9,600 Gaza students will not attend school at start of academic yearSeptember 14, 2014
Around 9,600 students would not be able to start the new academic year in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, a United Nations agency has said.
This is particularly so because Palestinian families – whose homes were destroyed during Israel’s latest war on the Gaza Strip – have come to seek refuge at three Gaza schools and refuse to leave those schools, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) added late on Saturday.
UNRWA spokesman Adnan Abu Hasna told Anadolu Agency that the three schools are located in the northern Gaza Strip town of Beit Hanoun, noting that the schools would not welcome their students for the new academic year, which will start on Sunday, because displaced Gazans are refusing to leave.
He added that this means that the 9,600 students enrolled in these three schools would not be able to start their academic year on Sunday.
The Palestinian Education Ministry said earlier that the new academic year would start in Gaza on September 14.
The academic year should have started in the Palestinian enclave – home to 1.9 million people – earlier, but it had to be delayed because of Israel’s offensive on it.
The 51-day offensive had come to an end on August 26 by a cease-fire deal that was signed by the Palestinians and Israel in Cairo.
The war left 2,156 Gazans dead and more than 11,000 others injured.

Postal des de Japó / Postal from Japan by SBA73 on Flickr.

Matisse’s The Dance in a metro station in Paris

No Better: The Myth of Human Augmentation.

The Falling Man is a photograph taken by Associated Press photographer Richard Drew, of a man falling from the North Tower of the World Trade Center during the September 11 attacks in New York City. The subject of the image—whose identity remains uncertain but is speculated to be that of Jonathan Briley — was one of the people trapped on the upper floors of the skyscraper who apparently either fell as they searched for safety or jumped to escape the fire and smoke. At least 200 people fell or jumped to their deaths that day.
Regarding the social and cultural significance of The Falling Man, theologian Mark D. Thompson says that “perhaps the most powerful image of despair at the beginning of the twenty-first century is not found in art, or literature, or even popular music. It is found in a single photograph.”

Claire Fontaine

Maria Kazvan

Be Born Again, Dr. Kim

Gary Simmons, ‘Duck Duck Noose’, 1992
Simmons symbolic installation ‘Duck Duck Noose’ recalls the abuse and murder of African Americans in the U.S. According to the Tuskegee Institute nearly 3500 African Americans were lynched 1882-1968.

A boy sleeps amid the rubble of his destroyed house in Gaza Strip on Sept. 1, 2014.

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Gianfranco Gasparini and Gustavo Girotti, Prefab Houses, 1976

over 20 years later and Selected Ambient Works 85-92 still sounds like a modern masterpiece.

[screams internally]