Wladek Flakin is a freelance journalist and historian from Berlin. He is on the editorial board of Klasse Gegen Klasse.
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 (...)
2 March 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.
16 February 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 (...)
14 February 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. (...)
9 February 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?
6 December 2016 | Way back in 2003, I visited a factory in the dusty steppes of Patagonia in Argentina. The Zanon Factory produces ceramic tiles.
17 February 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 (...)
18 December 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 (...)
14 December 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 (...)
31 October 2015 | On October 21, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Angela Merkel in Berlin. There was a protest, activists were arrested. Almost routine, except a number of people arrested were (...)
22 October 2015 | There were numerous workshops and a panel discussion; 100 people discuss the ideas of Leon Trotsky.
12 October 2015 | The German capital hasn't seen a demonstration this big in more than ten years. On Saturday, up to 250,000 people marched against TTIP (the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) and (...)
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