By Gustav Kemper, 3 October 2015
IG Metall, which is directly integrated into management, is fully aware of and tacitly accepts the practice.
By Christoph Dreier, 3 October 2015
In a manner typical of the radical right, Baberowski attempts to incite the poorest layers of society against immigrants.
By Martin Kreickenbaum, 2 October 2015
The draconian proposals would slash social assistance to migrants and expedite deportations.
By Johannes Stern, 1 October 2015
The seizure of the city of Kunduz by the Taliban has prompted calls for delaying the withdrawal of German forces from Afghanistan.
By Sonja Bach, 1 October 2015
The ruling lays the foundation for further worldwide interventions of the German military.
By Johannes Stern, 30 September 2015
President Joachim Gauck regards the refugee crisis, brought about by Western war policy, as an opportunity to continue Germany’s imperialist course.
By Markus Salzmann, 30 September 2015
The repulsive policy of the CSU stands in stark contrast to the wave of sympathy for refugees among the population.
By Peter Schwarz, 29 September 2015
The leadership of the Volkswagen group, the German government and the EU Commission knew about the manipulation of emissions readings in diesel vehicles for years.
By Dietmar Henning, 29 September 2015
The Ver.di leadership is haunted by the prospect of younger layers of workers turning away from the unions and escaping their control.
By Martin Kreikenbaum, 28 September 2015
At a refugee conference in Berlin, additional countries were declared to be safe countries of origin, and welfare benefits were sharply reduced for refugees.
By Peter Schwarz, 26 September 2015
The systematic fraud at VW is an expression of the irrationality of the economic and social system in which the corporation operates.
By Johannes Stern, 26 September 2015
The new B 61-12 nuclear bombs to be stationed at the Büchel air base combined have 80 times the explosive power of the nuclear bomb exploded in Hiroshima.
By Martin Kreickenbaum, 24 September 2015
The purpose of the new refugee quota system is to staunch the influx of migrants, expedite their deportation and seal off the EU’s external borders.
By Sven Heymanns, 23 September 2015
The enthusiasm with which the Left Party supports Syriza illustrates that the savage assault on the working class is not just a Greek issue, but rather an international social and political phenomenon.
By Dietmar Henning, 22 September 2015
Germany’s interior minister and the EU heads of government intend to adopt new measures against refugees this week.
By Alex Lantier, 18 September 2015
The major European powers are intensifying their attacks on hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing from war-torn countries in Africa, the Middle East and the Balkans.
By Chris Marsden, 17 September 2015
Whatever official criticisms are levelled against Hungary, all of the major European powers are responding in a similarly brutal fashion.
By Johannes Stern, 17 September 2015
Germany’s elite are using the refugee crisis in Europe to intensify their campaign for war.
By Marianne Arens, 17 September 2015
The PSG held a successful series of meetings on the lessons of the crisis in Greece in Leipzig and Bochum, with a final meeting in Frankfurt last Sunday.
By Ulrich Rippert, 16 September 2015
The German elite is afraid of the growth of left-wing sentiments in broad layers of the population, revealed by the vote in Britain for Corbyn in the Labour Party leadership election.
By our reporters, 14 September 2015
Hundreds of thousands rallied over the weekend to support the democratic rights of refugees and to protest right-wing policies of governments throughout the world.
By Christoph Dreier, 12 September 2015
The newspaper Junge Welt has called solidarity with the refugees a “marketing tool” of German business.
By Ulrich Rippert, 11 September 2015
The decision of the labor court in the German state of Hessian to forbid Lufthansa pilots from striking is an attack on the right to strike directed against all workers.
By Alex Lantier, 10 September 2015
The European Union intends to spend much less than far poorer Middle Eastern countries on the refugee crisis caused by NATO wars in Libya and Syria.
By Dietmar Henning, 10 September 2015
The court action, which follows entirely the arguments of Lufthansa, is a deeply undemocratic decision that effectively abolishes the right to strike.
