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Die Dynamik des "Pravy Sektor"
Der Jugendverband der NPD kündigt einen "Europakongress" unter Beteiligung des "Pravy Sektor" ("Rechter Sektor") aus der Ukraine an.

Der Mann der Deutschen
Die deutsche Kanzlerin hat am gestrigen Montag zwei Anführer der Proteste in der Ukraine empfangen.

Die Herero als Terroristen
Die Wochenzeitung der staatlich geförderten "Landsmannschaft Ostpreußen" erklärt die Herero zu "Terroristen" und den deutschen Genozid an ihnen zum "Krieg gegen den Terror".

Zukunftspläne für die Ukraine
Eine führende deutsche EU-Politikerin hat in Kiew mit dem Anführer der extrem rechten Partei Swoboda verhandelt.

Gegen die scheidende Staatsministerin im Auswärtigen Amt Cornelia Pieper ist Strafanzeige wegen öffentlicher Leugnung von NS-Massenmorden erstattet worden.

Die deutsche Regierung hat die Einführung strengerer Abgasnormen für Autos in der EU verhindert.

Panzer für die Diktatur
Die Diktatur Qatar erhält Dutzende Kampfpanzer und Haubitzen aus Deutschland.

Am Pazifik (II)
Deutschland baut die Kooperation mit Indonesien weiter aus.

Fact Finding
Am gestrigen Mittwoch ist ein Voraus- Kommando der Bundeswehr in Mali eingetroffen.

Am Pazifik
Berlin strebt ein Abkommen über Freihandel mit Indonesien an.

Official Government Vocative
(Own report) - A prominent German jurist has sharply criticized the German government's anti-Russian declarations concerning the Crimea Crisis. As Reinhard Merkel, a law professor at the University of Hamburg, explains, the allegation of Russia having "annexed" the Crimea or having made a "land grab" must be unambiguously refuted. These allegations are not only false, from the standpoint of international law; they are also extremely dangerous, because annexation usually engenders war as a response. Merkel explicitly advocates being very skeptical of "official government vocatives insisted on from Berlin to Washington" concerning the Crimea Crisis. Simultaneously, the situation in Ukraine has further escalated. The government that illegally seized power has begun a "lustration" ("purge"), with the objective of removing all supporters of the party of the overthrown President Yanukovych from public office. This is said to affect "thousands." At the same time, Ukrainian oligarchs, against whose methods of reign the earlier Maidan demonstrations had been protesting, are being given new posts. The ex-boxer Vitaly Klitschko's, "Made in Germany," UDAR party has chosen a billionaire as its presidential candidate, rather than its hopeless leader. Fascist forces are positioning themselves to move against the increasingly marginalized pro-Russian segments of the population. The Berlin-supported Maidan opposition had effectively used the fascists' potential for violence to overthrow Yanukovych.

Oil for Arms Exports
(Own report) - The German Navy will participate in a large-scale maneuver in the Gulf of Guinea. The maneuver "Obangame Express 2014" is scheduled for mid-April and is aimed at warding off pirates, active off the West African coast. According to the German government, the maneuver will serve to strengthen military "cooperation" among the coastal states. This operation conforms fully with Berlin's strategy of arming "partner countries" in Africa with its weapons exports and training their troops, to avoid the costly intervention of German troops. An arms fair for the "total surveillance" of coastal areas has recently taken place in Ghana's capital Accra. The participating German arms manufacturers see Ghana as a lucrative potential market. The oil deposits off the Ghanaian coast are to be protected against enemy exploitation, but rather than use these resources to fight poverty within the country, the foreign exchange revenue from their sales are to purchase arms from western industries.

The Land of Freedom
(Own report) - The German League of Expellees (BdV) has announced that the German Chancellor will attend their annual reception on Wednesday. Angela Merkel's repeated attendance at the League's events is testimony "of her close ties to the expellees," declared BdV President, Erika Steinbach. Over the past few years, Steinbach and her organization have repeatedly been the focus of controversy for their historical revisionist declarations. Steinbach, herself, had alleged that the Eastern and Southeastern European countries liberated from Nazi terror "had for many years - even after the war -been a gigantic region of slave holders." BdV functionaries and some of its component organizations have been accused of negating exclusive German responsibility for the Second World War. In his talk in front of "Expellee" functionaries last year, a prominent publicist said, it is "indecent" for "Germans to still let themselves be blackmailed with the mention of Hitler's incomparable crimes." The Germans had, "in many respects, been the most peaceful people in Europe." The "Expellees" associations, in which this sort of allegation is applauded, are supporting German efforts to enhance influence in Eastern and Southeastern Europe. This is why they are being honored with the Chancellor's presence.

African Interventions
(Own report) - At the EU - Africa summit, beginning today, Berlin and Brussels are pressing forward with the expansion of their military and military policy activities on the African continent. Alongside resolutions on the EU intervention in the Central African Republic (CAR), the program will include negotiations on the further elaboration of EU supervised African security structures. African forces are supposed to apply these measures to implement what Berlin and Brussels consider "order." According to experts, for insuring one's influence, it is not necessary to send one's own combat troops into a "crisis area, to assume presence and supervision." Therefore, the Federal Republic of Germany supports the African Union (AU) in establishing military structures, and participates in "training missions" in Somalia and Mali. Other measures could be introduced to combat piracy in West Africa's Gulf of Guinea, in the foreseeable future, according to a discussion paper. Experts point out that German - European combat missions are intended in Africa, in spite of the African troops. The EU's military activities are aimed at shoring up Western influence on the continent - against China.

