By Marianne Arens, 1 September 2014
The goal of German airline and rail unions, including smaller unions like Cockpit, is to maximise the profits of Lufthansa and German Railways at the expense of the workforce.
By Wolfgang Weber, 30 August 2014
The German intervention in Iraq is part of the new militarist foreign policy announced by the government at the start of the year.
By Sven Heymann, 30 August 2014
Without saying it openly, the Spiegel authors suggest that the simplest solution to lagging military recruitment would be to reintroduce conscription.
By Johannes Stern, 28 August 2014
After years of relative restraint, Germany is intervening to assert its global economic and geostrategic interests by military means.
By our reporters, 27 August 2014
The events in the Ferguson, where an unarmed 18-year-old was gunned down by the police, have been closely followed in Europe.
By Eric London, 27 August 2014
In defending state torture, John Rizzo, former acting CIA general counsel, has laid bare the growing presence of fascistic elements in the highest echelons of the American state.
By Christoph Dreier, 26 August 2014
Attempts by Chancellor Merkel to secure German interests in negotiations with Russia do not mean the danger of war is receding.
By Marianne Arens, 25 August 2014
The long-established German Karstadt department store chain is being sold to Austrian real estate speculator René Benko.
By Ulrich Rippert, 22 August 2014
The defence minister has signalled a new stage in the revival of German militarism.
By Johannes Stern, 20 August 2014
For the first time, the Germany military will send “non-humanitarian” equipment to Iraq.
By Gustav Kemper, 20 August 2014
The trade unions are playing a key role in imposing more redundancies at Germany’s biggest print machine manufacturer.
By Ulrich Rippert, 18 August 2014
All of Germany’s official government and opposition parties are supporting a German military intervention in Iraq.
By Sven Heymanns and Dietmar Henning, 16 August 2014
The longer the ongoing trial of the National Socialist Undergound continues, the clearer it becomes that the state is working to cover up the involvement of its agencies in neo-Nazi murders.
By Christoph Dreier, 16 August 2014
The Left Party is aggressively using humanitarian crises as an excuse to justify German military participation in foreign conflicts.
By Stefan Steinberg, 15 August 2014
US-EU trade sanctions launched against Russia and the conflicts in the Middle East are exacerbating the economic crisis in Europe.
By Ludwig Weller, 12 August 2014
The German-based lighting manufacturer announced a new round of job cuts last week.
By Marianne Arens, 12 August 2014
After completing the merger with Chrysler, Fiat has shifted its headquarters from Turin to Amsterdam.
By Ulrich Rippert and Peter Schwarz, 11 August 2014
A conflict between two leading German business papers, Handelsblatt and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, reflects sharp tensions within ruling circles over foreign policy.
By Ulrich Rippert, 9 August 2014
The Left Party is using the war in Gaza as an opportunity to place itself unconditionally behind the German government’s foreign policy.
By Elizabeth Zimmermann, 9 August 2014
Largely unnoticed by the public, a commission of former defence politicians as well as military experts has been working to repeal the requirement that military operations abroad obtain parliamentary approval.
By Christoph Dreier, 8 August 2014
Germany’s leading news magazine, Der Spiegel, is demanding a confrontation with Russia.
By Denis Krassnin, 7 August 2014
The Viennese court’s harsh sentencing of Josef S. is meant to deter all protesters from pursuing their democratic rights.
By Stefan Steinberg, 6 August 2014
Attending the two days of commemorations in the Belgian city of Liège were representatives from 83 countries.
By Verena Nees, 6 August 2014
New scholarly publications provide evidence that opposition to the outbreak of the First World War was particularly strong within the working class.
By our reporters, 5 August 2014
Despite a campaign of official intimidation, hundreds of people demonstrated in Berlin on Saturday against the Israeli war crimes in Gaza.
By Ulrich Rippert and Peter Schwarz, 5 August 2014
The Berlin political scientist Herfried Münkler is conducting a fierce campaign against Fritz Fischer, who has been a major influence on the understanding of German responsibility for the First World War.
By Sven Heymanns, 4 August 2014
The growing involvement of universities in military research projects is a component of the return of German militarism.
By Ulrich Rippert, 1 August 2014
While millions of people are deeply shocked by the brutal bombardment by the Israeli army of Gaza, politicians and media commentators in Germany have attacked opponents of the war.
By Max Schneider and Marianne Arens, 31 July 2014
Thousands of workers will pay the price for General Electric’s recent acquisition of Alstom’s energy sector.
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.