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Tuesday, March 09, 2010

International Women’s Day

Was actually yesterday. So here are some examples of extrodinary women of leftist history:

江青(Chiang Ching)
She was one of the most powerful women during the late Maoist years in the People's Republic of China. She was the widow of 毛泽东 (Mao Zedong) the head of the government of China, until he died in 1975.

Louise Michel

She was a leading active Taking part in the Paris Commune as an ambulance woman, treating those injured on the barricades. On the establishment of the Commune, she joined the National Guard. She had been an anarchis.

Róża Luksemburg
was a Jewish German Marxist theorist, socialist philosopher. She was a revolutionary for the Social Democracy of Poland and Lithuania, the German Socialist Democratic Party.
She founded the The Red Flag (Die Rote Fahne) journal. After the SPD's supporting German participation in World War I she co-founded, with Karl Liebknecht, the revolutionary Spartacist League (Ger: Spartakusbund) that later became the Communist Party of Germany.

Emma Goldman

Emma Goldman was an anarchist activist and writer who was active mostly around the early 1900s. She was a major theoretician and she was important to workers movements of that period, in the USA.

This is from the site of Khieu Ponnary, Pol Pot's second wife. Although the revolution of Democratic Kampuchea has been discredited by most Marxists, Khieu was an intelectual who help mold the group in its early stages. She went insane by the time the Communist Party of Peru actually took power. Her live and accomplishments are mention in the book I Am Pol Pot.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hm hm.. that's amazing but frankly i have a hard time visualizing it... wonder what others have to say..