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Verdi federal congress in leipzig: trade union for future

Verdi federal congress in leipzig: trade union for future

The Verdi trade union is trying to join the climate movement. A large majority is against further clearing of the Hambach Forest.

The new head of Verdi, Frank Werneke, wants to "work closely together" with Fridays for Future Photo: dpa

The applause for Freya Matilda Schlabes was tremendous. On Friday directly after the lunch break, the 16-year-old activist of Fridays for Future entered the big stage of the Verdi national congress in Leipzig. "We all know how uncomfortable big changes can be for us," the 11th grader told the nearly 1,000 delegates in a determined voice. But it was "now really urgent, because we don’t have a second Earth in reserve."

Self-employed through the corona crisis: normality returns only slowly

Self-employed through the corona crisis: normality returns only slowly

Freelancers were hit hard by the pandemic. Now some are working again. Others are still not earning a cent. A mood report.

Concert promoter Marc Weiser is still unable to return to work Photo: Anja Weber

It is now the third time this year that we have spoken to the same six Berlin solo self-employed people. The reason was and is the Corona crisis and the concerned question of how this group of people, so important for Berlin, has been able to make ends meet.

Vatican stops “pastoral teams”: all insights ignored

Vatican stops “pastoral teams”: all insights ignored

Where there is a shortage of priests, Catholic parishes rely on teams of lay people. A good solution, and one that empowers women. Only the Vatican doesn’t love it.

Do all the work, but stay in the background: Women in the Catholic Church Photo: Pippocarlot/imago

The Catholic Church is struggling with a shortage of priests. For example, in Germany, where there is nowhere near enough new blood to have a priest in every parish. That’s why some bishops have merged several parishes into large parishes – and put paid and volunteer lay people alongside the priests.

Violation of nuclear agreement: iran exceeds uranium cap

Violation of nuclear agreement: iran exceeds uranium cap

Reaction to U.S. withdrawal from nuclear agreement: Iran has exceeded the upper limit of its low-enriched uranium stockpile for the first time.

Threatening scenario: heavy water reactor near Arak in Iran Photo: Fars News Agency/ ap

Iran has exceeded the amount of low-enriched uranium allowed under the nuclear agreement. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said Monday it confirmed Iranian information that Tehran had exceeded the permitted amount of 300 kilograms of uranium enriched to 3.67 percent. That limit had been set in the 2015 international nuclear agreement, which the U.S. abrogated last year.

Wild boar hunting in lower saxony: caught in the trap

Wild boar hunting in lower saxony: caught in the trap

In Lower Saxony, wild boars are to be hunted with traps to keep African swine fever away. Animal rights activists criticize this.

Are in Lower Saxony on the shooting list: Wild boars Photo: dpa

Lower Saxony is preparing for African swine fever. Not only since it hit Belgium, the fear of the disease is great, which can hit not only wild but also domestic pigs and causes the animals to die within 48 hours.

Courage podcast: changing how we feel

Courage podcast: changing how we feel

Helpful in Corona times: Bouncing makes you happy. So does rocking. The taz podcast is about how our posture controls what we feel.

Simply clear away thought congestion: Romping can dispel tension in the corona crisis Photo: dpa

Let’s imagine the following scene: We step out of the front door and the people outside hop past us like rabbits. We go shopping and in the supermarket everyone is singing. The cashier sets the beat, beating her chest with her fist. Then we carry the groceries home and see: At the playground, all the swings are occupied by adults swinging wildly back and forth. That doesn’t happen, of course. But it would be sensible, says therapist Petra Muth. Especially in times of crisis. "Because it does us good."

Right-wing party “pro nrw”: clear case for the office for the protection of the constitution

Right-wing party “pro nrw”: clear case for the office for the protection of the constitution

The right-wing extremist party "Pro NRW" must live with the fact that it is mentioned in the report on the protection of the constitution. Interior Minister de Maizière likes the court ruling.

A demonstration by Pro NRW at Cologne’s main train station. Photo: dpa

The Islamophobic party Pro NRW has suffered a defeat in its legal battle against the German Interior Ministry: In a ruling presented on Thursday, the Berlin Administrative Court ruled that the group was rightly listed in the "right-wing extremism" chapter of the 2012 report on the protection of the constitution. Pro NRW had opposed this classification in court, arguing that it represented the values of the Basic Law.

Party-affiliated foundation of the afd: what did erasmus think?

Party-affiliated foundation of the afd: what did erasmus think?

The AfD now has a foundation; its namesake, Erasmus, is considered a humanist. The right-wing think tank seems to have studied his writings closely.

The Erasmus Foundation has studied the texts of its namesake better than the astonished public Photo: imago/imagebroker

No, one would not initially think of a right-wing populist, if not extreme right-wing political force when reading the following sentences: "Our first task is to create clarity and transparency: power, says Hannah Arendt, begins to become dangerous precisely where the public stops. The second is to return to the Basic Law, which, in addition to elections, explicitly mentions voting as a source of state power. And in third place, the foundation must try to identify and win allies for these goals in times of a de facto restricted freedom of assembly and a narrowing of the ‘permissible’ spectrum of opinion; they are much more numerous than thought."

Eviction of berlin house project: instead of liebig it shall become arbitrary

Eviction of berlin house project: instead of liebig it shall become arbitrary

On Friday, the Berlin Regional Court will decide on the eviction of the Liebig 34 house project in Friedrichshain. The residents want to stay.

Liebig 34 house project: The end is in sight with the eviction action Photo: Christian Mang

The time has come: one of the most exposed house projects in Berlin is facing the end. On Friday morning at 9 o’clock, the queerfeminist project Liebig 34 will have to defend itself against an eviction suit filed by its house owner Gijora Padovicz in front of the district court – and the chances of getting out of the lawsuit with another right to live are not good.