By Johannes Stern, 25 October 2016
Under conditions of deepening economic and political crisis, sections of the ruling elite see such a coalition as a good option to enforce austerity and war.
By Elisabeth Zimmermann, 25 October 2016
Of the 4.2 million jobless deemed fit for work, many have been dependent on Hartz IV payments for years, facing constant harassment from the job centres.
By our correspondents, 25 October 2016
In a lecture titled “Philosophy and Politics in Times of War and Revolution,” David North presented his book The Frankfurt School, Postmodernism and the Politics of the Pseudo-Left.
A lecture delivered at the Goethe University in Frankfurt
By David North, 25 October 2016
This lecture by World Socialist Web Site International Editorial Board Chairman David North was delivered in German on October 22 at the Goethe University in Frankfurt. North spoke at the invitation of the International Youth and Students for Social Equality.
By Alex Lantier, 22 October 2016
The European Union is incapable not only of reaching agreement on policy, but of hiding the increasingly embittered tensions among its member states.
By Marianne Arens, 22 October 2016
After the failure of the roundtable talks organised by the union Verdi, the bosses of the supermarket chain have begun to sell off stores in North Rhine-Westphalia.
By Peter Schwarz, 21 October 2016
A meeting between the German chancellor and the French, Russian and Ukrainian presidents on Wednesday in Berlin produced no practical results.
By Verena Nees, 20 October 2016
A so-called Red-Red-Green coalition in Berlin will pursue budgetary consolidation and impose an austerity programme on the backs of the working population.
By Stefan Steinberg, 20 October 2016
Central to Peter Weiss’s work were the seminal experiences of the twentieth century––the crimes of fascism, the October Revolution and its subsequent betrayal by the Stalinist bureaucracy.
By Christoph Vandreier, 19 October 2016
This and similar protests in Germany demonstrate that students are not prepared to tolerate the transformation of the universities into right-wing and militarist think tanks.
By Peter Schwarz, 18 October 2016
German editorial writers and leading members of the Greens are calling for military intervention in Syria and for “toughness against Russia.”
By International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Germany), 18 October 2016
As the new academic year begins at German universities this week, the IYSSE is distributing the following statement to first-year students.
By Verena Nees, 17 October 2016
A recently published report shows that the senior levels of the federal justice ministry in 1957 comprised 77 percent former Nazi Party members.
By Ulrich Rippert, 15 October 2016
The 22-year-old Syrian terrorist suspect was found dead in his cell on Wednesday evening.
By Johannes Stern, 14 October 2016
In future, German soldiers will monitor Syrian airspace on board NATO’s AWACS reconnaissance planes.
By Johannes Stern, 13 October 2016
Just two days prior to the chancellor’s arrival, the Ethiopian regime declared a six-month state of emergency in order to take even more brutal measures against widespread protests.
By Johannes Stern, 11 October 2016
The official propaganda cannot disguise the fact the German ruling class is pursing its economic and geostrategic interests in Africa, which is rich in raw materials.
By Johannes Stern, 10 October 2016
With the conflict between the US and Russia intensifying dramatically, the German government has hardened its attitude towards Moscow.
By Verena Nees, 10 October 2016
The ruling on the Kunduz massacre strengthens the military and increases the likelihood that similar crimes will be committed in the future.
By Dietmar Henning, 8 October 2016
Following another secret meeting, the takeover of the supermarket chain by Edeka was again postponed.
By Elisabeth Zimmermann, 7 October 2016
Siemens management and the central works council agreed September 26 to a so-called compromise of interests including plans for widespread job cuts.
By Johannes Stern, 7 October 2016
While leading CDU politicians are drumming up support for coalitions with the Alternative for Germany, the Left Party is playing a key role in integrating the far-right party into the official political spectrum.
By Ulrich Rippert, 6 October 2016
Police encouraged right-wing anti-immigrant activists to demonstrate right in front of the main reviewing stands.
By Johannes Stern, 6 October 2016
Articles in two prominent newspapers urge intensification of the war drive despite the opposition of the population.
By Stefan Steinberg, 4 October 2016
While the latest outbreak of transatlantic hostilities revolves around the perilous state of Deutsche Bank, it is not the only bank facing collapse.
