america-wakiewakie:

"Nice night 4 a Revolution" — Ferguson 
america-wakiewakie:

"Nice night 4 a Revolution" — Ferguson 

thepoliticalfreakshow:

A photojournalist for the photography syndicate Getty Images was arrested in Ferguson, Missouri on Monday night, amid ongoing protests over the death of unarmed teen Mike Brown.

Photographer Scott Olson was among a few (including reportedly aholocaust survivor) arrested in near the town’s McDonald’s for “not getting out the way fast enough when ordered,” according to a reporter for The Telegraph who was at the scene. Getty confirmed their reporter’s arrest in captions uploaded to their site reading, “Getty Images staff photographer Scott Olson is placed into a paddy wagon after being arrested by police as he covers the demonstration following the shooting death of Michael Brown.”

Olson’s arrest comes just a few days after two other reporters, The Washington Post’s Wesley Lowery and the Huffington Post’s Ryan J. Reilly, were arrested at the same McDonald’s for similar reasons. At the time, Lowery pointed to the heart of his concern about his own arrest: “[T]he thing is,” he told his colleague at the Post, “so many people here in Ferguson don’t have as many Twitter followers as I have and don’t have Jeff Bezos or whoever to call and bail them out of jail.”

But even outside of those two arrests, press freedom in Ferguson has been a growing issue. Last week, the St. Louis police department told ThinkProgress that they had requested a no-fly zone over Ferguson because media helicopters were in the way. Police also reportedly turned journalists away from protests early on, telling them “no media allowed.”

UPDATE

Getty released a statement on Olson’s arrest Monday night. “We at Getty Images stand firmly behind our colleague Scott Olson and the right to report from Ferguson,” the statementfrom Pancho Bernasconi, VP of News, said. “Getty Images is working to secure his release as soon as possible.

“We strongly object to his arrest and are committed to ensuring he is able to resume his important work of capturing some of the most iconic images of this news story.”

Source: Annie-Rose Strasser for ThinkProgress

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laclefdescoeurs:

Hermit in the Desert, 1740, Alessandro Magnasco

"

If Mogadishu occupies an ambiguous space in our minds and hearts, it is because ours is a land with an overwhelming majority of pastoralists, who are possessed of a deep urbophobia.

Maybe this is why most Somalis do not seem unduly perturbed by the fate of the capital: a city broken into segments, each of them ruthlessly controlled by an alliance of militias.

"

by Somali writer Nuruddin Farah (1988). I read this mind blowing quote while researching migration as a climate adaptation option for certain cities.

Urbaphobia" - the condition that cities are a threat to rural life. As a consequence, said cities will not obtain the support required for their long term existence.

I’m not sure of the cultural scale required for urbaphobia to supplant the viability of cities, but it is an interesting concept. Perhaps, for example, Detroit needed a certain level of support from the surrounding rural areas in order to survive. If true, which other cities are threatened by this phobia?

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sunehriullo:

cestrumxnocturnum:

“Life of coal miners in Choa Saidan Shah, Punjab, Pakistan.
The coal mine is in the heart of Punjab, Pakistan’s most populous and richest province, but the labourers mostly come from the poorer neighbouring region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.”
(x)

This needs to be noticed and appreciatedsunehriullo:

cestrumxnocturnum:

“Life of coal miners in Choa Saidan Shah, Punjab, Pakistan.
The coal mine is in the heart of Punjab, Pakistan’s most populous and richest province, but the labourers mostly come from the poorer neighbouring region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.”
(x)

This needs to be noticed and appreciatedsunehriullo:

cestrumxnocturnum:

“Life of coal miners in Choa Saidan Shah, Punjab, Pakistan.
The coal mine is in the heart of Punjab, Pakistan’s most populous and richest province, but the labourers mostly come from the poorer neighbouring region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.”
(x)

This needs to be noticed and appreciatedsunehriullo:

cestrumxnocturnum:

“Life of coal miners in Choa Saidan Shah, Punjab, Pakistan.
The coal mine is in the heart of Punjab, Pakistan’s most populous and richest province, but the labourers mostly come from the poorer neighbouring region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.”
(x)

This needs to be noticed and appreciatedsunehriullo:

cestrumxnocturnum:

“Life of coal miners in Choa Saidan Shah, Punjab, Pakistan.
The coal mine is in the heart of Punjab, Pakistan’s most populous and richest province, but the labourers mostly come from the poorer neighbouring region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.”
(x)

This needs to be noticed and appreciatedsunehriullo:

cestrumxnocturnum:

“Life of coal miners in Choa Saidan Shah, Punjab, Pakistan.
The coal mine is in the heart of Punjab, Pakistan’s most populous and richest province, but the labourers mostly come from the poorer neighbouring region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.”
(x)

This needs to be noticed and appreciatedsunehriullo:

cestrumxnocturnum:

“Life of coal miners in Choa Saidan Shah, Punjab, Pakistan.
The coal mine is in the heart of Punjab, Pakistan’s most populous and richest province, but the labourers mostly come from the poorer neighbouring region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.”
(x)

This needs to be noticed and appreciatedsunehriullo:

cestrumxnocturnum:

“Life of coal miners in Choa Saidan Shah, Punjab, Pakistan.
The coal mine is in the heart of Punjab, Pakistan’s most populous and richest province, but the labourers mostly come from the poorer neighbouring region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.”
(x)

This needs to be noticed and appreciatedsunehriullo:

cestrumxnocturnum:

“Life of coal miners in Choa Saidan Shah, Punjab, Pakistan.
The coal mine is in the heart of Punjab, Pakistan’s most populous and richest province, but the labourers mostly come from the poorer neighbouring region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.”
(x)

This needs to be noticed and appreciatedsunehriullo:

cestrumxnocturnum:

“Life of coal miners in Choa Saidan Shah, Punjab, Pakistan.
The coal mine is in the heart of Punjab, Pakistan’s most populous and richest province, but the labourers mostly come from the poorer neighbouring region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.”
(x)

This needs to be noticed and appreciated
mpdrolet:

TT Races, Isle of Man, 1969
Chris Killip

"A riot is the language of the unheard."

— MLK (via thepeoplesrecord)

zenbushblog:

Yazidi girl rests after fleeing from ISIS
deathandmysticism:

Jusepe de Ribera, Detail of the Drunken Silenus, 1626
mpdrolet:

From Between Lives
Ross Mantle
afp-photo:

BANGLADESH, Dhaka : A Bangladeshi youth dressed as the Hindu god Lord Krishna takes part in a procession during celebrations for the Janmashtami festival in Dhaka on August 17, 2014. The Hindu festival of Janmashtami which falls on August 17 in 2014 marks the birth of the Hindu god Lord Krishna. AFP PHOTO/Munir uz ZAMAN
goldenagecomicsvault:

Artist Leo O’Mealia was a huge contributor to the early DC comics. His intricate and realistic style stood out among many of the inexperinced artists trying to break into the business. O’Mealea was a newspaper political cartoonist and was eventually asked to illistrate many of Malcom Wheeler-Nicholson’s serials. 
ACTION COMICS #2 (July 1938)Art by Leo E. O’Mealia 
clayrodery:

Suburbia