What I follow upon
This is just a little excerpt of projects i like to follow. I'm every year engaged in following the World Economic Forum in Davos.
My interest are broad in scope. This is why i also maky use of tools like the open source Democracy Player, which allows me to access content from many TV Channels worldwide, out of which i follow Democracy Now, Kulturplatz, rocketboom, Sternstunden, Hans Küng - World Ethos (a great men whom i had the pleasure to meet personally in 2001 right after his speech at the UN Assembly).
Very recently I joined Couchsurfing which allows me to meet with many real people visiting the city of Genoa and hopefully allow me to have friends in every town of the world.
There is a wide world of news I love to follow up on. Some of the journalists I like to follow is John Pilger, Robert Fisk, Bill Moyer, Amy Goodman on Democracy Now!, Slavoj Zizek, Paul Krugman, but also economist Joseph Stiglitz or Noam Chomsky, George Soros but will always also look for the most direct sources like Malalai Joya, who's book A Woman Among Warlords had been very revealing or at least confirming what we should all have suspected for a long time. In the spirit of Francis Claud Cockburn "Never believe anything until it has been officially denied." The subjects I'm interested in however do not stop at politics and economy, but may include a verity of many other things like The World Within Us just to give an example. But any philosophy lesson be it on Hannnah Arendt or the wonderful story of the life of Stéphane Hessel will grab my intention and of course I will not only look at the surface, but digg deaper into the issues.
The purpose of all this is not to waste time, but to embrace the world and to be open to all it's aspects and to give some positive contribution for the wellbeing of all in my immediate environment.