By Johannes Stern, 23 March 2017
German-Turkish relations have reached a new low point after the Berlin government threatened to impose a ban on public appearances by Turkish politicians in Germany.
By Johannes Stern, 22 March 2017
President Trump’s refusal to shake German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s hand during their photo-op in the Oval Office expressed the deepening tensions between the US and Germany.
By Johannes Stern, 22 March 2017
In office, former president Gauck was a more strident advocate of German militarism than virtually any other federal president.
By Ulrich Rippert, 22 March 2017
Last Sunday, Martin Schulz was elected chairman of the SPD with 100 percent of delegates' votes.
By Nick Beams, 20 March 2017
While attempts were made by G20 finance ministers to downplay the significance of the breach with the US, the decision to drop resistance to protectionism is a significant step towards a global trade war.
By Clara Weiss, 20 March 2017
At the EU summit, Poland was the only country to vote against Donald Tusk's re-election as president of the European Council.
By Elisabeth Zimmermann, 20 March 2017
12.9 million people in Germany are living in poverty, according to a report presented at the beginning of March.
By Johannes Stern, 18 March 2017
Tensions between Germany and the US have risen to their highest point since the end of the Second World War.
By Gustav Kemper and Marianne Arens, 17 March 2017
The union stopped a strike by ground crew at the Berlin airports, despite the employer’s refusal to submit a new offer.
By Ulrich Rippert, 16 March 2017
The German Left Party has heartily welcomed the undemocratic ban imposed on Turkish politicians by the Dutch government.
By Jerry White, 9 March 2017
GM’s move is part of a restructuring of the global auto industry that threatens the jobs and livelihoods of tens of thousands of workers around the world.
By Johannes Stern, 9 March 2017
The deployment of the army domestically is not aimed at preventing possible future terrorist attacks, but rather the suppression of the population.
“They want to cut thousands of jobs.”
By Marianne Arens, 8 March 2017
The works council and IG Metall union are covering up the danger facing the jobs and living standards of workers after the takeover of Opel and Vauxhall by the PSA Group.
By Justus Leicht and Peter Schwarz, 7 March 2017
More than a million Turkish citizens living in Germany are entitled to vote in the April 16 referendum in their home country.
By Franci Vier, 7 March 2017
There were 3,533 attacks on refugee shelters and individual refugees in 2016, indicating a massive increase in right-wing violence directed against this vulnerable layer.
By Marianne Arens, 6 March 2017
The proposed restructuring of the auto industry threatens many thousands of jobs and several plants.
By Alex Lantier, 4 March 2017
Facing an unprecedented social, economic, and geopolitical crisis, the EU has nothing to propose but militarism and social counterrevolution.
By Ulrich Rippert, 3 March 2017
The media hype surrounding Schulz is not part of a “reaction” against Trump, but an attempt to utilise the “reaction” against Trump for the ends of German imperialism.
By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 2 March 2017
Professor Jörg Baberowski, who regularly advances xenophobic, authoritarian and militarist positions in public, is going to court and mobilising right-wing students to suppress any criticism of his views
67th Berlin International Film Festival—Part 1
By Stefan Steinberg, 2 March 2017
There was very little evidence in Berlin this year of filmmakers and the festival as a whole taking up burning social and political issues.
By Marianne Arens, 1 March 2017
The unmasking of the lies spread by the Bild report throws further light on the alleged mass sexual harassment of women in Cologne on New Year’s Eve 2015 and 2016.
By Socialist Equality Party (Germany), 28 February 2017
On February 18-19, 2017, the German section of the ICFI held a congress that unanimously resolved to change the party’s name from Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Party for Social Equality) to Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (Socialist Equality Party).
By Johannes Stern, 24 February 2017
Seventy-five years after the end of WWII, the German ruling class is again preparing to commit terrible crimes in pursuit of its global geostrategic and economic interests.
By Ulrich Rippert, 24 February 2017
With a mixture of moralizing phrases and EU demagogy, Schulz seeks to mobilize the SPD and trade union apparatuses to carry out the interests of German imperialism.
By Dietmar Henning, 24 February 2017
The Canadian aircraft and train manufacturer Bombardier is planning massive job cuts, including the possible closure of factories.
By Alex Lantier, 22 February 2017
European politicians and media reacted favorably to US Vice President Mike Pence’s statements in Europe as an opportunity to mend ties with the Trump administration.
