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- In Spain there are (still) 120.000 missing people (after all these years). Spain is the second country in the world for the number of missing people, only behind Cambodia.    

- There are more than 2000 known mass graves still to be opened. Not to count the unknown ones. Here’s a map. It’s horrifying.

- Fifty kilometres north of Madrid, in the granite mountains of the Sierra de Guadarrama, is the tallest stone cross built anywhere in the world, it’s called the Valley of the Fallen. It’s more than 150 metres high, it stands guard over a vast basilica hewn into the rock below. It was built by republicans prisioner-of-war and victims of reprisals. The tomb of the Dictator is located here.

- Every year, diehard followers of Franco pay their respects around the anniversary of his death (November 20), either in the Valley of The Fallen or even worse, in the church of Los Jerónimos, in Madrid, where they sing the fascist hymn and there’s a priest celebrating a special mass in his honour. 

.The Popular Party (PP), the most voted political party in Spain, was founded by Ministries and personalities from the Regime. They have never been able to bring themselves to condemn Francoism. Their opinion is that although the wounds are still open, we shall remain silent and forget.

- There is a foundation called Francisco Franco, that gets public money every year. One of the main benefactors is the Popular Party. They organize acts and events defending the right of the uprising and subsequent war.

-After all these year, the government passed a controversial law called “Ley de Memoria Histórica”, calling for the removal of Franco statues and street names, and opening of war graves. The Popular Party, and the new right party ‘Ciudadanos’ (C’s) are constantly blocking any change in most towns where they are governing. They argue it’s “opening old wounds” and “threatening the tranquil co-existence”.

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

Apparently, there are some people just discovering that the President of the United States can bomb countries without a congressional declaration of war. I guess you guys missed Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Iraq, Bosnia, Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, Yemen, Libya–oh and, for the past three years, Syria?
You do understand that the last time Congress declared war was in 1941, right?
You do know that President Obama bombed 7 countries, all under the authorization to use military force in response to the September 2001 terror attacks, to be used specifically against those who perpetrated the attacks?
You do understand that the United States has an imperial presidency now, don’t you?
The left in this country will continue to be ineffective and irrelevant until they take a consistent, morally grounded and politically clear stance against war and violence. ALL war. Not just the war that happens when there’s a president you don’t like.

day 13/100 - (02/15/2016) home from cambodia, missing it so much, and a little worried to go back to school, here’s a little reflection that i completed during the trip

86th Academy Awards 2014 Winners

Winners are in italics.

Best Picture

American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club
12 Years a Slave
The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Christian Bale – American Hustle
Bruce Dern – Nebraska
Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street
Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years a Slave
Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers Club

Best Actess in a Leading Role

Amy Addams – American Hustle
Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock – Gravity
Judi Dench – Philomena
Meryl Streep – August: Osage County

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Barkhad Abdi – Captain Phillips
Bradley Cooper – American Hustle
Michael Fassbender - 12 Years a Slave
Jonah Hill – The Wolf of Wall Street
Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Sally Hawkins – Blue Jasmine
Jennifer Lawrence – American Hustle
Lupita Nyong’o - 12 Years a Slave
Julia Roberts – August: Osage County
June Squibb – Nebraska

Best Animated Feature Film

The Croods
Despicable Me 2
Ernest & Celestine
The Wind Rises


The Grandmaster
Inside Llewyn Davis

Best Costume Design

American Hustle
The Grandmaster
The Great Gatsby
The Invisble Woman
12 Years a Slave

Best Director

American Hustle
12 Years a Slave
The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Documentary Feature

The Act of Killing
Cutie and the Boxer
Dirty Wars
The Square
20 Feet from Stardom

Best Documentary Short Subject

Facing Fear
Karama Has No Walls
The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life
Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall

Best Film Editing

American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club
12 Years a Slave

Best Foreign Film

The Broken Circle Breakdown (Belgium)
The Great Beauty (Italy)
The Hunt (Denmark)
The Missing Picture (Cambodia)
Omar (Palestine)

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Dallas Buyers Club
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
The Lone Ranger

Best Original Score

John Williams – The Book Thief
Steven Price – Gravity
William Butler & Owen Pallett  - Her
Alexandre Desplat – Philomena
Thomas Newman – Saving Mr. Banks

Best Original Song

„Alone Yet Not Alone“ – Alone Yet Not Alone
„Happy“ – Despicable Me 2
„Let it Go“ – Frozen
„The Moon Song“ – Her
„Ordinary Love“ – Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom

Best Production Design

American Hustle
The Great Gatsby
12 Years a Slave

Best Animated Short Film

Get a Horse!
Mr. Hublot
Room on the Broom

Best Live Action Short Film

Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me)
Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just Before Losing Everything)
Pitääkö Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have To Take Care of Everything?)
The Voorman Problem

Best Sound Editing

All is Lost
Captain Phillips
The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug
Lone Survivor

Best Sound Mixing

Captain Phillips
The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug
Inside Llewyn Davis
Lone Survivor

Best Visual Effects

The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug
Iron Man 3
The Lone Ranger
Star Trek Into Darkness

Best Adapted Screenplay

Before Midnight
Captain Phillips
12 Years a Slave
The Wolf on Wall Street

Best Original Screenplay

American Hustle
Blue Jasmine
Dallas Buyers Club

Oscar Nominations 2014 (Full list)

Best Picture:

“American Hustle”

“Captain Phillips”

“Dallas Buyers Club”





“12 Years a Slave”

“The Wolf of Wall Street”

Best Supporting Actor:

Barkhad Abdi, “Captain Phillips”

