The left-wing daily newspaper junge Welt has filed a lawsuit against the Federal Republic of Germany because it has been under surveillance by the intelligence agencies for years and is listed in the "left-wing extremism" chapter of the secret service annual report.
No new anti-socialist laws! Defend the SGP against the German secret service!
On November 18, the Berlin Administrative Court will begin hearing the case of the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (Socialist Equality Party, SGP) against the Federal Republic of Germany. The SGP is defending itself against being subject to surveillance by the secret service, the Verfasssungsschutz, and being named as “left-wing extremist” in its annual report.
The SGP’s complaint against its surveillance by the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, Germany’s secret service, is of great political importance, because the government wants to criminalize socialist ideas. Hundreds of WSWS readers and workers have quickly recognized this fact.
There are close links between Germany’s secret services, its government and the right-wing extremist milieu not only in Saxony, but throughout the country.