Archive for Stasi

The GDR’s secret 1980s skater scene

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on 3 December 2013 by delclem

“Skateboarding was American, therefore subversive and dangerous, so the Stasi began monitoring the skating community to keep tabs on any potential troublemakers or ringleaders.”>full article (c) 2013

State Security Art

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on 13 July 2013 by delclem

“A German artist who beamed these words onto the wall of the U.S. embassy in Berlin says Washington’s spy methods make the former East German secret police (the Stasi) look like boy scouts. A video of OLIVER BIENKOWSKI’s artwork, a project that came about in collaboration with internet activist Kim Dotcom, is fast becoming a hit on the Internet in Germany, tapping into widespread outrage over U.S. surveillance programs revealed by fugitive ex-National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden.” (reblogged from Revolution News)