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Die Linke in Germany Shows That “Government Socialism” Is a Dead End

In the German elections on September 26, the Left Party lost almost half its voters and came close to being thrown out of parliament. The party’s different wings are blaming each other. What can the international Left learn from this?

Nathaniel Flakin

October 12, 2021

German Elections: Merkel’s Conservatives Get Their Worst Result Ever

The elections on Sunday marked the end of Angela Merkel's 16 years as German chancellor. Her Christian-Democratic Union (CDU) suffered a historic defeat. The Social Democratic Party (SPD) got the most votes. The Greens and the liberal Free Democratic Party (FDP) will likely form a new government with one of the two parties. The Left Party DIE LINKE lost half of its voters.

Klasse Gegen Klasse

September 27, 2021

A “Lefty” Guide to the German Elections

Tomorrow is Election Day in Germany. Here are some thoughts on how a leftist should approach the vote.

Nathaniel Flakin

September 25, 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

Everything You Need to Know About Sahra Wagenknecht’s “Left Conservatism”

Everyone on the German Left is talking about a terrible new book. We are all "bizarre minorities."

Nathaniel Flakin

April 20, 2021

DIE LINKE: How Left is Germany’s Left Party?

Seen from a distance, Die LINKE might seem pretty cool: A party that opposes war, capitalism, and all border controls gets up to 10 percent in national elections. But it is also a government party, and has applied racist and neoliberal policies since its founding. What would Rosa Luxemburg say?

Nathaniel Flakin

April 6, 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

Police Attack the Luxemburg Liebknecht Demonstration in Berlin

On Sunday, 2,000 people gathered in Friedrichshain for the traditional "LL-Demo." They were brutally attacked by police, who made 35 arrests. The justification was absurd. The responsibility lies with the SPD and Die LINKE.

Nathaniel Flakin

January 13, 2021

“Aufstehen” Sits Back Down

Just six months after its foundation, Sahra Wagenknecht’s “movement” has collapsed. Inspired by Mélenchon and Corbyn, the politician from Germany’s Die Linke party had attempted to build a project centered on her popularity. Using a combination of social demands and chauvinism, she had hoped to form a new government coalition.

Nathaniel Flakin

March 27, 2019