22 April 2020
By Barry Grey, 18 April 2020
Having announced his plan for the state-by-state reopening of the economy, Trump is seeking to mobilize his far-right base to press for a rapid lifting of barriers to corporate profit-making.
Brazil’s Bolsonaro sacks health minister as Amazonian capital of Manaus is first to face health collapse
By Miguel Andrade, 17 April 2020
Federal and local health authorities in Brazil have widely admitted losing control of the COVID-19 spread, and now Bolsonaro expects a new minister to provide a veneer of rationality to his neglect of the disease
How the Social Democratic Party supported the far-right
By Peter Schwarz, 2 April 2020
The Kapp Putsch is of burning contemporary relevance at a time when Germany’s bourgeoisie is once again turning to militarism, a right-wing extremist party is represented in the federal parliament and all state parliaments, and far-right terrorist networks operate unhindered within the state apparatus and the army.
By Peter Schwarz, 1 April 2020
Hungary’s parliament passed an emergency law on Monday that grants Orban unrestricted dictatorial powers.
By Markus Salzmann, 30 March 2020
Following the declaration of a state of emergency on March 11, the country’s parliament is to be effectively abolished with the introduction of an “Emergency Ordinance Act.”
30 March 2020
Media investigations into leaked forum messages reveal neo-Nazi Atomwaffen recruiter is an active duty Navy sailor
By Jacob Crosse, 16 March 2020
Leaked messages from a defunct neo-Nazi forum establish that aviation machinist David Cole Tarkington spent years recruiting members into the fascist outfit before joining the military.
By Tom Peters, 14 March 2020
While many questions remain unanswered about the fascist massacre of 51 people in Christchurch, the Labour-led government has continued to foster xenophobia and embolden extreme right-wing groups.
14 March 2020
13 March 2020
The WSWS has received a letter from writer and director Andrew Birkin in response to its review, posted on March 11, of Speer Goes to Hollywood .
By Peter Schwarz, 11 March 2020
Just two days after he was elected minister president of Thuringia, the Left Party’s Bodo Ramelow ensured that the AfD obtained one of the vice president positions in the state parliament.
By Martin Kreickenbaum, 9 March 2020
More than 10,000 people are trapped in the Greek-Turkey border area, unable to move backward or forward.
By Alejandro López, 9 March 2020
The pseudo-left is complicit in the dispatching of police to Greece, where far right thugs are attacking refugees with the complicity of the government.
German government incites racism with commemoration of right-wing terrorist attack in Hanau, refugee policy
By Peter Schwarz, 9 March 2020
The state has not “underestimated” the danger posed by the far-right, but rather systematically incited and encouraged it.
By Ulrich Rippert, 6 March 2020
One month after Free Democratic Party (FDP) politician Thomas Kemmerich was elected Thuringia state premier with the votes of the extreme right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD), his predecessor, Left Party leader Bodo Ramelow, is back in office.
Right-wing extremist accused of murdering German politician Walter Lübcke suspected in another attempted murder
By Dietmar Gaisenkersting, 6 March 2020
It is impossible to say where the neo-Nazi milieu ends and where the German state begins.
By Gregor Link, 27 February 2020
German police arrested 12 right-wing extremists who were actively preparing mass murder against refugees, Muslims and political opponents.
By Peter Schwarz, 26 February 2020
More than 24 hours after a man drove his car into a carnival procession in the small town of Volkmarsen, the investigators are conducting themselves with unusual restraint.
By our reporters, 25 February 2020
Many demonstrators pointed to the complicity of the security agencies and the right-wing policies of all the establishment parties, which paved the way for the neo-Nazi terror.
Following right-wing terrorist attack in Hanau
By Johannes Stern, 24 February 2020
The strengthening of the state apparatus, which is dominated by far-right networks, will be aimed above all at intimidating and suppressing widespread hostility to militarism and fascism.
