By Dietmar Henning, 27 April 2017
The attack in Dortmund was brutal and inhumane, but in the final analysis it is the product of a brutal and inhumane social system.
By Johannes Stern, 26 April 2017
All the major parties have hailed the results of the first round of the French presidential election.
By Peter Schwarz, 26 April 2017
Founded in 2013 as an anti-Euro party, the AfD has completed its transformation into a far-right, ethno-nationalist organisation.
By our reporters, 26 April 2017
The IYSSE and SEP distributed thousands of copies of "The Defence of Historical Truth and the Fight against the Alternative for Germany (AfD)" in Cologne during demonstrations against the AfD’s party conference.
By Gustav Kemper, 25 April 2017
Since the beginning of 2017, the two rail companies have been engaged in secret merger negotiations behind the backs of their employees.
By our reporters, 24 April 2017
Protests took place in at least 20 German cities, with the biggest in Berlin, attended by 8,000 participants.
By Carola Kleinert, 24 April 2017
The new Berlin Senate is continuing the right-wing asylum and deportation policies of the previous coalition government.
By Ulrich Rippert, 22 April 2017
While the extreme-right AfD has used the Turkish referendum vote to launch a “Turks out” campaign, some of the worst witch-hunting comes from the Left Party and the ostensibly left-liberal political milieu.
22 April 2017
Sabine Kunst, the president of Humboldt University, has portrayed professors Jörg Baberowski and Herfried Münkler as the victims of a “defamation campaign” in an interview with the Süddeutsche Zeitung.
By Verena Nees, 21 April 2017
Many Verdi members are outraged over the new contract for ground staff at the airports in Berlin, which was rejected by the majority.
By Marianne Arens, 20 April 2017
Five unions in the German state of Hesse have accepted a burqa ban in a public sector contract.
By Christoph Vandreier and David North, 19 April 2017
The Humboldt University administration is attempting to bar criticism of the right-wing professor.
By Johannes Stern, 17 April 2017
The guest column by military historian Sönke Neitzel was a direct appeal to the German general staff to intervene once again into foreign and domestic affairs.
By Christoph Vandreier, 17 April 2017
The article in Die Zeit reveals the political shift to the right in the media and the academic world. Political and historical views that evoked sharp denunciations three decades ago are now accepted and defended.
By Dietmar Henning, 15 April 2017
Four days after the bomb attack on the bus of the Borussia Dortmund (BVB) football club there is still no clear information regarding either the identity of the attacker(s) or motive.
By Peter Schwarz, 14 April 2017
Right-wing media and fascistic organizations are rushing to defend Professor Jörg Baberowski after a court ruled that students at Bremen University are permitted to describe him as a “right-wing radical.”
By Ulrich Rippert, 13 April 2017
Jakob Augstein, son of the founder of Der Spiegel and publisher of the weekly newspaper Freitag, has adopted positions associated with the far right: identity and homeland.
By Alex Lantier and Johannes Stern, 12 April 2017
Notwithstanding their vocal support for last week’s US missile strike on Syria, the European powers are increasingly coming into conflict with the US over trade and foreign policy.
By Carola Kleinert, 12 April 2017
According to official figures, 433 refugees tried to commit suicide in the years 2014 to 2016, with 19 resulting deaths.
By Johannes Stern, 11 April 2017
Following the Merkel government’s declaration of support for the US attack on Syria, the German media launched a campaign for the expansion of aggression against the country.
By Marianne Arens, 10 April 2017
The sale of Opel-Vauxhall to Peugeot Citroen PSA threatens at least 6,000 jobs and possibly several facilities.
By our correspondents, 10 April 2017
Workers at Opel’s Rüsselsheim factory expressed their support for an international struggle by autoworkers to defend jobs and basic rights.
By Johannes Stern, 8 April 2017
Germany is seeking to take the lead internationally in the field of cyber warfare and thereby position itself “for the warfare of the future.”
By Peter Schwarz, 8 April 2017
The foundation for the study of Stalinist East Germany is seeking to justify forms of political and historical revisionism deemed unacceptable just a few years ago.
By Johannes Stern, 7 April 2017
In the aftermath of the alleged gas attack in Idlib, German politicians and media outlets have switched to war mode.
