[Marxism] Fwd: H-Net Review [H-War]: Beall on Richie, 'Warsaw 1944: Hitler, Himmler, and the Warsaw Uprising'

Paul Flewers rfls12802 at blueyonder.co.uk
Mon Dec 26 15:22:53 MST 2016


The text of the Polish socialist Zygmunt Zaremba's pamphlet The Warsaw Commune:
Betrayed by Stalin, Massacred by Hitler, originally published in 1947, first
English translation 1997, can be found on the Marxist Internet Archive <
https://www.marxists.org/history/etol/writers/zaremba/warsaw-commune/index.htm
>.

The progressive nature of the programme of the Warsaw fighters can be seen from
the demands that Zaremba listed:

1: A constitution ensuring that governments conform to the will of the people.
2: A democratic electoral law faithfully reflecting public opinion at the time
of the general and municipal elections.
3: An agrarian reform sharing out all agricultural land in excess of 50 hectares
along with German landed property, as determined by prior decree; the excess of
population being directed into industry and manufacture.
4: The socialisation of key industries.
5: The participation of the workers in the management of enterprises and
workers’ control of industrial production.
6: All citizens have the right to work and to a decent standard of living.
7: A proper distribution of social revenue.
8: All citizens have the right to education and culture.

Paul F




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