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
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 FlakinOctober 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 KlasseSeptember 27, 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 FlakinApril 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 FlakinApril 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 FlakinFebruary 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 FlakinJanuary 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 FlakinMarch 27, 2019