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On Oded Grajew, The Ukrainian Crisis and the Italian Intellectuals NEW
Spinelli's Footsteps 1 Week, 2 Days, 21 Hours, 23 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 1 Month, 1 Day, 3 Hours, 14 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 1 Month, 2 Days, 8 Hours, 19 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 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 43 Minutes 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 3 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 13 Hours, 44 Minutes 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 3 Months, 4 Weeks, 10 Hours, 33 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 4 Months, 3 Days, 5 Hours, 33 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 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 2 Hours, 27 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 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Hours, 1 Minute 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 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 5 Hours, 46 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 10 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 16 Hours, 12 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 11 Months, 1 Day, 3 Hours, 45 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 1 Year, 9 Months, 4 Days, 39 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...
Jean-Marie Matagne perseveres NEW
Spinelli's Footsteps 1 Year, 10 Months, 12 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
In the southern French town of Saintes, Jean-Marie Matagne, aged 68, the President of Action des Citoyens pour le Désarmement Nucléaire (ACDN), began a hunger strike on 15 May 2012 to obtain a referendum on nuclear weapons. The goal of Matagne and...
Without disarmament, there will be no sustainable development NEW
Spinelli's Footsteps 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Days, 19 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
The Trade Union Assembly statement from Rio is "an important step forward", writes Norwegian social activist Asbjörn Wahl to the mailing list of the European Social Forum. And I agree. In their statement, the workers "embrace the caus...
Without disarmament, there will be no sustainable development NEW
Spinelli's Footsteps 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Days, 19 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
The Trade Union Assembly statement from Rio is "an important step forward", writes Norwegian social activist Asbjörn Wahl to the mailing list of the European Social Forum. And I agree. In their statement, the workers "embrace the cause of a soci...
Pour une Union Européenne sans armes nuclèaires (For a EU without nuclear weapons) NEW
Spinelli's Footsteps 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 8 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
This entry was inspired by the hunger strike of Jean-Marie Matagne, which has by now lasted 21st days. I thought it was a good idea to try and write it in French... Pour une Union Européenne sans armes nuclèaires Pourquoi l'union européenne ne s'e...
Pour une Union Européenne sans armes nuclèaires (For a EU without nuclear weapons) NEW
Spinelli's Footsteps 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 8 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
This entry was inspired by the hunger strike of Jean-Marie Matagne, which has by now lasted 21st days. I thought it was a good idea to try and write it in French... Pour une Union Européenne sans armes nuclèaires Pourquoi l'union europ&...
The hunger strike of Jean-Marie Matagne NEW
Spinelli's Footsteps 1 Year, 11 Months, 3 Days, 5 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
Jean-Marie Matagne, an anti-nuclear militant living in the town of Saintes of Southwestern France, went on hunger strike last Tuesday. Matagne, a 68-year doctor of philosophy, is calling attention to the nuclear omertà, that is, the shameful silence...
Summary NEW
Spinelli's Footsteps 2 Years, 4 Months, 1 Day, 3 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
Dear forum goers, hope you will have a good meeting. I cannot make it to Brussels today. Below, please find a short summary of my thoughts: There is a necessary connection between any new constitution and the military strategy. To finish with the so...