By Stefan Steinberg, 9 September 2015
“They force me to wait over a month to register my claim to asylum. It is no way to treat a fellow human being.”
By Peter Schwarz, 8 September 2015
The grand coalition has made it clear that the admission of 20,000 refugees from Hungary was a one-time exception.
By Marianne Arens, 8 September 2015
WSWS reporters spoke with refugees from Syria and Germans offering assistance in Neu-Isenburg in southern Hesse.
By Alex Lantier, 7 September 2015
The refugee crisis, the largest since World War II, is rooted in imperialist wars in Syria, Iraq and Ukraine, waged by the United States and its allies in Europe.
By our correspondents, 7 September 2015
The balance sheet of the Syriza government, which is implementing unprecedented austerity measures, has been the subject of intense discussions during the campaign.
By Martin Kreickenbaum, 4 September 2015
In a sordid competition, almost all EU countries have tightened their asylum laws and repressive measures against refugees seeking escape from war-ravaged countries.
By Dietmar Henning, 4 September 2015
In spite of higher employment numbers, the German middle class shrank from 56 to 48 percent of the population between 1992 and 2013.
By Peter Schwarz, 3 September 2015
The policy of the German government is characterised by a disregard for refugees fleeing for their lives from the war zones in the Middle East and Africa.
By our correspondent, 2 September 2015
By declaring conflicts to be the result of ethnic differences, the Left Party diverts attention from the intolerable conditions in refugee camps and encourages xenophobia.
By Wolfgang Weber, 1 September 2015
Constraints on the domestic use of the German military, in place since the end of Nazi rule, are being wiped away.
By Marianne Arens, 31 August 2015
A day before German leaders shed crocodile tears over the ongoing refugee crisis, interior minister de Maizière proposed legislative measures to reduce immigration into the country.
By Johannes Stern, 28 August 2015
While the professor declared in July that Germany had to form a “core Europe” together with France, he has now apparently reached the conclusion that Germany alone must dominate the continent.
By Christoph Dreier, 27 August 2015
Various media outlets have spoken out in recent days for military interventions in Africa to enforce German economic interests.
By Christoph Dreier, 26 August 2015
Officials shedding crocodile tears over right-wing violence cannot disguise the fact that the right-wing policies of the German government have contributed to the attacks.
By Alex Lantier, 25 August 2015
Amidst the greatest refugee crisis in Europe since World War II, the French and German governments are planning a drastic clampdown on immigrants.
By Ulrich Rippert, 24 August 2015
Following the nursery workers' rejection of the arbitration decision to end their strike, Ver.di is receiving help from the Left Party to restore control over the situation.
By Johannes Stern, 22 August 2015
The German establishment’s war policies are being developed in close collaboration with the Left Party and the trade unions.
By Christoph Dreier, 21 August 2015
The official newspaper of Germany’s parliament has combined foul anti-Russian propaganda with an unbelievable falsification of history in regard to the Second World War.
By Peter Schwarz, 21 August 2015
Heribert Prantl of the Süddeutsche Zeitung praised the Bundestag debate on the Greek austerity measures as “highly refreshing for parliamentary democracy.”
By Johannes Stern, 20 August 2015
One of the largest multinational exercises in years on German territory, “Swift Response”, began on Monday.
By Peter Schwarz, 20 August 2015
The surrender by the Syriza government in Greece has clearly strengthened the Merkel government in Germany and the drive for austerity policies throughout Europe.
By Peter Schwarz, 19 August 2015
There is no serious opposition in a single European parliament to the brutal cuts being imposed on Greece, which mean untold misery for millions of workers and youth.
By Gustav Kemper, 17 August 2015
Public prosecutors are investigating construction company Imtech on suspicion of embezzlement, bribery, price-fixing and false accounting.
By Marianne Arens, 17 August 2015
The rejection of the arbitration decision in the day care strike amounts to a rebellion by workers against the Ver.di union leadership.
By Sven Heymann, 14 August 2015
Thousands of people who seek refuge in Germany from poverty, war and dictatorship find catastrophic conditions upon their arrival.
