The motley crew protesting anti-COVID measures by the Merkel government will be familiar to Americans, but with some German twists, including exploitation by the far-right AfD.
Cathrin Schaer is a freelance journalist whose work has been published in a variety of publications, including the New York Times to the South China Morning Post, the Guardian, Spiegel Online and Vogue magazine. When not writing her own stories, she is the editor-in-chief of the Iraqi current affairs website, Niqash.org.
The coronavirus crisis is a perfect proving ground for the extreme right’s theories of apocalypse. Too bad the German government has been treating all terrorists as equal.
The weekend’s events prove yet again that the Syrian conflict cannot be contained. No matter who you are, or where you are, this is about you, too—if not today, then tomorrow.
Freedom of speech came to Iraq with the U.S.-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein in 2003. But Iraqis have been blindsided since then by incendiary social media.