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3 Questions @ Unbound London: Office Freedom

3 Questions @ Unbound London: Office Freedom

Hi, thanks for joining us for three questions. I’m Daisy and I’m here today with Richard the founder and CEO of office freedom Thank you for joining us. Thanks very much for having me Daisy. My pleasure So we just here at unbound London and we really want to find out why office freedom have got this amazing stand here We’ve got custom graffiti on the walls We’ve got an extravaganza money-grabbing wind tunnel machine for a chance to win…

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55 Voices for Democracy: Jan Philipp Reemtsma

55 Voices for Democracy: Jan Philipp Reemtsma

What does it mean to speak about – and for – democracy in an emphatic sense? Is there a common let’s say: project we – we democrats – stand for and even would fight for in difficult and dangerous times? Hopefully we would do so. But we should not conjure up such times when they are not at stake just to dress up our democratic habits. Of course: democracy always was and is an endangered political concept. Endangered is it…

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55 Voices for Democracy: Francis Fukuyama

55 Voices for Democracy: Francis Fukuyama

I’m very delighted to be asked to participate in this “55 Voices” series in honor of Thomas Mann and to be in Thomas Mann’s house in Pacific Palisades. I think that Thomas Mann is particularly relevant to the present moment in a couple of respects. I think that the role that he played as an exile from Nazi Germany, his “Listen, Germany!” lectures that were delivered into Nazi Germany during the war, in a way set a important precedent for…

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55 Voices for Democracy: Timothy Snyder

55 Voices for Democracy: Timothy Snyder

Whatever happened to the future? Have you noticed that the future has gone away? This I think is the most striking thing about our politics today whether it’s America or Europe or much of the rest of the world. That there’s no future anymore. For the past couple hundred years from the French Revolution forward, what democratic politics has generally been about is the future. We’ve been very good at producing different competing versions about what the future would be…

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55 Voices for Democracy: Ananya Roy

55 Voices for Democracy: Ananya Roy

We live in an era of stark social and economic inequality. Across the world the hoarding of wealth by the rich and powerful rests on the exploitation and impoverishment of marginalized communities. Such inequality is visibly manifested in our cities. Here in the City of Angels, inequality is evident in a stark contrast between homes worth $500 million dollars being built in the hills of Bel Air, not far from the Thomas Mann House or the University of California Los…

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Bringing Black music and culture to the BBC – Alex, Londoner #318

Bringing Black music and culture to the BBC – Alex, Londoner #318

My life was a call to rhythms and communication and in the many things that I have worked on and created Black Londoners radio programme from 1974 till 1988 for me, took in the black diaspora. Joyce and I sat down and we created a format, it took in all walks of life. I met the stars, the Muhammad Alis, Gladys Knight. Politicians never used to have a chance to be interviewed on the Beeb, they all got the opportunity….

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Advocate for social justice, freedom of movement and children’s rights #351 Ilona

Advocate for social justice, freedom of movement and children’s rights #351 Ilona

I worked for a comms agency that’s worked with the European Delegation as Slovenia was preparing to join the EU. We had a referendum of our own and it was the vast majority of people, I think about 89%, voted to join the EU. And so I really grew to believe in the dream of why Europe had been set up, or the European Union had come about as a way of integrating countries. I came to London originally to…

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Top 20 Projects Completing in 2020 | The B1M

Top 20 Projects Completing in 2020 | The B1M

From striking skyscrapers to vast Olympic parks and stadiums on a level of ambition never attempted before, 2020 sees a new decade kick-off with the completion of some truly remarkable construction projects. From the overwhelming number of schemes set to finish this year, these are the 20 you need to keep your eyes on. Stretching over four square kilometres and including a major extension to the Dubai metro, the finishing touches to the 2020 Expo site are now being made…

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Freedom Pass: The Movie

Freedom Pass: The Movie

The Freedom Pass has been run and paid for by London boroughs since 1986… …and is the most comprehensive concessionary travel scheme in Europe. The Ladies Who Bus: Jo, Linda and Mary, decided to use their Freedom Passes… to travel every London bus route from end to end. They started their journey in March 2009 and are boarding the buses in numerical order, blogging about each route along the way. JO HUNT: “I think the Freedom Pass is important for…

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