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09.12.2017

Beyond the Borders of Press Freedom

Beyond the Borders of Press Freedom

The Swiss Press Club in Geneva enjoys an excellent reputation: since its founding it has organized more than two thousand events with illustrious speakers from Fidel Castro to Henry Kissinger. However, at the end of November 2017 a presentation was announced that would deal… »

07.12.2017

Trump: A catalyst for the peace movement?

Trump: A catalyst for the peace movement?

by Dr. Dieter Duhm. Donald Trump is the commander-in-chief of the biggest military force on Earth. There’s no societal power above him, that’s why he can do whatever he wants. What does he want? Or does he, perhaps, not have any own will, and is steered by… »

07.11.2017

East Side Gallery – last chance to save it!

East Side Gallery – last chance to save it!

The East Side Gallery is threatened again with falling victim to speculators. The longest open-air gallery and one of the most visited places in Germany also stands for a culture of remembrance that reminds us of the “after”, of the euphoric days of freedom that were achieved, not of the… »

24.10.2017

The significance of personal relations between young people for Peace building

The significance of personal relations between young people for Peace building

Interview with Prof. Lothar Krappmann by Arthur Kisitu Prof. Lothar Krappmann, before retiring, was a researcher on child development at the Max-Planck Institute in Berlin, Germany and was for many years an expert in the UN commission of the Rights of the Child in Geneva. In this interview… »

11.10.2017

How to humanise the dehumanised: journalism for peace and nonviolence

How to humanise the dehumanised: journalism for peace and nonviolence

Pressenza Workshop at the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum June 2017 in Bonn, Germany. What is the engine of discrimination and dehumanization? Can it be stopped or reversed? What are the lessons learned by people that study and work on these issues? How can we respond as media? What possibility… »

17.08.2017

Berlin Stands with Charlottesville

Berlin Stands with Charlottesville

Hundreds of Berliners gathered yesterday at the solidarity demonstration Berlin Stands with Charlottesville at the Brandenburg gate in front of the US embassy. The spontaneous event was organised by local left-wing groups. The participants expressed their solidarity with the murdered victim Heather Heyer, the other victims of the car attack… »

09.07.2017

Tens of thousands protest peacefully and colourfully in Hamburg for solidarity without borders

Tens of thousands protest peacefully and colourfully in Hamburg for solidarity without borders

With a very colourful and peaceful protest march of several tens of thousands, the protest days against the G20 summit in Hamburg ended. They were filled with numerous workshops, discussion rounds, art activities and an alternative summit with thousands of participants and important speakers from the fields of human rights,… »

21.04.2017

The Coalition Berlin says #NoIvanka at W20 and hosts a “Gala Für Alle”

The Coalition Berlin says #NoIvanka at W20 and hosts a “Gala Für Alle”

The 'empowerment' of the W20 is dependent upon exploitation of women, those excluded from this exclusive summit and gala. Ivanka Trump's own clothing line is produced in sweatshops by mainly female garment workers living in China, Vietnam and Bangladesh. How can Ivanka Trump talk of women's ‘empowerment’ at the same time President Trump has blocked funding for international reproductive care? Ivanka's silence on life-and-death matters for women is deafening." »

16.04.2017

On Wings of Intent – Interview with Trudi Lee Richards

On Wings of Intent – Interview with Trudi Lee Richards

It took Trudi Lee Richards 12 years to finish writing about Silo, the pen name of Mario Rodriguez Cobos. This remarkable man born in Argentina was a brilliant thinker, prolific writer, champion gymnast, and charismatic speaker who attracted a following in the 1960s for his revolutionary approach to nonviolent social… »

02.03.2017

Longer Life, Healthier Life?

Longer Life, Healthier Life?

The average human being is living longer than ever before. Nearly every country on the planet has seen an increase in life expectancy since the beginning of the 21st century. But though we are living longer, not all of us are living healthier. Health Adjusted Life Expectancy (HALE), or healthy… »

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