Germany: rail workers resume strike action

Workers are launching a three-day strike for better wages and conditions and against the proposed privatisation of Deutsche Bahn, the German railway company.

Elser, Georg, 1903-1945

Georg Elser

The story of a quiet man who tried single-handedly to kill Hitler.

The lessons of the “March action” - Herman Gorter

Herman Gorter

The Lessons of the “March Action” - Gorter’s last letter to Lenin

Germany: train drivers strike over pay

Workers in the GDL union went on strike on Friday after refusing a pay offer.

Order Prevails in Berlin - Rosa Luxemburg

Troops loyal to the Kaiser battle workers on the streets of Hamburg

Written just after the defeat of German Revolution and hours before she and other leaders of the struggle would be arrested and killed by the Friekorps. It details the ebb and flow of recent class struggles and is the last known work of Rosa Luxemburg.

A Call to the Workers of the World - Rosa Luxemburg

Berlin, 1922

Rosa Luxemburg's call to the international working class to support the 1918 German Revolution by taking up arms against their own ruling classes. Originally published in Die Rote Fahne (The Red Flag), November 25, 1918

The Beginning - Rosa Luxemburg

Rosa Luxemburg

Rosa Luxemburg's essay at the outbreak of the 1918 German Revolution.

The German Revolution: The First Stage - Anton Pannekoek

The German Revolution, 1918.

Anton Pannekoek's article on the unfolding German revolution of 1918 shows some of the hopes which the upheaval inspired. Originally written in 1918, it was later published in Workers Dreadnought in 1919.

The German Revolution - Paul Mattick

The German Revolution, chapter 7 from Mattick's work Reform or Revolution, looks at the events upsurge of working class militancy in Germany during November 1918.

Programme of the Communist Workers Party of Germany (KAPD), 1920

Plakat der KPD zur Reichstagswahl vom 6. Juni 1920.

May 1920 programme of the party, with appended background and information notes