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What do Bosnia, Bulgaria and Brazil have in common? | ROAR Magazine ⇢

What do a park in Istanbul, a baby in Sarajevo, a security chief in Sofia, a TV station in Athens and bus tickets in Sao Paulo have in common? However random the sequence may seem at first, a common theme runs through and connects all of them. Each reveals, in its own particular way, the deepening crisis of representative democracy at the heart of the modern nation state. And each has, as a result, given rise to popular protests that have in turn sparked nationwide demonstrations, occupations and confrontations between the people and the state.

The Greek workers who took inspiration from Argentina

The Greek workers who took inspiration from Argentina

USA’s #1 export industry is not aeronautics, computers or cars, but the entertainment industry: films and TV programmes. TV is now a global presence: the number of TVs per citizen has doubled from 1980 to 1995.

Since 1976, Hollywood foreign profits have risen from 30% to 50%. In 1996, the US film industry held 76% of the European market and 83% of the Latin American one. Foreign films in the USA make up less than 3% of the market.

La Commune (Paris, 1871)

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La Commune (Paris, 1871)

The participation of the cast in the making of this film is precisely what the global media are afraid of, and probably one of the main reasons why the TV channels which were asked for support, refused to finance this film…

What the media are particularly afraid of, is to see the man in the little rectangle replaced by a multitude of people, by the public….

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La Commune (Paris, 1871)

Source: mutualassureddistraction

La Commune (Paris, 1871)

Source: mutualassureddistraction

La Commune (Paris, 1871)

La Commune (Paris, 1871)

Source: mutualassureddistraction

mudwerks:

(by paul.malon)

1956; photograph by Sandor Acs. The writing on the left translates as “The Murderer of 25 Million People”.


The Hungarian Revolution or Uprising of 1956 (Hungarian:1956-os forradalom or felkelés) was a spontaneous nationwide revoltagainst the government of the People’s Republic of Hungary and its Soviet-imposed policies, lasting from 23 October until 10 November 1956.

mudwerks:

(by paul.malon)

1956; photograph by Sandor Acs. The writing on the left translates as “The Murderer of 25 Million People”.

The Hungarian Revolution or Uprising of 1956 (Hungarian:1956-os forradalom or felkelés) was a spontaneous nationwide revoltagainst the government of the People’s Republic of Hungary and its Soviet-imposed policies, lasting from 23 October until 10 November 1956.

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neviah:

Mostar

neviah:

Mostar

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curiae:

Alpine Church - Switzerland by hdrdoc on Flickr.

curiae:

Alpine Church - Switzerland by hdrdoc on Flickr.

jeoblivion:

Wojciech Weiss, “Ecce Homo” , oil on canvas, 1934, 180x132 cm, private collection

jeoblivion:

Wojciech Weiss, “Ecce Homo” , oil on canvas, 1934, 180x132 cm, private collection

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Partial Listing of Incidents of Nuclear Blackmail

  • 1946 : Truman threatens Soviets regarding Northern Iran.
  • 1946 : Truman sends SAC bombers sent to intimidate Yugoslavia following downing of U.S. aircraft over Yugoslavia.
  • 1948 : Truman threatens Soviets in response to Berlin blockade.
  • 1950 : Truman threatens Chinese when U.S. marines were surrounded at Chosin Reservoir in Korea.
  • 1951 : Truman approves military request to attack Manchuria with nuclear weapons if significant numbers of new Chinese Forces join the war.
  • 1953 : “Operation Big Stick” Eisenhower threatens China to force end to Korean war on terms acceptable to U.S.
  • 1954 : Eisenhower Secretary of State Dulles offers French three tactical nuclear weapons to break the siege at Dienbienphu. Supported by Nixon's public trial balloons.
  • 1954 : Eisenhower used nuclear armed SAC bombers to reinforce CIA-backed coup in Guatemala.
  • 1956 : Bulganin threatens London and Paris with nuclear attacks, demanding withdrawal following their invasion of Egypt.
  • 1956 : Eisenhower counter threatens the Soviet Union while also demanding British and French retreat from Egypt.
  • 1958 : Eisenhower orders Joint Chiefs of Staff to prepare to use nuclear weapons against Iraq, if necessary to prevent extension of evolution into Kuwait.
  • 1958 : Eisenhower orders Joint Chiefs of Staff to prepare to use nuclear weapons against China if they invade the island of Quemoy.
  • 1961 : Kennedy threatens Soviets during Berlin Crisis.
  • 1962 : Cuban Missile Crisis.
  • 1967 : Johnson threatens Soviets during Middle East War.
  • 1967 : Johnson's public threats against Vietnam are linked to possible use of nuclear weapons to break siege at KHz Shan.
  • 1968 : Johnson threatens nuclear attack against North Korea in response to Seizure of USS Pueblo.
  • 1969 : Brezhnev threatens China during border war.
  • 1969 : Nixon’s “November Ultimatum” against Vietnam.
  • 1970 : Nixon signals preparations to fight nuclear war to the Soviets during Black September War in Jordan.
  • 1973 : Israeli Government threatens use of nuclear weapons October 9.
  • 1973 : Kissinger threatens Soviet Union during the last hours of the "October War" in the Middle East.
  • 1973 : Nixon pledges to South Vietnamese President Thieu that he will respond with nuclear attacks or the bombing of North Vietnam’s dikes if it violates the provisions of the Paris Peace Accords.
  • 1975 : Sec. of Defense Schlesinger threatens North Korea with nuclear retaliation should it attack south Korea in the wake of the U.S. defeat in Vietnam.
  • 1976 : President Ford dispatches nuclear armed B-52 from Guam toward North Korea in response to “Ax Incident” in Korean Demilitarized Zone.
  • 1980 : Carter Doctrine announced.
  • 1981 : Reagan reaffirms the Carter Doctrine.
  • 1990 : Pakistan threatens India during confrontation over Kashmir.
  • 1990-91 : Bush threatens Iraq during the "Gulf War."
  • 1993 : Clinton threatens North Korea.
  • 1994 : Clinton’s confrontation with North Korea
  • 1996 : China threatens “Los Angeles” during confrontation over Taiwan.
  • 1996 : Clinton threatens Libya with nuclear attack to prevent completion of underground chemical weapons production complex.
  • 1998 : Clinton, Operation Desert Fox, refuses to rule out use of nuclear weapons against Iraq.
  • 2002 : Bush communicates an implied threat to counter any Iraqi use of chemical.
  • 2003 : Bush dispatches 24 nuclear capable bombers to Guam during crisis with North Korea.
  • 2008-12 : Obama “all options are on the table” with Iran.
  • source : http://www.afsc.org/document/incidents-nuclear-blackmail

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