In the week after the riot, police engaged in brutal punishments against the prisoners, forcing them to run a gantlet of nightsticks and crawl naked across broken glass, among other tortures. The many injured inmates received substandard medical treatment. This riot started as an issue of the first amendments religious freedom and freedom of speech, and a slight 8th amendment issue of cruel and unusual punishment when it comes to their living conditions. It ended up being a severe issue of the 8th amendment after the fact, with the inmates being tortured by correctional
The House of the Spirits is about Clara's family: Esteban Trueba, whom she marries, a traditionalist senator, dictator, and male-controlled head of family; Bianca, their daughter; and Alba, their granddaughter. The historical references in Allende's novel are particularly strong; some of her characters describe real Chilean figures. The Candidate/President is, of course, Allende's uncle, Salvador Allende. The family itself is symbolic of the nation, as Earle shows that the del Valle-Trueba family finds an analogy in Chilean politics: "The political dispersion of the family she [Allende] tells about is microcosmic, for contemporary Chilean history is also one of dispersion, beginning the day after Salvador Allende's election in 1970" (545-46). Thus, while Allende politicizes "the family" as standing for the nation, the novel's autobiographical elements tie the political to the personal: although the dictator in the novel goes unnamed, it is clear Allende refers to Pinochet.
They were frustrated in the jail, so group of African American inmates rioted trying to escape, after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. The worst case in the documentary was the My Lai Massacre, where U.S. troops went in and destroyed the village, killing many women and children. “Americans didn’t want to be believe that these things occurred in the name of the American people and for the sake of freedom”, so it was something that was swept under the rug until journalist got a hold of it. I understand now why the Vietnam War caused many to be diagnosed with PTSD and why it was very unpopular war. I am still interested in knowing the South Vietnamese side of the story, as well as the North
Those people who had hatred against another race thought that they were more supreme. Both things had lots of people dying and lots of incidents happened because of hatred. They both had “groups” of people who tried to be more supreme and hated all other kinds of people. In the rise of Hitler it was the Nazi Party, and in To Kill a Mockingbird it was the farmers and some of the white residents. To Kill a Mockingbird is a book that expresses racism and hatred that affects people.
Marxism is the political, economic, and social principles and policies advocated by Marx; especially : a theory and practice of socialism including the labor theory of value, dialectical materialism, the class struggle, and dictatorship of the proletariat until the establishment of a classless society (Merriam-Webster). Marxism is displayed throughout the novel of Moth Smoke in that it is the central conflict of social classes between two friends, Daru and Ozi. In the beginning of the novel Daru is very critical of Ozi’s corrupt father due to Daru’s longing for the same social status. Ozi leaves Pakistan for the United States for a higher education while Daru is left to stay in Pakistan. When Ozi returns Daru goes to pay Ozi a visit and sees that Ozi owns two big Pajeros and a bigger home.
Just before the multi-party negotiations could resume in April 1993, violence once again took place that greatly affected the negotiations and the CODESA talks. On the 10th of April 1993, Chris Hani, an important leader of the ANC and the South African Communist Party (SACP), was murdered outside of his home. The gun that was used to assassinate Chris Hani was provided by a member of the conservative party. This had greatly added to the racial tensions in the country and this made black South African’s and ANC members even more critical of the white government and this impacted the negotiations greatly. Nelson Mandela had to give a speech on Chris Hani’s to keep the peace as many people feared a civil war after the death of Chris Hani (source 2) as he persuaded the militant ANC youth to be accepting of the negotiations so after his death the ANC youth were more critical of the negotiations and this led to more township violence which in turn, affected the negotiations and the CODESA talks even more.
People like Castro are jerks and are very forceful, bad leaders. Castro canceled elections, forced non-communists to resign from the government in disgrace, worked secret arms deals with the Soviets, carried out mass executions live on the TV’s, shut down the free press, attacked the church and confiscated its property, tortured critics, criminalized private commercial transactions and blanketed all of Cuba with the enduring terror of his dictatorship. A bad leader is a big push factor that made Mario Loyola and his family leave Cuba and go to the
Civil disobedience is the end-result of numerous years of struggle, fear and death. For a large quantity of individuals, civil disobedience is the only way out of oppression from a tyrannical leader. For example, the Chilean population under the military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, from 1973 to 1990, lived in constant trepidation because of the endless kidnappings, wrongful incarcerations, violation of human rights, torture and murder. By instilling fear on the masses, Pinochet was guaranteeing that his power and authority would remain in Chile, due to no one having the courage to publicize Pinochet's atrocities. Eventually, Chile's populace became tired of living in fear and mistrust, that they rallied leading to Pinochet being ousted
Even more Cubans were killed by state forces when they tried to flee the country, which occurred during the 1980 Canimar River Massacre and the Tugboat Massacre of 1994.” Any person who kills others for his/her benefit is not a good person. “Fidel Castro’s 49-year reign was characterized by a ruthless suppression of freedom of expression”. So Castro ultimately left a legacy of failure. Castro held his power not by popular demand but through brutal dictatorship. A dictatorship in which executed and imprisoned thousands of
The beginning of World War II was a life-altering event for many people around the world, both children and adults alike. This was a time of hatred, propaganda, and murder. Hitler and his Nazi party spread the words of hate against a marginalized group in society. Quickly after, propaganda brainwashed the minds of the people, and which led them to exile the “non-aryan” race, which largely consisted of Jewish people. This resulted in millions of deaths, both civilian and military.