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Germany: many strikes and a big scandal

A locomotive engineers strike stopped freight cars and passenger traffic; meanwhile, Angela Davis visited Berlin and elsewhere in Germany.


The Volkswagen chronicle: Porsche and Piƫch

The North German city with the very tourist-attractive name "Wolfsburg" boasts of two things, though both are second best.


Today in history: Germany surrenders, European war ends 70 years ago

Victory in Europe Day, is celebrated on May 8, but actually the formalities of the war's end were spread over three days.


Drones, lies, and May Day in Germany

"The entire drone war of the U.S. military would not be possible without Germany."


In Germany: From the U.S. Embassy to small town thugs

This was a minor victory; in over twenty years it was the first petition on Mumia which the embassy has accepted.


Blockupy movement blossoms in Frankfurt

Blockupy gathered disparate groups into a solid force, not only on the question of Greece but against the highway robbery tactics of the powerful private German banks.


PEGIDA: Horrors and contradictions

In Germany the ultra-right is building bases in towns and villages while the government fears any progress which threatens their austerity policy.


Germany today: People challenging new right extremists

Recent events here in Germany remind me of a playground see-saw, with constant ups and downs of one side and the other.


In Dresden, PEGIDA meets opposition

Racism and fascism are real dangers here and elsewhere. One can hope that this weapon of biting sarcasm will at least rein in the PEGIDA danger.


Reds and Greens triumphant in Germany

In a way the victory recalled those of Obama in 2008 and 2012. They marked an amazing defeat of racists; this coalition is a blow to primitive anti-communism.

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