9 November | 100 years ago, as the First World War drew to a close, the workers’ movement in Germany was preparing an insurrection against the kaiser and the capitalists
3 October | In the last few years, there has been a revival of interest in Kautsky's politics in both academia and on the political left.
29 August | Scenes from a nightmare: Thousands of Nazis marching through the city of Chemnitz in East Germany, giving Hitler salutes and attacking people who do not look "German" enough. How could this (...)
26 July | A secret history of resistance during World War II: Wladek Flakin just published a biography of Martin Monath (1913-44), the editor of a communist newspaper for German soldiers in occupied (...)
21 April | Service workers at Vivantes, Berlin's public hospital system, have been on strike for the last ten days. Since their jobs were outsourced, they earn significantly less than other hospital (...)
8 February | After days of historic strikes, the metalworkers' union in Germany ended its work stoppage, winning partial gains but at the expense of increased flexibility and a negotiated labor peace until (...)
13 January | Seventeen years is a long time. And that's the last time Berlin's 11 colleges and universities – including the Free University, the Technical University and Humboldt – raised the salary for their (...)
10 January | In Deggendorf, Germany, refugees from Sierra Leone have been on a “closed-door” strike, refusing to participate in the camp’s life and activities since December 15. The protest was followed by a (...)
6 December 2017 | In 2017, airplane pilots in Germany have stopped 222 deportations. They refuse to take off when deportees are on the plane. This example shows the power of the working class to fight against (...)
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28 September 2017
23 September 2017 | This Sunday, 61.5 million people in Germany are called on to elect a new parliament. A greater share of the population than ever before, however, lacks the basic democratic right to vote for the (...)
15 September 2017 | Despite the claims of freedom of speech, Germany's Federal Ministry of the Interior prohibited the left-wing news platform Indymedia Linksunten.
17 August 2017 | This morning at 6 AM, ten heavily armed special forces of German police executed a search warrant in Munich in an investigation over a picture of a flag of the Kurdish militia YPG posted on a (...)
8 July 2017 | Repression and brave resistance on last day of protest against the G20 Summit.
7 July 2017 | The anti-G-20 march entitled “Welcome to Hell” was organized by various anti-capitalist groups, leftists and social movements across Europe. They began on Thursday and have continued today, the (...)
7 July 2017 | 20 of the world's biggest criminals have descended on Hamburg, Germany for the G-20 summit. But tens of thousands of protesters are throwing sand in the gears. Terrifying police violence has only (...)
5 July 2017 | A new era of relations between the United States and Germany. The deconstruction of the transatlantic architecture and an escalation in world disorder.
16 May 2017 | This Wednesday at 8am, workers at the Charité – Berlin's biggest hospital with over 13,000 employees – are going on strike. They are fighting against poverty wages and outsourcing. International (...)
4 May 2017 | A short historical analysis of Antifascist Action.
9 February 2017 | The Social Science Institute in the center of Berlin has been occupied for three weeks. Is this the beginning of a new students' movement in Germany?
2 June 2016 | The right is gaining ground in the universities in Germany, with the emergence of the "Alternative for Germany" (AfD) party.
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17 February 2016 | In 1968 there was an upsurge in class struggle in many parts of the world – including in Germany. The Trotskyist movement in West Germany actively participated in the revolt, but did not benefit (...)
6 January 2016 | The following piece is on the platform of the Revolutionary Communist Youth (RKG) at the Free University of Berlin. In a political moment in which young people and college students around the (...)
Revolutionary Communist Youth (RKG)
21 December 2015 | Last week, the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) and the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) held their party conferences. The chairpersons of both parties, Sigmar Gabriel (SPD) and Angela (...)