U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama will probably give a speech at the Victory Column during his Berlin visit. Now, members of the CDU and FDP are criticizing the choice: The Victory Column is a location with “unfortunate symbolism” due to its connection to the Nazi era.
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The countdown is running. In three days he’ll be in Berlin, speaking at the Victory Column.
Political pop-star Barack Obama - pictures of the Democratic presidential candidate will be carried live on the Fanmeile video walls in Berlin, and broadcast to the entire world.
But how many Berliners will be at his "fan [Read more]
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama began his foreign tour on Saturday with a visit to Afghanistan.
Together with his two Senate colleagues, Jack Reid and Chuck Hegel, Obama put forth a personal impression of the security situation at the scene. According to military sources, they were greeted by U.S. [Read more]
The Germans celebrate Obama as the man upon whom they pin their political hopes. But this enthusiasm doesn’t have much to do with democracy.
They will come in droves, the crowds. Whether U.S. presidential hopeful Barack Obama makes his appearance at the Victory Column, the Tempelhof Airport or in the polar bear [Read more]
The search for a location for the planned speech to be given by US Presidential candidate Barack Obama during his Berlin visit is apparently at an end. He will appear on the 24th of July at the Great Star, according to an announcement yesterday evening by senate and government sources. The podium will be built [Read more]
A Fecal Monument for the Departing US President:
A voter initiative in California is collecting signatures, calling for a “George W. Bush Sewage Treatment Plant,” in order to inspire discussion of the Iraq War. Republicans think the idea stinks.
Bush critics who enjoy fecal comparisons and view the President’s [Read more]
For over ten years, I’ve been regularly taking the subway from the Upper East Side to Grand Central Station to get to work at the Axel Springer office on 5th Avenue. It’s the best and most sensible way to get around in New York City because the streets of Manhattan are so clogged that taking a taxi or even trying [Read more]
American neo-conservatives think this view is yesterday’s rubbish and trust only in America’s strengths. This is called unilateralism and it hasn’t exactly proven to be a model of success. On the contrary, it has proven to be an extraordinarily effective method of self-debilitation.
With a huge festival around the new embassy at the old location, the Pariser Platz, America opens up to Berliners once again. After years of shielding behind concrete barriers and barbed wire-topped steel fences, the western superpower is finally showing its colors anew and is again part of Berlin’s “living [Read more]