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Happy 148th Birthday Rosa Luxemburg

Rosa Luxemburg was born on 5 March 1871 in the small Polish city of Zamosc and grew up in Warsaw. She earned a doctorate from Zurich University in 1897 and co-founded the Polish social-democratic party (SDKPiL). Living in Germany from … Continue reading

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Complete Works Vol 3 published

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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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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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‘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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