11 ديسمبر 2017

ألكسندرا إكستر

AlexandraExter-constructivist painting in Russia

بازيريك - التاي - الترك -سيبيريا - روسيا

The Pazyryk Carpet : One of the most ancient pile carpets in the world, called "Turkish Knot. The carpet shows great similarities to modern Turkmen carpets and carpets of the early Seljuq period. The numerical values of the carpet also show striking parallels to the Oghuz-legend, perhaps based on an older version of the Massageteans

منظور النضال العالم الثالث من "صوت الحركة الأمريكية الآسيوية"

The Forgotten History of America’s Radical Asian Activists

تاريخ نادر وغير مستكشف في الشرق

photographers to a rare and unexplored history in the Orient

10 ديسمبر 2017


اعادة تصوير الحركات الثورية في القرن العشرين -الاستراتيجيات البصرية -مصر نموذج

Filming Revolution, a new Egypt-focused interactive website

Alisa Lebow believes that film is important both for any revolution’s propaganda efforts and for expressing aesthetic transitions from prior ruling ideologies and practices. Accordingly, all 20th-century revolutionary movements saw visual strategies being reconceptualized

تيتو في أفريقيا

مسرح السياسة المصرية

Boycotting Elections: 1931

الشاعر الثوري تو هوو

To Huu - the Revolutionary poet

لندن في مايو 1945

London in May 1945 in color

مختومقلی فراغی زعيم التركمان الروحي

Magtymguly Pyragy was a Turkmen spiritual leader and philosophical poet who made significant efforts to secure independence and autonomy for his people in the 18th century


الهجاء السياسي السوفيتي

Soviet political satire

فيلم عن موسيقى وتراث غواصين اللؤلؤ في الخليج العربي

Grain of Sand' by Jason Carter. A film about the music and heritage of the pearl divers of the Arabian Gulf. Raising questions of cultural identity and demonstrating the power of music as a platform for intercultural dialogue

أرشيف الأندلس الغنائي

The Lyrical Archive of al-Andalus

مطاردة العواصف مغامرات صيف 2017

"Transient" storm chasing adventures of summer2017

قصيدة إلى الكون

ode to the Cosmos


Stacy William Head

05 ديسمبر 2017

اوروبا في الدار البيضاء

الدار البيضاء كانت الملجأ الحقيقي للاجئين من الهنغاريين، البولنديين، الروس، النمساويين، والإسبان الذين فروا من أوطانهم للبحث عن ملاذ في فرنسا قبل الحرب، وجدوا أنفسهم في نهاية المطاف في الدار البيضاء
The Real Refugees of Casablanca
Casablanca made its debut two-and-half years after Germany marched into France, triggering a massive refugee exodus. As the Nazis advanced, the population of France fled south, hoping to avoid being swallowed up by Hitler’s burgeoning empire. Hungarians, Poles, Russians, Austrians, and Spanish Republicans who had fled their homelands to seek sanctuary in France before the war, once again found themselves on the run. Thousands would end up in Casablanca.

الزي العسكري في الصين خلال 100 سنة

China's 100-year military uniform changes in 10 minutes

03 ديسمبر 2017

الجنود الأفغان

Prince Waldemar's painting of 'Afghan soldiers

في ضوء الانتهاكات المنهجية في "تقرير لجنة المخابرات في مجلس الشيوخ حول التعذيب في وكالة المخابرات المركزية

Poets Respond to Torture
Torture can make the world shrink until there is no consciousness but that of pain. How, then, can we use poetry, which opens and expands our understanding of the world, to describe such a deprivation of humanity? In light of the systematic abuses described in the "Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA Torture," the ongoing injustices at Guantanamo and Bagram, and of government complicity in torture throughout the world, we present you poets who will explore the connections between poetry, narrative, news, bodies, public policy, and torture.

