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Wladek Flakin

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

Dec 8, 2017 12:00 PM 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

Nov 8, 2017 12:00 PM 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

Nov 1, 2017 12:00 PM Opinion

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

Oct 4, 2017 12:00 PM 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

Sep 27, 2017 12:00 PM Opinion

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

Sep 14, 2017 12:00 PM Opinion

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

Jul 26, 2017 12:00 PM Opinion

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

Jul 19, 2017 12:00 PM 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

Jul 12, 2017 12:00 PM Opinion

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

Jul 5, 2017 12:00 AM Opinion

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

Jun 22, 2017 12:00 PM 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

Jun 8, 2017 12:00 PM 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

Jan 11, 2017 12:00 PM History

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

Nov 30, 2016 12:00 PM 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

Jul 20, 2016 12:00 PM Opinion 1 Comments

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 Opinion

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 Opinion 1 Comments

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 Opinion

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 46 Comments

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