Militarism in Germany
By Johannes Stern, 23 August 2019
The message of Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer was the same everywhere: The German army should continue and even expand its operations in the resource-rich Middle East.
By Ulrich Rippert, 19 August 2019
Maassen is organizing election meetings in which there are often more supporters of the far-right AfD than CDU voters.
By Christopher Lehmann, 14 August 2019
The far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) has selected Joachim Wundrak, a former Luftwaffe lieutenant-general, as its candidate for the Hannover mayoral election on October 27.
By Gregor Link and Johannes Stern, 13 August 2019
Over a week after a US federal court threw out a civil case brought by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) against Julian Assange, the German media has been dominated by an embarrassed silence.
By Johannes Stern, 10 August 2019
The German ruling class is intensifying its campaign for a European war mission in the Persian Gulf. Especially aggressive are the leaders of the Green party.
By Ulrich Rippert and Peter Schwarz, 1 August 2019
The more the US pushes ahead with its preparations for war against Iran, the louder the voices will become in Europe that are pushing for military action.
By Johannes Stern, 31 July 2019
An op-ed by Bittner in the New York Times treats the German population’s aversion to war as a problem to be overcome.
By Ulrich Rippert, 30 July 2019
The change at the top of the Defence Ministry is linked to an intense campaign for military rearmament.
By Tino Jacobson and Marianne Arens, 29 July 2019
With its new police law, the state government of the SPD and CDU is covering up the activities of far-right forces and at the same time implementing AfD policy.
By Johannes Stern, 27 July 2019
It is only logical that the German ruling class hails the assassins of July 20, who were extreme nationalists and deeply involved in Nazi crimes.
By Marianne Arens, 26 July 2019
On Monday a man from Eritrea was gunned down on the street and seriously injured in the town of Wächtersbach in the state of Hesse.
Socialist Equality Party (Germany), 26 July 2019
The German Verfassungsschutz has produced a 56-page response to the lawsuit filed by the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (Socialist Equality Party—SGP) challenging its official designation as a “left-wing extremist” organisation subject to state surveillance. The government’s response is an angry diatribe against Marxism and every form of socialist and progressive thought.
By Ulrich Rippert, 19 July 2019
The decision part of a shift to the right characterised by a vast programme of military rearmament.
By Johannes Stern, 12 July 2019
The German government wants to step up the German army’s war mission in Syria.
By Peter Schwarz, 4 July 2019
The proposal is aimed at developing the European Union into a military superpower under German-French domination .
By Will Morrow, 3 July 2019
All over the world, immigrants are being systematically persecuted by capitalist governments, which are increasingly adopting the policies of the extreme right.
By International Youth and Students for Social Equality at Humboldt University, 29 June 2019
The attempt of far-right professor and Eastern European historian Jörg Baberowski to set up a think tank at Humboldt University has failed.
By Johannes Stern, 28 June 2019
Stephen Ernst, the assassin of CDU politician Walter Lübcke, acted as part of a neo-Nazi network with close ties to the right-wing terrorist National Socialist Underground.
By Marianne Arens, 28 June 2019
Following the collision of two fighter planes, which resulted in the death of one pilot, German media outlets expressed their outrage at the lack of patriotism in the response of the population.
EU powers build joint “Future Combat Air System”
By Johannes Stern, 21 June 2019
At the Le Bourget air show the defence ministers of Germany, France and Spain signed major agreements to develop a joint European air combat system.
By Peter Schwarz, 17 June 2019
Following the recent defeat of the SPD and Greens in Bremen, the Left Party is securing both parties a majority and joining the state government to continue their despised policies.
By Harold Hambacher, 17 June 2019
Police are treating youth concerned about climate change like criminals.
By Peter Schwarz, 12 June 2019
The new law against refugees and immigrants is an integral part of an attack on the democratic rights of the entire working class.
By Dietmar Gaisenkersting, 4 June 2019
After the bombing attack, the investigating authorities sought to bury the links between the bomber and neo-Nazi and far right terrorist networks.
By Peter Schwarz, 3 June 2019
In his visit to Berlin, US Secretary of State Pompeo reiterated long-standing differences and restated Washington's threats against Germany.
Bavarian State Regiment
By Tino Jacobson and Peter Schwarz, 18 May 2019
With the pilot project of a Bavarian “state regiment,” the German federal government is secretly and unconstitutionally creating an armed homeland security force.
