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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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Germany continues along austerity track

Tragic when it doesn't occur to an economics minister that needed investments in infrastructure and education could be made if only taxes on the upper class were increased.

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Why the Berlin Wall fell remains a relevant question today

For millions, the opening of the Berlin Wall 25 years ago resulted in genuine and understandable euphoria.

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Germany: The votes are in

Political porcelain has been broken, raising questions on what went wrong and, to quote that old Abbott and Costello routine, "Who's on first?" for the next five years.

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