100 years ago today: Rosa Luxemburg, murdered January 15, 1919

Pic: Der Spiegel

Today, January 15, 2019, marks the 100th anniversary of the murder of one of the finest revolutionaries of all, Rosa Luxemburg.  She and fellow revolutionary workers’ leader Karl Liebknecht were executed at the behest of German Labourite heads.

On Redline, we have a range of articles about – and some material by! – Rosa Luxemburg.

Rosa Luxemburg’s political legacy

Rosa’s last article

Rosa Luxemburg on Marxism, class struggle an the fight for women’s right to vote

Rosa Luxemburg in the 21st century

Thousands turn out for Luxemburg and Liebknecht commemoration

Rosa Remixed Up: 100 years after The Accumulation of Capital

Erin Polaczuk and Rosa Luxemburg

For a range of Rosa’s work, check out the Rosa Luxemburg library on the Marxist Internet Archive, here.


  1. How timely, as I’m reading a book on the History of The German General Staff- 1657 to 1945, by Walter Goerlitz. Probably the best book on the famous or infamous General Staff depending on one’s POV. Anyway I’m currently reading the 1919- 20 part around the time of Rosa’s untimely death and various power struggles that happen with the signing of that horrible document called the Treaty of Versailles.

    My late grandmother was named after Rosa and the name is still carried on today from grandmothers side of the family. As we are still Socialist/ Trade Union supporters inform or another

  2. 10,000 people took to the streets to commemorate Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht in Berlin. That’s pretty impressive after 100 years.

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