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Malala NEW
Spinelli's Footsteps 4 Days, 11 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
If we take peace seriously, then Malala should not have been awarded Nobel's price. The problem is not really that Malala is young, nor about her having been photographed in the company of one or another more or less abominable politician. The proble...
Our world is governed by nuclear terrorists NEW
Spinelli's Footsteps 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 13 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
"Civil society and popular movements must start to act", yes, and I am willing to spread this message, but as long as the question of European nuclear disarmament is not high on our agenda, our "Peace in Europe" action will be groping in the dark and...
Spinelli's Footsteps 6 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 22 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
In order to commemorate the work of the peacemovements during the last 100 years we arrange the PEACE EVENT SARAJEVO 6-9 June. But who are we?How Far Should The Library Aid The Peace Movement and Similar Propaganda? asked librarian George F. Bowerman...
The library to govern the net? Yes, but how? NEW
Spinelli's Footsteps 6 Months, 4 Weeks, 2 Days, 1 Hour, 31 Minutes ago
That the library ought to govern the net — to the extent that the net needs to be governed at all — is one of my convictions since long. Which means that I am an advocate of library power. Obviously, this must be a kind of soft power, or...
Your strategy will prevail NEW
Spinelli's Footsteps 7 Months, 1 Day, 12 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
It is hopeless. And we do not give up. --Jan-Erik Vold, Norwegian poet, b. 1939. When you have a long period without a major war, you tend to forget the peace all while the states continue to prepare for that major war. Last year they spent 1700 bil...
NetMundial: An Emergency Solution NEW
Spinelli's Footsteps 7 Months, 3 Days, 12 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
Today journalist Rita Freire of CIRANDA communicated via channels of the World Social Forum about NetMundial, the ongoing conference on Internet Governance. She provided a link to the streaming of the parallell conference of civil society organisatio...
PEACE AND THE INTERNET at Peace Event Sarajevo 2014 NEW
Spinelli's Footsteps 7 Months, 3 Days, 13 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
Idea paper for the workshop (version 9 April 2014): "PEACE AND THE INTERNET" Place : Sarajevo Venue: (See the program of Peace Event Sarajevo http://p2014.eu) Preliminary Date: 7 June 2014 (See the program of Peace Event Sarajevo) Organisation: Peace...
On Oded Grajew, The Ukrainian Crisis and the Italian Intellectuals NEW
Spinelli's Footsteps 7 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 13 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
Below, please find copies of three messages that I posted to the "WSF-Discuss" mailing list earlier this Friday morning. "WSF-Discuss" is an ongoing international discussion about the World Social Forum. From the list's well-ordered archives the oth...
A letter from Brussels NEW
Spinelli's Footsteps 8 Months, 1 Week, 19 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
Dear all, Wall Street Journal yesterday (19 March) had an editorial speaking volumes about how they see the situation. Subject: Ukraine and nuclear proliferation. Thesis: The lesson learnt most recently is that Ukraine would had been better off in it...
The size of Guy Verhofstadt's slice NEW
Spinelli's Footsteps 8 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 36 Minutes ago
Like so many others, I was rather disturbed by Guy Verhofstadt's way of presenting Europe to the people on Maidan. Also, I was thinking about the size of the slice of the Spinellian legacy that Guy Verhofstadt believes that he has managed to cut for...
Was the new Europe born on Maidan? NEW
Spinelli's Footsteps 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 17 Hours ago
Below, please find my reply to a posting on the mailing list of the European Social Forum earlier today. Good afternoon, the Declaration RUSSIA, STOP THE WAR AGAINST UKRAINE! from the Queen Sofia Museum in Madrid makes me want to add a mild word of p...
Assange: “Go into the ball park and bring the ball out.” NEW
Spinelli's Footsteps 10 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 6 Hours, 1 Minute ago
See the Youtube video (here) with Sarah Harrison, Julian Assange and Jacob Appelbaum from the recent Chaos Communication Conference in Hamburg. It will wake you up to the challenges of 2014! WikiLeaks advisor Sarah Harrison, the journalist who helped...
Beyond the Euro - ICAN and/or ICAN NEW
Spinelli's Footsteps 11 Months, 4 Days, 16 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
Below, please find two letters written this morning, and posted to the mailing list of the European Social Forum. The first is my response to the most recent newsletter from the Anti-imperialist Camp; the second contains reflections on the lack of a...
Ukraine’s two sides dig in for a fight, but they do not dig deep enough NEW
Spinelli's Footsteps 11 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 21 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
(this entry is my response to an Indian friend who, like myself, is trying to understand the news from Ukraina) Dear J., thank you for drawing even more attention to the Ukrainian situation and, by consequence, to the situation in Europe. The article...
Draft workshop-proposal for Sarajevo 2014: "AN INTERNET FOR PEACE" NEW
Spinelli's Footsteps 11 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 18 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
Sarajevo Peace Event, 6-9 June 2014 ; http://www.peaceeventsarajevo2014.eu/ Draft workshop-proposal: "AN INTERNET FOR PEACE" Preferred date: 7 June Participants in spe: librarians, geeks, generals, cat lovers, citizens and consumers. Ca 50 persons. T...
A Future Nuclear-free EU? Dialoguing with Viviane Reding and Sirpa Pietikäinen NEW
Spinelli's Footsteps 1 Year, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 22 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
The debate with Vice-President Viviane Reding and MEP Sirpa Pietikäinen (see my previous blog entry) took place in the Old Students' House of Helsinki on Monday, September 23, in front of ca two hundred citizens. The lively discussions on employ...
A question for Vice-President Viviane Reding and MEP Sirpa Pietikäinen NEW
Spinelli's Footsteps 1 Year, 2 Months, 3 Days, 12 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
Background: in order to reach out to citizens, the EU Commission arranges a series of public discussions with Vice-President Viviane Reding and other Commissars and MEPs. The next event of this kind will be in Helsinki tomorrow, Tuesday 24 September,...
Stop 1984 and keep the state under surveillance! NEW
Spinelli's Footsteps 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 8 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
While the NSALeaks scandal unveils, our mailboxes are flooded by messages protesting against it. A while ago arrived a message from Stop84, a movement in Philadephia (USA), calling for an End to the Surveillance State. And, in yesterday's The Guardia...
Review: The Top 100 NGOs 2013 according to the Global Journal NEW
Spinelli's Footsteps 1 Year, 6 Months, 1 Week, 20 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
Last week Pambazuka News, one of my regular web sources, reprinted an article by Fairouz El Tom on non-governmental organisations (See Diversity and inclusion. Do NGOs practice what they preach?). Inspired by an ongoing discussion about the role of t...
The military exception NEW
Spinelli's Footsteps 2 Years, 4 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 16 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
The participants of the DEMOCRACY INTERNATIONAL Summer Academy (Burgas, Bulgaria, 12.-15.07.2012) underlined that the future of the European Union must not be decided only by representatives of governments, the central bank and other executive instit...