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This month sees an infusion of fresh blood into Berlin’s dusty old institutions, starting with Rimini Protokoll’s Top Secret International (Staat 1) on Mar 1. more

Art & Exhibitions

Like the offspring of Edward Snowden and Banksy, Italian artist Paolo Cirio’s own “performative hacks” mine internet data to create critical works at the intersection of privacy, copyright, democracy and finance. This hack is on through Feb 17. more

Art & Exhibitions

An exhibition and a book are bringing the Snowden files back to Berlin. As part of the Signals (Sep 12-26, Diamondpaper), American surveillance researcher Light presents his “Snowden Archive-in-a-Box” in a hands-on workshop (Sep 13). more

Art & Exhibitions

INTERVIEW! Better than "Orange is the New Black"! A CIA spy reveals all about his time in jail among "chomos", Italian mobsters and neo-Nazis. Here's part two of our chat with ex-CIA agent and whistleblower-turned-author John Kiriakou. more

Interviews & Portraits

Wednesday, we celebrated the release of Chelsea Manning; last week, another jailed whistleblower was in the Berlin spotlight: ex-CIA agent John Kiriakou. We met for a captivating talk about torture, terrorists, and sociopathic presidents. more

Interviews & Portraits

We now know that the BND is just as uncontrolled and unaccountable as the NSA. And Angela Merkel's administration seems to have no idea what's going on. more

Opinion

Forty years ago, a group of Americans broke into an FBI office and leaked proof of citizen surveillance to the press. Johanna Hamilton sets her camera on these unsung whistleblowing heroes. 1971 premieres at Arsenal tonight, Thu, Nov 20 at 19:00. more

Film

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

Zeitgeist

Gris hit up the Transmediale on Sunday and the topic of NSA overreach and online privacy was topically prescient. Will groups like Chaos Computer Club, Digital Courage and the International League for Human be able to fight back? more

Opinion

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