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  • East Germans lost much in 1989

    11/09/2009 3:41:40 PM PST · by inflorida · 47 replies · 1,723+ views
    The Guardian ^ | November 8, 2009 | Bruni de la Motte
    For many in the GDR, the fall of the Berlin Wall and unification meant the loss of jobs, homes, security and equalityOn 9 November 1989 when the Berlin Wall came down I realised German unification would soon follow, which it did a year later. This meant the end of the German Democratic Republic (GDR), the country in which I was born, grew up, gave birth to my two children, gained my doctorate and enjoyed a fulfilling job as a lecturer in English literature at Potsdam University. Of course, unification brought with it the freedom to travel the world and, for...
  • Some Say Memorial Design Misrepresents MLK Jr.

    12/06/2007 4:25:56 PM PST · by flowerplough · 18 replies · 68+ views
    Nat'l Public Radio ^ | December 5, 2007
    "Even a Chinese critic said the design looked like a very big Chinese black man." Lei's sculptures of one particular Chinese man — Mao Zedong – are also at issue. The idea that an artist who has created memorials to someone who has killed and imprisoned millions would be the one to create the most important sculpture to date of King, has some people reeling. Harry Johnson, the head of the MLK memorial foundation, says that critics are ignoring the real reasons that Lei was chosen. "I think it's their right to voice their opinion. I respect their right, number...
  • Carter asks US to embrace Nepal Maoists (Jimmy Carter as evangelist)

    07/12/2007 7:43:00 AM PDT · by Gengis Khan · 23 replies · 527+ views
    dailytimes.com.pk ^ | Sunday, June 17, 2007
    Carter asks US to embrace Nepal MaoistsKATHMANDU: Former US President Jimmy Carter called on his country’s government Saturday to establish relations with Nepal’s former rebel Maoists, who remain on a list of US terrorist organisations. “My opinion is that the US should establish some communication with the Maoists. The people of Nepal have accepted them as political players,” Carter told journalists at the end of a four-day visit to Nepal. The US remains highly critical of the Maoists, despite the fact they signed a landmark peace deal last year and entered government in April. Earlier this week the US...
  • Harkin defends Chavez

    09/21/2006 1:04:05 PM PDT · by jbwbubba · 107 replies · 2,631+ views
    Radio Iowa ^ | Darwin Danielson
    Harkin defends Venezuelan President's U-N speech against Bush by Darwin Danielson Iowa Senator Tom Harkin, a democrat, today defended Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's United Nations speech in which Chavez called President George Bush the devil. Harkin said the comments were "incendiary", then went on to say, "Let me put it this way, I can understand the frustration, ah, and the anger of certain people around the world because of George Bush's policies." Harkin continued what has been frequent criticism of the president's foreign policy. Harkin says Bush came to office saying he wanted a new humility in foreign policy in...
  • Jimmy Carter: Recovering Racist, Still a Bigot

    06/01/2006 10:14:41 AM PDT · by Sabramerican · 106 replies · 5,701+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | June 1, 2006 | Julia Gorin
    Jimmy Carter: Recovering Racist, Still a Bigot By Julia Gorin Jimmy Carter has been called everything from a humanitarian, to a crack pot, to the ultimate pacifist. But a look into his past reveals a shoe that fits better than all of these. It's a story told to me by an acquaintance from Watertown, NY, a place situated way upstate, well north of Syracuse. The acquaintance had heard it from two barflies who were there the night in 1975 that Jimmy Carter passed through town in his first New York appearance during the "250-day 1975 portion of the presidential campaign,"...
  • Clinton: Bush 'Flat Wrong' About Greenhouse-Gas Emissions

    12/10/2005 9:53:20 AM PST · by John Conlin · 49 replies · 1,115+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12/09/05 | AP
    Former President Clinton told a global audience of diplomats, environmentalists and others Friday that the Bush administration is "flat wrong" in claiming that reducing greenhouse-gas emissions to fight global warming would damage the U.S. economy.
  • Democratic Response to President Bush's Speech 11/30/05 (Vanity)

