By Christoph Vandreier, 20 July 2017
More than 6,000 right-wing extremists, wearing shirts reading “National Socialist” and “I love HTLR,” and spouting Nazi slogans, travelled from across Europe to take part in the event.
By Christoph Vandreier, 19 July 2017
In an interview with Der Spiegel, Neitzel insists that Germany’s Armed Forces must stand in the tradition of Hitler’s Wehrmacht because they must be an “instrument of battle.”
By Ulrich Rippert, 19 July 2017
Behind all the party’s talk of “securing the future”, “innovation”, “civil society” and “securing peace”, the SPD is preparing new spending cuts and the expansion of German militarism.
By Johannes Stern, 18 July 2017
The newly-proposed arms projects—including fighter jets, tanks and drones—should be taken as a warning by workers and young people throughout Europe.
By Sven Heymann, 17 July 2017
An interview in Spiegel Online and n-tv.de reinforces the conclusion that the police and security forces used the situation in Hamburg as training for uprisings and civil war.
By Johannes Stern, 17 July 2017
In the wake of the protests and violent state repression during the G20 summit in Hamburg, the Social Democrats, Left Party and Greens are showing their true colours as parties of bourgeois order.
By Dietmar Henning, 14 July 2017
In addition to a €500 million savings program, which involves the loss of around 4,000 jobs, the shedding of the steel sector will endanger thousands of other jobs and entire factories.
By Ulrich Rippert, 13 July 2017
Incidents of vandalism attributed to protesters on the sidelines of last weekend’s G-20 summit in Hamburg are being exploited to whip up a right-wing, law-and-order campaign throughout Germany.
By Gary Alvernia, 12 July 2017
Despite being hyped as a victory over protectionism, the FTA signals the growth of competing trade blocs and the rising danger of conflict and war.
By Andre Damon, 11 July 2017
High-ranking members of the German government have called for the drawing up of a list of “left-wing extremists” throughout Europe and a permanent ban on their entry into Germany.
By our reporters, 10 July 2017
Demonstrators described how police attacked peaceful protests at this weekend’s G20 summit in Hamburg with water cannons, batons and tear gas.
By Johannes Stern, 8 July 2017
The aggressiveness with which the ruling class has targeted protesters and the entire population of Hamburg must be taken as a warning.
By James Cogan, 7 July 2017
The police actions appear to have been a test of their riot tactics, ahead of possible attacks on larger demonstrations.
By Bill Van Auken, 7 July 2017
The G20 summit convenes today in Hamburg, Germany in an atmosphere of global crisis and multisided conflicts that point to the emergence of a new prewar period.
By Gustav Kemper and Verena Nees, 7 July 2017
Earlier this week, WSWS reporters spoke with workers in Hennigsdorf, near Berlin, about the decision of the rail and locomotive manufacturer Bombardier Transportation to close down production in the town.
By Alex Lantier, 6 July 2017
As Trump arrived in Poland, Xi’s state visit in Berlin highlighted growing US-EU tensions over Asia.
By Johannes Stern, 6 July 2017
In advance of the G20 summit in Hamburg, and three months prior to Germany’s federal election, a new frenzy of nationalism and militarism is gripping the ruling elite.
By Ulrich Rippert, 6 July 2017
On Monday, the leaders of the Christian Democratic Union/Christian Social Union government parties presented their election programme in Berlin.
By Dietmar Henning, 5 July 2017
Following the horrific fire in London, politicians and officials responsible for construction in Germany lyingly claimed that such a catastrophe could not happen here.
By Justus Leicht, 5 July 2017
The Network Enforcement Act is a major attack on freedom of expression that mandates giant Internet corporations to determine what is to be permitted.
Meeting Wednesday evening at the Technical University of Berlin
By our reporters, 5 July 2017
In a joint statement for the meeting, the participating organisations make clear that what is at stake is not a personal dispute, but fundamental political questions.
By Johannes Stern, 4 July 2017
Just days before the G20 summit in Hamburg, and in the midst of the Qatar crisis, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel traveled to the Arabian Peninsula.
By Sven Heymanns, 4 July 2017
The planned measures in Hamburg are not just to protect the political elite attending the G20, but are deliberate preparations for a civil war scenario.
By Johannes Stern, 3 July 2017
Nobody should be discriminated against because of his or her sexual orientation. But the Social Democrats, the Left Party and the Greens are exploiting the issue of gay marriage to mobilize support for German militarism among privileged sections of the middle class.
By Johannes Stern, 30 June 2017
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday that Europe and Canada are raising defence spending at the fastest pace in three years.
By Sven Heymann, 27 June 2017
The state will be given the power to deploy “trojans,” computer code that can bypass a user’s security and implement remote online searches of a person’s devices.
By Johannes Stern, 26 June 2017
At its party congress in Dortmund, the SPD presented itself as the party of social cuts, militarism and the intelligence services.
By Johannes Stern, 24 June 2017
German troops will now be even closer to the war zones in Syria and Iraq.
By our correspondents, 24 June 2017
Representatives of the SEP outlined their election manifesto against militarism and social inequality at a meeting in Berlin.
