Rosa Luxemburg (1871-1919) was a revolutionary socialist author and educator in the German Social Democratic Party before World War I. When the party supported the German government, she broke with it and later founded the Independent Social Democratic Party and the Communist Party of Germany. In 1919 the social democratic government instructed the elite paramilitary unit (GKSD) to suppress the communists, and they captured Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht in Berlin; both were dead within hours. Luxemburg was shot and shoved into a canal.
"The Beginning" (an excerpt)
Against the Current, No. 200, May/June 2019
Marxist Theory and the Proletariat
Against the Current, No. 197, November/December 2018