American Indian Movement
AIM Member on What Lead to Wounded Knee Occupation

Protestors Occupy Wounded Knee. Source: Revolution Newspaper.

Bill Means, a Lakota member of the American Indian Movement (AIM), which advocates for the rights of American Indians, discusses the events that led to AIM’s takeover and 71-day occupation of Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation of South Dakota. The complex event that lead to the Wounded … Continue reading

Cambodian Civil War
The Uprising in Takeo

Wat Ansung. 2013. Source: ©Banyanblog.

Author: Mitty Steele As told by: Om (Aunt) Ear “After the coup many people from the village joined the Khmer Rouge to fight against the new government…While the government had squashed this uprising, it was only the beginning of the civil war.” The Lon Nol coup occurred on March 18, … Continue reading

Alice Paul
[Text] Interview With Suffragette Alice Paul on the 1913 Parade


Interview of Alice Paul By Robert S. Gallagher How did you begin? I went down to Washington on the seventh of December, 1912. All I had at the start was a list of people who had supported the movement, but when I tried to see them, I found that almost … Continue reading

People React To Ferguson Verdict


On August 9, 2014, Michael Brown, was shot and killed by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri. On November 24, 2014, a grand jury reached a decision not to indict Wilson for the shooting. The video above shows reactions to the grand jury’s decision, both in Ferguson and in … Continue reading

Chicago Seven
Background on the Trial of the Chicago Seven


“The whole world is watching!” The 1968 Democratic National Convention was held in Chicago, Illinois. Both before and during the convention, rallies and marches were held primarily in protest of President Lyndon B. Johnson and his Vietnam War policies.  On the fourth day of the convention, demonstrators held the only … Continue reading

Mao Zedong
Voices of Victims and Mao’s Red Guards

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Between the years of 1966 and 1976, Chinese Chairman Mao Zedong helped to lead what is now known as the Cultural Revolution. This was a time when his Communist Party was worried that capitalistic beliefs were going to take over Chinese society. Because of this threat, Mao Zedong and his … Continue reading