Artist Kumi Yamashita Creates an Amazing Human Figure Out of Shadow

Artist Kumi Yamashita Creates an Amazing Human Figure Out of Shadow

In the early 19th century, artisans created silhouettes of Americans of every social stratum, from enslaved people to presidents. These profiles, often cut from black cardstock and pasted against a contrasting background, could be made in minutes and duplicated easily for sharing. They represented “the democratization of portraiture” before photography took hold, says Asma Naeem, […]

Human Rights in Mexico, From Crisis to Catastrophe

Human Rights in Mexico, From Crisis to Catastrophe

Incompetent Institutions Two recent reports reveal that Mexico’s institutions are simply unable or unwilling to actually protect human rights and rampant incompetence denies justice to victims. by José Luis Granados Ceja Let’s block ads! (Why?) MintPress News fmsmnewsFMSMNews.com is a news aggregator and opinions blog. We aim to showcase news from various Alternative News Outlets […]

How Effective are International Human Rights Treaties?

How Effective are International Human Rights Treaties?

Human Rights “The United States is alone among developed countries in insisting that while human rights are of fundamental importance, they do not include rights that guard against dying of hunger, dying from a lack of access to affordable healthcare, or growing up in a context of total deprivation.” — Philip Alston by Joan Roelofs […]

California’s wildfires are driven by climate and human error

California’s wildfires are driven by climate and human error

David McNew, Reuters By Michael Marshall A STRING of wildfires is raging in California. Six separate blazes have together scorched more than 55,000 hectares of land. As of 8 December, nearly 200,000 people had been evacuated. The largest blaze is the Thomas fire (pictured), which has burned around 45,000 hectares. The long exposure in this […]

Human arrivals wiped out the Caribbean’s giant ground sloths

Human arrivals wiped out the Caribbean’s giant ground sloths

Gone but not forgottenChronicle/Alamy Stock Photo By Fred Pearce Who killed the giant ground sloth? Or the mammoth and sabre-toothed cat, come to that.  Was it humans or a natural event, like the end of the last ice age? The question is endlessly debated. But the answer, at least in the Caribbean, now seems certain: […]

House Cats Have Begun Stealing Human Souls|Humor

House Cats Have Begun Stealing Human Souls|Humor

BOSTON, MA – House cats have begun stealing human souls as part of the final phase of their plan to conquer Earth. “Meow, meowww, meow,” said cat Commander, Miser Friskypants. “Meow. Meooooooowwwwow. Meeeeow.” Last week, house cats began stealing the souls of sleeping humans. To steal the souls, cats climb on to the chest of […]