The Eureka Stockade was a rough time for everyone. It was a time for rebellion and a time for showing who the miners’ and troopers were. The key figures on the miners’ side were Peter Lalor and John Basson Humffray but on the government side were Robert Reid, Governor Hotham also Henry Seekamp. They were fighting for everyone’s rights on there side.
For example, in A Red Record, Wells shows the records of 1894 and how 132 people were executed under United States law while 197 people were lynched and killed due to mobs without being able to defend themselves. Ida B. used lynching statistics of the time to show the sheer number of people who were lynched and just how common the problem was. These statistics showed how
In the series of articles written by John Steinbeck, Harvest Gypsies, Steinbeck describes the inhumane conditions and abuse enforced upon the new migrants composed of Dust Bowl refugees. Through detailed accounts of the squatter camps and recurring descriptions of the helpless migrants that live in them, Steinbeck conveys a powerful image of the migrants that invokes sympathy from the readers. Along with gaining sympathy for the migrants, he also shines a light on the oppressive Farmers Association and other large farm groups that controlled the labor in California. In doing so, he exposes the people and the government of California for their combined systemic attempt to keep the new migrants subjugated to poverty and unorganized in order
Andrew Carnegie was a “robber baron” as shown in the way he acted towards the people who helped him reach the top and the terrible working environment that he subjected his workers to. He did various things in an attempt to positively alter his public image by overshadowing the awful things he had done. At the start of Carnegie’s career in business, he worked under Thomas Scott where he learned how to be successful in business. Minimizing costs were the best way to make a business profitable and lowering those required cutting wages, demanding 13 hour days and utilizing spies as a way to thwart possible strikes. He would use many of these ideas and practices in his own business causing him to eventually become the undisputed king of steel.
I was on the affirmative team (that the aristocrats were worse than the bloodthirsty townsmen) What were the most effective points your team made? The most effective points my team made was the lack of clemency the aristocrats gave to the townspeople. The aristocrats also killed 250,000 townsmen vs the 40,000 aristocrats the townsmen killed.
Mao viewed freethinking, especially critical views, as a major threat to his power. (277) Instead of enemies of the state, the Red Guards beat and humiliated artists and writers. Many of these loyal citizens killed themselves after being mistreated. (Chang 288) When addressing Red Guards, who had terrorized their fellow citizens, Mao’s spokesman announced,” You have soundly, heartily battered the capitalist-roaders, the reactionary bourgeois authorities, the bloodsuckers and the parasites.”
“The most dangerous people. The people who violently destroy and end the most lives, are still on the outside- they are the people running banks, governments, and courtrooms and they are the people wearing military and police uniforms”. This above quote from the article really shocked me because people who have the most authority are capable of harming others. People who don’t have any sort of authority, they are being punished.
Communist officials feared the bloody Cheka, but in fact party made GUP even more formidable by giving the new organization discretionary arrest powers. The Cheka never had this discretionary power even though it did carry out summary executions (E. Gayan). Felix Dzerzhinsky, the original head of the Cheka, remained head of the GPU until his death in 1926, when he was succeeded by Pole, Menzhinsky(qtd. Foreign Affairs, Vol.13,No.1) The Cheka death toll was high.
After he was raped, Brandon apologized to John and Tom and said that “this is all my fault”. Brandon felt as if he was the one to blame, even after these men beat, raped, and humiliated him. Brandon believed that he was the problem, when in fact he was just trying to live his life the way he wanted to, and he did nothing wrong. After he was raped, Brandon reported it to the police and the way he was treated was horrible. The Sheriff who talked to Brandon had absolutely no compassion for him and what he went through.
This is what in turn led them to strike families. This is what in turn les them to strike. The strike caused an array of events that just made things worse for the coal miners. Fighting and the murders of men on both sides of the strike caused the situation to escalate into much more than just a strike the Colorado Fuel and iron company gained the help of the governor of Colorado and had the national Guard brought in to force the mineworker 's back to work. The determination of cola mine workers was so strong that death and murder did not stop them from trying to reach their goal.