Commemorating the Paris Commune
"On the dawn of March 18, Paris arose to the thunder-burst of “Vive la Commune!” ... The Commune, they exclaim, intends to abolish property, the basis of all civilization! Yes, gentlemen, the Commune intended to abolish that class property which makes the labor of the many the wealth of the few. It aimed at the expropriation of the expropriators. It wanted to make individual property a truth by transforming the means of production, land, and capital, now chiefly the means of enslaving and exploiting labor, into mere instruments of free and associated labor." - writes Marx.
Paris Commune, the first workers' revolution of the history was short lived - thanks to the ruthless bloodbath by the capitalist ruling classes - but even in its short span of 72 days it showed what the working class, when organized as the ruling class, could achieve. Marx drew some very important conclusions, especially regarding the question of state - as highlighted multiple times by Lenin in his book State and Revolution.
Even today, this unprecedented event acts as a guide and morale booster for the revolutionaries everywhere, while incessantly haunting the ruling classes and rightly so! March 18 this year marks the 138th anniversary of the Commune. Hyderabad Marxist Study Circle invites you to participate in a talk-cum-discussion event at 7:00 PM, March 19 in Lamakaan.