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If Germany was governed by capitalist rationality, then one glance at the 
projected population pyramid -- not a pyramid, but an urn (1) -- would be 
sufficient to make the case for an increase in immigration as an immediate 
political priority. And if the German government was held to the standards of 
international law, it would be evident that it's the systematic denial of 
protection for political refugees which -- alone in 2015 in the Mediterranean 
Sea, a border in whose maintenance Germany is heavily invested -- has cost 
thousands their lives (2), and that the long-term internment of immigrants in 
camps, as practiced in Germany today, is an obvious crime. But no such 
standards apply, and it's not rationality that governs. Germany's head of state 
is a pastor, nominated by Social Democrats and Greens, and this week, at the 
height of yet another wave of attacks against foreigners (3, 4), he declared: 
"There is a bright Germany that shines its light onto this dark Germany". But 
he's a liar, or thinks he presides over Germany in the role of a cleric, guided 
by superstition and wishful thinking rather than facts or empirical evidence. 
Since Germany's reunification, right-wing extremists have murdered hundreds of 
people -- 75 according to the Ministry of the Interior, 184 according to the 
Amadeu Antonio Foundation, plus 849 potential cases listed by the Federal 
Criminal Police (5) -- while police repression has almost exclusively targeted 
their victims and opponents. This week's film program, as it chronicles the 
pogroms that preceded the dismantling of the constitutional right of asylum in 
1993, serves as a reminder that German authorities don't just ignore fascist 
terror against minorities, but in fact tolerate and often actively support it.

1. https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demografie_Deutschlands#Altersstruktur
2. http://www.unhcr.org/5592bd059.pdf
3. https://www.google.de/search?hl=de&gl=de&tbm=nws&q=fl%C3%BCchtlingsheim
4. http://perlen-aus-freital.tumblr.com
5. https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Todesopfer_rechtsextremer_Gewalt_in_Deutschland

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                                                       the truth lies in rostock
                                                  siobhan cleary & mark saunders
                                                                     1992 81 min

                                                         das hoyerswerda-syndrom
                                             mogniss h. abdallah & jonas endrias
                                                                     1996 50 min

                                                                          sunday
                                                                       august 30
                                                                            9 pm

                                                            prⅳate cinema berlin
                                                                saal 2 kreuzberg
                                                                u kottbusser tor

                                                                  12 seats, rsvp
                                                          first come first serve
                                                       location in separate mail

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