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Ben Knight
Journalist, filmmaker in Berlin. Mostly English but sometimes Deutsch. Occasional play translator. Megan's Megacan podcast on iTunes etc
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Ben Knight Feb 21
⁦The first time that a German gunmaker has ever been punished for a sale. ⁩ fined for illegal sale of G36s to Mexico. CEOs acquitted tho. My report from Stuttgart
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Ben Knight Feb 21
Germany‘s first ever major trial involving a gun maker ⁦⁩ ends today. Sentences expected for former CEOs
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Ben Knight Feb 20
Looks to me like Maas is holding onto Merkel's conscience for her
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DW Politik Feb 20
Ehemaligen Mitarbeitern des bedeutendsten Kleinwaffenherstellers Deutschlands Heckler & Koch wird vorgeworfen, mehr als 4680 Sturmgewehre vom Typ G36 illegal nach Mexiko exportiert zu haben. Jetzt fällt das Urteil. berichtet: 👇
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Ben Knight Feb 20
Should have maybe stopped this a while ago
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Ben Knight Feb 20
Replying to @Freedland
Indeed. I’d suggest that to some, the austerity the centrists are wedded to was already extremist. Corbyn merely a correction.
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Ben Knight Feb 20
"The German arms export authorities should have been in the dock"
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Grace Blakeley Feb 19
Replying to @graceblakeley
The resurgence of the left around the world isn't the result of some mad fluke - it reflects deep changes in the balance of power in society, driven by even deeper changes in the nature of economic accumulation. Not even Chuka Umunna can halt the forward march of history.
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Grace Blakeley Feb 19
It's amazing that centrists believe they won in the nineties because they were good at politics, rather than because of the political economy of finance-led growth. It's even more amazing that they can look around the world today and claim that their politics is still viable.
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Ben Knight Feb 18
maybe for you?
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Ben Knight Feb 18
Angela Merkel delights Germany's arms manufacturers again
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Ben Knight Feb 17
Tit for tat chit-chat
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Ben Knight Feb 17
Replying to @burakuenveren
The Germans would call him a Rampensau.
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Ben Knight Feb 17
What you selling? The German media appears to have an investment in making Berlin's organized crime look as scary and cool as possible
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Ben Knight Feb 17
The has only just noticed that climate change belongs in their diplomacy fest
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Ben Knight Feb 17
What happens at the : panels of angry people talk about the future of human life, then the leaders come on and vent their who-has-which-part-of-the-playground stuff, which becomes the headline story.
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DW Politics Feb 16
As Donald Trump leads the US withdrawal from multilateralism, the is dominated by concerns the world is fragmenting. But to some, insisting on this world order threatens Cold War conditions. reports.
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Ben Knight Feb 16
John Kerry just got up and said we’re making a mutual suicide pact on climate change. „This should‘ve been the first panel!“ Looked genuinely pissed off.
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Ben Knight Feb 16
Not many delegates at the interested in the climate change and security panel. We‘re all dead.
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Ben Knight Feb 16
This dispatch from the Munich Security Conference is about how confusing everything is, and about how the new world is a lot like the old world
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