How the West Berlin squatter scene produced Germany’s greatest rock band.
Loren Balhorn is a contributing editor at Jacobin and co-editor, together with Bhaskar Sunkara, of Jacobin: Die Anthologie (Suhrkamp, 2018).
The European elections delivered a crushing blow to the German Social Democrats. Only a miracle can save them now.
As voters elect a new European Parliament, the Left is split between multiple “unity projects.” And none of them have a clear idea how to transform the EU.
On Berlin’s May Day 1929, the latent hostility between Social Democrats and Communists finally spilled over into bloodshed. A day meant to demonstrate workers’ unity instead showed tragic divisions in the face of rising Nazism.
The Comintern was founded on this day in 1919 to carry revolution around the world. We are only now recovering from the legacy of its failure.
How the Green Party wunderkind transformed German capitalism, and with it, himself.
A membership surge in the German Social Democratic Party has sparked talks of a Corbyn-like transformation. But don’t get too excited just yet.
Germany's elections show that the country is not insulated from a crisis-prone Europe, but part and parcel of it.
With parliamentary elections looming this fall, the German left party is struggling to present itself as an exciting alternative to the status quo.
72 years after the triumph over Nazism, we look back to postwar Germany, when socialists gave birth to Antifa.
SPD leader Martin Schulz offers German voters more of the Third Way politics they hate in a shiny new package.
Angela Merkel has disappointed liberals by yielding to anti-refugee backlash. We shouldn’t be surprised.
Sunday’s elections in Berlin weren’t a disaster for the Left, but they confirmed just how unstable German politics are becoming.
Alternative for Germany's string of successes shows the party is here to stay. How can the Left respond?
A decade after its formation, can Germany's Die Linke manage its contradictions and live up to its promise?
The German left must fight for a solution to the refugee crisis that doesn't involve more fences, border guards, or racist demagoguery.