What awaits you if you’re growing up in India, in Russia or in Canada respectively?
IPS writes that “in a world where governments are increasingly subservient to global finance capital, multinationals are gaining ground in the fight against state regulations that aim to protect the environment, public health or social policies.” So for all of those thinking that things are slowly but surely getting better Continue reading
Besides, we also have new mountains of wasted wrapping paper (more dead trees). Isn’t it an incredible sustainable holiday?! Now, let’s be crazy for a moment shortly before the end of this – indeed – crazy year. Continue reading
But really, the idea is not stupid at all. Let’s break it down: millions of people drive alone in their cars everyday. The funny thing is that many of them drive into the exact same direction. Shouldn’t it be possible to coordinate it somehow and share the ride? Continue reading
The German food retailing is known to be the toughest market in the world. Prices have to be literally beaten down if one wants to stay in business. Slogans like “Keiner ist billiger” (Nobody is cheaper) and “Geiz ist geil” (Stinginess is cool) are all over the place. On the other side of the picture are the producers, the workers and the suppliers; they are the ones who pay the price. Continue reading
In Germany, the Atlas of Happiness has just published this year’s numbers. Apparently, Germans are as happy as they have not been in a long time. According to this survey, only (?!) 10 % of the Germans are really unhappy. The positive news are that the “Glücklücke” (happiness break) between Eastern and Western Germany has been reduced. Continue reading
Thilo Bode is attacking the lies which come to the table and into our stomachs in his book Die Essensfälscher (the food fakers, so far only available in German). He says that nowadays the food industry has to be creative in order to increase sales. So they start telling us all kinds of stories about their products.
Be it “Improving Your Skin in Only 4 Weeks” or “One Cent of Every Bottle Goes to Saving the Rain Forest”, it is no longer possible to simply buy a product. It always has some other use to it.
Ein Traum – Wahlkampf gave me goosebumps. It is somewhere between poetry slam and political utopia. Beautiful.
The video won the German competition “Poet gesucht! Muslimische Wortkunst aus der Republik 2011″ and collected young Muslim poetry artists from all over the nation.