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Konrad Werner: Germany protects its corrupt multinationals? No shit!

Whether it's Volkswagen or Heckler & Koch, the German government goes out of its way to help its corrupt export companies. That's what it means to be the German government. more »

Sep 28, 2015 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog 2 Comments


How do you make an impact from afar? In our September issue, we meet exiles from Ukraine, Iran, Syria, Azerbaijan and more who are carrying on their homelands' struggles from Berlin. Plus a chat with Peaches, all the fall festivals and more! more »

Aug 31, 2015 1:15 PM Features

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Seymour Gris: Bureaucracy hackers

Three entrepreneurs have created a clever algorithm that hacks the Bürgeramt's dysfunctional system and allows them to sell online appointments to their fellow Berliners. Should we pay to get stress-free access to public service? more »

Aug 7, 2015 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog 1 Comments

Exberliner stands with Netzpolitik

A petition co-initiated by Berlin digital dissident Jacob Appelbaum and circulated among international journalists and campaigners comes to the defense of the editors of Netzpolitik. We've signed on – and so should you. Read on to find out why. more »

Aug 6, 2015 5:00 PM Features

Konrad Werner: So easy to commit treason

If it hadn't been for the Verfassungschutz's treason charges, would anyone have even read Netzpolitik in the first place? more »

Aug 3, 2015 4:00 PM The Berlin Blog

Seymour Gris: Is legal cannabis coming?

Though Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain sure are fragrant this time of year, marijuana's still 100 percent illegal in Berlin... for now. But Seymour thinks he's caught a whiff of change. more »

Jul 28, 2015 2:00 PM The Berlin Blog 1 Comments

Sigmar Gabriel

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Konrad Werner: What's the point of the SPD?

Why does Sigmar Gabriel exist? Who castrated the centre-left? Is this what German politics has come to: wondering who will be Merkel's next gimp? more »

Jul 27, 2015 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog

Konrad Werner: Flipping out over the Queen

The German papers lost their minds this week because there was an old lady with a shiny hat in town. more »

Jun 26, 2015 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog 5 Comments

John Riceburg: Destroying fences and digging graves

The Center for Political Beauty is knocking down fences and digging graves to draw attention to the murder of refugees in the Mediterranean... but why aren't there any refugees in the movement, asks John? more »

Jun 24, 2015 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog

John Riceburg: Seven reasons to leave Berlin for the G7

Angela Merkel is meeting up with six friends in the Bavarian Alps this weekend – and this 24-hour meeting is costing €360 million. John Riceburg is going to protest against the G7 summit and offers some reasons for you to leave Berlin and come along. more »

Jun 3, 2015 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog

Seymour Gris: May Day is a joke

MAY DAY CON! May Day, "revolutionary"? What a joke! A lot of posturing, little content. The World Cup is way more unpredictable and entertaining, says Seymour, so why even bother? more »

Apr 29, 2015 2:00 PM The Berlin Blog 3 Comments

John Riceburg: Why you should go to May Day in Berlin

MAY DAY PRO! Friday is May 1 and the weather forecast says there's a 30 percent chance of flying cobblestones with a 10 percent chance of broken windows. Despite the parade of violence, May Day is still relevant, proclaims Riceburg! more »

Apr 29, 2015 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog 2 Comments

Still flying the pink freak flag

An interview with original enfant terrible of Germany’s gay scene, filmmaker and activist Rosa von Praunheim: the outspoken director's upcoming retrospective at Lichtblick Kino kicks off with EXBlicks: City of Lost Souls on Apr 28. more »

Apr 22, 2015 11:30 AM People

Disrupting drones

INTERVIEW. Technological marvels turned spy and killing machines, they've become America's counter-terrorism weapon of choice. Disruption Network Lab hosts a two-day conference this weekend investigating the controversial use of drones. more »

Apr 16, 2015 11:30 AM Zeitgeist


Installation by Francisco Vidal and film by Jordi Colomer. Photo by Ismael Ogando

Changing ideology, changing architecture

"Devour: Social Cannibalism, Political Redefinition and Architecture" is a vast multimedia exhibition exploring post-communist and postcolonial architecture from Brazil to South Africa to Romania. See it at the Freies Museum before it closes Apr 12. more »

Apr 2, 2015 4:15 PM Art

Veiled truths

After a decade-long debate, Germany's constitutional court has struck down the ban on headscarves for public sector workers this month. In our Islam issue, we examined whether women should be forced to uncover. more »

Mar 31, 2015 11:30 AM Features

Climate and capitalism: Naomi Klein

Naomi Klein was at HKW Sunday night for a sold out lecture. Couldn’t get a ticket? Here’s a look at the lively discussion. more »

Mar 23, 2015 2:00 PM People

Greek elections, the end of Europe and other German hallucinations

Ares Kalandides explains why the victory of left-wing party Syriza in Sunday's elections matters so much to Greeks, both at home and here in Berlin. more »

Jan 29, 2015 2:00 PM Zeitgeist 3 Comments

Bärgida: Behind enemy lines

We all know about Monday night's "Bärgida" demonstration. But what was it like to actually be on the front lines, undercover among the anti-Islamic protesters... as a black Frenchman? more »

Jan 6, 2015 3:00 PM Zeitgeist

Slow Politics, big results

The results are in! Berliner Gazette's 14th Slow Politics (Nov 13-15) conference at Wedding's Supermarkt yielded some hefty conclusions. more »

Dec 12, 2014 12:00 PM Zeitgeist