Socialist Equality Party (Germany)
German government crisis: The working class needs its own strategy against anti-refugee agitation, militarism and war
By Johannes Stern, 26 June 2018
The dispute between the CDU and the CSU is over how best to implement the reactionary program of the German grand coalition government in the face of growing popular opposition.
By Peter Schwarz, 8 May 2018
The following speech was delivered to the May Day rally by Peter Schwarz, Secretary of the International Committee of the Fourth International for the past 32 years, and a leading member of the German section of the ICFI.
By Johannes Stern, 8 May 2018
The following speech was delivered to the ICFI’s International Online Rally by Johannes Stern, a leading member of the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, the German section of the ICFI, and the World Socialist Web Site editorial board in Germany.
16 April 2018
By David North, 19 March 2018
David North, chairperson of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site and of the Socialist Equality Party (US), delivered this lecture at the University of Leipzig on March 16.
By Johannes Stern, 15 March 2018
With the re-election of Angela Merkel, the most right-wing German government has taken office since the fall of the Third Reich.
Statement of the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 10 February 2018
The Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (Socialist Equality Party) demands the publication of all secret protocols and lists of participants in the coalition talks, which have laid the basis for the coming to power of the most right-wing government since the downfall of the Nazis.
By Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 25 January 2018
The ruling elite cannot be permitted to bring to power the most right-wing government since the downfall of the Nazi regime, in the face of strong opposition from workers and young people.
By the IYSSE at Humboldt University, 20 January 2018
After a successful election campaign, the IYSSE is re-entering Humboldt University’s student parliament with two representatives.
The merger of Germany’s Thyssen with Tata Steel
By the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 16 January 2018
The Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei calls upon steelworkers at ThyssenKrupp to reject the contract negotiated by the IG Metall trade union and to take measures to prepare a struggle to defend all jobs.
SGP election rally: International meeting in Berlin calls for stepped-up struggle against capitalism and war
By our reporters, 27 September 2017
The rally took place on the final day of the election campaign waged throughout Germany by the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (SGP, Socialist Equality Party).
By our correspondents, 27 September 2017
The speeches to the Berlin meeting by leading members of the Fourth International from Germany, Britain, France and the US were closely followed by the audience and found a very positive response.
The war danger and the significance of the election campaign of the Socialist Equality Party of Germany
By the Socialist Equality Party (Germany), 21 September 2017
The incoming government’s policies have long been decided: an unprecedented intensification of militarism, the strengthening of the repressive state apparatus and social cuts.
By our reporters, 13 September 2017
The meeting was addressed by Socialist Equality Party candidate Christoph Vandreier and Julie Hyland, assistant national secretary of the SEP in Britain.
By Johannes Stern, 9 September 2017
The media and political parties have long sought to keep the issues of war and militarism out of the election campaign, but reality is now catching up with them.
By our reporters, 4 September 2017
Marianne Arens, an election candidate of the Socialist Equality Party (SGP), spoke at a demonstration of students in the town of Offenbach protesting against the deportation of classmates to Afghanistan.
By our reporters, 7 August 2017
“We have focused on the central question facing workers in Germany and around the world: the growing danger of war,” said Ulrich Rippert, chairman of the Socialist Equality Party.
By Ulrich Rippert chairman of the SGP and SGP candidate in North Rhine Westphalia, 26 June 2017
The 8,000 striking Volkswagen workers in Slovakia deserve the support of VW and all autoworkers throughout Germany and the world.
By our correspondents, 24 June 2017
Representatives of the SEP outlined their election manifesto against militarism and social inequality at a meeting in Berlin.
By Peter Schwarz, 15 June 2017
Despite right-wing historian Jörg Baberowski’s defeat in court, the Presidium of Humboldt University continues to defend him. Bremen-based law Professor Andreas Fischer-Lescano has therefore accused the university Presidium of being “an accomplice of right-wing scholarship.”
By Johannes Stern, 14 June 2017
The congress held by the Left Party last weekend in Hanover confirmed that this party, despite its name, has nothing in common with genuinely left or socialist politics, but instead defends capitalism.
Socialist Equality Party stands candidates in German election: Against militarism and war! For socialism!
By Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (Socialist Equality Party of Germany), 5 June 2017
At the centre of the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (SGP) election campaign is a socialist programme directed against war and capitalism and expressing the interests of the working class and youth all over the world.
3 May 2017
By our correspondents, 22 March 2017
The IYSSE and Mehring Verlag will be screening the documentary on the Russian Revolution at the upcoming Leipzig Book Fair.
