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Royal Chapel of Versailles, May 2016. by Sabrina Danielle.

Photographed when I visited the Chateau de Versailles, France. The Sun King (Louis XIV) loved music and dance and thus had a gigantic gilded organ in this royal chapel where the King and his family would hold mass.

Please do not remove my credit.

GERMANY. Dachau. April 9, 1945. Jubilant prisoners greet the liberating US Army.

Dachau concentration camp was the first camp established by the Nazis, shortly after they came to power in 1933. At first the camp was used to detain enemies of the Nazi regime, political prisoners. Later many tens of thousands of other would pass through the camp and its numerous sub-camps, including groups of Jews, women and Clergy (mainly Catholics) from all over occupied Europe.

Dachau was not an extermination camp with gas chambers, although the death rate from conventional executions, starvation and ill treatment was high and the camp was equipped with ‘ovens’ for the disposal of the dead. It was also the site of numerous medical experiments on detainees, many of whom died in the course of experiments, which included prolonged exposure to freezing water and simulated high altitude tests.  

History will likely never know how many people were interned or died there, due to periods of disruption. One source gives a general estimate of over 200,000 prisoners from more than 30 countries, of whom two-thirds were political prisoners, including many Catholic priests, and nearly one-third were Jews.

25,613 prisoners are believed to have died in the camp and almost another 10,000 in its subcamps, primarily from disease, malnutrition and suicide. In early 1945, a typhus epidemic occurred in the camp caused by poor sanitation and overcrowding, followed by an evacuation, in which large numbers of the prisoners died. Toward the end of the war, death marches to and from the camp caused the deaths of numerous unrecorded prisoners. After liberation, prisoners weakened beyond recovery by the starvation conditions continued to die. 

Two thousand cases of “the dread black typhus” had already been identified by 3 May, and the U.S. Seventh Army was “working day and night to alleviate the appalling conditions at the camp”. Prisoners with typhus, a louse-borne disease with an incubation period from 12 to 18 days, were treated by the 116th Evacuation Hospital, while the 127th would be the general hospital for the other illnesses. There were 227 documented deaths among the 2,252 patients cared for by the 127th.

Upcoming Drama in August: Moon Lovers: Scarle Heart Ryeo (달의 연인-보보경심 려)

First Episode Airs: August 29, 2016

Airing Days: Monday, Tuesday

Network: SBS

Synopsis:

An adaptation from a Chinese drama, this story set up in the early of Goryeo regime. Hae Soo, a 25 year old girl from modern era got transported back to Goryeo dynasty and got trapped in the conflicts and struggles between princes of Wang’s House.

Cast:

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Before I leave for a month long trip to the other side of the globe, here’s a set of photos from Desucon for you! I dug my Wonder Woman from it’s box to finally have couple of new nice photos of it. This was a fairly hasty shoot, and I’d still love to have a location shoot with her some day, but I’m more than happy I have these to better show the costume <3

Wonder Woman (regime) - Injustice: Gods among us
Photography and editing by talented Mialiina cosplay photography

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I have been saying all these years that those Iranian diaspora people and their Islamophobia-pardon of course “criticism of Islam”- have violent, racist views but nobody listened to me becauee hey, it’s just the regime they hate, right?

GERMANY. Dachau. April 1945. Survivors of the Dachau concentration camp demonstrate the operation of the crematorium by pushing a corpse into one of the ovens.

Dachau concentration camp was the first camp established by the Nazis, shortly after they came to power in 1933. At first the camp was used to detain enemies of the Nazi regime, political prisoners. Later many tens of thousands of other would pass through the camp and its numerous sub-camps, including groups of Jews, women and Clergy (mainly Catholics) from all over occupied Europe.

Dachau was not an extermination camp with gas chambers, although the death rate from conventional executions, starvation and ill treatment was high and the camp was equipped with ‘ovens’ for the disposal of the dead. It was also the site of numerous medical experiments on detainees, many of whom died in the course of experiments, which included prolonged exposure to freezing water and simulated high altitude tests.

