Greek banks are on the point of running out of money and all aspects of the economy are in dire straits; Greece will not even be able to import food.
The end of the GDR eased the way for racists and open Nazis. A defeat of Syriza and the hopes it raised could open the door to a strengthened neo-Nazi Golden Dawn movement.
Few of the media reports told the full story, not only about the anti-Semitism of the Nazis at its beginning but about the anti-Communism which later followed.
The Left Party is the only opposition force with any real clout in Germany, so a gathering with representatives of its 60,000 members was important enough.
Today is the birthday of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, born (as Karola Ruth Siegel) in 1928 in Wiesenfeld, Germany.
A locomotive engineers strike stopped freight cars and passenger traffic; meanwhile, Angela Davis visited Berlin and elsewhere in Germany.
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.