‘Hunger stones’ tell centuries-old tale of drought

Recent drought has uncovered so-called hunger stones in the Elbe river in the Czech Republic. The boulder in the northwestern town of Decin, north of the capital Prague, is roughly the size of a utility van and bears the foreboding inscription, “When you see me, weep”.

Barrel organ festival fills Prague with old music

Two dozen barrel organ players displayed their skills in Prague’s city centre within an eight-day festival that has attracted virtuosos from across Europe. Organ grinders from Austria, France, Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Switzerland and the Czech Republic offered music ranging from Mozart or Verdi to ABBA. The festival will continue in other Czech towns and cities, with more players due to take part.

Prague Zoo Celebrates Birth of Baby Gibbon

(14 Aug 2018) Eight days after its birth in captivity, a rare newborn Silvery Gibbon has gone on public display at the Prague Zoo in the Czech Republic. (Aug. 14)

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Czech Republic Just Re-elected A Pro-Trump Nationalist President (HBO)

Czech President Miloš Zeman was elected for a second term Saturday, fending off centrist and pro-EU academic Jiri Drahos in a presidential race that fast became a referendum on Czech identity.

The nationalistic, pro-Trump and anti-EU Zeman is notorious for his brash style of politics, anti-migration rhetoric and as the defender of the country he now calls “Czechia.”

In 2017, the EU survived challenges from right-wing parties in the West of Europe, but in 2018 its authority is under threat from populism in the East.

Zeman has been vocal in his demands for a referendum on EU membership, which is creating another headache for Brussels.

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Candidate Drahos votes in Czech presidential run-off

Pro-European challenger Jiri Drahos voted in the Czech Republic’s presidential run-off on Friday, in which he faces pro-Russian incumbent Milos Zeman. IMAGES

‘Czech Trump’ clinches election victory, eurosceptics boosted

With voters upset over traditional parties and orders from Brussels, billionaire populist Andrej Babis, dubbed the “Czech Trump”, clinches victory in the Czech Republic’s election, while eurosceptics and an anti-Islam group backed by France’s National Front made strong gains. IMAGES

How to end prohibition: experiences abroad | Cannabis University | Cannabis Liberation Day 2017

Panel debate inside the Cannabis University at Cannabis Liberation Day 2017: ‘How to end prohibition: experiences abroad’. With Clark French (UK), Robert Veverka (CZ), James Burton (USA), Michael Knodt (DE), Sean Carney (USA). Moderated by Cannabis News Network’s Steven Kompier.

Clark French (United Kingdom)

One of the best known British cannabis activists, co-founder and board member of NORML UK, the Berkshire Cannabis Community and UK Cannabis Social Clubs.

Robert Veverka (Czech Republic)

President of Legalizace.cz, the largest Czech organization for legalization of cannabis and editor in chief of the wonderful Legalizace magazine. In 2013, Robert was a candidate for the Pirate Party in the European Parliament elections.

James Burton (USA)

The story of James Burton reads like a Hollywood script. A Vietnam veteran, who flees the war on drugs to become the main pioneer and first large-scale grower of medicinal cannabis in the Netherlands. After Bedrocan gained a monopoly on producing medical cannabis, Burton’s Stichting Insitute of Medical Marijuana (SIMM) went bankrupt.

Michael Knodt (Germany)

One of Germany’s leading cannabis journalists. Micha was editor in chief of Hanf Journal between 2005 and 2013 and now works for various media. He is the host of Exzessiv.tv and Der Micha.

Sean Carney (USA)

Former Wall Street Journal correspondent in the Czech Republic and currently Director of Business Development EMA at Tilray, one of the biggest players in the international legal cannabis industry.

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