By Elisabeth Zimmermann, 14 August 2015
The German armaments corporation ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) is competing for an Australian contract for submarines worth billions of euros.
By Christoph Dreier, 13 August 2015
Anja Reschke’s commentary deflects attention away from those genuinely responsible—the government, mainstream politicians and the media itself.
By Ute Reissner, 13 August 2015
Hundreds of refugees, many from the Middle East, have been camped out in searing heat in front of the main refugee centre in Berlin.
By Wolfgang Weber, 12 August 2015
The new attorney general will oversee the attack on democratic rights, an expansion of the security apparatus and the creation of the framework of a police state in Germany.
By Jan Peters and Marianne Arens, 12 August 2015
German department store group Karstadt is closing more branches and sacking hundreds of staff.
By Johannes Stern, 11 August 2015
The German elites are enamored with Egypt's dictatorship, which drowned the Egyptian revolution in blood and is creating attractive conditions for international finance capital.
By Dietmar Henning, 10 August 2015
The world’s second largest automaker is preparing to destroy the jobs and living standards of thousands of workers in Germany and internationally.
By Verena Nees, 10 August 2015
The billions which the BMW heiress left to her children came largely from looted Jewish assets and the exploitation of forced labor and concentration camp prisoners under the Nazis.
Background to the government attack on Netzpolitik.org
By Andreas Kunstmann, 8 August 2015
The BGH judges in 1992 made the decisive factor the legal opinion of judges who later became supporters of the Nazi state.
By Peter Schwarz, 7 August 2015
The events that led to the dismissal of the German Attorney General Harald Range show the true extent of the preparations to erect an authoritarian state.
By Gustav Kemper, 6 August 2015
In order to boost its flagging recruitment campaign, the German army has intensified its attempt to reach the “heart of society.”
By Johannes Stern, 4 August 2015
The German defense minister’s recent visit to Africa is part of the country’s scramble for the continent’s resources.
By Martin Kreikenbaum, 4 August 2015
A leading Social Democrat has called for the army to operate German refugee reception centres.
By Stefan Steinberg, 3 August 2015
The latest edition of Die Zeit warns that Obama’s policy could lead to a direct military confrontation between the US and Syria, in turn risking military conflict with Russia and Iran.
By Ulrich Rippert, 1 August 2015
If a similar procedure were implemented in the US it would mean that any journalist who wrote on the material exposed by Edward Snowden would be liable for prosecution.
By Dietmar Henning, 31 July 2015
The cockpit union has sold out the pilots, giving the company even more than it was demanding, including raising the retirement age and cutting costs.
By Marianne Arens, 31 July 2015
Ver.di is making a desperate attempt to prevent the rejection of a miserable contract by postponing the membership vote until the middle of vacation season.
By Verena Nees, 30 July 2015
The “Trust Fund” is the centrepiece of the EU’s new austerity programme and is aimed at plundering the Greek economy.
By Verena Nees, 30 July 2015
The meeting put forward the position that the defence of the working class in Greece requires a united struggle by the entire European working class against austerity.
“We need a revolution”
By our reporters, 29 July 2015
In discussions with German workers and youth, PSG supporters found widespread solidarity with the Greek population and opposition to the policies of the German government.
By Johannes Stern, 27 July 2015
Berlin’s scramble to dominate exploitation of the Iranian economy is another move in German imperialism’s return to the world stage.
By Ulrich Rippert, 27 July 2015
The international press is once again gripped by the question of how Germany can be kept under control and prevented from dominating Europe.
By Marianne Arens and Désirée Müller, 25 July 2015
Workers repeatedly declared their opposition to the policies of the German government and compared them to actions taken during the darkest chapters of German history.
By Denis Krasnin, 24 July 2015
A new report shows that 40 percent of the population has experienced a four percent drop in its income since 2000.
By Johannes Stern, 24 July 2015
The actions of Syriza in Greece have laid bare the thoroughly anti-working-class and pro-imperialist character of its political partners—in particular Podemos in Spain and the Left Party in Germany.
