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“Nurses, dads, kids, patients - the beautiful faces of Mosul @Medium”

Rebuilding lives shattered by war: testimonies from our patients and staff

For those wounded by fierce fighting in Mosul, Iraq, emergency trauma surgery is the beginning, rather than the end, of a long journey to recovery. As such, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) runs a 40-bed hospital in Hamdaniya, a town south of Mosul, to specifically cater to the needs of those recovering from surgery and attempting to rebuild their lives.

Abdulrahman, 11-year-old patient from western Mosul

“I was going to a food distribution when something exploded in the street next to me. I was hit in the chest and arm by shrapnel.”

Faten, five-year-old patient from western Mosul

Told by her father:

“When our neighborhood in western Mosul was retaken by the Iraqi army, we went back to our house. Faten was playing in the garden when a mortar bomb fell in the garden and exploded.

Now she is here in the post-operative ward in Hamdaniya Hospital. Every day the staff here clean her wounds and put new bandages on. Faten is a brave girl; she likes to play and laugh, but she misses her brothers and sisters at home and at night she cries.”

judithbuttplug  asked:

I don't think I really understand what the age of Aquarius means. I heard it has something to do with knowledge and technological advancement?

all these age of aquarius qs are weird cause i kind of had this intuiton or flash of thisarticle i wrote aboutthe aquarius age a few years ago and thought about it, that it needed updating or even deleting… lol, thank you angels, but i have some info on the aquarius age

  • rapid changes in technology we’ve seen in the last number of years (uranus rules astrology) was orchestrated by the universal forces or the divine to prepare us for the next new age
  • science (aquarius) and the collapse of the church (ending of pisces age)
  • the bible code and remote qantam possibilities have transcended, making the darkness very possible, but by living conscious and with intent, we can change reality with thought (air:aquarius)
  • preparation for leisure and creativity (11th house) to become the main facet of life when technology voids the need for manual labour 
  • the rise of the divine feminine 
  • divine forces raising collective elevation so we may become “spiritual beings having a human experience,” instead of human beings having a worldly experience
  • void of the religious patriarchy 
  • celebration of intellectuals 
  • age of reason
  • telepathy 
  • crystal power
  • rise of astrology and worship of cosmos 
  • fury of mother earth, esp through floods
  • progression toward equality 
  • the paranormal mind will become normalized; the loss of individuality to work for a collective conscious, the invisible and mental spear that will circle the earth where the world of lies and deception will fall to pieces
  • we are experiencing a conscious shift. with ultimate chaos results into synchronicity.

aquarius is a sign of uprising, rebellion, and revolution… these forces (mass displacement, rising right wing govts, attempts to separate by racism and war the collective nature of aquarius) are important instruments of powerful collective revelation, the agencies to protest, very primitive stages of the new age. 

in the aquarius water bearer we have the image of a pail titled downward from the sky. this symbolizes the release of knowledge and wisdom from higher planes, streaming onto earth like holy water. this is happening at all moments, ready for us to bath in. pisces was the sign that symbolised jesus, but uranus is the planet that symbolises christ consciousness, luke 22:22 says ‘Jesus told them, ‘Just after you go into the city, a man carrying a jug of water will meet you. Follow him into the house he enters.’”
Luke 22:10‪. christ consciousness is available to each individual, for the sake of social and soul repair, collectively. we are so distracted by the outer world that we no longer listen to the treasures of universal knowledge within us. this is the the annihilation of the ego, the end of duality, the peruivan prophecy where the 3 cosmos the over/under/everyday world the golden age when we meet ourselves again



Every year since 1976, on March 30, Palestinians around the world have commemorated Land Day. Though it may sound like an environmental celebration, Land Day marks a bloody day in Israel when security forces gunned down six Palestinians, as they protested Israeli expropriation of Arab-owned land in the country’s north to build Jewish-only settlements.

The Land Day victims were not Palestinians from the occupied territories, but citizens of the state, a group that now numbers over 1.6 million people, or 20.5 percent of the population. They are inferior citizens in a state that defines itself as Jewish and democratic, but in reality is neither.

On that dreadful day, in response to Israel’s announcement of a plan to expropriate thousands of acres of Palestinian land for “security and settlement purposes,” a general strike and marches were organized in Palestinian towns within Israel, from the Galilee to the Negev. The night before, in a last-ditch attempt to block the planned protests, the government imposed a curfew on the Palestinian villages of Sakhnin, Arraba, Deir Hanna, Tur'an, Tamra and Kabul, in the Western Galilee. The curfew failed; citizens took to the streets. Palestinian communities in the West Bank and Gaza, as well as those in the refugee communities across the Middle East, joined in solidarity demonstrations.

