European Union

Two law experts say Merkel acting outside the Constitution

Published by carolyn on Wed, 2016-01-13 21:55

Many asylum-seekers came to Germany at the invitation of Chancellor Merkel - as they saw it - and even carried her picture, hoping to win her help with their problems.

"Merkel's solo was an act of self-empowerment"

The former president of the Constitutional Court of North Rhine-Westphalia, Michael Bertrams has accused Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) of possible breach of the constitution in the refugee policy.
 
 "Going it alone has let hundreds of thousands of refugees into the country. That was very compassionate, but came with no apparent plan," Bertram writes in an article for the "Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger".

Merkel's approach raises the constitutional question of whether she had ever legitimized it. "In our representative democracy, all key decisions are - especially those with impact on the budget - in the hands of elected MPs," said Bertram, with regard to decisions of the Federal Constitutional Court on the requirement of parliamentary approval for the deployment of armed German troops abroad.

Suicide bomber who killed 10 German nationals was registered Syrian "refugee"

Published by carolyn on Wed, 2016-01-13 13:18

The bomber Nabil Fadli, registered in Istanbul as a refugee from Syria. This picture was published by the Turkish police on January 5.

The suicide bomber has been identified as 27-year-old Nabil Fadli, who entered Turkey from Syria as a refugee on January 5. Considering he didn't waste any time in killing some of the first Europeans he found, it's pretty clear that was what he came for.

Eleven tourists, 10 of them German, were killed and 15 wounded (7 of them German with 5 in intensive care). Chancellor Merkel offered condolences yesterday to the families of the dead without specifying Germans, but since the news broke that the bomber was a registered Syrian asylum-seeker it has fallen entirely to Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere (CDU) to be Germany's spokesman on the matter. He traveled to Istanbul and called the tragedy “an attack against humanity,” playing down the German loss and emphasizing the close relations between the two countries.  In fact, he said Germans should not stop visiting their close ally Turkey because tourism must not be depressed.

Pegida goes to Leipzig today - Watch Livestream

Published by carolyn on Mon, 2016-01-11 10:38

Livestream:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMbX2oLxxvE

RT coverage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nShF-YQaELA

First Anniversary Birthday celebration for LEGIDA today!

Dresden PEGIDA will be in Leipzig to help them celebrate. No demonstration in Dresden today.

Leipzig Antifa and pro-refugee groups are very extreme and mean. They will be out in force. Remember the riot they caused on December 12, 2015.

Scheduled speakers: Markus Johnke, Tatjana Festerling, Lutz Bachmann, Siegfried Däbritz, the Swiss Edigenosse Ignatz Bearth, Michael Viehmann and the speaker Helene from Chemnitz. (Festerling talked about the Cologne sex scandal)

The weather is rainy and cold - many wet umbrellas. As it turned out, there was no confrontation with the Antifa, the over 2000  police presence kept them confined. I would call the rally a big success because so many more people turned out than ever before in Leipzig. They appeared to me to be a younger crowd than in Dresden, mostly male.

Take a look at this outrageously biased report in DW. It ends with "the culprits [in Cologne] were said to have been of North African or Middle Eastern in appearance", when the police have already long established they were!  Lying Press, for sure.

Below : Three views of the large crowd at Legida 1st anniversary demo which was relegated by the city to a large parking lot. They went on their march after the main speakers were finished, with tons of police protection. Only two more short speeches when they returned.


First gathering of Pegida in 2016: the beginning of a landmark year

Published by carolyn on Mon, 2016-01-04 14:04

This is Jan. 4, 2016, below freezing in Dresden, and the Pegida crowd looks the same as always. They are extremely faithful.

Live Stream video of the rally

6:30 In Dresden it snowed, it is very cold, minus 4 degrees and windless. The square in front of the Semper Opera fills. The Opera House projects its now-familiar slogan: "We are not a stage for xenophobia".

The Pegida opponents are at the Postplatz having a counter-demo and all around are police buses that have these demonstrators completely encircled.

In the Church of Our Lady today is the traditional prayer for peace. After that there will be a procession and some may wish to join the counter-demonstrators "Dresden Pegidafrei" initiative.

Arab Muslims “massively” molest women on New Year's Eve in Cologne

Published by carolyn on Sat, 2016-01-02 12:42

Young woman in Cologne, Germany celebrating the New Year 2016 provokes a culture-clash with Arab  foreigners.

Cologne is, as you might remember, one of the high spots of the Welcoming Culture in Germany. The mayor, Henriette Recker, was previously responsible for running refugee services in the city—in charge of accommodating asylum-seekers.

So it is not unexpected that about 30 women have now reported to the police that they were molested in Cologne's main train station on New Year's Eve.