By the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site, 6 April 2017
Public criticism of professor Jörg Baberowski, who claims “Hitler was not vicious,” has been declared “unacceptable” by the presidium of Humboldt University.
By Iason Stolpe, 6 April 2017
The administrative council of the Berlin Student Center decided at its last meeting that it would temporarily not accept any further advertisements for the German army.
By K. Nesan, 5 April 2017
Many Daimler workers in Stuttgart agreed to sign the online petition demanding the release of their colleagues in India.
By Johannes Stern, 4 April 2017
As in the periods prior to the first and second World Wars, the increasing global assertiveness of German imperialism is leading it into conflict with the United States.
By Verena Nees, 3 April 2017
The governing coalition of the Social Democratic Party, Left Party and Greens in the Berlin Senate has only been in office three months but anger with its right-wing policies is already growing.
By Johannes Stern, 1 April 2017
The massacre at Mansoura, with up to 420 killed, recalls the criminal history of Germany’s Luftwaffe.
By Robert Stevens, 31 March 2017
Representatives of the EU and the continent’s major powers reacted with undisguised hostility to Prime Minister Theresa May’s triggering of the Article 50 process.
By Johannes Stern, 31 March 2017
Sigmar Gabriel called for the rearmament of the continent both at home and abroad, a strengthening of “Fortress Europe” and the continuation of austerity policies.
By Christoph Vandreier, 31 March 2017
The conservative Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung published a long article on Monday aimed at defaming and silencing Baberowski’s critics with shameless lies and gross slanders.
By our correspondents, 30 March 2017
Mehring Verlag, the publishing arm of the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, sponsored two well-attended meetings on the Russian Revolution and its contemporary significance as part of the Leipzig Book fair.
By Johannes Stern, 29 March 2017
The Cologne District Court issued a ruling on 15 March which confirmed that students at Bremen University can identify Professor Jörg Baberowski as a right-wing extremist.
By the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 29 March 2017
The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reacted to the Cologne District Court ruling with a denunciation of the Socialist Equality Party and its youth organisation, the IYSSE.
By Ulrich Rippert, 28 March 2017
The electorate in Saarland have made clear they do not expect any improvement in their situation from a government alliance of the SPD, Left Party and Greens.
By Alex Lantier, 27 March 2017
The European Union is responding to Britain’s exit by seeking to convert itself into an aggressive military bloc rivaling the United States.
By Marianne Arens and Ulrich Rippert, 25 March 2017
The state election is being used to bolster the campaign for a federal government composed of the SPD and the Left Party.
By Justus Leicht, 24 March 2017
Heiko Maas introduced draft legislation that would impose far reaching surveillance and censorship responsibilities on social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter.
By Johannes Stern, 23 March 2017
German-Turkish relations have reached a new low point after the Berlin government threatened to impose a ban on public appearances by Turkish politicians in Germany.
By Johannes Stern, 22 March 2017
President Trump’s refusal to shake German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s hand during their photo-op in the Oval Office expressed the deepening tensions between the US and Germany.
By Johannes Stern, 22 March 2017
In office, former president Gauck was a more strident advocate of German militarism than virtually any other federal president.
By Ulrich Rippert, 22 March 2017
Last Sunday, Martin Schulz was elected chairman of the SPD with 100 percent of delegates' votes.
By Nick Beams, 20 March 2017
While attempts were made by G20 finance ministers to downplay the significance of the breach with the US, the decision to drop resistance to protectionism is a significant step towards a global trade war.
By Clara Weiss, 20 March 2017
At the EU summit, Poland was the only country to vote against Donald Tusk's re-election as president of the European Council.
By Elisabeth Zimmermann, 20 March 2017
12.9 million people in Germany are living in poverty, according to a report presented at the beginning of March.
By Johannes Stern, 18 March 2017
Tensions between Germany and the US have risen to their highest point since the end of the Second World War.
By Gustav Kemper and Marianne Arens, 17 March 2017
The union stopped a strike by ground crew at the Berlin airports, despite the employer’s refusal to submit a new offer.
By Ulrich Rippert, 16 March 2017
The German Left Party has heartily welcomed the undemocratic ban imposed on Turkish politicians by the Dutch government.
