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This autumn, Berlin’s theatre institutions tackle the rise of right-wing extremism. It all starts Nov 7 with "Der Diktator" at the Neuköllner Oper. more

Theatre & Dance

What happened in Saxony earlier this week – are these just PEGIDA supporters and the like going about their business as usual or is this real neo-Nazi violence rearing its ugly head? This is what political scientist Matthias Quent had to say. more

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INTERVIEW! Canadian filmmaker Jo-Anne Velin on her documentary "The Picture of the Day", about the residents of town of Trögltz, site of the infamous 2015 arson attack on a refugee shelter. The film screens tonight, 8pm at the Kulturbrauerei Kino. more

Film

This month, head to the Deutsches Theater’s smaller stages – the 230-seat Kammerspiele and the 80-seat Box – for a trio of relevant works. more

Theatre & Dance

In the aftermath of Trump’s win, Germans have been worried about the viral spread of fake news – and how it could play out in September’s Bundestag elections. more

Politics

Just last week the German government released of a study confirming the prevalence of right-wing extremism in the East. Researcher Emmanuel Droit explains the AfD's East-West divide, and why he thinks it's condemned to remain a protest movement. more

Politics

What would it look like if the AfD won? Where will Trump’s America be in four years? Hungarians have an idea – and it’s not pretty. more

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With Marine le Pen bolstered by gay voters in France and a surprise upset in the AfD naming an open lesbian as chief candidate, it seems now more than ever far-right parties have found a way to play with gays. Are Berlin's queers falling for it? more

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On Sun, Apr 23, France goes to the polling booths, and many fear Marine le Pen and Front National's success. Who's voting for her in Berlin? Some seemingly cool, open-minded Frenchmen... including our writer's friend. more

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INTERVIEW! Writer and director Falk Richter takes a retrospective look at "Fear", the 2015 play the AfD tried to censor, and talks artistic freedom It returns to the Schaubühne this Apr 22-23 and May 20-21. more

Theatre & Dance

For Chantal Mouffe, it's high time for the political left to reclaim populism. more

Politics

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We asked academics and experts about the ride of German populism and what to do about it. more

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Political philosopher and author Joseph Vogl on how conservatives have been fostering xenophobia since decades before the AfD. more

Interviews & Portraits

Two years after the height of the Pegida movement, who’s still demonstrating against the “Islamisation of Europe”? Ben Knight sets off to find out. more

From the back rooms of cafés to old movie theatres and Neukölln WGs, the movement against America’s 45th president has tentacles everywhere. Cameron Cook spent a week immersed in the Berlin resistance. more

Interviews & Portraits

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From Razem’s Facebook page, 2015: “Supposedly impossible! The French government adopted a bill that forces supermarkets to give out unsold food for free.”

In Warsaw and Berlin, Poland’s new alternative left party Razem is fighting their country’s ruling populism... digital-style. more

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Anna* is a friendly, laid-back Berliner who speaks fluent English and works at an international start-up. Formerly a Die Linke voter, she recently confided she’d now rather vote for the AfD. Here’s why. more

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