A French Videographer is Detained, Highlighting France’s Odd Use of ‘State of Emergency’

This article by Suzanne Lehn and Marie Bohner originally appeared on Global Voices on November 11, 2014. French freelance videographer Gaspard Glanz was taken into custody on October 26 as he was filming a video of the dismantling of the Calais “jungle”, a massive refugee camp near Port of Calais, which was evacuated by French Read more about A French Videographer is Detained, Highlighting France’s Odd Use of ‘State of Emergency’[…]

Pegida Munich and the police goes crazy – September 26th

On September 26th, about 50 Pegida participants gathered at Stachus in Munich. The route was changed to provoke and agitate the Non-Citizens having a protest-camp at Sendlinger-Tor-Platz. Despite the very good behavior last week, this week the police established a terrible example. There were scenes of violence and acts of negative impulses.Aggressive atmosphereThe Pegida-boss was very aggressive this week. Read more about Pegida Munich and the police goes crazy – September 26th[…]

France: The struggle continues – schools blocked

On September 22nd, many young people demonstrated again against „the labour law and its world“. For that they gathered in front of a school in Paris at 6:30 AM. They wanted to block the entrance to the lycée (high school). There was resistance from the start. The police tried to prevent journalists from doing their job. Some officers for Read more about France: The struggle continues – schools blocked[…]

Pegida has to wait in the rain – September 19th

After protesting with Neo-Nazis from the extreme right „III. Weg,“ Pegida-boss Heinz Meyer justified his action on Monday. This week the number of participants of the march rose to about 65. The antifa (anti-fascists) were pretty successful, pulling off three blockades. Pegida had to wait in the rain for several minutes. Some Neo-Nazis participated at the racist march. Read more about Pegida has to wait in the rain – September 19th[…]

France: new repressions and massive restriction of the freedom if the press

On September 1st – the first day of school – some students took part in a „manif sauvage“. Though this is a prohibited demonstration, it occurs quite frequently in France due to its prominence in the French protest culture. Despite the numourous forms of repression, the actvists keep their tail up. At the beginning of Read more about France: new repressions and massive restriction of the freedom if the press[…]

FertilityDay a sexist campaign

Italy has a catastrophic demographic development which needs to be addressed. However, the Department of Health developed a plan that proved itself to be very sexist. Compared to Germany, Italy is substantially worse. Germany itself has a huge problem with the demographic development, globally seen as having one of the worst demographic situations. This prompted Read more about FertilityDay a sexist campaign[…]

50 participants and heavy rain at Pegida Munich 29th august 2016

The heavy rain did not stop Pegida Munich from marching through the streets again. This time, they „walked“ from the Siegestor to the Münchner Freiheit, where they turned into a byroad and back. It was a typical Pegida without any highlights; some counter-protesters tried to block and so Pegida had to use the other side of the street. The demonstration Read more about 50 participants and heavy rain at Pegida Munich 29th august 2016[…]