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Revolutionär Sozialistischer Bund/IV. Internationale

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[Revolutionary Socialist Alliance/4th International (Germany)] ~7:4 image by Marcus Schmöger, 20 Jun 2002

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Trotskysts are quite splintered in Germany, and frequently the different groups are fierce rivals. The RSB (Revolutionär Sozialistischer Bund / Vierte Internationale, Revolutionary Socialist Alliance / Fourth International), founded in 1994, has about 300 members. It took part only in one state parliament (Landtag) election, namely in Baden-Württemberg in 2001 (0,003% of the votes).
Marcus Schmöger, 20 Jun 2002


The RSB obviously has no really official party flag; however, home-made flags are shown at demonstrations. One was displayed at the 1st May 2002 demonstration in Munich: red cloth, two hands holding hammer and sickle, respectively, outlined white, beneath the inscription "RSB" also white. The whole flag was higher than wide, about 7:4, and looked quite home-made. From the party headquarters I got only a rough description of a flag, that seems to be different, though.
Sources: author's own observations at the 1st May 2001 and 2002 demonstrations in Munich; RSB website; Verfassungsschutzberichte or Reports of the Office for the Protection of the Constitution at the Verfassungsschutz website
Marcus Schmöger, 20 Jun 2002

RSB horizontal flag

[RSB hor flag] image by Marcus Schmöger, 9 Apr 2002

All the flags are obviously homemade. The variant I had reported last year was a vertical one ("Knatterfahne" type). On 5 Apr I saw this horizontal version.
Marcus Schmöger, 9 Apr 2002