Peace Demos: Easter marches in the sign of the Ukraine crisis

Ukraine braces for new demos as Russia threatens gas supply ...

Sign against war, nuclear weapons and nuclear energy: Several thousand people took part in the weekend at the traditional Easter marches of the peace movement, including in Essen, Cologne, Munich, Frankfurt an der Oder, Mainz and Wiesbaden. This Monday the protest marches come to an end.

An important issue in the marches, the political crisis in Ukraine. In Frankfurt on the Oder several groups under the motto was "NATO and EU wars stop" took to the streets.

In the Ruhr went on Sunday about 150 peace activists around on bicycles. At the start protesting the nuclear power and war opponents before the corporate headquarters of the energy provider RWE against the uranium enrichment plant in Gronau, in which the Company holds shares.

The Bishop of the Evangelical Church in Central Germany, Ilse Junker man, called, given the situation in Ukraine, Syria and Africa to participate in the Easter marches on: "Let us pray for peace and in the Easter marches for taking to the streets," Junker man explained in their Easter sermon in Magdeburg. Also check this

Intelligence, Music, Wikipedia … Tell you Genette?

La Coquette

A hero (Herald?) Semiotics and literary theory, the teaching marked by subtlety, intelligence, precision and novelty, two generations of students both admiring and affectionate, the author of five volumes of the mythical "Figures", we propose to comment briefly on the model of his suite "bardadraque" as he said.

"Long ago I did not attend this species that I have known for four years, when I was attending the Sorbonne, a position without much interest. Previously, I taught hypokhâgne to students, it was very nice, and I learned all that night I was supposed to "transmit" the day while me "dépolitiquant" occupation almost full time. Thereafter, I had a seminar at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes, attended the "participants", not just students. Myself, I was raised to the tray, student khâgne at Lakanal, the school of our dear Peguy, then rises to normal, so never really student. "

"The one I taught at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes? In my day, everyone did what he wanted there, led work or not (in my case, it was the least possible), and delivered weekly for two hours the result of research work he had done during the week. So I proposed orally what would be the subject of my next book. This seminar has been called early "Semiotics of literary forms." Then the title has changed, and its last state had (or should) be "poetics and aesthetics." "

"In the sense of the darkness of Mallarmé? I do not run after. . . It is true that darkness reigned for a good thirty years, and the authors that I thought, and still judge, obscure, held the upper hand. Finally, I did not follow the seminar Lacan, if the background text of your question. If you want to be kind, an author that is not obscure, but difficult they say it and admit his own inability. Derrida, for example, has always seemed to say something, and deserve some effort; but I happened to think, in petto but soon enough, the difficulty of some other authors fell that Valéry, I think, called the "rubbish". "

"In my childhood, I heard that I was smart, and I wondered what that meant. Thereafter, it is a question that arose ritually province: "What is intelligence?" Say that I sometimes feel like dealing with intelligence. Reading, listening to words, but also, and perhaps above all, contemplating a face. I apply this term to unintentional events, but striking, outside the official field, "administrative", as said Debussy, its exercise. Therefore outside the scope usually held for "intellectual": what I like the most is the practical intelligence, manual, that I once admired in some artisans: This is still my side Peguy. "

"This is a movement that has accompanied me, lit in my exit from communism caused by the events of 1956. I left the party, but I still thought there was a future for socialism. I came almost by chance on this review, I attended meetings of the group that animated around Lefort and Castoriadis. Despite the share of naivete that I discovered there gradually, I retain a certain respect for this line of thought that politically scoured me, and showed me a way out "from the left" of Stalinism. Today, I do not seek my way to the left, thinking instead, as my master Tocqueville, he must aim goals left and reach with the right means. But this is probably another form of naivety. . . "

"See" Holland ". I have him still some debt. I first published the application of articles in "Tel Quel", and he quickly welcomed me in his collection. So he brought me to the threshold, where I still am. This was spoiled later, partly because of its successive political whims, and also because he took it badly the creation of "Poetics", where a kind of mutual estrangement. But all things considered, he played a positive role in my life. Without him, I would perhaps Gallimard. . . "

"Oh fuck! Raise beer and sandwiches, as Maigret said! Certainty is that the art that I live in perpetuity, it is the music, as "favorite art" my, if you want a record, is not literature. One for which I have the greatest admiration is the formal architecture; but we do not live in the architecture. And of course, music is not for me a stopgap! I am plunged since the age of 6 or 7 years, and the lack of practice I listen constantly, morning. . . in the morning, since it still haunts me often at night. Revenge on semiotics? I had not thought, this is a bit simplistic, but yes, maybe [laughs]! In any case, it is a way to escape the tyranny of meaning, and therefore "does not lie", as Petain said of the earth! Simply put, I love music, I do not know why this is the case for all love, and I do not seek to know. " to read more on this topic

Eastern Enlargement of NATO: What Genscher promised?

