By Ulrich Rippert, 9 December 2013
The incoming German government is strengthening the state apparatus in anticipation of strong opposition to its austerity policies.
By Dietmar Henning, 7 December 2013
The miserable working conditions at Amazon have been ignored by German trade unions for years. Now, the Verdi union is utilising the conflicts at the online retailer to further its own interests.
By Dietmar Henning, 5 December 2013
The IG Metall union has given its clear support to the formation of a grand coalition between the Social Democrats and the conservative parties.
By Phillip Frische, 5 December 2013
Millions of euros are to be cut at several universities, mainly in the states of the former East Germany.
By our correspondents, 5 December 2013
Leading representatives of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit of Germany and the Socialist Equality Party of Britain spoke at a November 30 meeting to mark the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Fourth International.
By our correspondents, 5 December 2013
The World Socialist Web Site spoke with workers and youth who attended the meeting in Berlin last weekend.
By Konrad Kreft, 2 December 2013
The IG Metall union commissioned a study on the expansion of work contracts because it felt its role in the spread of contract labour had been overlooked by the political and business elite.
By Christoph Dreier, 2 December 2013
The draft program of the Left Party for the European elections contains a vehement defence of the European Union and its bailout regime.
By Peter Schwarz, 29 November 2013
The German grand coalition agreement demonstrates that it is impossible for working people to defend their interests within the existing parties and political system.
By Elisabeth Zimmermann, 29 November 2013
The Left Party fraction in the Duisburg city council supported the budgetary restructuring plan 2014 and the drastic spending cuts bound up with it.
By Christoph Dreier, 28 November 2013
The coalition agreement paves the way for social attacks throughout Europe, the militarization of German foreign policy and attacks on democratic rights.
By Helmut Arens and Ulrich Rippert, 28 November 2013
For the first time in its history, the Green Party is negotiating a coalition government with the conservative Christian Democratic Union at a state level.
By Christoph Dreier, 25 November 2013
At a meeting with Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, German Chancellor Angela Merkel made clear that the incoming grand coalition government will demand deeper social attacks across Europe.
By Peter Schwarz, 23 November 2013
It is increasingly clear that the new German government will exacerbate the attacks of its predecessors on social and democratic rights, in Germany and throughout Europe.
By Dietmar Henning, 22 November 2013
IG Metall has reached a deal with GM-Opel management confirming the shutdown of the Bochum plant by the end of 2014.
By Ulrich Rippert, 21 November 2013
Although massive attacks on social and democratic rights are being prepared in the German coalition negotiations, the Left Party is not opposing them.
By Elisabeth Zimmermann, 21 November 2013
Germany’s second-largest energy company plans to eliminate one in ten jobs by 2016.
By Martin Kreickenbaum, 20 November 2013
The German judiciary has ignored expert evidence that African refugee Oury Jalloh was murdered by the police.
By Peter Schwarz, 16 November 2013
In a commentary published November 4 by the New York Times, Jochen Bittner, editor of Die Zeit, complains about the lack of enthusiasm for war in Germany.
By Ulrich Rippert, 15 November 2013
The long, drawn-out process of forming a new government reflects the intensifying social and economic crisis in Germany and across Europe.
By Christoph Dreier, 14 November 2013
On Monday, Siegfried Mundlos, the father of the alleged right-wing terrorist Uwe Mundlos, gave evidence to the NSU committee of investigation in Thuringia.
By Verena Nees, 13 November 2013
The Augsburg state prosecutor is trying to prevent a public debate about the continuing sale of art works stolen by the Hitler regime.
By Johannes Stern, 12 November 2013
The percentage of Germans who consider the United States to be a reliable partner has fallen from 50 percent in July to just 35 percent today.
By Sybille Fuchs, 9 November 2013
Around 10 percent of German children live in families whose income lies below the poverty line.
By Chris Marsden, 8 November 2013
The first-ever parliamentary questioning of the chiefs of all three security and intelligence services was an exercise in slavish adoration.
