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September 2017

Alaa, more than the cat man of Aleppo

in Refugees/Society

Alaa not only cares for animals, but has his own ambulance and is constantly saving others in war-battered Aleppo.

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Leipzig hosts fighters for press freedom

in Action/What's on

The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom invites you to attend their conference on 5 October in Leipzig. Entry and an evening reception are FREE, and you can meet fascinating speakers and even potential employers, if you’re interested in the field.

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From Chemnitz to the world of Balkan music

in Music/What's on
Tino Grasselt in action at DJ in Baikaltrain Disco, UT Connewitz. (Photo: Andreas Lamm)
Tino Grasselt in action at DJ in Baikaltrain Disco, UT Connewitz. (Photo: Andreas Lamm)

“If you have any problems, you can come to my clinic and I’ll give you some Balkan herbs to cure them.” In other words: music and dance are medicine! Read our backstage story and find out how to win two tickets to attend the next Baikaltrain Disco at UT Connewitz (6 Oct).

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It’s time to take the right wing seriously

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

in Politics
Angela Merkel remains Chancellor with German election results. (Photo: public domain)
Angela Merkel remains Chancellor with German election results. (Photo: public domain)

“Like everyone today, I’ve been grappling with the election results. Friends overseas asked me for an insider overview and I found myself writing many long emails. So here are some facts I put together as an article.”

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A clear view of democracy at the Reichstag

in Politics/Travel
Even if you can't vote or are not interested in German politics, there are many good reasons to visit the Reichstag, parliament building in heart of Berlin. (Photo: public domain)
Even if you can't vote or are not interested in German politics, there are many good reasons to visit the Reichstag, parliament building in heart of Berlin. (Photo: public domain)

On our visit, my friend and I saw the sun set. The glass and mirrors of the Reichstag dome caught and magnified the glow. And as we peered down through the many slices of reflected light, we could see the blue chairs where Germany’s political representatives make their laws.

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