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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… »

04.04.2019

Safe harbours: the cities defying the EU to welcome migrants

Safe harbours: the cities defying the EU to welcome migrants

With the EU deadlocked over migrant reception, the German Seebrücke movement offers a model for bypassing it. By Helge Schwiertz  and Felix Keß for openDemocracy This weekend, thousands of people marched in Berlin, and several other German cities including Nuremberg and Cologne, to protest a bill, proposed by… »

30.03.2019

Groundbreaking judgement on Germany’s role in US drone program

Groundbreaking judgement on Germany’s role in US drone program

YEMENI CLAIMANTS WIN CASE IN GERMANY: GERMAN GOVERNMENT MUST ENSURE THAT US RESPECTS INTERNATIONAL LAW AT RAMSTEIN Münster/Berlin, 19 March 2019 – In the case Bin Ali Jaber v Germany, the Higher Administrative Court in Münster found in favor of the claimants from Yemen on key aspects. Germany must now… »

26.02.2019

Germany’s SPD to extend freeze on arms sales to Riyadh

Germany’s SPD to extend freeze on arms sales to Riyadh

The Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD), which is part of the ruling coalition, says it has plans to extend an embargo on arms supplies to Saudi Arabia despite pressure from major European countries not to do so. Rolf Muetzenich, the deputy leader of SPD in Germany’s parliament, said the… »

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