Magazine Photo (detail): © picture alliance/Reuters/Bruno Kelly Climate change and Neocolonialism Climate colonialism as a new power structure Wasteful use of the earth’s resources is a leading cause of environmental disasters, and the wealthy industrialized countries are benefiting from the exploitation of developing countries. Photo (detail): © Louise Boer Jazz 2019 2010-2019: A decade that rang in the changes, festivals and collectives What went down in German jazz last year? Tina Heine looks back on major anniversaries, the German Jazz Union's achievements and standout releases this past year – as well as jazz festivals over the past decade. (c) The Criterion Collection SHOAH: Worlwide filmscreening The Voice on the River Claude Lanzmanns 9,5-hour documentary Shoah (1985) confronts the audience with stories of survivors, pertpetrators and bystanders. Which position should we as viewers take 75 years after the liberation of Ausschwitz? Photo (detail): © Adobe Energy Consumption The Internet as an energy guzzler A very small number of people question whether each individual online search query or the sending of every photo on the Internet is really necessary – this, too, can actually be environmentally harmful. Photo (detail): © Adobe Worlds of Homelessness “Social balance is the key” In all German cities, it takes money to live anywhere close to downtown, quite a lot of money in fact. Those who cannot afford the rising rents in cities are pushed out to the periphery. We asked an expert how urban planning could address this widening gap between rich and poor. Photo (detail): © Adobe Sustainability A world without plastic Plastic bans, disposable dinnerware made of bioplastics, and streets made of plastic waste: countries, companies and private citizens are all pursuing initiatives that show what the world would be like without plastic. Photo (detail): Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi © picture alliance / AP Photo Digital Divide Decolonise the Internet The internet is characterised by power structures. Digital colonialism shows how established hierarchies can also become entrenched on the World Wide Web. But activists and artists are growing increasingly resistant. Foto: S. Jockel, German National Library Frankfurt/Main Congress and exhibition Overview of the German library system in 2019 Guaranteeing free access to knowledge and information is the primary goal of public and research libraries in Germany. How is the German library system structured, and what challenges do they face within the sector?