US wants to destroy Ukrainian ‘bridge’ between EU and Russia – German intellectuals support Putin

SOURCE Members of German civil society have written an open letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin, condemning Russophobia in mass media and German political establishment while showing support for Moscow’s actions in the ongoing Ukrainian crisis. Retired German Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Jochen Scholz wrote an open letter to the Russian leader in response to…

Over US$24 billion invested in cluster bomb producers worldwide

The new report from IKV Pax Christi shows which financial institutions have invested in cluster munition producers since June 2010. The majority of these investments come from financial institutions in states that have not yet joined the Convention on Cluster Munitions. The report’s ‘Hall of Shame’ includes 22 financial institutions from 6 countries that are…

Hypocrisy and Terror : The U.S., Britain, and biochemical weapons

In the “war on terrorism,” President George W. Bush and British prime minister science m Tony Blair seem to be setting their sights on Iraq as a possible target because of its alleged (and unsubstantiated) possession of biological and chemical weapons. It should be kept in mind, however, that the U.S. and Britain have a…

Europe Has Become A Totalitarian State

Submitted by Mark J. Grant, author of Out of the Box, The Cyprus Template “What manner of men had lived in those days…who had so eagerly surrendered their sovereignty for a lie and a delusion?”                    -Taylor Caldwell Cyprus is absolutely the template for Europe now. It is just that the template is far worse…

“A Crisis is a Terrible Thing to Waste”

At the onset of the current year, the Spanish government forecasted a much better year in 2013 compared to the dog years of 2008-2012. However, economists have begged to differ, predicting more pain this year for Spain’s economy. Contrary to the norm, it just might happen, that the politicians may be right this time. Unlike…

Neo-Nazi murders: more questions than answers

A year ago Germany was rocked by the discovery of a group of right-wing extremists calling themselves the National Socialist Underground. Controversy and a number of investigations have since followed. November 4, 2011: A bank robbery in Eisenach, Germany. The two robbers, who escaped on bicycles, got away with 70,000 euros ($89,800). Sharp-eyed witnesses provided…

Multinationals blackmail Greece: Part-timers on €250-300 monthly salary

Multinationals blackmail Greece: Part-timers on €250-300 monthly salary Posted by keeptalkinggreece in Economy Turning Greek labour forces into “Chinese workers” without rights and an as-minimum-as-possible wage  seems to be the dream not only of the International Monetary Fund, the Troika and Germany but also that of multinational companies. Allegedly in the name of holy competitiveness, multinationals want…

Rodney Atkinson to The Guardian about Germany’s treatment of Greece

Rodney Atkinson to The Guardian about Germany’s treatment of Greece Sir, Nick Dearden’s excellent article (**) on the contrast between the Greeks’ generous treatment of Germany after the Second World War and the vicious treatment of Greece today to save Germany’s Euro did not mention other recent German sabotage of the Greek finances. In early 2102 Wolfgang…

Merkel Receives ‘Assassination Threat’ from German Islamists

Angela Merkel Receives ‘Assassination Threat’ from German Islamists German Chancellor Angela Merkel has received a death threat from Islamic extremists who warn that Europe’s nations will experience a ‘European Summer’ similar to the Middle East’s ‘Arab Spring’, according to German newspapers. A video has been released by a German Islamist calling himself Abu Azzam, in…

German Government to Hold North-South Sudan Conference

German Government to Hold North-South Sudan Conference German Government to Hold North-South Sudan Conference   Anti-US demonstration in Khartoum, Sudan where the German embassy was attacked and destroyed. Demonstrations have spread internationally over a video posted on the internet criticizing Islam., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr. Sudan: Germany Says That…

Far-Right Greek Golden Dawn:”very soon we’re going to be ruling this country”

Published: November 13, 2012 [SOURCE] by Joanna Kakissis When German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Athens last month, a few Greek Army reservists in fatigues greeted her with chants of “Get out, Nazis!” Like other Greeks, they are furious over the drastic budget cuts Germany and other eurozone countries are demanding in exchange for billions in…

Germany, Netherlands To Provide NATO Missiles In Turkey

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Trend News Agency December 3, 2012 Report: Patriots to be provided to Turkey by Germany, Holland ==== [S]peculation is rife that the deployment is a measure to counter a possible missile threat not from Syria, but from Iran… The monitoring operations of the Patriot radars will be…

Greece still waits for cash despite austerity vote

Athens woke up today to reminders of Wednesday’s anti-austerity riots. (Nikolas Giakoumidis/Associated Press) Greece’s euro partners won’t be able to release the country’s next batch of bailout cash next week, even though the Greek Parliament narrowly backed more unpopular austerity measures Thursday. Germany’s Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said the 17-country eurozone is not yet in…

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan asked Wednesday for German help with a flood of Syrian refugees, in talks that also touched on aid for Kurdish rebels and Ankara’s stalled EU bid.

Erdogan asks for German help with Syrian refugees by Staff Writers Berlin (AFP)   Erdogan, whose visit to Berlin was marred by Kurdish protests, told reporters after talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel that Turkey could not manage the influx on its own. “We absolutely need the support and assistance of Germany,” he said. “At a…

German Court Demands Bundesbank Audit Sovereign Gold Holdings

Submitted by Tyler Durden on 10/22/2012 11:33 -0400 [Source] The German court of auditors (Bundesrechnungshof) has demanded that the Bundesbank undertake an audit of its gold reserves.  In an ‘audit-the-fed’ style effort, the court wants to ensure that the nearly 3400 tons of gold is in fact in existence – ‘because stocks have never been…