Photos the Twitter of Past Revolutions
Twitter and Facebook may be the civil uprising tools du jour, but they certainly weren't the first. Photography galvanized support for the African American Civil Rights movement.
Twitter and Facebook may be the civil uprising tools du jour, but they certainly weren't the first. Photography helped bring Southern brutalities to light and sustained the African American Civil Rights movement. For nearly two weeks in early May of 1963, national and international audiences rose each morning to images of violence, confrontation, and resistance splashed across the front pages of their major newspapers. They vividly and visually challenged an entire economic and social regime of power, galvanizing support for the Civil Rights Act of 1964. "The brutality with which officials would have quelled the black individual became impotent when it could not be pursued with stealth and remain unobserved."
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China's Chang'e 4 biosphere experiment marks a first for humankind.
- China's Chang'e 4 lunar lander touched down on the far side of the moon on January 3.
- In addition to a lunar rover, the lander carried a biosphere experiment that contains five sets of plants and some insects.
- The experiment is designed to test how astronauts might someday grow plants in space to sustain long-term settlements.
She met mere mortals with and without the Vatican's approval.
- For centuries, the Virgin Mary has appeared to the faithful, requesting devotion and promising comfort.
- These maps show the geography of Marian apparitions – the handful approved by the Vatican, and many others.
- Historically, Europe is where most apparitions have been reported, but the U.S. is pretty fertile ground too.
Arranged marriages and Western romantic practices have more in common than we might think.
In his book In Praise of Love (2009), the French communist philosopher Alain Badiou attacks the notion of 'risk-free love', which he sees written in the commercial language of dating services that promise their customers 'love, without falling in love'.
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