Rosa Luxemburg

A Hundred Years Since the Murder of Luxemburg and Liebknecht

On this day [15 January] exactly a century ago Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht were brutally murdered in cold blood by Freikorps troops under the command of the Social Democratic Party. It decapitated the leadership of the young German Communist Party which then oscillated between putschism and opportunism for the rest of its existence. The consequences were that the world revolution, which the revolutionaries in Russia had counted on, did not take place.

Biographies of and works about Rosa Luxemburg - reading guide

Rosa Luxemburg speaks with banner of F. Lassalle

Book length or pamphlet length (10,000 words+) or otherwise notable biographies of the life of and works about Rosa Luxemburg (1871-1919) with considerable reference to her politics in chronological order. No works by Luxemburg except in edited collections or extracts.

A Hundred Years On: Lessons of the German Revolution

9 November is an auspicious date in the German historical calendar. 80 years ago this was the anniversary of Kristallnacht (the Night of Broken Glass) when synagogues were burned and 10,000 Jewish males were marched to concentration camps. It was the first step on the road to the genocide of millions. 28 years ago it was the day that the GDR authorities announced the dismantling of the Berlin Wall. However, a century ago it was also the date when the Kaiser announced his abdication in the face of a workers’ revolution which had begun with mutinies in Kiel before spreading across Germany.

Rosa Luxemburg’s The Russian Revolution - Onorato Damen

To mark the anniversary of Rosa Luxemburg's birth 147 years ago (5 March) we offer this translation of Onorato Damen's introduction to the Italian translation to her famous work on the Russian Revolution.

Beyond the Party: The evolution of the concept of “the Party” since Marx – Junius Collective (Pour une Intervention Communiste)

An essay by Pour une Intervention Communiste on the origins and development of the concept of “the Party” in the Marxist tradition, with critical analyses of the contradictions of Marx’s and Engels’ vacillations on this issue, and their partial responsibility for the subsequent career of the Party concept in its permutations at the hands of Liebknecht, Bebel, Kautsky, Lenin, Trotsky and Bordiga (social democratic continuity, the dictatorship of the Party), and its radical yet insufficient reformulations by Luxemburg, the KAPD and others (“return to Marx”, “historic Party”, the “Marx Party”—or even the “Debord party”) as a revolutionary minority whose goal is to promote proletarian autonomy.

Czego chce Związek Spartakusa? - Róża Luksemburg

Spartakusbund

Projekt programu Komunistycznej Partii Niemiec (Związku Spartakusa) napisany przez Różę Luksemburg. Jednogłośnie przyjęty i opublikowany w „Die Rote Fahne” (14 grudnia 1918 r.).

Accumulatie en crisis - Sam de Wolff

Sam de Wolff

3 part article-series criticising both Tugan-Baranowsky and Luxemburg. Source: De Nieuwe Tijd, 20 (1915): 1–22; 353–72; 469–80.

Money, treasure-building - Karl Kautsky

Kautsky money furious gold additional materials

Translation of two chapters from a section on the state in Kautsky's 1927 magnum opus on the materialist conception of history. (Reproduced for reference only)