A downward spiral? Following hot on the heels of the summer's Greek crisis, the influx of refugees and migrants has highlighted disagreements in the EU and raised questions about our desire and our ability to come to common agreement. A debate on the Grexit, the Brexit, humanism, pragmatism, the East/West divide and how to move forward. Watch the video highlights!
Monthly Archives: October 2015
Bloodlines We all know about the Holocaust, but how much do we know about the Gulag and how many of us still live with the terror these two human catastrophes engendered. Ernst van Alphen looks at the different histories of the Holocaust and the Gulag and the different traumata which they caused, tracing the development of these traumata through the victims to their children and grandchildren. Watch the video!
Time to look closer to home? Despite many states having been signatories to the European Convention of Human Rights for more than 60 years, persecution of many different types continues to raise its ugly head in Europe. This debate looks at what role human rights play in our politics and asks how much we can trust our politicians to stand up for these rights. Watch the video highlights!
Common wealth? Italian revolutionary philosopher Antonio Negri speaks in Warsaw on social models and the commons, critiquing the current state of affairs and proposing his own models for empowering the multitudes and overcoming the power of capital. Watch the extended video highlights!
On target? As the United Nations moves on from its Millenium Development Goals and looks to the new Sustainable Development Goals programme, Depot asks how much faith we should have in these targets, what the original programme achieved and what we can realistically expect from its successor. Watch the video highlights!
A house divided against itself? The nationalist right is on the up and negative headlines make the running, and yet, polls show that support for the EU is recovering and spontaneous displays of consensus in matters such as the Charlie Hebdo assassinations bear witness to our continued ability to empathise and to work together. How then to reconcile these seeming contradictions, is solidarity fading or are we merely witnessing a series of fraternal disputes? Listen to the recording and watch the video!