[Marxism] Rosa Luxemburg's political legacy
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Sun Apr 19 22:37:53 MDT 2015
Rosa Luxemburg, one of the great leaders in the history of the socialist
movement, was murdered on the night of 15 January 1919. Captured by a
division of Germany’s reactionary Freikorps on orders from the Social
Democratic Party leader Friedrich Ebert, her skull was smashed by a
rifle-butt and her body dumped into Berlin’s Landwehr canal.
The spot is today marked by a simple memorial. Amidst the trees in the
Tiergarten, the name Rosa Luxemburg stands out in metal-lettering. The
understated nature of the memorial, and the silence and seclusion of its
spot on the canal, give little hint of the tumultuous circumstances
surrounding her death, which took place in the first months of a revolution
by workers, sailors and soldiers which had brought World War I to an end in
late 1918. Luxemburg died as a battle raged for. . .
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