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Tagged: Pro-Democracy

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The Little Coup That Couldn’t – October 9, 1989

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – October 9, 1989 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this October 9th in 1989 had to do with the growing protest movement in East Germany and the rioting going on in East Berlin. The riots...

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A Word From John Paul II From The United Nations About A World Gone Askew – October 5, 1995

Click  on the link here for Audio Player – Pope John Paul II Addresses United Nations General Assembly – October 5, 1995 – NPR – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Billed as the last address he would give at a gathering of the United Nations General Assembly, Pope John Paul II...

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Henry Wallace Has A Word Or Two About America – October 4, 1948

Patrons can download this audio for free: Become a Patron! October of 1948, aside from everything else going on in the world, was also a Presidential campaign month. The Democrats had Harry Truman running for re-election (actually, election since he had assumed the Presidency when Franklin Roosevelt died in office...

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Excursions Into Darkness – Recognition Of Red China And A Steel Strike – October 3, 1949

Click on the link here for Audio Player – ABC Radio: Baukhage Talking – news for October 3, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A nervous October day in 1949. News of strikes dragging on, news of a creeping paranoia over Communists, news of Capitol Hill gamesmanship. Starting off was...

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A Syria State Of Mind – August 29, 2013

Click on the link here for Audio Player – News from ABC Radio National (Australia) – BBC World Service – August 29, 2013 Click on the link here for Audio Player – News from Kol Israel – Radio Polonia (Warsaw) – CBC World Report – RFI, Paris – Voice of...

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The World Is Tired Of Fanaticism: Harry S. Truman – July 24, 1949

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Voices And Events for week ending July 24, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A world in a state of upheaval and change, this week ending on this day in 1949. President Truman spoke those words in reaction to the weariness the...

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Squabbles, Strikes And Strife – July 10, 1947

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News Of The World – July 10, 1947 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. News for this day in 1947 had much to do with the ending of the Coal Strike and the threat of new ones looming. The recently enacted Taft-Hartley Labor...

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Do We Need A New Foreign Policy? 1950 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: American Forum Of The Air – July 9, 1950 – Do We Need A New Foreign Policy? – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. The endless debate on U.S. Foreign Policy, the political wrangling and the blind-sidedness – it would seem to be our...

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A Celebration And A Coup – June 19, 1955

Click on the link here for Audio Player: https://s3.amazonaws.com/oildale/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/22152610/news-for-june-19-1955.mp3 While the United Nations were preparing to celebrate 10 years as a peacemaking body on the 20th of June, a military coup was going on in Argentina, with a plan to oust Juan Pèron. this day in June 1955. At the time...

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No Miracle. No Wonder. Just Drama – May 31, 1947

Click on the link here for Audio Player: A day fairly overflowing with drama, but for different reasons and in different parts of Planet Earth for this last day of May in 1947. Starting with news that the democratically elected Premier of Hungary, Ferenc Nagy (Pronounced: Fairenz Nahhjjh)...