By the time the US Army arrived the camp was overcrowded with thousands of prisoners who had been transferred from other camps and there were far too many dead for the usual process of incineration to cope with.

History will likely never know how many people were interned or died there, due to periods of disruption. One source gives a general estimate of over 200,000 prisoners from more than 30 countries, of whom two-thirds were political prisoners and nearly one-third were Jews. 25,613 prisoners are believed to have died in the camp and almost another 10,000 in its subcamps, primarily from disease, malnutrition and suicide. In early 1945, a typhus epidemic occurred in the camp caused by poor sanitation and overcrowding, followed by an evacuation, in which large numbers of the prisoners died. Toward the end of the war, death marches to and from the camp caused the deaths of numerous unrecorded prisoners.

why the fuck do old people treat parenting like theyre running an oppressive regime, if a child is upset or asks why they arent allowed to do something you should listen to their problem or explain why. children are little people with emotions as complex as adults, and theyre smarter than we think. it doesnt hurt anything to treat children like theyre human beings instead of just constantly dismissing them and thinking theyre annoying

Potenza della stampa di regime:
1) L'attentare è tedesco, nel senso che è nato in Germania, ma da genitori Iraniani, quindi è già un immigrato di prima generazione.
2) E’ anche uno studente, quindi la scuola non serve ad integrare chi non vuole integrarsi.
3) La polizia annovera la carneficina come il gesto di un folle………..un folle che va a scuola? “Abitava vicino a me, lo conoscevo - ha detto il ragazzo -, un mio amico era suo compagno di classe e diceva che era un tipo tranquillo”
4) “Era uno studente che viveva in un appartamento di una stanza che è stato perquisito.” ………… ed in Germania, notoriamente, si concedono i monolocali ai folli.
5) Si esclude il legame col terrorismo, ma siccome gridava “Allah U Ahkbar” durante la strage, ed hanno trovato perquisendo la sua abitazione tracce d'ammirazione per l'autore della strage di Winnenden, nei pressi di Stoccarda, dove nel 2009 uno studente 17enne uccise 15 persone in una scuola (17enne, vestito di ero come i miliziani dell'ISIS), non si capisce quale tipologia di legame stiano cercando di individuare gli inquirenti.

http://www.repubblica.it/2009/03/sezioni/esteri/strage-germania/strage-germania/strage-germania.html

a little bit late but here’s a concise and (hopefully) sufficient list of US crimes against humanity domestically and abroad

Native American Genocide

Cultural clashes between European settlers and Natives lasted for over four hundred years – small battles, large scale wars and forced labor systems on large estates, also known as encomiendas – took a large toll on the Native population.

Throughout the Northeast, proclamations to create ‘redskins’, or scalps of Native Americans, were common during war and peace times. According to the 1775 Phips Proclamation in Massachusetts, King George II of Britain called for “subjects to embrace all opportunities of pursuing, captivating, killing and destroying all and every of the aforesaid Indians.”

Colonists were paid for each Penobscot Native they killed – fifty pounds for adult male scalps, twenty-five for adult female scalps, and twenty for scalps of boys and girls under age twelve. These proclamations explicitly display the settlers’ “intent to kill”, a major indicator of genocidal acts.

Native American genocide (including deaths caused by disease): 76 million

etc. genocidal incidents involving native americans

Wounded knee Massacre: 150-300

Trail Of Tears: 5,000

Sand Creek Massacre: 150

Gnadenhutten Massacre: 96

Creek War native casualties: 1,597

Ash Hollow Massacre: 86

1860 Wiyot Massacre: 188

the Long Walk to Bosque Redondo: (at least) 200

Battle of Tongue River: 50 

that’s only a few, but notable, examples of forced relocation and massacres attributable to pre-modern genocidal policies, however modern (as in, post-19th century) includes unlivable reservation conditions, forced sterilization of native women, forced assimilation policies in the 1920s, and lack of constitutional rights pre-1968

it goes without saying that this doesn’t do justice to the sheer amount of constant relocation, forced marches, and deportations faced by native americans, however.

