“Peace, Love, Music And Mud”: LIFE At Woodstock In 1969

"Peace, Love, Music And Mud": LIFE At Woodstock In 1969

The original plan was for an outdoor rock festival, “three days of peace and music” in the Catskill village of Woodstock. What the young promoters got was the third largest city in New York state, population 400,000 (give or take 100,000), location Max Yasgur’s dairy farm near the town of White Lake. Continue reading »

Meet Colombia’s FARC Rebels Preparing For Peace After More Than Half-Century Of Conflict With Government

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Photo by AP Photo / Fernando Vergara

This August 13, 2016 photo shows two portraits of Yeimi, one of her holding a weapon in uniform for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) 48th front, and in civilian clothing at a guerrilla camp in the southern jungle of Putumayo, Colombia. Yeimi, 23, said she has spent 10 years with the FARC and would like to study systems after demobilizing as part of a peace deal with Colombia’s government. An October 2 national referendum will give voters the chance to approve the deal for ending a half-century of political violence that has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives and driven millions from their homes. Continue reading »

War And Peace: New Powerful Illustrations By Gunduz Aghayev

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This is the new series by Gunduz Agayev. In the past men created a God of war and blamed mythic Gods for the wars. However, throughout the history only men were responsible for all the bloodshed. Alas, many of us still do not understand this and want to evade the responsibility. Continue reading »

War and Peace: Street Art Around the World

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John Nation, a guide from Bristol Street Art Tours shows a piece of street art as part of the ongoing Upfest 2015 festival being held in Bedminster on July 27, 2015 in Bristol, England. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
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5,000 Indian Students Do Yoga to Promote World Peace

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Indian students of Delhi Public School perform yoga in Hyderabad on October 20, 2014. Nearly 5000 students including teachers perform seven yogic postures, with religious prayers for world harmony and peace.(NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images) Continue reading »

Rest in Peace. ‘World’s Angriest Cat’ Colonel Meow is Dead.

Rest in Peace. 'World's Angriest Cat' Colonel Meow is Dead.
One of the most popular cats on an internet rife with felines has died. Colonel Meow, a Persian-Himalayan mix named for his authoritarian demeanor, was dubbed the ‘World’s Angriest Cat,’ but was beloved nonetheless. Colonel Meow was just two years old and died in Los Angeles on Wednesday. The cause of his death was not immediately released. Continue reading »

Belfast Peace Walls

Antonio Olmos photographs the walls built across Northern Ireland’s capital city as a means of defusing sectarian tension. There are 99 of them, dividing nationalist Catholic neighbourhoods from loyalist Protestant ones. Some of the walls date from the early years of the Troubles, but an estimated one-third have gone up since the IRA ceasefire in 1994. Now, ‘peace gates’ are being opened in some walls in an attempt to foster greater links between communities.

Belfast Peace Walls
The biggest peace wall in Belfast runs along Cupar Way. It divides the east Belfast loyalist area of Shankill Road from the Catholic Springfield/Falls Roads area of west Belfast. Continue reading »

Photo of the Day: Peace on Earth

Photo of the Day: Peace on Earth

Palestinian children stand to form Pablo Picasso’s Dove of Peace as part of a project by British aerial artist John Quigley and the United Nations Relief Works Agency), at the foot of the Mount of Temptation in the West Bank city of Jericho. It took some 1,000 children from United Nations schools to create the project produced as part of the “Peace on Earth” project, a global musical prayer for peace which will be broadcast globally from Bethlehem’s Manger Square on Christmas day. (Ammar Awad/Reuters) Click iage to zoom.