By Helmut Arens, 2 October 2014
The Lufthansa pilots’ strike was directed against the attempt by the corporation to carry through attacks on retirement benefits for 5,400 pilots.
By Johannes Stern, 1 October 2014
Steinmeier’s speech on Saturday combined threats against Russia with the demand for a massive military intervention in the Middle East and more German “responsibility” throughout the world.
By Christoph Dreier, 1 October 2014
Reports from various German refugee facilities have revealed that residents are subjected to systematic torture and humiliation at the hands of security staff.
By Justus Leicht, 1 October 2014
The background to the new law is is a witch-hunt against the former chairman of an investigation into the NSU neo-fascist terror group.
By Christoph Dreier, 29 September 2014
The demand for major increases in the military budget has moved to the center of German war propaganda.
By Denis Krassnin, 29 September 2014
Germany’s defence minister and Stern news magazine both trace political roots to the Nazi era.
By Johannes Stern, 27 September 2014
The German government plans to deliver weapons worth around 70 million euros to Iraq in the coming days.
By Martin Krieckenbaum, 27 September 2014
The Greens recently tipped the balance in the German parliament to further sharpen the government’s brutal refugee policy.
By Dietmar Henning, 26 September 2014
At talks Monday there was no indication of a deal as Lufthansa refuses to budge from its original plans to cut pilots’ retirement provisions.
By Sybille Fuchs, 26 September 2014
The criticism confirms that reportage on German public television has degenerated into government and military propaganda.
By Stéphane Hugues, 25 September 2014
The meeting of French Prime Minister Valls with German Chancellor Merkel cannot hide the growing Franco-German tensions in Europe.
By Johannes Stern, 25 September 2014
The supposedly liberal weekly Die Zeit exemplifies the transformation of the media into a propaganda tool for war and militarism.
By our reporters, 24 September 2014
Union leaders in Berlin openly appealed for a more active role in restructuring company policy in order to improve dividends.
By Peter Schwarz, 24 September 2014
The 91-year-old German historian Ernst Nolte has made a plea in the European magazine for the rehabilitation of Hitler.
By Dietmar Henning, 17 September 2014
Widespread hostility to the status quo and the rise of the right wing AfD make it increasingly difficult for the main German parties to achieve stable majorities.
By Thomas Gaist, 16 September 2014
The NSA penetrated the systems of leading German companies as part of a global Internet mapping operation codenamed Treasure Map.
By Gustav Kemper, 15 September 2014
Berger’s book reveals startling facts about the redistribution of wealth from the bottom to the top of German society.
By Martin Kreickenbaum, 13 September 2014
The German government is taking the axe to what remains of asylum protections.
By Martin Kreikenbaum, 12 September 2014
The German government is restricting the freedom of movement and right of residence within the European Union.
By Martin Kreikenbaum, 12 September 2014
Germany’s federal court has upheld the mild penalty given to a German policeman responsible for the death of Oury Jalloh.
By Dietmar Henning, 11 September 2014
The new chairman of the German Trade Union Federation, Reiner Hoffmann, has sided with corporate management against the strikers.
By Sven Heymann, 10 September 2014
The final report of the Thuringia state parliamentary committee of inquiry into the series of murders by the far-right National Socialist Underground makes serious allegations against the state security authorities.
By Dietmar Henning, 8 September 2014
The German Trade Union Federation (DGB) and the government have announced measures to prevent strikes by pilots, train drivers and many other workers.
By Christoph Dreier, 6 September 2014
At the NATO summit, leading German politicians spoke out for a clear increase in military spending.
By Johnnes Stern, 6 September 2014
Whenever a new offensive for war commences, Germany's mainstream media ratchets up its propaganda.
By Peter Schwarz, 3 September 2014
German President Joachim Gauck used a meeting commemorating the outbreak of the Second World War to launch a direct attack on Russia.
By Johannes Stern, 3 September 2014
The German intervention in Iraq and Berlin's aggressive posture towards Russia are part of the foreign policy shift to German great power politics announced at the beginning of the year at the Munich Security Conference.
By Nick Beams, 3 September 2014
Monetary stimulus has failed to halt recessionary trends in the global economy.
By Ulrich Rippert, 3 September 2014
The right-wing populist Alternative für Deutschland won 9.7 percent of the vote.
By Elisabeth Zimmermann, 2 September 2014
The company official who announced the layoffs was Oliver Burkard, who recently quit his post as local boss of the IG Metall union.
By Marianne Arens, 1 September 2014
The goal of German airline and rail unions, including smaller unions like Cockpit, is to maximise the profits of Lufthansa and German Railways at the expense of the workforce.
By Wolfgang Weber, 30 August 2014
The German intervention in Iraq is part of the new militarist foreign policy announced by the government at the start of the year.
By Sven Heymann, 30 August 2014
Without saying it openly, the Spiegel authors suggest that the simplest solution to lagging military recruitment would be to reintroduce conscription.
