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.
26 January 2016
Housing firm forced to back down—but asylum seekers tell Socialist Worker they suffer terrible conditions
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.
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.
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
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.
13 October 2015
Up to 250,000 people marched through Berlin last Saturday against the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
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
07 July 2015
Yemen bombing | Crackdown in Egypt | Victory for German strike | Migrant deaths in Calais
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.
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.
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.
13 January 2015
Anti-racist activist Jules El-Khatib talks about organising against Germany’s new Islamophobic protest group Pegida
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.
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.
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.
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.
04 June 2013
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.
22 May 2012
The biggest demonstration in Germany since the onset of the crisis took place last Saturday.