Groups mark Luxemburg and Liebknecht’s death centenary
A WEEK-LONG commemoration of the death centenary of Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht was held in Germany last January 12-19. Luxemburg and Liebnecht were founders of the Communist Party of Germany in 1918 and leaders of the November 1918 uprisings which called for the end of the German empire during World War 1. They were arrested by the Frekorps rightist militias in January 15, 1919, subjected to extreme torture and eventually killed.
The commemoration in Germany was launched by various groups, including the Marxist-Leninist Party of Germany, Juggenwiderstand and Rot Front (Red Front). In Jose Maria Sison’s message on January 22, he encouraged revolutionaries in Germany to learn the correct lessons from history to mobilize the toiling masses for reform and revolution to organize the revolutionary movement, seize political power and establish a socialist republic
He called for them to “unite under the flag of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, and struggle for unity to contribute their utmost to the building of the revolutionary vanguard party of the proletariat and the resolute and militant mass movement for democracy and socialism.” He also called on the groups to “exert all efforts to arouse, organize and mobilize the youth, the proletariat and all other people in Germany to fight fascism, win the battle for democracy and advance to socialism.”