just say no
In the U.S. we can't get very excited about protesting our outrageous invasion and destruction of virtually powerless nations and peoples who present no threat to us whatsoever, but in Germany a good many citizens have always questioned whether it's moral even to posess an army in the first place.
Today is the 50th anniversary of Germany's very controversial decision to re-arm after the Second World War. Barry and I happened upon this spirited demonstration marching down Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse tonight. The sign reads something like:
BLOW TAPS AND SAY ITS OVER!
50 years of Bundeswehr
are 50 years too many
UPDATE: [from EXPATICA]
BERLIN - Soldiers held a torch-lit parade late Wednesday outside the Reichstag parliament building to mark the modern German military's 50th birthday, accompanied by protests with anti-war activists shouting "Soldiers are murderers".
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Police said that 1,200 protesters turned out for the event. Some scuffled with police and threw stones, but no major violence was reported.