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Sunday, 22 July 2018

Joseph Ceravolo, Mexico City, September 1960: the luminous mountain, the uncovered heart ("all we owe / to darkness") | The political re-education of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Behind closed inner party doors

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811 | by sotblindphot
 
811: photo by Sotiris Lamprou, 19 July 2018
 
811 | by sotblindphot
 
811: photo by Sotiris Lamprou, 19 July 2018

811 | by sotblindphot
 
811: photo by Sotiris Lamprou, 19 July 2018

816 | by sotblindphot
 
816: photo by Sotiris Lamprou, 20 July 2018

816 | by sotblindphot
 
816: photo by Sotiris Lamprou, 20 July 2018

816 | by sotblindphot
 
816: photo by Sotiris Lamprou, 20 July 2018

20150708-193548SW | by AlexM.

  20150708-193548SW [Barsaner, Maramures, Romania]: photo by AlexM., 8 July 2015

20150708-193548SW | by AlexM.

  20150708-193548SW [Barsaner, Maramures, Romania]: photo by AlexM., 8 July 2015

20150708-193548SW | by AlexM.

  20150708-193548SW [Barsaner, Maramures, Romania]: photo by AlexM., 8 July 2015

2458 | by pkomo

2458: photo by Petros Kotzabasis, 2 August 2014

812 | by sotblindphot
 
812: photo by Sotiris Lamprou, 18 July 2018

812 | by sotblindphot
 
812: photo by Sotiris Lamprou, 18 July 2018

812 | by sotblindphot
 
812: photo by Sotiris Lamprou, 18 July 2018

2005 | by pkomo

810 09515 | by sotblindphot

81009515: photo by Sotiris Lamprou, 17 July 2018

810 09515 | by sotblindphot

81009515: photo by Sotiris Lamprou, 17 July 2018

810 09515 | by sotblindphot

81009515: photo by Sotiris Lamprou, 17 July 2018

Joseph Ceravolo: O Heart Uncovered: the darkness beneath the snow range
 
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Iztaccihuatl - as seen from the Sacromonte mountain in Amecameca, Mexico State: photo by Alejandro Linares Garcia, 21 February 2010
Joseph Ceravolo: O Heart Uncovered

We lived in province snow range
and something that we uncover

is like living
in one Arizona room
when we discover all we owe

to darkness 
we never really know.

Tomorrow is the national holiday for independence --

no more left.
For the first time
we see the mountains

with snow on them pulling away 
from the mountains and clouds.

Joseph Ceravolo (1934-1988): O Heart Uncovered, 15 September 1960, from Transmigration Solo (1960-1965), in Collected Poems (2012)

"Iztaccíhuatl" = Nahuatl: "White woman", indicating the four individual snow-capped peaks which depict the head, chest, knees and feet of a sleeping female when seen from east or west. Iztaccíhuatl is to the north of Popocatépetl, to which it is connected by the high altitude Paso de Cortés. Depending on atmospheric conditions Iztaccíhuatl, the nation's third largest peak (5,230 m = 17,160 ft) and the lowest peak containing permanent snow and glaciers in Mexico. is visible much of the year from Mexico City, some 70 km (43 mi) to the northwest, where this poem was written.

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Popocatépetl and Iztaccihuatl | An exceptional view to the east of Mexico City from Polanco District. Viewing the two volcanos: Popo and Iztla. Taken early in the morning before pollution sets. [San Alvaro, Mexico City, Distrito Federal]: photo by Jorge Altamirano, 8 January 2008

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Volcanes de México, DF; el Popocatepetl y el Ixtlacihuatl al amanecer [Mexican volcanoes Popocatépetl and Iztaccihuatl at sunrise]: photo by Joaquin Martinez Rosado, 16 May 2010

15 de Septiembre 2009 04050 | by Omar Omar

15 de Septiembre 2009 04050 | El Grito de la Independencia Mexicana, 15 de Septiembre, Centro Historico, México DF: photo by Omar Bárcena, 15 September 2009


 Officials record and examine cygnets and swans during the annual census of the Queen's swans, known as 'Swan Upping', along the River Thames. Photo @tobymelville: image via Reuters Pictures @reuterspictures, 21 July 2018



