When workers took power in Paris

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The Civil War in France: When workers took power in Paris
On 18th March, 1871 the Paris Commune commenced.
In its short existence the Commune introduced major political and social changes.
Its governing body consisted of workers and their representatives, who received no more than an average working class wage and were instantly recallable.
The Commune abolished night work in bakeries. All abandoned factories were to be appropriated by workers. It closed down pawn shops.
But, as Marx says, “The great social measure of the Commune was its own working existence”—it was a working class government. Many of its initiatives came from workers’ organisations.
Marx argued the Commune was a radical and democratic product of working class self-organisation.

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