By Peter Schwarz, 5 November 2013
The issue of the basic democratic right to asylum plays an entirely subordinate role in the debate in Germany on the plight of Edward Snowden.
By Ulrich Rippert, 2 November 2013
In a statement presented Friday by German Green Party parliamentary deputy Hans-Christian Ströbele, Snowden said he had “witnessed systemic violations of law by my government that created a moral duty to act.”
By Andre Damon, 2 November 2013
The US Treasury Department provocatively denounced Germany’s economic policies in its semiannual report on international exchange rates, released on Thursday.
By Christoph Dreier, 2 November 2013
The Left Party has joined official German and international political circles calling for a strengthening of Germany’s counter-intelligence capacities.
By Peter Schwarz, 1 November 2013
High-ranking German and European politicians are currently flocking to Washington in an attempt to limit the effects of the NSA bugging scandal.
By Dietmar Hennning, 31 October 2013
The Verdi trade union organised isolated protest strikes at Karstadt last Friday and Saturday aimed at concealing the union’s role in wage and job cuts.
By Sven Heymann, 30 October 2013
Only a few weeks after the federal election, it is clear that the future government will be tasked with leading Germany back into the ranks of the major military powers.
By Denis Krasnin and Dietmar Henning, 29 October 2013
The Hamburg state Senate has assumed a leading role in the persecution of refugees, building up the powers of the state for use against the working class as a whole.
By Ulrich Rippert, 26 October 2013
The future government will not simply be a repetition of the grand coalition of 2005-2009, but impose deeper social cuts and adopt a more aggressive foreign policy.
By Peter Schwarz, 25 October 2013
The German foreign minister officially summoned the US ambassador to answer charges that the NSA bugged the chancellor's cell phone.
By Dietmar Henning and Peter Schwarz, 25 October 2013
The Greens have replaced their leadership and pledged allegiance to the conservatives.
By our correspondents, 24 October 2013
Refugees have been protesting in Berlin against inhumane living conditions. Many came to Germany after suffering from EU austerity policies in Greece and the NATO war against Libya.
By Ulrich Rippert, 23 October 2013
The SPD has dropped the reformist demands it raised during the election campaign to signal its readiness to cooperate with the conservative parties.
By Sven Heymann, 22 October 2013
Witnesses have reported hearing an explosion shortly after Florian H got in to his car.
By Christoph Dreier, 21 October 2013
A grand coalition would have the task of recouping from the population the billions used to rescue the banks and creating “Greek conditions” in Germany.
By Johannes Stern, 21 October 2013
The Left Party openly advocates foreign military missions and a more active military policy for German imperialism.
Berlin: “Refugees continue to die due to the NATO war in Libya”
By Sven Heymanns and Stefan Steinberg, 18 October 2013
Politicians of all stripes are viciously persecuting survivors who have managed to cross the borders of “Fortress Europe”.
German conservative parties and social democrats discuss grand coalition pledged to deeper social attacks
By Christoph Dreier, 17 October 2013
Negotiations between the conservative “union” parties and the Social Democratic Party on a new German government center on how to intensify the social attacks on the working class.
By Dietmar Henning, 17 October 2013
As chairman of the company works council, Lothar Adler has a direct interest in the exploitation of the workforce.
By Berndt Reinhardt and Stefan Steinberg, 16 October 2013
Asylum seekers in Berlin have declared they are prepared to sacrifice their lives should the German government fail to respond to their demands.
By Peter Schwarz, 12 October 2013
Three weeks after the election, negotiations about forming a new coalition government are still at the exploratory stage.
By Konrad Kreft, 12 October 2013
With the support of the trade unions, Loewe has laid off around 35 percent of its workforce in less than six months.
By Johannes Stern, 11 October 2013
Following the German federal elections, the Left Party is signalling its readiness to support fresh social attacks and a more aggressive foreign policy.
