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Saturday, 5 May 2018

being in time is a pink cloud over Mount Tam (Stephen Ratcliffe: Temporality) | a quarter revolution | peeing in a trump hotel

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Untitled | by pratyay


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Relatives mourn as they watch the body of Umar Kumhar, a civilian who according to local media was killed during clashes with Indian security forces near the site of a gun battle, during his funeral in Kashmir Photo Danish Ismail: image via Reuters Pictures @reuterspictures, 4 May 2018


Photo and text by @JavedDar: Sister of a 9th class student who was shot dead by government forces during a protest near gunfight site, holds his uniform, urging him to “wake and go to school” during his funeral procession in village Pinjoora-Shopian in south #Kashmir: image via Wasim Khalid @WasemKhalid, 3 May 2018

Thousands attend funeral of martyred student: Journalists working in difficult situation in IOK: Kashmir Media Service, 3 May 2018

Srinagar, May 03 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, thousands of people attended the funeral prayers of a student, Umar Kumhar, in Shopian district, today.
 
Umar Kumhar, a ninth class student, was killed and more than thirty people were injured when the Indian troops fired bullets, pellets and teargas shells on protesters during a cordon and search operation in Turkawangam area of the district, yesterday. The troops also damaged two houses and at least four cowsheds in the area. Thousands of people poured onto the streets as the body of the martyred student was taken for burial. They raised high-pitched pro-freedom and anti-India slogans. Multiple funerals were held for Umar to accommodate the huge rush of people. Eyewitnesses said that the martyr was laid to rest with his school uniform shirt over his body.
 
Complete shutdown was observed in Pulwama, Shopian, Islamabad and Kulgam districts, today, to mourn the killing of Umar Kumhar and other youth martyred by the troops. The Indian troops fired teargas shells in Khudwani area of Kulgam after youth pelted stones on the vehicles of the forces’ personnel. Clashes erupted between protesters and the Indian forces in Malangpora area of Pulwama district. Indian police arrested noted religious scholar, Qazi Ahmed Yasir, in Islamabad town to prevent him from visiting Turkawangam area to express solidarity with the family of the martyred student.
 
A report released by Kashmir Media Service on the occasion of the World Press Freedom Day, today, maintained that occupied Kashmir is one of the most dangerous places of the world where people associated with the press and media are performing their professional duties in the most difficult circumstances and situation. The report pointed out that ten journalists have been confirmed as being killed while performing their duties during the Kashmiris’ ongoing liberation struggle since 1989. They included Shabbir Ahmed Dar, Mushtaq Ali, Ghulam Muhammad Lone, Ghulam Rasool Azad, Muhammad Shaban Wakeel, Pervez Muhammad Sultan, Mushtaq Ahmed and a woman scribe, Aasiya Jeelani.
 
The Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, has said that many Kashmiri political prisoners were still languishing in jails given the fact that they had completed their incarceration period. He was talking to noted Indian civil society member and Chairman of Centre for Peace and Progress, O P Shaw, who called on him at his Hyderpora residence in Srinagar. The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference, Shabbir Ahmed Dar, and human rights activist, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo, in their meeting with O P Shaw said that the Kashmiris were offering huge sacrifices for a noble cause and no amount of Indian state terrorism could intimidate them to submission.
 
Delegations of different pro-freedom organizations including Salvation Movement, Voice of Victims, Kashmiri Affected Families and Pellet Victims Association met Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Chairman, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, and discussed the prevailing situation in occupied Kashmir. The leaders of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party including Muhammad Abdullah Tari addressing a press conference in Srinagar expressed serious concern over the deteriorating health of the illegally detained party Chairman, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, in New Delhi’s Tihar Jail.
 
Hurriyat leaders including Muhammad Yasin Malik, Muhammad Yousuf Naqash and Javaid Ahmed Mir visited SMHS Hospital in Srinagar and enquired about the health of the youth injured in the firing of pellets and bullets by the Indian troops in different areas. KMS



#Kashmir - Resisting and fighting Indian occupation since 1947, will resist till the dawn of freedom.: image via Muhammad Uzair @MirUzair1, 3 May 2018


 Women protest the burning down of Chrar-e Sharif shrine. Photo: Mehraj Ud Din May/1995: image via Zainab Mufti @zainab_mufti24, 3 May 2018
 

A woman stands near a wall ridden with bullet holes as she inspects a house damaged during a gun battle between security and suspected militants in Drabgam village of Pulwama district.: image via BASIT ZARGAR @basiitzargar, 1 May 2018
 