"Toby Melville's photo describes terrorism, confusion, fear, but also the human bond": Jury member @emanmohammedD on why this is one of six World Press Photo of the Year nominees.: image via Wprld Press Photo @WorldPressPhoto, 11 April 2018

 

#Nicaragua Hundreds of protesters marched in Managua in defiance of an iron-fisted crackdown on dissent by President Daniel Ortega @AFPphoto: image via AFP Photo @AFPphoto, 21 July 2018



#Nicaragua Hundreds of protesters marched in Managua in defiance of an iron-fisted crackdown on dissent by President Daniel Ortega @AFPphoto: image via AFP Photo @AFPphoto, 21 July 2018


  
#Nicaragua Hundreds of protesters marched in Managua in defiance of an iron-fisted crackdown on dissent by President Daniel Ortega @AFPphoto: image via AFP Photo @AFPphoto, 21 July 2018


  
#Nicaragua Hundreds of protesters marched in Managua in defiance of an iron-fisted crackdown on dissent by President Daniel Ortega @AFPphoto: image via AFP Photo @AFPphoto, 21 July 2018


O-C: the re-education of



Congressional nominee Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stands with Zephyr Teachout after endorsing her for New York City Public Advocate on July 12, 2018 in New York City.: photo by Spencer Platt / Getty via Jacobin, 16 July 2018

Ocasio-Cortez, the Left, and the Future of Palestine: Ocasio-Cortez missed an opportunity to push a left position on Israel. But it's not too late to change that.: Corey Robin, Jacobin, 16 July 2018 (extracts)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had a bad moment late last week.


Appearing on the reboot of Firing Line, Ocasio-Cortez was asked by conservative host Margaret Hoover to explain her stance on Israel. The question left Ocasio-Cortez tongue-tied and equivocating. Here was the exchange:

MH: You, in the campaign, made one tweet, or made one statement, that referred to a killing by Israeli soldiers of civilians in Gaza and called it a “massacre,” which became a little bit controversial. But I haven’t seen anywhere — what is your position on Israel?
AOC: Well, I believe absolutely in Israel’s right to exist. I am a proponent of a two-state solution. And for me, it’s not — this is not a referendum, I think, on the state of Israel. For me, the lens through which I saw this incident, as an activist, as an organizer, if sixty people were killed in Ferguson, Missouri, if sixty people were killed in the South Bronx — unarmed — if sixty people were killed in Puerto Rico — I just looked at that incident more through . . . through just, as an incident, and to me, it would just be completely unacceptable if that happened on our shores. But I am —
MH: Of course the dynamic there in terms of geopolitics —
AOC: Of course.
MH: And the war in the Middle East is very different than people expressing their First Amendment right to protest.
AOC: Well, yes. But I also think that what people are starting to see at least in the occupation of Palestine is just an increasing crisis of humanitarian condition, and that to me is just where I tend to come from on this issue.
MH: You use the term “the occupation of Palestine”? What did you mean by that?
AOC: Oh, um [pause] I think it, what I meant is the settlements that are increasing in some of these areas and places where Palestinians are experiencing difficulty in access to their housing and homes.
MH: Do you think you can expand on that?
AOC: Yeah, I mean, I think I’d also just [waves hands and laughs] I am not the expert on geopolitics on this issue. You know, for me, I’m a firm believer in finding a two-state solution on this issue, and I’m happy to sit down with leaders on both of these. For me, I just look at things through a human rights lens, and I may not use the right words [laughs] I know this is a very intense issue.
MH: That’s very honest, that’s very honest. It’s very honest, and when, you, you know, get to Washington and you’re an elected member of Congress you’ll have the opportunity to talk to people on all sides and visit Israel and visit the West Bank and —
AOC: Absolutely, absolutely. And I think that that’s one of those things that’s important too is that, you know, especially with the district that I represent — I come from the South Bronx, I come from a Puerto Rican background, and Middle Eastern politics was not exactly at my kitchen table every night. But, I also recognize that this is an intensely important issue for people in my district, for Americans across the country, and I think what’s at least important to communicate is that I’m willing to listen and that I’m willing to learn and evolve on this issue like I think many Americans are.

