Zeravshan gorge, Tajikistan. November 2002. By Dmitry Beliakov.


Burmese monk Wirathu is on the cover of July 2013 Time Maganzine. Wirathu has been leading a plot to ethnically cleanse the Rohingya people. The Rohingya people are Muslims. He has compared Muslims to “African carp” and has described them as “quick breeding and violent.” His speeches have been blamed for the rise of violence against the Rohingya people. In his recent sermon, he described the reported massacre of schoolchildren and other Muslim inhabitants in the central city of Meiktila in March, documented by a human rights group, as “a show of strength”The Muslims are suffering. Please keep them in your duas(prayers).



"We must rapidly begin the shift from a "thing-oriented" society to a "person-oriented" society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered."
— Martin Luther King Jr.

Great book.



I’ve never seen a GIF of this.

I was just reading about this during a wiki binge on Olympics incidents and did a little research on it. I never knew how deep the message was that Smith and Carlos were trying to send. Just about everything they wore and how they wore it had symbolism attached to it. (unzipped tracksuits for solidarity with blue collar workers, necklace of beads for lynching victims, etc) Calling it a “black power salute” is really reductive and it’s a shame (and predictable) that if it’s taught at all, that’s what it’s boiled down to.
Another thing I didn’t know: the Australian guy who came in second wore a patch for solidarity with them, he was protesting racist Australian immigration policies. When he passed away, Smith and Carlos were pallbearers at his funeral.

Fascinating background. Thanks, to the source.


Badakhshan, Afghanistan

Pommelien Koolen
Police do nothing while my friend lay there dying


This Sunday my friend passed away in the early hours from a gunshot wound after a fight broke out at a party we all attended, if you knew him he was one of the sweetest guys you could’ve met, a successful, talented, generous, young black man who was in the wrong place at the wrong time. The…


A woman reacts as she listens to a fortune telling machine at a beach along the Arabian Sea in Mumbai on April 2, 2014. (Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)


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