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06.05.2019

We’re all Julian Assange

We’re all Julian Assange

On the first day of the trial in the Assange extradition process before a London court DiEM25 and Democracy in Europe organized a public protest at the Brandenburg Gate, in front of the American Embassy and very close to the British Embassy. These two countries hold the future of WikiLeaks… »

17.01.2019

Assange’s martyrdom has no end in sight

Assange’s martyrdom has no end in sight

It has been almost 7 years since Julian Assange took refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London to escape the extradition of the British authorities. If he steps outside the embassy door, he will be immediately arrested and most likely extradited to the United States, where he would face a… »

08.11.2018

Peace and disarmament on the streets of Germany

Peace and disarmament on the streets of Germany

During the Days of Protest for Peace and Disarmament, actions were carried out in almost 50 German cities and thousands of signatures were collected. The days of protest from 1 to 4 November 2018, organised by the national initiative “disarm instead of rearm”, have not yet ended. Some actions in… »

18.09.2018

Tribute to Silo: “The future is open, a future of all for all”.

Tribute to Silo: “The future is open, a future of all for all”.

16/9/18 Today marks the eighth anniversary of the death of Argentine thinker and writer Mario Rodríguez Cobos, who wrote under the pen name Silo. The founder of Universalist Humanism or New Humanism described himself simply as a writer and thinker. That his legacy goes far beyond that is beyond doubt. »

25.05.2018

Deutsche Bank wants out of the nuclear weapons business

Deutsche Bank wants out of the nuclear weapons business

Deutsche Bank wants to end its trade relations with nuclear weapons manufacturers. With a “directive on controversial weapons” published today[1], it responds to criticism from the International Campaign for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), which received the Nobel Peace Prize last year. “The new board of directors is… »

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… »

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