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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

Anti-fascist Protest - Germany Anti-fascist sections in Germany protest spike in police brutality 

The media has exposed private chats between police officers in Cologne supporting violence against suspects. The North Rhine-Westphalian (NRW) State authorities have initiated an investigation against six police officers involved

Anti-fascist protest-Germany Anti-fascist demonstration in Berlin demands complete destruction of neo-Nazi networks

The neo-Nazi National Socialist Underground (NSU) exposed in 2011 was found to be involved in multiple murders, bombings and robberies. It was also found that in some cases, personnel of the security services were connected with the NSU attacks on leftists and human rights activists

How Berlin’s health workers organized, went on strike, and won

Health workers in Berlin’s biggest hospitals groups, Vivantes and Charité, organized a 4-week long strike to secure new employment and safe staffing levels. A member of the self-organised Berlin Hospital Movement analyses their actions

Antifa protest-Germany Antifa groups protest conviction of anti-fascist cadre by Stuttgart court

A Stuttgart court sentenced the two activists, Joel P. and Diyar A., to prison for attacking right-wing trade union members on the sidelines of a corona-sceptic rally at Stuttgart in May 2020

German Elections Christian Democrats face setback as Social Democrats and Greens gain in German federal polls

The center left Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) emerged as the single largest party in the German federal parliament, surpassing German chancellor Angela Merkel’s center-right CDU/CSU alliance

Workers of Airbus plants in Germany protest restructuring, demand job security

Under the leadership of the IG Metall union, workers of Airbus and its subsidiary, Premium Aerotec, protested the company’s plans for restructuring, which will likely affect 13,000 jobs in its German plants

Train divers strike-Germany Train drivers organize two-day strike in Germany for better pay and benefits

Train drivers under the leadership of the Union of German Locomotive Drivers (GDL) have demanded a pay rise of 3.2% by 2022 and a one-time COVID-19 allowance of EUR 600 (USD 706)

Close US bases and scrap plan to buy bombers, demands German left

Amidst the raging COVID-19 pandemic and the socio-economic crisis inflicted by it, Germany’s federal government is set to acquire new combat bombers and contribute around 53 billion Euros (62.34 billion USD) this year to the NATO war alliance

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