near parliament

The Sun and The Stars {1}

Bucky x Reader

Word Count: 1865

Warnings: none

A/N: New fic! Enjoy xx

Originally posted by khalblogo

Adrenaline. Pain. Fear. It’s all you feel as you sprint through the seemingly empty woods, the loud howling of dogs on your tail sending bolts of panic to shock through your spine. You glance behind you to see the group of men, not too far from you, chasing you and the rage on their faces is unmistakable. You know why. If they lost you on their watch, HYDRA would have their heads. You haven’t felt the fresh air in so long but you can’t enjoy the chill of the night air. All that’s on your mind is escape as you run through the woods, narrowly avoiding the low hanging branches as you sprint. You feel like you’ve been running for days but you know you can’t stop, not now when you’re so close to permanent escape, The thin shirt that never provided much protection sticks to your back from the sweat and the pain in your side from where your handler shot you is bleeding more profusely the faster you run. You don’t have much left in you but you can’t go back. You can’t return to the iron grip of HYDRA.

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A gender equality activist stands in a golden cage dressed as a bride and wearing bandages during a protest near parliament in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, March 15, 2017. The protest took place as MPs debated a vote against article 522 of the Lebanese penal code, an article which shields rapists from prosecution on the condition that they marry their victim. Patrick Baz/AP


The Great Mosque of Tirana

Is a mosque which is currently being built in Tirana, Albania. The financing for the mosque’s construction comes from the main state run Turkish Muslim organisation Diyanet. The mosque is being constructed on a 10,000-square-meter parcel of land near Albania’s parliament building and will have the capacity for up to 4,500 people to pray at one time within the mosque. When completed, it will be the largest mosque in the Balkans.

On This Day: July 14

Nonbinary Day

  • 1789: French Revolution: Storming of Bastille.
  • 1798: US Alien and Sedition Acts makes it a crime to make “any false, scandalous, and malicious” statements about the government.
  • 1864: Anarchist Pierre Quillard born in Paris. He was a symbolist poet, playwright, translator, and journalist.
  • 1877: A general strike halted the movement of U.S. railroads. In the following days, strike riots spread across the United States. The next week, federal troops were called out to force an end to the nationwide strike.
  • 1881: In London, an anarchist Congress of about 30 delegates representing a dozen country meet with an aim of rebuilding the International Workingmen’s Association (AIT). They adopt “propaganda of the deed”, signaling an era of “attentats”.
  • 1889: Second International formed in Paris.
  • 1896: Buenaventura Durruti born in León, Spain.
  • 1912: Woody Guthrie born in Okemah, Oklahoma.
  • 1916: Federal authorities demand removal of the office of the anarchist journal Mother Earth.
  • 1921: Sacco and Vanzetti case goes to the jury. At 7:30 in the evening the jury returns its verdict: both are both found guilty of murder in the first degree. Their long years of appeals and massive protests worldwide, begins.
  • 1921: Man Ray arrives in Paris. Marcel Duchamp introduces him to Dadaists.
  • 1927: Emilienne Morin met Buenaventura Durruti and Francisco Ascaso at the International Anarchist Bookshop at 72 Rue Des Prairies in the 20th arrondissement of Paris. Her friend and comrade Berthe Fabert ran the bookshop with her then-partner Severin Ferandel.
  • 1928: New Vietnam Revolutionary Party is founded in Huế, reformed as the Indochinese Communist League in 1929.
  • 1931: The CNT of the peasants of Cazalla de la Sierra in Seville was founded.
  • 1933: The Nazi Party bans all political parties in Germany except the Nazi Party.
  • 1937: Emma Goldman, on or about this day, writes the introduction to a new commemorative edition of Alexander Berkman’s Now and After to be published by the Freie Arbeiter Stimme. Emma also views Fury Over Spain, a film by Louis Frank; considers organizing a public showing of the film to raise funds for Mujeres Libres.
  • 1937: In Spain, The Republic bans criticism of the Soviet Union. This censorship is aimed especially against the anarchist and POUM press and follows a large number of complaints by the Stalinist party and their press.
  • 1942: Anarchist Sébastien Faure dies in Royan, France. He was a freethought and secularist activist and a principal proponent of synthesis anarchism.
  • 1948: Palmiro Togliatti, leader of the Italian Communist Party, is shot near the Italian Parliament.
  • 1958: The Iraqi monarchy is overthrown by popular forces in a coup led by Abd al-Karim Qasim,
  • 1975: Jehan Mayoux dies in Ussel, France. He was a a poet, a teacher, a pacifist, antimilitarist and libertarian activist.
  • 1977: In Bilbao, Spain, between 150,000 and 200,000 people protested against the Lemoniz Nuclear Power Plant. This has been called the “biggest ever anti-nuclear demonstration”.
  • 1979: Anarcho-syndicalist Claude Le Maguet, aka Jean Salivas, dies, in Geneva. He was a pacifist, typographer, writer and film director.
  • 1991: Nicolas Walter delivers talk on “Anarchism and Religion” at the South Place Ethical Society.
  • 1993: Poet and composer Léo Ferré dies in Castellina in Chianti, Italy.
  • 2015: Syrian Civil War: Levi Jonathan “Jack” Shirley, from Colorado, dies while fighting for the YPG.