A boy looks towards the body of Sameer Bhat Alias Sameer Tiger a Top Militant Commander during his funeral procession in Drabgam village of Pulwama district.: image via BASIT ZARGAR @basiitzargar, 1 May 2018



Funeral pictures of a Top Militant Commander Sameer Bhat Alias Sameer Tiger in Drabgam village of Pulwama district.: image via BASIT ZARGAR @basiitzargar, 1 May 2018

 

Funeral pictures of a Top Militant Commander Sameer Bhat Alias Sameer Tiger in Drabgam village of Pulwama district.: image via BASIT ZARGAR @basiitzargar, 1 May 2018

 

Funeral pictures of a Top Militant Commander Sameer Bhat Alias Sameer Tiger in Drabgam village of Pulwama district.: image via BASIT ZARGAR @basiitzargar, 1 May 2018


Funeral pictures of a Top Militant Commander Sameer Bhat Alias Sameer Tiger in Drabgam village of Pulwama district.: image via BASIT ZARGAR @basiitzargar, 1 May 2018

 
Militants appear at the funeral of local Hizbul commander Sameer Tiger in Drubgam in Pulwama. Pic via @Qayoomyousf: image via Mufti Islah @islahmufti, 30 April 2018


A policeman loads bullets in a magazine before storming a residential house where militants are fighting with them during a gun battle at Drabgam village of Pulwama district.: image via BASIT ZARGAR @basiitzargar, 30 April 2018

 

Pictures from Drabgam Pulwama encounter where Top Hizbul commander, Sameer Ahmed Bhat Alias Sameer Tiger, and his associate Aquib were killed in a gunfight.: image via BASIT ZARGAR @basiitzargar, 30 April 2018

 

Pictures from Drabgam Pulwama encounter where Top Hizbul commander, Sameer Ahmed Bhat Alias Sameer Tiger, and his associate Aquib were killed in a gunfight.: image via BASIT ZARGAR @basiitzargar, 30 April 2018



Pictures from Drabgam Pulwama encounter where Top Hizbul commander, Sameer Ahmed Bhat Alias Sameer Tiger, and his associate Aquib were killed in a gunfight.: image via BASIT ZARGAR @basiitzargar, 30 April 2018



Pictures from Drabgam Pulwama encounter where Top Hizbul commander, Sameer Ahmed Bhat Alias Sameer Tiger, and his associate Aquib were killed in a gunfight.: image via BASIT ZARGAR @basiitzargar, 30 April 2018
 
 
#India India storm toll rises with more wild weather forecast Photo @Chandanphoto #AFP: image via Frédérique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 4 May 2018

 
#India A Rajasthani woman with a calf on her shoulder walks on a hot summer day in the outskirts of Ajmer Photo Shaukat Ahmed #AFP: image via Frédérique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 4 May 2018


 #Indonesia A one year-old elephant receives medical treatment from vets of the Indonesian nature and conservation agency in Saree after injuring its leg in a trap. Photo @mirroreye #AFP: image via Frédérique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 4 May 2018



 Aerial views of burned and abandoned Rohingya villages in Myanmar's northern Rakhine state: image via Reuters Pictures @reuterspictures, 4 May 2018



 Aerial views of burned and abandoned Rohingya villages in Myanmar's northern Rakhine state: image via Reuters Pictures @reuterspictures, 4 May 2018


  
Aerial views of burned and abandoned Rohingya villages in Myanmar's northern Rakhine state: image via Reuters Pictures @reuterspictures, 4 May 2018



Two Reuters journalists have been detained in Myanmar for 143 days. They were investigating the killing of 10 Rohingya Muslim men and boys: image via Reuters Pictures @reuterspictures, 3 May 2018



 Two Reuters journalists have been detained in Myanmar for 143 days. They were investigating the killing of 10 Rohingya Muslim men and boys: image via Reuters Pictures @reuterspictures, 3 May 2018

Friends and relatives of Marai at his grave in the village of Guldara

Friends and relatives of Marai at his grave in the village of Guldara: photo by Andrew Quilty / AFP, 3 May 2018

'He Was Calm and Courageous.' Remembering Photographer Shah Marai: Massoud Hossaini, Time, 3 May 2018

When nine journalists were among the at least 25 people killed in a double suicide bombing in Kabul on April 30, I saw the blast through my camera. It was only because of luck that I survived, and then another photographer was shouting at me. “Marai is dead,” he said. “Marai is dead.”

