Category: Germany

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Glenn Greenwald: US Threatened Germany Over Snowden, Vice Chancellor Says

German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said that the U.S. government threatened to cease sharing intelligence with Germany if Berlin offered asylum to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden

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Jérôme Roos: Blockupy vs ECB: a battle for the future of European democracy

Yes, the Eurozone is running itself into the ground. And no, it cannot be reformed. For European democracy to thrive, it must be torn asunder

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Conn Hallinan: Greece: Memory and Debt

According to the Syriza government, the 115 million marks Germany paid in 1960 were only in compensation for Greek victims of Nazism, not the physical damage to the country, the destruction of the economy, or the forced loans

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Florian Zollmann: Denying History: Cuba in the German Liberal Press

Cuba was depicted as a terror state and a nefarious actor. The USA, on the other hand, was described as a benign actor with noble aims such as to bring democracy and reforms to Cuba

Tomasz Konicz: The Origin of the Pegida Movement

Pegida started around 13 Weeks ago with marches of several thousand people, but these marches grew very quickly

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Victor Grossman: Dresden and Its Dangerous Demonstrators

PEGIDA’s quick growth derives largely from the many fears, especially in eastern Germany, about the scarcity of decent, steady jobs

James Petras: Fall of the Berlin Wall

While NATO regimes celebrate the fall of the Berlin Wall as the highest expression of freedom, these same political leaders support, finance, and promote the construction of oppressive walls throughout world

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Victor Grossman: Red-Red-Green Is Triumphant

Yes, “red-red-green” squeezed through to victory – by one single wavering vote – See more at: http://portside.org/2014-12-08/red-red-green-triumphant#sthash.LHKBYIS2.dpuf

Leandros Fischer: The German Left’s Palestine Problem

Die Linke’s position on Palestine has isolated it from the global solidarity movement and strengthened the party’s worst elements

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Nikos Raptis: The Arrogance of the “Great”

It is pathetic to observe the arrogance of the people, also known as the world elites, who think that they own the planet and do whatever they wish because they own the gun

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