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What will we do with our Mondays?

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After we cheer our new found peace, we can think about what’s next.

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Andreas Kemper’s take on today’s AfD

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Kemper explains the agendas of the groups that form the AfD and why it is dangerous to underestimate them.

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Divisive Nationalism in today’s world

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Is the unraveling of democracy near? Is there a globalized racism epidemic? Or are people’s fears and prejudices of a different nature?

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A dance with peers: first anti-Legida demo

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As the anniversary of the first demonstrations in Leipzig approaches, exactly a month from now in January, this text offers a good opportunity for reflection.

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“Don’t give Legida more attention than it deserves”

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Another enlightening interview from our glocal politics and history writer: “Legida’s presence is a reminder that the image of Leipzig as Germany’s hipster capital is utterly incomplete… The city’s Head of Unit for Migration and Integration, Stojan Gugutschkow… shared some interesting insights [on Legida, xenophobia and related matters] and finished off with a message for Leipzig’s English-speaking community.”

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Sachsen’s ugly side

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Leipzig is not just cool alternative events and venues and beautiful parks and lakes and not just a sense of community and solidarity, either; unfortunately, as our political columnist explores today, the problem of xenophobia in Leipzig and its region, perhaps most infamously in Dresden, has been tainting the news for a while, long before Pegida and Legida came along.

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