Wladek Flakin is a freelance journalist and historian from Berlin. He is on the editorial board of Klasse Gegen Klasse.
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 (...)
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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.
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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 (...)
15 September 2017 | Despite the claims of freedom of speech, Germany's Federal Ministry of the Interior prohibited the left-wing news platform Indymedia Linksunten.
10 July 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 (...)
8 July 2017 | Repression and brave resistance on last day of protest against the G20 Summit.
7 July 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 (...)
7 July 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 (...)
4 July 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 (...)
27 June 2017 | Trump, Brexit, Le Pen – the question of migration is a motor of new right-wing phenomena across all the imperialist countries.
23 June 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 (...)
16 May 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 (...)
6 May 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. (...)
4 May 2017 | A short historical analysis of Antifascist Action.
1 May 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 (...)
25 April 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 (...)
21 March 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: (...)
18 March 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 (...)
12 March 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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9 March 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 (...)