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Why it’s Worth Fighting for the Collective Movement

Michael Brie and Dieter Klein Transform!Europe
Contrary to what is often believed, the wage-earning classes are not united but fragmented. In competition with each other, can they be controlled. It is only with the help of the state and in fighting for state power that solidarity can be created.

German History and Trump's Enablers

Richard E. Frankel History News Network
One of the most important lessons that German history has to offer is less about Hitler than about those around him, many of whom were not even Nazis. The enablers also bear responsibility.

Germany: Resisting the Nazis on the Shop Floor

Frederik Blauwhof Morning Star
Social deprivation following neoliberal austerity economics have fed the rise of the extreme right – a development which fascist elements in Germany are keen to exploit. The right-wing Afd won 15% of the union vote in the last elections.

Global Left Midweek - August 1, 2018

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Total Shutdown in South Africa; Euro Left and Migration; Activism Under Duterte; Argentina vs IMF; Reproductive Rights Victories; Young Activists Go Electoral

As Trump consolidates his power, the history of 1930s Germany repeats itself

Sasha Abramsky The Sacramento Bee
I have been reading about what follows when institutions that are supposed to moderate extremist, demagogic leaders default in their role. And how easily those institutions are swept aside, at best complicit in their own irrelevance, at worst full partners in the brazen agenda of the demagogue.

Germany’s 28-Hour Workweek

Klaus Dorre, Loren Balhorn Jacobin
Jacobin’s Loren Balhorn sat down with German labor sociologist Klaus Dörre to find out more about the strike, what the workers really gained, and what it might say about the German labor movement’s future.
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