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June 12, 1987: Reagan Challenges Gorbachev

On this day in 1987, in one of his most famous Cold War speeches, President Ronald Reagan challenges Soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev to “tear down” the Berlin Wall, a symbol of the repressive Communist era in a divided Germany. In

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A Look Back 30 Years: Top 25 Censored News Stories of 1981 – #4. A HUNGRY CHILD DIED EVERY TWO SECONDS IN 1981

While the world leaders debate the nuclear arms race and others warn of untold casualties from a nuclear holocaust, an estimated 50 million people quietly starve to death each year. In addition, according to a United Nation‘s report released last

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A Look Back 30 Years: Top 25 Censored News Stories of 1981 – #15. 1981 — YEAR OF THE UNREPORTED SOLAR ENERGY ECLIPSE

At a time in our history when energy is at a premium, when the Rapid Deployment Force is being developed to protect our “energy interests” in the Persian Gulf, an alternative source of energy, one with unlimited potential, is being

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A Look Back 30 Years: Top 25 Censored News Stories of 1981 – #20. “THE CAR BOOK” AND OTHER CENSORED PUBLIC INFORMATION

Each year some 50,000 Americans lose their lives on U.S. highways and millions more are injured in automobile accidents. Yet, in 1981, the Reagan administration, under pressure from the auto industry, censored a government publication that might have helped reduce

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A Look Back 30 Years: Top 25 Censored News Stories of 1981 – #24. THE FINAL BATTLE TO SAVE WILD AMERICA

As never before in the history of the United States have so many of its ecosystems been threatened with disruption. The lands in trouble include almost every type of natural ecosystem found in the Lower 48 states. We are finally

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Feb 15, 1933: The Death Penalty–Then and Now

Giuseppe Zangara shoots Anton Cermak, the mayor of Chicago, in Miami, Florida. Zangara’s shots missed President-elect Franklin Roosevelt, who was with Cermak at the time. Cermak was seriously wounded and died on March 6. Immediately after Mayor Cermak died from

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While Clinton Calls for Free Speech, Ray McGovern is Arrested and Abused Before Her Eyes for Exercising Free Speech

source: Counter Punch – By Kevin Zeese Hillary’s Hypocrisy On Tuesday, February 15th Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave a speech on the importance of Freedom of Speech in the Internet age. She focused her attention on foreign countries and

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Jan 28, 1986: Space Shuttle Challenger Explodes

At 11:38 a.m. EST, on January 28, 1986, the space shuttle Challenger lifts off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, and Christa McAuliffe is on her way to becoming the first ordinary U.S. civilian to travel into space. McAuliffe, a 37-year-old high

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Jan 22, 1973: Supreme Court Legalizes Abortion

In a historic decision, the U.S. Supreme Court rules in Roe v. Wade that women, as part of their constitutional right to privacy, can terminate a pregnancy during its first two trimesters. Only during the last trimester, when the fetus

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Olbermann Joins Smothers Brothers, Ed Asner as Victims of Corporate Television Censorship

Source: Beyond Chron – By Randy Shaw I again watched V for Vendetta last weekend, whose smaller subplots include a popular television host who draws record ratings after discarding the censors approved script and substituting a satirical skit on the

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