By Socialist Equality Party (Germany), 28 February 2017
On February 18-19, 2017, the German section of the ICFI held a congress that unanimously resolved to change the party’s name from Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Party for Social Equality) to Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (Socialist Equality Party).
By our reporter, 18 November 2016
The large turnout and intense discussion at the meeting indicate that a new generation of young workers and students is becoming politicized.
“The danger of a third world war was never as great as it is today”
By our correspondents, 12 September 2016
Christoph Vandreier made clear that the PSG is the only party in the Berlin Senate election campaign drawing attention to the war danger and mobilising the working class against it.
By Andy Niklaus, 9 September 2016
Andy Niklaus has worked for the Berlin Transport Company for 25 years and is running as a candidate of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit in the Berlin Senate elections on September 18.
State election in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
By Ulrich Rippert—leading candidate of the PSG for the Berlin state election, 7 September 2016
It is anger against the establishment parties, including the Left Party, and the absence of a progressive alternative that boosts the far right Alternative for Germany (AfD).
By our correspondents, 31 August 2016
Berliners discuss the growing war danger and social conditions in the capital with supporters of the Socialist Equality Party.
By our correspondents, 22 August 2016
The PSG election campaign has received attention under conditions of a growing danger of war in Syria and Ukraine, which makes possible an open confrontation between NATO and Russia.
Berlin state election 2016
Election manifesto of the Socialist Equality Party
1 August 2016
The Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (PSG, Socialist Equality Party) is standing a statewide list and constituency candidates in Wedding, Tempelhof-Schöneberg and Friedrichshain for the Berlin Senate (state legislature) election on September 18.
By Socialist Equality Party (Germany), 25 July 2016
The shooting spree by an 18-year-old in Munich is serving as a pretext to implement long-standing emergency plans and a state of emergency.
By our reporter, 23 July 2016
The Berlin State Elections Committee voted unanimously to allow the state-wide list of candidates of the Socialist Equality Party (Partei für Soziale Gleichheit—PSG) to participate in the elections for the Berlin House of Representatives in September.
By Partei für Soziale Gleichheit, 18 July 2016
The PSG’s election campaign connects the struggle against social cuts and war with the struggle against their source—capitalism.
By our reporters, 16 July 2016
With the filing of more than 3,000 signatures, the PSG has now fulfilled all the conditions necessary to participate with a state-wide list in the elections for the Berlin legislature.
By Peter Schwarz, 11 July 2016
At Berlin’s Humboldt University, philosophy professors Axel Honneth and Christoph Menke, SPD politician Gesine Schwan and Left Party leader Sahra Wagenknecht spoke about the “relevance of socialism today.”
11 July 2016
By Peter Schwarz, 18 June 2016
Peter Schwarz, secretary of the International Committee of the Fourth International, delivered the following speech in London to a June 14 public meeting sponsored by the SEP (UK).
By Johannes Stern, 13 June 2016
The Left Party has responded to the announcement by federal President Joachim Gauck that he will be retiring next year “on age grounds” by moving further to the right.
Public meeting at Humboldt University in Berlin
11 June 2016
On Friday, June 17, Chris Marsden, a member of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site from Britain, will speak in Berlin at Humboldt University on the referendum for British withdrawal from the EU, and on the party’s campaign for an active boycott.
By Uli Rippert, 6 May 2016
Uli Rippert, general secretary of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit, delivered the following speech to the International Online May Day Rally.
By Peter Schwarz, 6 May 2016
Peter Schwarz, secretary of the International Committee of the Fourth International, delivered the following speech to the International Online May Day Rally.
By our reporters, 28 April 2016
As part of its campaign in the Berlin state elections, the Socialist Equality Party collected signatures in the district of Schöneberg.
By Johannes Stern, 1 February 2016
The speeches in parliament left no doubt that the German military is intervening in Mali to defend the economic and geopolitical interests of German imperialism.
By Johannes Stern, 25 January 2016
The Left Party’s open promotion of xenophobic, right-wing, anti-refugee political positions is bound up with its support for German imperialism.
By the Socialist Equality Party (Germany), 13 October 2015
Although union members resoundingly rejected an arbitration proposal in June, the trade unions are now holding a new vote on virtually the same sell-out contract.
By the Socialist Equality Party (Germany), 10 October 2015
It makes a big difference whether one combats the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership from the standpoint of the international working class or from the standpoint of German national interests.
