At least 33 dead, dozens missing as floods sweep Germany, western Europe

Storms brought torrential rain that caused rivers to burst their banks and sent torrents of water sweeping through cities and villages in Germany, Belgium and elsewhere across the region. Sorgente: At least 33 dead, dozens missing as floods sweep Germany, western Europe

Germany’s Dirty Secret: Climate Activists Take Aim at Europe’s Largest Coal Industry | The Nation

Amid a growing anti-coal movement, thousands of masked protesters in hooded white jumpsuits block Germany’s coal infrastructure. Sorgente: Germany’s Dirty Secret: Climate Activists Take Aim at Europe’s Largest Coal Industry | The Nation

Greeks Just Voted Against Austerity. Here’s Why They’re Right.

On Sunday, Greeks overwhelmingly voted against a European deal to extend financing to the country’s banks that would have required more harsh austerity measures on the part of the government. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who came to power in large part on a promise to reject more austerity measures, had called the referendum to getContinua a leggere “Greeks Just Voted Against Austerity. Here’s Why They’re Right.”

B and S. Karakayali (2017) The volatility of the discourse on refugees in Germany, Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies

Authors Bastian Vollmer Abstract: The anti-immigration continuum of public attitude-mediapolitics has undergone changes in the course of the “refugee crisis” in Germany. By examining migrant representations and discursive events taking place in 2015 and early 2016, we will show the volatility of the recent discourse on refugees. A historical/critical discourse analysis will show how newContinua a leggere “B and S. Karakayali (2017) The volatility of the discourse on refugees in Germany, Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies”

(1) Volume, B. (2016), ‘The Continuing Shame of Europe: Discourses on migration policy in Germany and the UK’, Migration Studies

This article considers the matter of death at the EU external border and provides some explanation for this phenomenon. From a historical policy perspective it will provide evidence and discussions of why and how the ‘shame of Europe’ has emerged. It Sorgente: (1) Volume, B. (2016), ‘The Continuing Shame of Europe: Discourses on migration policyContinua a leggere “(1) Volume, B. (2016), ‘The Continuing Shame of Europe: Discourses on migration policy in Germany and the UK’, Migration Studies”

Blaze engulfs planned refugee center in Germany – crowd cheers, hinders firefighting (VIDEO) 

A planned refugee center in Bautzen in the German state of Saxony was badly damaged after a huge fire ripped through the building much to the delight of onlookers, who cheered and tried to prevent firefighters from extinguishing the flames. Sorgente: Blaze engulfs planned refugee center in Germany – crowd cheers, hinders firefighting (VIDEO) —Continua a leggere “Blaze engulfs planned refugee center in Germany – crowd cheers, hinders firefighting (VIDEO) “