“East Germans are often portrayed as racist naysayers who are unable to look at themselves as the cause of their problems. The history of the GDR is often reduced to the Stasi. The two parties that picked up on these perceptions are DIE LINKE and the AfD, with the latter being far more successful.”
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.
“In this post, I want to tell you about what it takes to become a scuba diver, and about what you can discover underneath the surface of Leipzigâ€™s lakes.”
An eye-opening interview on the grossly substandard wages and work conditions in shoe and garment factories in South Eastern Europe.
“I donâ€™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.”
“Champions League games are particularly peaceful affairs, as alcoholic beverages arenâ€™t sold at the stadium. I didnâ€™t tell my dad, and he drank his 0% beer in blissful ignorance.”