NATO's Eastward Expansion: Did the West Break Its Promise to ...

When Vladimir Putin founded on March 18 in an emotional speech, why the Crimea "brought home" was, he said: "Our colleagues in the West have lied to us repeatedly, decisions have made behind our backs, provided us with a fait accompli. So it was with the eastward enlargement of NATO and the expansion of military facilities at our borders. "

The debate about who has what promised and if at all, is old. Five years ago, came in a little light, as the "mirror" a hitherto secret memo quoted, which had been made during a visit by Hans-Dietrich Genscher in Moscow on 10 February 1990. Thus, Genscher said in an interview with the Soviet Foreign Minister Shevardnadze, the federal government was "aware that the membership of a united Germany to NATO raises complicated questions." For them, but stand firm: NATO will not expand to the east.

Genscher had expressed this opinion even before his trip to Moscow public in Germany. They were created was in January 1990 when Genscher, as he writes in his memoirs, in numerous conversations "with concern" noted that the alternative "unit or NATO" being discussed in Germany. Many would not have believed that the Soviet Union would "agree" NATO membership in Germany. Therefore, it appeared to him urgently, "in a public speech a clear vote" for the NATO membership of a united Germany leave.

On January 31, 1990 in the Evangelical Academy in Tutzing Genscher has seen an opportunity. His speech, which had not been discussed with Chancellor Kohl, contained the request to the NATO requirement to clearly state, "whatever happens in the Warsaw Pact, an expansion of NATO territory to the east, that is, closer to the borders of the Soviet Union which , there will not be. " This security guarantee is significant for the Soviet Union, because of the changes in Eastern Europe and the German unification process should "not lead to an impairment of the Soviet security interests." Genscher also conducted from the territory of the GDR should not be included in the military structures of NATO – as this would block the agreement because of expected resistance of the Soviet Union.

Baker went – so it is the historian Gerhard A. Ritter is – from the "Tutzinger formula," and said to Gorbachev, the guaranteed assistance or "military presence of NATO to the east" would be "extended by a single inch." The next day, Genscher and Kohl traveled to Moscow. Genscher repeated in conversation with Shevardnadze, as the "mirror" in 2009 took his "Tutzinger formula". And Gorbachev agreed in discussion with cabbage, that the Germans could decide alone on their agreement. Here you can

Monte Carlo: Wawrinka brings down Federer

Stanislas Wawrinka rallies past Roger Federer to win Monte Carlo ...

Upset by the loss of the first set, "Stan the Man" starts with drums beating and the second begins to take over physically "Roger." After everyone was able to make the service of the other, the two Swiss spin to the tiebreaker. During their 14 encounters, RF won 6 of 7. But this time Wawrinka simply leaves him no chance, as Raonic and Ferrer earlier in the week by making a mini-break before entry pocketing the second set in the tiebreak (7-6) [5]. "The tie-break was very, very good to me. I did not let go, I served well, he has conceded the micro Canal + Sport. Inevitably, after I was released in the third. "Behind, full of confidence and with a physical as psychological ascendancy," Stan "in the third place, almost anecdotal, but Federer has a chance (6-2). For the second time in his career and for the second time in Monte-Carlo, Wawrinka takes over Federer.

