Germany

16.09.2018

Germany’s heated asylum debate has dark parallels to events 30 years ago

Germany’s heated asylum debate has dark parallels to events 30 years ago

Constantin Eckner, University of St Andrews for The Conversation It was a moment that has defined Angel Merkel’s chancellorship of Germany ever since. In early September 2015, she allowed thousands of refugees fleeing violence in Syria and Iraq to enter Germany. Merkel promised her people that Germany… »

29.08.2018

Germany seeks Independence from the US$

Germany seeks Independence from the US$

by Paul Craig Roberts, 28/08/2018. Germany’s Foreign Minister Says Sovereignty Requires Independence from Washington: “Europe no longer wants to be a vassal state to US monopoly over global payments, and will now aggressively pursue its own “Swift” network that is not subservient to Washington’s every whim” — Heiko Maas. »

16.08.2018

Cosima Kern: Religion and the belief system are the main challenges of implementing Basic Income in Germany

Cosima Kern: Religion and the belief system are the main challenges of implementing Basic Income in Germany

Cosima Kern is Vice-chair of Germany’s Basic Income Alliance “Bündnis Grundeinkommen”, founded in 2016. The party’s aim is to get established political parties talking about the Basic Income. “We are seeing that many people are interested in Basic Income, more than half of the German population are in favour,… »

01.08.2018

Anti-fascists won’t let Germany return to normal after weak verdict in neo-Nazi trial

Anti-fascists won’t let Germany return to normal after weak verdict in neo-Nazi trial

By Hilary Moore and Laura Frey July 13, 2018 Thousands of people took to the streets in Munich and many other cities across Germany on Wednesday to protest the long-awaited verdict in a neo-Nazi terror case. Although the five defendants — affiliated… »

02.06.2018

Germany. Teachers say NO to the union of armed forces and schools

Germany. Teachers say NO to the union of armed forces and schools

The banality of evil. Classrooms and courtyards converted into barracks; parades, choirs and bands of students and soldiers; training, coexistence, history, foreign languages and gymnastics classes with generals and admirals; guided tours of bases, radar installations and military airports; study activities on fighter-bombers, tanks, submarines and war frigates; alternating schoolwork… »

27.04.2018

Germany’s Refusal to Join the Latest US-Led Missile Strikes on Syria

Germany’s Refusal to Join the Latest US-Led Missile Strikes on Syria

“The major left party concluded that the US-led missile strikes violated international law”. by Ann Garrison Originally posted on Black Agenda Report, April 25, 2018 Germany did not join the US, UK, and France in the latest missile strikes in Syria despite President Trump’s invitation. The next day Germany’s … »

07.12.2017

German pilots refuse to deport Afghan refugees

German pilots refuse to deport Afghan refugees

Between January and September of this year, 222 German pilots refused to return refugees and immigrants from Afghanistan who had reached Germany.  The government considers Afghanistan to be a safe country while, at the same time, advising against travelling to some zones due to the high risk of attack on… »

09.11.2017

Eyes on Bonn: COP23 and Germany’s biggest anti-coal demonstration

Eyes on Bonn: COP23 and Germany’s biggest anti-coal demonstration

Last Saturday around 25,000 people marched peacefully in the streets of Bonn in a colourful demonstration in order to demand the German government to stick to the Paris agreement and to phase out coal. It was the biggest anti-coal-demonstration in Germany so far and was supported by a broad coalition… »

07.11.2017

East Side Gallery – last chance to save it!

East Side Gallery – last chance to save it!

The East Side Gallery is threatened again with falling victim to speculators. The longest open-air gallery and one of the most visited places in Germany also stands for a culture of remembrance that reminds us of the “after”, of the euphoric days of freedom that were achieved, not of the… »

02.11.2017

Civil society together with refugees in Greece: scaling up pressure on the government

Civil society together with refugees in Greece: scaling up pressure on the government

It’s less than a month from today since solidarity groups, NGOs and refugees started to scale up their opposition to what continues to be the reception conditions for asylum seekers on Greek islands in the North-East Aegean. Learning from the lessons of last winter, when we witnessed people living in… »

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