Johanna Heuveling

Johanna Heuveling

lives in Berlin and works as a biologist at the Humboldt University. She is active in "World without Wars and Violence" and Pressenza. As a journalist she is most interested in refugee politics, weapon trade, Africa, Arts and News from Sciences.

06.08.2017

Junior Nzita, ex child soldier: defeat the evil with the good

Junior Nzita, ex child soldier: defeat the evil with the good

The foundation „die schwelle“ in Bremen, Germany, has declared Junior Nzita to one of its laureates of the Bremen Peace Prize. Nzita is a former child soldier in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and today he is a honorary UN ambassador for the topic of child soldiers. He was… »

17.12.2016

50 years of occupation of Palestine: “Liberal Jews must voice their objection”

50 years of occupation of Palestine: “Liberal Jews must voice their objection”

Interview with Daniel Bar Tal, with the support of Ina Darmstädter Daniel Bar Tal is a social-psychologist and until his retirement was professor for child development and education at the Tel Aviv University. For his research and struggle regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict he received numerous awards. In November this year… »

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

Working for a shared society in Israel

Working for a shared society in Israel

Mohammed Darawshe, an Arab Israeli, talks about the schizophrenia of living as an Arab citizen in a Jewish state. He is the head of the Shared Society Program at Givat Haviva, a Jewish-Arab Peace center in Israel, and he is in Berlin for six months as a Richard von… »

20.10.2016

German ban on refugees arriving by air challenged in court

German ban on refugees arriving by air challenged in court

On Wednesday the 19th of october, the Center for Political Beauty launched a legal case against the german government because of a law that prohibits airlines from transporting refugees. So this artists’ collective put their street activism on hold and went to court. Airlines are not allowed to transport people… »

05.10.2016

Inspiring Youths demand more space in the Peace Movement

Inspiring Youths demand more space in the Peace Movement

At the IPB Disarmament Congress in Berlin this weekend around 40 young people from 15 different nations met during a Youth Gathering. Pressenza interviewed three of them: Marie Cucurella from France, Emma Pritchard from England and Simon Ott from Germany. Mostly European countries were represented but also youths… »

13.09.2016

Militarism and the Young: Youth Gathering at the Disarmament Congress in Berlin

Militarism and the Young: Youth Gathering at the Disarmament Congress in Berlin

“In many ways the world we live in is unjust and inhumane, especially towards young people. Our social model is established on unlimited economic growth, the extensive use of natural resources, the predominance of capital, domination structures, patriarchy, competition, violence, confrontation, conflict and war. Capitalism and militarism reinforce themselves, destroying… »

19.06.2016

The arms industry and ethics – Global Media Forum workshop by Pressenza

The arms industry and ethics – Global Media Forum workshop by Pressenza

The great relevance of the workshop Arms industry and Ethics: How to enforce ethics in a highly profitable business, hosted by Pressenza at the Global Media Forum organised by Deutsche Welle in Bonn, was apparent by looking at the day’s news: NATO manoeuvres in Eastern Europe, pictures of… »

29.05.2016

Preparations for a World Peace Congress in Berlin

Preparations for a World Peace Congress in Berlin

“The World is over-armed and Peace is under-funded”. With these words from Ban Ki-moon the International Peace Bureau (IPB) is organising a World congress for Disarmament at the Technical University in Berlin from the 30th of September to the 2nd of October. On the 27th of May… »

12.01.2016

Reflections on events in Cologne: “What we need now is a kind of internal mast”

Reflections on events in Cologne: “What we need now is a kind of internal mast”

In the aftermath of the sexual assaults attributed to refugees on New Year’s Eve in Cologne, Germany, and the subsequent outbreak of anti-refugee sentiment and violence in the country, our Editor in Berlin, Johanna Heuveling reflects on the appropriate stance to take in the moment when we are pulled by… »

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