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German communists at the traditional Luxemburg Liebknecht demonstration in Berlin. Photo: RedGlobeGerman communists at the traditional Luxemburg Liebknecht demonstration in Berlin. Photo: RedGlobeIf one thing can be said for the German Communist Party (DKP), it’s that it sticks to its principles. The DKP was the communist party that operated in West Germany in the years when the country was split between East and West. Although the old East German ruling party – the Socialist Unity Party (SED) – and a variety of left social democrats and other progressive groups have long since come together in the Left Party (Die Linke), the DKP prefers to keep an independent profile.

“Our belief is that we need to maintain a Marxist-Leninist party with a clear goal of socialism,” said Patrik Köbele, the president of the DKP, when he was interviewed by People’s World last week at the 20th Congress of the...

Demonstration against the ban of KPD in Karlsruhe. Photo: FacebookDemonstration against the ban of KPD in Karlsruhe. Photo: FacebookOn Saturday, 10th of September, 250 members and friends of the German Communist Party (DKP) demonstrated in Karlsruhe, seat of the Federal Constitutional Court, and demanded to lift the ban on the Communist Party of Germany (KPD). 60 years ago, the Constitutional Court had banned KPD because it organized resistance against the remilitarisation of the Federal Republic planned by chancellor Konrad...

This week UNI affiliates ver.di and Solidarnosc organised cross border strikes in Poland and Germany at Amazon warehouses across both countries. After ver.di called for strikes in the Amazon warehouses in Leipzig, Bad Hersfeld, Rheinberg and Werne, the walkouts began last night with workers leaving their nightshifts. The strike will end on May 3.

A group of around 60 workers has traveled from...

wftuOn the occasion of the strike today, on the 27th of April 2016, of ground crews, check-in staff, repair workers and the fire department at airports in Germany, the World Federation of Trade Unions and its 92 million members around the world extend our solidarity to your struggle.

We raise our voices in fraternity and join you in the demand of your fair rights and demand the attainment of your...

German Communist PartyGerman Communist PartyAccording to the soL news portal, the German Communist Party (DKP) declared that it has ended is observer status at the Party of European Left (EL) by a decision at its  21st Congress. The reason of the termination of the observer status is said to be EL's approval of the EU system, which communists struggle to overcome. »EL had also approved a protective responsibility for...

#ausnahmslosWe reproduce here an appeal, issued by many German and International women as reaction on the sexually attacks occured at New Year's Eve:

On the night of New Year’s Eve, numerous women were sexually attacked in public spaces in Cologne and other German cities.. These crimes demand thorough and comprehensive investigations. The prevailing impunity regarding crimes of sexualised violence...

The German Communist Party formed a strong block in the demonstration. Foto: RedGlobeThe German Communist Party formed a strong block in the demonstration. Foto: RedGlobe

More than 250.000 persons demonstrated today in Berlin against the Transatlantic Free Trade Treaty TTIP between the European Union and the United States, and against a similary treaty between the EU and Canada (CETA). The protest was organized by several trade unions, ecologist groups, defenders of consumer rights and political parties. One of the organizers, Christoph Bautz of the citizen...

Against FascismGerman police beat back far-right rioters intent on storming an asylum shelter near Dresden for the second time yesterday. Two police officers were injured defending the emergency centre for refugees from the fascist assault, which saw officers pelted with firecrackers, stones and bottles.

The former warehouse in Heidenau has been prepared to house 600 asylum-seekers, but on Friday night when...

We have been seeing, through the media, a rise of solidarity amongst the Germans towards refugees. There has been article after article reporting about welcome structures in different parts of the country. Different people are creating websites offering temporary accommodation to refugees, others are collecting basic clothes, food supplements and taking to the refugees camped in front of the...

Today, Wednesday 8 July at 1800 CEST, WikiLeaks publishes three NSA intercepts of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, together with a list of 56 National Security Agency (NSA) target selectors for the Chancellor and the Chancellery. It lists not only confidential numbers for the Chancellor, but also for her top officials, her aides, her chief of staff, her political office and even her fax machine...

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