Activists in Newark, N.J., offer tours that teach visitors about the city’s legacy of industrial pollution and environmental racism.
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Societies celebrate heroes and commemorate tragedies. But why is there so little public acknowledgment of environmental disasters?
Captured German trenches near Messines, June 1917.
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Evidence shows New Zealand’s first world war soldiers killed both surrendering and wounded German soldiers. Their actions, condoned at the highest level, cast a long shadow.
Choreographer and dancer Gregory Maqoma helped create the production.
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The Head & The Load finally reaches Johannesburg after delays caused by the COVID pandemic.
Pip Williams’ follow-up to her internationally bestselling debut novel explores World War I, women’s rights and sisterhood – but what makes it special is its unwavering attention to the making of books.
Ukrainian troops salute the coffins of four Ukrainian fighters of the sabotage group Bratstvo (Brotherhood) who died during a mission in Bryansk Oblast in Russia.
‘False flag’ operations are as old as war itself – and are legal under the rules of war.
Women sew a quilt at the Quilting Bee Demonstration at the Canadian National Exhibition circa 1940.
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Canadian women made an estimated 400,000 quilts during the Second World War. The quilts represent the forgotten story of Canadian women’s efforts during the war.
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Salonika Burning, set on the first world war’s eastern front, grapples with the question of how to represent the loss and absurdity of war.
Soldiers salute during the national apology to the No. 2 Construction Battalion in Truro, N.S. on July 9, 2022.
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s apology to Black soldiers who served in the First World War was a good first step, but real action is needed to address racism in the Canadian Armed Forces.
The Bonus Army protesting on the U.S. Capitol steps on Jan. 2,1932.
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Thousands of volunteers joined the military during World War I. But when the war ended and the Great Depression began, the volunteers wanted a bonus to be paid in 1932, not in 1945 as planned.
A Russian citizen being called up for duty.
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A historian looks back at the success – and failure – of mass mobilization efforts by Russia and the Soviet Union.
A Ukrainian inspects a ruined Russian tank displayed on the streets of Kyiv.
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Displays of captured Russian weaponry aim to show the strength of the foe Ukrainians face, but also that victory is possible.
A military officer salutes during a parade to commemorate the anniversary of the founding of Communist China in Beijing.
Hugh White warns of a potential war between the US and China, drawing lessons from the first and second world wars to explore how Australia might respond to such a conflict – and where to draw a line.
The legacy of the Holocaust stretches beyond a handful of death camps and ghettos. Stumbling Stones hope to help people remember that
The Tanganyika expeditionary force in Belgian Congo (now Democratic Republic of Congo) during East African campaign of the first world war.
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There has been a marked difference in the coverage of Ukraine with media outlets invoking images of the world wars.
Smoke rises on April 15, 2022, above 400 new graves in the town of Severodonetsk, Ukraine.
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The West’s new approach to Russia – bar it from international organizations, restrict international trade, prevent further military moves – looks just like how it treated Russia in the 20th century.
India remains neutral on the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
In this episode of The Conversation Weekly podcast, we also explore the reasons for India’s neutrality over the Ukraine war.
Ukrainian fighters entering a tunnel.
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Ukrainian fighters are utilizing a maze of tunnels in Mariupol and other key cities. The use of the underground in conflict has a rich history.
National Service recruits in the RAF.
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An expert who has spoken with ex-national servicemen explains what they think about bringing it back today.
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In finding new ways to commemorate Anzac Day, we should learn a lesson from the rise of the Gallipoli pilgrimage.
Ukrainians walk in the besieged city of Mariupol, where there are reports of a possible chemical attack.
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There are unconfirmed reports that Russia has used chemical weapons in Ukraine. Syria’s recent chemical weapons use offers context for understanding this tactic. Chemical weapons terrify civilians.