Germany going ‘red’

From The Call, paper of the British Socialist Party, January 22 1920

Germany going ‘red’

THE EVENTS in Berlin last week prove that there is an enormous movement among the German workers to make the revolution a real one and not to be satisfied with the mere change of masters ... The imperialist majority Socialists of Germany have shown that their rule means no change for the workers. The old methods, so beloved by the capitalist governing class, of shooting down the workers when they demonstrate to ventilate their grievances, are resorted to by the murderous tyrant Noske, and the streets of Berlin are stained with the blood of those who dared approach the sacred precincts of the Reichstag.

(Note - Gustav Noske was a leader of the German Social-Democratic Party, placed in power after World War I in order to suppress the workers’ revolution)