"It's always special to play against Roger is an idol for me is the greatest player of all time, confessed Wawrinka after the match.'s Final fight here for my first Masters 1000, c is something incredible. I'm exploding all barriers that I had before me. I'm super happy. "Nobody can prove him wrong, Wawrinka is another player from the beginning of the year 2014. First Grand Slam, the first Masters 1000, "Stan" never ceases to cross caps and upset the hierarchy of world tennis. "As a man, I do not change. I win more games that's all. But now I'm one of the favorites even though I consider myself very far from Roger, Rafa and Novak." On this as can be seen from January, one is tempted rather not think about that shot. At Roland Garros, with Nadal and best yet and according to the physical state of Djokovic, Stanislas Wawrinka could be a serious underdog or a favorite. Via

OM passes the opportunity to pick

The Badger's Eye: August 2013

A score of parity if not illogical given the forces. It looks like Lille in 2014 on many aspects OM 2013. Solids, leaving very little space, and revealing often opportunistic, the Yankees would have opened the scoring in the first period. Mandanda has rejected a head entry Souaré (1e), while a penalty should have been whistled for a foul on N'Koulou same Souaré (18th). Absent debates, OM waiting for … 66 minutes to wake up. Thauvin, newly come into play, sought Enyeama, who later rejected a vicious head Gignac (90 +2). Between the two, had passed Meité chills Velodrome a shot just outside the frame (80th). Meager record. And very weak league …

There was no aiméQue technical waste. The measures include the number of missed centers sides. Both teams had the merit to rule on the wings but have not been able to use this option. The fault of multiple services failed by Benjamin Mendy and Brice Dja Djédjé head. Both side of the OM have focused … the stands, which are given away to their heart back to whistle. LOSC side, we note the very discreet match Marvin Martin and Salomon Kalou, who have not given their technical accuracy on the phases of shots. Discover more

Crisis in Ukraine: What is the role of the “rights industry”?

Spain court requests Demjanjuk arrest, extradition

The three young men who collect on Easter Sunday at the Kiev Maidan for the ultra-nationalist group "Right sector" donation, look pained across the cluster of people who crowded round. On a chair in front of them is a transparent money box in the afternoon sun. But there is rarely anyone into a glow. Instead, ask the walkers, especially older ladies and gentlemen, the three military-clad activists delicate issues. Whether it had really been fighters of the "rights industry" that had begun in the early hours of Sunday near the eastern Ukrainian city Slavjansk a shootout, as Russian media claimed?

Armed men attacked pro-Russian militias at a roadblock. The Russian Internet news portal "Life News" on Sunday showed a business card from Dmitrij Jarosch, the leader of the "rights industry", said to have been found at the scene. In other pictures, two burned-out cars were on display, which remained at the roadblock. According to Russian media, five people were killed in the attack; the Ukrainian Interior Ministry confirmed three deaths.

Volodya, a tall young guy has his blond hair shaved off, defended before the angry questioners the "rights industry", which he had joined a few months ago to drive out President Viktor Yanukovych. In eastern Ukraine their people were not active. Also officially had "rights sector" denied involvement in the shooting immediately. And what does Volodya by the announcement of the pro-Russian separatists to release the occupied administration building until the fighters of the "rights industry" would have made their weapons and be deducted? "That's a lie. They will not pull off, no matter what we do. " Therefore, the "rights sector" in Kiev hold the position.

Russia had explicitly demanded in Geneva in crisis talks with Ukraine, the United States and the EU that Kiev should disarm the "rights industry". After the shooting, at the Easter Vigil, the Russian Foreign Ministry issued an indignant statement now. The incident show the "lack of willingness of the authorities in Kiev, nationalists and extremists to rein in and disarm." The Ukrainian Interior Ministry, however, spoke of a "put stop" and a "cynical provocation that has destroyed the peace of the Easter holidays."

In the Geneva agreement on de-escalation is written that all occupied administration buildings had to evacuate. It remained unclear whether therefore the building in the center of Kiev were meant to be still 'rights sector "controlled by different self-defense groups, including the. The Ukrainian Foreign Minister Andrei Deschtschyzja presented on Friday, however, clear that in Geneva no appointment has been made about when the Maidan had to evacuate. It remains for the time being.

The Easter strollers in Kiev will not spare the young men of the "rights industry" meanwhile their allegations. Even if they were not involved in Slavjansk perhaps, they would have still caused a lot of damage with their weapons and their posturing, says Svetlana, an elderly lady who has ventured with two girlfriends on the state of the activists. In Russian, asked questions she answers, of course, Ukrainian. "We want a reasonable, peaceful policy and no marauders," says Svetlana and looks over at Volodya and his colleagues. "These kids are dragging us into blaming. And the Russians take advantage of that. " to discover more

Fear of deflation exaggerated – Inflation will rise – and the ECB only watch

Draghi rejects euro zone deflation fears - RTÉ News

In fact, the unemployment rate fell to 6.7 percent in the U.S. and has trained in Europe a peak at 11.90 percent. A look at the raw materials confirms this assumption. The broad CRB commodity index has risen by about ten percent since the beginning and has broken the downward trend since 2011. From a further increase is expected due to the cyclical aspects.

