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July 10 2015

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Vortrag "Die Eurokrise - Warum versagt die Wissenschaft?" von Prof Heiner Flassbeck am 01.07.2015 an der FU Berlin im Rahmen des Kurses "Finanzkrisen und Geldsystem".
Im Vortrag wird insbesondere auf die Währungsunion, Handelsungleichgewichte und Lohnstückkosten eingegangen.
Der Kurs wird mitorganisiert von den Kritischen Wirtschaftswissenschaftlern Berlin unter Kursleitung von Prof. Klaus Peter Kisker. Weitere Infos zum Kurs hier:

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August 29 2013

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Civilians will be the biggest loser in possible US strike on Syria.
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September 06 2012

The Missing Links | 3ammagazine 2012-09-02

Christopher Hitchens is a hard act to follow. * Slavoj Žižek on the politics of Batman. * Žižek in conversation with Jonathan Derbyshire. * Full Stop continue their ‘Thinking the Present’ series with an interview with Albert Toscano. * Judith Butler responds to the Jerusalem Post‘s claims of anti-semitism. * What Pussy Riot taught the world. * Hanging out vs. being hanged, HTMLGIANT interview Jarett Kobek. * Niven Govinden interviewed. * You could spend your whole life making films & not invent a character as complex or endearing as Werner Herzog. * From Beatrix Potter to Sebald, Patrick Keiller chooses 10 books whose images are intrinsic to the work. * The accidental history of the @ symbol. * Steven Pinker explains the neuroscience of swearing. * Some 3 million books & countless artifacts were destroyed when Sarajevo’s National Library was burned to the ground 20 years ago. It was a clear attack on the cultural identity of a people. * How time is measured by memory. * Sven Birkerts‘ essay on Sebald’s Vertigo. * Teju Cole on Rubens as a compendium. * And Teju Cole in A Room for London. * Harry Mathews on finding Marie Chaix. * A critic’s manifesto. * 10 things Martin Amis loves to hate. * Against acknowledgments (& Helen DeWitt‘s defence). * This Space on the new Paul Auster. * George Saunders interviewed. * On promiscuous reading. * “The reader is taking these splotches of ink & making them real…a good reader is an artist.” Ron Rash. * The melancholy worlds of Béla Tarr. * Brian Dillon on Barthes (via @TheWhiteReview). * “I seek out subjects that plug into my own weaknesses & my own past.” John Jeremiah Sullivan.

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July 01 2011

Matti Suuronen’s Futuro at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

In 2007, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam / Netherlands came into possession of the prototype of a quite spectacular piece of architecture: Finnish architect Matti Suuronen’s Futuro: house of the future.

With its distinctive flying saucer like shape Suuronen’s Futuro is an icon of 1960s design. In 1965 Matti Suuronen was commissioined to design a mobile holiday home that could be erected in poorly accessible skiing areas. The Futuro is made from polyester, measures about 3 x 8 meters, and was conceived for serial production. In part due to the oil crisis of 1973 the production was halted prematurely, but there are still a dozens of Futuros spread across the world.

The Futuro is now on display for the first time after its restoration at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen as centerpiece of the exhibition Futuro – Constructing Utopia, which also presents twenty prints and approximately a hundred design objects from the museum’s collection.

On the occasion of the opening of the exhibition Futuro – Constructing Utopia at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen VernissageTV met up with Jonieke van Es. She is Head of Collections & Research at the museum and tells us more about the history and concept of the Futuro, how the prototype came into possession of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen and how it was restored, the Futuro’s relevance as a design icon, and its future use at the museum.

PS: Another Futuro is being restored currently at the University of Canberra.

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January 21 2011

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WikiLeaks, the Internet and Democracy
Panel moderated by Paul Jay including Daniel Ellsberg, Clay Shirky, Neville Roy Singham, Peter Thiel and Jonathan Zittrain
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January 19 2011

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Juan Cole: Tunisia Uprising “Spearheaded by Labor Movements, by Internet Activists, by Rural Workers; It’s a Populist Revolution” (Democracy Now!) | Informed Comment


JUAN COLE: Well, it’s a revolution—you know, all revolutions are multiple revolutions happening at the same time. So there’s a strong element of economic protest. There’s a class element. Twenty percent of college graduates are unemployed. There’s extreme poverty in the rural areas. And the regime was doing things that interfered with economic development. They would use the banks to give out loans to their cronies, and then the cronies wouldn’t pay back the banks, so they were undermining the financial system. And that made it—and the extremeness of the dictatorship, the demands constantly for bribes, discouraged foreign investment. So the regime was all about itself. It was doing things that were counterproductive. And it injured the interests of many social groups—the college-educated, the workers. Now, the three ministers that pulled back out of the national unity government today were from the General Union of Tunisian Workers, which is an old, longstanding labor organization. So, it was a mass movement; it included people from all kinds of backgrounds. ‘


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January 18 2011

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What Sparked Tunisian Revolution?
Samer Shehata: A police state exercising total suppression of freedoms is more brittle and open to falling than a semi-authoritarian regime
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January 16 2011

France: Our Embarrassing Ex Friend, Monsieur Ben Ali

Written by Claire Ulrich

It has finally dawned. After decades of state amitié (friendship) with the Zeinabidine Ben Ali regime and indifference from French politicians and mainstream media, French bloggers and twitterers are now aware that France has been living in a prolonged state of denial.  The resounding silence of the French government and long complicity with the Ben Ali regime are now questioned at last.

Nicolas Sarkozy and Zinedine Ben Ali during a state visit, on the Tunis tarmac, 2008 (Screen capture of official video)

[All links points to FR sites, unless otherwise mentioned] Late on January 14th, when news broke that ousted president Ben Ali and his family were fleeing Tunisia after massive demonstrations in the capital, Tunis, and a month of bloody repression, the French government issued a statement saying it “acknowledged” this “transition” change and sat back in a silence that has been its strategy for weeks. The French public understood that the Elysée  Palace was facing deep embarrassment. News surfaced first on Twitter that some of Ben Ali's relatives had landed earlier that day in France.

rosselin #mickeys #pathetique RT @mathieuge: une partie de la famille Ben Ali refugiée à Disneyland 

rosselin#Mickeys #pathetic RT @mathieuge : relatives of the Ben Ali family hidden at Disneyland

Ben Ali was then expected to seek asylum in France. It was later revealed that he had indeed tried to seek refuge in France, but was sent on his way (to Saudi Arabia) by his ex friends on account of the “unrest in the Tunisian diaspora” his presence here would cause. A single tweetappeared on the Elysée Palace Twitter account during that night - a sign of deep embarrassment and total diplomatic chaos:

elysee : La France répondra à toutes les demandes des autorités tunisiennes sur les avoirs tunisiens en France

elysee: France will answer any inquiry from Tunisian authorities on Tunisian investments in France.

The Ben Ali plane's route: From La vie en rose on Facebook, via Albab blog

Louis Calveroon Le post now stresses the disastrous management” of the “Tunisian crisis” by French authorities:

On connait l’arrogance de la France, toujours prompte à expliquer l’Amérique à Obama, l’Europe à Barroso, et la vie à n’importe qui. Pourtant là, alors que Washington convoquait l’ambassadeur tunisien et que le monde clamait son inquiétude, Paris se taisait.

We are familiar with France arrogance, always eager to explain what America is to Obama, what Europe is to Barroso, and what life is about to anyone else. In this instance, Washington summoned the Tunisian ambassador in the United States, the world shouted its concern, while Paris just kept silent.

There is worse. As the Tunisian protests  intensified,  French ministers and former ministers, continued to support Ben Ali and his achievements. The French diplomacy made with a hideous statement on January 11th, that will not be forgotten by Tunisians, and which finally shook the French public to pay attention to their government's attitude.

Michèle Alliot-Marie, French foreign minister, Photo Wikimedia

In this video, Michèle Alliot-Marie, Minister of Foreign Affairs, is speaking officially at the National Assembly, stating that France was ready to “offer technical support” and ” the know how of French police to the Tunisian police” .