U.S. foreign policy + CIA operations abroad

phoenix program (1975), a program during the vietnam war meant to identify and neutralize suspected viet cong, viet cong sympathizers, and communists. it resulted in the torture of tens of thousands (by gang rape, rape following murder, whippings, electric shock treatment, and so on) and the “neutralization” of 81,740; 41,000 of which were killed. 

operation condor (1968-1989), a campaign of anti-communist terror that resulted in the deaths of 60,000 to 90,000 suspected communists, unionists, students, teachers, intellectuals, priests, and racial and sexual minorities. it entailed the installation of right wing, oftentimes fascist, military dictatorships and juntas across south america. notable examples being pinochet’s chile, hugo banzer’s bolivia, and alfredo stroessner’s paraguay.

operation menu (1969-1970), a bombing campaign targeted at both the khmer rouge guerrillas and cambodian civilians, resulting in a noncombatant death toll of 4,000. although, all bombing campaigns directed at cambodia are as high as 150,000.

the christmas bombings, or operation linebacker II (1972), an ariel bombardment operation that resulted in the deaths of 1,624 vietnamese citiziens, along with the intentional destruction of vital infrastructure. 

operation rolling thunder (1965-1968), an ariel bombardment operation that resulted in the deaths of anywhere from 52,000 - 182,000 vietnamese civilians.

operation wandering soul (assumed to be throughout the entire vietnam war), a psychological and propagandistic campaign that preyed on the vietnamese belief that “It was believed that if one died away from one’s family and was not buried with their ancestors, then they would be forced to wander forever; their souls in pain”, the CIA utilized this by recording south vietnamese actors encouraging viet cong to desert the army, oftentimes blasting these recordings from helicopters overhead. 

bay of pigs (1961), the attempted overthrow of the increasingly communist leadership of fidel castro, in part due to the severed ties between cuba and the US after the cuban revolution that overthrew and exiled the previous US-friendly dictator, fulgencio batista, and with him the US’ influence over the region.

operation allied force (1999), the NATO bombing of yugoslavia that resulted in the deaths of anywhere from 500 to 5,700 serbian civilians, 60% of which were in kosovo.

CIA funding of the contras (1981-1988), the CIA funded the right-wing, terrorist contras in opposition to the left social democratic sandinista government in nicaragua as a result of the left wing government being a threat to the economic interests of the US. the contras frequently resorted to widespread acts of terror including, but not limited to: rape, torture, kidnappings, mass shootings, the destruction of schools, and the destruction of hospitals. of which killed a staggering 70,000-130,000 civilians. all the while, the contras were considered freedom fighters by the US media and state.

US bombs in laos (1964-1973), 270 million cluster bombs were dropped on laos, or 2.5 million tons, 80 million of which didn’t explode on impact and have since claimed 20,000 civilian lives after the original bombing. it is unknown how many have died due to the initial bombing, but several thousands can be assumed. one estimate is over 500,000.

When Lyndon Johnson announced a halt to the bombing of North Vietnam in 1968, the bombing of Laos escalated. Asked about the bombing during Senate testimony, Deputy Chief of Mission Monteagle Stearns said, “Well, we had all those planes sitting around and couldn’t just let them stay there with nothing to do.”

The refugees spoke of a relentless campaign of destruction: entire villages incinerated, temples and schools destroyed, livestock killed, people buried alive in holes they dug trying to escape the bombs, people burned alive by napalm and white phosphorous, others forced to live underground in caves for years.

operation 40 (1959-1960), code name for a CIA sponsored terrorist organization pre-bay of pigs that both practiced anti-castro terrorism, sabotage, and assassinations of left-wing political and military leaders. in response to it’s failure in the 60s (disbanded due to evidence of drug trafficking), brigade 2506 was created in it’s place with similar functions.

operation IA feature (1975), a covert CIA operation that authorized the support of both the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola and UNITA, both right-wing parties.

operation ajax (1953), a coup sponsored by the US that entailed the overthrow of the democratically elected prime minister of iran, mohammad mosaddegh and the emplacement of a military government headed by fazlollah zahedi and, accordingly, allowed the shah of iran to institute what was practically an absolute monarchy. this was caused due to mosaddegh’s nationalization of iranian oil and effective dismission of US economic interests.

operation gladio (1956-1990): the peak of NATO (and, accordingly, CIA) anti-communist paranoia.

project FUBELT (1970-1973), the CIA operation that lead to both the assassination of democratically elected chilean president, salvador allende, and the following coup that resulted in the military dictatorship headed by augusto pinochet.

