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pbsthisdayinhistory:

April 21, 1989: Tiananmen Square Protests Begin

On this day in 1989, students began protesting in Tiananmen Square in Beijing, the symbolic central space of China. Several weeks later, when the government sent in the army to end the demonstrations, the citizens of Beijing poured into the streets in support of the students.

The demonstrations ended in a massacre on the night of June 3-4, when the government sent the troops into the city with orders to clear Tiananmen Square. One day later, a single, unarmed young man stood his ground before a column of tanks on the Avenue of Eternal Peace. Captured on film and video by Western journalists, this extraordinary confrontation became an icon of the struggle for freedom around the world.

In 2012, FRONTLINE took a look back at how the iconic image of the “tank man” came to be, more than twenty years after the massacre at Tiananmen Square.

Photo: A Chinese man stands alone to block a line of tanks heading east on Beijing’s Changan Blvd. in Tiananmen Square on June 5, 1989. (AP/Jeff Widener)

Posted 6 days ago
Posted 6 days ago

The New and Improved SAT : The New Yorker

This is way too funny. Modern times!

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Posted 1 week ago
It’s called Alpha. Stop calling it fish.

Pre- Calculus Teacher (via mathprofessorquotes)

Funny!

Posted 1 week ago

Eagle Huntress (via BBC News - A 13-year-old eagle huntress in Mongolia)

Amazing photos of a girl hunting with her golden eagle. This is just amazing.

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Posted 1 week ago
(via The Pulitzer Prizes | Citation)
Pulitzer for public service goes to The Washing Post and The Guardian.
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(via The Pulitzer Prizes | Citation)

Pulitzer for public service goes to The Washing Post and The Guardian.

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Posted 1 week ago
(via On Shaky Ground - Video - NYTimes.com)
Longish but good NYT video about the Loma Prieta earthquake of 1989.
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(via On Shaky Ground - Video - NYTimes.com)

Longish but good NYT video about the Loma Prieta earthquake of 1989.

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Posted 2 weeks ago
Posted 2 weeks ago

dinopc:

A candidate’s web presence, graphed for each of the major 2008 presidential nomination candidates, is a largely unique facet of campaigns, reflecting different dynamics than either media coverage or popular support. Instead it is more responsive to factors of deeper campaign engagement, like campaign spending on travel and direct marketing. 

Very cool.

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