Federal Republic of Germany: Trade Unions and Antiracism

With the Alternative for Germany (AfD), a fascist party has established itself that has reached the political center. It agitates against a " stateless big capital" that creates profits "at the expense of the German worker" abroad. The government promotes "mass immigration" to lower wages and "exchange the population." This social populism also has an impact on trade union members. In the political education program of the unions, right-wing agitation was increasingly countered with a realistic picture of asylum and migration policy especially after the "Summer of Migration" in 2015, for example with the seminar series "Facts instead of Populism".


What is Facism?

In an interview with Roger Griffin, one of the world’s foremost experts on fascism, we discuss his definition of the term. He also outlines the strategies needed to combat today’s right-wing political structures.