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Sex: ‘X’ (Indetermined)

Today I got my new (German) passport which includes a small but important change of my personal data: now in the field sex it shows 'X' for 'indetermined'. I thought for a long time that it would not really be important what these official documents say. However, I am getting more and more tired and annoyed of always having to choose between two binary options on any form, when I buy something on the web (for example an airplane ticket), and on many other occasions.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is not Our Revolution

Andreas Speck (La Transicionera), Moises Rubio Rosendo y Marcos Rivero Cuadrado (Solidaridad Internacional Andalucia)

“New technologies and approaches are merging the physical, digital, and biological worlds in ways that will fundamentally transform humankind.”, affirms Klaus Schwab, economist and founder of the World Economic Forum in Davos. In its extreme, the “Fourth Industrial Revolution” (4IR) promises to amplify human capacities through new technologies, up to being able to “cure” ageing, leading us to a new and controversial “post-human” species. Leading this revolution into which we are entering rapidly are the nanotechnology, biotechnology, robots, artificial intelligence, energy storage systems, so-called clean energies, Big Data, drones, virtual and enhanced reality and 3D printing. Parallel to the announcement at the Davos Forum, the Spanish canal #0 provided a platform to José Luis Cordeiro in the Spanish speaking world, who they presented as professor and founder of the Singularity University, “to try to discover how many steps science is from achieving the utopia called immortality”: the death of death, the fabrication of organs, cyronics, the colonization of other planets, exocortex, telepathy, artificial food, quantum computing... A curious line-up of possibilities which appears to have stepped out from science fiction, especially The Tale of the Heechees by Frederik Pohl.

Turkey: Trial of Dr. Serdar Küni: Statement of International Delegation of Trial Monitors

[Cizre, Turkey] Dr. Serdar Küni, a medical doctor working in the Cizre office of Human Rights Foundation Turkey, was convicted of section 220/7 of the Turkish Penal Code, “aiding and abetting terrorist organizations”, on 24 April 2017 during the second hearing of his trial.  


The dream is over!

Personal reflections on the death of Rio Reiser (Ton Steine Scherben) - * 9 January 1950; † 20 August 1996

I wrote this article in September 1996, shortly after the death of Rio Reiser, for the German nonviolent anarchist magazine ‘Graswurzelrevolution’. It was published in issue 212, October 1996 (http://www.graswurzel.net/212/scherben.shtml). In March 2017 I added – first in the Spanish translation – a personal update.

Turkey: Stop the cycle of violence!

International delegation went to Diyarbakır and Cizre

 


London, 04.05.2016




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by Dr. Radut