Socialist Equality Party (Germany)
Leipzig University resorts to authoritarian methods to push through meeting with far-right Professor Jörg Baberowski
By Christoph Vandreier, 4 December 2020
The meeting was aimed at bolstering the standing of a professor whose playing down of Nazi crimes and xenophobic incitement against foreigners at universities has provoked huge protests throughout Germany.
By Johannes Stern, 30 October 2020
As in the 1930s, the great challenge is to provide the mass of the working population with a clear program and perspective.
By Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 3 October 2020
As German political leaders commemorate the dissolution of East Germany and its incorporation by West Germany 30 years ago, the earlier promises of freedom, democracy, and prosperity are being refuted daily by reality.
By our reporters, 22 August 2020
The Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei’s call to build action committees to prepare a general strike in Germany against the reopening of schools has been shared hundreds of times on social media and found thousands of readers.
Verfassungsschutz Report 2019: German secret service downplays threat of Nazi terrorism and attacks socialist politics
By Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 16 July 2020
The year 2019, on which the report focuses, was characterised by a surge in right-wing terrorism, but hardly a word on this threat is to be found in the Verfassungsschutz report.
By Ulrich Rippert (SGP national secretary), 11 July 2020
Janine Wissler, chairwoman of the Hesse state parliamentary faction of the Left Party, has repeatedly received email death threats.
By Dietmar Gaisenkersting, 17 March 2020
The shareholders’ profits are of more value than workers’ lives for the managers, the government and also the union officials.
SEP presidential candidate Joseph Kishore addresses IYSSE election campaign meeting at Berlin’s Humboldt University
By our reporters, 1 February 2020
The meeting reviewed the growth of working class struggles throughout the world and the need for an international program and perspective.
By our correspondents, 12 November 2019
On the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei held a meeting in Berlin-Schöneberg City Hall attended by dozens of workers and young people.
By Peter Schwarz, 9 November 2019
Thirty years ago, the fall of the Berlin Wall marked the end of the GDR. Republished below is an article by Peter Schwarz that first appeared on the WSWS five years ago, on November 8, 2014, under the headline, “25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall.”
By Alejandro Lopez, 9 November 2019
On Sunday, Spain will hold its fourth general elections in as many years, six months after the last elections this April.
Germany: Humboldt University student parliament supports lawsuit against far-right Professor Baberowski
By Christoph Vandreier, 25 October 2019
The legal complaint is an important step in defending students’ freedom of opinion in the face of an offensive by radical right-wing forces within the academic milieu.
Socialist Equality Party (Germany), 26 July 2019
The German Verfassungsschutz has produced a 56-page response to the lawsuit filed by the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (Socialist Equality Party—SGP) challenging its official designation as a “left-wing extremist” organisation subject to state surveillance. The government’s response is an angry diatribe against Marxism and every form of socialist and progressive thought.
By Harold Hambacher, 17 June 2019
Police are treating youth concerned about climate change like criminals.
By our reporters, 17 June 2019
“Assange’s surrender to the US would mean that war crimes, spying on the population, or government intrigues and conspiracies would no longer be reported.”
“A war must be prevented at all costs”
By our reporters, 25 May 2019
Discussions revolved around the connection between the growing danger of a third world war, the policies of the federal government, and the cementing of austerity programmes
By our reporters, 21 May 2019
On Saturday, the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (Socialist Equality Party, SGP) held its final meeting in Berlin for the European elections.
By our reporters, 20 May 2019
Some 300 people attended the demonstration and heard greetings and speeches from representatives of the Socialist Equality Parties in Germany, Britain, the US and Australia.
Speech by Ulrich Rippert to London meeting
“Defending Julian Assange requires the mobilisation of the working class in a struggle against capitalism”
20 May 2019
We are publishing the speech of Ulrich Rippert, chairman of the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (Socialist Equality Party) in Germany, at the May 12 public meeting in London in defence of WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange and whistleblower Chelsea Manning.
By the Socialist Equality Party (SGP), 17 May 2019
Prior to the May 18 meeting, the SGP will organise a rally in front of the British Embassy in Berlin to demand the freedom of Julian Assange.
By our reporter, 14 May 2019
SEP and IYSSE campaigners have distributed thousands of leaflets and put up hundreds of posters in workplaces, universities, and shopping centres to promote the “Freedom for Julian Assange” rally in Berlin.
By Johannes Stern, 14 May 2019
Ahead of the European elections on May 26, the ruling class aims to intensify internet censorship and silence critical viewpoints.
By our reporters, 4 May 2019
On Tuesday, several dozen students and workers gathered at Humboldt University in Berlin to protest the persecution of Julian Assange and discuss the political and historical background to the attack on the courageous journalist.
“Join the fight for a united socialist Europe!”
