Category: Germany

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Victor Grossman: Icy Times and Rays of Hope

2016 began here with an icy chill, not only with the weather but far worse, with human relations.  It also offered some, like myself, at least a few warm rays of hope. First the larger scene.  The huge influx of immigrants and asylum seekers, over a million in 2015, saw Germany effectively split in two Read more…

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Florian Zollmann: The New Right in Germany

Attacks on refugee centers are the symptom of a deeper societal problem

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Preeti Kaur: Worker Occupations Now, No More Unemployment

In a recent visit to the factory, we found the workers’ continuing steely resolve and desire to live with dignity in the face of multiple crises was palpable

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Victor Grossman: Jets and Predators

Angela Merkel’s reasons for originally welcoming all immigrants is still debated

Michael Lesher: Grieving for Kristallnacht, past and present

In the West Bank and Gaza today, the destruction of homes, mosques, schools, buildings, olive orchards – just about everything owned by the indigenous population – is a constant reality

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Victor Grossman: Scenes From a Wonderful Parade Against the TPP

Changes in the German political scene seem more and more in the offing

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Sue Sturgis: What Tennessee paid to lure lawbreaking Volkswagen to Chattanooga

The scandal over Volkwagen’s illegal scheme to sell diesel vehicles equipped with software designed to cheat U.S. air pollution limits is widening

Kevin Roose: The Volkswagen ‘Dieselgate’ Scandal

A new low in corporate malfeasance

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Victor Grossman: Behind the German Chancellor’s Quick Reversal on Refugees

German Chancellor Merkel has performed an about-face, re-imposing border controls and further exacerbating the refugee crisis

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Andrew Gavin Marshall: Between Berlin And a Hardplace

They just wanted to take a bat to them,” said former U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, referring to the attitude of European leaders towards debt-laden Greece in February 2010, three months before the country’s first bailout. Geithner, Treasury Secretary from 2009 until 2013, was attending a meeting of the finance ministers and central bankers of Read more…

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