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Politicians from the United States and the world react to Donald Trump pulling out of the Paris Agreement


Il materiale di origine: Amanda Schwab, Dave Allocca / Benicio del Toro and Oscar Isaac at the New York Film Festival “Inherent Vice” World Premiere after party at Tavern on the Green in New York City, NY. (4th October, 2014)

Unfortunately, I don’t have the originals of either of these photos, but they’re cool shots anyway of two guys that had no idea that one day they would both end up in the same Star Wars film. 😄

Radmila Šekerinska (b. 1972) is the former Prime Minister of Macedonia, and currently its Minister of Defence. She also served as the leader of the Social Democratic Union of Macedonia.

She holds degrees in Law and in Power Engineering, and is the author of several scientific works. In 2002, she was the Vice Premier of the Republic of Macedonia, responsible for the country’s European integration.


the full on, no holds barred, nose scrunching laugh 2/2

  • diesel black gold show, florence 8th january 2014
  • randall slavin wetdreams exhibition opening 6th december 2012
  • identity premiere 23rd april 2003
  • north country premiere 10th october 2005
  • daybreak 19th april 2012
  • cinemacon 26th april 2012
  • miami vice premiere 20th july 2006
  • oscars ceremony 24th february 2013

El Toro Marine Corps Air Station

In honor of Asian Pacific American Month, we would like to share with you some of the images and documents within our holdings at the National Archives at Riverside. 

After the Vietnam War, many refugees came to the U.S. to create a better life for themselves after their country was torn apart. One example comes to us from the U.S. Marine Corps newspaper, the Flight Jacket (National Archives Identifier 44266766), from the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station in El Toro, California. El Toro became a reception center for refugees fleeing Vietnam. Here we see former premier and vice-president of the South Vietnamese government, Nguyen Cao Ky, who arrived at the reception center at El Toro with many other refugees in 1975. The newspaper documents much of the movement of refugees through its doors.


July 23rd 1951: Philippe Pétain dies

On this day in 1951, French military officer and former head of the Vichy government, Philippe Pétain, died aged 95. Born to a farming family in 1856, he joined the French army in 1876 and rose through the ranks slowly in the years before World War One. However, his successes in the war catapulted him to national fame. Pétain’s most famous victory was leading the defense of Verdun, which made him a national hero in France and resulted in his becoming marshal of France in 1918. In the postwar years he held a number of political offices, finally being appointed vice premier in 1940 as France faced attack from Nazi Germany. Pétain called for an armistice, which ceded large parts of France (including Paris) to the Nazis. Pétain, as ‘chief of state’, ruled the remainder of the country from Vichy; the authoritarian Vichy government collaborated with Germany, even introducing anti-Semitic legislation banning Jews from certain professions. Pétain himself, though indeed reactionary, favoured neutrality over even closer collaboration, trying to maintain relations with the Allies. As the war progressed, Pétain’s influence waned and French resistance mounted against Vichy collaboration, and he was taken to Germany when the Allies landed in France. After the end of the war, with France free from German rule, the ‘hero fo Verdun’ was tried and condemned to death for treason. His sentence was commuted to life in solitary confinement, and Pétain remained imprisoned in a fortress on the Île d’Yeu until his death in 1951.

Award Season’s Most Stylish Girls to Watch 

10 of this year’s best actresses to keep on your style radar

Now that award season is in full-effect, we’re excited to see what all of our favorite celebrities will be wearing on the red carpet. Starting off with the Golden Globes this Sunday, we have ten ‘It’ girls that will be on our style radar. From Keira Knightley and Emily Blunt to Elle Fanning and Emma Stone, see which stylish girls made our watch list, plus snag their red carpet tricks below!

Emma Stone, Birdman

Sparkles and high slits go together like peas and carrots. Invest in a statement-making number. 

Emma Stone wearing Jason Wu at the premiere of ‘Birdman’ at the 2014 New York Film Festival.

HAUTE HIPPIE sequined dress

Jessica Chastain, A Most Violent Year and Intersteller

If you’re looking to wear something comfortable and dressy, go for a playful jumpsuit.

Jessica Chastain wearing a Marios Schwab jumpsuit to the Washington DC premiere of ‘Interstellar’ 

Collared Surplice Jumpsuit

Elle Fanning, Low Down

Don’t be afraid to show some skin. Try a dress with sheer inserts in organza and chiffon.

Elle Fanning wearing Wes Gordon at The Hollywood Reporter & Jimmy Choo’s Celebration of the Most Powerful Stylists in Hollywood 2014

ASOS Shift Dress With Organza Detail

Dakota Fanning, Night Moves

For something new, opt for a cape dress. The piece is a bit mysterious and looks great with a thigh high boot for winter.

Dakota Fanning at Barney’s New York ‘Baz Dazzled’ wearing Saint Laurent Spring 2015.

Nasty Gal Catherine Cape Dress

Imogen Poots, Jimi: All Is by My Side

For a fun cocktail occasion, go for a little black dress, but make sure it has cutouts or something unique in its design.

Imogen Poots wearing Proenza Schouler to the 2014 Met Gala.

Solace London Tyler Cutout Dress

Scarlet Johansson, Under the Skin

Try funky prints, such as polka dots for a fun and playful look.

Scarlett Johansson wearing Vivienne Westwood to the premiere of ‘Under The Skin’ at the 2014 Toronto Film Festival.

Fit-and-flare polka-dot dress

Emily Blunt, Into the Woods

Go romantic and dramatic in an embroidered dress, preferably in red and floral.

Emily Blunt wearing Dolce & Gabbana at the ‘Into the Woods’ premiere in NYC.

