Wildcat Strike at Gorillas, a Grocery Delivery Startup in Berlin
Workers at the on-demand grocery delivery service Gorillas have gone on a wildcat strike. They have been blocking warehouses after one of their colleagues was fired. This is an intense, exemplary struggle that demands international attention.
Simon Zamora MartinJune 14, 2021
No, Germany Is Not Actually Recognizing the Genocide in Namibia
The German government has made international headlines with its public “gestures of reconciliation” for the genocide of tens of thousands of West Africans in the early 1900s. Representatives of the Herero and Nama peoples are rejecting the deal, saying it comes nowhere close to addressing the effects of Germany’s long history of colonial exploitation in the region.
Nathaniel FlakinJune 11, 2021
Berlin in Solidarity with Palestine
More than 5,000 people joined a demonstration in Berlin on Saturday in solidarity with Palestine.
Nathaniel FlakinMay 17, 2021
Sophie Scholl and Hans Berger: Why German Capitalism Celebrates Only One Nazi Resistance Fighter
Sophie Scholl, the best-known German resistance fighter against the Nazis, would have turned 100 today. The state-sponsored commemorations of her cover up a simple fact: most resistance fighters against the Nazis were socialists and communists.
Nathaniel FlakinMay 9, 2021
Everything You Need to Know About Sahra Wagenknecht’s “Left Conservatism”
Everyone on the German Left is talking about a terrible new book. We are all "bizarre minorities."
Nathaniel FlakinApril 20, 2021
Die LINKE: How Left is Germany’s Left Party?
Seen from a distance, Die LINKE might seem pretty cool: A party that opposes war, capitalism, and all border controls gets up to 10 percent in national elections. But it is also a government party, and has applied racist and neoliberal policies since its founding. What would Rosa Luxemburg say?
Nathaniel FlakinApril 6, 2021
Amazon Workers in Germany Are on Strike
While everyone is talking about the unionization campaign at Amazon in Alabama, there have also been strikes at Amazon in Germany and Italy. Yet union bureaucrats are holding the struggle back.
Nathaniel FlakinApril 1, 2021
Sometimes Rosa Luxemburg Was Depressed Too
Rosa Luxemburg was known as a ball of energy — "like a candle burning at both ends." But like every person, she also suffered moments of despair.
Nathaniel FlakinMarch 22, 2021
Rosa Luxemburg at 150: No “Harmless Icon”
Rosa Luxemburg was born on March 5, 1871. She is often presented as a pacifist, a democrat, and an opponent of the Russian Revolution. None of this is true. She was a revolutionary communist.
Left VoiceMarch 5, 2021
Berlin Residents Have Built a Campaign to Expropriate the City’s Biggest Landlord
The German state expropriates things all the time, like when it needs to build an Autobahn. When a pit mine for lignite coal is built, whole villages get nationalized. So why not do the same thing to provide affordable housing for all?
Nathaniel FlakinFebruary 25, 2021