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Ken Loach: "We're unstoppable"

At this year’s Berlinale, British director Ken Loach was honoured with a lifetime achievement award for 50 years of cinema. The filmmaker and veteran political activist hasn’t lost his faith in the power of workers to bring about change. more »

Mar 26, 2014 by in People (1 Comments)

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Konrad Werner: Election poster guide

Konrad has analysed all the different parties’ election posters. And thoroughly penetrated them. Here's what he found. more »

Aug 23, 2013 by

A chat with... Fred Schneider of The B-52s

INTERVIEW. The B-52s might not bring political parties on tour anymore, but they're still dancing this mess around and flamboyant frontman Fred Schneider has views aplenty. The Deadbeat Club roams into Huxley's Neue Welt on Wed, Aug 21. more »

Aug 12, 2013 by in Music & nightlife

“I’m so proud of Turkey!”

INTERVIEW. As mass protests rage on throughout Turkey, Gözde Tezer has been been determined to show her solidarity from Berlin. She's the woman behind the massive demos last Monday and Thursday at Kottbusser Tor. more »

Jun 5, 2013 by in People (3 Comments)

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Maggie Spooner: Democracy for dummies

Of all places in City West, Maggie Spooner discovers that the Schaubühne has the most opportunities for teachable moments – and not for the theatre pieces alone. more »

Jan 16, 2014 by in The Berlin Blog

Seymour Gris: Friends with no benefits

What are the Germans getting out of their one-sided "friendship" with America? Not a whole lot. more »

Nov 12, 2013 by in The Berlin Blog (3 Comments)

Konrad Werner: Election poster guide

Germany's current thicket of election posters may seem intimidating. Just what are all those photoshopped faces and varyingly bland catchphrases really trying to whisper (or shout) at undecided voters? Konrad Werner explains his favourite posters. more »

Aug 27, 2013 by in The Berlin Blog

Amok Mama: Is Thilo Sarrazin a racist arsehole?

Jacinta Nandi likes enticing people into meaningless, pointless and unhelpful conversations. Especially about Thilo Sarrazin. more »

Aug 19, 2013 by in The Berlin Blog (3 Comments)

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Democrats Abroad Global Primary

In coordination with groups around the planet, this Sat, May 5 at Amerika Haus in Charlottenburg the Democrats Abroad Berlin chapter is holding a “Global Primary” event. Stick with or stick it to Barack Obama! more »

May 2, 2012 by in Zeitgeist (5 Comments)

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Beyond CSI, this exhibition/conference explores what would happen is we turned forensics back on the powers that use and abuse it. Don't miss today's human rights discussion. more »

To highlight the importance of human rights, No Pain No Brain is taking part in the international Human Rights Tattoo, where artists will be inking the Universal Declaration of Human Rights - all 6773 letters of it - on 6773 individuals worldwide. more »

Demonstrate love in the face of Russia’s anti-homosexuality law. A flashmob for homos and their friends, the worldwide “kiss-in” is smooching taken seriously. more »

A two-part evening exploring the deadly contradictions of democracy. German, Pakistani and Japanese players meet for a pointed and political parlour game, followed by a screening of interviews with eight Pakistanis on the gulf between east and west. more »