Today in history: March 18, 1871 - The Paris Commune begins.
The first major experience of the proletariat seizing political power. The Commune lasted two months, until it was drowned in blood in late May 1871. Writing at the time, Karl Marx said, “Working men’s Paris, with its Commune, will be forever celebrated as the glorious harbinger of a new society. Its martyrs are enshrined in the great heart of the working class.”
(image: Chinese poster “Long live the Paris Commune”, commemorating the centenary of the Paris Commune, March 1971)
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