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When the FT supports Europe’s radical left

By Bernard Cassen Fingers in your ears and blindfold over your eyes: faced with the crisis, this is the policy of denial practised by the European Union (EU), especially with respect to the euro area. A policy is not judged by its intentions but by its results. And the results are catastrophic: the Eurozone is on … Continue reading

25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, are the reds coming back? 

The radical Die Linke looks set to take charge of a regional government in Germany for the first time, in alliance with the social democrats (SPD) and Greens. This would likely see Bodo Ramelow, Die Linke’s leader in Thuringia, appointed as the federal state’s prime minister after his party consolidated its position as the second biggest … Continue reading

Germany: Why Left numerical majority isn’t a political majority – Die Linke’s Wagenknecht in interview

IN THE RADICAL PRESS/ IL MANIFESTO Il Manifesto newspaper interviews Sahra Wagenknecht, deputy leader of Die Linke, on why Merkel did so well in the elections, the failure of the SPD and the prospects of unity on the Left. For Sahra Wagenknecht, deputy leader of Die Linke (‘The Left’), there is no doubt: the weakness … Continue reading

German elections: Interview with Die Linke

IN THE RADICAL PRESS / HUMANITE Interview by l’Humanite newspaper with Wolfgang Gehrcke outgoing Die Linke (Left Party) MP in the Bundestag and spokesman for the party’s parliamentary group on international matters. One day before the vote on 22 September,  opinion polls showed the party obtaining 8.5% of the vote. A climate of social dissatisfaction … Continue reading

Is there a future for the German Left?

Die Linke’s Congress last weekend was an important one. It is election year, with Federal polls due in the autumn. And it has been facing pressure over its position on Europe, with a minority challenging the party’s strong support for the Single Currency. A six-year old fusion of eastern and western German radicals, Die Linke, … Continue reading

Die Linke’s Congress of Fire

IN THE RADICAL PRESS  / IL MANIFESTO Choosing a new leadership, internal clashes, Lafontaine imposes his own man, Bernd Riexinger, who will flank 34-year old Katja Kipping from the East. Gysi: ‘If we hate each other so much, better to split.’ It was a high tension and passionate Congress for Die Linke, which yesterday had … Continue reading

Die Linke asks awkward questions over EU permanent austerity pact

Radical opposition Left Party warns EU Fiscal Pact may breach German Constitution More in Der Spiegel

Greece needs a new Marshall Plan, say German radicals

IN THE RADICAL PRESS / IL MANIFESTO In Germany there’s not only the Merkel government. There’s actually an opposition. Die Linke is offering alternative proposals to the logic of stability and balanced budgets, even if this in not easy in the country of rigor. ‘The idea of Europe is something completely different from the currency,’ … Continue reading

Germany: The oldest profession is still going strong

How the German Left Party is a victim of continual snooping. Morning Star. More

Workers should resist a new European Treaty say French, German radical left

Common Declaration of Jean-Luc Mélenchon – candidat of France’s Left Front (Front de Gauche) for the French Presidential Election 2012 – and Oskar Lafontaine – founding member of Germany’s Left Party (Die Linke) and former German MP, Chancellor in Strasbourg (14.12.2011). Address to European Workers The current leaders of the European Union  are leading us to … Continue reading

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