AfD Debanked in Germany Following Campaign

ER Editor: The name ‘Grandmothers Against the Right’, reminiscent of those elderly Swiss women with a legal case against the Swiss government for not protecting their climate rights, smells a bit fishy. As in, waking up the normies. The Telegraph article, quoted below, begins —

A strange sight has begun to appear at political demonstrations in Germany: a group of elderly ladies, most of them wearing distinct hand-knitted woolly hats, holding up placards that read: “Omas gegen Rechts” — Grannies against the Right.

At a time of life when most people are content to live in retirement and play with their grandchildren, the Grannies are out on the streets in the bitter cold of a German winter,  braving police lines and counter-protestors, with what they say is a warning to today’s generations not to repeat the mistakes of the past.

The women, many in their seventies, say they fear the far-Right is returning to German politics and they want to stop it while there is still time.

Back to those Swiss ladies, who got nowhere incidentally —


Major Political Party Debanked in Germany Following Campaign by “Grandmothers Against the Right”

One of Germany’s largest political parties, Alternative for Germany, has been debanked by a major banking chain following a campaign by activist group Grandmothers Against the Right. The Telegraph has the story.

Omas Gegen Rechts, or Grandmothers Against the Right, launched a petition to effectively debank the Alternative for Germany (AfD) as it warned the party poses a threat to Germany’s democratic order.

The campaign group’s Berlin faction targeted Berliner Volksbank, a major regional banking chain that ran the AfD’s donations account. Senior grandmother Bettina Kern later held a meeting with a bank board member, Carsten Jung, after handing in their petition.

The AfD this week removed the option to donate to the Berliner Volksbank account from its official website, prompting Omas Gegen Rechts to claim victory in their campaign.

“There is great news: Berliner Volksbank is apparently ending its business relations with the AfD, thereby responding to our petition, which now has more than 33,500 signatures,” the group announced.

Ms Kern, a 77-year-old grandmother, said they started the petition due to concerns that growing support for the AfD hinted at a possible return to Germany’s dark history.

“In Germany, grandmothers have a direct relationship with the Nazi past. Even if we were born after the war we know what a terrible period it was,” she told the Telegraph.

“We are of the opinion that it must never happen again and I personally believe that the AfD has now come to such extreme opinions, that the Government should ask our constitutional court to consider whether it should be forbidden.”

A spokesman for Berliner Volksbank declined to discuss the account in question. They said: “For reasons of banking secrecy and data protection, our company does not provide any information about presumed or existent accounts.”

Note they’re not “Grandmothers Against the Far Right” or “Grandmothers Against Nazis”. Just “against the Right”. Chilling.

I wonder if it has occurred to them that a far greater “threat to Germany’s democratic order” comes from those who think banks should withdraw services from “the Right”.

Worth reading in full.



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