Diplomatic relations between Cuba and Indonesia were established in 1960. The photograph shows Castro meeting the first president of Indonesia Sukarno. Indonesia at the time had one of the largest communist parties outside of the Soviet Union and the people’s Republic of China. Sukarno came to Havana discussing areas of bilateral cooperation. The major areas […]Read more "Fidel Castro Meets Sukarno"
This is a news report about the American Indian Movement and the occupation of Wounded Knee. The Pine Ridge Reservation had been in horrible condition and the Native Americans have long faced racial discrimination. Russel Means appears at the end of the clip citing the corruption of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the need […]Read more "Wounded Knee Occupation News Report (1973)"
Right-wing extremism has a long history in US politics. President John F. Kennedy generated many enemies within conservative circles. This leaflet was distributed throughout Dallas, Texas in 1963 prior to President Kennedy’s arrival. He would later be assassinated in the Southern city. The atmosphere of hate had reached a fever pith. Southern segregationists hated his […]Read more "The Kennedy Treason Poster"
This is an educational and promotional film documenting Emperor Haile Selassie’s second visit to the United States. The US was attempting to promote friendly relations with African nations under the Kennedy administration. One of the reasons for the creation of the Peace Corps was to challenge the ugly American stereotype, by having US citizens go […]Read more "Haile Selassie’s Second State Visit to the United States, October 1963"
This rare photograph shows Hitler meeting Chandra Bose, a major figure in the Indian independence movement.Chandra Bose met the Nazi dictator in 1942, planning to get German support for independence.Bose had revived the Indian National Army. The reasons for this meeting are obvious on the part of Germany. Their intention was to undermine the British […]Read more "Hitler Meets Chandra Bose"
The Berlin Wall fell on November 9, 1989. It signaled the end of the Cold War and the eventual fall of the Soviet Union. NBC covered the fall of the Berlin Wall. The West enjoyed the triumphalism in the fall. To conservatives in the West it was a vindication that democracy and capitalism were the […]Read more "NBC Coverage of the Fall of the Berlin Wall"
Hillary Clinton and Barry Goldwater seen meeting in 1996. This was not just a random photo opportunity, but a meeting between friends. Barry Goldwater was a Republican senator from Arizona who challenged Lyndon B. Johnson for the US presidency in 1964. He was opposed to civil rights legislation and the Great Society program of the […]Read more "Hillary Clinton and Barry Goldwater"