1948: UNITED STATES. Renowned black singer-actor and dissident Paul Robeson is getting a bit too damned uppity for his own good. He is now known worldwide for his pro-democracy and pro-peace views. And then there is that embarrassing Freedom Train song he keeps singing. Paul should know that you can't be pokin' fun at the Freedom Train in the land of the free.
Just to make sure America is safe from the forces of darkness, J. Edna Hoover has Robeson, his car and driver under twenty four hour surveillance. Robeson is nearly killed when a front wheel falls off the car at speed. Robeson will continue to fight for human rights and genuine democracy in the United States until he is mysteriously incapacitated and rendered harmless in 1961.
I do not hesitate one second to state clearly and unmistakably: I belong to the American resistance movement which fights against American imperialism, just as the resistance movement fought against Hitler. Paul Robeson1948: PERU. Following the election of a coalition of liberal and leftist parties in 1945, President Jose Luis Bustamente y Rivero institutes a wide range of liberal reforms including guaranteed civil rights, freedom of the press and the abolition of various dictatorial "rights" claimed by the president. We can't be havin' none of that, so the United States supplies weapons to the right wing in Peru who duly overthrow the democratically elected government, outlaw opposition political parties and install a nice, satisfactory dictatorship.