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.
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.