By Peter Schwarz, 25 September 2018
The decision to retain Hans-Georg Maassen in the interior ministry sends a clear message to the extreme right that it enjoys the full backing of the grand coalition.
By Ulrich Rippert, 24 September 2018
The far-right, xenophobic policies of the grand coalition government are encouraging right-wing extremists and neo-fascists.
“A whiff of 1933”
By Marianne Arens and Ulrich Rippert, 22 September 2018
Racist and anti-semitic attacks are rising at an alarming rate across Germany with acts of violence occurring on almost a daily basis.
By Ulrich Rippert, 21 September 2018
As thousands protest on the streets against the German government’s right-wing policies, the ruling parties in Berlin have agreed to to expand the influence of the extreme right within the state.
By Marianne Arens, 21 September 2018
In Hambacher Forest near Cologne, which is occupied by protesters seeking to prevent the forest being razed to the ground, a journalist was killed this week.
By Ulrich Rippert, 20 September 2018
The grand coalition has responded to mass protests against the AfD and its neo-fascist provocations by integrating the hated secret service president and his pro-AfD policy more directly into the government.
By Sven Heymanns, 19 September 2018
While neo-Nazis are hunting down immigrants in German cities, the police ransacked 15 apartments and arrested a person for alleged involvement in “left-wing extremist” riots in Hamburg.
By Johannes Stern, 15 September 2018
Following last month’s neo-Nazi riots in Chemnitz, the Social Democratic Party is trying to disguise its own responsibility for promoting the extreme right.
Duisburg, Germany: Social democratic mayor agitates against refugees and migrants from Eastern Europe
By Elisabeth Zimmermann, 14 September 2018
Mayor Sören Link was able to broadcast his racist demagogy on one of Germany’s leading TV channels, claiming citizens from other EU countries were flocking to Germany to cash in on social benefits.
By Marianne Arens, 13 September 2018
The subcontracting of research and development operations in Rüsselsheim is another significant step towards the dismantling of Opel.
By Johannes Stern, 12 September 2018
Behind the backs of the German people, the Grand Coalition government is preparing a massive combat mission against the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad.
By our reporters, 12 September 2018
The mass demonstrations took place in Hanover, Munich and Dachau and were directed against both the Grand Coalition and the fascistic AfD.
By Alex Lantier, 11 September 2018
Police authorities in Saxony hushed up the attack against Schalom, which only came to light in media reports in Die Welt over the weekend.
By Johannes Stern, 10 September 2018
Behind the backs of the population, the Grand Coalition of Christian Democrats and Social Democrats is planning a massive arms drive.
By Johannes Stern, 10 September 2018
After thousands of neo-Nazis rampaged through the East German city of Chemnitz late last month, dominant sections of the German state and political establishment have come to the defence of the fascists.
By Peter Schwarz, 8 September 2018
The neo-Nazis and their milieu dare to behave so brazenly only because the government and the security services fully support them.
By Johannes Stern, 7 September 2018
Kretschmer called for a strong state, the intensification of the hardline anti-refugee policy, and the downplaying of the attacks on journalists, immigrants and the left.
By Ulrich Rippert, 7 September 2018
On Tuesday, Left Party leader Sahra Wagenknecht publicly presented the movement “Stand Up" in Berlin.
By Peter Schwarz, 6 September 2018
After the recent right-wing extremist marches in Chemnitz, representatives of all Bundestag (parliamentary) parties are calling for the state to intervene.
By our reporters, 5 September 2018
The concert in Chemnitz held under the motto “We are more” showed the massive opposition to right-wing extremism and fascism on the part of workers and youth.
By the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 4 September 2018
Moral outrage is not enough to stop the fascist mob: it is necessary to understand the political roots of its resurgence.
“In Germany, of all places, we should know better”
By our reporters, 3 September 2018
Following a neo-Nazi rampage in Chemnitz last Sunday and Monday, tens of thousands have demonstrated across Germany against the far right.
By Verena Nees, 3 September 2018
The 20 nearly sold-out concerts by international youth orchestras struck a clear musical counterpoint to the xenophobic and nationalist policies of the global political elites.
