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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.

Anne Funder interview: Telling the untold histories of German anti-Nazis

15 November 2011
Two things really shocked me about the story you tell in All That I Am. First, the horrific indifference of the British and US authorities that borders on complicity. Second, how untold the story is. Do you feel these two factors are related?

Thousands support Occupy protest in Frankfurt

15 November 2011
Some 10,000 demonstrators encircled the banking sector of Frankfurt in Germany last Saturday. The atmosphere was exuberant. Another 8,000 took to the streets in Berlin.

Merkel ups the Europe stakes

15 November 2011
Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel has responded to the latest eurozone crisis by calling for closer European integration at a political level.

All That I Am: The lonely struggles of Hitler’s exiles in London

01 November 2011
What happened to the courageous socialists who escaped Nazi Germany and tried to alert the world to the coming dangers?

Cable Street - they did not pass

27 September 2011
IT was 1936 and fascism was spreading across Europe. Adolf Hitler had become chancellor of Germany. Benito Mussolini had seized control in Italy. Franco was on the march in Spain. And the British Union of Fascists (BUF) was trying to do the same in Britain.

Background: Mass protests brought down the barrier

09 August 2011
The Berlin Wall completely cut off the Western part of the German capital from the Eastern part and all of surrounding East Germany. It spanned 87 miles and was built in four stages.

Children of the Revolution

02 August 2011
This is the story of Ulrike Meinhof of the German Red Army Faction and Fusako Shigenobu of the Japanese Red Army, as told by their daughters.

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