In October of 2011, Libya was finally freed from autocratic rule after 42 years of oppression under the dictator Muammar Gaddafi.
After decades of oppression and state-sanctioned violence, some Armenians did revolt against the Ottoman state during the war.
Michael Tomasky on the nonsensical, unbelievably offensive argument that gun rights help protect minorities from oppression.
mid-14c., "cruel or unjust use of power or authority," from Old French opression (12c.), from Latin oppressionem (nominative oppressio) "a pressing down; violence, oppression," noun of action from past participle stem of opprimere (see oppress). Meaning "action of weighing on someone's mind or spirits" is from late 14c.