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.
By Christoph Vandreier, 28 July 2016
Even as the terror attack is being exploited to press ahead with the strengthening of the state and agitation against refugees there is silence on the true source of the violent outburst.
By Elisabeth Zimmermann, 27 July 2016
A German news report reveals new numbers on Germany’s top earners and concludes that the divide between the rich and poor is much greater than previously recognized.
By Socialist Equality Party (Germany), 25 July 2016
The shooting spree by an 18-year-old in Munich is serving as a pretext to implement long-standing emergency plans and a state of emergency.
By Christoph Vandreier and Peter Schwarz, 25 July 2016
The massive police operation in Munich, as well as the reaction of many media outlets and politicians, showsthat the tragic event is being used to justify a new law-and-order campaign.
By our reporters, 23 July 2016
German security forces conducted a huge anti-terror operation in the city of Munich, where, according to the latest reports, 10 people were shot dead and at least 21 injured.
By Ulrich Rippert, 23 July 2016
According to a report by the news weekly Die Welt, more than two-thirds of US campaign contributions by large German corporations have benefited the Republicans.
By our reporter, 23 July 2016
The Berlin State Elections Committee voted unanimously to allow the state-wide list of candidates of the Socialist Equality Party (Partei für Soziale Gleichheit—PSG) to participate in the elections for the Berlin House of Representatives in September.
After train attack in Bavaria
By Ulrich Rippert, 22 July 2016
Any critique of the actions of the police, who killed the attacker with a shot to the head, is to be suppressed.
By Marianne Arens, 21 July 2016
A 17-year-old refugee from Afghanistan attacked a group of tourists from Hong Kong on a train in Bavaria on Monday evening, and was subsequently shot to death by police.
By Carola Kleinert, 21 July 2016
According to official figures, 1,068 people were deported from Berlin between January and the end of June 2016.
By Chris Marsden, 21 July 2016
British Prime Minister May's visit is designed to placate the two countries that form the political and economic axis of the European Union following the Brexit vote.
By Christoph Vandreier, 19 July 2016
The aim is to exploit an emotionally charged issue to strengthen the state and scapegoat refugees.
By Johannes Stern, 18 July 2016
Seizing on the murderous attack in southern France, two leading members of the German Left and Green parties demanded an intensified military intervention in Syria and Iraq.
By Partei für Soziale Gleichheit, 18 July 2016
The PSG’s election campaign connects the struggle against social cuts and war with the struggle against their source—capitalism.
By our reporters, 16 July 2016
With the filing of more than 3,000 signatures, the PSG has now fulfilled all the conditions necessary to participate with a state-wide list in the elections for the Berlin legislature.
By Verena Nees, 16 July 2016
Last weekend, 1,000 police were illegally deployed in Berlin against 1,800 protesters, provoking a street battle.
By Johannes Stern, 15 July 2016
On Wednesday, the German federal cabinet adopted the long announced “White Paper 2016 on German Security Policy and the Future of the Bundeswehr.”
By Johannes Stern, 13 July 2016
Two years after German officials announced plans to remilitarise the country, media outlets are warning of preparations for “total war.”
By Peter Schwarz, 11 July 2016
At Berlin’s Humboldt University, philosophy professors Axel Honneth and Christoph Menke, SPD politician Gesine Schwan and Left Party leader Sahra Wagenknecht spoke about the “relevance of socialism today.”
By Johannes Stern, 9 July 2016
At the heart of the chancellor’s speech was a justification for war preparations against Russia, which NATO is slated to announce in Warsaw this weekend.
By Johannes Stern, 8 July 2016
The measures to be decided on by the western military alliance in the Polish capital will further escalate the threat of war in Europe.
By Johannes Stern, 8 July 2016
In all probability, German arms exports will increase again this year.
By Peter Schwarz, 7 July 2016
Despite its proponents’ left phrase-mongering, the proposed coalition would aim to secure German hegemony in Europe.
