Coup! Uprising! The Correct Revolution!
[read right to left, of course]
Bahgat Osman published this prescient comic in his 1989 book, Dictatorship for Beginners: Bahgatos, President of Greater Bahgatia. Part of Egypt’s Golden Age of cartoonists dating to the 1960s, Osman has been a major influence to contemporary illustrators such as Amro Selim, Doaa El-Adl, Makhlouf, and others. There’s much to be said about Osman, and I’ll be digging through his Guide to better understand what is unfolding in Egypt today.
For now, it reminds me of what El-Adl told me recently, “…the artist isn’t supposed to explain events but is supposed to have a vision—and sometimes predict what might happen.”
Alicia Keys should not support apartheid in Palestine. I followed the instructions and submitted this picture to Alicia Keys’s website. This is a picture of activists who protested at the AIPAC convention in Washington, DC, March 2010.
Photo: Many migrants pass through Haradh town on their way to Saudi Arabia, whose border is just a few kilometers away. Yemen 2013 © Anna Surinyach
“Many of the migrants are physically and mentally exhausted and are suffering from severe mental trauma due to the horrific conditions and treatment they experienced during their detention,” said Angels Mairal, an MSF psychologist in Haradh.
Photo: In the Madaoua and Bouza districts of Niger, there were an average of seven deaths for every 10,000 children every day last year. More than half of the deaths were due to malaria. © Juan-Carlos Tomasi
A Vicious Cycle in Sahel
Malaria and malnutrition are closely related. This is played out dramatically in Africa’s Sahel region during the “hunger gap” months. Food stocks run low and new crops are not ready for harvest, so malnutrition is at its peak; meanwhile, the rainy season, when mosquitoes breed, is in full swing. The diseases combine in a vicious circle: malnourished children with weak immune systems can’t fight diseases including malaria; children sick with malaria are more likely to become dangerously malnourished.
Imperialism II Victory on 400 Difficulty Level, a set on Flickr.
Imperialism II is an excellent turn-based strategy game. I used to have difficulty winning at difficulty level 35, where 100 is “normal.” This screenshot is my memorial to my victory at the highest level of difficulty, 400, which the game calls “well-nigh impossible.”
The map key is Parthyr. I chose to play Sweden. I have three saves at various stages of the game.
This is my strategy guide!
Note that I’ve updated this guide, and the latest version is available at http://aymplaying.wordpress.com/2013/05/05/imperialism-ii-strategy-guide/.
Imperialism II is a turn-based strategy game.
The official strategy guide is OK, and its suggestions allow you to enjoy the game’s diverse features, but I want to share with you a much more effective method of winning games.