International Women’s Day Is a Strike Day
On March 8, lots of workers went on strike in Germany. This is what International Women's Day has always been about.
Nathaniel FlakinMarch 9, 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.
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
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
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 FlakinOctober 10, 2021