December 31, 2018

Elif Shafak on multiculturalism, the power of stories and making the political personal

Turkish-British novelist Elif Shafak discusses her own identity and the idea of being a "world citizen" in the latest Ways to Change the World podcast.

Joan Baez - La Canzone di Marinella

Chimes of Freedom. Dupa 30 de ani, mai actual ca niciodata

July 1988. One year before the fall of the Berlin wall, between 200.000 and 300.000 east-berliners witnessed this historical concert. In his speech, they recommended him not to say the word "wall" so he changed it for "barriers". Epic historical moment. 

GERMAN: Es ist schön in Ost-Berlin zu sein. Ich möchte euch sagen ich bin nicht hier für oder gegen eine Regierung, ich bin gekommen um rock'n'roll zu spielen für Ost-Berlinern, in der Hofnung dass eines Tages alle Barrieren obgeriesen warden. 

ENGLISH: It’s nice to be in East Berlin. I want to tell you that I’m not here for or against any government, I have come to play rock'n'roll for the East-Berliners, in the hope that one day all barriers will be torn down.