Socialist human rights in the German Democratic Republic on the right to cooperate in the management of the state, economy and culture by all citizens of the GDR. by Willi BuМ€chner-Uhder

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Published by [Committee for the Protection of Human Rights] in Berlin .

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Translation of Sozialistische Menschenrechte in der Deutschen Demokratischen Republik.

Book details

ContributionsKomitee zum Schutze der Menschenrechte in der Deutschen Demokratischen Republik.
LC ClassificationsKKA5140 .B83 1968
The Physical Object
Pagination58 p.
Number of Pages58
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5672926M
LC Control Number68134081

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Willi Büchner-Uhder, Socialist Human Rights in the German Democratic Republic: On the Right to Cooperate in the Management of the State, Economy and Culture by All Citizens of the GDR (East Berlin: Committee for the Protection of Human Rights, ), esp. 7– Get this from a library. Socialist human rights in the German Democratic Republic, on the right to cooperate in the management of the state, economy and culture by all citizens of the GDR.

[Willi Büchner-Uhder; Komitee zum Schutze der Menschenrechte in der Deutschen Demokratischen Republik.]. Legal situation. From the its inception, the GDR adopted paragraph a of the Nazi legal code, forbidding ‘unnatural desire’ between men, with a clause protecting against the ‘seduction’ of men and boys under the age of Despite attempts at legal reform in andhomosexuality was not decriminalised untilat which point the SED viewed it neither as an illness nor.

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Preamble: "Further pledging that it shall be a fundamental aim of the State to realise through the democratic process, a socialist society free from exploitation, a society in which the rule of law, fundamental human rights and freedoms, equality and justice, political, economic and social, will be secured for all citizens".

Series: Human rights in history: Contents: Introduction: The exploitation of man by man has been abolished. -- Creating a human rights dictatorship, -- Inventing socialist human rights, -- Socialist human rights on the world stage, -- The ambiguity of human rights from below, -- The rise of dissent and the collapse of socialist human rights, The SPD finds its origins in the General German Workers' Association, founded inand the Social Democratic Workers' Party, founded in The two groups merged in to create the Socialist Workers' Party of Germany (Sozialistische Arbeiterpartei Deutschlands).From tothe Anti-Socialist Laws banned any grouping or meeting that aimed at spreading socialist principles, but.

History. The SPD traces its origins to the merger in of the General German Workers’ Union, led by Ferdinand Lassalle, and the Social Democratic Workers’ Party, headed by August Bebel and Wilhelm it adopted its current name, the Social Democratic Party of Germany.

The party’s early history was characterized by frequent and intense internal conflicts. Stefan Heym's newly published novel The Architects tells the story of the married architect couple Arnold and Julia Sundstrom in the German Democratic Republic (GDR—East Germany) in societies past and present.

According to the theories of the socialist thinkers such as Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels and August Bebel, and the political leaders of the GDR [German Democratic Republic], when the emancipation of society, i.e., of the working class, was realized, then the liberation of women would also be accomplished.

The ‘women’s. Get this from a library. The human rights dictatorship: socialism, global solidarity and revolution in East Germany. [Ned Richardson-Little] -- "Richardson-Little exposes the forgotten history of human rights in the German Democratic Republic, placing the history of the Cold War, Eastern European dissidents and the revolutions of in a.

‘In this pioneering book, Richardson-Little upends conventional wisdom that human rights are the natural enemy of authoritarian regimes. With great range and verve, he shows how the East German socialist state used human rights ideologically and diplomatically to stabilize and legitimate its fledging socialist republic, and only in the last decade of the regime did human rights Author: Ned Richardson-Little.

The German Democratic Republic (GDR) regarded itself as the first Socialist state on German soil, the governmental structure of which was to be based on the principles of ‘democratic centralism’, in other words on the principles established by Vladimir Ilyich Lenin for the leadership of Communist parties.

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This was the backdrop to the rise of the German National Socialist Workers' Party (NSDAP). When it was founded init was only a small party.

But Hitler used his oratory talent to attract more and more members. The party was characterised by extreme nationalism and antisemitism.

In NovemberHitler even led a coup attempt. HAMBURG, Germany — Back in the s, a cousin on my father’s side gave me a memorable lesson in socialism. Cousin Werner was an engineer in an East German. The foundation of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (German: Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands, SPD) can be traced back to the s, and for much of the 20th and 21st centuries it has represented the centre-left in German heless from to the Party at least theoretically espoused Marxism.

The SPD has been the ruling party at several points, first under. During the last two decades of the GDR religion became a private matter, but by adopting the language of human rights and, eventually, protecting human rights activists, the Church now constituted a niche, a secret society as a germ ‘of civil society’ (p.

86). Socialist Reformers and the Collapse of the German Democratic Republic explores a neglected aspect of the collapse of Communism in the former East Germany. It focuses on the East Germans' enthusiastic support for re-unification and the transfer of West Germany's political and economic institutions to the East, ignoring those in the German.

