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06.12.2014

images from the ICAN civil society forum in Vienna

images from the ICAN civil society forum in Vienna

Here is a selection of images from the ICAN civil society forum in Vienna. Photos courtesy of ICAN Austria. A flikr feed of all photos of the event can be found here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/129150020@N08/sets/72157649221634858/ Masters of Ceremonies An artist makes a graphical synthesis of the day’s events… »

05.12.2014

NYC March to Shut the Whole System Down

NYC March to Shut the Whole System Down

In New York, thousands of demonstrators shut down traffic around the city and part of the West Side Highway was effectively closed off as protesters streamed between vehicles, chanting “The whole damn system is guilty as hell.” The march and blockade were caused by outrage over the refusal of grand… »

05.12.2014

Bangladesh – Biti Para Park of Study and Reflection weekend

Bangladesh – Biti Para Park of Study and Reflection weekend

The main building fruit picked on-site cooking together meeting still meeting Fire workshop… »

04.12.2014

Grand Jury Fails to Indict NYC Police Officer Pantaleo

Grand Jury Fails to Indict NYC Police Officer Pantaleo

Wednesday Dec 3rd, protesters poured onto the streets following a grand jury’s decision not to indict NYC Police Officer Pantaleo on murder charges for killing unarmed Staten Islander Eric Garner. Protesters rallied at Union Square and Columbus Circle and marched to Times Square, 47th Street, up Broadway and tried to disrupt the Christmas tree lighting ceremony… »

28.11.2014

Future Festival: Not so far, not so close

Future Festival: Not so far, not so close

Text and Photographs: Daniela Quinteros Rosas A great variety of instruments from different nations united in Sydney (Australia) gave the tone to an abstract harmony that was transformed into a music festival in one of the most multi cultural cities of the world. Passion and intensity alienated every linguist difference… »

18.11.2014

Hong Kong Umbrella Movement protest over 50 days

Hong Kong Umbrella Movement protest over 50 days

  Government administration building Central Hong Kong – Admiralty Tent city outside admin. building toward harbour Get your Occupy Central hair done here Logistics Department Generational debate Memorable graduation day at Occupy… »

17.11.2014

Thousands at anti-corruption protest in Budapest

Thousands at anti-corruption protest in Budapest

Anti-corruption protests took place in the Hungarian capital, Budapest, tonight following Prime Minister, Viktor Orban’s refusal to dismiss the head of the tax authority, Ildiko Vida, who has been accused of having ties to corruption by the US government’s refusal to grant her a visa. There appears to be a… »

08.11.2014

Blessings and fun at Jammu’s Jhiri Festival

Blessings and fun at Jammu’s Jhiri Festival

Jhiri Mela is an annual fair held in Jammu during October – November and is held symbolizing courage, honesty and compassion. It also upholds the values, customs and culture of India. Jhiri Mela in Jammu also brings in a festive mood that is almost incomparable to any other… »

07.11.2014

Tenth Muharram Ashura in Bangladesh

Tenth Muharram Ashura in Bangladesh

Ashura or the 10th day of Muharram (the first month of the Hijri calendar) is an important day to the Shia Muslims of the world. Imam Husain (R), the grandson of the Holy Prophet (SM) was killed brutally on the battlefield of Karbala on this day. Text and… »

29.10.2014

Celebrating diversity: Mardi Gras 2014

Celebrating diversity: Mardi Gras 2014

/ Texts and Photographs: Daniela Quinteros Rosas / Celebrating diversity and tolerance in a party was never as important to the streets of Sydney, Australia as this year. Mardi Gras 2014 was one of the biggest parade ever made submerging one of the main avenues with colors and energy all… »

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