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On Wednesday, Bernie Sanders came to Berlin's Frei Universität with his new book "Our Revolution". He talked to a full house of students who were clearly still feeling the Bern. We were there. more

Jun 1, 2017 5:00 PM Interviews & Portraits 1 Comments

INTERVIEW! Better than "Orange is the New Black"! A CIA spy reveals all about his time in jail among "chomos", Italian mobsters and neo-Nazis. Here's part two of our chat with ex-CIA agent and whistleblower-turned-author John Kiriakou. more

May 23, 2017 12:15 PM Interviews & Portraits

Wednesday, we celebrated the release of Chelsea Manning; last week, another jailed whistleblower was in the Berlin spotlight: ex-CIA agent John Kiriakou. We met for a captivating talk about torture, terrorists, and sociopathic presidents. more

May 18, 2017 1:00 PM Interviews & Portraits

Berlinale Blog: The media and movie stars

Thanks to Herr Drumpf, there's a new solidarity between reporters and movie stars. He can't decide whom he hates more. more

Feb 10, 2017 11:30 AM The Berlinale Blog

With the three-day Country Music Meeting coming up this weekend (Feb 3-5) at Fontane Haus in Reinickendorf, read about our visit to organiser Frank Lange's American Western Saloon, the last bastion of Berlin's country scene. more

Jan 31, 2017 2:59 PM Interviews & Portraits

This Fri, Jan 20, sees the inauguration of Donald Trump. And to go with it, a huge protest ("No to Global Trumpism") at 17:00, starting at Berlin's AfD offices. Kathleen Brown of Die Linke Berlin International explains the demo's aims. more

Jan 16, 2017 4:15 PM Zeitgeist 1 Comments

Obama's farewell presidential tour to Berlin filled us with melancholy and some dread. more

Nov 18, 2016 12:45 PM Opinion

Konrad found a beautiful, well-named bookshop to witness the end of times. more

Nov 9, 2016 1:30 AM Opinion 3 Comments

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Tonight's the big vote! But how well do you know the candidates you're voting for? Many Americans don't even know their options. Find out what their positions are in our election quiz. more

Nov 8, 2016 1:00 PM , Zeitgeist

With the election looming on November 8, there are plenty of people clamoring with excitement in Berlin. What about people completely disillusioned with the country as a whole? We spoke with two different generations to see how they were coping. more

Nov 4, 2016 12:30 PM Interviews & Portraits

For the second in our series of op-eds on the US election, the Berlin-based Canadian-Russian "Telekommunist" explains why a vote for "Hillary von Hindenburg" is still a vote for Trump and a continuation of the neo-liberal disaster. more

Oct 20, 2016 11:00 AM Opinion 6 Comments

In the first in a series of op-eds on the US election, Berlin-based New Yorker Isabel Cole gives her take on our dangerous obsession with Republican candidate and professional troll Donald Trump. more

Oct 12, 2016 12:10 PM Opinion 1 Comments

This month, we take on the elephant (and donkey) in the room: Are any Berliners voting for Trump? How much do you know about the US presidential candidates? What's the impact of the American occupation of Berlin today? And more... more

Sep 30, 2016 2:00 PM Features 1 Comments

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The Berlinale Blog: No prose, no problem...

The Berlinale poses a dilemma about the necessity of criticism and offers the best thing Spike Lee has done in years... Welcome to day six's reviews of Starve Your Dog and Chi-Raq. more

Feb 16, 2016 5:00 PM The Berlinale Blog

John Riceburg just spent more than a week in the People's Republic of Austin and the southwestern USA. This is where he grew up. And yet the place seemed very strange to him. more

Dec 9, 2015 12:00 PM Opinion

We hate it when other people criticize our country, especially if they're right. more

Dec 5, 2014 10:30 AM Opinion 1 Comments

America's current militarist policies are frighteningly reminiscent of those of the Third Reich, says Todd Pierce. The US military lawyer who has defended several Guantanamo inmates, was recently in Berlin as part of a European speaking tour. more

Oct 16, 2014 1:45 PM Interviews & Portraits 1 Comments

INTERVIEW: Is Putin plotting to invade Ukraine, as unanimously suspected by the Western media? Retired CIA analyst Ray McGovern brings some sanity into this new Cold War-style propaganda battle. more

Sep 11, 2014 2:00 PM Interviews & Portraits 3 Comments

What are the Germans getting out of their one-sided "friendship" with America? Not a whole lot. more

Nov 12, 2013 12:00 PM Opinion 3 Comments

Gris is back from the USA. How did the pragmatic Berliner fare in the land of the BIG? Besides the massive cars, massive drinks and lots of packaging, there's something else Americans deliver in spades... good vibes. more

Aug 6, 2013 9:00 AM Opinion

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