Malala Yousafzai
Malala Yousafzai Recalls Being Shot By The Taliban

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“They thought that the bullet would silence us, but they failed”. At age 11, Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani student, became an outspoken proponent of education for girls. Her advocacy made her a threat to the Taliban, who tried to assassinate her on October 9, 2012, while she was riding a … Continue reading

Gerald Ford
President Ford’s Would-Be Assassin Speaks


Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy “I definitely think that it was wrong. I think I was misled. I think I was mistaken. I think I made a serious error.” On September 22, 1975, Sara Jane Moore carried out an assassination attempt against U.S. … Continue reading

Washington Navy Yard Shooting
Survivors Remember the Washington Navy Yard Shooting

Survivors remember the Washington Navy Yard shooting

Survivors of the Washington Navy Yard shooting on September 16, 2012 recall their experiences: “First it sounded like a grenade. Then we hear the ‘pow pow pow pow!’” Lone gunman, Aaron Alexis, fatally shot twelve and wounded another three before being killed by police. One survivor, John Weaver, describes witnessing … Continue reading

Washington Navy Yard Shooting
Aaron Alexis’s Acquaintances React to Navy Yard Shooting

Aaron Alexis’s acquaintances react to Navy Yard shooting

“No one saw it coming.” On September 16, 2013, Aaron Alexis opened fire at the Washington Navy Yard. Before being killed by police, Alexis fatally shot twelve and wounded three others. In this video, those who knew Aaron Alexis react with disbelief to learning that he was the shooter: “He was … Continue reading

Tupac Shakur
Tupac’s Friends Recall Hearing the News of His Death


American celebrities Snoop Dogg, Eminiem, Jada Pinkett Smith and Marlon Wayans remember where they were when rapper Tupac Shakur was killed on September 13, 1996 in Las Vegas. Wayans, who was with him just before the shooting, says, “I saw Tupac, twenty minutes before he got shot.” Pinkett Smith was … Continue reading

8888 Uprising
8888 Uprising Stories of Four Survivors


Four people tell of their experiences on the day of the 8888 Uprising, the pro-democracy demonstrations across Rangoon and Burma that were crushed by the Burmese Junta. Although thousands of university students, monks, housewives and children were killed by the military during the uprising, government records account for only 350 … Continue reading

Syrian Civil War
[Text] The Syrian Civil War: My Story With Death


Author: Ahmad Beetar “You killed my dreams, destroyed my future and ended my career and any chance for me to get a better life. And you are representing me?” I am a Syrian citizen. I came to the U.S. for a short-term scholarship, then settled here for good. I have witnessed … Continue reading

Death of Meredith Hunter
Rolling Stones at Altamont Speedway


“It was so horrible,” said Mick Jagger on watching the footage. See footage of the Rolling Stones concert at the Altamont, where Meredith Hunter was stabbed to death by a member of Hell’s Angels, who were working security at the show. Hunter, dressed in green at the beginning of the video, … Continue reading

Assassination of John F. Kennedy
[Text] Remembering JFK’s Assassination and His ‘Desired World’


Author: Lloyd Stableford “The whole thing seemed like a tremendous fairy tale, a fantasy, out of the realm of believability…” NOTE: I, Lloyd Stableford, was a senior at the College of William and Mary, pursuing political science as a major. The words that follow are the actual words I wrote … Continue reading