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Poggenburg far-right demo in Leipzig a major flop

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“There is one detail Poggenburg seems to have either forgotten or wilfully ignored: Leipzig is a red and green island in the Saxonian sea of blue, and the people here are very proud of it.” A photojournalist at the scene gives us a play-by-play account.

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Shakeup of CDU Saxony, courtesy of AfD

in Politics/Society

Can a Petry-led faction distance themselves significantly from the AfD to win over enough CDU voters and politicians? The next 18 months will be a dry run for this possibility, threatening the traditional progressiveness of Leipzig in the process.

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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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No more racists: is that like whistling in the wind?

in Arts/Opinion
Chicago resident Emmett Till was visiting his grandparents in Mississippi when he was the victim of a racist murder.

Emmett Til, the face that launched the Civil Rights Movement.

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German elections: shadow-boxing in Sachsen

in Opinion/Politics
It's no surprise that Dr. Frauke Petry will head the AfD's list of candidates for the German federal elections later this year, leaving her post as leader of the AfD in Sachsen. It may be of interest to know who is second on the list, and therefore a certainty for the Bundestag: Judge Jens Maier, charged with hate speech allegations. Photo: public domain
It's no surprise that Dr. Frauke Petry will head the AfD's list of candidates for the German federal elections later this year, leaving her post as leader of the AfD in Sachsen. It may be of interest to know who is second on the list, and therefore a certainty for the Bundestag: Judge Jens Maier, charged with hate speech allegations. Photo: public domain

A story is brewing locally with possible national and international consequences.

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