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A Three-Minute Online Video Explains the Essence of Balkan Nationalisms

Sat, 04 Feb 2017 18:28:35 +0000

"Every country in the Balkans believes that it should be bigger than it is."

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Netizen Report: Swiss Citizens Say Yes to Surveillance

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:23:16 +0000

Swiss activists lose referendum on privacy, Jordanian authorities ban media coverage of writer’s assassination, and Mexico is spending even more money on surveillance tools than was previously known.

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A Muralist Is Painting Weeds Around the World to Represent the Margins of Society

Sun, 04 Sep 2016 11:00:54 +0000

"I don’t paint dainty little grandmotherly botanical illustrations."

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Women Recognized for Their Contributions to Sports

Sat, 21 Nov 2015 10:46:43 +0000

The International Olympic Committee recognized public figures and organizations that have promoted the participation of women in all areas of sports.

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Public Anger Only Grows After Guatemala Appoints Controversial Vice President

Fri, 15 May 2015 14:28:21 +0000

Guatemala has a new vice president, elected by the majority of government: Magistrate Alejandro Maldonado Aguirre, who in 2013 declared all the genocide proceedings against former dictator Rios Montt invalid.

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An Election Film Week in Lebanon to Say #NoToExtension of Parliament Term

Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:42:47 +0000

What better than the seventh art to mobilize? In another effort to push for Elections in Lebanon and prevent an extension of the Parliamentary term #NoToExtension, Lebanese NGO Nahwa Al Muwatiniya (meaning Towards Citizenship) held an “Election Film Week”. Six works from Chile, Iran, China, Ghana and the US, varying between documentaries...

Architect Santiago Calatrava Attempts but Fails to Censor Site That Highlights His Blunders

Wed, 02 Jul 2014 16:18:28 +0000

Just a few months ago, Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava was able to shut down «», an online compilation of his blunders carried out with public funds.

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Gold Medal Winner's Touching Gesture with Peruvian Skier at Sochi 2014

Sat, 15 Feb 2014 19:15:22 +0000

Swiss skier Darío Cologna was awarded the gold medal on the 15-kilometer freestyle cross country ski race in the 2014 Winter Olympics held in Sochi, Russia. But in Peru he made the news due to a moving and exemplary scene: he waited for more than 20 minutes at the finish...

Unconditional Basic Income for All Europeans

Fri, 20 Dec 2013 18:09:06 +0000

In this episode of GV Face we speak to activists gathering signatures and raising awareness about the need for "basic income" - no work required - in Europe.

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Italian Appeals Court Upholds Guilty Verdict in Historic Eternit Asbestos Case

Thu, 01 Aug 2013 02:53:33 +0000

An appeals court in Turin, Italy has affirmed Swiss billionaire Stephan Schmidheiny, former owner of cement manufacturer Swiss Eternit Group, is responsible for nearly 3,000 asbestos-related deaths.

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Fukushima: No Place Like Home

Mon, 22 Jul 2013 09:40:36 +0000

‘No Time for Anger [de]’, a visualization journal by a team of Swiss media reporter and designers, illustrates Fukushima two years after the triple catastrophe of the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami followed by the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster on March 11, 2011. Fearing radiation, some residents sought evacuation to other areas...

The Worst Companies of the Year

Fri, 22 Feb 2013 20:44:26 +0000

Here were the nominees for the Public Eye Awards, a contest listing the worst companies of the year, was published by the website Public Eye. Organized by the Berne Declaration and Pro Natura, since 2000, the awards is a counter-summit critique of the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum...

Videos from “One Billion Rising” Global Protests for Women's Rights

Mon, 18 Feb 2013 11:46:38 +0000

Every third woman falls victim to violence in her lifetime. On February 14, 2013 thousands of people all over the world protested against these daily acts of violence with dance.

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One Billion Rising: Global Day of Action, Fighting Violence Against Women

Fri, 08 Feb 2013 09:58:16 +0000

Every third woman will fall victim to rape or abuse in her lifetime. On February 14, 2013 an action day will take place worldwide to demand an end to the violence against women and girls. Countless events have also been organised in Germany and Switzerland.

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Parallels Between Religious and Copyright Wars

Thu, 24 Jan 2013 13:54:28 +0000

Rick Falkvinge, the founder of Pirate Party, reinterprets the wars of religion that devastated Western Europe in the XVI and XVII centuries in terms of the current struggle to control information through overbearing legislation related to copyright and freedom of expression: The religious wars were never about religion as such....