- TA:Why don't you, once and for all, renounce terror?
- ES:We're not in a position to renounce anything that confirms our status as essentially terrorists, which is what the Israelis have since the middle 1970s been trying to convince the world of. That all Palestinian acts of resistance are acts of terror. It's blatant hypocrisy, it's a lie, from a state that commands its bombers from a height of 10,000 feet to bomb refugee camps.
- ES:Nonetheless, I'm telling you about the image. Images are formed by the media, and you know as well as I do that you're not interested in covering Al Fajr [an Arab newspaper published in Jerusalem], but you do cover random outrages by individuals who attempt to blow up a bus in Israel. Have you ever actually done a body count? Have you? Have you any idea of the disparity between Israelis killed and Palestinians killed? I mean, we're talking hundreds to one...
- TA:Why do you think you have such a hard time convincing anybody of this?
- ES:Because we are a non-Western people from a civilization that has always been in conflict with the West. The world of Islam has always been a historical competitor, and it has never capitulated. So the one thing people don't understand is, why do you Palestinians whimper? Why don't you go away? Forget it. But we don't.
- TA:Maybe time is running out.
- ES:They said that five years ago [in 1981] -- the midnight hour. The fact is, every Israeli realizes they have no military option against us. What are they going to do? Kill everybody? So some of us say, WE FIGHT ON. And we keep saying, We're going to live together with you. That no matter what they do, we're a shadow.
- TA:It seems quite clear the Israelis are not going to give up...
- ES:It was very clear in Algeria. And they fought for what? 130 years? Then they gave up... [T]hey said that about the British in Kenya. Who could have imagined that after 300 years of colonization in India they would have left? They come and they go.
The phrase “rubber bullets” is often used to describe what are more accurately termed “rubber-coated metal bullets”, heavy steel projectiles with a minimal coating of 1mm or 2mm of rubber, that are regularly used to lethal effect alongside — not instead of — live ammunition.
Rubber-coated metal bullets are fired from metal tubes placed on the end of high-velocity rifles such as the M-16s commonly used by Israeli troops. Tubes contain around 8 rubber-coated, cylindrical, steel projectiles, which are powered by blank rounds fired from the gun’s magazine.
Writing in the medical journal, The Lancet, [doctors] said firing the bullets at civilians made it “impossible to avoid severe injuries to vulnerable body regions such as the head, neck and upper torso, leading to substantial mortality, morbidity and disability.”
They added: “We reported a substantial number of severe injuries and fatalities inflicted by use of rubber bullets when vulnerable upper-body regions such as the head, neck and upper torso were struck.
“This type of ammunition should therefore not be considered a safe method of crowd control.”" - Misleading terminology: “Rubber” bullets (via wot4)
1. AKIRA, EPIC No.10
2. PRINCE circa 1987
A bit late, but here’s a nicer look at the Japanese Knight’s of Sidonia cover for the 13th volume. Remember vertical-inc is publishing it in English and it also has an anime adaptation that’s on Netflix AND getting a 2nd season.
Ferguson from my TL
(From what I understand, the police thought they heard a gunshot and started throwing tear gas into the crowd. Correct me if I’m wrong)
Killed in the Apollo 1 fire, White was the first American to walk in space during the Gemini Program.
It’s been a while.
小松菜奈 (Nana Komatsu): SPUR magazine
Madonna and Child, North Kivu, Eastern Congo
Digital C print
35 x 28 inches
JERA, SS06 TUNGSTEN MENS
#RICKOWENS #RICKOWENSONLINE #RICKOWENSSS06
some images from the epic gunfight in Mezzo and Pirus’s Les Desarmées