3 September 2018
By Johannes Stern, 1 September 2018
After neo-Nazis rioted on Sunday and Monday in the East German city of Chemnitz, more details have come to light about the close coordination between the right-wing extremists, the police and the state apparatus.
By Johannes Stern, 30 August 2018
Over 7,000 neo-Nazis marched through the streets of Chemnitz, attacking people they accused of being foreigners, chanting fascist slogans and giving Nazi salutes.
By Ulrich Rippert and Peter Schwarz, 29 August 2018
More clearly than government officials have done so far, Maas describes the US as a major obstacle to a new German drive to become a world power again.
By Johannes Stern, 28 August 2018
Recent events suggest that the far-right demonstrations were closely coordinated with, or even instigated by, the security authorities.
By Johannes Stern, 28 August 2018
The grand coalition and the entire German ruling elite are planning the massive rearmament of the army in preparation for major military operations.
By Sven Heymann, 27 August 2018
The media and establishment politicians are playing down the recent events in Dresden, or openly defending the actions of the police.
By Peter Schwarz, 25 August 2018
The grand coalition of the CDU, CSU and SPD has largely adopted the AfD’s policies, and is going out of its way to praise the right-wing extremist party.
By Peter Schwarz, 24 August 2018
Meetings between secret service chief Hans-Georg Maaßen and senior AfD members make clear that the decision to target the Socialist Equality Party (SGP) is part of a right-wing conspiracy in the state apparatus.
By Dietmar Henning, 23 August 2018
On Tuesday, the musicians group’ “Lebenslaute” concluded a two-day protest against the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV), as the German secret service is called.
By Marianne Arens, 21 August 2018
Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann claims that the camps are “not detention facilities,” and that “no one is imprisoned,” but that is a lie.
By Christoph Vandreier, 20 August 2018
The interviews of Lafontaine and Wagenknecht focus on anti-refugee agitation, the stirring up of nationalism and the call for German “independence.”
By the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 17 August 2018
Last month Germany’s domestic intelligence agency added the Socialist Equality Party to its official list of “left-wing extremist” organizations subject to state monitoring.
By Christopher Lehmann, 14 August 2018
On the “Tagesthemen” TV news program, the SPD mayor ranted against EU nationals who were allegedly flocking to Germany to fraudulently obtain social welfare payments.
By Sybille Fuchs and Dietmar Henning, 13 August 2018
The result, as in the recent trial of the Neo-Nazi National Socialist Underground (NSU), is that the defendants end up with lenient sentences or are acquitted, with important questions ignored.
By Ulrich Rippert, 11 August 2018
The #StandUp coalition combines anti-corporate demagogy with nationalist and xenophobic positions pioneered by the extreme right.
By Noah Windstein, 9 August 2018
The Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party conference is scheduled to adopt a decision to reintroduce military service.
the International Youth and Students for Social Equality and Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 9 August 2018
The IYSSE and SGP condemn the attack by university President Sabine Kunst against the Student Council at Humboldt University and her complicity with the far-right Alternative for Germany.
By our reporters, 7 August 2018
Thousands of people demonstrated once again last weekend against the European governments’ inhumane refugee policies.
By Ulrich Rippert, 4 August 2018
The president of Germany’s Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution met with then-AfD Chairperson Frauke Petry in 2015 to advise her on how to avoid surveillance by the state.
By Christoph Vandreier, 3 August 2018
A review of the cases thus far confirms that this is not a struggle against “hate comments” or “fake news,” but the massive restriction of free speech.
By Christoph Vandreier, 2 August 2018
With the inhumane camp system, the coalition government of Christian Democrats and Social Democrats is implementing the refugee policy of the far-right Alternative for Germany.
By Steve James, 2 August 2018
The role of the unions in the airline and other industries is to isolate any struggle, impose the demands of the companies and prevent a unified fight of the entire working class.
By our reporters, 1 August 2018
Despite pouring rain, tens of thousands of people demonstrated in Munich against right-wing agitation, increasing military spending, poverty and war.
1 August 2018
By Johannes Stern, 31 July 2018
The Welt am Sonntag, a leading German newspaper, has published an article demanding the creation of a nuclear arsenal.
By Sven Heymanns, 31 July 2018
Seventeen members of the Austrian Identitarian Movement were acquitted by the Graz District Court on all main charges in their case last Thursday.
