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Apartheid in South Africa - UN Archive Photos; South Africa, 1960's - 1980's

Apartheid in South Africa - UN Archive Photos; South Africa, 1960's - 1980's

Taken on 2016-01-23 *

"Apartheid became the official policy of the Government of South Africa in 1948, following the election of the Herenigde Nasionale Party, later renamed the National Party. Under this policy, racial discrimination was institutionalized. The lives of the Africans, who made up almost 75 per cent of the population, were controlled by the unjust segregation laws from birth to the grave. They were proscribed where to live, who to marry and the type of education they would receive in the country of their birth. Since the founding of the African National Congress (ANC) in 1912, the Africans waged the struggle against the unjust racist laws of South Africa. Their resistance ushered a new era on the morning of 21 March 1960, when thousands of Africans gathered peacefully in locations around the country, including in Sharpeville where up to 20,000 marched to the police station against the pass laws. The police opened fire on them, killing 67 people and wounding 186 others, including 40 women and 8 children. More than 80 per cent of them were shot in the back while fleeing. During the declaration of the state of emergency in 1960, which continued intermittently for nearly 30 years, anyone could be detained without a hearing by a low-level police official for up to six months. Thousands of individuals died in custody, frequently after gruesome acts of torture. Those who were tried were sentenced to death, banished, or imprisoned for life, as was the case with the world's most famous prisoner, Nelson Mandela. The issue of the policies of apartheid of the Government of South Africa remained on the agenda of the United Nations for almost fifty years. After numerous efforts of urging the Government of that country to abandon its policies - declared a crime against humanity - the international campaign reached a watershed in 1989. That year, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a Declaration on Apartheid and its Destructive Consequences in Southern Africa, paving the way for the holding of the April 1994 historic and first-ever democratic elections in South Africa. The United Nations Photo Library (http://www.un.org/av/photo/) holds a collection of approximately 800,000 photographs dating back to the mid-1940s chronicling the history of the Organization and its work. The collection includes coverage of historic UN meetings and events, as well as a wide array of field coverage from its earliest days." https://www.flickr.com/photos/un_photo/albums/72157614394196

Source: UN/Flickr

Uploaded by RFrost on 2016-01-23

Police Use Capiscum Spray to Keep Anti-Muslim and Anti-Racism Groups Apart; Melbourne, July 2015

Police Use Capiscum Spray to Keep Anti-Muslim and Anti-Racism Groups Apart; Melbourne, July 2015

Taken on 2015-07-17

The United Patriots Front and Reclaim Australia held anti-Muslim rallies around Australia prompting counter-demonstrations from anti-racism groups. Melbourne experienced some of the largest demonstrations where hundreds of policemen attempted to separate anti-Muslim and anti-Racism Groups from One Another.

Source: theagephotography/twitter

Uploaded by cbarr3 on 2015-08-18

Florida County Keeps Confederate Flag

Florida County Keeps Confederate Flag

Taken on 2015-07-12

The Confederate Flag - a longstanding symbol racism and slavery from the United States Civil War was recently removed from the South Carolina State House in light of recent racially charged killings and social unrest. In one Florida county, however, locals touted the flag as a symbol of Southern Pride and national heritage. Marion County voted unanimously to keep flying the flag. The vote was followed by a heavily attended rally.

Source: Chia Head, Jean Esselink

Uploaded by cbarr3 on 2015-07-13

Repatriation of Haitians from the Dominican Republic; Dominican Republic, June 2015

Repatriation of Haitians from the Dominican Republic; Dominican Republic, June 2015

Taken on 2015-06-25

The Dominican Republic Is seeking to deport thousands of Haitians without legal status as well as Dominican born people of Haitian descent, despite have the lgal documentation. Two years ago, a consitituional court ruled that anyone born in the Dominican Republic between 1929 and 2010 was granted citizenship. However, those born to Haitian migrants were not.

