Socialist Equality Party (Germany)

Scholarship instead of war propaganda! IYSSE statement on the dispute at Humboldt University

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Germany), 18 October 2014

The IYSSE is seeking to prevent Berlin’s Humboldt University from once again becoming a centre of militarism and dictatorship.

German IYSSE defends freedom of speech at Humboldt University

By our correspondent, 15 October 2014

This exchange of letters documents the attempt by the Humboldt University administration in Berlin to censor the International Youth and Students for Social Equality’s meeting on the topic “Why Do the German Elites Again Want War?”.

Why does the German ruling elite want war? A well-attended meeting in Frankfurt

By our reporters, 15 October 2014

The meeting was called by the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Socialist Equality Party) and the International Youth and Students for Social Equality as part of a campaign against the revival of German militarism.

Why is the German elite once again agitating for war?

The historical and political reasons behind Germany’s renewed bid for world power

4 October 2014

The Socialist Equality Party (Germany) is planning meetings in Frankfurt, Bochum and Berlin on the threat of war.

“Abu-Ghraib-like” torture of refugees exposed in Germany

By Christoph Dreier, 1 October 2014

Reports from various German refugee facilities have revealed that residents are subjected to systematic torture and humiliation at the hands of security staff.

Germany: IG Metall leaders plead for “constructive dialogue” to secure company profits

By our reporters, 24 September 2014

Union leaders in Berlin openly appealed for a more active role in restructuring company policy in order to improve dividends.

An attempt to rehabilitate Hitler

By Peter Schwarz, 24 September 2014

The 91-year-old German historian Ernst Nolte has made a plea in the European magazine for the rehabilitation of Hitler.

Participants speak at PSG’s eve of poll election meeting

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.

European election results for the Socialist Equality Party (UK) and Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Germany)

By our correspondent, 29 May 2014

The PSG of Germany received 9,852 votes nationwide, while the SEP (UK) obtained 5,067 votes in Britain’s northwest region.

PSG holds successful final election meeting

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.

European elections: PSG campaigns in Leipzig

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.

Osram workers in Berlin support PSG election campaign

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.

PSG election campaign gains significant support in Berlin

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.

European election: Hessian Rundfunk interviews PSG candidate

By our correspondents, 9 May 2014

The PSG is campaigning against the revival of German militarism with street meetings, information stands and election posters.

Uli Rippert: The struggle against militarism and war

By Uli Rippert, 8 May 2014

We are publishing here the text of the speech given by Uli Rippert, national secretary of the PSG in Germany, to the International Online May Day Rally hosted by the International Committee of the Fourth International and the WSWS on Sunday, May 4.
Link to audio

ICFI meeting in Paris on May 11 for the European elections

No to war against Russia! No to austerity! Support the ICFI in the European elections!

8 May 2014

Peter Schwarz: The European Union and the United Socialist States of Europe

By Peter Schwarz, 7 May 2014

We are publishing here the text of the speech given by Peter Schwarz, secretary of the International Committee of the Fourth International, to the International Online May Day Rally.
Link to audio

PSG campaign: “It is not true that the Western powers stand for democracy and human rights”

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.

PSG campaigns in Cologne: “It is unacceptable that fascists are in power in Kiev”

By our correspondents, 30 April 2014

Over the past two weeks, members and supporters of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit spoke with workers, the unemployed and students in Cologne.

Partei für Soziale Gleichheit launches European election campaign in Berlin

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.

German PSG releases European election broadcast

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.

European elections: PSG campaign against war evokes great interest in Stuttgart

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.

No to war! Vote PSG!

European election statement of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Socialist Equality Party of Germany)

18 April 2014

The PSG is the only party that opposes the revival of German militarism. All other parties are conspiring against the population, which is broadly opposed to militaristic great-power politics.

The crisis in Ukraine and the sea change in German foreign policy

By Peter Schwarz, 3 April 2014

German foreign policy has shifted toward confrontation with Russia. Berlin is pursuing a course of aggressive imperialist expansion along the same lines as in 1914 and 1941.

