In mid-June the WASG and the Linkspartei.PDS
will come together and form a new left-wing party, Die Linke. Hans-Gerd-Öfinger
looks at the significance of this development and the perspectives for this new
off Venezuela in Germany played a decisively role in some successful public meetings with Che Guevara's
daughter, Aleida Guevara, last week. 450 workers, youth and Latin
American immigrants attended the Frankfurt meeting on Saturday, 25
March, and 250 were packed into the hall in Wiesbaden two days
The Grand Coalition of the SPD and Christian Democrats has now been in office for some months. Its programme is “more of the same”, further privatisations and cuts in social spending. Although this may hold for a while, beneath the surface a new mood is developing. The signs are already there in some significant strikes such as that of the Gate Gourmet workers.