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De Valera in America | June 1919 | Irish War of Independence

De Valera in America | June 1919 | Irish War of Independence

Welcome to the Irish Revolution! Last month, May 1919, we looked at the Knocklong ambush and the first Dáil courts. Wel also spoke a little bit about the Paris Peace Conference. This month, June 1919, will see Eamon de Valera leave for the United States in an effort to gain official recognition from the American government and to raise money for the cause. We’ll also speak a little about the Paris Peace Conference and a few shootings and ambushes. BIOS…

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We Are America © 2019 Joseph Kyle Walker | BMI

We Are America © 2019 Joseph Kyle Walker | BMI

It doesn’t suit a man to say He’s a racist, No, bigotry, is just not fashionable at all, But if you can get them to think that you and yours are ‘chosen people’, You might just get away With digging divides And building walls, let me tell ya’ We are America, We started out somewhere near Africa long before north parts of Mexico became Arizona, Utah, California, Oh, we are America, we traveled from Europe, across Asia We’re Turkish and…

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Inspired by America

Inspired by America

My name is Izel, I’m from Ankara in Turkey and I lived there for 19 years. When I was growing up I definitely had the traditional Turkish family life; me and my cousins were always playing by the sea, on the beach, all day long. Life was very simple there and it was really great. Although my mum worked for the American embassy in Ankara and my dad worked for the Turkish government, it was really important for me to…

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The Last Straw | Disability, Deinstitutionalization, Freedom – Award-Winning Drama Short Film

The Last Straw | Disability, Deinstitutionalization, Freedom – Award-Winning Drama Short Film

[rustling and breathing] – Home. Home. [laughs] I’m Home. [laughs] Home. I’m home, home. – [Staff] Time to shower! – [Old Man] Okay, I’m coming. – [Staff] Move along, guys. – [Old Woman] I don’t really wanna take a shower now. – Move along. Jeremy, time to shower. Jeremy, shower! Jeremy! Don’t you dare! You don’t want your wheelchair anymore? If you don’t calm down in five minutes, I take your wheelchair. [Jeremy screams] [door slams] [Jeremy screaming] [phone ringing]…

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Mapping how railroads built America | Maptastic ep 3

Mapping how railroads built America | Maptastic ep 3

Welcome to Maptastic. Now you might think that you know the US. But we’re going to look at some maps that show it in a completely different light, looking at some new data that shows us how the US has built up over the last two centuries from East Coast to West Coast. Now cartographers love nothing more than new data to put on maps. And today, I’m with my colleague, Steve Bernard, who is our master cartographer at the…

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Who Is Kept In America’s Scariest Prison?

Who Is Kept In America’s Scariest Prison?

Twenty two million people are behind bars in the USA right now in fact the land of the free has the world’s highest incarceration rate back in the day America’s worst prisoners like Al Capone would be sent to Alcatraz Alcatraz was an island prison which was inescapable but in 1963 it was shut down what replaced it though well America’s new toughest prison is known as ADX Florence the prison is terrifying but what’s even scarier is who’s inside…

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