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German Expatriate Forum

The German Way Forum provides a means of communication for expatriates. Many of these expatriates who have questions or other issues can simply post to the blog, and wait for others who are more knowledgeable to answer their queries. Whether … Continue reading

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“Auslaender sollen unsere alten Leute pflegen” (“Foreigners should tend to our old people”)

The article “Auslaender sollen unsere alten Leute pflegen” (“Foreigners should tend to our old people”) talks about how German nurses are calling for help from abroad. The number of skilled nurses is too low for the current conditions. This is … Continue reading

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Court to Decide if East Germans are Ethnic Group

This week in Stuttgart a labor court will decide on the issue of East German ethnic identity after a East German born woman filed a anti-discrimination lawsuit against a West German window manufacturer for rejecting her application on the basis … Continue reading

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The Third Generation: German Jihad Colonies Sprout Up in Waziristan

The following article from the Spiegel discusses the third generation of Islamist terrorists since 9/11 and their relatively swift radicalization and departure for Jihad training grounds around the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan. The article focuses mainly on the story … Continue reading

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German Youths become Islamic Extremist Expats

According to Germany’s Federal Office of Criminal Investigation (BKA), a colony of German Muslim extremist youths has taken hold of the Afghan-Pakistani border. These young people are recruited in Germany and then sever all ties with their homeland and head … Continue reading

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“Merkel offen fuer tuerkische Schulen in Deutschland” (Merkel is open towards Turkish schools in Germany)

The article “Merkel offen fuer tuerkische Schulen in Deutschland” (Merkel is open towards Turkish schools in Germany) talks about how chancellor Angela Merkel met with Minister-President Erdogan in Turkey this past week. They discussed the topic of Turkish schools in … Continue reading

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“No” to dual citizenship

German-born children of foreign parents will have to choose between citizenship in their birth country and their parents’ country. The article on immigration talks about three German states that proposed to allow German-born children of foreign parents to keep dual … Continue reading

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“Tuerkei will mit Merkel ueber Visa reden” (“Turkey wants to talk with chancellor Merkel about visa”)

The article “Tuerkei will mit Merkel ueber Visa reden” (“Turkey wants to talk with Chancellor Merkel about visa”) addresses the issue of visa-free travel into the EU. Turkish citizens are dissatisfied by the fact that they still have to apply … Continue reading

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Mouthpieces for Turkish Interests

Recently leaders of Turkish decent around Europe have been enticed to join in all-expense paid events in Istanbul. These events were organized by the Turkish government and led by the conservative-religious Justice and Development (AKP) party with a wide array … Continue reading

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Traveling to Germany ‘breaks down prejudices’

This article states that vacationing in Germany has significantly increased recently, and with this, German stereotypes of “cold and impatient” people have been proven false. It attributes the recent influx of tourism to the cheap cost of hotels and the … Continue reading

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Sahara Chronicles – Screening and Discussion with Ursula Biemann, Feb 23, 3:30-5:30 pm

“Sahara Chronicle (2006-2007) is a collection of short videos documenting the present sub-Saharan exodus towards Europe. The piece examines the politics of mobility and containment which lies at the heart of the current global geopolitics and takes a close look … Continue reading

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Report Backs Teaching Of Islam at German Universities

This article discusses a German advisory council’s recommendation that centers for Islamic studies be set up at universities throughout the country. The Council also recommended that Muslim authorities be given the power to choose who teaches these courses. Despite Germany’s … Continue reading

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Traurige Lieder – Söhne Mannheims

This song characterizes exactly how dramatic the racial tensions are within Germany.  Söhne Mannheims is a multiethnic band from Germany, made up of fourteen friends who have all been involved in the music scene and are actively involved in political … Continue reading

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“Nur nicht auffallen” von Claudia Keller, Der Tagesspiegel, 1.2.2010

The article describes the life of the Martinez family, a family that lives illegally in Berlin and the challenges they face to keep their status from the authorities. They live a relatively normal middle class life but beneath the surface … Continue reading

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Music Video “(Ich bin ein) Ausländer” by Alpa Gun

This music video “(Ich bin ein) Auslaender” by Alpa Gun, a German rapper with Turkish origin (www.wikipedia.org), depicts the integrations problem of immigrants, particularly the children and grandchildren of the Post-World War II generation. These people were often born in … Continue reading

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More people seeking asylum in Germany

In 2009 Germany saw an increase in asylum seekers, most from war-torn Afghanistan. Though this number is up 25% from 2008, the number of people seeking asylum in Germany is quite low compared to previous decades. In the 1990’s, the … Continue reading

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Precarious Work Patterns in Lower Saxony

Migazin online: 38 Prozent der Ausländer sind atypisch beschäftigt October 29, 2009 As of October 2009, job security in Lower Saxony has drastically decreased. Increasingly, workers are forced to search for precarious positions in limited work, part-time jobs, menial jobs, … Continue reading

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“Tear Down This Wall!”: Internet Art Circumventing Censorship and Unveiling Secret Prisons

Internet Artists Mathias Jud and Christoph Wachter Thursday, November 19, 4 pm UC Berkeley, 142 Dwinelle Hall Moderator: Deniz Göktürk (German and Film Studies) Focusing on walls on a global scale, internet artists Christoph Wachter and Mathias Jud will talk … Continue reading

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Refugee Camp in France Closed

Spiegel Article: “Französische Polizei räumt Flüchtlingslager am Ärmelkanal“

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Alice in den Städten (Alice in the Cities)

With actors Rüdiger Vogler and Yella Rottländer German journalist Philip Winter has a case of writer’s block when trying to write an article about the United States. He decides to return to Germany, and while trying to book a flight, … Continue reading

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