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October 28, 2015 10:25 PM   Subscribe

The Radical Life of Rosa Luxemburg
– A graphic novelization of the revolutionary life and legacy of “Red Rosa.” (previously)

posted by Joe in Australia (7 comments total) 31 users marked this as a favorite
 
Fantastic. Thank you!
posted by prismatic7 at 11:23 PM on October 28, 2015 [2 favorites]


Made me cry, is very good.
posted by Ashenmote at 2:45 AM on October 29, 2015


Mimi the cat is a revolutionary!
posted by GenjiandProust at 5:10 AM on October 29, 2015 [1 favorite]


For some weird reason, right up until the end I had her confused with Ethel Rosenberg, who left a much different legacy. This was great though.
posted by Fizz at 5:14 AM on October 29, 2015


First; Thank you for this! A great - and to me - inspiring storytelling about Rosa L's fight against war and capitalism. However, I can't figure out if it's a tasteful choice - or a grim omission - to leave out her and Karl's murder by the Freikorps.
posted by playeren at 7:02 AM on October 29, 2015


I can't figure out if it's a tasteful choice - or a grim omission - to leave out her and Karl's murder by the Freikorps.

this is just an excerpt. presumably the cartoonist will do the socialist martyrdom or Rosa and Karl. but it's important to note that Luxemburg and Liebknecht were killed by Ebert and the SPD, the Freikorps was just the tool that was used by the Social Democrats to eliminate their opponents to the left (after an admittedly stupid attempt at revolution by the Sparticists). Nowadays when everyone gets the warm fuzzies for social democrats or "democratic socialists" it's important to keep that in mind...
posted by ennui.bz at 7:45 AM on October 29, 2015 [3 favorites]


Es gibt da so 'nen Spruch von den alten Kommunisten
mit dem die 1918 ihre falschen Freunde dissten.
Natürlich ham wa heute 'ne andere politische Lage.
Und trotzdem passt der Spruch irgendwie in uns're Tage.

Wer hat uns verraten? Sozialdemokraten!
Wer hat uns verraten? Wer hat uns verkauft?
Wer hat uns verraten? Sozialdemokraten!
Die ham' uns verraten und die ham' uns auch verkauft.
posted by frimble at 8:53 AM on October 29, 2015


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