Defiant Merkel takes on protesters at rowdy campaign rally

World / Politics Aug 26, 2017

Defiant Merkel takes on protesters at rowdy campaign rally

Chancellor Angela Merkel stood up to rowdy protesters who tried to drown out her campaign speech with deafening jeers and whistles in the eastern town of Quedlinburg on Saturday, telling them that their angry shouts would not solve Germany's problems. Amid chants of "Merkel just ...

Media vultures circle over battered SEALDs

National / Media | BIG IN JAPAN Oct 24, 2015

Media vultures circle over battered SEALDs

by Michael Hoffman

That's it? It's over? "Scattered like leaves in the autumn wind," sighs Shukan Shincho magazine, speaking of the massive nationwide demonstrations that, through the summer, heralded (to some) a new political awakening of the Japanese masses (or something). The protesters' immediate target was new security ...