Repression

NATO Review – Social media: can it hurt democracy too? (w/subtitles) NATO Review – Social media: can it hurt democracy too? (w/subtitles)

Social Media: can it hurt democracy too? President Obama’s 2008 election campaign was seen as a triumph of social media for democracy. Candidate Obama’s Facebook page had 2 million friends. The Obama 2008 campaign was really a textbook case of how to put social media to work for political purposes. Obama’s YouTube channel attracted more…

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Vytautas Landsbergis: Lithuania Under Communism Vytautas Landsbergis: Lithuania Under Communism

The feeling was very much depressing, and oppressive, and depressing with such outbreaks of hope as a revolution in Hungary, events in Poland, strikes and confrontation between the Polish workers with the communist regime. [The anti-communist Hungarian Revolution of 1956 was brutally suppressed by Soviet military force. Strikes and demonstrations in Poland occurred sporadically through…

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Vytautas Landsbergis: The Struggle to Preserve Lithuania’s Culture Vytautas Landsbergis: The Struggle to Preserve Lithuania’s Culture

The Soviets had their policies and tasks to build up a new culture. A new communist, of course—culture -— a false culture dictated, limited, and degenerated to some level. Servile to communist rulers and praising the system as the best in the world and the future of all mankind. And therefore inside of culture, it…

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1984 by George Orwell, Part 1: Crash Course Literature 401 1984 by George Orwell, Part 1: Crash Course Literature 401

Hi I’m John Green and welcome to season 4 of CrashCourse literature. Today, we’re transporting you to one of my favorite (slash least favorite) dystopias, George Orwell’s 1984. I feel like that eye is looking at me. The book starts like this: It was a bright cold day in April and the clocks were striking…

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The Brazilian Dictatorship and the Battle of Maria Antonia The Brazilian Dictatorship and the Battle of Maria Antonia

but we begin in Brazil where the current election process has held out the possibility of a candidate Jair Bolsonaro being voted in as president even though, or perhaps because he has professed himself an admirer of the military dictatorship which ran from 1964 to 1985. There are five candidates in total and a second-round…

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The Great Treason Incident – Anarchism in Japan The Great Treason Incident – Anarchism in Japan

hello and welcome to the history of Japan podcast episode 81 the great treason incident picture the setting a small room in Nagano Prefecture in 1910 home to one Miyashita Takichi a lumber mill employee the date is May 20th and outside the police are lining up to prepare to raid the place they break…

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Vaclav Klaus - Reincarnations of Communism Vaclav Klaus - Reincarnations of Communism

you I was born in 1941 in Prague and moment then we were occupied Germany it was not Czechoslovakia at the time but Protectorate Damon Marin Czechia and Moravia so this that's my beginning I spent the first year of communism I would say the the worst years as regards the degree of repression and…

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