By Johannes Stern, 6 May 2019
What the ruling class fears is the growing social and political opposition of workers and young people, which is breaking out in Germany, Europe and around the world.
By Johannes Stern, 3 May 2019
In a joint press release with the far-right Brazilian government, the German Foreign Ministry gave its unconditional backing to the criminal attempted coup in Venezuela.
By Wolfgang Weber, 22 April 2019
The German government’s new legislation must be seen in connection with the arrest of Julian Assange and his imminent extradition to the US.
By Peter Schwarz, 19 April 2019
With its new law, the grand coalition is in effect enforcing the far-right policies of the Alternative for Germany.
By Johannes Stern, 10 April 2019
Politicians from the governing and opposition parties took turns in hailing the largest military alliance in history and demanded an escalation of German rearmament.
By Johannes Stern, 4 April 2019
Germany, which began a two-year term on the UN Security Council at the New Year, took over as chair of the body on Monday.
By Johannes Stern, 18 March 2019
The current German grand coalition’s military and rearmament plans leave no doubt that the ruling class is preparing once again for large-scale warfare.
Socialist Equality Party April meeting series: “The Threat of Fascism and How to Fight it”
By our reporters, 5 March 2019
Vandreier is the deputy national secretary of the Sozialistiche Gleichheitspartei (SGP) and author of the newly published book, Why are They Back? Historical Falsification, Political Conspiracy and the Return of Fascism in Germany.
By Peter Schwarz, 4 March 2019
The Cologne Administrative Court has banned the Secret Service from publicly designating the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) as a “test case,” its lowest level of scrutiny.
By Gregor Link, 22 February 2019
A former member of the German army’s elite Commando Special Forces confirmed that a terrorist network within the German state apparatus is planning the murder of political opponents and a fascist revolt for “Day X.”
By Peter Schwarz, 18 February 2019
The Munich Security Conference, which ended yesterday, laid bare a capitalist world order rapidly breaking apart and heading for disaster.
Munich Security Conference
By Johannes Stern, 16 February 2019
Almost 75 years after the end of World War II, the imperialist powers are openly preparing for a new round of military conflicts.
By Peter Schwarz, 15 February 2019
The conference will be dominated by the preparations of the US and its allies for war against Russia and China, and the deepening conflicts between the Western allies.
By Peter Schwarz, 13 February 2019
The SPD passed the “Hartz IV” laws 14 years ago, implementing welfare “reforms” and laying the foundations for a huge low-pay sector and widespread poverty.
By Tino Jacobson, 12 February 2019
The railway company, 100 percent of which is controlled by the federal state, is increasingly being subordinated to the needs of German militarism and imperialism.
By Christoph Vandreier, 7 February 2019
Seventy-four years after the liberation of Auschwitz, the crimes of the Nazi regime are being downplayed in the German Bundestag (parliament) without triggering any significant protest.
By Johannes Stern, 2 February 2019
The ruling class and its parties are pursing massive rearmament plans and preparing Germany for war.
By Peter Schwarz, 18 January 2019
Although the SPD continues to officially deny its complicity in the murder of Luxemburg and Liebknecht, Wolfgang Thierse, former president of the federal parliament, has now declared: We would do it again.
By the IYSSE at Humboldt University, 17 January 2019
Baberowski is using his Twitter and Facebook accounts to incite his right-wing periphery against students who criticize his racist and reactionary statements.
By Marianne Arens, 11 January 2019
On Monday night, a further 36 refugees were deported to Kabul, including a number who had lived and worked for years in Germany and had no idea they were at risk.
By the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 10 January 2019
Dr. Peer Stolle, the lawyer for the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, has submitted formal notice in writing to the German Federal Agency for the Protection of the Constitution, which is published here.
By Peter Schwarz, 7 January 2019
Editorials in leading German publications are marked by a mixture of fear and aggression as the new year begins.
By Marianne Arens and Peter Schwarz, 5 January 2019
Politicians from Bavaria and Berlin have been lining up to outdo each other with proposals for more restrictive asylum laws.
By Johannes Stern, 3 January 2019
Berlin is now using the lack of prospects and sheer desperation of young people to recruit cannon fodder for the German war policy.
By Johannes Stern, 31 December 2018
Petr Bystron, an AfD member of the Bundestag, took part in shooting exercises of the far-right paramilitary “Suidlanders” during an official parliamentary trip to South Africa.
