More than a third of students in Germany were threatened by poverty last year. The Federal Statistical Office in Wiesbaden reports a share of 37.9 percent for this population group. According to the report, students living alone or in shared flats are particularly at risk. Of these, 76.1 per cent, or three quarters, were at risk of poverty.


Last week it was confirmed once again that the Irish freedom struggle is far from being "pacified" as a bomb exploded near an police patrol.


The mayoral election held on November 13 in the "Hanseatic and University City of Rostock", once again underscores the trend of increasing rejection of the bourgeois electoral farce by the masses.


Since the beginning of October, production has been at a standstill at 'Teigwaren Riesa'. The once largest and famous pasta factory of the GDR is located in the district of Gröba, where in a harbor the Döllnitz flows into the Elbe, of the city of Riesa, a city of just under 30,000 inhabitants in the Saxon district of Meißen. At 12.51 euros, workers there earn only marginally more than the federal minimum wage.

We upload a picture of a painting made in Berlin-Marzahn, to honor the fallen mexican comarades Jesús Manuel García Martínez and Filogonio Martínez Merino, that where send to us.

The latest figures published reveal a bitter truth: a third of a century after the annexation of the GDR by the FRG, the illusions of flourishing landscapes have long since vanished and it is becoming increasingly clear that what belongs together is not growing together. Average wages in the not so "new" federal states today are about ¾ of the average wages in the West. More precisely, it is 78.5% or exactly 55,797 euros in West Germany, whereas in East Germany it was only 43,624 euros per year. Even though both increased in absolute terms compared to the previous year, both decreased when adjusted for inflation. What is important here is that the difference between East and West German wages has not only not decreased or remained the same, but has increased.


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