Ruth Fischer: The Ongoing Fascination of the Ultra-left
Ruth Fischer was the chairwoman of the Communist Party of Germany in the mid-1920s, before she became a supporter of McCarthy. Her ultra-left policies continue to provoke discussions among socialists. A massive biography by Mario Keßler offers some lessons for revolutionary strategy today.
Nathaniel FlakinJuly 3, 2022
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
Germany: Between Militarism and Preserving Social Peace
There is no country in the world beyond Russia and Ukraine where the recent Russian invasion has had more immediate repercussions than Germany. However, its recent historic shift in military spending is currently colliding with the imperatives of preserving social peace. This fragile balance will be unsustainable in the new volatile era inaugurated by the war in Ukraine.
Juan ChingoMarch 12, 2022
Amazon Workers in Germany Go on Strike on International Women’s Day
On March 7 and March 8, workers at six Amazon warehouses across Germany went on strike.
Nathaniel FlakinMarch 8, 2022
As Germany Increases Its Military Budget, Weapons Companies’ Stocks Rise by 85%
Imperialist powers are using Russia’s brutal aggression against Ukraine as part of a process of rearmament. The world’s large arms manufacturers are cheering around the world.
La Izquierda Diario ArgentinaMarch 1, 2022
As Half a Million Berliners Protest War, Germany Expands Its Military
On Sunday, up to 500,000 people joined a demonstration in Berlin against the war in Ukraine. But it was not exactly an anti-war protest — the organizers, following the German government, were campaigning for increased militarism.
Nathaniel FlakinFebruary 28, 2022
Germany’s New Government Promises Renewed Attacks on Pensions and Working Hours
Two months after the federal elections, the SPD, the Greens, and the FDP have agreed to form a new government. It promises some reforms, but also new neoliberal measures and increased militarism.
Von Marco HelmbrechtNovember 26, 2021
Gorillas Delivery Workers Go On Strike
Gig workers at Berlin’s food delivery service Gorillas have once again gone on strike, marking the third wave of mobilizations in the last year. While the workers are more experienced and better organized than ever, they face increasing pressure from management to give up on their demands.
Lily CichanowiczNovember 2, 2021