By Peter Schwarz, 27 December 2018
Der Spiegel has responded to the revelation that it spread invented "news" with an admission of guilt, self-pity and attempts to shift the blame.
By Johannes Stern, 24 December 2018
Trump’s planned withdrawal of US troops from Syria and the subsequent resignation of defence secretary James Mattis have provoked a fierce response from European leaders.
By Peter Schwarz, 20 December 2018
The ruling class is promoting and covering up for extreme right-wing forces in the police.
By Marianne Arens, 19 December 2018
Evidence has emerged that a neo-fascist cell active in the German police has threatened immigrant families and their children.
By Johannes Stern, 13 December 2018
The expansion of its tank divisions is part of Germany’s comprehensive plans for the upgrading of all of its military forces.
By Peter Schwarz, 1 December 2018
Chancellor Angela Merkel has sharply attacked Russia at the German-Ukrainian Economic Forum, declaring that Putin is fully responsible for the present conflict.
By Johannes Stern, 27 November 2018
On November 14, Germany’s grand coalition government passed a bill that will increase the country’s military budget by a massive 12 percent.
By Johannes Stern, 24 November 2018
The fact that Emmanuel Macron’s appeal has been applauded by the Left Party speaks volumes about the pro-imperialist and anti-worker character of the organisation.
By Peter Schwarz, 17 November 2018
The right-wing extremist conspiracy inside the Bundeswehr (Armed Forces) is tolerated, covered up and supported by the highest authorities inside the state and politics.
By Johannes Stern, 16 November 2018
Merkel’s call for a “real European army” in Strasbourg underscores the reactionary traditions evoked by the ruling elites in Germany and Europe.
By Christopher Lehmann and Johannes Stern, 15 November 2018
The latest revelations suggest that at least 200 active duty and retired soldiers are involved in a neo-Nazi terror network that planned to assassinate political opponents.
German president defends alliance against November 1918 Revolution between Social Democrats and right-wing reaction
By Peter Schwarz, 14 November 2018
At a memorial meeting of the German parliament, President Steinmeier justified the suppression of the proletarian revolution of November 1918.
By Nick Beams, 12 November 2018
The silencing of the guns 100 years ago was not the end of the bloodshed and carnage but was simply the conclusion of the first phase of what was to become a thirty-year international war between the major capitalist powers.
By Peter Schwarz, 7 November 2018
Recent developments have made clear that Germany’s secret service has been run by a right-wing extremist for the past six and a half years.
By Peter Schwarz, 7 November 2018
The German weekly Der Spiegel has published a flattering portrait of Björn Höcke in its issue of October 27.
By Peter Schwarz, 5 November 2018
Leading figures in the Social Democratic Party have called for a right-wing candidate to become the new leader of their coalition partner, the Christian Democratic Union.
By Ulrich Rippert, 31 October 2018
The German Chancellor has made clear that despite mounting popular opposition, the grand coalition will intensify military rearmament, the police-state buildup and its ties to the extreme right.
Why are they back?
By our reporters, 19 October 2018
Author Christoph Vandreier presented the book in a well-attended lecture at the Frankfurt Book fair last Saturday.
By Peter Schwarz, 12 October 2018
A column by Alternative for Germany (AfD) Chairman Alexander Gauland, based largely on a 1933 speech by Hitler, has been published in one of Germany’s most prominent newspapers.
German parliament president Schäuble advocates militarism and stepped-up state repression in “Unity Day” speech
By Ulrich Rippert, 5 October 2018
Since German reunification 28 years ago, October 3 has become a national holiday and served as a platform for leading state representatives to deliver speeches setting the course for the future.
By Johannes Stern, 4 October 2018
The honeyed phrases of government politicians about a “united, democratic Germany” could not hide the fact that fascism once again menaces the country.
By Johannes Stern, 3 October 2018
State prosecutors in Saxony and Bavaria ordered the arrest of seven people on Monday on suspicion of forming a right-wing terrorist organisation.
By Sven Heymann, 28 September 2018
The arms shipments to the Middle East and the Arabian Peninsula are part of the strategic plans of the German ruling class, which wants to pursue its geopolitical goals by military means.
By Christoph Vandreier, 27 September 2018
The 52nd Historikertag (Historians’ Conference) September 25-28 in Münster takes place under conditions where historical questions have assumed immense significance.
