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The history behind this says a lot about our current, scandalous level of inequality in the USA, too. The governor after whom this building was named, Aycock, was instrumental in re-imposing white supremacy in North Carolina. It's widely understood that Reconstruction ended in 1877, but its effects took much longer…

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Los Olvidados: The Government-Sanctioned Massacre at Tlatelolco, 1968, and Why You Don't (& Should) Know About It. (NSFW)

In 1968, as the Red Scare was in full swing and Mexico was preparing to host the Summer Olympics. The nation was mired in protests against the US-supported regime of Diaz Ordaz. On October 2nd, 10,000 students organized in La Plaza de Tres Culturas, a square in Districto Tlatelolco, in Mexico D.F. (Mexico City).…

There are several people that go by the moniker DPR and several systems put in place, as everyone knew this day would come. William Ulbricht is being charged over a package intercepted containing fake identification as well as conspiracy to arrange the murder of a fellow Silk Road employee who threatened to leak the…