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FERVENTLY DO WE DANCE

Posted on February 1, 2016 6:21 PM by keith harmon snow | Permalink | No Comments

FERVENTLY DO WE DANCE

A new documentary photography exhibit on the Social Documentary Network:  

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Dance is more than appearances. Behind the scenes and on stage in the New York dance scene with choreographers and dancers from the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Martha Clarke, Reginald Yates, Judson Church, Movement Research, the 92nd Street Y, and other people, places and venues.
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1 February 2016

(http://socialdocumentary.net/exhibit/keith_harmon_snow/3328)

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Photo c. keith harmon snow with dancer Shayla Vie Jenkins and singer behind the scenes at Bill T. Jones' production Fondly Do We Hope, Fervently Do We Pray.

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THE GARBAGE AND THE FLOWERS *

Posted on February 1, 2016 5:50 PM by keith harmon snow | Permalink | No Comments


A new documentary photography exhibit on the Social Documentary Network:  

KENYA: 
Images of Struggle and Perseverance in Mathare, Africa's second largest slum.
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1 February 2016

(http://socialdocumentary.net/exhibit/keith_harmon_snow/3299)
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Mathare is one of Africa's oldest and largest "slums," with crushing poverty and destitution, with patchwork "homes", patchwork doors, fences, planks over open sewers, mud or wood plank walls, and flimsy rusted roofs.  Forced or born into poverty here, people have few choices or opportunities.  Amidst the garbage can be found hope, joy, beauty and love -- art and resourcefulness -- bespeaking the resilience of the human spirit.

Under colonialism Nairobi became an Apartheid city segregating whites and people of color (Indians and Africans). The racial disparities in Kenya and the Quality of Life in Mathare are stark: colonial policies maintained the spatial and racial segregation. Structural inequalities increased after independence (1963).

This exhibit offers scenes of daily life and struggle, while attempting to capture the apathy and the joy, the dullness and fullness, the hopelessness and the creativity of the people -- whose human rights have been egregiously and systematically denied.  As a visitor to Mathare I was made witness to the people's struggle, something for which I now feel some responsibility. ~

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THE WORST INTERESTS OF THE CHILD

Posted on February 1, 2016 5:23 PM by keith harmon snow | Permalink | 1 Comment


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Foreword by Karl Grossman

Burning Sage Publishing House
First Edition: 16 January 2016 (sic)

Now available on AMAZON:


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BOY WONDER: THE POSSIBILITY OF A CHILDHOOD

Posted on December 29, 2015 10:20 AM by keith harmon snow | Permalink | No Comments


A new documentary photography exhibit on the Social Documentary Network. Please support my work according to your means.

29 December 2015

(http://socialdocumentary.net/exhibit/keith_harmon_snow/3196)

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This personal glimpse into the first 30 months of the life of our son offers a meditation on wonder, joy, curiosity and childhood, and the images testify to the privileges afforded to a white middle-class child born into post-modern materialist culture.

Documentary photography focuses on suffering and injustice:  deprivation, disease, loss, addiction, and violence prevail, and it is essential to document stolen childhoods.  Documentary portraits of thriving children are less common.  

Child abuse and addictions reach epidemic proportions in Western societies, coupled with the pathology(s) of whiteness, so this is also a commentary on our attempt at an inclusive conscious parenting.  

Photos speak to the gifts that we seek to give this child: e.g. safety, security, health, freedom, awareness, curiosity, warmth, nourishment, adventure, confidence, self-assurance, wonder, sanctuary, dreams, abundance, compassion, consciousness, and an enhanced capacity for communication and being.

These comprise a nurtured, safe, fulfilling childhood, with healthy developmental opportunities, and are basic human rights for all children.  I would like to think that they are the foundations of a conscious mature compassionate expansive humanity. 

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U.S. AGENTS GRAB RWANDAN PROF FOR DEPORTATION TO CERTAIN DEATH AT START OF LABOR DAY WEEKEND

Posted on September 4, 2015 9:39 PM by keith harmon snow | Permalink | 3 Comments

U.S. GOV COLLUDES IN ASSASSINATION OF INNOCENT RWANDAN HUTU INTELLECTUAL

4 September 2015

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At 3:00 pm on 4 September 2015 five hostile U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents picked up Rwandan asylum seeker Dr. Leopold Munyakazi in a surprise Gestapo-like raid on his home in Baltimore MD.  A man that international human rights experts believe to be the victim of a smear campaign by the criminal military regime in Rwanda, Dr. Munyakazi has over the course of his struggle for freedom (since 2009) 100% complied with all immigration reporting and monitoring requirements.  After years of appeals leading to a 2736 page document on his case, on 5 June 2015 U.S. Immigration Judge Elizabeth Kessler dismissed the likelihood of torture upon return to Rwanda and subsequently denied asylum.  Why was he picked up with such hostility and remanded for deportation at the beginning of a long holiday weekend?


