AVA joins Amnesty Int. calling for closing of Guantánamo
On the occasion of President Obama’s Berlin speech on June 19, 2013, AVA-Berlin joined the Amnesty International Berlin-Brandenburg group in calling for a closure of the Guantánamo prison camp. More photos here.
The following is the text of Ann Wertheimer’s speech on behalf of American Voices Abroad Berlin at the Amnesty International tent in Berlin (June 19, 2013): (more…)
Stammtisch First Thursday – July 4, 2013 8pm
Our first Thursday of the month Stammtisch is in the Seerose (Mehringdamm 47) in Kreuzberg. Take the U6 or the U7 to U-Bahnhof Mehringdamm, or buses 119 or 140.
So meet us at the Seerose starting around 8 p.m. in the pleasant and quiet back room for good conversation and for vegetarian specialties made with fresh ingredients at reasonable prices. Come hungry!
Stammtisch June 6 , 2013 – Special Guest Talk on Guatemala
Pam Selwyn introducing guest speaker Andrea Althoff.
Thanks to Andrea Althoff for her stimulating presentation at our Stammtisch on the subject of “The Mayas, the New Religious Pluralism and Democratization in Guatemala”. There were lots of questions which she patiently answered and everyone left with a much better picture of the complicated situation in Guatemala. The following is an excerpt from her lecture: (more…)
Stammtisch April 4, 2013 8pm – Special Guest Talk on Drones
The hot topic of drones was the focus of our Stammtisch on Thursday April 4th. Otfried Nassauer, a founder and director of the Berlin Information-Center for Transnational Security and long engaged in peace and security research, spoke to us on the subject of drones and thoughts for new international laws regulating them. More photos here.
Slideshow of 10 Years AVA-Berlin 2003-2013
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AVA Berlin celebrates 10th Anniversary
A good time was had by all as we celebrated our 10th Anniversary. Thanks to Pam for hosting and Eva for entertainment. More photos here
Notes on David Bollier’s Speech about the Commons
Carolyn was so kind as to write up notes on David Bollier’s lecture “The Commons as a New/Old Paradigm of Governance, Policy and Political Action” on Dec. 4th at the American Academy in Berlin.
Some introduction and Carolyn’s notes follow — (more…)
Inauguration Celebration in Berlin on January 21, 2013
We elected new officers, discussed the past year and ideas for projects in 2013 as we ate a huge brunch, and stared at the snowstorm out the window . View the Annual Report 2012 (it is also above under Who We Are). More photos here.
AVA’s David MacBryde Interviewed on the Rag Radio
David MacBryde — a Berlin-based correspondent for The Rag Blog – offered a progressive perspective on developments in Germany and the Eurozone to the Rag Radio audience on Friday, November 9 in Austin, Texas. Listen to the interview here.Photo by Charlie Martin / KOOP.
AVA’s Alan Benson quoted in Reuters article
Alan Benson who has worked tirelessly to register Americans to vote was quoted in a Reuter’s article which was also carried by the New York Times.
The Democrats vs Republicans Debate at Rathaus Schöneberg
Photos of the event sponsored by IBUSA on October 16, 2012.
Protesting Guantánamo at the Brandenburg Gate
The chair of AVA-Berlin, Ann Wertheimer, spoke on January 11, 2012, the 10th anniversary of the opening of the detention camp at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. American Voices Abroad Berlin joined Amnesty International Berlin-Brandenburg to mark this 10th anniversary and to call for an end to indefinite detention and unfair trials.