September 15, 2017

Sister has the choice

Finally: my election documents have arrived! Due to my move, I can't go to the polling station normally for the Bundestag election, but I had to apply for absentee voting. Postal voting is now [...]
May 12, 2017

Sister has the choice

So, do you know what you're voting for yet? Will you end up being a loyal it-can-only-give-one-party voter? Or do you only make up your mind in the voting booth? Do you vote by faces, [...]
March 29, 2017

You have the choice

Cem Özdemir of the Green Party is campaigning on Facebook against Erdogan's referendum. Bilingual: German and Turkish. The clip is (of course) professionally made and is about democracy, [...]
January 23, 2017

Lying Press in American

"You don't trust the press, do you?" This question was asked yesterday by someone I hold in very high esteem, a clever mind, educated, well-read. I would never have given him [...]
December 10, 2016

Advent tour political

Dear readers, we interrupt our Advent tour for an urgent announcement ("breaking news", so to speak): yesterday, the Tagesschau reported, the South Korean parliament voted to strip its [...]
September 16, 2016

Polling station in the children's village

Finally, the time has come: the election of the new Children's Village Council is underway. All children and young people from the first grade are called to the polls. Elected are [...]
September 15, 2016

Absentee ballot

Just now, for the first time in my life, I finished absentee ballots. Yes, we take our elections seriously at the Children's Village, so seriously that children and young people, [...]
September 9, 2016

Election campaign in the children's village

I've been in campaign mode since yesterday. We had a meeting of our children's and youth council to prepare for the next election. Who will provide the voting booth? Who [...]
July 8, 2016

Practice democracy

Today in the Children's Village we had our children's and young people's general assembly. We from the Kidorat (five young people, three educators and a sister) had organized it. There were over 70 [...]