Today is the 40th anniversary of the official end of the Vietnam War.
The U.S. invasion was justified as protecting American lives. Within days, this was changed to "preventing a Communist takeover."
This was a minor victory; in over twenty years it was the first petition on Mumia which the embassy has accepted.
The civil war in Yemen is a long-running conflict over access to political power and resources, not religion, or any attempt by Iran to spread its influence.
I heard the following joke in Kiev, the Ukrainian capital, then part of the USSR, as was Moldavia.
Golden Dawn - with its Holocaust denial, its swastikas, and Hitler salutes - makes it look like it inhabits the fringe, but it has roots that make it dangerous.
The women were ordained in alphabetical order; Angela Berners-Wilson is considered the first woman to be ordained in England.
The negotiations between Greece and the EU bring to mind Themistocles, a man who knew when to retreat and when to fight.
Rosa Luxemburg, born on March 5, 1871, in Zamość, Poland, was a Marxist theorist, philosopher, economist and revolutionary socialist of Polish-Jewish descent.
The exact date is undetermined, but on or about this day 70 years ago, in 1945, Anne Frank perished at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.