A Phantom Lake
Members of a British-led expedition pause at a subterranean lake on the way to Titan Chamber in southern Guizhou Province, where it rains more than 50 inches a year. The lake appears and disappears as the rains come and go.
Picture: Carsten Peter
Source: National Geographic
Claude Weisbuch (French, 1927-2014), L’enlèvement [The abduction]. Oil on canvas, 115 × 90 cm.
Revolution till victory
Charles Sims (English, 1873-1928), Guardian Hands. Oil on canvas laid on board, 30¾ x 22¾ in.
William Blake - The ancient of days
GRAPHIC: Israeli shelling kills 4 Palestinian children on Gaza beach
July 16 2014
Four Palestinian children were killed by rockets while playing football on Gaza beach, with local officials saying the attack came from an Israeli gunboat.
The Gaza Bombardment - What You’re Not Being Told
A Navy nurse is making waves for refusing to force-feed inmates participating in hunger strikes at the prison complex in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
The unidentified nurse – described by one inmate as a 40-year-old Latino – is believed to be the first conscientious objector to Guantanamo’s controversial tube feeding policy.
The news comes as US District Judge Gladys Kessler prepares to hear complaints regarding force-feeding from prisoners who object to the procedure on humanitarian grounds and believe it to be torture.
Warriors Off The Res: Aboriginal Gangs in Winnipeg
Winnipeg is the capital of Manitoba, Canada — and for 16 of the past 33 years, it has also been the country’s murder capital. The prairie city is home to just under 800,000 people, about 10 percent of whom are Aboriginal, meaning Winnipeg boasts the largest urban Aboriginal population in Canada. Largely impoverished and facing continual discrimination, the community has given rise to violent Aboriginal street gangs. VICE News went to Winnipeg to spend time with gang members and find out why they’re linked to the majority of the city’s murders.
Edward Middleditch (English, 1923-1987), Snowstorm and Donkey, c.1960. Oil on canvas, 133 x 152 cm.
BY PIERRE DEBUSSCHERE
All around him human beings were living, breathing, striving for pleasure or trying to develop their personal potential. On every floor, human beings were improving, or trying to improve, their social, sexual or professional skills or find their place within the cosmos. They were “bettering themselves,” in the expression commonly used in the Lieu. Bruno was beginning to feel a little sleepy. He had stopped wishing, he had stopped wanting, he was nowhere. Slowly, by degrees, his spirit filled to a state of nothingness, the sheer joy that comes of not being part of the world. For the first time since he was thirteen, Bruno was almost happy.Michel Houellebecq, The Elementary Particles (via charlieambler)