By Gustav Kemper, 12 December 2017
The American conglomerate General Electric announced the layoff of 12,000 workers last week, including 4,500 in Europe.
By our correspondents, 9 December 2017
Refugees from Afghanistan were herded onto a plane and flown from the German airport in Frankfurt-Main to Kabul, despite the efforts of several hundred demonstrators.
By Peter Schwarz, 8 December 2017
This week's SPD congress had the task of aligning its members and delegates with the aggressive foreign policy outlined by Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel this week.
By Johannes Stern, 7 December 2017
Amid attempts in Berlin to maneuver a right-wing government into office, German police are reviving the myth of "extreme left" violence at Hamburg’s G20 summit.
By Johannes Stern, 6 December 2017
Last week’s party congress of the Alternative for Germany, the anti-immigrant party of the extreme right, marked a new stage in the legitimization of fascistic politics in Germany.
By Peter Schwarz, 6 December 2017
Gabriel’s new course marks a break with German foreign policy of the last seventy years and a return to pre-1945 politics.
German Historical Museum exhibition presents the October Revolution as an event of world-historical significance
By Verena Nees, 6 December 2017
“1917. Revolution. Russia and Europe” in Berlin is certainly worth a visit. The exhibition runs until April 15, 2018.
By Dietmar Henning, 5 December 2017
Many students and youth who demonstrated on Saturday in Hanover are aware of the responsibility the mainstream parties bear for the rise of the AfD.
By Johannes Stern, 4 December 2017
Leading military officials are working on a comprehensive armaments program reminiscent of the rearming of Hitler’s Wehrmacht in the 1930s.
By Peter Schwarz, 2 December 2017
A new installment of the grand coalition would pursue a much more aggressive right-wing agenda than the previous governments.
By Marianne Arens, 1 December 2017
The knife attack on the mayor of the German town of Altena, north of Cologne, is the product of the anti-refugee climate created by the political parties and media.
By Dietmar Henning, 1 December 2017
The far-right German army officer Franco A. has been freed from custody. The Federal Court of Justice (BGH) withdrew his arrest warrant on Wednesday.
By Johannes Stern, 30 November 2017
In the face of mounting social protest, the Left Party wants at all costs to prevent the emergence of an independent movement of the working class.
By Peter Schwarz, 28 November 2017
Following the failure of Jamaica coalition talks, the Greens are emphasizing their readiness to uphold the interests of the state, even as an opposition party.
By Johannes Stern, 27 November 2017
The SPD fears that new elections and political uncertainty could destabilise conditions in Europe and undermine the global interests of German imperialism.
By Gustav Kemper, 27 November 2017
More than a thousand employees of the insolvent airline gathered Wednesday in front of Berlin Central Station for a demonstration against imminent mass redundancies.
By Peter Schwarz, 25 November 2017
A third installment of the grand coalition will will adopt an even more authoritarian and ruthless course from its predecessors.
By Peter Schwarz, 24 November 2017
Despite Schulz’s rhetorical denunciations of planned job cuts at Siemens, the SPD has for years been at the forefront of attacks against workers’ jobs, wages, and living standards.
By Justus Leicht and Dietmar Henning, 24 November 2017
Lawyers for the relatives and victims of the terrorist attacks carried out by the neo-Nazi National Socialist Underground (NSU) are presenting their final arguments in the case against the NSU.
By Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 23 November 2017
Under present conditions, this is the only way in which the working class can intervene into political events, bring their interests to bear and combat the far right’s political offensive.
By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 23 November 2017
As the Alternative for Germany has become the largest party in Saxony, the student council at Leipzig has barred the IYSSE, which combats right-wing forces, militarism and capitalism, from the university campus.
By Johannes Stern, 22 November 2017
Behind the backs of the population the German ruling class is elaborating various scenarios with the same aim: the formation of an extreme right-wing government.
By Christoph Vandreier, 22 November 2017
The denial of working group status for the IYSSE in Leipzig sets a precedent to deprive socialist student organizations of standing as university groups across the country, an attack on basic democratic rights.
By Peter Schwarz, 21 November 2017
The failure of the coalition talks has triggered a deep crisis in Berlin and marks a turning point in German and European politics.
By Peter Schwarz, 20 November 2017
After four weeks of talks, the CDU, CSU, FDP and Greens failed to reach agreement on a Jamaica coalition by Thursday evening.
