Feb 272019

The Ecumenical Assembly in the GDR 1989 against the Background of Global Dangers 2019 German Website Thirty years after the beginning of the Autumn Revolution, thirty years after the fall of the Wall, thirty years after the end of the GDR, successes and failures in the German unification process are finally being openly debated. We remember the Ecumenical Assembly in the GDR, which ended thirty years ago, on 30 April 1989, and with its demands for democratic reforms gave essential impulses for the peaceful revolution in autumn 89. The Ecumenical Assembly thought beyond the GDR when it discussed justice, [mehr]

Feb 262019

Die Ökumenische Versammlung in der DDR 1989 vor dem Hintergrund globaler Gefahren 2019 Englische Webseite Dreißig Jahre nach dem Beginn der Herbst- Revolution, dreißig Jahre nach dem Fall der Mauer, dreißig Jahre nach dem Ende der DDR wird endlich über Erfolge und Versäumnisse im deutschen Einigungsprozess offen gestritten. Wir erinnern an die Ökumenische Versammlung in der DDR, die vor dreißig Jahren, am 30. April 1989, zu Ende ging und mit ihren Forderungen nach demokratischen Reformen wesentliche Impulse für die friedliche Revolution im Herbst 89 gab. Die Ökumenische Versammlung dachte über die DDR hinaus, als sie über Gerechtigkeit, Frieden und [mehr]

Feb 232019

Newsletter from FoodWatch By Martin Rücker When a few weeks ago it looked as if the anaesthetised castration of small piglets would finally be banned, farmer and meat lobbyists were in a furious riot. The federations used every lever to allow the cruel method, which had been practiced for years, to continue for at least another two years. Johannes Röring, for example, President of the Farmers‘ Union in Westphalia, addressed the members of the Bundestag and demanded an „extension of the deadline“. How practical that the road was not too far – after all, Mr. Röring is not only [mehr]

Feb 202019

Sustainable management must overcome the egoism of the present. An interview with Prof. Dr. Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker. By Christa Schaffmann | Rubikon dated February 19, 2019 The Enlightenment brought Europe liberation from the authoritarian structures and prohibitions of thought of the Middle Ages. It brought technical progress, industrialization and a boom of great discoveries. However, their shadow side is seen too little: colonialism and the arrogance of the West are just as much a part of their „symptom complex“ as the image of nature as an arbitrarily exploitable „mechanism“. A new Enlightenment would have to overcome the dogmatism [mehr]

Feb 092019

Die 12-stufige Methode des Regime Change Von Vijay Prashad | CounterPunch 5. Februar 2019   Am 15. September 1970 ermächtigten US-Präsident Richard Nixon und der Nationale Sicherheitsberater Henry Kissinger die US-Regierung, alles zu tun, um die neue Regierung des sozialistischen Präsidenten von Chile, Salvador Allende, zu untergraben. Nixon und Kissinger wollten nach den Notizen des CIA-Direktors Richard Helms die Wirtschaft in Chile zum Schreien bringen“; sie waren nicht besorgt über die damit verbundenen Risiken“. Der Krieg war für sie akzeptabel, solange die Regierung Allendes von der Macht entfernt wurde. Die CIA startete das Projekt FUBELT, mit 10 Millionen Dollar [mehr]

Feb 082019

Hypocrisy – The High Art of the Berlin Republic A comment by Rainer Rupp | Tagesdosis February 8, 2019 In the case of Venezuela, the deep gulf between the lofty moral claims of the top representatives of the Berlin Republic and the shabby reality has once again become very clear. Our Chancellor, for example, repeatedly swaggered about the „rule-based international order“. With her index finger raised, she likes to accuse other states of violating it. But does she keep to herself? Not the bean! She and her ministers and state secretaries and their writing court guards are playing games [mehr]

Feb 082019

Colonial behavior 2.0. A comment by Bernhard Loyen | Tagesdosis 7 Februay 2019 Germany only criticises other countries when it comes to German interests if the resulting benefits and corresponding advantages can be expected sooner or later. In this case, of course, Germany does not mean the German citizens, but the current government. Represented by public officials and appropriate informants. On closer inspection, it is now a question of who is criticised for what? Germany currently believes that it must impose internal political procedures on the Latin American country Venezuela and impose recommendations and demands without being asked to [mehr]

Feb 082019

What does international law say about the economic boycott, political interference and the threats against Maduro? By Urs P. Gasche | infosperber 05 Feb 2019 Almost two weeks have passed since Venezuelan Parliament President Juan Guaidó declared himself interim president. But despite the intensive reporting, little is read and heard about whether the various interventions abroad respect international law. Not only governments, but also many media denounce violations of international law very selectively. The same people who repeatedly accuse Russia of „annexing the Crimea in violation of international law“ and of „interfering in Eastern Ukraine in violation of international [mehr]

Feb 062019

Venezuela to be „democratized“ by breach of international law Dr. Gniffke’s power at eight. Descending with Man and Maas Venezuela to be „democratized“ by breach of international law / Big smoke throwers and small lights on ARD-aktuell By Friedhelm Klinkhammer and Volker Bräutigam | February 4th 2019 The AgitProp tinkerers of the ARD-aktuell have already delivered so much botch on the subject of „power struggle in Venezuela“ that one goal of their opinion-making is largely missed: to deceive about the fact that the U.S. is having a coup in Caracas. Washington’s vassals in Latin America – and in the [mehr]

Jan 132019

Treffen in Athen 10.01.2019 | Weser Kurier Küsschen, Küsschen: Die Zeiten, als die Kanzlerin in Griechenland als Nazi verunglimpft wurde, sind vorbei. Doch trotz des Schmusekurses gibt es klare Worte von Merkel zur Lage der Flüchtlinge in der Ägäis. Deutschland und Griechenland wollen nach den schweren Verwerfungen in der Schuldenkrise im Kampf gegen Nationalismus und für eine solidarische EU-Flüchtlingspolitik an einem Strang ziehen. Man habe gelernt, „miteinander gut zusammenzuarbeiten, selbst wenn wir inhaltlich sehr unterschiedliche Positionen vertreten haben“, sagte Kanzlerin Angela Merkel (CDU) am Donnerstag nach einem Gespräch mit dem griechischen Ministerpräsidenten Alexis Tsipras in Athen. Dies sei nur [mehr]