In the ensuing confrontations with the Israeli army and police, six Palestinian citizens of Israel were killed, about 100 wounded, and hundreds arrested. The day lives on, fresh in the Palestinian memory, as in 1976, the conflict is not limited to Israel’s illegal occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, but is ever-present in the country’s treatment of its own Palestinian Arab citizens.

The month following the killings, an internal government paper, written by senior Interior Ministry official Yisrael Koenig, was leaked to the press. The document, which became known as the Koenig Memorandum, offered recommendations intended to “ensure the [country’s] long-term Jewish national interests.” These included “the possibility of diluting existing Arab population concentrations.”

Israel has been attempting to “dilute” its Palestinian population - both Muslims and Christians - ever since.

the situation is as dire as ever. Racism and discrimination, in their rawest forms, are rampant in Israel, and are often more insidious than physical violence. Legislation aimed at ethnically cleansing Palestinians from Israel is part of public discourse. Israeli ministers do not shy away from promoting “population transfers” of Palestinian citizens - code for forced displacement.

MENA people really seem to not give a crap about ethnic and religious minorities within their region tbh. A lot of them cry about Islamophobia in the West (and rightfully so) but don’t really care that many Muslim majority countries pretty much treat non-Muslim minorities as second-class citizens. How Coptic Christians get treated in Egypt, for example, is awful. There is growing religious intolerance and a rise of sectarian violence. Many moved to the west as a result. Armenians and Kurdish minorities face persecution in Turkey, and there are still many political prisoners. In Iraq, the Shia prime minister pretty much only cares about protecting his own sect and disregards everyone else. Many Iraqis are also really racist against Kurdish people and see them as inferior, and often uphold the stereotype that they have low IQ and are not intelligent enough to be able to even run their own country, so that is often used to say that the Kurdish shouldn’t have their own sovereignty. In Saudi Arabia, they literally do not allow churches there, even though it’s the land of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) - he clearly taught that Christians and their places of worship should be respected. Lets not even get started on the anti-Semitism, and how under the ba'ath Saddamist regime in Iraq, so many Iraqi Jews were displaced and forced to move to Isr**l. Today there are only four Iraqi Jews living in Iraq.

When all of this is said, MENA people tend to scream “This is Western propaganda!” No it isn’t, sit down.


‫يالله .. كم نحنُ وحدنا ..‬

‫من جريمة التهجير الجماعي التي تمت برعاية الأمم المتحدة في حي ⁧‫الوعر‬⁩ الحمصي.‬

Dear God, we Syrians are truly alone. Heartbreaking images of UN-brokered war crime of forced displacement from alWaar district(Homs) today.


omveier (detours) // encounters with people in forced displacement, an exhibition at nobels fredssenter by liam maloney | natalie naccache | omar imam | tiffany chung | magnum photos

“you feel your roots are stuck to the ground, and you’re torn off these roots and placed somewhere else - and you’re forced to expand your roots somwhere else. you feel dead.”
"I Give Everyone Who Comes on Our Boat a Hug"
"I usually give everybody who comes onboard our boat, I give them a hug. And then they basically break down because no one has treated them like a human bein...

Kim Clausen is the field coordinator for the Doctors without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) search and rescue boat the Bourbon Argos, in the Mediterranean. Tens of thousands of people fleeing violence have taken the extremely risky boat trip towards Europe this year alone. Many of them never make it. Their search for safety is one of the stories we discuss in Forced From Home, a touring exhibition featuring stories from our field workers, as well as 360-degree video and virtual reality documentaries that show the realities faced by refugees, asylum-seekers, and other displaced people around the world.

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poisonisinthedose  asked:

I thought the Age of Aquarius is supposed to be a time of peace and love, but it seems like there is more hate and hostility right now? (Ex. The election of Donald Trump, Brexit, etc).

the age of libra could be the time of peace and love… aquarius is a sign of uprising, rebellion, and revolution… these forces (mass displacement, rising right wing govts) are important instruments of powerful collective revelation, the agencies to protest  it’s early days, the delusion of the pisces age is still sweeping us away


Climate change could force the displacement of nearly 3,000 species of animals in the coming years if Earth keeps warming and sea levels keep rising, according to research from the University of Washington and The Nature Conservancy. Scientists who worked on the research created a moving map of the forced migrations that could happen in the future.

