but yeah in case you missed it, US congress just gave the US carte blanche to do pretty much anything it wants to in africa with the justification of "countering malign russian activities in africa" lol
why yes, i DID see that we're having "dont boost your own post" discourse yet again. sorry that you're such a fucking drag no one wants to hear from you, but i love when my friends reboost their shit to make sure i didnt miss them being funny/ hot/ badass/ asking for help
#OtD 18 May 2021, millions of Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, Gaza and Israel went on strike in protest at escalating Israeli state violence against civilians in Gaza.
germany supporting genocide again
Just finding out that berlin cops were arresting anyone publicly supporting Palestinians a couple days ago
#OtD 17 May 1959 Kelso Cochrane, a carpenter from Antigua, was killed by racists in Notting Hill, London. Popular outrage at this and other racist incidents in the area led a local activist to organise a community fair which became Notting Hill Carnival
#OtD 17 May 1966 Vassilis Palaiokostas, “the Greek Robin Hood,” was born in Moschofito, Greece. The became famous for robbing banks and the rich and giving to the poor, and repeatedly escaping jail. @Freedom_Paper@twitter.com have published his autobiography: https://freedompress.org.uk/product/a-normal-life/
#OtD 17 May 1972 10,000 schoolchildren in the UK walked out on strike in protest against corporal punishment. Within two years, London state schools banned corporal punishment. The rest of the country followed in 1987. https://libcom.org/history/timeline-uk-schoolchildrens-strikes
#OtD 17 May 1943 Albanian communist partisans attacked the town of Leskoviku which was being held by 1000 Italian troops. After 3 days, the partisans were victorious, killing 100s of fascist troops and seizing equipment and weaponry
#OtD 17 May 1935 the Nazis banned the teaching of Esperanto for "weakening… national character". Esperanto is a constructed international auxiliary language which was particularly popular at the time with workers' groups and revolutionaries. http://libcom.org/library/esperanto-banned-70-years-ago
#OtD 18 May 1968, despite the brutal dictatorship of General Franco, 10,000 people in Madrid march in solidarity with the revolt happening in France. Barricades were erected and clashes with police occurred
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