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20,000 Protest in Berlin After the Rent Cap is Overturned

The only way to stop exploding rents is to put housing under public control by nationalizing Berlin’s biggest landlords.

Nathaniel Flakin

April 26, 2021

Berlin’s Social Democratic Government Evicts Residents of the City’s Largest Homeless Camp

As temperatures drop to -10°C, Berlin’s local government closed the Ostkreuz homeless camp and brought people to shelters. But was this all for realty speculators?

Nathaniel Flakin

February 11, 2021

Berlin Will Vote on Expropriating Big Landlords

After over a year of delays, a referendum on expropriating Berlin’s biggest landlord, Deutsche Wohnen, is set to go ahead.

Nathaniel Flakin

September 28, 2020

Are the Berlin Police Full of Nazis?

Police have counted dozens of right-wing attacks in Neukölln, but no one has been charged. An examination of the troubling links between police and far-right extremists.

Nathaniel Flakin

September 3, 2020

Frontline Hospital Workers in Berlin Go on Strike

On Monday, workers at Berlin's Charité hospital began a five-day strike. Workers of the Charité Facility Management (CFM) are responsible for cleaning, sterilization, patient transport, food preparation, and all the nonmedical work at Europe's biggest university hospital. They are demanding equal pay for equal work.

Nathaniel Flakin

July 7, 2020

Why Is the Green Party Attempting to Privatize Berlin’s Public Transport?

If we want to reduce carbon emissions, we need to make public transport free. But the transport minister in Berlin, a member of the Green Party, is doing exactly the opposite.

Nathaniel Flakin

May 31, 2020

Rosa Luxemburg’s Berlin

"Berlin has made the most unfavourable impression on me." It is 1898 and Rosa Luxemburg has just arrived in the capital of the German Empire. She describes it in a letter as: "cold, tasteless, massive – a real barracks." She will remain in Berlin until her assassination, which took place 101 years ago today. Here is where she spent her time in Berlin.

Nathaniel Flakin

January 15, 2020

Berlin: A Quarter of a Million People Demonstrate Against Racism and the Right

On Saturday, the German capital was filled with a massive demonstration. Over 250.000 people took to the streets to call for "solidarity instead of discrimination and for an open and free society." The huge crowd showed that there is plenty of will to fight against the country's rightward shift.

Nathaniel Flakin

October 16, 2018

Thousands protest in Berlin for the right to choose

Last Saturday, the reactionary "March for Life" took place in Berlin. At the same time, several thousand counter-protesters took to the streets calling for an unrestricted right to abortion and for sexual self-determination.

Oskar Huber

September 24, 2015