L'arabe, French blogger of Tunisian origin writing on C'est la gêne, rounded it perfectly the following day:

En gros, vouloir prêter main forte au régime de Ben Ali, c’est comme de dire qu’on va aller filer un coup de main, comme ça, entre voisins, à un tueur en train de dépecer sa victime dans une allée, en bas de l’immeuble.

In short, offering to help the Ben Ali regime is like saying that we are going  to lend a helping hand, as friendly neighbours, to a murderer while he is slaughtering his prey in an alley in front of the building.

Hundreds of outraged comments have cropped since, like this one, on the blog of radio talk show host Jean-Marc Morandini :

Quelle déconnexion inouïe avec la réalité du terrain, à moins que cela ne soit de l’expression d’une incompétence coupable. Ou d’un cynisme incommensurable.

What an incredible lack of perception of reality on ground.Unless it's the expression of an unforgivable  incompetency.Or of an unmeasurable cynicism.

In what is “the day after” the fall of Ben Ali, things are pacing up. French twitterers are now directly challenging \ the Twitter accounts of the Elysee Palace and of  the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which have both  gone silent on Tunisia.

A new  and fast growing Facebook  French group, Ben Ali Wall of Shame , has been created, dedicated to all the French  politicians and personalities who supported Ben Ali, inviting members to post proof (pictures, videos, quotes).  A video of Nicolas Sarkozy's speech during a 2008 state visit in Tunisia can be viewed, while he received honorary citizenship of the capital Tunis:

“Il m'arrive de penser que certains sont bien sévères pour la Tunisie

I sometimes think that some people are too harsh towards Tunisia

Dominique Strauss Kahn, current head of the IMF and a possible candidate to the 2012 French presidential elections, can be heard raving about the glowing economical progress of Tunisia during an interview with Tunisian state TV, in this video cross-posted by Rue89 : posted on YouTube a video of Président Sarkozy's inaugural speech, echoing: 

To all the oppressed people of the world, we will stand beside you…”.

Hazem Berrabah, on his Facebook account, posted his own video collage entitled ” We will never forget that France supported Ben Ali right to the last minute“,  where president Sarkozy declares:

I will not support any dictator in the world

Satyrical blog Backchich, an early whistle blower on the Ben Ali's rapacious family, had listed French political or media moguls who backed or free-lanced for the Ben Ali regime and published a book on “Our friend Ben Ali.”  Another early supporter of Tunisian bloggers, Fabrice Epelboin, editor of ReadWriteWeb France rounded up the French tech crowd with his  open letter to French Minister of Culture, Frédéric Mitterrand, who defined earlier in January  the Tunisian regime as “not a dictatorship, strictly speaking”.

French television channels are now interviewing Catherine Graciet to update scant  archives on Franco-Tunisian relations. She is the co-author of a previously little known book on Ben Ali's wife, The Regent of Carthage,  portrayed in 2009 the ransacking of the Tunisian economy by  her relatives [see excerpts in French here], later confirmed on Wikileaks by the secret cable of the American ambassador in Tunisia. [video in arabic]

Cartoonists  Maesterbd and Lindingre are having a field day.

And on Daily Motion, a video featuring Ben Ali and Sarkozy dancing and embracing to the sound of “Endless love” has been posted:

Sarkozy et Ben Ali " The Endless Love ! "
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While the Jasmine Revolution tag  is fast becoming popular on French MSM,  Olivier reminds editors and columnists  in a comment that it was coined  by Ben Ali when he seized power in 1987. Luc Rosenzweig, on Causeur, also advises French political columnists to calm down with their new catch phrase, “Ceaucescu of the sands” (Ben Ali), after years of silence, in  his post “How sweet it is to trample a defeated man“.

Meanwhile, a number of Tunisian bloggers  living in France wrote moving posts, using for the first time their real names, like Chaker Nouri, in The Carthage Ceaucescu has finally gone . Such was their fear that criticism expressed on the French web could cause problems for their family in Tunisia. Chaker is proud, relieved, but not happy:

Ma joie n’est pas totale. Ce qui me frappe c’est le contraste entre la réaction de la diaspora tunisienne et les Tunisiens du pays. Les premiers célèbrent le départ du despote et les seconds craignent le désordre ambiant.

