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My AP photo class took a field trip to San Francisco two weeks ago and one of the art galleries we went to was Pier 26. My favorite exhibit was this room. A man decided to print every single picture uploaded to Flickr in one day and just pile them all into a room all the way to the ceiling. (350,000) It was amazing to just lay down in a sea of photographs and look at one and see into someone else’s life. There were so many weddings and special occasions and even just selfies. It was by the far the most interesting art exhibit I have been to.

On July 15, a few dozen Oceti Sakowin teenagers, of the Sioux tribe, laced up their sneakers to begin a 2,000-mile relay run to Washington D.C., where they hoped to deliver a petition calling on the Army Corps of Engineers to stop the Dakota Access pipeline. 

The relay revives a Lakota tradition in which the tribe would communicate with other regions by sending runners to deliver information.

Bobbi Jean Three-legs, 24, a founder of the Rezpect Our Water campaign who helped organize the run to D.C., had already led runs around Standing Rock and to other reservations to build support for efforts to block the pipeline. 

As the Oceti Sakowin runners traveled east, thousands of others showed up in varying demonstrations of support. Some joined the runners, others followed in cars with food and water, or offered to be hosts for a night. Many more encountered the runners on social media. Currently, the petition has more than 350,000 signatures.

The movement gained so much visibility that when the runners arrived in D.C. in early August they were granted a meeting with officials from the Department of Interior, who subsequently called on the Army Corps of Engineers, to provide a full Environmental Impact Statement for the project, as the initial assessment had failed to address the pipeline’s impact on Standing Rock.

Sadly, the Army Corps didn’t exactly heed the request.

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Hundreds Of Thousands Of Workers Will Strike May 1, Organizers Say
A major union local and a coalition of worker centers have voted to strike on International Workers Day, calling for others to join.
By Cora Lewis

Almost 350,000 service workers plan to strike on May 1, a traditional day for labor activism across the world, in the most direct attempt yet by organized labor to capture the energy from a resurgent wave of activism across the country since the election of Donald Trump.

Tens of thousands of members of a powerful California branch of the Service Employees International Union will participate in the strike, according to David Huerta, the president of the chapter.

“We understand that there’s risk involved in that,” Huerta told BuzzFeed News, “but we’re willing to take that risk in order to be able to move forward in this moment, while the most marginalized are in the crosshairs of this administration.”

Since Donald Trump’s election, there has been no shortage of wildcat strikes by groups disproportionately affected by his administration’s policies. But this time around, organized labor is driving the effort. According to a coalition of groups leading the strike, more than 300,000 food chain workers and 40,000 unionized service workers have said they will walk off the job so far.

Huerta’s union chapter represents tens of thousands of workers, including janitors, security officers and airport staff, while the Food Chain Workers Alliance, which represents workers throughout the food industry, says hundreds of thousands of its non-unionized members have committed to striking.

“We are a workforce made up mostly of immigrants, women, African Americans, and indigenous people….Without workers, who does Trump think will harvest the crops, craft the food, transport it to market, stock the shelves, cook in kitchens, and serve the meals?”

It’s on!

Pres. Obama has set aside 2 new national monuments – 1,350,000-acre Bears Ears in Utah and 300,000-acre Gold Butte outside Las Vegas.

The moves mark major victories for Native American tribes and conservationists – and blows for state Republican leaders and many rural residents in Utah, who say the move will add another layer of unnecessary federal control and close the area to new energy development. http://nbcnews.to/2iukxLs

Mediterranean Sea. Off the Libyan coast. May 25, 2016. Some migrants swim away from a capsizing boat, while others scramble to the higher points, before a rescue operation by Italian navy ships “Bettica” and “Bergamini”.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees estimates that nearly 350,000 refugees attempted to cross the Mediterranean this year, and about 4,700 lost their lives on the way, making 2016 the deadliest year for crossings to date.

Photograph: Marina Militare/Reuters


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December 13, 1916 - British Go Back on the Offensive in Mesopotamia

Pictured - A mule train in the desert.

Among the disaster for Allied arms in 1915 and 1916 was the fall of Kut, where the Turks penned up and captured and over an entire British division in the spring. News shocked the British public, and along with Singapore in 1942, it is one of the first defeats ever suffered by the British military. So it was with great relish that commander of British forces in Mesopotamia, Sir Frederick Maude, planned a renewed campaign to retake the city and advance on to Baghdad.

In July, Maude replaced George Gorringe, whose “Tigrist Corps” had failed to relieve Kut during the siege. Since then, Maude had spent his time readying the Mesopotamian front for another offensive. In December, plans laid, he requested and received permission to attack. On the night of December 1, 350,000 men in two corps began an advance up the Tigris, meeting stiff resistance along the way.