Yesterday's newspapers are today's fish wraps- relevance|irrelevance after a Martin Schulz (SPD) campaign event at the Gendarmenmarkt Square in Berlin, on September 22, 2017. Schulz, Chancellor Candidate and Head of the Social Democratic Party was chosen unanimously earlier this year to serve as the party's leader. As an outsider coming directly from a position in the European Parliament Schulz was trusted by his party's leadership to lead it to victory in the 2017 elections, during the first months of his campaign run he managed to keep a tight gap behind The Chancellor Angela Merkel, a gap that went broader and broader as the campaign moved on.
Taking it to the North
The hangar is filled with all the signs of a war that never ended. Two F-16 fighter jets, readied to defend South Korea. Or perhaps, to attack the North. Bombs and missiles on the floor, about to be mounted.
And an enormous US flag. For the South, a symbol of security, an alliance that has meant relative peace and prosperity for more than half a century, when an armistice was signed during the Korean War and an uneasy calm settled on the peninsula.
For the North, that same flag is a threat of imminent invasion. Or at least that’s what Pyongyang has convinced itself, and its people. The reason it says it needs nuclear missiles as a deterrent.
In any case, US troops say they are ready to play defense or offense.
Pilots here train to engage enemy forces on the border or to ‘Take the fight to the North’, as they put it.
Waiting while political leaders elsewhere trade threats and insults. (My video story on this, at the link on IG homepage)
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Fly to the moon & stars... For you can fulfil...
All the desires of your heart!
Your Hands may seem tender & sweet!
Yet the strength of an mighty-ocean you keep!
You are the Pride of His Dreams!
"A Girl Child"; without whom his creation would Cease to exist!
Text by @meghnaloke
Muskan, who goes to pre-school nearby her house in south Mumbai plays at the seafront. Her father is as a daily wage worker & her mother works as a domestic help (according to her neighbour). While conversing with her, she shared, "She Dreams To Study Further!"
Discrimination against girls in India has been going on since ages now. Even today, there are several sections of the Indian society where the girl child is treated as a burden. While several privileges are given to the boys.
In order to achieve true women empowerment, it is important that we begin with the girl children, because girls of today are the women of tomorrow
The role of education is extremely important, hence Government Of India has also started a campaign "Beti Padhao, Beti Bachao" to help not only in social-economic process, but even reduce crimes against women's.
This photo was taken at the Semenggoh Wildlife Rehab Centre, Sarawak, one of the most famous Orangutan Shelter and rehab center.
The "show"they propose seems magnificent, sometimes sweet and nice, unpredictable and violent, other times is a fiasco since the orangutans don't even show themselves at the scheduled time for their meals, maybe this is the only difference with a zoo underlining a sorta of free thinking from the orangutans. The truth is really different from the Semenggoh show. Oranguntans are one of the most endangered species by the expansion of the loggin and palm oil industries.
Yes they are funny but the truth is that there are reasons behind the existence of this center, and the problem is that tourists seem to not understand those reasons( or simply don't care) and the park staff does nothing to explain them. Nothing is explained to the chinese tourists, the nation that has the loggin and oil palm monopoly here. No one explains to the white man that his snacks, sweets, candies and palm oil based foods need this land for the oil, or his high end design home furnitures and wooden floors were once the habitat for this and other many endangered species under the shape of primary forests/rain forests.
This centre is a total failure from a communicative point of view, no message is sent, no food for mind about our destructive habits is given, not even the seeds of the smallest cultural revolution is planted into the heads of its carefree and happy, yet still thinking, audience.
Sarawak, Borneo. Malaysia
Two PFKI #Peshmerga walk in a street, the Iranian #Kurdish group have opposed the Tehran regime for decades and support civil disobedience and other campaigns against it including working with other minority groups in Iran #photography#photojournalism
Nairobi, KENYA, February 28, 2017: A woman walks along a street in the Korogocho township, where elderly ladies have been a target of sexual violence, as a superstition persists, which says that having sex with a grandmother will cure one from HIV and wash off all criminal sins.
In the Korogocho and Kibera slums in Nairobi, Kenya, one in four women are raped. Older women in particular have been targets in these small villages, as some young men, often under the influence of drugs and alcohol, believe a widespread superstition: that having sex with a grandmother cures HIV and washes off all sins. Recently, with few options, elderly women have begun to fight off these rapists using self-defence techniques. Organized by the international NGO No Means No Worldwide, in collaboration with Ujamaa Africa, a local NGO, groups known as the Shosho Jikinge (“grandmother defend yourself”) have been formed. There, the members, aged between 55-106 years, learn how to identify potential attackers, use their voices, trick their way out of dangerous situations, and fight back. .
From my latest photo essay ‘SHOSHO JIKINGE - Grandmothers in Nairobi’s townships fight off rapists’.
Jede Note eine Rebellion - An dem Tag, als der Islamische Staat in Mossul einfiel, wusste Amin Muqdad, dass er nur eine Waffe hatte, die er den Islamisten entgegensetzen konnte: seine Musik. Und dass er auf dem Cello, das er damals im Juni 2014 auf das Dach seines Hauses trug, nur eine Melodie spielen konnte, die seiner Wut und Verzweiflung gerecht werden würde: „Thunderstock“ von AC/DC.
Drei Jahre später spielt Amin nicht mehr in Mossul, sondern auf der Raschid-Strasse in Bagdad, der einstigen Prachtmeile der irakischen Hauptstadt. Gemeinsam mit zwei befreundeten Musikern hat sich der 28-Jährige vor einem alten Kino platziert: einst ein Ort, an dem Männer ihre Frauen in eleganten Kleidern ausführten - heute eine Autowerkstatt. „Lasst uns Bagdad etwas Glanz zurückgeben“, sagt Amin und setzt den Bogen an die Geige. Sobald die erste Melodie erklingt, bleiben die Menschen stehen. Amin spielt aus Beethovens Neunter Symphonie, „Freude, schöner Götterfunken“, begleitet von einem Beatboxer und einem Studenten, der auf einer persischen Das trommelt. Die Luft ist 50 Grad heiß, aber das macht nichts - nein, mit jeder Note versammeln sich mehr und mehr Schaulustige. Sie filmen mit ihren Handys, Taxifahrer hupen, Pick-up-Trucks mit bewaffneten Soldaten jubeln den Musikern zu. Doch nach fünf Liedern beendet Amin das Konzert. „Die Leute müssen hungrig bleiben“, sagt er. Er kennt das Gefühl nur zu gut - den Hunger nach Musik. Freiheit. Leben. Mehr als zwei Jahre lang musste er ihn in Mossul unterdrücken.
Theresa Breuer hat Amin für uns in Bagdad getroffen, seine ganze Geschichte im aktuellen Stern.