Geoffrey Fox

Archive - Month: May 2021

150 years on, the struggle continues

2021.05.28 - Tags:

Barricade, Paris 1871

Today, 28 May 2021, is the 150th anniversary of the final day of “The week of blood”, La semaine sanglante of 21-28 May 1871, that destroyed the Paris Commune. But as in the song by Eugène Pottier “La Commune n’est pas morte…”  Its values are revived and its heroes and heroines quoted in every new … read more »

The Paris Commune and the crisis of imperialism

2021.05.01 - Tags:

Commune(s), 1870-1871 by Quentin Deluermoz My rating: 5 of 5 stars The eruption of the Commune in the spring of 1871 in Paris, the capital of one of richest and most powerful global empires, caused tremendous commotion in all of Europe and beyond. And today, 150 years later, the Commune continues to resound as “a … read more »