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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 Flakin

October 29, 2021

In Berlin, 56% Voted to Expropriate Big Landlords

On Sunday, 56% of Berliners voted in favor of expropriating housing companies that own more than 3,000 units in the city. But a militant campaign will be needed to implement the voters’ will.

Nathaniel Flakin

September 27, 2021

Berlin in Solidarity with Palestine

More than 5,000 people joined a demonstration in Berlin on Saturday in solidarity with Palestine.

Nathaniel Flakin

May 17, 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 Flakin

April 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 Flakin

February 11, 2021

Berlin Will Vote on Expropriating Big Landlords

After over a year of delays, a referendum on expropriating Berlin’s biggest landlord, Deutsche Wohnen, is set to go ahead.

Nathaniel Flakin

September 28, 2020

Are the Berlin Police Full of Nazis?

Police have counted dozens of right-wing attacks in Neukölln, but no one has been charged. An examination of the troubling links between police and far-right extremists.

Nathaniel Flakin

September 3, 2020

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 Flakin

July 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 Flakin

May 31, 2020