Bradley Cooper, “American Hustle”

Jonah Hill, “The Wolf of Wall Street”

Michael Fassbender, “12 Years a Slave”

Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club”

Best Supporting Actress:

Sally Hawkins, “Blue Jasmine”

Jennifer Lawrence, “American Hustle”

Lupita Nyong'o, “12 Years a Slave”

Julia Roberts, “August: Osage County”

June Squibb, “Nebraska”

Best Director:

David O. Russell, “American Hustle”

Alfonso Cuaron, “Gravity”

Alexander Payne, “Nebraska”

Steve McQueen, “12 Years a Slave”

Martin Scorsese, “The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Actor:

Christian Bale, "American Hustle”

Bruce Dern, “Nebraska”

Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Wolf of Wall Street”

Chiwetel Ejiofor, “12 Years a Slave”

Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyer’s Club”

Best Actress:

Amy Adams, “American Hustle”

Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine”

Sandra Bullock, “Gravity”

Judi Dench, “Philomena”

Meryl Streep, “August: Osage County”

Best Original Screenplay:

“American Hustle”

“Blue Jasmine”

“Dallas Buyers Club”



Best Adapted Screenplay: 

“Before Midnight”

“Captain Phillips”


“12 Years a Slave”

“The Wolf Of Wall Street”

Best Animated Feature: 

“The Croods”

“Despicable Me 2”

“Ernest & Celestine”


“The Wind Rises”

Best Foreign Feature: 

“The Broken Circle Breakdown,” Belgium

“The Great Beauty,” Italy

“The Hunt,” Denmark

“The Missing Picture,” Cambodia

“Omar,” Palestine

Best Visual Effects: 


“The Hobbit: The Desolation”

“Iron Man 3”

“The Lone Ranger”

“Star Trek Into Darkness”

Best Cinematography: 

“The Grandmaster”


“Inside Llewyn Davis”



Best Costume Design: 

“American Hustle”

“The Grandmaster”

“The Great Gatsby”

“The Invisible Woman”

“12 Years a Slave”

Best Documentary Feature:

“The Act of Killing”

“Cutie and the Boxer”

“Dirty Wars”

“The Square”

“20 Feet from Stardom”

Best Documentary Short: 


“Facing Fear”

“Karama Has No Walls”

“The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life”

“Prisoner Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall”

Best Film Editing: 

“American Hustle”

“Captain Phillips”

“Dallas Buyers Club”


“12 Years a Slave”

Best Makeup and Hairstyling: 

“Dallas Buyers Club”

“Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa”

“The Lone Ranger”

Best Music (Original Score): 

“The Book Thief”




“Saving Mr. Banks”

Best Music (Original Song): 

“Alone Yet Not Alone” from “Alone Yet Not Alone”

“Happy” from “Despicable Me”

“Let It Go” from “Frozen”

“The Moon Song” from “Her”

“Ordinary Love” from “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”

Best Production Design: 

“American Hustle”


“The Great Gatsby”


“12 Years a Slave”

Best Short Film, Animated: 


“Get a Horse!”

“Mr. Hublot”


“Room on the Broom”

Best Short Film, Live Action: 

“Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me)”

“Avant Que De Tout Perdre” (Just Before Losing Everything)


“ Pitääkö Mun Kaikki Hoitaa?” (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?)

“The Voorman Problem”

Best Sound Editing: 

“All Is Lost”

“Captain Phillips”


“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”

“The Lone Survivor”

Best Sound Mixing: 

“Captain Phillips”


“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”

“Inside Llewyn Davis”

“Lone Survivor”



The Missing Picture (2013) - dir. Rithy Panh // Cambodia

Academy Award® nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, The Missing Picture explores filmmaker Rithy Panh’s quest to create the missing images during the period when the Khmer Rouge ruled over Cambodia between 1975 and 1979. Panh uses intricately detailed clay figurines intercut with archival footage he could find to relay what is indelibly recorded in his memory, he creates the missing pictures of what does not exist in photograph or film.


                               miss A’s Group Achievements 2014

  • miss A were invited to perform at MBC Korean Music Wave, and were the only girl group to not have made a recent comeback.
  • miss A performed at JYP’s Charity Samsung Event.
  • miss A performed at JYP Nations One Mic all over Asia.
  • miss A had their very first solo concert and performed in both Hong Kong and Beijing, and sold out.
  • miss A performed in Cambodia and were the most viewed performance.
  • miss A were invited to perform in China for CGV’s Promotion Event.
  • miss A won ’ November Award’ at 3rd GAON Chart Kpop Award show and were the most watched performance.
  • miss A has been consistently nominated for ‘Best Girl Group’ Best Album’ 'Best Song’ or 'Best Dance’ for many award shows. Also being the only group to have not made a comeback in 2014.
  • miss A was nominated for 'Best Dance Performance Girl Group’ and 'Best Song’ for MAMA 2014.
  • miss A won the online votes with nearly 20 million votes, proving they are still the best.
  • miss A came 4th in 'Best Song’ for MAMA 2014, and were the only girl group in the Top 5.
  • miss A were invited to perform at MusicCore’s 400th episode special and did a cover of Sistar’s 'Alone’.
  • miss A won the votes for Sistar VS miss A’s on Music Core.
  • miss A performed in China at 'Its My Party Festival’.
  • miss A performed in China at the Star Chinese Guangzhou for two days.
  • miss A were 5th in 'Top 20 Girl Groups of 2014.
  • miss A were in the Top 20 for 'Most Albums Sold in 2014’

miss A achieved all of this without making a comeback this year.