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Refugees Welcome: A Football Match for Equality

in Action/Community/Events/Leipzig/Refugees/Society/Sports
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Photo: Magdalena Lagaleriade >> http://bit.ly/1oDdK3H

The NGO “A Match for Equality” once again shows that football is always the answer.

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Podcast: Hypepzig in history

in Culture / Entertainment/Podcast
Leipzig city center. Photo: Stefan Hopf
Leipzig city center. Photo: Stefan Hopf

The historian featured has been led and also chosen to build his life and career in his native Leipzig, to make it his homebase while traveling to conferences and meetings globally.

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It’s Getting Hot in Here

in History/Lifestyle
OVERCROWDED PUBLIC BATHS – LEIPZIG IS EXPERIENCING ONE OF THE HOTTEST JULYS IN ITS HISTORY

With climate records being handed down from his father, Harald claims to have proof of global warming in Saxony: “You may have lived in Leipzig in 2012 and 2013, remembering that temperatures occasionally dropped to -25°C – these were outliers. The overall trend is going in one direction only. As opposed to my father, I won’t be able to tell my kids stories of snow reaching up to the top of the fences.”

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America’s Pegida

in Glocal/Opinion/Politics
President-elect Donald Trump in 2011. Photo: Gage Skidmore, flickr
President-elect Donald Trump in 2011. Photo: Gage Skidmore, flickr

“In America, Donald Trump has climbed to the top of the early polls for the Republican nomination. And in Germany a sizeable but still minority portion of the population has xenophobic or racist tendencies. The question is if the Pegida or the Trump strategies have long-term staying power or if their impact is only temporary or sporadic.”

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“Don’t give Legida more attention than it deserves”

in Community/Politics

Another enlightening interview from our glocal politics and history writer: “Legida’s presence is a reminder that the image of Leipzig as Germany’s hipster capital is utterly incomplete… The city’s Head of Unit for Migration and Integration, Stojan Gugutschkow… shared some interesting insights [on Legida, xenophobia and related matters] and finished off with a message for Leipzig’s English-speaking community.”

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