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Taken from the short film “1915″ by Gerard Agabashian. You can watch it here

One hundred years have not been enough to remove the effect of the massacres and forced displacement on the Armenian people at the hands of the Ottomans since 1915 until today. Back then, Armenians endured a long journey of misery in an attempt to find a safe place to live in this harsh world, fleeing from their homeland Armenia to Syria, where they eventually found refuge, especially in the city of Deir ez-Zor. The people of Deir ez-Zor offered the Armenians fleeing from death safety and a new beginning. Today, 100 years later, the Armenians of Deir-ez-Zor have to go once more on a painful journey: this time not because of the Ottomans, but as a price for demanding freedom, just like many people from Deir ez Zor and allover Syria demanded a decent life without ongoing humiliation. 

In his first short film “1915 ”, Gerard Agabashian tells the story of the Syrian-Armenian opera singer Kevork who fled to Lebanon to find a safe place in this difficult and painful time, trying to smile in spite of all the sadness. “From Armenia to Syria to Lebanon, the road is full of obstacles, but we’re going to continue our journey until everything becomes the way it should be” says the young film director.

“1915” فيلم لجيرار آغابشيان
مئة عام مضت لم تكن كافية لتزيل ما آلت إليه المجازر والتهجير القسري للشعب الأرمني على يد العثمانيين منذ عام 1915 ولغاية اللحظة. تابع الأرمن رحلة الشقاء ومحاولة إيجاد الحياة على هذه الأرض القاسية من أرمينيا إلى سوريا وبالأخص مدينة دير الزور، حيث بدأ شكل جديد للحياة، أعطى أهل دير الزور الأمان للأرمن الهاربين من الموت، وبعد مرور ١٠٠ عام استمرت الرحلة ولم تكن هذه المرة بسبب العثمانيين بل كانت ثمناً للحرية، ولم يكن الأرمن هم الهدف. كانت هجرةً جمعت الديريين والأرمن ككثير من السوريين الباحثين عن العيش الكريم الرافض للذل. في أول فيلم له “1915” يحكي جيرار آغابشيان، حكاية مغني الأوبرا السوري-الأرمني كيفورك الذي نزح إلى لبنان باحثاً عن الأمان في ظل هذه الأيام التي تحمل الكثير من الألم محاولاً رسم ابتسامة رغم كل هذا الحزن. “من أرمينا إلى سوريا ولبنان، طريق كلو حواجز بس رح نكمل الرحلة ليصير كلشي متل ما لازم يكون…” يقول المخرج الشاب

How has architecture and design addressed notions of shelter in light of today’s global refugee crisis?

Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter explores the projects by architects, designers and artists, that work to address the circumstances brought about by forced displacement. For more, visit

[Installation view of Insecurities. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, October 1, 2016-January 22, 2017. © 2016 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Jonathan Muzikar]

An excerpt from the zoological text The Hunter’s Encyclopedia of Animals (First Edition).

CHAPTER IV: An overview of the mountain barioth

The mountain barioth (Electodon montanus) is a saber-toothed, ailuromorphic pseudowyvern,. It has a discontinuous distribution throughout the Arctic Ridge in the Polar Sea, and the subarctic tundra of the Northern Hemisphere. The barioth is less commonly known as the ice tusk wyvern or the white death, the latter named for historic accounts of it preying upon travelers and then suddenly vanishing within the snowfall. It is one of two extant species belonging to the genus Electodon, and is the heaviest species in the clade Paradraconia at 9.6 metric tons, while measuring 18.2 meters in length. Its weight is attributed to decreased bone porosity, a trait that was selected for cursorial and saltatorial locomotion atop ice and snow. At present, the number of breeding barioths is stable; however, a fear of population decline as a result of climate change has warranted its placement on the CDIHG Red List.

The average lifespan of the barioth is thirty years. Sexual maturity is reached around the age of five, which corresponds with the completed ontogeny of the adult maxillary canine teeth. Isotope analysis of the tooth enamel revealed that their diet is largely comprised of seals and pokara (Pseudopinna unguiculata). While the calorie-rich blubber is an indispensable part of its survival, barioths have a flexible diet, and are known to routinely hunt popo (Rhinamblys ulos), anteka (Toxon furcatum), bullfango (Ossispina taurus), and assorted fish species. The sabers—for which the genus is named, ḗlektron “amber” and odoús “tooth"—are used for delivering fatal blows to prey. The barioth’s other noteworthy adaptations include its dermal spikes for traction on ice, and its modified foregut for spraying stomach oil.

