Brooklyn Gang Series - 1959
Bruce Davidson, the iconic photographer known for his pictures of the New York City subway, The Dwarf, East 100th Street, and the Brooklyn Gang, also photographed the street gang called the Jokers, of which Bengie was the leader (last photo). video link
Davidson is mainly interested in documenting the struggles and triumphs of people as they go through their lives - the American Dream laid bare.
"My pictures are not escapes from reality, but a contemplation of reality, so that I can experience life in a deeper way."“If I am looking for a story at all, it is in my relationship to the subject - the story that tells me, rather than that I tell. ”©bruce davidson.all rights reserved / “Bobby’s Book,” published by Seven Stories Press.
- Barack Obama: I demand that Israel agrees to an immediate, unilateral ceasefire and halt all offensive activities, in particular airstrikes.
- Benjamin Netanyahu: And what will Israel receive in exchange for a ceasefire?
- BO: I believe that Hamas will cease its rocket fire — silence will be met with silence.
- BN: Hamas broke all five previous ceasefires. It’s a terrorist organization dedicated to the destruction of Israel.
- BO: I repeat and expect Israel to stop all its military activities unilaterally. The pictures of destruction in Gaza distance the world from Israel’s position.
- BN: Kerry’s proposal was completely unrealistic and gives Hamas military and diplomatic advantages.
- BO: Within a week of the end of Israel’s military activities, Qatar and Turkey will begin negotiations with Hamas based on the 2012 understandings, including Israel’s commitment to removing the siege and restrictions on Gaza.
- BN: Qatar and Turkey are the biggest supporters of Hamas. It’s impossible to rely on them to be fair mediators.
- BO: I trust Qatar and Turkey. Israel is not in the position that it can choose its mediators.
- BN: I protest because Hamas can continue to launch rockets and use tunnels for terror attacks –
- BO: (interrupting Netanyahu) The ball’s in Israel’s court, and it must end all its military activities.
Labor is not the source of all wealth. Nature is just as much the source of use values (and it is surely of such that material wealth consists!) as labor, which itself is only the manifestation of a force of nature, human labor power. The above phrase (“labor is the source of all wealth and all culture”) is to be found in all children’s primers and is correct I so far as it is implied that labor is performed with the appurtenant subjects and instruments. But a socialist program cannot allow such bourgeois phrases to pass over in silence the conditions that alone give them meaning. And in so far as man from the beginning behaves toward nature, treats her as belonging to him, his labor becomes the source of use values, therefore also of wealth. The bourgeoisi have very good grounds for falsely ascribing supernatural creative power to labor; since precisely form the fact that labor depends on nature it follows that the man who possess no other property than his labor power must, in all conditions of society and culture, be the slave of other men who have made themselves the owners of the material conditions of labor.
Marx, Critique of the Gotha Program
Marx writing against the idea that labor is the source of value.(via socio-logic)
Oasis Skateboard Factory is at Oasis Alternative Secondary School, one of 22 alternative secondary schools in Toronto. Watch the video and learn more here http://t.co/qfaqOzjMHO
If you see a UFO today, this may be it. NASA is testing Mars landing designs.
Wildflowering L.A. is a native wildflower seed sowing initiative throughout Los Angeles County by artist Fritz Haeg.
Fifty highly visible sites are sown in fall 2013 to bloom in spring 2014, culminating in a public exhibition and event in early summer. The project is presented by LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division) in partnership with the Theodore Payne Foundation.
Read more: http://wildflowering.org/
This week, the Trust for Public Land donated nearly 6,000 acres of stunning coastal landscape in Santa Cruz County, California, that will now be managed by the BLM for public recreation and preservation of natural resources. Known as Coast Dairies land, the donation completes a long-term effort by partners and local communities to provide a natural landscape that can be experienced and enjoyed as public lands.
BLM lands will connect the Coast Dairies shoreline beach, recently donated to California State Parks, to the Santa Cruz Mountains east of Highway 1. The landscape includes stunning coastal terraces, rolling pastoral grasslands, oak woodlands and redwood forest. Come #DiscoverTheCoast.
Photos by Jim Pickering, BLM