A New European Socialist Movement?
The emergence of the Left Party (Linkspartei) in Germany is the most significant development of a new political party to the left of social democracy in decades in Europe. The … Watch video »
The emergence of the Left Party (Linkspartei) in Germany is the most significant development of a new political party to the left of social democracy in decades in Europe. The formation of the Left Party coincided with the anti-G8 mobilization in Germany a year ago. It was followed by a startling rise in the opinion polls, and political break-throughs in West Germany, building on its political base in East Germany and the old Party of Democratic Socialism (PDS).
Introduction by Greg Albo. Presentations by:
- Ingar Solty, while doing a PhD at York, is a frequent contributor to the journal Das Argument in Germany, where his seminal paper on neoliberalism and the rise of the Left Party was originally published and is now forthcoming in English in the journal Socialism and Democracy.
- Frank Deppe has been one of the leading Marxist intellectuals and political activists in West Germany since the 1960s with extensive publications on labour and politics and on Eurocapitalism and the global political economy.
More resources on the net:
- LeftStreamed – November 13, 2009: Was the German Election a Turning Point?
- The Historic Significance of the New German Left Party by Ingar Solty
- Left Party (Linkspartei)
- Die Linke – International Newsletter (in English)
- Speech by Gregor Gysi, Chairman of the Left Party in the Bundestag, 25th May 2008 (in English)
- Rosa Luxemburg Foundation (in English)
- Against The G8 Summit
- The Left – on WikiPedia