By Robert Stevens, 18 December 2014
The ruling underlines the fact that the German ruling elite will not hesitate to collaborate in Snowden’s arrest and extradition to the US.
By Elisabeth Zimmermann, 17 December 2014
A Cologne court announced it will not initiate proceedings against a man who was part of an SS regiment that murdered the inhabitants of a French village in 1944.
By Christoph Dreier, 17 December 2014
Right-wing gangs are being encouraged by the reactionary immigration policies of the government and leading politicians.
By Ulrich Rippert, 16 December 2014
There can be no doubt that many right-wingers are active in Germany’s so-called new peace movement, and increasingly set the tone.
By Peter Schwarz, 12 December 2014
The Pegida Demonstrations are aimed at directing growing social tensions into reactionary channels and building a fascist movement.
By Ulrich Rippert, 11 December 2014
The Left party is to be integrated into the programme of social attacks and the build-up of the military in preparation for its participation in a future federal government.
By Martin Kreickenbaum, 11 December 2014
The core of the new law is the criminalisation of refugees, who can be arrested at any time in the future, and the elimination of obstacles to deportation.
By Barbara Slaughter, 11 December 2014
These talented young musicians came together to celebrate “Freedom and Friendship: A Century of Jazz.”
By Peter Schwarz, 10 December 2014
Last Friday, 60 prominent figures from German politics, economics, culture and the media published a sharp criticism of the policy of the German government towards Russia.
By Martin Novak, 10 December 2014
The Dresden district court decided to abandon the prosecution of pastor Lothar König after a year-long break in proceedings.
By Dietmar Henning, 8 December 2014
The first closure of an auto plant in German postwar history has been facilitated by the IG Metall engineering union.
By Johannes Stern, 6 December 2014
In his opening speech at the SZ Economic Summit, the foreign minister appealed to business heads to support Germany’s ambitions to be a global power.
By Dietmar Henning, 4 December 2014
Pilots and other workers are fighting company plans to expand operations of its low-cost subsidiaries and slash jobs and wages.
By Sibylle Fuchs, 4 December 2014
Against a background of widespread poverty among the elderly, the debate over euthanasia is centered on eliminating care rather than providing compassionate treatment.
By Johannes Stern, 3 December 2014
In an interview with a major German newspaper, Left Party leader Bodo Ramelow boasted that his party was better prepared to push through anti-working class policies than the conservative CDU.
By Martin Kreickenbaum, 3 December 2014
Refugee protests have been met with violence from Munich police.
The German Partei für Soziale Gleichheit answers the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung’s defense of Jörg Baberowski
By the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit, 3 December 2014
Claims of “defamation” are refuted by Baberowski’s own words.
By Ulrich Rippert, 1 December 2014
Finance Minister Schäuble’s austerity diktats and the Left Party’s call for investment programmes are only the right and left boot of capitalist exploitation.
By Dietmar Henning, 1 December 2014
The Hartz welfare and labour “reforms” and the enlargement of the EU have created conditions in which hundreds of thousands of workers are exploited as virtual slaves.
For scholarship instead of war propaganda
By our correspondent, 1 December 2014
The International Youth and Students for Social Equality is placing at the center of its campaign the struggle against war and opposition to attempts to transform Humboldt University into a center of militarism.
By Justus Leicht, 29 November 2014
The federal court declared legal the dismissal of the chief doctor of internal medicine at a Catholic hospital on the grounds that the church has the “right of self-determination.”
By Dietmar Henning, 28 November 2014
The Green Party congress marked the end of the period in which its petty-bourgeois identity politics could pose as progressive or even leftist.
Statement of the Socialist Equality Party and IYSSE of Germany
27 November 2014
Humboldt University in Berlin has publicly attacked the Socialist Equality Party and the International Youth and Students for Social Equality for criticizing the right-wing political views and activities of the historian Jörg Baberowski.
Why do the German elites want war?
By our correspondents, 27 November 2014
The question of why the socialist movement was not able to prevent the outbreak of the First World War provoked an important discussion at the meeting.
By Kumaran Ira, 26 November 2014
France and Germany are proposing a joint economic reform plan with deep social cuts and flexible labour rules in favour of big business.
By Elisabeth Zimmermann, 26 November 2014
ThyssenKrupp is using the international economic crisis to drastically intensify the exploitation of its workforce.
By Christoph Dreier, 25 November 2014
With a ruthless austerity policy in Thuringia, the Left Party intends to show its readiness to take on ministerial positions in the federal government.
By Katerina Selin, 24 November 2014
The Berlin Career Centre is aimed at once again making militarism a visible part of German social life.
By Dietmar Henning, 22 November 2014
The Greens aim to become the favoured party of German big business.
By Philipp Frisch, 20 November 2014
The German military is playing a central role in NATO’s aggressive military build-up against Russia.
By Johannes Stern, 19 November 2014
In Sydney, Australia, the German chancellor accused Russia of a massive breach of international law in order to justify her own aggressive war policy.
