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Film, #Music and #Elections in #Germany https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/09/20/film-music-and-elections-in-germany/ "Alternative for Germany (AfD) – the far, far right."
Film, Music and Elections in Germany
 
Protesters hit the streets as politicians agree on a mix of emissions trading and higher taxes to tackle climate change. #Europe #Environment #Germany #ClimateChange
 

German ministry hellbent on taking back control of 'digital sovereignty', cutting dependency on Microsoft - Not about costs but cutting dependencies


BMI commissioned a strategic market analysis from consultants PwC, resulting in a paper that was published last month. The paper examines the risks inherent in IT dependency on commercial software vendors, with a particular focus on Microsoft because of the heavy use of its products and the way they are interconnected, especially Microsoft Office, Windows, Windows Server and Office 365.

The current trend towards integrated cloud-based offerings such as Office 365, Dynamics 365 and AI-driven applications on Azure gives the customer enhanced value but also increases lock-in because the added value comes from using them together, the analysis found. In addition, dependence on cloud services raises the risk of outages or remote deactivation of software licenses, PwC said.

The report has pointed out a number of options including negotiation of collection of telemetry data, diversifying proprietary software, or going... Show more...
 
Embrace #softwarefreedom rather than the number one partner of the #nsa (US Army) https://twitter.com/FantaAlexx/status/1174626427368595457 #de #germany #europe
 
German city rescinds Nelly Sachs Prize from British-Pakistani author, citing her support of the pro-Palestine movement. #Literature #Germany #Europe #Boycott #Israeli–Palestinianconflict
 
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Spotted today in Germany; Solidarity to all our Comrades around the World;

Fight against Repression; Exarchia libera; ⒶCAB; FCK CPS


I post pictures / meme every day about anarchy and other cool stuff.
Feel free to download and share them ! :)

#shitposting #anarchist meme for cool people
#graffiti #Germany #solidarity #Exarchia #greece
#anarchism #police
 
Exclusive: Job has left some ‘addicted’ to extreme material and pushed others to far right

The task of moderating Facebook continues to leave psychological scars on the company’s employees, months after efforts to improve conditions for the company’s thousands of contractors, the Guardian has learned.

A group of current and former contractors who worked for years at the social network’s Berlin-based moderation centres has reported witnessing colleagues become “addicted” to graphic content and hoarding ever more extreme examples for a personal collection. They also said others were pushed towards the far right by the amount of hate speech and fake news they read every day.
Revealed: catastrophic effects of working as a Facebook moderator
#Facebook #Media #Socialnetworking #Technology #Mentalhealth #Health #Society #Germany #Europe #Worldnews
 
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Anarchist / Antifascist skate park in Jena, Germany


I post pictures / meme every day about anarchy and other cool stuff.
Feel free to download and share them ! :)

#shitposting #anarchist meme for cool people
#art #graffiti #anarchist #antifascist #germany #skate
 
Björn Höcke halts interview after German state broadcaster draws parallel to Nazi rhetoric

An Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) politician has walked out of an interview and threatened a journalist after he was confronted with parallels between his rhetoric and that of Adolf Hitler.

An interview with Björn Höcke by the state broadcaster ZDF, recorded last week but screened on Sunday, shows the AfD politician threatening “massive consequences” to a journalist who refused to restart an interview after a series of difficult questions.
AfD politician threatens journalist after Hitler comparison
#AlternativefürDeutschlandAfD #Thefarright #Germany #Europe #Worldnews
 
We check in on one of the earlier producers of electric cars and industry challenges amid the ongoing trade war. #Business&Economy #Germany #Science&Technology #TradeWar #Environment #ClimateChange #GlobalWarming
 
[2/3] Annexation by #language #assimilation

Consider: #HK China

Austria #Germany

#Catalonia Spain

Some want us to believe one 'owns' the other because of language (Catalan and Cantonese notwithstanding), cultural differences blurred
 
