Germany

Germany, "Domestic Crisis" and War in 1939 - Tim Mason

Part of a debate between Tim Mason and Richard Overy about whether crisis at home was the catalyst for Nazi military expansionism. In PDF format.

From left radicalism to council communism: Anton Pannekoek and German revolutionary Marxism - John Gerber

German revolution, 1918-1919.

John Gerber on the revolutionary movement in Germany and the involvement of Anton Pannekoek in the shift of many workers towards council communism. In PDF format.

From Class against Class

Councils and State in Weimar Germany - Guido De Masi and Giacomo Marramao

Guido De Masi and Giacomo Marramao write on the German workers' councils and council communist movement around the German revolution of 1918.

1. Crisis of the Socialization Program and the Economic-Institutional Consequences

Anarchist houseproject in flensburg (ger) raided by police

On Wednesday July 28th, , 5 Police Officers of K5 (criminal investigation department – political Police) accomplished a house search at 'black mosquito – anarchist mailorder' in “Senffabrik”(house project) in order to find stickers which allegedly “call for incendiarism”. The degree of penalty for this is at least 1 year jail sentence.

The sticker shows a stylized police car with a stylized flame and the headline: “burn a car!” - police found 18 copys.

Into the bargain, 2 hours later a court case took place against the same person which is indicted to distribute these stickers.

Attack is the Only Way Forward. The struggle of the GGB (Healthworkers Syndicate) Hannover at the Wahrendorff Clinic

An account of workplace organising in a privately run hospital in Germany in 2007.

Berlin 2006: The long road Organizing the unemployed can be as strenuous as trying to repel the Labour Exchange's impudences

An account of welfare claimants' collective organising for their rights in Germany.

Putting pressure on deadbeat bosses: the FAU-Bremen aids member in retrieving unpaid wages

A short account of winning a transport workers' unpaid wages.

Kid Gloves or Bare-Knuckles The Experiences of the FAU-Hannover in Public Sector Strikes, 2005

A detailed account of organizing, radicalizing and participating in a strike at a public health institution, against the context of national negotiations over new pay and conditions for public sector workers.

Bremen 1998 - Students force the Education Authorities to bend

Short account of a successful campaign for education funding.

In the past there were various ways for students to achieve university entrance in Bremen apart from the traditional Abitur (A levels also called Abi) route. One of these was at the 'Bremen school for adults' where a project called 'Institute for the education of adults' (IFE ... in German written 'ife') was established after some struggle.

Schorndorf 1991: A Successful Temp Workers' Strike

The FAU was founded as a union for all wage-workers and therefore also for temporary workers. In March of 1991 a spontaneous and successful strike was launched by temp workers at the Bauknecht Company in the small swabian city of Schorndorf.