By Johannes Stern, 29 July 2014
In the aftermath of the crash of flight MH17 over Ukraine, the tirades against Russia in the German press have intensified.
By K. Nesan, 29 July 2014
The main shareholder in the WMF group is the New York-based investment firm KKR.
By Dietmar Henning, 28 July 2014
A judge in Munich has rejected the request of the main defendant in the NSU trial to dismiss her public defenders.
By Elisabeth Zimmermann, 26 July 2014
The salaries of top executives at Germany’s ThyssenKrupp increased by up to 69 percent last year, even as the company laid off thousands of workers.
By Sven Heymann and Peter Schwarz, 23 July 2014
Germany’s Left Party has taken on the task of defending the Israeli army’s brutal attack on Gaza.
By Dietmar Henning, 22 July 2014
The German company plans to implement €5 in annual cost reductions within three years.
By Peter Schwarz, 19 July 2014
Barely 24 hours after the crash of the Malaysian passenger jet over Ukraine, German media outlets are pushing for an escalation of the confrontation with Russia.
By Denis Krassnin, 17 July 2014
A German student who protested against the far right in Vienna is being persecuted by the Austrian judiciary.
By Dietmar Henning, 16 July 2014
Investor Nicolas Berggruen, who was hailed four years ago as a saviour by the trade unions and politicians, has shown no interest in retaining control of Karstadt, with its 17,000 workers.
By Johannes Stern, 15 July 2014
Readers of the Süddeutsche Zeitung rubbed their eyes in disbelief when they saw a comment critical of Washington by the paper’s chief foreign correspondent, Stefan Kornelius.
By Ulrich Rippert, 14 July 2014
The judgment in the HSH Nordbank trial shows how the capitalist judicial system serves the financial aristocracy.
By Peter Schwarz, 12 July 2014
The expulsion of the CIA station chief is directly linked to the revival of German imperialism.
By Peter Schwarz, 11 July 2014
The exposure of a second US spy in Germany in five days has unleashed a major scandal.
By Johannes Stern, 11 July 2014
Steinmeier cynically uses commemorations of Nazi war crimes to obscure the crimes of Berlin’s current war policy.
By Marianne Arens, 10 July 2014
Many of the refugees come from Syria, Libya and other countries where the US and its European allies, encouraged by the Greens, have fomented bloody civil wars.
By Ulrich Rippert, 9 July 2014
As on previous visits, the chancellor was accompanied by a business delegation.
By Peter Schwarz, 8 July 2014
The fierce reaction to the unmasking of a relatively low-ranking agent reflects a change in the direction of German foreign policy.
By Ulrich Rippert, 7 July 2014
The German Trade Union Federation (DGB) unreservedly supports the foreign policy of the grand coalition government and its return to great power politics and militiarism.
By Dietmar Henning, 5 July 2014
The main purpose of the new German minimum wage is to silence critics of the country’s low-wage sector.
By Christoph Dreier, 5 July 2014
On Wednesday, German defence minister Ursula Von der Leyen announced to parliament that the army is to be equipped with drones capable of carrying weapons.
By Christoph Dreier, 3 July 2014
In an interview with a German daily newspaper last Friday, Left Party leader Dietmar Bartsch gave his full backing to the German government’s foreign policy.
By Christoph Dreier, 30 June 2014
The German media and politicians are discussing legislation to combat widespread anti-war sentiment.
By Michael Regens, 30 June 2014
In close collaboration with the trade unions, Germany’s third largest automaker is planning major wage cuts and rationalisation measures.
By Ulrich Rippert, 27 June 2014
Top secret documents provided to the media by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden make clear the close collaboration between US and German intelligence agencies.
By Johannes Stern, 26 June 2014
In a recent panel discussion at a well known Berlin café, the SPD, Greens and Left Party supported the revival of German militarism.
By Denis Krasnin, 24 June 2014
The reduction in the unemployment figures touted by the government is connected with the rise in precarious employment.
By Dietmar Henning, 23 June 2014
The union-backed contract is the climax of a campaign to carry out the closure of the GM-Opel factory in Bochum.