By Peter Schwarz, 23 June 2017
The SPD’s tax plan picks up from and continues the ruthless austerity policies introduced by current CDU finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble.
By Dietmar Henning, 21 June 2017
The Greens are currently hovering around 5 percent in opinion polls and could fail to reach the threshold necessary for entry into the Bundestag.
By Peter Schwarz, 21 June 2017
Two weeks after his legal defeat in Cologne, Professor Jörg Baberowski has professed his support for Armin Mohler, a pioneer of the new right.
By Johannes Stern, 20 June 2017
Speaking at the Field Marshal Rommel Barracks on Armed Forces Day, Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen announced that the Army would keep the name of the barracks.
By Peter Schwarz, 19 June 2017
The hymns of praise for Helmut Kohl, who served as German Chancellor from 1982 to 1998 and died Friday aged 87, have less to do with the real Kohl than with the current requirements of the ruling elite.
By Johannes Stern, 17 June 2017
Twenty five years after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the conflicts between the major imperialist powers, which resulted in two world wars, are openly erupting again.
By Sven Heymanns, 16 June 2017
The implementation of the new measures will significantly expand the powers of the intelligence agencies and represent de facto moves towards the establishment of a police state.
By Peter Schwarz, 15 June 2017
Despite right-wing historian Jörg Baberowski’s defeat in court, the Presidium of Humboldt University continues to defend him. Bremen-based law Professor Andreas Fischer-Lescano has therefore accused the university Presidium of being “an accomplice of right-wing scholarship.”
By Johannes Stern, 14 June 2017
The congress held by the Left Party last weekend in Hanover confirmed that this party, despite its name, has nothing in common with genuinely left or socialist politics, but instead defends capitalism.
By Johannes Stern, 13 June 2017
The Left Party wants to prevent workers and youth from breaking with the establishment parties and developing an independent movement against capitalism.
By Peter Schwarz, 10 June 2017
Former Green Party Foreign Minister Fischer lauded the speech by Chancellor Angela Merkel delivered in a Munich beer tent.
By Sven Heymanns, 9 June 2017
Police brutally attacked protesters May 31 as they sought to prevent the deportation of a student from Afghanistan studying at a training school in the city of Nuremberg.
By the IYSSE at Humboldt University, 9 June 2017
The university leadership can no longer sustain the assertion that it is protecting the freedom of academic inquiry and defending a scholar “whose integrity is beyond doubt.”
By Johannes Stern, 8 June 2017
The German government has responded to deepening tensions with Turkey, nominally its NATO ally, by withdrawing its military assets from the country’s Incirlik airbase.
By Dietmar Henning, 7 June 2017
Around 500 workers conducted a three-day strike at an Amazon facility in Rheinberg in the Lower Rhine region of Germany last week.
Socialist Equality Party stands candidates in German election: Against militarism and war! For socialism!
By Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (Socialist Equality Party of Germany), 5 June 2017
At the centre of the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (SGP) election campaign is a socialist programme directed against war and capitalism and expressing the interests of the working class and youth all over the world.
By Sonja Bach and Christoph Vandreier, 3 June 2017
The attempt of the professor from Berlin’s Humboldt University to use the courts to ban criticism of his radical right-wing views has completely failed.
By Johannes Stern, 2 June 2017
The cooperation between Berlin and Beijing on economic and foreign policy issues is bound up with fraying Transatlantic relations, a cornerstone of German foreign policy for 70 years.
By Alex Lantier, 2 June 2017
The rapid shifts in international politics since President Trump’s visit to Europe point to the disintegration of institutions that have shaped global politics for decades.
By Johannes Stern, 1 June 2017
In the midst of a historic crisis in transatlantic relations, Berlin is working systematically to expand political and economic ties with Asia.
As US-German rift widens
By Johannes Stern, 31 May 2017
Leading Left Party representatives have praised the speech given by German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Bavaria Sunday, which called Germany’s alliance with the US into question.
By Peter Schwarz, 31 May 2017
In an interview in the Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Humboldt University Professor Jörg Baberowski complains of the “cultural hegemony of the left” and calls for the “removal of taboos” on far-right positions.
By our reporters, 31 May 2017
The International Amazon Workers Voice (IAVW), launched by the WSWS to unite Amazon workers worldwide in a fight against the company, has met with great interest among Amazon workers in Germany.
By Peter Schwarz, 30 May 2017
The political and media establishment in Germany is exploiting outrage at US President Trump’s arrogant behaviour to mobilise support behind an independent great power policy.
Conversations with Joseph Goebbels’s secretary
By Bernd Reinhardt and Verena Nees, 27 May 2017
The Austrian-made documentary centres on Brunhilde Pomsel (1911-2017), who worked as a secretary in the office of Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels from 1942 to 1945.
By Ulrich Rippert, 25 May 2017
The SPD’s draft program for the federal election consists of expanded funding for war and domestic repression, combined with empty phrases about social justice.
By Martin Kreickenbaum and Dietmar Henning, 25 May 2017
The tribunal has been organized to counter the cover-up surrounding the ten murders and three bombings carried out by the neo-Nazi National Socialist Underground.
