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In the German papers this week: Vexing and perplexing news stories from Berlin and beyond... more

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Wladek Flakin: The kids are on strike

What do you do if you work at a university and your job's salary hasn't increased in 17 years? Wladek knows... They strike on Tue, Jan 16. more

Jan 11, 2018 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog

Wladek has a friend in the ICU. And yet he's hoping the nurses will go on strike. more

Opinion

Wladek doesn't like bosses any more than the next guy. What would a boss-free world look like? more

Opinion 1 Comments

Things have broken down at, of all places, Berlin's Technikmuseum. Workers there are demanding equal pay for equal work and it's disrupting the flow of business. more

Opinion 1 Comments

Yesterday, thousands of protesters filled the streets of Paris. In Berlin, the only thing making noise are the tourists. John wonders what's going on. more

Opinion

These are dark days in Germany, with constant right-wing sympathy increasing in the wake of Paris. But John Riceburg is hopeful: A school strike in Berlin shows that young people are aware and fighting back! more

Opinion

Amazon.de just announced their most successful Christmas season ever – 20 percent more orders than the year before! How do they do it? To understand their success, we need to talk about "Befristung". more

Opinion

It seems like magic, right? You just push a button on your computer and a book appears out of thin air in your mailbox. But Amazon's magic may not be what it seems. more

Opinion 4 Comments

Germany is in the middle of a four-day strike by train drivers. The media are telling us we're supposed to hate the strikers because they're ruining the country. But John Riceburg loves them... more

Opinion 1 Comments

The train strike is a nuisance? Well, that's kind of the point. When you moan about it you're basically saying, "How dare the train drivers not let us take them for granted." more

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