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  • ‘Racist’ Berlin underground station to be renamed [Mohrenstrasse/Moor Street]

    07/05/2020 7:17:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies ^ | 4 July 2020 11:26 CEST+02:00
    Berlin’s Mohrenstraße (Moor Street) underground station is set to be renamed due to racism concerns. While the name of the station has been criticized for decades, the debate came to a head in recent weeks on the back of Black Lives Matter protests across Germany and the world. During one Black Lives Matter protest, demonstrators covered the station’s name with cardboard to “rename” it as “George Floyd Street”. BVG, the city’s transit authority, announced on Friday said the time for the debate surrounding the station’s name has come to an end. …
  • SCANDAL: German Gov't Officials Intentionally Placed Foster Children with Pedophile Ring—for THIRTY YEARS

    06/20/2020 8:25:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06/20/2020 | Megan Fox
    A shocking report out of Germany says that government agencies intentionally placed homeless children with a widespread and influential pedophile ring for decades. Starting in the 1970s psychology professor Helmut Kentler conducted his “experiment.” Homeless children in West Berlin were intentionally placed with pedophile men. These men would make especially loving foster parents, Kentler argued.A study conducted by the University of Hildesheim has found that authorities in Berlin condoned this practice for almost 30 years. The pedophile foster fathers even received a regular care allowance.Helmut Kentler (1928-2008) was in a leading position at Berlin’s center for educational research. He was...
  • Berlin authorities placed children with pedophiles for 30 years (The 'Kentler Project')

    06/17/2020 7:19:54 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 28 replies
    DW ^ | 06 15 2020 | Rina Goldenberg
    Starting in the 1970s psychology professor Helmut Kentler conducted his "experiment." Homeless children in West Berlin were intentionally placed with pedophile men. These men would make especially loving foster parents, Kentler argued. A study conducted by the University of Hildesheim has found that authorities in Berlin condoned this practice for almost 30 years. The pedophile foster fathers even received a regular care allowance. Helmut Kentler (1928-2008) was in a leading position at Berlin's center for educational research. He was convinced that sexual contact between adults and children was harmless. Berlin's child welfare offices and the governing Senate turned a blind...
  • The World’s Nightclub Capital Faces an Existential Crisis: Some fear the party could be over for good.

    06/13/2020 4:53:46 PM PDT · by billorites · 19 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 13, 2020 | Ruth Bender
    The saying goes that in Berlin’s nightclubs, you can be or do whatever you want, as long as you don’t put anyone in danger. In a pandemic, that’s a problem. Paris has the Louvre, London its royal palaces and Berlin its nightclubs. Rooting back to the years after the fall of the Wall, when wild, improvised parties took place in abandoned industrial buildings, legendary techno club Tresor, rival Berghain and the city’s myriad other dance spots form a wild party scene that caters to all tastes—in music, drugs or sex. Clubs are among the biggest draws for the 13 million...
  • Protests over death of George Floyd, police killings spread to London, Berlin, Toronto

    05/31/2020 4:18:51 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 31 at 2:50 PM | William Booth and Loveday Morris
    In London, hundreds defied rules against large gatherings Sunday to rally at Trafalgar Square and mass outside the new U.S. Embassy on the south bank of the River Thames, where they chanted “no justice, no peace” in solidarity with U.S. movement against racial bias in the criminal justice system. Demonstrators there and in Berlin waved signs reading “I can't breathe” — some of the last words that the dying Floyd, captured by an onlooker’s video, gasped out in Minneapolis as a police officer pressed his knee down on Floyd’s neck for more than eight minutes. “LONDON: lockdown has not been...
  • Irving Berlin sings "God Bless America" on The Ed Sullivan Show

    05/30/2020 4:28:15 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 18 replies ^ | Sep 29, 2009 | Irving Berlin
    Irving Berlin sings "God Bless America" (which he wrote) on The Ed Sullivan Show on May 5, 1968.
  • VE Day: Berlin marks end of WW2 with unprecedented holiday

