Democracy has been around for thousands of years, but it still needs to be protected. We take a cultural look at democracy here: What are democratic values? Why are they worth fighting for? And what does a 1980s song have to do with it?
Sometimes songs take on a meaning that’s completely different from the one that was actually planned. Former Neue Deutsche Welle star Andreas Dorau experienced this with his song “Demokratie”: intended as a light-hearted pop tune, the song is played even now when it comes to upholding democratic values.
Feminism in Czechia & Germany EMINISM IN CZECHIA & GERMANYThe nation is masculine
Views on feminism differ greatly between Czech and German society – more so than on almost any other subject. Right from the start, the two countries have taken very different paths towards achieving equal rights for women.
Protest at all costs? Climate change mitigation organisations such as “Last Generation”, “Extinction Rebellion” and “Ende Gelände” use campaigns with high media exposure to cause provocation across Europe – some of which fall outside the confines of the law. Is this type of activism still a legitimate element of a democratic system?
The All-Poland Women's Strike is a movement that has mobilised people from big cities and small towns throughout the country. Co-initiator Marta Lempart explains the social and political changes driven by the strike and why it has turned into an anti-government protest.
Demonstrating perspectives for living together in diversity is the mission of the makers of the interdisciplinary fluctoplasma festival, which took place in Hamburg for the third time last October. In an interview, project director Nina Reiprich and artistic director Dan Thy Nguyen talk about the lessons they have learned from their work, their relationship to optimism and the status quo of political education in Germany.