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"O Children" // Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

This came to mind when I heard about the shooting earlier today. I’ve got nothing else to add because I’m too sad and angry right now.

brooklynmutt:

A moment of silence at a candlelight vigil outside the White House 

(via Photo by patcaldwell • Instagram)

(Reblogged from brooklynmutt)

newyorker:

For the past twenty years, the documentary photographer Joseph Rodriguez has worked all over the world, but his most deeply intimate projects have been his portraits of American struggle. “My aim is to get to the core of violence in America,” Rodriguez told me. “Not just the physical violence against one another but the quiet violence of letting families fall apart, the violence of unemployment, the violence of our educational system, and the violence of segregation and isolation.” Click-through for a selection of images from Rodriguez’s work, now on display at Taller Boricuahttp://nyr.kr/LdtC3n

(Reblogged from newyorker)

charliemielczarek:

I had the idea of making this self-portrait the next day. I woke up feeling dreadful. The image of people in the courtyard avoiding my eyes as I am asking for a witness haunts me still. In New York City!? (via Photographer’s Gay-Bashing In Brooklyn Leads To Haunting Image - New York News - La Daily Musto)

(Reblogged from charliemielczarek)

thedailywhat:

African Stereotype of the Day: Gabriel, Benard, Brian, and Derrik, who live in Kenya, were inspired to poke fun at the way African men are portrayed by Hollywood: “If people believed only what they saw in movies,” they said, “they would think we are all warlords who love violence.” Mama Hope — an organization that partners with African organizations to help transform their communities — was more than happy to hand them a mic as part of a video campaign to “Stop the Pity, Unlock the Potential.”

Good stuff.

[boingboing]

(Source: thedailywhat)

(Reblogged from nsglobalstudies)
The military slang for a man killed by a drone strike is ‘bug splat,’ since viewing the body through a grainy-green video image gives the sense of an insect being crushed.

Michael Hastings, The Rise of the Killer Drones: How America Goes to War in Secret

You know, from the ground, individuals who are killed by drones don’t exactly look like “bug splat.” This drone culture is perverse because warfare is being made to look more and more like a video game and without having to see the disturbing realities of war, we become disconnected from our fellow man, dehumanizing the so-called targets and inviting less calculated violence.

(via mohandasgandhi)

(Reblogged from mohandasgandhi)

doctorswithoutborders:

DRC: Civilians and Aid Workers Victims of Renewed Fighting in the Kivus

Civilians and aid workers are increasingly the targets of violence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where armed conflicts and large troop movements have recently intensified, and where security risks have made it increasingly difficult to continue to provide medical care, said the international medical humanitarian organization MSF on Wednesday.

National and international stabilization forces in DRC have never been more important, but MSF questions their effectiveness given the worsening situation.

“The situation is not stabilizing in Kivu,” said MSF program manager Dr. Marcela Allheimen. “It is deteriorating again, and has been deteriorating over the last several months. We are noticing renewed violence, but what is most alarming is the commonplace nature of violence on civilian populations and aid actors.”

Read the whole MSF press release.

Photo: DRC 2011 © Ben Milpas
Children at the Mweso hospital, where MSF is continuing to work despite the threat of continuing violence

(Reblogged from doctorswithoutborders)
(Reblogged from nsglobalstudies)
united-nations:

The Office of the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict answers questions about UN work to address LRA operations. We hope this conversation will encourage people to learn all of the facts about the hundreds of thousands of children affected by conflict around the world.

How does the LRA recruit children and what is their role? 
Where is the LRA operating?
What are the aspirations of the LRA? 
What are other violations are committed against children by the LRA? 
What has the United Nations done to address the violations committed against children by the LRA? 
Why is a military action against the LRA risky? 
What can I do for the children affected by the LRA?

Report of the UN Secretary-General on the Lord’s Resistance Army-affected areas (November 2011, S/2011/693)
UNICEF has been working for decades to protect children from violence/abuse. But there’s still much to be done.

UNICEF: Video on The Paris Principles: agreement to end the use of children in war
UNICEF: More on child soliders

International Criminal Court on the Situation in Uganda
Find out if your country has signed the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Involvement of Children in armed conflict.
Statement from Special Representative Ms. Radhika Coomaraswamy:

I am pleased to see such a lively discussion on an issue that is often under-reported. If people want to help, they can support programs for children—-who have escaped the LRA—-to rebuild their lives and their communities throughout Central Africa. Any military action against LRA should pay heed to the fact that Kony’s army is largely comprised of children.

united-nations:

The Office of the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict answers questions about UN work to address LRA operations. We hope this conversation will encourage people to learn all of the facts about the hundreds of thousands of children affected by conflict around the world.

How does the LRA recruit children and what is their role?

Where is the LRA operating?

What are the aspirations of the LRA?

What are other violations are committed against children by the LRA?

What has the United Nations done to address the violations committed against children by the LRA?

Why is a military action against the LRA risky?

What can I do for the children affected by the LRA?

Report of the UN Secretary-General on the Lord’s Resistance Army-affected areas (November 2011, S/2011/693)

UNICEF has been working for decades to protect children from violence/abuse. But there’s still much to be done.

UNICEF: Video on The Paris Principles: agreement to end the use of children in war

UNICEF: More on child soliders

International Criminal Court on the Situation in Uganda

Find out if your country has signed the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Involvement of Children in armed conflict.

Statement from Special Representative Ms. Radhika Coomaraswamy:

I am pleased to see such a lively discussion on an issue that is often under-reported. If people want to help, they can support programs for children—-who have escaped the LRA—-to rebuild their lives and their communities throughout Central Africa. Any military action against LRA should pay heed to the fact that Kony’s army is largely comprised of children.

(Reblogged from united-nations)

theeconomist:

Daily chart: UN data on attitudes among women to domestic violence suggests that in many places, international women’s day is not much to celebrate. Jordan comes top of this (non-comprehensive) list of bad places to be female today.

(Reblogged from theeconomist)