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24.11.2016

Movie night in Berlin: Debt is the money of the rich

Movie night in Berlin: Debt is the money of the rich

In the heart of Neukölln-Berlin, in B-Lage, DiEM25 Berlin presented the film “Who is Saving Whom? – Crisis as a business model at the expense of democracy and social security”. Although the screening room was crowded and crammed with 80 visitors, the mostly young audience attentively watched… »

22.11.2016

EU lawmakers urge suspension of Turkey membership talks

EU lawmakers urge suspension of Turkey membership talks

A broad majority of EU lawmakers have called for ceasing membership talks with Turkey due to its post-coup purges and President Erdogan’s increasingly authoritarian actions. But EU’s top diplomat has warned against it. The European Parliament debated Turkey’s EU membership issue on Tuesday – the second day of a four-day… »

08.11.2016

Turkey: “We are drifting towards a fascist dictatorship”

Turkey: “We are drifting towards a fascist dictatorship”

Interview with Erkin Erdogan, co-chair of HDK Berlin-Brandenburg, with the help of Peter Vlatten. This Monday several hundred people – men, women and children – protested once again in front of the Parliament in Berlin with the slogan “It’s enough” and “When will Germany react?” because of the arrests of… »

31.10.2016

USA: What Are We to Think?

USA: What Are We to Think?

Richard Falk | Global Justice in the 21st Century A cascade of developments should make us afraid of what seems to be emerging politically in the United States at this time. Although politicians keep telling us how great we were or will be or are. Donald… »

26.10.2016

DiEM25: The Pan-European Movement is Picking Up Speed

DiEM25: The Pan-European Movement is Picking Up Speed

A quick recap of where DiEM25 is today: The movement kicked off in Berlin last February, quickly followed by two other important events in the Spring: the launch of DiEM25’s Transparency campaign in Rome, and its Refugees and Migration Assembly in Vienna. The summer saw… »

17.10.2016

Spain “Without Government”–And Then What?

Spain “Without Government”–And Then What?

Johan Galtung Democracy is rule with consent of the ruled; of all by dialogue, of majority by voting.  Parliamentarism is government with parliament consent by all or by majority; and voter consent by proportionality. In one week the Spanish illegitimacy crisis–caretaker government voted into… »

01.09.2016

“One very simple, but radical, idea: to democratise Europe”

“One very simple, but radical, idea: to democratise Europe”

In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back. — Albert Camus By Srećko Horvat for… »

27.08.2016

Noam Chomsky, Oliver Stone Sign Letter Against Brazil’s Coup

Noam Chomsky, Oliver Stone Sign Letter Against Brazil’s Coup

By teleSUR The letter is also signed by the likes of Indian novelist and activist Arundhati Roy, activist and author Naomi Klein and artist Tom Morello. rom Oliver Stone to Noam Chomnsky, highly influential international artists and intellectuals published a letter condemning the impeachment process against suspended Brazilian… »

22.07.2016

The solution is democratization, not a state of emergency!

The solution is democratization, not a state of emergency!

Confederation of Progressive Trade Unions of Turkey – DISK In the wake of the 15 July coup attempt, a three-month state of emergency was declared all over Turkey in accordance with “suggestions” from the National Security Council. Declaring a state of emergency following a… »

13.07.2016

Victorious Corbyn survives another day as Labour says he will appear on ballot

Victorious Corbyn survives another day as Labour says he will appear on ballot

Party’s National Executive Committee says incumbent Corbyn must appear on leadership ballot by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer for Common Dreams In what was described as “a victory for common sense and democracy,” the UK Labour party has said Jeremy Corbyn’s name must appear on… »

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