By Johannes Stern, 28 August 2014
After years of relative restraint, Germany is intervening to assert its global economic and geostrategic interests by military means.
By our reporters, 27 August 2014
The events in the Ferguson, where an unarmed 18-year-old was gunned down by the police, have been closely followed in Europe.
By Eric London, 27 August 2014
In defending state torture, John Rizzo, former acting CIA general counsel, has laid bare the growing presence of fascistic elements in the highest echelons of the American state.
By Christoph Dreier, 26 August 2014
Attempts by Chancellor Merkel to secure German interests in negotiations with Russia do not mean the danger of war is receding.
By Marianne Arens, 25 August 2014
The long-established German Karstadt department store chain is being sold to Austrian real estate speculator René Benko.
By Ulrich Rippert, 22 August 2014
The defence minister has signalled a new stage in the revival of German militarism.
By Johannes Stern, 20 August 2014
For the first time, the Germany military will send “non-humanitarian” equipment to Iraq.
By Gustav Kemper, 20 August 2014
The trade unions are playing a key role in imposing more redundancies at Germany’s biggest print machine manufacturer.
By Ulrich Rippert, 18 August 2014
All of Germany’s official government and opposition parties are supporting a German military intervention in Iraq.
By Sven Heymanns and Dietmar Henning, 16 August 2014
The longer the ongoing trial of the National Socialist Undergound continues, the clearer it becomes that the state is working to cover up the involvement of its agencies in neo-Nazi murders.
By Christoph Dreier, 16 August 2014
The Left Party is aggressively using humanitarian crises as an excuse to justify German military participation in foreign conflicts.
By Stefan Steinberg, 15 August 2014
US-EU trade sanctions launched against Russia and the conflicts in the Middle East are exacerbating the economic crisis in Europe.
By Ludwig Weller, 12 August 2014
The German-based lighting manufacturer announced a new round of job cuts last week.
By Marianne Arens, 12 August 2014
After completing the merger with Chrysler, Fiat has shifted its headquarters from Turin to Amsterdam.
By Ulrich Rippert and Peter Schwarz, 11 August 2014
A conflict between two leading German business papers, Handelsblatt and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, reflects sharp tensions within ruling circles over foreign policy.
By Ulrich Rippert, 9 August 2014
The Left Party is using the war in Gaza as an opportunity to place itself unconditionally behind the German government’s foreign policy.
By Elizabeth Zimmermann, 9 August 2014
Largely unnoticed by the public, a commission of former defence politicians as well as military experts has been working to repeal the requirement that military operations abroad obtain parliamentary approval.
By Christoph Dreier, 8 August 2014
Germany’s leading news magazine, Der Spiegel, is demanding a confrontation with Russia.
By Denis Krassnin, 7 August 2014
The Viennese court’s harsh sentencing of Josef S. is meant to deter all protesters from pursuing their democratic rights.
By Stefan Steinberg, 6 August 2014
Attending the two days of commemorations in the Belgian city of Liège were representatives from 83 countries.
By Verena Nees, 6 August 2014
New scholarly publications provide evidence that opposition to the outbreak of the First World War was particularly strong within the working class.
By our reporters, 5 August 2014
Despite a campaign of official intimidation, hundreds of people demonstrated in Berlin on Saturday against the Israeli war crimes in Gaza.
By Ulrich Rippert and Peter Schwarz, 5 August 2014
The Berlin political scientist Herfried Münkler is conducting a fierce campaign against Fritz Fischer, who has been a major influence on the understanding of German responsibility for the First World War.
By Sven Heymanns, 4 August 2014
The growing involvement of universities in military research projects is a component of the return of German militarism.
By Ulrich Rippert, 1 August 2014
While millions of people are deeply shocked by the brutal bombardment by the Israeli army of Gaza, politicians and media commentators in Germany have attacked opponents of the war.
By Max Schneider and Marianne Arens, 31 July 2014
Thousands of workers will pay the price for General Electric’s recent acquisition of Alstom’s energy sector.
By Johannes Stern, 29 July 2014
In the aftermath of the crash of flight MH17 over Ukraine, the tirades against Russia in the German press have intensified.
By K. Nesan, 29 July 2014
The main shareholder in the WMF group is the New York-based investment firm KKR.
By Dietmar Henning, 28 July 2014
A judge in Munich has rejected the request of the main defendant in the NSU trial to dismiss her public defenders.
By Elisabeth Zimmermann, 26 July 2014
The salaries of top executives at Germany’s ThyssenKrupp increased by up to 69 percent last year, even as the company laid off thousands of workers.
By Sven Heymann and Peter Schwarz, 23 July 2014
Germany’s Left Party has taken on the task of defending the Israeli army’s brutal attack on Gaza.
By Dietmar Henning, 22 July 2014
The German company plans to implement €5 in annual cost reductions within three years.
By Peter Schwarz, 19 July 2014
Barely 24 hours after the crash of the Malaysian passenger jet over Ukraine, German media outlets are pushing for an escalation of the confrontation with Russia.
