The North German city with the very tourist-attractive name "Wolfsburg" boasts of two things, though both are second best.
Victory in Europe Day, is celebrated on May 8, but actually the formalities of the war's end were spread over three days.
"The entire drone war of the U.S. military would not be possible without Germany."
This was a minor victory; in over twenty years it was the first petition on Mumia which the embassy has accepted.
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.
In Germany the ultra-right is building bases in towns and villages while the government fears any progress which threatens their austerity policy.
Recent events here in Germany remind me of a playground see-saw, with constant ups and downs of one side and the other.
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.
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.
Police confrontations in Germany have not been quite as severe as some have been in Ferguson. But some have been dramatic enough.