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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 Flakin

March 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.

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 Flakin

February 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.

Marco Helmbrecht

November 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 Cichanowicz

November 2, 2021

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

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

Olaf Scholz: The Sinister Past of Germany’s Future Chancellor

Olaf Scholz has a good chance of becoming Germany's next chancellor. Why has the media largely ignored his problematic record?

Nathaniel Flakin

October 10, 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