WFDY opposes anti-communism and the indirect ban against German Communists

The World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY) has released a statement condemning developments in Germany where there is an anti-communist effort by the state to ban by the backdoor the Germany Communist Party (DKP) and its youth organisation, the Socialist German Workers Youth (SDAJ), a fellow member of WFDY.

German Democratic Republic: East German youth since the fall of socialism

The Berlin Wall fell 32 years ago, this clarified that the policy of Gorbachev was to fully abandon its socialist allies abroad. The socialist system and power of the working class in Europe following this fall would usher in an era of brutal neoliberalism. The ideology that was once held back by the Berlin Wall was now unleashed to pillage Eastern and Central Europe of its riches.

Holocaust Remembrance Day: Remembering the Life and Legacy of Friedrich Wolf

Friedrich Wolf lived in the tumultuous times of social and political crisis in Germany. Born in 1888, Wolf served in the military during the First World War, and the brutality of the war pushed him into left-wing pacifism as a young man. Wolf came from a family of Jewish communists, whose livelihood was threatened after Hitler’s rise to power.

Germany: CDU appoints new leader in attempt to strike balance

Germany’s largest party, the CDU, has appointed a new leader after a year of deliberation in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Armin Laschet won 53% of the vote and will now hope to steer the party forward as it looks to progress past Merkel’s 18-year rule. With a leading role in the EU, Europe’s largest economy plays an important role as the relative ‘middle ground’ to increasingly polarised governments to its East and West.

Britain & Germany’s Communists hold joint celebration of Engels’ 200th birthday!

The 28th of November 2020 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of one of the founding thinkers of Marxism-Leninism – Friedrich Engels!

To mark the occasion, the Greater Manchester Branch of the Communists Party are hosting an Internationalist meeting along with comrades of the German Communist Party (DKP) to celebrate the the bicentenary of Engels’ birth.

Manchester holds a special significance as a place where Engels spent much time living and writing, including his book The Condition of the Working Class in England. Today the city features a statue of Engels which was saved from fascist vandals in Ukraine.

Roter Aufbau faced with house raids from German Police

On 31 August over 200 police officers from Germany’s special and state protections units raided 26 individual apartments in the Hamburg and North Rhine-Westphalia radius and targeted 22 comrades of Roter Aufbau. Upon being raided, members of the group reported that they were awoken by police with machine guns pointing directly at their faces. The raids involved a confiscation of technology, clothes and other items that the police deemed to have links to the supposed crimes.