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.
By Marianne Arens, 27 June 2015
Many workers who had placed great hopes in the strike are incensed over Ver.di’s behaviour.
By Marianne Arens, 26 June 2015
The arbitration proposal brought by the ver.di leadership to end the month-long child care workers strike would amount to a freeze in real wages for 240,000 workers.
By Philipp Frisch, 26 June 2015
Workers denounced management and demanded strike action at a workplace meeting at the Hoesch sheet steel works (HSP) earlier this month.
By our correspondents, 25 June 2015
Several hundred nurses and care workers gathered at the Ministry of Health on the second day of the strike at Berlin’s Charité Hospital, Europe’s largest health facility.
By Stefan Steinberg, 24 June 2015
Protesters demonstrating against the EU’s brutal immigration policy were attacked in the German press for engaging in “political pornography.”
By Markus Salzmann and Ulrich Rippert, 24 June 2015
The precondition for a successful struggle at Berlin’s Charité is a break with Ver.di and its workplace organization.
By Alex Lantier, 22 June 2015
The arrest of Ahmed Mansour is a signal from Berlin that it views repressive measures by military dictatorships as politically legitimate.
By Ute Reissner, 22 June 2015
Nurses and other caregivers at the largest university hospital in Europe are walking out against understaffing and the sacrifice of patient care for profit.
By Christoph Dreier, 20 June 2015
The naming of Wagenknecht and Bartsch to the leadership of the Left Party fraction in parliament is another step towards participation in a federal coalition government.
By Johannes Stern, 20 June 2015
Not a single article has appeared in the German press noting the IYSSE resolution passed June 11 by the student parliament of Humboldt University.
By Dietmar Henning, 18 June 2015
Evidence linking the state with murders committed by far-right terrorists continues to mount.
By our correspondents, 16 June 2015
The nationwide strike by workers in social and childcare services was halted at the end of May and was sent to arbitration last Wednesday.
“Failure to defend freedom of expression would have dire consequences”
By Sven Wurm, 13 June 2015
Presented here is the speech by Sven Wurm of the International Youth and Students for Social Equality to the June 11 meeting of the student parliament.
By our correspondents, 13 June 2015
The conflict over freedom of expression at Humboldt University in Berlin is being followed with great interest at other universities.
By Johannes Stern, 12 June 2015
The German army is to be equipped with the MEADS tactical air defense system and the multi-role combat ship 180 by the year 2025.
By our correspondents, 12 June 2015
The student parliament at Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany adopted a resolution yesterday denouncing attacks against students' fundamental right to criticize professors.
By Gustav Kemper, 12 June 2015
Postal workers in Germany have been on strike for more than 30 days to oppose a 20 percent pay cut.
By Elisabeth Zimmermann, 10 June 2015
IG Metall has responded to the announcement of layoffs at Siemens by calling for increasing the company’s competitiveness at the expense of the workforce.
By Christoph Dreier, 10 June 2015
The student representatives of three departments at Humboldt University in Berlin published a joint statement defending students against attacks by the media.
By Marianne Arens, 9 June 2015
Many childcare workers are furious over the sellout of the strike.
By Verena Nees, 8 June 2015
The furore surrounding Deutsche Bank has profound causes rooted in economic and political developments since the 2008 financial crisis.
By Johannes Stern, 6 June 2015
The Left Party’s trajectory recalls that of the Green Party in 1998, save that it has already unveiled its reactionary character before entering into government at the federal level.
By Johannes Stern, 5 June 2015
No other event could have better exposed the “human rights” pretenses of the German ruling class than the official reception of Egyptian dictator Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Berlin.
By Johannes Stern, 3 June 2015
Al-Sisi’s visit is a warning to the working class: a ruling class eager to work closely with brutal military dictatorships is also prepared to adopt their methods at home.
By Dietmar Henning, 1 June 2015
Mounting evidence indicates that the German intelligence agency aimed to foster right-wing political extremism.
By Johannes Stern, 30 May 2015
Münkler’s proposals correspond to the plans of the German ruling elite to again establish the country as a political and military “peacekeeping force” in Europe and in the world.
By Peter Schwarz, 29 May 2015
The weekly paper Junge Freiheit, mouthpiece of the New Right, has declared its support for the campaign against critical students at Berlin’s Humboldt University.
By Ulrich Rippert, 29 May 2015
As was the case at the beginning of World War I a century ago, the trade unions are cementing a ceasefire with the government and suppressing strikes in support of militarism.
By Dietmar Henning, 28 May 2015
The problems confronting ThyssenKrupp workers in Duisburg cannot be resolved on the basis of a trade unionist strategy.
By Gustav Kemper, 27 May 2015
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper threatened to scrap cooperation with the German secret services because of leaks to the media.
By Johannes Stern, 25 May 2015
In an interview titled “Resentments as in 1933,” political science professor Herfried Münkler has accused anti-militarist students of Nazism and anti-Semitism.
By Ulrich Rippert, 22 May 2015
The strike was called off Thursday, the day before the Bundestag takes up the contentious “contract unity” bill, which would essentially ban strikes by smaller unions in an industry.
By Peter Schwarz, 22 May 2015
A student blog criticizing the lectures of Herfried Münkler at Humboldt University has been attacked for its anonymity in an effort to distract attention from the real issues at stake.
By Verena Nees, 21 May 2015
A federal police officer in Hannover has been accused of assaulting and dragging a shackled detainee and forcing another to eat rancid pork while he was held down on the floor.
By Dietmar Henning, 21 May 2015
After a six-day walkout earlier this month, German train drivers resumed strikes on freight lines and passenger lines.
By Gustav Kemper, 20 May 2015
Despite major attacks on postal workers, their union has restricted the strike to regional centres and only called on a small number of employees to participate.