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Germany

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...

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...

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