Wladek Flakin is a freelance journalist and historian from Berlin. He is on the editorial board of Klasse Gegen Klasse.
6 December | On Wednesday, French President Emmanuel Macron confirmed he was canceling the planned increase in fuel taxes. Just a day earlier he had announced that the implementation would be delayed by six (...)
29 November | The Spanish State has been a constitutional monarchy since 1978. Starting today, students from more than half of the country's public universities are demanding a right to decide about an (...)
27 November | 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 (...)
9 November | 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 | 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
16 October | On Saturday, the German capital was filled with a massive demonstration. Over 250.000 people took to the streets to call for "solidarity instead of discrimination and for an open and free (...)
Wladek FlakinAndrés Gacés
5 September | Last weekend, almost 100 people gathered in the Catalonian coastal town of Palamós for a summer school. The Revolutionary Workers Current (CRT) invited workers and youth for a weekend full of (...)
3 September | 80 years ago today, on September 3, 1938, a secret meeting took place in a house in Périgny, a small town outside of Paris. 26 delegates represented eleven revolutionary organizations from around (...)
29 August | Scenes from a nightmare: Thousands of Nazis marching through the city of Chemnitz in East Germany, giving Hitler salutes and attacking people who do not look "German" enough. How could this (...)
23 August | Kshama Sawant, a socialist on the Seattle city council, has just voted to confirm the new police chief. This is a serious mistake, as the police are defenders of capitalism. Socialists should aim (...)
9 August | Venezuela is facing an unprecedented crisis: Millions are fleeing the country due to shortages of food and medicine. Does this prove the failure of socialism? To better understand the situation (...)
Wladek FlakinMilton D’León
28 July | Members of DSA-NYC are currently voting on whether to endorse Cynthia Nixon in the Democratic Party primary for the governor of New York. Members of the North Brooklyn branch of DSA have made a (...)
Tatiana CozzarelliWladek Flakin
26 July | A secret history of resistance during World War II: Wladek Flakin just published a biography of Martin Monath (1913-44), the editor of a communist newspaper for German soldiers in occupied (...)
7 July | Sulem Estrada and Miriam Hernández, two socialist workers running for the Mexican congress, won almost 2863 votes in District 32 of Mexico City. Their result of 1.7% is modest, but it is important (...)
25 April | The head of Amazon received a prize in Berlin for his "visionary entrepreneurship". Outside, hundreds of his employees from across Europe were protesting.
21 April | Service workers at Vivantes, Berlin's public hospital system, have been on strike for the last ten days. Since their jobs were outsourced, they earn significantly less than other hospital (...)
9 April | Someone must have been telling lies about Leon Trotsky, as the German TV series Babylon Berlin only features ahistorical pseudo-Trotskyists.
27 March | The story of a Texas teenager who moves to Berlin looking for a socialist paradise – and discovers that socialism means fighting to break the power of the (...)
25 March | Students at the Boğaziçi University in Istanbul were protesting against an action by Islamist students in support of the Turkish army's war in Afrin. Now, the protestors have been arrested by (...)
13 January | Seventeen years is a long time. And that's the last time Berlin's 11 colleges and universities – including the Free University, the Technical University and Humboldt – raised the salary for their (...)
9 January | "We are the 99 percent!" is a slogan that originated in the Occupy movement in 2011 and inspired people around the world. These four short words express our disgust at the inequality inherent in (...)
6 December 2017 | In 2017, airplane pilots in Germany have stopped 222 deportations. They refuse to take off when deportees are on the plane. This example shows the power of the working class to fight against (...)
Wladek FlakinLilly Freytag
24 November 2017 | I spent 48 hours in the Greek capital. My goal: Sharing some experiences of the Trotskyist left in Argentina. The meeting almost didn't take place because of 15 "nihilist" anarchists. It was pure (...)
20 November 2017 | A presentation by Wladek Flakin of the Trotskyist Fraction – Fourth International (FT-CI) at an event on November 16, 2017 in Athens.