My friend Shah Marai, Agence France-Presse’s chief photographer in Afghanistan, had a passion for his work that is rare to find in a war zone. He was calm and courageous, just trying to take his pictures. At 41, he was a mentor for younger photojournalists in Kabul, having joined AFP as a driver in 1996, five years before the Taliban was ousted, and later building a career with the agency to support his family.

After the attack, which the United Nations said was part of a “deliberate targeting of journalists,” I went to my office and sent my pictures. Marai was dead and I had to do my job, to say what had happened. In the afternoon, we went to his village, north of the city. Then we buried him. He had promised to bring all the local photographers there, to eat and be together in a good place, but it never happened until his funeral. During the prayers, I was looking at the sky and waiting for rain. If the rain came, it would mean Marai was crying, that even the clouds were crying.

Hossaini is a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist, now with the Associated Press

 

Journalists killed today in Kabul: 1. Shah Marai - @AFPphoto  2. Mahram Durrani - RadioAzadi 3. Yar Mohammad Tokhi -  ToloNews 4. Salim Talash -Mashal TV 5. َAli Salimi - Mashal TV 6. Ghazi Rasuli - 1TV 7. Nawruz Ali Khamoosh - 1TV 8. Ebadullah Hananzai - Azadi 9. Sabawun Kakar - Azadi: image via Zia Shahreyar @ziashahreyar, 30 April 2018


AFP chief photographer in Kabul, Shah Marai spent many years covering the Daily life, funerals, killing and destruction of his country, his images was published in the international newspapers. Today he appeared lying in the coffin on front page of The New York Times: image via Khaled Desouki @khaled_desouki, 1 May 2018

Andrew Quilty: Afghanistan: Cranking up the ferris wheel, a quarter revolution at a time


Young boys climb a broken-down ferris wheel on April 28, 2016, in order to give a friend a quarter-revolution-ride in a dilapidated playground in the capital of Afghanistan’s Helmand Province, Lashkar Gah. The ferris wheel is long-defunct, with little incentive for local investors to spend money in the provincial capital, which was threatened by a determined push to take the city by the Taliban in late 2015, through 2016.: photo by Andrew Quilty, 28 April 2016


Young boys climb a broken-down ferris wheel on April 28, 2016, in order to give a friend a quarter-revolution-ride in a dilapidated playground in the capital of Afghanistan’s Helmand Province, Lashkar Gah. The ferris wheel is long-defunct, with little incentive for local investors to spend money in the provincial capital, which was threatened by a determined push to take the city by the Taliban in late 2015, through 2016.: photo by Andrew Quilty, 28 April 2016


 On March 27, 2018, photojournalist Andrew Quilty takes pictures on a jingle truck in Afghanistan.: photo courtesy of Andrew Quilty, 27 March 2018
 
 
  
On Sept. 30, 2016, a family on the road between the Pakistani border and Jalalabad in eastern Afghanistan. Pakistani authorities oversaw the removal of 600,000 Afghan refugees like them in 2016 alone.: photo by Andrew Quilty, 30 September 2016
 

 On March 29, 2016, young students in a classroom without a teacher at the Sayedabad-area school in Helmand’s Nad-i Ali District. The school was operating with Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers positioned on its roof, with a diminished number of students and teachers and with the sound of fighting nearby. At the time, Taliban-controlled villages were only a couple of hundred meters away. After years of relative calm in the Nad-i Ali, the Afghan Local Police, with the support of the ANA, were maintaining the tenuous frontline against the ever-encroaching Taliban who had pushed closer than ever to the nearby provincial capital, Lashkar Gah. Now, Nad-i Ali was overrun by the Taliban three months after this photo was taken and has remained under their control since.: photo by Andrew Quilty, 29 March 2016

  
On March 29, 2016, young students in a classroom without a teacher at the Sayedabad-area school in Helmand’s Nad-i Ali District. The school was operating with Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers positioned on its roof, with a diminished number of students and teachers and with the sound of fighting nearby. At the time, Taliban-controlled villages were only a couple of hundred meters away. After years of relative calm in the Nad-i Ali, the Afghan Local Police, with the support of the ANA, were maintaining the tenuous frontline against the ever-encroaching Taliban who had pushed closer than ever to the nearby provincial capital, Lashkar Gah. Now, Nad-i Ali was overrun by the Taliban three months after this photo was taken and has remained under their control since.: photo by Andrew Quilty, 29 March 2016


