What is real, what is dream, what is nightmare?


I receive a mail, a friend sending me the latest news: a deal, hammered out to counter the energy problems, failed in the last minute. A problematic deal then? The basic problem might be that it is not about deals, but about strategies, as global as possible. This also includes considering how to prevent a … Leggi tutto deals

The origins and Impacts of Structural Racism in the Western Countries. China Side Event of the UN Human Rights Council’s 50th Session

会 议 概 要 2022年6月22日下午,联合国人权理事会第50届会议中方边会“美西方结构性种族主义的根源与影响”在长沙召开。本次边会由中国人权研究会主办,中南大学人权研究中心、中南大学法学院承办。来自美国、德国、南非、土耳其、阿根廷、爱尔兰、墨西哥、中国、也门等国家的近三十位专家学者通过线上线下方式参会。与会学者围绕美西方国家结构性种族主义的根源与影响这一主题开展讨论,从不同文化视角审视结构性种族主义的各种根源及其所带来的严峻挑战,探索消除一切形式种族主义的可行路径。 …

Nieder mit dem Koenig ….

Die Verehrung des Adels hält sich hartnäckig und ebenso seine Macht. Selbst in der EU muss man mit Verwunderung – oder doch nicht mit Verwunderung? – feststellen, dass die Könige und Königinnen noch fest im Sattel sitzen. Brexit hat verhindert, dass wir nun alle gemeinsam feiern ein tolles Jubiläum können … Aber es gibt Widerstand … Leggi tutto Nieder mit dem Koenig ….

War …

… it is an ongoing issue, though some people like to make us think in a reduced way about it … – and see it only as matter international law. Here another take: Something from The Economist’s e-newsletter, received on the 26th of May, a headline saying Why America should make it harder to buy … Leggi tutto War …

a new generation of rights violation

If we are serious about environmental issues being a concern of human rights, we should not forget the seemingly small violations: development of commodity production that is going beyond acceptable levels – can we really not grind pepper and salt manually anymore ? or completely misleading advertisements, actually deceiving customers by lying: – or did … Leggi tutto a new generation of rights violation

People of poets and thinkers

Das Volk der Dichter und Denker (people of poets and thinkers) — an often used phrase to characterise the Germans. While there is always the thought of the nearness of Richter und Henker (the judges and hangmen), something else employs since some days my mind. Properly understood only when using the German language, the reflection … Leggi tutto People of poets and thinkers

what did I say?

calling a helpline …. – actually I asked via internet the company to call me: a special offer to make service easier for me. Somebody called back, immediately after I logged my request. A broad American accent guiding me through my questions concerning migration. Well, that is how the transfer of data from one computer … Leggi tutto what did I say?

crocodiles tears

Of course, it is easy to get it wrong – especially as we all tend to look for the confirmation of what we know and think … – so, this blog post surely is in danger of being born out of …, well, let me say hesitation to accept the US role as world gendarme, … Leggi tutto crocodiles tears

multiplication tables – or: it’s enough to be able to count to three

1 The German (and increasingly international) discounter Aldi runs a campaign, announcing that they will in the future sell only milk from farmers that guarantee “living standard” 3 (e.g. freedom to move, fresh air, more space as standard 2, food without gene tech) or 4 (e.g., ref to bio: open space to roam, more space … Leggi tutto multiplication tables – or: it’s enough to be able to count to three

coming together

Take it together There is no such thing as society – the infamous sentence used by Margret Thatcher, now understanding them analytically and the notion of the human being as social being. Does it suggest the end of humankind? At least it is problematique to blame Digitisation and Artificial Intelligence for developments of capitalist societies … Leggi tutto coming together


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