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Thursday, 21 August 2014

The Human Abstract


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Gaza this evening!! captured by Yasser Qudih: photo via Dana on twitter, 20 August 2014


Pity would be no more,
If we did not make somebody Poor:
And Mercy no more could be,
If all were as happy as we;


And mutual fear brings peace;
Till the selfish loves increase.
Then Cruelty knits a snare,
And spreads his baits with care.


He sits down with holy fears,
And waters the ground with tears:
Then Humility takes its root
Underneath his foot.


Soon spreads the dismal shade
Of Mystery over his head;
And the Catterpiller and Fly,
Feed on the Mystery.


And it bears the fruit of Deceit,
Ruddy and sweet to eat;
And the Raven his nest has made
In its thickest shade.

 
The Gods of the earth and sea,
Sought thro' Nature to find this Tree
But their search was all in vain:
There grows one in the Human Brain.

William Blake: The Human Abstract, from Songs of Experience, 1794




 Gaza Ministry of Agriculture estimates direct damages caused by the Israeli war at around $250 million!: photo via Middle East Eye / Dr Bassel Abuwarda on twitter, 20 August 2014
 
 
A man brought water to dying animals in Gaza Zoo, even in hard times we don't forget animals!: photo via Dr Bassel Abuwarda on twitter, 20 August 2014
 
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Gaza Strip the symbol of steadfastness ♡: photo via Sabreena-Gaza, 20 August 2014
 

American-made Israeli warplanes turned Gaza morning into blood and smoke and debris: photo via Gaza Writes Back on twitter, 20 August 2014 


RAFAH NOW, most of the injured are kids: photo via Falastinian on twitter, 20 August 2014

 
Initial pix of killed & injured after airstrikes hitting three residential houses in Rafah at the same time: photo via Mohammed M Abu Sadaa on twitter, 20 August 2014
 
 
Children of Gaza prepare for more violence: photo via Middle East Eye / Joe Catron on twitter, 20 August 2014
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I don't know how many children must die before Israel is taken to war crimes court: photo via Sabreena-Gaza on twitter, 20 August 2014



Allouh family martyrs in Deir Albalah... martyred after the bombing of their home without any warning...: photo via Said Shoaib on twitter, 20 August 2014

 
 
Official: 22 Palestinian murdered by Israeli strikes since truce collapsed: photo by Anonymous Palestine on twitter, 20 August 2014
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Not how life should turn out for a baby. Children are suffering the most in Gaza Under Attack: photo via Dr Bassel Abuwarda on twitter, 20 August 2014

 
 Heartbreaking: Israel violates ceasefire and terrorizes people and kills an infant: photo via Joe Catron on twitter, 19 August 2014
  
  
What REALLY happens in Gaza: image via AKAoptimistic on twitter, 20 August 2014
  
  
Slaughter in Gaza: the lessons of history: photo via ISM Palestine, 20 August 2014
  

Netanyahu after Al Qassam speech :D: photo by Dana on twitter, 20 August 2014

 

 
 Oh my goooooood another huge explosiiiioooon: photo via HaneenElQadi on twitter, 20 August 2014
   
 
 Huge explosion right now!!!!: photo via HaneenElQadi on twitter, 20 August 2014

  
Another massive explosion shakes Gaza City!: photo via Occupied Air on twitter, 20 August 2014

   
Israeli strike killed Gaza commander's wife and child: Hamas: photo via ISM Palestine on twitter, 20 August 2014


 
 Israel kills several in new strikes on Gaza: photo via ISM Palestine on twitter, 20 August 2014 
 
 
This F16 missile targeted passengers hall at Rafah crossing today. Didn't explode, thanks God: photo via Youssef M. Aljamal on twitter, 20 August 2014
 
 
 He, little, promised much, Too soon untied: He only dreamt he lived. And then he died: photo via Gaza Writes Back on twitter, 20 August 2014 
 
