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Pentagon Papers

Sunday, March 25th, 2018
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Top 10 Non-violent protests

Sunday, April 19th, 2015

great pictures for Time Magazine here

Rosa Parks, seated on a bus

 

American Olympic runners Tommie Smith and John Carlos

When John McCain was 31

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

You may know that John McCain is the oldest candidate to run for the presidency. He’s 72 ! He is also a Vietnam War Veteran.  In October 1967, while on a bombing mission over Hanoi, he was shot down, badly injured, and captured by North Vietnamese soldiers. He was a POW (Prisoner of War) until 1973 (so for SIX years !)  , experiencing episodes of torture. His war wounds left him with lifelong physical limitations : that’s why you may have noticed that he has a slight limp (= il boite).

I suggest this video from an old News TV show called by Panorama.

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Of course, Hollywood sonn turned his history into an action movie !

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