By Marianne Arens, 6 July 2016
By agreeing to the arbitration award, the union is stabbing cabin staff and pilots in the back in their struggle to defend jobs, wages and pensions.
By Dietmar Henning, 5 July 2016
The VW board is using the company’s current crisis to make long-planned cuts in its workforce, relying heavily on the IG Metall trade union and its related works councils.
By Christoph Vandreier, 2 July 2016
On German television, presenter Guido Knopp and historians Jörg Baberowski and Sönke Neitzel questioned whether Hitler’s Operation Barbarossa was a deliberately planned war of annihilation.
By Peter Schwarz, 1 July 2016
Last week’s vote by the United Kingdom has been met by an intensified drive by Germany to exert dominance over the European continent.
By Johannes Stern, 29 June 2016
Following the initial shock over the result of the Brexit referendum, the German elite is attempting to exploit the crisis to exert their economic and political dominance within the EU.
By Dietmar Henning, 28 June 2016
IG Metall sprang to the support of management, which is exploiting the emission scandal to impose the biggest ever attacks on jobs, wages and conditions.
By Marianne Arens, 27 June 2016
Along with the US, Japan and China, Germany is one of the four countries with the most millionaires in the world.
By Alex Lantier, 25 June 2016
The process of European integration begun just after World War II, intended to build political institutions that would make a new world war impossible, is unraveling.
By Johannes Stern, 24 June 2016
That Germany plans an unprecedented military buildup was clear from the speech given by the chancellor Tuesday night to the Business Forum of the CDU in Berlin.
By Andy Niklaus and Verena Nees, 24 June 2016
Wherever the Left Party is in power it implements the inhumane refugee policies of the German government.
By Carola Kleinert, 23 June 2016
The plan is aimed at controlling refugees by threatening them with cuts in support.
By Barry Grey, 22 June 2016
The war against the Soviet Union expressed the essence of the Nazi regime, which had been brought to power by the German bourgeoisie to destroy the workers movement and end the threat of socialist revolution.
By Dietmar Henning, 22 June 2016
As in the 1930s, the ruling elite in Germany is responding to growing class conflict with the increased arming of the state and police forces.
By Peter Schwarz, 21 June 2016
Steinmeier declared that Germany is forced “to reinterpret the principles that have guided its foreign policy for over half a century.”
By Johannes Stern, 20 June 2016
The appearance by German Foreign Minister Steinmeier and Humboldt University Professor Herfried Münkler on the same platform is a testament to the University’s transformation into a think-tank for German imperialism.
By Martin Kreickenbaum, 16 June 2016
In exchange for financial assistance, despotic regimes in Africa are to seal off escape routes and detain and deport refugees.
By Jan Peters and Dietmar Henning, 16 June 2016
In a new burst of reactionary economic nationalism, the Social Democratic Party and German trade unions are calling for US-type trade war measures against China.
By Marianne Arens, 15 June 2016
The rearmament of the German armed forces and calls for its use at home are being accompanied by a large-scale propaganda offensive orchestrated by the Ministry of Defence.
By Thomas Gaist, 14 June 2016
The deployments are among the most provocative actions taken by the NATO high command in the course of its anti-Russian buildup, now well into its second year.
By Ulrich Rippert, 14 June 2016
Within Germany, the Left Party is increasingly viewed as a right-wing, bourgeois party, which spouts left sounding phrases, but is no different in practice than the established parties.
By Johannes Stern, 13 June 2016
The Left Party has responded to the announcement by federal President Joachim Gauck that he will be retiring next year “on age grounds” by moving further to the right.
By Johannes Stern, 11 June 2016
Germany’s Armed Forces are playing an increasingly prominent role in the NATO deployment in Eastern Europe, which serves to openly prepare a war against Russia.
By Verena Nees, 8 June 2016
Between 2001 and 2011, the Social Democrat-Left Party coalition imposed the most severe austerity measures in Berlin’s post-war history.