On Feb. 19, 2014, a mother waits with her daughter in the emergency waiting room of the regional hospital in the capital of Helmand Province, Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan.: photo by Andrew Quilty, 9 February 2014



On Feb. 19, 2014, a mother waits with her daughter in the emergency waiting room of the regional hospital in the capital of Helmand Province, Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan.: photo by Andrew Quilty, 9 February 2014


On Aug. 26, 2016, Aziza, 52, who works at the National TV and Radio of Afghanistan, puts on make up as she gets ready to go out. Aziza lost her husband to cancer in 2006 and brought up her four children on her own with the support of her brother-in-law, a prominent Afghan-Australian musician. She was never forced to remarry, but temporarily lived with her brother-in-law’s family in the same apartment, which she recalls as being extremely difficult.: photo by Andrew Quilty, 26 August 2016



 On Sept. 10, 2016, children put a photo of their father back on the wall. Their memories of him are blurred and shaped by the only photo that exists of him. Shakar, 29, lost her husband to a suicide attack while he was on his way to work. Shakir works as a cleaner but had to pull her oldest daughter out of school so she can afford to provide her children with basic needs. The family, which belongs to the Ismaeili shia minority, fears the return of the Taliban. “If [the Taliban] comes back, how am I going to feed my children?”: photo by Andrew Quilty, 10 September 2016


For the past decade, widows have built mud hovels by hand on a slope above a cemetery in an eastern neighborhood of Kabul. There are now thousands of hovels on the hill and its surroundings. The first squatter homes have since morphed into a crowded community that has a private drinking water supply and, at times, electricity. Most of the women have not been able to escape from abject poverty, but they have created something far more unusual in a country dominated by men.: photo by Andrew Quilty, 12 September 2016


For the past decade, widows have built mud hovels by hand on a slope above a cemetery in an eastern neighborhood of Kabul. There are now thousands of hovels on the hill and its surroundings. The first squatter homes have since morphed into a crowded community that has a private drinking water supply and, at times, electricity. Most of the women have not been able to escape from abject poverty, but they have created something far more unusual in a country dominated by men.: photo by Andrew Quilty, 12 September 2016

A Friday in Gaza



GAZA STRIP - Palestinians take part in a protest demanding the right to return to their historic homelands in what is now Israel, at the Israel-Gaza border Photo @saidkhatib #AFP: image via Frédérique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 4 May 2018


GAZA STRIP - A Palestinian woman protester hurls stones towards Israeli forces during clashes along the border with the Gaza strip Photo @MahmudHams #AFP: image via Frédérique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 4 May 2018


GAZA STRIP - A Palestinian protester stands carrying a tire around his shoulder before fumes from burning tires during clashes with Israeli forces along the border Photo @MahmudHams #AFP: image via Frédérique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 4 May 2018


burning tyres in Khuza'a near the border in southern #Gaza Strip. By: Hosam Salem: image via HosamSalem @HosamSalemG, 4 May 2018

 

#Palestinian #medic and groom Muath Al-Raqab before his wife Hadeel Al-Najjar during their #wedding nuptial celebrations in a tent east of Khan Yunis in #Gaza #AFP: image via said khatib @saidkhatib, 2 May 2018



Pictures of the moment when the martyr Abdel Salam Bakr was shot by occupation's sniper at east of Khan Younis south of the Gaza Strip today in #GreatReturnMarch: image via Ayesha Zara @ayeshazara, 27 April 2018


Pictures of the moment when the martyr Abdel Salam Bakr was shot by occupation's sniper at east of Khan Younis south of the Gaza Strip today in #GreatReturnMarch: image via Ayesha Zara @ayeshazara, 27 April 2018


Pictures of the moment when the martyr Abdel Salam Bakr was shot by occupation's sniper at east of Khan Younis south of the Gaza Strip today in #GreatReturnMarch: image via Ayesha Zara @ayeshazara, 27 April 2018


Pictures of the moment when the martyr Abdel Salam Bakr was shot by occupation's sniper at east of Khan Younis south of the Gaza Strip today in #GreatReturnMarch: image via Ayesha Zara @ayeshazara, 27 April 2018


