Category: Germany

Katja Kipping: The German left isn’t buried yet, says Linke leader

The rise of the anti-refugee right party Alternative for Germany (AfD) makes conceivable what was not imaginable a few years ago: an alliance of the left-wing parties leading the government

Victor Grossman: An Omen for the 2017 German Federal Elections?

Last Saturday, one day before the Berlin vote, there were demonstrations against CETA and TTIP in seven major cities, supported by many organizations on the left

Victor Grossman: Northern Nastiness

Every time the LINKE joined up in a state coalition it lost many voters and ended up far weaker than before. Will it make this same mistake after the Berlin election?

Victor Grossman: From Germany: Horror and Sorrow

A report from Berlin on causes of the spate of violence striking Germany and across Europe

Emilio Godoy: Germany’s Energy Transition: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

In Germany, wind and solar energy coexist with energy generated by burning fossil fuels. A wind farm next to one of the electric power plants fired by lignite in the Western state of North Rhine-Westphalia. Credit: Emilio Godoy/IPS COLOGNE, Germany, Jul 19 2016 (IPS) – Immerath, 90 km away from the German city of Cologne, Read more…

Norman Solomon: The Most Important US Air Force Base You’ve Never Heard Of

Ramstein, Germany, is the hub for America’s global drone war, from North Africa to South Asia

Loren Balhorn: Die Linke: Ten Years On

A decade after its formation, can Germany’s Die Linke manage its contradictions and live up to its promise?

Roberto Savio: Greece, the Punching Ball of Germany

Greece is again in the media, because a new negotiation is due between the embattled country and its creditors

Victor Grossman: The Left and Right in Germany

Following German state elections three weeks ago the politicians are still sorting things out and pasting new coalitions together

Bernd Riexinger: What Die Linke Should Do

The German right made stunning gains in this month’s regional elections. The Left must rise to the challenge

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