Jan. 16th, 2008 @ 02:25 am
I have been working on this essay for the last six months. It was inspired in part after one of my class mates (after watching Schindler's List) asked if the Holocaust was really that bad. What I took for common knowledge (the atrocities of the holocaust) other knew little or nothing about. I then realized that in my high school and collage level history classes the holocaust was only mentioned as a side note. Originally this was just about the Nazi holocaust, but as I did more research I realized how many genocidal events had happened that we knew little or nothing about.
As of Jan 16th 2008 I do not have my reference page done, but it will be added.
I am looking for some views and constructive crit. on my essay.The Essay
This may not be entirely current events, but there is no way this can be forgotten. The 1994 Rwandan genocides were devostating and affected many. Emotionally, it affected my friend who was living in Uganda at the time and that year he wrote this song in tribute. Viewing is appreciated, happy holidays to everyone.
Aug. 31st, 2007 @ 11:27 pm
Not only bridges, but buildings collapse every now and then. The world lost a new building 2 hours ago ... as well as 20 people. ...... :( Two more pictures are by the link (click on the photo)
Forest Fire is everywhere: Greece
, Italy, and USA
. It's dangerous not only to smoke but even to ... fart ...
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That's interesting: |
I love to compare things you see on different citizen journalism resources.
For instance, let's have August 15th news in pictures compared on BBC and NoComment News*.
1) Authors of the pictures:
BBC: Special agencies only (AP and Getty Images)
NoComment News: Regular Citizens (and there are backlinks to their blogs)
2) Number of the countries covered:
BBC: 7 countries
NoComment News: 13 countries
3) News covered (similar news in italic ):
Independance Day in India and Pakistan
Commemoration of the 62nd Anniversary of Japan's Surrender
Protest in Kenya
The Ship From Napoli Is to be Recycled
Feat Of The Dormition At Troyan Monastery
FEI European Jumping Championships in Mannheim, Germany
Russian President Is Fishing
Autumn In Britain
Independance Day in India and Pakistan
International Youth Day
One Year Before the Olympic Games
Floods In Sudan
5 Killed In Korean Ferris Wheel
Bombings in Iraq
Protests in the USA
New Orleans Nowadays - Part of the Regular Overview
Sander Kleveland Festival
Autumn In Berlin
Screenshots From the 'Flood', Upcoming Disaster Movie
How do you know that something is really happening around the world?
* Links to the originals are:
http://www.nocommentnews.com/select.php?date=2007-08-15* and http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_pictures/6947729.stm
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If you don't know yet, Spain is in garbage (garbage collectors are on strike since Sunday). Smell and stuff ... However, you can find something interesting in the garbage. A blouse. Or a car. Depends on the amount of the garbage! (click on the photos to see them large)
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Explosion and fire of a gas main in St.Petersburg,
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