Let’s be clear. This is not good. Prompted about her use of the word “massacre,” Ocasio-Cortez doesn’t stay with the experience of the Palestinians. Instead, she goes immediately to an affirmation of Israel’s right to exist, as if Israelis were the first order of concern here, and affirming that right were the necessary ticket to saying anything about Palestine. Asked about her use of the phrase “occupation of Palestine,” Ocasio-Cortez wanders into a thicket of abstractions about access to housing and “settlements that are increasing in some of these areas.” She apologizes for not being an expert on a major geopolitical issue. She proffers liberal platitudes about a two-state solution that everyone familiar with the subject knows are just words and clichés designed to defer any genuine reckoning with the situation at hand, with no concrete discussion of anything the US could or should do to intervene.
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This is not just about Palestine. This is about US foreign policy as a whole. It used to be that US foreign policy was the Left’s strong suit. Back in the 1970s, when it seemed as if the Left’s confidence in its economic policies and positions was flagging, its critiques of US imperialism, military spending, and the national security state were in ascendancy. Some of these positions even made it into the left wing of the Democratic Party. Since then, the Left has gotten very weak on this stuff. Not in terms of its moralism on foreign policy, or the antiwar rallies it will show up at, but in terms of being able to advance a position that would begin to command national assent, form public opinion, and then be translated into policy.

This is a problem: it should be the easiest thing in the world right now, for example, to go after runaway military spending. Yet there’s hardly a credible or potent left voice that is pushing that agenda, much less getting a hearing within even progressive circles of the Democratic Party. Indeed, in this age of alleged partisan polarization, authorizations of massive increases in spending for the Pentagon and the CIA pass both houses of Congress with hefty Democratic majorities — with scarcely anyone noticing, much less protesting.

So, again, this isn’t about Palestine only. Or I should say, Palestine is the proverbial canary in a coal mine. From Palestine you get into the question of the Middle East as a whole, which leads to US foreign policy as a whole, and issues of budgets, spending, war, peace, and all the rest. All the more reason for Ocasio-Cortez to get up to speed on it.

Like it or not, Ocasio-Cortez has been elevated to a national position of leadership and visibility on the Left. If she wins in the general election, as everyone believes she will, every single thing she says and does will be watched and scrutinized. It simply will not do to say, oh, she’s only twenty-eight, oh, the media is so nasty, oh, let’s not have circular firing squads. The media is always nasty, the Left will always be critical of its leaders, and one day, soon, Ocasio-Cortez will no longer be twenty-eight. To complain about any of these things is like shaking your fist at the weather (weather in the old-fashioned sense; before climate change).

People have turned to Ocasio-Cortez not simply because she won but because she’s good at what she does: she’s smart, fast, funny, and principled. Because she’s shown leadership. I understand the pressures she’s under. But as her star rises, the pressures will only increase. Ocasio-Cortez needs to be not only strong but also clear on this issue. She needs to be as subtle, dexterous, and sharp as she is on other issues, virtually every night on Twitter. This isn’t a game, especially when it comes to Israel. Or, if it is a game, she needs to be a better player.


Untitled | by Johan Jehlbo

Untitled: photo by Johan Jehibo, 20 July 2018

Earthlings: Habitat | by Teresa's Place/

Earthlings: Habitat | Lisboa, 2011: photo by Teresa's Place, 28 December 2011

Earthlings: Habitat | by Teresa's Place/

Earthlings: Habitat | Lisboa, 2011: photo by Teresa's Place, 28 December 2011

Earthlings: Habitat | by Teresa's Place/

Earthlings: Habitat | Lisboa, 2011: photo by Teresa's Place, 28 December 2011

Saturday, 21 July 2018

Forbidden garden | Wooden Boy: Post Crem June | Israeli logic: world domination flames blossom from Gaza again, as foretold

 


The moment that #Israel shells a public garden central #Gaza... Documented by a photojournalist.: image via STAND WITH PALESTINE @Pray4Pal, 18 July 2018
 


Palestinian Jihad Shawamrah, who lost a land ownership case in Israeli courts, demolished his house to not face the prospect of Israeli settlers moving in afterwards. Photo Amar Awad: image via Reuters Pictures @reuterspictures, 20 July 2018





Your mama has said the exact truth baby. #Israel #Palestine #Nakba: image via STAND WITH PALESTINE @Pray4Pal, 18 July 2018



