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30.06.2016

DiEM25: building on the OUT for an inclusive IN

DiEM25: building on the OUT for an inclusive IN

DiEM25 campaigned vigorously in favour of a radical IN vote. OUT won because the EU establishment have made it impossible, through their anti-democratic reign (not to mention the asphyxiation of weaker countries like Greece), for the people of Britain to imagine a democratic EU. Our radical IN campaign… »

30.06.2016

Action bringing 100 refugees by plane to Germany has “failed magnificently”

Action bringing 100 refugees by plane to Germany has “failed magnificently”

Last Friday, 24th June, the German parliament rejected a request by Die Linke (left party of Germany) to abolish part of paragraph § 63 in the residence law which says that enterprises of transportation like airlines will be heavily punished if they transport people without appropriate visas. The rejection was… »

24.05.2016

DiEM25 member Ken Loach wins Palme d’Or at Cannes

DiEM25 member Ken Loach wins Palme d’Or at Cannes

Lauded British director and DiEM25 member, Ken Loach, was awarded his second Palme d’Or last night at the Cannes Film Festival for I, Daniel Blake. The film, which portrays a disabled man’s struggle with England’s social welfare system, heralds Loach’s long time preoccupation with social politics. In his acceptance… »

19.04.2016

Basic Income: Voting for Freedom

Basic Income: Voting for Freedom

This coming June 5th Switzerland is holding a constitutional referendum on whether to implement basic income policy. Swiss entrepreneur Daniel Häni and German author Philip Kovce have written a book to accompany the referendum. This book is now available in English, and includes a foreword by Twitter investor Albert Wenger:… »

25.01.2016

WEF 2016: Robot dances for basic income

WEF 2016: Robot dances for basic income

With its world premier taking place in Davos: The first non-human participant attended the World Economic Forum. “Dancing robot” advertised for an Unconditional Basic Income (UBI) as a solution for the challenges of the 4th industrial revolution. Switzerland will be the first country globally to decide about the introduction of… »

12.12.2015

Interview: A Water-Vision from Ecuador

Interview: A Water-Vision from Ecuador

By Rafael Ziegler for Big Jump Challenge In this interview, we spoke with H.E. Jorge Jurado, the first ‘water minister’ of Ecuador from 2008-2010 and since then Ambassador of Ecuador in Berlin. Jurado is a leading political thinker re-envisaging the approach to water in Latin America. He is the… »

20.07.2015

Illegal, Illegitimate, Odious and Unsustainable Debt

Illegal, Illegitimate, Odious and Unsustainable Debt

Executive Summary of the report from the Truth Committee on Public Debt of the Greek Parliament. In June 2015 Greece stands at a crossroad of choosing between furthering the failed macroeconomic adjustment programmes imposed by the creditors or making a real change to break the chains of… »

01.07.2015

Berlin civil society shows its support for the government of Ecuador

Berlin civil society shows its support for the government of Ecuador

The German Ecuador Solidarity group, EcuaSoli, participated with political placards in two Ecuadorian concerts which took place in the German capital. On the 28th of June, hundreds of Germans and Latin-Americans based in Berlin gathered in the city’s Mauerpark to watch concerts by Ecuadorian bands, among others: Musicalle and Swing… »

30.05.2015

Judaism and Islam before and beyond Zionism

Judaism and Islam before and beyond Zionism

Judaism and Islam: their wonderful living together before and beyond Zionism Dr. phil. Milena Rampoldi – for ProMosaik e.V. – published Prof. Rabkin’s article about the perspectives of the Muslim Other in the Jewish tradition. The conclusion of the article is a very positive one: Judaism and Islam have always had… »

19.05.2015

Faces of the struggle against homophobia and transphobia

Faces of the struggle against homophobia and transphobia

At 17th of may, the International day against homophobia and transphobia, the LGBT activists Stosh Mugisha from Uganda, Alfonso Pantinsano from Germany and Kirill Kalugin from Russia met at the demonstration in front of the Brandenburg Gate. Stosh had to leave Uganda after a newspaper had published his name in… »

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