#Gaza 3 Martyrs and 883 injured, two of which are serious. The Martyrs are: Mohammed Al-Maqid, 21  Abdul Salam Abu Bakr, 29  Khalil Naim Mustafa Atallah, 22  To Jannah my beloved brothers, to hell #Israel: image via Ahmed Hijazi #GreatReturnMarch @Gaza @ahmedhijazi96, 27 April 2018


#Gaza 3 Martyrs and 883 injured, two of which are serious. The Martyrs are: Mohammed Al-Maqid, 21  Abdul Salam Abu Bakr, 29  Khalil Naim Mustafa Atallah, 22  To Jannah my beloved brothers, to hell #Israel: image via Ahmed Hijazi #GreatReturnMarch @Gaza @ahmedhijazi96, 27 April 2018


#Gaza 3 Martyrs and 883 injured, two of which are serious. The Martyrs are: Mohammed Al-Maqid, 21  Abdul Salam Abu Bakr, 29  Khalil Naim Mustafa Atallah, 22  To Jannah my beloved brothers, to hell #Israel: image via Ahmed Hijazi #GreatReturnMarch @Gaza @ahmedhijazi96, 27 April 2018


#Gaza 3 Martyrs and 883 injured, two of which are serious. The Martyrs are: Mohammed Al-Maqid, 21  Abdul Salam Abu Bakr, 29  Khalil Naim Mustafa Atallah, 22  To Jannah my beloved brothers, to hell #Israel: image via Ahmed Hijazi #GreatReturnMarch @Gaza @ahmedhijazi96, 27 April 2018


 I apologize for the pictures But to see the whole world Where are the conscience of the free world?See the crimes of the Zionist enemy against the innocent #Palestinians Stop these crimes where human rights are Which your talking about in all international institution #Gaza today: image via Ahmed Hijazi #GreatReturnMarch @Gaza @ahmedhijazi96, 27 April 2018
 

 I apologize for the pictures But to see the whole world Where are the conscience of the free world?See the crimes of the Zionist enemy against the innocent #Palestinians Stop these crimes where human rights are Which your talking about in all international institution #Gaza today: image via Ahmed Hijazi #GreatReturnMarch @Gaza @ahmedhijazi96, 27 April 2018
 

 I apologize for the pictures But to see the whole world Where are the conscience of the free world?See the crimes of the Zionist enemy against the innocent #Palestinians Stop these crimes where human rights are Which your talking about in all international institution #Gaza today: image via Ahmed Hijazi #GreatReturnMarch @Gaza @ahmedhijazi96, 27 April 2018

 

 I apologize for the pictures But to see the whole world Where are the conscience of the free world?See the crimes of the Zionist enemy against the innocent #Palestinians Stop these crimes where human rights are Which your talking about in all international institution #Gaza today: image via Ahmed Hijazi #GreatReturnMarch @Gaza @ahmedhijazi96, 27 April 2018

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1305030202 | Ethiopian woman on Orthodox Good Friday. Brumana, Lebanon.: photo by cedrus' , 3 May 2013

Taxi: Death of Israel, from Plato's Guns: Mideast Geopolitics and Poetics, 1 May 2018

BRO_4136 | by Bronfer

BRO_4136: photo by Bronfer, 20 April 2018

For the zealot, Zionist West, International Law is dead.  Democracy is dead.  Personal privacy is dead.  Free speech is dead.  Free thought is dead.  Morality itself is dead.

Therefore, there will be war.

Presently, with Syria and the Axis of Resistance so close to a complete victory over the terrorist invading army that’s supported by the Axis of Evil, Israel’s only chance at remaining a regional dominant entity is to gather its Goyim Western friends on the front lines of war-torn Syria.  Israel desperately needs the Goyim slave nations of the West to fight there on its behalf because, like I have been saying for a good decade now, Israel is in an existential, geopolitical crisis that it thinks can be resolved through yet another war of aggression against its regional neighbors.  It’s a gamble-war that the Israelis have no choice but to ignite, all due to their enemies gaining continuing strength and improved armory.

In the recent weeks, we’ve been hearing of much Western-Israeli-Saudi preparations, both militarily and diplomatically, for this coming war.  But we don’t hear of the preparations of the Axis of Resistance and this is because the Axis of Resistance is already very ready for the big event.  They sit in calm silent wait for the first bullet to be fired by the Axis of Evil.  They do this because their religion requires that they be defenders and not assailants; and moreover, they do not want to be remembered by history as the aggressors in a war that they see as a physical and spiritual war of liberation from Imperialism, Colonialism and Zionism: a triple-headed evil that’s been violently imposed on them and their homelands for centuries now – since even before the dubious creation of the state of Israel.

