A top highlight of the festival was the presence of Chinese dissident Wei JingSheng. He is a renowned human rights activist, a key player in the movement for democracy in China. The testament to his time in prison, “The Courage to Stand Alone: Letters from Prison and Other Writings,” was released in 1997.
The Baltimore Sun has a long history of editorials calling into question O’Malley’s lack of political will around hard environmental challenges — particularly those that could damage his standing with donors and specific constituencies.
Albright referenced those who maintain the science remains unproven as “delusional” and “flat earth people.”
If anyone had doubts about McCarthy’s stand on climate change, she dispelled that by commenting, “We’re not going to stop looking at the science. Climate change is real.”
Ai Weiwei learned early on about politics and art through the experience of his father Ai Qing, a renowned poet who was imprisoned by Chiang Kai-shek.