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Elisabeth Dmitrieff: feminist, unionist, Communarde

At the age of 20, Dmitrieff founded and led the Union des femmes, the foremost radical feminist and socialist organization that emerged during the Commune.

Paris Commune 150

“Resist much, obey little”: Walt Whitman and the Paris Commune

Whitman’s salute to the Paris Commune is a valuable lesson in international solidarity, but some of his political ideals caution against embracing him fully.

Paris Commune 150

From red scarfs to yellow vests: the communalist tradition

The legacy of the Paris Commune and its dreams of radical social change resonate through time, inspiring revolutionary thinkers and activists to this day.

Paris Commune 150

Élisée Reclus: the making of a Communard

The experience of the Paris Commune had a profound impact on the thinking of Élisée Reclus and inspired him to develop his extensive philosophy of freedom.

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