Self Determination

Vytautas Landsbergis: The End of the Soviet Union Vytautas Landsbergis: The End of the Soviet Union

International role of Lithuania — What we did, it was not for ourselves. Even sometimes, we were fighting for our own rights, but as they were always the general rights of any nation, of all people, and it was successful and understood. It was encouragement. And Lithuania had a leading role there. Therefore, during the…

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Black Nationalism and the Peoples’ Movement – Glen Ford on Reality Asserts Itself (3/3) Black Nationalism and the Peoples’ Movement – Glen Ford on Reality Asserts Itself (3/3)

PAUL JAY: Welcome back to The Real News Network. I’m Paul Jay, and this is Reality Asserts Itself on The Real News Network. We’re continuing our series of interviews with Glen Ford, the executive editor of Black Agenda Report. Thanks for joining us again, Glen. GLEN FORD: Thanks for the invite. JAY: And once again,…

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How does DIRECT DEMOCRACY work in LIECHTENSTEIN? – VisualPolitik EN How does DIRECT DEMOCRACY work in LIECHTENSTEIN? – VisualPolitik EN

democracy it’s a tricky concept now yes we all agree that people must have a say on governmental decisions but on the other hands we’re kind of scared to see what happens when these citizens are manipulated by a populist politician this is why direct democracy and referendums are quite so controversial I mean in…

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Hong Kong’s Fight for Freedom Against China’s Authoritarianism Hong Kong’s Fight for Freedom Against China’s Authoritarianism

The protests that have consumed Hong Kong for more than three months started because of a proposed bill that would have made it easier for mainland China to extradite citizens from this semi-autonomous city. Violent clashes between protesters and police culminated in a confrontation at a subway station on August 31st when police appeared to…

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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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Vytautas Landsbergis: The Restoration of Lithuanian Independence Vytautas Landsbergis: The Restoration of Lithuanian Independence

The spirit of the strive for freedom prevailed. And when the situation became different, due to failures and bankruptcy of Soviet Union in the ’80s of the last century — the liberation movements appeared or had been established in the three Baltic countries. Which never recognized or understood themselves as part of Soviet Union or…

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Vytautas Landsbergis: Breaking with Moscow Vytautas Landsbergis: Breaking with Moscow

The first movement of newly established or elected leadership of Sajudis [Sajudis, meaning “movement” in Lithuanian, was a civil society organization formed in 1988 to advocate the restoration of the country’s independence from the USSR.] with Communist– local Communist party leadership in Vilnius [the capital of Lithuania], they [the Communists] went with a proposal that…

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Orania - Are white Communities illegal? Orania - Are white Communities illegal?

we're Rania is an Afrikaner town basically that was founded on you know Afrikaner principles as a town for for Afrikaner people of the Afrikaner culture and it's protected under the South African Constitution as an example of you know legitimate self-determination which is guaranteed to all the peoples of South Africa in their constitution…

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