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Sophie Scholl and Hans Berger: Why German Capitalism Celebrates Only One Nazi Resistance Fighter

Sophie Scholl, the best-known German resistance fighter against the Nazis, would have turned 100 today. The state-sponsored commemorations of her cover up a simple fact: most resistance fighters against the Nazis were socialists and communists. 

Nathaniel Flakin

May 9, 2021

Hanau’s Far-Right Terror Attack One Year Later

One year ago today, a Nazi terrorist murdered nine people in the German city of Hanau. This was not an isolated crime. It was a product of state racism.

Nathaniel Flakin

February 19, 2021

30,000 Corona Denialists and Nazis Demonstrate in Germany

On Saturday, over 30,000 people gathered in Leipzig to demonstrate against masks and public health measures. Why do the police leave them alone?

Nathaniel Flakin

November 12, 2020

Greek Neo-Nazi Group Declared a Criminal Organization by Court

After nearly five years of legal proceedings in Greece, the Athens Court of Appeals on Wednesday, October 7 found the leaders of the Greek neo-Nazi group Golden Dawn --- including the group’s head Nikolaos Michaloliakos --- guilty of belonging to and leading a criminal organization.

IzquierdaDiario.es

October 7, 2020

Are the Berlin Police Full of Nazis?

Police have counted dozens of right-wing attacks in Neukölln, but no one has been charged. An examination of the troubling links between police and far-right extremists.

Nathaniel Flakin

September 3, 2020

Why People in Germany Are Protesting Against Racist Police Violence Too

After the murder of George Floyd, tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets in different German cities as well. This is not just about solidarity with demonstrations on the other side of the Atlantic. This is about racist police violence in Germany.

Liam Figueroa

June 5, 2020

When 20,000 New Yorkers Attended a Nazi Rally—and 50,000 Joined the Trotskyist Counterprotest

Eighty years ago, American fascists filled Madison Square Garden. The short documentary film “A Night at the Garden” shows disturbing scenes from the Nazi rally. What it doesn’t show: The Trotskyists led a protest of 50,000 all around the arena.

Nathaniel Flakin

March 1, 2019

Martin Monath: A Jewish Trotskyist Among Nazi Soldiers

A secret history of resistance during World War II: Wladek Flakin just published a biography of Martin Monath (1913-44), the editor of a communist newspaper for German soldiers in occupied France.

Nathaniel Flakin

July 26, 2018

The Origins of Antifa

A short historical analysis of Antifascist Action.

Nathaniel Flakin

May 4, 2017