Into the Whirlpool: Europe at the Crossroads, Berlin or London that is the Question.
meeting in Berlin Friday 18th November 2011 will decide
the nature and shape of Art of Superstate for the coming years if not
decades. If reports are to be believed and there is reason to doubt
the sources, mainly the British and German press whose job it is to
inform the people, then democracy is on the block. There is also no
doubt that today's crop of politicians have good intentions for
Europe. But give democracy away and it is hard to get back.
seen the direct results of communism, politically and economically
its is frightening to hear the attitudes of the mandarins and
financial inner circles hoping to take power over Europe's future.
That's right Take Power not win or represent but take power without
Brussels unelected elite want to shape Europe in a fashion managed by
unelected elite. Europe's future is to be decided by this unelected
in time of crisis. But when do they decide a crisis is over. Have we
ever known the world not to be falling apart.
From the series November Berlin 1989. Cameron and Merkel meet 22yr later in Berlin to decide if new walls are to be placed between their peoples.
German chancellor, Angela Merkel, has called for a stronger political
union to overcome the debt crisis, which she called "maybe
Europe's most difficult hours since world war two. A breakthrough
will be achieved not by less Europe, but more." she declares.
the nice Saxon Queen must take her people with her and those who
willingly wish to follow.
London Mr Cameron said the EU was out of touch and must reform or it
would remain “in peril.” He called for less European integration.
the whole political establishment is about to disappear into a
windowless room in Brussels discussing things that no one
understands, it means absolutely nothing to millions of ordinary
people who are worried about their jobs, worried about economic
security, worried about prospects for their children,” he said.
Mr Cameron must tell his people what it means to desert Europe at
this hour of need. These
two leaders must agree to support the ideals of Confederate Nations
of Europe while offering hope to the Federalists for a core Eurozone.
If they cannot agree they will split Europe along pro and anti
democratic factions. This would be disastrous for Europe and the
some point there has to be a Europe wide referendum to offer the
people the choice to go euro in or euro out, how to
manage the system and who will do it. The unelected, the voice of
the people or a bit of both. November Berlin 1989. "It was all done in the name of the people."
Communities under change, a visual report about changes in Divided cities challenged by conflict and social unrest. Berlin 1989. A cross marks the end of the Wall and a tribute to those fallen while trying to escape from communism.
The Grim reaper returned on Friday 5 th August 2011 almost four years to the day it first appeared to strike its boney knuckle on the door...
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Click on picture to read about the Cooley Gathering. The Masks reflect representation about identity and cultural history.
La Tene, the Cooley Gathering
The Review Page: Violence, Veils and Bloodlines
Trying to eradicate tribalism from the world would be a futile endeavour. But Salome hopes that his readers learn to recognize the common traits they share with people all over the world, and thereby develop tolerance and compassion for other tribes. The biggest and broadest tribe is one to which we all belong, and that’s the human race. Click on image to go to the review page.
Post-post photojournalism is now Photomoderne.
Post photojournalism entered the media world around 2003 with the arrival of citizens journalism. There came the use of free Internet images with decline in newspaper readership and revenue. Though it was depleting as a press profession photojournalists refused to abandon it as an outdated medium.
In post-post photojournalism (since 2008) where acceptance of all things new, creation of new roles, markets and the return of the credible source to verify Citizen's news, we see photojournalism branching in many directions. Today it evolves, develops, and creates a powerful destiny to fulfill.
Post-post photojournalism is now Photomoderne breaking with tradition.
The documentary essay merges with the artistic expression. De Kijk is a tribute to the Dutch masters Theo Van Doesburg, Piet Mondrian who made De Stijl.....the new VVKH building in Leiden. NL
Trouble with colour
living in the abstract, new photojournalism creates fresh branches for a colourful future
Art and the City
Street propaganda mediums are part of culture wars
The unsinkable and the infallable show signs of mortality
War & the Plastik heaven
Watching over or just watching. Selection of images from the project , war & the plastik heaven. The Hague, netherlands, a europe burdened with security, 90% of the planets defense budget spent by US & Europe.
A selection of portraits from the Combatant's project, above, Sarajevo, opposite page, Kurdistan, Iraq, Ulster, Syria, Palestine, Bosnia, Trans-dinistra.
defending Sarajevo 1992
Here we Go ............. BREAKING BORDERS
A child slides in Herastrau Park Bucharest 1996
Borders beyond borders, Crossing the lines
Prisoners lives #2 A recent visit to Auschwitz made me think about borders and how they are crossed.
The Tenth Crusade
The commander of the notorious Tenth Crusade leaves his post and his people to their fate he created.
Onward Christian soldiers
The Christian war machine can produce an array of dubious leaders . The Georgians loved him because he killed so many Russians.............Prague..spring 1990....from War & the Plastik heaven
Where land is Akbar & god is humble
The demographics say it all. From the few thousands to the many millions in only a hundred years, Man triumphs over god's plan for armageddon, or is it just the will to survive.
a highway beneath a canal
The big Run
A bank machine next to a Leiden art gallery... july 08........................ Henry Paulson, who cashed out his Goldman stock valued at $575 million to become the Secretary of Treasury (without having to pay any taxes on the sale), earned more than $53 million in pocket change during just his last two years at Goldman Sachs for innovations such as a new line of "Mortgage Backed Securities." Gambling more than a trillion dollars on risky subprime second mortgages......http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=10433........does anybody out there believe in conspiracy theories.
Let the battle for new Rome commence
stars & strips over the Boston southie skyline 1988
McCain and Obama spar in first debate
Mr McCain argued: "We are winning in Iraq and we will come home with victory and with honour,"...and...""Russia has now become a nation fuelled by petro-dollars....I looked in Mr Putin's eyes and I saw three letters - a K, a G and B," whilst Mr Obama pointed "to the spread of al-Qaeda to some 60 countries" and that the US had to do more , including improving its own image as a "beacon of light" on rights." . .......BBC...Saturday, 27 September 2008 08:35 UK ....
This is a little spot on Derry's Walls where girls from a nearby school meet as a private location to discuss things and do things and plan things. It is a long road ahead for these unsuspecting hopefuls.
A picture from Berlin. A Martin Luther King poster I think translates as "Expressing the truth needs courage." Although this was taken in 2006 I feel it can be put to use to celebrate the King anniversay.