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Writer/Educator/Bikes interested in nation/gender/Slavic things RPCV Ukraine 2012-2014

All photos taken by me unless indicated otherwise.

vandlo:

M.I.A. writing her album “Arular” - 2004 

vandlo:

M.I.A. writing her album “Arular” - 2004 

Ukraine nationalists tear down Kharkiv's Lenin statue - BBC News

The residual nostalgia in eastern Ukraine makes this all the more incredible. What a moment.

"Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov wrote on Facebook (in Russian) that he had given orders for police to ensure only the safety of people,‘“not the idol’."

'Lenin? Let him fall…' he wrote. “As long as people don't get hurt. As long as this bloody communist idol does not take more victims with it when it goes.'”

Thinking of all my former students in Hong Kong. Fight the good fight.

afp-photo:

CHINA, HONG KONG : Police fire tear gas upon pro-democracy demonstrators near the Hong Kong government headquarters on September 28, 2014. Police fired tear gas as tens of thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators brought parts of central Hong Kong to a standstill Sunday, in a dramatic escalation of protests that have gripped the semi-autonomous Chinese city for days. AFP PHOTO / AARON TAM
Thinking of all my former students in Hong Kong. Fight the good fight.

afp-photo:

CHINA, HONG KONG : Police fire tear gas upon pro-democracy demonstrators near the Hong Kong government headquarters on September 28, 2014. Police fired tear gas as tens of thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators brought parts of central Hong Kong to a standstill Sunday, in a dramatic escalation of protests that have gripped the semi-autonomous Chinese city for days. AFP PHOTO / AARON TAM

pbsthisdayinhistory:

September 28, 1948: Eleanor Speaks in Favor of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
On this day in 1948, United Nations delegate and former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt delivered a speech in Paris entitled, “The Struggle for Human Rights.” Her goal was to create a sense of unity among nations through the common principles of the Declaration, a document that she helped draft and approve. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was approved by the UN General Assembly that December.
Learn more about all the Roosevelts with preview videos from Ken Burns’s The Roosevelts.
Photo: Eleanor Roosevelt with the English version of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Wikimedia Commons

pbsthisdayinhistory:

September 28, 1948: Eleanor Speaks in Favor of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

On this day in 1948, United Nations delegate and former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt delivered a speech in Paris entitled, “The Struggle for Human Rights.” Her goal was to create a sense of unity among nations through the common principles of the Declaration, a document that she helped draft and approve. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was approved by the UN General Assembly that December.

Learn more about all the Roosevelts with preview videos from Ken Burns’s The Roosevelts.

Photo: Eleanor Roosevelt with the English version of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Wikimedia Commons

And then one day you come home from work only to find your exquisite acrylic masterpiece hung above the garbage can for all to admire. #ART

And then one day you come home from work only to find your exquisite acrylic masterpiece hung above the garbage can for all to admire. #ART

My favorite whole kid.

My favorite whole kid.