It seemed a disaster waiting to happen. Mary Crow Dog was a leader of sorts in this standoff against the state police, as she gave birth to her son here in amongst the incessant fighting. Through this situation, the sheer length of the whole face-off and the number of Indian casualties, the Indians staging the siege gained national and international attention and the US government was forced to reconsider its laws concerning Native
From my own knowledge I know that these acts, passed by the Imperial Legislative Council in London on the 10th march 1919, gave authorization to imprison people for up to two years without trial, anybody living within the Raj suspected of terrorism. This act was passed as a result of the Amritsar Massacre, when what started out to be a peaceful protest called by Gandhi soon escalated into violence after the arrests of Kitchlew and Pal. This showed clearly that British intentions were to repress rather than reform, and after all of the efforts Indians had made to support the British in the war and there economic suffering, they felt betrayed and provoked widespread fury in India. Source 15 also agrees with this statement, it states that the reforms were a response to the nationalist demand for greater involvement, so it shows us that they did respond, however the source further states that ‘these reforms eased the tension’ implying that they were more symbolic and in actual fact the reforms did nothing to help India gain any more power and control with in the British rule. In source 13 it sates that ‘many Indians were satisfied with the concessions’, this shows us that tension was eased from the reforms as many Indians were satisfied but there was still unrest within India.
She was elected mayor of Tiquicheo in 2008 and served until 2011. During that time she defected from the Institutional Revolutionary party to the left-wing Democratic Revolution party. In January 2009 her husband Jose Sanchez Chavez was set upon by an armed group but escaped In October that year Maria was attacked while she was with her husband as they drove along in El Limone. Jose died that day from gunshot wounds. Maria survived but was taken to a hospital in Morelia, the state capital.
Butterfly time The names of three Dominican women, known as the Mirabal sisters, are from 1981, the International Day symbol "Stop Violence Against Women". Maria Teresa, Minerva and Patria Mirabal, were killed on November 25, 1960 by order of the Trujillo dictatorship. Here is an account of his long fight against one of the continent's bloodiest dictatorships. Forty-three years later, the presence of these brave women who defied one of the bloodiest dictatorships of our continent, is renewed in the collective memory stubborn beyond Dominican border. Monuments, a museum, a movie, several books and hundreds of pages written, testify to this persistence.
Stalinist Russia during the late 1930’s experienced extreme changes and suffering in all sectors of society, including the military. The weakening of Russia’s military strength under Stalin’s rule is aptly described by Mary Leder in the novel “My Life in Stalinist Russia.” “No matter what the answer may be, it is an irrefutable fact that the Soviets did not use the two-year break to build up their defenses. On the contrary, Stalin continued to undermine the army by arresting its most talented leaders. He strengthened Germany by selling it the raw materials it needed to conduct the war. ” Through sources such as first hand accounts like the statement above, along with in-depth textbooks, I was able to understand the linear timeline of the Red Terror, and how the Red Terror was inextricably tied to the Russian casualties and suffering in World War II.
These two platoons went through a dozen camps killing hundreds of unarmed Vietnamese citizens, because this was such scandal, know one knew about it until it was released by the Pentagon on November 13, 1969. (Prados 184) On March 31, President Johnson, in a television address, announced a partial halt to the U.S. bombing of North Vietnam, a call to North Vietnam to begin peace talks. On May 13, formal peace talks between the United States and North Vietnam were openly held in Paris. (Karnow 523) In August, Richard Nixon was nominated for the presidency by the Republican Party. On October 31, 1968, President Johnson announced a complete halt to the bombing of North Vietnam.
Born to a working class community in Manchester on July 23, 1942 (Branagan, 2015). Her father, was a laborer who had served in World War II, he beat her on a regular basis, but also taught her how to defend herself. In 1946 her sister was born and she was sent to live with her grandmother (Branagan, 2015). By all intense and purposes Myra was a normal girl, she practiced judo, dyed her hair blond and converted to Catholicism (Agency Staff, 2012). At the age of eighteen in 1961, she started work at a chemical company in Gorton, Manchester and she met Ian Brady.
Suu Kyi’s family played an integral part in shaping her political outlook. She was born on June 19, 1945 to Khin Kyi and General Aung San, who was the country’s hero. Unfortunately, her father was assassinated when she was three years old, so she lived with her mother and her two brothers in Rangoon. Suu Kyi’s mother, Khin Kyi, was then made ambassador to India and Nepal, and Suu Kyi went with her (“Profile: Aung San Suu Kyi”). Suu Kyi went to
In 1970, President Allende was democratically elected in to office. His socialist government promised to restructure the former government system into a new equal state, and women expected to gain political rights. The transition, however, was not a smooth one and Chile’s economy soon found itself incurring in terrible debts. Surprisingly enough, it was the women who took to the streets and began demanding an end to the “Marxist government” after little improvement in 3 years. After this period of social, political, and economical turmoil, the military supported by Chiles elite and a majority of the middle class took over with a coup.
Or, rather, it did have, but “Our mother died when I was two,” says Scout, “so I never felt her Absence”. (Charles J. Shields 42) Moving out of Monroeville, Harper attended Huntington College for Women. After one year she’d had all of the proper etiquette she could take and moved to the the University of Alabama, where she became the editor of the “politically satirical student newspaper”(George Marotous). Harper’s father and sister, Alice, were lawyers, and with her drive for civil rights, she tried to follow suit, but dropped out 6 months before graduation. Numerous unrewarding jobs kept her writing confined to weekends until a friend who believed in her work leant her the money to be able to write full time.