By Johannes Stern, 21 June 2014
The German bourgeoisie is responding to the debacle of US imperialism in Iraq by intensifying its campaign for militarism and war.
By Peter Schwarz, 21 June 2014
The German interior minister warned of an imminent threat of terrorist attacks by Islamist “religious warriors” in Germany and throughout Europe.
By Marianne Arens, 20 June 2014
The same day as the event, the German metalworkers’ union signed a deal with GM-Opel sealing the fate of thousands of workers losing their jobs at the company’s Bochum plant.
By Johannes Stern, 18 June 2014
The German media has reacted to the crisis in Iraq by intensifying the campaign for militarism and war.
By Peter Schwarz, 17 June 2014
At the end of a three-day visit to Norway, the German president reiterated his call for a more aggressive German foreign policy.
By Dietmar Henning, 16 June 2014
The measures agreed in Cologne will bring the company total savings of $400 million (€295 million) over five years.
By Dietmar Henning, 12 June 2014
Tens of thousands gathered in the Cologne district of Mülheim earlier this week to protest against racism and far-right violence.
By Stefan Steinberg, 9 June 2014
The US is preparing to impose a fine of some $10 billion on the French bank BNP Paribas.
By Dietmar Henning, 5 June 2014
Despite assurances from the IG Metall trade union, only a small number of temporary and low-wage replacement jobs will be offered to the more than 3,000 laid-off workers.
By Sven Heymann, 5 June 2014
The intelligence service’s declared aim is to have similar capabilities to the American NSA and British GCHQ.
By Peter Schwarz, 4 June 2014
On Monday, the front page of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) carried a comment combining hateful attacks on Putin and Russia with a presentation of the Second World War typically found in Nazi publications.
By Elisabeth Zimmermann, 3 June 2014
IG Metall and the works council defend the company’s competitiveness and profits, not the interests of the workers.
By Peter Schwarz, 30 May 2014
In response to revelations regarding their one-sided reporting and incestuous links with ruling elites, leading German journalists are calling for censorship.
By our correspondents, 29 May 2014
The PSG were the only ones “who focused their election campaign on the danger of war,” a participant told the WSWS.
By our correspondents, 27 May 2014
The Partei für Soziale Gleichheit concluded its European election campaign on Saturday with a well attended meeting in Berlin Tempelhof.
“No more war”
By Werner Siepmann, 24 May 2014
In this video, long-time Socialist Equality Party (PSG) member Werner Siepmann, 83, recounts his memories of the Second World War and calls on workers and young people to take up the fight against militarism.
By Verena Nees, 22 May 2014
For its main European election rally in the German capital the SPD could only rally a group of no more than 300, mostly elderly SPD supporters and union officials.
By our correspondents, 21 May 2014
Discussions with workers and young people in Leipzig quickly revealed that the threat of war is an issue of great concern to many.
By Marianne Arens, 21 May 2014
The role of Janine Wissler is to provide a “left” face for the right wing course of the Left Party.
By Verena Nees, 20 May 2014
PSG candidates distributed the party’s European election statement “Fight against war” at the Osram plant in Berlin during a shift change on May 15.
By Sven Heymann, 19 May 2014
The German army is engaged in its largest military exercises since the 1980s, including air, sea and ground forces.
By Martin Kreickenbaum, 17 May 2014
The Grand Coalition is planning a significant tightening of immigration laws.
By Dietmar Henning, 17 May 2014
The main focus of the 20th Congress of the German Trade Union Confederation was the change in leadership, with Reiner Hoffmann taking over from Michael Sommer.
By Johannes Stern, 17 May 2014
A party that describes collaboration with fascists as an “error,” supports German militarism and NATO, and defends the EU and German big business can be described only as a reactionary bourgeois party.
By Sven Heymann, 15 May 2014
Thomas Richter, alias Corelli, is the second major witness into the links between the neo-Nazi NSU and the state security forces to die in mysterious circumstances.
By our correspondents, 14 May 2014
Last Saturday, the PSG’s European election campaign held a rally at Alexanderplatz in Berlin, attracting many passersby.
