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German ‘Free Thinkers Association’ Warns against Nuclear War

In a rather dramatic appeal, mailed out on Aug. 25 to members of the Bundestag, which contrasts starkly with the otherwise rather academic discussion among anti-war groups, the German Freidenkerverband (Free Thinkers Association) in Berlin warns against the acute threat … Continue reading

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All German Parliamentary Parties Denounce NSA

At the conclusion of the last meetings of the Bundestag before the summer break, spokespersons for all parliamentary groups voiced harsh criticism of the NSA’s spying practices, in particular the spying on individual members of the special investigation committee on … Continue reading

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“They Are Making Europe Fit for War, To Conduct That War!”

In an extraordinarily blunt interview with independent German journalist Ken Jepsen, Willy Wimmer, longtime member of the Christian Democrats’ group in the Bundestag and also one-time assistant defense minister in the 1980s, says that as he watches all recent developments … Continue reading

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Fascist Activities in Ukraine Stir Up Bundestag, European Parliament

With more and more media now reporting on the role of fascist groups like Svoboda and Spila Sprawa in Ukraine, parliaments in Europe are getting stirred up and polarized. Typical was a debate in the German Bundestag Feb. 1, during … Continue reading

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Snowden May Testify Before German Investigation Committee

  The trans-Atlantic scandal over NSA and GCHQ spying is taking an interesting turn, with hints in Berlin that finally, Germany has made direct contact to Edward Snowden in his Russian exile, and that he may actually give testimony to … Continue reading

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German Election Results: Another Big Disaster

If the final outcome of these national elections in Germany, Sept. 22, were the formation of a new Grand Coalition between Christian Democrats and Social Democrats, it would probably be the worst of all options: Both parties stand firmly behind … Continue reading

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Italy Should Quit the Euro, Return to Lira

In an interview with Handelsblatt, Klaus-Peter Willsch, Christian Democratic Union Bundestag rebel against the bailouts and against the European Stability Mechanism, says today: “If there is no success in convincing the majority of the [Italian] population of the need to … Continue reading

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