How many people must die, How many people with a huge potential, talent, and vision must die before we start to care? Probably never! maybe because they are poor and brown. In Yemen one of the poorest countries in the world in which the Holocaust is taking place, before our eyes wide shut, for our tax money. Continue reading »
Photographs have the capacity to transcend politics, in the times of war, natural disasters and perpetrated crimes. The written and verbal perspectives of media figures and scholars can at times diminish the causalties of victims. One of the below photographs by Jean-Claude Coutausse displays Somali men running the opposite way a United Nations convoy is driving towards and the other photograph depicts a Somali boy protesting “against the presence of foreign troops” with two bloody corpses and a crowd dissembling behind him. As a native of Somalia and as an American, these two photographs represent volumes of irony in politics where causalities can not be ignored. Thus as Jonathan Klein has stated “images have the impact of touching people.”
Although the above photos have changed the world, Operation Restore Hope has traces of obscurity from our U.S. nation’s standpoint as well as my native Somalia. Censorship is a great contributor to this obscurity as Ted Rall put it “Dead and wounded Afghans, Iraqis, Pakistanis, Somalis, Yemenis and Libyans have been expunged from American popular culture as well. Other factors are the 6 corporations which control 90% of the media in America” which “constrict the flow of information”
as Professor Nordell stated. Continue reading »
It’s been almost 5 years since the horrible accident happened at the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant which was caused by the tsunami triggered by the earthquake on March 11, 2011. This tragic event took away about 18,000 lives… Japan is still trying to recover after this tragedy. Continue reading »
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