Atlas Bugged:These be the words of H.R. Stasistuff

darksilenceinsuburbia:

Persian Zodiac

These images come form an egyptian manuscript from the 14th/15th centuries. It reproduces a persian astrological treatise from ~9th century - ‘Kitâb al-Mawalid' - by Abû Ma'shar, said to have been the most influential document in the development of western astrology. [I believe it is otherwise known as 'The Book of Nativities' or 'The Book of Revolution of the Birth Years'.]

Although produced in Cairo, the manuscript illustrations were almost certainly by a persian artist. 

miriamelizabethworld:

Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, 1970

miriamelizabethworld:

Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, 1970

The Brooklyn Eagle says, apropos of me, and socialism, that Helen Keller’s ‘mistakes spring out of the manifest limitations of her development.’ … Oh, ridiculous Brooklyn Eagle! What an ungallant bird it is! Socially blind and deaf, it defends an intolerable system, a system that is the cause of much of the physical blindness and deafness which we are trying to prevent. The Eagle is willing to help us prevent misery provided, always provided, that we do not attack the industrial tyranny which supports it and stops it’s ears and clouds it’s vision. The Eagle and I are at war. I hate the system which it represents, apologizes for, and upholds. When it fights back, let it fight fair. Let it attack my ideas and oppose the aims and arguments of socialism. It is not fair fighting or good argument to remind me and others that I cannot see or hear. I can read. I can read all the socialist books I have time for in English, German and French. If the editor of the Brooklyn Eagle should read some of them, he might be a wiser man and make a better newspaper. If I ever contribute to the Socialist movement the book I sometimes dream of, I know what I shall name it: Industrial Blindness and Social Deafness.
Helen Keller, “Why I Became A Socialist”
composersdoingnormalshit:

Erik Satie having a smoke with Claude Debussy

composersdoingnormalshit:

Erik Satie having a smoke with Claude Debussy

theparisreview:

What matters most in The Big Book are shapes and rhythms, patterns of tones, and an underlying sense of the foibles of human culture—the hungry, blind march toward death, often at the political and economic hands of fellow humans.

Sam Stephenson on photographer W. Eugene Smith’s unseen opus.

nhaler Yes, it’s those truly significant details that shine so bright in the memoirs. Something, something, banality of evil, blah, blah.

It never ceases to infuriate me how Tony Fucking Blair can continue to prance around the world stage bellowing for bombs. At least George Bush has done the sensible thing by comparison and has stuck to painting.

Yes, I am a Communist and I consider it one of the greatest honours, because we are struggling for the total liberation of the human race.
Angela Davis, An Autobiography (via foucault-the-haters)
laurapalmerwalkswithme:

Jerry Hall

"Israel to prosecute Abbas over ‘war crimes’ at The Hague"- the sheer effrontery of this is astounding. Doubt very strongly much will come of this. I don’t have any love for Mahmoud Abbas, but his corruption and brutality as a US/Israeli-funded satrap is a drop in the bucket by comparison to his patrons in Tel Aviv and Washington. But I guess crime has no refuge but in audacity - or at least that’s what Tacitus claimed anyway.

lord-zas:

Athens, Greece

lord-zas:

Athens, Greece

levantineviper:

From As We Were Flying On A Rocket,a Soviet children’s book by V. Gortinsky from 1963. 

communicants:

You are doing environmentalism wrong, Jacques Cousteau.