Tuesday, January 11, 2011

40,000 honour Karl Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg in Berlin march

Morning Star Online, January 10, 2011

Forty thousand people marched through Berlin on Sunday in memory of communist martyrs Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, who were both murdered 92 years ago.
Ms Luxemburg and Mr Liebknecht, founders of the German Communist Party, were killed by right-wing decommissioned soldiers known as “Freikorps” in the early days of the Weimar Republic.

Myriad left-wing groups were represented on the march to the memorial site in eastern Berlin, where Left Party leaders Gesine Loetsch and Klaus Ernst as well as the party’s parliamentary caucus leader Gregor Gysi took part in the memorial service alongside the party’s former leader Oskar Lafontaine and parliamentary deputy president Petra Pau.

The corporate media has rounded on Ms Loetsch since she suggested that her party should pursue the goal of communism in a guest article for the progressive daily Junge Welt newspaper.

“We can only find the paths to communism if we set off and try them out, whether in opposition or in government,” Ms Loetsch had written.
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