Germany

Declaration of the Palestine Conference

Berlin, 14 April 2024

Workers Power  ·  16 April 2024

Statement on the repression of the Berlin Palestine conference

Workers Power Conference 2024 On Friday, German police shut down a conference in Berlin being held in solidarity with Palestinians facing Israeli genocide in Gaza. A force of 900 police invaded the venue, turning off speakers’ microphones and expelling people from the hall. Germany’s Interior Ministry has prevented pro-Palestinian speakers, including Dr Ghassan Abu-Sitta from […]

Workers Power  ·  16 April 2024

Lützerath is destroyed—we are not

By Lars Keller WITH BRUTE force, the state and RWE have created facts on the ground, storming, clearing and demolishing Lützerath within a week. Hundreds of activists were evicted from tree houses and squats. 35,000 climate activists came out over the weekend and shouted “Lützi stays!” Many wrestled with the police in the mud and […]

Workers Power  ·  20 January 2023

Reichsbürger plot: a warning

The ideology of these conspirators centres on the superiority of the German race to others.

Martin Suchanek  ·  18 December 2022

SPD: Life in the old dog yet

By Jaqueline Katherina Singh (Berlin) The Social Democrats (SPD), led by Olaf Scholz, topped the polls with 25.7% in the German general election on 26 September and will take the first shot at forming a coalition government. Negotiations are likely to last till Christmas. Over the preceding year both the conservatives (CDU/CSU) and the Greens […]

Jaqueline Katherina Singh  ·  10 October 2021

How the German Revolution was lost

Tim Nailsea reviews A People's History of the German Revolution

Tim Nailsea  ·  28 October 2020

The Revolution That Ended WW1

By Tobi Hansen Part 1: War and Revolution The German bourgeoisie has always had an amibivalent attitude to the November Revolution of 1918. While it certainly showed that the war, the dominance of the military high command and the monarchy had to be ended, at the same time, it was a revolution that stopped halfway. […]

Workers Power  ·  19 November 2018

Germany: 250,000 march against racism

By Tobi Hansen, Gruppe ArbeiterInnenmacht SATURDAY’S “Indivisible” demonstrations in Berlin, Frankfurt and Karlsruhe brought hundreds of thousands out against racism and in solidarity with the refugees and immigrants who are its targets. There were very nearly a quarter of a million on the streets of Berlin alone. With their admittedly rather broad and vague calls […]

Workers Power  ·  14 October 2018

Germany: far-right riots in Chemnitz show need for new approach

By Svenja Spunck AROUND 5000 right-wingers rampaged through Chemnitz on Monday, August 27. The march was organised by Nazis and extreme nationalist groups and, coming just a day after a riot by a mob of more than 800 violent neo-Nazis, is a shocking warning signal. They marched through Chemnitz city centre without any challenge from […]

Workers Power  ·  28 August 2018

Germany: Right-wing riots in Chemnitz – how can they be stopped?

By Svenja Spunck ABOUT 5000 right-wingers rampaged through Chemnitz on Monday, August 27. The march was organised by Nazis and extreme nationalist groups and, coming just a day after a riot by a mob of more than 800 violent neo-Nazis, is a shocking warning signal. They marched through Chemnitz city centre without any challenge from […]

Workers Power  ·  28 August 2018

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

By Frederik Haber THE results of the metal-workers’ pay campaign in Germany have attracted a lot of attention not only at home but internationally. The workers’ union, IG Metall, is widely recognised as the strongest trade-union in the industrial sector globally. It is almost certainly the wealthiest and it is centrally involved in the actual […]

Workers Power  ·  01 March 2018

SPD Young Socialists step up opposition to new Grand Coalition in Germany

The final decision will be made by a ballot of the whole membership

Workers Power  ·  24 January 2018

Germany: the far right is growing, but what about the resistance?

Socialists organised protests and blockades to greet the AfD conference which saw the nationalist party lurch further to the right

Workers Power  ·  04 December 2017

Germany: Collapse of coalition talks triggers unprecedented political crisis

A break with the politics of class collaboration and social partnership is needed to deepen the political crisis of the German ruling class

Workers Power  ·  23 November 2017

G20: What did they get out of it – apart from expenses?

“We agreed that we do not agree.” That about sums up the outcome of the G20 summit.

Workers Power  ·  19 July 2017

Police violence fails to pacify Hamburg

The recent G20 summit turned into a public relations disaster for its host Angela Merkel, after a violent police operation to pacify the streets of Hamburg stole the spotlight.

Workers Power  ·  10 July 2017

‘Welcome to Hell’ Police riot in Hamburg as G20 criminals arrive 

A sticker for the G20 Protest in Hamburg says Überall Polizei, nirgendwo Gerechtigkeit – ‘Police everywhere, Justice nowhere’.

Workers Power  ·  07 July 2017

#NoG20 – Everyone to Hamburg in July

On July 7 and 8, the leaders of the world’s most powerful states will meet at the G20 summit in Hamburg.

Workers Power  ·  12 April 2017

Germany: AKP ban plays into Erdogan’s hands

When Turkey’s President Erdogan compared the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, to Hitler, there was some predictable outrage in the media but there was no indignant response from Berlin. The official line was not to respond to such “provocation”, particularly when the Dutch PM, Mark Rutte, had recently banned MPs from Erdogan’s AKP party from entering […]

Workers Power  ·  08 April 2017

Cologne attacks spark racist backlash

We need to challenge the social causes of sexist and racist attitudes inflamed by the refugee crisis ON New Year’s Eve, in Cologne, hundreds of women were intimidated and threatened. At least two rapes were reported. There are now over a hundred reported assaults, often including sexual harassment and robbery at the hands of so-called […]

Workers Power  ·  26 January 2016

Stop Pegida

7 February 2015 The British press have, in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo massacre, woken up to the growing Islamophobic movement in Germany. Peter Main investigates The German Pegida movement is probably the most organised expression of Islamophobia in Europe. The name itself comes from the initials of its name in German, Patriotic Europeans […]

Workers Power  ·  07 February 2015

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