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19 November 2008
One hundred thousand school students went on strike on Wednesday 12 November. This was the first ever national school students' strike in Germany. The largest was in Braunschweig (Brunswick) with 10,500...
5 November 2008
German revolutionary socialist Karl Liebknecht addresses a mass workers' demonstration
PETER TAAFFE, in the first of two articles written for The Socialist, comments on the momentous events of 1918 in Germany.
4 June 2008
The ideas of the Socialist Party, based on scientific socialism, are identified with Karl Marx and 'Marxism', but Friedrich Engels deserves to be bracketed alongside the great 'philosopher of the millennium'. Peter Taaffe reveiws Engels: A Revolutionary Life, by John Green. (Artery Publications, London 2008)
30 April 2008
ON 26 April, for the third time within a few weeks, Nazis demonstrated in Stolberg, near Aachen...
23 April 2008
The far-right, racist British National Party (BNP) is hoping to gain a seat on the Greater London Assembly on 1 May, as well as more councillors round the country. The Socialist outlines Socialist answers to the far-right.
16 April 2008
French workers demonstrate in 2003, photo Paul Mattsson
2 April 2008
...and publication of Marx and Engelsí Communist Manifesto "The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win." This ringing battle cry was issued 160 years ago by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels in their Communist Manifesto.
19 March 2008
I am sure many Socialist readers have noticed how the government will go to great lengths to investigate and prosecute trade unionists and socialists, at the behest of powerful capitalists...
12 March 2008
A WAVE of industrial unrest has swept across Germany in recent weeks - affecting hospitals, local councils, airports, childcare facilities and public transport...
1 March 2008
We do not take a simplistic 'economic determinist' approach to politics. It is not our conception that recession will automatically lead to a mass increase in support for socialist ideas...
1 March 2008
In addition the right-wing trade union bureaucracy is far more removed from the membership than was the case in the 1970s...
30 January 2008
Rise of evil?: Towards the end of World War One Germany was a country in ruin. Over one and a half million Germans had died. An economic blockade meant conditions for workers in the cities were deteriorating...
22 November 2007
Socialism 2007 - Rally, photo Paul Mattsson
22 November 2007
LAST WEEK 10,300 train drivers of the rail union GDL took strike action for 62 hours... By Anne Engelhardt, Sozialistische Alternative (SAV), CWI Germany
14 November 2007
Taking their fight to a new level German train drivers are this week holding the biggest strike in their history, stopping all freight traffic for two and a half days and all passenger trains for 48 hours.
19 July 2007
Sonja Grossner joined the Socialist Party last year. She is the daughter of two German socialist and anti-Nazi fighters. She was born in England in 1942...
5 July 2007
DESPITE THE failure of the United Nations (UN) since its inception to prevent and resolve wars and conflicts, and its inability to eradicate crushing poverty and prevent climate change on a world scale, many (including those ...
14 June 2007
G8 demonstration in Rostock, Germany, photo Sarah Sachs-Eldridge
7 June 2007
G8 demonstration in Rostock, Germany, photo SAV
7 June 2007
HAVING SET up camp amongst the five thousand or so protesters at the international anti-G8 camp, members of the Committee for a Workers' International (CWI) made their way to the starting point for the demonstration...
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