Ancient Roman Emperors
From the 1960s The Troubles afflicted Northern Ireland, as British Unionist and Irish Republican paramilitaries conducted campaigns of violence in support of their political goals. The conflict at times spilled into Ireland and England and continental Europe. Paramilitaries such as the IRA wanted union with the Republic of Ireland while the UDA were supporters of Northern Ireland remaining within the United Kingdom.
A very successful peace-making operation was conducted in the Balkans in the late 1990s, however. After the Cold War, Yugoslavia broke up into several countries along ethnic lines, and soon countries and ethnic groups within countries of the former Yugoslavia began fighting one another. Australian led a United Nations mission into East Timor in to restore order during that nation’s transition to democracy and independence from Indonesia. The United States and Britain faced serious downturn, while Portugal, Greece, Ireland and Iceland faced major debt crises.
Currently, 16 independent Commonwealth realms retain the British monarch as their head of state. Canada, Australia and New Zealand emerged as vibrant and prosperous migrant nations. The once vast French colonial empire had lost its major possessions though a scattered territories remained as Overseas departments and territories of France.
The Higher Education Act of 1965 established federal Pell grants for low-income Americans, including incarcerated Americans, to pay for college, leading to rapid growth of college-in-prison programs. She had started community college in Syracuse when she was arrested and sentenced to serve at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for Women, in Westchester County. She completed a bachelor’s degree as well as a master’s degree in developmental psychology from Norwich University while incarcerated. REJI attracted community support to supplement seed funding from the University. Initial support came from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation and later, from the Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation. And in 2020, REJI won a three-year, $1 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, which has enabled the group to expand its work in multiple ways, including in its partnership with GCC at Attica.
In recent years, we’ve begun to see why celebrating whiteness in this way can be harmful. Greece has recently suffered from the rise of neo-fascist parties, including Golden Dawn, whose leaders are now serving time for running a criminal organization. The nation is trying to heal, but it cannot heal as long as its monuments emphasize one idealized moment in time and ignore the others. Active in the Zionist movement, in 1919 Stone was responsible for the passage of a resolution in the Massachusetts House of Representatives urging American Delegates to the Paris Peace Conference to support the establishment of a Jewish commonwealth in Palestine. He was largely responsible for the passage of the Palestine Resolution by the Massachusetts Legislation on March 29, 1922, which in turn led to the Joint Resolution passed by the U.S.
There is now a petition that people can sign, and momentum is building on movements to decolonize the Acropolis and Greece as a whole, which is helping to put pressure on the ministry. There have recently been discussions on this problematic restoration work in high-profile media outlets globally and in artist and activist communities. We have also created a photoblog called The Other Acropolis, which is bringing more of the site’s non-classical history to the fore. Taking part in activist discussions, visiting these websites, supporting these movements — all of that can help. Those who visit the site today would have no idea they’re walking over the graves of people of Muslim faith.