Ferguson and the militarization of the U.S. police force

b2ap3_thumbnail_police-state-ferguson-swat--400x299.jpgAfter teenager Michael Brown died on August 9th Ferguson, a small suburban town in the county of St. Louis, saw the mourning quickly turn into an eruption of anger. Only two weeks later the city calmed down again. What caused this eruption of violence from protesters and police force?

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Free weekly #6: Journalism under threat, Gender Discrimination and the 25th Anniversary of a Picnic

In this edition: journalists more and more under threat, gender discrimination by insurance companies and the anniversary of the pan-Europeanb2ap3_thumbnail_pan-european-picnic.jpg picnic.

 

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Free weekly #5: Anniversaries, LGTB rights, the right to be forgotten and other news on free speech

Tiananmen Protestors In this edition: anniversaries, LGTB news and news bits from around the globe involving freedom and free speech (leaving out all recent conflicts).

 

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Football for dummies

Football – or soccer as the Americans call it – just to be different from the English ;-) – is an old sport simulating scarcity while trying to force strong individualist and some narcissi into team behaviour.

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ISIS and Iraq - too late to solve?

b2ap3_thumbnail_iraq.jpgWhile the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) movement is gaining ground in Iraq and is spreading its violence the world is still pondering what to do about it. While the world is only discussing, ISIS is using the time to get stronger. And: all solutions discussed so far will not solve the situation. They have all in common that they would push the country further into a civil war, with the potential to turn it into into a regional conflict.

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