Monthly Archives: November 2013

Profile: Mathilde Wurm (1874- 1935)

Mathilde Wurm (1874- 1935) was a close friend of Rosa Luxemburg. She was a socialist, feminist and passionate anti-fascist. Through journalism and in the German Reichstag, she campaigned for the rights of women, workers and for democracy. In 1935, she … Continue reading

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On This Day: 21 November 1916 ‘These are sad days, and all of us have lost many of our loved ones…’

Sophie and Karl Liebknecht (1913) (Source: IISG) On 21 November 1916, Rosa Luxemburg wrote to Sophie Liebknecht, the wife of her comrade Karl, upon the death of her brother at the front. Rosa and Sophie, or Sonja as she was … Continue reading

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’95 years ago in Breslau, Berlin and Warsaw: The Hot November’

Article in Polish newspaper describes the events of Germany’s November Revolution in 1918 in Breslau (then part of the German Empire, since 1945 the Polish city of Wroclaw), Berlin and Warsaw. Rosa Luxemburg was released from Breslau Prison by its … Continue reading

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Rosa Luxemburg Conference in Istanbul

An international conference on Rosa Luxemburg will be held at Bilgi University, Istanbul, on 22 and 23 November, 2013. Speakers include Michael Kratke, Peter Hudis and Paul LeBlanc. For the full programme, see: http://www.fesatoder.com/?p=43

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Sneak preview of new Rosa Luxemburg graphic novel

  We have a sneak preview of the wonderful new graphic novel currently being created by graphic artist Kate Evans (twitter: @cartoonkate). The editor is Paul Buhle and the project is funded by the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung in Berlin. The … Continue reading

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On This Day: 11 November 1918

On 11 November 1918, Polish independence was declared after 123 years of partition and foreign rule. Meanwhile, in Berlin, Polish-born socialist Rosa Luxemburg was thrown out of the offices of Die Rote Fahne (Red Flag) newspaper by the workers there- and this is … Continue reading

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‘How the SED-Regime snubbed Rosa Luxemburg’ Spiegel Online, 6 Nov 2013

Article at Spiegel Online about how dissidents in the German Democratic Republic turned Rosa Luxemburg’s words ‘Freedom is always the freedom of the dissenter’ against the regime, and won. Read here (in German): http://einestages.spiegel.de/external/ShowAuthorAlbumBackground/a24662/l0/l0/F.html

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