By Peter Schwarz, 24 February 2020
Shortly before the right-wing extremist terrorist attack in Hanau, the Hesse state government sent posters to all schools slandering opponents of fascism and capitalism as “ left-wing extremists .”
By our reporters, 22 February 2020
People in over 50 cities have taken part in spontaneous vigils and demonstrations in memory of the victims of the fascist attack in Hanau.
By David North, 22 February 2020
Princeton University has never explained the reasons for and nature of its collaboration with Jörg Baberowski, who has exploited his position at Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany to rationalize Nazi crimes and legitimatize extreme right-wing politics.
SGP deputy chairman speaks on the Hanau terrorist attack
By Christoph Vandreier, 22 February 2020
Socialist Equality Party Deputy Chairman Christoph Vandreier spoke at a vigil at the Brandenburg Gate after a right-wing terrorist killed eight people in Hanau, Germany.
By Thomas Scripps, 22 February 2020
Sabisky’s resignation is meaningless and all the questions now being raised in the media about “vetting processes” are irrelevant.
22 February 2020
After the massacre in Hanau
By Peter Schwarz, 21 February 2020
A right-wing extremist terrorist shot and killed nine people in the German city of Hanau on Wednesday evening.
“One must not forget”: A musical tribute in Berlin to Jewish members of the Deutsche Oper orchestra persecuted by the Nazis
By Verena Nees, 21 February 2020
A moving concert paid tribute to four Jewish members of the Deutsche Oper orchestra who were forced into exile or murdered after Hitler came to power in 1933.
By Johannes Stern, 20 February 2020
The German government is defending the right-wing extremist professor after he threatened and physically attacked IYSSE spokesperson Sven Wurm on the campus of Berlin’s Humboldt University.
By Clara Weiss, 19 February 2020
Under conditions of staggering social inequality and rising class tensions, the harsh punishment is aimed at intimidating all opposition to the Russian state from the left.
By our correspondents, 18 February 2020
“Not with us! No pact with fascists—never and nowhere!” This was the main slogan for the mass demonstration which took place in the East German city of Erfurt on Saturday, February 15.
By Johannes Stern, 17 February 2020
In his opening speech at this year’s Munich Security Conference, Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier (SPD) stressed that the ruling class in Germany is determined to promote the return of militarism by all means.
Germany’s Left Party appeals for cooperation with Christian Democrats and Free Democratic Party in Thuringia
By Peter Schwarz, 17 February 2020
Although it was the target of the AfD in Thuringia, the Left Party has responded with evasions, concealing the truth, appeasement, and stretching out the hand of cooperation to the CDU and FDP.
By Alex Lantier, 15 February 2020
Allied with the reactionary Macron government, #MeToo demands the censorship of Polanski’s brilliant account of the anti-Semitic frame-up of Captain Alfred Dreyfus, which was a seminal event in modern French history.
President of Berlin’s Humboldt University defends Professor Jörg Baberowski’s physical assault on left-wing student
By Christoph Vandreier, 15 February 2020
With her declaration of sympathy and refusal to clearly condemn the attack, Kunst has provided violent right-wing extremists with a blank cheque to intimidate and attack their political opponents at the university.
Spectre of the 1930s
By David North and Johannes Stern, 14 February 2020
Last week’s decision by the Christian Democratic Union in the federal state of Thuringia to elect a state premier together with the right-wing extremist Alternative for Germany exposes the filthy state of German politics.
By Markus Salzmann, 13 February 2020
For many years the Green Party presented itself as a left-wing, liberal political alternative. Now in government the party is pressing ahead with an anti-social, authoritarian course.
By Elisabeth Zimmermann, 10 February 2020
In the lawsuit against Bruno D, several of the co-plaintiffs have stressed the significance of the trial, given the current resurgence of far-right extremism and fascism in Germany, Europe and worldwide.