Dear reader, recent events as well as something in my waters tells me that we are now on the threshold of this war that will end up physically devastating not just the region, but the very nations of the Axis of Evil as well – not to mention our global economy too: soon as the Straights [sic] of Hormuz gets closed by an assaulted Iran.  The Axis of Evil is mistaken if they think they can contain a war in Syria when they start attacking Iranians there – and I’m not talking randomly shooting missiles at Iranian military stations or compounds like we’ve been seeing of late: I am talking about an all out war against Iranians in Syria, which is what the Axis of Evil is planning to do.

For lack of time, I wished today to write this article not as thoughtful analysis, but as a bell to announce that the Axis of Evil has more or less now lined up all their war ducks that will be quacking thunderously within the next couple of months – maybe even in less than a handful of weeks.

When this coming war occurs, expect Israel to lay in a bed of smokey ruin, regardless of the hits it delivers the Axis of Resistance.  In fact, the destruction of Israel is the first thing that will happen in this war and this will indeed change the world as we know it: change especially the Middle East as well as the Jew-dominated Western world.

I am a hater of war but I am not a pacifist.  I understand that gathered forces of evil must be confronted head-on and destroyed by any means necessary.  This is why I personally support the Axis of Resistance in this war.  As far as I’m concerned, a world without the terrorist state of Israel will be a better world, once the rebuilding and post-war healing begins.

Brace yourselves tight.  The righteous patriots of the Middle East are about to begin their mission to liberate their land and take control of their own destiny.

A world without American Imperialism, European Colonialism and Jewish Zionism will enable the rest of humanity to live longer and in relative peace.


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1511220155 [Beirut}: photo by cedrus' , 22 November 2015

The champion (Bnei Zion, 2018) | by Bronfer

The champion (Bnei Zion, 2018): photo by Bronfer, 28 April 2018

The champion (Bnei Zion, 2018) | by Bronfer

The champion (Bnei Zion, 2018): photo by Bronfer, 28 April 2018

The champion (Bnei Zion, 2018) | by Bronfer

The champion (Bnei Zion, 2018): photo by Bronfer, 28 April 2018

When Right Reason requires you to pee in a trump hotel before morning, for it is written in the guest book (unless it's not)


تبولوا على فنادق ترامب pee in trump hotels #Solidarity: image via  Soltan Nasser @Soltannasser, 3 May 2018


تبولوا على فنادق ترامب pee in trump hotels #Solidarity: image via  Soltan Nasser @Soltannasser, 3 May 2018



تبولوا على فنادق ترامب pee in trump hotels #Solidarity: image via  Soltan Nasser @Soltannasser, 3 May 2018



تبولوا على فنادق ترامب pee in trump hotels #Solidarity: image via  Soltan Nasser @Soltannasser, 3 May 2018



تبولوا على فنادق ترامب pee in trump hotels #Solidarity: image via  Soltan Nasser @Soltannasser, 3 May 2018



تبولوا على فنادق ترامب pee in trump hotels #Solidarity: image via  Soltan Nasser @Soltannasser, 3 May 2018

Really kind of funny when you think of it, but you might not want to and it's not all that hard to see why

 
Mike Pompeo laughs in a side room before he is sworn in as Secretary of State at a ceremony at the State Department, Wednesday, May 2, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) @SecPompeo: image via Andrew Harnik @andyharnik, 2 May 2018
 

@realDonaldTrump gives his new Secretary of State Mike Pompeo a slap on the chest after he was sworn in at the State Department. Looking on is Susan Pompeo, wife of Mike Pompeo, and their son Nick. #swager #RealMikePompeo: image via Doug Mills @dougmillsnyt, 2 May 2018


President Donald Trump greets supporters after speaking at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum in Dallas #NRAConvention Photo @sullyfoto: image via Getty Images News @GettyImagesNews, 4 May 2018


President Donald Trump speaks at the National Rifle Association’s convention in Dallas: Photo @ReutersBarria: image via Reuters Pictures @reuterspictures, 4 May 2018


One of the "featured products" at the NRA annual meeting is a pistol that looks like a cellphone. What could go wrong?: image via Timothy Johnson @timothywjohnson, 30 April 2018



One of the "featured products" at the NRA annual meeting is a pistol that looks like a cellphone. What could go wrong?: image via Timothy Johnson @timothywjohnson, 30 April 2018



