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  • The US midterm elections are Nov 4 and thanks to the JFK School Berlin, you can request your absentee ballot and get in the spirit with international food, drink, and good ol' fashioned American fun for the whole family. more »

  • Vox pop: Berliner Scots for independence!

    "Aye" or "Nut"?! With the results of the Scottish independence referendum coming in early tomorrow morning we took to the streets to find out what the Scots of Berlin had to say about it all. more »

    Sep 18, 2014 People

  • OUT NOW! Our SEPTEMBER issue!

    Our new issue (on newsstands now!) is all about Berlin's digital rebellion. The whistleblowers, cypherpunks and hacktivists of the post-Snowden era are all here, and they're ready to fight. Are you with them? more »

    Sep 1, 2014 Features

  • Is Berlin all danced out?

    With Berlin’s biggest dance festival Tanz Im August coming to a close this Sunday, we take a look at the current dance climate. Over 1500 professional dancers and choreographers currently call the Haupstadt home, can it cope with more? more »

    Aug 28, 2014 Stage 1 Comments

  • As anger at the NSA's all-encompassing digital surveillance tactics reaches ever higher levels, a group of activists will demonstrate outside the Brandenburg gate to protest their covert (or not so covert) actions. more »

  • Partitioned positions: Israelis in Berlin

    It’s not easy being an Israeli in Berlin these days. Many are unhappy about the war in Gaza and the right-wing government in Jerusalem and at the same feel the sting from other Israelis about not supporting the Jewish state. What's a Jew to do? more »

    Aug 20, 2014 People

  • A neo-Nazi in parliament

    At one point it seemed like Germany's ultra-nationalist Udo Voigt would fade into obscurity, however the results of the May elections have determined otherwise. As the new EU parliament terms start, Voigt is controversially back. more »

    Jul 30, 2014 People

  • In the aftermath of the Snowden revellations, this tri-partite day brings together hackers, lawyers, whistle-blowers and artists to explore the current and historic sites of Berlin surveillance culture, followed by a film screening at NK Projekt. more »

  • Seymour Gris: On the streets

    What's the point of May Day? Gris joined the May 1 Revolutionary Demo for its March and witnessed a wide-array of behaviour from both demonstrators and cops. And has a feeling for what it's about. more »

    May 2, 2014 The Berlin Blog

  • My radical family

    Rudi-Marek Dutschke on how it feels to be the son of Germany’s most iconic 1968 student leader... when you’ve never even met him. more »

    Apr 1, 2014 People

  • My communist family

    John Riceburg talked with Jakob Grotewohl on what it means to be the great-grandson of the GDR’s first prime minister and why he still gets invitations to have dinner at the North Korean Embassy. more »

    Apr 1, 2014 People

  • 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 People 2 Comments

  • 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 »

  • 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 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 The Berlin Blog 3 Comments

  • 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 »

  • 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 The Berlin Blog

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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

  • 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 The Berlin Blog 3 Comments