great piece by Maurice Berger in the lens blog today
Malcolm X’s Passionate Engagement With Photography
Malcolm X often carried a camera, his way of “collecting evidence,” as Gordon Parks once observed. He relied on photographs to provide the visual proof of Black Muslim productivity and equanimity that sensationalistic headlines and verbal reporting often negated.
In honor in MLK day 2012>
The Complete 1963 Speech aDuring The March On Washington
from Nicholas Kristof in Cairo
Pro-government thugs at Tahrir Square used clubs, machetes, swords and straight razors on Wednesday to try to crush Egypt’s democracy movement, but, for me, the most memorable moment of a sickening day was one of inspiration: watching two women stand up to a mob.
Can’t stop watching/listening to Al Jazeera Live Stream from Egypt. The revolution will not be televised, but it is being streamed and tweeted at least to those of us outside Egypt. I read the paper for perspective and putting everything together from the day before.
BBC calls it Egypt Unrest day #
ABC is the only network news as if today has a logo online for the conflict
The New York Times hasn’t named its coverage but the Lede Blog is even active on a Sunday.
MSNBC surprised me with how through and well organized its coverage is – link
At the Huffington Post, it is Egypt on Edge
And this article I was led to from a link from Facebook: The “Women Of The Egyptian Revolution” Compilation Being Made by Leil-Zahra Mortada.(Dialup Warning) – Democratic Underground.
The photo above when see on the Democratic Underground collection , the women stood out immediately. As the front image on today’s New York Times Week in Review, I was so struck by the action in the photo, the woman as the centerpiece only became apparent after prolonged viewing.
photo above from September 22, 2010, 6:11 PM- a twit pic from the blogger/activist Joseph Dana. Found it as I was reading the Lede blog this morning and following links from more current stories [link]
His site led me to a blog he writes for which looks like a good source for news on Palestinian/Israeli conflict: +972
972 is a blog-based web magazine that is jointly owned by a group of Israeli journalists and bloggers. The writers’ goal is to provide fresh, original, on-the-ground analysis and reporting of events in Israel and the Palestinian territories. The name of the magazine is derived from the telephone area code that is shared by Israel and the Palestinian territories.
Another disturbing post on 972, Tuesday, September 21 2010 by Lisa Goldman
The things they see: children at play in Jerusalem