Germany

The Workers' Opposition in Nazi Germany - Tim Mason

German workers, 1920s.

Tim Mason on resistance to the Nazis from the German working class.

Mattick, Paul, 1904-1981

Paul Mattick Sr

A short biography of German council communist tool maker-turned academic Paul Mattick.

Neve, John, 1844-1896

A short biography of anarchist John Neve who was active in the workers' movements in Denmark, Belgium, England, and Germany where he died in prison.

Origins of the Movement for Workers' Councils in Germany

Pamphlet on the origins of the Movement for Workers' Councils in Germany, covering the 1918 revolution and its aftermath and activites and reactions of left and libertarian communists.

The Wilhelmshaven revolt, 1918-1919 - Ikarus

Sailors in front of the prison in Wilhelmshaven

The Wilhelmshaven Revolt - a chapter of the revolutionary movement in the German navy, 1918-1919, by 'Ikarus' - real name Ernst Schneider. Including an introduction by Dave Graham and a short bio of Schneider.

The Peasant War in Germany - Frederick Engels

Frederick Engels on the German Peasants War of 1525, arguing that it's motivating force was primarily class-based rather than religious.

Destruction as a means of struggle - Anton Pannekoek

Prompted by the burning of the Reichstag in 1933 - by Marinus van der Lubbe, a council communist bricklayer and other possible accomplices - Pannekoek debates the value of destroying the products of bourgeois culture.

Otto Ruhle and the German Labour Movement - by Paul Mattick

Paul Mattick critically analyses Otto Rühle's role in the German Revolution.

Class struggle in a German town - Wildcat

Philippsburg nuclear-power plant

Great text from 1986 looking at the class struggle in Philippsburg, Germany, from a group of temp workers who worked on the construction of the Philippsburg nuclear-power plant, amidst the antinuclear power movement.

Nazism and the working class - Sergio Bologna

Italian autonomist Sergio Bologna discusses the rise of Nazism and its relationship to the German working class.