Llafur Online Event – ‘The glorious harbinger of a new society’ – The Paris Commune and its Legacy
On 18th March 1871, the Central Committee of the Commune seized Paris, governing the capital of France for seventy-two days before a bloody and fatal collapse on 28th May. Emanating from the French capital’s 18th arrondissement Montmartre, and including socialists, feminists and radicals in its ranks, the rebellion energised Marx, Engels and other socialists across the globe. On the other side of the channel, the powerful proletarian possibilities of the Commune were both celebrated and contested. The ripple effect was to last for generations and the legacy of both Commune and Communards lives on today. To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the insurrection, join us and our guest speaker Laura Forster for a lecture on the lasting impact of the Paris Commune in a Welsh and British context.