This means that even if the labor market development lags behind expectations, the movements of prices in the financial market a higher demand for raw materials, which will ultimately be reflected in rising inflation. In general, price fluctuations in raw materials three to six months later in inflation rates are determined. Based on the current situation, the global inflation rates are going to find their bottom, and rise again from mid-year.

Deflationary trends there, especially in the crisis countries. The currently observed deflation in Spain and Greece is based next to the desired reduction of the high wages on the collapse of the local real estate price bubbles and also speaks for a limited price correction, as was to be observed in many other real estate markets in the past. Discover more

Documentary Experiment “Young Germany”: Breathless by the History Hit Parade

Good makes Kostya Ullmann, jauntily in Knickerbockers, in the camp of migrant bird movement 1913 on the Hohe Meissner. Just as when James Dean blend and fifties rebel in dispute with the father in the domestic kitchen. Or in the blue shirt of the GDR youth organization FDJ. And Anna Maria Mühe embodies the maid in the Empire as graceful and convincing as the Rudi Dutschke groupie from Geislingen 1968 As the reviewer says in such cases. Highly versatile performer!

In the paschal docu-experiment "Young Germany", which at 18 30 clock in the German premiere on Monday, the two actors embark on a journey through the 20th century and slip looking for youthful lifestyle change with the decades in the variety of roles. Reenactment, this stylistic device often used in history mediating formats, reminiscent of boulevard theater sometimes.

The game scenes – as well as provided with voiceover authentic footage – are, however, only one level of the NDR / WDR production, on an idea of ​​the book author Fred Grimm ("We want a different world – Youth in Germany 1901-2009") is based. Trappings has set a framework writer and director Jan Hinrik Drevs: acting effort and Ullmann as masters of ceremonies, terminate – sitting together in a modern loft – their own inserts and wear each other diary entries, letters and other sources before. This design is intended to facilitate the identification when obviously targeted young audience – but has the charm of a physical experiment.

"We are not history experts, we are actors," Ullmann makes it clear at the beginning, and one might add: actors who recite moderation texts in the series which will look natural, but probably serve the purpose in truth, the film snippets halfway conclusive to connect. The dialogues of the two sound times pedagogically-correct ("There were other voices." – "Well, at least not all at war noise"), sometimes endeavored to life ("ah, you're such a smart-ass"), and sometimes in conflict, the generally levied for narration curious-unbiased view of the world with pretty mellow classifications.

"Oh, because there'd be so much", because Anna Maria Mühe in the end, sighs "HipHop, migrants of the second and third generation?" – "The young Germany today is no longer in any case only east or west," added Ullmann. And while the audience wonders why the film actually with the reunification, so a quarter of a century, stops running even the credits to David Bowie's "Heroes". By the way – Here just the past 25 years would be: exactly the horizon of experience of our two historical Guides – Been a view to a possible change of mentality of the youth certainly interesting. For more information

“Jesus Christ Superstar”, when Pope Paul VI said, “Throw him, help spread the figure of Jesus”

Jesus Christ in rock version: the idea was to pair Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice who signed the opera "Jesus Christ Superstar", inspired by the events of the last seven days of Jesus' life (the entrance to Jerusalem, the process, sentenced to death and crucifixion), narrated from the point of view of Judas Iscariot. Published in September 1970, "Jesus Christ Superstar" was born as a double album, with the main performers Ian Gillan (Jesus), Murray Head (Judas) and Yvonne Elliman (Mary Magdalene), a role that was kept in the film in 1973 by director Norman Jewison. The album was an incredible success, reached the top spot of the prestigious Billboard U.S. chart and stayed there for three weeks, winning the gold. In this video the singer-actor Ted Neeley has always been the face of Jesus in "Jesus Christ Superstar", sings the song "Gethsemane (I Only Want To Say)".