By Sven Heymanns, 17 November 2014
New courtroom testimony confirms that the Thuringian intelligence agency aided and abetted neo-Nazis.
By Johannes Stern, 14 November 2014
In an attempt to catch up with US and UK spy agencies, the BND is implementing a major upgrade.
By Ulrich Rippert, 14 November 2014
By shutting down the train drivers strike, the leadership of the GDL union signaled its readiness to collaborate with the government.
By Denis Krassnin, 13 November 2014
Four hundred military and arms experts from 40 countries discussed the suppression of uprisings and other forms of civil war at a three-day conference held in Berlin in October.
By Bernd Reinhardt, 12 November 2014
Annekatrin Hendel’s documentary focuses on Sascha Anderson, an artist and spy for the Stalinist secret police.
By Johannes Stern, 10 November 2014
Seventy-five years after the beginning of World War II, the German general staff is once again preparing for war with Russia.
By our correspondents, 10 November 2014
The strike, which interrupted two-thirds of the country’s rail transport, was shut down even as the courts refused to grant Deustche Bahn a back-to-work order.
By our correspondents, 8 November 2014
Along with freight service, passenger service has been affected by the strike since Thursday.
By Johannes Stern, 8 November 2014
The statements by the party chairman and its daily newspaper make clear where the Left Party stands in the escalating conflict—not on the side of the workers, but in solidarity with the German government.
By Peter Schwarz, 8 November 2014
Contrary to the official myths, the initiative to restore capitalism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe came from the ruling Stalinist bureaucracy itself.
By Sybille Fuchs, 8 November 2014
Lenz, who died October 7 at the age of 88, was one of the most widely read figures in postwar German literature.
By Jan Peters, 7 November 2014
Thousands of job cuts are taking place at major assembly plants and in the parts industry.
By our correspondents, 7 November 2014
There is widespread support among passengers and coworkers for the train drivers strike.
By Dietmar Henning, 6 November 2014
The current strike was provoked in order to make an example of train drivers and set a precedent for attacking the rights of all workers.
By Dietmar Henning, 5 November 2014
In future, the major German trade unions are to decide if and when a strike can go ahead.
By Gustav Kemper, 31 October 2014
While the fear of sliding into poverty is growing in ever-broader circles of the population, the top 10 percent can look forward to expanding income and wealth.
By Ludwig Weller, 30 October 2014
Last Friday, Karstadt announced that six stores would be shut down by the middle of 2015.
By Johannes Stern, 25 October 2014
The German military is planning an aggressive campaign to arm and train Kurdish forces, along with other measures to assert German imperialist interests in Iraq and Syria.
By Johannes Stern, 24 October 2014
The pending installation of Ramelow as premier heralds a new stage in the rightward shift of the Left Party.
By Gustav Kemper, 23 October 2014
The third round of German-Chinese government consultations took place in Berlin on October 10.
By our correspondents, 23 October 2014
Workers and young people have responded positively to a movement that opposes the drive towards war, defends the social rights to a job and a good income, and seeks to unite workers internationally on the basis of a socialist program.
By Ulrich Rippert, 22 October 2014
The German ruling elite regards the strikes by train drivers and pilots as an expression of growing opposition to the government’s program of austerity and war.
By Stefan Steinberg, 21 October 2014
While the immediate issue in the pilots’ dispute is cuts in early retirement provision, the background is the major changes in the air industry that affect not only pilots but all airline workers in Europe and across the globe.
By our correspondents, 20 October 2014
The Socialist Equality Party and its youth movement, the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, are increasingly seen as the only serious anti-war organizations in Germany.
By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Germany), 18 October 2014
The IYSSE is seeking to prevent Berlin’s Humboldt University from once again becoming a centre of militarism and dictatorship.
By Ulrich Rippert, 17 October 2014
The Left Party is using the defence of the Kurdish minority as a pretext to support a policy of imperialist war.
By Dietmar Henning, 16 October 2014
The GDL and pilots’ union Cockpit are being deliberately provoked by Deutsche Bahn and Lufthansa.
By our correspondent, 15 October 2014
This exchange of letters documents the attempt by the Humboldt University administration in Berlin to censor the International Youth and Students for Social Equality’s meeting on the topic “Why Do the German Elites Again Want War?”.
By our reporters, 15 October 2014
The meeting was called by the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Socialist Equality Party) and the International Youth and Students for Social Equality as part of a campaign against the revival of German militarism.
By Nick Beams, 14 October 2014
The IMF and World Bank meetings produced no policies to bring about an economic recovery.
By Peter Schwarz, 14 October 2014
With their call for the deployment of ground troops, the German Greens are going further than the government of Prime Minister Angela Merkel.
By Gustav Kemper, 13 October 2014
The SPD leader’s speech culminated with the demand for the reorganisation of the arms industry in the service of German foreign policy and building a powerful army.
By Dietmar Henning, 13 October 2014
The attacks on the train drivers’ right to strike will extend to all other workers defending their wages and social gains.
By our reporters, 11 October 2014
The nationwide strike brought most long-distance, regional, freight and commuter trains to a halt.