#ugv #unmanned #canada #germany #robot #robot #innovation #dsei19 #dsei2019
 
Fight for the right to Austrian citizenship | Letters
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/sep/12/fight-for-the-right-to-austrian-citizenship
#Judaism #Austria #Germany #Europe #Worldnews #Religion
 
Beijing officials push back against pro-democracy movement and summon German ambassador over Joshua Wong meeting. #HongKongprotests #HongKong #China #AsiaPacific #Germany #Europe
 
Latest #cropcircles from #Russia, #Italy, #Germany and #UK
http://www.latest-ufo-sightings.net/2015/06/latest-crop-circles-from-russia-italy-germany-and-uk.html
June 11, 2015
Latest crop circles from Russia, Italy, Germany and UK
 
" #Germany began its border security training and advisory mission in the conservative kingdom in 2009. The German Federal #Police operated an office with three staff members in the capital, #Riyadh ."
 
#SmartUrbanDelivery #Germany #Konstanz
 
Seven-member council backs Stefan Jagsch as he was the only person keen on the job

Administrators in a German village have unanimously elected a member of a neo-Nazi party as council head because he was the only person interested in the job, prompting an outcry from politicians who demanded the vote be annulled.

The seven-member council of Waldsiedlung, a small community near Frankfurt in the western state of Hesse, voted for Stefan Jagsch of the National Democratic party (NDP) to become leader.
Neo-Nazi elected head of council in German village
#Germany #Thefarright #Europe #Worldnews
 
Bolsonaro's policies, deforestation prompt Germany, Norway to halt Amazon Fund support, leaving some NGOs scrambling. #Environment #Brazil #Germany #Norway #JairBolsonaro
 
#ugv #unmanned #robot #robot #canada #germany #loiteringmunition #missile #rheinmetall
 
New museum opens in Dessau where movement called Bauhaus, which inspired modern art, futuristic furniture and glass palaces, began. #Europe #Germany #Arts&Culture
 
Dutch come from behind at to beat former World Cup winners in Hamburg as race for Euro 2020 qualification hots up. #Football #Sport #Germany #Netherlands #Europe
 
Visitor posted on Booking.com and Tripadvisor about disgust at pictures in Austria

A German man is being sued by the owners of a four-star hotel in Austria after posting online reviews in which he criticised them for decorating their lobby with a portrait of a “Nazi grandpa” in a uniform adorned with a swastika.

The man, named in court documents as Thomas K, and his wife visited the hotel in the village of Gerlos in the Tyrolean Alps last August. After check-in, they noticed two framed pictures on a wall near the hotel’s entrance, hung above a flower arrangement. One showed a young man wearing a uniform with an eagle and swastika badge, the other an older man.
German tourist sued for complaints about hotel's Nazi portraits
#Germany #Austria #Nazism #Worldnews #Europe #Hotels #Tripadvisor
 
Bielefeld’s marketing office aims to exploit ‘conspiracy theory’ spawned by joke in 1994

It started off as a throwaway remark by a student who expressed faux incredulity at meeting someone from the western German town of Bielefeld.

Das gibt’s doch gar nicht,” or “that simply cannot be,” Achim Held, an IT student, said at a party in 1994, giving birth to what became known as the Bielefeld conspiracy.
German city offers €1m for proof it doesn’t exist
#Germany #Europe #Worldnews
 
The goings-on in the White House and Westminster are having as much effect as economic indicators

Political events have always had an impact on the world’s financial markets but rarely have they mattered quite so much as they do now.

