Turmoil exploited by people smugglers since the 2011 overthrow of Moamer Kadhafi has made Libya the main gateway for African migrants seeking to make dangerous Mediterranean crossings

Court Investigating Pro-Migrant NGO for People Smuggling

Dresden-based migrant rescue NGO “Mission Lifeline” is now under investigation from Saxony prosecutors who allege they group may be participating in people smuggling. The members of “Mission Lifeline” have yet to set sail into the Mediterranean and are already under


Anti-Islamisation PEGIDA Founder Banned By Home City

The founder of counter-Islamistation strolling movement PEGIDA, Lutz Bachmann, has been handed a five-year protest ban by the city of Dresden, but the order will do nothing to control the marches which have gathered tens of thousands of supporters.


Pegida Founder Announces Launch of Political Party

The founder of Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West (Pegida) in Germany has launched a new political party, the Freiheitlich Direktdemokratische Volkspartei (FDDV), which translates as the Liberal Direct Democratic People’s Party.


Journalists Harassed at Secretive Bilderberg Conference

Several journalists were harassed by German police as they attempted to cover the notoriously secretive Bilderberg conference being held this year in Dresden. The Bilderberg conference invokes strong reaction among some for its commitment to holding meetings among the most


Local Bigwigs Blame PEGIDA For Tourism Drop In Dresden

Tourism revenue is down in the city of Dresden and the local government blames the PEGIDA movement for scaring away potential visitors. The total number of overnight stays in the German city of Dresden have decreased in 2015 according to


PICTURES: Thousands Join PEGIDA March in Dresden

Thousands of people have attended a rally in Dresden today organised by the Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West (PEGIDA) movement. The crowds gathered in the early afternoon and walked along the banks of the River Elbe, holding


PEGIDA Hymn Knocks Adele From Top of German Singles Chart

A wordless hymn released to raise funds for the German anti-Islamisation group PEGIDA has knocked British pop sensation Adele off of the top of the Amazon singles chart. The instrumental tune, named “Gemeinsam sind wir stark!” Or “Together we’re strong” has

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Pictures: Thousands Rally in Dresden to Mark PEGIDA Anniversary

Thousands descended upon Dresden, Germany, to mark the first anniversary of the Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the Occident (PEGIDA). Other cities hosted rallies as well, but none compared to Dresden. Attendees either for or against PEGIDA flooded social media with pictures and videos.


WATCH: Massive Syrian-Afghan Brawl In Refugee Camp

Eight people were injured yesterday and riot police intervened to quell the crowd after an argument between residents of a refugee camp in the eastern German city of Dresden threatened to become a full blown battle. EuropeOnline reports 14 police patrol cars


Anti-Islam PEGIDA Makes First Election Gains

Anti-Islamisation movement Pegida has performed better than expected in the first election it has ever contested. The group contested the mayoral election in its eastern stronghold of Dresden, finishing fourth with 9.6 per cent of the vote. PEGIDA roses to fame late last year

Bombing of Dresden, Germany, WWII

Germany Marks 70th Anniversary of Bombing of Dresden

Berlin (AFP) – Seventy years ago Allied bombing laid waste to the historic German city of Dresden, whose post-war image as a symbol of peace has been dented recently by anti-Islamic protests.

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PEGIDA Anti-Islamist Movement Gains Momentum in Spain

PEGIDA, the acronym for the German civil society group Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West, has found fertile ground for growth across Europe, from Norway to Bulgaria. The movement appears to be eyeing its chapter in Spain as the most likely to grow into the tens of thousands in membership as it did in Germany, however, where Germans are expected to join the nation’s inaugural PEGIDA march.


World View: Europe Prepares for Greece’s Possible Exit from Eurozone

It’s far from certain, but the impending Greek crisis rerun during the next month poses a real threat that Greece might have to leave the eurozone and start printing drachmas again, with the result that bankers and politicians are drawing up contingency plans in case it happens.

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PEGIDA Rally in Germany Swells to Record Numbers

The anti-radical Islam group Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West (PEGIDA) stages a protest every Monday in its native Dresden, Germany. On January 12, however, the group convened its largest rally yet, with 25,000 participants–significantly more due to last week’s terrorist attack in Paris, France. Attendees at the rally posted pictures and videos on social media.