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The Exit Internationalist

March 12, 2020

Online Exit Workshops Dates – 2020

In response to COVID-19, Exit International has taken its flagship workshops online, hosting workshops across various global time zones. Workshop Dates  2020 USA/ Canada Saturday 18 July @ 11.00 CDT (12 noon Eastern, 9.00 Pacific) Europe Saturday 15 August @ 14.00 DST (13.00 in London) Australia/ NZ Wednesday 14 October @ 11am (DST east coast) […]

March 4, 2020

Germany’s top court paves the way for assisted suicide

Deutsche Welle

Germany’s highest court has overturned a section of the criminal code forbidding all forms of assisted suicide. Many terminally ill patients and medical professionals had fought to see the law scrapped. “I want to end it if the pain gets unbearable,” 63-year-old Melanie S. tells Lukas Radbruch, a doctor at University Hospital Bonn, who has […]

March 2, 2020

Corona Virus & Exit

All forthcoming Exit workshops and meetings have been cancelled. However, it is hoped that all meetings will go ahead later in the year. Registrations remain open. It would be helpful to Exit for everyone to register as soon as possible so numbers can be gauged and larger venues booked according to demand. Register – Paris […]

February 28, 2020

Books for Self-Isolators …

Many of us are now in self-isolation for an extended period of time. If you are like the Exit team, then you may well be wondering what to read. Here are some suggestions. Philip’s highly-entertaining biography (Melbourne University Press) titled Damned If I Do written with the late Peter Corris. And Killing Me Softly: Voluntary […]

February 3, 2020

‘With this I never have to depend on a doctor’ – New Dutch Report on Completed Life

The Volksrant, Maud Effting

Halfway through the conversation Henk (83) is suddenly holding a large key in his hands. He carefully walks down the stairs to the gray vault in the basement of his house. There he unpacks a small plastic box with two jars. There are two white pills in each jar. “Look,” he says cheerfully, holding one […]

February 1, 2020

Sarco Opens @ Cube Design Museum NL

From Tuesday 11 February Sarco is on display at the Cube Design Museum in Kerkrade as part of a new exhibition titled: ‘Verwacht: (Re)design Death’ is a new exhibition of ‘Dutch and international design projects related to death and the rituals surrounding it.’ The exhibition runs until 24 January 2021. More information about the exhibition […]

January 13, 2020

Wall Street Journal – ‘My 100 Love Letters to my Dying Father’

Wall Street Journal, Kimberly Cutter

Two days before Christmas, my father told me he was thinking about shooting himself. It was the winter of 2014, and we were alone in his guesthouse in the Blue Ridge Mountains. I remember the cold electricity of the moment. I sat down on the coffee table and stared at him, blood ringing in my […]

December 24, 2019

A design for death: meeting the bad boy of the euthanasia movement

The Economist 1843 Magazine, Mark Smith

It’s a sunny autumn morning in the Jordaan, Amsterdam’s chocolate-boxiest district. Over tea in a modishly renovated maisonette, a voluble Australian 72 year-0ld wearing round glasses and fashionable denim is regaling me with his new-year plans, which involve “an elegant gas chamber” stationed at a secret location in Switzerland and “a happily dead body”. My host’s […]