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Robert Habeck Wrote a Play Praising a Right-Wing Mass Murderer

Germany's Green vice chancellor strikes many as an idealist who has been struggling with the tough realities of government. Yet before he was a national politician, he wrote a play that opens a window into a dark soul.

Nathaniel Flakin

December 1, 2023

Fact Check: Did German Leftists Try to Bomb West Berlin’s Jewish Community Center in 1969?

Answer: No. The bombing was undertaken by West Germany’s domestic secret service, originally founded by Nazis.

Nathaniel Flakin

November 29, 2023

#AllThatsLeftPod: A Brief History of Anti-Zionist Jews

In this episode, we interview writer and historian Nathaniel Flakin about the history of socialist, anti-Zionist Jews.

Left Voice

November 16, 2023

1923: The Revolution Was Possible

What strategic lessons can we draw from the failed “German October”? An excerpt from the book “Socialist Strategy and Military Art.”

Emilio Albamonte

November 14, 2023

When History Failed to Turn

One hundred years ago, a communist uprising took place in Hamburg. But the revolution in the rest of Germany was canceled.

Doug Enaa Greene

November 14, 2023

Does the State of Israel Protect Jews from Antisemitism?

Western governments claim that the Zionist state is necessary to protect Jewish life. Yet a look at history shows that the colonization of Palestine was motivated by imperialism, not by any desire to help Jews.

Nathaniel Flakin

October 31, 2023

City College’s Fight against Political Repression in 1940s New York Holds Lessons for Today

As repression against pro-Palestine speech grows on college campuses, students and education workers can find inspiration in the City College community’s response to the arrests and firings of anti-fascist protesters in the 1940s.

Olivia Wood

October 31, 2023

A Brief History of Anti-Zionist Jews

We are told that the war in Gaza is the product of an ancient conflict between Israeli Jews and Palestinians. Yet there is a long history of Jewish socialists fighting against Zionism which offers lessons for today's struggle.

Nathaniel Flakin

October 21, 2023

Women’s Liberation in Revolutionary Russia

The historian Wendy Z. Goldman gave this talk in Madrid and Barcelona on September 12 and 15, presenting her book Women, the State, and Revolution.

Wendy Z. Goldman

October 1, 2023