Spain, Germany and Beyond

2017 minus 1936 = 81, an untidy number, not even a prime number. 1936 marked the start of the Spanish Civil War that resulted in a long hiatus for the Spanish left, as well as the failure of Weimar Germany’s socialists to prevent Hitler from remilitarizing Germany. Strikingly, 2017 sees the entry of the neo-fascist …

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AfD: Germany Gives Birth to New Monster, Wet-Nurse of a Willing Nation

Now the dust has settled after an extraordinary week in Germany, we can see that this country is setting a new and disturbing agenda. What other countries had nightmares about, Germany is doing. A bandwagon has begun to roll which could steamroller all Europe, in a disturbing echo of that country’s inglorious and deadly past. …

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Political Earthquakes in Diverse Places

For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in diverse places. – Matthew 24:7 Certainly there’s never been a time when nation hasn’t risen against nation. Likewise, earthquakes, such as the one that this month killed some 300 people in Mexico, are hardly a rarity. …

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Double Standards? Europe’s Five “Undeclared Nuclear Weapons States”. Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Turkey

Author’s Note This article was originally published by Global Research in February 2010 under the title:Europe’s Five “Undeclared Nuclear Weapons States” The media, politicians and scientists have remained silent. The focus was persistently on Iran’s non-existant nuclear weapons. And now the focus is on North Korea. Double Standards? All eyes on North Korea Amply documented, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, …

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Martin Schulz (L) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel © Yves Herman / Reuters

Germany: Caught Between America and Russia Again

Since Willy Brandt made Egon Bahr’s “Ostpolitik” official government policy in 1969, Germany's leaders have been divided. Some want closer ties to Washington, and others demand a common European home with Russia. As voters prepare for the polls, the debate has kicked off again. Over in Berlin, they’ve been enduring an election campaign so tedious …

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Germany Repatriates Its Overseas Gold Reserves for Its Stability

According to the Bundesbank, Germany has repatriated about 1,710 tons or more than half of its gold reserves sooner than planned. The size of its reserves ranks second in the world. Germany has brought home 50.6% of its overseas gold reserves, which is about 1710 tons of yellow metal. This successful operation was reported by …

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Navy vessels are moored in port at the U.S. Naval Base Guam at Apra Harbor, Guam March 5, 2016

Pentagon’s Power Projection: Most Important US Military Bases Overseas

If North Korea conducted a missile strike against Guam, it could have had serious repercussions for the region, since the island hosts two of the most fortified US military installations in the Pacific, Sputnik contributor Andrei Kots writes, revealing what the most important US overseas military bases are. Pyongyang has fulfilled preparations for a missile strike …

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Obama Alienated the US from Asia, Eurasia and the Middle East – Now its Europe’s Turn

Barack Obama began his administration with the idea that the US would ‘pivot’ the epicentre of its hegemonic power to Asia. Forgetting the fact that the word ‘pivot’ is in this context, borrowed from the imperialist geo-political writings of Halford MacKinder, the plan which was arrogant in the first place, failed spectacularly by the end of …

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