My joy is not complete. What strikes me is the contrast between the reactions of the Tunisian diaspora (in France) and those in Tunisia. The first celebrate the flight of the despot, while the others fear the ongoing troubles.

Far away in another part of the former French colonial empire, in West Africa, an African blogger engages in wishful thinking:

Bonne nouvelle! On peut rêver la même chose pour notre pauvre pays le congo-B livré au clan de mpila comme l'était le clan ben ali-trabelsi.Bien sûr, c'est gartuit de rêver!
Pourtant le bilan de ben ali est largement superieur à celui de Sassou et son clan!

Wonderful news! We can dream of the same for our pour country, Congo Brazzaville, looted by  the Mpila clan, like the Ben Ali Trabelsi clan did. Of course, dreaming is free! While in fact, the Ben Ali track record is far better than what Sassou and his clan [did for Congo], the independent Tunisian  information site founded in 2004 by dissidents, has had the number of its followers spike from 4000 to 12 000 in just over a week and remains the hot line Tunisians and French bloggers now trust for verified and contextualized updates on the Tunisian situation in French, Arabic, English.

January 15 2011

Mosaic News - 01/14/11: World News From The Middle East [VIDEO]

Today's Headlines: Tunisian president flees country amid violent protests, thousands of Jordanians call on their government to resign, Gbagbo loyalists set UN vehicles ablaze in Ivory Coast, and more.

September 15 2010


Right Livelihood Award Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Gathering of Laureates in Bonn


We broadcast from Bonn, Germany, where the thirtieth anniversary of the Right Livelihood Awards is being held. The Right Livelihood Award was established in 1980 to honor and support those "offering practical and exemplary answers to the most urgent challenges facing us today." It has become widely known as the "Alternative Nobel Prize," and there are now 137 laureates from fifty-eight countries. We speak with Jakob von Uexkull, the founder of the Right Livelihood Award. [includes rush transcript]

Right Livelihood Award Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Gathering of Laureates in Bonn

Democracy Now! 2010-09-15 Wednesday

Democracy Now! 2010-09-15 Wednesday

  • Headlines for September 15, 2010
  • Final Primaries Held Before November Midterms, Tea Party Gains Ground in GOP
  • Right Livelihood Award Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Gathering of Laureates in Bonn
  • Another 9/11 Anniversary: September 11, 1973, When US-Backed Pinochet Forces Took Power in Chile
  • From "Little Tibet" to Kenya, Right Livelihood Laureates Fight for Peace and Social Justice
  • France Comes Under Mounting Pressure over Mass Deportation of Roma

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Die Abmahnsituation in Deutschland scheint ihren Zenit erreicht zu haben. Auch wenn genaue Zahlen nicht bekannt sind, so existieren doch akzeptable Schätzungen. Wohin der Weg führt, ist noch unklar. Blickt man auf die Entwicklung der Abmahnsituation, so zeigen sich jedoch negative Tendenzen.

July 18 2010

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April 27 2010

Diskussion: Netzneutralität in Deutschland

Auf der re:publica 2010 gab es eine Diskussion über “Netzneutralität in Deutschland“. Moderiert von Thorsten Schilling (BpB) diskutierten Falk Lüke (VZBV), Constanze Kurz (CCC) und Caro Schwarz-Schilling (Bundesnetzagentur) miteinander, ob wir gesetzliche Rahmenbedingungen zum Erhalt der Netzneutralität in Deutschland brauchen – oder ob der freie Markt ausreicht.

Das Thema Netzneutralität wird auch in Deutschland immer aktueller. Spätestens mit der Verabschiedung des sogenannten Telekom-Paketes auf europäischer Ebene ist die Frage in der deutschen Politik angekommen, ob wir verlässliche Regeln für Netzneutralität brauchen – oder ob der Markt ausreicht. Genau diese Frage wollen wir in diesem Panel auch diskutieren.

Von der Diskussion gibt es einen Mitschnitt auf Youtube und als MP3:

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June 11 2009

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