How the Daughters of a Nazi General Became Communist Spies
As Hitler rose to power, two daughters of Germany’s top general became spies for the Communist Party. A new biography tells the story of how hatred for fascism and its aristocratic collaborators led them to become class traitors.
Nathaniel FlakinAugust 12, 2023
May Day Memories of a Czech Communist Imprisoned by Nazis during WWII
Journalist and communist Julius Fucik wrote an account of his time imprisoned and tortured by the Gestapo on cigarette papers and pencils smuggled into the Prague prison where he was held and ultimately executed for resisting Nazi occupation. The following is an excerpt of his recollections of May Day, International Workers Day, and the comrades who kept the hope of workers revolution and liberation alive from within the prison
Left VoiceMay 1, 2023
Today in History: Soviet Partisan Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya Is Executed by Nazis
On this day in 1941, Soviet partisan Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya was executed by Nazis. She was inspired by the cause of emancipation and freedom.
Paula SchallerNovember 29, 2021
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 FlakinMay 9, 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 FlakinNovember 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.esOctober 7, 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 FigueroaJune 5, 2020