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.
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.