Extensive chemical safety fraud uncovered at German testing laboratory

16 February 2020 — GM Watch

“If the results did not meet expectations, I was asked to improve them” – testing lab employee

Below is a good article on the chemical safety testing fraud story that we reported on a few days ago.

The original article at Independent Science News features a horrific photo of a monkey subject in one of LPT Hamburg’s experiments.

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Dresden Terror Bombing, Like Hiroshima, a Maniacal Warning to Moscow

17 February 2020 — Strategic Culture Foundation

 Finian Cunningham
This weekend 75 years ago, the German city of Dresden was razed to the ground by British and American aerial bombardment. At least 25,000 mainly civilians were destroyed in raid after raid by over 1,200 heavy bombers, indiscriminately dropping high explosives and incendiaries. It took seven years just to clear the rubble.

A fascist coup

6 February 2020 — MROnline

Berlin Bulletin by Victor Grossman

Berlin Bulletin No. 173, February 7, 2020

Posted Feb 06, 2020 by

While millions this week stared at Iowa and Washington with worried amazement, confusion or anger, Germany, too, had its own messy confusion—which turned into a frightening alarm signal!

For the very first time, a state government—in Thuringia—was able to achieve rule with the support of the far, far right Alternative for Germany (AfD), a party whose leaders are in a continuous flirt with Nazi phrases, Nazi goals and Nazi methods. Every other party has sworn up and down never ever to have anything to do with AfD! Although there were suspiciously contrary murmurs in some circles of the Christian Democrats (CDU, Merkel’s party), this pledge had been kept. Until Wednesday, February 5, 2020.
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Alliance between Berlin & Warsaw? New docs reveal what pushed USSR towards Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact

13 September 2019 — RT

Alliance between Berlin & Warsaw? New docs reveal what pushed USSR towards Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact

Signing of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. ©  Global Look Press

Recently released papers shed new light on the infamous non-aggression pact between the USSR and the Nazis. It was allegedly the West’s enmity and a potential alliance between Poland and Germany that forced Moscow’s hand.

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Because ‘A World Without Insects Is Not Worth Living In,’ Germany Announces Plan to Ban Glyphosate

4 September 2019 — Common Dreams

“What we need is more humming and buzzing.”

by Andrea Germanos, staff writer

Protesters hold balloons on January 20, 2018 in Berlin during a demonstration under the slogan "We are fed up" against agricultural politics and the use of glyphosate, dumping exports and for sustainable agriculture.

Protesters hold balloons on January 20, 2018 in Berlin during a demonstration under the slogan “We are fed up” against agricultural politics and the use of glyphosate, dumping exports and for sustainable agriculture. (Photo: Tobias Schwarz/AFP/Getty Images)

The German government announced Wednesday it had agreed on a plan to phase out the use of glyphosate—the key chemical in the weedkiller Roundup—with a total ban set to begin by the end of 2023.

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Warnings ancient and modern by Victor Grossman

14 August 2019 — MROnline

Berlin Bulletin by Victor Grossman

Sorry, readers, this update is again longer than planned, and not at all jolly. I hope the next Berlin Bulletin will be pleasanter. And again I want to mention that my book A Socialist Defector: From Harvard to Karl-Marx-Allee with descriptions, reflections, conclusions, plus many anecdotes and some jokes, is now available.


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Germany threatens journalist with prison for speaking about Palestine By Riri Hylton

1 July 2019 — The Electronic Intifada

A man wearing a Palestinian scarf speaks at a podiumKhaled Barakat (No One Is Illegal Vancouver)

German authorities barred Palestinian-Canadian journalist Khaled Barakat from speaking at a Palestine solidarity event in Berlin, claiming his “anti-Semitic” speeches posed a threat to public order and could undermine relations between the country and Israel.

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Lübcke’s murderer was part of vast underground German neo-Nazi terrorist network By Johannes Stern

28 June 2019 — WSWS

Stephen Ernst, the assassin of CDU politician Walter Lübcke, acted as part of a neo-Nazi network with close ties to the right-wing terrorist National Socialist Underground. Despite efforts in the aftermath of the assassination to promote a lone gunmen explanation, information that links Ernst to a vast right-wing terrorist network is emerging.

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