My name is Iva, and I am Bulgarian. I live in the U.S.
"Twenty-five years ago, on April 15, 1989, Chinese students were mourning the death of a reformist leader. But what began as mourning evolved into mass protests demanding democracy. Demonstrators remained in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, day after day, until their protests were brutally suppressed by the Chinese army — on June 4. Hundreds died; to this day, no one knows how many.
The media captured some of the story of the massacre in Beijing. But Louisa Lim, NPR’s longtime China correspondent, says the country’s government has done all it can in the intervening 25 years to erase the memory of the uprising. Lim’s forthcoming book, The People’s Republic of Amnesia, relates how 1989 changed China and how China rewrote what happened in 1989 in its official version of events. Her story includes an investigation into a forgotten crackdown in the southwestern city of Chengdu — which, to this day, has never been reported”
For more, see - and hear - Louisa Lim’s story “After 25 Years of Amnesia, Remembering a Forgotten Tiananmen,” at NPR (15 April 2014)
Image: via Louisa Lim / NPR
He looks so polite, like he just wants to stop by and see if you have anything for him.
HE DOESN’T EVEN LOOK ASHAMED
HE’S JUST LIKE
YEA, THAT’S ME, I DO THAT
One of the things we like the most about Euskal Herria is that nature is always surrounding the towns. You don’t have to drive to go for a hike.
- Nick Fernandez, cancer survivor recalling his therapeutic acid trip, in this Atlantic article on the anxiety-reducing effects of LSD (via tornbread)