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Islamophobes fail to hijack anger against homophobia in Berlin

14 April 2015
Several thousand people demonstrated against homophobia in Berlin on Sunday of last week—and resisted attempts to pit LGBT people and Muslims against each other.

Protests in Germany as rulers try to beat Greece

24 March 2015
The latest standoff between Europe’s rulers and the Greek government began this week. Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras and German chancellor Angela Merkel held crunch talks in Berlin.

Anti-fascists in Germany push back Islamophobic Pegida

03 February 2015
Anti-racist campaigners in Germany have pushed the Islamophobic Pegida movement into crisis. Five of Pegida’s leading members resigned in the past week, saying that they were worried the organisation was being taken over by fascists.

How we're fighting back against Pegida and Islamophobia in Germany

13 January 2015
Anti-racist activist Jules El-Khatib talks about organising against Germany’s new Islamophobic protest group Pegida

Anti-racists march in Germany

06 January 2015
Thousands have marched in cities across Germany throughout December and again on Monday to counter the rise of new anti-Muslim street movement Pegida.

Wave of solidarity for refugees in Hamburg

21 January 2014
Florian Wilde reports on how a broad movement for residency rights for refugees has combined with a fight for housing and public space in the city – and how a violent state crackdown led to rioting in parts of the city last month.

A boost for Merkel—and the left opposition

24 September 2013
The CDU party of German chancellor Angela Merkel increased its vote at last Sunday’s German election. But her coalition partner, the neoliberal FDP, lost all its MPs for the first time since 1948. Merkel’s popularity came from the relative stability of the growing economy. 

Lessons from Germany to stop the fascist poison spreading

25 June 2013
The rise of fascism in Italy and Germany could have been averted—but only if the left understood the nature of its enemy. 

European Union extends its austerity deadline to defuse fury

04 June 2013
 

Greeks say no to Merkel visit

09 October 2012
Athens went into lockdown on Tuesday of this week as Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel turned up to discuss austerity with the Greek government.

Germany: the odd man out inside a surging European left

22 May 2012
The biggest demonstration in Germany since the onset of the crisis took place last Saturday.

The German art school that revolutionised modern design

08 May 2012
The Bauhaus was a pioneering German art school that was central to the modernist movement of the early 20th century.

Sparks fly over Günter Grass poem criticising Israel

17 April 2012
Günter Grass, the German writer and Nobel laureate, has been in the headlines recently for his poem "What Must Be Said".

A new celebration of Alan Turing's scientific genius

03 April 2012
This year marks the centenary of Alan Turing’s birth. Today he is celebrated for his role in cracking German military codes during the Second World War and his pioneering work on computing.

I, Bertolt Brecht

28 February 2012
The works of left wing German playwright and poet Bertolt Brecht are brought to life in a new theatre production.

Plans to bring Engels' 'Condition of the Working Class in England' to modern Manchester

28 February 2012
In the early 1840s a young German revolutionary called Frederick Engels spent three years in Manchester. He observed how rapid industrialisation had made working class lives a misery.

Thousands on the streets against fascists in Dresden

21 February 2012
Around 15,000 people formed a human chain around the city of Dresden, Germany, on Sunday of last week.

The eurozone’s not so happy new year

03 January 2012
New Year cheer is in short supply judging by the latest statements from European leaders. Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel, France’s president Nicolas Sarkozy and Italy’s president Giorgio Napolitano all began the year by warning of more pain to come.

Eurozone teeters on a knife edge

06 December 2011
The Eurozone’s political leaders are battling to prevent the collapse of their economies. This week Standard and Poor’s, the US credit rating agency, warned that all eurozone countries—­including France and Germany—could lose their credit ratings.

Market chaos shows the crisis is far from over

22 November 2011
There is huge uncertainty across Europe. Bank shares are plunging, France is facing a possible credit rating downgrade and the markets are falling sharply in France, Spain, Italy and Germany.

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