The head of the World Jewish Congress urges Swedish authorities to redouble security around Jewish sites after recent attacks. He is absolutely right.
“A central Stockholm high school with special classes for Jewish pupils was covered in Nazi graffiti on Monday morning, leaving a parent in tears and fearing the rise of fascism in Europe,” The Local writes.
Getty Images has opened its photo archives for social media and non-commercial blogs by allowing people to embed images. It’s a great service that I’m sure will benefit many photographers as well. Seen below is an example, a beautiful picture of Jerusalem.
Dori Caspi has made a beautiful collection of photographs of the nearly extinct Himba tribe in Africa. From an interview with the photographer:
Do you consider your work political in its focus on societies that face danger of extinction?
I can draw a clear and conscious separation between the inner place from which I photograph—the energetic source to my art—and the meaning and connotations which might arise from my work. My art is not political, nor does it carry ideological flags. My urge to photograph arrives, first to all, from an artistic, esthetic and emotional place. Saying that, I am fully aware to the importance of my work in the documentary aspect. I have no doubt that on historical time dimension, the Himba, like the Omo Valley tribes, are in the last minute of their existence as traditional tribal societies. The changes which these tribes are going through, those enforced and those at will, are powerful and swift more than ever before. Roads are being broken into the tribes isolated regions, their lands are being given to huge corporates, and cellular communication is arriving at their huts. These days, almost all tribesmen walk around with cellular hanging on their chests. This is not the beginning of the end. This is end itself, and in some sad way—my art documents its last moments.
View the pictures here.
“A radical gene therapy to combat HIV using genetically modified cells that are resistant to the virus has been declared a success by scientists following the first clinical trial,” the Guardian reports.
The secondary legislation needed for same-sex marriages to commence in England and Wales passed the House of Commons yesterday evening, Pink News reports. Good news!
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday compared recent actions by Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Ukraine to those implemented by Adolf Hitler in the late 1930s.
Putin’s desire to protect minority Russians in Ukraine is reminiscent of Hitler’s actions to protect ethnic Germans outside Germany, she said.