On a day like today, on January 15, 1919 in Germany, the German Social Democrat Chancellor, Friedrich Ebert, murdered two great figures of the German Revolution: Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, because they led, through the revolutionary organization “Spartacus League”, the heroic rebellion of the German workers against the traitor of the working class, the Social Democrat Friedrich Ebert and the German plutocracy.
Rosa Luxemburg was murdered and then her body was thrown into a river in Berlin. Karl Liebknecht was executed with a bullet in the head.
The world working class, from 1919 until today, pays tribute to the heroic dead who gave their lives to the German Revolution and condemns Chancellor Friedrich Ebert who gave the order to the Minister of Defense, Gustav Noske, who did not hesitate to execute it.
For the WFTU and the class-oriented trade union movement, Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht will live forever. In the same way, the reformist and murderous Chancellor Friedrich Ebert only deserves our contempt, since he paved the way for Hitler with his counterrevolutionary actions. However, despite all the efforts of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES)’ contemporary reformists, they can not wipe out their disgrace. Because, at present, too, their goals are the same: sowing reformism among the workers, corrupting trade unionists and promoting the social-democratic theory of the rescue of capitalism and exploitation.
Our duty is to teach and be taught by history, to reveal, even today, the dirty role of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation. This is what the interest of the world working class imposes.