Ecuador, protests, police
From my understanding, current president Lenin Moreno recently ended some type of gas subsidies and made a major IMF deal at the expense of large swaths of natural areas and indigenous peoples. The protests started with disaffected taxi and bus drivers, and led to a large influx of indigenous workers into the capital city of Quito, where they were met with police and military forces who have spent days tear gassing crowds. What started as nonviolent protests turned into a much more destructive demonstration after ex-president Correa (now living in Belgium to escape persecution and who sold large tracts of the Amazon to China for mining) called for a coup and many more non-indigenous properties showed up.
Here are a couple visuals from this weekend:
More shots and photographic considerations around the demonstration in support of #rojava
Sometimes consent seems more obvious, as when a person is already giving a television interview or posing for your camera (I like to make it obvious that I take photos).
Sometimes people hide their faces behind their message. Seemingly only wanting the message being photographed.
In cases where the subject uses the sign more as a shield than a message, I do like support that anonymity
I've been taking pictures on the demonstration in support of #rojava which featured some beautiful people. I'm preparing a publication but run into a bit of a problem. I've got pictures of signs and large groups of people, but some are quite close-up. How should I regard this in sense of #privacy? Just consider it a public demo and thereby public faces, or ?
Some big books...
Instead I would recommend not filling in that form at all and staying very far away from XR because they clearly don't care about activist safety.
I am trying so hard to be the kind of sensible person that doesn't believe in things like ' #XR is a government sting'
& then they just ask people to fill in an online form with your full name, address, phone number and admit willingness to commit crimes that the UK is willing to prosecute under terrorism laws.
I.. don't... want... to... believe... you're... the feds.... but... you're..... not... making.... it easy.....
Tonight party and info evening with food.
Organised around the new housing project: https://nieuwemeent.nl/
(Community organised social housing and collective living)
To get the silkroad rolling at #36c3 we need help, especially, with the build-up and for the tear-down.
You should not fear height for this.
And this is what the Seidenstrasse will stand or fall with.
Kurdish politician among nine civilians shot dead by pro-Turkey forces in Syria
"Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says they were killed after being taken from their cars"
"Turkish-backed proxies leading a ground offensive on Kurdish-held border towns in north-eastern Syria have killed nine civilians including a female politician, a human rights monitor has claimed.
The civilians were shot dead on a highway after being taken from their cars by Turkish-backed militias who had crossed the border as the push into Syria deepened. […]
A Kurdish political leader, Hevrin Khalaf, and her driver were among those killed on Saturday, according to Kurdish forces. Handheld videos captured by the assassins widely distributed on the internet also show several people being repeatedly shot by the side of a road. Their killers are heard to shout insults as they fire their military weapons at them. US officials have suggested the footage is authentic. …"
For anyone that wants to know how Rojava's political system functions, check out Neighbor Democracy's short documentary 'The Communes of Rojava'. It defines what a commune is and goes into depth about the various communal committees; Defence, Health, Peace & Consensus, Economics, Education and Women's committees, that allow society in Rojava to direct itself #RiseUp4Rojava
WW2, nazi war crimes
It is often claimed by revisionists that only the SS committed war-crimes and atrocities in the Soviet territories. The regular army had definitive instructions to do so, and they followed them.
Machines, Plants, Water, People, Books, Adventure, Learning, Sharing.
Not in that order.
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