Bashar was 12 when a tank shell landed near his house. The shrapnel shattered his leg. Delayed treatment meant that his recovery has been painful and slow – and made worse by the fact that he already suffered from juvenile arthritis. Bashar is now getting the appropriate physiotherapy from Handicap International, and longs for the day when he can return to Syria and to school. He lives with his family on the 5th floor of an apartment in Jordan and is therefore unable to go outside.
Indigenous people of Brazil trying to prevent their eviction from an old indigenous museum which they have been living in for the past 7 years.
On March 22nd all of the inhabitants and their supporters were forcibly removed or arrested.
The building is being destroyed to make a parking lot :(
…for the Olympics
Taken by Javier Manzano winner of the 2013 Feature Photography Pulitzer.
Nutella’s ad for Passover: the Azreili Towers in Tel Aviv made of matzot.
I fucking love Nutella
Measles are starting to spread among children in Raqqa, Syria. It needs to be addressed effectively as soon as possible. Mortality rate of this disease in advanced countries is no more than 2/1000 but it is so much higher in our countries let alone the high morbidity rate due to lack of necessary medical care and malnutrition in highly populated areas particularly of the displaced. This helps exacerbate the epidemic rapidly.
WE NEED THE FOLLOWING URGENTLY:
1- Vaccination against measles
2- Globulin for Measles (if possible)
3- Vitamin A
4- Identifying special vaccination centers across the governorate so that doctors can refer infected children, susceptible people and pregnant women to those centers.
We hope all medical bodies in the governorate can undertake their responsibility. We also call on all means of media to shed light on our plight and help get the word out as all means of communication have been cut off for the past 25 days.
ليسَ الكل منا يستشعِر السعادة ، أينما وُجدت ! السعادة لا تقارن بالغِنى والمال :”)
“Two months ago, almost 100 students were killed at Aleppo University when Assad regime warplanes bombed students as they were taking final exams. Yesterday, the horror was repeated at Damascus University, after several architecture students were killed by a mortar strike.”
Drew Sheneman (03/27/2013)
Protests in Holluk, Aleppo. Marking the 2nd anniversary of the revolution.
A version for tumblr that can be read without opening a new tab, since plenty of people would scroll past this story otherwise.
The bravest woman on Earth.
are you fucking kidding me
This was created by the brilliant Judith Ann Braunn. Those of you lucky enough to live in or near Indianapolis can see an original (and definitionally temporary*) fingerprint graphite work created by Braunn at the Indianapolis Museum of Art as part of GRAPHITE, a show curated by none other than my wife.
It’s really encouraging to see good contemporary art getting >100,000 notes on tumblr, particularly because everyone is always telling me that no one is interested in contemporary art.