By Jerry White, 9 March 2017
GM’s move is part of a restructuring of the global auto industry that threatens the jobs and livelihoods of tens of thousands of workers around the world.
By Johannes Stern, 9 March 2017
The deployment of the army domestically is not aimed at preventing possible future terrorist attacks, but rather the suppression of the population.
“They want to cut thousands of jobs.”
By Marianne Arens, 8 March 2017
The works council and IG Metall union are covering up the danger facing the jobs and living standards of workers after the takeover of Opel and Vauxhall by the PSA Group.
By Justus Leicht and Peter Schwarz, 7 March 2017
More than a million Turkish citizens living in Germany are entitled to vote in the April 16 referendum in their home country.
By Franci Vier, 7 March 2017
There were 3,533 attacks on refugee shelters and individual refugees in 2016, indicating a massive increase in right-wing violence directed against this vulnerable layer.
By Marianne Arens, 6 March 2017
The proposed restructuring of the auto industry threatens many thousands of jobs and several plants.
By Alex Lantier, 4 March 2017
Facing an unprecedented social, economic, and geopolitical crisis, the EU has nothing to propose but militarism and social counterrevolution.
By Ulrich Rippert, 3 March 2017
The media hype surrounding Schulz is not part of a “reaction” against Trump, but an attempt to utilise the “reaction” against Trump for the ends of German imperialism.
By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 2 March 2017
Professor Jörg Baberowski, who regularly advances xenophobic, authoritarian and militarist positions in public, is going to court and mobilising right-wing students to suppress any criticism of his views
67th Berlin International Film Festival—Part 1
By Stefan Steinberg, 2 March 2017
There was very little evidence in Berlin this year of filmmakers and the festival as a whole taking up burning social and political issues.
By Marianne Arens, 1 March 2017
The unmasking of the lies spread by the Bild report throws further light on the alleged mass sexual harassment of women in Cologne on New Year’s Eve 2015 and 2016.
By Socialist Equality Party (Germany), 28 February 2017
On February 18-19, 2017, the German section of the ICFI held a congress that unanimously resolved to change the party’s name from Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Party for Social Equality) to Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (Socialist Equality Party).
By Johannes Stern, 24 February 2017
Seventy-five years after the end of WWII, the German ruling class is again preparing to commit terrible crimes in pursuit of its global geostrategic and economic interests.
By Ulrich Rippert, 24 February 2017
With a mixture of moralizing phrases and EU demagogy, Schulz seeks to mobilize the SPD and trade union apparatuses to carry out the interests of German imperialism.
By Dietmar Henning, 24 February 2017
The Canadian aircraft and train manufacturer Bombardier is planning massive job cuts, including the possible closure of factories.
By Alex Lantier, 22 February 2017
European politicians and media reacted favorably to US Vice President Mike Pence’s statements in Europe as an opportunity to mend ties with the Trump administration.
By Ulrich Rippert, 22 February 2017
The German government is using the widespread opposition to the nationalist and racist policies of the Trump administration to advance its plans for rearmament.
By Dietmar Henning, 21 February 2017
A letter from a police department in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) says that “from a police point of view” refugees are undesired at this week’s carnival celebrations.
By Bill Van Auken, 20 February 2017
Speeches in Munich swearing US fealty to NATO and taking a hard line on Russia failed to quell fears that Trump’s “America First” policy will be pursued at Europe’s expense.
Student representative body denounces right-wing positions of professors at Berlin’s Humboldt University
By our correspondents, 20 February 2017
The Assembly of Student Representative Councils at Humboldt University has taken a stand against militarism and anti-immigrant chauvinism, and in support of freedom of opinion.
By Johannes Stern, 18 February 2017
What was once unthinkable is now official policy. The German government is determined to double the military budget, which currently stands at approximately €37 billion.
By Dietmar Henning, 18 February 2017
Lufthansa and the pilots union have accepted an arbitration ruling on compensation for 5,400 pilots, and the airline linked the agreement with a new declaration of war on workers.
By Peter Schwarz, 16 February 2017
Wolfgang Ischinger, the Chairman of the Munich Security Conference, proposed defending the “Western order of values” by means of a massive increase in military spending.
By our correspondents, 16 February 2017
The International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE) organised a meeting at Berlin’s Humboldt University to defend the freedom of expression of the Bremen Asta (Student Union).