By Ulrich Rippert, 20 September 2018
The grand coalition has responded to mass protests against the AfD and its neo-fascist provocations by integrating the hated secret service president and his pro-AfD policy more directly into the government.
By Johannes Stern, 12 September 2018
Behind the backs of the German people, the Grand Coalition government is preparing a massive combat mission against the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad.
By Alex Lantier, 11 September 2018
Police authorities in Saxony hushed up the attack against Schalom, which only came to light in media reports in Die Welt over the weekend.
By Johannes Stern, 10 September 2018
Behind the backs of the population, the Grand Coalition of Christian Democrats and Social Democrats is planning a massive arms drive.
By Johannes Stern, 10 September 2018
After thousands of neo-Nazis rampaged through the East German city of Chemnitz late last month, dominant sections of the German state and political establishment have come to the defence of the fascists.
By Johannes Stern, 7 September 2018
Kretschmer called for a strong state, the intensification of the hardline anti-refugee policy, and the downplaying of the attacks on journalists, immigrants and the left.
By Peter Schwarz, 6 September 2018
After the recent right-wing extremist marches in Chemnitz, representatives of all Bundestag (parliamentary) parties are calling for the state to intervene.
By the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 4 September 2018
Moral outrage is not enough to stop the fascist mob: it is necessary to understand the political roots of its resurgence.
“In Germany, of all places, we should know better”
By our reporters, 3 September 2018
Following a neo-Nazi rampage in Chemnitz last Sunday and Monday, tens of thousands have demonstrated across Germany against the far right.
By Johannes Stern, 30 August 2018
Over 7,000 neo-Nazis marched through the streets of Chemnitz, attacking people they accused of being foreigners, chanting fascist slogans and giving Nazi salutes.
By Ulrich Rippert and Peter Schwarz, 29 August 2018
More clearly than government officials have done so far, Maas describes the US as a major obstacle to a new German drive to become a world power again.
By Johannes Stern, 28 August 2018
The grand coalition and the entire German ruling elite are planning the massive rearmament of the army in preparation for major military operations.
By Sven Heymann, 27 August 2018
The media and establishment politicians are playing down the recent events in Dresden, or openly defending the actions of the police.
By Peter Schwarz, 24 August 2018
Meetings between secret service chief Hans-Georg Maaßen and senior AfD members make clear that the decision to target the Socialist Equality Party (SGP) is part of a right-wing conspiracy in the state apparatus.
By Dietmar Henning, 23 August 2018
On Tuesday, the musicians group’ “Lebenslaute” concluded a two-day protest against the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV), as the German secret service is called.
By Christoph Vandreier, 20 August 2018
The interviews of Lafontaine and Wagenknecht focus on anti-refugee agitation, the stirring up of nationalism and the call for German “independence.”
By Noah Windstein, 9 August 2018
The Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party conference is scheduled to adopt a decision to reintroduce military service.
By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality and Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 9 August 2018
The IYSSE and SGP condemn the attack by university President Sabine Kunst against the Student Council at Humboldt University and her complicity with the far-right Alternative for Germany.
By Ulrich Rippert, 4 August 2018
The president of Germany’s Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution met with then-AfD Chairperson Frauke Petry in 2015 to advise her on how to avoid surveillance by the state.
By Johannes Stern, 31 July 2018
The Welt am Sonntag, a leading German newspaper, has published an article demanding the creation of a nuclear arsenal.
By Alex Lantier, 12 July 2018
A month after the collapse of the G7 economic summit, diplomatic and military ties between Washington and the European Union are rapidly disintegrating.
By Johannes Stern, 12 July 2018
With its “Migration Master Plan,” the grand coalition government has adopted the refugee policy of the far-right Alternative for Germany.
By Andre Damon, 12 July 2018
All members of NATO reaffirmed their commitment to massive military rearmament, to be paid for with sweeping cuts to public infrastructure and attacks on the social position of the working class.
By Alex Lantier, 11 July 2018
A month after the G7 summit in Quebec broke down over Washington’s trade war measures, Trump and EU officials exchanged threats before today’s summit.
By Johannes Stern and Andre Damon, 9 July 2018
Germany’s establishment parties have agreed to set up mass refugee internment camps inside the country, based on the criminal and racist immigration policies of the neo-fascists.