Rosa Luxemburg & the Mass Strike
Against The Current vol. 118

Haro, Lea
Date Written:  2005-09-01
Publisher:  Against The Current
Year Published:  2005
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX13181

The Russian revolution of 1905 sparked strikes and protests all over Central Europe. In Germany the workers took an active interest in the Russian situation and demanded the presence of the SPD’s (Social Democratic Party) inspiring speaker, Rosa Luxemburg. For Luxemburg, the upsurge in strikes symbolized the revolutionary spirit of the working class. She became increasingly disillusioned and frustrated, however, with the SPD’s lack of support and the Trade Unions’ attempts to prevent strikes.

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