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Families Belong Together: rally in Leipzig

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A group in Leipzig is protesting the criminalization and separation of migrant families in the US.

“I have called on religious communities throughout Leipzig to show up and participate, on schools and friends and relatives, on students and the international community, and I hope that there will be a gigantic response which shows these kids and their parents that we see them, we care about them, and we are fighting for them,” explains the Leipzig protest organizer.

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How much do you know about Iran?

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A journey through Iran’s present and past, and its future hopes, from the perspective of a Leipzig-based Frenchwoman.

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“No greater friend in Europe than Germany”

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US CG Timothy Eydelnant and Berlin-based Chargé D'Affaires Kent Logsdon. (Photo courtesy of US State Department)

If you ever walk into the office of the US Consul in Leipzig, you may notice the pictures of John F. Kennedy and Hillary Clinton hanging on the wall. But the real elephant in the room is, of course, Donald Trump, and how his presidency may be affecting US-Germany relations. Check out Part I of our two-part interview with US Consul Timothy Eydelnant.

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Why is there no socialism in the USA?

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USA President Donald Trump.

The question has haunted scholars, socialists and socialist scholars for one and a half centuries. So we also give it a try (or eight).

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Free film showings and party at DOK Leipzig

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Opening DOK Leipzig 2016. (Photo: Susann Jehnichen)

For DOK Leipzig’s 60th edition, the organizers would like to invite “the whole city to dance with the winners.”

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US in Leipzig: sweet & sour or bitter medicine?

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Sociologist Helena Flam ponders possible intepretations or reasons for the appointment of a former refugee from Minsk, married to his same-sex partner, as the new US Consul to Leipzig.

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