Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Arsenic poisoning...

_MG_6075.JPG, originally uploaded by MPRPhoto.

Arsenic poisoning victim, Bangladesh.

Photo by Michael Rubenstein, Athens, Ohio – USA.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Reading the news

reading the news, originally uploaded by Tatiana Cardeal.

The brazilian newspaper "Folha de Sao Paulo" wrote yesterday in their editorial, that "the anti-Bush protests are reducing defensables causes to a bizarre, innocuous and infantile spectacle";. The editorial made severe criticism about the protesters, calling them a "harlequins' minority group".

There were no words about the Military Police' behaviour, neither a discussion about the possible consequences of the agro-business explosion...

The cover today says that "Ecological militance has a medieval world's vision", written by their columnist.

In this picture, Landless Worker's women, during the protests at the World March of Women and Anti-Bush protest this week in São Paulo, before their confrontation with the Military Police.

Copyright © 2007 - All rights reserved.
Photo by Tatiana Cardeal, São Paulo - BRASIL.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Buhay Basura

buhay_basura1, originally uploaded by Edwin_Martinez.

Life in Trash

A place forsaken by men but not by God, a place of waste but also of profit. A place where most would think hope has abandoned....most but not all. Few find this place a paradise to feed their families.

This is from my series of the children whose life evolves in one's trash.

Photo by Edwin Martinez, PHILIPPINES.

Monday, March 05, 2007

War is over

Photo by Rodolphe Simeon, Paris – FRANCE.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

A light in the dark...

A light in the dark..., originally uploaded by carf.

...and hope for a better future for these Guarani children on the streets.

A sad sight to be observed in the city during the most important pre-adolescent years for these young Guarani Indian boys, who instead of wasting time on the streets, should really be at home in their natural habitat preparing for manhood, trained with special qualities expected of a responsible family man such as: strength, physical resistance, agility and dexterity, as well as learning to make working and hunting tools, adornments, and understanding techniques of self-sustainability such as: hunting, fishing and agriculture. Not to forget learning their cultural heritage through dance, song and rituals.

Instead of maintaining traditional values from the proud indigenous tribe of their ancestors, what will they have left to share with their children and humanity?

Unfortunately the conditions left by those in power offer very little to sustain the original needs of most indigenous tribes today and access to alternatives in a modern society are also minimal.

Photo by Gregory J. Smith (CARF), São Paulo - BRASIL.

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Chronic Patients, Santiago 73

Photo by Marcelo Montecino, Bethesda, MD, USA.

Thursday, March 01, 2007


LAOS, originally uploaded by BoazImages.

One smiling and one very shy.

Photo taken in North Laos by Boaz, Nanjing – CHINA