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We Need to Talk About Plutocracy in the 21st Century
Where, in American History, did we change from a Democracy to a Plutocracy? Which decisions made such a change possible? Democracy means rule by the people.
10 activists who fought using hunger strike
10. Bhagat Singh Born in 1931 in a British owned colonial district in India. Bhagat Singh grew up as an epitome of Resistance to the British Rule over India. He became actively engrossed in the Indian independence movement which led to several national protests and several stints in prison.
"How to Become a Tyrant" - Must see TV
BRYCE ON POLITICS - It provides invaluable lessons for today. I recently watched the new documentary, "How to Become a Tyrant," on Netflix. It is a six episode series, each running 25-30 minutes in length. The intent is to examine past tyrannical dictators, note their personal attributes and tactics used, and make some conclusions as to becoming a tyrant, thereby providing a text book explanation for such madness.
SOCIALISM WITHOUT THE SOUL
The marigolds stopped growing. The dissonance of endless repairs made her feel like a prisoner. The Sun was obscured by smog, but the weather report said there wouldn’t be any Toxin-13 particulates, so she decided not to wear a mask, although she still brought one with her as a precaution. There were times when it still hurt to breathe; the smog-filled air reeked of smoke and fumes and she tried her best to enjoy breathing in these supposedly “harmless, inorganic fragrances” (per newspeak parlance).
A Lesson from Buffalo Bill, Pawnee Bill and the New York Suffragists
Skirts aswirl, fourteen New York suffragists strode through Madison Square Garden. Among them were prominent society members such as the Misses Portia Willis, Harriet May Mills, Gertrude Lee, and Helen Benson. These were women far more familiar with Victorian silver choices than life in the open air. Entering the mess hall that April evening in 1913, they spied their quarry in the corner and beetled over. The two white-haired men were hunkered down over a meal of roast beef, corned beef and cabbage, lima beans, potatoes, and rice pudding. Maybe a little heavy on the starch, but Colonel Cody and Major Lillie had survived on much worse. And they couldn’t be too picky now either. Edison’s moving picture shows had eaten into the Wild West business. Old pals Cody and Lillie had thrown in together to create the “Buffalo Bill Wild West and Pawnee Bill Far East” Show. By autumn they’d be bankrupt, but for tonight they were still in the game.
Black People Don't Owe You Anything
Before we get into it, I just want to say that not all English people are racist. I totally understand that some people have that impression following the aftermath of the Euros. The abuse and discrimination has been overwhelming, and my immediate thought was honestly that England is a lost cause. It's hard to understand that people can be so hateful over something that doesn't matter.
Biography of Adolf Hitler
In 1933 the Reichstag passed the Unifying Act, which began the process of transforming the Weimar Republic into Nazi Germany, a one-party dictatorship based on the Nazi dictatorship. On March 23 the German Bundestag passed the "Unifying Act", which gave Hitler full power and celebrated the merger of the country's capitalists with the old German institution under Hindenburg. In July, the government passed a law declaring that the Nazi party would be the only political party in Germany, and within months all non-Nazi parties, unions, and other organizations withdrew.
If you’re hoping to maintain your independence, then I'm begging you to wake up before things get much worse. It saddens me to see so many of you give up your freedoms and your rights to do and think for yourselves, despite the fact that so many true American patriots have risked so much to defend them. Free will, free thought, progress, unity, and much more is being lost or given away freely without even a second thought. These are not the Americans I know, the strong courageous children of this land that defend my honor with all they have, up to and at times even including their last breath.
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Anne Appelbaum's "Red Famine"
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Anne Appelbaum, author of Gulag and Iron Curtain continues her magisterial body of work on Soviet crimes with Red Famine, a comprehensive account of the 1932-33 Holodomor, which resulted in between three and four million dead from starvation and associated diseases.
Welcome to the official website of your palm seashore county polling station. We undertake to preserve you knowledgeable of changes to the election laws and their effect on balloting in westchester. The usa election project is a supply of data for the u.S. Electoral machine.
My Unexpected Education in U.S. Immigration Policy
Before I met my fiancé, I never had much interest in U.S. immigration policy, but then I had to go and fall in love with a man who is a Haitian citizen. We started the process of applying for his fiancé visa (K-1 visa) in February 2020, and it has been a roller coaster of heartache, hope, frustration, and impatience ever since. Do you have loved ones who can’t easily come to the U.S.? I can’t give any official advice on what you should do, but I can let you know what I have learned so far in my journey.