By Marianne Arens, 17 November 2017
The Federal Working Group for Homelessness reported this week that the homeless now number almost 1 million in Germany.
1917: The Real October—An animated documentary by Katrin Rothe
By Sybille Fuchs, 17 November 2017
The two-time Grimme Award-winner Kathrin Rothe portrays the events of February to October 1917 in Russia from the viewpoint of a number of artists.
By Alex Lantier, 16 November 2017
The EU is preparing censorship aimed not at false information, but at news reports or political views that encourage popular opposition to the European ruling class.
By Peter Schwarz, 16 November 2017
The fact that the head of the BND went public a few days before the conclusion of exploratory talks on a “Jamaica” coalition can only be considered as direct interference in the formation of a government.
By Peter Schwarz, 14 November 2017
The European Union has agreed on a framework to develop the capacity for waging war independently of and, if necessary, against the United States.
By Peter Schwarz, 11 November 2017
If one reviews the articles, contributions on radio and television, and films to mark the centenary of the October Revolution in Russia, the principal rule that applies is: “anything goes.”
By Christoph Vandreier, 10 November 2017
The Humboldt University professor was rebuffed in an attempt to have a court prohibit the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei from exposing his falsifications of history.
By Elisabeth Zimmermann, 9 November 2017
Several thousand job cuts will hit Siemens Group's Power Generation sector as well as its subsidiary, Siemens Gamesa, which manufactures wind turbines.
By Peter Schwarz, 8 November 2017
The voices calling for the adoption of an aggressive foreign policy and a major military expansion by a future “Jamaica coalition” are growing louder.
By Philipp Frisch, 7 November 2017
Against the backdrop of US aggression against North Korea, NATO is intensifying its preparations for war with Russia, the world’s second largest nuclear power.
By Peter Schwarz, 6 November 2017
The greatest pressure for a massive rearmament comes not from the “Jamaica” parties, but rather from the Social Democrats, the SPD.
By Johannes Stern, 3 November 2017
The Christian Democrats, Greens and Free Democratic Party are talking about massively increasing military spending and the powers of the state.
By Johannes Stern, 30 October 2017
Lieutenant-General Frank Leidenberger declared: “The missions of the past have taught us that the environment in which we may have to fight is no longer open space but urban areas.”
By Ulrich Rippert, 27 October 2017
Tthe financial policy guidelines of the Jamaica Alliance are an intensification of the anti-social policies of the country’s previous grand coalition of the CDU-CSU and SPD.
By Dietmar Henning, 26 October 2017
An undercover agent from the State Criminal Bureau in North Rhine-Westphalia is alleged to have had close contact with the perpetrator of the 2016 Berlin Christmas Market attack.
By Johannes Stern, 26 October 2017
Seventy-two years after the end of the Hitler's dictatorship, neo-Nazis, racists and xenophobes are once again sitting in the German parliament.
By Gustav Kemper, 25 October 2017
Airbus will be the main beneficiary of the trade war measures imposed on Bombardier by the US Commerce Department following pressure from US competitor Boeing.
By our correspondents, 24 October 2017
Ahead of the first sitting of the newly elected parliament (Bundestag), more than 10,000 people demonstrated on Sunday in Berlin against the political shift to the right.
By Philipp Frisch, 21 October 2017
On October 9, the German Air Force (Luftwaffe) resumed operations in Syria and Iraq as part of the US-led coalition against ISIS.
By Peter Schwarz, 20 October 2017
A “Jamaica coalition” would intensify austerity policies throughout Europe, press ahead with the militarisation of the EU and adopt the Alternative for Germany’s anti-refugee policy.
By Peter Schwarz, 19 October 2017
The Left Party is responding to the federal election and the rise of the Alternative for Germany by shifting sharply to the right, triggering internal divisions.
German Social Democrats take first place in Lower Saxony election but lose their Green coalition partner
By Ulrich Rippert, 19 October 2017
The SPD gained more than 4 percent over its last showing, but the losses of the Greens mean that the two parties lack the parliamentary majority needed for a new coalition.
By Johannes Stern, 14 October 2017
Trump’s aggressive course of action against Iran has provoked a strong reaction in Berlin, where German politicians and media figures are openly discussing a break with the US.
By Ulrich Rippert, 14 October 2017
Influential ruling class circles intend to use the result to facilitate a complete realignment of the government at the federal level.