ירח מעל כיפת ברזל  Moon over Iron Dome: image via nir dvori @ndvori, 20 July 2018
 

התחלנו. מי יודע איפה זה ייגמר  We started. Who knows where it will end.: image via nir dvori @ndvori, 20 July 2018




#apartheid and ethnic cleansing are now official in occupied #Palestine: image via STAND WITH PALESTINE @Pray4Pal, 20 July 2018


בתמונות האלה אני רואה חברות, רעות ואחדות. כדור אם יעוף לא מבדיל בין יהודים מוסלמים נוצרים צ'רקסים ודרוזים. כל אלה משרתים בצה"ל. אחים לנשק. העדר ההתייחסות בהצעת חוק הלאום לתושבי הארץ שאינם יהודים סותרת את חזון מגילת העצמאות לפיו "יתקיים שוויון זכויות בלי הבדל דת, גזע ומין" .
 In these pictures I see friendship, friendship and friendship. A bullet if flying does not distinguish between Christian, Circassian and Druze Christian Jews. All these serve in the IDF.  The lack of reference in the law to non-Jewish residents of Israel contradicts the vision of the Declaration of Independence according to which "equality of rights will exist regardless of religion, race or gender.": image via nir dvori @ndvori, 20 July 2018


בתמונות האלה אני רואה חברות, רעות ואחדות. כדור אם יעוף לא מבדיל בין יהודים מוסלמים נוצרים צ'רקסים ודרוזים. כל אלה משרתים בצה"ל. אחים לנשק. העדר ההתייחסות בהצעת חוק הלאום לתושבי הארץ שאינם יהודים סותרת את חזון מגילת העצמאות לפיו "יתקיים שוויון זכויות בלי הבדל דת, גזע ומין" .
 In these pictures I see friendship, friendship and friendship. A bullet if flying does not distinguish between Christian, Circassian and Druze Christian Jews. All these serve in the IDF.  The lack of reference in the law to non-Jewish residents of Israel contradicts the vision of the Declaration of Independence according to which "equality of rights will exist regardless of religion, race or gender.": image via nir dvori @ndvori, 20 July 2018



 

 “Greater Israel”: The #Zionist Plan for the Middle East: According to the founding father of Zionism Theodore Herzl, “the area of the #Jewish State stretches: “From the Brook of Egypt to the Euphrates.”: image via STAND WITH PALESTINE @Pray4Pal, 18 July 2018

   
 
Four protesters killed and another 120 sustained different injuries including gaz inhalation (70 of them were treated on scene and another 50 transferred to hospitals) in the 17th Friday in the Great March of Return eastern of the Gaza Strip.: tweet via press221 @press221, 20 July 2018


 #Palestinians react with bloodied hands outside a #Hamas outpost that was struck by Israeli #bombardment near Khan Yunis in the southern #Gaza Strip. PHOTO SAID KHATIB #AFP: image via said khatib @saidkhatib, 20 July 2018


#Palestinians react with bloodied hands outside a #Hamas outpost that was struck by Israeli #bombardment near Khan Yunis in the southern #Gaza Strip. PHOTO SAID KHATIB #AFP: image via said khatib @saidkhatib, 20 July 2018

 

#Palestinians react with bloodied hands outside a #Hamas outpost that was struck by Israeli #bombardment near Khan Yunis in the southern #Gaza Strip. PHOTO SAID KHATIB #AFP: image via said khatib @saidkhatib, 20 July 2018


 #Palestinians react with bloodied hands outside a #Hamas outpost that was struck by Israeli #bombardment near Khan Yunis in the southern #Gaza Strip. PHOTO SAID KHATIB #AFP: image via said khatib @saidkhatib, 20 July 2018 




#Gaza is dying in front of everybody and the world is sitting watching the show.: image via STAND WITH PALESTINE @Pray4Pal, 19 July 2018


A picture taken on July 20, 2018 shows #explosions from Israeli #bombardment in Khan Yunis in the southern #Gaza Strip. #Israeli. PHOTO  / SAID KHATIB : image via said khatib @saidkhatib, 20 July 2018 


A picture taken on July 20, 2018 shows #explosions from Israeli #bombardment in Khan Yunis in the southern #Gaza Strip. #Israeli. PHOTO  / SAID KHATIB : image via said khatib @saidkhatib, 20 July 2018 

