Stories about History from October, 2017
"The military regime just wants to persecute me. They can do anything. So I achieve equanimity. I’m detached. In fact I pity them. I pity those who have power."
"There was not a single unemployed person in Laituri. Everyone was employed at either the plantation or the factory."
"Takhti represented...a tradition, a universe of values with deep and ancient roots and in intense contradiction with the status quo."
RT's #1917Live, which marks the centennial of the October Revolution, is full of interactive and creative features. There is something missing, however: the Russian language.
"The language categories we are more or less stuck with are organized vertically by nation-state."
"How do you know you are indigenous? [...] It does not matter what we are called, we know who we are. It is you who do not recognise me."
Is Free Speech an ‘Empty Promise’ in Singapore? Activists Bristle After Police Detain Performance Artist
Under Singapore’s strict Public Order Act, a single person can be held liable for participating in an illegal assembly.
Despite efforts of the Philippine government to sabotage the event, organizers estimated around 30,000 people braved the rains to join the rally against human rights abuses.
"Alan, do you remember this banknote? Indeed, 5 "million" intis. Today they could get you a modest breakfast with six pieces of bread, butter and jam!"