Mohammed El-Badr with Royalist Tribesmen, in Yemen, during the 1960s. Photo by Bettman
On the 40th anniversary of the Black Panther Party, photographer Stephen Shames finally published his monograph, The Black Panthers. The book, which had originally been set for publication in the early 1970s, had been driven off the presses by none other than then-Vice President Spiro Agnew.
Our struggle to defend the trees and the forest is first and foremost a democratic struggle that must be waged by the people. The sterile and expensive excitement of a handful of engineers and forestry experts will accomplish nothing! Nor can the tender consciences of a multitude of forums and institutions — sincere and praiseworthy though they may be — make the Sahel green again, when we lack the funds to drill wells for drinking water just a hundred meters deep, and money abounds to drill oil wells three thousand meters deep!
As Karl Marx said, those who live in a palace do not think about the same things, nor in the same way, as those who live in a hut. This struggle to defend the trees and the forest is above all a struggle against imperialism. Imperialism is the pyromaniac setting fire to our forests and savannah.
—Thomas Sankara, Save Our Trees, Our Environment, Our Lives
Sankara was THE PERFECT MAN!!
He was decades in advance on his time.
Carrie Fischer and her stunt double on the set of Return of the Jedi
Photo shows children seated during a class in Palestine. They wrote on solid tablets.