By Ulrich Rippert, 11 February 2016
Merkel was once again in Ankara on Monday. This time, political and military collaboration against Russia was at the heart of the talks.
By Marianne Arens, 10 February 2016
Ten people were killed in Bavaria Tuesday morning when two local trains collided on a single-track line. Ninety more people were injured.
By Verena Nees, 6 February 2016
A false report about the death of a refugee has served as the pretext for a right-wing campaign against volunteers assisting refugees in Berlin, Germany.
By Johannes Stern, 6 February 2016
For a substantial lobby of war-mongering scribblers in the editorial offices of the bourgeois press, the rearmament of Germany is not taking place fast enough.
By Sibylle Fuchs, 5 February 2016
Hubert Z. will probably be one of the last individuals to face trial for his role in the Holocaust.
By Martin Kreickenbaum, 4 February 2016
Germany’s grand coalition government is adopting ever more drastic measures against refugees and paving the way for far-right forces in the process.
By Clara Weiss, 4 February 2016
The Nord Stream pipeline, which supplies gas from Russia to Germany across the Baltic Sea, is one of the most important issues of dispute between Berlin and Warsaw.
By Denis Krasnin, 3 February 2016
The wealthiest 10 percent in Germany owns more than half (51 percent) of the wealth, while the poorest half owns a mere 1 percent.
By Johannes Stern, 3 February 2016
The politicians and media figures now denouncing the Alternative for Germany share responsibility for the return of its fascistic demands to the realm of official political discourse.
By Markus Salzmann, 2 February 2016
The ban on refugees in two Austrian cities, unless they are accompanied by an “escort,” recalls the darkest chapters in Austrian history.
By Ulrich Rippert, 1 February 2016
The swing to the right by the entire German political establishment has unleashed violent tensions within the government.
By Johannes Stern, 1 February 2016
The speeches in parliament left no doubt that the German military is intervening in Mali to defend the economic and geopolitical interests of German imperialism.
By Martin Kreickenbaum, 30 January 2016
The new measures underscore the ruthlessness and brutality with which the government is acting against refugees, in the full knowledge that the provisions being adopted will result in the loss of life.
By Dietmar Henning, 29 January 2016
VW has signaled through the corporate press that it is planning mass layoffs, wage cuts and a drastic worsening of working conditions.
By Johannes Stern, 29 January 2016
The German government is calling for the procurement of more armoured vehicles, howitzer tanks, marine helicopters, transport helicopters and ships.
By Christoph Dreier, 27 January 2016
German media outlets are seeking to outdo each other in stirring up hatred against refugees, calling for a strong state and for more military missions.
By Verena Nees, 26 January 2016
Many of those attending the mass meeting were appalled at the treatment of refugees, confined in airport hangars and other mass accommodation.
By Johannes Stern, 25 January 2016
The Left Party’s open promotion of xenophobic, right-wing, anti-refugee political positions is bound up with its support for German imperialism.
By Ulrich Rippert, 23 January 2016
After three weeks of intense investigations, what really took place at the central train station in Cologne, Germany on New Year’s Eve remains unclear.
By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Germany), 22 January 2016
The IYSSE won significant support in the student parliament election at Berlin’s Humboldt University on the basis of opposition to militarism, xenophobia and right-wing historical revisionism.
By Dietmar Henning and Johannes Stern, 21 January 2016
The talk of a struggle against an “axis of terrorism” is simply the propaganda smokescreen behind which long-discussed plans are being implemented in practice.
By Ulrich Rippert, 21 January 2016
The chancellor, whose position seemed unassailable a few months ago, could now prematurely lose office as she comes under attack from sections of the political establishment.
By our correspondent, 21 January 2016
According to the preliminary election results released early Thursday morning by Humboldt University in Berlin, the International Youth and Students for Social Equality received 149 votes and will have four seats in the student parliament.
By our correspondents, 20 January 2016
More than 80 students and workers attended the International Youth and Students for Social Equality’s final campaign meeting in the student parliament elections at Humboldt University in Berlin.
By Gustav Kemper, 19 January 2016
The illegal raid involving hundreds of police officers was intended to intimidate an entire neighbourhood.
