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16 March
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HistoryPodcast 53 – Tiananmen Square

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The Tiananmen Square Protests of 1989, also known as the Tiananmen Square Massacre, June 4th Incident, or “Political Turmoil between Spring and Summer of 1989″ by the Chinese government, were a series of student-led demonstrations in the People’s Republic of China which occurred between April 15, 1989 and June 4, 1989. The protest is named after the location of the forceful suppression of the movement in Tian’anmen Square, Beijing by the People’s Liberation Army. The protestors came from disparate groups, ranging from intellectuals who believed the Communist Party-led government was too corrupt and repressive, to urban workers who believed Chinese economic reform had gone too far and that the resulting rampant inflation and widespread unemployment was threatening their livelihoods.

HP53 – Tiananmen Square.mp3 19:07 – 17.6MB

Links

Wikipedia Article

BBC On This Day

A Film on the event

CNN Indepth Special

Amnesty International

Lots of Pictures

Time Article on the Unknown Rebel (the man who faced the tanks)

Remembering Tiananmen Square

Books

Voices from Tiananmen Square : Beijing Spring and the Democracy Movement

The Tiananmen Papers : The Chinese Leadership’s Decision to Use Force Against Their Own People – In Their Own Words

I’m reading: Tiananmen Square

Music

Rising Sun – (The End of Days Trilogy) Day 1 Beginning

Torchomatic – Raining Colours

Martin Herzberg – Walk for Change

Tems – Afterthought (Tems with Chinafly)

Shams – Falling from Grace

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