Socialist Equality Party (Germany)

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.

Opening meeting of the SEP election campaign in Berlin

By our reporter, 10 August 2011

The German Socialist Equality Party held a meeting last Saturday in Berlin as it begins the most intensive phase of the current election campaign.

SEP holds meeting in Berlin

Greece and the euro crisis

By a correspondent, 20 July 2011

At a meeting in Berlin last Saturday the chairman of the German Socialist Equality Party described the threat of the default by Greece as an expression of the global crisis of capitalism.

Berlin: Broad support for SEP election campaign

By our correspondent, 21 June 2011

In just four weeks, the Socialist Equality Party has collected over 2,000 voter signatures to support its participation in the elections to the Berlin state legislature.

Socialist Equality Party receives approval to participate in Berlin Senate election

By our correspondents, 7 June 2011

At its meeting last Wednesday, the state electoral commission approved the participation of the Socialist Equality Party of Germany in the September 18 Berlin Senate election.

Socialist Alternative group defends union sell-out of German health worker strike

By Ulrich Rippert, 4 June 2011

The Socialist Alternative group has defended the union bureaucracy in Germany and attacked the WSWS.

Socialist Equality Party to stand in Berlin elections

2 June 2011

The Socialist Equality Party (Partei für Soziale Gleichheit—PSG), German section of the International Committee of the Fourth International, is standing candidates in the September 18 Berlin elections.

Support the election campaign of the Socialist Equality Party in Berlin! For a socialist answer to welfare cuts, racism and war!

2 June 2011

The campaign of the Socialist Equality Party (Partei für Soziale Gleichheit—PSG) in the September 18 Berlin elections is being waged to build a socialist alternative to today’s conformist politics and party landscape.

The war in Libya and the crisis of the European Union

Part 2

By Peter Schwarz, 31 May 2011

The following article is based on a report, given by Peter Schwarz, secretary of the International Committee of the Fourth International, at a seminar of the German section of the Socialist Equality Party during the Easter holidays in 2011. We are publishing it in three parts.

The war in Libya and the crisis of the European Union

Part 1

By Peter Schwarz, 30 May 2011

The following article is based on a report given by Peter Schwarz, secretary of the International Committee of the Fourth International, at a seminar of the German section of the Socialist Equality Party during the Easter holidays in 2011. We are publishing it in three parts.

Important new work on historical foundations of Socialist Equality Party (Germany) now available in English

6 May 2011

Mehring Books is pleased to announce that the English version of The Historical Foundations of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit is now available for purchase online.

ISSE meetings in Germany defend WikiLeaks

By our correspondents, 28 January 2011

The International Students for Social Equality and the WSWS last week held meetings in the German cities of Darmstadt and Leipzig to discuss the issues arising from the revelations made by WikiLeaks.

Berlin meeting marks 70th anniversary of Trotsky’s assassination

By our correspondents, 21 October 2010

Some 200 people attended a meeting Sunday in Berlin called by the Socialist Equality Party of Germany, the culmination of four days of events on Trotsky and the Russian Revolution.

Great interest in lecture by Professor Rabinowitch in Berlin

By our correspondent, 16 October 2010

The American historian Alexander Rabinowitch introduced his new book The Bolsheviks in Power: The First Year of Bolshevik Rule in Petrograd at a meeting Thursday evening at Humboldt University in Berlin.

The Historical Foundations of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit

Part 11

11 October 2010

We are publishing in serialised form the document adopted by the Founding Congress of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Socialist Equality Party) on May 23, 2010. Today we post the final part.

The real issues in the “Stuttgart 21” rail project dispute

By Socialist Equality Party (Germany), 9 October 2010

This statement is being distributed by the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Socialist Equality Party) at a demonstration being held today against the Stuttgart 21 rail project in Germany.

The Historical Foundations of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit

Part ten

9 October 2010

We are publishing in serialized form the document adopted by the Founding Congress of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Socialist Equality Party) on May 23, 2010. Today we post the tenth part.

The Historical Foundations of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit

Part nine

8 October 2010

We are publishing in serialized form the document adopted by the Founding Congress of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Socialist Equality Party) on May 23, 2010. Today we post the ninth part.

