Stories about History from June, 2017
Slimmed Down Garvey Sculpture Gets Thumbs Down From Jamaicans
Ambivalent — and often dismissive — about public statuary in general, Jamaicans turn their ire towards a bust of national hero Marcus Garvey that they say needs "more identity".
Is It the 20th Anniversary of Unification With China…or the Fall of Hong Kong?
Hong Kongers have several reasons to be unhappy with the city's relationship with China.
At Thailand's Request, YouTube Blocks Video Clip of Charlie Chaplin’s ‘The Great Dictator’
"Juntaland's dictator blocking Charlie Chaplin's satirical film mocking dictator is hilariously insane and dictatorial," wrote a journalist on Twitter.
Iran's Revolution In Waiting
Without the active presence of justice in all its forms, it will remain impossible for any Iranian government to achieve coexistence among all of the country’s ethnic nations.
In a Guardian Story About an Environmental Conflict in Kenya, the White Saviour Rides Again
The Guardian's portrayal of an Italian expat as the central figure in a noble fight to save the environment from local hordes erases the complex reality of a Kenyan region.
How Balkan Egyptians Are Asserting Their Identity and Fighting Discrimination in Macedonia
"Our community is just a small part of the Balkan cultural mosaic, but nevertheless it provides important contribution to the overall European diversity."
The 1944 Thiaroye Massacre in Senegal, a Shameful Episode of the French Colonial Period in Africa
"In 1944, African soldiers, liberators of France, were massacred by... France itself. These African servicemen had committed only one crime: that of being African."
June and July Mark the Anniversary of the Wartime Destruction of Japan's Cities
Bombing raids systematically targeted Japan's cities for complete and utter destruction in June and July 1945.
ISIS Attempts to Exploit Balkan War Wounds With Localized Propaganda
The region has a painful legacy of war that has divided people along ethnic and religious lines.
Where Did Indians’ Ancient Ancestors Come From? The Indo-Aryan Migration Debate Rages Once More
"The linguistic evidence for the #AryanMigration theory is very strong. [Now there is something] for those that need hard science."
How Palestinians Marked 50 Years of Israeli Occupation
"#Occupationis not being able to visit your relatives who live 10 minutes away...without permission from your occupiers."
China Bans ‘Soft Burial’, an Award-Winning Novel About the Deadly Consequences of Land Reform
'[...] as for the living, when they seal off their past, cut off their roots, reject their memories, either consciously or subconsciously, their lives are soft buried in time.'
In Ethiopia, Authorities’ Reshuffling of the Oromo Language Alphabet Touches a Nerve
"This is yet another fraud perpetrated on the Oromo people and it must be rejected."
From Kazakhstan, A Tale of Famine and Flight
"I was six years old. My uncles, my father’s younger brothers, led me by the hand. We walked by night and slept by day."
The Fake News Photos Justifying the Return of Martial Law to the Philippines
Wrong photos. Wrong countries. Some officials of the Philippines defended the martial law declaration in Mindanao by posting photos of the Vietnam War, Thailand's 2014 coup, and the Honduran police.