For decades, RWE has been slowly razing the forest and surrounding towns to expand its adjacent coal mine, among Europe’s largest producers of lignite coal and greatest sources of carbon dioxide pollution. And earlier this fall, the company moved to start cutting a new section that protesters have been occupying.
Even though Reich is no stranger to difficult subject matter (Different Trains, from 1988, is a meditation on the Holocaust), it took him nearly a decade to write about the attacks that hit so close to home. His new work WTC 9-11 is an unusual hybrid.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Cologne. Ultimate fighting is coming to Germany. But not without a fight. Officials in Cologne are trying to impose a ban on anyone under 18 attending the upcoming ultimate fight championship. They says the sport glorifies violence.