European election debate: Conservative, social democratic leaders praise austerity, sanctions vs. Russia
By Johannes Stern, 12 May 2014
The debate between two veteran EU bureaucrats was a farce, as the pair agree on all central political questions.
By our correspondents, 12 May 2014
Workers in the German capital discussed the issues in the European elections with Partei für Soziale Gleichheit candidates and supporters.
By Johannes Stern, 10 May 2014
The German government’s aggressive action in Ukraine and the propaganda campaign accompanying it were carefully prepared over an entire year.
By our correspondents, 9 May 2014
The PSG is campaigning against the revival of German militarism with street meetings, information stands and election posters.
By Verena Nees, 8 May 2014
Ralf Fücks, a leading member of the Green Party, has accused the German government of weakness in the Ukraine crisis.
By Peter Schwarz, 6 May 2014
Over 40 opponents of the Kiev regime fell victim to a fascist massacre in Odessa, but the German media has either falsified, downplayed or simply ignored the events.
By our reporters, 5 May 2014
The Partei für Soziale Gleichheit has won an important response from workers and young people in its campaign against war and militarism.
By Bill Van Auken, 3 May 2014
Using arguments steeped in hypocrisy and lies, the US president escalated threats against Russia and justified the violent suppression of protests in eastern Ukraine.
By Sven Heymanns, 3 May 2014
While Chancellor Merkel was being welcomed at the White House Friday by President Obama, the Bundestag (parliamentary) Committee of Inquiry into the NSA received a government file opposing the questioning of whistle-blower Edward Snowden.
By Peter Schwarz, 2 May 2014
German President Joachim Gauck provoked a bitter public row during an official state visit to Turkey with sharp criticism of the government of Recip Tayyip Erdogan.
By Peter Schwarz, 1 May 2014
Many of the details of recent events in Slavyansk remain unclear, but one thing is certain: the Bundeswehr is far more active in Ukraine than is publicly admitted.
By Peter Schwarz, 30 April 2014
The German government is also intensifying the conflict with Russia because it wants to break the resistance to militarism through a sort of “war shock.”
By our correspondent, 29 April 2014
The Socialist Equality Party enters the European election campaign as the only party in Germany opposing the warmongering of the country’s politicians, academics and media.
By our correspondents, 28 April 2014
The Socialist Equality Party in Germany (Partei für Soziale Gleichheit-PSG) released its broadcast for the European elections on Friday.
By our reporters, 26 April 2014
The Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Socialist Equality Party of Germany—PSG) campaigned last week in Stuttgart to build for an April 26 meeting on the struggle against the war danger in Ukraine and the revival of German militarism.
By Peter Schwarz, 25 April 2014
On April 22, Spiegel Online published an interview with Dmytro Yarosh, leader of the Ukrainian fascist paramilitary organisation Right Sector. This interview confirms that the fascists not only played a decisive role in the overthrow of President Viktor Yanukovych on 22 February, but that also play a significant role in the current transitional government headed by Arseniy Yatsenyuk.
By Ulrich Rippert, 24 April 2014
The annual pacifist Easter marches adopted the war propaganda of the German government and NATO. Participation was correspondingly low.
By Peter Schwarz, 23 April 2014
One of the most unmistakable signs of the return of German militarism is the current barrage of war propaganda in the media.
By Johannes Stern, 21 April 2014
The German army is fully aligned with the American military in the massive NATO buildup in Eastern Europe directed against Russia.
By Johannes Stern, 19 April 2014
Leading German journalists intensified their propaganda after Tuesday’s announcement that NATO was stepping up its intervention in Eastern Europe.
By Christoph Dreier, 18 April 2014
On Monday, the right-wing Bild newspaper demanded the demolition of the Soviet memorial in Berlin, which honours those who liberated the city.
By Verena Nees, 17 April 2014
The crisis in Ukraine has led to sharp conflicts over the proposed conductor of the Munich Philharmonic orchestra.
By Sven Heymanns, 16 April 2014
The coalition government parties are dead set against Snowden being allowed to endanger German foreign policy relations with the US.
