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#OccupyWallStreet Group to Continue Protests After Mass Arrests

Protesters decrying corporate greed and other grievances maintained a presence in New York City’s financial district Sunday, one day after more than 700 of them were arrested as they attempted to march across the Brooklyn Bridge. The group “Occupy Wall

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Jan 16, 1945: Hitler Descends Into His Bunker

On this day, Adolf Hitler takes to his underground bunker, where he remains for 105 days until he commits suicide. Hitler retired to his bunker after deciding to remain in Berlin for the last great siege of the war. Fifty-five

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Jan 16, 1991: The Persian Gulf War Begins

At midnight in Iraq, the United Nations deadline for the Iraqi withdrawal from Kuwait expires, and the Pentagon prepares to commence offensive operations to forcibly eject Iraq from its five-month occupation of its oil-rich neighbor. At 4:30 p.m. EST, the

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Jan 16, 1997: Entertainer Bill Cosby’s Son Murdered Along CA Interstate

On this day in 1997, comedian and TV star Bill Cosby’s 27-year-old son Ennis Cosby is murdered after he stops to fix a flat tire along California’s Interstate 405 in Los Angeles. The 405, which runs some 70 miles from

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Jan 16, 1919: Prohibition Takes Effect

The 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, prohibiting the “manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors for beverage purposes,” is ratified on this day in 1919 and becomes the law of the land. The movement for the prohibition of alcohol

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A Brief, Informal Look at Censorship in Film

About a week ago a friend of mine argued that Hammer horror movies were considered adult fare and were “rated accordingly,” which I knew was demonstrably wrong—at least in America for the first 11 years of the studio’s heyday. Yesterday

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Outlaw That Speech Because it MIGHT Be a Threat…

Source: Intel Hub It was only a matter of time before the Gabrielle Giffords tragedy was turned into a rationale for the government to take more of our freedoms. This is how our government always responds to tragedy–it’s almost formulaic:

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Censor Protesters Hope For New Ruling

Source: Toronto Sun – By Althia Raj, Parliamentary Bureau OTTAWA — Two radio stations, which flouted a censorship watchdog’s ruling and aired the unedited verison of a Dire Straits’ song repeatedly Friday, believe a complaint to the Canadian Broadcast Standards

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Activist: Censorship Leaves Rights in Dire Straits

Source: TheChronicleHerald.ca – By Michael Lightstone Decision to ban song over slur draws protests // The censoring of an anti-homosexual slur in an old rock song recently judged unsuitable for Canadian radio is the wrong way to deal with hurtful

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Jan 15, 1929: Martin Luther King Jr. Born

On January 15, 1929, Martin Luther King Jr. is born in Atlanta, Georgia, the son of a Baptist minister. King received a doctorate degree in theology and in 1955 helped organized the first major protest of the African-American civil rights

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