By Martin Kreikenbaum, 23 July 2015
German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière has called for further restrictions on refugees and demanded that already meager benefits be cut.
By Peter Schwarz, 22 July 2015
The international press is once again gripped by the question of how Germany can be kept under control and prevented from dominating Europe.
After Berlin dictates EU bailout of Greece
By Kumaran Ira and Alex Lantier, 21 July 2015
While the French bourgeoisie supports harsh attacks on Greek workers, it is shocked by Berlin’s threat to unilaterally expel Greece from the euro zone.
By Marianne Arens, 21 July 2015
The attacks against National Socialism research are linked to the revival of German militarism and the aggressive foreign policy of the German government.
By Peter Schwarz, 18 July 2015
By a large majority, the German parliament has backed austerity measures that mean the impoverishment of the Greek people and the plundering of the country’s resources.
By Johannes Stern, 18 July 2015
The German media’s anti-Greek agitation brings to mind the darkest period of German history.
By Sybille Fuchs, 18 July 2015
For decades, the German judicial system showed little interest in prosecuting those who participated in the murder machinery of the Nazis.
By our correspondents, 17 July 2015
Workers at GM-Opel’s Rüsselsheim plant denounced the brutal austerity measures imposed on Greece last weekend by the German government.
By Johannes Stern, 16 July 2015
A high-profile panel discussion on “hybrid war” in Berlin last week shed light on the debates currently taking place within ruling circles in Germany.
By our correspondents, 16 July 2015
WSWS reporters spoke to refugees from Syria who have been protesting for two months to secure the right to asylum denied by the German government.
By Dietmar Henning, 15 July 2015
German broadcaster 3sat recently aired a film reviewing a spate of suspicious deaths connected to the neo-Nazi NSU organization.
By Partei für Soziale Gleichheit, 14 July 2015
The PSG (Socialist Equality Party) in Germany calls on workers throughout Europe to declare their solidarity with the workers in Greece and resist the German government and EU.
By Ulrich Rippert, 10 July 2015
The new SPD strategy paper stresses that concerns about “foreign infiltration” must be taken seriously and calls for “zero tolerance for crime and violence.”
By Philipp Frisch, 10 July 2015
The shutting of the plant followed a well-known script, with the unions seeking to keep employees quiet with vague promises of job security, while the plant was closed in installments.
By Gustav Kemper, 9 July 2015
After a four-week strike and a high degree of militancy by German postal workers, the Verdi trade union has accepted a contract that is directly opposed to workers’ interests.
Students at Berlin’s Free University pass motion criticising right-wing Humboldt University professors
By our correspondents, 8 July 2015
The unanimous adoption of the resolution by students at a second renowned Berlin university is a blow against historical revisionists and the entire German ruling elite.
By Elisabeth Zimmermann, 7 July 2015
The German parliament passed a law July 2 that further criminalizes refugees.
By Verena Nees, 7 July 2015
The Brown Book continues to be a crucial source for the exposure of Nazism in German political and military circles.
By Markus Salzmann, 6 July 2015
The Ver.di trade union is fraudulently celebrating the agreement at the Charité as a great breakthrough.
By Dietmar Henning, 4 July 2015
Hidden within a new agreement with Deutsche Bahn, the GDL has agreed to a “binding arbitration settlement”—in effect, a strike ban—for the life of the contract.
By Elisabeth Zimmermann, 2 July 2015
The indictment of former SS member Oskar Gröning charges him with acting as an accessory to the murder of 300,000 people.
By Dietmar Henning, 1 July 2015
IG Metall at Thyssen Krupp is trying to stifle all opposition and erect a sophisticated system aimed at policing workers at the factory.
By Johannes Stern, 29 June 2015
German politicians and media leave no doubt about the target of the army’s new IFV and combat tanks.
By Franzi Vier, 29 June 2015
In images from armed forces day, children clamber on tanks, sit in military helicopters and hold anti-tank weapons in their hand.