Jorge van Schouwen

Chromo-therapy is proving effective in dealing with Criminal Behaviour

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…

Time keeps on slipping into the future…

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…

Idle No More on Turtle Island

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…

Thanks to Silo

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…

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…

The unbearable lightness of memory: Germany and Switzerland

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…

The case of Chile. In Berlin Tomás Hirsch reveals the truth!

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.

Hitler and the Germans. Nation and Crime.

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.