Die Linke (The Left)
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.

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

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

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

Berliners protest striking down of rent cap law by constitutional court

Housing rights groups and activists took to the streets after Germany’s constitutional court struck down a law passed by the Berlin State government freezing rents at June 2019 levels for five years

Lockdown in Germany Germany goes for a stricter semi-lockdown amid alarming COVID-19 spike

According to the new regulations, schools and non-essential shops will remain closed across Germany from December 16 till January 10. As of December 14, around 1,348,851 COVID-19 cases had been reported in Germany, with 22,607 deaths

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

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

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