Tom Hurndall was a peace activist and an aspiring photojournalist. His photographs, alongside his journals, bear witness to the often terrible, sometimes uplifting, events he saw and experienced while living among families in Iraq, in a refugee camp in Jordan, and in the Gaza Strip. It was there on 11 April 2003 that he was shot in the head by an Israeli soldier while attempting to rescue a child who had been pinned down by gunfire. He died nine months later in hospital in London.RIP
When God hath ordained a creature to die in a particular place. He causeth that creature’s wants to direct him to that place.
|—||My friend posed this on FB. What are your thoughts? Would “prayer-only” mosques be welcoming or hostile to women’s presence? (via sideentrance)|
Brother Mujahideen, our greatest weapon against the United States of America is its ignorance of our preparations to attack it. One of their most prominent thinkers, Dennis Michael Lynch, has produced two documentaries to warn the enemy of our infiltration from Mexico. He has even coined a term…
The diabolical patriot Sue Myrick has used her keen knowledge of world affairs and her important position on the House Intelligence Committee to learn of our infiltration efforts due to our tactic of using Arabic script tattoos to identify ourselves. From now on, Brothers, we will no longer use such tattoos, but instead use this low-key call and response to recognize each other.
Remember, brothers, learn Spanish, because the foolish Anglo-Americans love their Spanish-speaking “little brothers” from the rest of the Americas.
The first time I saw Abdulelah Haider Shaye (top) behind bars during his trial on October 26, 2010.
Last night I got to meet him for the first time as a free man. A moment I never thought would happen.
Second picture credit: Juan Herrero
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Heroines is packed with incredible stories told by courageous women from around the world. Meet veterans of the U.S. military, bellydancers, women who have escaped Nepal’s human trafficking trade, and more! Heroines is included with a Symbolia subscription, and can be purchased as a single issue for $2.99.
This issue features:
- Nichole Marinaccio de Freitas and Jeff Ruliffson on hard choices, tattoos, and military life.
- Luna and Leela Corman share a day in the life of a bellydancer in contemporary Cairo.
- Dan Archer interviews Meera, a survivor of human trafficking in Nepal.
- Sara Mirk and Lucy Bellwood interview two veterans who served at Guantánamo Bay.
Okay I am posting this just because I want to save it and keep it for future reference. There is nothing in here that hasn’t been said before. Please print this out and put it on your damn fridge or in your first aid kits along with a set of pliers to pull your own damn teeth out when you can’t…
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.”