The Rise of Italy’s Far Right – VICE

In the birthplace of modern fascism, Matteo Salvini’s ‘Italy First’ message gained the support of the far right who saw him as a fierce defender of Italy’s borders. But many Black Italians say that Matteo Salvini’s language put targets on their backs. A failed candidate for Salvini’s own political party hunted down people of AfricanContinue reading “The Rise of Italy’s Far Right – VICE”

Renewed calls for Catholic Church apology after Canada mass grave find

An Indigenous Canadian group announced plans Saturday to identify the remains of 215 children, some as young as three, found buried at the site of a former residential school, per CBC News. The big picture: The discovery of the Tk’emlups te Secwépemc First Nation children’s remains has renewed calls for the Roman Catholic Church to apologize forContinue reading “Renewed calls for Catholic Church apology after Canada mass grave find”

Germany to atone for Namibian colonial horrors with a billion euros of projects

Germany has agreed to fund projects in Namibia worth more than a billion euros over 30 years to atone for its role in genocide and property seizures in its-then colony more than a century ago, a Namibian government spokesman said on Thursday. Thousands of Herero and Nama people were killed by German colonial forces betweenContinue reading “Germany to atone for Namibian colonial horrors with a billion euros of projects”

Decolonization: Crash Course European History #43

After World War II, Europe was changing radically, and its place in the world was changing as well. European powers had colonized around the world in the 18th and 19th centuries, and in the 20th century, it all came crashing down. Of course the degree of crashing was variable from country to country. Note fromContinue reading “Decolonization: Crash Course European History #43”

Napoleon Bonaparte: Crash Course European History #22

We try not to get into too much great man history here at Crash Course, but we have to admit: Napoleon Bonaparte is a pretty big deal. Join us as we track the rise, further rise, fall, rise, fall, mortal fall, and posthumous rise of Napoleon. This guy changed France, he changed Europe, and inContinue reading “Napoleon Bonaparte: Crash Course European History #22”

18th Century Warfare: Crash Course European History #20

European powers had a lot of wars in the 18th century, and they weren’t confined to Europe. Conflict raged across the globe, in what might be called a World War…but we don’t call it that, because we already have a couple of those coming up in the 20th century. Some call it the Great WarContinue reading “18th Century Warfare: Crash Course European History #20”

Expansion and Consequences: Crash Course European History #5

European exploration had a lot of side effects. When the Old World and the New World began to interact, people, wealth, food, animals, and disease began to flow in both directions. In the New World, countless millions were killed by smallpox, measles, and other Old World diseases. Old World animals changed life in the NewContinue reading “Expansion and Consequences: Crash Course European History #5”

Revealed: police barred from searching Queen’s estates for looted artefacts

Exclusive: palace and government refuse to say why exemption from 2017 law was deemed necessary Police have been barred from searching the Queen’s private estates for stolen or looted artefacts after ministers granted her a personal exemption from a law that protects the world’s cultural property, the Guardian can reveal. Buckingham Palace and the governmentContinue reading “Revealed: police barred from searching Queen’s estates for looted artefacts”

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene refers to Guam as a foreign country that doesn’t deserve aid

After a member of the U.S. House of Representatives referred to Guam as a foreign country that doesn’t deserve aid, Adelup stated it can send along some educational reading.  Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Republican representative for Georgia’s 14th congressional district, included Guam when listing foreign nations that receive American tax dollars, the American Independent reported.  “We believeContinue reading “Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene refers to Guam as a foreign country that doesn’t deserve aid”

Macron admits French forces ‘tortured and murdered’ Algerian freedom fighter

French forces “tortured and murdered” Algerian freedom fighter Ali Boumendjel during his country’s war for independence, President Emmanuel Macron admitted Tuesday, officially reappraising a death that was covered up as a suicide.  Macron made the admission “in the name of France” during a meeting with Boumendjel’s grandchildren. The move comes after Macron stoked outrage in JanuaryContinue reading “Macron admits French forces ‘tortured and murdered’ Algerian freedom fighter”

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