The Historical Foundations of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit

Part eight

7 October 2010

We are publishing in serialised form the document adopted by the Founding Congress of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Socialist Equality Party) on May 23, 2010. Today we post the eighth part.

The Historical Foundations of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit

Part seven

6 October 2010

We are publishing in serialized form the document adopted by the Founding Congress of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Socialist Equality Party) on May 23, 2010. Today we post the seventh part.

The Historical Foundations of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit

Part six

5 October 2010

We are publishing in serialised form the document adopted by the Founding Congress of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Socialist Equality Party) on May 23, 2010. Today we post the sixth part.

The Historical Foundations of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit

Part five

4 October 2010

We are publishing in serialized form the document adopted by the Founding Congress of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Socialist Equality Party) on May 23, 2010. Today we post the fifth part.

Twenty years since the reunification of Germany

2 October 2010

October 3 marks the 20th anniversary of the reunification of Germany. We are posting today a resolution of the Bund Sozialistischer Arbeiter, the forerunner of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit, written on October 21, 1990.

The Historical Foundations of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit

Part four

2 October 2010

We are publishing in serialized form the document adopted by the Founding Congress of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Socialist Equality Party) on May 23, 2010. Today we post the fourth part.

The Historical Foundations of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit

Part three

1 October 2010

We are publishing in serialized form the document adopted by the Founding Congress of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Socialist Equality Party) on May 23, 2010. Today we post the third part.

The Historical Foundations of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit

Part two

30 September 2010

We are publishing in serialized form the document adopted by the Founding Congress of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Socialist Equality Party) on May 23, 2010. Today we post the second part.

The Historical Foundations of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit

Part one

29 September 2010

We are publishing in serialized form the document adopted by the Founding Congress of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Socialist Equality Party) on May 23, 2010. Today we post the first part.

An important series of meetings in Berlin

American historian Alexander Rabinowitch to speak in Berlin

By Ulrich Rippert, 18 September 2010

Professor Alexander Rabinowitch, the renowned American historian, will hold a public lecture at the Humboldt University in Berlin in mid-October.

German Socialist Equality Party holds meeting on 20 years since fall of Berlin Wall

By our correspondent, 10 December 2009

On November 29, the German Socialist Equality Party (Partei für Soziale Gleichheit—PSG) held a well-attended meeting in Leipzig entitled “20 Years Since the Fall of the Wall: From Stalinism to Capitalism.”

Twenty years since the fall of the Berlin Wall

By Peter Schwarz, 10 December 2009

The following lecture was delivered by Peter Schwarz, secretary of the International Committee of the Fourth International, at a meeting of the Socialist Equality Party of Germany held November 29, 2009 in Leipzig.

Germany

Afghanistan war: SPD, Green Party and Left Party challenged by representatives of the Socialist Equality Party

By our reporter, 5 December 2009

At a meeting in Berlin the SPD, Greens and Left Party sought to provide political cover for the German government’s support for the Afghan war.

Public meeting in Leipzig, Germany

Twenty years since the fall of the wall—from Stalinism to capitalism

20 November 2009

The Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Socialist Equality Party of Germany) is holding a public meeting in Leipzig on November 29 to draw the lessons of the events surrounding the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.

Mehring Verlag publishing house presents its redesigned web site

By Wolfgang Zimmermann, 11 November 2009

The publisher Arbeiterspresse (workers’ press), which since 1978 has published many brochures and books dealing with current political topics and the history of the workers’ movement, has recently changed its name to Mehring Verlag.

Twenty years since the fall of the Berlin Wall

Statement of the Bund Sozialistischer Arbeiter, October 18, 1989—Part 2

Overthrow the Stalinist bureaucracy! Build workers’ councils in East Germany!

6 November 2009

This statement by the Central Committee of the Bund Sozialistischer Arbeiter, the predecessor of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Socialist Equality Party of Germany), was issued on October 18, 1989. Today we are posting the second of three parts of the statement.

European Trotskyists mark seventieth anniversary of World War II

By our reporter, 14 October 2009

On October 11 in London, the European sections of the International Committee of the Fourth International held a joint meeting on the lessons of WWII.

