Only two months after the swearing in of the Red-Green government, that
had been re-elected to office only by the narrowest of margins,
Chancellor Gerhard Schröder (SPD) threatened his resignation. Speaking
to the Executive of his Social Democratic Party on December 10, he said:
"Anyone who thinks they can do...
"Time for a change in Germany", was the title of last week’s right wing
magazine, The Economist (London). This reflected the wish of the
international and German capitalists for a new coalition government of
the conservative CDU/CSU and the liberal FDP that could accelerate
attacks on the welfare state...
Schröder’s policy statement amounts to a declaration of war on the
workers, the unemployed and the pensioners. He has presented a catalogue
of cruelty which severely cuts back the standard of living, the social
security and the rights of working people. This declaration of war
against the trade unions must...
Federal (regional) state elections took place in Hessen and Lower
Saxony, last Sunday. In Hessen the right wing Christian Democrats (CDU)
went up by 5.4% to 48.8%, the best result for the Christian Democrats in
Hessen ever. It is also the first time in history a Christian Democrat
prime minister was re-elected. The...