7/20/2017, Jacob Kushner

In Germany, Police Seek to Protect Asylum Seekers

In Germany, Police Seek to Protect Asylum Seekers

Last week I wrote about an attack on a refugee housing complex in Altenburg, Germany, in which two baby carriages were set aflame. It occurred just two days after members of a right-wing, anti-immigrant movement called PEGIDA marched through the town. That piece grappled with the question of how Germany—a nation with an unparalleled record… more

7/12/2017, Jacob Kushner

When Refugees Are Terrorized By the German Right Wing

When Refugees Are Terrorized By the German Right Wing

On December 7, 2015, two baby carriages were set on fire at an apartment complex housing refugees in the pristine Thuringia town of Altenburg. Ten refugees, including two infants, suffered from smoke inhalation. The attack came two days after right-wing protesters marched through the town carrying signs that read, “Please continue your flight. There's nowhere… more

3/29/2016, Tesa Arcilla

In Brussels, An Attack Predictable and Preventable

In Brussels, An Attack Predictable and Preventable

Brussels, the capital of Belgium and the de facto capital of the European Union, was for many years synonymous with excruciating hours of EU talks that drag on only to yield watered-down compromises wrapped in legalese. The eurozone crisis, austerity protests, skyrocketing unemployment, massive bailouts, and the rise of far-right parties were among a slew… more