Tag: Germany

More Than 240,000 People! Protest in Germany Against Racism, Discrimination

People take part in a protest rally of the Unteilbar (individable) movement for democracy and human rights in Dresden, Germany, Aug. 24, 2019. (Robert Michael/dpa via AP)Thousands of people attended a protest against racism and discrimination in the German city of Dresden on Saturday, a week ahead of two state elections in the country’s east in which the far-right Alternative for Germany party is expected to make gains.

Saturday’s “Indivisible” demonstration in Dresden — the capital of Saxony, one of the states that holds elections on Sept. 1 — follows a protest under the same title in Berlin in October. Organizers said the Berlin protest drew more than 240,000 people.

Episode 07: Muslim Women’s Experiences in Germany and the U.S.


Muslims have lived in Germany in significant numbers for decades; in 1961 the Federal Republic concluded an agreement with Turkey that would ultimately bring nearly a million Turkish workers to Germany by 1973.  The relationship of these migrants to broader German society changed—many put down roots, formed families, and have been in Germany for three or four generations.  Today, 4 million Muslims live in Germany….more  .aicgs.org

Useless Eaters Disability as Genocidal Marker in Nazi Germany

SAGE JournalsThe methods used for mass extermination in the Nazi death camps originated and were perfected in earlier use against people with physical, emotional, and intellectual disabilities. This article describes the historical context of attitudes toward people with disabilities in Germany and how this context produced mass murder of people with disabilities prior to and….more:  journals.sagepub

Artist installs bus barricade in Germany as tribute to Aleppo

Image result for church of our ladyA Syrian-born artist has balanced three buses on their ends in a square of this eastern German city to evoke the suffering of civilians in the Syrian city of Aleppo.

Manaf Halbouni’s art installation, titled “Monument,” mirrors a barrier made of buses that was placed on a street in Aleppo to protect residents from sniper fire….more:  .thestar.com/

Germany will support those affected by US travel ban, says Merkel

Germany will support those affectedGerman opposition leader Katja Kipping, who serves as chairperson for the Left Party, said on Monday that the party is exploring legal routes to challenge Trump’s immigration order.
In a tweet, she called on Merkel to summon the US ambassador to Germany and make a complaint to the UN via the EU.
“This is a crusade against Muslims, but also a crusade against civil rights,” Kipping told German broadcaster N-TV….more: cloudsovereurope