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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 – #12. THERE IS NO WAY TO PREPARE FOR A NUCLEAR HOLOCAUST

The futility of preparing a nation to survive a nuclear holocaust is perhaps best seen by looking at how we plan to save our leaders from such a disaster. At one time, top-secret command posts were carved out of mountains

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Mar 8, 1917: February Revolution Begins

In Russia, the February Revolution (known as such because of Russia’s use of the Julian calendar) begins when riots and strikes over the scarcity of food erupt in Petrograd. One week later, centuries of czarist rule in Russia ended with

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Freedom Sacrificed for an Easy Life, in Apple’s Brave New World

Source: Index on Censorship   Apple should be part of the open online society, rather than the architects behind a system of control, argues Bill Thompson Welcome to the Brave New World of the Macintosh App Store, where Big Brother

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Mar 5, 1953: Joseph Stalin Dies

On this day, Joseph Stalin, leader of the Soviet Union since 1924, dies in Moscow. Like his right-wing counterpart, Hitler, who was born in Austria, Joseph Stalin was not a native of the country he ruled with an iron fist.

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Feb 21, 1994: Double Agent Aldrich Ames is Arrested

CIA operative Aldrich Ames is arrested for selling secrets to the Soviet Union. Ames had access to the names and identities of all U.S. spies in Russia, and by becoming a double agent he was directly responsible for jeopardizing the

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Frady’s Censorship Resembles Soviets

Facebook Source: The Citizen – By Virginia Allen Thursday night’s display at the Fayette County Commission Meeting was the most flagrant case of censorship that I have personally ever witnessed. The First Amendment to The Constitution Of The United States

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Jan 31, 1950: Truman Announces Development of H-Bomb

U.S. President Harry S. Truman publicly announces his decision to support the development of the hydrogen bomb, a weapon theorized to be hundreds of times more powerful than the atomic bombs dropped on Japan during World War II. Five months

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Jan 12, 1943: Soviet Forces Penetrate the Siege of Leningrad

On this day, Soviet troops create a breach in the German siege of Leningrad, which had lasted for a year and a half. The Soviet forces punched a hole in the siege, which ruptured the German encirclement and allowed for

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Jan 11, 1989: Reagan Gives His Farewell Address

After eight years as president of the United States, Ronald Reagan gives his farewell address to the American people. In his speech, President Reagan spoke with particular enthusiasm about the foreign policy achievements of his administration. In his speech, Reagan

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