By the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 29 April 2019
The Socialist Equality Party (SGP), the German section of the International Committee of the Fourth International, is running in the European elections to counter the rise of the extreme right, growing militarism and massive social inequality.
By our reporters, 26 April 2019
Teams from the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (Socialist Equality Party, SGP) recently spoke with workers and youth in Stuttgart, inviting them to its April 27 election meeting and distributed WSWS material calling for freedom for Julian Assange.
By our correspondents, 20 April 2019
In Frankfurt, SGP Chairman Ulrich Rippert highlighted the importance of the International Committee of the Fourth International and its perspective of a United Socialist States of Europe.
By our reporter, 18 April 2019
On Wednesday, Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei candidate Saravan Ratnamaheson was interviewed by Südwestrundfunk, one of Germany’s largest public TV stations.
By our reporters, 16 April 2019
On Sunday, the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (Socialist Equality Party—SGP) launched its campaign for the European elections at a meeting in Berlin. The speakers included leading members of the International Committee of the Fourth International in Britain and France in addition to leaders of the SGP.
13 April 2019
By our reporters, 26 March 2019
David North and Christoph Vandreier addressed a Saturday public meeting on “The lessons of the 1930s and the struggle against the far right today,” organised by Mehring Verlag at the Leipzig Book Fair.
By our reporters, 26 March 2019
World Socialist Web Site reporters spoke with some of the students and workers who attended Saturday’s public meeting, organized by Mehring Verlag.
By our correspondents, 23 March 2019
David North introduced the new German edition of The Heritage We Defend at the Leipzig Book Fair on Saturday.
“I think it’s the capitalists who are doing this”
By our reporters, 22 March 2019
For the last two weeks, members of the SEP and IYSSE have been speaking with workers and youth throughout Leipzig about today’s meeting, “The lessons of the 1930s and the fight against the extreme right.”
By our reporter, 19 March 2019
The Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (Socialist Equality Party), German section of the International Committee of the Fourth International, will appear on the ballot throughout Germany in the May 26 European elections.
By our reporter, 18 March 2019
Around 150 people, including workers, students and professionals, heard speeches from Christoph Vandreier, deputy chairman of the Socialist Equality Party (Germany), and David North, chairperson of the World Socialist Web Site International Editorial Board.
By the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 12 March 2019
The SGP calls on all individuals, organizations, and institutions that defend democratic rights to support the suit against the secret service’s attacks.
By Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 12 March 2019
The following lawsuit was submitted by lawyer Dr. Pier Stolle to the Berlin administrative court on 24 January against the Federal Interior Ministry.
the IYSSE chapter at Humboldt University, 26 January 2019
The IYSSE increased its share of the vote by a third, from 3.75 percent to over 5 percent, and will be represented by three deputies in the student parliament.
By the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 10 January 2019
Dr. Peer Stolle, the lawyer for the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, has submitted formal notice in writing to the German Federal Agency for the Protection of the Constitution, which is published here.
By our reporters, 17 December 2018
The student parliament unanimously passed a resolution defending the International Youth and Students for Social Equality against attempts by the right-wing extremist Alternative for Germany to disrupt its meetings.
European elections 2019
No to the EU, social inequality, fascism and war! For socialism and the unity of the European working class!
By the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (SGP), 23 November 2018
On October 20–21, a Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (Socialist Equality Party, SGP) Congress voted for the party to participate in the European elections of 26 May 2019.
Why are they back?
By our reporters, 19 October 2018
Author Christoph Vandreier presented the book in a well-attended lecture at the Frankfurt Book fair last Saturday.
By Christoph Vandreier, 27 September 2018
The 52nd Historikertag (Historians’ Conference) September 25-28 in Münster takes place under conditions where historical questions have assumed immense significance.
By the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 4 September 2018
Moral outrage is not enough to stop the fascist mob: it is necessary to understand the political roots of its resurgence.
By Dietmar Henning, 23 August 2018
On Tuesday, the musicians group’ “Lebenslaute” concluded a two-day protest against the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV), as the German secret service is called.
By the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 17 August 2018
Last month Germany’s domestic intelligence agency added the Socialist Equality Party to its official list of “left-wing extremist” organizations subject to state monitoring.
German government crisis: The working class needs its own strategy against anti-refugee agitation, militarism and war
By Johannes Stern, 26 June 2018
The dispute between the CDU and the CSU is over how best to implement the reactionary program of the German grand coalition government in the face of growing popular opposition.
By Peter Schwarz, 8 May 2018
The following speech was delivered to the May Day rally by Peter Schwarz, Secretary of the International Committee of the Fourth International for the past 32 years, and a leading member of the German section of the ICFI.
By Johannes Stern, 8 May 2018
The following speech was delivered to the ICFI’s International Online Rally by Johannes Stern, a leading member of the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, the German section of the ICFI, and the World Socialist Web Site editorial board in Germany.
