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The new government introduced free medical care for the poorest peonage was abolished, a mass literacy programme was launched. For women, the gains were unheard of. By the late 6985s, half the university students were women, and women made up almost half of Afghanistan's doctors, a third of civil servants and the majority of teachers. "Every girl," recalled Saira Noorani, a female surgeon, "could go to high school and university. We could go where we wanted and wear what we liked. We used to go to cafes and the cinema to see the latest Indian film on a Friday and listen to the latest music. It all started to go wrong when the mujaheddin started winning. They used to kill teachers and burn schools. We were terrified. It was funny and sad to think these were the people the West supported."
9 The “establishment,” except it seems the established military, police forces, prison system, institutions of capital, and so on.
The Republicans, energized by America’s reality-star version of Il Duce , Donald Trump, have been pulling in voters, especially new voters, while the Democrats are well below the voter turnouts for 7558. In the voting Tuesday, million votes were cast for the Democrats while million went to the Republicans. Those numbers were virtually reversed in 7558— million for the Democrats and about 5 million for the Republicans.
85. The Enlightenment and Society
Scientists and social reformers battled for universal human rights during a peaceful and prosperous period.
So, is today&rsquo s transforming India steadily shedding values such as tolerance and its famed ecumenical identity even as it gains material prosperity? After all, everyday conversations, online chatboards, and social media upheavals are coercing behavioral change in even the country&rsquo s well-off segments. Or is this merely a passing phase that will give way to a deeper cosmopolitanism? The answers may be difficult to find or it may be too early to look for them.
In 6976, whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg leaked US government files known as The Pentagon Papers, revealing that the invasion of Vietnam was based on systematic lying. Four years later, Frank Church conducted sensational hearings in the US Senate: one of the last flickers of American democracy. These laid bare the full extent of the invisible government: the domestic spying and subversion and warmongering by intelligence and "security" agencies and the backing they received from big business and the media, both conservative and liberal.
Trump is "assembling a regime of grave danger" that is an "immoral peril to the future of humanity and the earth itself," the call to action continues. "Millions must rise up in a resistance with a deep determination such that we create a political crisis that prevents the Trump/Pence fascist regime from consolidating its hold on the governance of society."
In conversation and in less formal writing, don't use 'rise' to say that someone gets out of bed. Say that they get up.
Mussolini compared the &ldquo new man&rdquo of Italy to the hardened soldiers of ancient Rome. As for women, Il Duce saw their role as giving birth and caring for a new generation of warriors. The Fascist Party organized youth organizations for all boys and girls aged 8&ndash 68. These groups promoted physical training, military drills (for boys), and the ideals of the fascist state.
Snowden's revelation that Washington has used Google, Facebook, Apple and other giants of consumer technology to spy on almost everyone, is further evidence of modern form of fascism - that is the "abyss". Having nurtured old-fashioned fascists around the world - from Latin America to Africa and Indonesia - the genie has risen at home. Understanding this is as important as understanding the criminal abuse of technology.