By Denis Krassnin, 17 July 2014
A German student who protested against the far right in Vienna is being persecuted by the Austrian judiciary.
By Dietmar Henning, 16 July 2014
Investor Nicolas Berggruen, who was hailed four years ago as a saviour by the trade unions and politicians, has shown no interest in retaining control of Karstadt, with its 17,000 workers.
By Johannes Stern, 15 July 2014
Readers of the Süddeutsche Zeitung rubbed their eyes in disbelief when they saw a comment critical of Washington by the paper’s chief foreign correspondent, Stefan Kornelius.
By Ulrich Rippert, 14 July 2014
The judgment in the HSH Nordbank trial shows how the capitalist judicial system serves the financial aristocracy.
By Peter Schwarz, 12 July 2014
The expulsion of the CIA station chief is directly linked to the revival of German imperialism.
By Peter Schwarz, 11 July 2014
The exposure of a second US spy in Germany in five days has unleashed a major scandal.
By Johannes Stern, 11 July 2014
Steinmeier cynically uses commemorations of Nazi war crimes to obscure the crimes of Berlin’s current war policy.
By Marianne Arens, 10 July 2014
Many of the refugees come from Syria, Libya and other countries where the US and its European allies, encouraged by the Greens, have fomented bloody civil wars.
By Ulrich Rippert, 9 July 2014
As on previous visits, the chancellor was accompanied by a business delegation.
By Peter Schwarz, 8 July 2014
The fierce reaction to the unmasking of a relatively low-ranking agent reflects a change in the direction of German foreign policy.
By Ulrich Rippert, 7 July 2014
The German Trade Union Federation (DGB) unreservedly supports the foreign policy of the grand coalition government and its return to great power politics and militiarism.
By Dietmar Henning, 5 July 2014
The main purpose of the new German minimum wage is to silence critics of the country’s low-wage sector.
By Christoph Dreier, 5 July 2014
On Wednesday, German defence minister Ursula Von der Leyen announced to parliament that the army is to be equipped with drones capable of carrying weapons.
By Christoph Dreier, 3 July 2014
In an interview with a German daily newspaper last Friday, Left Party leader Dietmar Bartsch gave his full backing to the German government’s foreign policy.
By Christoph Dreier, 30 June 2014
The German media and politicians are discussing legislation to combat widespread anti-war sentiment.
By Michael Regens, 30 June 2014
In close collaboration with the trade unions, Germany’s third largest automaker is planning major wage cuts and rationalisation measures.
By Ulrich Rippert, 27 June 2014
Top secret documents provided to the media by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden make clear the close collaboration between US and German intelligence agencies.
By Johannes Stern, 26 June 2014
In a recent panel discussion at a well known Berlin café, the SPD, Greens and Left Party supported the revival of German militarism.
By Denis Krasnin, 24 June 2014
The reduction in the unemployment figures touted by the government is connected with the rise in precarious employment.
By Dietmar Henning, 23 June 2014
The union-backed contract is the climax of a campaign to carry out the closure of the GM-Opel factory in Bochum.
By Johannes Stern, 21 June 2014
The German bourgeoisie is responding to the debacle of US imperialism in Iraq by intensifying its campaign for militarism and war.
By Peter Schwarz, 21 June 2014
The German interior minister warned of an imminent threat of terrorist attacks by Islamist “religious warriors” in Germany and throughout Europe.
By Marianne Arens, 20 June 2014
The same day as the event, the German metalworkers’ union signed a deal with GM-Opel sealing the fate of thousands of workers losing their jobs at the company’s Bochum plant.
By Johannes Stern, 18 June 2014
The German media has reacted to the crisis in Iraq by intensifying the campaign for militarism and war.
By Peter Schwarz, 17 June 2014
At the end of a three-day visit to Norway, the German president reiterated his call for a more aggressive German foreign policy.
By Dietmar Henning, 16 June 2014
The measures agreed in Cologne will bring the company total savings of $400 million (€295 million) over five years.
By Dietmar Henning, 12 June 2014
Tens of thousands gathered in the Cologne district of Mülheim earlier this week to protest against racism and far-right violence.
By Stefan Steinberg, 9 June 2014
The US is preparing to impose a fine of some $10 billion on the French bank BNP Paribas.
By Dietmar Henning, 5 June 2014
Despite assurances from the IG Metall trade union, only a small number of temporary and low-wage replacement jobs will be offered to the more than 3,000 laid-off workers.
By Sven Heymann, 5 June 2014
The intelligence service’s declared aim is to have similar capabilities to the American NSA and British GCHQ.
By Peter Schwarz, 4 June 2014
On Monday, the front page of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) carried a comment combining hateful attacks on Putin and Russia with a presentation of the Second World War typically found in Nazi publications.
By Elisabeth Zimmermann, 3 June 2014
IG Metall and the works council defend the company’s competitiveness and profits, not the interests of the workers.