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  • Australia’s fireproof democracy

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    One week before the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires the state of Victoria cooked like never before.  On three consecutive days in late January the temperature exceeded 43 °C / 109 °F, scorching an already desiccated land and laying the foundations for the worst bushfires in Australian history.  On the fateful day […]

  • "Movimiento por la Paz con Justicia y Dignidad"

    It´s all about real social cohesion!

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    Everything started in August 2008 when all kinds of Mexicans flooded the Zócalo -the main square in the historic center of Mexico City –  with thousands of lit candles in a mass demonstration of their unease. The assassination of the son of Alejandro Marti – a renowned Mexican businessman – […]

  • The Greater WE

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    If governments don’t succeed, should civil society take action and propose its own solutions? This year’s Salzburg Trilogue was an attempt to do exactly that