Germany 

ver.di calls for 3-day strike on Hamburg docks!

As of Tuesday, 2nd February 2021 2.00 am and until Thursday, 4th February 2021 11.45 pm the technical workers at Hamburg-based HHLA-daughters SCA and SCB are called out on strike by their union ver.di, the United Services Union. The ca. 360-strong workforce are on strike to demand improvements in their weekend working time regulations. The workers demand that their weekend working time be regulated as in the regional col-lective agreements covering roughly 11.000 port workers in the German North range ports. These stipulate that the regular 40-hour working week be…

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Demonstration for Karl Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg in Berlin, 10/01/2021 Germany 

Berlin: Thousands rallied in honor of Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht

Despite the pandemic, approximately 3,000 people participated today, Sunday 10 January, in the traditional rally in Berlin dedicated to the commemoration of the murdered communist leaders Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht. Despite the peaceful character of the demonstration, the police tried to disperse the protesters by attacking the crowd and creating a tense during an hour.

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Ende Gelände ends action weekend

Today, the international climate justice movement “Ende Gelaende” (“Here And No Further!”) declared the end of the action weekend. More than 3,000 activists blocked coal and gas infrastructure in Rhineland mining area in western Germany. Ende Gelaende calls for an end to all fossil fuel and a fundamental system change. As part of the action an anti-colonial group of activists set an anti-racist focus in context of the worldwide Black-Lives-Matter protests.

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3,000 activists blocked coal and gas infrastructure in the Rhineland

About 3,000 activists from Ende Gelaende have been successfully blocking coal and gas infrastructure in the Rhineland mining area since this morning. The action groups reached Garzweiler open-cast mine, Weisweiler coal-fired power station and Lausward gas-fired power station near Düsseldorf. “We are here today to unmask fossil gas as a climate killer. Clean natural gas is a dirty lie. It is madness to invest billions in natural gas, pipelines and fracking ports instead of renewable energies. Natural gas is a fossil dead end and not a bridge to the future,”…

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Solidarity with Deutsche Welle workers on strike

UNI Europa and its media, entertainment & arts sector representing over 60 unions and 200,000 media & entertainment workers across Europe, stand in solidarity with colleagues on strike at the German broadcaster, Deutsche Welle in Berlin. UNI Europa supports their call for good faith at the bargaining table to secure fair pay and decent working conditions.

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Collective action against „Spargelhof Ritter“ in Bornheim

Since Friday, May 15, many seasonal workers, working at „Spargelhof Ritter“ are on strike. It‘s about salaries not payed till now. The workers should be paid between 1,500€ to 2,000€ a month. After one month of hard work the farmer paid only 100€ to 300€. More than this, many of the workers live in containers without any heating. 4 to 5 persons are living in one room, what is unacceptable under normal circumstances, the more it is in times of corona-pandemia. There were no or less explanations about safety precautions…

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Communist Parties Mark 75 Years to Victory over Nazism & Fascism

The victory over Nazism and fascism in the Second World War is a major event in history, the memory of which must be preserved and defended in the face of repeated attempts at historical falsification aimed at making the broad public forget the decisive role played by the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), communists and anti-fascists from around the world.

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Joint statement by Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the meeting on the Elbe

April 25, 2020, marks the 75th Anniversary of the historic meeting between Soviet and American soldiers, who shook hands on the damaged bridge over the Elbe River. This event heralded the decisive defeat of the Nazi regime. The meeting on the Elbe represented a culmination of tremendous efforts by the many countries and peoples that joined forces under the framework of the United Nations Declaration of 1942. This common struggle required enormous sacrifice by millions of soldiers, sailors, and citizens in multiple theaters of war.

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FIR is shocked about neo-fascist act of violence in Germany

Once again, we must realize a neo-fascist mass crime. In Hanau (Hessen) on Wednesday evening, a 43-year-old man murdered at least nine people in two shisha bars in the city center. Further persons were injured. According to police, everything points to a xenophobic motive. The man had made his extreme right-wing sentiments clear a few days earlier in a confessional video on “You Tube”, where he had addressed himself in a “personal message to all Americans”. During the search of the perpetrator’s apartment, the police found – according to press…

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Coal-fired power station in Datteln nine hours blocked

Today, ca 150 people from Ende Gelände and DeCOALonize Europe occupied the premises of the coal-fired power station Datteln 4 near Dortmund, Germany. For nine hours they blocked loading facilities and band-conveyors. Their action of civil disobedience was a protest against the new coal-law of the German goverment and the devastating consequences of hard-coal mining in Russia and Columbia. At the end of the day, the activists were evicted by the police. The activists declared today‘s action a full success.

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