    05/07/2020 9:19:58 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 3 replies ^ | May 8, 2020 | Sabine Schereck
    Berliners have been given an unprecedented public holiday on Friday, to mark the end of World War Two but also liberation from Nazi rule. Not since reunification has a German city acknowledged 8 May as a day of liberation and some Berliners are unaware of the date's significances. A street party and several events have been cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The holiday is one-off and is not being held outside Berlin. But there are growing calls for a public holiday to be held across Germany.
  • Berlin backtracks after accusing U.S. of ‘piracy’ when 200,000 masks went missing

    04/05/2020 12:39:01 PM PDT · by bitt · 20 replies
    WAPO ^ | 3/5/2020 | BRIAN MURPHY
    A Berlin official, who accused the U.S. administration of “piracy” after 200,000 masks for the city police went missing, backtracked Saturday and said the masks were ordered from a German firm. In a statement distributed by the city mayor’s office and senate a day earlier, Andreas Geisel, Berlin’s senator for the interior, was quoted as saying a delivery of FFP2 masks only made it as far as Bangkok before it was “confiscated.” He had said the consignment was ordered from a U.S. firm and “we are currently assuming that this is related to the U.S. government’s ban on mask exports.”...
  • Profits at Mercedes-Benz owner Daimler slump by E-5bn

    02/17/2020 10:41:05 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 33 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | Tuesday, February 11, 2020 | Jasper Jolly
    Mercedes-Benz owner Daimler's profits slumped by almost two-thirds in 2019 as the legal costs of the "dieselgate" scandal and heavy investments in electric technology took their toll. The German carmaker's net profit fell to €2.7bn (£2.3bn) for 2019, it announced on Tuesday, almost €5bn worse than the previous year's performance. It also slashed its dividend from €3.25 per share to only 90 cents to help preserve cash to plough into electric vehicle technology. Daimler is carrying out swingeing cuts to its global workforce as it tries to save more than €1bn in costs. In November it said it would cut...
  • How Drag Queen Story Hour Expanded Across America

    01/27/2020 1:41:10 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 27, 2020 | Mary Margaret Olohan
    Drag Queen Story Hours started out as niche events on the West Coast, but these events—aimed at children as young as age 3—have spread to libraries and schools across the United States, dividing local communities. These story hours are “just what they sound like,” Drag Queen Story Hour’s official website states: drag queens reading to children. The events are designed to be about 45 minutes long for children aged 3 to 8 years old, intended to capture children’s imagination and help children explore their gender fluidity through “glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models.” Books used during Drag Queen Story...
  • Grave of top Nazi leader Reinhard Heydrich opened in Berlin

    12/16/2019 4:48:49 PM PST · by dynachrome · 80 replies
    BBC ^ | 12-16-19 | BBC
    Berlin police are trying to find out who opened the unmarked grave of SS officer Reinhard Heydrich, a top Nazi killed by Czechoslovak agents in 1942. An employee at the Invalids' Cemetery in central Berlin found on Thursday that the grave had been opened. No bones were removed, police say. Heydrich was a key organiser of Nazi Germany's mass murder of European Jews. He chaired the Wannsee Conference in January 1942, where Hitler's genocidal "Final Solution" was planned. Tampering with a grave can be prosecuted under a German law against "grave defilement".
  • Berlin climate protesters brave icy weather and waters

    11/29/2019 8:30:08 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 11.29.2019 | Kate Brady
    Even the biting chill of Berlin’s already wintry fall weather wasn’t enough to hold protesters back on Friday as they took to the streets in their thousands to demand more action against climate change. One group of students even plunged into the icy waters of the Spree River, holding up a white box in a symbolic attempt to rescue the government’s climate-change package. The latest global climate strike comes just three days ahead of the COP25 Climate Change Conference in Madrid. People were set to march in 2,400 cities across 157 countries. […] Across town on Friday, the Bundesrat —...
  • Berlin to get its first Arabic radio station