San Marcos Mini Dress

Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game

Look angelic in a lacy white frock with girly details.

Keira Knightley wearing Chanel Couture at ‘The Imitation Game’ Toronto Film Festival premiere.

Jarlo Faye Bandeau Dress In Floral Lace With Mesh Panels

Shailene Woodley, The Fault in Our Stars 

If you have any upcoming weddings to attend or semi-formal events, don’t be afraid to wear a bold color, like bright yellow, and shine.

Shailene Woodley In Ralph Lauren Collection at ‘The Fault in Our Stars’  in New York.

MSGM Short dresses

Katherine Waterston, Inherent Vice

Channel your inner Audrey Hepburn with a feminine and classic look, such as an off the shoulder dress in black with a red lip. 

Katherine Waterston wearing Christian Dior at the ‘Inherent Vice’ LA premiere.

MILLY Dress - Off-The-Shoulder Flare

anonymous asked:

As someone who is quite unfamiliar with the history of modern China, what would you say are some critical points/events that led to its communism turning into this... thing that it is now

By the late 1950′s, early 1960′s, there were elements within the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) that more or less called for the restoration of capitalism within China, among these Liu Shaoqi and Deng Xiaoping who presented themselves as loyal supporters of Mao Tse-tung yet were considered more “moderate” in terms of policies.

The star of Liu Shaoqi was in the ascent during this period. Liu’s leadership of the ‘first line’ gave him the authority to convene conferences, select speakers, and thus secure passage of the measures he supported. For example, in an expanded CC meeting of January 21-27, 1962 (the ‘meeting of the 7,000’ cadres), Liu Shaoqi presided and gave a speech (on the twenty-sixth) in which he reported that Hunan peasants had told him that the failure of the Leap was only 30 percent due to natural catastrophes and 70 percent due to ‘human errors.’

At the same time, Liu called for the following reforms: (1) immediate cessation of work on projects from which no 'economically relevant results’ were expected; (2) shutting down enterprises that make no profit or operate on a loss; (3) reintroduction of free markets and higher prices for agricultural produce; and (4) use of the production team as the basic accounting unit. This conference was followed by the Xilou conference of the Politburo Standing Committee, which was held from February 21 to 26, 1966, and again chaired by Liu. At the meeting, Chen Yun submitted a report pointing to a deficit of two billion yuan. The report, which was accepted and distributed to local levels, justified retrenchment and increased reliance on local initiative to solve economic problems. At the Beidaiho Politburo Conference in August 1962, Liu Shaoqi again raised the questions to be discussed and dominated the meetings.
(Dittmer, L. Liu Shaoqi and the Chinese Cultural Revolution. Rev Ed. England: M. E. Sharpe, Inc., 1998. p. 42.)

Understanding that there was an urgent necessity to attack and remove capitalist roaders from the party, and to avoid what happened in the Soviet Union with the ascension of the Khrushchev clique, the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution was launched to address this pressing issue (among others).

While Liu Shaoqi and Deng Xiaoping were purged (forced to retire from their positions, and more or less barred from any party duty) during the GPCR, the latter would have the benefit of being Zhou Enlai’s protege, someone who had accumulated a lot of power within the CCP and held certain influence over Mao Tse-tung, especially after Lin Biao’s attempted coup (some argue that this coup was initiated because Mao Tse-tung had refused to follow Lin Biao’s suggestion of becoming head of state, thus displacing Zhou Enlai and allowing Lin Biao to later succeed as head of state and party chairman. It’s hard to say whether this was based on rivalry or genuine mistrust regarding Zhou Enlai, but the coup had catastrophic effects and affected the general opinion on the GPCR).

With Zhou Enlai’s death, Deng Xiaoping, who Zhou had appointed as his successor, saw himself being removed once again from any influential positions as the Gang of Four, with Mao Tse-tung’s support, launched a campaign against Deng. Hua Guofeng instead became the premier and vice chairman of the party.

Once Mao Tse-tung died, Hua Guofeng succeed as chairman of the CCP and the central military commission to much of the Gang of Four’s surprise. Thus they engaged in a political war to ensure the future of socialist China (which they unfortunately failed to win). Since Guofeng required support in dealing with the Gang of Four, he restored Deng Xiaoping to series of positions (Vice-Chairman of the Central Committee, Vice-Chairman of the Military Commission and Chief of the General Staff of the People’s Liberation Army). In reply to his rehabilitation, Deng would use his newly found influence to oust Guofeng, consolidate his power over the CCP, and a launch a series of campaigns to besmirch and “criticise” the GPCR (in a similar fashion to De-Stalinisation in the USSR) and to reform China’s economic model with pro-capitalist elements.

A real cowboy of revisionism

This, of course, is a very brief and simplified version of the events that transpired. If you’d like to read more the subject, we have a bunch of books in our library but we also recommend reading “The Political Economy of Counterrevolution in China: 1976-88“ by Henry Park, “The Capitalist Roaders Are Still on the Capitalist Road“ by China Study Group, “And Mao Makes 5″ by Raymond Lotta, and “Evaluating the Cultural Revolution in China and its Legacy for the Future“ by MLM Revolutionary Study Group in the U.S.


We’re almost a month away from the release of Black Lips’ new record, Underneath the Rainbow, which drops on March 18 on Vice Records. It’s their first full length album in three years and following up their single "Boys In The Wood" and its accompanying video (It’s crazy, watch it here), they’re back with “Justice After All." 

You can stream the new track above and catch them on tour this spring. Pre-order Underneath the Rainbow on iTunes now.

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