In Memory of Rosa Luxemburg

150 years ago today, Rosa Luxemburg was born in Zamosc, Poland. As a writer, editor, economist, philosopher, and organizer, Luxemburg was an important force in the early Communist movements in Germany.

While still a schoolgirl in Poland in the 1880s, she organized a general strike and was a member of the Proletarian Party. After fleeing to Switzerland to escape arrest, she studied at the University of Zurich where she was awarded a Doctorate of Law. After moving to Germany she co-founded the anti-war Spartacus League.

She opposed both Leninism and moderate social democracy, and was murdered by the proto-fascists after the Spartacist uprising of 1919.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

<span>%d</span> bloggers like this: