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Harald Köpping Athanasopoulos

Harald Köpping Athanasopoulos has 31 articles published.

The secret life of Serbian sweatshops

in Society by
Image used to illustrate CCC research on garment factories. (Photo credit: Yevgenia Belorusets)

An eye-opening interview on the grossly substandard wages and work conditions in shoe and garment factories in South Eastern Europe.

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It’s time to take the right wing seriously

in Opinion/Politics by
The rise of the right wing and why we need to discuss issues rather than just calling them Nazis. (Photo: public domain)

“I don’t know how to defeat the AfD, but I have the feeling that calling them Nazis is not going to help, as this will further deflect from the real issues at stake.”

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The day Leipzig met the Champions League

in Sports by
Red Bull Arena. By Philipp - Flickr: Leipzig von oben: Zentralstadion, CC BY 2.0, Wikimedia Commons.

“Champions League games are particularly peaceful affairs, as alcoholic beverages aren’t sold at the stadium. I didn’t tell my dad, and he drank his 0% beer in blissful ignorance.”

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Handwerk, neoliberalism and the disappearing cure to alienation

in Philosophies/Society by

The left, which should have taken them seriously, has blamed their dissatisfaction with the political system on low levels of education and unjustified fears of globalisation, adding insult to injury.

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The treasures of Leipzig’s small book shops

in Business/Literature/My Leipzig by

Any book you want, and with a smile.

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The renaissance of space exploration

in Society/Travel by

This is an unprecedented moment in human history: The discovery of life on another world is likely to occur within our lifetime.

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