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]
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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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The play Yuda (Judas) follows the Spartacist uprising in Germany and ends with the arrest and murder of Karl Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg.
A pair of German-speaking actors (perhaps Salhab's collaborators Tatiana El Dahdah and Miriam Younes) appear to read from Luxemburg's prison letters and to sing a Spartacist fight song.
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.
vvGooglinga runner Rosa Luxemburg 5.00 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.
Semple said: 'If I were in Ireland I would be a Sinn Feiner; if I were in Germany I would be a Spartacist; if I were in Russia I would be a Bolshevik'.