Culture and Media

30.05.2019

Despite Assange’s ill-health, Swedish court rejects delay to hearing

Despite Assange’s ill-health, Swedish court rejects delay to hearing

By Oscar Grenfell A Swedish district court this week rejected an application by Julian Assange’s lawyers for a June 3 hearing into bogus sexual misconduct allegations to be delayed. The ruling was made despite the fact that the WikiLeaks founder is reportedly too ill to consult with his lawyers and… »

25.05.2019

Assange Is Indicted for Exposing War Crimes While Trump Considers Pardons for War Criminals

Assange Is Indicted for Exposing War Crimes While Trump Considers Pardons for War Criminals

Web-only discussion with Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg and Jeremy Scahill of The Intercept. They discuss the Justice Department’s decision to indict WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on 17 charges of violating the Espionage Act for publishing U.S. military and diplomatic documents exposing U.S. war crimes. This comes as President Trump… »

24.05.2019

Assange BULLETIN: The journalist faces 175 yrs in prison with 17 more charges

Assange BULLETIN: The journalist faces 175 yrs in prison with 17 more charges

The U.S. justice department has filed 17 new charges against Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange. In reaction, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden tweeted: It’s a war on journalism. Journalists have reacted: “Modern fascism is breaking cover”. The new charges expand the original one-count indictment of conspiracy to hack into U.S. government computers,… »

23.05.2019

Communication and Nonviolent Journalism Network

Communication and Nonviolent Journalism Network

We publish here the notes taken by Alicia Muñoz during the deliberations that took place in the framework of the IV Latin American Humanist Forum, by the Communication and Nonviolent Journalism Network. They give an account of the concerns and needs of the new media in order to continue advancing… »

13.05.2019

Globalisation was rife in the 16th century – clues from Renaissance paintings

Globalisation was rife in the 16th century – clues from Renaissance paintings

Leah Clark, The Open University for The Conversation For many, the Renaissance was the revival or “rebirth” of Western classical antiquity, associated with great artists painting the Sistine Chapel and the invention of the printing press in Europe. These local, European phenomena seem rather parochial compared to… »

13.05.2019

IV Latin American Humanist Forum 2019: day 2

IV Latin American Humanist Forum 2019: day 2

IV Latin American Humanist Forum 2019 Building Convergence “The aim of the Humanist Forum is to study and establish a position on the global problems of today’s world. From that point of view, it is a cultural organisation in a broad sense that is concerned with structurally relating the… »

11.05.2019

The IV Latin American Humanist Forum began today in Santiago de Chile

The IV Latin American Humanist Forum began today in Santiago de Chile

The Latin American Humanist Forum is an instrument of information, exchange and discussion among people and institutions belonging to the most diverse cultures of Latin America. It is a permanent activity, so that all relevant information circulates immediately among its members. It will be held in Chile on May 10,… »

11.05.2019

Photos: IV Latin American Humanist Forum, Day 1

Photos: IV Latin American Humanist Forum, Day 1

Opening Day, May 10 2019 in Santiago de Chile… »

06.05.2019

We’re all Julian Assange

We’re all Julian Assange

On the first day of the trial in the Assange extradition process before a London court DiEM25 and Democracy in Europe organized a public protest at the Brandenburg Gate, in front of the American Embassy and very close to the British Embassy. These two countries hold the future of WikiLeaks… »

06.05.2019

Rabindranath Tagore (7 May 1861 – 7 Aug 1941): The Local and the Universal

Rabindranath Tagore (7 May 1861 – 7 Aug 1941): The Local and the Universal

By René Wadlow – TRANSCEND Media Service “The darkness of egoism which will have to be destroyed is the egoism of the Nation.  The ideal of India is against the intense consciousness of the separateness of one’s own people from others, which inevitably leads to ceaseless… »

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