1932http://www.sinomania.com/CHINANEWS/tiananmen.htm http://abcnewspapers.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=6376&Itemid=93Washingtonians welcomed the so-called Bonus Expeditionary Force (B.E.F.). A compelling image was established early on, when some 7,000 veterans paraded in motley clothes, over their skinny frames. An American Legion band led, followed by pro-bonus banner bearers, decorated soldiers, disabled veterans on trucks, a few women and children and lastly, the remaining multitude of veterans. One hundred thousand citizens witnessed this heartrending spectacle (The New York Times, June 8, 1932). An immediate payment bill failed in Congress June 17. The veterans had lost. About two-thirds left the city. However, 7,000 remained another six weeks, until, in an unprecedented tussle with police, two veterans were killed.This gave President Hoover the pretext to run the veterans out of town. He called on the U.S. Army. Army Chief of Staff, General Douglas MacArthur, Maj. Dwight Eisenhower and Maj. George S. Patton led a portentous 800-man force: five tanks, two machine guns, 200 cavalry (sabers drawn), and the rest, infantry (bayonets affixed). Never had a U.S. Army fighting force traversed Pennsylvania Avenue, from the White House toward the Capitol, under such extraordinary orders. The contingent stopped to evict veterans holed up in abandoned buildings, prodding them out with bayonets and tear gas. Then it was on to the thousands at the main camp across the river. Given a one-hour warning by MacArthur, most fled into the night. At 11 p.m., MacArthur ordered his Army to clear stragglers with tear gas, setting the camp ablaze on the way. Among numerous other casualties, a baby died from gas inhalation.
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised<br />(It Will Be Live, And On Your Phone)<br />St. Martin’s University15 September 2009<br />Kathy E. Gill<br />
Workshop Notes<br />Determine base knowledge level<br />Review Twitter grammar<br />How Twitter is different from email and IM<br />Demo search and trending topics<br />Demo analytics<br />Review uses<br />
Credits<br />Lyrics, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, by Gil Scott Heron, http://www.gilscottheron.com/lyrevol.html<br />Bonus Expeditionary Force, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonus_Army<br />Kent State, photo John Paul Filo,http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kent_State_shootings<br />Tank Man, http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/06/03/behind-the-scenes-tank-man-of-tiananmen/<br />Death of NedaAgha-Solton, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Neda_Agha-Soltan<br />