A new period of class struggle and inter-imperialist conflict

By Chris Marsden, 2 October 2009

The following remarks were given by Chris Marsden, national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party of Britain, at an election-eve rally held Saturday, September 26, in Berlin by the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (PSG—Socialist Equality Party) of Germany.

Germany: Successful rally in Berlin ends PSG election campaign

By our correspondent, 1 October 2009

The Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (PSG, Socialist Equality Party) ended its election campaign with a rally to discuss a socialist answer to war and crisis.

Germany: Incoming government prepares attacks on working class

By Peter Schwarz, 30 September 2009

The results of Sunday’s federal election herald a period of intense social struggles in Germany.

The PSG and the German Left Party: An exchange of letters

By Peter Schwarz, 28 September 2009

Peter Schwarz replies to a letter from a reader on the attitude of the Socialist Equality Party of Germany (Partei für Soziale Gleichheit—PSG) to the German Left Party and various middle-class organizations on its periphery.

Video: German SEP candidate calls for defence of jobs at Opel

26 September 2009

Dietmar Gaisenkersting, a candidate of the German Socialist Equality Party (Partei für Soziale Gleichheit—PSG) in the current German federal election, addresses the situation at GM-Opel.

The significance of the German elections

By Ulrich Rippert, 25 September 2009

None of the problems confronting working people can be resolved through the Bundestag (federal parliament) elections this Sunday. The working class needs a new party based on an international socialist programme. This is the significance of the participation of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (PSG—Socialist Equality Party), the German section of the Fourth International.

Germany: SEP holds election campaign meetings in four cities

By our correspondents, 24 September 2009

The Socialist Equality Party has held a series of meeting across Germany as part of its intensive campaign for the German federal election on September 27.

Open letter to Opel and Vauxhall auto workers from German SEP candidate

By Ulrich Rippert, 22 September 2009

The following statement will be distributed September 23 at a demonstration of Opel and Vauxhall workers in Antwerp.

Seventy years on

World War II: The essential lessons

Joint public meeting of the Socialist Equality Party, Britain and Germany

22 September 2009

World War II engulfed the entire European continent, pitting all of the continental powers in the bloodiest slaughter in world history.

German SEP statement opposing an SPD-Left Party government

11 September 2009

This video opposing an SPD-Left Party government was posted by the German Socialist Equality Party (Partei für Soziale Gleichheit—PSG)

Massacre in Kunduz bares real nature of Afghanistan war

Statement by the Socialist Equality Party

9 September 2009

The latest massacre of civilians in Afghanistan is not the result of “bad decisions”, an alleged “disregard of NATO rules” or an “unclear situation”. It is rather the inevitable result of the objective logic of the US-led military intervention in Afghanistan.

German SEP posts video statement against war in Afghanistan

9 September 2009

This video demanding the withdrawal of all troops from Afghanistan was posted by the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit—PSG.

Why the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Socialist Equality Party of Germany) opposes an SPD-Left Party government

By Ulrich Rippert and PSG candidate in German federal election, 4 September 2009

German media and political circles are singing the praises of the Left Party and its leader, Oskar Lafontaine, following an increased vote for the party in recent state elections.

SEP (Germany) appeals for international support for its election campaign

2 September 2009

The German section of the International Committee of the Fourth International, the Socialist Equality Party (Partei für Soziale Gleichheit—PSG), invites World Socialist Web Site readers all over the world to actively support our campaign in the September 27 national elections.

German Socialist Equality Party election video

2 September 2009

This video spot has been produced by the German Socialist Equality Party (Partei für Soziale Gleichheit—PSG) as part of its campaign for the German federal election which takes place on September 27.

Germany: SEP begins crucial phase of federal election campaign

By our correspondents, 31 August 2009

The German Socialist Equality Party (Partei für Soziale Gleichheit—PSG) began its so-called “hot phase” of the federal election campaign over the weekend.

German Socialist Equality Party certified for 2009 federal election

By our reporter, 22 July 2009

At its meeting on July 17, Germany's Federal Election Committee agreed to allow the Socialist Equality Party (Partei für Soziale Gleichheit—PSG) to stand in this September's national elections, but only after a lengthy dispute.