"Paul VI saw a preview of the movie and he was excited," assures Ted Neeley. Pope Paul VI, in 1973, it did not join the violent criticism with which the extreme fringes of traditional Catholicism tried to stop the screening of the film in Rome. A silence read as an indirect placet papal criticism (there were also many physical challenges and stakes of extremist Catholics in front of the movie theater where the first screening was scheduled the work of Norman Jewison in a rock version which tells the last seven days of Christ). The secretive vision of the film in the Vatican by the Pope, was supposed to remain secret. But the news leaked from the hallowed halls. Some newspapers took it up again briefly, but the denial of L'Osservatore Romano, the newspaper of the Holy See, put everything to rest. Now the story is full light the testimony (exclusive to The Early Republic), the man who for 40 years has given a face, voice and singing at Christ's Passion, not only in the film version, but also in musicals and plays. "Certainly, and I can assure you that, based on the testimony of the director Norman Jewison that he sent the pope a copy of the film, the Pope was impressed favorably. Having attended the screening with great attention, I was repeatedly told the director, Paul VI made some very positive comments. 'This film – said to those who had attended the screening with him – will help to raise awareness and to bring Christianity all over the world more than anything else, in a time like this that we are experiencing. Telling the Passion of Christ through music, and especially with the music that young people like so much, it means you can get to talk about Jesus in all five continents, with large, young people and even children, regardless of religions and races because the Music has always united the hearer, breaks down walls and barriers. As I see it done seeing this movie. 'These words, spoken by a pope, for our work has been of infinite value and have encouraged us to continue on our journey ". "No. I do not lifted because no theological criticism, with great intelligence, he recognized that it was, after all, only a movie, not a theological work. Pope Paul VI appreciated especially as Jesus Christ Superstar are recounted in the last seven days of the earthly life of Jesus, with that our particular attention to his human side, his earthly suffering, how you came to the sacrifice of Golgotha ​​and the crucifixion that closes the film with the striking image of Christ on the Cross at sunset, while the background changes a shepherd driving a flock of sheep that are advancing toward the sun. was the prelude to the resurrection. " "I'm glad to hear it. Come from a family Christian Baptist, which has educated me to the Christian faith. Then never playing Jesus Christ Superstar I strengthened my faith with readings, prayers and biblical insights. And I confess that every time I go on stage in role of Christ feel a chill inside, a force, an intense emotion always new, always fresh.'s a feeling that I dedicate to Him always, Jesus And every time is like the first time. " "I was afraid. And I had to pass many tests before accepting a full role as delicate and complex. Actually, at first I tried the role of Judas, which was then interpreted in a sublime way by my close friend, Carl Anderson, died in 2004. A brother for me that I really miss. " "For 2000 years the whole world knows. Everybody knows him as a man and, for Christians, as a child of God A unique character, creepy, embodying the man and the Divine. Interpret it has been a challenge with myself, and every time I go I become the character, abandoning myself completely to him. Judah, however, beyond the betrayal, is not widely known, but Carl Anderson has always played in a masterly manner. " "Jesus is always present. I love him more and more as a son loves his father because his words of peace and brotherhood are always relevant and necessary, especially when he speaks of the redemption of the past, the poor, respect for women and Children. Topics The most modern that Pope Francis is spreading with great pastoral wisdom and determination. Francesco is a Pope who I admire very much and I hope to meet him. would embrace the dream of my life. " Read more

Men and women are equal, says Iranian president

Ex-minister: Iranian women 'complimentary' but not equal to men ...

Hassan Rohani, elected in June 2013 with the support of reformers and moderates advocating greater political, cultural and social openness in Iran, regularly criticized by international organizations defending human rights for discrimination against the women.

"Today, women have many rights, but there are still shortcomings in women's rights and gender equality," said the President in front of representatives of the "elite women" of the country by the media , who warmly applauded his speech. "The injustice and violence against women must stop," he pleaded. "According to Islamic rules, the man is not the first sex or the woman second sex (…) women alongside men and the two are equal."

According to the organizations of defense of human rights, women are victims of multiple discrimination in law and in practice, especially in matters of marriage, divorce and inheritance. A woman can not leave the country without the written only a male member of his family permission and according to Islamic law in the country, the testimony of a woman in court is half that of a rights. Go here to read more