The Revolution That Ended WW1

By Tobi Hansen Part 1: War and Revolution The German bourgeoisie has always had an amibivalent attitude to the November Revolution of 1918. While it certainly showed that the war, the dominance of the military high command and the monarchy had to be ended, at the same time, it was a revolution that stopped halfway. … Continue reading The Revolution That Ended WW1

Germany: 250,000 march against racism

By Tobi Hansen, Gruppe ArbeiterInnenmacht SATURDAY'S "Indivisible" demonstrations in Berlin, Frankfurt and Karlsruhe brought hundreds of thousands out against racism and in solidarity with the refugees and immigrants who are its targets. There were very nearly a quarter of a million on the streets of Berlin alone. With their admittedly rather broad and vague calls … Continue reading Germany: 250,000 march against racism

Germany: far-right riots in Chemnitz show need for new approach

By Svenja Spunck AROUND 5000 right-wingers rampaged through Chemnitz on Monday, August 27. The march was organised by Nazis and extreme nationalist groups and, coming just a day after a riot by a mob of more than 800 violent neo-Nazis, is a shocking warning signal. They marched through Chemnitz city centre without any challenge from … Continue reading Germany: far-right riots in Chemnitz show need for new approach

Germany: Right-wing riots in Chemnitz – how can they be stopped?

By Svenja Spunck ABOUT 5000 right-wingers rampaged through Chemnitz on Monday, August 27. The march was organised by Nazis and extreme nationalist groups and, coming just a day after a riot by a mob of more than 800 violent neo-Nazis, is a shocking warning signal. They marched through Chemnitz city centre without any challenge from … Continue reading Germany: Right-wing riots in Chemnitz – how can they be stopped?

Germany: IG Metall pay settlement, workers’ victory or bureaucratic showpiece?

By Frederik Haber THE results of the metal-workers' pay campaign in Germany have attracted a lot of attention not only at home but internationally. The workers' union, IG Metall, is widely recognised as the strongest trade-union in the industrial sector globally. It is almost certainly the wealthiest and it is centrally involved in the actual … Continue reading Germany: IG Metall pay settlement, workers’ victory or bureaucratic showpiece?

Police violence fails to pacify Hamburg

The recent G20 summit turned into a public relations disaster for its host Angela Merkel, after a violent police operation to pacify the streets of Hamburg stole the spotlight. The city’s Social-Democratic Interior Minister, continuing a 100 year old tradition of trigger-happy social democratic police chiefs, boasted the summit would be a “showcase for modern … Continue reading Police violence fails to pacify Hamburg