44 minutes | Mar 22, 2021

The Paris Commune at 150

In this podcast, Jules Legendre from Révolution - the French section of the International Marxist Tendency - explains what the Paris Commune was, and the lessons that revolutionaries must draw from it today. For two months between March and May 1871 the armed workers of Paris, surrounded by enemies on all sides, took their destiny into their own hands and demonstrated that it is possible for the workers to run society democratically, without capitalists, bankers or even a standing army. In his brilliantly concise and penetrating addresses, written in the heat of the events themselves, Marx succeeds in distilling the experience of the Commune down to its most fundamental elements, drawing out in the process a programme for the revolutionaries of the future. 150 years on, this book remains a priceless resource for the workers of the world. Pre-order Wellred's brand new edition of Marx's 'The Civil War in France' here: https://wellredbooks.net/the-civil-war-in-france.html Get involved with Socialist Appeal! Join - https://www.socialist.net/join Donate - https://www.socialist.net/donate Subscribe - https://www.socialist.net/subscribe Follow us on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Soundcloud: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/SocialistAppeal YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/SocialistNet1917​ Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/socialist_app Soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/socialist-appeal
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