asylum-art:

Lisa Adams: Surreal and Symbolic Paintings

Artist Lisa Adams creates beautiful paintings that express her inner feelings and her world view. She uses lots of details and allegorical symbolism to form her message that is yet to be unraveled by the viewer.

The self-taught artist spends several months on each oil painting, working 6 days a week in her isolated studio in Queensland, Australia

"The world’s 85 richest people have as much wealth as the world’s 3.5 billion poorest."

This statistic was recently released in United Nations report that uses Oxfam figures. It’s also a huge wake-up call for anyone who doesn’t consider income inequality a major issue in global politics. (via 4lokos4ever)

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standwithpalestine:

Celebrities speak out against Israel’s terrorist attacks on Gaza

(via Jewish Voice for Peace)

(Source: standwithpalestine)

standwithpalestine:

La Paz (AFP) - Bolivia on Wednesday renounced a visa exemption agreement with Israel in protest over its offensive in Gaza, and declared it a terrorist state.

President Evo Morales announced the move during a talk with a group of educators in the city of Cochabamba.

It “means, in other words, we are declaring (Israel) a terrorist state,” he said.

The treaty has allowed Israelis to travel freely to Bolivia without a visa since 1972.

Morales said the Gaza offensive shows “that Israel is not a guarantor of the principles of respect for life and the elementary precepts of rights that govern the peaceful and harmonious coexistence of our international community.”

More than two weeks of fighting in Gaza have left 1,300 dead and 6,000 wounded amid an intense Israeli air and ground campaign in response to missile attacks by the Islamist militant group Hamas.

In the latest development, 20 people were killed after two Israeli shells slammed into a United Nations school, drawing international protests.

Bolivia broke off diplomatic relations with Israel in 2009 over a previous military operation in Gaza.

In mid-July, Morales filed a request with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to prosecute Israel for “crimes against humanity.”

Photos: Bolivian ambassador to the UN Sacha Llorenti wears keffiyeh in solidarity with Palestinians, July 2014. 

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