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Germany

Public sector strikes in Germany

In the last week, Germany has been shaken by the broadest strike wave for decades, reports Peter Main. Read more...

German Train Drivers' Union leaders prepare to call off strike

Many people will assume that, after months of struggle and various deceptive manoeuvres by the employers’ side, the beginning of negotiations must mean that the rail bosses have made some kind of movement towards the union. Certainly workers are used to the leaders of the main trade union confederation, the DGB, exaggerating the importance of even the smallest compromises in order to find a reason for calling off militant action. In the case of the train drivers’ strike, however, that is not the case. Read more...

Rosa Luxemburg - Revolutionary fighter

"In Rosa Luxemburg the socialist idea was a dominating and powerful passion of both heart and brain, a truly creative passion which burned ceaselessly. The great task and the over-powering ambition of this astonishing woman was to prepare the way for social revolution, to clear the path of history for socialism. To experience the revolution, to fight its battles, that was the highest happiness for her. With a will, determination, selflessness and devotion for which words are too weak, she consecrated her whole like and her whole being to socialism, not only in her tragic death, but throughout her whole like, daily and hourly, through the struggles of many years. She was the sharp sword, the living flame of the revolution." Clara Zetkin. Read more...

The resistible rise of German imperialism

The Grand Coalition government of Chancellor Angela Merkel continues to press forward to the formation of a European imperialist bloc under the leadership of Germany and France. Here Martin Suchanek looks at the threat of a resurgent imperialist power Read more...

After the violent police assaults on the mass demonstration one thing is clear: they cannot break our resistance!

The events of recent days during the mass protests against the G8 summit in North Germany are of extraordinary importance. Rostock became a microcosm not only of imperialist “democracy” but also of the resistance against capitalist globalisation. Read more...

“Police debacle in Heiligendamm” - “Demonstrators outfox police”

These are the headlines on the website of the prestigious German news magazine Der Spiegel. Reuters likewise reported “Thousands of protesters successfully blocked delegates from accessing the G-8 venue at Heiligendamm on Wednesday.”
Reports on the Der Speigel, Indymedia and other websites and directly from League for the Fifth international and Revolution members participating make it clear that the blockading of the summit on its first full day was a tremendous success. Read more...

Resist police repression in Rostock!

Press Statement on the Police Repression in Rostock by the Internationalist and Revolutionary Barrio, the Anti-G8 Alliance for a Revolutionary Perspective, and the Anti-imperialist and Antifascist Action Alliance against the G8 Read more...

Germany: “We are all terrorists!“

Thousands protest against criminalisation of Anti-G8-movement

“We are all 129a!“ shouted more than 5000 demonstrators in the streets of Berlin yesterday evening. Paragraph 129 is the “anti-terrorist“ clause of the German Federal constitution, the Grundgesetz. On 9 May the Gereralbundesanwaltschaft (the general federal attorney) ordered about 1000 police to raid more than 40 left wing centres, bookshops and flats searching for “proof“ of the “formation of a terrorist organisation“ against the G8. Read more...

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