Monday, July 14, 2008

today in history

The Storming of the Bastille in Paris occurred on 14 July 1789. While the medieval fortress and prison in Paris known as the Bastille contained only seven prisoners, its fall was the flashpoint of the French Revolution, and it subsequently became an icon of the French Republic.

There are - unfortunately - many comparisons between the Bastille and Gitmo; between what was happening in France and the abuse of power and what is happening to our neighbours to the south.

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