French president Macron and ex-left Cohn-Bendit advocate a militarily strong Europe at Frankfurt Book Fair
By Marianne Arens, 14 October 2017
French President Emmanuel Macron is striving for a heavily armed Europe capable of pursuing its own imperialist strategy around the world, while suppressing opposition at home.
By Justus Leicht and Peter Schwarz, 13 October 2017
The massive spying operation on millions of innocent people carried out by US, British and German intelligence agencies will have no legal consequences in Germany.
By Peter Schwarz, 12 October 2017
The outgoing German finance minister is taking advantage of his last days in office to call for his policy of social cuts to be made permanent.
By Peter Schwarz, 11 October 2017
The Christian Democratic Union and its partner, the Christian Social Union, have agreed on a common line of approach for a future government coalition to include the Free Democratic Party and the Greens.
By Dietmar Henning, 11 October 2017
Although three reports reveal the right-wing extremist motives of the attacker, who killed nine people, the authorities continue to speak of a shooting spree by a victim of school bullying.
By Peter Schwarz, 7 October 2017
The German government has backed Madrid’s suppression of the Catalonian independence referendum because it, too, is preparing to crack down on social and political opposition at home.
By Peter Schwarz, 7 October 2017
It is already becoming clear that the new government will be the most right-wing in the history of the German Federal Republic.
By Gustav Kemper, 6 October 2017
The merger of the two companies, with 62,000 employees and an annual turnover of around 15 billion euros, creates the world’s second-largest railway technology company.
By Katerina Selin, 5 October 2017
The assumption behind the law, which took effect October 1, is that companies will delete controversial posts rather than risk severe financial penalties.
By Christoph Vandreier, 5 October 2017
In his speech on German Unity Day, the president advocated an understanding with the ultra-right AfD, a tougher refugee policy and “German patriotism.”
By Johannes Stern, 4 October 2017
The Left Party is using the AfD’s electoral success to justify adopting its xenophobic programme.
By Peter Schwarz, 4 October 2017
A Green Party conference agreed to start negotiations on a coalition government with the Christian Democratic Union, Christian Social Union and the Free Democratic Party.
By Marianne Arens and Peter Schwarz, 3 October 2017
The Social Democratic Party is taking on the task of suppressing opposition to militarism, the strengthening of the state apparatus and social cutbacks.
By Christopher Hosang and Johannes Stern, 2 October 2017
For the first time since the collapse of the Third Reich 72 years ago, a right-wing extremist party has entered the German Bundestag.
By Tino Jacobson, 30 September 2017
The latest acquisitions are part of a comprehensive armaments program over coming years whose dimensions recall the massive rearming of the Wehrmacht in the 1930s.
By Johannes Stern, 29 September 2017
The ruling class has responded to the right-wing extremist AfD’s electoral success with intensified calls for a military build-up and the strengthening of the repressive state apparatus.
By Sven Heymanns, 29 September 2017
The entry of the Alternative for Germany into Germany's parliament last Sunday was cause for great concern, fear and anger for many, both in Germany and beyond.
By Peter Schwarz, 28 September 2017
The media and political establishment have paved the way for the AfD and are exploiting its electoral success to justify a further lurch to the right.
SGP election rally: International meeting in Berlin calls for stepped-up struggle against capitalism and war
By our reporters, 27 September 2017
The rally took place on the final day of the election campaign waged throughout Germany by the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (SGP, Socialist Equality Party).
By our correspondents, 27 September 2017
The speeches to the Berlin meeting by leading members of the Fourth International from Germany, Britain, France and the US were closely followed by the audience and found a very positive response.
By Johannes Stern, 26 September 2017
The same parties that are politically responsible for the rise of the AfD are exploiting the right-wing extremists’ electoral success to shift the political climate even further to the right.
By Peter Schwarz, 25 September 2017
For the first time since the fall of the Nazis, a right-wing extremist party is entering Germany’s national parliament.
By Johannes Stern, 23 September 2017
Phrases about “peace,” “human rights” and “global justice” are rhetorical window-dressing for Germany’s renewed turn to imperialist “Realpolitik.”
By Johannes Stern, 22 September 2017
Burma’s notorious army chief Min Aung Hlaing was welcomed with military honours to Berlin in April.
By Johannes Stern, 21 September 2017
Just days before the federal election, a leading member of the far-right Alternative for Germany has called for Germany's Nazi past to be seen in a positive light.
