Wladek Flakin

Wladek Flakin is a freelance journalist and historian from Berlin. He is on the editorial board of Klasse Gegen Klasse.

GERMANY

Who Won the Battle of Hamburg?

July 10, 2017 | On Saturday, up to 100,000 people took to the streets of Hamburg, Germany, to protest against the G20 summit under the motto "solidarity without borders." This was the culmination of a full week (...)

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G20 SUMMIT

VIDEO: Live From Hamburg

July 08, 2017 | Repression and brave resistance on last day of protest against the G20 Summit.

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GERMANY

VIDEO: Live From the G20 Summit

July 07, 2017 | The anti-G-20 march entitled “Welcome to Hell” was organized by various anti-capitalist groups, leftists and social movements across Europe. They began on Thursday and have continued today, the (...)

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GERMANY

Hamburg in a State of Emergency

July 07, 2017 | 20 of the world's biggest criminals have descended on Hamburg, Germany for the G-20 summit. But tens of thousands of protesters are throwing sand in the gears. Terrifying police violence has only (...)

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EUROPE

Off to Protest Against Donald Trump and Friends at G-20

July 04, 2017 | Friday and Saturday will be the G-20 talks in Germany, where world leaders will be protected by thousands of police as they discuss ways to make the working class pay for the global economic (...)

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Why Socialists Have Always Fought for Open Borders

June 27, 2017 | Trump, Brexit, Le Pen – the question of migration is a motor of new right-wing phenomena across all the imperialist countries.

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NORTH KOREA

Death of Otto Warmbier – That Could Have Been Me!

June 23, 2017 | Sure, it wasn't too bright of Otto Warmbier to steal a propaganda poster in Pyongyang. But our author was also there as a tourist, and totally understands how this could have happened. North (...)

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EUROPE

Strike at Berlin’s Largest Hospital

May 16, 2017 | This Wednesday at 8am, workers at the Charité – Berlin's biggest hospital with over 13,000 employees – are going on strike. They are fighting against poverty wages and outsourcing. International (...)

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GERMANY

30 Years of Revolutionary May Day in Berlin

May 06, 2017 | International Workers' Day in the German capital saw at least four different demonstrations: a trade union demonstration, a youth demonstration, and two separate revolutionary demonstrations. (...)

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The Origins of Antifa

May 04, 2017 | A short historical analysis of Antifascist Action.

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MEXICO

May Day in Mexico City

May 01, 2017 | On International Workers' Day, tens of thousands of people demonstrated in Mexico City. The oppositional trade union federations protested against precarious working conditions and the (...)

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UNITED STATES

Support B&H Workers!

April 25, 2017 | B&H, a famous New York photo, video and audio store, is trying to close its Brooklyn warehouses. 300 workers could lose their jobs – all because they voted to join a union. But labor activists (...)

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BOOK REVIEW:

Dreamland: Capitalist Crisis and the Heroin Epidemic

March 21, 2017 | Millions of people in the US are addicted to opiates. How could this have happened? "Dreamland" by Sam Quinones looks for the source of the epidemic, yet avoids the elephant in the room: (...)

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ART & CULTURE

BoJack Horseman: A Manic-Depressive Horse, Loosely Based on Bertolt Brecht

March 18, 2017 | The third season of the cult show BoJack Horseman came out on Netflix in July. Many consider it a satire of the narcissistic world of Hollywood. But in reality, producer Raphael Bob-Waksberg has (...)

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EUROPE

10,000 at International Women’s Day in Berlin

March 12, 2017 | At two different demonstrations on Wednesday, ten thousand people came onto the streets of Berlin in defense of women's rights. Their goal was to combine anti-sexist and anti-racist struggles. (...)

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MEXICO

Largest Mexican Women’s Day of the 21st Century

March 09, 2017 | In Mexico City, 10,000 women took to the streets on Wednesday as park of the International Women's Strike. The socialist women's organization "Pan y Rosas" (Bread and Roses) organized a block of (...)

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IDEAS & DEBATES

Can the Police Stop Deportations? A Debate with Kshama Sawant

March 02, 2017 | Could cops help immigrants resist the ICE? Or does this demand only create illusions in a deeply racist institution? A debate with Socialist Alternative.

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PALESTINE

Palestine, Marxists and the "One-State Solution"

February 16, 2017 | Trump suggested that he may abandon plans for a "two-state solution." For decades, US foreign police has aimed to create a Palestinian state. But even before Trump's remarks, this solution was (...)

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UNITED STATES

10,000 Immigrants Go On Strike in Milwaukee

February 14, 2017 | What would happen if the Trump administration really were to deport millions of undocumented workers from the US? Milwaukee, Wisconsin got a brief taste of that on Monday, the #DayWithoutLatinos. (...)

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GERMANY

University Occupation in Berlin: Beginning of a New Students’ Movement?

February 09, 2017 | The Social Science Institute in the center of Berlin has been occupied for three weeks. Is this the beginning of a new students' movement in Germany?

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ZANON

What Would a World Without Bosses Be Like?

December 06, 2016 | Way back in 2003, I visited a factory in the dusty steppes of Patagonia in Argentina. The Zanon Factory produces ceramic tiles.

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GERMANY

Behind the Scenes of the Revolt

February 17, 2016 | In 1968 there was an upsurge in class struggle in many parts of the world – including in Germany. The Trotskyist movement in West Germany actively participated in the revolt, but did not benefit (...)

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From Our Sister Website

One month of ‘KLASSE GEGEN KLASSE’

December 18, 2015 | Since November 16, klassegegenkasse.org has given voice to the struggling workers, refugees, women and LGBT people in Germany. We publish current news from a working-class perspective, but this (...)

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North Korea

A Trotskyist in North Korea

December 14, 2015 | Our author visited the Democratic People's Republic of Korea as a tourist. His question: How does this society function? Is it the Stone Age? Or a cult? Or Dadaist art? A historical-materialist (...)

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