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Seven generations of migration

in History/Leipzig/Leipzig on the web by

“I wanted to understand where I came from and what made me who I am. Actually, I was inspired by Thomas Mellon, a 19th century Irish emigrant to the US who wrote: ‘If you would know yourself, begin with the study of your forefathers.’”

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Stage and Screen: The Stars Strike Back

in Arts/Culture / Entertainment/Leipzig/Movies/Opinion/Reviews by

The force acts as one – that’s what happens when two geeky sic-fi vigilantes and Leipglo columnists go to watch Star Wars.

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#BullshitRadar: Extreme positions and the Leipzig riots

in Leipzig/Opinion/Politics by

The offensive-countering by either side is reminiscent of a playground battle. Any statement which is followed by a ‘but’ can be forgotten. Blame-shifting means no responsibility to change is required by either side.

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“There’s a limit to your love…”

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Photo: Magdalena Lagaleriade >> http://bit.ly/1oDdK3H

This is the real problem: The desire (or lack thereof) to be engaged in a process of integration is tempered by the prospect of people who look different from us, who are non-European and have a different religion.

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Paris Attacks: The media debacle involving a female terrorism suspect

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I strongly condemn and am devastated by the recent terrorist attacks in France, in Lebanon, in Egypt and elsewhere. But I felt that I could not be silent about one of the latest examples of shoddy, irresponsible, salacious media coverage, related to the attacks. And in times like these, when panic is widespread, when violence and hatred and prejudice especially beget more violence and hatred and prejudice, this type of coverage is especially dangerous.

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