Since its launch in April, euroskeptic party Alternative for Germany has been accused of peddling right-wing sentiments. A new study establishes the party’s centrist status, but shows that it still attracts right-wing populist attention. As founder of the country’s euroskeptic party, Bernd Lucke is among the most controversial figures in Germany. His political agenda — […]

Natan Sharansky described it as a “moving historical moment.” The head of the Jewish Agency for Israel — the body tasked with overseeing immigration — on Wednesday accompanied the last group of Ethiopian Jews on their journey to the Holy Land. Some 450 so-called “Falashas” flew to an airport near Tel Aviv in two chartered […]

A decision by Germany’s high court means that Poles with German ancestry can now take part in September’s general election via absentee ballot. For many members of the minority group, the change is of huge symbolic importance. Previous governments in Berlin have argued that those who have never resided in Germany are not connected to […]

Deadline for applications: 9 am (GMT), 11 September 2013 Intern sought for MRG’s Research, Advocacy and Capacity-building Programme on Minority Rights and Conflict Prevention The main focus of this internship will be research into the participation of representatives of minority/indigenous communities in peace processes. In addition we have country-focussed programmes; the focus countries at present […]

Fazenda Buriti is one of 62 farms in the state that the indigenous people have overrun, part of their revolt against the government from the Amazon region to the southern Pampas area. They are fighting for their land, protecting the borders of their reservations, resisting the construction of hydroelectric power plants in their regions and […]

The number of people applying for asylum in Germany has increased significantly in recent months, leading to a housing shortage. In Berlin, a conflict with residents and the far right has erupted as a result. When some 200 asylum seekers from Syria, Afghanistan and elsewhere moved in to a newly opened shelter in Berlin’s Marzahn-Hellersdorf […]

Krishan Kumar, Sociology Professor, discusses the relation between nationalism and revolution. First he discusses the assumption that there is a kind of natural or intrinsic connection between nationalism and revolution (the friendship), and then discusses the divergence in practice between the principles of revolution and the principles of nationalism. Watch the full lecture here (length […]

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