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About rosaluxemburgblog

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.

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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‘Actually, Rosa Luxemburg Was Not a Self-Hating Jew’ – Tablet magazine

Contrary to what is widely believed, the Polish-Jewish anti-war activist was first and foremost a humanist, and both a victim and active opponent of anti-Semitism By Rory Castle Jones Joseph Telushkin’s article, “Black Lives Matter and Self-Hating Jews,” published on … Continue reading

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Was Rosa Luxemburg a self-hating Jew?

A Response to Joseph Telushkin in Tablet magazine and Wesley Pruden in The Washington Times by Dr Rory Castle Jones   The two articles in question, in Tablet and The Washington Times Yesterday, a piece by Joseph Telushkin appeared in the online … Continue reading

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Rosa Luxemburg: A Revolutionary Life

This article is excerpted from Rosa Remix, a collection of essays on the work of Rosa Luxemburg and its relevance to contemporary political debates, forthcoming from the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung. RLS is hosting a New York launch event for the book on … Continue reading

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Appeal to support the publication of ‘The Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg’ in English

Below is an appeal for funds to support the Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg from the editors. Please consider supporting this very important project, which is making all of Luxemburg’s writings and letters available to English readers for the first … Continue reading

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96 Years Ago Today: Rosa Luxemburg was murdered in Berlin

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96 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…

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