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.
By Ulrich Rippert, 7 May 2016
While the dominant reaction has been concern over the consequences of right-wing nationalism, some voices are being raised in support of a Trump victory.
By Verena Nees, 5 May 2016
The Nazi past of the German legal system shows through in the remarks of the new chief prosecutor, Roman Reusch.
By Peter Schwarz, 4 May 2016
At its party convention in Stuttgart, the AfD placed Islamophobia at the centre of its program.
By Martin Kreickenbaum, 3 May 2016
New legislation seeks to deny social assistance and Hartz IV benefits to European immigrants who enter Germany to look for work.
By Johannes Stern, 2 May 2016
Contrary to claims that the new department only serves for “defence” against cyber-attacks, the final report makes clear that the Bundeswehr is preparing for offensive cyberwarfare.
By Dietmar Henning, 2 May 2016
While thousands of workers are losing their jobs due to the emission scandal, top executives are reaping huge bonuses.
By Christoph Vandreier, 30 April 2016
NATO’s aggressive plans sharpen the confrontation with Russia and bring the world closer to a third world war.
By Marianne Arens, 30 April 2016
Since the end of last year, the Left Party-led state government has organised regular mass deportations.
By Martin Kreickenbaum, 29 April 2016
The trip by the German chancellor and EU Council president to the refugee camp at Nizip resembled a visit to a Potemkin village.
By our correspondents, 29 April 2016
The IYSSE held public meetings in Bochum, Frankfurt and Berlin to discuss the return of German militarism and the danger of a third world war.
By our reporters, 28 April 2016
As part of its campaign in the Berlin state elections, the Socialist Equality Party collected signatures in the district of Schöneberg.
By Verena Nees, 26 April 2016
On April 2, around 30 police stormed into Alice-Salomon College, forced all students and tutors present into the main auditorium, blocked all exits and collected personal information.
By Ulrich Rippert, 25 April 2016
What is currently being negotiated in Stuttgart is much more than a temporary, stop-gap solution to a complicated state election result.
By Martin Kreickenbaum, 22 April 2016
The planned legislation does nothing to help refugees, but is instead an attack on basic democratic rights.
By Sybille Fuchs, 21 April 2016
By 2030, almost half of all new retirees will face the threat of a pension at the level of Hartz IV social welfare.
By Johannes Stern, 21 April 2016
“In my opinion you have an impressive president,” said Social Democratic Chairman Sigmar Gabriel, speaking in Cairo of the Egyptian despot Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
By Peter Schwartz, 16 April 2016
The prosecution of Böhmermann for his denunciations of the Turkish president sets a precedent for censorship and political repression in Germany.
By Johannes Stern, 15 April 2016
The paper dispenses with the limitations imposed on German imperialism following its defeat in two world wars and amounts to a blueprint for a new German police and military state.
By Dietmar Henning, 14 April 2016
A construction company belonging to an undercover government agent employed the National Socialist Underground terrorist Uwe Mundlos after his disappearance.
Behind the designation of Russia and China as “imperialist”: A case study in theoretical charlatanry
By Johannes Stern, 14 April 2016
The politically reactionary implications of the definition of Russia and China as imperialist powers are exposed by the positions of the German-based Revolutionary Communist International Tendency.
By our correspondents, 13 April 2016
The German metalworkers union IG Metall organised the rallies as a backdrop for management and government representatives to demand protective tariffs and trade war measures against China.
By Johannes Stern, 7 April 2016
The defence minister’s visit to troops in Mali is part of the return to an aggressive foreign policy.
By Dietmar Henning, 4 April 2016
The link between income and “years lived in good health” is even clearer than the link between income and life expectancy.
By Peter Schwarz, 2 April 2016
The former foreign minister and FDP chairman Hans-Dietrich Genscher died Thursday at age 89.
By Peter Schwarz, 1 April 2016
On the German army’s official website, CDU politician Rupert Scholz calls for a reform of the country’s constitution to enable the domestic deployment of the armed forces.
1 April 2016
Following a presentation of the new German edition of The Frankfurt School, Postmodernism and the Politics of the Pseudo-Left, North was interviewed by the newspaper Schattenblick on the theoretical and political issues addressed in his book.
