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Liberation of the sexes

23 October 2007
It was socialist women who made the first international appeal against the First World War, at a March 1915 conference organised by German revolutionary Clara Zetkin in Switzerland.

German MPs want more war

16 October 2007
The German parliament voted to keep German troops in Afghanistan last Friday.

The Counterfeiters

16 October 2007
This German film is a Second World War movie with a difference. It tells the tale of Solly Sorowitsch, a Jewish forger who is captured by the Nazis and sent to a concentration camp, where he is caught up in a scheme to create fake Allied banknotes.

German train drivers in strike over pay

09 October 2007
Train drivers in Germany’s GDL union held a successful three-hour strike on Friday of last week, bringing much of the country’s rail network to a halt.

The Lives Of Others

09 October 2007
The Lives Of Others tells the story of Wiesler, a member of East Germany’s secret police assigned to spy on Georg, a playwright suspected of being critical of the Communist state.

GDL drivers' union to stage fresh rail strikes in Germany

02 October 2007
Train drivers in Germany announced a national one-day strike to take place on Friday of this week, after negotiations with national rail operator Deutsche Bahn (DB) broke down.

Germans protest against intervention in Afghan war

18 September 2007
Some 10,000 people marched in Berlin last Saturday against Germany’s role in the Afghanistan war.

Growth in Chinese inequality leads to rise in protest

28 August 2007
Sometime this year, China will overtake Germany to become the world’s third largest economy. The Chinese economy has grown by more than 10 percent every year for the last 17 years.

1. Stuttgart 1907: debating reform and revolution

21 August 2007
As the opening of a major nine-part series on the Communist International, John Riddell, examines discussions on war and socialist unity at the 1907 Stuttgart conference in Germany.

Dan Hind on Kant, the “war on terror” and Enlightenment values

31 July 2007
In 1784 a German magazine asked its readers to answer the question, "What is Enlightenment?" Among those who replied was the philosopher Immanuel Kant.

Growing strikes in Germany express anger at neoliberalism

24 July 2007
A four-hour strike by Germany’s train drivers at the beginning of July brought large parts of the country’s rail traffic to a standstill. Now the drivers are set for an all-out strike which could cause major disruption to traffic and corporate logistics.

The new left party Die Linke is officially launched in Germany

20 June 2007
On Saturday 16 June a new left was created in Germany as 750 delegates from two parties – Linkspartei (PDS) and WASG – voted for the founding of a new party called Die Linke (The Left). With 72,000 members Die Linke will be the third biggest party in the country.

Blockading the Rostock G8

12 June 2007
Despite the 16,000 police and 1,000 troops, the biggest security operation on mainland Germany since the Second World War failed to stop the G8 being blockaded by thousands of protesters intent on causing maximum disruption to the summit.

What Die Linke can achieve

12 June 2007
Die Linke (The Left) party has entered a west German state parliament for the first time.

Die Linke: high hopes for Germany's new radical left party

12 June 2007
The German left is facing a historic chance. On 16 June, we will found a strong all-German party.

G8 protests: ‘We went to delegitimise the meeting of world leaders’

12 June 2007
The media focused on the cat and mouse conflict between German riot police and a small section of protesters in Rostock. Meanwhile thousands travelled across Europe to make their voices heard and to underline the hypocrisy of the G8 summit.

G8 summit voted to let planet burn

12 June 2007
Bild, Germany's equivalent of the Sun, proclaimed the country’s chancellor, Angela Merkel, "Miss World" at the end of last week’s Group of Eight summit. It’s hard to see why she is so popular.

Protesters defy police to rock the G8 leaders

05 June 2007
The German authorities mounted the biggest security operation since the Second World War for the G8 at Heilingandamm near the north German town of Rostock.

Mass protests set to shake G8 summit at Rostock

29 May 2007
Protesters from across Germany and beyond will gather in the city of Rostock this weekend for a series of demonstrations against the G8 summit of world leaders that takes place there next week.

George Bush refuses to budge over climate change

29 May 2007
Tony Blair promised that his friend George Bush would sign up to "at least the beginnings" of action to cut carbon dioxide emissions at the forthcoming G8 summit in Rostock, Germany.

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