US syphilis experiments in guatemala (1946-1948), the forced, deliberate infection of 700 or more guatemalans with venereal diseases for the purpose of testing the effectiveness of penicillin.

albanian subversion (1949-1952), the attempted overthrow of albania’s government, one of the first of many attempts of the CIA in overthrowing communist and soviet-aligned governments. regardless, it cost the lives of at least 300 people.

CIA tibetan program (1950-1972), the CIA funding, training, and arming of tibetan nationalists and rebels for the purpose of anti-communism and US interests.

CIA drug trafficking

disposition matrix (2010-current), also known as the kill list has claimed up to  2,300 lives via drone strikes, 80% of which were innocent.

operation northwoods (1962, rejected), which was a proposed false flag operation that would’ve framed cuba as a terrorist state.

The desired resultant from the execution of this plan would be to place the United States in the apparent position of suffering defensible grievances from a rash and irresponsible government of Cuba and to develop an international image of a Cuban threat to peace in the Western Hemisphere.

additionally, there has been over 600 failed assassination attempts on fidel castro that have been linked to the CIA 

U.S. domestic policy

operation MHCHAOS (1967-1973), originally based on finding connections between anti-war (anti-vietnam war, particularly) movements and soviet influence expanded into surveilling the majority of leftist groups, such as: students for a democratic society, black panther party (BPP), young lords (puerto rican left-wing nationalists), women strike for peace, and ramparts magazine. at it’s peak, it had a database of approximately 1,000 left-wing groups, 300,000 civilians, and files on 7,200 americans. 

project ARTICHOKE (1951-1953) a study dedicated to forced morphine addiction and hypnosis, tested primarily on sexual and racial minorities (see: gay men, asians, african americans, and military prisoners)

project MKUltra (1953-1973) more infamous than other CIA operations, project MKUltra was the code name given to an illegal program based on human experimentation, usually on unwilling canadians and US citizens belonging to ethnic minority groups. it’s hard to go over just how awful it was in one paragraph so tbh i suggest you read the wiki page.

radiation experiments in puerto rico on puerto rican nationalist leaders and prisoners (1950s)

operation mockingbird (1948-1973), a secret campaign by the CIA to influence the media, the organization recruited leading american journalists in a network to help project the CIA’s views. this extended to multiple student organizations and magazines. there were at least 3,000 CIA officers engaged in this operation.

operation wetback (1954), the deportation of (at least) a million persons to mexico, the majority of which were mexican nationals in response to the increased level of immigration

japanese internment (1942-1946), the deliberate internment of over 127,000 japanese citizens following the bombing of pearl harbor, which resulted in the relocation of japanese people to concentration camps. 

COINTELPRO (1956-1971)

notable groups targeted:

communist party USA (CPUSA)

national lawyers guild (NLG)

national association for the advancement of colored people (NAACP)

american indian movement

congress of racial equality (CORE)

young lords

weather underground

black panther party (BPP)

white panther party

venceremos

socialist workers party (SWP)

student nonviolent coordinating committee (SNCC)

nation of islam (NOI)

patriot party

national caucus of labor committees 

additionally the majority, if not all, groups protesting the vietnam war and almost every socialist and/or communist organization. 

notable people targeted:

martin luther king, jr. (sent death threat and was later involved in his assassination)

fred hampton (assassinated)

bill ayers

muhammad ali

gus hall

john lennon

jeff jones 

yoko ono

huey p. newton

malcolm X

assata shakur

and i honestly shouldn’t have to explain that the U.S. was built off of african slave labor and oppression for hundreds of years, but i will. at least 85,000 deaths can be attributed to the transport of slaves alone (see: not abuses and deaths actually within the U.S.) and an unknown amount of slaves were killed within the U.S., however, in 1860 there were approximately 3,950,528 slaves, or 13% of the U.S. population. let that speak for itself.

U.S.-backed authoritarian regimes

juan vicente gómez, president of venezuela (1908-1935)

jorge ubico, president of guatemala (1931-1944)

manuel estrada cabrera, president of guatemala (1898-1920)

fulgencio batista, president of cuba (1952-1959)

rafael trujillo, president of the dominican republic (1930-1961)

efraín ríos montt + military junta of guatemala (1954-1986)

revolutionary government junta of el salvador (1979-1982)

hugo banzer, president of bolivia (1971-1978)

national reorganization process of argentina (1976-1983)

brazilian military government (1964-1985)

nicaraguan somozan family (1936-1979)

jean-claude duvalier, president of haiti  (1957-1971)

françois duvalier, president of haiti  (1971-1986)

plaek phibunsongkhram, prime minister of thailand (1948-1957)

thanom kittikachorn, prime minister of thailand  (1963-1973)

pol pot, general secretary of the communist party of kampuchea (1978-1983)

A 16 December State Department cable to the UN insisted that, “If the Pol Pot regime was toppled, this could result in indefinite guerrilla warfare in Cambodia.”

The US government insisted that, in spite of the roughly 1 to 2 million people killed by the Khmer Rouge, Pol Pot maintained “stability” in Cambodia, and that was most important.

chiang kai-shek, chairman of the nationalist government of china (1941-1975)

nicolae ceaușescu, general secretary of the romanian communist party (1969-1989)

turkish military junta (1980-1989)

greek military junta (1967-1974)

francisco franco, caudillo of spain (1936-1975)

antónio de oliveira salazar, prime minister of portugal (1933-1974)

paul kagame, president of rwanda (2000-present)

zine el abidine ben ali, president of tunisia (1987-2011)

yoweri museveni, president of uganda (1986-present)

idriss déby, president of chad (1990-present)

national party of south africa. see: apartheid (1948-1994)

house of saud (1945-present)

teodoro obiang nguema mbasogo, president of equatorial guinea (1979-present)

emomali rahmon, president of tajikistan (1994-present)

islom karimov, president uzbekistan (1990-present) 

gurbanguly berdimuhamedow, president of turkmenistan (2006-present)

hashemite dynasty of jordan (1954-present)

suharto, president of indonesia (1967-1998)

ferdinand marcos, president of the philippines (1965-1986)

lon nol, president of the khmer republic (1970-1975)

mohammad reza pahlavi, shahanshah of iran (1941-1979)

syngman rhee, president of south korea (1948-1960)

prayut chan-o-cha, prime minister of thailand (2014–present)

samuel doe, president of liberia (1980-1990)

united arab emirates (1994-present)

hassan II, king of morocco (1961–1999)

and this is, of course, only scratching the surface. feel free to add more.

some relevant links:
35 Countries Where the U.S. Has Supported Fascists, Drug Lords, and Terrorists

Killing Hope: US military and CIA interventions since WWII

The Triumph of Evil: The Reality of the USA’s Cold War Victory introduction (pg. 22) & chapter 7

*links provided for convenience

i really wish i could put together statistics for the number of lives taken under capitalism in america but records arent kept for deaths due to institutional violence such as starvation or lack of healthcare coverage & health issues related to class-influenced geographical pollution and biological sabotage or police brutality , and we can never know whether or not the US was involved in political unrest around the world because the paper trails are always burned. funny how deaths under communist (lol) “regimes” such as the PRC or USSR are always considered inherently tied to the party but capitalist governance is never held responsible for deaths that are absolutely intentional and could absolutely be prevented.

GERMANY. Dachau. April 1945. Shortly after Dachau’s liberation, American soldiers view the bodies inside one of the open railcars. 

Photograph: Eric Schwaab/Courtesy of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Dachau concentration camp was the first camp established by the Nazis. It opened on March 22, 1933. It was announced publicly and widely reported in the German media. At first the camp was used to detain enemies of the Nazi regime, political prisoners. Later many tens of thousands of other would pass through the camp and its numerous sub-camps.