    11/30/2005 8:18:50 AM PST · by pillut48 · 17 replies · 595+ views
    John Kerry is responding to the President's speech this morning, and I may be mistaken, but did he just out and out call the President a liar??
  • Jane Fonda on C-SPAN right now

    04/16/2005 11:20:42 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 38 replies · 740+ views
    April 16, 2005
    C-SPAN 2 Live
  • Hillary Clinton May Visit North Korea

    03/06/2005 6:25:48 AM PST · by Pendragon_6 · 46 replies · 1,268+ views
    UPI ^ | 3-6-2005
    SEOUL, March 6 (UPI) -- South Korea's opposition Millennium Democratic Party is trying to arrange for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton to visit North Korea along with other U.S. senators. MDP Chairman Han Hwa-kap said he plans to meet with U.S. Ambassador Christopher Hill to discuss the issue, the Korea Times reported. "If possible, the visit will come sometime later this year," an MDP member said on condition of anonymity. Han, leading the Asian part of the Asia-U.S. Network , a forum of lawmakers from both continents -- sent invitations to five U.S. senators earlier this year, including Republican Sens. Conrad...
  • ZOT: Hello to all ignorant conservatives

    10/11/2004 12:44:15 PM PDT · by adaminflorida · 290 replies · 6,254+ views
    October 11, 2004 | Adam in Florida
    I always get a chuckle after reading the hateful comments you "compassionate" god loving people make. Point 1- The only people you tend to love and support are people that look like you and that are Christian. Well, the world and the US is made up of many different cultures and people and I would imagine Jesus, who I do believe was a great person/prophet, would have treated all people with dignity. Point 2- I find it so interesting that the majority of people that are most concerned about terrorism in the US are the people from areas that the...
  • Calling Doctor Raoul

    10/03/2004 4:44:21 PM PDT · by staytrue · 48 replies · 1,573+ views
    self | 10-3-2004 | self
    I decided to put your tag line on a sign. I hope you approve. The result was a big hit. First I went to the Red Sox Orioles game and people laughed. Then I went to the Fells Point Festival and people laughed even harder (beer is definitely served there). My estimate is that at least 5 to 10 thousand people saw your tag line.
  • VietNam: Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

    08/29/2004 8:01:08 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies · 439+ views
    PolitInfoUS ^ | Released on February 25, 2004
    Vietnam is a one-party state, ruled and controlled by the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV). The CPV's constitutionally mandated leading role and the occupancy of all senior government positions by party members ensured the primacy of Politburo guidelines and enabled the party to set the broad parameters of national policy. [snip] The Government's human rights record remained poor, and it continued to commit serious abuses. The Government continued to deny the right of citizens to change their government. Police sometimes beat suspects during arrests, detention, and interrogation. Several sources also reported that security forces detained, beat, and were responsible for...
  • Kerry (D-MA) Inaction Kills Human Rights Legislation (From 2002)

    08/29/2004 7:34:46 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies · 206+ views
    WASHINGTON - Despite growing calls from human rights groups, US Army Special Forces veterans, and pleas from homeless refugees fleeing genocide Senator John Kerry (D-MA) has stalled the Vietnam Human Rights Act (Senate Bill HR-2833) since September 2001. The stalled Bill would have sanctioned the communist Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV) against further racially based sterilization, terrorism and genocide of the Christian hilltribe Dega peoples living in the Central Highlands region of the country. The Degar tribes people, commonly known to westerners as the Montagnards, are ethnically unrelated to the Vietnamese. The Central Highlands region was never a traditional part...
  • FYI: Clinton on Larry King Tonight

    02/06/2003 2:01:26 PM PST · by yankeedame · 584 replies · 757+ views
    Feb. 06, 2003
    Was poking around DU a few minutes ago and came across this (coloring mine): Tonight Thursday, February 06, 2003 Exclusive: Former President Bill Clinton joins Larry live for the hour. (LOL, should be some interesting posts here on FR tomorrow.)
  • clinton on larry king live thread

    02/06/2003 5:56:54 PM PST · by TheRedSoxWinThePennant · 158 replies · 619+ views
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