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German elections: shadow-boxing in Sachsen

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It's no surprise that Dr. Frauke Petry will head the AfD's list of candidates for the German federal elections later this year, leaving her post as leader of the AfD in Sachsen. It may be of interest to know who is second on the list, and therefore a certainty for the Bundestag: Judge Jens Maier, charged with hate speech allegations. Photo: public domain

A story is brewing locally with possible national and international consequences.

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Holocaust memorial off-limits to AfD leader

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Björn Höcke at open house in Thüringer Landtag, 13 Juni 2015. By © Vincent Eisfeld / vincent-eisfeld.de, CC BY-SA 4.0, Wikimedia Commons.

Either he is a hypocrite who likes to make controversial statements for fun and not for action, or Höcke intended to carry out some form of twisted protest at the very site of historical horror and regret.

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German journalists on Trumpocalypse

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How did the German press immediately react to Trump’s win?

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The art of doing (almost) nothing at Eckernförde

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Mermaid of Eckernforde. Photo: Maximilian Georg

Eckernförde on the Baltic Sea was pleasantly idyllic, as much as an urban spot can be.

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How do we tackle online hate speech?

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Online hate speech has been spreading like wildfire. How do we deal with it? Public domain photo.

A disturbing picture is emerging, of a government forced to resort to censorship – and related arrests – in the face of fear.

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Meeting ‘Antarah at Die Villa

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We all know how it can feel to be a slave to a language or its grammar. With a bit of practice at Die Villa Sprachenabend, you can put this right, and help other people along their way at the same time. Who knows - maybe you will follow in ‘Antarah’s great footsteps and write poetry about your culture; become an ambassador for your country and your people. Or maybe you will stumble across the love of your life. http://leipglo.com

“In Die Villa I have learned Slovak and a few words of Esperanto; I have practised Arabic; and I feel like I am well on the way to finally mastering French slang.”

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