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News from the Pressenza Bureau in Berlin, Germany

“Collateral Murder”, installation by Banksy

During his tour in New York (on the 9th), Banksy unveiled one of his most political installations to date: the “Crazy Horse” mural, with an audio guide containing an excerpt from the controversial film “Collateral Murder”. The secret military video…

Stockholm Initiative excludes nuclear weapons ban

On the occasion of yesterday’s ministerial meeting on the Stockholm Initiative, co-chaired by German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock, Xanthe Hall, Disarmament Officer of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, comments: “The ministers of the so-called Stockholm Initiative…

Farewell to the mother of the East Side Gallery: Christine MacLean

I first met Christine MacLean in 1990, when I was invited as an artist to join in painting segments of a 1.3 Km stretch of the Berlin Wall. It was named The East Side Gallery and it was geographically in…

As Violence Escalates In Israel, Parents Circle Becomes A Catalyst For Change

In its continued efforts to extend a hand of peace and reconciliation, the joint Israeli-Palestinian organization, Parents Circle-Families Forum (PCFF), on May 10 held a vigil against the violence which ignited in Jerusalem at the start of Ramadan and continues…

R2P Myanmar: Responsibility to Protect Myanmar

An international humanist initiative calls for solidarity with the people of Myanmar and asks to support and spread the protest campaign against the violence of the military regime in Myanmar. Dear humanist friends! We ask you to join the protest…

Popular initiative against arms exports started

Last week the people’s initiative against arms exports presented itself at a press conference and officially started collecting signatures. The voting rate is: “Within one year, the Senate and the citizenship create a legal basis that prohibits the transport and…

Largest battery factory in the world – Tesla wants billions from EU

Tesla wants tax money for the largest battery factory in the world. This news comes as a surprise to the state of Brandenburg, among others. The Tesla battery factory is to be built in Grünheide right next to the Gigafactory…

Hope is a Choice

The ballet ensemble of the city of Trier dances for the ban on nuclear weapons. With a foreword by Klaus Jensen, (Klaus Jensen Foundation, former Mayor of Trier) as well as the Lord Mayor Wolfram Leibe/Network Mayors for Peace and…

Forest clearance stop at Tesla – ÖDP and allies win in court

Administrative court Frankfurt / Oder ensures that forest is not felled for the time being In an urgent decision, the Frankfurt / Oder Administrative Court stopped the clearing of further areas for the Tesla factory on December 7, 2020. The…

Genetic engineering research is a secret: How the federal government and the EU want to let us run blindly into a high-risk adventure

Classified information: Millions and millions are spent on genetic engineering projects, but research into the risks of genome changes and into detection methods that make it possible to detect genetically modified organisms, for example in food, is completely underfunded. Genetic…

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