By Ulrich Rippert, 22 February 2017
The German government is using the widespread opposition to the nationalist and racist policies of the Trump administration to advance its plans for rearmament.
By Dietmar Henning, 21 February 2017
A letter from a police department in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) says that “from a police point of view” refugees are undesired at this week’s carnival celebrations.
By Bill Van Auken, 20 February 2017
Speeches in Munich swearing US fealty to NATO and taking a hard line on Russia failed to quell fears that Trump’s “America First” policy will be pursued at Europe’s expense.
Student representative body denounces right-wing positions of professors at Berlin’s Humboldt University
By our correspondents, 20 February 2017
The Assembly of Student Representative Councils at Humboldt University has taken a stand against militarism and anti-immigrant chauvinism, and in support of freedom of opinion.
By Johannes Stern, 18 February 2017
What was once unthinkable is now official policy. The German government is determined to double the military budget, which currently stands at approximately €37 billion.
By Dietmar Henning, 18 February 2017
Lufthansa and the pilots union have accepted an arbitration ruling on compensation for 5,400 pilots, and the airline linked the agreement with a new declaration of war on workers.
By Peter Schwarz, 16 February 2017
Wolfgang Ischinger, the Chairman of the Munich Security Conference, proposed defending the “Western order of values” by means of a massive increase in military spending.
By our correspondents, 16 February 2017
The International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE) organised a meeting at Berlin’s Humboldt University to defend the freedom of expression of the Bremen Asta (Student Union).
By Martin Kreickenbaum, 15 February 2017
Last Thursday, the chancellor met with the minister presidents of Germany’s states to implement a new plan for deporting refugees.
By Johannes Stern, 14 February 2017
The presidency is being transformed once again into a centre of political power to further the return of German militarism.
By our correspondents, 13 February 2017
The professor of history at Humboldt University is responding to mounting opposition to his right-wing political positions by launching scurrilous attacks on his critics and inciting students against them.
Berlin students defend University of Bremen student parliament against right-wing Professor Jörg Baberowski
By our correspondents, 11 February 2017
Representatives of the student bodies at two leading universities in Germany have issued statements denouncing the attempt by Baberowski to use the courts to muzzle students at the University of Bremen.
By Clara Weiss, 10 February 2017
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit to Warsaw saw efforts on both sides to improve bilateral relations after they had deteriorated sharply under the Polish PiS government.
By Johannes Stern, 8 February 2017
The German-led battle group is the first German battalion in Eastern Europe since the Wehrmacht’s war of annihilation against the Soviet Union during the Second World War.
By Johannes Stern, 7 February 2017
The demands of German politicians, business leaders and the media for Berlin to oppose the US are becoming more aggressive.
By Marianne Arens, 7 February 2017
In a major police raid, 1,100 officers searched more than 50 locations in the Rhein-Main region.
By International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 7 February 2017
The right-wing professor of Eastern European history at Berlin’s Humboldt University is attempting to muzzle critics of his reactionary positions.
Germany: Growing support for defense of Bremen University students against right-wing professor Jörg Baberowski
By our correspondents, 6 February 2017
On February 2, about 100 students at the University of Bremen attended a meeting in support of the General Student Committee, which is the target of legal action by Baberowski.
By Johannes Stern, 4 February 2017
At the EU summit in Malta, several European heads of state, including the German chancellor and the French president, sharply criticized the policies of the Trump administration.
By Johannes Stern, 4 February 2017
The meeting took place under conditions of an extremely tense foreign policy climate in the wake of the inauguration of US President Donald Trump.
By Peter Schwarz, 3 February 2017
Responding to the nationalist policy of US President Donald Trump, the former Green foreign minister, Joschka Fischer has called for a massive rearmament of Germany and Europe.
By our reporters, 3 February 2017
The meeting “Where is America going? The Trump election and the global struggle against militarism and war” was an important step in the building of the IYSSE in Germany.
By Alex Lantier, 2 February 2017
In response to Trump’s protectionist threats against Europe and criticisms of the euro, Germany and its closest allies are preparing a major military and police buildup.
By our reporters, 2 February 2017
As thousands protested the editor of Breitbart News, a small section of anarchists played into the police’s hands by physically assaulting some Trump supporters.
