John Keane (artist) John Granville Colpoys Keane (born 12 September 1954) is a British artist, whose paintings have contemporary political and social themes. He is a political painter, whose subjects often concern contentious political, social and military issues. In 1990, the Imperial War Museum commissioned him as an official war artist in the Gulf War. 2001–02, he exhibited paintings which were derived from an expedition with Greenpeace during their campaign in the Amazon against illegal logging. In 2002, he painted Mo Mowlam, former Secretary of State for Northern Ireland. The original idea was to represent her with other major figures in the Good Friday Agreement (Gerry Adams, John Hume and David Trimble), but four years of talks as to where the individuals should be placed ended with Trimble's withdrawal and the plan was abandoned. In 2004, he toured his show, The Inconvenience of History, internationally. He is a visiting research fellow at Camberwell College of Arts. These include:
61bde04cf World War II "Time Capsule" Fighter Found in Sahara Photograph by Jakub Perka, BNPS Recently discovered in Egypt by an oil-exploration team, a World War II fighter plane called "the aviation equivalent of Tutankhamun's tomb" bears the scars of 70 years in the Sahara desert —but is nevertheless considered to be in "time capsule" condition. "I've never seen anything like it," said Ian Thirsk, head of collections at the Royal Air Force (RAF) Museum in London. The plane's pilot is thought to have been Flt. (Related pictures: "World War II 'Samurai Subs' Found-Carried Aircraft." ) — James Owen in London
NZ navy barred from boarding boats in fishing stand-off 14 January 2015Last updated at 03:32 ET The New Zealand navy released what it said was photographic evidence of illegal fishing The New Zealand navy is engaged in a stand-off with two boats thought to be illegally fishing toothfish in the Southern Ocean. Naval patrol vessel HMNZS Wellington had been monitoring the vessels which are sailing under the flag of Equatorial Guinea, the foreign minister said. Overnight authorities in Guinea gave New Zealand permission to board them. But crew members barred authorities from boarding the vessels. Foreign Minister Murray McCully said the HMNZS Wellington tried to board the ships which was its "legitimate right", but the vessels refused to co-operate. "Due to the conditions and the evasive tactics of the masters, it was not possible to safely board these vessels." The HMNZS Wellington (left) has been monitoring the fishing vessels The area is protected and regulated - only certain countries are allowed to fish here
He's on top of the art world May 23, 2010 By Bob Keyes email@example.comStaff Writer NEW YORK - Fifteen years ago, just a few months shy of his 20th birthday, Ahmed Alsoudani defaced a mural of Saddam Hussein in his Baghdad neighborhood. click image to enlarge Ahmed Alsoudani, who grew up in Baghdad, fills his paintings with vivid colors and graphic imagery depicting his feelings about war in Iraq. Bob Keyes/Staff Writer As with this painting, Alsoudani’s images, created on huge pieces of canvas and paper in oil, acrylic, charcoal and pastel, reflect the pain and turmoil caused by war. Courtesy of the artist Additional Photos Below It was a youthful prank. But the consequences were steep. A frightened teenager, he arranged for a final tea with his family, assuming he would never see them again, and quietly slipped away. Alsoudani spoke little English and had no portfolio to speak of -- just a few rough paintings he carried with him. Circumstance, fate and Alsoudani's stubborn nature brought him to that moment.
The First Gulf War - Short History - Department History - Office of the Historian The First Gulf War Of all the policy successes during this era, the Department of State and President Bush are most clearly associated with the successful effort to roll back the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. President G. When Saddam Hussein invaded his small, oil-rich neighbor in the summer of 1990, the Department faced its first full-scale post-Cold War international crisis. During the Gulf crisis, Secretary of State Baker relied heavily on two men—John Bolton, Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs, who played a significant role in coordinating relations with the United Nations, and Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Robert Kimmitt, who was Baker’s day-to-day crisis manager. Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs, John Bolton Iraq was not the only trouble spot in the Middle East during Bush’s four years in office.
