Germany

26.06.2020

Germany promises record contribution to WHO

Germany promises record contribution to WHO

The infusion of half a billion euros to help fight the coronavirus pandemic would be the highest ever annual contribution to the WHO by Germany. Germany will contribute more than €500 million ($561 million) in funding for the World Health Organization (WHO) this year, Health Minister Jens Spahn said on… »

19.06.2020

Troop Reduction Debate

Troop Reduction Debate

German government advisors: Washington could close US bases in Europe to more offensively engage against China. Independently of the Trump administration’s recent move in that direction, German government advisors are hinting of possible US troop reductions in Germany. In a current analysis of the German Institute for International and Security… »

11.06.2020

Farewell to the Troops of the United States. Fewer Soldiers Means more Peace.

Farewell to the Troops of the United States. Fewer Soldiers Means more Peace.

The President of the United States has decided to withdraw up to 15,000 soldiers from Germany. This announcement by Der Spiegel at the end of last week struck the transatlantic states almost like a bomb. For half of the population in Germany, which is in favor of a complete withdrawal… »

30.03.2020

Manolis Glezos: great left personality awarded with Lenin Peace Prize, dies at the age of 98

Manolis Glezos: great left personality awarded with Lenin Peace Prize, dies at the age of 98

Manolis Glezos was a very important personality of the left in Greece. In the EU elections, he was elected first (among the Greeks) in the European Parliament with SYRIZA. He had announced that this was a symbolic postulation in order to reinforce SYRIZA’s position and that he would only remain… »

28.03.2020

“Stop Air Base Ramstein“ Protest Days Postponed until September

“Stop Air Base Ramstein“ Protest Days Postponed until September

The Stop Air Base Ramstein campaign week from July 5th to the 12th has been canceled as all events in the Rhineland-Palatinate, and thus in Kaiserslautern and Ramstein-Miesenbach, are canceled at least until July 10th, 2020. Instead, the Ramstein protest will come to Berlin from the 25th to the 27th… »

01.02.2020

The East-Side Gallery, CNN and Fairytales

The East-Side Gallery, CNN and Fairytales

Similar to the narrative of the “victor”, where it is claimed that the reunification of Germany was due to the USA and not to Gorbachev, CNN is trying to equate the creation of the East Side Gallery in Berlin to wishful thinking. They didn’t have to look far for a… »

03.12.2019

Quo vadis East Side Gallery?

Quo vadis East Side Gallery?

Despite its enormous popularity, the East Side Gallery has been neglected, left to decay, and hacked into pieces, parts sold off and the rest declared a dead museum piece. This work of art and the symbol it represents for the non-violent overcoming of walls between people and the walls in… »

03.09.2019

Fighting for Germany

Fighting for Germany

Recently a party represented in the German parliament (Bundestag) published its program for the military. The program is not secret. The voters going to the polls in 2 German states on September 1 could know this program. Up to 28 percent of the voters have chosen the party with… »

14.07.2019

[Germany] No to War and Military Bases – first thoughts afterwards

[Germany] No to War and Military Bases – first thoughts afterwards

For many it was the threat of a war with Iran and the stationing of new nuclear weapons that led thousands of people to the streets to protest against the US Air Base in Ramstein on June 29th2019. The more than 5,000 participants that took part in the demonstration were… »

24.06.2019

1000s of Climate Activists Block German Coal Mining Operation

1000s of Climate Activists Block German Coal Mining Operation

Hundreds of activists entered and occupied an open-pit coal mine in the western Rhineland region of Germany Saturday to protest Europe’s dependency on fossil fuels amid the mounting climate crisis. The protest ended on Sunday after police repeatedly ordered them to leave, citing life-threatening danger. Some of the protesters were… »

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