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Bolsonaro lurking in the shadows at Spinnerei

in Arts/Politics

“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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Councilman to request enquiry into Ausländerbehörde

in Leipzig/Politics/Society
A lawyer and councilman recently met with deputy mayor and immigration head at Leipzig City Hall.
A lawyer and councilman recently met with deputy mayor and immigration head at Leipzig City Hall.

Initial questions will include how many employees the Leipzig Foreigners’ Authority has and processing times for applications compared to other German cities. Further research would aim to assess the public officials’ level of intercultural and foreign language training.

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Artist residence in Zentrum to give way to hotel

in Cityscapes/My Leipzig/Society
Von Frank Vincentz - Eigenes Werk, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=53385154
The Harmelin-Haus, Nikolaistraße 57/59, Leipzig. (Photo by Frank Vincentz - Eigenes Werk, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link)

“The best tourism year in [Leipzig’s] history” heralds the end of an era for Nikolaistraße 57.

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Lawyer to take foreigners’ issues to Leipzig mayor

in My Leipzig/Society
Leipzig city center. Photo: maeshelle west-davies
Leipzig city center. Photo: Maeshelle West-Davies

A local-based lawyer will meet with Leipzig Mayor Burkhard Jung later this month to advocate for foreigners who, when trying to live and work locally, have faced obstacles from public administration.

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The painful road to a Germany of immigrants

in Movies/Philosophies/Society
A peaceful Germany of immigrants has been a difficult road for decades. (Photo: public domain)
A peaceful Germany of immigrants has been a difficult road for decades. (Photo: public domain)

How does Germany become a nation of immigrants? Two great documentaries at DOK Leipzig 2018 “Der zweite Anschlag” and “Sorge 87” – show us how. Spoiler alert: The road to a Germany of immigrants is a difficult and painful one.

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Extremism & soul-searching at DOK Leipzig

in Movies/Politics/Society
Director & narrator Karen Winther in her "Exit" documentary. (Film still © DOK Leipzig)
Director & narrator Karen Winther in her "Exit" documentary. (Film still © DOK Leipzig)

“I was surprised at how close to home Exit hit for me emotionally, although I do not have a violent past, and do not (at least not yet) count violent extremists among people I know.” #DOK Leipzig

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