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This Day In History, June 3, 1989 Beginning Of Tiananmen Square Massacre   video
Offbeat  (tags: this day in history, June 3, 1989, Video, Youtube, Tiananmen Square Massacre, China, Bejing, Asia, Violence, Death, Democracy, bizarre, crime, culture, humans, interesting, news, odd, off-beat, society, unusual )

Fiona
- 381 days ago - youtube.com
Chinese troops storm through Tiananmen Square in the center of Beijing, killing and arresting thousands of pro-democracy protesters. The brutal Chinese government assault on the protesters shocked the West. Please note, comment, and forward.
5 Things You May Not Have Known About Ben and Jerry Before Their Protest Arrest.
Offbeat  (tags: offbeat, unusual, Ben and Jerry's, activism, social consciousness, democracy )

Robert
- 1155 days ago - upworthy.com
Beyond an incredible knack for inventing ice cream flavors you didn't even know you needed, Ben and Jerry tout a long and proud history of social consciousness and responsibility.
Spain Feels Franco's Legacy 40 Years After His Death
Offbeat  (tags: democracy, brutal war, state terror, national brainwashing )


- 1307 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Spain's Gen Francisco Franco fought a brutal war against democracy with the aid of Hitler and Mussolini and thereafter presided over a regime of state terror and national brainwashing through the controlled media and the state education system.
STEALIN ALL MY DREAMS - A MODERN DAY PROTEST SONG AND VIDEO (Canada)
Offbeat  (tags: Blue Rodeo, Canada, CBC, conservatives, democracy, election, environment, First Nations, fossil fuels, Harper, music, pipelines, poverty, science, water )

Julie
- 1355 days ago - bluerodeo.com
Canada's FABULOUS country rock band Blue Rodeo wrote Stealin' All My Dreams, a song and video that chronicle the failings of the Harper government. Link to free song download available on the website.
Queen to Attend Magna Carta Commemorations
Offbeat  (tags: Magna Carta, King John of England, Runnymede, Democracy, Queen, Prime Minister, Surrey, UK )


- 1465 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The Queen and members of the Royal Family are to attend an event marking the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta.
"Could Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day Be Every Day With Bernie Sanders As President?"
Offbeat  (tags: Bernie Sanders, Ben&Jerry’s, ice cream, Vermont, presidential candidate, campaign promises, Free Cone Day, every day, joy, Democracy, leap of faith, in the people, democratic socialist, spread the ice cream, share, wealth inequality, Citizens United )

LucyKalei
- 1508 days ago - funnyordie.com
"Bernie here, junior senator & presumed underdog presidential candidate from the great state of Vermont. You know what else is from Vermont? Ben & JerryâEUR(TM)s ice cream. Let me be clear. Am I, Bernie Sanders, promising right now that if you elect me..."?
How Much Do Americans Really Know About Democracy? Turns Out We Could Learn a Few Things From Nature
Offbeat  (tags: nature and democracy, nature, democracy, usa, humans )

Nancy
- 2801 days ago - alternet.org
Democracy is not something we have but something we do, together; how we organize ourselves and relate to and behave with each other. And it's not unique to humans.
Democracy Vs Mythology: The Battle in Syntagma Square
Offbeat  (tags: greece, invasion, democracy, protest, imf, banks, society, world )

Judith
- 2922 days ago - sturdyblog.wordpress.com
I have never been more desperate to explain and more hopeful for your understanding of any single fact than this: The protests in Greece concern all of you directly. What is going on in Athens at the moment is resistance against an invasion; an invasion
Honeybee Democracies Offer Insights, Says New Book
Offbeat  (tags: democracy, honeybees, nature, science )

Julie
- 3190 days ago - physorg.com
When honeybees seek a new home, they choose the best site through a democratic process that humans might do well to emulate, says a Cornell biologist in his new book, "Honeybee Democracy"
How An Oil Company Helped Destroy Democracy
Offbeat  (tags: BP, Iran, democracy, history of BP )

Bev
- 3276 days ago - pacificfreepress.com
My decision not to give BP my business started a long time ago in another kind of ``spill`` entirely- the destruction of Iran`s democracy more than a half a century ago. **Tom Engelhardt **Stephen Kinzer
Nepal: Internet Dream Becomes a Reality
Offbeat  (tags: Internet, Freedom of Speech, Human Rights, Democracy )

Ben
- 3877 days ago - news.bbc.co.uk
A Nepali teacher has finally turned his dream into reality by connecting his remote mountain community to the internet. "We had to actually smuggle all the wireless equipment from America and Europe and build the network illegally"
Free Your Naughty Bits, Free Burma
Offbeat  (tags: Burma, protest, undergarments, women, democracy )

Eduardo
- 4219 days ago - motherjones.com
If you felt powerless to help Burma in its struggle for democracy during the country's recent, but so far resultless. The Lanna Action for Burma Committee is asking women of all nations to contribute their undergarments to its Panty Power Campaign.
   

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