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The Real Irish-American History Not Taught in Schools

Published on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 by Zinn Education Project by Bill Bigelow To support the famine relief effort, British tax policy required landlords to pay the local taxes of their poorest tenant farmers, leading many landlords to forcibly evict struggling farmers and destroy their cottages in order to save money. (Sketch: The Irish Famine: … Continue reading

Feudalism Damaged Democracy in Pakistan

‘Feudalism damaged democracy in Pakistan’ Tooba Masood KARACHI: At Partition, Pakistan inherited a medieval feudal system with tax-exempt jagirdars and inamdars acting as intermediaries between the state and zamindars, said Kaisar Bengali, former adviser to the chief minister of Sindh and founding member of the Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research (Piler), on Thursday. … Continue reading

The United States and the 1965-1966 Mass Murders in Indonesia

The United States and the 1965–1966 Mass Murders in Indonesia by Bradley Simpson This article was adapted from Economists with Guns: Authoritarian Development and U.S.-Indonesian Relations, 1960–1968 by Bradley Simpson. © 2008 by the Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University. Used with permission of Stanford University Press, http://sup.org. Published in cloth, paperback, … Continue reading

The Tears of Rajas

The Tears of the Rajas by Ferdinand Mount review – a vivid account of British imperialism in India The author uses his connection with the Lowland Scots – one he shares with David Cameron – to bring to life the era of British rule in India in an admirably rounded study Bernard Porter Saturday 8 … Continue reading

The 1811 Slave revolt in Louisiana

The 1811 African Slave Revolt in Louisiana Re-examinations of the resistance to bondage reveal consciousness and organization By Abayomi Azikiwe Global Research, February 03, 2015 An often hidden and misrepresented rebellion against slavery in 1811 along the German coast in Louisiana is now noted by some writers as the largest African uprising during the antebellum … Continue reading

It Was Like Time Travel

‘It was like time travel. It reminds you just how courageous the suffragettes were’ A film out next month tells the story of women’s emancipation, and Helen Pankhurst has a small role. As the great-granddaughter of the woman who founded the suffragette movement, it was a chance to mend a family split Joanna Moorhead Saturday … Continue reading

How to Plan a Crusade

How to Plan a Crusade by Christopher Tyerman review – the role of reason in medieval religious wars ‘Medieval’ is often associated with barbarism and bigotry, but this fascinating study suggests it should refer to sophisticated propaganda and meticulous preparation Jessie Childs Friday 25 September 2015 This book opens disarmingly with a novice historian stumbling … Continue reading

Debacle Inc. :How Henry Kissinger Helped Disorder the World

Debacle, Inc.: How Henry Kissinger Helped Disorder the World Published on Monday, September 28, 2015 by TomDispatch by Greg Grandin Less well known about the Kissinger’s legacy is how his policies toward Iran and Saudi Arabia accelerated the radicalization in the region and how step by catastrophic step he laid the groundwork for the region’s … Continue reading

It is Fifty Years Since Indonesian Massacre of 1965…..

It is 50 years since the Indonesian massacre of 1965 but we cannot look away Laksmi Pamuntjak As Joko Widodo refuses to apologise to the victims of 1965, the business of confronting the past has reached a new urgency for Indonesia ‘In a statement in front of the leaders of the Muhammadiyah, the country’s second … Continue reading

Chilean Dictator Pinochet Covered up Burning of Activists

Chilean dictator Pinochet covered up 1986 burning of activists, report shows Declassified US documents indicate Pinochet suppressed police report that fingered military officers in burning alive of Rodrigo Rojas and Carmen Quintana Jonathan Franklin and agencies in Santiago Friday 31 July 2015 Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet buried a police report which accused military officers of … Continue reading