    11/25/2019 8:22:19 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 11.14.2019 | Chase Winter
    Berlin’s first Arabic-language radio station will have the potential to reach more than 100,000 Arabic speakers living in the German capital. The MABB media council for Berlin and the surrounding state of Brandenburg announced the approval of Radio Arabica on Thursday. Radio Arabica’s programming will cover life in Berlin, culture, news, comedy and sport. It will also play a mix of Arabic folk music, pop and modern music. Hansjürgen Rosenbauer, the head of the MABB media council, praised the expansion of “diversity” in the radio landscape. …
  • Pete Buttigieg slammed on Twitter for 'insensitive' Holocaust memorial photo: 'This guy'

    11/20/2019 7:24:11 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/20/2019 | Brie Stimson
    South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg is being slammed — and also defended — after a 2017 Instagram post of him at a Holocaust memorial in Berlin, with the caption “This guy,” resurfaced Sunday on Twitter. The Democratic presidential candidate’s husband, Chasten Buttigieg, posted the photo of Buttigieg at what appeared to be the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, in Germany’s capital. Users on Twitter called the photo and caption “tone-deaf,” “inappropriate, “tasteless” and “disrespectful.” […] Buttigieg’s campaign did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment. …
  • Tesla cites Brexit as Germany chosen over UK for European plant

    11/13/2019 12:37:38 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 30 replies ^ | November 13, 2019 | Julia Kollewe
    The Tesla chief executive, Elon Musk, has said Brexit uncertainty played a role in the firm’s decision to build its first European factory in Germany rather than the UK. The billionaire entrepreneur revealed that the firm’s European battery plant would be built on the outskirts of Berlin. Speaking to Auto Express after making the announcement, Musk said: “Brexit [uncertainty] made it too risky to put a Gigafactory in the UK.” The US electric carmaker also plans to locate a research and development base in the German capital.
  • 30 Years Overdue: Ronald Reagan Statue Unveiled In Berlin

    11/10/2019 6:46:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/10/2019 | Karen Townsend
    It’s long overdue. A statue of former President Ronald Reagan was unveiled and dedicated on Friday at the U.S. embassy in Berlin, Germany. The seven-foot statue overlooks the site of the Berlin Wall. In an unforgettable speech for those old enough to remember it, on June 12, 1987, President Reagan stood at the Brandenburg Gate and delivered this demand of Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev: “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall.” He was calling for Gorbachev to open the Berlin Wall which had separated West and East Berline since 1961. Reagan’s speechwriter, and current Hoover Institution fellow Peter Robinson noted...
  • Germany marked the 30th anniversary Saturday of the opening of the Berlin Wall...

    11/09/2019 8:20:34 AM PST · by JayNorth · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 11/9/2019 | FRANK JORDANS
    BERLIN (AP) — Germany marked the 30th anniversary Saturday of the opening of the Berlin Wall, a pivotal moment in the events that brought down Communism in eastern Europe.
  • Berlin gets unwanted Ronald Reagan statue

    11/07/2019 4:56:33 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 11.07.2019 | John Silk, Natalia Smolentceva
    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will unveil a statue of former US President Ronald Reagan at the US Embassy on Friday, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. […] For over 10 years, the United States has wanted to honor Reagan with a statue in Berlin. However, the administration of the capital had till now rejected numerous applications from US officials and dignitaries. Berliners had mixed reactions to the new statue. One older woman told DW that she was not opposed to a statue of Reagan as the US had been a “protecting power” over West Germany. But a man...
  • Berlin Didn’t Want a Reagan Statue—but It’s Getting One Anyway

    11/06/2019 9:07:22 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 44 replies
    Seven-foot replica of former president to be inaugurated at U.S. Embassy, overlooking site of Berlin Wall
  • 19 Berlin Police Injured During Antifa Extremist Attack

    11/07/2019 8:36:06 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/07/2019 | Chris Tomlinson
    Nearly twenty Berlin police were said to have been brutally attacked by far-left Antifa extremists during a demonstration in one of the city’s strongholds for leftist extremism. The unidentified Antifa members attacked police in the Friedrichshain area, throwing heavy paving stones at the officers along with bottles and other projectiles, with a total of 19 officers injured during the rioting, Focus reports.