Photos of the ethecon conference 2011
The photographer Gabriele Senft took pictures of the ethecon conference on November 19, 2011...
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Prof. Dr. Elmar Altvater: Diatribe
A eulogy, a laudation, is easier and more satisfying to give than a castigating speech. And to make matters worse, this speech is to be about a company and its management which are far away from me, and this not only in a geographical sense...
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Dr. Gregor Gysi, MP: Laudatory speech
When honouring Angela Davis today we are not solely honoring her personal engagement. We also know her as a symbol of antiracist action, for the political and social struggle for an all - encompassing emancipation...
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Prof. Angela Davis: Acceptance speech
It is a great honor to have been chosen by ethecon Foundation as the recipient of the 2011 Blue Planet Award. I thank you for acknowledging the work I have attempted to do over the last four decades, work I never have undertaken...
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Blue Planet Award 2011: Angela Davis
Excerpt from the statement justifying the bestowal of the International ethecon Blue Planet Award 2011 on Angela Davis: ethecon sees in Angela Davis‚ active opposition to racism, exploitation and oppression, in her fight against...
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Greetings from Prof. Dr. Dr. hc. Oskar Negt
Dear Angela, I was most happy to hear that the ethecon Foundation will be presenting you an award in honour of your tireless endeavours in the cause of civil liberties at all levels. No one deserves this prize more than you...
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Greetings from Dr. Klaus Steiniger
The fact that Angela Davis is the winner of this year‘s ethecon Blue Planet Award gives me a feeling of great satisfaction. It is above all a recognition of her decade-long self-sacrificing commitment to promote the human rights...
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Greetings from Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Richter / GBM
We were most happy to hear that the ethecon foundation plans to bestow its International Blue Planet Award 2011 on Angela Davis. We applaud this decision in great solidarity and wish to be among the first to congratulate you...
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Greetings from Critical Resistance (USA)
We are so pleased to honor Professor Angela Y. Davis on the occasion of the bestowal of the ethecon Blue Planet Award 2011. Professor Davis is one of the co-founders of Critical Resistance, a national grassroots organization...
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Statement from Diane Wilson (Blue Planet Award 2006)
This year´s Blue Planet Award to Angela Davis sends a clear and powerful message of how people can bring about real change. Time and time again, and against insurmountable odds, the will of the people...
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Statement from Elias Bierdel (Blue Planet Award 2010)
The fight against injustice, oppression and discrimination demands total commitment. Primarily for this reason I'm very happy about this recognition for Angela Davis – and I wish to congratulate her as the award recipient...
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Franz Josef Degenhardt: „Angela Davis“
Instead of a greeting, singer-songwriter Franz Josef Degenhardt contributed the text of his song „Angela Davis“ from the 1972 album „Mutter Mathilde“...
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Black Planet Award 2011: TEPCO
Excerpt from the statement justifying the censure of the people responsible for the energy company TEPCO/Japan through the bestowal of the International ethecon Black Planet Award 2011: Responsible for the decisions and actions...
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Greetings from Kazuhiko Kobayashi (Japan)
As a citizen of Japan and as a world compatriot I would like to condemn in public as most irresponsible persons all those politicians, civil servants and company executives all of whom have planned, built, operated and still operate...
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Greetings from Kazue Suzuki / Greenpeace Japan
In 1971, a small group of activists set sail from Vancouver in a fishing boat they named Greenpeace. Their destination was Amchitka, a volcanic island in the Aleutian Islands, west of Alaska, where the United States was set to detonate...
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Greetings from Hideyuki Ban / CNIC (Japan)
The Citizens´ Nuclear Information Center (CNIC) is a non-profit research institution with the goal of realizing a society that does not rely on nuclear energy. Independent from the nuclear industry CNIC conducts research...
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Greetings from Rikiya Adachi / Greens Japan
My name is Rikiya Adachi, Spokesperson of the International Bureau of Greens Japan (Midorino Mirai in Japanese). Greens Japan is a political organization which has some 500 members including more than 60 municipal councilors...
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Greetings from Yoko Akimoto / Attac Japan
Congratulation, TEPCO! At last, you have won the prize! We are sincerely thankful you have notified more and more Japanese that TEPCO is this mess. Nobody trusts...
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Greetings from Sylvia Kotting-Uhl, MP / Green Party Germany
TEPCO well deserves this year’s discommendation award. TEPCO’s moral thoughtlessness and lack of responsibility led to the worst industrial nuclear catastrophe yet experienced. The roots are to be found in the decision to...
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Greetings from Christina Hacker / Umweltinstitut München (Germany)
This year’s prize of the ethecon Foundation - Ethics & Economics, the International Black Planet Award, goes to the Tokyo Electric Power Company, TEPCO. The price is well-deserved and long time due...
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Greetings from David Weisman / Alliance For Nuclear Responsibility (USA)
Greetings from the Alliance For Nuclear Responsibility, a statewide, California non-profit consumer energy watchdog advocate. Your decision to award the Black Planet award to TEPCO for their negligence and arrogance regarding the...
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