A group of men encircled multiple women and “with their hands they were really everywhere. This is something I've never experienced,” said a 22 year-old victim. “When we called for help, they laughed.”

Pegida Weihnachtsliedersingen, 12-21-15

Published by carolyn on Mon, 2015-12-21 13:38

SENSATIONAL TURNOUT !!! Estimated 15 to 18,000

The Elbe River is the setting for the Christmas carol singing of the Dresden Pegidan on Dec. 21, 2015.

Watch Livestream: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1RDFGKooMcA

Also see: Pegida on Facebook for more pictures, news

From The Epoch Times

UPDATE: The Pegida venue was first changed to the Silesian square outside the station in Dresden Neustadt. At the last minute it became the Königsufer near the State Chancellery when the demonstration permit for the Silesian square went to another association, one described by Lutz Bachmann on Facebook as an "Antifa-Demo'".

At the Semperoper Plaza where Pegida has gathered from the very beginning, a different group was given permission for this date [apparently calling themselves “Dresden Nazifrei,” even though Pegida has nothing to do with Nazis]. According to The Epoch Times, at 5:30 pm a demo named "Heart Instead of Baiting" filled the square to about one-third, with people spread out with plenty of space betweem them. There was a video shown and about an hour of music and speeches by artists from the Semper Opera and the Schauspielhaus (as best I can understand). The antifa crowd was estimated at only 3,000 to 4,000.

The rise of Viktor Orban

Published by carolyn on Mon, 2015-12-21 12:57

Viktor Orban - Europe's Man of the Year?

By Carolyn Yeager

EU leadership is trying to regain control after the migrant disaster of 2015

European Union leaders are now being forced to accept that Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban was right all along, but are spinning it to make him look wrong anyway.

The mainly left-leaning leaders of the European Union who have made a mess of Europe's affairs, including allowing over a million Arab and African migrants to pour into Europe in the past year, are now trying to ameliorate the blame directed at themselves by saying at least they're not bigoted as are those on the far right.

Deutsche Welle launches an Arabic-language TV channel for all Europe

Published by carolyn on Mon, 2015-12-14 23:38

The DW Arabic-language channel is available across most of Europe beginning December 15, 2015

How timely. Wonder how long this has been in the works? Germany's state broadcaster aimed at an international audience is making it clear it thinks Arabs are in Europe to stay. The new channel will begin broadcasting tomorrow, December 15th.

The ostensible purpose is to help Arabic-speaking migrants learn what they need to know about Germany, in their own language. According to DW, the information is designed to help refugees deal with everyday life and visits to German administrative authorities, to find job opportunites and to learn German. The channel will transmit German language courses in television format.

Belgium activists speak to thousands gathered in Dresden today

Published by carolyn on Mon, 2015-12-07 13:53

The scene in the Theaterplatz on the evening of December 7, 2015.

Live stream of today's PEGIDA rallyhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXnCBsoRM1c

It is good weather in Dresden - windless and ten degrees plus. Christmas music plays. The visit of Belgians is not only from the two guest speakers, Filip Dewinter and Anke van Dermeersch of the Party “Vlaams Belang”. There is also seen a "We are the people" banner in Flemish.

6:45 Lutz Bachmann opened the rally:

"First of all, warm greetings to our patriotic brothers and sisters in France," he congratulates Marine Le Pen and the National Front for their "historic victory". That was a very clear signal, and the German press is foaming with rage. Therefore, the Front National will now be reviled - and with it their voters. This "30 percent of our neighbors occupied by right-wing" would now be labeled "right-wing". The ARD  had managed eleven times to accommodate the word right-wing in a three-minute report. "But there's the brown mob of the week!" said Bachmann.

Pegida pulls large crowd, talks expansion on a rainy Monday

Published by carolyn on Mon, 2015-11-30 18:51

 Notice all the umbrellas opened up on this November 30th evening in Dresden.

The dark season is upon us, but this doesn't deter the Pegida  protestors in Dresden. They came out again in force and in high spirits, in spite of the rain, to hear Lutz Bachmann and Siegfried Doebritz, and two guests: Tommy Robinson from the UK and theologian Ernst Krahn from Nürnberg. But mostly they came out just to show their steadfastness in support for their cause: A peaceful, free Germany of Germans.

Tommy Robinson spoke in English while Lutz Bachmann translated into German sentence by sentence. He spoke of the inspiration Pegida has been and announced a sister movement made up of all Europe, plus Britain and Australia beginning on Saturday, February 6, 2016. [Full disclosure: I'm not fond of Tommy Robinson and am sorry to see him get a role in this movement. Well, where there's a vacuum, you know ...] 

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