By Peter Schwarz, 23 May 2017
The European media has accused Trump of further inflaming the conflict between Sunnis and Shiites with his moves to forge a closer alliance with Saudi Arabia targeted against Iran.
By Christoph Vandreier, 23 May 2017
The latest reports confirm that the suspected terrorist cell is part of more widespread right-wing extremist networks in the German army.
By Ulrich Rippert, 20 May 2017
After its electoral debacle last weekend in North Rhine-Westphalia the SPD is placing police measures at the heart of its Bundestag election campaign.
“A declaration of hostility towards the principles of humanity”
By Christoph Vandreier, 19 May 2017
On Sunday, the Tagesspiegel published a reader’s comment by Professor Kessler, who wrote that Humboldt University professor Baberowski showed an “elemental lack of feeling” for the victims of the Nazis.
By the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 18 May 2017
The building of the SGP is the most urgent task arising out of the bankruptcy of the Social Democrats and trade unions.
By Dietmar Henning, 17 May 2017
It has just been revealed that the salary of Bernd Osterloh, chairman of the joint works council of the Volkswagen Group, totals around €750,000 per year.
By Peter Schwarz, 16 May 2017
In the journal Forschung & Lehre (Research & Teaching), Humboldt University Professor Jörg Baberowski claims that Hitler was an “armchair perpetrator who did not want to know about the bloody consequences of his deeds.”
By Peter Schwarz, 15 May 2017
Enthusiasm for Emmanuel Macron has not lasted long in Germany. His calls for more financial leeway from the European Union are meeting fierce opposition in German government and business circles.
By Johannes Stern, 15 May 2017
According to Der Spiegel, investigations are on-going into seven people allegedly involved in preparing terrorist attacks against high-profile German politicians.
By Johannes Stern, 13 May 2017
German politicians and the media have responded to the exposure of a neo-Nazi terrorist cell in the army by calling for the reintroduction of military conscription.
By Christoph Vandreier, 12 May 2017
It is becoming increasingly clear that the German army is a hotbed for right-wing extremists and neo-Nazis.
By Carola Kleinert, 12 May 2017
The Social Democratic Party-Left Party-Green Senate that governs Berlin has deported more people this year than its SPD-Christian Democratic Union predecessor a year ago.
By Christoph Vandreier, 10 May 2017
The right-wing extremist arrested last month for plotting to kill left-wing politicians acted as part of a terror cell with links to a widespread neo-Nazi network within the German army.
By Ulrich Rippert, 10 May 2017
The rejection of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) was unable to find any progressive expression, and the result will serve to strengthen the conservatives and far-right parties.
By Peter Schwarz, 9 May 2017
After the arrest of an officer accused of preparing terrorist attacks under the false identity of a refugee, suspicions are growing that he is part of a larger neo-Nazi network.
By Ulrich Rippert, 8 May 2017
Rather than hold the army leadership to account for having covered up a right-wing terrorist conspiracy, Germany’s defence minister has been forced to kowtow to the general staff after mildly criticising its actions.
By Verena Nees, 8 May 2017
The German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière recently published a statement in the Bild am Sonntag newspaper on the issue of a “defining German culture,” which unashamedly promoted bigotry and German exceptionalism.
By Christoph Vandreier, 6 May 2017
Evidence is mounting that a German army officer arrested for plotting a terror attack was part of a sizable neo-Nazi network whose existence has been covered up by authorities.
May Day 2017
By Sven Wurm, 4 May 2017
In order to wage new imperialist wars and commit fresh crimes, history must be rewritten, and the criminal role of German imperialism minimised and denied.
German state election in North-Rhine Westphalia: The devastating balance sheet of the SPD-Green government
By Dietmar Henning, 4 May 2017
The incumbent SPD-Green Party state government represents a self-indulgent and arrogant upper layer, unconcerned with the growing poverty and distress of the population.
Dangerous developments in Germany
By Peter Schwarz, 4 May 2017
The arrest of a German army officer suspected of plotting the assassination of leftist politicians and high-ranking state officials has exposed the operations of neo-Nazi forces at the highest levels of the German military.
May Day 2017
By Peter Schwarz, 4 May 2017
Europe is bristling with social tensions, as the danger of war between Europe and the United States, and within Europe itself, is growing.
By Peter Schwarz, 2 May 2017
The arrest of a 28-year-old German army officer suspected of planning a far-right terrorist attack shows that the Bundeswehr provides fertile ground for extreme right-wing elements.
By Johannes Stern, 29 April 2017
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the UK “will not have the same rights and cannot expect to be treated better than a member of the European Union.”
By our correspondents, 29 April 2017
On Thursday, the Humboldt University Student Parliament passed a resolution by an overwhelming majority demanding that the university administration withdraw its public support for right-wing Professor Jörg Baberowski.
By Peter Schwarz, 28 April 2017
The German foreign minister’s visit to Israel ended Tuesday with a diplomatic scandal after he met with organisations critical of the country’s settlement and occupation policy.
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.