German Government and Volkswagen: Populism and Repression in the South African Pandemic

The German government decided, through the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), together with South African Volkswagen, to support the battle against Coronavirus in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. By Cesar Neto The initiative was presented to the press in June.  An important local newspaper reported this with the...

German Imperialism and Volkswagen: Dirty Games Continue

German imperialism and its companies have a long history of land grabbing, theft of mineral and agricultural wealth, as well as overexploitation of workers. And their opponents have been treated with violence, imprisonment, torture, murder and genocide. In this text we make a parallel of this process of colonial...

Mercosur and the European Union: One Step More Towards Becoming a Colony

            The free commerce deal between Mercosur and the European Union (EU), announce with fireworks and fanfare by Bolsonaro and celebrated by the press, reaffirms the submission of the country to the big international economic groups. And deepens the role of Mercosur and Brazil as colonies and suppliers of...

IGMetall Stalls the Struggle of German Steelworkers

After the German steelworkers carried out a strong wave of strikes, their national union, IG Metall, reached an agreement with the Südwestmetall employers’ federation, which may be considered a very partial advance. By Americo Gomes.   The strikes involved almost a million and a half workers from 97 companies, who carried...

Successful metal-workers’ strike in Germany

The powerful industrial working class in Germany came into the scene and featured the strongest wave of strikes since 1984 when it conquered the work-week of 35 hours instead of 40. Its organization and struggle show the path to follow. By Daniel Sugasti. On last Thursday, German workers stopped activities for...

We Repudiate The Berlin Attack

A new attack shocked Europe, this time in the center of its main economy. A truck entered a traditional Christmas Market in Berlin last Monday, running over more than 60 people along an 80 meters track. 12 people passed away and 48 were injured, 18 of them seriously. The...

International Conference of Auto Workers

The Conference was held in Sindelfingen, Germany, a small town near Stuttgart with 60,000 inhabitants that hinges on the automotive industry. Mercedes employs 35,000 workers and Bosch has 12,000 in that town alone. There were delegations from 20 countries (Germany, Brazil, Colombia, United States, Venezuela, Spain, Italy, France, Poland,...

10.000 protest in Frankfurt against islamophobia

10,000 protest in Wiesbaden/Frankfurt against the Patriot Europeans Against the Islamization of the West (PEGIDA). Initially, 5,000 protesters were expected. But at the decisive moment of the night of 19 January, 10,000 people and numerous political groups marched in the streets of Wiesbaden/Frankfurt, capital of the Federal State of...

25 years from the fall of the Berlin wall

This article was written 5 years ago by Alicia Sagra when the fall of the Berlin wall completed 20 years. Whe believe that it remains relevant today, on the 25th anniversary of its fall. On November 9 it is celebrated the 20th anniversary of an event that shocked...

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