Germany

New evidence suggests refugee death in custody was not a suicide

Oury Jalloh

Fresh evidence in the case of Oury Jalloh, a Sierra Leonean refugee who burnt to death in police custody in Dessau, Germany in 2005, has revealed that he could not have set himself on fire, as claimed by German police.

Black Friday strikes at Amazon warehouses in Italy and Germany

The CGIL, Italy's biggest trade union confederation, Cisl, Uil and Ugl have called for a strike on Friday at Amazon’s main distribution hub, following a failure to negotiate bonuses with the company.

Germany, September Crisis 1848

Brief sketching of the developing revolution within the German states, particularly Frankfurt and Berlin.

March Revolution - Rolf Weber

Rolf Weber briefly sketches out the events of the March revolution, the opening period of revolt in 1848 that affected most German speaking states including the capital of the Hapsburg Empire Vienna.

The pink triangle: the Nazi war against homosexuals

Pink triangles

A detailed account of the treatment of homosexuals by the Nazi party.

Alternative für Deutschland: fascists set for return to parliament in Germany

Counterprotest against AfD party convention in 2016. Source: https://nationalism

Germany elects a new parliament and government on 24 September. It seems certain that the CDU will carry the majority, thus continuing the by now 12-year reign of Angela Merkel. The run-up to the election seems dull. But there is a real danger that with the Alternative für Deutschland, fascists could enter the German parliament.

Fascism

Clara Zetkin and Rosa Luxemburg

Clara Zetkin's 1923 article on fascism from Labour Monthly. She talks about fascism as capital's response to the failure of the international revolution, and the need for the 'organised revolutionary struggle of the proletariat' to defeat both fascism and capital.

The G20 Summit: Beyond Broken Glass and Protest

The results of the G20 summit in Hamburg, which cost €130 million, have been, as expected, modest. According to official announcements the G20 meeting offered political decision-makers the possibility of “finding their tongues and entering into dialogue with each other.”

1848 The Year of Revolutions- George Woodcock

George Woodcock charts the events of the revolutionary wave that swept Europe in 1848. Assessing their political characters, their accomplishments and defeats.

The Herbert Baum group blog

members of the Baum group

A collection of writings by Eric Brothers on the Baum group of German Jews who fought against the Nazi regime.