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Ten Minute History: The Weimar Republic and Nazi Germany – History Matters

This episode of Ten Minute History (like a documentary, only shorter) covers Germany from the end of the First World War to the end of the World War 2. The first half deals with the establishment of the Weimar Republic, its wider problems and the rise of the Nazis. The second half covers how theContinue reading “Ten Minute History: The Weimar Republic and Nazi Germany – History Matters”

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Let’s talk about Biden shifting on the filibuster – Beau of the Fifth Column

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Part 1: Crash Course Literature 302

In which John Green teaches you about Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. This week, we’ll talk a little bit about Samuel Langhorne Clemens, who wrote under the name Mark Twain, and how he mined his early life for decades to produce his pretty well-loved body of work. By far the best of Twain’sContinue reading “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Part 1: Crash Course Literature 302”

Let’s talk about the Republican investigation into the NSA – Beau of the Fifth Column

In America, Republican-led states are rolling back electoral and civil liberties

A new study finds a decades-long pattern of backsliding in states run by the GOP MITCH MCCONNELL, the senior senator from Kentucky, had a clear message for the company bosses opposed to a Republican law in Georgia that places new restrictions on voting: “Stay out of politics”. Critics might argue that the Republican Party isContinue reading “In America, Republican-led states are rolling back electoral and civil liberties”

EU civil rights groups want ban on biometric surveillance ahead of new laws

Civil and digital rights groups on Wednesday launched a petition seeking the support of one million Europeans to help pressure the European Union to ban biometric mass surveillance ahead of laws on artificial intelligence (AI) due this year. Surveillance tools such as facial recognition systems have triggered concerns about risks to privacy and fundamental rightsContinue reading “EU civil rights groups want ban on biometric surveillance ahead of new laws”