New York Times: Why They Killed Chico Mendes

Francisco Alves Mendes Filho, better known as Chico Mendes (December 15, 1944 – December 22, 1988), was a Brazilian rubber tapper, trade union leader and environmentalist. He fought to preserve the Amazon rainforest, and advocated for the human rights of Brazilian peasants and indigenous peoples. He was assassinated by a rancher on December 22, 1988….

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75 years later, World War II veterans go back to Paris

War, he says, is “nasty, smelly, terrible.” But he maintains, “it was important for someone to do this,” to stop Hitler from taking over more of the world. We defeated them once. We’ll do it again.   75 years later, World War II veterans go back to Paris PARIS – Seventy-five years ago, they helped…

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Washington Post: Gabriel’s revolt

In 1800, he was savvy, armed and determined to end slavery in Virginia’s capital. But on the day of the bold slave insurrection, disaster struck.   Gabriel’s revolt: In 1800, he was savvy, armed and determined to end slavery in Virginia’s capital August 23 More than two centuries ago, an enslaved man named Gabriel was…

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