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Berlin Residents Have Built a Campaign to Expropriate the City’s Biggest Landlord

The German state expropriates things all the time, like when it needs to build an Autobahn. When a pit mine for lignite coal is built, whole villages get nationalized. So why not do the same thing to provide affordable housing for all? 

Nathaniel Flakin

February 25, 2021

Hanau’s Far-Right Terror Attack One Year Later

One year ago today, a Nazi terrorist murdered nine people in the German city of Hanau. This was not an isolated crime. It was a product of state racism.

Nathaniel Flakin

February 19, 2021

Protests Erupt Across Spanish State After Rapper Jailed for “Insulting the Monarchy”

Across the Spanish State, young people have been protesting the arrest of rapper Pablo Hasél and facing heavy police violence under the command of a supposedly "progressive" government. These young people need a revolutionary party that fights against repression, the monarchy, and the whole Regime of ‘78. 

Nathaniel Flakin

February 19, 2021

Berlin’s Social Democratic Government Evicts Residents of the City’s Largest Homeless Camp

As temperatures drop to -10°C, Berlin’s local government closed the Ostkreuz homeless camp and brought people to shelters. But was this all for realty speculators?

Nathaniel Flakin

February 11, 2021

Refinery Workers Go On Strike Across France to Protect Jobs

On Wednesday, January 3, Total refineries throughout France went on strike in response to the call of union confederations and the strikers at the Grandpuits site, in solidarity with their struggle and in defense of jobs across the country.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

February 3, 2021

Make the Bosses Pay for the Crisis: Day of General Strike in Italy Mobilizes Workers and Students

This Friday, a sector of militant and rank-and-file trade unionism carried out a major day of general strike in Italy, with a huge impact on logistics and education. Thousands of students joined in, with demonstrations in various cities.

Giacomo Turci

February 2, 2021

Widespread Protests Rock Putin’s Regime in Russia

On Saturday, thousands of people protested in almost 200 cities throughout Russia in response to the arrest of populist anti-corruption figurehead, Alexei Navalny. Will this protest wave become a sustained movement?

Dima Gonskiy

January 28, 2021

Goodbye to Berlin’s Last Left-Wing Historian

Wolfgang Wippermann died on January 3. Now who is going to yell at all of Germany's historical revisionists?

Nathaniel Flakin

January 25, 2021

Demonstrators in Paris Lay the Foundation for a Comprehensive Fight Against Layoffs

On Saturday in Paris, several thousand demonstrators answered the call of various political and trade union organizations to demonstrate against layoffs. Grandpuits refinery workers were there, along with workers from the travel giant TUI, industrial machinery maker SKF, the agribusiness giant Cargill, and General Electric. It was the first such coordinated action by different sectors all confronted with layoffs, with more to come.

K.S. Mehta

January 24, 2021