Tag Archives: 1989

Where Is Tank Man?

Thirty years ago a lone Chinese protester blocked a line of tanks heading east on Beijing’s Cangan Blvd. June 5, 1989 in front of the Beijing Hotel one days after the Tiananmen massacre. Cameras and videos captured the young man’s defiance of governmental power. Steel versus flesh. After a conversation with the driver of the […]

The Fall of Berlin Wall 1989

“Ich bin en Berliner.” These words were spoken by JFK before the grim barrier in 1961. I stood at the wall in 1982. Its shabby concrete was graffiti-splattered on the Western side. The other side was a no-man’s land of mines, dogs, and guard towers. I crossed over to East Berlin via Checkpoint Charlie. I […]