One of the "featured products" at the NRA annual meeting is a pistol that looks like a cellphone. What could go wrong?: image via Timothy Johnson @timothywjohnson, 30 April 2018

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Untitled: photo by pratyay, 30 September 2016

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Untitled: photo by pratyay, 12 July 2014

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Untitled: photo by pratyay, 12 July 2014

Stephen Ratcliffe: from TEMPORALITY, Friday, May 4, 2018


5.4


pink red lines of clouds above black plane of ridge


sound of bird chirping on branch in left foreground



fifteen and twelve before a dozen, to have at least


seen when we look things, image falls away, “image”



twelve lines comma breaking the rhythm of each line


separate from connected to the line before after it



grey line of cloud above shadowed shoulder of ridge


five white egrets gliding to the right toward point



Stephen Ratcliffe: 5.4, from TEMPORALITY, 4 May 2018

... and for dessert ...

Yum | by Tawanwad | ตะวันวาด

Yum [Thailand]: photo by tananwad wanavit, 8 April 2018

Yum | by Tawanwad | ตะวันวาด

Yum [Thailand]: photo by tananwad wanavit, 8 April 2018

Yum | by Tawanwad | ตะวันวาด

Yum [Thailand]: photo by tananwad wanavit, 8 April 2018

Dhaka | 2018 | by Sohail Bin Mohammad

Dhaka | 2018: photo by Sohail Bin Mohammad, 2 February 2018

Dhaka | 2018 | by Sohail Bin Mohammad

Dhaka | 2018: photo by Sohail Bin Mohammad, 13 April 2018 

Untitled | by Soumyendra Saha

Untitled: photo by Soumyendra Saha, 4 May 2018

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Untitled: photo by Soumyendra Saha, 4 May 2018

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Untitled: photo by Soumyendra Saha, 4 May 2018

1610240465 | by cedrus`

1610240465  | Finien Hotel, Butte, Montana 2016. This isn't a 'real' real photo. It's a light homage to both Robert Frank and Jason Eskenazi. The Finlen hotel is where Robert Frank took his "View from hotel window -- Butte, Montana" shot in 1956, which is plate #26 in his "The Americans" book. As to Jason Eskenazi, well the magazine I'm reading, DogFood, is his, and that's Robert Frank featured on the back cover in an astronaut suit. Also, for those who didn't know, Jason edited a book called "By the glow of the Jukebox: The Americans list" where he asked 276 photographers, including Frank himself, about their favorite photo from Frank's the Americans book. And this tiny little book has a wealth of information, not just about the analysis of Frank's seminal book, but also about what draws photographers to certain photos and why.: photo by cedrus' , 21 October 2016

1610240465 | by cedrus`

1610240465  | Finien Hotel, Butte, Montana 2016. This isn't a 'real' real photo. It's a light homage to both Robert Frank and Jason Eskenazi. The Finlen hotel is where Robert Frank took his "View from hotel window -- Butte, Montana" shot in 1956, which is plate #26 in his "The Americans" book. As to Jason Eskenazi, well the magazine I'm reading, DogFood, is his, and that's Robert Frank featured on the back cover in an astronaut suit. Also, for those who didn't know, Jason edited a book called "By the glow of the Jukebox: The Americans list" where he asked 276 photographers, including Frank himself, about their favorite photo from Frank's the Americans book. And this tiny little book has a wealth of information, not just about the analysis of Frank's seminal book, but also about what draws photographers to certain photos and why.: photo by cedrus' , 21 October 2016

1610240465 | by cedrus`

1610240465  | Finien Hotel, Butte, Montana 2016. This isn't a 'real' real photo. It's a light homage to both Robert Frank and Jason Eskenazi. The Finlen hotel is where Robert Frank took his "View from hotel window -- Butte, Montana" shot in 1956, which is plate #26 in his "The Americans" book. As to Jason Eskenazi, well the magazine I'm reading, DogFood, is his, and that's Robert Frank featured on the back cover in an astronaut suit. Also, for those who didn't know, Jason edited a book called "By the glow of the Jukebox: The Americans list" where he asked 276 photographers, including Frank himself, about their favorite photo from Frank's the Americans book. And this tiny little book has a wealth of information, not just about the analysis of Frank's seminal book, but also about what draws photographers to certain photos and why.: photo by cedrus' , 21 October 2016

7 comments:

Wooden Boy said...