 
 Gaza this morning: photo via Falasteen on twitter, 20 August 2014

 
 Israel Government teach their children to hate even before they start to hold the weapons !!!!!!: photo via Dr-Mohammed N. Ziara on twitter, 20 August 2014


 
 Israel's "pinpoint" bombardment of Gaza: image via ronnie barkan on twitter, 20 August 2014

  
Organizers saying this is the 3rd time police have come. Last night they had assault weapons: photo via ShordeeDooWhop, 19 August 2014 
 
  
Fox says man in this picture is beaten nearly unconscious w/broken eye socket. No really, the white dude: photo via the silver burrito on twitter, 20 August 2014 
 
  
St. Louis Police Not All That Interested In How People End Up Shot, Apparently: photo via R Saddler on twitter, 20 August 2014


Records show Ferguson police made more than DOUBLE the arrests they reported
: photo via The Root on twitter, 20 August 2014

 

 
 At least 47 people were arrested on the 10th night of Ferguson protests: photo via New York Daily News on twitter, 20 August 2014 
 
Arrested for being out at night without Free Papers: photo via zellie on twitter, 20 August 2014 
 
  
Officer just held a gun up and threatened to shoot me as I was walking to the distraction: photo via {Young}ist on twitter, 20 August 2014



Ferguson: photo via Annie Shields on twitter, 20 August 2014
 
The Rage in Ferguson Resists Containment — And Deserves to Spread

 Ferguson: photo by Claire Ward / Vice News, 20 August 2014



This little boy watched his home being demolished by Israel. This is why we Block the Boat: photo via 14 Friends Palestine, 20 August 2014
 

Just walked back to main entrance from side entrance. Crowd is still going strong!: photo via Not Frantz Fanon on twitter, 19 August 2014

 
Israeli ship is blocked from unloading in Oakland for four straight days: photo via ISM Palestine on twitter, 20 August 2014
 
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Around 50 picketers at Berth 22 (1599 Maritime) to Block The Boat one more time: photo via Kumars Salehi, 20 August 2014
 

California picketers prevent Israeli cargo ship from docking: photo via Joe Catron on twitter, 19 August 2014
 

Israeli ship blockade continues in California: photo via ISM Palestine, 19 August 2014
 
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Solidarity & hugs to West Coast Block The Boat whose protests stopped Israeli ship from docking: photo via Sherry Wolf on twitter, 16 August 2014
 
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Thousands of ppl -- Chanting 7th and Mandela -- Not another nickel not another dime for Israeli crime: photo via Alyssa on twitter, 16 August 2014


Won again! Made history! Longshoremen ordered 2 go home. Longest boat has been blocked: photo by Alyssa via Solidarity Gaza, 20 August 2014


Oakland police intervening to try and open our picket line at Block the Boat. We are resolved to continue resisting: photo via Todd Zimmer, 20 August 2014


A demonstrator throws back a tear gas container after tactical officers worked to break up a group of bystanders on Chambers Road near West Florissant on Wednesday: photo by Robert Cohen / MCT / ZUMA Wire, 15 August 2014

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Lights out in BEAU Y Town

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Police-fired tear gas returned by a protester in Ferguson: photo via Ben Kesling on twitter, 18 August 2014
 I am a woman. Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman. That's me: photo via GrooveSDC on twitter, 18 August 2014
 This protester is an Army reservist. Said he's here to protest police militarization. Just got gassed: photo via Ray Downs on twitter, 18 August 2014
 "Members of the media, please turn off your lights"  -- Ferguson PD: photo via Fight for the Future on twitter, 18 August 2014


Insanity as police armored car charges through crowd in Ferguson, lucky no one hurt, seems so reckless: photo via Zeke Johnson on twitter, 18 August 2014

 Protesters have linked arms, marching with backs to cops: photo via Danny Wicentowski on twitter, 18 August 2014

Live from Ferguson, Missouri
  
Ferguson: photo via Alice Speri / Vice News on twitter, 18 August 2014

A protester stands before police in tactical gear showing America's official sign of distress (upside flag): photo via Alice Speri / Vice News on twitter, 18 August 2014