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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Germany sees confrontations with police too

Police confrontations in Germany have not been quite as severe as some have been in Ferguson. But some have been dramatic enough.

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Spanish Civil War vet Almudever is as lively as ever at 95

Fighters and Friends of the Spanish Republic welcomed one of the very last International Brigade survivors, Joseph Almudever.

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German election results reflect rightwing hypocrisy on Berlin Wall

U.S. readers are now probably wondering and/or worrying about their own election results. But, different as they may be, there are similarities between there and Germany.

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Left coalition wins in major German state

The radical Die Linke looks set to take charge of a regional government in Germany for the first time, in alliance with the SPD and Greens.

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