Stories about History from October, 2016
Countries that shared a similar existence under the Kremlin's yoke found in their national wardrobes rich sources of self-expression.
"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?"
"If women want to wear veil let them. If they do not want to wear veil let them. It is [as] simple as that."
"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."
"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."
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.
"With this decree, illegal mining in the Caura becomes legalized. Now they are definitely going to kill us."
"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."
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."
“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.”
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.
"We can never forget – 40 years on, and still no one has been found responsible. They were violent, and unbelieavably cruel."
There's proof that Persians traveled the Silk Road to live and work in ancient Japan.
Luis testified against his father in the La Perla-Ribera mega trial for crimes against humanity committed during Argentina's dictatorship in the 1970s.
The radio programs of journalist and historian Diana Uribe give a fascinating take on history and today's global problems.
"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."
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.