By David North, 19 March 2018
David North, chairperson of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site and of the Socialist Equality Party (US), delivered this lecture at the University of Leipzig on March 16.
By Johannes Stern, 15 March 2018
With the re-election of Angela Merkel, the most right-wing German government has taken office since the fall of the Third Reich.
Statement of the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 10 February 2018
The Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (Socialist Equality Party) demands the publication of all secret protocols and lists of participants in the coalition talks, which have laid the basis for the coming to power of the most right-wing government since the downfall of the Nazis.
By Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 25 January 2018
The ruling elite cannot be permitted to bring to power the most right-wing government since the downfall of the Nazi regime, in the face of strong opposition from workers and young people.
By the IYSSE at Humboldt University, 20 January 2018
After a successful election campaign, the IYSSE is re-entering Humboldt University’s student parliament with two representatives.
The merger of Germany’s Thyssen with Tata Steel
By the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 16 January 2018
The Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei calls upon steelworkers at ThyssenKrupp to reject the contract negotiated by the IG Metall trade union and to take measures to prepare a struggle to defend all jobs.
SGP election rally: International meeting in Berlin calls for stepped-up struggle against capitalism and war
By our reporters, 27 September 2017
The rally took place on the final day of the election campaign waged throughout Germany by the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (SGP, Socialist Equality Party).
By our correspondents, 27 September 2017
The speeches to the Berlin meeting by leading members of the Fourth International from Germany, Britain, France and the US were closely followed by the audience and found a very positive response.
The war danger and the significance of the election campaign of the Socialist Equality Party of Germany
the Socialist Equality Party (Germany), 21 September 2017
The incoming government’s policies have long been decided: an unprecedented intensification of militarism, the strengthening of the repressive state apparatus and social cuts.
By our reporters, 13 September 2017
The meeting was addressed by Socialist Equality Party candidate Christoph Vandreier and Julie Hyland, assistant national secretary of the SEP in Britain.
By Johannes Stern, 9 September 2017
The media and political parties have long sought to keep the issues of war and militarism out of the election campaign, but reality is now catching up with them.
By our reporters, 4 September 2017
Marianne Arens, an election candidate of the Socialist Equality Party (SGP), spoke at a demonstration of students in the town of Offenbach protesting against the deportation of classmates to Afghanistan.
By our reporters, 7 August 2017
“We have focused on the central question facing workers in Germany and around the world: the growing danger of war,” said Ulrich Rippert, chairman of the Socialist Equality Party.
By Ulrich Rippert chairman of the SGP and SGP candidate in North Rhine Westphalia, 26 June 2017
The 8,000 striking Volkswagen workers in Slovakia deserve the support of VW and all autoworkers throughout Germany and the world.
By our correspondents, 24 June 2017
Representatives of the SEP outlined their election manifesto against militarism and social inequality at a meeting in Berlin.
By Peter Schwarz, 15 June 2017
Despite right-wing historian Jörg Baberowski’s defeat in court, the Presidium of Humboldt University continues to defend him. Bremen-based law Professor Andreas Fischer-Lescano has therefore accused the university Presidium of being “an accomplice of right-wing scholarship.”
By Johannes Stern, 14 June 2017
The congress held by the Left Party last weekend in Hanover confirmed that this party, despite its name, has nothing in common with genuinely left or socialist politics, but instead defends capitalism.
Socialist Equality Party stands candidates in German election: Against militarism and war! For socialism!
Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (Socialist Equality Party of Germany), 5 June 2017
At the centre of the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (SGP) election campaign is a socialist programme directed against war and capitalism and expressing the interests of the working class and youth all over the world.
By our correspondents, 22 March 2017
The IYSSE and Mehring Verlag will be screening the documentary on the Russian Revolution at the upcoming Leipzig Book Fair.
Socialist Equality Party (Germany), 28 February 2017
On February 18-19, 2017, the German section of the ICFI held a congress that unanimously resolved to change the party’s name from Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Party for Social Equality) to Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (Socialist Equality Party).
By our reporter, 18 November 2016
The large turnout and intense discussion at the meeting indicate that a new generation of young workers and students is becoming politicized.
“The danger of a third world war was never as great as it is today”
By our correspondents, 12 September 2016
Christoph Vandreier made clear that the PSG is the only party in the Berlin Senate election campaign drawing attention to the war danger and mobilising the working class against it.
By Andy Niklaus, 9 September 2016
Andy Niklaus has worked for the Berlin Transport Company for 25 years and is running as a candidate of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit in the Berlin Senate elections on September 18.
State election in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
By Ulrich Rippert—leading candidate of the PSG for the Berlin state election, 7 September 2016
It is anger against the establishment parties, including the Left Party, and the absence of a progressive alternative that boosts the far right Alternative for Germany (AfD).