One minute before sunset

نشرت الوكالة الروسية "Massfilm Production" شريط فيديو أضاءت علامات النيون السوفيتية القديمة في نوفوسيبيرسك
جميع المدن الروسية تقريبا تحمل علامات النظام السوفيتي القديم - إشارات النيون - "منارات" لجيل كامل وعندما ينهار بلد تنهار الهياكل السياسية فقط، ولكن الناس ومنازلهم وحياتهم ومشاعرهم وذكرياتهم لا تزال قائمة
The Russian agency "Massfilm Production" published a video that illuminated the signs of the old Soviet Neon in Novosibirsk . In 1991  the USSR collapsed and a new country - Russia began to exist , But as it always happens - only political structures fall apart, but  people, their homes, lives, feelings and memories still remain .Almost all Russian cities bear the signs of the old Soviet regime - neon signs- that one could probably call "beacons" to a whole generation that was stuck between the old and the new states

البوم فيدل كاسترو

Afonya 1975

Afonya - Nightcall Cello cover

السنة العارية 1922 بوريس في وصف الثورة

Russia..is a mirage..all wood demons, witches, and water sprites

ارشيف أشهر صور الحرب في القرن العشرين - رفع العلم فوق الرايخستاغ

Archive of the most famous pictures of war in the twentieth century - raising the flag over the Reichstag

مختارات تشارلز سيميك

Charles Simic 1 , 2 , 3
Gray Headed Schoolchildren
Summer Morning

الكل في الكل مجرد حجر

بينك فلويد الجزء الأول لانريد تعليم للاعتراض على نظام التعليم البريطاني
Another Brick in the Wall is a protest song against rigid schooling in general and boarding schools in the UK in particular

الخرائط السوفيتية

Inside the Secret World of Cold War Maps Makers in Russia

البوم الملابس الاحتفالية في الإمبراطورية العثمانية قدم الى ألكسندر الثالث

19th Century Album of Ottoman Fashion

كتب العصر السوفيتي

Books of the Soviet era

أشجع النكات التي قالها الروس عن القيادات الثورية المقدسة

How did people in the USSR poke fun at the Revolution leaders

Oxygen in Moscow

23 نوفمبر 2017

ثوب مو ثوبك يعتك

أهيسكا -تحاول تركيا عبور الجسر بين الشرق والغرب منذ أكثر من مائة عام مع علمها بالعلاقة المتناقضة على تلك المواقع الجغرافية مما خلق الدونية الداخلية للأتراك

Occidentalism: The Historical Fantasy of the Modern

A place on the map is also a place in history.
Adrienne Rich, ‘‘Notes toward a Politics of Location’’
One who goes too far East,
Because of geography arrives in the West,
The reverse is also true.
Ece Ayhan, Yort Savul

I offer the term Occidentalism to conceptualize how the West figures in the temporal/spatial imagining of modern Turkish national identity. From its initial conception in the process of defining the Turkish national identity in the late nineteenth century to this day, ‘‘the West’’ has been contrasted to ‘‘the East’’ in a continuous negotiation between the two constructs. ‘‘The West’’ has either been celebrated as a “model” to be followed or exorcised as a threat to ‘‘indigenous’’ national values. I argue that in theorizing the construction and representation of Turkish modernity, we can neither unproblematically herald the Western model nor dismiss the fantasy of ‘‘the West’’ that informs the hegemonic national imaginary. Turkey, which has been labeled by both outsiders and insiders as a bridge between the East and the West, has an ambivalent relation not only to the geographical sites of the East and the West, but also to their temporal signification: namely, backwardness and progress. Turkey has been trying to cross the bridge between the East and the West for more than a hundred years now, with a selfconscious anxiety that it is arrested in time and space by the bridge itself. In other words, the meaning of the present has a mythical core that has persisted over years and which remains as a source of frustration and threat, and as a symptom of internalized inferiority


من جبال الهملايا الى روسيا وأفغانستان وجرينلاند واليمن في حياة والتر ميتي السرية الخرافة المرئية
From the Himalayas to Russia, Afghanistan, Greenland and Yemen in the life of Walter Mitty's Secret Visual Myth

