Left Party defends austerity in Berlin

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By Verena Nees
8 June 2016

As the Left Party’s election campaign for the current state elections in Berlin got under way, Harald Wolf, the party’s transport spokesman in the state parliament, presented his new book Social Democrat-Left Party coalition in Berlin: a (self) critical balance sheet.

The purpose of the book is to justify the most severe social cuts carried out in Berlin in the post-war period. These austerity measures were imposed by the Social Democrat-PDS, later Left Party, coalition in its ten years in power in Berlin from 2001 to 2011.

Wolf, a former member of the Pabloite IMG and subsequently the Alternative List (AL), (which later became part of the Greens), in Berlin, was economy senator in the Social Democrat-Left Party coalition from 2002 to 2011. In this capacity, he was one of the chief architects of the attacks on the population of Berlin. Today, he…

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