For millions, the opening of the Berlin Wall 25 years ago resulted in genuine and understandable euphoria.
The United States wants to "isolate a small country because it defends its sovereignty and its right to freely choose its future."
For people in Ukraine, and not only in the East, who don't agree with the right wing policies of Kiev, the situation is still ominous.
Already Reuters has reported that U.S. missiles destroyed grain silos in a northern Syrian town, killing civilians but not ISIS fighters.
The previous notion that all forms of social resistance to capitalist hegemony are a good thing is no longer acceptable for the 21st century.
The text condemns violence and discrimination based on gender identity and welcomes advances in the protection of those rights.
Scots voted No to independence by 55 per cent to 45 per cent, but the referendum debate energised a people determined to strike a blow against a pampered Westminster elite.
"I did not arrive at this decision easily. The threat ISIS poses to the people of Iraq and Syria is a serious one. "
Political porcelain has been broken, raising questions on what went wrong and, to quote that old Abbott and Costello routine, "Who's on first?" for the next five years.
When the corporate-controlled U.S. media conspired with the Miami court to railroad the Cuban 5, few people realized the power of government to silence the truth for so long.