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Help Needed to Produce Rosa Luxemburg's Complete Works

March 2016

The effort to issue The Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg has reached a critical phase, and we appeal for your help in enabling future volumes to be published.

The Complete Works was inaugurated in March 2011 with the 600-page Letters of Rosa Luxemburg, the largest collection of her correspondence ever published in English. Volume I of the Complete Works, entitled Economic Writings 1, was published in 2013 and contains the first full English translation of one of her most important books, Introduction to Political Economy, as well as eight newly-discovered manuscripts on anthropology, economic history, and the theory of crises. Volume II, entitled Economic Writings 2, was published in 2015 and contains a new translation of The Accumulation of Capital and the Anti-Critique.

We are now raising funds to cover the costs of translation of her Political Writings, beginning with three volumes (Vols. 3, 4 and 5) devoted to "On Revolution." They will contain all of her writings on the 1905-06 Russian Revolution, 1917 Russian Revolution, and 1918-19 German Revolution. These reveal Luxemburg at her finest -- as a fierce supporter of revolutionary democracy, with a sensitive grasp of spontaneous freedom struggles as well as of non-hierarchical forms of organization. Many of these writings -- a large number of them translated from Polish -- have never appeared in print since their initial publication, and most have never before appeared in English.

The Complete Works will make her entire body of work available for the first time in any language. All of the writings will be newly translated, with the highest level of scholarly editing. But we cannot continue to commission translations without your support. We need to raise an additional $35,000 to help pay for the translation costs of the next three volumes.

We urge you to make a contribution to the Rosa Luxemburg page of the Toledo Fund, There is no better way of celebrating Luxemburg’s birthday on March 5 and International Women's Month.

The Editorial Board, Rosa Luxemburg Complete Works

Further Reading:

About Rosa Luxemburg
Elzbeta Ettinger: Rosa Luxemburg: A Life
Paul Frolich: Rosa Luxemburg
Peter Nettl: Rosa Luxemburg
Raya Dunayevskaya: Rosa Luxemburg, Women’s Liberation, and Marx's Philosophy of Revolution
Kate Evans: Red Rosa

Paul Mattick: Luxemburg versus Lenin
Lea Haro: Rosa Luxemburg & the Mass Strike
Paul Le Blanc: A Revolutionary Woman in Mind and Spirit: The Passions of Rosa Luxemburg
Loren Goldner: Fictitious Capital for Beginners: Imperialism, ‘Anti-Imperialism’, and the Continuing Relevance of Rosa Luxemburg
Ingo Schmidt: Rosa Luxemburg: Economics for a New Socialist Project

Rosa Luxemburg

By Rosa Luxemburg
Rosa Luxemburg Internet Archive
Social Reform or Revolution
Organizational Questions of the Russian Social Democracy
The Mass Strike, the Political Party and the Trade Unions
The Political Mass Strike
Theory & Practice
The Problem of Nationality and Autonomy
The Accumulation of Capital
The Junius Pamphlet: The Crisis of Social Democracy
The Russian Revolution
Order Prevails in Berlin

Rosa Luxemburg: Selected Political Writings (edited with an introduction by Robert Looker)
The Rosa Luxemburg Reader
The Letters of Rosa Luxemburg
The National Question: Selected Writings by Rosa Luxemburg
The Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg, Volume I - Economic Writings 1

Subject Headings: Accumulation of CapitalCapitalist CrisesClass Conflict/Class StruggleColonialismDemocratic SocialismGeneral StrikesImperialismLeft, TheLuxemburg, RosaMarxian ExonomicsMarxismMarxist Theory of RevolutionMass StrikesMilitarism & DemocracyNationalismRevolutionRevolutionary PoliticsSocialism

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