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Climate and capitalism: Naomi Klein

Naomi Klein was at HKW Sunday night for a sold out lecture. Couldn’t get a ticket? Here’s a look at the lively discussion. more »

Mar 23, 2015 2:00 PM People

The iconic thinker, activist and writer gives a talk around the theme “Capital versus Climate”, discussing the economy and climate change, and following with an open discussion. more »

The Berlin Conference of 1884-5 discussed German colonization of Africa. 130 years later, this conference is meeting to talk about the present-day impacts of colonialism, featuring film screenings, panel discussions, and live performances. more »

Greek elections, the end of Europe and other German hallucinations

Ares Kalandides explains why the victory of left-wing party Syriza in Sunday's elections matters so much to Greeks, both at home and here in Berlin. more »

Jan 29, 2015 2:00 PM Zeitgeist 3 Comments

The three-day congress "Artist Organisation International" concerns itself with shifts from temporary art to more long-term, sustainable engagement by artists. Over 20 artist-run organisations participate. Margarita Tsomou moderates the topic. more »

The international association’s first meeting in Germany sees timely English discussions on topics from how surveillance moulds our political condition to queer theory and biopolitics. more »

Bärgida: Behind enemy lines

We all know about Monday night's "Bärgida" demonstration. But what was it like to actually be on the front lines, undercover among the anti-Islamic protesters... as a black Frenchman? more »

Jan 6, 2015 3:00 PM Zeitgeist

Slow Politics, big results

The results are in! Berliner Gazette's 14th Slow Politics (Nov 13-15) conference at Wedding's Supermarkt yielded some hefty conclusions. more »

Dec 12, 2014 12:00 PM Zeitgeist

Slow Politics: "There’s so much more happening"

Time to reinvent democracy! The Slow Politics Symposium is kicking off Nov 13 at Supermarkt! Public talks happen on Sat, Nov 15 – with everyone invited to join! We caught up with author and activist Marina Sitrin. more »

Nov 13, 2014 1:00 PM Zeitgeist

The guys at the Berliner Gazette take on Snowden's NSA revelations, immigration, the euro crisis, Bitcoin and more. Three days of workshops culminate in a presentation open to the public. more »

In a permanent state of war

America's current militarist policies are frighteningly reminiscent of those of the Third Reich, says Todd Pierce. The US military lawyer who has defended several Guantanamo inmates, was recently in Berlin as part of a European speaking tour. more »

Oct 16, 2014 1:45 PM People 1 Comments

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 11:45 AM 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 12:00 PM 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 12:00 PM 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 2:45 PM 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 5:00 PM 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 2:00 PM The Berlin Blog