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Harari: preaching science with hope and love

in Literature/Society
Harari
Yuval Noah Harari in Amsterdam, 24 April 2018. Photo by Olivier Middendorp, courtesy of the Yahav-Harari Group LTD

“In a world of religious believers, ethnic wars and racism, why would an author dethroning each of these beliefs become so popular? Why do believers in God, Marxism or the nation buy a book telling them their gods are nothing but chimeras?”

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Sunday in HK: from the front lines of the protests

in Philosophies/Society
HK protests
By Studio Incendo - https://www.flickr.com/photos/studiokanu/48073667962/in/album-72157709109973522/, CC BY 2.0, Link

“On the street, waiting for buses, or in the metro station, being squeezed in the train: One by one, stranger by stranger, local or foreign, citizen or tourist, the emotions of ‘going out there’ attached us to one other.”

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Protests surround health ministers’ conference

in Leipzig/Society/What's on
Protests during health ministers' conference in Leipzig
Protests near Leipzig city center Wednesday, 5 June 2019. (Photo: Laura Martin)

Led by labor unions, healthcare workers, students and patients are speaking out against issues stemming from the liberalization of healthcare in Germany.

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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 Nikolaistra√üe 57.

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