In the morning September 11, 2001, two hijacked passenger jets crashed into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. This was no accident, but rather a series of attacks done by suicide bombers engaged with the Al-Qaeda terrorist group.
The attacks killed all the passengers on board the hijacked planes, and took away 2,974 innocent lives at the World Trade Center. More than 90 countries lost citizens in the attack, and the stock market was closed for a week.
Peristiwa 11 September 2001, serangan 2 pesawat terhadap menara kembar WTC, mengguncang dunia karena menewaskan hingga 2974 orang
Beginning in 2004, accounts of physical, psychological, and sexual abuse, including torture, rape, sodomy, and homicide of prisoners held in the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq (also known as Baghdad Correctional Facility) came to public attention. These acts were committed by personnel of the 372nd Military Police Company of the United States Army together with additional US governmental agencies.
Penyiksaan terhadap tahanan di Penjara Abu Grhaib-Irak oleh tentara Amerika dan sekutunya. Penyiksaan meliputi siksaan fisik,siksaan mental psikologis, pelecehan seksual, pemerkosaan dan sodomi terhadap tahanan.
Foto seorang bocah pengungsi Afganistan, saat tengah berlindung dari badai pasir.
More than 40 tons of methyl isocyanate spilled from a Union Carbide-owned pesticide factory in Bhopal, India, in 1984, killing more than 20,000 people in the worldâ€™s worst chemical disaster.
After the spill, these skulls were researched, presumably for the specific effects the gas had on the brain, at the nearby Hamidia Hospital. Thechemical injured not only the people who inhaled it, but also nearby animals (at least 2,000 of them) and trees, whose leaves went yellow and fell off within days.
Twenty-five years later, with people still claiming injury from the disaster yet little corrective action having been taken, the government of India has called for a study into the long-term effects of the spill.
lebih dari 40 Ton bahan kimia berbahaya, Methil-Isocyanate yang terbebas dari sebuah pabrik pembuatan Pestisida milik Amerika Union-Carbide, di Bhipal-India pada tahun 1984, membunuh hingga 20.000 orang.
When the Igbos of eastern Nigeria declared themselves independent in 1967, Nigeria blockaded their fledgling country-Biafra. In three years of war, more than one million people died, mainly of hunger. In famine, children who lack protein often get the disease kwashiorkor, which causes their muscles to waste away and their bellies to protrude.
On July 22, 1975, Stanley J. Forman was working in the newsroom of the Boston Herald American newspaper when a police scanner picked up an emergency: Fire on Marlborough Street! Forman rushed to the scene, where multiple fire crews were battling an intense blaze. There was a distress call for a ladder team to the rear of the building to help a stranded woman and child. Forman followed.
In 1937, the Nazis constructed Buchenwald concentration camp, near Weimar, Germany. Placed over the camp main entrance gate, was the slogan Jedem das Seine (literally œto each his own, but figuratively â€œeveryone gets what he deservesâ€�). The Nazis used Buchenwald until the campâ€™s liberation in 1945. From 1945 to 1950, the Soviet Union used the occupied camp as an NKVD special camp for Nazis and other Germans. On 6 January 1950, the Soviets handed over Buchenwald to the East German Ministry of Internal Affairs.
The SS left behind accounts of the number of prisoners and people coming to and leaving the camp, categorizing those leaving them by release, transfer, or death. These accounts are one of the sources of estimates for the number of deaths in Buchenwald. According to SS documents, 33,462 died in Buchenwald. These documents were not, however, necessarily accurate: Among those executed before 1944 many were listed as â€œtransferred to the Gestapoâ€�. Furthermore, from 1941 forward Soviet POWs were executed in mass killings. Arriving prisoners selected for execution were not entered into the camp register and therefore were not among the 33,462 dead listed in SS documents.
Burial of an unknown child. This picture shows the world’s worst industrial disaster, caused by the US multinational chemical company, Union Carbide.
