Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Exploration Four: Haia

On June 4th, 1989 the morning after the Chinese military had suppressed the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 by force, a man stood in front of a column of tanks. He then became known as "Tank Man" and named the man one of the century's top 20 revolutionaries. Originally, troops stormed through Beijing and into the square to crush the student-led political uprising that had disrupted the capital for weeks. This struck me as the most important event because the man was brave enough to put himself in danger all for peace. He tried to negotiate with the driver and basically risk his life. It is an inspiration to myself and other people because we should always stick up for the right thing even if it may be hard to do so.
Pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong marking the 65th anniversary of Communist China.  “It is a strong message that democracy is not brought by the Western world, but by the students, the locals." This picture proves expressing who you feel can be done through protests.
Chinese university students seeking democratic reform in their communist-run country at Tiananmen Square, Beijing. The shirt of the student pictured in the middle says "My life is yours. My love is yours." I believe this shirt explains the whole protest for itself because everyone is affected.

Ebola hemorrhagic fever is a disease caused by one of five different Ebola viruses. Four of the strains can cause severe illness in humans and animals. The fifth, which is Reston virus, has only cause illness in animals. Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, died Wednesday morning. Duncan who is originally from Liberia came to the United States to visit family and friends. Duncan was visiting his son and his son's mother in Dallas, according to Wilfred 
Smallwood, Duncan's half-brother. The first source I looked at which was CNN described Duncan's history before, after, and during his illness. It described through question and answers and more about his life. With the second source, which was Aljazeera, they described not only what happened with Duncan, but also what the government is going to do now. It described the precautions places are going to have as well, like airports.


  1. The one thing that I like most about your blog was your second photo. "My life is yours, My love is yours". That quote really stands out to me and gives me a great understanding just from the picture of what their goal is.

  2. I really like the first picture that you used. I also agree that you can express how you feel through protests and the picture that you used does that.

  3. I too read about the Ebola virus and I thought that it was nice that they talked about his life. I think that it is important to learn more about the person they are talking about. The article by Aljazeera sounds like a great article to learn what they are doing to prevent this fever.

  4. Tank man really did put himself into a lot of danger. I read that he actually would veer right and left to stay in front of the tank when it tried to go around him just so that it wouldnt pass him. He tried to stay in front and when the tank finally stopped moving he ran up to the tank and got on top and tried to talk to the gunman in the tank. When he got down though he just resulted to standing in front of the tank again.

  5. I really liked your use of the first picture, It's a very strong photo that showed the local people were very involved and enthusiastic about what they were protesting about. They really believed in the cause they were protesting for.

  6. I like your pictures, they really give off a sense of how things were


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