Continue reading FERVENTLY DO WE DANCE.
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. ~
Continue reading THE GARBAGE AND THE FLOWERS *.
Continue reading THE WORST INTERESTS OF THE CHILD.
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
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,
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.
Continue reading BOY WONDER: THE POSSIBILITY OF A CHILDHOOD.
U.S. GOV COLLUDES IN ASSASSINATION OF INNOCENT RWANDAN HUTU INTELLECTUAL
4 September 2015
keith harmon snow
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?
Dr. Leopold Munyakazi at his home in 2009. Photo: Associated Press.
Continue reading THE CONFEDERATE BATTLE FLAG IS A SYMBOL OF HATE.
WESTERN-BACKED TERRORISM IN THE CONGO:
WHERE IS GENERAL LAURENT NKUNDA?
keith harmon snow
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.
Continue reading WAR WITHOUT END IN CENTRAL AFRICA.
Continue reading GOLDMAN PRIZEWINNER GETS 21 YEARS FOR RESISTANCE TO GENOCIDE.
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.
Continue reading LE M23 & LA DISSIMULATION D'UN GENOCIDE HIGH-TEC.
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Continue reading M23 REBELS AND HIGH-TECH GENOCIDE IN CONGO.
Continue reading TEAM TACKLES CONNECTICUT RIVER IN SWIM FOR CONGO.
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.
Open this link to listen to the interview or read the transcribed text.
Continue reading BOKO HARAM IN NIGERIA.
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
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.
Continue reading CHRISTIAN SAVIORS & THE ADOPTIONS INDUSTRY IN CONGO.
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.
on 'Liberation' (4 July 2011) as Gen. Patrick Nyamvumba (left) looks on. (Photo J Mbanda)
Continue reading WHITE SLAUGHTER IN BLACK AFRICA: GENOCIDE & DENIALISM.
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.
keith harmon snow
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.
Continue reading LESLIE'S GHOST.
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