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Berlin Wall

Heading East

John Feffer | Posted 08.27.2013 | World
John Feffer

When the Berlin Wall fell, a tremendous number of people headed for the West, permanently. But not everyone moved from east to west.

WATCH: 'Most Militarized Border Since Berlin Wall'

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.26.2013 | Latino Voices

The first draft of a bipartisan immigration bill under debate in Congress would have poured billions of dollars into increasing border security. An am...

Columbia University Hosts Panel on Climate Change Amid Kafkaesque Presidential Communication Failure

Alison Winfield Burns | Posted 08.25.2013 | Green
Alison Winfield Burns

Dear Mr. President, I voted for you in 2008 and was chosen as one of your Organizing Fellows during the campaign. Alumni love you here at Columbia. We do. But propagating misinformation about climate change is a no-no.

Squat Paradise

John Feffer | Posted 08.18.2013 | World
John Feffer

It was an exhilarating time to be young in November 1989 and living in East Berlin. It was not only the physical Wall that fell on November 9. It was also the many invisible walls that closed off anyone who didn't conform.

Foreign Policy Wishes for Father's Day

Joel Rubin | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics
Joel Rubin

As a father, I question myself: what am I -- and what are we - -going to do over the next two decades to ensure that our children, when their time has come to lead, have a better world in front of them, just as we have had?

History Under The Hammer

AP | Posted 08.05.2013 | Arts

PARIS — Pieces of the Iron Curtain's most iconic symbol, the Berlin Wall, are being put up for auction in Paris after being decorated by some of...

Democracy Is Not Enough

John Feffer | Posted 05.29.2013 | World
John Feffer

It has not been easy for the countries of East-Central Europe to establish stable, functioning democracies. Strong-arm leaders -- like Victor Orban in Hungary or, until recently, Vaclav Klaus in the Czech Republic -- have persistent appeal.

'Like Tearing Down An Indian Burial Ground'

AP | FRANK JORDANS | Posted 05.17.2013 | Entertainment

BERLIN — David Hasselhoff put his name behind a campaign to preserve one of the few remaining sections of the Berlin Wall, calling it a "sacred"...

WATCH: David Hasselhoff Wants To Save The Berlin Wall

Posted 03.08.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

"Baywatch" and "Knight Rider" star David Hasselhoff joined HuffPost Live Friday to talk about joining the effort to preserve a section of the Berlin W...

Berlin Wall Removal Put On Hold

AP | Posted 03.04.2013 | Arts

BERLIN -- After facing protests, a real estate developer has put on hold until at least mid-March plans to remove a piece of one of the few remaining ...

Developer Rejects Calls To Stop Removal Of Berlin Wall Art

AP | Posted 03.02.2013 | Arts

BERLIN -- A German property developer has rejected calls to halt work to remove one of the last remaining stretches of the Berlin Wall, despite angry ...

Berlin's Famous Street Art Threatened

Posted 03.01.2013 | Arts

A series of iconic murals painted onto the Berlin Wall are under threat of demolition, according to The Guardian. The area is known as the East Si...

The Squats of Berlin

John Feffer | Posted 04.29.2013 | World
John Feffer

But there's nothing like the feeling of urban discovery, when you stumble upon an awe-inspiring structure that makes you feel, if only for a few moments, as if you just discovered a lost city, a vanished civilization.

No Didn't Win the Best Foreign Film Oscar, But It's the Most Fun

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 04.28.2013 | Entertainment
Jesse Kornbluth

No, Chile's first-ever nominee for Best Foreign film, was never going to be playing in the sixplex next to Die Hard: The Reunion Tour. But when it didn't win the Academy Award, there went the possibility that Americans will even know it exists. Let's correct that here.

Where Bulgaria Went Wrong

John Feffer | Posted 03.16.2013 | World
John Feffer

I met Ognyan Minchev 23 years ago when he participated in the Helsinki Citizens Assembly. On this occasion, we discussed Bulgarian nationalism, ethnic minority issues and the mistakes that were made more than two decades ago when Bulgaria faced several paths of transition.

A New York Institution -- Jean-Claude Baker Tells Stories From West-Berlin

Lia Petridis Maiello | Posted 12.10.2012 | New York
Lia Petridis Maiello

The heavy door to Chez Josephine in New York's theater district conceals one of the last places of its kind in the metropolis: the bohemian New York, the New York of Jean-Claude Baker.

A Divisive Cold War Museum In Berlin

Reuters | Posted 10.28.2012 | Travel

By Sophie Duvernoy BERLIN, Aug 28 (Reuters) - More than two decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, differences over how to represe...

Mozilla's Newest Office Used to Be Part of the Berlin Wall

Rachel Stern | Posted 10.08.2012 | San Francisco
Rachel Stern

For many visitors to Berlin, Germany, the remnants of the Berlin Wall have become the city's largest tourist attraction. For Mozilla, they will be part of its newest office.

Love In Europe's Naughtiest City

Robert Schrader | Posted 10.06.2012 | Travel
Robert Schrader

The plan was to spend as many night as possible in the city's famous sex clubs and get the proverbial devil out of my system before traveling onward to Turkey and the Caucasus.

'Pawn Stars': How Much For A Piece Of Cold War History?

Posted 05.22.2012 | TV

The "Pawn Stars" (Mon., 10 p.m. ET on History) held a piece of mid-20th-century history in their hands Monday night. A seller approached them with ...

Dictator's Widow Brands Regime's Victims 'Criminals'

The Huffington Post | Mark Hanrahan | Posted 04.03.2012 | World

Margot Honecker, the widow of East Germany's communist dictator Erich Honecker, has given a defiant interview in which she defends her late husband an...

The Warm War

D. R. Tucker | Posted 04.30.2012 | Green
D. R. Tucker

By giving a rousing "State of the Climate Address," Obama would draw a line in the sand between reason and recklessness, a line between concerned mothers and the Koch brothers.

PHOTOS: 2011: A Year Of Anniversaries

Posted 12.30.2011 | Home

Each year, Getty Images compiles its "Year in Focus", a curated collection of some of the best images of the year that were captured by Getty Images' ...

WATCH: Why Potsdamer Platz Is Berlin's Place To Be

Arne Schmidt and Claudia Hirschberger | Posted 01.11.2012 | Travel
Arne Schmidt and Claudia Hirschberger

Having been a no man's land for many decades, Potsdamer Platz has returned to the middle of the now-reunited city. A look at what's changed and what remains the same at Berlin's ever-controversial plaza.

Occupy Wall Street Must End the Dictatorship - of Corporations

Roberto Lovato | Posted 12.07.2011 | Latino Voices
Roberto Lovato

Occupy Wall Street represents a Great Awakening to the need to rescue our free speech and other democratic spaces humiliated by Big Corporations that the Supreme Court protects legally; that the police protect physically; that the media protects culturally and that White House and Congress protect politically.