By Marianne Arens, 7 June 2016
Almost a decade and a half after the “Agenda 2010” reforms, more than 1.5 million children under the age of 15 rely on Hartz IV welfare.
By Johannes Stern, 6 June 2016
Throughout Europe, the terrorist attacks in Brussels and Paris are being used as a pretext for constructing a police state, just as happened in the US following the 9/11 attacks in 2001.
By Johannes Stern, 4 June 2016
On Thursday, the German parliament passed a resolution describing the mass murder of up to 1.5 million Armenians in the Ottoman Empire as “genocide.”
By our reporter, 4 June 2016
Floods claimed between 12 and 18 lives, according to initial reports, and it is feared that the death toll could climb higher.
By Verena Nees, 3 June 2016
Sympathy from workers and young people, anger and resentment in the media—this is how Germany is reacting to the strikes in France.
By Ulrich Rippert, 3 June 2016
Regardless of the standard trite phrases about social justice, the Left Party set a political course at its party congress for participation in government at the federal level.
By Christoph Vandreier, 31 May 2016
At the Phil.Cologne congress, the Humboldt University professor declared that “men in Germany” were helpless against refugees because they had forgotten how to fight.
By Partei für Soziale Gleichheit, 31 May 2016
The Partei für Soziale Gleichheit, the German section of the Fourth International, is standing seven candidates in September’s Berlin state elections.
By Ulrich Rippert, 30 May 2016
Sharp conflicts broke out in the Left Party after former parliamentary leader Gregor Gysi criticised the party’s failure to focus on government participation.
By Andy Niklaus and Karola Kleinert, 27 May 2016
A hundred-strong force of the Berlin police conducted a brutal raid on Roma families protesting against their threatened deportation.
By Peter Schwarz, 26 May 2016
Angela Merkel traveled to Turkey last week in an attempt to shore up the deal stuck between Turkey and the EU to block refugees from entering Europe.
By Johannes Stern, 26 May 2016
The mouthpiece of the Frankfurt banks has provided a platform for former general Wolf Poulet to advocate an aggressive German war policy.
By Dietmar Henning, 25 May 2016
How could 10 murders, bomb attacks and a series of bank robberies take place under the noses of the police and intelligence agencies?
By Dietmar Henning, 25 May 2016
For over a year, the Secret Service has refused to publish files relating to the bombing of the Munich Oktoberfest 35 years ago.
By Johannes Stern, 23 May 2016
In the lead-up to the NATO summit in Poland in early July the professional warmongers in the German media are intensifying calls for a military build-up in Eastern Europe.
By Ulrich Rippert, 21 May 2016
The SPD’s collapse in the polls is the product of the right-wing, anti-social and militarist policies the party has pursued for years.
By our reporter, 19 May 2016
Separate missions in Mali and the Horn of Africa are aimed at strengthening Germany’s economic and strategic interests in Africa by military means.
By Johannes Stern and Peter Schwarz, 18 May 2016
The pseudo-left groups which either work in or around the Left Party have assumed the task of defending its rightward shift.
By Dietmar Henning, 16 May 2016
Industry heads are enthusiastic about the deal that allows individual corporations to be released from wage contracts when profits are lower than desired.
By Dietmar Henning, 14 May 2016
The British hedge fund TCI is planning to slash jobs, cut wages and impose speedup.
By Ulrich Rippert, 12 May 2016
Following a dramatic increase in the defence budget, the German government has now announced a “personnel about-face.”
By Dietmar Henning, 10 May 2016
Despite the exhaust emissions scandal and record losses, the nine members of the VW Executive Board were paid €10 million more in 2015 than the previous year.
By Carola Kleinert, 10 May 2016
Refugees in Germany are being crammed into inhumane camps, bullied and brutally deported.
By Elisabeth Zimmermann, 9 May 2016
A Federal Police Agency report confirms a drastic increase in far-right motivated attacks on asylum seekers, refugees and their supporters.