26 July 2018
By Ulrich Rippert, 24 July 2018
Oskar Lafontaine and Sahra Wagenknecht are responding to the resurgence of class struggle and efforts by workers to free themselves from the grip of the unions, the SPD and the Left Party.
By Alex Lantier, 20 July 2018
Puigdemont had fled Catalonia last autumn during the brutal police crackdown launched by Madrid against the Catalan independence referendum he had organized.
By Sybille Fuchs, 20 July 2018
Professor of Philosophy Yitzhak Melamed, who teaches at t he University of Baltimore in the US, was brutally beaten in Bonn in an anti-Semitic attack and subsequently beaten by police.
the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 20 July 2018
On July 12 the far-right Identitarian movement attempted to disrupt a meeting of the IYSSE on the bicentenary of the birth of Karl Marx at the University of Technology in Dresden. The action failed because the meeting was switched to a larger room shortly before it began.
IG Metall accepts mass redundancies and plant closures
By Marianne Arens, 18 July 2018
The IG Metall union has long since abandoned the factory in Leipzig.
By Sven Heymann, 18 July 2018
Protests took place in several cities over the weekend against the verdicts in the trial of the neo-Nazi National Socialist Underground.
As Jeff Bezos’ wealth reaches $150 billion
By Will Morrow and Genevieve Leigh, 17 July 2018
Prime Day is treated as a virtual public holiday by the corporate media, akin to Black Friday, but it is synonymous with increased exploitation for Amazon and other shipping workers.
17 July 2018
German court authorises extradition of Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont to Spain on embezzlement charges
By Alejandro López, 16 July 2018
In Spain, the newly installed minority Socialist Party (PSOE) government announced it would abide by the ruling, although it is a rebuke to the party's line in the Catalan crisis.
By Alex Lantier, 12 July 2018
A month after the collapse of the G7 economic summit, diplomatic and military ties between Washington and the European Union are rapidly disintegrating.
Twenty thousand demonstrate in Düsseldorf, Germany against police state attacks on democratic rights
By our correspondents, 12 July 2018
Last Saturday, 20,000 workers and young people marched from Düsseldorf Central Station to the North Rhine-Westphalian state parliament to protest the new police law planned by the state government.
By Johannes Stern, 12 July 2018
With its “Migration Master Plan,” the grand coalition government has adopted the refugee policy of the far-right Alternative for Germany.
By Andre Damon, 12 July 2018
All members of NATO reaffirmed their commitment to massive military rearmament, to be paid for with sweeping cuts to public infrastructure and attacks on the social position of the working class.
By Alex Lantier, 11 July 2018
A month after the G7 summit in Quebec broke down over Washington’s trade war measures, Trump and EU officials exchanged threats before today’s summit.
By Gustav Kemper, 10 July 2018
The protests Saturday were organised within the space of a few days almost exclusively via social media.
By Johannes Stern and Andre Damon, 9 July 2018
Germany’s establishment parties have agreed to set up mass refugee internment camps inside the country, based on the criminal and racist immigration policies of the neo-fascists.
By Marianne Arens, 7 July 2018
The SPD has lined up behind the refugee policy of Interior Minister Horst Seehofer: sealing off the country’s borders, accelerating deportations and establishing closed detention camps.
By Marianne Arens and Peter Schwarz, 7 July 2018
The PSA board intends to sell off large parts of the International Technical Development Centre (ITEZ) in Rüsselsheim, threatening the jobs of thousands of technicians, engineers and developers
By Johannes Stern, 6 July 2018
The most significant features of the budget plan include a major increase in military spending, the strengthening of domestic police state repression and measures to terrorise refugees.
By Marianne Arens, 6 July 2018
In the early hours of July 4, 69 refugees were deported in the largest ever mass deportation to Afghanistan.
By Johannes Stern, 4 July 2018
Leading SPD politicians have welcomed the reactionary agreement by conservative parties for concentration camps for refugees.
By Sven Heymann, 4 July 2018
All the evidence indicates that Franco A. and his accomplices are only a small part of a much larger neo-Nazi network within the German military and state apparatus.
By Peter Schwarz, 3 July 2018
The "transit centres," "debarkation platforms" and "control centres" for refugees are creating a technical and legal infrastructure to lock up oppositionists and undesirable minorities in the future.
