The Great Excavation of Delphi: The Discovery of Antinous, unknown photographer, 1892-1893
this photograph will always be a reference point to me, when people bring up how the marbles were transferred “through consent by the government ”at the time””“” as if the Ottomans had any right to sell Greek people’s history to Britain while Britain used their bodies to dig up their own past and steal it from them as recently as the late 19th century. so no, the common “Greeks had no idea about antiquity” narrative isn’t going to fly; they had no access because they were living under an imperial occupation.
Indigenous people of Brazil trying to prevent their eviction from an old indigenous museum which they have been living in for the past 7 years.
On March 22nd all of the inhabitants and their supporters were forcibly removed or arrested.
The building is being destroyed to make a parking lot :(
Think China’s air quality is bad? Then you don’t want to see their water! Last month (March 2013) pollution in Chinese coastal waters was found to have DOUBLED in only 1 year!
The State Oceanic Administration (SOA) found that pollution from 72 monitored rivers increased by 17 million tonnes in 2012 and included 46,000 tonnes of heavy metals and 93,000 tonnes of oil. While discarded plastic rubbish accounted for 80% of pollution in coastal waters. More than 80% of certain Chinese coasts are built up with factories and other construction projects, while only 5% is still in a natural state.
As a result of the state of China’s coastal waters, many species of fish in the East China Sea are on the brink of extinction.
Hay dos tipos de economistas: los que trabajan para hacer más ricos a los ricos y los que trabajamos para hacer menos pobres a los pobres