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11 September 2019
The 1 September state elections in the eastern German states of Brandenburg and Saxony saw a continuation of the decline of Social Democrats (SPD) and Christian Democrats (Angela Merkel's CDU), currently Germany's ruling parties.
30 January 2019
The Coal Commission, set to discuss the end of German coal energy to meet climate change targets, has presented its results - wait up to 20 years to shut down the last polluting plants while giving billions of euros to big business.
23 January 2019
School students in Germany and Belgium have walked out against climate catastrophe
9 January 2019
Women of Aktion by the Bent Architect Theatre Company tells the story of the women and men whose heroic actions brought World War One to an end.
9 January 2019
January 15 marks the 100th anniversary of the murders of Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, two of the outstanding leaders of the German and international working-class movements.
14 November 2018
By the time the war ended it had put into question the 'right' of the ruling classes to rule
24 October 2018
According to the German media, an "historical event" took place on 14 October: the regional elections in Bavaria.
5 September 2018
The trade unions and Left Party must finally take an active part in the struggle against the far right
7 March 2018
The closing line of Theresa May's speech - "now let's get on with it" - will have led to jeers of frustration from any workers listening.
21 February 2018
The bigger question of a shorter working week with no loss in pay is even more valid in today's world of rapid technological change
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.
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