A woman lays dead on the side of the road after the car she was in was shot by right-wing paramilitary forces known as Triple A (Argentine Anti-communist Alliance) on the outskirts of La Plata, Argentina.
In 1975, the right-wing dictatorships of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay embarked on a military plan called Operation Condor. The mission was to eliminate opponents to the regimes. Many of the victims came to be known as the “Disappeared,” because the government would simply make its detractors vanish.
It’s estimated that at least 60,000 people died as a result of Operation Condor. From the Amazon jungle in Brazil to the cold lands of Patagonia, thousands of victims were placed in unmarked graves, while others were thrown alive into the ocean from airplanes. (read more)
(thanks to / via: picturesofwar)
As news coverage on the protests in Istanbul is really poor (at least here in Europe) I present some insight pictures, taken by my friend Hanna.
police attacks protestors on taksim square and then starts to chase us away from istiklal caddesi / taksim area with gaz bombs and water cannons .
(thanks to / photos by: pira-tin)
THE SENSELESS/NAMELESS SET - Part 6
The Art of Protest
Two photographs. No (?) connection. Welcome to senseless/nameless sets.
1,045 civilians were injured during “le mois des Barricades” (“the month of the Barricades”). You can find more photos here.
Thanks to my friend Eliot for the link! This picture reminds me of a photo of a miner’s strike near Sheffield I just posted recently, you can find it here. The major difference is the police-protesters-ratio.
Students from Beijing University stage a huge demonstration in Tiananmen Square as they start an unlimited hunger strike as the part of mass pro-democracy protest against the Chinese government.
Police charge pickets at Orgreave coke works, near Sheffield.
The UK miners’ strike of 1984–85 was a major industrial action affecting the British coal industry. It was a defining moment in British industrial relations, and its defeat significantly weakened the British trade union movement. It was also seen as a major political victory for Margaret Thatcher and the Conservative Party.
The strike became a symbolic struggle, as the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) was one of the strongest unions in the country, viewed by many, including Conservatives in power, as having brought down the Heath government in the union’s 1974 strike.
The later strike ended with the miners’ defeat and the Thatcher government able to consolidate its fiscally conservative programme. The political power of the NUM was broken permanently. Three deaths resulted from events around the strike: two picketers and a taxi driver taking a non-striking miner to work. (+)
The surgeon has just amputated the soldier’s wounded foot to save his life.
“Gromoboi” was an armoured cruiser of the Russian fleet that took part in the Russo-Japanese War and WWI. It was built in St. Petersburg under the improved project of the cruiser “Russia”. Its construction began in 1898, the cruiser was put into service in 1900. (more pictures and info here)
The terrible Vietnam War ended 38 years ago today.
On 30 April 1975, Vietnamese People’s Army troops entered the city of Saigon and quickly overcame all resistance, capturing key buildings and installations. A tank from the 324th Division crashed through the gates of the Independence Palace at 11:30 am local time and the Vietcong flag was raised above it. President Duong Van Minh, who had succeeded Huong two days earlier, surrendered.
In the early morning hours of 30 April, the last US Marines evacuated the embassy by helicopter, as civilians swamped the perimeter and poured into the grounds. Many of them had been employed by the Americans and were left to their fate. (+)
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