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08.08.2016

Chinese tourist mistaken for a refugee after filing wrong German paperwork

Chinese tourist mistaken for a refugee after filing wrong German paperwork

A Chinese tourist in Germany ended up in a refugee home for nearly two weeks after accidentally signing an asylum application form. The man had intended to file a report about his missing wallet. The 31-year-old backpacker from China, who spoke neither German nor English, said he had wanted to… »

22.07.2016

Germany, UN push for new Syria peace talks

Germany, UN push for new Syria peace talks

German Foreign Minister Steinmeier and UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura are attempting to reinvigorate peace talks between warring factions in Syria. A new round of talks could begin as early as August. “The current situation in Syria is anything but satisfactory,” said German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said in… »

29.05.2016

Preparations for a World Peace Congress in Berlin

Preparations for a World Peace Congress in Berlin

“The World is over-armed and Peace is under-funded”. With these words from Ban Ki-moon the International Peace Bureau (IPB) is organising a World congress for Disarmament at the Technical University in Berlin from the 30th of September to the 2nd of October. On the 27th of May… »

24.04.2016

Thousands rally in Hannover against TTIP trade deal before Obama’s visit

Thousands rally in Hannover against TTIP trade deal before Obama’s visit

Thousands of protesters have come out onto the streets of Hannover to say ‘No’ to the controversial TTIP US-EU trade deal. Many in Germany fear it will reduce consumer protection and undermine workers’ protection. While the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the US and Europe is set to… »

17.04.2016

Noam Chomsky – German weapons exports to Israel & Saudi Arabia and the refugee crisis

Noam Chomsky – German weapons exports to Israel & Saudi Arabia and the refugee crisis

By Zain Raza for AcTVism In this video MIT professor, anarchist, political philosopher and renowned linguist, Noam Chomsky, discusses the impacts of German arms and weapons exports into Saudi Arabia and Israel. He also talks about the refugee and Syrian crisis that is… »

24.03.2016

93% of Germans rejects nuclear weapons

93% of Germans rejects nuclear weapons

The overwhelming majority of Germans – a staggering 93 per cent – want nuclear weapons to be banned just as chemical and biological weapons have been banned, according to an opinion poll commissioned by the German chapter of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW),… »

12.02.2016

VIDEO Reports: Varoufakis and Horvat launch Democracy in Europe Movement 2025

VIDEO Reports: Varoufakis and Horvat launch Democracy in Europe Movement 2025

Press Conference The Democracy in Europe Movement 25 initiated by Yanis Varoufakis, former finance minister of Greece, and Srecko Horvat, philosopher & author, was launched with a press conference at Volksbühne in Berlin. To provide an accurate account of the launch of the movement to the public,… »

19.01.2016

Israel receives fifth German nuclear-capable submarine

Israel receives fifth German nuclear-capable submarine

The Israeli regime has received of a fifth submarine from Germany, amid pressure on Berlin to halt the delivery of the state-of-the-art weaponry that is capable of being armed with nuclear warheads.  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday welcomed the delivery of the advanced Dolphin-class submarine at the Haifa port north of the… »

12.01.2016

Reflections on events in Cologne: “What we need now is a kind of internal mast”

Reflections on events in Cologne: “What we need now is a kind of internal mast”

In the aftermath of the sexual assaults attributed to refugees on New Year’s Eve in Cologne, Germany, and the subsequent outbreak of anti-refugee sentiment and violence in the country, our Editor in Berlin, Johanna Heuveling reflects on the appropriate stance to take in the moment when we are pulled by… »

10.01.2016

Varoufakis set to build a Europe of the People

Varoufakis set to build a Europe of the People

Last July Varoufakis stepped down as Tsipras’s Finance Minister in order to avoid becoming an impediment to an agreement between Greece and Europe, or so he said at the time, but really because he didn’t agree with the deal, as he later admitted. Since the submission of the Greek government… »

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