By Marianne Arens, 17 September 2015
The PSG held a successful series of meetings on the lessons of the crisis in Greece in Leipzig and Bochum, with a final meeting in Frankfurt last Sunday.
By our correspondents, 7 September 2015
The balance sheet of the Syriza government, which is implementing unprecedented austerity measures, has been the subject of intense discussions during the campaign.
By Verena Nees, 30 July 2015
The meeting put forward the position that the defence of the working class in Greece requires a united struggle by the entire European working class against austerity.
By Partei für Soziale Gleichheit, 14 July 2015
The PSG (Socialist Equality Party) in Germany calls on workers throughout Europe to declare their solidarity with the workers in Greece and resist the German government and EU.
By Verena Nees, 8 June 2015
The furore surrounding Deutsche Bank has profound causes rooted in economic and political developments since the 2008 financial crisis.
The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century
By Christoph Dreier, 12 March 2015
Historical questions come up immediately in discussions with workers and students in Leipzig.
By Ulrich Rippert, 9 February 2015
Sigmar Gabriel used a news magazine interview to legitimize fascist views.
By Sybille Fuchs, 9 February 2015
The ZDF mini-series attempts to encompass the history of divided Germany following the Second World War.
22 January 2015
According to the preliminary election results released early Thursday morning by Humboldt University, the International Youth and Students for Social Equality will have one seat in the student parliament. The ballots were tabulated late Wednesday night following voting that was held over two days.
By our reporters, 21 January 2015
The final meeting of the IYSSE at Humboldt University in this year’s student parliament election campaign took place on Monday.
Humboldt University discussion: “The Charlie Hebdo campaign is being used to suppress freedom of speech”
By our reporters, 21 January 2015
The comprehensive report and discussion at the IYSSE’s final election meeting at Humboldt University encouraged several participants to speak out afterwards.
By Johannes Stern, 19 January 2015
The German ruling elite is using the Charlie Hebdo affair to advance an agenda it has long been preparing: the dismantling of democratic rights and Germany’s return to an aggressive foreign policy.
By Martin Kreickenbaum, 16 January 2015
20-year-old Khaled Idris Bahray was beaten to death outside his apartment in Dresden.
By our reporters, 7 January 2015
The International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE) is sponsoring a series of lectures at Berlin”s Humboldt University and is running in the student union election to oppose German militarism.
27 December 2014
The International Youth and Students for Social Equality in Germany will hold three meetings in January at Humboldt University addressing key historical and political issues.
The German Partei für Soziale Gleichheit answers the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung’s defense of Jörg Baberowski
By the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit, 3 December 2014
Claims of “defamation” are refuted by Baberowski’s own words.
For scholarship instead of war propaganda
By our correspondent, 1 December 2014
The International Youth and Students for Social Equality is placing at the center of its campaign the struggle against war and opposition to attempts to transform Humboldt University into a center of militarism.
Statement of the Socialist Equality Party and IYSSE of Germany
27 November 2014
Humboldt University in Berlin has publicly attacked the Socialist Equality Party and the International Youth and Students for Social Equality for criticizing the right-wing political views and activities of the historian Jörg Baberowski.
Why do the German elites want war?
By our correspondents, 27 November 2014
The question of why the socialist movement was not able to prevent the outbreak of the First World War provoked an important discussion at the meeting.
By the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit, 14 November 2014
The German Socialist Equality Party (Partei für Soziale Gleichheit, PSG) held its Second National Congress in Berlin between October 31 and November 2.
By Dietmar Henning, 6 November 2014
The current strike was provoked in order to make an example of train drivers and set a precedent for attacking the rights of all workers.
By our correspondents, 25 October 2014
Some 200 people, including many students from Humboldt University, packed the hall for a meeting called by the International Youth and Students for Social Equality on the topic “Why do the German elites once again want war?”
By our correspondents, 23 October 2014
Workers and young people have responded positively to a movement that opposes the drive towards war, defends the social rights to a job and a good income, and seeks to unite workers internationally on the basis of a socialist program.
By Ulrich Rippert, 22 October 2014
The German ruling elite regards the strikes by train drivers and pilots as an expression of growing opposition to the government’s program of austerity and war.
By our correspondents, 20 October 2014
The Socialist Equality Party and its youth movement, the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, are increasingly seen as the only serious anti-war organizations in Germany.
By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Germany), 18 October 2014
The IYSSE is seeking to prevent Berlin’s Humboldt University from once again becoming a centre of militarism and dictatorship.