Uploaded by Taylor on 2015-07-03

Citizen Demonstrations Against Police Brutality; USA, April - May 2015

Citizen Demonstrations Against Police Brutality; USA, April - May 2015

Taken on 2015-05-01

As incidents of police brutality receive more coverage in the United States, citizens from across the country took to the streets to demonstrate against the controversial death of Freddie Gray and police brutality in the United States. Shown here are different representations of citizen demonstrations, in Baltimore and Minneapolis, in response to the controversial death of Freddie Gray and police brutality. While prominent media outlets mainly displayed non-peaceful protests and looting throughout Baltimore, many did not cover the peaceful protests, and acts of community service that took place in the city and throughout the country.

Source: Fibonacci Blue/Stephen Melkisethian/Dren Prozhegu/National Guard/A.Currell/Bishop M. Cromartie

Uploaded by Taylor on 2015-06-02

Hector Pieterson Memorial, Soweto, South Africa, Jan 2015

Hector Pieterson Memorial, Soweto, South Africa, Jan 2015

Taken on 2015-01-16

Monument in honor of the Soweto uprising of 1976

Uploaded by ogkzebs on 2015-03-02

Rohingya Waiting at a Mobile Healthcare Relief Clinic, Myanmar, 2013

Rohingya Waiting at a Mobile Healthcare Relief Clinic, Myanmar, 2013

Taken on 2013-09-25

Rohingya internally displaced persons near Sittwe, in Myanmar, visiting a mobile clinic organised by MSF and Malteser, as few government health centers are accessible to them.

Source: Mathias Eick/EU/ECHO/Flickr

Uploaded by HeenaliVP on 2015-01-25

Tibetan Protester Monks Put Under Arrest by Chinese Authorities; Ngaba, Sichaun, China, Apr 2008

Tibetan Protester Monks Put Under Arrest by Chinese Authorities; Ngaba, Sichaun, China, Apr 2008

Taken on 2008-04-05

On 16 March 2008, Tibetan monks staged a protest in the Ngawa Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture of Sichuan province against their allegedly harsh treatment by the Chinese government. Protests in the autonomous prefecture continued throughout the month and into April. Featured in this photograph are monks put under arrest by Chinese authorities. The arrests were part of a wider crackdown on Tibetan protesters throughout the region that started on the 10th of March 2008. On April 5, the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) stated that the Chinese authorities arrested over 2,300 Tibetans from various parts of Tibet. According to the Tibetan Government in Exile, more than 140 people were killed in the crackdown.

Source: SFT HQ/Flickr

Uploaded by Alison Cooke on 2015-11-16

Chinese Authorities Arrest Tibetan Protester Monks; Ngaba, Sichaun, China, Apr 2008

Chinese Authorities Arrest Tibetan Protester Monks; Ngaba, Sichaun, China, Apr 2008

Taken on 2008-04-05

The arrest of Tibetan Buddhist monks by Chinese authorities in the Ngawa Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture of Sichuan province in line with a wider crackdown on protests and civil unrest throughout Tibet in March and April 2008. Protests in the region began on March 10 2008 (Tibetan Uprising Day) and grew in intensity as a reaction against allegedly harsh treatment and discrimination by the Chinese government. On April 5, the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) stated that the Chinese authorities arrested over 2,300 Tibetans from various parts of Tibet. According to the Tibetan Government in Exile, more than 140 people were killed in the crackdown.

Source: SFT HQ/Flickr

Uploaded by Alison Cooke on 2015-11-16

Ethnic Tibetans Protesting Chinese Occupation of Tibet; Pokhara, Nepal, Mar 2015

Ethnic Tibetans Protesting Chinese Occupation of Tibet; Pokhara, Nepal, Mar 2015

Taken on 2008-03-17

Anti-Chinese occupation of Tibet protest held in Pokhara, Nepal, lead by ethnic Tibetans. A variety of banners and signs are featured in the protest including: 'Stop Olympic in China', 'Respect Our Culture and Tradition', 'No Human Rights, No Mercy, No Peace in China' and 'UNO We Want Justice'.

Source: Tom Booth/Flickr

Uploaded by Alison Cooke on 2015-11-16

Alleged Destruction of Armenian Tombs by Azeri Forces near Julfa, 2007

Alleged Destruction of Armenian Tombs by Azeri Forces near Julfa, 2007

Taken on 2007-02-24

'Azerbaijani soldiers filmed from Iran destroying Armenian khachkars at Julfa.'

