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Energy crisis Germany Protests erupt in Germany against soaring inflation and rising energy prices

Die Linke (The Left) called on the government to cap gas prices to help people cope with the ongoing cost of living crisis and has opposed the increase in energy prices from October 1

Anti-capitalist Protest - Germany Progressives demonstrate in German tourist island of Sylt protesting social inequalities 

The ruling class and the rich in Germany continue partying in resorts while the majority of the population is reeling under an acute cost of living crisis

German parliament condemns psychological torture of Julian Assange

In a historic vote on July 6, the German parliament voted in favour of a petition condemning “in the strongest possible terms the psychological torture of journalist Julian Assange and the associated attack on press freedom in Germany and Europe.”

G7 Protest - Germany Progressives march in Bavaria, Germany, denouncing 48th G7 summit

The three-day summit of the Group-7 (G7) countries is being held from June 26-28 in Krun in the Bavarian Alps with around 20,000 security personnel present in the region

Housing Rights - Germany (1) Berlin housing rights conference demands immediate socialization of large real estate holdings

Housing rights groups in Berlin are dissatisfied with the unnecessary digressions in the work of the commission established to deliver the mandate of the Berlin referendum held in September 2021 for expropriating properties of big landlords

Airport security strike - Germany (1) Airport security staff across Germany go on strike demanding wage hike

Security staff at various airports across Germany, under the leadership of the Verdi union, are demanding a general increase in hourly wages along with pay parity in different sectors of work 

German arms sales to Egypt must meet human rights criteria, foreign minister says

The German decision is in line with the coalition government’s position of reducing arms sales to non-European and NATO countries. Egypt is the leading recipient of German weapons

Rent freeze in Bavaria - Germany German federal court rejects demand for referendum to freeze rents in Bavaria

The housing rights coalition in the Bavarian State of Germany has collected more than 35,000 signatures on a petition demanding the government to conduct a referendum calling for a law that would limit the rent level in 162 Bavarian municipalities with a tense housing market

Fighting gentrification in Berlin – the experience of Deutsche Wohnen & CO Enteignen

Phil Butland, a member of the Right2TheCity campaign in Berlin, reflects on the historic referendum on expropriating landlords, the efforts by those in power to place obstacles and what lies ahead for the movement

Nord Stream 2 is a double-edged geopolitical tool

Since December 21, all Russian natural gas shipments to Germany through a major transit pipeline known as the Yamal-Europe transnational gas pipeline have reversed direction

Berliners win vote to expropriate housing from corporate landlords. What’s next?

Berlin’s housing referendum became possible after years of struggle to make housing in the city affordable and available to all again. To understand the issue and the movement that led to this vote, Peoples Dispatch spoke to Anisia Petcu.

Understanding Germany’s ‘traffic light’ coalition

Germany’s new coalition government is set to be voted in today. Pawel Wargan, organizer, researcher, and coordinator of the International Secretariat of the Progressive International, speaks on the contradictions of the coalition