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THE CONFEDERATE BATTLE FLAG IS A SYMBOL OF HATE

Posted on July 9, 2015 9:43 AM by keith harmon snow | Permalink | 1 Comment

THE CONFEDERATE BATTLE FLAG IS A SYMBOL OF HATE
Why are some people in Massachusetts suddenly flying it?

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10 July 2015

Some neighbors in our predominantly white western rural Massachusetts town of Williamsburg have hoisted the Confederate battle flag up their flag pole and displayed it on the wall of their business.  Why would some Yankee from rural western Massachusetts choose to fly this symbol of divisiveness and hatred?  And why now, after it has been further tarnished by the egregious hate crimes committed in South Carolina and the resurgence of church burnings in the southern United States? 


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WAR WITHOUT END IN CENTRAL AFRICA

Posted on June 9, 2015 10:07 PM by keith harmon snow except where noted. | Permalink | No Comments

WESTERN-BACKED TERRORISM IN THE CONGO:

WHERE IS GENERAL LAURENT NKUNDA?

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Published: 9 June 2015

Additions: 10 June 2015

Additions/corrections: 14 June 2015

In 2009, after years of bloody insurrection in Congo, General Laurent Nkunda was 'arrested' with great fanfare in Rwanda.  Wanted for war crimes and crimes against humanity, not a word about his situation has been reported for years.  Are the regimes in Rwanda and Uganda using Laurent Nkunda and comrades in a new thrust to destabilize eastern Congo?  The perpetual aggressors in this long, bloody saga of despair and death served on millions of innocent people in central Africa, Rwanda and Uganda protect the interests and insure the profits of their U.S., Canadian, European and Israeli patrons.  Meanwhile, with a new insurrection afoot in eastern Congo, the western media and its modern day intelligence mercenaries spin disinformation to project black African chaos and whitewash the corruptions of Empire.

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GOLDMAN PRIZEWINNER GETS 21 YEARS FOR RESISTANCE TO GENOCIDE

Posted on February 4, 2014 9:00 AM by keith harmon snow | Permalink | 16 Comments

THE BARE NAKED FACE OF CAPITALISM:

GOLDMAN PRIZEWINNER GETS 21 YEARS 
FOR RESISTANCE TO GENOCIDE

FOREIGN MINING, STATE CORRUPTION, & GENOCIDE IN MONGOLIA

Published: 5 February 2014;
Additions:  7 February 2014;
Additions:  9 February 2014.
 
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In the topsy-turvy equation of perpetrator-versus-victim, the Mongol herders cornered by capitalism, left landless and homeless, adrift in a crisis of identity and purpose, watching from ger cities and behind fences and from jail cells as all they ever knew and loved and all that is sacred to them is destroyed, are portrayed as the perpetrators (of violence).  Meanwhile, our predatory Western executives and our predatory corporations, allied with a comprador class of Mongolian elite collaborators, who are the actual perpetrators of extreme violence, are portrayed as the victims (of it).

 
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LE M23 & LA DISSIMULATION D'UN GENOCIDE HIGH-TEC

Posted on November 10, 2013 3:21 PM by keith harmon snow | Permalink | No Comments

ENCORE PLUS DE PROPAGANDE SUR LE CONGO

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Texte traduit par BK Kumbi

8 Novembre 2013

Le système de propagande occidentale ressasse à nouveau le refrain que « les rebelles congolais ont été vaincus . " Les derniers soi-disant «rebelles» - les forces du M23 - sont en fait des troupes gouvernementales rwandaises, pas des rebelles. Les informations qui sont parues dans les médias occidentaux stipulent que les '' rebelles M23 " ont " déposé les armes en Ouganda ", ou " se sont rendus" au Rwanda. Cela n'a aucun sens.

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M23 REBELS AND HIGH-TECH GENOCIDE IN CONGO

Posted on November 8, 2013 11:27 AM by keith harmon snow | Permalink | 5 Comments

MORE CONGO PROPAGANDA: 
M23 & THE UNSEEN HIGH-TECH GENOCIDE 

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8 November 2013

The western propaganda system is again trotting out the refrain that "rebels in Congo have been defeated."  The latest so-called "rebels" -- the M23 forces -- are actually Rwandan government troops, not rebels.  Reports appearing in the western mass media are that the "M23 rebels" have "surrendered in Uganda", or "turned themselves in" in Rwanda. This is nonsense. 

Meanwhile, western multinational corporations operating in eastern Congo have deep ties to the criminal extortion, money-laundering, racketeering and theft behind the plunder and depopulation in the Great Lakes countries.  John Bredenkamp, Billy Rautenbach, Dan Gertler, Philippe De Moerloose, Elwyn Blattner... we know who the "untouchables" are, the white collar war criminals behind the high-tech genocide, but they are never, ever mentioned by the western media system, unless they have built some wattle-and-daub school, insulting the African people, but pleasing their affluent sponsors....