IYSSE spokesperson submits disciplinary complaint against right-wing extremist professor at Humboldt University in Berlin
By Sven Wurm, 10 February 2020
Following a physical attack by Professor Jörg Baberowski on Sven Wurm, the IYSSE spokesperson at Humboldt University, Wurm filed an official disciplinary complaint with the university administration.
By Peter Schwarz, 8 February 2020
Twenty-four hours after being elected with the support of the far-right AfD, CDU and FDP as minister president of the state of Thuringia, Free Democrat politician Thomas Kemmerich announced his resignation.
By Johannes Stern, 8 February 2020
Just one week after official ceremonies marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, federal parliament President Wolfgang Schäuble has called for Germany to once again take up the “burden” of fighting wars abroad.
By Christoph Vandreier, 7 February 2020
For the first time since the end of the Third Reich, a state premier was elected on Wednesday with the votes of a far-right, fascist party, the Alternative for Germany (AfD).
By Shuvu Batta, 7 February 2020
Eric Diaz-Cruz was shot as he sought to stop his mother’s boyfriend from being detained by ICE early Thursday morning.
By our reporters, 5 February 2020
Baberowski attacked Sven Wurm, a student parliament deputy for the IYSSE, on January 30 at Humboldt University in Berlin. Wurm had caught the professor in the act of tearing down and destroying election placards. The incident was captured on video.
By Jason Melanovski and Clara Weiss, 31 January 2020
Sharp divisions are coming to the fore as the government is pressing ahead with mass privatizations and attempts to negotiate a settlement with Russia over the ongoing civil war in eastern Ukraine.
By John Vassilopoulos, 31 January 2020
Posters advertising the protests portrayed refugees as invaders and bore the slogan “We want our islands back… we want our life back!”
By Tomas Castanheira, 30 January 2020
Modi advocated a “strategic partnership” based on “similar ideology and similar values.”
Auschwitz liberation commemorated in Poland amid state-led campaign for historical revisionism and war
By Clara Weiss, 28 January 2020
Duda’s and Steinmeier’s condemnations of fascism and anti-Semitism stands in stark contrast to the political record of their own governments.
By Peter Schwarz, 28 January 2020
It was above all the fact that the close links between the militant neo-Nazi scene, the neo-Nazi National Socialist Underground (NSU) and the secret service could not be so easily covered up after the murder of leading Christian Democrat Walter Lübcke that persuaded Seehofer to take action.
By Ulrich Rippert, 27 January 2020
The German ruling class and all its parties, from the Left Party to the far-right AfD, are drawing closer together and preparing to form an alliance against the working class.
By Christoph Vandreier, 27 January 2020
Auschwitz was at the heart of the machinery of industrialised mass murder that spanned the entire continent. Jews, Sinti, political opponents of the Nazi regime and others were deported to the death camp from every part of occupied Europe.
the editorial board, 27 January 2020
The 95-year-old Esther Bejarano was among the few who survived the living hell of Auschwitz.
By Tom Peters, 25 January 2020
The soldier was a leading member of the Dominion Movement, which espoused the same fascist ideology as the Christchurch terrorist who killed 51 people in March 2019.
By Bill Van Auken, 24 January 2020
The slander of Iranian “anti-Semitism” and unfounded claims that Tehran is seeking nuclear weapons are propaganda to justify a steady buildup toward war.
By Tomas Castanheira, 22 January 2020
Alvim delivered his speech flanked by a Brazilian flag and a cross and with a Wagner opera that was reportedly Hitler’s favorite playing in the background.
By Marianne Arens, 22 January 2020
On the morning of January 15, five bullet holes were discovered in the window of Social Democratic Party (SPD) member of parliament Karamba Diaby’s constituency office in Halle.
By Stefan Steinberg, 22 January 2020
The film is an adaptation of the book by Judith Kerr, the German-born British writer, published in 1971 and the first part of her Out of the Hitler Time trilogy.