Ini adalah kuburan dari seorang anak kecil di Bophal-India. Ini masih ada hubungannya dengan peristiwa kebocoran Bahan Kimia terburuk sepanjang masa yang diakibatkan oleh pabrik Pestisida milik Amerika Union-Carbidge.
As a protest to the This Monk slow and unreliable reforms in Vietnam, the Buddhist monks have resorted to immolation, such as this Mahayana Buddhist monk, He burned himself alive across the outskirts of Saigon, mainly because of the harshness done by the South Vietnam government to his fellow Buddhist monks.
He was re-cremated after he burned himself; his heart meanwhile remained in one piece, and because of this he was regarded as a Bodhisattva by the other Buddhist monks and followers. His act of self-immolation increased the pressure on the Di?m administration to implement their reform laws in South Vietnam.
Sebagai bentuk protes terhadap reformasi di Vietnam yang tidak berjalan dengan baik, seorang Biksu rela membakar dirinya sendiri dihadapan umum.
This picture was shot by Eddie Adams who won the Pulitzer prize with it. The picture shows Nguyen Ngoc Loan, South Vietnam’s national police chief executing a prisoner who was said to be a Viet Cong captain. Once again the public opinion was turned against the war.
Hector Pieterson an icon of 1976 Soweto uprising in apartheid South Africa. Dying Hector being carried by a fellow student. He was killed at the age of 12 when the police opened fire on protesting students. For years, June 16 stood as a symbol of resistance to the brutality of the apartheid government. Today, it is known as National Youth Day â€“ a day on which South Africans honour young people and bring attention to their needs.
Picture from an Einsatzgruppen soldierâ€™s personal album, labelled on the back as â€œLast Jew of Vinnitsa, it shows a member of Einsatzgruppe D is just about to shoot a Jewish man kneeling before a filled mass grave in Vinnitsa, Ukraine, in 1941. All 28,000 Jews from Vinnitsa and its surrounding areas were massacred at the time.
This is a famous picture, taken in 1930, showing the young black men accused of raping a Caucasian woman and killing her boyfriend, hanged by a mob of 10,000 white men. The mob took them by force from the county jail house. Another black man was left behind and ended up being saved from lynching. Even if lynching photos were designed to boost white supremacy, the tortured bodies and grotesquely happy crowds ended up revolting many.
This is the picture of the â€œmushroom cloudâ€� showing the enormous quantity of energy. The first atomic bomb was released on August 6 in Hiroshima (Japan) and killed about 80,000 people. On August 9 another bomb was released above Nagasaki. The effects of the second bomb were even more devastating â€“ 150,000 people were killed or injured. But the powerful wind, the extremely high temperature and radiation caused enormous long term damage.
Sudanese child being stalked by a vulture nearby. It is quite obvious that the child was starving to death, while the vulture was patiently waiting for the toddler to die so he can have a good meal.
Nobody knows what happened to the child, who crawled his way to a United Nations food camp. Photographer Kevin Carter won a Pulitzer Prize for this shocking picture, but he eventually committed suicide three months after he took the shot.
Seorang anak kecil Sudan, tengah menderita karena kelaparan. Sementara, dibelakangnya, menunggu seekor burung pemakain bangkai, yang seolah-olah sudah siap menyantap anak tersebut jika ia sudah mati. Tidak ada yang tau, apa kemudian yang terjadi pada anak itu, bahkan si Fotgrafer sendiri.
Foto yang sangat terkenal, diambil oleh seorang Fotografer asal Amerika, Kevin Carter. Foto ini memenangkan penghargaan Jurnalis bergengsi-Pulitzer.
Images from the video footage of 12-year-old Muhammad al-Durrah being shot dead in the Gaza Strip. The scene was filmed by a France 2 cameraman.
Ini adalah gambar, dari sebuah Video yang diambil oleh wartawan asal Prancis. Gambar ini menunjukkan seorang anak berusia 12 tahun, bernama Muhammad al Durrah yang tengah berusaha berlindung dari serangan tembakan tentara Israel di sebuah jalanan di Gaza. Meski sang ayah sudah melindunginya, tapi al Durrah tetap tewas tertembak.
