That’s the way this city lives now — one funeral to another, hiding from bombs and collecting the dead.

Sergey Ponomarev, freelance photographer covering Gaza, in an interview with the New York Times. Photographing on the Ground in Gaza.

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In Kashmir, there are thousands of unmarked graves in secret cemeteries created by the army and the police to hide their crimes. Even when civilian officials confirm that innocents were slaughtered, nothing is done. “We have all these great human rights institutions, but still nobody in India gets justice when the state murders one of their family members,” said Henri Tiphagne, chairman of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development based in Bangkok. “That’s true all over the country, not just in Kashmir.”
[…]Perhaps because of the limited attention given this remote part of the world, soldiers and police officers do not even bother to hide the evidence when they murder and rape innocents, said Babloo Loitongbam, founder of Human Rights Alert in Imphal.
“The political leadership and judiciary here have created an ecosystem where state-sponsored killing is routine, and they do it with complete callousness,” Mr. Loitongbam said. “They don’t plan it; they don’t hide it; they just kill people.”
An investigation last year by a panel appointed by India’s Supreme Court into six representative cases from Manipur State found official explanations of killings so entirely at odds with common sense and available evidence that it concluded that the victims, including a 12-year-old boy killed in view of his parents, had all been murdered. Still, no one has been arrested. One of the suspect officers was given India’s highest peacetime honor for bravery.
Gardiner Harris, In Remote Corners of India, Immunity for Soldiers Who Kill and Rape Civilians. (cw for descriptions of rape, murder, abuse). (via themindislimitless)

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kaleandcaramel:

tartines two ways :: blueberry rosemary and fig & thyme, finished with olive oil + honey + sea salt over chèvre :: ideal snackage for every time of day! Recipe here.

kaleandcaramel:

tartines two ways :: blueberry rosemary and fig & thyme, finished with olive oil + honey + sea salt over chèvre :: ideal snackage for every time of day! Recipe here.

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They tell us that prisons are over-populated. But what if it was the population that was being over-imprisoned?
Michel Foucault in a statement on French prisons, 1971 (via fourteendrawings)

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natgeofound:

A Native American sends smoke signals in Montana, June 1909.Photograph by Dr. Joseph K. Dixon, National Geographic Creative

natgeofound:

A Native American sends smoke signals in Montana, June 1909.Photograph by Dr. Joseph K. Dixon, National Geographic Creative

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