nickturse:

Several years ago, while reporting from Vietnam, I headed into the equivalent of a live minefield — a future construction site littered with unexploded ordnance left from what the Vietnamese call the “American War.”  I went there to cover the work of a demining team from Project Renew: a 16-member Vietnamese unit, overseen by Australian explosive ordnance disposal supervisor.
That day, the team disposed of an M-79 round — a 40 mm high-explosive projectile fired from a breach-loading, single-shot U.S. grenade launcher — making the country a little safer.  Having seen kids permanently scarred by old ordnance and having interviewed grieving parents who lost children to old American bombs, it was gratifying to witness the folks from Project Renew in action.
I see that Project Renew, which calls itself  a “humanitarian mine action organization dedicated to cleaning up explosive remnants of war,” now has a Tumblr.  Please consider following them.  They do great work at great risk to shield future generations from the horrors of the past.

nickturse:

Several years ago, while reporting from Vietnam, I headed into the equivalent of a live minefield — a future construction site littered with unexploded ordnance left from what the Vietnamese call the “American War.”  I went there to cover the work of a demining team from Project Renew: a 16-member Vietnamese unit, overseen by Australian explosive ordnance disposal supervisor.

That day, the team disposed of an M-79 round — a 40 mm high-explosive projectile fired from a breach-loading, single-shot U.S. grenade launcher — making the country a little safer.  Having seen kids permanently scarred by old ordnance and having interviewed grieving parents who lost children to old American bombs, it was gratifying to witness the folks from Project Renew in action.

I see that Project Renew, which calls itself  a “humanitarian mine action organization dedicated to cleaning up explosive remnants of war,” now has a Tumblr.  Please consider following them.  They do great work at great risk to shield future generations from the horrors of the past.



mllanders:

Yemen.
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mllanders:

Yemen.

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protocolsoffaith:

Palestine remains in my heart forever <3

protocolsoffaith:

Palestine remains in my heart forever <3


Trailer from “Concerning Violence: Nine Scenes From The Anti-imperialistic Self-Defense.”  Directed by Goran Hugo Olsson (director of “Black Power Mixtape”), narrated by Lauren Hill, with text by Franz Fanon. 


Trailer for the film “DRONE,” which premieres this month.


nickturse:

Air War In Vietnam
LIFE magazine captioned this as “Thatched huts suspected of housing Viet Cong burn after they were napalm bombed by American planes during the Vietnam War.”  “Thatched huts” in villages sometimes housed “Viet Cong,” but almost always also housed women, children, and old men.
 Location:    Vietnam Date taken:    1966 Photographer:    Larry Burrows

nickturse:

Air War In Vietnam

LIFE magazine captioned this as “Thatched huts suspected of housing Viet Cong burn after they were napalm bombed by American planes during the Vietnam War.”  “Thatched huts” in villages sometimes housed “Viet Cong,” but almost always also housed women, children, and old men.


Location:    Vietnam
Date taken:    1966
Photographer:    Larry Burrows


fotojournalismus:

Afghan children sit on a bullet-riddled concrete block in Kabul on October 21, 2013.
[Credit&#160;: Mohammad Ismail/Reuters]

fotojournalismus:

Afghan children sit on a bullet-riddled concrete block in Kabul on October 21, 2013.

[Credit : Mohammad Ismail/Reuters]

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