22 نوفمبر 2017

معرض "الصحافة" في كولونيا 1928

Soviet pavilion at the Pressa exhibition in Cologne, 1928

آثار شيوعية لاتزال صامده

الآثار الشيوعية التي لا تزال قائمة في روسيا وقيرغيزستان، سفالبارد وأوكرانيا وفيتنام وألمانيا وبيلاروس وجورجيا وليتوانيا
worldwide symbols of communism still standing in Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Svalbard, Ukraine, Vietnam, Germany, Belarus, Georgia, and Lithuania

Was An Arms Dealer

Where have friends and lovers gone,
Was there a rogue Atomic Bomb?

19 نوفمبر 2017

الأيام في فندق كابول إنتركونتيننتال - كابول تايمز - مجموعة آرثر بول أفغانستان

Kabul Times - Arthur Paul Afghanistan Collection

ماقبل طالبان

Professor Steve Raymer & thomas abercrombie 1958 - 1967 - Afghanistan

الرجل الكابولي

روبندرونات طاغور-  كابوليوالا وتعني "الرجل الكابولي"  قصة عن الصداقة القديمة والرومانسية بين الهند ومدينة كابول
Kabuliwala (originally Cabuliwala) is a short story by Rabindranath Tagore (b. 1861 – 1941), India’s most celebrated literary figure and a Noble Laureate. Kabuliwala which literally means “The Kabuli Man”, is a story about the ancient and romantic friendship between India and Kabul city

16 نوفمبر 2017

التعليم في ظل الاشتراكية

How Yukong Moved the Mountains-  Joris Ivens
Dutch documentary filmmaker Ivens and his wife - the Cultural Revolution of China in 1971

Under socialism education would not only serve the socialist transformation of society but build unity and solidarity between workers and students and teachers, tear down the capitalist structures and superstructures that divide them, and be easily available and understandable to as many people as possible.

15 نوفمبر 2017

James Last Orchestra - Country Train

Winter coming. Like the last heroic soldier
Charles Simic
اﻟﺤﻘﻴﻘﺔ ﻫﻲ ﺃﻧﻨﺎ ﻟﻢ ﻳﻜﻦ ﻋﻨﺪﻧﺎ ﺃﺟﻮﺑﺔ ﻭﺍﺿﺤﺔ . ﺑﻌﺪ ﺗﺮﺟﺮﺟﻨﺎ ﻓﻲ ﺍﻟﻘﻄﺎﺭﺍﺕ ﺍﻟﻤﺨﻴﻔﺔ ﻭﻓﻮﻕ ﺍﻟﺸﺎﺣﻨﺎﺕ ﻭﺍﻟﺴﻔﻦ ﺍﻟﺘﺠﺎﺭﻳﺔ ﺍﻟﻤﻬﻠﻬﻠﺔ، ﺃﺻﺒﺤﻨﺎ ﻟﻐﺰﺍً ﺣﺘﻰ ﻷﻧﻔﺴﻨﺎ -  تشارلز سيميك

12 نوفمبر 2017

تسجيلات الموت الدعائية

الروس في ستالينغراد استخدموا دعاية موجهة للالمان death tango أو صوت أنثى قائلا "كل 7 ثوان يموت جندي ألماني - ستالينغراد مقبرة جماعية"
Russians in WW2, at Stalingrad. They 24/7 played records called "death tango" or a female voice saying "every 7 seconds dies a german soldier - stalingrad mass grave"

استخد الجيش الامريكي في حرب كوريا دعاية نفسية من خرافاتهم تسمي الروح المتجولة تحتوي اصوات استغاثات ناس قبل الموت
Operation wandering soul” was apropaganda campaign used by the US military during the Vietnam war. Four minute long ghostly audio files were blasted from the speakers of helicopters to distract the enemy, playing on the Vietnamese superstitious belief of the “wandering soul”, which was basically the idea that any person who did not die in their homeland and was not properly buried would wander around as a wailing ghost forevermore