Tiña’s “positive mental health music”: speaking without being ashamed.

It’s liberating to perform as a man in pink. With their new album, London band Tina tries to find their footing in an alienated world.

Men in Pink. London band Tina comes from the environment of The Windmill club Photo by Tom Delion.

When Josh Loftin awoke from restless dreams one morning, he found himself transformed into a monstrous nothingness in his bed. "It clicked. I collapsed as if someone had turned off the light," Loftin tells the taz. Loftin is the lead singer of the London-based band Tina, which recently released its debut album, Positive Mental Health Music.

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Dispute over ethics in research: studying without animal sacrifice

Hamburg’s SPD and Greens want to ban animal experiments from teaching, while at the same time the University Hospital is building an expensive new animal experiment house. The Left Party wants to block the money.

What if? Symbolic protest in front of the University of Hamburg Photo: dpa

SPD and Greens in Hamburg want to write animal protection into the university law. Following the example of Bremen, a passage is to be inserted that demands, with reference to the Basic Law: Universities must promote methods in teaching and research that reduce the "use" of animals.

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Dealing with refugees in corona crisis: solidarity or shame

The current much-vaunted concern for the well-being of others ends with the refugees in collective accommodations. But they are the ones who need our help.

Danger of infection in a six-bed room: asylum seeker accommodation in Schleswig-Holstein Photo: Lars Berg/imago

Consistent compliance with contact restrictions saves lives". This appeal was emblazoned across a press release from the Federal Ministry of the Interior earlier this week. There is a lot of talk about solidarity these days, keeping your distance the order of the day. But what about people who would like to keep their distance – but can’t?

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Protest in guatemala: corruption and social cuts

Thousands are taking to the streets in Guatemala in protest against the government’s new budget plan. Many are demanding the resignation of the president.

The burning parliament says what the protesters think of those inside: Thieves Photo: Oliver De Ros/dpa

Anger over next year’s national budget drove thousands into the streets in Guatemala on Saturday. On the sidelines of a protest march in Guatemala City, several hundred mostly masked demonstrators set fire to the parliament building. Flames burst violently through some windows from inside the building, but firefighters quickly got the blaze under control.

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Cycling classic paris – roubaix: the puppet race

Peter Sagan triumphs at the "Hell of the North" in an untypical way. But his success is overshadowed by the death of professional Michael Goolaerts.

Peter Segan (front) on the cobblestone road "Carrefour de l’Abre" Photo: dpa

Peter Sagan beamed in the Roubaix velodrome. For he had fulfilled a childhood dream. "As a boy, I loved to watch Paris-Roubaix. I wanted to win this race so much. Now, when I turned onto the velodrome and knew I was actually racing to win here for the first time, it was an indescribable feeling," he said in the heart of the famous cycling stadium.

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Organ donation reform: a matter of the heart

The Bundestag passes a moderate reform of organ donation and rejects the contradiction solution. The debate is thoughtful and emotional.

The factional constraint was – as usual with conscience decisions – lifted Photo: reuters

It is about Lilli, for example. Lilli, a nine-year-old girl, is waiting for a donor heart in a clinic in Hamburg. For 19 months, day after day, she and her parents have been hoping for the redeeming call that an organ is ready for transplantation. Lilli, tells SPD member Matthias Bartke, standing at the lectern, told him, "When you’re dead, you don’t need your organs anymore." She was right.

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Portrait of recep tayyip erdoğan: he came from a humble background

The current Turkish president wanted to reach the very top. The boy from a poor neighborhood in Istanbul did everything he could to get there. Has he now reached his goal?

As a youth, Erdogan loved soccer and religion Photo: reuters

They are two huge banners showing who is now the ruler of Turkey: Since the thwarted coup attempt, two lengths of cloth with a portrait of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have been hanging at the Ataturk Cultural Center in Istanbul’s Taksim Square. Three years ago, his opponents demonstrated here; now thousands celebrate their Tayyip, as they call him, every evening. The increasingly autocratic ruler has once again managed to emerge from a crisis as a winner – and he has never been as strong and vengeful as he is at the moment.

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Premiere of nicoleta esinencu in berlin: expulsion of evil spirits

Patriarchy, the state, capitalism – everything is driven out with brooms and noise in Nicoleta Esinencu’s performance "The Abolition of the Family" in Berlin.

With rattling and stomping, the ensemble works on the expulsion of evil spirits Photo: Dorothea Tuch

"What is family?" asks Nicoleta Esinencu. And shouts after it, "Away with patriarchy! Away with the traditional family!" Consistently, the Moldovan theater-maker gives her latest performance the title "Abolirea familiei / The Abolition of the Family," setting the stage for seven life stories told on stage at HAU 3 in Berlin. Together with her, Elena Anmeghichean, Cătălina Bucos, Doina-Romanta Dochitan, Elena Sîrbu, Doriana Talmazan and Artiom Zavadovsky have compiled episodes from their lives, where it was difficult and demanding. For most of them, childhood still fell in the Soviet Union. Today, all of them have Moldovan passports.

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Commentary on deadly pepper spray: the fairy tale of the mild remedy

The police spray indiscriminately and a lot with pepper spray. The renewed fatalities show that it is high time to stop the frequent use.

Deadly for asthmatics, heart patients or people who take psychotropic drugs or drugs: Use of pepper spray at the G20 summit in Hamburg Photo: dpa

Pepper spray is still considered the supposedly milder means in police operations. Because it does not cause baton wounds or water cannon fractures, and because it cannot be used for the "final rescue shot". And because pepper spray is supposedly as "mild" as baby shampoo, it is used quite indiscriminately in police operations, freely according to the motto: "May I have a little more?" In 2010, for example, the police sprayed almost 2,200 cartridges during a single Castor operation.

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Opposition figure in azerbaijan: on the verge of a coma

Politician Tofig Yagublu has been on hunger strike for over two weeks. He is protesting his sentence of four years in prison for vandalism.

Musavat Tofig Yagublu during an interview before his imprisonment Photo: Karimov/pacific press/imago

He is apparently determined to go to extremes: Azerbaijani opposition politician Tofig Yagublu threatened on Wednesday to stop drinking water if the guilty verdict against him is not overturned. On September 3, the 59-year-old was sentenced by a court in the capital Baku to four years and three months in prison for vandalism. Since then he has been on hunger strike.

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