 

A picture taken on July 20, 2018 shows #explosions from Israeli #bombardment in Khan Yunis in the southern #Gaza Strip. #Israeli. PHOTO  / SAID KHATIB : image via said khatib @saidkhatib, 20 July 2018 

 
A picture taken on July 20, 2018 shows #explosions from Israeli #bombardment in Khan Yunis in the southern #Gaza Strip. #Israeli. PHOTO  / SAID KHATIB : image via said khatib @saidkhatib, 20 July 2018


A Palestinian uses a slingshot as Israeli forces use tear gas to disperse Palestinians taking part in the “Great March of Return” demonstration.: photo by Anadolu Agency/Getty Images, 20 July 2018

Israel launches waves of strikes across Gaza after soldier killed: UN peace envoy warns both sides to ‘step back from the brink’ as fears of war grow: Oliver Holmes in Jerusalem for The Guardian,

Israel has lauched an intense wave of strikes across the Gaza Strip after one of its soldiers was killed in gunfire along the border, raising fears of renewed conflict.

Explosions were seen across the coastal enclave on Friday evening and Israel said three rockets had been fired at its territory, two of which were intercepted. The military wing of Hamas, which has fought three wars with Israel since 2009, said three of its fighters were killed in the strikes.

The Israeli Defence Force did not name the soldier, but said he had been hit by Palestinian gunfire. He was the first Israeli combatant to been killed in the area since the last full-scale conflict with Gaza’s rulers, Hamas, in 2014.

“A terrorist squad shot at [Israel Defence Forces] troops and the IDF soldier was severely injured – he later succumbed to his wounds,” the military said in a statement. “His family has been notified. The IDF expresses its heartfelt condolences, and will continue to support the family.”

It said its aircraft and fighter jets had attacked 40 military targets across Gaza that included Hamas battalion headquarters, a drone warehouse, aerial defence systems, and observation posts. “The strikes are still ongoing,” the IDF said.

A fourth Palestinian was shot dead at protests by the perimeter fence, according to Gaza’s health ministry. The protests were part of a months-long movement that residents had hoped would draw attention to the Israeli blockade.

Nearly 150 Palestinians have been killed since the demonstrations began on 30 March, most of them shot by Israeli snipers. Others have been killed by Israeli air strikes or by tank fire. Thousands have been injured.

The Israeli Defence Force did not name the soldier, but said he had been hit by Palestinian gunfire. He was the first Israeli combatant to been killed in the area since the last full-scale conflict with Gaza’s rulers, Hamas, in 2014.

“A terrorist squad shot at [Israel Defence Forces] troops and the IDF soldier was severely injured – he later succumbed to his wounds,” the military said in a statement. “His family has been notified. The IDF expresses its heartfelt condolences, and will continue to support the family.”

It said its aircraft and fighter jets had attacked 40 military targets across Gaza that included Hamas battalion headquarters, a drone warehouse, aerial defence systems, and observation posts. “The strikes are still ongoing,” the IDF said.

A fourth Palestinian was shot dead at protests by the perimeter fence, according to Gaza’s health ministry. The protests were part of a months-long movement that residents had hoped would draw attention to the Israeli blockade.

Nearly 150 Palestinians have been killed since the demonstrations began on 30 March, most of them shot by Israeli snipers. Others have been killed by Israeli air strikes or by tank fire. Thousands have been injured.

Israel accuses Hamas of hijacking the rallies to carry out attacks. The two sides have traded rocket and mortar fire for airstrikes during the past few weeks.

Last weekend saw the most severe exchange of fire in Gaza since a 2014 war. Two Palestinian teenagers were killed and about 200 rockets and mortars were fired at Israel from Gaza. Four Israelis were wounded when a projectile hit a house.

In recent days, the Israeli army has started to open fire at groups attempting to launch kites attached to cans of petrol that have torched close to 3,000 hectares (7,410 acres) of Israeli fields. Israel has tightened its blockade, closing the only goods crossing.

The United Nations envoy for the Middle East peace process, Nickolay Mladenov, said on Twitter that “everyone in Gaza needs to step back from the brink”.

