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Right-wingers try protest in dresden: like an open mosque day

The right-wingers are hungry for symbols shortly before the state elections in Saxony. So they want to demonstrate in Dresden against the construction of a mosque.

There is already a mosque building in Dresden: The Fatih Camii Mosque Photo: dpa

The announcement was big: Around the clock, the right-wing "Heidenauer wavelength" wants to besiege the house of the Muslim Marwa El-Sherbinis community. Because a new house of prayer is to be built here inshallah. Although the plans for the development of the former Drewag site have not yet been approved, the right-wingers are hungry for symbols shortly before the state elections. So they had called for disrupting the Dhuhur prayer at noon on Friday by ringing bells – which is a criminal offense. But the group did not cause a disturbance – it just looked rather silly.

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Protests against military coup in myanmar: police shoot two demonstrators dead

Dock workers in Mandalay have gone on strike in protest against the coup. On Saturday, security forces used live ammunition against them.

Police used them to target protesting dock workers in Mandalay Photo: dpa/ap

In Myanmar, two participants in protests against the military coup have been shot dead by police, according to media reports. One of the victims was hit in the head and died instantly. The second was shot in the upper body and died on the way to hospital, according to a report in the news magazine Frontier Myanmar. Police used live ammunition in the second-largest city of Mandalay on Saturday, it said. The Irrawaddy news website also confirmed the deaths of the two people on social media.

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Rainald goetz at schauspielhaus hamburg: a royal drama as a hanswurstiade

Rainald Goetz’s "Empire of Death" was staged in Hamburg. Many scurry around in it, like Bush and Cheney, Rice and Rumsfeld.

The author Rainald Goetz has included one or the other hell ride in "Reich des Todes" Photo: Arno Declair

A play about September 11, today, now, in these very different, very differently special times, a play about George W. Bush and his corona, about torture that is justified and a war that is lied about, a play that exemplifies political theory on this differently criminal US regime: The Owl of Minerva, it must be said, flies late. And it flies long, four hours in this production "Reich des Todes" by Karin Beier, which presents the previously unpublished text by Rainald Goetz on the stage of the Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg by no means complete.

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Press freedom in lithuania: “silent orbanisation”

The public broadcaster LRT is feeling increasing pressure from the Lithuanian parliament. Journalists fear restrictions on their work.

Lithuanian President Daria Grybauskaite Photo: reuters

Yellow, green and red – a meter-long fabric hangs from the highest floor of the skyscraper on Konarski Street in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius. The national flag of the Baltic Republic dominates the headquarters of the public TV and radio broadcaster LRT from the outside. But journalists also fear a dominating influence inside. In the corridors of LRT, there is talk of an attack on the station – it is about the freedom of the press of Lithuania.

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Controversial coal mining project: fff protests against siemens

Activists from Fridays for Future Berlin spontaneously gathered in front of Siemens in Moabit on Monday evening. They want to stop the Adani project.

"How dare you?", Greta Thunberg would probably also ask Siemens Photo: taz

Actually, the activists of Fridays for Future (FFF) Berlin wanted to take a break from the strike. But then Siemens intervened, or more precisely, CEO Joe Kaeser. He announced on Sunday evening that the company was sticking to the controversial Adani coal mining project in Australia. So everything remains the same as far as Siemens is concerned, although Kaeser had met with FFF activist Luisa Neubauer as recently as Friday, chatted about the climate and offered her a job on the supervisory board of the future company Siemens Energy (which she turned down).

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Ronald m. Schernikau rediscovered: optimistic, despite it all

Author Ronald M. Schernikau thought gay identity politics, pop and class issues together. Now he is being read again.

Schernikau was also rediscovered at the Deutsches Theater Berlin Photo: imago/drama-berlin.de

Gay and communist. Two terms that, at least in my school days in Bavaria, functioned as insults. I’m afraid little has changed in this regard in large parts of Germany. This is turned with one, which wrote itself both – Schwulsein and communist being – on the flag. Ronald M. Schernikau.

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Nsu murder in cafe: did the constitutional protector lie?

A constitutional protector was present at the NSU murder in Kassel. Scientists have now determined that he must have witnessed the crime.

Did he lie? Constitutional protector Andreas Temme leaves the Hessian parliament after his testimony Photo: dpa

He remains to this day. Andreas Temme does not want to have heard anything about the murder of Halit Yozgat. The constitutional protector does not want to have heard a shot when the NSU murdered the 21-year-old in his Kassel Internet cafe on April 6, 2006. He also claims not to have seen Yozgat’s body when he left the store.

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Rigaer94 in berlin-friedrichshain: too expensive for the state

The state-owned Degewo submitted a purchase offer for Rigaer94 in the spring – but the owner rejected it.

Contested and controversial – the Rigaer94 Photo: dpa

Is there movement in the matter of Rigaer Strabe? "Degewo puts pressure on," headlined the Berliner Morgenpost on Tuesday, fueling rumors that the state-owned housing company would indeed buy the left-wing house project Rigaer94. This has been talked about since July 2016, and the debate has now been revived by the Senate’s response to a question from SPD member of parliament Tom Schreiber, in which it was confirmed that Degewo is making efforts to acquire the building.

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New concept for joint learning: nrw turns back school inclusion

FDP School Minister Yvonne Gebauer presents new standards for joint learning. At the same time, she wants to strengthen special schools.

This is what inclusive education can look like: bilingual instruction in German and sign language in Erfurt Photo: dpa

March back on inclusion! With the new concept for joint learning in schools, North Rhine-Westphalia’s Education Minister Yvonne Gebauer (FDP) has fulfilled a key election promise of the black-yellow state government. On Friday, Gebauer presented the "key points for the realignment of inclusion in schools" in Dusseldorf.