Walking, Barcelona 2015 (captcha) 1 What will our legacy be? How can the Australian concentration camps on Nauru and Manus Island be allowed to continue to traumatise illegally detained individuals and families? Why in a number of European countries have people been prosecuted for giving humanitarian assistance to refugees? Why in the USA is family separation instigated and maintained in clear contravention of the law? Why is the UN lending its imprimature to the unsafe return of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh to Myanmar? How can Mohammed Bin Salman, given the ubiquity of disappearances and torture in his realm, and ...
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Walking, Barcelona 2015 (captcha) 2 Why do democratic states professing to promote peace and human rights continue to sell weapons to war-prosecuting tyrannies like Saudi Arabia? Why is cruelty campaigned for? Why do contempt, fear, suspicion, hostility, and hate in many countries dominate democratic politics and win elections? Why is civil disobedience itself increasingly met with legal sanctions and/or violence? Why are Governments so keen to establish institutions and practices that amount to forms of disorder, often coercive and/or violent disorder at that? Why do states with open or half open eyes choose to impose chaos, including the chaos ...
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Walking, Barcelona 2015 (captcha) 3 What will our legacy be? Why is climate change, in spite of massive investment in research and great gains in knowledge, not driving policies realistically able to combat and impose limits on it? Why does the ongoing mass extinction not rate a single mainstream political response, or even acknowledgement? Why do democracies elect leaders who deny the science? What hope is there for the world? One of the few recent beacons of hope originates with a single worried and stubborn girl in Stockholm. There is every reason to support the young people who have ...
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From a taxi, Kolkata 2018 (undivulged identity) An auto driver with no passengers waiting for the traffic jam to break up. #fromtaxi#fromataxi
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From a taxi, Mumbai 2019 (we can be heroes) A well to do Mumbaikar/Bombayite in charge of his own car — more the exception than the rule. #fromtaxi#fromataxi
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From a taxi, Lucknow 2019 (undivulged identity) A motorcyclist, I believe on his way to a funeral. #fromtaxi#fromataxi