PARIS COMMUNE 1871
Sudenaz Seda BAYRAM
About the committee
Paris Commune of 1871 was an insurrection of Paris that lasted about two months. It occurred when the people of Paris were starving because of the defeat of France in the Franco-Prussian War and the collapse of the French Empire. Under these circumstances, the National Guard and workers of Paris wanted to create their utopia with their anarchist vision; against the new conservative government of Adolphe Thiers and a possibility of a new monarchy. They were to establish their democratic principles.
"What elasticity, what historical initiative, what a capacity for self-sacrifice in these Parisians," Karl Marx wrote in a letter to his friend Kugelmann for the communards.
The demonstrations, uprising, and the subsequent elections on 26th of March, 1871, brought on the Commune in Paris, constitute regarded as the first successful workers' revolution as most elected members hailed from working-class backgrounds and aimed to make France become a state of several self-governing communes while the communards facing with the heavy pressure of French regular army.
With their anarchist and feminist vision, we are here to follow the legacy of their progressive revolution, not only for the fate of France; but the world they dreamed about, and re-write the faith of the Paris Commune by taking our seats in the Commune Council on 26th of March, 1871.