Jorge van Schouwen
Yesterday while waiting for the bus with my youngest daughter we were hit by a Polar Front affecting these northern lands. In spite of being -20C (with a wind chill factor of -29C) a gorgeous sunrise was beginning to open up full of multiple hues ranging from pink, light blue,… »
The multicolour hues of the good people of the United States celebrate today January 21 st, 2013, once again the arrival of Martin Luther King Jr. to these Northern lands. Your parents must have been so proud and joyful at your arrival that I imagine they chose to give you… »
Indigenous and Non-Indigenous youth and women respond to the gentle wake-up call sounded by some courageous women. A movement came to light, a historical slumber shook off its sleepy head, a peaceful grassroots wave irradiated! That tiny wave began on November 10th, 2012 in a place relatively close to the… »
There was respectful silence and then we heard those ancient harmonies of dancing spheres. Once upon a time in a distant land illuminated by a nicely round star and fed by the crystalline and round water droplets of Mount Aconcagua an arrival took place. The dancing spheres of Mr. Pythagoras… »
A Christmas Story: a tribute to the diversity of tolerant and peace loving Christians, Jews, Muslims and Hindus.
According to legend the Christian world celebrates December 25th as that special moment when the divine and the earthly connect for an eternal instant. It’s the moment of the virgin birth of Jesus Christ. It tells of a modest birth in a remote village in the fringes of a pagan… »
Germany and Switzerland: two solid financial rocks in the EU crisis or just fantastic at “social maquillage”? (with thanks to Mr. Kundera). These days the EU is going through serious growing pains. The economic disciplining is in full motion and it’s a very “tough discipline”. The irresponsible countries… »
For many years, the image of Chile as a perfect example of the success of the neo-liberal model has been exported to the world. In terms of social justice, this model has been a complete failure. Today, when hundreds of thousands of Chileans are protesting on the streets, the world can finally see the truth behind this image. »
This exhibit at the German Historical Museum shows 50 years of history. From 1920 with the appearance of Hitler as the “drummer” announcing the imminent arrival of a saviour to Hitler’s elevation to power in 1933 as the “Fuehrer” to his fiery departure in 1945 and final disappearance with the scattering of his ashes in 1970. »
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