The Moon Lies Above Us Now

Posted on January 13, 2011

Reach for the stars A left-wing football movement gathers pace in Germany
“Roter Stern Leipzig (RSL) were founded in 1999 by a group of friends who wanted to play football in an atmosphere free of racism, sexism and homophobia. Based in the city’s alternative Connewitz district, the ‘Red Star’ team has a policy of only appointing female presidents. All decisions are taken collectively at a weekly plenary meeting and can be vetoed by any of the club’s 400 members. ‘We believe that sport is part of society and thus inseparable from politics,’ Roter Stern explained in a statement to WSC. ‘We often get criticised for making anti-discriminatory statements which should form the basis of our society. Anyone who feels provoked by that, should be provoked!

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