European elections

Germany: The significance of the Socialist Equality Party campaign

By Ulrich Rippert, 12 June 2009

The German Socialist Equality Party was the only party participating in the European elections to make clear the real extent of the capitalist crisis and to propose a socialist transformation of society.

European elections 2009

Berlin meeting concludes SEP election campaign

By our correspondent, 10 June 2009

A meeting by the Socialist Equality Party in Berlin was the culmination of a successful campaign in the 2009 European elections.

Vote for the SEP (Germany) in the European elections

By Socialist Equality Party (Partei für Soziale Gleichheit), 4 June 2009

A vote for the Socialist Equality Party is a first step in the active political struggle for a new society based on the values of solidarity and humanity as part of the unification of Europe on a socialist basis.

In the 2009 European elections

A socialist answer to the capitalist crisis: Statement of the Socialist Equality Party (Germany)

5 May 2009

The Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (PSG, Socialist Equality Party) is standing a nationwide slate of candidates for the June 7 European elections in order to build a new party for working people throughout Europe: Our goal is the establishment of a socialist society that places social needs above the profit interests of big business.

Berlin meeting launches SEP European election campaign

By Our correspondent, 30 April 2009

The Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Socialist Equality Party in Germany) opened its campaign for the forthcoming European election with a public meeting in Berlin last Sunday.

Socialist Equality Party (Germany) on the ballot for European Elections

By Marius Heuser, 18 April 2009

The Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (PSG, Socialist Equality Party) has been officially certified by the federal elections committee to participate in the European elections. The PSG will appear on the ballot on June 7 before an electorate in Germany of some 64.3 million voters.

Socialist Equality Party candidate for the European election speaks to German radio

By our reporters, 11 April 2009

PSG candidate Christoph Vandreier spoke to German radio on the party’s perspective for the European elections in June.

Germany: PSG collects 4,680 signatures to support European election campaign

By our correspondents, 3 April 2009

The German Socialist Equality Party (PSG) has submitted 4,680 valid support signatures to the German electoral returns officer, thus enabling the party to stand with its own list in the European elections due to take place in June.

Germany: Campaign to place the PSG on the ballot wins wide support

By our correspondents, 25 March 2009

Members and supporters of the German Socialist Equality Party have met with widespread support in their campaign to put the PSG on the ballot for the European election due in June.

Germany: PSG European election campaign wins support

Anger over the social effects of the crisis

By our correspondents, 10 March 2009

Partei für Soziale Gleichheit has won broad support during its campaign to place the party on the ballot for the European elections in June.

For the unification of Europe on a socialist basis

Support the European election campaign of the Socialist Equality Party!

By of Socialist Equality Party (Germany), 20 February 2009

The Socialist Equality Party in Germany (Partei für Soziale Gleichheit) is participating in the European election this summer, advancing a socialist perspective for the unification of Europe.

Hesse state election in Germany

Build a socialist alternative for the working class

By German Socialist Equality Party, 17 January 2009

The experiences of the last 12 months have shown that the only way to combat the consequences of the international capitalist crisis and the attacks of the state government of Roland Koch is to build a genuine socialist alternative for the working class.

Berlin: Anger and indignation over new public sector deal

Vote ‘no’ on the new contract!

By of Socialist Equality Party (Germany), 21 November 2008

The Partei für Soziale Gleichheit and the World Socialist Web Site call on all municipal employees in Berlin to vote down the contract agreed by the union, which amounts to another decline in real wages for workers.

Lessons from Hesse: The Left Party and the debacle of the SPD

By Peter Schwarz, 8 November 2008

The recent events in Hesse have once again confirmed that the perspective of the Left Party leads to a dead end.

ISSE meeting in Frankfurt, Germany

A fierce response by Georgian nationalists

By our reporter, 1 November 2008

The presentation at an ISSE meeting in Frankfurt, Germany provoked a hostile response on the part of a group of Georgian nationalists.

Withdraw all troops from Afghanistan and Iraq! A socialist answer to war and militarism

The perspective of the “peace movement”

By the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Germany), 20 September 2008

Demonstrations calling for the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan are taking place today in German, French and British cities. The Socialist Equality Party and the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit, the British and German sections of the International Committee of the Fourth International, support this demand. We call for the immediate and unconditional withdrawal of all troops from Afghanistan and Iraq.