The January 2009 commemoration of the assassination of Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht at the cemetery where they are buried is expected to be very large. The IMT Winter School is combining a large variety of seminars with participation in the commemoration.
After Italy, Greece, Spain and other countries in Europe, now Germany is being hit by a wave of student protest. The same policies everywhere, cuts in spending and privatisation of the education system, are provoking the same reaction. The youth is mobilising massively, indicating that an even bigger movement of the working class is being prepared.
It had been planned as a central meeting of
leading proto-fascists, right-wing populists and neo-nazis. A grand
"European Anti-Islamic Congress" was scheduled to be held Saturday
20th September in the huge German city of Cologne. The organisers didn’t count
on the fact that no one would transport them or go anywhere near them. Instead
tens of thousands of anti-fascist demonstrators turned up to protest.