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15.11.2016

All-star line up for child refugee benefit concert

All-star line up for child refugee benefit concert

Charlotte Church, Carl Barât, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, The Magic Numbers, Tom McRae, Kathryn Williams and Lock, accompanied by Ed Harcourt and the Dirty Pretty Strings, with comedy from Simon Munnery Stars from the worlds of rock, pop and comedy will perform at The Flying Seagull Project’s benefit concert for child refugees… »

28.10.2016

Music video made with refugees stranded in Greece

Music video made with refugees stranded in Greece

“Fool For Your Love” by the Irish band “Rofi James” is a music video set in the refugee camps of Greece. It tells the story of some of the 60,000 refugees stuck in limbo in Greece. The creators point out that the conditions the refugees live in are awful,… »

27.10.2016

Nobel committee losing patience with Bob Dylan. They should have read his lyrics more carefully

Nobel committee losing patience with Bob Dylan. They should have read his lyrics more carefully

Alfred Nobel invented dynamite and other explosives, so perhaps he felt responsible for their military use. But dynamite also opens roads through mountains and gave access to people who were not communicated. So he cannot really be blamed for inventing something with the potential to be weaponised. As usual it’s… »

24.10.2016

Human rights ‘not a zero-sum game,’ says award-winning journalist

Human rights ‘not a zero-sum game,’ says award-winning journalist

Carolin Emcke received the German Book Trade’s peace prize for this year. In her acceptance speech, Emcke openly addressed the debate around personal rights, including homosexuality and the Islamic veil. Nearly 1,000 guests, including German President Joachim Gauck, were present during the award ceremony at Frankfurt’s St. Paul’s Church on… »

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… »

20.10.2016

Snowden’s Lawyer Interviewed by Leo Laporte

Snowden’s Lawyer Interviewed by Leo Laporte

Important interview given by Leo Laporte on his TWIT.tv network on the show Triangulation with Ben Wizner, Edward Snowden’s Lawyer and Director of the ACLU Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project. It’s a very US oriented discussion but a serious and well managed presentation about privacy in today society and… »

18.10.2016

Closure of Russia Today bank accounts in Britain

Closure of Russia Today bank accounts in Britain

Russia is accusing Britain of closing Russia Today’s NatWest bank account which is described as a move against freedom of speech. According to The Guardian “Long live freedom of speech!”, RT’s editor-in-chief, Margarita Simonyan, tweeted sarcastically. “Simonyan said she had received a letter out of the blue from NatWest… »

16.10.2016

TED talks: What reality are you creating for yourself?

TED talks: What reality are you creating for yourself?

“Love the reality you build” is a central tenet of the humanist ethos, expressed in the book Humanise the Earth, by Silo. In this TED talk Isaac Lidsky gives a thorough example of how this works in real life. Transcript… »

13.10.2016

Lina Montoya on Face 2 Face

Lina Montoya on Face 2 Face

On this show we discussed with Lina Montoya, concerning her work with Ele Eme Project. Lina speaks about socially engaged art by working with youth, from difficult and diverse communities, transforming landscape and public space beautification. Her motto is dreams come true, of course, in creative sense. More at… »

13.10.2016

Amy Goodman to turn herself in, will fight ‘clear violation’ of press freedom

Amy Goodman to turn herself in, will fight ‘clear violation’ of press freedom

Goodman will return to North Dakota to fight charges of criminal trespassing for filming an attack on protesters at Dakota Access Pipeline site. by Nadia Prupis, staff writer for Common Dreams Award-winning journalist and Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman will turn herself in to police… »

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