World Press Photo of the Year: 1976 FranÃ§oise Demulder, France, Gamma. Beirut, Lebanon, January 1976. Palestinian refugees in the district La Quarantaine. About the image She was the first woman to win the World Press Photo, and did so on the 20th anniversary of the award. Demulder stated at the time that she hated war, but felt compelled to document how itâ€™s always the innocent who suffer, while the powerful get richer and richer.
Indonesia is home to the world’s third largest tropical forest, but it’s disappearing quickly. Though often illegal, the forests are cut down both for a booming pulp and paper industry as well as to clear land for oil palm plantations, which supply diverse industries from biofuel to soap to cosmetics.
Because of deforestation, Indonesia is also the world’s third largest greenhouse gas contributor, behind only the U.S. and China; after the forest is cut down, the carbon normally sequestered in the peatland soil is no longer shielded from being released into the atmosphere.
Indonesia adalah tempat bagi Hutan Tropis terbesar di Dunia. Tapi, hutan tropis Indonesia semakin lama semakin gundul. Baik yang dibabat secara legal, maupun illegal. Hutan tropis Indonesia sebagian besar digunduli, lalu ditanami pohon penghasil bahan baku kertas dan minyak kelapa sawit. Kegiatan ini dinamai Deforestasion.
Karena Deforestation ini, Indonesia menjadi negara terbesar ketiga di Dunia, penghasil gas rumah kaca setelah Amerika dan China.
China’s economy has exploded in recent years; so has its pollution problem, leaving no aspect of the country’s environment unaffected. Solid waste often lacks proper disposal, waterways have been polluted, and the air quality has plummeted, largely due to the coal-fired power plants that serve as the country’s primary source of energy.
Environmental degradation has gotten so bad that the Chinese government, which doesn’t easily take-or allow-criticism, has admitted that birth defects in the country have increased as a direct result of it, particularly in coal-producing regions like the north, where this picture was taken.
Perkembangan Ekonomi China memang sangat pesat dalam beberapa tahun terakhir. Dan perkembangan ini, tentunya juga didukung oleh ketersediaan Energi yang mencukupi. Tapi sayangnya, energi itu sebagian besar berasal dari Sumber Daya Alam yang tidak dapat diperbaharui seperti Minyak dan Batu bara. Dan juga, menghasilkan polusi yang teramat buruk bagi dunia.
Foto yang cukup ironis, awan polusi yang berdampingan dengan tiang-tiang penyambung listrik.
A segregated water fountain with a vastly larger and more desirable fountain for whites, and a small fountain for minorities.
Saya tidak tau, dari mana asal foto ini. Tapi ini adalah sebuah tindakan Rasis, dimana Wastafel yang biasa digunakan untuk minum, dibedakan dalam pembuatan dan tujuannya. Yang sebelah kiri adalah untuk bangsa kulit putih, dan sebelah kanan untuk orang kulit hitam.
World Press Photo of the Year: 1980 Mike Wells, United Kingdom. Karamoja district, Uganda, April 1980. Starving boy and a missionary. About the image Wells felt indignant that the same publication that sat on his picture for five months without publishing it, while people were dying, entered it into a competition. He was embarrassed to win as he never entered the competition himself, and was against winning prizes with pictures of people starving to death.
Tangan hitam itu, adalah tangan seorang anak yang kelaparan di Uganda. Foto ini diambil pada bulan April 1980 oleh Mike Wells. Bahkan foto ini mendapat penghargaan, dan Mike mendapat hadiah.
Sadarilah betapa beruntungan kita hari ini, disaat kita bisa hidup dan mengirup udara bebas, hidup dengan semua yang ada, semoga sejarah kelam bisa menyatukan hati dan menciptakan perdamaian dunia,mari kita saling membantu jangan terpecah bela, hargai dan syukuri makna hidup yang diberikan dari Allah SWT.