By Marianne Arens and Ulrich Rippert, 3 October 2016
Some 2,600 police officers have been mobilised, including a special unit of the Saxony state police and the elite GSG 9 force.
By Nick Beams, 1 October 2016
The contradiction between booming financial markets and intractable slump in the underlying economy is assuming an ever more explosive form.
By Ulrich Rippert, 30 September 2016
Following the plunge in Deutsche Bank’s share price to its lowest level since 1983, Germany’s second largest bank, Commerzbank, has announced a major restructuring.
By Verena Nees, 30 September 2016
The young father of three was shot dead after reacting to the alleged sexual assault of his six-year-old daughter by another man.
By Marianne Arens, 30 September 2016
Roundtable talks, secret negotiations, time limit extensions—the unions are seeking to ensure nothing prevents the smooth sell-off of the retail chain.
By Christoph Vandreier, 29 September 2016
The task of a “red-red-green” coalition will be to step up the right-wing policies of boosting state powers, attacking refugees and slashing social programs.
By Johannes Stern and Alex Lantier, 28 September 2016
British officials see German and French plans to militarise the European Union as an intolerable threat to the NATO alliance and Europe's relations with the United States.
By Nick Beams, 27 September 2016
The turmoil surrounding Deutsche Bank is only the sharpest expression of a crisis gripping the whole of the European banking system.
By Johannes Stern, 27 September 2016
The Left Party has reacted to the recent Berlin state election with a sharp shift to the right.
By Anna Rombach and Marianne Arens, 24 September 2016
The coalition under Winfried Kretschmann (Greens) and Thomas Strobl (CDU) has become a spearhead of militarism, austerity and attacks on refugees.
By Christoph Vandreier, 24 September 2016
The Social Democratic Party (SPD), Greens and Left Party have left it in no doubt that a so-called “red-red-green” Senate would pursue an extremely right-wing agenda.
By Johannes Stern, 23 September 2016
A joint paper by the German and French defence ministers calls for the development of an independent European military and great power policy.
By Johannes Stern, 23 September 2016
A no-fly zone enforced by the US, Germany or other NATO powers would not be a peace initiative, but rather the prelude to a vast escalation of the Western-incited war for regime change in Syria.
By Christoph Vandreier, 22 September 2016
Workers will rapidly come into conflict with the social attacks carried out by a red-red-green coalition and the further preparations for war.
By Marianne Arens, 22 September 2016
The trade unions and the SPD have given their seal of approval to the destruction of jobs, wages and workers’ rights in the store chain merger.
After the Berlin state election
By Johannes Stern, 21 September 2016
German Chancellor Angela Merkel used her party’s historic low in the Berlin state election to distance herself from the so-called “welcoming culture.”
By Christoph Vandreier, 20 September 2016
The Left Party, Greens and Social Democrats are moving to form a coalition in the aftermath of Sunday’s state elections in Berlin.
By Katerina Selin, 20 September 2016
The right-wing politics of all the establishment parties are encouraging far-right forces to carry out open violence against refugees.
By Johannes Stern, 19 September 2016
All of the main parties in the Berlin state House of Representatives elections represent the same right-wing, anti-social programme.
By Verena Nees, 19 September 2016
The summer music festival was held in Berlin for the seventeenth time and attracted an audience of 26,000 to the Berlin concert hall at the Gendarmenmarkt.
By Peter Schwarz, 17 September 2016
Amid the widespread discrediting of the established political parties, the German ruling class is contemplating the formation of a “Red-Red-Green” government to suppress opposition to militarism and austerity.
By Verena Nees, 17 September 2016
A candidate of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit was barred from speaking because he intended to criticise the privatisation policy of the Left Party and the SPD.
By our correspondents, 17 September 2016
Speakers outlined a socialist program to unite the struggle against war with the fight against social inequality, the strengthening of the state apparatus and xenophobia.
By Dietmar Henning, 16 September 2016
No other city has as many impoverished children or young people as Berlin.
By Katerina Selin, 16 September 2016
The arrest of three terrorist suspects in Schleswig-Holstein was immediately seized upon by politicians and the media to encourage xenophobic sentiments and call for a strong state.
