Nicaraguan Revolution
News Report From the Day the Sandinistas Overthrew the Somoza Regime


This news report from July 20, 1979 covers the day that the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) overthrew the Somoza dictatorship in Managua, Nicaragua. Reporter Ike Seamans describes the national guard under Somoza surrendering to the Sandinistas. Seamans describes chaos in the streets of Managua as the Sandinista rebels–composed primarily of the country’s poorest … Continue reading

Nicaraguan Revolution
Nicaraguan Woman Remembers Her Part in the Sandinista Revolution


Esmeralda, a Sandinista rebel during the Nicaraguan Revolution of 1978-1979, describes what the country was like during the time when the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) was trying to overthrow the Somoza dictatorship. The overthrow of the Somoza regime was a bloody and violent affair, but Esmeralda justifies the revolution … Continue reading

Bosnian War
[Trigger Warning] Why This Bosnian Woman Kept Her Child Conceived By Rape

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In this interview, a Bosnian woman named Leila explains her decision to keep the child she became pregnant with after being raped in captivity. During the Bosnian War, the Army of the Republika Srpska is believed to have raped over 50,000 Bosnian Muslim women. After the war, the International Criminal Tribunal for … Continue reading

Bosnian War
Angelina Jolie ‘Felt a Responsibility’ to Learn About Bosnian War

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Angelina Jolie explains the reason why she “felt a responsibility” to learn about the Bosnian War. Ultimately, Jolie’s personal interest in its harrowing legacy inspired “The Land of Milk and Honey,” her directional debut. The famous actress and humanitarian describes the making of the film and her experience while interviewing … Continue reading

Bosnian War
Heartbreaking Stories from Teenage Survivors of Bosnian War

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Listen to three survivors describe the horrors they endured as teenagers in the Bosnian War, including rape and torture. The war, which erupted in April of 1992, was the result of the dissolution of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. By the end of the war in December of 1995, … Continue reading

Attempted Assassination of Ronald Reagan
The Cameramen Who Witnessed the Shooting

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American news anchor Sam Donaldson and his cameraman Hank Brown recall being by former U.S. President Ronald Reagan on March 30, 1981 outside the Washington Hilton Hotel where John Hinckley, Jr. tried to assassinate him. They discuss the events that led up to the shooting. Shelly Fielman and Charlie Wilson, … Continue reading

Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy
RFK Shooting Victims Support Conspiracy Theory

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Rob Beemer and Paul Schrade were both injured during the fatal shooting of Robert F. Kennedy by Sirhan Sirhan in a Los Angeles hotel on June 5, 1968. Beemer, producer on the documentary, “Conspiracy Test: The RFK Assassination,” discusses the audio tape that has rekindled conspiracy theories on the presence of … Continue reading