Socialist Equality Party (Germany) officially on ballot for European election

By our reporter, 17 March 2014

The Federal Electoral Committee has approved the participation of the Socialist Equality Party in the European election set for May 25.

Mehring Books and SEP (Germany) hold two meetings at Leipzig Book Fair

13 March 2014

On March 15, Mehring Books will showcase Leon Trotsky’s work, Europe at War. Mehring Books and the German SEP are also sponsoring a second meeting on the relevance of Trotsky’s work to the danger of war and the crisis in Ukraine.

Over 4,000 signatures support German Socialist Equality Party for European elections

By our correspondents, 8 March 2014

The Socialist Equality Party (PSG) handed in over 4,000 signatures to the federal election office supporting its candidature in the European election. The PSG is the only party opposing the European Union from the standpoint of the working class.

Appearance of Robert Service in Berlin ends in fiasco

By Peter Schwarz, 14 February 2014

Service’s public lecture was canceled and moved to a secret location from which all critics were barred.

Nine questions for Robert Service

By the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Socialist Equality Party of Germany), 11 February 2014

On February 12, British author Robert Service will speak at Berlin’s Humboldt University about his internationally discredited biography of Leon Trotsky. The Partei für Soziale Gleichheit has formulated nine questions for Service.

February 8 meeting in Berlin

Baberowski’s invitation to Service: The philosophical and political foundations of historical falsification

4 February 2014

Wolfgang Weber of the Socialist Equality Party of Germany will elaborate the critique of Robert Service’s Trotsky biography and discuss the philosophical and political foundations of the post-Soviet school of historical falsification.

European election: SEP (Germany) collects signatures in Leipzig and Halle

By our correspondents, 27 January 2014

Those who spoke to the SEP said there was no one in the establishment parties who represented them.

Socialist Equality Party of Germany publishes open letter to Professor Jörg Baberowski

24 January 2014

We publish here a letter sent by the Socialist Equality Party of Germany to Professor Jörg Baberowski, head of the Department of Eastern European History at the Humboldt University in Berlin.

The Socialist Equality Party candidates for the European election

By our correspondent, 16 January 2014

The Socialist Equality Party-Germany (Partei für Soziale Gleichheit, PSG) is standing candidates in the European election due to take place on May 25, 2014.

German Socialist Equality Party members collect signatures for European elections

By our correspondent, 15 January 2014

In Berlin and Leipzig, campaign teams spoke to workers and youth at job centers, shopping centers and universities, discussing a socialist and internationalist program in the European elections.

Against the European Union, for the United Socialist States of Europe!

Statement by the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit and Socialist Equality Party (UK) on the 2014 European Elections

10 January 2014

The Partei für Soziale Gleichheit and Socialist Equality Party (UK) seek to mobilise a mass political and social movement of the European working class against big business, its parties and its governments.

Berlin rally commemorates 75th anniversary of the Fourth International

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.

Workers, youth speak on Berlin meeting to mark 75th anniversary 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.

Public meeting in Paris marks the 15th Anniversary of the WSWS

By our reporter, 7 October 2013

Supporters of the WSWS and the International Committee of the Fourth International held a well-attended public meeting on September 29 in Paris.

Germany: Left Party leader attacks PSG election campaign

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.

The significance of the PSG’s election campaign

By Christoph Dreier, 27 September 2013

The Socialist Equality Party participated in the German election to prepare the working class for great social conflicts.

European workers’ conference against war, dictatorship and social cuts in Berlin

By our correspondents, 25 September 2013

The PSG concluded its election campaign with a European workers’ conference on September 21.

Merkel wins German election

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.

Germany: Socialist Equality Party holds antiwar rally in Berlin

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.

The significance of the German election

By Peter Schwarz, 21 September 2013

The incoming German government will intensify austerity across Europe and declare war on the working class in Germany.

SEP campaign video: Voices against war with Syria

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.

Germany: Christian Social Union wins absolute majority in Bavarian state elections

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.

