Carl Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg were murdered on 15 January 1919.

Opposed to the war and more specifically the SPD’s (Social Democratic Party of Germany) decision to support it, Liebknecht and Luxemburg had set up The Spartacus League and after the war were part of an uprising in Germany seeking to create a left wing solution to the establishment’s war centred economic destruction of Germany.

Liebknecht and Luxemburg then set up the Communist Party of Germany (KPD).

This resulted in a general strike and widespread disruption as many German people sought a socialist alternative to the elite’s control of Germany.

However, Friedrich Ebert, an SPD politician and soon to be Germany’s first President, set the Freikorps (an anti Communist militia) on to the Spartacist demonstrators using extreme violence to suppress them.



And then in January 1919 Liebknecht and Luxemburg were captured and then tortured and murdered.

History shows that the establishment elites have gone to any lengths to prevent people power and a more egalitarian society.

Liebknecht, Luxemburg and the Spartacists were merely just another set of victims in the crushing of people power.

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