Rosa Luxemburg

Luxemburg, Zetkin and Kollontai: socialist women against imperialist war

RECENT EVENTS in Ukraine have been a sharp reminder that under capitalism, inter-imperialist rivalries inevitably lead to brutal wars that cause mass death and devastation. While some of these wars are localised within individual countries or regions, there is always the danger that another World War could break out, which would inevitably involve human suffering […]

Alex Rutherford  ·  20 March 2022

Rosa Luxemburg’s contribution to Marxism

Luxemburg's will to advance the proletarian struggle lives on in her contribution to Marxist theory and practice

Martin Suchanek  ·  15 January 2021

How the German Revolution was lost

Tim Nailsea reviews A People's History of the German Revolution

Tim Nailsea  ·  28 October 2020

January 1919: The Spartakist Uprising

In 1919, having stopped the First World War and overthrown the monarchy, German revolutionaries attempted to spread the Russian socialist revolution to Europe by launching an insurrection in Berlin.

Workers Power  ·  01 January 2019

The Revolution That Ended WW1 Part II: The Road to Defeat

By Tobi Hansen Part I: War and Revolution The Role of the USPD The USPD was a centrist organisation that oscillated between reform and revolution, between radical struggle and adaptation to the SPD and, through it, counterrevolution. While the leadership of the SPD wanted by all means to strangle the socialist revolution at birth and […]

Workers Power  ·  22 November 2018

The Revolution That Ended WW1

By Tobi Hansen Part 1: War and Revolution The German bourgeoisie has always had an amibivalent attitude to the November Revolution of 1918. While it certainly showed that the war, the dominance of the military high command and the monarchy had to be ended, at the same time, it was a revolution that stopped halfway. […]

Workers Power  ·  19 November 2018

L is for Luxemburg

"The sharp sword, the living flame of the revolution."

Workers Power  ·  29 September 2018

Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht: Heroes of the revolution

The lives and struggles of murdered revolutionary socialists Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht remain an inspiration to all those fighting injustice, exploitation, racism and the threat of war.

Workers Power  ·  15 January 2018

The origins of International Women’s Day

The revolutionary legacy of Clara Zetkin By Joy Macready CAPITALISM from its earliest years gave birth to the modern women’s question. Women, particularly the women of the poorest classes, played a major role in its model revolution – in France in 1789. But the Rights of Man and Citizen it proclaimed turned out to be […]

Workers Power  ·  06 March 2016

Revolutionary women: Rosa Luxemburg

“In Rosa Luxemburg the socialist idea was a dominating and powerful passion of both heart and brain, a truly creative passion which burned ceaselessly. The great task and the over-powering ambition of this astonishing woman was to prepare the way for social revolution, to clear the path of history for socialism. To experience the revolution, […]

Workers Power  ·  09 July 2007

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