This Day in Anarchist History: The Paris Commune

Hello and welcome to the first of what we hope will be a many episodes of our new series, This Day in Anarchist History!

In our premier episode we examine The Paris Commune, a short lived uprising when a broad coalition of the working classes took control of the city on March 18th 1871 and held out under siege until the end of May when the French national army entered Paris and executed thousands of rebels.

In the coming years, anarchists would seek vengeance for their comrades who fell at the Paris commune.

We hope that this series inspires you to check out more on The Paris Commune and other historical struggles. Some resources we found useful while making this video are listed below:

The Funambulist – The Paris Commune and the World –

Remembering the Commune –

The Paris Commune – Voltarine de Cleyre
La Commune –

Новый Вавилон AKA The New Babylon –