Showing posts with label Insurrections. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Insurrections. Show all posts

Thursday, May 3, 2012

10 Year Memorial For FARC Massacre of Civilians in Colombia

[Colombia] Back on May 2nd of 2002 during the long civil war in Colombia against the FARC, 115 citizens of Bojayá, a village in Chocó province, mainly negro population, (amongst them 45 children and many pregnant young women) took refugee inside the village chapel. Refuge though it is, it was not protection enough against the FARC's shelling which ruthlessly rained down on these innocents.

 The picture is a relic of the main crucifix of the Altar.


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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Two Bonus Army Veterans Killed by the Ruthless US Army

Edit:  The recent severe injury of a two time Iraq war veteran, because of the alleged actions of the Oakland Police, has sparked some controversy.   It isn't the first time war veterans have taken part in protests in the United States.  In fact there was another protest called the Bonus March in 1932 when ten thousand war veterans along with their families camped out in Washington in the spring and the summer.  If ten thousand veterans with clear and respectable demands weren't satisfied back in the midst of the depression, it's unlikely that an unruly gaggle of assorted and conflicting interests who have no clear agenda, is going to accomplish anything either.

Back in 1932, General Douglas MacArthur was called out by President Hoover to crush the Bonus March.  Two war veterans were killed in the skirmishing involving tanks, cavalry, infantry and tear gas.  So not only were the demands of these people not met, but  the demonstrators were also chased out of their shanty towns with their wives and children in tow while their shelters and all of their possessions were burned down.

Occupy Wall Street isn't going to end any better.  Presently, the Oakland one has been cleaned up. Note:  All you need are jail cells.