#neverforget 👀 CIA interventions in 'foreign' democracies since 1953.
In the case of the Congo, where Patrice Lumumba was democratically elected and sought to achieve genuine independence with full control over the country's resources for its people, this looked like the US partnering with Belgium and the UN's secretariat to buy the support of Lumumba's Congolese rivals and hired killers.
In Cuba, this looked like a CIA-sponsored brigade of 1400 US military personnel & Cuban exiles invading Cuban soil to attack its people, including CIA-supplied B-26 bombers. In Ghana, the CIA helped to overthrow Kwame Nkrumah, who led the Gold Coast to national independence. Leading members of his party, the CPP were killed, arrested and driven into exile while the party press was seized along with the national radio and television stations. CPP offices were attacked by counter-revolutionary mobs encouraged by the CIA and the military-police clique that had seized power.
These are just the examples I could fit in 10 pictures, follow @ZachJCarter for a comprehensive list.
An open square with a number of large fixed chairs....all empty. This is the memorial of the Jewish Ghetto, there are 65 chairs set into the paving in this square, representing the 65,000 jewish people who were sent to some different concentrationcamps from Kraków. A place to stop and think ...
Marie M. Daly was born on April 16, 1921, in Queens, New York. She was raised in an education-oriented family, and Daly quickly received her B.S. and M.S. in chemistry at Queens College and New York University. After completing her Ph.D. at Columbia—and becoming the first African-American woman to obtain a Ph.D. in chemistry in the United States—
The pioneering scientist performed groundbreaking work by helping clarify how the human body works.
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