It didn't require great character at all / we had a shred of necessary courage / but fundamentally it was a matter of taste / Yes taste / in which there are fibers of soul the cartilage of conscience / Yes taste / that commands us to get out to make a wry face draw out a sneer / even if for this the precious capital of the body the head / must fall
- Zbigniew Herbert
In memory of the anarchist men and women of the Paris Commune, 28 March - 28 May 1871.
In 1871, the men and women of Paris took over their city and created an autonomous government committed to equality for all. The Paris Commune shows that a new society, created from the bottom up, is possible, but that the ruling order never willingly cedes power.
DELANO MANONGS tells the oft-overlooked story of how Filipino leader Larry Itliong and the thousands of Filipino farmworkers rallied with their Chicano comrades to form the United Farm Workers. Their inspiring fight brought national attention to the plight of the working class and formed a legacy still celebrated today.
Human trafficking is modern day slavery, it is the worst fears of a civilized people brought to light: The dehumanizing of our brothers and sisters, the commodification of a people. In any iteration it is a blight on the soul of a people and nation, one that is not easily removed. But, when the victims are innocent children, children given over to be abused, degraded, and treated like sex toys for amusement because of the powerlessness of a country to protect them, the stench of these acts linger, it festers and erodes the fabric of a society, unless something is done we face, not only the irrevocable stain of these acts, but the very loss of our collective soul.Filipino Slavery in the Digital Age: Human Trafficking, Prostitution, and Cybercrime by http://iwriteasiwrite.tumblr.com/
Taken by Javier Bauluz only Spanish photographer to be awarded the famous Pulitzer Prize, this photograph shows two tourists on a Spanish beach watching the body of a dead immigrant beached on the sand. Subject of a controversy, this picture denounces the hypocrisy of the authorities and some Spaniards regarding the illegal immigration of people wanting to go to Europe and Spain.