Vol. XLIII No. 03 January 20, 2019

Red Salute

January 15, 2019 marked the 100th anniversary of the murder of Rosa Luxemburg, the revolutionary communist leader.

Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht were the leaders of the Spartacus league and went on to found the Communist Party of Germany (KPD).

Both Rosa and Liebknecht were arrested and brutally killed by the so called “Freikorps”, demobilized soldiers acting under the instruction of the social-democratic regime.

Rosa Luxemburg was an outstanding Marxist theoretician and steadfast revolutionary. After her assassination, Lenin called her an eagle and said: “And not only will communists all over the world cherish her memory, but her biography and her complete works will serve as useful manuals for training many generations of communists all over the world.”