Category Archives: Photography & Art

Another War Criminal has Met His Maker

Former U.S. Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld will be remembered as being the architect of the war in Iraq (nicknamed ‘Operation Iraqi Freedom’), for his introduction of an advanced torture program (known as ‘enhanced interrogation techniques’), and the killing of more … Continue reading

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Sometimes Justice Prevails

The jury in the murder trial of Derek Chauvin found the former Minneapolis police officer guilty on Tuesday in the killing of George Floyd, a Black man, in a decision US President Joe Biden said he hoped would become a … Continue reading

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Afghanistan – Another Lost War

After what was supposed to be a snap military operation to capture Usama bin Laden in 2001, the war in Afghanistan has turned out to be the longest in American history. Finally, after 20 years of occupation and fighting, President … Continue reading

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Say Goodbye to Africa’s Giants

Following population declines over several decades due to poaching for ivory and loss of habitat, the African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis) is now listed as Critically Endangered and the African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) as Endangered on the IUCN Red … Continue reading

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America is Back!

Or rather, the U.S. War Machine is Back! Joe Biden picked up where Obama left and vowed to continue the endless war in Afghanistan, and after only 36 days in office, he ordered the first U.S. air strikes against alleged … Continue reading

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There’s No Way Like the American Way

Original photo by Margaret Bourke-White, slightly enhanced by me. Click image to enlarge. Stumbled upon this iconic photo from 1937 and started wondering whether it also (to a certain degree) reflects today’s polarised America. What do you think?

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Save the Trees – Grow Hemp

Background image is courtesy of Phys.org, modified by me. Click image to enlarge. One of Henry Ford’s first cars ran entirely on Hemp ethanol and the body was constructed from Hemp plastic, which was 10x stronger than steel. Industrial Hemp … Continue reading

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A Question of Discipline

Background image is courtesy of Best HD Wallpaper, modified by me. Click image to enlarge. The quote is a snippet from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry‘s novel The Little Prince, published in 1943. Vladimir Putin used the same quote in his speech … Continue reading

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Pest or Cholera? Your Choice, Dear Americans

Background image of Cornel West is courtesy of The News Journal, modified by me. Click image to enlarge. “If we choose between Trump and Biden today, next time we will have to choose between Ivanka Trump and Chelsea Clinton. This … Continue reading

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Raising the Soviet Flag of Victory — Banned by Facebook

Original photo by Yevgeni Khaldei, cropped and resized by me. Click image to enlarge. This iconic photo of a Russian soldier raising the Soviet flag on top of the Reichstag building in Berlin 75 years ago, was banned by Facebook. … Continue reading

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