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· October, 2016

Stories about History from October, 2016

100 Years of Beauty in Central Asia and the Caucasus

Countries that shared a similar existence under the Kremlin's yoke found in their national wardrobes rich sources of self-expression.

After Rejecting the Peace Agreement, Colombia Seeks a New Path

"Who is going to go to the regions that voted for YES to explain to them what's the route to follow after the NO won in the national referendum?"

Rural Women in Northern India Are Challenging Patriarchy by Removing Their Veils

"If women want to wear veil let them. If they do not want to wear veil let them. It is [as] simple as that."

Carnival Designer Apologises for Insensitivity to Trinidad's Colonial Trauma, But Was It Enough?

"Our history is complicated and troubling and painful and horrendous.... Asking that those complications be acknowledged is not censorship. It is a cry against continued erasure."

A Trinidad & Tobago Carnival Band Is Accused of Trivialising the Trauma of Slavery

"He's glamorizing a part of our colonial history where racism and socioeconomic disparity were rampant. And carnival now, with its overpriced parties and parades, continues that tradition."

Russian City Cuts Fuel to WWII Eternal Flame So Locals Won't Cook on It

Taganrog’s eternal flame isn’t burning today, and a local gas company official says it’s because he can’t guarantee that locals won’t roast sausages over the fire.

In Venezuela, Indigenous Communities’ Struggles With Mining Are Far From Over

"With this decree, illegal mining in the Caura becomes legalized. Now they are definitely going to kill us."

Meet Eufrasia Vieira, the ‘Next Angelina Jolie’ From Timor-Leste

"Sometimes, I take those compliments as a joke. Angelina is so beautiful and she’s just wow. I’m just ordinary woman living a simple life."

Why Caribbean History Matters

Because "the legacies of slavery, imperialism, and historical responses to it are...evident in all the “weightier” concepts we associate with modernity: notions of citizenship, individual freedom, collective liberation, and nation."

A US City Recognizes Its Native American Past, Present, and Future

“History from his perspective is told by victor, and in our case the conqueror...Colonial perspectives of our history do not work for us. They’re wrong.”

Devastation of Hurricane Matthew Renews Talk of French Reparations to Haiti

As bloggers urge people to "help Haitians, not the disaster capitalists" post-Hurricane Matthew, discussions about the need for France to pay reparations are -- once again -- front and centre.

Activists, Students, and Survivors Commemorate Thailand’s Forgotten Massacre

"We can never forget – 40 years on, and still no one has been found responsible. They were violent, and unbelieavably cruel."

New Discovery About Persians in Ancient Japan Generates Excitement

There's proof that Persians traveled the Silk Road to live and work in ancient Japan.

The Story of an Argentine Torturer's Son

Luis testified against his father in the La Perla-Ribera mega trial for crimes against humanity committed during Argentina's dictatorship in the 1970s.

This Woman’s Voice Makes World History Intimate to Millions in Spanish

The radio programs of journalist and historian Diana Uribe give a fascinating take on history and today's global problems.

Hong Kong's Iconic Post-WWII State Theatre Faces Demolition

"Indisputably an architectural gem both locally and worldwide...it surely has the potential to develop into a tourism highlight and a cultural landmark that Hong Kong people can be proud of."

The Women Who Resisted Uruguay’s Dictatorship Get a Film Honoring Their Heroism

Manane Rodriguez's “Migas de Pan” tells the story of a group of women tortured and sexually abused by Uruguay's dictatorship, set thirty years after the regime's fall.

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