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96 Years Ago Today: Rosa Luxemburg was murdered in Berlin

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 life and ideas. Born … Continue reading

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95 Years Ago Today: Rosa Luxemburg was murdered in Berlin

95 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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Annual Liebknecht-Luxemburg Demonstration in Berlin (12 Jan 2014)- Pictures and Videos

On Sunday, the traditional demonstration to mark the anniversary of the murders of Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht was held in Berlin. The annual demonstration is traditionally held on the Sunday before the anniversary, which is on 15 January. This … Continue reading

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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’

(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 11- 12 January, government … 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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Some great pictures of the Luxemburg-Liebknecht demonstration(s) (13 Jan 2013)

From the Neue Rheinische Zeitung here: http://www.nrhz.de/flyer/beitrag.php?id=18662 Here are a few of them, which show the diversity of groups and individuals who associate themselves with Rosa Luxemburg (!) (courtesy of Neue Rheinische Zeitung- see link above): The Luxemburg-Liebknecht Demo (organised … Continue reading

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Luxemburg-Liebknecht rival demonstration video

A video made by the organisers of the rival Liebknecht-Luxemburg memorial demonstration ‘Rosa und Karl’, which opposes the praise of Stalinism, Maoism and the GDR which is associated with the main demo, organised by the Left Party:  

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