By Johannes Stern, 3 July 2018
At the EU summit last week, measures against refugees were discussed that recall the darkest period of German and European history.
By Johannes Stern, 30 June 2018
Hundreds of people fleeing poverty and war have drowned in the Mediterranean over the past week as a result of the EU’s reactionary crackdown on refugees.
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.
International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 23 June 2018
With this open letter, the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE) is protesting against the banning of its meeting on the contemporary relevance of Marxism by the student union at the University of Frankfurt.
21 June 2018
By Alex Lantier, 20 June 2018
Merkel and Macron signed an agreement for a drastic expansion of EU militarism and joint attacks on immigrants together with far-right governments in Italy and Austria.
By Johannes Stern, 19 June 2018
The statements of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Interior Minister Horst Seehofer make clear that the grand coalition is adopting the refugee policy of the neo-fascist AfD.
By Peter Schwarz, 16 June 2018
A fierce conflict over refugee policy between the conservative sister parties CDU and CSU threatens to blow apart the grand coalition.
By Peter Schwarz, 15 June 2018
Following the entry of extreme right-wing parties into the Austrian and Italian governments, the European Union and all other European governments are adopting their ruthless refugee policy.
By Peter Schwarz, 13 June 2018
The Left Party’s congress, which took place in Leipzig over the weekend, was dominated by a bitter conflict over refugee policy.
By Ulrich Rippert, 6 June 2018
At the weekend, the Alternative for Germany (AfD) leader Alexander Gauland again took up the right-wing propaganda campaign to gloss over and relativise the crimes of the Nazis.
By Alex Lantier, 6 June 2018
While Merkel endorsed French calls for militarism and attacks on refugees, she gave little support for Macron’s calls for more investment and guarantees against new debt crises.
By Dietmar Henning, 2 June 2018
The union and works councils have signed up to almost every demand of PSA boss Carlos Tavares and Opel chief Michael Lohscheller.
By Gustav Kemper, 31 May 2018
Germany’s crisis-ridden Deutsche Bank has already slashed 6,000 jobs and closed 188 branches in the past few years.
By Marianne Arens and Elisabeth Zimmermann, 30 May 2018
On Saturday, May 29, 1993, five members of the Gença family were killed in an arson attack carried out by far-right extremists in the town of Solingen.
Statement of the Socialist Equality Party and International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 28 May 2018
The following statement was distributed by the SEP and IYSSE at demonstrations held on Sunday against the fascist Alternative for Germany.
By our correspondents, 28 May 2018
Demonstrators said they were disgusted by the fascistic tirade against Muslim migrants delivered to the German parliament by AfD leader Alice Weidel.
By Peter Schwarz, 25 May 2018
The German foreign minister, who was in Washington for an inaugural visit on Wednesday, was rebuffed on every controversial issue.
By Johannes Stern, 22 May 2018
The neo-fascist faction of the German parliament opened the first general debate of the legislative period with a racist tirade. This was simply ignored by Chancellor Angela Merkel, who has largely adopted the fascists’ refugee program.
By Wolfgang Weber, 22 May 2018
The new law eliminates the principle of the separation of the police and intelligence services and abolishes many individual liberties.
By Stefan Steinberg, 21 May 2018
An examination of recent movies by prominent women filmmakers reveals that they share the problems of their male counterparts.
By Christoph Vandreier, 17 May 2018
Facing a deepening conflict with the United States, Berlin is seeking to use its armed forces to pursue its geo-strategic interests around the world.
By Johannes Stern, 16 May 2018
Like the Greens 20 years ago, the Left Party now stands ready to paint the return of German imperialism to the world stage “in the brightest possible colours.”
By Ulrich Rippert, 16 May 2018
The unions act as company police, intimidating workers and developing their own rationalization plans.
By Andre Damon, 16 May 2018
The defense by the imperialist powers of Israel’s murder of over 60 Palestinian demonstrators Monday makes clear that they have adopted the mass killing of unarmed civilians as a legitimate policy tool.
By Johannes Stern, 15 May 2018
Following US President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear accord, the German bourgeoisie is intensifying its campaign for militarism, rearmament, and war.