fotojournalismus:

A Palestinian man cries at the site of his house, which was destroyed by Israeli shelling, in Beit Hanoun, Gaza on July 26, 2014. (Oliver Weiken/EPA)

fotojournalismus:

A Palestinian man cries at the site of his house, which was destroyed by Israeli shelling, in Beit Hanoun, Gaza on July 26, 2014. (Oliver Weiken/EPA)

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earthfirstjournal:

More Vandalism in Austsralia Blamed on Anti-Kangaroo Cull Activists

from Bite Back The ACT Government is again blaming animal activists opposed to the government’s cull of kangaroos for vandalism at a maintenance depot in Holder (Canberra).

earthfirstjournal:

More Vandalism in Austsralia Blamed on Anti-Kangaroo Cull Activists

from Bite Back The ACT Government is again blaming animal activists opposed to the government’s cull of kangaroos for vandalism at a maintenance depot in Holder (Canberra).

remikanazi:

Palestinians don’t have to pay people to tweet. Millions around the world are naturally outraged. (Photo via @GazaYBO on Twitter) 

remikanazi:

Palestinians don’t have to pay people to tweet. Millions around the world are naturally outraged. (Photo via @GazaYBO on Twitter

fotojournalismus:

Day 19: Palestinian death toll passes 1,000 | July 26, 2014

Thousands of Gaza residents who fled the violence streamed back to devastated border areas during Saturday’s 12-hour humanitarian truce to find large-scale destruction: fighting pulverized scores of homes, wreckage blocked roads and power cables dangled in the streets. In northern Beit Hanoun, even the hospital was badly damaged by shelling. Across Gaza, more than 130 bodies were pulled from the rubble on Saturday, officials said. In southern Gaza, 20 members of an extended family were killed before the start of the lull when a tank shell hit a building where they had sought refuge. (Sources: 1, 2, 3)

Pictures from Beit Hanoun & Shejaiyah during a pause in the bombing by Israeli forces:

1. A general view of destruction in the Shejaia neighbourhood. (Mohammed Salem/Reuters)

2. Palestinians carry belongings they find at their destroyed houses in Beit Hanoun. (Sergey Ponomarev for The New York Times)

3. A Palestinian man looks staggered after seeing his home destroyed, while visiting the area during a 12-hour cease-fire in Shejaiyah neighbourhood. (Khalil Hamra/AP)

4. Palestinians inspect the damage of their destroyed houses in Shejaiyah neighbourhood. (Khalil Hamra/AP)

5. Palestinians recover the body of a man killed when his home was hit the previous night by Israeli fire in the northern district of Beit Hanoun. (Marco Longari/AFP/Getty Images)

6. A mare and her foal walk along the debris of destroyed buildings in the northern district of Beit Hanoun. (Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images)

7. Palestinians survey the damage in Beit Hanoun. (Marco Longari/AFP/Getty Images)

8. Children wait for their parents, who collect belongings from their destroyed houses in Beit Hanoun. (Sergey Ponomarev for The New York Times)

9. A general view of destroyed buildings after Israeli attacks in a part of the Shuja’iyya neighbourhood. (Oliver Weiken/EPA)

10. Palestinian women react amid the destruction in the northern district of Beit Hanoun. (Marco Longari/AFP/Getty Images)

(Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)

fotojournalismus:

At least 10,000 Palestinian protesters marching against Israel’s military offensive in Gaza clash with soldiers and border police at the Israeli Qalandiya checkpoint, between Jerusalem and Ramallah, early on July 25, 2014. (Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images)

fotojournalismus:

At least 10,000 Palestinian protesters marching against Israel’s military offensive in Gaza clash with soldiers and border police at the Israeli Qalandiya checkpoint, between Jerusalem and Ramallah, early on July 25, 2014. (Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images)

I don’t usually post pictures of myself on here, but this is kind of a special one. Today I met Honey Bee for the first time. She is a blind cat who was born with two deformed eyes. Originally from Fiji, a friend of mine brought her to the U.S. to have surgery last year. She is now kind of a local cat celebrity who promotes adoption of disabled animals. She has her own Facebook here.

I don’t usually post pictures of myself on here, but this is kind of a special one. Today I met Honey Bee for the first time. She is a blind cat who was born with two deformed eyes. Originally from Fiji, a friend of mine brought her to the U.S. to have surgery last year. She is now kind of a local cat celebrity who promotes adoption of disabled animals. She has her own Facebook here.

