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25 October 2003
TRADITIONALLY, THE German chancellor and the leaders of the political parties would speak at the national congresses of the big trade unions and expect a warm response, writes Sascha Stanicic, Berlin.
12 July 2003
JENS FERTSCH, a member of the German section of the Committee for a Workers' International (CWI - the socialist international organisation to which the Socvialiat Party is affiliated), was suspended from his workplace on July 8th...
21 June 2003
ON 15 June 1953, about 60 building workers on the Friedrichshaim hospital building site in East Berlin stopped work to draw up a letter protesting at a 10% increase in the work norms imposed by East Germany's Stalin-ist government...
31 May 2003
AS STRIKES and demonstrations against public sector cuts sweep France, Germany, and Austria, the mainstream British press's most prominent mention of this mass movement is in the gossip columns - apparently Madonna is upset because her daughter's teachers have been on strike!...
7 March 2003
IN LEICESTER, young people are ready to join the strike against the war at both Universities and several schools around the city, School Students And Students write.
28 February 2003
HUGE ANTI-war demonstrations have forced Tony Blair to try to justify his bellicose position. He complains that people don't understand the 'moral case' for attacking Iraq.
24 January 2003
LAST YEAR saw a tremendous ferment amongst German public sector workers. About 250,000 participated in warning strikes in December in support of their pay claim and 40,000 civil servants demonstrated in
11 October 2002
THE DEEP gloom in the economy is spreading to the finance sector. Until recently, says the Financial Times, banks shrugged off fears about bad debts and had big profits. No more
21 June 2002
THOUSANDS OF building workers downed tools and walked off sites throughout Germany to demand a 4.5% pay rise
27 April 2001
SOCIALIST ALTERNATIVE (SAV), the German section of the CWI, held a well-attended weekend school - Sozialismus Tage - on 13-15 April, writes Sascha Stanicic and Per-ake Westerlund.
6 April 2001
ONE MAJOR promise of the German SPD (Social Democratic Party) and the Green Party before coming to power in 1998 was to end nuclear power, writes Daniel Behruzi, Socialist Alternative - SAV, Berlin (CWI - Germany).
26 January 2001
THE DEMONSTRATION became more upbeat as it went along and felt the support from the Saturday shoppers, many of whom joined the demo...
13 October 2000
TEN THOUSAND people joined a noisy and determined demonstration to close down the neo-Nazi NPD (National Democratic Party of Germany) office in Kopenick, East Berlin, last Saturday, writes By a member of Youth Against Racism in Europe (YRE).
8 September 2000
THE TRIAL of three Neo-Nazis, who had beaten and kicked Alberto Adriano to death, has ended with their conviction and sentences ranging from 16 years to life...
18 August 2000
THERE WERE about 40 of them. Many were openly carrying guns. At first they circled us, shouting, threatening us. Then they attacked the table. They ripped up our leaflets, broke our picket signs, tried...
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