By Martin Kreickenbaum, 15 February 2017
Last Thursday, the chancellor met with the minister presidents of Germany’s states to implement a new plan for deporting refugees.
By Johannes Stern, 14 February 2017
The presidency is being transformed once again into a centre of political power to further the return of German militarism.
By our correspondents, 13 February 2017
The professor of history at Humboldt University is responding to mounting opposition to his right-wing political positions by launching scurrilous attacks on his critics and inciting students against them.
Berlin students defend University of Bremen student parliament against right-wing Professor Jörg Baberowski
By our correspondents, 11 February 2017
Representatives of the student bodies at two leading universities in Germany have issued statements denouncing the attempt by Baberowski to use the courts to muzzle students at the University of Bremen.
By Clara Weiss, 10 February 2017
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit to Warsaw saw efforts on both sides to improve bilateral relations after they had deteriorated sharply under the Polish PiS government.
By Johannes Stern, 8 February 2017
The German-led battle group is the first German battalion in Eastern Europe since the Wehrmacht’s war of annihilation against the Soviet Union during the Second World War.
By Johannes Stern, 7 February 2017
The demands of German politicians, business leaders and the media for Berlin to oppose the US are becoming more aggressive.
By Marianne Arens, 7 February 2017
In a major police raid, 1,100 officers searched more than 50 locations in the Rhein-Main region.
By International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 7 February 2017
The right-wing professor of Eastern European history at Berlin’s Humboldt University is attempting to muzzle critics of his reactionary positions.
Germany: Growing support for defense of Bremen University students against right-wing professor Jörg Baberowski
By our correspondents, 6 February 2017
On February 2, about 100 students at the University of Bremen attended a meeting in support of the General Student Committee, which is the target of legal action by Baberowski.
By Johannes Stern, 4 February 2017
At the EU summit in Malta, several European heads of state, including the German chancellor and the French president, sharply criticized the policies of the Trump administration.
By Johannes Stern, 4 February 2017
The meeting took place under conditions of an extremely tense foreign policy climate in the wake of the inauguration of US President Donald Trump.
By Peter Schwarz, 3 February 2017
Responding to the nationalist policy of US President Donald Trump, the former Green foreign minister, Joschka Fischer has called for a massive rearmament of Germany and Europe.
By our reporters, 3 February 2017
The meeting “Where is America going? The Trump election and the global struggle against militarism and war” was an important step in the building of the IYSSE in Germany.
By Alex Lantier, 2 February 2017
In response to Trump’s protectionist threats against Europe and criticisms of the euro, Germany and its closest allies are preparing a major military and police buildup.
By our reporters, 2 February 2017
As thousands protested the editor of Breitbart News, a small section of anarchists played into the police’s hands by physically assaulting some Trump supporters.
By Ulrich Rippert, 2 February 2017
While millions of people are alarmed by the reactionary policies of the new American government, the Left Party is seeking to transform growing opposition into support for a new round of German great power politics.
By Peter Schwarz, 1 February 2017
The ruling circles in Germany consider the nationalist policy of the new US president not only a danger, but also an opportunity to realize their own great power ambitions.
By Alex Lantier, 31 January 2017
Official criticisms of Trump aim to shield the European Union from rising anger at the persecution of migrants, and assert European imperialist interests against Washington.
By Johannes Stern, 31 January 2017
Sigmar Gabriel will pursue the turn to an aggressive foreign policy even more energetically than his predecessor.
By Anna Rombach, 30 January 2017
Twenty-six Afghan refugees were deported last Monday from Rhein-Main airport to Kabul in a joint operation by federal and state governments.
By Johannes Stern, 28 January 2017
The upper limit for the number of German soldiers deployed as part the UN mission in Mali, known as MINUSMA, is to be increased by 350 to more than 1,000.
By Marianne Arens, 28 January 2017
The bus drivers in Hesse carried out their strike with great determination because they viewed it as a principled struggle against intolerable living conditions.
By Alex Lantier, 27 January 2017
The neo-fascists applauded Trump’s inauguration for creating a new political order in which they would turn farther to the right and play a more prominent role.
By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 27 January 2017
At the student parliament elections, the IYSSE received more votes than the student groups of the Christian Democratic Union, the Greens and the Left Party.