Energy as a Weapon
(Own report) - The German Chancellor is suggesting that the EU should take a "new look at its energy policy" as a whole. As Angela Merkel confirmed last week, several EU countries are at least partially "very highly dependent" on "the supply of raw materials from Russia." Spurred on by the Ukrainian crisis, Berlin and Brussels could, however, in the long run, seek to liberate themselves. Merkel made her remarks following talks with Canada's Prime Minister, who is considering the diversification of his country's energy exports and does not exclude exporting natural gas to Europe. This, along with gas, which is extracted in the USA by the controversial "fracking" technique and should be exportable soon, could shake Russia's strong position on the European gas market. Massive price cuts could result, forcing Moscow to drastically cut its budget, according to US experts. Whether Putin could politically survive such measures is unknown. In Berlin the debate continues over the new perspective of transatlantic energy. Representatives from US-oriented sectors are in favor and those from energy companies doing business with Russia and from the SPD, are opposed.

Under the EU Flag
(Own report) - Since their partial Ukrainian success in the power struggle over the ring of countries separating Russia's borders from those of the EU, Berlin and Brussels have been stepping up their efforts to integrate Georgia into their hegemonic system. The EU is calling on Georgia - a country, geostrategists accord great importance not only for Russia's encirclement, but for European access to Asia - to sign the EU Association Agreement in June, ahead of schedule. As in the case of Ukraine, Georgia is already integrated into the German-European military policy. The parliament in Tbilisi has recently voted to contribute Georgian troops to EU military operations in Africa. Georgia's development following the 2003 "Rose Revolution" is very similar to what the Ukrainians find themselves confronted with since the February putsch in Kiev. Simultaneous with military-political integration into Western alliance structures, and the country's accessibility for foreign investors, the population is sinking into impoverishment. Polls indicate that today only 27 percent of the Georgians have a "full-time job" that pays a living wage.

The Europeanization of Ukraine
(Own report) - Last week's signing of the political part of the EU Association Agreement began Ukraine's transition into the German-European hegemonic system. That country, whose current government, which came to power through a putsch and lacks democratic legitimacy, will now have to align itself on EU standards at all levels. Besides adopting Brussels' system of norms, the country, first of all, will face its integration into the German-European foreign and military policy. Ukraine is already participating in EU Battle Groups and EU military missions. Western - including German - energy companies are seeking to take over the Ukrainian gas sector. This even includes the use of controversial "fracking" methods to weaken Russian influence on Kiev in the natural gas sector. As in Greece, the country will now face the glaring impoverishment of an "extreme austerity" policy, according to experts, which could "torpedo Ukraine's recent political reorientation."

A Fatal Taboo Violation
(Own report) - The raids on TV editorial boards by parliamentarians in the new Ukrainian government, which Germany helped bring to power, is provoking massive protests. Tuesday evening, Svoboda Party MPs stormed the office of the acting President of the National Television Co. of Ukraine (NTU) and forced him to resign with physical blows and verbal insults. A similar incident took place the day before in Chernihiv. Dozens of journalists in Kiev and the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media have harshly criticized these attacks, which are in line with Svoboda's electoral program promising to revoke the licenses of all media "spreading anti-Ukrainian propaganda." Svoboda's party program calls also for making the day of the founding of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) a national holiday. The UPA had participated in the massacres of Jewish Ukrainians and tens of thousands of Poles - according to estimates, up to 100.000 people. The German Foreign Minister has lent this party international social respectability and German media is characterizing Svoboda not as "fascist," but merely as "nationalist." A leading German daily claims that the leader, Oleh Tiahnybok, has led his party "out of the right-wing quagmire."

The Free World
(Own report) - In light of the pending incorporation of the Crimea into the Russian Federation, German politicians and media are stepping up their Russophobe agitation. The public's "understanding for Moscow's alleged motives" regarding the Crimea, remains "strikingly high," complains a leading German daily. This reflects the view that Western global aggressions are either "not better or even worse." In this context, a leading German newspaper, the "Süddeutsche Zeitung," has discontinued a Russian PR insert, which it had begun carrying following a lucrative European-Russian economic conference. Another leading publication, the weekly "Die Zeit", has "apologized" for having printed differentiated articles about the Ukraine. The author, a freelance journalist, had also earned his living, doing editorial work for the above-mentioned Russian PR insert. Last week, the leading German Green Party's candidate for the European parliamentary elections tabled a motion for a gag order on former German Chancellor, Gerhard Schröder, who had criticized the EU's Ukrainian policy. This motion, to restrict his right of freedom of expression, has been ultimately rejected by the European parliament, however, not by her Party.

"Liberation Fighters" and "Occupier"
(Own report) - On Sunday, the most extremist right wing organizations in Latvia are planning to stage a demonstration in commemoration of Latvian Nazi collaborators. "Legionaries' Day" commemorates Latvia's Waffen-SS units, honored as combatants against the Soviet Union. Many of them had helped the Nazi occupiers carry out mass murders of around 75,000 Latvian Jews, unable to flee before the Nazis' arrival. One of the extreme rightwing parties usually organizing the commemoration procession has a minister in the current government. One of that party's leaders expresses the anti-Russian sentiments of his followers by referring to the Latvian ethnic Russian inhabitants as "occupiers" and "illegal colonialists." His party is calling for their deportation ("repatriation") to Russia. The organization "Latvija bez Nacisma" ("Latvia without Nazism") has announced it will protest against this commemoration procession. Ukrainian nationalists had also participated in last year's procession.

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