Monthly Archives: November 2013

Analysis of the Green Defeat in the 2013 Federal Elections

Here I copied a very interesting text from Ralph Obermauer about the Green’s defeat in this year’s election.

His main thesis is that the editorial departments of the most relevant media where opposed to the comparatively radical 2013 election platform of Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen.

Worthwhile reading!  – However, only available in German. :(.

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Free again.

There is a major change in my professional life; I am free again for new challenges and opportunities.

The job at SumOfUs has emerged as something very different than I anticipated. I learned a lot there and I think SumOfUs is a very interesting project, and I wish them lots of success. However, it is currently definitely not the place where I want to work. This is partly due to the style of campaigning and partly due to the American organizational culture.

So now I have time again to read interesting articles, to attend conferences, to do something with friends to moderate events, to advise projects and organizations, …

In the coming months I will search my political project for the coming years. I am open to suggestions and ideas!

Why a blog?

There are two main reasons for me now to write / blog on my own website:

  1. Whoever wanted to know what I am doing, had to look at my facebook page. Most of its content is public, but I wanted to make it possible for people to read about me without giving their data to facebook. Equally important, I want to keep control over my own content – irrespective of future changes of facebook’s policies.
  2. I am looking for a new job/mission/task. It became clear that the work at SumOfUs was not what I imagined when I decided in May to change away from Doctors without Borders.