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
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »