Konrad Werner: Cash caps are for your own good, just don't ask why

Last week, the German Finance Ministry said it was thinking about ordering a €5000 cap on cash payments. They said it was for fighting crime and terrorism, because that's the easiest for you to understand. more

Feb 8, 2016 1:00 PM The Berlin Blog

John Riceburg: Just call it terrorism already

Heard about the wave of terrorist attacks rolling through Germany? There have been over 500 attacks on asylum seekers' homes in this year alone. John Riceburg wonders why no one is talking about it for what it is. more

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

John Riceburg: Terrorism, made in Germany

When you hear the words "terrorism" and "Germany" in the same sentence, what do you think of? The counterculture chic of the RAF? Or an Islamist in long robes? Modern terrorism in Germany has a much more boring look. more

Sep 23, 2015 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog 2 Comments

Germany’s most infamous jihadist Denis Cuspert, aka Deso Dogg, was put on the US terrorist watch list by the NSA yesterday, Feb 9. But five years ago, he was just another posturing Kreuzberg rapper. Robert Rigney met him. more

Feb 10, 2015 11:00 AM People

In the wake of yesterday's attacks, there’s no better response than to publish Charlie Hebdo's most provocative covers. Here are a few of our favourites – and why we believe in the inalienable right to free press. more

Jan 8, 2015 3:45 PM Zeitgeist 1 Comments


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Konrad Werner: Half-hearted terrorism

Konrad is very proud to be a Berliner. Not only do we have the least likely-to-riot teenagers in the world, we also have the most half-hearted terrorists. more

Oct 14, 2011 9:00 AM The Berlin Blog 1 Comments

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