15 January | On January 15, 1919, a group of Freikorps (German paramilitaries) murdered Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht. What they could not kill was the powerful ideas of the “red rose” of the world (...)
Josefina L. Martínez
12 December 2018 | 100 years ago, Germany was an epicenter of communism. The Communist Party of Germany (KPD) had up to 300,000 members. A new anthology presents the latest historical research on this period in (...)
27 November 2018 | The Social Democrats and the military prepared to crush the revolution. A big majority of the working class desired socialism – but they had no major party of their own to lead the struggles. What (...)
18 November 2018 | In the first days of the German Revolution, workers’ and soldiers’ councils formed across Germany. The Social Democrats allied with the military to save as much of the old order as they could. The (...)
9 November 2018 | 100 years ago, as the First World War drew to a close, the workers’ movement in Germany was preparing an insurrection against the kaiser and the capitalists
5 November 2018 | On November 9, 1918, the revolution began in Germany. We spoke with historian Ralf Hoffrogge about the role of the "Revolutionary Stewards."
Wladek FlakinGuillermo Iturbide
3 October 2018 | In the last few years, there has been a revival of interest in Kautsky's politics in both academia and on the political left.
28 September 2017
23 September 2017 | This Sunday, 61.5 million people in Germany are called on to elect a new parliament. A greater share of the population than ever before, however, lacks the basic democratic right to vote for the (...)
12 July 2017 | A brief history of the life of socialist revolutionary, Clara Zetkin.
6 July 2017 | Bhaskar Sunkara's recent New York Times piece is a dangerous misremembering of socialist history that tries to make socialism safe for liberals. To avoid repeating the failures of the 20th (...)
4 May 2017 | A short historical analysis of Antifascist Action.
18 September 2016 | The parliamentary elections of the state of Berlin take place today. Incumbent Mayor Michael Müller is up for reelection at the head of a coalition between the Social Democratic Party (SPD) and (...)
Klasse Gegen Klasse
21 December 2015 | Last week, the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) and the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) held their party conferences. The chairpersons of both parties, Sigmar Gabriel (SPD) and Angela (...)