This all began when Fidel Castro, a Cuban politician and the Prime Minister of Cuba, aligned himself with the Soviet Union. Cuba depended very much on the Soviet Union for military and economic aid. Obviously, the United States did not want a nuclear war to erupt out of this so JFK scheduled a meeting with ExComm. In these meetings were the president, vice president, Executive Committee, the Attorney General, and other governmental officials. After that came a thirteen day military standoff, in which the United States pondered over the solution that would resolve the confrontation.
After the events, Orr started another journey working for Family Planning International Assistance (FPIA) during which Orr worked in many different positions in this organization and where he learned vital management skills. After leaving FPIA, Orr went to work in El Salvador as a consultant, during his stay there he is involved in a rather daunting ordeal. Orr along with other foreigners are taken hostage by the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMNL) who were fighting a bloody civil war in that country during this time. Orr and the other hostages were released without being harmed by their captors. In this part of the book, Orr elaborates on how the media messed up their reporting and how they did not report the correct details.
Lee Harvey Oswald was clearly in agreement to Cuban viewpoints even using and alias to hide his obsession with Cuban views. Oswald identified as, “Alek J. Hidell,” among the publications he received under his alias were ,The Worker, the newspaper of the American Communist Party, as well as The Militant, the paper of the Socialist Workers Party. The rifle found in the Texas School Book Depository was linked with Oswald’s alias by the FBI. Oswald’s wife Marina once asked if he had chosen the name Hidell because of its resemblance in sound to “Fidel” as in the dictator of Cuba, Fidel Castro. Oswald “was embarrassed to be caught out, and told her to shut up,” reported Priscilla McMillan.
Dr. Farmer studied Haitian culture and Creole language to better communicate. Through his education he learned how to use modern technology and how to resolve current health issues. Then while in Haiti he learned their social and political patterns. He empathized those impoverished people suffering under the dictatorship of the Duvalier family. Combining his knowledge form the US and Haiti
Fred Hampton was a former NAACP organizer and the chairman of the Illinois Black Panther Party. Fred Hampton was murdered due to the FBI program COINTELPRO, which targeted social and political threat organizations. Due to his impressions left on African Americans as an effective leader, the FBI wanted to eliminate Fred Hampton. One of Hampton’s accomplishments was emphasizing that racial and ethnic conflict between street gangs would be more effective if they collaborated against police brutality. In the documentary, “Eyes on the Prize: A Nation of Laws” shows that Fred Hampton is significant for how he instilled the sense of pride, dignity and self-determination in African Americans.
Another example would be Los Angeles police expanding the enforcement of anti gang policies and bringing special gang unites back. Back to Honduras, President Maduro called in the country 's’ military to help the police force fight against the gangs. He also changed Article 332, with massive public support, to make it illegal to belong to a street gang. It’s called illicit association, and breaking this law can send boys and young men to jail. In Central America gang tattoos are as influential as having or not having criminal
“By threatening withdrawal of economic support, the United States sought to persuade the Diem government to change its brutal policies, Diem resisted denying that Buddhists were being persecuted and charging that in fact they were aiding the communists by demanding a change in government United State advisers warned that Diem’s Popular Regime imperiled the battle against the Viet Cong.” (“Growing Involvement…” 1). Russians sought to install nuclear missiles in Cuba, when it was discovered by air reconnaissance in October 1962. Kennedy imposed a quarantine of all offensive weapons bound for Cuba while the world trembled on the brink of a nuclear war, the Russians backed down and agreed to take the missiles away. The American response to the Cuban missile crisis evidently persuaded Moscow of futility of nuclear blackmail (Freidel 1). “Given believe in the global struggle between east and west in his acceptance of the domino theory, his conviction that Vietnam was the testing ground for combating “war of liberation.” his often zealous commitment to counter in surgery, and his determination never appears soft on communism” (Reeves 411).
The assassination of President Kennedy in November 1963 threatened the legislation he had fought so hard to achieve. However, an unlikely supporter in the minds of most civil rights organizations was found in the new president, Lyndon B. Johnson (EEOC, n.d.). With the nation still grief-stricken by its tragic loss, President Johnson addressed Congress in a humbling manner, in which he stated “We have talked long enough in this country about civil rights. It is time to write the next chapter and to write it in the books of law . .
In addition, Finnegan challenged the producers to create a scenario where the usage of torture backfires. The image of the U.S. military changed from being the world police into a feared superpower because of the brutality presented in shows like 24. Ever since the September 11 attacks, doubts surrounding national security skyrocketed; in response, the U.S. government boosted the national security to its maximum. Gary Solis explained how the show 24 makes the American public more suspicious and prejudice of people from other countries; specifically, the Middle Eastern
After numerous extensive and challenging meetings, Kennedy decided to place a naval blockade, a ring of ships, around Cuba. His goal was to prevent the Soviets from bringing in more military supplies. He wanted the missiles that were already there to be removed. President Kennedy began to take action and American intervention took place in Cuba. On October 22, President Kennedy spoke to the nation about the crisis in a televised address.