Freedom News

The Velvet Revolution: 30 years of freedom in which some of us are freer than others

This month marks 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution: the wave of mass demonstrations against the one-party government of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia. Beginning on 17th November 1989, when riot police surpressed a student demonstration in Prague, and lasting until late December that year, the protests lead to the country’s transition from communism to