While Mother’s Day often reproduces a reactionary image of women, Father’s Day marks toxic) masculinity. The celebration of both days in Germany is permeated by gender stereotypes and could hardly be more different.
Category Archive: SO TO SPEAK
Lina E. is arrested in November 2020 on the charge of being the ringleader of a criminal organisation. The trial becomes one of the biggest against anti-fascists in the last thirty years. On May 31st, the verdict was pronounced. The defence spoke of a staged trial that had already been decided from the beginning, full of gaps and intended to make a political example.
After a vote on a parliamentary committee of enquiry into the NSU murders, Green Party MP Miriam Block lost all political posts overnight. KOPFZEILE investigates what lies behind the accusation of a lack of factional discipline and what the Hamburg Greens’ understanding of factional discipline is.
On May 3rd, the 2022 Press Freedom Ranking was published by Reporters Without Borders. The annual press freedom ranking compares the situation for journalists and media professionals in over 180 countries. This year, the ranking is published for the 20th time. Germany has dropped from 16th to 21st place for the third year in a row.
Through shows like Germany’s Next Topmodel, ideals of beauty are constructed or reproduced again and again – sometimes […]
In Australia, Mexico, Germany – climate activists are criminalised around the world. When they’re taken into custody by the police during demonstrations or direct actions, they risk disproportionate repression. And they’re fighting for all of us: For the people in the global south, who are losing their livelihoods today, for the future generations and for an inhabitable planet. Our author Tabea is sure: Climate activism is not a crime!
In the wake of the energy crisis, the German government has passed a law for a one-time payment of €200 to students. However, this aid comes much too late and will not be enough. So it is high time to talk about the fact that students are losing to yet another crisis and why nobody cares.
Looting has started in the Blattwerk-Mensa. After already having covered the looting in the beginning of December, Jesko and Juri now took a closer look. In this comment they talk about why they support the looting, what’s behind it and why the Blattwerk employees would rather steal at Edeka.
For almost two years, activists have been occupying Lützerath to prevent the advancement of brown coal mining by energy group RWE. In the beginning of January 2023, this occupation is supposed to be cleared illegally by the police. Our author provides an overview of the „Lützerath lebt“ (English: “Lützerath is alive“) initiative in the context of climate activism in Germany.
When Christopher Columbus arrived in the Caribbean, it marked the beginning of centuries of exploitation and slavery. Our author writes about the ongoing celebration of colonialism in Europe.