By Johannes Stern, 14 April 2014
Seven weeks after the right-wing coup in Ukraine, evidence is mounting that the Western-backed opposition was responsible for the lethal shootings in Independence Square.
By Ulrich Rippert, 14 April 2014
The Left Party’s recent parliamentary support for German overseas military operations reveals its true colours as an imperialist party of the establishment.
By Stefan Steinberg, 12 April 2014
German Chancellor Angela Merkel flew to Athens Friday to bolster the prospects of the right-wing government of Antonis Samaras in the forthcoming European elections.
By Johannes Stern, 11 April 2014
The German government is using the mounting conflict between NATO and Russia to massively rearm the army.
By Ulrich Rippert, 10 April 2014
The April 9 vote by Left Party members for military intervention marks a further shift to the right by the party.
By Sven Heymanns, 10 April 2014
In recent weeks, there have been a series of revelations about the German secret service’s systematic build-up of neo-Nazi elements in the 1990s.
By Denis Krassnin and Dietmar Henning, 9 April 2014
European automakers are using outsourcing of production to cut jobs and drive down wages and working conditions in western Europe.
By Elisabeth Zimmermann, 8 April 2014
New research proves that the US Ramstein military base in Germany plays a central role in Washington’s global drone war.
By Verena Nees, 7 April 2014
The affair surrounding Cornelius Gurlitt, son of Nazi art dealer Hildebrand Gurlitt, has taken a new turn with the discovery of 238 more artworks hidden in Gurlitt’s Salzburg house.
By Dietmar Henning, 4 April 2014
The walkout followed a virtually unanimous vote to strike in defence of pension entitlements.
By Peter Schwarz, 3 April 2014
German foreign policy has shifted toward confrontation with Russia. Berlin is pursuing a course of aggressive imperialist expansion along the same lines as in 1914 and 1941.
By Johannes Stern, 3 April 2014
Together with Stefan Kornelius of the Süddeutsche Zeitung, Joffe is one of the journalists who have agitated most aggressively against Russia during the Ukraine crisis.
By Christoph Dreier, 2 April 2014
Former Green Party foreign minister Joschka Fischer spoke out vehemently in the Süddeutsche Zeitung in favour of the major European powers pursuing an imperialist foreign policy.
By Christoph Dreier, 29 March 2014
In response to the crisis in Ukraine, the weekly magazine Die Zeit and high-ranking generals are calling for the return of compulsory military service.
By Peter Schwarz, 25 March 2014
German foreign minister Steinmeier spent the weekend courting some of Ukraine’s wealthiest oligarchs.
By our reporters, 24 March 2014
A 24-hour strike on Wednesday saw public sector workers down tools throughout large parts of the state of Hesse.
By Christoph Dreier, 22 March 2014
The German government’s confrontational approach towards Russia is supported by all the parties in the federal parliament but none do so as aggressively and hysterically as the Greens.
By Ulrich Rippert, 21 March 2014
In a statement on the situation in Ukraine, the Left Party’s executive has condemned “threats of military action by the Russian Federation.”
By Johannes Stern, 20 March 2014
Following the referendum in Crimea, leading German media outlets are intensifying their warmongering while calling for tough sanctions against Russia.
By Dietmar Henning, 17 March 2014
Recent testimony regarding the murder of a German police officer raises further questions about ties between the police and the far-right.
By our reporter, 17 March 2014
The Federal Electoral Committee has approved the participation of the Socialist Equality Party in the European election set for May 25.
By Johannes Stern, 14 March 2014
Gerhard Schröder described Putin’s actions in Ukraine as a violation of international law, but the former German chancellor also accepted that he had been in breach of international law in Yugoslavia.
13 March 2014
On March 15, Mehring Books will showcase Leon Trotsky’s work, Europe at War. Mehring Books and the German SEP are also sponsoring a second meeting on the relevance of Trotsky’s work to the danger of war and the crisis in Ukraine.
By Peter Schwarz, 12 March 2014
Two weeks after Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych was chased out of office by armed gangs of fascists, the German media is virtually unanimous in support of the confrontational course adopted by Berlin and Washington towards Russia.