Black Planet Award denounces killer-company Blackwater
Youngsters design mock-trophy for ecological devastation and exploitation
“ethecon – the foundation for ethics and economics”
denounces Erik Prince and his management of the
The award, a mock-trophy designed by young people, will be awarded during the
Speculation, Crises, Alternatives
March 14th 2009, 2 p.m.
Im “Großer Saal”, Pfefferwerk
Schönhauser Allee 176, 10119
The diatribe on Erik Prince and Blackwater will be presented by Peter Strutinsky, a renowned scholar in peace studies. Members of the international movement for peace and democracy will be present as guests.
last decades, profit-led capitalism has disengaged politics and states from
their responsibilities for their armies and made war a private business.
Initially limited to marauding gangs of mercenaries, it has now become –
witness the war in
Since 2006, ethecon awards two international prizes every year: along with the “Black Planet Award”, it also presents a “Blue Planet Award” to people who excel in their commitment to the preservation of this planet.
Contrary to the many foundations that originate from companies, families, churches, political parties or states, ethecon is one of the few ‘grass-root foundations’ whose main purpose is concern for future generations. At the moment, the foundation has eleven chief sponsors; donations and additional sustaining members are highly welcome.
For further information, background, original sounds and interviews: contact the director of ethecon, Hubert Ostendorf (mobile: + 152-2152 9077).