Many legends of the barioth abound in the folklore and culture of circumpolar peoples. The sudden onset of blizzards was said to be the barioth’s doing, a result of the glacial magic it commanded. Travelers would wear cloaks made from the barioth’s skin, and carried charms carved from the sabers. It was believed that they made the wearer impervious to frostbite, hypothermia, and spells. Another myth purported that a barioth recognized the huntsmanship of those adorned in its pelt, and would grant them safe passage for having bested its kin. The belief that they could use ice magic may have influenced early scientific theories of the barioth being able to synthesize cryogenic fluids, which were later disproven. The spikes that adorn its torso and wings likely inspired the design for the modern ice pick. There is a high demand for clothing and jewelry made from its body parts, which are considered luxury items.

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No Human is Illegal

No human is illegal.  Which is why I cannot understand those who do not want to welcome refugees into their country. 

These are people who have been displaced, forced to leave their home.  These are people who need shelter, food, sanctuary.  These are people who need help, they need love and support, they need to be recognized.  These are people.

These are human beings.

No human is illegal.  No human should be forced to sit outside in the rain while others have food and warmth.  No human should feel like they don’t belong.  No human should be made to feel inhuman.

Currently, the crisis is in Syria.  Syrian refugees need all the support they can get.  We should not be treating them any differently than we treat our friends.  So here is my challenge to the European world leaders: what would you do if it were your family?

If your sister and brother were forced to flee their home?  If your parents were camped out on the border, praying for shelter?  If your cousins had to fight to be recognized as human beings?  You would help them, wouldn’t you?  You would want everyone to help them.

Ways you, the citizens of the world, can help:

Volunteer at a refugee camp.  Pass out food and supplies.  Organize activities to relieve boredom.  If there aren’t any refugee camps near you, donate to a charity that you know will help them.  And of course, anyone anywhere can help by spreading the word online, on social media.  Information is education, and education is power.

Refugees are human beings, and no human is illegal.


19/9/2016: Queen Rania, in her capacity as a humanitarian advocate, attended a roundtable on international action at the UN Summit on Refugees and Migrants.

She said that the burden of the Syrian refugee crisis cannot fall on the countries closest to the conflict to shoulder alone, adding that how the international community decides to respond to this crisis now will shape the world for decades to come.

The high-level summit aims to address large movements of refugees and migrants, and bring countries together to hash out a more coordinated approach to this worrying global trend. The roundtable was co-chaired by Jordan and Canada, with the participation of representatives from twenty nine other countries. (Source: Petra)

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“Our society operates on a clearly defined, yet often unarticulated, hierarchy of violence… As an institution, police act as state-sanctioned gangs charged with the task of upholding the violent, racist hierarchy of white supremacist capitalism and, whenever possible, furthering a monopoly of power where all violence from/by those higher on the hierarchy upon those lower can be normalized into business as usual.Any deviation from this business as usual, any resistance — the threat of force… or any displacement of state power whatsoever — by those lower on the hierarchy upon those higher is met with brutal repression. This is why cops are always present at protests. It is NOT to “Keep the peace.” We have seen their “peace” — tear gas, rubber and wooden bullets, mace, riot gear, sound cannons, and thousands of brutal cops leaving dead bodies. They are not there for peace, but rather to maintain at all times the explicit reminder of America’s power hierarchy through the brutalization of black and brown bodies above all others.”

– Gangs of the State: Police & the Hierarchy of Violence

anonymous asked:

That thing in run mv making? where the maknae line jumps on the hyung line? I can't keep my eyes off ok kookie's hands hehe, but also. Tae jumps just to make it painful for yoongz, but he's also a good wingman i mean, he lit pushed kookie on jimin hahahaha like the kid needed any help :'D kookie jumped and just plastered himself against jimin and it's wonderful~

Lmao but really though! I don’t think Tae necessarily pushed Kookie on purpose, but he still did, causing Kookie to hold on to Jimin tighter. 

^ First of all, Kookie is so close to grabbing Jimin’s ass lmao. But his hands immediately fly to Jimin’s waist, which is way more of an intimate place on the body than his upper back or his shoulders. (also I’m laughing so hard at the way Kookie just like, flies in this gif)

^ Tae’s hand placement is immediately higher up on Kookie’s back (less intimate). (Also I hope he didn’t bang his head too hard…) This placement also pushes Kookie up against Jimin. 

^ Here it looks like Yoongi is trying to displace Tae, forcing him to push on Kookie again to keep his balance. This also distances his body from Kookie’s. Kookie could do this to Jimin too, to balance himself (and distance himself from Jimin), but INSTEAD he chooses to lay all over Jimin and keep his hands wrapped around Jimin’s waist ^.^

Idk what this says to you, but I think it’s kind of interesting.

(credits: x)