Archive for April, 2013

International Exhibition Incident

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 30 April 2013 by delclem

New tensions between EU pillars Germany and France fought in the cultural field? De L’Allemagne, “an exhibition of art in the Louvre has provoked fury in Germany for portraying the country as a dark and dangerous neighbour – has it ignored key movements deliberately, or is it all a matter of taste?”
photo: detail from Max Beckmann’s The Hell of Birds (c) The Louvre
>full text (c) THE IRISH TIMES, 2013



Water Resources Privatized?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on 28 April 2013 by delclem

Austrian A-hole of the month? “Do you believe water is a basic human right? According to the Nestlé CEO water is a foodstuff that should be privatized, not a human right: Peter Brabeck says that with the global population rising water is not a public right, but a resource that should be managed by businessmen.”


“Hungary is no longer a democracy”

Posted in Uncategorized on 26 April 2013 by delclem


“Europe has been slow to act, but it is not too late.”
Analysis (c) THE NEW STATESMAN, 2013

Photo: Getty

Just Identity Issues…?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on 25 April 2013 by delclem


“A new (dangerous?) breed of activist right-wing extremism is spreading across Europe: Die Identitären.” >text (c) THE VIENNA REVIEW, 2013

“The Gothic author who died twice”

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on 22 April 2013 by delclem

“Born 150 years ago today, on April 22nd 1763, Austrian author Cajetan Tschink was born in Vienna. At the age of 17 he asked for permission to enter the Barnabite Order but a few months later he was accepted into the Carmelite Order which he left before ordination. Instead he began his studies of philosophy at Jena. Later Tschink became Professor of Philosophy and Metaphysics in Olmütz/Olomouc in Moravia, Czech Republic. In November 1809 appeared an obituary announcing Tschink’s death in Olmütz (November 7th, 1809), and another one in 1813 stating that he died on August, 26th in the same town!  Continue reading

UFOs over Austria, 1954

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on 21 April 2013 by delclem

UFOs as the projection screen of the collective unconscious, where Cold/Post War hysteria materializes? “This photograph, reproduced from the quarterly UFO periodical Flying Saucers International in Los Angeles, shows silvery white flying objects as seen by photographer Erich Kaiser while descending from the Reichenstein mountain in Styria, Austria on Aug. 3, 1954” Photo (c) AP

The Vienna of 1913

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on 20 April 2013 by delclem

A century ago, the city of Vienna played host to Hitler,
Trotsky, Tito, Freud and Stalin.”
>full text with more photos & a map (c) BBC, 2013

>audio file (interview with Charles Emmerson & Dardis McNamee)

(the same facts are also mentioned in the German 1913 book by Florian Illies)