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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… »

03.01.2017

First retrospective of the #CivilMarchForAleppo

First retrospective of the #CivilMarchForAleppo

On the 8th day of their March through East Germany heading for Syria, the Civil March for Aleppo reflects: “We’ve had a very difficult and demanding week. Last night was going to be equally challenging: it was supposed to be a very cold night and we were mentally preparing to… »

22.10.2016

“Beyond Revenge”, the documentary film freely available online

“Beyond Revenge”, the documentary film freely available online

The documentary “Beyond Revenge” that premiered on the 2nd of October in Berlin, and which has already been premiered in several other cities worldwide, is now freely available on youtube, just as the producers, Álvaro Orus and Luz Jahnen said it would be. It is subtitled in three… »

18.10.2016

“It is time for Europe’s humanists to reclaim Europe”

“It is time for Europe’s humanists to reclaim Europe”

Last year, I came to La Fete with a message from Greece. The Athens Spring had just been crushed by the Troika because Europe’s Establishment was planning to bring the Troika to Paris. Since then, the Troika has come to Paris. Labour Laws have been passed by Presidential decree. Civil liberties… »

17.09.2016

Tens of thousands in seven german cities on the streets against TTIP and CETA

Tens of thousands in seven german cities on the streets against TTIP and CETA

Tens of thousands of demonstrators – the organisers speak of a total of 320,000 while the police talks about roughly half that number – today protested in Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Cologne, Frankfurt, Leipzig and Stuttgart against the free trade agreements of the EU with USA and Canada, TTIP… »

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