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Let’s give a shout out to Ted Turner February 2, 2011

Posted by judylobo in Photography, Politics, Religion.

Vive la Revolution! The people’s revolution(s) that are being watched around the world is amazing stuff.  Let’s give a shout out to Ted Turner who started it all when he launched CNN in 1980.  It was then the world’s first twenty-four-hour cable television news channel.

At the time most people around the world got their news from either a newspaper (many of which were run by despotic Governments) or from Government run TV stations.  The news, was most definitely not transparent or true.  The perpetuation of the big lies lingered until one day, people could turn on their TV’s and through CNN get to see for themselves that what they had been told for so many years – was just not true.  And the revolutions began.

Now the availability of facebook and twitter has given the young a way to communicate, gather, share thoughts, ideas and yes — revolt.

The list below gives you an idea of what a war weary world we live in.  And it is a long way from being over. Vive la Revolution!  Thank you, Ted Turner.

1980: Santo Rebellion in the Anglo-French condominium of New Hebrides. The primary nationalist leader, Father Walter Lini, favored Cold War nonalignment and opposed nuclear weapons in the Pacific. The French resident, Jean-Jacques Robert, who feared that an independent Vanuatu would provide inspiration to similar movements in New Caledonia and French Polynesia, collaborated with an uprising led by Jimmy Stevens’ Nagriamel movement in Espiritu Santo. With logistical help and training from supporters of the Phoenix Foundation of the United States, Stevens declared independence as the State of Vemerana. The Nagriamel society had decisively lost elections to the territorial assembly in 1975 and 1979, which revealed its lack of a mass base of support. The revolt was put down by the Vanuatu Mobile Force and Papua New Guinean troops soon after independence was granted on July 30, 1980.[11]
1980-2000: The Communist Party of Peru launched the internal conflict in Peru.
1983: Overthrow of the ruling Conseil de Salut du peuple (CSP) by Marxist forces led by Thomas Sankara in Upper Volta, renamed Burkina Faso in the following year.
1984-1985: Pro-independence FLNKS forces in New Caledonia revolt following an election boycott and occupy the town of Thio from November 1984 to January 1985. Thio is retaken by the French after the assassination of Éloi Machoro, the security minister in the FLNKS provisional government and the primary leader of the occupation.[12]
1985: Soviet and Afghanistan P.O.W. rose against their captors at Badaber base.
1986: The People Power Revolution peacefully overthrows Ferdinand Marcos after his two decade rule in the Philippines.
1987-1991: First Intifada, or the Palestinian uprising, a series of violent incidents between Palestinians and Israelis
1989: Singing Revolution, bloodless overthrow of communist rule in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
1989: the violent Caracazo riots in Venezuela. In the next few years, there are two attempted coups and President Carlos Andrés Pérez is impeached.
1989: Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 were a series of demonstrations led by students, intellectuals and labour activists in the People’s Republic of China between April 15, 1989 and June 4, 1989.
1989: the bloodless Velvet Revolution overthrows the communist regime in Czechoslovakia.
1989: the Romanian Revolution violently overthrows the communist state in Romania.
1990-1995: the Log Revolution in Croatia starts, triggering the Croatian War of Independence.
1990-1995: the First Tuareg Rebellion in Niger and Mali.
1991: the Kurdish uprising against Saddam Hussein in Iraqi Kurdistan.
1991: the Shiite Uprising in Karbala.
1992: Afghan Uprising against the Taliban by United Islamic Front for the Salvation of Afghanistan or Northern Alliance.
1994: 1990s Uprising in Bahrain, Shiite-led rebellion for the restoration of democracy in Bahrain
1994: The bloodless electoral victory of the Republican party in many simultaneous elections in the United States. (Republican Revolution)
1994: Zapatista Rebellion: Uprising in the Mexican state of Chiapas demanding equal rights for indigenous peoples and in opposition to growing neoliberalism in North America
1994-1996: First Chechen Rebellion against Russia.
1996: Islamic movement in Afghanistan led by the Taliban
1997-1999: Kosovo Rebellion against Yugoslavia.
1998: the election in Venezuela of socialist leader Hugo Chávez is called the Bolivarian Revolution.
1998: Indonesian Revolution of 1998 resulted the resignation of Suharto after three decades of the New Order period.
1999-present: Second Chechen Rebellion against Russia.
2000: Second Intifada a continuation of the First Intifada. The wave of violence that began in September 2000 between Palestinian Arabs and Israelis.
2000: the bloodless Bulldozer Revolution, first of the four color revolutions, overthrows Slobodan Milošević’s régime in Yugoslavia.
2001: 2001 Macedonia conflict.
2001: Taliban insurgency following the 2001 war in Afghanistan.
2001: The 2001 EDSA Revolution peacefully ousts Philippine President Joseph Estrada after the collapse of his impeachment trial.
2001: Supporters of Philippines former president Joseph Estrada violently and unsuccessfully stage a rally, so-called the EDSA Tres, in an attempt of returning him to power.
2003: the Rose Revolution, second of the color revolutions, displaces the president of Georgia, Eduard Shevardnadze, and calls new elections.
2003: Iraqi insurgency refers to the armed resistance by diverse groups within Iraq to the US occupation of Iraq and to the establishment of a liberal democracy therein.
2003: the Darfur rebellion led by the two major rebel groups, the Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM/A) and the Justice and Equality Movement, recruited primarily from the land-tilling Fur, Zaghawa, and Massaleit ethnic groups.
2004: Shi’ite Uprising against the US-led occupation of Iraq.
2004: after Viktor Yanukovych was declared the winner of a presidential election in the Ukraine, the Orange Revolution arose and installed Viktor Yushchenko as president, believing the election to have been fraudulent. This was the third color revolution.
2004: failed attempt at popular color-style revolution in Azerbaijan, led by the groups Yox! and Azadlig
2004: Naxalite insurgency in India, led by the Communist Party of India (Maoist)
2005: the Cedar Revolution, triggered by the assassination of Rafik Hariri, asks for the withdrawal of Syrian troops from Lebanon.
2005: the Tulip Revolution (a.k.a. Pink/Yellow Revolution) overthrows the President of Kyrgyzstan, Askar Akayev, and set new elections. This is the fourth color revolution.
2006: 2006 democracy movement in Nepal
2006: the 2006 Oaxaca protests demanding the removal of Ulises Ruiz Ortiz, the governor of Oaxaca state in Mexico.
2007: The popular uprising against al-Qa’eda by residents of Anbar Province, Iraq.[13]
2007: Food riots in West Bengal.
2007: the Second Tuareg Rebellion in Niger.
2007: Burmese anti-government protests.
2008: Tibetan uprising against the Chinese government’s rule.
2008: Shiite uprising in Basra.
2007-2008 – Anti-government food riots in many countries across the world.



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