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Skimm This: Tiananmen Square, Cuba, and High Heels

Jun 4, 2019

It’s June 4th. Today, we Skimm’d This:

  • It’s been 30 years since the Tiananmen Square massacre. China wants people to forget about it. But the US is saying ‘you can’t erase the past’ - and is calling China out for other human rights abuses, too. We’ll tell you why June 4th, 1989, matters to this day.

  • The Treasury Department is taking an island vacation destination off the list: Cuba. The US is banning some educational and recreational groups from visiting the country. We’ll tell you why.

  • Eid-al-Fitr, the end of Ramadan, is upon us. And some countries are playing a game of “I Spy.” With the moon.

  • And finally: if you don’t want to walk the walk of Carrie Bradshaw, you’re not alone.

theSkimm: It’s been 30 years since the Tiananmen Square massacre, in which the Chinese government turned the military on its own people. China doesn’t want to talk about it -- but some survivors do. And the US has a lot to say. We’ll explain the complex dynamics here. Meanwhile, if you haven’t booked your summer trip to Cuba yet: you may be too late. The Trump administration is restricting some travel to Cuba. We’ll give you the history on this. Also on today’s episode: the end of Ramadan has people on a lunar watch, and Japanese women are taking a stand … against high heels.

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