Lawyers have filed a lawsuit against Berlin’s social affairs minister over dangerous conditions for refugees waiting at the city’s LaGeSo authority. There have been several injuries, exhaustion and cases of hypothermia.
Surveillance has a long history in Berlin, which might be why Berliners have been so touchy about the Snowden affair. But then again, we know now that Germany’s relations with the NSA have always been unhealthily intimate. This article appeared in Exberliner‘s September 2014 edition.