German troops in Afghanistan call on Angela Merkel to explain why they're at war German soldiers are wearing their hearts on their sleeves - in the form of a badge that protests their country's involvement in the war in Afghanistan. Some troops have taken to wearing the cloth accessory that states - ironically - 'I fight for Merkel' in a bid to persuade the German Chancellor Angela Merkel to explain exactly what they are fighting and dying for. Four more troops were killed, and five badly injured, in Afghanistan last week.
Ted Crawford and David Walters Copyleft: Leon Trotsky Internet Archive www. British Socialist papers withheld their criticism till all the facts had reached them. Their leniency will stand to their credit. Trotzky does not hesitate to criticise his own country, and levels some scathing criticism at the German S.
A democratic Germany would wage war against the East in a revolutionary spirit.
She would call upon the peoples oppressed by Russia to rise against her and give them the means to fight for freedom in earnest.
But Germany is not a democratic State, hence it would be utopian to expect such a policy with all its consequences from her. What the war did was to call forth the revolutionary movement prematurely, and for that reason it was crushed.
So it would be in the present case. If the German Army is victorious, and a revolution does break out in Russia, it would mean that the movement would again lack in strength and intensity. Besides, if a revolutionary movement did overthrow Tsardom, then the bayonets of the German Army, led by the Hohenzollerns, would be ruthlessly turned against the revolutionaries in Russia.
The work of overthrowing despotism in Russia is the work of the revolutionary Russian proletariat. How well the Russian working class does its duty we saw by the strikes which took place just before the war.
For the working class it was a period of gradually gathering its strength, of organising and of political possibilism.
Yet because Marxism had to depend upon the conditions of the period, it became not an algebraic formula of revolution for the German workers, as it was at the period of its creation, but a theoretical method of adaptation to the capitalist national State under the aegis of Prussia.
Capitalism gradually revolutionised the basis of the national life … The bourgeoisie surrendered every political position to the feudal Monarchy, yet, protected by the military police State, it entrenched itself in its economic position … The revolutionising of the economic life, and the complete abandonment of revolutionary methods and traditions in the political life, are the dominant feature of the last period, embracing forty-five years.
The whole activity of the German Social-Democracy was directed towards waking up the backward working class by waging a systematic fight for their prime needs — towards gathering strength increasing the membership, amassing funds, developing the Press, conquering any positions that were not barred, making use of them and increasing their importance.
In forty-five years history has not given the German proletariat a single opportunity to overthrow an obstacle by onrush, or to conquer an enemy position by a revolutionary attack.
Owing to the changing relation of the social forces it was forced to get round obstacles or to adapt itself to them.
In the political field this difference undoubtedly bore a much deeper character. At the time when the English proletariat marched under the banner of Liberalism, the German workers were creating an independent Party with a Socialist programme.
Thanks to historical traditions and to the political conditions the English proletariat adapted itself to the capitalist State through the medium of the Liberal Party; the German proletariat was forced to create an independent party. Yet the meaning of the political fight of the German proletariat bore in this period the same historically narrow, possibilist character as that of the English workers.These 5 Facts Explain Europe's Confused Reaction to the Migrants These 5 facts explain Europe’s schizophrenic response to the migration crisis so far.
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Apr 24, · German troops in Afghanistan call on Angela Merkel to explain why they're at war German soldiers are wearing their hearts on their sleeves - in the form of a badge that protests their country's involvement in the war in Afghanistan.
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