“We are witnesses and protagonists of a newly- now unstoppable- broad
social protest movement in Germany. The mood…amongst the population, and
even more in the workplaces and councils, has turned in the past weeks”.
(From a special issue of the ver.di (united public sector and services
union) paper, 4...
Schröder’s policy statement amounts to a declaration of war on the
workers, the unemployed and the pensioners. He has presented a catalogue
of cruelty which severely cuts back the standard of living, the social
security and the rights of working people. This declaration of war
against the trade unions must...
The recently launched campaign Youth Against War has organised a
successful day of action on February 25th. The campaign was
recently launched by different school students’, students’ and
appretices’ anti war committees – many of them initiated by members of
More than 10,000 school students went on strike with university and
apprentice students joining the protests in Stuttgart today. The strike
was part of a national day of action on February 25th, organised by
Youth Against the War with demonstrations and protests in about ten
cities. The demonstration was loud and...
Federal (regional) state elections took place in Hessen and Lower
Saxony, last Sunday. In Hessen the right wing Christian Democrats (CDU)
went up by 5.4% to 48.8%, the best result for the Christian Democrats in
Hessen ever. It is also the first time in history a Christian Democrat
prime minister was re-elected. The...
Only two months after the swearing in of the Red-Green government, that
had been re-elected to office only by the narrowest of margins,
Chancellor Gerhard Schröder (SPD) threatened his resignation. Speaking
to the Executive of his Social Democratic Party on December 10, he said:
"Anyone who thinks they can do...
"Time for a change in Germany", was the title of last week’s right wing
magazine, The Economist (London). This reflected the wish of the
international and German capitalists for a new coalition government of
the conservative CDU/CSU and the liberal FDP that could accelerate
attacks on the welfare state...