World War One: The main enemy was at home | RS21

| July 29, 2014


Today marks 100 years since the Serbian campaign that started World War One. Here we republish the Spartacus League’s illegal anti-war leaflet from May 1915. Its author Karl Liebknecht was the most famous anti-war figure in Germany, having been the sole parliamentary deputy to vote against further war loans in December 1914. Liebknecht was sent to the front for consistent anti-war campaigning, despite his immunity as a parliamentary deputy. He continued campaigning until his arrest in May 1916 for organising an anti-war demo.


Today marks 100 years since the Serbian campaign  that started World War One. Here we republish the Spartacus League’s illegal anti-war leaflet from May 1915. Its author  Karl Liebknecht was the most famous anti-war figure in Germany, having been the sole parliamentary deputy to vote against further war loans in December 1914.

Liebknecht was sent to the front for consistent anti-war campaigning, despite his immunity as a parliamentary deputy. He continued campaigning until his arrest in May 1916 for organising an anti-war demo. This saw him imprisoned until the end of the war. The leaflet’s slogan “The main enemy is at home” was an inspiration for  all internationalists opposed to the slaughter of the “Great War.” Click HERE to read article.

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