Czechs honor Velvet Revolution, tell President Zeman to resign
In Prague, thousands celebrated the Velvet Revolution’s 25th anniversary. The festivities also turned into an appeal for Czech President Zeman to resign. An egg thrown at Zeman hit Germany’s president instead.
Thousands gathered Monday on Prague’s Wenceslas Square, where, exactly 25 years ago, police assaulted protesters, precipitating the Velvet Revolution a week after demonstrators toppled the Berlin Wall 315 kilometers (190 miles) north.
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So subtle and imperceptible has been the process of justifying the presence of ready-to-launch nuclear weapons as a normal phenomenon that today ordinary citizens in the Western world appear more worried about the possibility of a weapon or two falling into the hands of Iran
Barack Obama will be back in Prague on April 8 where his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev will join him to sign the treaty to reduce their respective nuclear arsenals by almost one-third over the next few years. This comes a year after Obama’s historic speech in the Czech capital in March 2009 where he pledged to work towards a nuclear weapons-free world.
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By Haider Nizamani, Canada
Wednesday, 22 Apr, 2009
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The writer teaches at the School for International Studies, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, and he can be reached at email@example.com
PRESIDENT Obama departed from a long-held US view on nuclear weapons in a speech delivered in Prague on April 6. Instead of treating nuclear weapons as essential for US national interest, he lent his support to the idea of complete global disarmament.
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