By Peter Schwarz, 10 October 2013
While the German population welcomes the partial German withdrawal from Afghanistan, ruling circles regard it as a model for future military interventions.
By Marianne Arens, 8 October 2013
Once again, potash miners have lost their lives in the German state of Thuringia.
By Johannes Stern, 5 October 2013
Gauck’s speech shows that the period of Germany’s relative foreign policy reserve after the Second World War is over.
By Peter Schwarz, 4 October 2013
The financial and political crisis in Europe has re-emerged with renewed intensity after the German federal elections.
By Johannes Stern, 4 October 2013
It appears unlikely that an agreement on a new government will be reached quickly.
By Stefan Steinberg, 3 October 2013
German-Bulgarian author Ilija Trojanow, a critic of mass surveillance by the National Security Agency, was prevented September 30 from boarding a plane in Brazil bound for the US.
By our correspondent, 2 October 2013
Just days after the federal election, major German corporations have announced mass layoffs.
By Dietmar Henning, 2 October 2013
The party dropped from 10.4 percent of the vote in 2009 to 8.4 percent in the election held on September 22.
By Ulrich Rippert, 28 September 2013
A leader of the Left Party and vice president of the German parliament has verbally attacked the Socialist Equality Party.
By Sven Heymann, 27 September 2013
In helping to impose the job cuts, the IG Metall union and the works council are playing a decisive role in offloading the crisis onto the backs of the workers.
By Ulrich Rippert, 26 September 2013
All the parties are trying to establish a ruling coalition stable enough to push through unpopular measures on behalf of the ruling class.
By Sybille Fuchs, 26 September 2013
German-American investor Nicolas Bergruen, celebrated by the unions as a “savior,” has reached a deal to sell off the premier stores in the Karstadt retail chain.
By Sven Heymann, 25 September 2013
Germany’s domestic intelligence service cooperates closely with British and American spy agencies.
By our correspondents, 25 September 2013
The PSG concluded its election campaign with a European workers’ conference on September 21.
By Ulrich Rippert, 24 September 2013
Merkel’s election victory is primarily the result of the political bankruptcy of her opponents in the election: the SPD, the Left Party and the Greens.
By Stefan Steinberg, 23 September 2013
Chancellor Angela Merkel has won the German election. Her Christian Democratic Union/Christian Social Union increased its share of the vote by around eight percent to a total of 41.5 percent.
By our correspondents, 23 September 2013
One day before the German federal election, the Socialist Equality Party held a rally in Berlin against the threat of an imperialist military intervention in Syria.
By Peter Schwarz, 21 September 2013
The incoming German government will intensify austerity across Europe and declare war on the working class in Germany.
By Ulrich Rippert, 21 September 2013
With its decision just days before the election, the Confederation of German Trade Unions is offering its services to the incoming government.
By Johannes Stern, 20 September 2013
The Syrian opposition groups supported by the Left Party are the loudest advocates of US military intervention to topple the Assad regime.
By Peter Schwarz, 19 September 2013
Under the headline, “A human rights war is also war,” Joffe outlines a scenario tantamount to a violent military conquest and decades of colonial subjugation of the entire region.
19 September 2013
The Socialist Equality Party in Germany (Partei für Soziale Gleichheit, PSG) produced the following video containing interviews with Berlin residents opposing military aggression against Syria.
By Markus Salzmann and Peter Schwarz, 18 September 2013
The CSU can primarily thank the Social Democratic Party, the Greens and the Left Party for its election victory.
By Marianne Arens, 18 September 2013
Opel workers responded with interest to the Socialist Equality Party’s call for a struggle, independent from the trade unions, to defend jobs.
By our correspondents, 17 September 2013
The German government has been involved in the preparations for war against Syria from the beginning.
By Peter Schwarz, 16 September 2013
The Bild newspaper’s comment castigating the US president for his alleged impotence in Syria has fascist undertones.
