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    "After a short time in hospital, in late March 1945 seven of the escapees were sent to serve in the rifle unit, five of them died in action over the following weeks. The three officers were suspended for a longer investigation till the end of the war".

    Glad they escaped to freedom...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jyng1 View Post
    "After a short time in hospital, in late March 1945 seven of the escapees were sent to serve in the rifle unit, five of them died in action over the following weeks. The three officers were suspended for a longer investigation till the end of the war".

    Glad they escaped to freedom...
    A lot of people died in WW2 to beat fascism... That makes them heroes rather than victims

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madrigal View Post
    So now the NYT indulges in writing obituarious for anarchists.

    Overlooked No More: Voltairine de Cleyre, America’s ‘Greatest Woman Anarchist’

    Seeing homages like these from reactionary publications, I truly wonder where the patronizing ends and pure stupidity begins.
    They know exactly what they're doing, here this phenomenon is lucidly illustrated by Lenin:

    “During the lifetime of great revolutionaries, the oppressing classes constantly hounded them, received their theories with the most savage malice, the most furious hatred and the most unscrupulous campaigns of lies and slander. After their death, attempts are made to convert them into harmless icons, to canonize them, so to say, and to hallow their names to a certain extent for the “consolation” of the oppressed classes and with the object of duping the latter, while at the same time robbing the revolutionary theory of its substance, blunting its revolutionary edge and vulgarizing it.”

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    If he had any connection to Russell Targ at all, then I'm not surprised he ended up a fruit cake. Mix in those circles and they will fry your brain.
    Those who begin coercive elimination of dissent soon find themselves exterminating dissenters. Compulsory unification of opinion achieves only the unanimity of the graveyard.

    ~ Robert Jackson, Statesman (1892-1954)


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    40ft under ruins: Ancient 'black magic' pagan worship room built by mysterious cult that was probably Roman in origin (Edit: apparently this is in Italy and a better article is found here)

    Rabbit hole in farmer's field leads to presumed Templar cave ("Canyon Caves" in Shropshire)

    Royston Templar Cave has depictions

    Longyou Caves in China looks like something out of a video game (why the links suggests an Anunnaki connection is beyond me; the Chinese were very advanced though due to territorial conflicts were often keeping themselves preoccupied.)
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    A capirote is a pointed hat of conical form that is used in Spain. It is part of the uniform of some brotherhoods including the es:Nazarenos and Fariseos during Easter observances and reenactments in some areas during Holy Week in Spain.
    The pointed hat was worn by clowns and jugglers who wanted to portray clumsiness or stupidity during medieval times. Because of this, pointed hats were used when vexing criminals. The criminals were forced to wear pointed hats and walk through the streets, while people threw rotten vegetables at them, spat on them, and insulted them.
    Later, during the celebration of the Holy Week/Easter in Mediterranean countries, penitentes (people doing penance for their sins) would walk through streets with pointed hats. It was a way of self-injury; however, they covered their faces so they would not be recognised.The week before Easter is known as Holy Week, and is celebrated by Christians around the world to commemorate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Holy Week marks the last week of Lent, during which Christians are called on to fast, pray and give alms to the needy. In Spain, Holy Week, or Semana Santa, is the most important religious period of the year. Processions featuring hooded figures are held on the streets of almost every city. Each city has several religious brotherhoods, often dating back to the Middle Ages. The colours of the hooded robes, known as capirotes, signify membership of different brotherhoods.

    Holy Week processions vary from region to region; those in the south are lively affairs accompanied by marching bands, while northern cities see more sombre parades. Processions start on Palm Sunday and continue until Easter Sunday, with the most solemn on Maundy Thursday. In this gallery, IBTimesUK looks at Holy Week processions in several cities around Spain.

    The capirote is not to be confused with the pointed hoods worn by members of the Ku Klux Klan.

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