War

Joining a global silent protest to free Armenian POWs

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I am inviting you, the reader, to participate in a “global silent protest” to free Armenian POWs (prisoners of war). It’s happening this Tuesday, 6 p.m., at Augustusplatz in Leipzig. Have no clue what I’m talking about? Unfortunately, you’re not alone. Last year, I wrote here on The Leipzig Glocal about my experience being in

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Yoko Ono in Leipzig: Peace is Power

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"The retrospective is definitely worth experiencing. When I was there on a weekday recently, I saw people interacting. Teens were gluing together broken tea cups and saucers and excitedly stamping peace on parts of maps. Preteens were asking questions. Adults of all ages were enthralled."

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“How long have you been a daughter?”

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how long have you been a figure in the ledger of life / put a scanner to your face, read the barcode of time / thirty-three or three, according to the new chronology

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Alaa, more than the cat man of Aleppo

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Alaa not only cares for animals, but has his own ambulance and is constantly saving others in war-battered Aleppo.

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Deep emotions with (dubbed) “Dunkirk”

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"I’m a Brit, so watching the movie in Leipzig was a disturbing experience."

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Two cities, one love

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Touched by the story of a Mexican student she met at the Berlin Wall, a Chinese student in Leipzig decided to launch a project asking people to submit photos of Leipzig and other cities to be displayed side by side; the resulting exhibit, a melange of contrasts, conflict and peace from around the world, will

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