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The Peaceful Revolution through a historian’s eyes

in History/Leipzig/Politics
Peaceful Revolution: banner with "For one Germany" at a Monday demonstration in Leipzig.
Banner with "For one Germany" at a Monday demonstration in Leipzig. Photo: Merit Schambach [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

An interview with a local historian about the events leading up to the Peaceful Revolution: “When everyone gets behind one goal, you can actually change history.”

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Vampire Bat: new anti-fascist hero launches in Leipzig

in Arts/Literature/Philosophies
Vampire Bat cover Christopher Sperandio
Vampire Bat cover by Christopher Sperandio

“Taking inspiration from abandoned buildings, a complex relationship with capitalism and the physical energy of the city, American artist Christopher Sperandio has found Leipzig to be the perfect city to launch his latest comic, Vampire Bat.”

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Opinion: Karstadt and the other side of “gentrification”

in Business/Opinion/Society
Karstadt Leipzig
Leipzig Karstadt shortly before it closed. (Photo: Maximilian Georg)

Could the demise of the Leipzig Karstadt have been avoided? And does it matter in the current market? A pragmatic view from one of our columnists.

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Saxony Elected: reasons to cheer and worry

in Leipzig/Politics
Saxony elected
Dresden. Public domain photo

Disaster averted. The far-right, anti-immigrant and climate-change-denying AfD was not the number one political force. But with 27.5 percent of total votes in Saxony, the AfD gained more support from state voters than all left-of-center political parties.

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Saxony Elects: encouraging startup spirit and diversity

in Business/Politics
Saxony Elects audience
Audience at the "Saxony Elects" debate, Leipzig, 12 August 2019. (Photo: ARBEIT UND LEBEN Sachsen e.V.)

A review of the Saxon election candidates’ debate earlier this week at Basislager Coworking, focusing on entrepreneurship and inclusion of foreigners.

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Saxony Elects: Meet the candidates face-to-face

in Action/Leipzig/Politics
Saxony Elects - Dresden
Dresden, the seat of the Saxon government. Public domain photo

Want to help fight the blue menace? Ask the people hoping to represent us in Dresden what they plan to do. 12 August at Basislager Coworking Leipzig. AND DON’T FORGET TO VOTE IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE TO!

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