Tag Archives: Germany

German Election-Election leaves Christian Democrats in crisis, Die Linke faces disaster

By Claus Ludwig, Sozialistische Alternative (SAV) — our sister organisation in Germany In the general election on 26 September, Angela Merkel’s conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) lost almost 9 percentage points and plummeted to 24.1%. The Social Democratic Party (SDP) won 25.7%, with the Greens on 14.8%, the liberal Free Democratic Party (FDP) on 11.5% and the right-wing populist Alternative ...

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Germany: “Rent madness” checked by campaign for nationalisation

by Lucy Redler, SAV (our sister organisation in Germany)  Debates about the need to nationalise housing corporations have been continuing for months in Berlin and across Germany. The discussion was initiated by the Berlin based campaign to “Expropriate Deutsche Wohnen & Co.”, which the SAV (German section of the CWI-majority) supports. As a result, the state parliament is to vote ...

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Berlin Wall – 25 years since November 9

While, for millions, the 1989 opening of the Berlin Wall was rightly celebrated as a great victory for democratic rights, the official celebrations to mark its 25th anniversary have been dominated by anti-socialist propaganda.

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