Why does Belarus Exist? – History Matters

Why Kazakhstan matters in China’s Belt and Road Initiative – DW News

The last two weeks have seen the worst violence in Kazakhstan since it gained independence from the Soviet Union 30 years ago. The country’s importance in terms of raw materials and trade has made the unrest of particular interest to Europe and neighboring Russia. And its massive neighbor to the east, China, is also watchingContinue reading “Why Kazakhstan matters in China’s Belt and Road Initiative – DW News”

President Putin claims “international terrorism” behind Kazakhstan protests – BBC News

The President of Kazakhstan has described the protests last week in which dozens are reported to have died, as an attempted coup. Troops from Russia are in the country to support its government in restoring order and President Putin said Kazakhstan had been targeted by “international terrorism”. Huw Edward presents BBC News at Ten reportingContinue reading “President Putin claims “international terrorism” behind Kazakhstan protests – BBC News”

Kazakhstan president authorises security forces to ‘fire without warning’

President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said on Friday he had ordered security forces to open fire without warning in order to quell Kazakhstan’s worst unrest in decades, thanking Russia and its allies for their assistance in restoring order.  Tokayev said in a televised address that up to 20,000 “bandits” had attacked the financial capital Almaty and were destroying state property.Continue reading “Kazakhstan president authorises security forces to ‘fire without warning’”

The Mughal Empire and Historical Reputation: Crash Course World History #217

In which John Green teaches you about the Mughal Empire, which ruled large swaths of the Indian Sub-Continent from 1526 to (technically) 1857. While John teaches you about this long-lived Muslim empire, he’ll also look at the idea of historical reputation and how we view people from history. Namely, he’ll look at the reputations ofContinue reading “The Mughal Empire and Historical Reputation: Crash Course World History #217”

America Has Entered the Weimar Era: Walden Bello on How Neoliberalism Fueled Trump & Violent Right – Democracy Now! (January, 2021)

Democrats in Congress are pushing ahead with impeachment following the violent insurrection that killed five people at the U.S. Capitol on January 6. The single article of impeachment against President Trump cites his incitement of insurrection and accuses him of subverting and obstructing the certification of the 2020 election. This comes as authorities are warningContinue reading “America Has Entered the Weimar Era: Walden Bello on How Neoliberalism Fueled Trump & Violent Right – Democracy Now! (January, 2021)”

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”

Soldier admits role in 1987 murder of Burkina Faso’s revolutionary leader Sankara

A former army private admitted at a trial on Tuesday that he had helped transport a hit squad to assassinate Burkina Faso’s revolutionary leader, Thomas Sankara, 34 years ago. The trial unfolding at a military court in Ouagadougou is being closely followed by the Burkinabe public, many of whom hope it will shed light onContinue reading “Soldier admits role in 1987 murder of Burkina Faso’s revolutionary leader Sankara”

Let’s talk about NVGs and masculinity – Beau of the Fifth Column

Fear and uncertainty for Myanmar dissidents in Thailand

Myanmar dissidents who fled army crackdown are living in hiding in Thailand as they try to seek humanitarian protection in third countries. When Myanmar’s military staged a coup on February 1, Kaung Latt’s career as an entertainer came to an abrupt halt. A prominent supporter of the deposed National League for Democracy (NLD) government andContinue reading “Fear and uncertainty for Myanmar dissidents in Thailand”

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