SEP (Germany) campaign reaches GM-Opel workers

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.

Socialist Equality Party holds anti-war rally in Berlin

By our correspondents, 17 September 2013

The German government has been involved in the preparations for war against Syria from the beginning.

German television broadcasts hostile and distorted reports on the SEP election campaign

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.

SEP candidate intervenes in a discussion on German security policy

By our correspondents, 11 September 2013

Cross party alliance defends German intelligence agencies at a meeting in Berlin.

SEP in Germany produces TV election spot

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.

Opposition Greens and Left Party evade issues in German TV debate

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.

German election: Socialist Equality Party campaigns in Bochum

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.

Germany: PSG election campaign in Frankfurt

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.

Germany: Left Party seeks to cover its tracks in the Syria war drive

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.

A call for German workers to support GM Holden workers in Australia

By Achim Heppding and SEP (Germany) candidate for the Hesse state legislature, 29 August 2013

The attacks on GM workers in Australia are part of an international strategy to slash labour costs and reverse all of the gains won by previous generations of workers.

Online SEP (Germany) election meeting: Hands off Syria! Stop the warmongers!

29 August 2013

On Sunday, September 1, at 3 PM (German time), the Socialist Equality Party (Partei für Soziale Gleichheit—PSG) will hold an online meeting to oppose the war against Syria.

PSG meeting in Berlin: Revolution and counterrevolution in Egypt

By our correspondents, 27 August 2013

The meeting focused on the dramatic events in Egypt since the military coup and the lessons that must be drawn by the Egyptian and international working class.

German Socialist Equality Party (PSG) to stream election meeting online

24 August 2013

A Berlin public meeting on the lessons arising from the July 3 coup in Egypt will be transmitted live on the Internet Sunday and can be viewed online with an English translation.

German election: PSG organises international meetings

By Christoph Dreier, 21 August 2013

In the remaining weeks of the German election campaign, the Socialist Equality Party (PSG) plans to hold four international online meetings and a “European workers’ rally against war, dictatorship and social cuts”.

PSG election campaign takes to the streets of Berlin

By our correspondents, 19 August 2013

In the campaign for the September 22 federal election, members and supporters of the Socialist Equality Party (Partei für Soziale Gleichheit—PSG) canvassed on the streets of Berlin last week.

The German election: The calm before the storm

By Peter Schwarz, 17 August 2013

The mainstream political parties have conspired to exclude every serious issue from the German election campaign.

Germany: PSG holds meetings in defence of Edward Snowden

By our reporters, 31 July 2013

The Socialist Equality Party (Partei für Soziale Gleichheit—PSG) held well-attended meetings in defence of Edward Snowden in Berlin, Bochum and Frankfurt.

Germany: Participation of Socialist Equality Party (PSG) confirmed in the parliamentary election

By our reporters, 6 July 2013

At its meeting yesterday, the Federal Election Commission agreed to the participation of the Socialist Equality Party (PSG) in the German parliamentary election in September.

Strong support for PSG election campaign in German state of Hesse

By Marianne Arens, 5 July 2013

Some 1,400 millionaires inhabit the German state of Hesse, while another 400,000 impoverished Hessians are dependent on paltry Hartz IV social benefits.

Germany: Socialist Equality Party wins support in Cologne and the Ruhr area

By our correspondents, 25 June 2013

PSG supporters and candidates campaigning in the Ruhr area and the city of Cologne won an important response from the unemployed, young people and immigrant workers.

A political answer to youth unemployment in Europe

By Christoph Vandreier—parliamentary candidate of the Socialist Equality Party in Germany (PSG), 21 June 2013

The real state of any society finds its clearest expression in the perspective it offers youth. The relentless rise of youth unemployment in Europe further demonstrates the bankruptcy of the capitalist system.

The German Socialist Equality Party (PSG) election campaign goes online

17 June 2013

The Socialist Equality Party in Germany has now placed its general election campaign web site online.

