Attack with stones in the West Bank city of Nablus: A German tendency to drama
The alleged German „tourist“ Gerald Hetzel is travelling with right-wing extremists in Israel Last week, two Germans were apparently attacked by stone-throwers in the West Bank city of Nablus. The young men were travelling in an Israeli rented car, which was recognisable as such from the outside by its number plate and stickers. The attack […]
German Data Protection Commissioner finds numerous deficiencies in surveillance
Even police and secret services are not always convinced of the usefulness of their large databases. There is also criticism of licence plate scanners and surveillance technology from private manufacturers. On Wednesday, the German Federal Commissioner for Data Protection, Ulrich Kelber, presented his latest report on activities at a press conference in Berlin.presented. It shows […]
The Bundeswehr flies the world’s largest drones over the Black Sea. When will the first one crash?
Germany is the largest contributor to five Nato „Global Hawk“ drones in Sicily. The military alliance has been using them to monitor its „eastern flank“ for two years. The crash of a US „Reaper“ fighter drone off the coast of Crimea throws a spotlight on Western military surveillance in favour of Ukraine. The US Air […]
German government coins extremist police narrative of a „thin blue line“
US police officers disparage black movements since the 1960s with a „thin blue line“. The symbolism has also found its way to Germany. The Ministry of Finance is now putting it on a collector’s coin. Is it intentional or is the Ministry of Finance simply unaware of the controversy surrounding extremist narratives in the police? […]