By Ulrich Rippert, 2 February 2017
While millions of people are alarmed by the reactionary policies of the new American government, the Left Party is seeking to transform growing opposition into support for a new round of German great power politics.
By Peter Schwarz, 1 February 2017
The ruling circles in Germany consider the nationalist policy of the new US president not only a danger, but also an opportunity to realize their own great power ambitions.
By Alex Lantier, 31 January 2017
Official criticisms of Trump aim to shield the European Union from rising anger at the persecution of migrants, and assert European imperialist interests against Washington.
By Johannes Stern, 31 January 2017
Sigmar Gabriel will pursue the turn to an aggressive foreign policy even more energetically than his predecessor.
By Anna Rombach, 30 January 2017
Twenty-six Afghan refugees were deported last Monday from Rhein-Main airport to Kabul in a joint operation by federal and state governments.
By Johannes Stern, 28 January 2017
The upper limit for the number of German soldiers deployed as part the UN mission in Mali, known as MINUSMA, is to be increased by 350 to more than 1,000.
By Marianne Arens, 28 January 2017
The bus drivers in Hesse carried out their strike with great determination because they viewed it as a principled struggle against intolerable living conditions.
By Alex Lantier, 27 January 2017
The neo-fascists applauded Trump’s inauguration for creating a new political order in which they would turn farther to the right and play a more prominent role.
By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 27 January 2017
At the student parliament elections, the IYSSE received more votes than the student groups of the Christian Democratic Union, the Greens and the Left Party.
By Ulrich Rippert, 26 January 2017
The SPD is reorganising in order to take up the role of reshaping Europe in the interests of German imperialism.
By Dietmar Henning, 25 January 2017
A recent report by the Federal Criminal Office raises the question of whether Anis Amri worked as an intelligence agent.
By Elisabeth Zimmermann, 25 January 2017
The allegation by the police that some 2,000 men of North African origin had banded together in Cologne on New Year’s Eve 2016 turns out to be a outright lie.
By Clara Weiss, 25 January 2017
Last Friday, January 20, marked the 75th anniversary of the notorious Wannsee Conference, in which 15 influential representatives of the Nazi regime discussed the so-called “final solution of the Jewish question.”
By Johannes Stern, 24 January 2017
German politicians, business leaders and the media are increasingly realizing that the new US president regards Europe, and above all Germany, as economic and political rivals.
By Marianne Arens, 23 January 2017
With the two-week strike by bus drivers gaining popular support, the public service sector union Verdi agreed to arbitration and to enforce “industrial peace.”
By the Socialist Equality Party (Germany), 21 January 2017
The strike by Hesse bus drivers is significant because millions of workers in Germany, Europe and throughout the world suffer under similar conditions.
By Marianne Arens, 20 January 2017
Verdi is conducting the most limited possible action, mobilizing only bus drivers immediately affected while refusing to extend it to other sections of workers.
By our correspondents, 20 January 2017
The IYSSE, the student and youth organization of the Socialist Equality Party (PSG), received 192 votes, up from the 147 votes it received last year.
For a socialist movement against war and militarism!
By our correspondents, 20 January 2017
The final meeting of the IYSSE took place at Berlin’s Humboldt University on Monday as part of the campaign for the elections to the student parliament.
By Peter Schwarz, 19 January 2017
The court justified its decision by arguing that while the party was anti-constitutional and shared an ideological kinship with Nazism, it was not significant enough to seriously jeopardize democracy.
By Marianne Arens, 18 January 2017
In the last few weeks and months, workers in bus and transport companies and the public sector have commenced major strikes in France, Italy and the US.
By Johannes Stern, 18 January 2017
At the heart of the programme is the Left Party’s desire to assume government responsibility at the federal level in coalition with the SPD and Greens, two parties of austerity and war.
By Clara Weiss, 16 January 2017
Max Weinreich’s classic study, Hitler’s Professors, first published in 1946, documents the role of leading German academics in the murder of Europe’s Jewish population.
By Peter Schwarz, 14 January 2017
Germany’s Federal Supreme Court overturned a lower court decision banning television channel ZDF from focusing on the ties of Zeit journalists to the security establishment.
By Martin Kreickenbaum, 14 January 2017
Less than three weeks after the terrorist attack on a Christmas market in Berlin, the German justice minister and interior minister have agreed on a number of more restrictive laws targeting refugees and migrants.
