August 27, 2014
"The road is long like an ancient poet’s night:
plains and hills, rivers and valleys.
Walk according to your dream’s measure: either a lily
follows you or the gallows."

— Mahmoud Darwish, from “To a Young Poet,” trans. Fady Joudah, Poetry (March 2010)

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August 27, 2014
aneleh:

Emil Nolde

Acquainted with the Night

 

I have been one acquainted with the night.
I have walked out in rain—and back in rain.
I have outwalked the furthest city light.
I have looked down the saddest city lane.
I have passed by the watchman on his beat
And dropped my eyes, unwilling to explain.
I have stood still and stopped the sound of feet
When far away an interrupted cry
Came over houses from another street,
But not to call me back or say good-bye;
And further still at an unearthly height,
One luminary clock against the sky
Proclaimed the time was neither wrong nor right. 
I have been one acquainted with the night.

 Robert Frost

aneleh:

Emil Nolde

Acquainted with the Night

 

I have been one acquainted with the night.
I have walked out in rainand back in rain.
I have outwalked the furthest city light.

I have looked down the saddest city lane.
I have passed by the watchman on his beat
And dropped my eyes, unwilling to explain.

I have stood still and stopped the sound of feet
When far away an interrupted cry
Came over houses from another street,

But not to call me back or say good-bye;
And further still at an unearthly height,
One luminary clock against the sky

Proclaimed the time was neither wrong nor right. 
I have been one acquainted with the night.

August 27, 2014
iluvsouthernafrica:

Madagascar: ‘Slaves’ in the Gulf: Malagasy women lured to Middle East
Maurice Pierre Herynirina holds photographs of his wife, Solange Razafindrasoa, in an Antananarivo cafe last December. He learned in February that she had died in Saudi Arabia, where she was working as a domestic servant.  (More)
Malagasy mother Solange Razafindrasoa left the island in 2013 eager to work as a domestic servant in Saudi Arabia and earn a better living for her family. Less than a year later she was dead, her body flown home to a husband asking questions about her slave-like work conditions in the Middle East.
“During our last phone call she said ‘I don’t know where I am, nor the address. Soon I won’t be with you anymore, take care of our two children,’ ” Herynirina told AFP while waiting for his wife’s remains to arrive at the Antananarivo airport.
Her death was attributed to a heart attack and “the will of God”, according to Saudi authorities, said Herynirina, who did not want his family name published.
His 34-year-old wife was one of many women from Madagascar who face horrific working conditions while earning a pittance, having travelled to the Middle East through recruitment agencies.
(Continue reading)
Photo by Rijasolo

iluvsouthernafrica:

Madagascar: ‘Slaves’ in the Gulf: Malagasy women lured to Middle East

Maurice Pierre Herynirina holds photographs of his wife, Solange Razafindrasoa, in an Antananarivo cafe last December. He learned in February that she had died in Saudi Arabia, where she was working as a domestic servant.  (More)

Malagasy mother Solange Razafindrasoa left the island in 2013 eager to work as a domestic servant in Saudi Arabia and earn a better living for her family. Less than a year later she was dead, her body flown home to a husband asking questions about her slave-like work conditions in the Middle East.

“During our last phone call she said ‘I don’t know where I am, nor the address. Soon I won’t be with you anymore, take care of our two children,’ ” Herynirina told AFP while waiting for his wife’s remains to arrive at the Antananarivo airport.

Her death was attributed to a heart attack and “the will of God”, according to Saudi authorities, said Herynirina, who did not want his family name published.

His 34-year-old wife was one of many women from Madagascar who face horrific working conditions while earning a pittance, having travelled to the Middle East through recruitment agencies.

(Continue reading)

Photo by Rijasolo

August 27, 2014

fotojournalismus:

The Yanomami: An isolated yet imperiled Amazon tribe

Photography by Sebastião Salgado

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August 27, 2014

sagansense:

ageofdestruction:

alanis: Clouds and shadows on Mars, photographed by Mars Express, 24th May 2012.

Between 28 and 36°S, 284°E, on the arc of highlands that surround the southeast Solis Planum. The crater split between the 2nd and 3rd images is Voeykov, about 75 km across, named for climatologist and geographer Alexander Ivanovich Voeykov (1842-1916). The small, deep crater toward bottom left of the 4th image is Los, named for a village of about 400 people in Gävleborg County, Sweden.

Composite of 3 visible light images for colour, and 5 monochrome images for animation. Colour is not balanced naturalistically, and the slightly psychedelic colours of the clouds are a result of mismatches between the images where the clouds have moved between exposures.

Image credit: ESA. Composite: AgeOfDestruction.

You’re looking at another world. Let that sink in. We will be livestreaming in real time soon…

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August 27, 2014
Save World Heritage Site from Oil Drilling - ForceChange

Chaco Canyon must be left undisturbed. No fracking please.

August 26, 2014
"

We westerners have a charming and quaint belief that killing people from the air by using bombs, rockets, shells, napalm and cluster munitions – or even nuclear weapons – is somehow not really as bad as ramming a bayonet into an enemy, blowing him to pieces with heavy artillery, or slashing his throat the way sheep are killed.

Air warfare is clean. Air warfare is the American way of war.

Furthermore, on the same day Foley was allegedly being decapitated, 19 people in Saudi Arabia, a close US ally, were publicly beheaded for various crimes. One of the men was executed for witchcraft. There was no outcry at all over this medieval horror. Saudi Arabia is suspected of charging political opponents of the monarchy with drug offenses, which carry the penalty of beheading by a sword-wielding executioner. Not a peep about this in the US media trumpeting the Foley story.

"

Eric Margolis - The Beheading: Some Words of Caution (via buffleheadcabin)

Exactly.

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August 26, 2014

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August 26, 2014

fabianswriting:

"to be home" written and directed by fabian romero
special thank you to 
Alejandra Abreu for technical support
Naima Mujica for audio support
mi familia
everyone who loves me or has loved me

about this film: 
i wanted to capture the poetry in almost still imagery, use music to create a prayer like feeling, incorporate captions as part of the film not in addition to and wanted layer images in an effort to capture the complexities. 

i hope you sense the vulnerability in this piece, the complexity and story. 

this poem is included in my chapbook which is available for sale. check out my website for more information on my work. thank you Nia King, terra-n for your work in putting it together. 

in solidarity, 
fabian romero
fabianromero.com

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August 26, 2014

badass-bharat-deafmuslim-artista:

my film, DEAF BROWN GURL is finally here! After one year in the making, it’s here for public viewing. ENGLISH & SPANISH subtitles are available for your watching. My film shows the diversity of Indian society (in Patna) and I wanted to show a variety of Indian groups (Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists), including Deaf Indians (and myself as a Deaf Indian).

"Deaf Brown Gurl" ("La Morena Sorda") a film written, directed, shot, performed, and edited by Sabina England.

-Voice Over & Sound Design by Micropixie.
-Music by Om/Off (Paco Seren and Pablo Alvarez)
-V.O Recording by Elliott Peltzman.

Filmed in India (Old Delhi, India and Patna, Bihar, India)

Sabina England
http://www.sabinaengland.com/ (Website)
https://www.facebook.com/sabinaengland (Facebook)
https://twitter.com/sabinaengland (Twitter)

Micropixie
http://www.micropixie.com/ (Website)
https://www.facebook.com/Micropixie (Facebook)
https://twitter.com/micropixie (Twitter)

Om/Off (from Spain/desde España)
http://inidicia.wix.com/omoff (Website)
https://www.facebook.com/omoff (Facebook)
https://twitter.com/pacoseren (Twitter)

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