Professor & physicist Stephen Hawking has joined the academic boycott of Israel “based upon his knowledge of Palestine & on the unanimous advice of his own academic contacts there.”
In another stride forward in the campaign for boycott, divestment & sanctions against Israel, Hawking pulled out of a conference hosted by President Shimon Peres in Jerusalem.
“The situation is like that of South Africa before 1990 and cannot continue,” Hawking said after Israel’s three-week attack on Gaza in 2009.
“Genocide in the Amazon - It’s just business.”
In the spring of 1945, photographs and witness accounts from the liberation of camps like Bergen-Belsen afforded the disbelieving world outside of Europe its first glimpse into the abyss of Nazi depravity. See the photos here on LIFE.com.
(George Rodger—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)
Not sure who the other women are, but front row centre is Rosario Sánchez Mora, “the dynamiter”, who signed up to fight the fascists aged 17 on the day the war started. She was the only female dynamite specialist in the republican militias and fought in the front lines during the defence of Madrid. She lost her hand in an explosion in the trenches. A single mother, she lived out the rest of her life selling cigarettes on the streets of Madrid in order to provide for her two children. She died in 2008. An amazing woman.
” the opportunity to fight when women didn’t fight. They stayed at home. I lost my hand. It didn’t matter. I was prepared to lose my life.”
Rosario Sánchez Mora