Wladek Flakin

Wladek Flakin: Technical difficulties at the Technikmuseum

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

Jul 20, 2016 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog 1 Comments

Wladek Flakin: Botanical Garden's employment shenanigans

On Tuesday, visitors to the Botanical Garden saw a few activists in black hoodies climb to the top of one of the green houses. Wladek explains why. more

Apr 14, 2016 11:00 AM The Berlin Blog

Wladek Flakin: The anti-semitic Israeli?

Dror Dayan has just released his documentary "Even Though My Land Burning" dealing with Israelis supporting Palestinian struggles – and some on the German left are calling him a "self-hating Jew". more

Mar 16, 2016 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog 1 Comments

Wladek Flakin: Ten surprising similarities between Neukölln and North Korea

I left my Neukölln home to spend a week as a tourist in North Korea – I wanted to experience a society completely different from the one I know. But I found NK and NK have more in common than I could have thought. more

Nov 9, 2015 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog

At a protest on Wednesday, one Israeli Berliner got arrested for calling Benjamin Netanyahu a Holocaust denier. He told us his side of the story. more

Oct 26, 2015 6:00 PM Zeitgeist

Fresh from our March issue, Wladek Flakin unleashes a world of rage on Berlin's public transportation system and its problems. Read this and more in our March issue! Also, check out what people like you think of the BVG in our vox pop and chime in. more

Feb 27, 2014 12:00 PM Zeitgeist 43 Comments

Let's face it, getting married makes dealing with the Ausländerbehörde a whole lot easier. Join Tapete and Crying Wölf for a benefit concert on Saturday to raise funds for those trying to tie the knot. more

May 10, 2013 12:00 PM Music & nightlife

German teachers bring home comparatively more bacon than their EU counterparts, so why are those leading the capital’s classes biting back? They’re fed up with an unjust system of temp workers, long hours and the lowest pay in the country. more

Apr 3, 2013 12:00 PM Zeitgeist 1 Comments

Another delay!? The Berlin-Brandenburg airport is now set to open over two years late, in 2014. In our July/August issue EXB investigated what the postponements meant for those destined for decommission. more

Jan 9, 2013 11:30 AM Zeitgeist

When the world stood on the brink of nuclear war, Stasi agent Rainer Rupp was the man passing on information that arguably prevented WWIII. more

Jan 3, 2013 11:00 AM People

Berlin's elderly are leading demonstrations against soaring property rents and social housing displacement as "old age radicality" sweeps an economically beleaguered Berlin. One group, Kotti & Co, will be speaking on Nov 13. more

Nov 8, 2012 3:30 PM People

Today marks the last day of the 80th anniversary of the BVG strike, one instance in Berlin history when workers went on strike and the politicians of the day seized the situation for their own (diabolical) means. Wladek Flakin explains. more

Nov 7, 2012 2:30 PM Zeitgeist

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Oct 23, 2012 10:00 AM

It's been one year of the Pirate Party in the Berlin parliament after winning an astounding 8.9 percent of the vote. In the run up to The Exberliner Pirate Night this Wednesday (Oct 24) at Kaffee Burger we explore what they wanted and achieved. more

Oct 23, 2012 10:00 AM Zeitgeist 1 Comments

Colonialism on our streets? You bet! And there's plenty. Exberliner gives you a thorough guided tour of the sordid and shameful history here. more

Sep 25, 2012 2:00 PM Zeitgeist 3 Comments

Grab your roses now: Frauentag is today (Mar 8) and it recognizes women of all stripes without the schmaltz of Valentine's Day or the faux-sentimentality of Mother's Day. Want to know what it's all about? Read our bit from the Berliner Frau issue. more

Mar 3, 2011 9:00 AM Culture 2 Comments

The mother rule: No matter what, DON'T PANIC! This first rule is borrowed from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Whether you’re hitching a ride on an intergalactic freighter or protesting in Kreuzberg, always remember: no matter how bad things seem, they probably aren’t. more

Apr 9, 2010 5:11 PM People

Each May 1 for the past two decades, in a much-anticipated ritual of unbridled violence, Kreuzberg has turned into a battlefield as police clash with rioters under the bemused gaze of excited, camera-toting tourists. But how did it all begin? more

Apr 9, 2010 2:48 PM People 6 Comments

For almost a year, only half of Berlin’s commuter trains have been in service. So what’s up with the S-Bahn? Willi, a veteran train driver, shares his version of the crisis. more

Mar 1, 2010 8:00 PM People

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