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Microaggressions and love as a foreigner in Leipzig

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"It was here that I met... some of my dearest friends. (...) At the same time, Leipzig is the first city I've lived where I've come to recognize microaggressions for what they are, as they surface in random, mundane moments of my daily life."

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O jeitinho brasileiro não funciona fora do Brasil

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"Burlar as regras de um país para conseguir encaixar-se na sociedade pode ser possível no Brasil, onde não há consequências para o jeitinho brasileiro. Mas fora dele, as consequências podem ser drásticas e até mesmo irreversíveis."

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When your bullies become right-wing reactionaries

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Suddenly, it all makes sense.

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João Gilberto and his heavenly gift to the world

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João Gilberto – the inventor of the bossa nova – died on 6 July. He was a perfectionist with the gift of a perfect pitch, a musical genius. Here’s why his legacy should be remembered and cherished.

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Take a stand against discrimination in Germany

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The ripples we create from where we are help strengthen the growing wave against discrimination around the world - combating the tide that threatens to sweep away our civil rights and ability to be our authentic selves. #unteilbar #CSD2019 #Leipzig

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Bolsonaro lurking in the shadows at Spinnerei

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"Walking into Spinnerei Leipzig's Halle 12, I expected to see Bolsonaro's effigy in all manners of artistic defacing. Instead, I only caught Bolsonaro's silhouette, so to speak, lurking around the political art. Present, but not obvious, kind of like how artists protested during the Brazilian dictatorship in 1964-85."

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