By Johannes Stern, 10 October 2014
Fourteen leading Left Party politicians have issued a statement titled "Save Kobani!"
By Christine Schofelt and Fred Mazelis, 10 October 2014
The ongoing e-commerce dispute raises fundamental questions about culture and how—and by whom—the immense advances in technology will be used and controlled.
10 October 2014
The administration has conditioned its approval of a meeting room for the IYSSE on the censorship of any political criticism of members of the University.
By Peter Schwarz, 9 October 2014
With his policy towards Russia, Fischer draws directly from the legacy of German imperialism in the last century.
By Johannes Stern, 9 October 2014
Last week former security official Horst Teltschik and the historians Michael Wolffsohn, Sönke Neitzel and Jörg Baberowski discussed Germany's role as an intervention force at the German Historical Museum.
By Stefan Steinberg, 8 October 2014
Seventy years after the German bourgeoisie sought to establish its control over Mittel-Europa, the Green Party and the Heinrich Böll Foundation are urging it to take the same path once again.
By Christoph Dreier, 7 October 2014
The German government is planning to send troops into Ukraine for the first time since the Second World War.
By Ulrich Rippert, 6 October 2014
Deutsche Bahn cut its workforce from 350,000 to 190,000 between 2002 and 2012, which has led to constant overtime working.
By Christoph Dreier, 4 October 2014
Thomas de Maizière blamed refugees for overcrowding in the camps, the lack of basic hygiene and the inhuman conditions in which they live.
The historical and political reasons behind Germany’s renewed bid for world power
4 October 2014
The Socialist Equality Party (Germany) is planning meetings in Frankfurt, Bochum and Berlin on the threat of war.
By Peter Schwarz, 3 October 2014
The return of German imperialism to the battlefields of the world is a profoundly destabilizing element in an already unstable world.
By Sibylle Fuchs, 3 October 2014
Both of Germany’s public television broadcasters, ARD and ZDF, have come under strong criticism for their biased reporting on Ukraine.
By Helmut Arens, 2 October 2014
The Lufthansa pilots’ strike was directed against the attempt by the corporation to carry through attacks on retirement benefits for 5,400 pilots.
By Johannes Stern, 1 October 2014
Steinmeier’s speech on Saturday combined threats against Russia with the demand for a massive military intervention in the Middle East and more German “responsibility” throughout the world.
By Christoph Dreier, 1 October 2014
Reports from various German refugee facilities have revealed that residents are subjected to systematic torture and humiliation at the hands of security staff.
By Justus Leicht, 1 October 2014
The background to the new law is a witch-hunt against the former chairman of an investigation into the NSU neo-fascist terror group.
By Christoph Dreier, 29 September 2014
The demand for major increases in the military budget has moved to the center of German war propaganda.
By Denis Krassnin, 29 September 2014
Germany’s defence minister and Stern news magazine both trace political roots to the Nazi era.
By Johannes Stern, 27 September 2014
The German government plans to deliver weapons worth around 70 million euros to Iraq in the coming days.
By Martin Krieckenbaum, 27 September 2014
The Greens recently tipped the balance in the German parliament to further sharpen the government’s brutal refugee policy.
By Dietmar Henning, 26 September 2014
At talks Monday there was no indication of a deal as Lufthansa refuses to budge from its original plans to cut pilots’ retirement provisions.
By Sybille Fuchs, 26 September 2014
The criticism confirms that reportage on German public television has degenerated into government and military propaganda.
By Stéphane Hugues, 25 September 2014
The meeting of French Prime Minister Valls with German Chancellor Merkel cannot hide the growing Franco-German tensions in Europe.
By Johannes Stern, 25 September 2014
The supposedly liberal weekly Die Zeit exemplifies the transformation of the media into a propaganda tool for war and militarism.
By our reporters, 24 September 2014
Union leaders in Berlin openly appealed for a more active role in restructuring company policy in order to improve dividends.
By Peter Schwarz, 24 September 2014
The 91-year-old German historian Ernst Nolte has made a plea in the European magazine for the rehabilitation of Hitler.
By Dietmar Henning, 17 September 2014
Widespread hostility to the status quo and the rise of the right wing AfD make it increasingly difficult for the main German parties to achieve stable majorities.
By Thomas Gaist, 16 September 2014
The NSA penetrated the systems of leading German companies as part of a global Internet mapping operation codenamed Treasure Map.
By Gustav Kemper, 15 September 2014
Berger’s book reveals startling facts about the redistribution of wealth from the bottom to the top of German society.
By Martin Kreickenbaum, 13 September 2014
The German government is taking the axe to what remains of asylum protections.
By Martin Kreikenbaum, 12 September 2014
The German government is restricting the freedom of movement and right of residence within the European Union.
By Martin Kreikenbaum, 12 September 2014
Germany’s federal court has upheld the mild penalty given to a German policeman responsible for the death of Oury Jalloh.
By Dietmar Henning, 11 September 2014
The new chairman of the German Trade Union Federation, Reiner Hoffmann, has sided with corporate management against the strikers.