Stephen's a master colourist.

From the images of Gaza to the beach in Israel.

TC said...

Thank you Duncan. Perhaps helpful to advise in front that Stephen's certainly no terrorist. But is not the colour of any moment in any day the colour of the time?

The oddest thing about living on the Bolinas mesa, whether in the days when it was nowt but flimsy fishermen's shacks, as was the case when we got there, or evidently now, when it seems a fair share of the world's very richest folk have made that bit of Earth their private enclave (showing that perhaps the rich have SOME taste after all, to go along with the acquisitiveness), is that if you're facing that mountain, every day when you get up it's still there, proving decisively once more that you're on the other side of it.

Stephen came around the time we left, and stayed, so now his daily log is as close as I'm ever again going to get to that place. Private, personal, yet real. The local knowledge. The look and feel. The not human. The faithful witness.

As for Israel and Gaza and the beach, and Kashmir, the local knowledge coming out of those places has none of the same familiar and endeared quality for me. But as I remain among the living, those are sites that remain of intense interest, for me, because until those sites are sorted, that is not by force but by some currently unknown light of justice, nobody anywhere can be complete, if they are human.

Living in this country at this point is a continual exercise in head-bowing helpless shame, for a useless old cripple comme moi. No longer able even to get in the way of traffic w/o being reduced to infantile helplessness. And next weekend the grand diplomatic triumph... hastened inauguration of the Embassy in Jerusalem. Wonderfully synchronised with the 70th commemoration of the creation of the state of Israel and the beginning of the forcible ejection of those from whose land (flesh) this new state was carved out, drop by drop. The whole passion play of the thing will be celebrated (that is, carefully ignored), seamlessly as it were (bumper to bumper), with a strangled curse, here on the freeway feeder, drowned out by the unceasing flow of vehicles speeding to and from the money.

kent said...

TC,

"Useless old couple." Them's fightin' words. Hey, if I had an extra fifteen cents I'd take a flight out there & punch ya in the knows-it-all mister smartipants. Yr talkin' 'bout Tom Clark & his Lady A. But I don't have the cash so will move with my Lady A to our local "Berkley" a week from today and try to establish a beachhead across Woodward
Ave. in full sight of Father Coughlin's touchdown Jesus. Pray for us, Tommy, and we'll pray for you. And remember this: EVERY day is nude beach day in Bolinas.

k

TC said...

Now k, I'm already in enough trouble without any hint or suggestion that the uselessness is a ... what would the word be, "quality"?... that we two, Madame B and I, share as a couple. The woman of the house may not be Wonder Woman, but she's still in the ballpark. If you look again you will note that, therefore, the verbage I employed was "useless cripple". Simple accuracy. Total wreck, stumbling blindly across mayhem intersection in the permitted 2 nanoseconds, complete stranger ladies from other continents stop their cars, get out to enquire whether I need... I don't know what... emergency room??... Nah, hospitals are all closed or closing... while the not so complete and far less ladylike strangers from this continent step on the gas, trying to take me out... market forces, I get that... Crematorium you say? You can get me a deal?

If no paperwork... Bingo!

Haha about the punchout though, that's my briar patch, people have been wanting to do that forever, I've been wanting them to want to, but no. And I'm not even talking about the people I love, like you and Mrs K. Just no.

And have you ever considered the potential implications of a nude beach day involving a lot of bent and wasted eighty year old skin bags, nobody able to stand up w/o support, and in any case no nude organs worth the glim time?

Steve R is exempt from all the above by the way, he like Madame Beyond is a miracle of sustainable longevity. He's got the long board, she's got the wire shopping cart on wheels.

kent said...

Night, Tom. from greater Detroit. We love you forevermore. k

STEPHEN RATCLIFFE said...

Tom,

Thanks for including "5.4" among the shocks and awes that precede it in this post . . . maybe brings in some strange sense of calm at the end of the horrors pictured above it. Does the fleeting moment of pink cloud above shadowed green ridge still exist (in such a world)? Not today it seems, nothing up there but fog and more fog . . .

TC said...

Steve,

It did exist, you saw it, your gift to us, tomorrow it may be fog, that other gift.

(Positively Siberian over here by the way... in fact temps Arkangelsk/here pretty much same-same currently...)

... remembering good old days when sarah P told Russian fake interviewers she could see Russia from wherever it was, maybe that back door stoop made out of the family dog, properly furry for scraping slushy boots on...