Refugees

Leipzig for Ukraine fundraising concert

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  Leipzig for Ukraine (LE4UA) presents a fundraising concert in support of the victims and survivors of the war in Ukraine. With musical acts of different genres, DJs, and a raffle prize draw, there is something for everyone to enjoy – all for a worthy cause. From the LE4UA team: “Like many, if not all

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War in Ukraine: shock but no surprise, fury but no fear

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  Is humanity the first to die in war? Truth is the first to die in times of cyber warfare and the curse of media-constructed reality. It turns out that the more living documentary evidence there is, the easier it is to deny and distort everything. The more obvious the truth, the easier it is

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Peace, please

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Stabat mater dolorosa Stood the mother weeping Over the coffin of her son She was holding a photo of him In a frame Her son a soldier, aged twenty-five * The mother didn’t shout, she wasn’t loud A pretty young woman in black clothes Her pain was decent and deep Not ostentatious She didn’t beat

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Fleeing Ukraine and Believing in Miracles

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In the midst of all the madness, with millions of people fleeing Ukraine, I received an email from a friend of Leipglo’s. There’s a Ukrainian family in Leipzig, who fled with their young son partway through his chemotherapy treatment. Would we be interested in doing a story on them? There was no hesitation on my

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Putin’s War on Ukraine

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On 24 February, Russian forces invaded Ukraine as her citizens slept. Ukrainian women and children fled across the borders to safety. The men stayed behind and lined up to receive arms and basic training, thrust into voluntary military service to defend their country. As the world looked on in growing horror, Russian president, Vladimir Putin,

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Polyrhythms: raising awareness and funds for queer refugees

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Aurelie Richards interviews Ali Schwartz about POLYRHYTHMS, a new pilot project to support LGBTQIA+ refugees in Leipzig with innovative therapeutic methods.

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