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I was awarded a PhD in History by Swansea University for a thesis on Rosa Luxemburg (2016). I am currently co-editing the fourth volume of 'The Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg' and am a member of the Advisory Board of the International Rosa Luxemburg Society.

Renowned Rosa Luxemburg scholar Prof. Annelies Laschitza dies in Berlin, aged 84.

We are sad to report the news of the death of Prof. Dr. Annelies Laschitza in Berlin, aged 84. Prof. Laschitza was a world-renowned scholar of Rosa Luxemburg, co-editor of her Complete Works in German, and author of the biography … Continue reading

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99 Years Ago Today: Rosa Luxemburg was murdered in Berlin

99 years ago today, on 15 January 1919, Rosa Luxemburg was detained, interrogated and murdered by right-wing soldiers under the command of socialist Defence Minister Gustav Noske. Today she is remembered around the world for her life and ideas. Born … Continue reading

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Obituary: Professor Narihiko Ito (1931 – 2017) Founder and (honorable) Chairman of the International Rosa Luxemburg Society

Originally posted at http://www.internationale-rosa-luxemburg-gesellschaft.de/html/english.html.  Professor Narihiko Ito (1931 – 2017) Founder and (honorable) Chairman of the International Rosa Luxemburg Society On 29 November 2017 at the age of 86 Professor Narihiko Ito, the Japanese Rosa Luxemburg and peace researcher, passed away. Narihiko … Continue reading

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Call for papers: “International Rosa Luxemburg Conference: Rosa Luxemburg and Her Ideas: Engaging the Left and Impacting the World” (26 – 29 April, 2018 – Chicago, USA)

International Rosa Luxemburg Conference Founded 1980 by Prof. Dr. Narihiko  Ito  (Tokyo) Rosa Luxemburg and Her Ideas: Engaging the Left and Impacting the World 26 – 29 April, 2018 – Chicago (USA) Conference Language: English Rosa Luxemburg dedicated her life to … Continue reading

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‘The World Holiday of the Proletariat’; Rosa Luxemburg on May Day

Source: ‘The World Holiday of the Proletariat’; Rosa Luxemburg on May Day

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On This Day: 13 January 1919: The ‘Spartacist Rising’ ends in failure… but for Rosa Luxemburg the resulting order is nothing but a ‘House of Cards’

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(The ‘Vorwarts’ newspaper building after being re-taken by government forces- 11 Jan 1919 (International Institute for Social History, Amsterdam) and an anti-Spartacist flyer from the same date (Deutsches Historisches Museum (DHM), Berlin) Over the weekend of…

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On This Day: 10 January 1919: The Spartacist Rising

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By Friday 10 January 1919, it had become clear to most of those involved that the demonstrations, strikes and armed struggle known as the ‘Spartacist Rising’, against the Ebert-Scheidemann was failing.  The government had gained the…

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