Tuesday, May 19, 2009

This Land Is Your Land

Out in the country,
Far from all the soot and noise of the city...

(Taken from one of my most favorite albums, "The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society". Yes, I do recognize that I am echoing Ray Davies' words "Gawd darn it, isn't it a pretty scene".)

Swat on Flickr.

They are calling it the "worst internal displacement crisis" since the Partition of 1947.

As of May 2009, MSF has halted their relief operations in the area. To learn more about how to donate, visit the Swat Plea blog run by Pakistani citizens.


Szerelem said...
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Szerelem said...

Sigh, so pretty. I want to wring the necks of the assholes who have screwed up the place - but who is not to blame?

The NYT's new photoblog, Lens, had some heartbreaking pictures from the refugee camps.