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Germany: Quote satire, get arrested?

If you’re the chief of the Pirate Party of Berlin, and the satire mocks the very thin-skinned president of Turkey, the answer is apparently yes: And of course, this has NOTHING to do with Europe’s attempt to get Turkey to … Continue reading

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When rape culture calls itself Justice, and the papers defend it as such

Many years ago, when I was a j-school student, I got interviewed by the Globe and Mail, for an internship I didn’t get. At the time, it was cause for some chagrin: a plum big-city reporting job, missed! What made … Continue reading

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Calling bullshit on Birgitt Peterson

Remember this lady? The one who was misidentified as a Bernie Sanders supporter by an outright fascist who loves Der Drumpf? Well, here she is in her own words. See if you can spot what’s wrong with them: Ms. Peterson, … Continue reading

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The German refugee situation: Everything old is new again, including the prejudice

German refugees being driven out of Silesia, sometime in the 1940s. Scenes like this one have special significance for me, because my own mother and her family were among those refugees and probably looked much the same, pushing their few … Continue reading

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Dear racists: No, seriously, you can shut up NOW.

Pardon me while I let my girl Drew speak to exactly how I feel about what I’m about to share with you all: Ahem. Now then… A group of refugee women in Germany wrote the following open letter, which illustrates … Continue reading

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Dear racists: You can all shut up now.

A Syrian demonstrating against sexism, in Germany last month. Turns out he’s more representative of his people than the image of them that’s been making the rounds of racist talking head shows. The cold hard facts, from the UK Independent: … Continue reading

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German pastor: Give immigrants prostitutes, then they won’t rape

Pastor Ulrich Wagner. Photo: Robert Brouczek Seriously, folks. You cannot make this shit up…although God knows I wish I had: Q. Herr Wagner, you said during a debate on refugees in Siegertsbrunn, among other things, that asylum seekers should be … Continue reading

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German women fight back against “sexual fascist” Roosh V

Roosh V: Got no game, obvs. But at least he’ll always have Rubber Rita… By now, it’s no longer a secret that “pickup artist” slimeball Roosh V is planning a bunch of meetups for presumably like-minded men. And it’s no … Continue reading

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Rape law in Germany: a veritable devil’s carnival of injustice

The memo that “Not All Men” have gotten, but which all men should get. Including white men in general, and Germans in particular. Hi, me again, harping about Köln, again. Or rather, translating yet another good Störenfriedas piece about just … Continue reading

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Quotable: David Bowie on drugs, sobriety, and surviving

David Bowie reminisces about how he and Iggy Pop went to Berlin and lived there on and off for some three years while coming off drugs. According to the YouTuber who posted this (on the 11th): “The interview was recorded … Continue reading

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