By our correspondent, 15 October 2014
This exchange of letters documents the attempt by the Humboldt University administration in Berlin to censor the International Youth and Students for Social Equality’s meeting on the topic “Why Do the German Elites Again Want War?”.
By our reporters, 15 October 2014
The meeting was called by the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Socialist Equality Party) and the International Youth and Students for Social Equality as part of a campaign against the revival of German militarism.
The historical and political reasons behind Germany’s renewed bid for world power
4 October 2014
The Socialist Equality Party (Germany) is planning meetings in Frankfurt, Bochum and Berlin on the threat of war.
By Christoph Dreier, 1 October 2014
Reports from various German refugee facilities have revealed that residents are subjected to systematic torture and humiliation at the hands of security staff.
By our reporters, 24 September 2014
Union leaders in Berlin openly appealed for a more active role in restructuring company policy in order to improve dividends.
By Peter Schwarz, 24 September 2014
The 91-year-old German historian Ernst Nolte has made a plea in the European magazine for the rehabilitation of Hitler.
By our correspondents, 29 May 2014
The PSG were the only ones “who focused their election campaign on the danger of war,” a participant told the WSWS.
European election results for the Socialist Equality Party (UK) and Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Germany)
By our correspondent, 29 May 2014
The PSG of Germany received 9,852 votes nationwide, while the SEP (UK) obtained 5,067 votes in Britain’s northwest region.
By our correspondents, 27 May 2014
The Partei für Soziale Gleichheit concluded its European election campaign on Saturday with a well attended meeting in Berlin Tempelhof.
By our correspondents, 21 May 2014
Discussions with workers and young people in Leipzig quickly revealed that the threat of war is an issue of great concern to many.
By Verena Nees, 20 May 2014
PSG candidates distributed the party’s European election statement “Fight against war” at the Osram plant in Berlin during a shift change on May 15.
By our correspondents, 12 May 2014
Workers in the German capital discussed the issues in the European elections with Partei für Soziale Gleichheit candidates and supporters.
By our correspondents, 9 May 2014
The PSG is campaigning against the revival of German militarism with street meetings, information stands and election posters.
By Uli Rippert, 8 May 2014
We are publishing here the text of the speech given by Uli Rippert, national secretary of the PSG in Germany, to the International Online May Day Rally hosted by the International Committee of the Fourth International and the WSWS on Sunday, May 4.
Link to audio
No to war against Russia! No to austerity! Support the ICFI in the European elections!
8 May 2014
By Peter Schwarz, 7 May 2014
We are publishing here the text of the speech given by Peter Schwarz, secretary of the International Committee of the Fourth International, to the International Online May Day Rally.
Link to audio
By our reporters, 5 May 2014
The Partei für Soziale Gleichheit has won an important response from workers and young people in its campaign against war and militarism.
By our correspondents, 30 April 2014
Over the past two weeks, members and supporters of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit spoke with workers, the unemployed and students in Cologne.
By our correspondent, 29 April 2014
The Socialist Equality Party enters the European election campaign as the only party in Germany opposing the warmongering of the country’s politicians, academics and media.
By our correspondents, 28 April 2014
The Socialist Equality Party in Germany (Partei für Soziale Gleichheit-PSG) released its broadcast for the European elections on Friday.
By our reporters, 26 April 2014
The Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Socialist Equality Party of Germany—PSG) campaigned last week in Stuttgart to build for an April 26 meeting on the struggle against the war danger in Ukraine and the revival of German militarism.
European election statement of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Socialist Equality Party of Germany)
18 April 2014
The PSG is the only party that opposes the revival of German militarism. All other parties are conspiring against the population, which is broadly opposed to militaristic great-power politics.
By Peter Schwarz, 3 April 2014
German foreign policy has shifted toward confrontation with Russia. Berlin is pursuing a course of aggressive imperialist expansion along the same lines as in 1914 and 1941.
By our reporter, 17 March 2014
The Federal Electoral Committee has approved the participation of the Socialist Equality Party in the European election set for May 25.
13 March 2014
On March 15, Mehring Books will showcase Leon Trotsky’s work, Europe at War. Mehring Books and the German SEP are also sponsoring a second meeting on the relevance of Trotsky’s work to the danger of war and the crisis in Ukraine.
By our correspondents, 8 March 2014
The Socialist Equality Party (PSG) handed in over 4,000 signatures to the federal election office supporting its candidature in the European election. The PSG is the only party opposing the European Union from the standpoint of the working class.