Berlin Wall

Democracy Lessons

Natasha Freidus | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Politics
Natasha Freidus

On Saturday January 20th I stood with a group of a few hundred Americans in front of the U.S. Embassy in Athens. It was thrilling to be a part of simultaneous marches across the world for women's rights. The gathering began at 4pm, and at 4:30 we were politely told to cross the street, our slot was up.

Peak Irony As Man Who Wants To Build Wall Becomes President 27 Years After Fall Of Berlin Wall

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK

On November 9, 1989 the Berlin Wall fell. For 28 years, those living in the East part of the German capital were separated by barbed wire and concret...

Germany Thanks David Bowie For 'Helping To Bring Down The Berlin Wall'

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK

The German Foreign Office has thanked David Bowie for "helping to bring down the Berlin Wall", referencing the late legendary rock star's iconic 1987 ...

Tearing Down Walls: Here's How to Start

Alex Ratcliffe | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Politics
Alex Ratcliffe

'Breakingwalls' ambassadors perform in CapeTown 2014 Courtesy of Fran Tarr "Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate. Tear down this wall." Those words sp...

History, Freedom, and Fate: Remembering the Velvet Revolution Twenty Five Years Later

Jeffrey Gedmin | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK Politics
Jeffrey Gedmin

Vaclav Havel, who passed away three years ago, said famously, "truth and love must prevail over lies." That's not a bad way to remember him, the freedom fighters of the time, and the revolutions of 1989.

The Walls That Still Stand 25 Years After the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Emily Wasik | Posted 11.01.2015 | UK
Emily Wasik

It's a run-of-the-mill Saturday night and you're at a concert in Manhattan's Lower East Side. While sauntering home to the Upper West Side at the crac...

Amazing Pictures Of Light And Balloons To Mark The Fall Of The Berlin Wall

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK

Berlin celebrated a quarter century since the its wall came down with a huge concert, fireworks and light display at its one of the city's most famous...

Heartbreaking Images Show Why The Berlin Wall Isn't History

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 09.11.2014 | UK

Berliners have marked the 25th anniversary of their city's reunification by remembering those who did not live to see it. The cracks in a preserved...

The Fall of the Wall, Russell Brand and the 89ers

Robin Lustig | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK
Robin Lustig

Twenty-five years ago, on 9 November 1989, I was on shift at The World Tonight as a newly-arrived presenter. It was the night the Berlin Wall was breached and history was made. I don't need to try to remember what I felt that night because I kept a recording of the programme. So here's what I said at 10pm on the night the Cold War finally ended.

25 Years on: Walls Keep Tumbling

Indra Adnan | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Politics
Indra Adnan

25 years ago today, the Berlin Wall - a physical construction dividing a nation between two ideologies - came down. Not by bomb, not by fiat, but by hundreds of activists, emboldened by global public opinion, physically dismantling it brick-by-brick in the face of the same guards who only months before would have shot to kill.

Jack Sommers

Northern Ireland's 'Peace Walls' Show No Signs Of Following Berlin's Example | Jack Sommers | Posted 09.11.2014 | UK

Like the Berlin Wall, the Cupar Way "Peace Wall" in Belfast has cut an urban landscape in half for decades. Unlike the Berlin Wall, it is regularly re...

25 Extraordinary Images That Show How Far Berlin Has Come In 25 Years

The Huffington Post UK | Elliot Wagland & Jack Sommers | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK

As the world marks 25 years since the Berlin Wall fell, these striking images show how much has changed in a city once divided in two. On November...

Berlin Wall?

Richard Stacy | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Politics
Richard Stacy

The Right Hon Michael Gove MP. Oh where does one start? Perhaps let us start with two words: Berlin Wall. Berlin Wall is the term that Mr Gove has just used to describe what it is that separates private and public education in the UK. And what a powerful term it is: so laden with symbolism, so inviting of destruction and also so instructive of his own detachment from reality.

Why Berlin Is Europe's Most Alluring City

George Gabriel | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
George Gabriel

While some might be concerned about it being a hipster's playground overrun with murky nightclubs, there is much to suggest the city is for anyone curious enough to explore its rich and expansive avenues. Just being in Berlin is an experience in itself.

25 Years After the Fall of the Berlin Wall, Who Are the Real Berliners?

Emily Wasik | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emily Wasik

Step foot in Berlin in 2013, and what's the first thing you see? A red army invasion? More like an invasion of red skinny jeans and cloth tote bags. Kreuzberg under American occupation? More like infested with American shaggy-haired guitarists.

Property Developer Tears Down Treasured Part Of Berlin Wall

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK

In a pre-dawn operations on Wednesday, property developers removed sections of the Berlin Wall to allow access to a building site, despite furious pro...

WATCH: The World In Two Minutes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.11.2012 | UK Comedy

Haven't got time to trawl through the gazillions of YouTube viral videos being uploaded from all around the world? Dying to have your prejudices about...

Authority & Authoritarianism: Les révoltés du «no future»

Andrew Wigley | Posted 12.10.2011 | UK
Andrew Wigley

The biggest task facing our political leaders is striking a balance between defending those pillars of authority while not erring towards authoritarianism.

BIG PHOTOS: Berlin Marks 50 Years Since Construction Of Wall

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 13.10.2011 | UK

Germany is marking 50 years since the construction of the Berlin Wall. The wall was built by the communist East ostensibly to keep out the western ...