Tagged: Independence Movements

A Word About Foreign Policy From Sumner Welles – December 11th 1948

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Sumner Welles – UN Address – Dec. 11, 1948 With the Cold War unfolding, Independence movements springing up everywhere and disputes breaking out all around the Post-War World, it was a crucial period in U.S. history that a cohesive Foreign Policy was...

Ike Meets JFK – Lumumba Meets Uncertainty – December 6,1960

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for December 6, 1960 News for this day in 1960 was decided more upbeat domestically than it was internationally. At home, President-elect John F.Kennedy paid a visit to the White House and President Eisenhower to discuss the transition from one administration...

Palestine Question – 1948 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Story Behind The Headlines – Palestine – 1948 With the current escalation of violence over Gaza, casualties rising by the minute and the threat of a ground war growing hourly, here’s a reminder that the entire region has been in turmoil for...

Music Of Protest – Syrian Singer/Musician Samih Choukeir.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: World_Music_Matters_Samih_Choukeir With all the news regarding Syria and the endless struggle going on, we tend to miss those elements of a movement that may seem not so important to the casual observer, but which are crucial and vital elements to the morale...

October 4, 1990 – Coup Number 7.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for Oct. 4, 1990 For the seventh time since she took office four years earlier, Philippines President Corazon Aquino was faced with yet another military coup. The newly reunited Germany held its first Parliamentary session since the days before Hitler in...

October 2, 1976 – Pressing Flesh, Backtracking And Earl Butz.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for week ending October 2, 1976 For the week ending on October 2nd in 1976, it was a busy flurry of news. Starting with the adjounrnment of the 94th Congress and assessments, blame and praise handed out to anyone willing to...

Soviet Tanks In Prague – August 20, 1968

Soviet Tanks In Prague – August 20, 1968

Click on the link here for audio player: Soviet Invasion of Czechoslovakia – 1968 Even though news during this August in 1968 was primarily about the upcoming Democratic Convention in Chicago, the just finished Republican Convention in Miami and the ongoing protests to the Vietnam War, news for this August...