Syria Uprising: Russia and China Strengthen Authoritarian Military Bloc
For whom power doth crush #2. Asma al Assad seals her fate as a pawn
in a wider power struggle. 2011
vetoing the U.N. motion condemning savage bombardment of Homs city by
Syrian dictator Bashar Assad, Russia and China opened a second front
line against the advance of the Democracy movement towards the vast Asian
Authoritarian Military Bloc.
Moscow, Beijing, Tehran, Pyongyang and
others fear democracy and citizen's freedom to criticise and protest.
They are simply not ready to concede to their citizens what we take
for granted in the free world.
unbelievable candour over such authoritarian privilege the London
Times reported on an email sent to the paper by Asma al Assad, wife
of the man who thinks its normal to send rockets, tanks and murder
teams to massacre Syrian citizens.
letter describes her support for her husbands regime. She endorses
his actions to suppress the uprising which began as a peaceful
protest demanding democracy. She approves indiscriminate killing of
men women and children without accusation or trial. Asma al Assad is
British born and knows very well the values of human rights over
fled to Syria where
she raised an
army triggering a civil war.
who gain power are always afraid to lose it. By breaking her silence
over the 11months unrest she places her allegiance with the Assad
inner circle and the delusion of grandeur which accompanies dictators
who defend themselves against the country's own citizens.
will be no trial for Asma and her family, no court of justice. Just
the same fate as other dictators wives. Overwhelmed and disposed off by popular evolutionary revolution.
al Assad must realise Syria is now a pawn caught up in a wider
struggle pitching democratic West against authoritarian East
Should Syria's first lady have a change of heart as pleaded by the Times in its response to her letter she
may have only one option, to take her own life as a protest against her husband's own suicidal pact with
catastrophe. An end fitting to a tale from Roman antiquity.
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.