Israel launches 'its most painful strike' on Hamas since 2014: Violence flares as Netanyahu warns ‘we will increase the strength of our attacks as much as necessary’: Oliver Holmes in Jerusalem and Agencies

Israel’s military carried out its largest airstrike campaign in Gaza since the 2014 war on Saturday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, as Hamas militants launched more than 200 rockets and mortars before announcing a ceasefire.

Two Palestinian teenagers were killed in an strike in Gaza City, while three Israelis were wounded from a rocket that landed on a residential home.

Israel said its attacks were focused on hitting militant targets and warned Gaza civilians to keep their distance from certain sites. The tit-for-tat air strikes and projectile barrages marked a significant flare-up after a long period of a generally low-level, simmering conflict.

“The Israeli army delivered its most painful strike against Hamas since the 2014 war and we will increase the strength of our attacks as much as necessary,” Netanyahu said.

Late on Saturday, Hamas and Islamic Jihad militants in Gaza announced that they had agreed to a ceasefire brokered by Egypt. Israel lifted restrictions on its communities near the Gaza frontier, reopening a popular beach and ending a temporary ban on large gatherings that it feared might be hit by explosives.

However, sirens warning of incoming rockets still wailed in southern Israel early Sunday and it was unclear if the ceasefire would hold. Two more Palestinians were killed and one wounded in an Sunday morning explosion in a building in Gaza, although the cause was not immediately known.

Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Conricus said one Israeli sortie on Saturday had struck some 40 Hamas targets including tunnels, logistical centres and a Hamas battalion headquarters. He said the escalation was the result of the sustained Hamas rocket attacks, violence along the frontier and its campaign of launching incendiary kites and balloons that have burnt Israeli farmlands and nature reserves.

“Our message to Hamas is that we can and will enhance the intensity of our effort if needed,” he said. “What Hamas is doing is pushing them ever closer to the edge of the abyss.”

Witnesses reported that Israeli warplanes dropped four bombs on an unfinished building near a Hamas police and security compound in Gaza City, reducing the old structure to rubble. The four-story building is adjacent to a public park. Gaza’s Health ministry said two teenagers were killed in the strike and 10 others injured. Striking in the heart of Gaza City is typically only seen during full-blown conflicts, three of which have been fought between Hamas and Israel during the pass decade.

Israeli medical officials said three Israelis were wounded from a rocket that landed on a house in southern Israel. It said paramedics in the southern city of Sderot were treating a 52-year-old man with a chest wound, a 17-year-old girl with a face wound and a 20-year-old woman with injuries to her limbs.

While Israel has been focused on rising tension along its northern border in its efforts to prevent Iran from establishing a permanent military foothold in war-torn Syria, it has been wary of escalating hostilities in Gaza. But Netanyahu has also come under pressure to act from southern Israeli communities, who have once again found themselves under rocket and mortar fire from Gaza in addition to contending with the daily field fires.

In a relatively rare admission, Hamas said it fired the rockets to deter Israel from further action. Most of the recent rockets from Gaza have been fired by smaller factions but Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said it was an “immediate response” that was meant to “deliver the message”.

On Friday, thousands of Palestinians gathered near the Gaza border for their near-weekly protest. A 15-year-old Palestinian who tried to climb over the fence into Israel was shot dead. Later the military said an Israeli officer was moderately wounded by a grenade thrown at him.The Islamist militant group Hamas that rules Gaza has backed frontier protests aimed in part at drawing attention to the Israeli-Egyptian imposed after Hamas took control of Gaza in 2007, which has caused widespread economic hardship.

Over 130, mostly unarmed, Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire since demonstrations began on March 30.

Israel says it is defending its sovereign border and accuses Hamas of using the protests as cover for attempts to breach the perimeter fence and attack civilians and soldiers. Last week, Israel intensified the blockade by shutting Gaza’s main commercial crossing to all by humanitarian assistance and limiting the Palestinian coastal enclave’s fishing zone.



