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Berlin wall end.jpg
Crowds gather at the decrepit Berlin Wall in November, 1989
A year of huge political change in Eastern Europe, as the people in nation after nation rose up to express their discontent with the Soviet backed governments. In China, the government stifled the popular demands for government change by a mass murder of (at least) hundreds of students.

1989 marked the end of the entrenched cold war, as the communist governments of Eastern Europe began to yield to popular pressure.

Savings & Load fraud

Full article: Savings and loan fraud

1989 was a peak year in the USA for bank failures, as the ongoing Savings and loan fraud continued to transfer money from ordinary US citizens to those committing the (cabal-enabled) fraud. Author Pete Brewton has called this "the largest theft in the history of the world", and estimated the size of the total theft as about $500,000,000,000.[1]

Disintegration of the Soviet Empire

In 1989, many nation states in Eastern Europe underwent sweeping political change in response to organised non-violent demonstrations by millions of their citizens. One exception to the rule was Romania, where Nicolae Ceaușescu's government was toppled 8 days after the military, police and Securitate shot anti-government demonstrators.

Tiananmen Square, China

Tank Man's iconic resistance to the violence of the the Chinese communist government, on July 4th, 1989, the day after tanks had crushed non-violent demonstrators nearby.

A year of huge political change in Eastern Europe, as the people in nation after nation rose up to express their discontent with the Soviet backed governments. In China, the government stifled the popular demands for government change by a mass murder of (at least) hundreds of students.

Inspired by the success of people in Eastern Europe, hundreds of thousands protested the government and demanded some proper representation. The Chinese government mobilised up to 300,000 soldiers and killed or injured thousands of demonstrators. The courage of Tank Man is one legacy of this bloodbath that continues to inspire non-violent resistance.

 

Events

EventDateDescription
Operation Paperclip8 May 1945 - 1990
Cold War1947 - 1991
The Troubles1966 - 1998
Operation Condor1968 - 1989
Inslaw1970 - 1990
Project STARGATE1978 - 1995
1980s Afghan war24 December 1979 - 15 February 1989
Al-Yamamah arms dealSeptember 1985 - August 2006
Savings and loan fraud1986 - 1995
Franklin child prostitution ring1988 - 1991
Bilderberg/198912 May 1989 - 14 May 1989
UTA Flight 77219 September 1989
Avianca Flight 20327 November 1989
 

New Groups

GroupImageDateTypeDescription
Executive OutcomesExecutive Outcomes.jpg1989 - 31 December 1998Commercial
Military
A private military contractor which offered "Security management" and "full-service risk management consulting". It operated during the 1990s and boasted 500 military advisers and over 3000 military personnel, largely drawn from the South African Civil Cooperation Bureau.
AdbustersAdbusters.jpg1989 - Present
Social Market FoundationGroup.png1989 - PresentThink tank
One World ActionOWA 21.jpg1989 - 2011CharityA London-based charity, headed by Labour MEP Glenys Kinnock from 1989 until its closure in 2011, which provided development aid for overseas projects focusing on alleviating poverty and oppression, and on safeguarding people's human rights.
Independent Media InstituteIndependent Media Institute.svg1989 - PresentNon-profit
Research Institute for the Study of Conflict and TerrorismGroup.png1989 - 2001Think tank
New Zealand Broadcasting Standards AuthorityGroup.png1989 - Present
Bruges GroupBruges logo small.pngFebruary 1989 - PresentOfficially, a eurosceptic think tank.
Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey PlazaSchoolbookDepository.jpg20 February 1989 - PresentHistoricA museum that promotes the official narrative that JFK was killed by "lone nut" Lee Harvey Oswald.
 

Groups that were Wound Up

GroupImageDateTypeDescription
Institute for the Study of ConflictInstitute for the Study of Conflict.png5 May 1970 - 1989Propaganda
Think tank
Original CIA funded "anti-terrorism" group
American Continental CorporationGroup.png1978 - 13 April 1989
Research Foundation for the Study of TerrorismGroup.png8 December 1986 - 1989


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