The American Delima

September 07, 2008 The American Delima

September 07, 2008 The American Delima
Those who forget history are condemned to repeat it …..
In the daily humdrum, there are times when we may most probably get
lost as to the reason for which we struggle day after day …
It becomes all the more important to regain our perspective
as to why we need to keep on doing the right thing …
For it is not the action of evil that hurts us ….
It is the silence and inaction on the part of those who could do
something about this all that will be remembered ..
We must therefore from time to time take a
second look (or as many times as required) so as not to lose
our perspective of what has happened and is still happening in the
world around us … and what we need to fight for and against …
WARNING : Some of the following images may be too graphic ….
Its a collage of Human misery and struggle against the forces of evil
over time … chronologically arranged …
(sent in by a friend Shashi Shetty)

Unforgettable Photos

Racism/Segregation in the United States (Douglas Martin, USA)

1957. The first day of Dorothy Counts at the Harry Harding High School
in the United States . Counts was one of the first black students
admitted in the school, and she was no longer able to stand the
harassments after 4 days.
Assasination (Yasushi Nagao, Japan)
January 12, 1960. A second before the Japanese Socialist Party leader Asanuma was murdered by an opponent student.
Protest (Malcolm W. Browne, USA)
1963. Thich Quang Duc,
the Buddhist priest in Southern Vietnam , burns himself to death
protesting the government’s torture policy against priests. Thich Quang
Dug never made a sound or moved while he was burning.
Vietnam War (Kyoichi Sawada, Japan)
1966. U.S. troops in South Vietnam are dragging a dead Vietkong soldier.
Vietnam War (Ut Cong Huynh, Vietnam)
1972. After South Vietnam planes accidentally drop a bomb on a town.
Hunger in Uganda (Michael Wells, U.K.)
1980. A kid in Uganda about to die of hunger, and a missionaire.
Seizure of the Spain Parliament (Manuel Pirez Barriopedro, Spain)
February 23, 1981. Colonel Molina ve military police seizes the Parliament building in Spain . The photographer did not expect the scene, and hid the films in his shoe.
Dead bodies of the Palestianian refugees in
 Lebanon (Robin Moyer, USA)
1982. Palestinian refugees murdered in Beirut , Lebanon .
South Korea (Anthony Suau, USA)
1987. A mother in South Korea
apologizes and asks for forgiveness for his son who was arrested after
attending a protest. He was protesting the alleged manipulations in the
general elections.
Protest in China (Charlie Cole, USA)
1989. A young man in China stands before the tanks during protests for democratic reforms.
Hunger in Somalia (James Nachtwey, USA)
1992. A mother in Somalia holds the body of her child who died of hunger.
Torture in Rwanda
 (James Nachtwey, USA)
1994. A man who was tortured by the soldiers since he was suspected to have spoken with the Tutsi rebels.
Civil War in Angola (Francesco Zizola, Italy)
1996. Kids who are shocked by the civil war in Angola .
Dead Afghan kid(Erik Refner, Denmark)
2001. An Afghani refugee kid’s body is being prepared for the funeral in Pakistan .
Digging graves in Iran after the earthquake (Eric Grigorian, USA)
2002. Soldiers and villagers in IRan are digging graves for the victims of the earthquake. A kid holds his father’s pants before he is buried.
Iraqi prisoner with his child (Jean-Marc Bouju, France)
2003. An Iraqi prisoner of war tries to calm down his child.


About TMoore0917

Just an everyday guy trying to make it on a stack of dimes in a hostile environment called America.
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