Wildcat (Germany)

Foreign investments in the Czech Republic: Boom or fall? 2004

Czech factory

Article analysing foreign investment and business in the Czech Republic since 1989 and recent changes which are occuring.

Transformation towards private capitalism, which started after 1989, was at the beginning mainly affected by the struggle inside the old-new ruling class for the actual character of this change. Already in 1990 the Czech faction of bourgeoisie led by Vaclav Klaus, who was minister of finance and who later became the prime minister and who is now the present president, got the strongest position.

Migration, industry and struggles in Poland, 1956-2005

An analysis of Poland, its economy, its social and political history and how it has been shaped by workers' struggles past and present.

Behind the Border
It is only a one hour journey from Berlin to the German-Polish border, the supermarkets in Berlin offer Polish food, immigrants from Poland are part of daily life in the German capital - nevertheless there are not many direct contacts (apart from perhaps the punk scene). The ‘iron curtain’ is slow to dissolve, due to languages and the geographical location.

Romania after the transition - restructuring and struggle, 2004

Energy workers strike, Romania 2007

Article looking at capitalist restructuring and economic changes in Romania, and the growing militancy of the working class.

Romania after the Transition
Promised Land and Class Struggle

Wildcat Preface: Beverly Silver, ‘Forces of Labor’

Beverly Silver

Wildcat Germany explain why they translated Beverly Silver’s book ‘Forces of Labor’, which traces workers struggles since the 1860s.

[i]Comrades from Wildcat have just published the German translation of Beverly Silver’s book ‘Forces of Labor’.

Protests against welfare-reform in Germany, 2004

Account an analysis of struggles against the abolition of unemployment benefits in Germany, which would immediately affect 600,000 people.

New wage-model at VW, Germany, 2004

Article analysing new wage structures for 5,000 new manufacturing jobs at Volkswagen in Germany.

One week wildcat strike at General Motors/Opel in Bochum, 2004

Extensive background information and analysis, and an account of a wildcat strike of Opel/GM car workers in Germany.

(Another) Paradise Lost - Strikes and riots in the Export Zones in Vietnam and Bangladesh, 2006

Information and analysis on the workers' movements and strike waves which have swept factories in Asia.

Zanon factory occupation - interview with workers

Zanon workers

An excellent set of interviews conducted with workers at the worker-run Zanon ceramics factory, occupied at the time of the Argentine uprising of 2001. It includes historical and background information.

This was published by Wildcat in December 2003 but has only now been translated into English (for prol-position news #6, July 2006), and a short introduction added. Although it is a bit old, it still contains unique insights into the situation, hopes, difficulties and dynamics of the occupation process and many personal interviews.

Global War for the World Order - Wildcat, Treason pamphlet

The articles in this pamphlet are all translations of articles originally written in German by the communist group Wildcat and deal with the terrorist atrocities of September 11 2001, the US invasion of Afghanistan and the leadup to the invasion of Iraq. Despite being made somewhat redundant by the passage of time these articles remain some of the best available on “The War on Terror”.