Merkozy Summit, Marseille, No Sunshine for Cameron
"Devilish Merkozy Duo," as they have been dubbed in many
capitals, “can do whatever the hell they like.”
British position at the Merkozy summit in Brussels seems isolated. Leader
Cameron says he will scupper any treaty which harms British
interests. Meaning, the very people and practices which caused the
crisis in the first place.
David Cameron may have bitten off more than he can chew. Europeans are doing it for themselves. Picture Dec 2011
have only a few weeks to save the Euro and, have the impression that
some actors still haven't recognized the seriousness of the
situation," said a senior German government official in Berlin ,
declared in Marseille Thursday, “Never has Europe been so
necessary. Never has it been in so much danger, Never have so many
countries wanted to join Europe. Never has the risk of a
disintegration of Europe been so great. Europe is facing an
extraordinarily dangerous situation. The diagnosis is that we have a
few weeks to decide because time is working against us. If we aren't
in agreement on this, I fear that we won't be able to agree on
anything. That's the analysis."
Haven't some observers been saying this for quite some time
German chancellor said it was time to put aside national egos and
national interest. but smaller nations have complained they're being
forced to follow the agenda of Germany and France with very little
room for discussion.
Führer has requested our presence," quipped an enraged
diplomat recently. The rather rude comment followed attempts by
Merkel's EU policy adviser to gain backing for Germany's position.
the crisis, many of the core Eurozone members have been greatly
irritated by the British Conservative party's gloating satisfaction
(Schadenfreude) with the UK's decision not to join the Euro.
and French leaders are not optimistic of finding agreement among the
27 nations of the EU. “If negotiations break down then we will have
a treaty for the 17 members of the eurozone. Coherence isn't
everything,” said Sarkozy, “but in political life it counts. The
situation is serious, the Euro could explode and Europe unravel. That
would be a catastrophe not only for Europe and France, but for the
the eurozone go ahead with a separate treaty that leaves out the
non-Euro countries,” . Cameron explained, “then clearly that is
not a treaty that Britain would be signing or would be amending.”
But France and Germany have already made it clear that they will go
ahead with their plans for the Eurozone without regard to the
interests of Britain.
tonight Thursday looks to be in a poor position to defend its
interests at the summit.
back home, there are mounting calls for Cameron to make good his
promise to hold a referendum on any proposed European treaty changes.
With much of Britain in the anti-Europe camp, the nein danke
side would most certainly prevail. No one said it was going to be
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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La Tene, the Cooley Gathering
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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.