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Belgium (11/01/2014) : To live in exile is not always easy for Tibetans. Especially newcomers are facing a lot of problems and worries. To live in a new country is a big change. First there is the asylum case, later they have to adapt to a new life and lifestyle, learn a new language, follow a training, find a job, fulfill administrative obligations… In Belgium there are Tibet supporters with a heart for Tibet who already offer help to their Tibetan friends on a personal level for several years. The Belgian Tibet association Tibetan-Flemish Circle of Friends (Tibetaanse-Vlaamse Vriendenkring) has taken the initiative to set up a Working Group for Help for Tibetans in Flanders, to join forces and to share the knowledge. Dennis Barbion, President of Tibetan-Flemish Circle of Friends, and Founder, President and Coordinator of- Read More



2) From Autonomy to Thermopolitics: Freedom As A Dissipative Structure

The following essay wishes to perform two tasks: 1) to provide a brief review of traditional, liberal and humanist notions of freedom in order to contrast this tradition with a contemporary, thermodynamic and informational, dissipative systems-theoretical concept of freedom. Freedom is traditionally conceived in the lights of thermodynamic entropy, positioned within a closed-system ontology. This article specifies what the concept of freedom looks like in a dynamic, open-system ontology, premised on information-theoretical insights and dissipative dynamics. Here, freedom is not subject to the same form of entropy as the classical thermodynamic principles which underwrite most humanist and liberal takes on freedom, oriented in closed system forms of autonomy; 2) With a mind to this insight, we position the concept of freedom, viewed as a dissipative structure, in new lights. On these … Read More



33) Breaking the Silence: Rising Up for Equality

Kolkata,India: In India’s eastern city of Kolkata, As part of the One Billion Rising movement, a group of underprivileged children, women, survivors of violence, social activists and members of the community came together at the beautiful Indrani Park off the busy Prince Anwar Shah Road in South Kolkata to rise and dance to register their voices against gender-based violence. According to its portal One Billion rising is “a global call to women survivors of violence and those who love them to gather safely in community outside places where they are entitled to justice – courthouses, police stations, government offices, school administration buildings, work places, sites of environmental injustice, military courts, embassies, places of worship, homes, or simply public gathering places where women deserve to feel safe but too often do …Read More




4)  The earth revolves around the sun in a never­ending cycle,

Like a person pedaling constantly on his bicycle.

The electrons of atoms revolve around the nucleus spherically,

Like the blood circulating around the body laboriously.


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