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Germany shifts to the right, but thousands protest against AfD gains

Germany shifts to the right, but thousands protest against AfD gains Demonstrators took to the streets in response to the far right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party’s general election breakthrough.

Dunkirk and an empire in decline

Dunkirk and an empire in decline The establishment claims the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) at Dunkirk was an example of people pulling together in the national interest.

It’s our world or theirs as protests take on the G20 rulers in Hamburg

It’s our world or theirs as protests take on the G20 rulers in Hamburg US president Donald Trump declared the G20 world rulers’ summit in Hamburg, Germany, last week a “wonderful success”.

Protests against the G20 in Hamburg have left the German government in a mess

Protests against the G20 in Hamburg have left the German government in a mess The protests against the G20 summit in Hamburg over the last week showed that there’s a huge discontent with ruling classes all over the world.

Tens of thousands join demonstrations against the G20 in Hamburg

Tens of thousands join demonstrations against the G20 in Hamburg "What the G20 is doing is part of a general attack on the working class, we have to take that on."

Over 20,000 march on racist AfD party's conference in Germany

Over 20,000 march on racist AfD partys conference in Germany Over 20,000 people protested against the racist Alternative for Germany (AfD) conference in Cologne last Saturday. 

International activists meet in Hamburg and plan action at the G20 summit

11 April 2017
Activists from across Europe are planning to shut down Hamburg when the global ruling class, including Donald Trump, hold their G20 Summit there in July. Tens of thousands are expected join a week of protest in the northern German port city.

Never again! The horror of the Holocaust

24 January 2017
Tomáš Tengely-Evans looks at what created the Nazi genocide—and how to make sure it’s not repeated

Racists AfD party gains in regional election in Germany

07 September 2016
The racist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party beat chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative CDU into third place in a regional election last weekend | Plus Sioux protests take on big oil in the US

Migration didn’t cause the attacks in Germany

26 July 2016
Refugees are being scapegoated for a series of attacks in Germany last week

Letters

30 March 2016
Socialist Worker readers write in on Iain Duncan Smith's resignation, Tory plans for academisation, international war crimes, the German elections, and more

Election breakthrough for racists sends warning from Germany

14 March 2016
A breakthrough for a new party in that has called for shooting refugees and outlawing most divorces sent a warning from Germany last Sunday.

Protests as refugees in Calais face new attack - all out for 19 March demos

23 February 2016
French courts were deciding whether to bulldoze the temporary homes of around 3,000 refugees in Calais as Socialist Worker went to press.

Cardiff housing firm climbdown after uproar at red wristbands for refugees

26 January 2016
Housing firm forced to back down—but asylum seekers tell Socialist Worker they suffer terrible conditions

German far right rides backlash but anti-racists outnumber them

19 January 2016
Around 7,000 people protested against racism in the German city of Stuttgart last Saturday, following a series of attacks on refugees.

Anti-racists in Germany take on politicians promoting panic over refugees

12 January 2016
Racist politicians are trying to use horrific New Year’s Eve attacks on women in German cities to push back against solidarity with refugees. Their attempts are also boosting racist groups.

Sexism is not a foreign import—German socialists respond to Cologne attacks

08 January 2016
Dozens of women were sexually assaulted on New Year’s Eve in Germany. But rather than connecting the events to everyday sexist violence, politicians and the media have turned to stoking up racism. Silke Stöckle and Marion Wegscheider respond in this article for socialist group Marx21

Nazis join racist protest in Berlin

10 November 2015
Up to 4,000 racists and Nazis demonstrated in Berlin last Saturday—the largest such demonstration in the German capital in memory.

Monster march in Berlin says no to the bosses’ TTIP treaty

13 October 2015
Up to 250,000 people marched through Berlin last Saturday against the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

The ‘partnership’ that holds back workers' struggle in Germany is starting to fall apart

21 July 2015
Christine Buchholz, an MP in German left party Die Linke, says opposition to austerity is growing on Angela Merkel’s own turf

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