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From June 19 AEGEE has attentively followed the recent stand-off and major public discontent over the increase of the electricity price in Armenia. AEGEE strongly condemns excessive use of force by the Police aimed at dispersing the crowd on the morning of June 23, resulting in arrest of more than 250 civic activists. We are, furthermore,… » read more

This is a guest blog post by Olaf Böhnke, head of the Berlin office of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), and Darius Reinhardt, a Berlin-based researcher who focuses on EU affairs and the Middle East. Reports about the innumerable numbers of drowned refugees in the Mediterranean Sea have become a permanent part of our… » read more

As investors and officials are promoting a gas pipeline project from the Caspian Sea to Italy, the systematic repression of human rights in Azerbaijan is hardly on the official agenda. The Aliyev regime’s weakly veiled attempts to muzzle dissent illustrate how even the most repressive governments are acceptable partners for Europe’s pet energy projects. by… » read more

To Utrecht with Love

“Once a year go someplace you´ve never been before“, says the Dalai Lama in his 18 Rules for Living. Or, in an expanded version of it and for those of us who do that anyways:  “Start the year with going someplace you’ve never been before´´. And I did. I went to Utrecht. On 1st January. Now, nothing… » read more

INTERVIEW:Dr. FLORIN CHIRCULESCU Florin Chirculescu is the chief of the Thoracic Surgery Department at the “Spitalul Universitar” Hospital of Bucharest. He is also the trade union leader of the Doctors’ Federation “Dr I. Cantacuzino”. In February 2009, surgeon Florin Chirculescu addressed a public letter to Ion Bazac, who was, at the time, Romania’s Ministry of… » read more

The special BONUS EDRi-gram has been prepared by EDRi members and observers as a present for all EDRi’s website visitors an EDRi supporters. It contains information regarding the association European Digital Rights (EDRi), its Brussels Office and its newsletter.  As always, it is available under Creative Commons 3.0 BY licence.  It also gives you the… » read more

Article published in EDRi-gram 8.24. Free subscription ! Private-sector attempts to undermine and attack the ability of WikiLeaks to function on the Internet have attracted much attention. Their domain name (wikileaks.org) was was taken out of service by EveryDNS, their ability to collect funds was restricted by Paypal, Visa and Mastercard while Amazon deleted their… » read more

In the 1830s French writer Alexis de Tocqueville visited the United States and published a book called, “Democracy in America,” in which he writes: “Situation of the Black Population in the United States and Dangers with which Its Presence threatens the White.” “The most formidable of all the ills which threaten the future existence of the Union arises from the presence of a black population upon its territory…”

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