Spartacist


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Spartacist

(ˈspɑːtəsɪst)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a member of a group of German radical socialists formed in 1916 and in 1919 becoming the German Communist Party, led by Karl Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg
[C20: from the pen name Spartacus adopted by Karl Liebknecht]

Spartacist

1. a member of a German socialist party founded in 1918.
2. an extreme socialist. [Allusion to Spartacus, leader of a slave revolt against Rome, 73-71 B.C.]
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In fact, it was written in 1969 by a young Italian revolutionary who used the Spartacist Uprising as a lens through which to view the fallout from the events of May 1968 in Paris.
Hence her opposition to Lenin's shift toward totalitarianism and, likely, her murder by a rightwing militia during the 1919 Spartacist uprising in Berlin.
In January 1919, with civil war raging in Russia, papers were full of the attempted Spartacist coup in Berlin (12) and the mass arrests of communists in the United States.
or the Spartacist uprising in Berlin in 1919, as 'delusional'
The first: in Sydney and Melbourne, general meetings of Women's Liberation were frequently subjected to long-winded hectoring addresses by young women from the Spartacist League about participating in class struggle being the only way to achieve the liberation of women.
00 Beverley A Polish-born Marxist theorist, philosopher, economist and revolutionary socialist, Rosa Luxemburg (1871-1919) co-founded, with Karl Liebkneckt, the anti-war Spartacist League, which became the Communist Party of Germany.
My stepfather's best friend, Jeff, who lived in a cottage behind ours, was a member of the Spartacist League, a rival Trotskyist organization that was less shy about the violent implications of its rhetoric.
Maurer, Call to Revolution: The Mystical Anarchism of Gustav Landauer (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1971); Rosa Levine-Meyer, Levine the Spartacist (London: Gordon and Cremonesi, 1978); and Richard Grunberger, Red Rising in Bavaria (New York: St.
At the end of that year, with Rosa Luxemburg and others, he founded what became the Spartacist League, named after the gladiator Spartacus, leader of the slave rebellion that threatened the Roman government in the first century BC.
One of them, a former ss officer, is found murdered, while the other, a former Spartacist, is already finding much favor with Grandma.
In December 1918, a month before she was murdered following the defeat of the Spartacist uprising, Luxemburg wrote an article entitled "What Do the Spartacists Want?
Among tyranny's victims are Karl Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg, Marxists who were in fact murdered "while trying to escape" after the suppression of the Spartacist (communist) uprising in Berlin in 1919.