National Sections of the L5I:

Germany

That is what bourgeois democracy looks like

At the Blockupy demonstration in Frankfurt on June 1, the right to demonstrate was reduced to a farce. Read more...

Berlin's Revolutionary May Day - 20,000 march against capitalism and crisis

This year’s “revolutionary May Day” was a remarkable political event in Berlin and a huge political success. Read more...

Germany: Sarrazin and his critics

The publication of a book by Thilo Sarrazin caused a storm of controversy in Germany over its racist conclusion. Martin Suchanek examines the arguments around the book Read more...

Berlin September 18: Switch off the Christian Democrat-Liberal Coalition!

In a recent demonstration 100,000 marched against the government and the nuclear energy lobby, Martin Suchanek reports on the new social movement in Germany Read more...

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...

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