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Germany’s Left Party mobilizes for war against Syria

By Johannes Stern, December 21, 2012

Last week leading figures of the German Left Party signed a statement calling for intervention in Syria.

The German chancellor’s Christmas message

By Ulrich Rippert, December 21, 2012

In an interview last weekend with the Financial Times, the German chancellor declares that the European welfare state cannot be sustained.

German parliament votes to station Patriot missiles on Syrian border

By Ulrich Rippert, December 19, 2012

The parliamentary resolution is a prelude to military intervention in Syria.

Germany’s Left Party and the closure of GM-Opel’s Bochum plant

By Dietmar Henning, December 19, 2012

The closure of the GM Opel plant in Bochum is the first such auto plant closure in Germany since 1949.

German union boss becomes head of personnel at ThyssenKrupp

By Dietmar Henning, December 17, 2012

Another leading trade union official accepts a multi-million-euro reward from big business.

SPD leader calls for a strong German state

By Ulrich Rippert, December 14, 2012

Last weekend, a special conference of the Social Democratic Party elected right-winger Peer Steinbrück as its leading candidate for the federal election due next year.

Leading German newspaper’s conference hears call for dismantling democracy

By Wolfgang Weber, December 13, 2012

At a conference organized by the prominent newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeiner Zeitung Cologne law professor Otto Depenheuer advocated the dismantling of democracy in Germany.

GM-Opel plant in Germany to be shut down

By Dietmar Henning, December 12, 2012

GM-Opel has announced the closure of the plant in Bochum, Germany, by 2016.

The SYRIZA model

By Cristoph Dreier, December 7, 2012

A class gulf separates workers from the affluent political operators who gathered at the Left Party youth congress in Cologne, Germany and took Greece’s pro-austerity SYRIZA party as a model.

German Left Party student association moves further to the right

By Christoph Dreier, December 6, 2012

There was no mention of socialism at the recent congress of the Left Party student association.

German newspaper Frankfurter Rundschau faces bankruptcy

By Marianne Arens, Ulrich Rippert, December 5, 2012

The demise of the Frankfurter Rundschau is a consequence of the hardening of its right-wing political line, which alienated its readership.

German Left Party moves further to the right

By Christoph Dreier, Peter Schwarz, December 3, 2012

The Left Party is offering to support the Social Democratic Party (SPD) and Greens in the formation of a government.