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27 September 2017
In the end, a somewhat boring election campaign that ignored many of the issues ended in a political earthquake
27 September 2017
For the first time in decades a racist, right nationalist party, AfD (Alternative for Germany), has entered the German parliament.
15 September 2017
The nurses, midwives, medical assistants and operating department practitioners of Charité hospital in Berlin have announced a strike starting on Monday 18th September
15 March 2017
Writing at socialistworld.net, Clare Doyle pointed out that "only in a few countries - Pakistan and Turkey among them - have demonstrations regularly taken place on International Women's Day."
8 February 2017
Non-fiction review: Lenin on the Train: When the February revolution broke out in Russia in 1917 and the Tsar was overthrown, Vladimir Lenin was living in exile in Switzerland.
27 July 2016
Europe - Britain in particular - is now at the forefront of political developments. Because of the 'weight' of British capitalism, Brexit represents a giant boulder dropped into a lake.
6 April 2016
Short stories on workers' struggles around the world. Germany socialist conference success; Belgian socialists arrested for challenging far right.
23 March 2016
A serious, thoughtful, optimistic and lively national congress of the Socialist Party took place on 19-21 March.
13 January 2016
The shocking attacks on scores of women in Cologne, where up to 1,000 North African or 'Arab-looking' men were said to be on the rampage, brought the inevitable baying from the far right and a backlash from the establishment media and politicians.
21 October 2015
More than 800,000 refugees are officially expected to come to Germany this year. The government has announced budget cuts 'because of the refugees' and commentators demand scrapping the minimum wage of €8.50 an hour for refugees.
23 September 2015
European states have closed their borders to prevent desperate people from entering
5 August 2015
Can a future nuclear conflict be avoided?: Seventy years ago, on 6 August 1945, a single bomb dropped by a US bomber on the Japanese city of Hiroshima killed between 90,000 and 166,000 men, women and children.
15 July 2015
In effect, Greece will come under the neo-colonial rule of the EU and Germany, its strongest economy. EU officials will dictate policy and expect the Greek parliament to rubber stamp draconian austerity measures.
27 May 2015
Commemorations marking the 70th anniversary 'victory in Europe' (VE) day recently took place in Britain (and throughout the world) with establishment dignitaries saluting veteran service men and women who liberated Europe from the clutches of fascism
8 April 2015
Niall Mulholland reviews Adventures of the Black Square: Abstract Art and Society 1915-2015
11 February 2015
Last year was the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War One, covered by the Socialist in previous issues. But when the war ended, it was in a wave of revolution, most notably in Russia in 1917, but also Germany in 1918
14 January 2015
In recent weeks Germany has seen growing demonstrations in favour and against Pegida (Patriotic Europeans against the Islamisation of the West), writes Wolfram Klein, Socialist Alternative (SAV, CWI in Germany).
12 November 2014
Was capitalist restoration inevitable?: While, for millions, the 1989 opening of the Berlin Wall is celebrated as a great victory for democratic rights, the official celebrations to mark its 25th anniversary have been dominated by anti-socialist propaganda
31 July 2014
One hundred years ago World War One began, unleashing slaughter on an unprecedented scale. It was dubbed the 'Great War', the 'war to end wars'. For the ten million killed and more than ten million seriously injured it was certainly not great.
13 March 2014
House clearing recently, I found a will written by hand by my grandfather dated 28 June 1916, three days before the Battle of the Somme, writes Pete Watson.
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