By Johannes Stern, 16 January 2016
The ruling elite intends to make the working class pay for the return of an aggressive German foreign policy.
The struggle against war and the lessons of history
By our correspondent, 16 January 2016
The IYSSE has launched its campaign for the student parliament at Humboldt University with lectures titled “No more war! Scholarship instead of war propaganda.”
By Dietmar Henning, 15 January 2016
The parliamentary group leader of the Left Party, Sahra Wagenknecht, has joined in the far-right agitation against refugees and is calling for more police powers.
By Martin Kreikenbaum, 14 January 2016
Amid the racist hysteria whipped up by the media and politicians in the wake of alleged sexual assaults by refugees, the German government is moving to further restrict the right to asylum.
By Christoph Dreier, 13 January 2016
Monday’s right-wing riot in Leipzig took place amid a racist anti-Muslim campaign promoted by German political parties and the media.
By Verena Nees, 13 January 2016
The onset of winter has worsened conditions for the approximately 40,000 refugees in Berlin.
By Peter Schwarz, 12 January 2016
Unsubstantiated and racist allegations of mass sexual harassment are being used to witch-hunt immigrants and legitimize German preparations for an expanded military intervention in the Middle East.
By Clara Weiss, 12 January 2016
Representatives of German imperialism and its servants in the media have absolutely no right to lecture any country about “democracy” and “tolerance.”
By Dietmar Henning, 11 January 2016
Alleged sexual assaults by refugees in Cologne are being used as a pretense for pumping out racist agitation and cracking down on refugees.
By Gustav Kemper and Johannes Stern, 11 January 2016
A glance at the foreign ministry’s web site leaves no doubt about the economic interests being pursued by German imperialism.
By Dietmar Henning and Peter Schwarz, 9 January 2016
The events in Cologne have much to do with the social crisis in major German cities, but nothing to do with the influx of almost one million refugees over the past year.
By Ulrich Rippert, 9 January 2016
The three-day CSU party meeting in the Bavarian town of Wildbad Kreuth began with a sharp attack on refugees.
Third election meeting of IYSSE at Humboldt University
By our correspondents, 9 January 2016
At the meeting the IYSSE reviewed the political and theoretical conceptions laid out by Professor Baberowski in his latest book.
By Marianne Arens, 7 January 2016
A report from news magazine Der Spiegel has revealed how a PR firm in Berlin sought to bolster the image of the right-wing Ukrainian nationalist politician four years ago.
By Dietmar Henning, 6 January 2016
The real value of already low welfare payments under Germany’s Hartz IV welfare benefits system has continued to fall.
By Johannes Stern, 6 January 2016
The entry of the Luftwaffe into the Syrian war, backed by some 1,200 German soldiers and a frigate, opens a new and ominous chapter in the resurgence of German militarism.
By Philipp Frisch and Johannes Stern, 4 January 2016
Comments by leading politicians, journalists and academics at the New Year leave no room for doubt that the drive to war will only escalate in 2016.
By Elisabeth Zimmermann, 4 January 2016
Since the tightening of restrictions on the right to asylum in October, the number of deportations has grown sharply, and inhumane treatment has reached a new level.
By Dietmar Henning, 29 December 2015
The government, the corporations and the trade unions in Germany are collaborating to deport most refugees, while using those who remain for cheap labour.
By Verena Nees, 28 December 2015
The terrible conditions facing newly arrived refugees in Berlin are deliberate and aimed at deterring other refugees from travelling to Germany.
By Johannes Stern, 28 December 2015
The leading German liberal newsweekly’s call for a “strong state” is a warning that the ruling class is seeking to defend its interests at home and abroad with military-police methods.
By Philipp Frisch, 24 December 2015
Under conditions of increasing class tensions in Germany and the revival of an aggressive foreign policy, the ruling elite is preparing for the suppression of popular opposition.
By Marianne Arens, 23 December 2015
According to official figures from Germany’s interior ministry, 18,363 people were forcibly deported in the first 11 months of this year.