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TEAM TACKLES CONNECTICUT RIVER IN SWIM FOR CONGO

Posted on September 2, 2013 12:50 PM by keith harmon snow | Permalink | No Comments

TEAM TACKLES RIVER CHALLENGED BY THUNDER STORMS & HIGH WINDS

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2 September 2013

On Saturday 31 August 2013, as severe electrical storms raged over the Connecticut River in southern Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts, three CONGO SWIM supporters set off from Springfield Vermont to support the CONGO SWIM initiative with the goal of reaching Bellows Falls (VT), ten miles down the Connecticut River, in solidarity with the people of the war-torn Great Lakes of Africa. 

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BOKO HARAM IN NIGERIA

Posted on July 17, 2013 3:41 PM by keith harmon snow | Permalink | 2 Comments

VOICE OF RUSSIA INTERVIEWS KEITH HARMON SNOW

17 July 2013

Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamist movement has been largely blamed for the recent atrocious attacks on schools that killed scores of children and teachers. Keith Harmon Snow, a war correspondent, photographer and independent investigator in Williamsburg, Massachusetts, believes that many of such assaults are perpetrated by criminal elements and governments that seek to destabilize the region for the sake of profit.

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CHRISTIAN SAVIORS & THE ADOPTIONS INDUSTRY IN CONGO

Posted on June 18, 2013 5:18 PM by keith harmon snow | Permalink | 37 Comments

EXPLOITING AFRICA'S MOST PRECIOUS RESOURCE: CHILDREN

First published on: 18 June 2013

Added Content (noted): 21 June 2013

Modified Slightly: 23 June 2013

Modified Slightly: 26 June 2013

Jennifer Fierberg & Keith Harmon Snow

An investigation in the adoptions industry in the Democratic Republic of Congo reveals that the U.S. Embassy has facilitated the trafficking of Congolese children.  (Just days after the release of this story, the U.S. Embassy in Kinshasa modified their web page to   hide their links to the adoptions industry.) Interpreting the bible to prophesize the adoption of children as a soul-saving imperative, affluent U.S. Christians have spawned a new and massive movement using their privileges and entitlements to take children from the Congo, Ethiopia and other underdeveloped nations.  Meanwhile, the exploitation of children through 'adoptions' is but one prong in the hydra of Western military-industrial depopulation and plunder of Central Africa. 

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WHITE SLAUGHTER IN BLACK AFRICA: GENOCIDE & DENIALISM

Posted on May 3, 2013 6:55 PM by keith harmon snow | Permalink | 9 Comments

Dr. Gerald Caplan & the Rwanda Genocide Cranks

First published on: 03 May 2013
Additional content: 11 May 2013

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War and plunder continue to rip apart great swathes of Africa.  The perpetrators are known, and many have been named and exposed.  The Pentagon, NATO countries and Israel continue to foment covert international guerrilla wars, while their proxy regimes continue to persecute and defraud their own people, even (at this writing) engaged in genocide.  Meanwhile, leading white (and some black) apologists whitewashing war crimes and genocide in Africa continue to squeal about anyone who does not tout the racist white power establishment line they worship and profit from.

Meet Dr. Gerald Caplan, a fine example of the worst kind of imperialist: one who works with the world's worst dictators, peddles the racist propaganda at home and abroad, speaks at international conferences, collects a fine salary working for the misery industry in Africa, and one who ever believes that he is a force for good, and for ethics and truth, and who, therefore, is never, ever to be challenged by anyone.


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Dr. Gerry Caplan (L) chats with Ibrahim Gambari from UNAMID at the Kigali conference
on 'Liberation'  (4 July 2011) as Gen. Patrick Nyamvumba (left) looks on. (Photo J Mbanda)

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LESLIE'S GHOST

Posted on March 13, 2013 12:25 PM by keith harmon snow | Permalink | 2 Comments

LESLIE'S GHOST
Imagine no possessions.

Some reflections on self and other, life and death, discovery and lostness, simplification and complexity, the Congo and the United States, in the age of superfluous junk and meaningless suffering.

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13 March 2013 *

* Originally written for The Sun Magazine, 10 April 2005, and rejected.


Leslie's dead. It's fifteen below zero. Ghost is on the porch, shivering in the excitement of stalking the squirrels under the bird feeder. Still a young cat at six months, Ghost is the only thing at Leslie's old house that does not reek of decay or entropy. His being is still unfolding, a little white joy on four legs. He freezes, one leg in mid-air, when the squirrels look up, and then he advances, in inches. Dad and I watch him from the kitchen as he plots a massacre.

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