Wladek Flakin is a freelance journalist and historian from Berlin. He is on the editorial board of Klasse Gegen Klasse.
18 December 2018 | This Saturday was #ActeV of the #GiletJaunes (#YellowVests) movement in France. For the fifth week, thousands of protesters took to the streets while the police shut down large parts of the city. (...)
14 December 2018 | On Friday, some 15,000 workers demonstrated throughout Paris. The trade unions called this a "Day of Action" – but they are refusing to organize a strike alongside the Yellow Vest (...)
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 (...)
6 December 2018 | 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 2018 | 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 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 (...)
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
16 October 2018 | 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 2018 | 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 2018 | 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 2018 | 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 2018 | 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 2018 | 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 2018 | 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 2018 | 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 2018 | 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 2018 | 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 2018 | 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 2018 | Someone must have been telling lies about Leon Trotsky, as the German TV series Babylon Berlin only features ahistorical pseudo-Trotskyists.
27 March 2018 | 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 2018 | 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 2018 | 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 2018 | "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 (...)