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Berliners protest for Ukraine

Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, European left parties have been debating their anti-war positions. Die Linke, Germany’s left party, is about to launch a new round of discussion ahead of its 2023 national congress, reports Sibylle Kaczorek.

German army platoon

When German Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced a €100 billion boost to defence spending, he was continuing along a trajectory set in place more than a decade ago, writes Sibylle Kaczorek.

Protest outside the court. Photo: ANF English

A landmark appeal against a 2019 ban imposed on a leading Kurdish publisher and music distributor failed in the German Federal Administrative Court on January 26, reports Kerry Smith.

Berlin’s referendum to expropriate corporate landlords is a watershed moment for rental politics and a rare win against international real estate capital, reports Thomas McGath.

The Social Democratic Party's platform to raise the minimum wage and for single-tier health insurance resonated with voters and contrasted with the left's failure. Sibylle Kaczorek reports.

Federico Fuentes speaks to housing activist Thomas McGath about the campaign to liberate housing in Berlin from the market.

Alex Salmon reviews Catrine Clay's Good Germans, which focuses on six resisters, who risked their lives to oppose the Nazi regime in Germany from 1933-45.

We will not forget any individual killed by racist, anti-Semitic, anti-Roma, queerphobic, misogynistic, inhuman ideologies, nor the intellectual apologists sitting in parliaments stirring the fire, says Ferat Ali Kocak.

In the aftermath of the recent racist attacks in Hanau, Green Left spoke with Sibylle Kaczorek, an anti-racist activist based in Berlin, about its impacts on recent election results in Hamburg and the campaign against the far right.

The fear of collaboration by the so-called mainstream democratic parties with the far-right in Germany has been realised in the first such incident in post-war times, writes Sibylle Kaczorek.

While thousands of people rallied in cities across Australia on Invasion Day, activists in London, Berlin and Athens held protests in solidarity.

Electors in the German state of Thüringen cast their votes for a new state government on October 27. Thüringen was part of the former East Germany prior to reunification in 1990.

In recent elections in two East German states on September 1, the vote for the far right was the highest yet, writes Sibylle Kaczorek.

Dr Richard Sorge, a German communist who penetrated the innermost political and military circles of the Japanese and German governments for a decade from the mid-1930s, only ever had one good thing to say about the Nazis.

Germany’s lower house of parliament, the Bundestag, recently passed a resolution equating BDS, which calls for economic and cultural sanctions against Israel over its apartheid-like policies towards Palestinians, with anti-Semitism.

Sibylle Kaczorek, a member of Germany’s main left party Die Linke and an activist with Aufstehengegen Rassismus! (Stand Up Against Racism!) was interviewed in May by Dick Nichols, Green Left Weekly’s European correspondent.

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