The ‘Fall of Paris’ 150 years ago
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For a few short but heroic weeks, the Paris commune saw the working class seize power for the first time. In the immortal words of Karl Marx, the masses “stormed the skies.”
In extremely perilous circumstances, the Parisian workers attempted to reorganize society, to abolish exploitation and poverty, before falling under a vicious counter-revolution.
On May 21, 1871, the counter-revolutionary terror began in earnest, massacring thousands of Communards.