National Sections of the L5I:

Germany

Germany: Grand Coalition saved - SPD wrecked?

Even before the result of the ballot on joining a Grand Coalition (or "GroKo", as it is known in Germany) with Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats was announced, SPD Executive Board members had sent a Read more...

Germany: IG Metall pay settlement, workers' victory or bureaucratic showpiece?

The results of the metal-workers' pay campaign in Germany have attracted a lot of attention not only at home but internationally. Read more...

Germany: SPD party congress votes for talks on Grand Coalition

In the end, the decision at the SPD's special party congress on January 21st on whether to enter negotiations for a Grand Coalition with the conservative parties was so close that it went to a card vo Read more...

Germany: No to a Grand Coalition

After it lost the Bundestag elections last September, the Social Democratic Party, SPD, declared that it could not "go on like this" and that it had to renew itself on its social base. Read more...

Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht - heroes of the revolution

Ninety nine years ago, on the night of 15 January 1919, two of the greatest revolutionary socialists in history, Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, were brutally murdered by right-wing soldiers actin Read more...

The political crisis in Germany: no to another Grand Coalition!

The failure of talks to form a coalition government of the Christian Democratic Union/Christian Social Union, CDU/CSU, the Free Democratic Party, FDP, and the Green Party, in mid November, revealed a Read more...

Germany: The extreme right is growing – how about the resistance?

Ten thousand demonstrators mobilised in the north German city of Hanover on December 2 against the conference of the far right party, the Alternative for Germany, AfD, which won 12.6 per cent in the S Read more...

Political Crisis in Berlin

Failed! For the time being, at least, there will be no “Jamaica Coalition” of the Christian Democrats/Christian Social Union (Black) the Free Democrats (Yellow) and the Greens in Germany. Read more...