Social Justice Archive

Jun
23
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A member of Georgia's reformed Politsiya directing traffic in Tbilisi.

How Georgia Abolished its Police

The police were the first Georgians I met. Arriving in the capital, Tbilisi, at ten to midnight there were police officers waiting on the tarmac.

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Jun
03
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Fan art by US army veteran Matt Klein depicting US soldiers with stormtrooper masks.

American Stormtroopers

Back in 2015 Amazon unveiled a promotional campaign for their TV adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s famous novel The Man in the High Castle. Read more…

Apr
13
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Looking up through the rocks near the summit of Mauna Kea on Hawaii's Big Island.

Violence in the Aloha State

I knew that Hawaii was part of America but I still didn’t expect it to be so American.
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Jan
25
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Remembering Cummeragunja

Studying Australian history often feels more like uncovering some sprawling conspiracy. Buried underneath all the accounts of white explorers, convicts, bushrangers, miners and diggers is a vast bedrock of black history. The more you dig the more connections you find but the full story always seems to remain hidden.

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Jan
18
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The Women of Rojava

Photos by Asmaa Waguih and Joey Lawrence of Kurdish fighters provide a face for a revolution that is quietly taking place behind the front lines of the war with ISIS.

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Sep
11
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Pool used by the LTTE to test submarines and train divers for guerrilla warfare.

Sea Tigers of the LTTE

In a lagoon north of Mullaitivu is a gold-painted ‘victory monument’. It presides over the area where the ‘Liberation Tamil Tigers of Eelam’ (LTTE) made their last stand against the Sri Lankan army in 2009.

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Aug
26
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Tuk Tuk parked on the wall of the Kumbichchan Kulama 'Tank'.  These enormous reservoirs began to be built in the 3rd century BC using sophisticated techniques not acquired by western engineers until the 18th century.

Conflicting Stories in Sri Lanka

A couple of chance encounters highlighted the dueling narratives of Sri Lankan history and the tensions that still remain following the end of the civil war.

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Nov
27
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Ceres Mountains from the Fynbos Nature Reserve in South Africa.

Ceres Valley, South Africa

Another bleary-eyed morning spent rock-hopping in the pre-dawn light to get to a vantage point before sunrise.

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Sep
30
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Golden Horn ferry

Istanbul

Photos of the streets and waterways around the old Turkish capital.

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Jun
02
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Demonstrations and civil unrest in Turkey began on 28 May 2013 in response to government plans to remove Gezi Park in Istanbul.  The violent response by authorities to the initial protest prompted greater crowds in the following days.  It's estimated that three and a half million people took part in demonstrations in a number of cities across Turkey.

One protestor holds a portrait of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk- seen as the founder of modern Turkey and a much more secular ruler than the current President Recep Erdoğan.

Taksim Square Protests, Part II

The previous set of photos was taken on Istiklal avenue approaching Taksim Square.

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Jun
02
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Protesters wearing makeshift masks and eye wear participating in anti-government demonstrations in Istanbul.

Retaking Gezi Park

Photos I took of today’s anti-government demonstrations in Istanbul.

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Apr
30
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Olympiastadion, Berlin

Photos taken at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium- site of the infamous Nazi games of 1936.

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Apr
13
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Bastille Protestors

Storming the Bastille

On any given sunday there are angry Parisians at the Place De la Bastille railing against the government for one reason or another.

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Apr
10
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Moulin Rouge Pony

Pigalle by night

A picture of tiny horses leaving the side door of the Moulin Rouge.

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Mar
23
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The state of Michigan spends more than $10 million a year to house more juvenile offenders with life sentences than any other state apart from Pennsylvania. 358 inmates are serving life sentences for crimes committed from ages 14 to 17. One in five has been in prison 25 years or longer.

Detroit Youth Demonstration

Some photos from a youth Demonstration in Detroit.

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Nov
12
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The central cemetery in Dili- site of the Santa Cruz massacre in 1991 in which Indonesian troops killed more than 250 people gathered to mourn the death of Sebastião Gomes a young supporter of an independant Timor.

Visiting the Graves

Today marks the 18th anniversary of the Santa Cruz massacre.

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