Italian special force soldier after 72 hour battle in Afghanistan
School for black civil rights activists. Young girl being trained to not react to smoke blown in her face, 1960
Disability activists abandon their wheelchairs and mobility devices and crawl up the 83 stone steps of the U.S. Capitol Building demanding the passage of the American with Disability Act, March 12, 1990.
A south Korean man cries as his brother is on a train back to North Korea. Separated by the war, they have not seen the other since 1950. They were allowed to see each other for three days, but one will go back spending life in luxury, and the other in hard labour
The Mocambo night club in East Hollywood, a white’s only club, was the most popular dance spot around but would not book Ella because she was black. Marilyn, who adored Ella Fitzgerald and her music, called the manager and demanded that they book Ella immediately
Portrait of Istvan Reiner, taken shortly before he was killed in Auschwitz
Werfel, a 6 year old orphan from Austria has just been given his first pair of new shoes by the American Red Cross,1946.
The last Jew of Vinnitsa
Until the mid-60s, the Aboriginals came under the Flora And Fauna Act, which classified them as animals, not human beings. This also meant that killing an Aboriginal meant you weren’t killing a human being, but an animal.
Here’s a link to 75 iconic pictures of the 21st century
I hope you guys learned and teared up from this as much as I did.
PLEASE DO NOT IGNORE THIS.
This Thursday, Scotland votes for its independence.
The BBC is trying to report that Yes to Independence is losing. They’re using photos to imply our gatherings are tiny and insignificant instead of the many photos like those above. They’re reporting that an anti-independence march by the Orange Order (think the KKK with more British flags) was a peaceful pro-union family march. They have been caught editing clips to discredit our First Minister.
There is a protest outside BBC headquarters right now. They are claiming there are a maximum of 350 protesters.
Watch for yourself. There are far more people outside their offices right now and they are being ignored and misreported.
We need to be seen. The only way we’ve been able to disseminate accurate information has been through social media. The media we rely on to spread unbiased information is lying to us, trying to suppress us.
PLEASE SHARE. PLEASE TALK ABOUT THIS. WE NEED OUR VOICES TO BE HEARD.
Students at the University of Georgia are bringing the 1is2Many campaign to their campus in response to several incidents of rape and sexual battery already reportedto UGA Campus Police this fall.
In the past two weeks, seven incidents of rape and sexual battery have been reported to University of Georgia Police Department, a problem one on-campus event attempted to raise awareness of Wednesday.
The Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention office of the UGA University Health Center worked to raise awareness of available resources for sexual assault victims in Athens-Clarke County by giving each an information table in Tate Student Center Plaza to educate students.
“I really thought [this event] was helpful in teaching people about sexual assault and how to prevent it,” said Rachel Witt, a senior psychology major from Atlanta. “It’s nice to get different perspectives from different organizations all in one, because it shows how much support there is for anyone who has been sexually assaulted or could be, and helping to prevent it too.”
Nearly 150 students participated in the event, an interactive activity titled “Have You RSVP’d?” in which they were given a realistic scenario that involved the bystander’s role in a sexual assault. Students could then speak with representatives at each table and practice bystander intervention strategies.
The resources available include UGA’s Equal Opportunity Office, the Office of the Dean of Students, the UGA Police Department, the LGBT Resource Center, Project Safe, The North Georgia Cottage, the Fontaine Center Student Advisory Board and RSVP’s peer educators.
“These are all places on campus that you can go get help either for yourself or for a friend,” said Holly Howren, a junior political science and sociology major from Austell and an RSVP peer educator. “The situations that people are drawing are situations that could actually happen on campus.”
The event was also meant to raise awareness of the “red zone,” the first weeks of fall semester when there is heightened risk of sexual assault.
Sgt. Virgil Stephens, an officer in the UGA Crime Prevention Department, said the increased incidents may be a result of victims choosing to report more than they have in the past.
“It may just be because you’ve got new students on campus who don’t know their way around yet,” Stephens said. “Maybe they’re starting to realize that you need to report these things, versus in the past. Maybe it’s also the education, and people are actually reporting more than in previous years.”
UGA Police offer a personal safety for women class, and Cpl. Kevin Thompson said they are pushing for every sorority on campus to attend this year. He said the class begins with a discussion of alcohol awareness and drug-facilitated rape, followed by a self-defense lesson.
“We’ll put an officer in a suit, and we’ll demonstrate defensive tactic moves,” Thompson said. “We’ll show them how to use mace, and then we’ll demonstrate those tactics on one of our officers.”
Clare Norins, assistant director of the EOO, said their office can help with theinvestigative aspectsof sexual assault once it has been reported.
“For the times when there actually is an incident, our office, if the victims wants us to, can conduct an investigation,” Norins said. “If we are able to find by the preponderance of the evidence that there was misconduct, then we would take disciplinary action against the responsible party.”
Josh Fletcher, senior coordinator for the LGBT Resource Center, said their office hopes to make students aware that these dangers exist for every member of the student body.
“We are here just trying to represent that sexual assault and domestic violence happens to all types of communities, not just between straight couples,” Fletcher said. “We’re just trying to gain awareness and also offer a support structure for students on this campus.”
Fletcher said the role of the bystander can be crucial in a situation involving sexual assault.
“You can’t report for someone, obviously, but if you do think it’s an appropriate time to talk to them, there are places here on campus that can help with sexual prevention, where these things can be reported, and we do encourage people to,” Fletcher said. “It’s also just being a friend, stepping forward and asking, ‘What do you need right now?’ and those types of questions, and not assuming that you know the answers to them.”