• Trans advocate Morgane Oger just won a major human rights case | Need to Know | Xtra
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    Trans advocate Morgane Oger just won a major human rights case | Need to Know | Xtra

    It feels pretty good to be vindicated in a way that makes law. From a human point of view, I hated reading the ruling – it was awful. One hundred and five pages recounting the last two years of this guy harassing me and chasing me around in a way that was really terrifying. The argument was around the question, does freedom of religion and freedom of expression extend to overriding the freedom to participate in democracy. And the decision was actually, in fact, no. The rights have to be balanced. And there are limits to what you do. It’s the adage ‘Your right to swing your arms ends at my…

  • Alexis Sánchez as a star in FIFA 2017 Confederations Cup advertisement [EN, CZ subs]
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    Alexis Sánchez as a star in FIFA 2017 Confederations Cup advertisement [EN, CZ subs]

    I’m home! Hi grandpa. Did you eat? Let’s pour it. Grandpa! I have to write a homework for school. Some kind of old story. I can tell you something. A story about the golden generation which won a first title for us. And Confederation cup as well. Where? I’ll tell you… In Russia Do you remember it? Like it was yesterday. First round was hard. Then Germany. Unforgettable! You already know the rest. Have you been alone? No! We were 17 milions. Was it cold there? Not a bit. It was like a hell! Do you have videos? Sure. What’s that? Phone. You could watch it everywhere with it. And..…

  • Moon Landrieu: removal of Confederate flag from council chambers ‘had to be done’
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    Moon Landrieu: removal of Confederate flag from council chambers ‘had to be done’

    10:00. ANOTHER HOT TOPIC. A FORMER MAYOR ADDRESSES THE HISTORY OF THE CONFEDERATE FLAG IN NEW ORLEANS, AND HIS ROLE IN REMOVING IT FROM A PUBLIC BUILDING. IT ALL HAPPENED 45 YEARS AGO. TODAY, WDSU ANCHOR LATONYA NORTON SAT DOWN WITH MOON LANDRIEU FOR A HISTORY LESSON OF SORTS. I DIDN’T KNOW THE FLAG WAS IN THE CHAMBER UNTIL I GOT ELECTED AND TOOK MY SEAT. LATONYA: FACT IS, MOST NEW ORLEANIANS DIDN’T. THE YEAR WAS 1969, SAYS FORMER MAYOR MOON LANDRIEU. JUST 36 YEARS OLD AT THE TIME, AN AT LARGE MEMBER OF THE NEW ORLEANS CITY COUNCIL. FULL OF SOCIAL AND RACIAL JUSTICE THEORIES, COMING OFF 6 YEARS…

  • Confederate Sailors on HL Hunley Killed by Their Own Weapon
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    Confederate Sailors on HL Hunley Killed by Their Own Weapon

    In 1864 the Confederacy wanted to use the submarine HL Hunley to sink the USS Housatonic, a Union ship off the coast of Charleston, South Carolina. The Hunley had 135 pounds of black powder attached just a few feet off its bow, but when it set off its charge, the blast wave from the charge transmitted through the hull of the ship and into the crew compartment, causing fatal lung and brain injuries to the crew inside. 3, 2, 1 … The Hunley is the first successful combat submarine because it was the first submarine ever to actually sink an enemy ship during combat. The Hunley’s weapon was a black…

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    Thirty Years’ War – Danish Intervention 1626-1629 DOCUMENTARY

    It was late 1620. The Bohemians and their allies had been ruthlessly crushed by a Catholic army, Spanish troops were marching on the Palatinate and the Protestant Union was in disarray. The rebel defeat at the Battle of White Mountain was catastrophic for their cause, but Ferdinand still had problems to deal with. Though Frederick V had been defeated and his military forces smashed, he had not renounced his claim to the Bohemian throne, leaving Ferdinand with the task of eradicating his support without provoking a general European war. Welcome to our second video on the Thirty Years’ War and the Danish Intervention. The sponsor of this video Raid: Shadow…

  • Confederation of Canada: Part 1 – Canada | theFAQs
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    Confederation of Canada: Part 1 – Canada | theFAQs

    The original country of Canada was nothing more than colonised pieces of North America done by the British and the French. Let’s not start there, but rather in the beginning days leading up to the building of confederation and the Canadian parliamentary democratic system. In the early days of Canada, there was no more than three maritime colonies and a very large piece of land called New France. The maritime colonies were British and New France as you can imagine was controlled by the French. So the parliamentary institution began in Nova Scotia, 1758 where it was given an elected assembly making it the first colony to have a representative…

  • Civil War 150th Anniversary: Portrait of John Pelham, Confederate Artillery Officer
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    Civil War 150th Anniversary: Portrait of John Pelham, Confederate Artillery Officer

    We’re in the Lunder Conservation Center of the National Portrait Gallery and we’re looking at an image of a young soldier, is this a daguerreotype? – No, this is in fact an ambrotype portrait made by Mathew Brady in 1858. Ambrotype was a sort of second generation daguerreotype that involved an image on a piece of glass rather than a silver-plated copper sheet. – And so we have a young soldier in this ambrotype, who is this young soldier? – This is John Pelham, “Gallant Pelham” as he was known, who in 1858, was a cadet at the United States Military Academy at West Point – And young Pelham ended…

  • History bubble Argentine confederation and civil war
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    History bubble Argentine confederation and civil war

    Hello and welcome to the second episode of history bubble Argentina. Last time I talked about the war for independence were Argentina had gotten their independence and helped to liberate Chile. But they now faced a new problem that of factionalism and a civil war. The first major case of this started in modern day Uruguay were the Liga federal had formed which wanted independence from rio de la Plata or at least much autonomy and they became a large part of the Federalists faction that wanted a tat the provinces of the united Provinces would be autonomous and be able to have their own government kind of like the…

  • Halloween Horror Nights 2017 at Universal Studios Hollywood
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    Halloween Horror Nights 2017 at Universal Studios Hollywood

    Welcome to Halloween Horror Nights 2017 I’m Kaleigh and I’m Summer and we’re gonna have a terrifying night. We hope you enjoy it! Hey guys, we’re going into the Titans of Terror maze and it’s gonna be terrifying [Screams] [Screams] [Screams] Get her, Grandpa! Get her!. Grandpa! Grandpa! [Screams] Help! Help me! [Screams] [Chain saw revving] [Screams] [Screams] This concludes tonights scream show [Screams] [Screams] That was the grossest by far! It was so good! Oh my god, you guys! I think the scariest part was with Freddy Krueger. I don’t know. No. The chainsaw gets me every time. I don’t know Freddy just did not agree with me with…

  • The Problem With Confederate Monuments
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    The Problem With Confederate Monuments

    The confederacy was on the wrong side of history. There was a Civil War, the south lost. They fought for a cause that was to deny the humanity to millions of our American citizens. What has changed though, is that the city of New Orleans is not longer revering that cause as though it was the just cause and the right cause. We have spent the last 12 years rebuilding our city and as we look forward to our 300th anniversary, the people in the city started thinking about building the city back, not necessarily the way it was, but they way it could have been if we would have…