Category Archive: history

Obama to visit Hiroshima, will not apologize for World War Two bombing

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[The hypocrisy and arrogance of the United States knows no bounds. Once again we see the leader of the only nation to use nuclear weapons on human beings lecturing others on disarmament and… Continue reading

Human sacrifice helped ancient societies entrench class divide, study suggests

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(http://www.cbc.ca/) Why did so many ancient societies around the world make human sacrifices to appease the gods? A new study supports the theory that the practice may have played a key role in… Continue reading

Delmer Berg, Last of American Volunteers in Spanish Civil War, Dies at 100

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Delmer Berg, Last of American Volunteers in Spanish Civil War, Dies at 100 by Sam Roberts March 2nd (NY Times) Delmer Berg, the last known living veteran of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, which… Continue reading

8-10 million Iranians died over Great Famine caused by the British in late 1910s, documents reveal

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8-10 million Iranians died over Great Famine caused by the British in late 1910s, documents reveal by Sadegh Abbasi* (http://english.khamenei.ir/) One of the little-known chapters of history was the widespread famine in Iran… Continue reading

A People’s History of Churchillian Madness

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A People’s History of Churchillian Madness by ELLIOT MURPHY (counterpunch.org) This year marked the 60th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, which is almost universally seen in Britain as purely… Continue reading

Hollande promises to pay ‘moral debt’ to former colony Haiti

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[With a quick look at the history between these two countries, it is clear that France owes Haiti much more than just a “moral debt.” -Uziel] PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – French President Francois Hollande… Continue reading

Widespread outrage after IS bulldozes ancient Iraq city

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[Once again ISIS shows its ignorance and blatant disregard for history and culture. If these crimes weren’t so damaging to our shared human history, they would almost be comical in their stupidity, akin… Continue reading

The Bengal Famine: How the British engineered the worst genocide in human history for profit

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by Rakhi Chakraborty (http://yourstory.com/) “I hate Indians. They are a beastly people with a beastly religion. The famine was their own fault for breeding like rabbits.”                … Continue reading

1945: Auschwitz death camp liberated

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[The fascists murdered millions of Jews, Gypsies, political dissidents, including communists. The Red Army saved the world from Hitler’s genocidal tyranny. — NP] (Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/) The Red Army has liberated the Nazis’ biggest concentration… Continue reading

Deep Racism: The Forgotten History Of Human Zoos

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Through the 1950s, Africans and Native Americans Were Kept In Zoos As Exhibit By M.B. David Political Blindspot, February 13, 2013 Throughout the early 20th century, Germany held what was termed a, “Peoples… Continue reading

Obama Unveils ‘New Approach’ On Cuba As Former Foes Chart New Course

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[The USA ends its embargo. This is a mixed blessing. It will allow people in Cuba a higher standard of living, but it will also increase US influence in Cuba. Obama certainly justified… Continue reading

Victims call for justice 30 years after Bhopal disaster

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[Capitalism kills and keeps on killing — NP] By Nita Bhalla BHOPAL, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Hundreds of protesters gathered on Wednesday outside the abandoned factory which caused the world’s deadliest industrial… Continue reading