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May 14, 2018
by Magnum Photographers
On December 6 2017, President Donald Trump unilaterally recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and announced his plan to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. May 14, 2018 marks the official relocation date of the embassy, which falls on 70th anniversary of the declaration of the State of Israel.

On this day in 1948, the British Mandate of Palestine ended and the Israeli state was... More...
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May 14, 2018
by Mikhael Subotzky
If Cape Town, South Africa, continues to consume water at the current pace without relief, this city of four million inhabitants will run out in a few months. This would be the first for a major, modern city. The crisis, which began during the Summer of 2017, can be blamed on poor planning, a drought, outdated infrastructure, and climate change.
To stave off disaster, on February 1st the city government... More...
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May 8, 2018
by Susan Meiselas
The National Memorial for Peace and Justice opened in Montgomery, Alabama on April 26th. Also referred to as the “National Lynching Memorial”, it commemorates 4,400 victims of racial terror lynching in the United States. Founded by the Equal Justice Initiative and funded by private donations, the memorial is located on a former slave market and features 805 hanging steel coffin-like rectangles, each... More...
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May 8, 2018
by Larry Towell
-“We are here where the Laramie Treaty was signed 150 years ago by our ancestors. We want our ancestors to know we are still here and that they did not die in vain. “

-“What we have when we leave our ways behind is suicide, addictions and death.”

(Doug Good Feather.
Medicine Man,
Ft. Laramie sun dance.
July 12, 2017.)

The first Ft. Laramie Treaty was signed on September 17, 1851 between the United... More...
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May 8, 2018
by Magnum Photographers
Approaching the 50th anniversary of the May 1968 civil unrest, France is experiencing a new wave of social activism. One year after Emmanuel Macron's election, environmental activists have clashed with the government concerning the Notre-Dame-des-Landes airport project, railway workers continue to strike, and hospital workers, Air France pilots, and judiciary workers stage their own demonstrations.... More...
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May 1, 2018
by Larry Towell
On April 26, 1986, the Chernobyl atomic reactor exploded resulting in largest nuclear disaster in history, being the only accident of a commercial reactor to cause death from radiation. At first, Soviet officials attempted to hide the catastrophe, but as particles caused by a blast 10 times bigger than Hiroshima carried toxic vapor and dust across southern and central Europe it became impossible to... More...
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May 1, 2018
by Larry Towell
Standing Rock. Fort Yates, North Dakota, 2017.

“They tried to bury us. They didn’t know we were seeds.”
-Proverb

During the week of September 17 2017, between 100 and 200 native American leaders and supporters from the Standing Rock protest camp (water protectors) gathered for a week of ceremony and “healing” in a field near the now closed Oceti, Sacred Stone, and Rosebud camps of North Dakota.... More...
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