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There’s a time bomb ticking that is going to affect us all. Whether you are an engineer in Berlin, a sub-Saharan subsistence farmer, or a New Yorker buying a super-smoothie in Wholefoods, there will be no escape.
Recently, Germany’s Federal Statistics Office released a report on poverty in the country, and the numbers are concerning. The office estimates that 15.7% of the population live below the official poverty threshold, the largest percentage since reunification. This is despite record low unemployment.
German journalist Holger Stark spent almost 4 years in Washington D.C. as a correspondent for the news magazine Der Spiegel. During this time, he reported on a Tea Party summit in Des Moines, Iowa. The year was 2015 and Donald Trump was a guest speaker. Stark was among a small group of journalists who met Trump after his speech.
International Women’s Day is a time to celebrate the achievements of women across the world; but some also use the day to agitate for change. There were protests globally and I caught up with some demonstrators at a march in Berlin.
A couple of weeks ago American student Parker Spall was coming home from a club in Mitte. He tried to catch a train at Mendelssohn-Bartholdy-Park. Spall and his friend were walking along the platform of the U-Bahn station and then: