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Venezuelans have rejected Maduro, even in Leipzig

in Opinion/Politics
Venezuelans protesting against Maduro. (Photo: Elsy Oviedo)
Venezuelans protesting against Maduro. (Photo: Elsy Oviedo)

The walls are closing in on Maduro from almost all sides. Perspective from a Leipzig-based Venezuelan political scientist.

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Putin’s Witnesses: an accomplice’s tale

in Movies/Opinion/Politics
Putin's Witnesses takes a chilling, intimate look at Putin's rise to power. (Image: public domain)
Putin's Witnesses takes a chilling, intimate look at Putin's rise to power. (Image: public domain)

Focusing on the time from Yeltsin’s resignation to shortly after the 2000 presidential election, director Vitaly Mansky takes us behind the scenes of Putin’s rise to power – as he himself was behind the scenes as Putin’s then-PR guy.

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Racial terror and remembrance: beyond a single story

in Glocal/History/Politics
Racial terror in the United States. (Photo: public domain)
Racial terror in the United States. (Photo: public domain)

An American scholar in Leipzig asks: What can the US learn from Germany’s successful experience memorializing its atrocities? #NeverAgain

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Families Belong Together: rally in Leipzig

in Politics/What's on
A group in Leipzig is protesting the criminalization and separation of migrant families in the US.
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?

in Society/Travel

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

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Bread & games: In Brazil, football is politics

in Politics/Sports/Travel
Football and politics in Brazil: a marriage.
Football and politics in Brazil: a marriage.

To say that football in Brazil is a religion is an understatement, but it is also at the heart of its politics.

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