need permission to leave the factory grounds and live in cramped conditions sharing large dorms. Foreign investors, who have a huge presence in China, often violate the most fundamental human and worker rights. Opposition to such conditions can lead to being fired, or even arrest and imprisonment.

 


Phone Recycling
Mumbai, India

In many slums around Mumbai people worked in traditional industries such as pottery and textiles. Now there is a growing recycling industry processing waste from other parts of Mumbai. Many of these industries are carried out in one-roomed factories manufacturing products that are distributed globally. While there have been some projects set up to improve living conditions, Dharavi remains a source of cheap labor for local and foreign investors.

 


Rubbish Dump Recycling
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

It is believed that over 3000 scavengers live and work around the Stung Meanchey municipal rubbish dump situated on the outskirts of Cambodia’s capital city Phnom Penh. Many of the scavengers are children who have to leave school to earn money for their families. They work up to 14 hours a day looking for glass, plastic, metal and any other materials which can be recycled. Fumes from burning rubbish, dirty needles, flies and truck accidents pose huge threats to the safety and health of the workers there.

 


Ship Dismantling
Alang Shipyard, India

Many ships such as supertankers, car ferries and container ships are dismantled on the beach at Alang in the state of Gujarat, on the west coast of India.  Thousands of people work in this industry and millions of tons of steel and other materials are recovered and then sold as scrap. However, it is a very dangerous business and the process maims and kills many workers each year and the shoreline is contaminated with oily waste, asbestos, toxic paint and other toxic materials.

 


Gaza                                                                                                                      (Photo:  Al Jazeera)

 


SOMALIA (Mohamed Dahir/AFP/Getty Images)

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CHAD (Olivier Laban-Mattei/AFP/Getty Images)

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SUDAN (Peter Martell/AFP/Getty Images)

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ZIMBABWE (Alexander Joe/AFP/Getty Images)

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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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AFGHANISTAN (Majid Saeedi/Getty Images)

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IRAQ (Ahmad Al-Rubaye/Getty Images)

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CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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GUINEA (Georges Gobet/AFP/Getty Images)

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PAKISTAN (Banaras Khan/AFP/Getty Images)

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HAITI (THONY BELIZAIRE/AFP/Getty Images)

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IVORY COAST (ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP/Getty Images)

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KENYA (Mike Goldwater/Christian Aid/Exclusive by Getty Images)

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NIGERIA (PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

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YEMEN (AFP/Getty Images)

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BURMA (NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images)

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ETHIOPIA (SIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images)

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EAST TIMOR (MARIO JONNY DOS SANOTS/AFP/Getty Images)

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NIGER (HOANG DINH NAM/AFP/Getty Images)

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NORTH KOREA (PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images)

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UGANDA (Stringer/AFP/Getty Images)

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GUINEA-BISSAU (Seyllou/AFP/Getty Images)

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BURUNDI (Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images)

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BANGLADESH (Munir Uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Images)

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SRI LANKA (Ishara Kodikara/AFP/Getty Images)

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CAMEROON (AFP/Getty Images)

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NEPAL (Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images)

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MALAWI (Gianluigi Guercia/AFP/Getty Images TK)

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SIERRA LEONE (Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

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ERITREA (Peter Martell/AFP/Getty Images)

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REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO (GUY-GERVAIS KITINA/AFP/Getty Images)

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IRAN (ALI SAFARI/AFP/Getty Images)

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LIBERIA (GLENNA GORDON/AFP/Getty Images)

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LEBANON (JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images)

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BURKINA FASO (Veronique de Viguerie/Getty Images)

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UZBEKISTAN (DENIS SINYAKOV/AFP/Getty Images)

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GEORGIA (Burak Kara/Getty Images)

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TAJIKISTAN (VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO/AFP/Getty Images)

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MAURITANIA (Watt Abdel Jelil/AFP/Getty Images)

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CAMBODIA (Photo by Paula Bronstein /Getty Images)

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LAOS (Haong Dinh Nam/AFP/Getty Images)

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RWANDA (LIONEL HEALING/AFP/Getty Images)

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SOLOMON ISLANDS – Solomon Islands Government Communications Unit (Getty Images)

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EQUATORIAL GUINEA (Rodrigo ANGUE NGUEMA/AFP/Getty Images)

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KYRGYZSTAN (VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO/AFP/Getty Images)

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COLOMBIA (RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images)

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TOGO (ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP/Getty Images)

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SYRIA (LOUAI BESHARA/AFP/Getty Images)

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EGYPT (KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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BHUTAN (DESHAKALYAN CHOWDHURY/AFP/Getty Images)

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PHILIPPINES (Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images)

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COMOROS (Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images)

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BOLIVIA (Aizar Raldes/AFP/Getty Images)

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ISRAEL/WEST BANK (JAAFAR ASHTIYEH/AFP/Getty Images)

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AZERBAIJAN (Adil Kazimov/AFP/Getty Images)

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PAPUA NEW GUINEA (Torsten Blackwood/AFP/Getty Images)

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ZAMBIA (THOMAS NSAMA/AFP/Getty Images)

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MOLDOVA (Viktor Drachev/AFP/Getty Images)

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ANGOLA (Gianluigi Guercia/AFP/Getty Images)

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BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA (Elvis Barukcic/AFP/Getty Images)

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4 Responses to Photos / Images

  1. As a group Promoting Music and Television from Guinea Bissau, I find your blog pretty interesting, “Guinea Bissau | Cycle For Hope” I will keep checking for additions.
    Well written, thank you :-)

  2. Johnny says:

    The most amazing picture taking around the world that I have seen in a while. Great shots of what lives like daily in many different countries.

  3. Paul says:

    Some great shots, thanks.

  4. nur hazlin ramli says:

    awsome..

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