Germany
German imperialism & European ambitions beyond NATO

European imperialism is on the march and preparing for war. Journalist Jörg Kronauer explains the various military initiatives in the European Union and the German interests in such mobilizations

Healthcare workers in Germany strike for better work conditions

The trade union Ver.di is demanding an increase in salaries by 4.8 percent for federal and local employees, as well as a maximum of a 45-hour work week. They are also demanding a hike in trainee pay

German health workers stage protest demanding better working conditions, higher wages

The protest was called by the trade union Ver.di. The workers are demanding an increase in salaries by 4.8%, a hike in trainee pay, and a maximum of a 45-hour week for emergency service staff

Activists in Frankfurt ask authorities to receive refugees

At a march on September 9, activists demanded that Frankfurt authorities allow the entry of refugees from camps such as the Moria facility in Greece which was devastated in a fire

Workers Protest- Berlin Workers march in Berlin protesting layoffs at major department store chain

The management of the Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof in Germany has decided to close 50 branches of its department stores chain by the end of this year. This may lead to the loss of 5,000 jobs

US withdraws troops from Germany US announces withdrawal of around 12,000 troops from Germany

US president Donald Trump has said that Germany needs to pay for its own defense and stop taking advantage of the US. Germany called the move senseless and harmful for NATO  

Frankfurt Gathering Progressive youth in Frankfurt honor memory of victims of right-wing violence

The commemoration was held on the second anniversary of the verdict in the case of the racist murders committed by the neo-nazi group, National Socialist Underground (NSU), in Germany

German Left alleges government complicity in COVID-19 outbreak at meat plant

The unsafe work conditions at a meat processing plant in Gütersloh, owned by Tönnies Holding Group, has led to a severe outbreak of COVID-19 amongst its employees

Protest against far-right-Germany Progressives in Germany denounce racist ‘hygiene demos’ and anti-lockdown protests

Far-right groups in Germany have been organizing anti-lockdown demonstrations and racist “hygiene demos” targeting Jews and immigrant communities

Patrik Köbele interview Germany “We won’t pay for your crisis”

Interview with Patrik Köbele, Chairman of the German Communist Party (DKP), on the German communists’ take on the COVID-19 crisis

Die Linke housing rights Germany German Left demands national rent cover, protests CDU’s pro-real estate policies

Die Linke (The Left) in Germany has demanded that rent hikes be halted. It has also called for a ban on evictions during this period of crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic

Italians mark victory over fascism

Communist parties, youth groups, anti-fascist groups, and social movements in the country organized various online initiatives to observe Liberation Day due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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