Peter Dreier @ Truthout - During a visit to California in 1931, physicist Albert Einstein, then living in Europe, asked to meet actor Charlie Chaplin, also an international celebrity and political radical. Chaplin invited him to the premier of the film "City Lights." As they posed for photographers, Chaplin commented, "They cheer for me because they all understand me and they cheer for you because nobody understands you." Read more.
Foreign donors pledged a projected $12 billion in civilian aid to Afghanistan over the next four years at a key donor conference on Tuesday but many made it conditional on protecting human rights and maintaining... read more .