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“Stop talking right-wing bullshit”

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The divisions between right and left on immigration are getting wider. (Public domain photo of street art.)

Yesterday we heard from a Syrian refugee disappointed in the discrimination she’s met in Germany. Today we hear from a Leipziger who works with refugees and migrants, and is frustrated at different opinions on immigration immediately being shut down and dismissed.

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From Syria to Chemnitz: lessons to learn

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The massive audience in the #WirSindMehr concert in Chemnitz, 3 Sept. 2018. (Photo courtesy of Patrick Bauer)

“[I am] shocked by the fact that Germans have so much access to democracy and law, and nevertheless, people here still turn to violence and discrimination. I always thought that these were the problems of countries dealing with tyranny and dictatorship.”

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Lulu opera: a classical musician’s review

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“If you happen to open a piano-vocal score of Lulu, it looks like a vengeful composer threw up random spots of black onto the musical staff, tied some rhythms to it, and called it a day. And yet… it sounds like glorious music.”

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Vor Bergen: zu den Bildern Alexander Kavteas

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Part 3 of our German series on local-based artists: “Kavtea versetzt uns in eine berauschte Atemlosigkeit, und seine Bilder kommen, wie lange wir uns auch mit ihnen umgeben, immer und immer wieder zur rechten Zeit, wenn wir uns nur auf sie einlassen.”

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Dr. Amorous: 10 scenarios, 50 date ideas

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Date ideas with Dr. Amorous. Public domain photo.

After this, you’ll have no excuse not to ask them out – whatever dating culture they come from. (Welcome to our new relationship advice column!)

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1003 Nights: Leipzig dreamed in Ukrainian

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Dreamy Ukrainian poem wins 1003 Nights contest. (Photo art: Ana Beatriz Ribeiro)

“I have never been to Germany, and saw Leipzig only in photos or in dreams. In this poem, I wanted to depict a Leipzig of the past, a place in a time long gone.” (1003 Nights literary contest winner – poetry)

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