By Johannes Stern, 31 March 2016
The friendly overtures extend from the Left Party to the Christian Democrats.
By Dietmar Henning, 29 March 2016
Works councillors and union functionaries have already indicated they are prepared to cooperate in implementing the cuts, the first step to a further wave of consolidations.
By Johannes Stern, 28 March 2016
Germany’s defence spending will grow by more than €10 billion by 2020, according to the government’s new budget plan.
By Johannes Stern, 26 March 2016
The German interior minister is using Tuesday’s attacks to press for further police powers in Germany and throughout Europe.
By Peter Schwarz, 25 March 2016
In her book Wealth without Greed (Reichtum ohne Gier), the leading Left Party politician advocates a strong, protectionist, ethnically and linguistically homogeneous national state.
By Dietmar Henning, 24 March 2016
Seventy years after the collapse of the Nazi regime, Germany’s ruling elite is responding to the global economic crisis and the growing war drive by building a right-wing movement.
By Johannes Stern, 23 March 2016
The Left Party's entreaties to form an alliance with the traditional right-wing party of postwar German capitalism makes clear its class character as a bourgeois political outfit.
By Carola Kleinert, 21 March 2016
The new refugee passport system serves above all to sort asylum seekers according to their national origin, religion and usefulness and to make faster deportations possible.
By Elisabeth Zimmermann, 18 March 2016
Siemens management announced the cutting of a further 2,500 jobs on March 9, with motor plants in Bavaria being hit hardest.
By Katerina Selin, 17 March 2016
Shocking images from northern Greece expose the brutal nature of Europe’s refugee policy.
By Peter Schwarz, 16 March 2016
The Left Party created the conditions that enabled the right-wing nationalist AfD to tap into social frustration and anger and channel it in a reactionary direction.
By Johannes Stern, 14 March 2016
In its latest lead article, Die Zeit calls for the West to intervene militarily in Libya under the guise of the fight against ISIS.
Public meeting at Leipzig Book Fair
14 March 2016
Mehring Books speakers will present the book Scholarship or War Propaganda at the Leipzig Book Fair, which begins this week.
By Peter Schwarz, 12 March 2016
Although all of the parties claim they will not collaborate with the far-right AfD, they have adopted its extreme right-wing programme.
By Marianne Arens and Ulrich Rippert, 11 March 2016
The AfD, which achieved 13.2 percent of the vote in its first outing in the Hesse municipal elections, is a party created from above, not a movement from below.
By Dietmar Henning, 10 March 2016
In Germany, the works council and IG Metall trade union are working hand-in-glove with management to implement job cuts.
By Dietmar Henning, 8 March 2016
Two months after the New Year’s Eve events in Cologne, allegations of mass sexual assaults that day are increasingly being exposed as groundless.
By Francis Dubois, 7 March 2016
The Amiens and Paris summits lay bare rising tensions inside Europe in the run-up to today's EU-Turkey summit on the escalating refugee and war crisis in Syria.
By Ulrich Rippert, 5 March 2016
Elections take place March 13 in the German states of Baden-Württemberg, Rheinland-Palatinate and Saxony-Anhalt.
By Stefan Steele, 5 March 2016
Almost one in six in Germany were registered as poor in 2014.
By Peter Schwarz, 4 March 2016
Banning the NPD would not weaken, but rather strengthen, the extreme right.
By Johannes Stern, 4 March 2016
At a press conference with the Croatian prime minister, Merkel attacked refugees with a brutality typically associated with her right-wing critics.
By Johannes Stern, 3 March 2016
Having shared power in coalition with the SPD in Berlin between 2001 and 2011 and overseen a social catastrophe, the Left Party is now preparing to carry out similar policies in a new coalition with the SPD and Greens.
By Verena Nees, 2 March 2016
The new package of measures agreed in Germany fundamentally restricts the right to asylum and robs a section of the population of democratic rights.
By Ulrich Rippert, 2 March 2016
On one of the Sunday talk shows on German television, Chancellor Angela Merkel stated her opposition to a change in course on refugee policy.