Category: Germany

Ilan Pappe: Germany’s Position on Palestine: Twice on the Wrong Side of History?

Israel’s policy towards the Palestinians is racist to its very core, and one cannot create hierarchies of racism or a club of “accepted” racism, or a legitimate one

Victor Grossman: War, Peace and Ukraine

The obvious plans in Washington and Berlin are to continue or expand the fighting, regardless of human losses until Russia is defeated or taken over

Michael Makowski: What Germany’s Rearmament Means for World Peace

The so-called Zeitenwende is Germany’s biggest rearmament since World War II and makes its military budget the third largest in the world

Victor Grossman: Russia and Ukraine: Notes From Berlin

Any remaining uncertainties I may have had on one question disappeared; this war is a crime, an awful crime; it is correct that so many are demonstrating and demanding an end to it

Michael Hudson: America defeats Germany for the third time in a century

The most enormous unintended consequence of U.S. foreign policy has been to drive Russia and China together, along with Iran, Central Asia and other countries along the Belt and Road initiative

Juan Cole: Will Germany’s Pause of Russian Gas Pipeline over Ukraine Galvanize its Green Energy Switch?

It seems at least possible that a cancellation of Nord Stream 2 could strengthen the hand of the Greens within the ruling national government

Amanda Priebe: Rethinking land and relation in Berlin’s struggle for housing justice

It remains unclear whether the referendum’s mandate will be implemented by a bureaucratic regime still very much beholden to corporate interests and the real estate lobby

Thomas Klikauer: The Five (Rosa) Luxemburgs

In January 2022, the East-Germany city of Leipzig started to host an exhibition about the siblings of one of Germany’s greatest anti-war activists, working class speaker, theoretician of mass strike, and a struggling working class: Rosa Luxemburg

Thomas Klikauer: COVID-19 and Privatization in Germany

Public health is no longer measured on public health needs. Now they are based on abstract formulas about hospital bed and ICU occupancy

Franziska Heinisch: A touch of class struggle in Germany’s car industry

Workers at a Bosch plant in Germany are fighting to keep their jobs with, to their surprise, support from climate activists

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