Thickos in the Queen fan club group on Farcebook always misinterpret shit. People were discussing Brian’s address saying he lived near the Houses of Parliament. No he doesn’t…but anyway, I confirmed that he does live in Kensington - he voted from there - he posted a photo of his ballot paper. 

Next thing this guy was going ‘you can’t get into his house. It’s high security. He has to protect his priceless items including the Red Special.’


I have no desire to go in Brian May’s homes thanks. Chill dude.


Incidentally though if you want to visit…well, Queen members’ addresses are also publicly available online…

Anyway the whole post was some dumbass asking why people go to Freddie’s old house and not Brian, John or Roger’s. Because he’s dead with no memorial, you absolute plank. Why does this even need to be asked?

Then people were saying it should be illegal to walk past their homes, because it’s stalking. Um no. They all live on public streets. You can walk past them any time you like. Brian’s London home is close to Holland Park and Kensington High Street, in a reasonably touristy part of the city, in a borough populated by c.160,000 people, so people are going to walk past his house and it’s tough shit, it’s only stalking if you’re trying to contact him at his home all the time; these morons need to get a grip. As does the irritating fan club owner woman whose opinions change with the wind because she is a cunt.

Also people flip the fuck out that there are photos of Garden Lodge from above ‘that are too high for a helicopter!’ ‘It must be a drone!’ ‘Leave Saint Mary Austin alone!’ ‘Freddie was private! This is unfair!’
1. The photos are OLD, before drones were invented. You can’t change the past. Gold Digger probably wasn’t even living there when it was taken.
2. There are high rise buildings all around Freddie’s house and if people want to take photos out of their own windows they can. In the UK there are no laws forbidding photography of private property from outside it, let alone from your own window.
3. Yes Freddie was private, but ultimately HE CHOSE to live in a house that is overlooked by multiple properties in a densely populated area. Mary can do what she likes but unless the entire street applies to become a gated community then there is fuck all she can do about people walking through there.

Again thick fans need to get a grip!
Terror arrest near Houses of Parliament

A man who was carrying knives near the Houses of Parliament has been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences.
The man, in his 20s, was arrested at 14:22 BST by armed police as part of a stop-and-search operation on Whitehall.

A witness described seeing two knives on the ground, one of which he described as a large bread knife.

A Metropolitan Police statement said there were no injuries. The suspect is in custody in a south London police station.

The statement added: “The man, aged in his late 20s, was arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon and on suspicion of the commission, preparation and instigation of acts of terrorism. Knives have been recovered from him.

"Detectives from the Counter Terrorism Command are continuing their investigation, and as a result of this arrest there is no immediate known threat.”

Security remains tight outside Whitehall buildings following the terror attack on 22 March.

Khalid Masood killed four people when he drove along Westminster Bridge on that day. He then got out of the car and stabbed PC Keith Palmer to death at the entrance to Parliament.