Yeah, just out walking a blind cat. No biggie.  #honeybee

Yeah, just out walking a blind cat. No biggie. #honeybee

Study: Children Exposed To Religion Have Difficulty Distinguishing Fact From Fiction

Ah, breakfast.

Ah, breakfast.

Arizona Forest Service Roads Spiked

earthfirstjournal:

Arizona Forest Service Roads Spiked

sharp rebar in road_1405470850242_6845830_ver1.0_640_480from ABC15

Flagstaff authorities are seeking the public’s help to gather any information related to sharpened rebar that was placed in the Happy Jack area.

Forest Service law enforcement say that at least five pieces of the rebar was placed on forest roads that are frequented by off-highway vehicles.

The sharp pieces are responsible for slashing at least eight tires last weekend, according to…

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class-struggle-anarchism:

Today in anarchist history, July 23rd 1892
Alexander Berkman shoots Henry C Frick twice in the neck, stabs him four times. the bastard survives, Alex goes to jail for 14 years, comes out a better, smarter anarchist.
Alexander Berkman - The ABC of Anarchism, Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist, What Is Communist Anarchism?

class-struggle-anarchism:

Today in anarchist history, July 23rd 1892

Alexander Berkman shoots Henry C Frick twice in the neck, stabs him four times. the bastard survives, Alex goes to jail for 14 years, comes out a better, smarter anarchist.

Alexander Berkman - The ABC of AnarchismPrison Memoirs of an AnarchistWhat Is Communist Anarchism?

sinidentidades:

A View From The Border: Signs From A Surprising Rally In Texas

MCALLEN, TX — At least 60 advocates braved sauna-like conditions near the Texas border last Saturday to rally across the street from the McAllen Border Patrol Station, showing their support for the influx of unaccompanied Latin American children being apprehended there.

About 57,000 children, mostly from Central America, have been detained this fiscal year by Border Patrol agents, many in Texas’s Rio Grand Valley towns, like McAllen. Studies show that — at least since 2009 — children have been leaving the Central American countries of Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala in droves because of increasing violence and grinding poverty, taking dangerous journeys to the U.S. to seek refuge.

The rally, which was also an interfaith prayer vigil, was meant to counter hundreds of planned “anti-amnesty” protests across the country over the Obama administration’s handling of the surge. Only three people showed up nearby as part of the national anti-immigrant protests. They said they expected others to arrive, but also speculated they may have “gotten the wrong address.”

Attendees at the rally in support of the children brought messages of love, compassion, and sympathy for children for whom they feared a return to Latin America could mean certain death.

Some alluded to the tragic maltreatment of minors crossing the border, such as incidents where protestors have berated children as they are bused to processing centers.

The vigil included representatives from several religious traditions, including Catholics, Unitarians, Presbyterians, and Muslims. Faith groups have been at the forefront of efforts to offer relief to the unaccompanied minors, and Pope Francis recently called for the international community to work together to address the crisis. A regional atheist group was also present at the rally to express support for the kids.

The Helping Unaccompanied Minors and Alleviating National Emergency (HUMANE) Act, recently introduced by Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) and Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX), seeks to expedite the process of trying unaccompanied minors by making the federal government deport Central American children just as quickly as they already do with Mexican children. However, the act would deny many of these children the fair trial they deserve, and would probably only hurt those it claims to protect.

Some 2,000 people have died trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border over the past 10 years. That number could increase as more and more Central Americans flee horrific violence and poverty in their home countries.

I’ve been alive long enough to remember debating South African apartheid with thugs who now use the exact same justifications for Israeli apartheid. Every ignorant comment about terrorism, self-defense, religion, and homeland I see on Facebook takes me back to being a confused 14 year old who couldn’t figure out why some people are so damned bloodthirsty and stupid. The main difference is that the white supremacists of South Africa and their supporters were not nearly so brutal and racist as the defenders of Israel.

thebunnyalliance:

Check out the recent interview that Greg Bennick did with us for Words As Weapons: http://wordsasweapons.com/

thebunnyalliance:

Check out the recent interview that Greg Bennick did with us for Words As Weapons: http://wordsasweapons.com/

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