On the Anniversary of the Nakba, Berlin Police Ban All Pro-Palestinian Demonstrations
This is an unprecedented attack on the freedom of assembly, and it is being carried out by a "left-wing" government. Several hundred people defied the ban — and 59 were detained by police.
Nathaniel FlakinMay 16, 2022
Will Berlin’s New Government Sabotage the Housing Referendum?
Last month Berliners voted overwhelmingly to expropriate big landlords in their city. Now the incoming government is trying to squash that decision by subjecting it to months of "expert analysis."
Nathaniel FlakinOctober 29, 2021
20,000 Protest in Berlin After the Rent Cap is Overturned
The only way to stop exploding rents is to put housing under public control by nationalizing Berlin’s biggest landlords.
Nathaniel FlakinApril 26, 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 FlakinFebruary 11, 2021
Frontline Hospital Workers in Berlin Go on Strike
On Monday, workers at Berlin's Charité hospital began a five-day strike. Workers of the Charité Facility Management (CFM) are responsible for cleaning, sterilization, patient transport, food preparation, and all the nonmedical work at Europe's biggest university hospital. They are demanding equal pay for equal work.
Nathaniel FlakinJuly 7, 2020
Why Is the Green Party Attempting to Privatize Berlin’s Public Transport?
If we want to reduce carbon emissions, we need to make public transport free. But the transport minister in Berlin, a member of the Green Party, is doing exactly the opposite.
Nathaniel FlakinMay 31, 2020