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Wladek Flakin

Three protagonists look back at the unrest in Berlin 50 years ago. more

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On Easter Monday 1917, Lenin boarded a train that passed through Berlin en route to Russia. With just two weeks left to see "1917. Revolution. Russia and Europe" at Deutsches Historisches Museum, Wladek ruminates on the legend of the sealed train. more

History

Remember Jens Spahn? Well, Germany's new Health Minister thinks we should all eat cake. more

Opinion

Student workers at Berlin universities are on their second week of strikes. Wladek loves it – even though they are closing the libraries where he likes to write. more

Opinion

BVG employee “Michael P.” challenges the transport company’s shiny-happy image with the day-to-day reality of his job. more

Interviews & Portraits 1 Comments

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

As Chanukah approaches, Wladek thinks back on the revolutionary Jews of Berlin's past. And see their legacy carried on in one man in particular. more

Opinion

Did you miss it? Yesterday (Nov 7) was the 100th anniversary of Russia's October Revolution. Wladek wishes there had been a party in Berlin. more

Opinion

"Babylon Berlin" is the most expensive German TV series ever. And its fictional plot is based on plenty of historical fact – including the fact that Berlin police massacred dozens of people on May 1, 1929. Our communist blogger elaborates. more

Opinion

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

Opinion

How the hell did the AfD get 12.6 percent? Wladek notes that even "The Left", and in particular Die Linke figurehead Sahra Wagenknecht, is moving to the right. more

Opinion

Germany's interior minister just banned the left-wing news platform Indymedia. Wladek writes for that platform! more

Opinion

Berlin's secret service warns: You might be murdered by left-wing extremists! Wait, really? more

Opinion

Motzenstraßenfest, CSD – it's Pride season in Berlin. But some people aren't happy about the PR campaigns by the Israeli government. more

Opinion 5 Comments

Wladek spent a long weekend in Hamburg protesting against the G20 summit. And according to the interior minister, that makes him a neo-Nazi and an Islamic terrorist. This is a soul search. more

Opinion

Wladek is off to the barricades in Hamburg to protest against Donald Trump and friends. more

Opinion

Early Monday morning, anonymous lefties set fire to train lines across Germany. Wladek says: Time for a re-think. more

Opinion

When police tried to deport a Nuremberg student from Afghanistan, they were met with a small riot – proof the city has come a long way since the Nazi days. more

Opinion

This month's issue of EXB is all about Weimar Berlin – and it wasn't just cabaret and ballrooms. Wladek takes us on a tour to the red side of 1920s Berlin. This Sun, Jan 15, see its surviving remnants at the coldest demo of the year. more

History

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

Opinion 1 Comments

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