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Welcome to Captive Nations Week. Never heard of it? You’re not alone. Yet this usually-forgotten, federally mandated occasion — now in its 60th year — is worth resurrecting in the 21st century.


Congress created Captive Nations Week in 1959, making the third week in July a time to show Americans’ solidarity with the nations dominated by communism. The original law listed 22 captive nations, most of which had substantial communities of citizens in major American cities. After the law’s passage, these communities began to hold parades and rallies every year, from Miami to New York to Los Angeles to Chicago and many other cities.

Mayors and governors often participated in local parades, while presidents, obliged to issue an annual proclamation under the 1959 law, did their part, too — especially Ronald Reagan, who touted the week in public speeches. Cherished by refugee communities and well-known in political circles, Captive Nations Week played an important role in the triumph of liberty during the Cold War.

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As a congressionally authorized organization, the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation continues to raise awareness about the plight of these nations and peoples. Three years ago, we also recognized three new captive nations.

The first is Hong Kong. For more than a decade, Communist China has undermined the city’s autonomy. As local pro-democracy leaders have told us, China’s control over Hong Kong’s daily life is deeper than most people know.

The second is Venezuela, which is captive to Communist Cuba. Cuba’s military and intelligence services help keep Nicolás Maduro in power as the rest of the country descends deeper into poverty, blackouts, hunger and desperation.

The third is the occupied parts of Ukraine, such as Crimea, which has been controlled by Russia since 2014. As Ukrainian leaders have told us, they see Russia’s actions as an extension of Moscow’s Cold War logic, and so do we.


https://www.miamiherald.com/op...rticle232629022.html


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Watergate scandal: A look back at crisis that changed US politics

CNN)More than four decades ago, five men broke into Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington, setting off a series of actions that brought down Republican President Richard Nixon.

What became known as the Watergate scandal uncovered an intricate trail of wrongdoing, one that went all the way to the White House.
The burglary and ensuing scandal led to the only resignation of a US president, changed American politics forever and became a synonym for government corruption.
The break-in
On June 17, 1972, police arrested five men trying to bug and steal documents from the DNC headquarters in the Watergate complex in Washington.
One of those men, James McCord Jr., was the security chief of the Committee to Re-elect the President.
The suspects were found with a series of items, including lock picks, $100 bills with the serial numbers in sequence and a shortwave receiver that could pick up police calls, The Washington Post reported at the time.
The White House distanced itself from the burglars, and initially the scandal did not ensnare Nixon. He was re-elected that November over his Democratic rival, Sen. George McGovern.
But months after his inauguration, journalists and congressional investigations began to piece together details of the scandal, pointing to White House involvement.
'Deep Throat'
Washington Post reporters Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward jumped on the story after the break-in.
With the help of a source known as "Deep Throat," later identified as FBI official Mark Felt, they wrote a series of groundbreaking articles on the Watergate scandal.
"It was not about a break-in, a single break-in," Bernstein told CNN in 2003. "It was about a pattern of illegal activities involving beating up members of the political opposition physically, stealing their memos, wiretapping political opponents, breaking into offices of psychiatrists, firebombing think tanks."
Months after the break-in, some of the burglars pleaded guilty and were convicted of conspiracy and other charges.
The letter
But a handful of journalists, along with the Judge John Sirica, who presided over the burglars' trials, sensed there was more to the story.
In March 1973, the judge released a letter written by McCord in which he said White House officials had pressured the defendants to plead guilty.
As the scandal blew up, Nixon and his aides were suspected of obstruction of justice by planning to use the CIA to stop the FBI's investigation.
Some Nixon administration officials later were convicted of charges relating to Watergate. They included John Mitchell, Nixon's onetime campaign chairman and attorney general; former White House Chief of Staff H.R. Haldeman; John Dean, the White House counsel; and John Ehrlichman, his domestic policy adviser.
'Saturday Night Massacre'
Though the burglary trial had ended, the fallout over the scandal was just beginning.
The Senate voted to create a special investigative committee to look into Watergate. On July 13, 1973, a White House aide told Senate committee members that Nixon had taped all his Oval Office conversations.
A battle ensued over the release of tapes recorded after the break-in.
Archibald Cox, who was appointed Watergate special prosecutor, subpoenaed the tapes. Nixon refused to turn them over.
In what became known as the "Saturday Night Massacre," Solicitor General Robert Bork fired Cox at Nixon's order.
Bork did so after Attorney General Elliot Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus quit rather than obey Nixon's order to dismiss the special prosecutor.


https://www.cnn.com/2017/05/17...look-back/index.html


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    Watergate scandal: A look back at crisis that changed US politics

    CNN)More than four decades ago, five men broke into Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington, setting off a series of actions that brought down Republican President Richard Nixon.

