Monthly Archives: September 2015

Greste Calls on Australia to End Secrecy over Offshore Asylum Detention Centers


Journalist Peter Greste Calls on Australia to End Secrecy over Offshore Asylum Detention Centers TOPICS Immigrant Rights, Australia GUESTS Peter Greste, Al Jazeera journalist who imprisoned in Egypt for 400 days during a crackdown on Al Jazeera following the ouster … Continue reading

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A Short History of German Reunification: The Documentary


DOCUMENTARIES AND REPORTS 2 + 4 + X – The Documentary A Short History of German Reunification: After the fall of the wall, tensions were high as negotiations about Germany’s future began between France, the Soviet Union, the US and … Continue reading

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Ostalgia: Romanticizing the GDR


EAST GERMANY Ostalgia: Romanticizing the GDR Twenty-five years after the Berlin wall came down, ‘Ostalgia,’ the longing for East German products like Spreewald gherkins and Halloren chocolate balls, is alive and well. And it’s not just about childhood memories. Spending … Continue reading

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400 Days Locked Up in an Egyptian Jail


400 Days Locked Up: Journalist Peter Greste on Surviving Egyptian Prison Term TOPICS Egypt GUESTS Peter Greste, Al Jazeera journalist who imprisoned in Egypt for 400 days during a crackdown on Al Jazeera following the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi … Continue reading

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A new study shows that while Germany’s eastern states have caught up to western ones in many respects, there are still some differences. One obstacle especially hard to overcome: ‘The Wall in people’s heads.’


GERMAN REUNIFICATION After 25 years, Germany still hasn’t reached parity A new study shows that while Germany’s eastern states have caught up to western ones in many respects, there are still some differences. One obstacle especially hard to overcome: ‘The … Continue reading

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Dear Egyptian Friends of Mine, “Journalism is Not a Crime”!!!!


Journalism is Not a Crime: Freed Al Jazeera Reporter Peter Greste Seeks Pardon from Egypt I want to get my Sisi-Enamored Egyptian friends to rethink their blind optimism.–kas TOPICS Egypt GUESTS Peter Greste, Al Jazeera journalist who was imprisoned in … Continue reading

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Germany: ‘Refugees don’t leave their conflicts behind’


REFUGEES ‘Refugees don’t leave their conflicts behind’ Following reports of aggressive incidents in German refugee shelters, authorities are looking for ways to calm the situation. Suggestions include separate housing for Muslim and Christian asylum-seekers. There are no official statistics, but … Continue reading

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Tens of Thousands of Refugees Continue Trek Across Europe


Tens of Thousands of Refugees Continue Trek Across Europe In Europe, 12,000 refugees fleeing violence in their home countries of Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Somalia, Nigeria, Eritrea and other countries crossed the border on foot between Hungary and Austria Saturday. This … Continue reading

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YIPPEE!!! Shell to End Arctic Oil Drilling Program


It’s about time that Russian, American and other petroleum firms commit to keeping the resource in the ground to protect the people of our Earth.–kas Shell to End Arctic Oil Drilling Program Meanwhile, oil giant Shell has announced it will … Continue reading

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The Bible says beware of false prophets


Matthew 7:15-20King James Version (KJV) 15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? House Speaker … Continue reading

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