Paris Commune 150: the economics

Michael Roberts Blog

Today is the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Paris Commune.  The Commune (Council) was formed as result of what should be considered the first uprising and revolution led by the working class in history.  This new class was the product of the industrial revolution in the capitalist mode of production that Marx and Engels first spoke of most prominently in the Manifesto of the Communist Party published in March 1848.

Before the Paris Commune, revolutions in Europe and North America had been to overthrow feudal monarchs and eventually put the capitalist class into political power.  While socialism as an idea and objective was already gaining credence among the radical intelligentsia, it was Marx and Engels who first identified the agency of revolutionary change for socialism as the working class, namely those who owned no means of production but their own labour power.

The Paris Commune came into…

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  1. Izvrsten prikaz, kako je lastna Banka za suverenost politične tvorbe pomembnejša od vojske. Banka je rele usmerjanja domače finančne moči. Proletarci -tvorci Pariške komune -tega niso razumeli, zato je njihova tvorba obstajala le dva meseca. A vsaj Banko so pustili pri miru in je niso uničili.

    Slovenska politično »elita« je očitno bolj neuka in nevedna od pariškega proletariata iz leta 1871. Lastno »Banko« katere vloge niso razumeli -in jo še vedno ne- so po butalsko napolnili s sposojenim denarjem in prodali za drobiž. S prodajo »Banke« so slovenske politične stranke anulirale suverenost države.

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