By Peter Schwarz, 13 January 2017
Initial hopes that Trump would moderate himself after the election campaign and pursue a course compatible with traditional Republican politics have not been realised.
By Marianne Arens, 12 January 2017
All of the established parties, including the Left Party, support the inhumane German government policy of deporting refugees to war zones.
By Johannes Stern, 11 January 2017
Left Party leader Sarah Wagenknecht is positioning herself at the head of a right-wing campaign against Chancellor Angela Merkel’s refugee policy, and arguing for more police powers.
By Peter Schwarz, 10 January 2017
Under the headline, “Squeezed between Presidents Putin and Trump, the EU cannot remain a ‘soft power,’” the former Green Party foreign minister advocates a “security option based on the nation state.”
By Ulrich Rippert, 9 January 2017
The “Guidelines for a strong state in difficult times,” published by the interior minister in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, breaks with the fundamental principles of the constitution.
By Marianne Arens and Peter Schwarz, 9 January 2017
The campaign against “fake news” on the Internet is being used as a pretext for state censorship and the establishment of a propaganda agency.
By Johannes Stern, 7 January 2017
It is becoming clear that the suspect in the terrorist attack, Anis Amri, carried out his operation under the noses of the intelligence agencies.
By our correspondents, 7 January 2017
The meeting is the second organized by the IYSSE group as part of its campaign for this year's elections to the Humboldt University student parliament.
By Sven Heymanns, 6 January 2017
Some of the emails published by Wikileaks show the panicked reaction of the spy agencies to the revelations made by Edward Snowden in 2013.
By Ulrich Rippert, 6 January 2017
De Maiziere’s proposals for strengthening the security apparatus calls into question the entire structure of the Federal Republic.
By Dietmar Henning, 5 January 2017
The huge police deployment in Cologne on New Year’s Eve was accompanied by calls for the strengthening of the state apparatus.
By Stefan Steele, 5 January 2017
The ruthlessness and cruelty of German authorities against refugees is assuming alarming proportions. Last year alone, 25,000 were deported.
By Lena Sokoll, 3 January 2017
In Cologne as well as in other cities in Germany, police have now been supplied with sub-machine guns to conduct armed patrolling of cities.
By Dietmar Henning, 3 January 2017
Instead of the new jobs promised by the IG Metall union, Opel workers face precarious employment, temporary work and welfare.
By Johannes Stern, 30 December 2016
The activities of Anis Amri, who allegedly drove a truck into a market in Berlin on December 19, were being actively monitored by local police and intelligence forces.
By Franci Vier, 30 December 2016
The move makes clear that the coalition will continue the right-wing refugee policies of its Social Democrat-Christian Democrat predecessor.
By Johannes Stern, 29 December 2016
In light of the facts that have emerged and the manner in which the attack is being used, as well as German history, it would be politically naive to rule out the involvement of sections of the state.
By Peter Schwarz, 28 December 2016
One week after the attack, there is a chorus of demands for the elimination of basic democratic rights and the erection of new barriers to refugees.
By Dietmar Henning, 28 December 2016
Social Democratic leader Sigmar Gabriel is trying to prevent a strike and class struggles developing in 2017, when federal elections will take place.
By Christoph Vandreier, 24 December 2016
Monday’s attack, which killed 12 people and injured 50, is being exploited to denounce the refugee policy of Chancellor Angela Merkel and shift German politics even further to the right.
By Johannes Stern, 23 December 2016
Nobody asks the obvious question: Are there forces in political circles and the security apparatus who knew about the planned attack and were prepared to allow it in order to advance their extreme right-wing agenda?
By Peter Schwarz, 22 December 2016
The lack of clarity about the facts has not stopped politicians and the media from using the Berlin attack to launch a concerted campaign against refugees and demand a massive buildup of the state apparatus.
By Dietmar Henning, 22 December 2016
As poverty levels grow in Germany the Social Democratic Party is fostering xenophobia.
By Ulrich Rippert, 21 December 2016
The criminal act will be used to further the internal rearmament and strengthening of the German intelligence services and security apparatus.
By our reporter, 20 December 2016
Police initially spoke of a terrorist attack, but later declared that the circumstances were unclear and asked people “not to spread rumors.”