German Socialist Equality Party (PSG) presents its candidates for the 2013 elections

14 June 2013

The Socialist Equality Party (PSG) is putting up candidates for the parliamentary elections and for the state election in Hesse, scheduled for September 22, 2013.

German Socialist Equality Party campaign wins support among Opel workers in Rüsselsheim

By Marianne Arens, 25 May 2013

In the course of campaigning for ballot status for the September general election, reporters interviewed workers in Rüsselsheim for the World Socialist Web Site.

David North speaks in Berlin on the 15th anniversary of the World Socialist Web Site

By our correspondents, 16 May 2013

North emphasized the struggle by the ICFI and the WSWS to defend historical materialism.

SEP (Germany) election statement

A socialist program against social cuts and unemployment in Europe

15 May 2013

The Socialist Equality Party (Partei für Soziale Gleichheit—PSG) is running candidates in the September 22 general election in Germany.

Statement by the Socialist Equality Party of Germany (PSG) and the editorial board of the World Socialist Web Site

Opel workers: Vote no on the contract!

15 March 2013

The agreement reached between GM-Opel management, IG Metall and the joint works council is aimed at pitting workers at different plants against each other and carrying out the closure of the Bochum factory.

Why the SEP (Germany) rejects a state ban of the neo-fascist NPD

By the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (PSG), 10 January 2013

Last month, the German upper house of parliament agreed to take a case to the Supreme Court aiming to ban the far-right National Democratic Party (NPD).

Germany: PSG holds meetings in defence of Greek workers

By Marianne Arens, 22 December 2012

The Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Socialist Equality Party) recently held a series of meetings in Germany under the slogan “Defend Greek workers.”

For a European-wide struggle to defend auto jobs

By Statement Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Germany) Socialist Equality Party (Britain), 19 November 2012

The devastation of the auto industry is inseparably linked to the austerity measures dictated by the EU in Greece, Spain, Portugal and other countries.

Resolution of the National Congress of the Socialist Equality Party (Germany)

In Defence of Leon Trotsky

17 August 2012

We are posting here the fourth resolution adopted by the National Congress of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Socialist Equality Party of Germany), held June 22-24, 2012. The main resolution was posted August 14, the second was posted August 15, and the third was posted August 16.

Resolution of the National Congress of the Socialist Equality Party (Germany)

The defence of Günter Grass and the struggle against German militarism

16 August 2012

We are posting here the third resolution adopted by the National Congress of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Socialist Equality Party of Germany), held June 22-24, 2012. The main resolution was posted August 14 and the second was posted August 15.

Resolution of the National Congress of the Socialist Equality Party (Germany)

The return of class struggle and the tasks of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Socialist Equality Party)

15 August 2012

We are posting here the second resolution adopted by the National Congress of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Socialist Equality Party of Germany), held June 22-24, 2012. The main resolution was posted August 14.

Resolution of the National Congress of the Socialist Equality Party (Germany)

The crisis of the European Union and the perspective of the United Socialist States of Europe

14 August 2012

Below is the main resolution adopted by the National Congress of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Socialist Equality Party of Germany), held June 22-24, 2012.

Opel/Vauxhall workers need an international strategy

Statement by the Socialist Equality Parties of the UK and Germany

By Socialist Equality parties of the UK and Germany, 31 May 2012

The European head of General Motors, Karl-Friedrich Stracke, will put forward a restructuring plan involving annual savings of $1 billion (800 million euros) at GM’s supervisory board on June 28.

Vote “No” in Ireland’s referendum on EU fiscal treaty

By Socialist Equality Parties (UK and Germany), 30 May 2012

The Socialist Equality parties of Britain and Germany call for a “No” vote in the Irish Republic’s May 31 referendum on the European Union’s fiscal treaty.

Letters in defense of the German Socialist Equality Party

27 April 2012

The following is a selection of readers’ letters on “Hands off the Socialist Equality Party in Germany!”

University authorities and police seek to prevent Berlin meeting in defense of Günter Grass

By our correspondent, 25 April 2012

The Technical University of Berlin and the police tried Monday to prevent a meeting called by the International Students for Social Equality in defense of Günter Grass. The meeting was held at a nearby cafe.

