GERMANY: Fascist Murders Nine in Shooting Spree

Photo: Forensics team enters one site of the shooting rampage in Hanau, Germany By Jakob Stein On February 19, a fascist named Tobias Rathjen murdered nine people in Hanau (in the German state of Hesse), and injured another five. He deliberately targeted immigrants by attacking two different hookah bars in the area; while some victims did have German citizenship, the majority were immigrants from the … Continue reading GERMANY: Fascist Murders Nine in Shooting Spree

GERMANY: Maoists Honor Luxemburg, Liebknecht, and Lenin

Photo: German and International Maoists carrying a banner that reads “For the New International Organization of the Proletariat!” By Sherman Cox Early last year, thousands marched during the annual Luxemburg-Liebknecht-Lenin demonstration (known as the LLL demonstration) to commemorate both the martyrdom of the founders of the Communist Party of Germany and the death of Vladimir Lenin. This year, the internationalist bloc organized by the Internationalist … Continue reading GERMANY: Maoists Honor Luxemburg, Liebknecht, and Lenin

PROLETARIAN HISTORY: Remember Luxemburg and Liebknecht 101 Years After Their Murder by Social-Democrats

Photo: German Communists and revolutionaries Karl Liebknecht (left) and Rosa Luxemburg (right) The Proletarian History series chronicles the stories of the revolutionary class struggle and the lives of important figures from a working class perspective. By Peter Cherry On January 15, 1919, Karl Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg were assassinated in Berlin, robbing the working class of Germany of their main leaders at the height of … Continue reading PROLETARIAN HISTORY: Remember Luxemburg and Liebknecht 101 Years After Their Murder by Social-Democrats

GERMANY: Senator of Interior Attacked with Red Paint

Photo: Hamburg Senator of Interior Andy Grote’s car after being targeted with red paint bottles By Felipe Vera Earlier this month, masked activists attacked Senator of Interior Andy Grote’s car in St. Pauli, a neighborhood in Hamburg, with red paint bottles. The paint was launched at his vehicle during Grote’s morning commute to his office, breaking one of his car windows in the process. After the attack, the police … Continue reading GERMANY: Senator of Interior Attacked with Red Paint

Graffiti in Europe Calls to Defend Chairman Gonzalo’s Life

By Sherman Cox Earlier this week, graffiti actions were carried out in Germany and Denmark under the slogan “Defend the Life of Chairman Gonzalo!” These efforts, carried out on the 85th anniversary of Gonzalo’s birth, help publicize the worldwide campaign to defend the Chairman from the threat of assassination posed by the Peruvian state. A statement posted on the Danish site Socialistik Revolution reads: “Chairman Gonzalo … Continue reading Graffiti in Europe Calls to Defend Chairman Gonzalo’s Life

Revolutionary Women March Against Violence Across Europe

Photo: Demonstrators in Hamburg, Germany carry a banner reading, “Don’t Mourn! Strike Back!” in the annual march for the Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women By Jakob Stein November 25 marked the International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women, and revolutionary women formed red blocs in marches in Germany, Switzerland, and France. The demonstration in Hamburg, Germany was called for by the … Continue reading Revolutionary Women March Against Violence Across Europe

GERMANY: Anticommunist Scholar Cancels Lecture After Graffiti Action

Photo: Building at University of Hamburg spray painted with “Gorriti = CIA” and “People’s War until Communism” By Bill Smith On September 30, anticommunist scholar Gustavo Gorriti canceled his talk on corruption in Peruvian society after revolutionaries spray-painted “Gorriti = CIA,” “Guerra Popular Hasta el Comunismo (People’s War until Communism),” and a hammer and sickle on a building at the University of Hamburg where Gorriti … Continue reading GERMANY: Anticommunist Scholar Cancels Lecture After Graffiti Action

GERMANY: Three Turkish Revolutionaries Arrested Post-Release, Put in Solitary Confinement

By Mike Talavera Dr. Banu Büyükavcı, Dr. Sinan Aydın, and Sami Solmaz, three political prisoners who had been let out of prison after being arrested in an April 2015 raid for alleged affiliation with the Communist Party of Turkey/Marxist-Leninist (TKP/ML), were arrested again by German authorities on June 25 at one of the regular hearings that was conditional to their release. The three were part … Continue reading GERMANY: Three Turkish Revolutionaries Arrested Post-Release, Put in Solitary Confinement

GERMANY: Turkish Revolutionary Sentenced to Five Years in Prison

By Mike Talavera On June 27, a German court sentenced Turkish revolutionary Erdal Gökoğlu to five years in prison for alleged association with the Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party-Front (in Turkish, Devrimci Halk Kurtuluş Partisi-Cephesi or DHKP-C). Although the prosecutor in the case was asking for a three-and-a-half-year sentence, the judge exceeded this request for no reason other than political repression. For many years, Gökoğlu has participated in actions … Continue reading GERMANY: Turkish Revolutionary Sentenced to Five Years in Prison

GERMANY: Day of Heroism Commemorated in Large Show of Support for India’s Political Prisoners

By Ed Dalton Revolutionaries and Maoists in Germany took to the streets on June 19, internationally known as the Day of Heroism to honor and struggle for the political prisoners and prisoners of war in India. The specific focus of the campaign was to draw support for the Maoist leader Ajith and revolutionary democratic prisoner professor G.N. Saibaba. A protest was held in front of … Continue reading GERMANY: Day of Heroism Commemorated in Large Show of Support for India’s Political Prisoners