By Sven Heymann, 14 September 2013
For years the German intelligence agencies ran a secret joint operation with the CIA codenamed Project 6.
By Ulrich Rippert, 13 September 2013
In their reports on the PSG in the current election, reporters have blatantly violated basic journalistic standards and their legal obligations to provide objective coverage.
By Peter Schwarz, 12 September 2013
German media sources have reacted with unconcealed anger and disappointment at the delay of the war on Syria.
By Christoph Dreier, 12 September 2013
At a convention in Berlin, Left Party leaders spoke out vehemently in favour of a coalition with the Social Democratic Party and the Greens.
By our correspondents, 11 September 2013
Cross party alliance defends German intelligence agencies at a meeting in Berlin.
By Michael Regens, 11 September 2013
The Praktiker DIY chain employing more than 20,000 is to close after a months-long bankruptcy process.
By Dietmar Henning, 10 September 2013
Opel workers fear that General Motors intends to close its plant in Bochum, Germany sooner than previously announced.
By Markus Salzmann, 10 September 2013
For nearly a week, asylum seekers have occupied the headquarters of the German Trade Union Confederation (DGB) in Munich.
10 September 2013
The Socialist Equality Party in Germany (Partei für Soziale Gleichheit, PSG) has produced a spot for the September 22 federal election to be shown on a number of leading German television stations throughout the month of September.
By Ulrich Rippert, 9 September 2013
Frank-Walter Steinmeier wants to advance German interests by winning Russian support for war and regime-change in Syria.
By Sven Heymann, 7 September 2013
All the established parties in Germany are seeking to whitewash the intelligence agencies and cover over their role in building up the far right.
By Sven Heymann, 7 September 2013
The Lower Saxony Intelligence Agency spied on journalists and deleted its files when the matter became public.
By Sofia Staubach, 7 September 2013
In the past two decades, 37 of 168 orchestras in Germany have been closed, and 2,315 musicians’ jobs cut.
By Peter Schwarz, 7 September 2013
The visit of German President Joachim Gauck to the French village of Oradour-sur-Glane, where the Waffen-SS killed 642 civilians during World War II, gave French President Francois Hollande backing for his plans for war against Syria.
By Christoph Dreier, 6 September 2013
In a recent TV debate, the German Left Party, Green Party and Free Democratic Party election candidates avoided the most pressing issues and promised more austerity.
By our correspondent, 6 September 2013
The war drive against Syria was the dominant issue discussed with the SEP at an election information stand in the city centre of Bochum.
By our correspondents, 5 September 2013
The German peace movement and the Left Party refused to mobilize their members for anti-war demonstrations last weekend.
By Dietmar Henning, 5 September 2013
Until now the Greens have made at least verbal concessions to pressing social problems, but this is now passé.
By Johannes Stern, 5 September 2013
The ruling elite in Germany regard the threat of war against Syria as an opportunity to defend their imperialist interests by military means.
By our correspondent, 4 September 2013
Workers in Rüsselheim, location of the German headquarters of GM-Opel, expressed concern and outrage over the preparations for war against Syria.
By Ulrich Rippert, 4 September 2013
The television debate between the two candidates in the German election was revealing above all for what was not said.
By Johannes Stern, 31 August 2013
The Left Party cloaks its own support for the imperialist offensive against Syria, in order to head off and neutralize massive popular anti-war sentiment.
By our correspondents, 31 August 2013
Workers and residents visited the Socialist Equality Party’s information table in the district of Gallus, where social polarisation is a dominant feature of life.
By Anna Rombach, 30 August 2013
Many workers from Bulgaria and Romania seeking work in Germany as a result of the austerity measures of the EU are denied minimal social rights.
By Peter Schwarz, 29 August 2013
Both the German government and the parliamentary opposition are supporting the war against Syria, and they have agreed to try to keep the topic out of the election campaign.
By Christoph Dreier, 29 August 2013
In taz, columnist Micha Brumlik has written an article urgently pleading for war against Syria.