By Johannes Stern, 15 September 2016
The Revolutionary Internationalist Organisation and Socialist Alternative are backing a so-called red-red-green coalition, pledged to austerity and anti-immigrant policies.
By Alex Lantier, 13 September 2016
In response to Brexit, Berlin and Paris aim to transform the EU into a military alliance capable of waging major wars abroad and large-scale repression at home.
By Sven Heymann, 13 September 2016
The strengthening of the German intelligence agencies is part of a comprehensive buildup of the state apparatus at home and abroad.
By Peter Schwarz, 13 September 2016
Die Zeit is angry that the Russian-American accord on Syria instructs the “moderate rebels” to distance themselves from Al Qaeda.
“The danger of a third world war was never as great as it is today”
By our correspondents, 12 September 2016
Christoph Vandreier made clear that the PSG is the only party in the Berlin Senate election campaign drawing attention to the war danger and mobilising the working class against it.
By Dietmar Henning, 10 September 2016
Working conditions in Germany have worsened significantly. Evening, night and weekend work as well as both paid and unpaid overtime are on the rise.
By Johannes Stern, 9 September 2016
According to media reports, the German army will massively expand its presence at the Incirlik air base in southeastern Turkey.
By Andy Niklaus, 9 September 2016
Andy Niklaus has worked for the Berlin Transport Company for 25 years and is running as a candidate of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit in the Berlin Senate elections on September 18.
By Ulrich Rippert, 9 September 2016
The debate took place Tuesday night between the leading candidates for multiple parties standing in the election to the Berlin Senate on September 18.
“Stand Up against Racism”: A right-wing alliance in support of an SPD/Left Party/Green coalition government
By Katerina Selin, 8 September 2016
A few thousand demonstrators gathered last Saturday at Adenauerplatz in Berlin to drum up support for a Social Democrat/LeftParty/Green coalition government.
By Endrik Bastian, 7 September 2016
The former finance senator for the state of Berlin praised his cooperation with the Left Party during the SPD/Left Party state government as “positive throughout.”
State election in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
By Ulrich Rippert—leading candidate of the PSG for the Berlin state election, 7 September 2016
It is anger against the establishment parties, including the Left Party, and the absence of a progressive alternative that boosts the far right Alternative for Germany (AfD).
By Elisabeth Zimmermann, 6 September 2016
North Rhine-Westphalia is demanding that thousands of refugees return to wherever in Germany they first applied for asylum.
By our correspondents, 6 September 2016
Dozens of students and workers watched a live broadcast from Detroit of SEP presidential candidate Jerry White and vice presidential candidate Niles Niemuth.
By Johannes Stern, 5 September 2016
NATO’s growing operations in Eastern Europe heighten the danger of direct conflict with a nuclear-armed Russia.
By Ludwig Weller, 5 September 2016
The aim of the current recruitment campaign is to solve the Bundeswehr’s manpower problem and win over young people for Germany’s war drive.
By Johannes Stern, 3 September 2016
On World Peace Day, the German Left Party invited the former Chief of Staff of the Bundeswehr and chairman of the NATO military committee to a meeting in Hannover.
By Peter Schwarz, 3 September 2016
Next February, for the first time, the German armed forces will engage in domestic exercises—a political turning point and a clear breach of the German constitution.
By Sybille Fuchs, 2 September 2016
The election campaigns of the ruling Social Democratic Party and Christian Democratic Union are outdoing each other with their right-wing politics and attacks on refugees.
By our correspondents, 31 August 2016
Berliners discuss the growing war danger and social conditions in the capital with supporters of the Socialist Equality Party.
By Christoph Vandreier, 27 August 2016
The return of Germany to an aggressive foreign policy is being accompanied by the racist stigmatising of entire sections of the population.
By Peter Schwarz, 27 August 2016
This week the German chancellor met with 15 of the 27 EU leaders to set out the EU’s future course and ensure that Germany dictates the proceedings.
By Socialist Equality Party of Germany, 25 August 2016
The “Civil Defence Concept” presented by German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière on Wednesday proposes a range of measures to prepare the population for war.
By Johannes Stern, 24 August 2016
The campaign in Germany for domestic repression and war is assuming ever more openly racist forms.
By Sven Heymanns, 24 August 2016
Germany’s new civil defence plan underscores how the issue of war has returned to daily life 75 years after the catastrophe of World War II.
By Dietmar Henning, 24 August 2016
The hard-line position of company headquarters toward suppliers is part of a massive attack on workers.
By Alex Lantier, 23 August 2016
Amid the escalating crisis unleashed by the Brexit vote, the remaining major EU powers barely succeeded in papering over the divisions between them.
By Markus Salzmann, 23 August 2016
With some difficulty, the trade unions managed to suppress the justifiable anger over poor working conditions and inadequate pay at hospitals.
By our correspondents, 22 August 2016
The PSG election campaign has received attention under conditions of a growing danger of war in Syria and Ukraine, which makes possible an open confrontation between NATO and Russia.
By Johannes Stern, 19 August 2016
Relations within NATO have reached new lows, four weeks after the failed military coup against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
The pseudo-left and identity politics: RIO solidarizes itself with “Gina-Lisa” and promotes law and order
By Johannes Stern, 19 August 2016
As opposition to social inequality and war continues to grow, pseudo-left organizations are using identity politics to advocate increased state powers.
By Dietmar Henning, 18 August 2016
Around 250 works council officials from Thyssen Krupp’s steel division met at a conference last Friday in Duisburg.
By Ulrich Rippert, 17 August 2016
Over the past week, virtually every leading newspaper in Germany has published articles denouncing Russia for its intervention in Syria, Ukraine, or both.
By Marianne Arens, 16 August 2016
The breaking off of talks between the pilots’ union and management heralds a new phase in the dispute.
By Dietmar Henning, 13 August 2016
Restrictive asylum laws and expanded powers for the police and intelligence services are part of a European-wide buildup of state repression.
By Peter Schwarz, 13 August 2016
Two pseudo-left tendencies within the Left Party—Marx21 and SAV—paint a devastating picture of the Left Party when it was in power in Berlin.
By Marianne Arens, 12 August 2016
While the German government is involved in the escalation of war abroad, it is simultaneously determined to deal brutally with those refugees that arrive in Germany.
By Dietmar Henning, 11 August 2016
The SPD intends to press ahead with the construction of a paramilitary police force and avoid challenging the separation of the police and army laid down in Germany’s constitution.
By Peter Schwarz, 8 August 2016
In his latest column in Der Spiegel, Augstein rails against dual citizenship for Germans of Turkish origin.
By Verena Nees, 8 August 2016
The Berlin Senate wants the distressing images of refugees on city’s streets to be forgotten ahead of the state election.
By Johannes Stern, 6 August 2016
The minister left no doubt that “in an emergency”, the Armed Forces would not only handle “logistics,” but would “also provide military support.”
By Carola Kleinert, 6 August 2016
The thousands of people who have fled from war and poverty to Germany continue to face unbearable conditions and are still being housed in mass accommodation centres.
By Ulrich Rippert, 5 August 2016
German politicians are demanding firm measures against Turkey and the break-off of accession talks to the EU.
By Marianne Arens, 5 August 2016
The new Bavarian legislation is part of a massive upgrade of the country’s security services.
By Andreas Kunstmann and Marianne Arens, 3 August 2016
The police operation and civil war exercise in Munich has now been followed by a massive police deployment Sunday in the city of Cologne for a Turkish demonstration.
By Marianne Arens, 2 August 2016
The federal Labour Court in Erfurt ordered the aircraft controllers union GdF to pay airport operator Fraport millions in damages following the 2012 strike.
By Verena Nees, 1 August 2016
The city is increasingly divided: discernible poverty and a growing housing crisis for many families—wealth and success for a super-rich glitterati.
By Ulrich Rippert, 30 July 2016
In a press conference, Merkel proclaimed a “war on terrorism” and a sweeping increase in state powers.
Calls for more police, signals support for NATO war policy
By Johannes Stern, 29 July 2016
Left Party leaders are attacking the German government from the right and calling for a tightening up of the policies that have led to a recent spate of violence.