Why single out Israel? Because Israel is the only serial human rights abuser that enjoys consistent and enthusiastic support by all the liberal democracies of the North.

This support gives the Israeli state an impunity that Iran, Sudan, Zimbabwe or Burma, to name but four, do not enjoy because their human rights abuses are all—rightly and however unprincipled—attacked by the major powers.

Israel alone is allowed to commit war crimes and crimes against humanity; it alone is allowed to repeatedly ignore United Nations resolutions without any opposition from northern governments and major institutions.

‘Why Israel only’ is tired and hypocritical

This is so important. No one is saying Israel is the only state to ever commit human rights abuses, but it is unique in enjoying support for those human rights abuses [from most of powerful states] by painting itself, the oppressor, repeatedly as the victim.

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Arcangelo Sassolino's Nitrogen-Powered “Afasia 1" Beer Bottle Gun

Italian artist Arcangelo Sassolino’s work focuses on industrial processes, exploring mechanical behaviors, materials and physical properties of energy and force. “Afasia 1,” housed inside a metal cage in the Palais de Tokyo, is a nitrogen-powered sculpture that shoots empty beer bottles against a wall every few minutes. Launched at 600km/hr, the bottles hit the gallery wall with a piercing crash, creating an unusual atmosphere of unease. By stripping kinetic processes down to a bare minimum and pushing them to their limits, Sassolini brings visitors into a space of intimate interaction with the visceral energy of mechanical forces. 

very cool

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Man comments “boobies :p” on attractive female friend’s new profile picture in vain hope of creating sexual dynamic

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Trevor Paglen - They Watch the Moon (2010)

"This photograph depicts a classified ‘listening station’ deep in the forests of West Virginia.

The station is located at the center of the National Radio Quiet Zone, a region of approximately 34,000 square kilometers in West Virginia and parts of Maryland.

Within the Quiet Zone, radio transmissions are severely restricted: omnidirectional and high-powered transmissions (such as wireless internet devices and FM radio stations) are not permitted.

The listening station, which forms part of the global ECHELON system, was designed in part to take advantage of a phenomenon called moonbounce.

Moonbounce involves capturing communications and telemetry signals from around the world as they escape into space, hit the moon, and are reflected back towards Earth.

The photograph is a long exposure under the full moon light.”

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Henri Matisse: La nageuse dans l’aquarium (from Jazz), 1947


Henri Matisse: La nageuse dans l’aquarium (from Jazz), 1947

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Clement Dane Studio, poster artwork for Canadian Pacific, 1932. London.

The Emperess of Britain was built 1928-32. In her time, the ocean liner was the largest, fastest, and most luxurious ship between England and Canada, but also the largest ship sunk by a U-boat during WWII in 1940. Source 1+2+3


Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz (Witkacy), 1885-1939

Composition, 1922
Creation of the Wolrd, 1921-22
The Drowned, 1921
Chopping of the Forest. Battle, 1921-22
Fairy Tale - Fantasy, 1921-22
Temptation of St. Anthony II, 1921-22

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