On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova, warned world leaders against complacency in the quest for freedom, human rights and cultural diversity; stressing that the battles for these universal values were not yet won. “The fall of the Berlin Wall, twenty years ago, […]
This was the question that 27-year-old John Kerry (see photo) asked the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in 1971 in his compelling and passionate condemnation of the Vietnam war. Kerry’s historic testimony was a turning point and created an unstoppable momentum of public support for the anti-war movement. “We are asking here in Washington for some […]
Seventy years ago today, Germany attacked Poland in what would end up being the darkest chapter in European history. Britain and France were bound to Poland by an alliance and a military pact and promptly declared war on Germany on September 3, 1939, each pulling their large empires into the conflict. The Polish army, ill […]
The Woodstock festival, and the late 1960’s in general, marked a time where generational fractures & cultural clashes were prevalent in American society. This new comprehensive report from the Pew Research Center indicates that there are still substantial differences between younger and older adults in their values, use of technology, work ethics and respect and […]
“If you cut off a piece of fingernail and burn it…that’s what burning human flesh smells like,” said Seiko Fujimoto, who was just three years old when the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima.