Today in Palestine
1. A Palestinian demonstrator holds portraits of late South African Leader Nelson Mandela and late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat as he stands in front of Israeli soldier during the weekly demonstration against Israel’s separation barrier in the West Bank village of Bilin, near Ramallah on Dec. 6, 2013. (Majdi Mohammed/AP)
2. A placard depicting former South African President Nelson Mandela hangs on a barbed wire as a Palestinian protester reacts to tear gas fired by Israeli soldiers during clashes at a weekly demonstration against Jewish settlements in the West Bank village of Bilin, near Ramallah on Dec. 6, 2013.(Mohamad Torokman/Reuters)
Shah Suleiman and courtiers, 1670, by Ali Quli Jabbadar. Archil II of Imereti and Givi Amilakhvari are seen at the top left. Institute of Oriental Manuscripts of the Russian Academy of Sciences, St.Petersburg, Russia.
"Self-Orientalization partly takes root in Iranian intellectuals’ lack of adverse feelings towards European thought (as we saw, it was quite the opposite). In contrast to formally colonized lands, nationalism in Iran did not attempt to emancipate Iranians from colonial rule, but to catch up with…
Human rights activists march in San Salvador to demand that the government prosecute armed forces members who participated in massacres during the civil war (1980-1992). Survivors and victims’ family members have open cases that have not been resolved for over 20 years.
Activistas defensores de los derechos humanos marchan en San Salvador, el 3 de diciembre 2013, para pedir al gobierno salvadoreño procese a los miembros de la fuerza armada involucrados en masacres durante la guerra civil salvadoreña (1980-1992). Los sobrevivientes y parientes de las víctimas tienen casos abiertos sin resolver desde hace más de 20 años.
(AFP via El Faro)
Salvadoran constitution during dark times of military dictatorship.
Roots of the denial of afrosalvadorans in present day.(via curlysalvadoran)
Chapetones de Panchimalco. 1980s
from the collection of Clara de Guevara