UKRAINE, Kiev : A young anti-government protester looks on during clashes with police in front of the Ukrainian Parliament in Kiev on February 18, 2014. At least three anti-government protesters were killed and some 150 others injured, some seriously, today in fresh clashes between police and demonstrators protesting near Ukraine’s parliament building in Kiev. Medics at an opposition-run field hospital said that most of the injuries were caused by stun grenades while some of the 30 people in a serious condition had suffered head injuries, and one person had to have a hand amputated. AFP PHOTO / SERGEI SUPINSKY

UKRAINE, Kiev : Protesters clash with riot police on January 19, 2014 during an opposition rally in the centre of the Ukrainian capital Kiev in a show of defiance against strict new curbs on protests. 200,000 protesters expressed frustration over the lack of a clear programme from the opposition leaders after almost two months of protests over the government’s ditching of a pact with the EU under Russian pressure. Ukrainian police used tear gas, stun grenades and water cannon in a bid to disperse the hundreds of people who sought to storm police cordons near the Verkhovna Rada parliament in the capital. AFP PHOTO / GENYA SAVILOV

So... A soldier just got shot at our downtown war memorial and the shooter hasn't been caught...

Yeah, So I’m gonna stay put, and to anyone in the ottawa area please be careful if you’re going near parliament, or better yet just… Stay home till someone catches this nut job.

Who Will Protect the Crimean Tatars?

As Crimea prepares for a referendum on its future, its native Muslim residents are preparing for the worst. Natalia Antelava on the scene:

“There are about three hundred thousand Crimean Tatars on the peninsula, and although they constitute only fifteen per cent of its population they have great political significance. If they do not back the upcoming referendum, it will be far more difficult for the pro-Moscow government in Crimea to legitimize what is in effect a Russian annexation of the peninsula.”

Above: Crimean Tatars hold a rally near the parliament building in Simferopol. Photograph by Baz Ratner/Reuters.


What only birds see - simply the building with the most beautiful roof in Budapest

On a quiet leafy street near to the Hungarian Parliament you will discover an art nouveau masterpiece in the form of the old Postal Savings Bank, today the National Bank’s Treasury. The colours of its facade have faded a bit, and the glint has been lost a little from its fretted ballusters, but it’s still a marvel. The building was the work of the Hungarian architect Ödön Lechner, often called the „Hungarian Gaudi” as well, responsible also for the fanciful, green-capped Museum of Applied Arts, as well as numerous other stand-out building across Budapest and Hungary. The Postal Savings Bank, built between 1889 and 1901, however, is often considered to be the best example of his work.
The Hungarian Royal Postal Savings Bank was founded in 1885, and its establishment was a notable step in facilitating investments for the middle classes, as public servants, workers and farmers in Hungary. The building’s design refers on this programme of the bank: diligent bees, symbols of frugality adorn the facade and the pillars, making their ways towards the hives made from ceramic. Certainly, the bees are from majolica as well! The motif repeats itself on the captions of the courtyard, and also inside everywhere. On the facade one can see not just bees, but snakes, hens, dragons, as depictions of real and imaginary creatures too. The tallest tower in the middle of the building’s roof boast with two bulls, copies from the drinking bowls of the famous golden treasure of Nagyszentmiklós (23 early medieval gold vessels, in total weighing 9.945 kg, found in 1799 in Transylvania), cast from saffron hue Zsolnay ceramic.
Ödön Lechner’s hair turned already in grey, when he created this building, and quoting his own words: „ really started to work”. Postal Saving Bank’s building – dislike other works of Lechner – does not invoke so much oriental elements.With its ornamentic and folk motifs it establishes a different, unique, Hungarian secession style. When asked, why he made so much effort into designing this enchanting tile pattern of the roof, when nobody can see it, Lechner’s answer said: „the birds would..”

Protesters clash with riot police on January 19, 2014 during an opposition rally in the centre of the Ukrainian capital Kiev in a show of defiance against strict new curbs on protests. 200,000 protesters expressed frustration over the lack of a clear programme from the opposition leaders after almost two months of protests over the government’s ditching of a pact with the EU under Russian pressure. Ukrainian police used tear gas, stun grenades and water cannon in a bid to disperse the hundreds of people who sought to storm police cordons near the Verkhovna Rada parliament in the capital. AFP PHOTO / GENYA SAVILOVGENYA SAVILOV/AFP/Getty Images