Welsh Coal Miners in Front of Mill
wayweworked: Welsh Coal Miners in Front of Mill Welsh Coal Miners in Front of Mill Bruce Davidson (American, born 1933) Date: 1966 Medium: Gelatin silver print
It is reported that about 30% of the world’s population is unemployed. That’s...– Noam Chomsky (via noam-chomsky)
Extreme poverty in US has more than doubled since... →
anticapitalist: A policy brief recently issued by the National Poverty Center (NPC) reveals that the number of households in the US living on less than $2 a day per person has increased by 130 percent since 1996, from 636,000 to some 1.46 million today. This means that some 4 million people in “the richest country on earth” (according to US capitalism’s apologists) are surviving on less than...
The Metropolitan Museum of Art - War →
Born in Wyoming and raised in Arizona and California, Jackson Pollock attended art school and worked in New York where he dominated the art scene in the 1940s and 1950s, becoming widely recognized as the leading Abstract Expressionist in America. Best known for the drip paintings that have come to exemplify the innovations and freedom of Abstract Expressionism, Pollock was also a gifted...
I don’t believe in an America where the separation between church and state is...– Rick Santorum, who, it is relevant to point out, is leading the GOP primary polls. (via andrewgraham)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art - [Detail of J.P.... →
1914to1919: German Gay Marriage 1917 German real photograph card is postmarked 1917 and captioned: Wedding on the Western Front. It portrays a mock wedding. A makeshift minister performs the ceremony for a soldier-groom in spiked helmet and his cross-dressed male bride, who has donned a dress and is holding what appears to be a bouquet composed of large vegetable leaves. Six fellow...
Oops! Gunners in drag. A recent reprint in postcard format from England’s Topham Picture Library captures a rare moment during the Second World War. Gunners were rehearsing for a charity Christmas show when the alarm sounded and they had to run immediately back to their positions. The photo, taken in 1941, was censored at the time by the British authorities.
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This work is from Rosler’s seminal series Bringing the War Home: House Beautiful-a group of images originally published in the underground newspapers that sprung up in the late 1960s in opposition to the Vietnam War. Reviving the modernist tradition of political photomontage epitomized by John Heartfield’s anti-Hitler covers for the German magazine AIZ, Rosler combined preexisting...
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childrenofanothertime: David “Chim” Seymour had an intuitive ability to identify and record key moments in the experience of events and of his surroundings allowed him to access wordlessly the emotional heart of a subject. This is from a UNESCO-commissioned project to document the effects of World War II on Europe’s children. It depicts a child who has lost her parents in the war, and the...
vesperdomino: Defenseless under the night Our world in stupor lies; Yet, dotted everywhere, Ironic points of light Flash out wherever the Just Exchange their messages: May I, composed like them Of Eros and of dust, Beleaguered by the same Negation and despair, Show an affirming flame. -W.H. Auden, September 1, 1939
Mind-Blowing Charts From the Senate's Income... →
occupyallstreets: In another sign that Democrats have embraced income inequality as a cause célèbre, the Senate Budget Committee held a hearing on the subject Thursday. The committee’s ranking Republican, Jeff Sessions of Alabama, managed to look concerned during two hours of testimony about the kneecapping of the Middle Class—not that it should have been all that difficult. Here are some of the...
Perry Takes Away Health Care from 130K Women →
nomoretexasgovernorsforpresident: Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast: Yesterday we told you that Governor Perry and his anti-women’s health political pals moved forward to end Texas’ Medicaid waiver program that provides basic health care to poor Texas women. Read about it here. Boy did that make you mad. You’re not alone. We are all outraged! In less than 24 hours, nearly 2,000 Texans wrote...