By Dietmar Henning, 23 December 2015
Wohlleben stands accused of having provided the weapons that were used in a series of politically motivated murders that took place in 2000-2007.
Second election meeting of IYSSE at Humboldt University
By our correspondents, 23 December 2015
Professors at Berlin’s Humboldt University are playing a leading role in ideologically justifying the return of German militarism.
By Gustav Kemper, 21 December 2015
Germany’s parliament voted on Thursday by a large majority in favour of a government motion to expand the German military intervention in Afghanistan
By Johannes Stern, 19 December 2015
The German army played a supporting role in air strikes by the international coalition against the Islamic State on Tuesday night.
By Johannes Stern, 19 December 2015
Professor of Eastern European History Jörg Baberowski is gaining growing recognition in international right-wing and fascist circles.
By Ulrich Rippert, 17 December 2015
German Chancellor Angela Merkel declared Monday that multiculturalism is a “sham” and demanded further repressive measures against refugees.
By Dietmar Henning, 14 December 2015
The statement in court by the only surviving member of the fascist NSU terror gang, Beate Zschäpe, raises more questions than it answers.
By Philipp Frisch, 12 December 2015
Independent investigations by German media outlets suggest that the authorities probing right-wing anti-immigrant violence systematically downplay and even defend it.
By Dietmar Henning, 12 December 2015
2,500 former Opel workers will soon face unemployment.
By Peter Schwarz, 11 December 2015
In the Prussian militarist setting of the Schlüterhof, political scientist Herfried Münkler and historian Jörg Baberowski spoke Monday evening on the topic of violence.
By Sibylle Fuchs and Verena Nees, 11 December 2015
According to a new study by historians, there were more former Nazis in leading positions in the German Interior Ministry than in any other ministry.
By Ulrich Rippert and Peter Schwarz, 10 December 2015
Despite its rhetoric against the German government’s plan to intervene in Syria, the Left Party has long advocated the expansion of German militarism in the Middle East.
By Johannes Stern, 8 December 2015
A report in Der Spiegel makes clear that far-reaching plans to escalate the German intervention in Syria are being prepared behind the backs of the population.
By Ulrich Rippert, 5 December 2015
The decision to launch a major military escalation, with far-reaching and unpredictable consequences, was rammed through parliament in expedited proceedings.
By Christoph Dreier, 4 December 2015
Hundreds of people demonstrated last weekend in Berlin to protest against the inhumane treatment of refugees.
By Peter Schwarz, 4 December 2015
The decision to be taken today by the parliament to participate in the Syrian war marks a turning point in German foreign policy with terrible consequences.
By Johannes Stern, 1 December 2015
Almost overnight, and without any public debate, a combat intervention has been set in motion whose consequences and final extent are unknown.
By Thomas Gaist, 30 November 2015
The US-led war in Syria and Iraq is rapidly evolving into a regional proxy war drawing in all of the world’s major powers.
By Martin Kreickenbaum, 30 November 2015
Germany and France are stepping up their efforts to prevent refugees arriving in the EU via the Balkan route.
By Statement by the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit—German section of the ICFI, 28 November 2015
The decision of the German government to participate in the war in Syria marks a new stage in the resurgence of German militarism.
By Johannes Stern, 27 November 2015
While presented as “help for France” in response to the Paris attacks, these missions have been planned long in advance and are integral to Germany’s aggressive new foreign policy.
By Dietmar Henning, 26 November 2015
The VW group works council and the IG Metall union are working behind the scenes to pass the costs onto the workforce through job losses and wage cuts.
By Johannes Stern, 23 November 2015
In the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks, the German ruling elite is accelerating its shift to an aggressive foreign policy.
By our correspondents, 23 November 2015
Over 200 people participated in meetings organised by the International Youth and Students for Social Equality in the cities of Berlin, Frankfurt and Bochum.
By Thomas Gaist, 21 November 2015
There are already signs that the United States and France are seizing on the attack to intensify their military operations on the continent.
By Johannes Stern, 20 November 2015
The German army is preparing a massive expansion of its operations in the West African country, beginning with a dangerous combat mission in the north.
