Why kristina schroder is quitting: escaping into fruit?

Family Minister Kristina Schroder probably doesn’t want to go on: she capitulates to German conditions – and to herself.

Family pushed forward: The Union and its unclear image of family and women are Schroder’s real problem. Image: reuters

Is she out? Our family minister, who has embodied the Union’s contradictions in such an unfortunate way for some time now? The rumor is that Kristina Schroder does not want to become a minister again after the Bundestag elections. Out of consideration for her family. It would be an exit that fits.

Homeless in germany: help at eye level

Homeless people in Germany freeze to death while thousands of hotel beds remain empty. To help people, they need to be included.

Life-threatening cold: Despite the danger, some homeless people avoid available emergency sleeping places Photo: Stefan Zeitz/imago

The Corona crisis further exacerbates existing inequalities, making them more visible. That is a sad certainty after almost a year of the pandemic. Homelessness is no exception.

Yasuní national park in ecuador: oil to flow as early as 2015

The government in Ecuador has given the green light for drilling in the unique YasunI National Park. It is the end of the rescue plan.

Now nothing stands in the way of setting up drilling camps. Picture: dpa

Ecuador’s government is pressing ahead unperturbed with the controversial project to extract oil in YasunI National Park. Despite strong protests, the Ministry of Environment in Quito gave the green light for the exploitation of the Tiputini and Tambacocha oil fields in the YasunI region. On Thursday, Minister Lorena Tapia granted the state oil company Petroamazonas the necessary environmental license, according to the ministry’s website.

Play at kampnagel in hamburg: the ghosts of the past

In his directorial debut "Happy Nightmare", Shahin Sheikho deals with his flight from Syria. Many of the actors have had similar experiences.

Shahin Sheikho fled Syria and has lived in Hamburg since 2016 Photo: Kampnagel

Civil war has been raging in Syria since 2011. Since the first protests in spring 2011 in the course of the Arab Spring. Since then, the country has been in a bloody state of emergency. Currently, the conflict is back in the headlines: Defense Minister Kramp-Karrenbauer recently criticized the invasion of northern Syria by Turkish troops, calling it an annexation. Most recently, she proposed a security zone for the area controlled by the UN force – there is still debate about whether the Bundeswehr will participate.

Make vegan tacos yourself: eating the rainbow is healthy

The more diverse, the tastier, and that goes for vegan dishes, too. Our columnist makes wraps with roasted vegetables and chimichurri for this.

Colorful, spicy, vegan: taco variety isn’t hard Photo: Chad Montano / Unsplash.com

One of the most important aspects of vegan eating for me is variety, meaning getting as many different plants and nutrients as possible into one dish. That’s why I call my lifestyle "plant-based" – in distinction to so-called junk-food vegans, who live mainly on vegan pizza, fries or convenience foods and wonder why they feel flabby and sick.

Wendland activist on the action in hitzacker: “this is all about creating a mood”.

Sixty autonomists stormed a policeman’s property? Not at all, says 74-year-old Hans-Erich Sauerteig, who was also there.

A police evidence and arrest unit. Such a unit was also on duty in Hitzacker Photo: dpa

site: Mr. Sauerteig, since the weekend there has been nationwide outrage over reports that 60 autonomists stormed the private property of a police officer in Hitzacker, in the German state of Wendland, last Friday. You were present at the action – can you confirm the reports?

Representing animal rights in parliament: sustainable has to be learned

Environmental protection and animal welfare are equally important. But they are too rarely represented politically. Here are some tips on how you can get involved.

Demonstration for more animal protection at the World Animal Protection Day on 4.10.2020 Photo: Jorg Carstensen/dpa

The environment is going down the drain, climate change seems to be rolling inexorably toward us like an avalanche, and humanity itself is to blame. We can simply wait fatalistically for the end of the world, or we can do something anyway: Animal and environmental protection are not so difficult, to integrate consciousness for it in the everyday life, should really create each:r.

Re-opening of museums in berlin: cautious art visits

Some Berlin museums have reopened as of May 12. This is a logistical challenge and also not easy to manage economically.

Back of the Haus am Waldsee, in whose garden it is good to wait Photo: Bernd Borchardt

The lockdown has been loosened, with varying speed in the individual federal states. Some galleries and exhibition houses have already reopened in Berlin. In the Haus am Waldsee in Zehlendorf, a plexiglass screen separates the woman at the cash desk from the public. A sign kindly points out that one should please wash one’s hands before visiting the exhibition. Up to four people are allowed in the loosened corona regime in the entrance area, and up to 15 visitors are allowed into the exhibition of the painter Bernhard Martin at the same time.

Taz.berlin advent calendar 5: wrapped around the finger

In this year’s taz.berlin advent calendar we present many nice games to match the winter shutdown. Today: Thread Game.

All beginnings … but this is how the thread game will work (an archive photo) Photo: picture-alliance/dpa/dpaweb/Rainer Jensen

It’s that time again: In this year’s taz.berlin Advent calendar, we’re presenting lots of nice games to go with the winter lockdown.