By Dietmar Gaisenkersting, 21 January 2020
The links between the series of murders carried out by the neo-Nazi terrorist group NSU, the murder of Kassel’s District President Walter Lübcke (CDU) and the secret service are closer than previously known.
By Robert Stevens, 15 January 2020
The most enthusiastic signatory to a document that means a stepped up witch-hunt of anti-Zionist party members is Rebecca Long-Bailey, the candidate favoured by the pro-Corbyn “left.”
By Marianne Arens, 11 January 2020
The fact that a Jewish pianist cannot perform publicly without protection indicates the extent of the current turn to the right in German politics.
Bandera supporters march in major Ukrainian cities after government names Nazi collaborators “national heroes”
By Jason Melanovski and Clara Weiss, 10 January 2020
The glorification of notorious anti-Semites and Nazi collaborators by the Ukrainian government is met with complicit silence by its imperialist backers.
By Christopher Lehmann and Christoph Vandreier, 8 January 2020
The aim of the latest campaign surrounding the events in Leipzig is to intimidate anyone who stands in the way of the far right.
By Martin Nowak, 8 January 2020
Shortly before the end of the year, the new state government in Saxony was sworn in. For the first time, a coalition of Christian Democrats, Social Democrats and Greens is taking over the government in the East German state.
By Tomas Castanheira, 8 January 2020
The Bolsonaro government, which denounces every form of social protest as “terrorism”, has remained silent about the firebombing, signaling tacit support for fascist violence.
By Tom Peters, 8 January 2020
The arrested soldier was initially questioned following the Christchurch terrorist attack in March 2019, in which a fascist gunman killed 51 people.
The growing fascist influence in German politics: The case of Christian Democratic politician Robert Möritz
By Gregor Link and Johannes Stern, 7 January 2020
At the end of last year, the case of the former Christian Democratic Union (CDU) politician highlighted the sharp shift to the right of the ruling class in Germany.
By Markus Salzmann and Peter Schwarz, 6 January 2020
The Greens have seamlessly filled the shoes of the far-right Austrian Freedom Party (FPÖ), securing a majority for inhumane, pro-corporate, and law-and-order policies.
By Thomas Scripps, 3 January 2020
The Johnson government is an expression of the global rise of authoritarian and far right forces, sponsored by the ruling class as a necessary bulwark to confront social unrest and growing socialist sentiment.
By Jean Shaoul, 30 December 2019
Johnson put racism and Islamophobia at the heart of his election campaign, pitting Indian Hindu voters against Pakistani Muslim voters.
By Paul Bond, 28 December 2019
Without enough authorised encampments, the proposal to allow police to seize Travellers’ caravans—their homes—and destroy their property would effectively criminalise the existence of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) communities.
By Markus Salzmann, 28 December 2019
All candidates are deeply hated and discredited among broad sections of the population. Turnout in the elections was barely 39 percent.
By Christoph Vandreier, 24 December 2019
One year after his removal as head of Germany’s domestic secret service, Hans-Georg Maassen (Christian Democratic Union, CDU) has become one of the spokesmen for the extreme right.
By Markus Salzmann, 21 December 2019
Last week, the Hungarian parliament, dominated by the right-wing Fidesz party, passed bills that represent a further step towards dictatorial forms of rule.
By Kevin Reed, 18 December 2019
The publication of a glowing portrayal of Nazi war criminal Joachim Peiper by the Army’s XVIII Airborne Corp’s Facebook page exposes a constituency within the military for fascism.
By Matthew Taylor, 12 December 2019
New Jersey police believe that two assailants deliberately targeted a Kosher grocery store in an attack on Tuesday.
By Paul Bond, 12 December 2019
The publication by the Sun of an article charging that Corbyn is the centre of a “hard-left extremist network” is part of an authoritarian turn by the ruling class.
By Ulrich Rippert, 11 December 2019
The new SPD leadership is making hollow reformist promises in the hope of controlling growing anti-capitalist sentiment in the working class.