Ancient City Found in India, Irradiated from Atomic Blast Radiation still so intense, the area is highly dangerous. A heavy layer of radioactive ash in Rajasthan, India, covers a three-square mile area, ten miles west of Jodhpur. Scientists are investigating the site, where a housing development was being built. For some time it has been established that there is a very high rate of birth defects and cancer in the area under construction. The levels of radiation there have registered so high on investigators' gauges that the Indian government has now cordoned off the region. The Mahabharata clearly describes a catastrophic blast that rocked the continent. "A single projectile charged with all the power in the Universe…An incandescent column of smoke and flame as bright as 10,000 suns, rose in all its splendor…it was an unknown weapon, an iron thunderbolt, a gigantic messenger of death which reduced to ashes an entire race." A Historian Comments Archeological Investigation provides information Interestingly, Manhattan Project chief scientist Dr J.
Military history of Australia during the Vietnam War The withdrawal of Australia's forces from South Vietnam began in November 1970 when 8 RAR completed its tour of duty and was not replaced. A phased withdrawal followed, and by 11 January 1973 Australian involvement in hostilities in Vietnam had ceased. Nevertheless, Australian troops from the Australian Embassy Platoon remained deployed in the country until 1 July 1973, and Australian forces were deployed briefly in April 1975, during the Fall of Saigon, to evacuate personnel from the Australian embassy. Approximately 60,000 Australians served in the war; 521 were killed and more than 3,000 were wounded. Background Main article: Vietnam War By 1962 the situation in South Vietnam had become bad enough that Diem submitted a request for assistance to the United States and its allies in order to counter the growing insurgency and the threat that it posed to South Vietnam's security. Australia's military involvement Australian advisors, 1962–65 Timeline Notes
Mickey Mouse at the Front 1991 IWM Non Commercial Licence The media for this item are free to reuse for non-commercial purposes under the IWM Non Commercial Licence. Video, sound and images can be embedded with the code we offer here, and images can also be downloaded. By downloading any images or embedding any media, you agree to the terms and conditions of the IWM Non Commercial Licence, including your use of the attribution statement specified by IWM. Download this item Download this item 1/2 © IWM (Art.IWM ART 16414) 2/2 © IWM (Art.IWM ART 16414) Catalogue number Art.IWM ART 16414 Production date Subject period 1976 to the present day Materials medium: oilsupport: canvas Dimensions Support: Height 1730 mmSupport: Width 1985 mmFrame: Height 1863 mmFrame: Width 2116 mmFrame: Depth 45 mm Alternative Names object category: painting Creator Keane, John Category art Buy a Print Object description image: a view along the beach at Kuwait City with blocks of hotels and beach defences lining the seafront in the background. History note
U.S. Conspiracy to Initiate the War Against Iraq Even before the first day of the Persian Gulf crisis George Bush and the Pentagon wanted to wage war against Iraq. What was the character of this war? Iraq neither attacked nor threatened the United States. We believe that this was a war to redivide and redistribute the fabulous markets and resources of the Middle East, in other words this was an imperialist war. The Bush administration, on behalf of the giant oil corporations and banks, sought to strengthen its domination of this strategic region. We didn't find anything of that sort [i.e. comparable to the U.S. buildup] anywhere in Kuwait. On September 18, 1991, only a week after the Soviet photos were taken, the Pentagon was telling the American public that Iraqi forces in Kuwait had grown to 360,000 men and 2,800 tanks. Brian Becker was a member of the Muhammad Ali Peace Delegation which travelled to Iraq in late November 1990 in an effort to prevent the war.
Gangrule - The History of the Mafia - StumbleUpon Rear Admiral Michael van Balen | Royal Australian Navy Rear Admiral van Balen, AO, RAN joined the RAN as a Junior Entry Cadet Midshipman in 1978. Graduating from the Royal Australian Naval College in 1982, he undertook a variety of sea appointments in HMA Ships Barbette, Brisbane, Stalwart, Stuart, Yarra, Bunbury, Derwent, Swan and the USS Ranger. As a Principal Warfare Officer with a sub-specialisation in Anti Submarine Warfare (ASW), in 1992, Rear Admiral van Balen was appointed as the ASW Tactical Training Officer, Fleet ASW Training Centre Pacific, San Diego, USA. He returned to Australia in 1995, for sea appointments in HMA Ships Adelaide and Darwin before selection in 1998, as Staff Officer to the Chief of Navy. In 2001, Rear Admiral van Balen graduated from the Australian Defence Force Academy with a degree of Master of Management Studies. A keen cyclist, he is married to Miriam, and they have two grown children; Monique and Benn.