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The real story behind “Around the World in 80 Days”

Around the world in 80 days tunes Sundays at 7:00 p.m. on WTTW and is available for streaming. the Masterpiece series Around the world in 80 days may be a work of fiction, but its characters move through a historical world filled with real people, technology, and places. Like its source, Jules Verne’s 1872 novel […]

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The Pope declares the French priests victims of the Paris Commune martyrs

ROME – Pope Francis has declared that five Catholic priests who were killed during the revolutionary government of the Paris Commune which took control of Paris in 1871 were martyrs who were killed out of “hatred for the faith”. The declaration of martyrdom means that the five priests can be beatified, the first major step […]

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Pope declares French priests victims of Paris Commune martyrs – CBS17.com

Posted: November 25, 2021 / 11:17 a.m. EST / Update: November 25, 2021 / 11:17 a.m. EST ROME (AP) – Pope Francis has declared that five Catholic priests who were killed during the revolutionary government of the Paris Commune which took control of Paris in 1871 were martyrs who were killed out of “hatred for […]

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The heirs of the Paris Commune attack a Catholic rally

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the execution by the Paris Commune of ten ecclesiastics, three hundred faithful gathered on Saturday May 29 to travel the 4 kilometers that separate the Place de la Roquette – site of the former prison where were incarcerated the future victims – of the parish of Notre-Dame […]

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Commemorations of the Paris Commune reopen old wounds

Protesters march in the rally to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Paris Commune of 1871. Pierrick Villette / Avenir Pictures / Abaca The old French wounds reopened last weekend as a Catholic procession commemorating hostages murdered by the anticlerical Paris Commune was attacked by black-clad “antifa” protesters shouting slogans supporting the proletarian uprising in […]

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Souvenir of the Catholic martyrs of the Paris Commune | Catholic National Register

PARIS – May 28, 1871 puts an end to the dark episode of the Paris Commune, a bloody civil war that pits the legitimate French government of the Third Republic against the socialist and revolutionary republicans who have controlled Paris for 72 days. The terrible wave of repression that followed this period of insurrection, considered […]

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Bruno Braquehais, the father of French journalism who documented the socialist revolution in Paris

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Paris Commune, known primarily as the first successful Communist revolution. For two months in 1871, the people seized the city, and photographs by Bruno Braquehais, currently in the Getty Research Institute’s collection, depict the drama – and destruction – of the period. Braquehais is considered the father […]

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The iconography of the Paris Commune, 150 years later

In the last weeks of May 1871, French President Adolphe Thiers ordered the soldiers to devastate the Municipality of Paris, resulting in massacres throughout the city. Seven days of repression of the bourgeois government culminate with the army of Versailles execute the remaining Communards against a stone wall in the Père Lachaise cemetery. More than […]

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The church pays homage to the religious victims of the Paris Commune of 1871

In a narrow corridor of the Roquette prison in Paris, six priests were lined up in front of a firing squad on May 24, 1871. Among them was the archbishop of the city, Georges Darboy, 58 years old. They were all executed by members of the Paris Commune, the revolutionary socialist government that ruled the […]

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France celebrates 150th anniversary of anti-religious Paris Commune

Rue Haxo in Paris, a white brick church commemorates dozens of Catholic clergy who fell victim to one of the bloodiest uprisings in modern Europe. Its 150th anniversary will be marked during the last week of May with a series of commemorative events. “The Paris Commune was an attempt at revolution, and it was essentially […]

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Karl Marx saw signs of a socialist future in the Paris Commune

When we talk about the role of IMWA, we need to avoid anachronism. It was neither a solid organization of mass national parties, like the Second International founded in 1889, nor a centralized party of world revolution, as the Third International aspired to be. It was a rather loose network of heterogeneous components (unions, proto-parties, […]

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The history of Paris brought up to date at the Carnavalet museum

The main building of the Carnavalet museum is a 16th century mansion in the Marais district © Cyrille Weiner There will be no lack of curiosities when the Carnavalet museum, dedicated to the history of Paris, reopens on May 29 after five years of renovation. One of them is particularly significant: when the visitor arrives […]

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The embers of a long-smoldering revolution in France

PARIS – On a recent frosty morning, around a hundred people flocked to a small square near the Sacré-Coeur Basilica, at the top of the Butte Montmartre. These weren’t the usual tourists drawn to the breathtaking panoramic views of Paris, but left-wing protesters celebrating the 150th anniversary of a revolution that began where they stood. […]

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Retired French army generals threaten coup

On April 21, the 60th anniversary of the attempted French military coup in Algiers in 1961, 23 retired generals published an open letter to the government on the neofascist site Valeurs Actuelles . The letter is an extraordinary intervention by the army in political life. One hundred and fifty years after the Paris Commune of […]

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Briefing: The Paris Commune | The week in the UK

Why was the Commune important? For 72 days only – from March 18 to May 28, 1871 – a revolutionary government ruled Paris and espoused a large number of radical causes: decent conditions for the workers; free universal education; separation of Church and State; the abolition of child labor; equality between men and women; citizenship […]

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The historical and contemporary importance of the Paris Commune of 1871

Saturday, World Socialist Website marked the 150th anniversary of the Paris Commune of 1871, the first time in world history that the working class has seized state power, with an international meeting online. WSWS International Editorial Board Chair David North moderated and introduced the discussion, which included Socialist Equality Party National Secretary Alex Lantier, WSWS […]

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In memory of the Municipality

This essay by Vladimir Lenin was published in April 1911, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Paris Commune, in the Russian-language newspaper Rabochaya Gazeta. * * * Forty years have passed since the proclamation of the Paris Commune. In accordance with tradition, French workers paid tribute to the memory of the men […]