Inmates comprised notably of Poles, Russians, Ukrainians, French, Yugoslavs, Czechs, Germans, Austrians, Hungarians, Italians, Jews, Homosexuals, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Communists, Gypsies.
Number of inmates: over 188,000 (estimated)
Killed: 32,000 documented deaths, thousands undocumented

Dachau was not an extermination camp with gas chambers, although the death rate from conventional executions, starvation and ill treatment was high and the camp was equipped with ‘ovens’ for the disposal of the dead. Prisoners lived in constant fear of brutal treatment and terror detention including standing cells, floggings, the so-called tree or pole hanging, and standing at attention for extremely long periods. It was also the site of numerous medical experiments on detainees, many of whom died in the course of experiments.

Ti voglio qui e ti ci voglio adesso.
E non mi manca tanto il sesso quanto lo stare con te, a casa, in strada, a ridere e scherzare, noi due a improvvisare.
I viaggi in macchina, i discorsi seri sotto le coperte, insieme fino alle sette.
E dimmi che tutto questo non ti manca, dimmi che non ci hai mai pensato, che noi siamo solo un caso.
—  pezzidicuorestrappati
The night has set in and with midnight approaching she takes off her make-up while glancing at her reflection in the mirror, the bathroom sink she rests her spare hand on is in a house that no longer feels like home and she’s living a life that no longer feels like hers. The only thing that feels the same is the midnight beauty regime, after the storm that striked today even her face doesn’t look quite the same to her.
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CS AU Week : Another Time - WWII Secret Agents

In a world on fire, SOE Agent Emma Swan finds herself heading to the front lines of the war-torn French countryside to collect imperative intel for the Allied Forces from an undercover agent with little more than her gun and the name of the operative.

Killian Jones. 

For nearly two years, Captain Killian Jones has been deep undercover helping the French Resistance fight to keep the German army at bay. Playing the Nazis as a double agent, Captain Jones has been dancing along a dangerous knife edge as he gathers the secrets of the evil regime. When a feisty blonde SOE agent shows up on his doorstep with orders to collect his intel, sparks fly just before bombs drop, and plans are forced to change when the two agents find themselves trapped within a Nazi blockade with little hope of escape.

In a game of shadows and subterfuge, Agent Swan is forced to trust the roguish captain with her life as they fight together to get her back to England with the valuable information. With time running out and the threat of exposure nipping at their heels, Emma and Killian must risk it all to finish their mission.

To turn the tides of the war. 

vice.com
How Iranian Women Are Protesting Against the Country's Strict Dress Code | VICE | United States
In Iran, uploading a photo of yourself without a hijab, or a video of your singing, can be an act of protest.

Iran is home to perhaps the most strictly enforced dress code in the world. In the capital, Tehran, thousands of Gashte Ershad, or morality police—both in uniform and plainclothes—patrol the streets, looking for men with flashy jewelry or certain haircuts and women in form-fitting clothes or loose hijabs, which are required by law to be worn at all times.

According to Amnesty International, between March 2013 and March 2014, upwards of2.9 million women received a police warning for dress code infractions. This May, a woman was even arrested for posting a photo of herself without a hijab to Instagram. And Tehran is cracking down further, deploying 7,000 new officers last month to keep an eye out for insufficiently pious outfits.

“As a woman, every time I venture out into the streets, I am constantly pre-occupied by how I should dress,” said Neda, a 32-year-old Iranian woman who spoke to VICE under the condition of anonymity. “Should I be wearing this tight-fitting coat? Is my coat too short? Am I likely to be arrested because of what I am going to wear?”

Some Iranian women have resorted to cutting their hair short and dressing like mento blend in, avoid detection, and protest. Others use an app designed to alert users to the presence of patrols.

And some have also taken to removing their hijabs, sometimes just for brief moments, and taking photos of their uncovered heads as an act of resistance. The resulting photos are compiled by a site called My Stealthy Freedom. The project’s Facebook page recently hit a million followers and has continued to grow despite efforts by the government to shut it down and discredit its founder, Masih Aleinjad.