By our reporter, 10 December 2019
The Sydney event probed the political climate behind the re-emergence of fascism and militarism in Germany and internationally.
By Bernd Reinhardt and Peter Schwarz, 9 December 2019
The tirades levelled against Handke resemble the rantings by criminals intent on covering up their own tracks.
By Jason Melanovski, 7 December 2019
The killing of a three-year-old demonstrates that far-right forces in Ukraine are being given free rein to carry out targeted political assassinations.
By the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 7 December 2019
Maassen’s article contains a thinly-veiled call for building a fascist movement to crush working class opposition to social inequality and militarism.
By Ulrich Rippert, 6 December 2019
In a long interview with the Rheinische Post, Kühnert warned “of the consequences of a hasty exit” from the ruling grand coalition.
By Peter Schwarz, 4 December 2019
The nationalist “wing” group (Der Flügel) in the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) around Björn Höcke and Andreas Kalbitz has emerged strengthened from its federal party conference.
By Robert Stevens, 2 December 2019
The brutal murder of the two young students was seized on by Boris Johnson and the pro-Tory media, with the Sunday Times leading on a promise from the prime minister to “lock terrorists up and throw away the key.”
By Dietmar Gaisenkersting, 2 December 2019
The details now made public strongly suggest that the 30-year-old ex-Army officer is a neo-Nazi terrorist.
By our reporters, 2 December 2019
Last week, nearly 100 students at Berlin’s Humboldt University and representatives of student organisations from numerous other universities met to protest against right-wing and militaristic teaching and defend students who criticize it from right-wing attacks.
By Justus Leicht, 30 November 2019
The decision is tantamount to a ban, depriving the organisation of tax concessions vital to fund its work.
Audio recording refutes Hannah-Jones’ claim that she was falsely quoted by the World Socialist Web Site
By Eric London, 27 November 2019
The World Socialist Web Site publishes the audio of Hannah-Jones’ remarks.
27 November 2019
Vandreier’s and North’s discussion will focus on the historical lessons that must be learned in order to build a mass working class movement capable of preventing the disaster of Nazism from taking place on an even greater scale today.
By Gregor Link, 25 November 2019
The University of Hamburg student organization has been bombarded with hate mail and threats of violence after students protested against a founding member of the far-right Alternative for Germany, Bernd Lucke, returning to his teaching post.
By Verena Nees, 21 November 2019
The German television drama The Unwanted: The Odyssey of the St. Louis recounts the story of the ship with more than 900 Jewish refugees on board fleeing Nazi Germany, prevented from landing by the Cuban, American and Canadian governments.
By Alex Lantier, 15 November 2019
With its anti-worker policies, the “left populist” party Podemos allows the neo-fascists to grow by posturing as the only opposition to a corrupt political establishment.
By Alex Lantier, 13 November 2019
Podemos is aware that the PSOE is organizing violent repression in Catalonia that strengthens the fascistic Vox party, and supports the PSOE on this basis.
By Alejandro López, 12 November 2019
Sunday’s elections resulted once again in a hung parliament, the fourth in as many elections in Spain since 2015.
By Alex Lantier, 12 November 2019
Vox is part of a broad trend in European capitalist politics toward the promotion of neo-fascist parties, nationalism and the furious public legitimization of fascist dictators.
By Peter Schwarz, 11 November 2019
In a keynote address, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer declared, “there is broad agreement that, given the strategic challenges, Germany must ... “do more to defend our values and interests.”
By Marianne Arens, 9 November 2019
A leader of the CDU said in an interview that, in his opinion, the AfD was “a conservative party” and were “not all Nazis.”
By Alejandro Lopez, 9 November 2019
On Sunday, Spain will hold its fourth general elections in as many years, six months after the last elections this April.
By our correspondents, 6 November 2019
The meetings are part of a series being organised by the IYSSE across Germany to oppose the rise of the far-right on university campuses and in political life.