    What became known as the Watergate scandal uncovered an intricate trail of wrongdoing, one that went all the way to the White House.
    The burglary and ensuing scandal led to the only resignation of a US president, changed American politics forever and became a synonym for government corruption.
    The break-in
    On June 17, 1972, police arrested five men trying to bug and steal documents from the DNC headquarters in the Watergate complex in Washington.
    One of those men, James McCord Jr., was the security chief of the Committee to Re-elect the President.
    The suspects were found with a series of items, including lock picks, $100 bills with the serial numbers in sequence and a shortwave receiver that could pick up police calls, The Washington Post reported at the time.
    The White House distanced itself from the burglars, and initially the scandal did not ensnare Nixon. He was re-elected that November over his Democratic rival, Sen. George McGovern.
    But months after his inauguration, journalists and congressional investigations began to piece together details of the scandal, pointing to White House involvement.
    'Deep Throat'
    Washington Post reporters Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward jumped on the story after the break-in.
    With the help of a source known as "Deep Throat," later identified as FBI official Mark Felt, they wrote a series of groundbreaking articles on the Watergate scandal.
    "It was not about a break-in, a single break-in," Bernstein told CNN in 2003. "It was about a pattern of illegal activities involving beating up members of the political opposition physically, stealing their memos, wiretapping political opponents, breaking into offices of psychiatrists, firebombing think tanks."
    Months after the break-in, some of the burglars pleaded guilty and were convicted of conspiracy and other charges.
    The letter
    But a handful of journalists, along with the Judge John Sirica, who presided over the burglars' trials, sensed there was more to the story.
    In March 1973, the judge released a letter written by McCord in which he said White House officials had pressured the defendants to plead guilty.
    As the scandal blew up, Nixon and his aides were suspected of obstruction of justice by planning to use the CIA to stop the FBI's investigation.
    Some Nixon administration officials later were convicted of charges relating to Watergate. They included John Mitchell, Nixon's onetime campaign chairman and attorney general; former White House Chief of Staff H.R. Haldeman; John Dean, the White House counsel; and John Ehrlichman, his domestic policy adviser.
    'Saturday Night Massacre'
    Though the burglary trial had ended, the fallout over the scandal was just beginning.
    The Senate voted to create a special investigative committee to look into Watergate. On July 13, 1973, a White House aide told Senate committee members that Nixon had taped all his Oval Office conversations.
    A battle ensued over the release of tapes recorded after the break-in.
    Archibald Cox, who was appointed Watergate special prosecutor, subpoenaed the tapes. Nixon refused to turn them over.
    In what became known as the "Saturday Night Massacre," Solicitor General Robert Bork fired Cox at Nixon's order.
    Bork did so after Attorney General Elliot Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus quit rather than obey Nixon's order to dismiss the special prosecutor.


    https://www.cnn.com/2017/05/17...look-back/index.html




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    Didn't see the USA on the captive nations list. With commie Russia picking our POTUS and commie China owning our debt .....


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    Didn't see the USA on the captive nations list. With commie Russia picking our POTUS and commie China owning our debt .....


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    .... and a certain Russian-directed bot incessantly trying to establish the narrative here... is Aantares a captive nation?


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    I find it amusing that the idiots who wring their hands and contemptuously spew denigration on Dems voted for the one repubbie who would, if he could, turn this nation into a communist dictatorship were it not for those Dems they so denigrate.


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    Watergate scandal: A look back at crisis that changed US politics

    CNN)More than four decades ago, five men broke into Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington, setting off a series of actions that brought down Republican President Richard Nixon.

    What became known as the Watergate scandal uncovered an intricate trail of wrongdoing, one that went all the way to the White House.
    The burglary and ensuing scandal led to the only resignation of a US president, changed American politics forever and became a synonym for government corruption.
    The break-in
    On June 17, 1972, police arrested five men trying to bug and steal documents from the DNC headquarters in the Watergate complex in Washington.
    One of those men, James McCord Jr., was the security chief of the Committee to Re-elect the President.
    The suspects were found with a series of items, including lock picks, $100 bills with the serial numbers in sequence and a shortwave receiver that could pick up police calls, The Washington Post reported at the time.
    The White House distanced itself from the burglars, and initially the scandal did not ensnare Nixon. He was re-elected that November over his Democratic rival, Sen. George McGovern.
    But months after his inauguration, journalists and congressional investigations began to piece together details of the scandal, pointing to White House involvement.
    'Deep Throat'
    Washington Post reporters Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward jumped on the story after the break-in.
    With the help of a source known as "Deep Throat," later identified as FBI official Mark Felt, they wrote a series of groundbreaking articles on the Watergate scandal.
    "It was not about a break-in, a single break-in," Bernstein told CNN in 2003. "It was about a pattern of illegal activities involving beating up members of the political opposition physically, stealing their memos, wiretapping political opponents, breaking into offices of psychiatrists, firebombing think tanks."
    Months after the break-in, some of the burglars pleaded guilty and were convicted of conspiracy and other charges.
    The letter
    But a handful of journalists, along with the Judge John Sirica, who presided over the burglars' trials, sensed there was more to the story.
    In March 1973, the judge released a letter written by McCord in which he said White House officials had pressured the defendants to plead guilty.
    As the scandal blew up, Nixon and his aides were suspected of obstruction of justice by planning to use the CIA to stop the FBI's investigation.
    Some Nixon administration officials later were convicted of charges relating to Watergate. They included John Mitchell, Nixon's onetime campaign chairman and attorney general; former White House Chief of Staff H.R. Haldeman; John Dean, the White House counsel; and John Ehrlichman, his domestic policy adviser.
    'Saturday Night Massacre'
    Though the burglary trial had ended, the fallout over the scandal was just beginning.
    The Senate voted to create a special investigative committee to look into Watergate. On July 13, 1973, a White House aide told Senate committee members that Nixon had taped all his Oval Office conversations.
    A battle ensued over the release of tapes recorded after the break-in.
    Archibald Cox, who was appointed Watergate special prosecutor, subpoenaed the tapes. Nixon refused to turn them over.
    In what became known as the "Saturday Night Massacre," Solicitor General Robert Bork fired Cox at Nixon's order.
    Bork did so after Attorney General Elliot Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus quit rather than obey Nixon's order to dismiss the special prosecutor.


    https://www.cnn.com/2017/05/17...look-back/index.html




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    New York Post: ‘Donald Trump Jr. is an Idiot’

    "Those that tell me not to talk politics cause I'm an uninformed celebrity voted for an uninformed celebrity for president." Alyssa Milano

    "trump appeals to the lowest common denominator" Stephen Hawking

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