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Cissie Gool House, a modern town: New Frame

Living in England in the mid-1980s and mentioning the Communards in some contexts often met with enthusiastic approval from British pop duo Jimmy Somerville and Richard Coles, whose Do not leave me like this was the best-selling single of 1986. Since the original Communards were intended, it was all about biting your tongue, mentally singing […]

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The Paris Commune at 150: Marx’s Civil War in France

Jules Legendre, of Révolution – the French section of the International Marxist Tendency – discusses the inspiring, yet tragic, historical episode of the Paris Commune, explaining the lessons that revolutionaries must draw from it for today. For two months, between March and May 1871, the armed workers of Paris, surrounded by enemies on all sides, […]

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France is fighting over the future of its past – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Paul Taylor, Contributing Editor of POLITICS, writes the column Europe At Large. PARIS – France is suffering from an acute dose of commemoration. The French spend an enormous amount of time and public money commemorating their history, building museums and, of course, arguing. Presidents love to speak at […]

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Courageous women of the Paris Commune – Workers World

This month marks the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Paris Commune. The Commune was created during a bloody inter-capitalist conflict called the Franco-Prussian War. In 1871, the Parisian workers revolt against the French government of National Defense, sitting in Versailles, which plans to return part of France and pay a fine to the […]

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Popular power or Parisian bloodbath? 1871 The Paris Commune continues to divide 150 years later

A radicalized popular power experiment amid the Prussian occupation of the French capital of Paris 150 years ago continues to divide the country’s fractured political scene and serve as a source of inspiration amid xenophobic and extreme tendencies. increasing right. The city of Paris launched two months of events commemorating the Paris Commune of 1871, […]

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The Paris Commune, 150 years later – from the siege of the capital to “Bloody Week”

The Paris Commune sparked an insurrection on March 18, 1871, when the largely left-wing radical National Guard refused to accept the authority of the French government, killed two generals, and took control of Paris – initiating reign feverish of the two months of the Communards in the City of Light. FRANCE 24 looks back on […]

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How many French revolutions have there been?

How many revolutions has France known? It seems like this question should have a quick and easy answer, and it is: three. But, as with everything historical, there is also a long and complex answer: it depends. “If the revolution is regime change involving collective physical force, then the key dates are 1789, 1830 and […]

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Franco-Prussian art and war

One hundred and fifty years ago this week, Paris was under siege. On September 17, 1870, the French capital was surrounded by Bismarck’s armies who took refuge in what was to be a brutal nine-month occupation, which forced the civilian population to endure bombardments, food shortages, disease, wild rumors and crippling anxiety. . It is […]

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“The Paris Commune” and the musical archeology of Michael Friedman

Long before Seattle Black Lives Matter protesters took over several city streets and declared theirs “Autonomous zoneThe disgruntled citizens of 19th-century Paris created a radical government known as the Paris Commune, a short-lived siege of the French capital that was considered the first socialist revolution in Europe. From March 18 to May 28, 1871, “the […]

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The revolutionary ideals of the Paris Commune endure in the Black Lives Matter Autonomous Zone in Seattle

A new autonomous zone created in Seattle by the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement has striking similarities with the Paris Commune of 1871. Despite its abrupt end, the founding event of the French capital 150 years ago set the agenda for progressive urban policy and broader social justice movements since. But while what’s happening in […]

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How “La Belle Époque” modernized 19th century Paris

Mary Cassatt, “Woman with a Pearl Necklace in a Lodge,” 1879 (Photo: Wikimedia Commons Public domain) When one thinks of Paris, its illustrious monuments probably come to mind. While some of these monuments date back to the Middle Ages, many of them were built during The good times. Appearing at the end of the 19th […]

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The Paris Commune – from the archives, 1871 | France

The Paris Commune was a radical and popular government which ruled Paris from March 18 to May 28, 1871. It occurred as a result of the defeat of France in the Franco-German war and the collapse of Second Empire of Napoleon III (1852-1870). The Parisians united to overthrow the existing French regime which had failed […]

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Paris, destroyed: A map of buildings lost to history

The Notre-Dame fire on April 15 was a singular disaster. But Paris has already lost countless other monuments. This map traces one of the darkest episodes in the city’s history. Image: National Library of France Paris in ruins During the Commune of 1871, dozens of historic buildings were set on fire. Some have been restored […]

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Parisian boulevards built not for cars but to better suppress street protests

Protesters wearing yellow vests hold up an anti-Macron banner during a demonstration in… [+] Paris, France Saturday, December 8, 2018. Note the road cobblestones, or cobblestones – these are ripped from the ground and thrown at riot police by some of the protesters. Photographer: Anita Pouchard Serra/Bloomberg © 2018 Bloomberg Finance L.P. Despite President Emmanuel […]

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The trenches of the Champs Elysées, from the “Paris Commune” to the “Yellow Vest”

France is the leader of contemporary revolutions, as long as the term “revolution”, in its new sense, entered the political culture largely through the successive French revolutions of the end of the 18th century and the first half of the 19th century. XIXth century. Gilet jaune, translated as the yellow vest movement, refers to the […]

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May 1968: a month of revolution pushes France into modernity

Just six weeks after France’s leading newspaper, Le Monde, said the country was “boredToo bored to join ongoing youth protests in Germany and the United States, Parisian students occupied the Sorbonne, one of Europe’s most illustrious universities. It was May 3, 1968, and the events that followed the following month – mass demonstrations, street battles […]