Members of the South African Apartheid military chase and beat a young boy as they crack down on protests in a town sometime in the early 1970s. The ruling party was incredibly racist and brutal. During their 46 year rule of South Africa, they had numerous massacres, imprisoned many leaders of movements and opposition including future president Nelson Mandela for 27 years, would crack down on demonstrations with terrible brutality using attack dogs and batons, and fed a culture to their soldiers and supporters of how acceptable such behavior was. As you can see in this picture, the one soldier is actually smiling as he finds this activity fun. Thankfully, they were forced from power with overwhelming opposition starting in 1991 culminating in Nelson Mandela being elected president in 1994.
Emil Gallo shows his bare chest daring a Soviet tank to kill him during a protest against Soviet intervention during the Prague Spring in Czechoslovakia in 1968. Alexander Dubček, First Secretary of the regional Communist Party of Slovakia, was rising to power and wanted to reform Czechoslovakia for more citizen rights, despite the country being part of the Warsaw Pact and communist. He was gaining tons of support and could have succeeded if not for Soviet military intervention, which the supporting citizens did not even really challenge as they had no chance of defeating them. Control was reestablished and such notions were squashed for decades to come.
This is Giselda Blanco, posing for a picture sometime in NYC, US in 1974. This woman would become a major figure in the Colombian drug trade. In fact, she led the Medellin Cartel for years. She helped oversee the drug trade into the US, and is believed to be directly responsible for up to 200 murders. She was ruthless, and her return to Miami, US in the late 1970s started the infamous Miami drug wars. She even was credited with killing another kid after failing to ransom them at the ridiculously young age of 11. She started her drug empire after immigrating to the US with her husband in the mid 1970s and never looked back. In 1985 she would be arrested, and serve 10 years in jail. A wild sex scandal with a key witness prevented murder charges from sticking, and no additional charges could be brought against her. She effectively managed the business from prison, and upon her release, was deported to Colombia. After a life of debauchery, her health declined rapidly, and she retired sometime around 2002 leaving her 3 sons in charge. She snuck back into the US and lived in California, unknowingly to officials until she was murdered in 2012 at the age of 69.