By our correspondents, 31 August 2016
Berliners discuss the growing war danger and social conditions in the capital with supporters of the Socialist Equality Party.
By our correspondents, 22 August 2016
The PSG election campaign has received attention under conditions of a growing danger of war in Syria and Ukraine, which makes possible an open confrontation between NATO and Russia.
Berlin state election 2016
Election manifesto of the Socialist Equality Party
1 August 2016
The Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (PSG, Socialist Equality Party) is standing a statewide list and constituency candidates in Wedding, Tempelhof-Schöneberg and Friedrichshain for the Berlin Senate (state legislature) election on September 18.
Socialist Equality Party (Germany), 26 July 2016
The shooting spree by an 18-year-old in Munich is serving as a pretext to implement long-standing emergency plans and a state of emergency.
By our reporter, 23 July 2016
The Berlin State Elections Committee voted unanimously to allow the state-wide list of candidates of the Socialist Equality Party (Partei für Soziale Gleichheit—PSG) to participate in the elections for the Berlin House of Representatives in September.
Partei für Soziale Gleichheit, 18 July 2016
The PSG’s election campaign connects the struggle against social cuts and war with the struggle against their source—capitalism.
By our reporters, 16 July 2016
With the filing of more than 3,000 signatures, the PSG has now fulfilled all the conditions necessary to participate with a state-wide list in the elections for the Berlin legislature.
By Peter Schwarz, 11 July 2016
At Berlin’s Humboldt University, philosophy professors Axel Honneth and Christoph Menke, SPD politician Gesine Schwan and Left Party leader Sahra Wagenknecht spoke about the “relevance of socialism today.”
By Peter Schwarz, 18 June 2016
Peter Schwarz, secretary of the International Committee of the Fourth International, delivered the following speech in London to a June 14 public meeting sponsored by the SEP (UK).
By Johannes Stern, 13 June 2016
The Left Party has responded to the announcement by federal President Joachim Gauck that he will be retiring next year “on age grounds” by moving further to the right.
Public meeting at Humboldt University in Berlin
11 June 2016
On Friday, June 17, Chris Marsden, a member of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site from Britain, will speak in Berlin at Humboldt University on the referendum for British withdrawal from the EU, and on the party’s campaign for an active boycott.
By Uli Rippert, 6 May 2016
Uli Rippert, general secretary of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit, delivered the following speech to the International Online May Day Rally.
By Peter Schwarz, 6 May 2016
Peter Schwarz, secretary of the International Committee of the Fourth International, delivered the following speech to the International Online May Day Rally.
By our reporters, 28 April 2016
As part of its campaign in the Berlin state elections, the Socialist Equality Party collected signatures in the district of Schöneberg.
Support the election campaign of the Socialist Equality Party in Berlin! Vote against war and militarism!
the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit, 25 April 2016
The Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Socialist Equality Party) is standing in the Berlin state elections to provide a political perspective to mobilize the broad opposition to war and social cuts.
By Johannes Stern, 1 February 2016
The speeches in parliament left no doubt that the German military is intervening in Mali to defend the economic and geopolitical interests of German imperialism.
By Johannes Stern, 25 January 2016
The Left Party’s open promotion of xenophobic, right-wing, anti-refugee political positions is bound up with its support for German imperialism.
the Socialist Equality Party (Germany), 13 October 2015
Although union members resoundingly rejected an arbitration proposal in June, the trade unions are now holding a new vote on virtually the same sell-out contract.
the Socialist Equality Party (Germany), 10 October 2015
It makes a big difference whether one combats the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership from the standpoint of the international working class or from the standpoint of German national interests.
By Marianne Arens, 17 September 2015
The PSG held a successful series of meetings on the lessons of the crisis in Greece in Leipzig and Bochum, with a final meeting in Frankfurt last Sunday.
By our correspondents, 7 September 2015
The balance sheet of the Syriza government, which is implementing unprecedented austerity measures, has been the subject of intense discussions during the campaign.
By Verena Nees, 30 July 2015
The meeting put forward the position that the defence of the working class in Greece requires a united struggle by the entire European working class against austerity.
Partei für Soziale Gleichheit, 14 July 2015
The PSG (Socialist Equality Party) in Germany calls on workers throughout Europe to declare their solidarity with the workers in Greece and resist the German government and EU.
By Verena Nees, 8 June 2015
The furore surrounding Deutsche Bank has profound causes rooted in economic and political developments since the 2008 financial crisis.
The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century
By Christoph Dreier, 12 March 2015
Historical questions come up immediately in discussions with workers and students in Leipzig.
By Ulrich Rippert, 9 February 2015
Sigmar Gabriel used a news magazine interview to legitimize fascist views.
By Sybille Fuchs, 9 February 2015
The ZDF mini-series attempts to encompass the history of divided Germany following the Second World War.