The war danger and the significance of the election campaign of the Socialist Equality Party of Germany
By the Socialist Equality Party (Germany), 21 September 2017
The incoming government’s policies have long been decided: an unprecedented intensification of militarism, the strengthening of the repressive state apparatus and social cuts.
By Johannes Stern, 19 September 2017
Ever since the Greens organised the first foreign combat operation by German soldiers since World War II in 1999, they have been a leading party of German militarism.
By Dietmar Henning, 16 September 2017
It is evident that, despite the attention to detail in the case of the five accused, the aim of the NSU trial was to conceal the role played by the secret services.
By Peter Schwarz, 16 September 2017
The Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung warned the Polish government that its western border would no longer be recognised if it continues to insist upon reparations.
By Alex Lantier, 14 September 2017
In his State of the European Union speech yesterday, the EU Commission president outlined an aggressive military and commercial agenda for post-Brexit Europe.
By Johannes Stern, 14 September 2017
The Left Party, like all of Germany’s capitalist parties, is fully integrated into German militarism and is playing a central role in the country’s return to an aggressive foreign policy.
By Verena Nees, 13 September 2017
Sahra Wagenknecht, the Left Party's leading candidate for this month's federal election, has made clear that all its talk of “opposing the right wing” is just that—empty talk.
By our reporters, 13 September 2017
The meeting was addressed by Socialist Equality Party candidate Christoph Vandreier and Julie Hyland, assistant national secretary of the SEP in Britain.
By Peter Schwarz, 12 September 2017
The military build-up has not featured in the election campaign because all parties agree that it must be massively expanded after the election.
By Johannes Stern, 9 September 2017
The media and political parties have long sought to keep the issues of war and militarism out of the election campaign, but reality is now catching up with them.
By Peter Schwarz, 8 September 2017
The Christian Democratic Union and Christian Social Union have adopted a statement endorsing “a strong state” based on “order” as the supreme principle.
By Marianne Arens, 7 September 2017
The largest evacuation in post-war German history led to many lively discussions about war and dictatorship.
By Sybille Fuchs, 6 September 2017
Two works of art dealing with the fate of refugees and exiles have become the focus of fierce attacks on this year’s documenta 14 art exhibition in the city of Kassel.
By Peter Schwarz, 6 September 2017
Like Angela Merkel and Martin Schulz in Sunday’s television debate, representatives of the smaller parties advocated a massive build-up of the domestic state apparatus.
By Johannes Stern, 5 September 2017
Merkel and Schulz agreed on virtually every issue and appealed for a crackdown on refugees, more police, and a more aggressive German and European foreign policy.
By Martin Kreickenbaum, 4 September 2017
The extent of surveillance and the arbitrary and unconstitutional storage of data on thousands of “left-wing political extremists” are typical characteristics of an authoritarian police state.
By our reporters, 4 September 2017
Marianne Arens, an election candidate of the Socialist Equality Party (SGP), spoke at a demonstration of students in the town of Offenbach protesting against the deportation of classmates to Afghanistan.
By Johannes Stern, 1 September 2017
The Social Democrats are seeking to transform widespread opposition to US-led imperialist wars into support for German militarism.
By the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 31 August 2017
The banning of the left-wing website is a fundamental attack on freedom of speech and sets a precedent for the suppression of all social and political opposition.
By Katerina Selin, 30 August 2017
A 21-year-old man from the Netherlands was sentenced to a term of two years and seven months imprisonment because he allegedly threw two empty glass bottles at a police officer.
By Sven Heymanns, 30 August 2017
Despite the serious nature of the allegations, the prosecutor's office has failed to issue a warrant for the arrest of the two accused.
By Johannes Stern, 28 August 2017
The more the SPD declines in the polls, the more it lashes out aggressively in its election campaign.
By Johannes Stern, 26 August 2017
The shutdown of linksunten.indymedia.org is the latest step in a crackdown on left-wing politics in Germany ahead of the upcoming federal election.
By Marianne Arens, 26 August 2017
According to a paper from the Federal Labour Ministry, the gap between wages and wealth has grown rapidly over the past 20 years.
By Peter Schwarz, 25 August 2017
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier used the anniversary of the Hitler-Stalin pact to threaten Russia and boost Estonian nationalism, which draws directly from the traditions of the Nazis.
By Johannes Stern, 25 August 2017
Foreign policy relations between Berlin and Ankara have reached a new low amid hysterical denunciations of the Turkish government by German politicians.