Source: Artaxiad/Wikipedia

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2014-08-19

Police Observing Crowds Prior to Cronulla Riots, Australia, 2005

Police Observing Crowds Prior to Cronulla Riots, Australia, 2005

Taken on 2005-12-13

The 2005 Cronulla riots were a series of sectarian clashes and mob violence in Australia, originating in the Sydney suburb of Cronulla, New South Wales, and spreading, over the next few nights, to additional suburbs. On 4 December 2005, a group of volunteer surf lifesavers were assaulted by a group of young men of Middle Eastern appearance, with several other violent assaults occurring over the next week. These incidents were widely commented on in the Sydney media and are considered to be a key factor in a racially motivated confrontation the following weekend. Racial tensions were already prevalent among the two racial groups due to the Sydney Gang Rapes of 2000, among other social incidents, which likely contributed to the scale of the escalation, even though a later review by New South Wales Police found that the initial incident was no more significant, of itself, than other fights between the two racial groups.

Source: Warren Hudson/Wikipedia

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2014-09-02

Anti-Lebanese Protesters at Cronulla, Australia, 2005

Anti-Lebanese Protesters at Cronulla, Australia, 2005

Taken on 2005-12-13

Crowds gathered at North Cronulla amid Australian flags and anti-Lebanese fanfare.

Source: Warren Hudson/Wikipedia

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2014-09-02

Police & Ambulance Arrive to Scene of Cronulla Riots, Australia, 2005

Police & Ambulance Arrive to Scene of Cronulla Riots, Australia, 2005

Taken on 2005-12-11

Crowds with police and ambulance in background.

Source: Camkordek/Wikipedia

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2014-09-02

Frederik de Klerk with Nelson Mandela 1992

Frederik de Klerk with Nelson Mandela 1992

Taken on 1992-01-15

Frederik de Klerk and Nelson Mandela shake hands at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum held in Davos in January 1992.

Source: World Economic Forum

Uploaded by MicroscopeLens on 2014-06-09

Hector Pieterson Death, Soweto, Jun 1976

Hector Pieterson Death, Soweto, Jun 1976

Taken on 1976-06-16

Antoinette Sithole and Mbuyisa Makhubo carrying and 12-year-old Hector Pieterson moments after he was shot by South African police during a peaceful student demonstration in Soweto, South Africa

Source: Dzambukira, Proud/Wikipedia

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2015-01-11

Bangla Language Movement March in the Former East Pakistan, 1952

Bangla Language Movement March in the Former East Pakistan, 1952

Taken on 1952-02-21

A march for the Bengali Language Movement.

Source: Rafiqul Islam/Wikipedia

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2014-09-10

Ansel Adams - Manzanar War Relocation Center for Japanese Americans, World War II

Ansel Adams - Manzanar War Relocation Center for Japanese Americans, World War II

Taken on 1943-10-01

Ansel Adams visited the Japanese American internment camps at Manzanar in 1943, capturing photos of the everyday lives of their inhabitants. Exact dates unknown.

Source: Library of Congress

Uploaded by northway on 2014-08-22

Chinese Civilians Being Buried Alive by Japanese, Nanjing, China, Late 1937/Early 1938

Chinese Civilians Being Buried Alive by Japanese, Nanjing, China, Late 1937/Early 1938

Taken on 1938-01-01

"Although the Nanking Massacre is generally described as having occurred over a six-week period after the fall of Nanking, the crimes committed by the Japanese army were not limited to that period. Many atrocities were reported to have been committed as the Japanese army advanced from Shanghai to Nanking. According to one Japanese journalist embedded with Imperial forces at the time, "The reason that the [10th Army] is advancing to Nanking quite rapidly is due to the tacit consent among the officers and men that they could loot and rape as they wish." Date unknown.

Source: Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-07

Refugees at the Armenian Relief Eye Hospital, Aleppo, 1920

Refugees at the Armenian Relief Eye Hospital, Aleppo, 1920

Taken on 1920-01-01

Armenian refugees remained displaced in 1920, following the end of hostilities in the First World War. Date unknown.

Source: George R. Swain/University of Michigan Expedition

Uploaded by northway on 2014-08-16

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