Take two current examples. The latest news from Germany on Thursday was dire, with a plunge in factory orders adding to the risk of a technical recession – two successive quarters of negative growth. Normally, this would be a reason to sell German shares but the Frankfurt stock market was up.
Events, dear boy, events: how politics is making markets volatile
#Germany #Economics #Business #Europe #Worldnews
 
"State elections in eastern #Germany on September 1 brought mixed joy to some and great sorrow to others." https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/09/04/german-elections-a-mixture-of-joy-and-great-sorrow/ #goldendawnald #afd
German Elections: a Mixture of Joy and Great Sorrow
 
"The head of a Russian parliamentary commission pursuing #Moscow 's claim that #Germany 's public broadcaster promoted unrest in #Russia has threatened punishment against #DeutscheWelle journalists working in the country." ttps://www.rferl.org/a/deutsche-welle-journalists-russia/30146275.html
 
UK pair accused of defrauding German state through ‘cum-ex’ share trading scheme

Two British investment bankers have gone on trial in Bonn in what German media have called “the biggest financial fraud trial” in the country’s postwar history.

The two British citizens, Martin Shields, 41, and Nicholas Diable, 38, are accused of having defrauded the German state of €447.5m (£405m) from London’s banking district with so-called cum-ex trading schemes, a complex shell game of share transactions.
British bankers on trial in Germany charged with €447m fraud
#Germany #Banking #Business #Europe #Worldnews #UKnews
 
Chemical is blamed for death of insects and suspected to cause cancer in humans

Germany has said it will phase out the controversial weedkiller glyphosate because it wipes out insect populations crucial for ecosystems and pollination of food crops.

The chemical, also suspected by some experts to cause cancer in humans, is to be banned by the end of 2023 when the EU’s approval period for it expires, ministers said.
Germany to ban use of glyphosate weedkiller by end of 2023
#Environment #Germany #Insects #Worldnews #Wildlife #Europe #Animals
 
Germany leads complaint against plan to leave polluted remains of Shell rigs in place

The British government is facing growing outrage from the European commission and five EU member states over its plans to leave some decommissioned oil rigs in the North Sea, with one senior German official describing the UK’s proposal as a “grotesque idea” that amounts to a “ticking timebomb”.

Several hundred oil drilling platforms in the North Sea are due to be decommissioned over the next three decades as they approach the end of their operational lifetime.
UK facing EU outrage over ‘timebomb’ of North Sea oil rigs
#RoyalDutchShell #Oilandgascompanies #Oil #Energyindustry #Energy #Environment #Fossilfuels #Business #UKnews #Germany
 
AfD surges in two states but fails to unseat governing parties. But its gains will make coalition-building tricky. #Europe #Germany
 
The AfD, which focuses on anti-immigration, anti-Islam rhetoric, increases support in two eastern states. #Europe #Germany #TheFarRight
 
Votes in two eastern states threaten to deliver blow to Germany's traditional big parties and their national coalition. #Germany #Elections #Europe #AngelaMerkel
 
An award-winning foreign correspondent looks back on the human stories that helped bring down the Berlin Wall and East Germany’s regime

It should have been a normal family chat in late midsummer in Berlin. Kerstin Falkner, 22, and her new partner, Andreas, eight years her elder, were sitting in the back of Metzer Eck, the corner bar run by her mother, Bärbel, discussing where they might go for their holidays.

Only one thing was out of key: instead of joining in, Bärbel was sitting in the corner next to me, trying to keep back her tears. She simultaneously feared and hoped for the same thing: that they might not be coming home.
From a picnic to the Berlin Wall: my 1989 summer of revolution
#Germany #BerlinWall #Europe #Communism #Worldnews #Politicspast
 
Andreas Kalbitz is vying to become rightwing party’s first state premier, in Brandenburg

A German olitician vying to become the first state premier for the rightwing populist Alternative für Deutschland in elections this Sunday took part in a neo-Nazi rally in Athens in 2007, documents leaked to the media show.

Andreas Kalbitz, 46, is the AfD’s lead candidate for Brandenburg, where polls suggest the party is competing with the centre-left Social Democratic party (SPD) in the race to become the state’s strongest political force.
AfD candidate was at 2007 Greek neo-Nazi rally, says leaked report
#Germany #AlternativefürDeutschlandAfD #Greece #Thefarright #Europe #Worldnews
 
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