#Israeli logic! #Zionism: image via STAND WITH PALESTINE @Pray4Pal, 20 July 2018

Forbidden Garden | Wooden Boy: Post Crem June

Forbidden garden. | by tetyanabunyak

Forbidden garden [Palermo, Sicily]: photo by Tetyana Bunyak, 10 July 2018

Forbidden garden. | by tetyanabunyak

Forbidden garden [Palermo, Sicily]: photo by Tetyana Bunyak, 10 July 2018

Forbidden garden. | by tetyanabunyak

Forbidden garden [Palermo, Sicily]: photo by Tetyana Bunyak, 10 July 2018

Wooden Boy: Post Crem June


At the seam that runs up
the retired solicitor's crotch (effortless
           structure/ small
                            beast tempo)
a darling bluebottle sends out a bright array
           of as if rays

       Deadness lawn of the course, we surrender
       and go mushy here, the air thickening
       with sticky suits alchy phyz pics

Henley only whereno  .  broken posts

recit. angels of Arden, eh, ardour
arbor, ARDEN

Big dog barks laughs and far away

A glass mouth in a cloud of face

       What will
       you pay?

Wooden Boy: Post Crem June from The Little Wooden Boy, 15 July 2018

#Henley-in-Arden #Solicitors #Solihull #Summer #wake

Untitled | by michel nguie

Untitled [tourcoing]: photo by michel nguie, 19 July 2018

214-366 Year4 Mrs Bouquet | by johngarghan

214-355 Year4 Mrs Bouquet | Take a photo every day in 2012 no restrictions no exceptions I was stuck at the traffic lights and there in front of me was the florists stall on the drive leading into the crematorium. [Shirley, England]: photo by John Garghan, 1 August 2012

Ken's Funeral | by raworth

Ken's Funeral | Barham Crematorium [Woolage Green, England]: photo by raworth, 8 July 2016

Ken's Funeral | by raworth

Ken's Funeral | Barham Crematorium [Woolage Green, England]: photo by raworth, 8 July 2016

Ken's Funeral | by raworth

Ken's Funeral | Barham Crematorium [Woolage Green, England]: photo by raworth, 8 July 2016

Ken's Funeral | by raworth

Ken's Funeral | Barham Crematorium [Woolage Green, England]: photo by raworth, 8 July 2016

Ken's Funeral | by raworth

Ken's Funeral | Barham Crematorium [Woolage Green, England]: photo by raworth, 8 July 2016

Ken's Funeral | by raworth

Ken's Funeral | Barham Crematorium [Woolage Green, England]: photo by raworth, 8 July 2016

Burger King, Shirley (like the one in Back to the Future) | by ell brown

Burger King, Shirley (like the one in Back to the Future) | This is the Burger King in Shirley, Solihull off the Stratford Road. Took it as it reminds me of the Burger King in the 1985 movie Back to the Future (the scene where Marty skateboards away from Doc's garage). It is a "Drive-Thru". Taken a few days after my 28th birthday. At the moment I haven't got any plans of where to take photos of things in Birmingham or elsewhere. I did get a lovely card and chocolate cake from my friends at work, which was nice (and they sang me "Happy birthday").Personally I wouldn't go to Burger King or McDonalds for meals. Would prefer Pizza Hut or Bella Italia, if I had to go for a fast food type of meal. In the past I enjoyed going to places like Pizza Express. Recently went to Frankie and Benny's. It was ok, seemd odd having that restaurant in Selly Oak, not much of a view on the Bristol Road. Looks like a '50s American Diner.  Closing down 8th September 2013 (are they moving to Shirley Parkgate?): photo by Elliott Brown, 22 September 2010

Untitled | by maria maglionico

Untitled: photo by Maria Maglionico, 18 July 2018

Untitled | by maria maglionico

Untitled: photo by Maria Maglionico, 18 July 2018

Untitled | by maria maglionico

Untitled: photo by Maria Maglionico, 18 July 2018

Henley in Arden Signalbox | by Peterf500

Henley in Arden Signalbox | 1973: photo by Peterf500, 3 December 2017

View of Beaudesert & Henley-in-Arden | by cowcornerman1

View of Beaudesert and Henley-in-Arden: photo by Ian Genge, 2 March 2013

View of Beaudesert & Henley-in-Arden | by cowcornerman1

View of Beaudesert and Henley-in-Arden: photo by Ian Genge, 2 March 2013

View of Beaudesert & Henley-in-Arden | by cowcornerman1

View of Beaudesert and Henley-in-Arden: photo by Ian Genge, 2 March 2013