By Marianne Arens, 20 November 2015
The leadership of the flight attendants’ union UFO used a large strike demonstration in Frankfurt to reassure Lufthansa management that it will support corporate restructuring.
By Christoph Dreier, 19 November 2015
The interior ministry is using an alleged planned terrorist attack in Hannover to provoke hysteria and press ahead with the strengthening of the state.
By Peter Schwarz, 18 November 2015
Even traditionally “liberal” German media outlets are spouting the type of war and law-and-order rhetoric previously associated with American neoconservatives.
By Johannes Stern, 17 November 2015
Right-wing circles in German politics and the media are exploiting the shock over the attacks in Paris to make increasingly explicit appeals for authoritarianism and militarism.
By Johannes Stern, 16 November 2015
German defence officials are making plans to send over 100 additional soldiers to Afghanistan, where they are to “accompany” and “advise” Afghan forces.
By Verena Nees, 16 November 2015
The Berlin city government is housing refugees under insufferable conditions in an abandoned airport built under the Nazis.
By Johannes Stern, 14 November 2015
Oskar Lafontaine’s right-wing slogans arise directly from the nationalist, pro-capitalist and imperialist orientation of the Left Party.
By Christoph Dreier, 13 November 2015
The announcement that Germany will deport refugees to the first EU country they entered will have catastrophic humanitarian consequences and further intensify tensions within Europe.
By Johannes Stern, 13 November 2015
In a ceremony reminiscent of the Nazi era, soldiers in parade uniforms carrying lit torches marked the 60th anniversary of the formation of the Bundeswehr (German army).
By Peter Schwarz, 13 November 2015
News of the death of Helmut Schmidt on November 10 had hardly emerged before the German media went into overdrive eulogizing the former chancellor, who would have turned 97 on December 23.
“When will we finally be allowed to learn and to work?”
By Anna Rombach, Philipp Sonde and Marianne Arens, 12 November 2015
The refugee camp at Patrick Henry Village is expected to become one of the new rapid processing centres.
By Johannes Stern, 12 November 2015
The German military and political establishment are discussing plans for interventions in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and other countries.
By Peter Schwarz, 11 November 2015
After days of public haggling, the German government agreed last Thursday on measures that effectively abolish the right to asylum for many refugees.
By Martin Kreickenbaum, 9 November 2015
Germany’s leading political parties have agreed on legislation that will deny hundreds of thousands of refugees their basic right to asylum and family reunification.
New book from Mehring Verlag
By Christoph Dreier, 9 November 2015
The book Scholarship or War Propaganda, published by the Mehring Verlag publishing house in October, has hit a nerve in Germany.
By Dietmar Henning, 7 November 2015
The expanding scandal involves efforts by VW to manipulate emissions readings to cut costs on investing in clean engine technology.
By Johannes Stern, 6 November 2015
The government of Thuringia has announced it will deport thousands of refugees and establish a hub for mass deportations from throughout Germany.
By Dietmar Henning, 6 November 2015
The flight attendant union UFO announced a strike starting on Friday.
By Peter Schwarz, 5 November 2015
The noisy debate over refugee policy conceals the fact that the differences between the CDU/CSU and the SPD are minimal.
By our correspondents, 3 November 2015
Workers are being left in the dark as company management and the trade union conspire behind the scenes on a radical restructuring of Volkswagen.
By Clara Weiss, 3 November 2015
The deal gives German natural gas producer Wintershall access to fields in Siberia and the Russian company Gazprom with more influence in the Western European gas market.
By Ulrich Rippert, 3 November 2015
Germany is still China’s most important European trade partner, accounting for 30 percent of China’s total trade with the European Union.
By Ute Reissner, 2 November 2015
The Berlin city administration’s abominable treatment of refugees was instrumental in creating the circumstances under which the gruesome murder of four-year-old Mohamed Januzi took place.
By Marianne Arens, 2 November 2015
The Ver.di trade union is cooperating with the Deutsche Bank management to lay off tens of thousands of workers.
By Ulrich Rippert, 30 October 2015
The security agencies’ attacks on the government and chancellor are directed at the democratic structures of society.