Pro-Israeli provocateurs unsuccessfully try to disrupt SEP (Germany) meeting in defence of Günter Grass

By our correspondents, 23 April 2012

On Friday a group of right-wing, pro-Israeli provocateurs unsuccessfully tried to prevent a meeting of the International Students for Social Equality and the Socialist Equality Party in defence of the writer Günter Grass.

Public meeting in Leipzig: Leon Trotsky and the defense of historical truth

On the controversy concerning the biography of Trotsky by Robert Service

13 March 2012

David North, author of In Defense of Leon Trotsky, will speak at this year’s Leipzig Book Fair on March 16.

German Socialist Equality Party defends Greek workers

By our correspondents, 8 March 2012

The German Socialist Equality Party (PSG) and the ISSE held a meeting in Germany calling forsolidarity with the Greek working class

European workers rally: The French “left” and the building of a new revolutionary party

By Kumaran Ira, 24 September 2011

On September 17, the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Socialist Equality Party—PSG) held a European workers rally against racism, war and social cutbacks at the conclusion of the party’s election campaign in Berlin.

US SEP’s greetings to European workers rally

By Joseph Kishore, 24 September 2011

Joseph Kishore, national secretary of the SEP in the US, sent greetings to the September 17 European workers rally in Berlin.

The significance of the Berlin elections

By Ulrich Rippert, 21 September 2011

The elections to the Berlin House of Representatives on Sunday contain important political lessons for the working class worldwide.

Peter Schwarz addresses Berlin election campaign rally

By Peter Schwarz, 21 September 2011

Peter Schwarz, secretary of the International Committee of the Fourth International, addressed the European workers rally against racism, war and social cutbacks held by the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Socialist Equality Party—PSG) at the conclusion of the PSG election campaign in Berlin.

Berlin election: SEP holds rally to demand affordable housing

By our correspondents, 7 September 2011

The Socialist Equality Party held its third rally in connection with its campaign for the Berlin state election on Saturday.

The fight against rent increases, welfare cuts and poverty requires the building of a new political party

By Socialist Equality Party Germany (PSG), 7 September 2011

Bourgeois left-wing activists from the Left Party, the Social Democrats, the trade unions and citizen initiatives have organised a phoney demonstration to shield the Berlin Senate from any genuine criticism and deprive Berliners of a socialist perspective.

SEP candidate Christoph Vandreier speaks on German television

By our correspondents, 6 September 2011

One of the SEP candidates for the forthcoming Berlin state election spoke last week in an election broadcast organized by the German RBB television channel.

Berlin election: SEP rally calls for nationalization of the banks

By our reporters, 31 August 2011

On Saturday, the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Socialist Equality Party, PSG) held its third rally in its Berlin city election campaign under the demand: “Neither national solutions nor Euro-bonds. Expropriate the banks!”

Germany: SEP rally calls for defence of British youth

By our correspondents, 24 August 2011

As part of its election campaign in Berlin, the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Socialist Equality Party) recently held a rally in solidarity with the British youth.

Berlin state election: Greens want more cuts

By Michael Regens, 20 August 2011

With their focus on lifestyle and ecology issues the Greens, with roots in the ‘68 protest movement, have become the leading bourgeois party in the current Berlin election.

Berlin election: Socialist Alternative group supports the Left Party

By Johannes Stern, 18 August 2011

The petty-bourgeois Socialist Alternative grouping has revealed its true class character by backing the Left Party’s election campaign and the social devastation it has wrought in Berlin.

SEP launches web site for Berlin campaign

15 August 2011

With the launch of its new web site, the Socialist Equality Party has commenced its campaign on the Internet for the Berlin election in September.

The legacy of 10 years of SPD-Left Party rule in Berlin

By Sven Heymann, 15 August 2011

Faithfully pursuing the interests of the banks, corporations and major investors, the policies of the Berlin Senate have blighted the city with unemployment and a lack of affordable housing.