The black woman in the photograph stands in calm protest, her long dress fluttering in the breeze as two policemen clad in the heavy black padding and helmets of riot gear rush to remove her from a roadway in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Officers took about 180 people into custody over the weekend in the state capital, mostly on misdemeanor charges accusing them of blocking traffic on a major thoroughfare during protests over recent police shootings of black men. But the standoff with one woman, identified by friends as Ieshia Evans and captured in a widely used image by Reuters freelance photographer Jonathan Bachman, has encapsulated for some the spirit of demonstrators across the United States protesting in the past week what they decry as unjust treatment of minorities by police. "You'll be seeing this iconic photo from #BatonRouge & versions of it, for the rest of your life," a man named David Law said on Twitter on Monday. The Atlantic magazine called the image, which prompted … [Read more...] about Nurse in photo describes her arrest in Baton Rouge as ‘work of God’
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ST PAUL, Minn., July 7 - Protesters in Chicago, New York and St. Paul, Minnesota, took to the streets on Thursday to express outrage after the second fatal police shooting of a black man in the United States in two days. ST PAUL, Minn., July 7 - Protesters in Chicago, New York and St. Paul, Minnesota, took to the streets on Thursday to express outrage after the second fatal police shooting of a black man in the United States in two days. The protests were peaceful but tension was evident after the shooting of Philando Castile, 32, by police near St. Paul late on Wednesday. His girlfriend posted live video on the internet of the bloody scene minutes afterward, which was widely viewed. Castile's death occurred within a day of the shooting of 37-year-old Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Sterling was killed during an altercation with two white police officers. Graphic video of that incident caused an outcry on social media. In Chicago, protesters shut down a stretch of the … [Read more...] about Protesters mass after another police shooting of black man in U.S.
Rather Unique: LIVE hip-hop w/ Ali & St. What Sat 28 May 2016, 9 pm ATK 73a Mai Hac De, Hanoi Come to enjoy the gold standard in live hip-hop. DJ Ali spins fresh beats while lyrical champ St. What lays down smooth lyrics. He raps for listeners, blunt-heads, fly ladies, and prisoners. Come experience a funk vortex of freestyles, hip-hop bangers, and radiant instrumentals. Free entry! Solo Exhibition “Sick of Love” by Jakub Julian Ziolkowski Opening: Sat 28 May 2016, 6 pm Exhibition: 28 May – 04 Jun 2016 Cafe Nhà Sàn Come to a solo exhibition “Sick of Love” by Jakub Julian Ziolkowski. “A boy dreams of finding treasure, a lonely man looks at his feet stepping on other feet that belong to his own shadow, faint marks of teeth pile on the shoulder of some strange girl who has come into the world before, me, and my hand pressed against the mirror, from now on i know. Every mirror is … [Read more...] about WHAT’S ON MAY 1-31 (DAILY UPDATE)
by Kieu Van The social movement "Occupy Wall Street" began spontaneously in New York City but now it's believed it will influence the 2012 US presidential election campaign. The movement, which has increase in both the quantity of participants and the quality of the demonstration, broke out as the presidential election campaign trips were looming. So the question – how long will the movement exist – will depend on the US political parties. Maybe it will last through to the 2012 election year. The Occupy Wall Street protesters demanded an end to economic inequality, corporate greed and the influence of corporate money in government. They follow three trends. First, the protesters demand Democrats and President Barack Obama, as well as Republicans, correct the strategies and tactics of running for President. They will make full use of the opportunity to constrain bank owners in Wall Street to seek changes in financial regimes. This reform could help the US economy recover … [Read more...] about Wall St protests to impact on US election
Mid-autumn Festival Program “Create Authentic Vietnamese masks” Exhibition: Sun 13 Sep 2015, 8 am – 1.30 pm Vietnam Fine Arts Museum 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc St. Hanoi Cheap toys made in China are flooding the local market prior to the Mid-autumn Festival and threatening the children’s health. Alongside of this trend, there is an undeniable absence of Vietnamese traditional toys. To create a meaningful playground for children this Mid-autumn Festival, the lecturers and students of Vietnam Fine Arts University has launched the project “Cùng sáng tạo mặt nạ Việt, vui Tết Trung thu” (“Make an authentic mask for Mid-autumn Festival”). Program + Mask-making guidance + Talk “Mid-autumn mask in Vietnam and other countries” Fee: 100.000 VND/child. Register before 5 Sep here Or via hotline: 0904802840 (Ms. Do Thanh Huong). Film Screening “The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & … [Read more...] about WHAT’S ON AUGUST15-31 (DAILY UPDATE)