Category: Germany

Victor Grossman: A Political Seesaw in Germany

While Americans teetered, arguing as to which side gained more in the elections, Germans have been balancing on a seesaw of their own – which can also have decisive consequences

Robert Scott Kellner: This Is Where Antisemitism Leads

“This imbecile has us especially close to his heart. He makes no secret of his hateful feelings. He does not greet my wife at all and ignores me unless it’s for official business,” wrote Friedrich Kellner, courthouse administrator in the small German town of Laubach, on January 23, 1943. The “imbecile” was Heinrich Scherdt, the Read more…

Common Dreams Staff: “UnTrump the World”

Hundreds of Thousands March in Berlin Against the Far Right

Jenny HIll: Germany protest: Tens of thousands march against far right

More than 100,000 people have been marching in the German capital Berlin to protest against xenophobia and the increasing influence of the far right

Victor Grossman: Both Hate and Hope

The events in the Saxon city of Chemnitz were truly frightening. The sight of thick-skulled, Nazi-tattooed thugs growling threats as they stormed through the city center, chasing and beating up presumed “foreigners”, unfriendly journalists or any other foes; invoked memories of Charlottesville a year ago – or Germany in the 1930’s; stretched-arm Hitler salutes from Read more…

Jake Johnson: New Political Revolt’ in Germany

“Those in power have absolutely no feeling any more for what the people are going through. That’s why we want Stand Up, so that people like you and I get a voice, and that politics is done for the millions, not for billionaires.”

Ella Joyner: A new popular leftist movement gearing up in Germany

Does aufstehen stand a chance?

Victor Grossman: Nazis on the March in Germany

Ten eventful days in Germany set alarm signals clanging louder and louder – worst of all in the East German state of Saxony –– but in Berlin as well!  In the first episode, in Saxony, the neo-Nazi PEGIDA movement, which has marched in Dresden on many Mondays since 2014, has faded with the growth of Read more…

Frederik Blauwhof: Germany: Resisting the nazis on the shop floor

A look at the rise of the far right in Germany and the trade union movement’s response

Victor Grossman: Chicken Games and Rotten Eggs in Germany

Germany’s politicians played the chicken game last week, testing which party, Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union or its Bavarian “sister party”, Horst Seehofer’s Christian Social Union, would be the first to swerve

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