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FKK: nudism, me and eastern Germany

in Lifestyle/My Leipzig/Society by
This alternative pair lay on a stony place nearby Rewe (after their shopping) in Plagwitz (Zschochersche Str.) on 17 May, 2017. They agreed with the publication. (Photo: Stefan Hopf)

“Here too it was ‘all nude, all the time,’ and we had to pick our way to chairs through a gaggle of naked, 60ish women who reclined leafing through back issues of SuperIllu, a sort of eastern German version of People magazine specializing in former GDR celebrities and their offspring.”

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An architect’s jaunt through Leipzig

in Cityscapes/My Leipzig by
Rubab Paracha shares her impressions of Leipzig as a curious Ausländer and architect by trade. Photo: Rubab Paracha

I always wonder how the architects who designed these buildings with a specific purpose in mind would react if they saw the way their buildings are used today.

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A hopeful letter from a Labour expat

in Opinion/Politics by

“Mr. Corbyn is truly the proverbial, yeast-based sandwich spread of British politics – like Marmite, you either love him or hate him. But it’s not the personality at the top, it’s the policies revealed in the Labour manifesto that give me real hope.”

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Women’s rights activist goes “Global Girls”

in Action/Philosophies by
Dirt road in Moshi, Tanzania. Photo: Catherine Davis

“I believe that it is not enough to simply sympathize with these women. We must take action. Voices that echo with passion and determination are the key to ending these rights violations.”

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Guarani-Kaiowá bring their fight to Leipzig

in Glocal/My Leipzig/Society by
50 people attended an event at Leipzig's Die Villa discussing the plight of the Guarani-Kaiowá indigenous people. Photo: Daisy Lange; story published by The Leipzig Glocal

“I am here in Europe in search of an arm, of a hand, in search of brethren, in search of that big heart that is sensitized by this cause, because the food that is eaten here in Europe comes with Indian blood.” – Ládio Veron

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Media and myopia in the French elections

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How have international media been spinning the results of the first round of French elections? http://leipglo.com

Your news reading companion ahead of the French presidential run-off on 7 May.

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