The regime’s contempt for human life democratic socialism” grounded on the same collectivist premise behind the East German regime — formally, the German Democratic Republic — but.

"Socialist Emancipation: the Women's Movement in the German Democratic Republic" published on 01 Jan by Brill. “The National Front of democratic Germany turns to you, citizens of our Republic, with the call: Plan together, work together, govern together!” East German election poster.

When the GDR was first formed init was not officially run by the Socialist Unity Party, nor was it even ostensibly a socialist country. BOOK: Ned RICHARDSON-LITTLE, The Human Rights Dictatorship Socialism, Global Solidarity and Revolution in East Germany (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, ).

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They will fill the media, all too available to. Inthe Social-Democratic Party, the precursor to Milwaukee’s Socialist Party, was cofounded by a Romanian Jewish immigrant named Victor.

The German Economic Commission formed the provisional government, the German Democratic Republic (GDR) in the Soviet Zone on 7 October The move was a response to the United States, Great Britain and France holding united and occupied zones in the west.

This effectively divided a nation that had only been actively united for. In Victor Grossman defected to the German Democratic Republic to avoid persecution in the U.S.

Grossman, a long-time correspondent for the People’s World and author of Socialist Defector, speaks of his experiences in the GDR and the current politics of Germany. Image: Activists of Die Linke (Left) German political party.

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Red Love: The Story of an East German Family By Maxim Leo Pushkin Press, pp. Reviews by Barry Healy. Novem -- Green Left Weekly-- The German Democratic Republic (GDR, or "East Germany") disappeared a quarter of a century ago after 41 years’ existence.

The East German state is mostly remembered as “Stasiland”, as Anna. The authors reconsider the history of state socialism by re-examining the policies and problems of communist regimes and recuperating the voices of the workers who built them.

The contributors look at work and workers in Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, the German Democratic Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and Yugoslavia. A short history of the German Democratic Republic.

This book was written inand, of course, a lot has happened since then. The GDR no longer exists, and it's history has been re-written, for the timebeing, by the victors.

Ernie didn't pretend to be unbiased when he wrote this book - he wrote honestly and truthfully. Pergamon Press Ltd. SOCIALIST EMANCIPATION: THE WOMEN'S MOVEMENT IN THE GERMAN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC BARBARA EINHORN 91 Hanover St., Brighton, Sussex BN2 2SS, U.K.

SynopsisThe paper attempts to evaluate the role of the DFD (Women's Democratic League of Germany--the official and only women's organization in the G.D.R.) within the general. In an article last year (“Marxism, the Democratic Republic, and the Undemocratic U. Constitution,” New Politics, 7/30/) I argued that there are major political and historical blind spots and inconsistencies in current debates over socialist strategy.

The main inconsistency is that all sides in this controversy continue to refer to the United States as a “capitalist democracy” at. West German TV made GDR citizens envious of the plentiful supply of bananas on the other side of the Wall.

But Western media did not point out the poverty of the banana producers in the supplying countries. A Socialist Defector is overall a well-written book, with nice touches of humour. Grossman’s historical grasp and keen eye for detail.

[This episode was recorded live at Five and Dime at noon on Aug ] That’s it for the first season of A Democratic Socialist’s Almanac. Some odds and ends may float up afterwards, some updates or conversations, but further episodes will not add anything essential to what has been said here.

The goal was to articulate a particular vision. If success were measured by a change in the. The official name of the government our government unofficially seeks to overthrow is the Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya.

This last word means “government by the masses,” a joke on par with “People’s Republic of China” or “German Democratic Republic.”. Socialist Modern will make a genuinely new and fresh contribution to the scholarly debate on the GDR, but it is not only for scholars; it is also an important book for students."Dr.

Jan Palmowski, Senior Lecturer in European Studies at King's College London and Review Editor for German History-- Jan Palmowski Published On: Reviews: 2. The East German State – the German Democratic Republic – was proclaimed yesterday by Herr Wilhelm Pieck, co-chairman of the Socialist Unity party, after the members of.

It is commonly recognised that the German Democratic Republic (GDR) was a dictatorship. Under the auspices of the Socialist Unity Party (Sozialistische Einheitspartei Deutschlands or SED), whose dominant position in government was never legitimated by free democratic elections, judicial, executive and legislative powers were also never rigorously separated, compromising the rule of law and.GERMAN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC 10 PF20 Congress of German Free Trade Unions 20 PF25 Maxim Gorky 5 PF10 International Human Rights Year 25PF Sporting Competitions 20 PF20 20 10 PF25 2nd Children's and Youth's Spartakiad, Berlin 25PF 9th Youth Festival for Peace and Friendship denial of fundamental democratic and human rights (Rose and Mishler, ; Mishler and Rose, ), it is far from clear that the values that inhered in these regimes have been rejected by East European publics.

In particular, many recent studies of the newly-unified Germany have argued that support for socialism .

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