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Germany

Berlin demonstration in solidarity with the Gaza flotilla

English translation of the report from the solidarity demonstration in Berlin, June 2, in support of the Gaza flotilla Read more...

November 1989: when the Berlin Wall fell

It is 20 years since the fall of the Berlin wall and the capitalist media is crowing. They say these great events were nothing more than a movement to bring down communism and bring back capitalism. Here, Peter Main shows how the struggle against the Stalinist dictatorship in East Germany in fact began as a struggle against bureaucratic controls and for working class freedoms – but the crisis of working class leadership meant that the Left handed the initiative to the right wing Read more...

Social Democratic catastrophe in Germany paves the way for right-wing Coalition

The formation of the next German government is now only a question of formalities. Even the new government's programme, leaving aside the inevitable horse trading of coalition formation, is a certainty. It will be a right-wing government committed to a swingeing attack on the working class on a scale that has not been seen since the consolidation of postwar capitalism in the early 1950s. Read more...

Germany: Vote DIE LINKE, but organise the resistance!

Lafontaine addresses a rally Martin Suchanek reports on the German elections where the economic crisis is the main issue of debate Read more...

Germany tens of thousands demonstrate against the barbaric attack on Gaza

A report of the demonstrations in Germany in protest against Israel's attacks on Gaza. Read more...

Germany 1918-19: when reformists murdered a revolutionary movement

Towards the end of the First World War, as the Russian Tsar's armies faced defeat, the workers of St. Petersburg and the city's garrison rose in revolution. Ten months later, under the leadership of the Bolshevik Party, they had established a republic based on workers' soldiers' and peasants' councils. The Bolsheviks, as they had promised, took Russia out of the war. Read more...

Germany: school students take the streets

More than 100.000 school students in more than 40 cities and towns all over the country took the streets to protest against the neo-liberal attacks on education launched by the government and the bosses. Read more...

Youth against militarism: The legacy of Karl Liebnecht

The life of Karl Liebknecht spanned the period between two European wars. Born August 13th 1871 in the aftermath of the Franco Prussian War, he was murdered by the hirelings of the German military and capitalists on January 15th 1919. His life was dedicated to, end ultimately sacrificed for, three inseparably linked causes the organization of working siege youth Into a conscious movement, the struggle against militarism and imperialist war end the fight for proletarian revolution. Read more...

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