Interviews

31.05.2016

Anthony Barnett in conversation with Yanis Varoufakis

Anthony Barnett in conversation with Yanis Varoufakis

openDemocracy founder Anthony Barnett discusses DiEM25, Brexit and European democracy with Yanis Varoufakis. Recorded at the Another Europe is Possible event in London, 28 May 2016. »

31.05.2016

KC William on Face 2 Face

KC William on Face 2 Face

On this show we discussed with a new blogger KC William who just started a site in New York City. justnomore.com a progressive online magazine, covering stories about class, race, gender, politics, education, resources and power structures.  … »

30.05.2016

Islam against female genital cutting – ritual outside of religion

Islam against female genital cutting – ritual outside of religion

In traditional societies, FGM or female genital mutilation, is still justified and explained under the terms of  “Islam”. However, FGM is prohibited according to Islam because it causes enormous harm to the bodies and souls of women. FGM is a brutal and irreligious ritual that not only disregards the rights… »

25.05.2016

Yanis Varoufakis talks about Privatization, Human Rights & Capitalism

Yanis Varoufakis talks about Privatization, Human Rights & Capitalism

In this interview with the former finance minister of Greece and founder of DiEM25 (Democracy in Europe Movement 2025), Yanis Varoufakis, a host of issues are discussed which  include privatization, human rights, media, his experience with the EU and capitalism’s ability to reform. Will privatization schemes, that… »

17.05.2016

Noam Chomsky: Climate Change & Nuclear Proliferation Pose the Worst Threat Ever Faced by Humans

Noam Chomsky: Climate Change & Nuclear Proliferation Pose the Worst Threat Ever Faced by Humans

President Obama has just passed a little-noticed milestone, according to The New York Times: Obama has now been at war longer than any president in U.S. history—longer than George W. Bush, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. Obama has taken military action in at least seven countries: Iraq,… »

11.05.2016

Noam Chomsky on US Military Presence in Europe & the Case of Edward Snowden

Noam Chomsky on US Military Presence in Europe & the Case of Edward Snowden

In this interview with MIT professor, anarchist, philosopher and renowned linguist, Noam Chomsky, we discuss US military presence in Europe and the case of Edward Snowden. Why are circa 44,660 US troops and 170 military installations stationed in Germany? What historical decisions are tied to US military presence in… »

07.05.2016

Islam as a feminist religion – an Iranian activist speaks her mind

Islam as a feminist religion – an Iranian activist speaks her mind

Jila Movahhed Shariat Panahi, born in 1951, had her Science Engineering Degree from Sharif University of Technology in 1973. After graduation, she worked for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran as a specialist in Radiation Protection. After the revolution, in 1985, she started her protest against the government for two reasons. »

07.05.2016

#BernieOrBust: Sanders Fans Debate Whether to Vote for Clinton If She is Democratic Nominee

#BernieOrBust: Sanders Fans Debate Whether to Vote for Clinton If She is Democratic Nominee

As Democratic challengers Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton press on in the Democratic primary, Sanders trails in the pledged delegate count by more than 300. Add in superdelegates, and Clinton is just under 200 delegates shy of the number needed to clinch the nomination. Even as Sanders maintains his commitment… »

03.05.2016

Interview Susan George: Direct consequences of signing the TTIP

Interview Susan George: Direct consequences of signing the TTIP

Interview with Susan George, philosopher and political analyst. President of the Planning Committee of the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam. Former Vice President of ATTAC France. During her visit to Barcelona to attend the 4º Seminario de Convivencia Planetaria, Construimos Biocivilización, we had the opportunity to meet with Susan George. In… »

28.04.2016

Turning a death economy into a life economy

Turning a death economy into a life economy

Interview by Milena Rampoldi, ProMosaik e.V. – My interview with bestseller author JOHN PERKINS. We have just translated an article about Panama Papers into German. ProMosaik is convinced that economists and writers like John Perkins have a lot to say about how to change our militarized world where capital, money, corruption,… »

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