The Paris Commune 1871
Translated: from the original for Marxists.org by Mitch Abidor;
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Extracted from all the lists presented by the diverse electoral committees and public meetings.
From the club of the Central Committee of the twenty arrondissements;
From the Montagnard Club;
From the federal Chamber of the International;
From working-class delegations, from the Republican Union, the Republican Alliance, the Republican Socialists, and the Defenders of the Republic.
It is pointless to spell out our principles. At this supreme hour, France and especially Paris is going to vote under the pressure of Prussian bayonets. Be firm and resolute. Show no weakness; unity alone can triumph over the enemies of the republic.
People, be alert and vote together!
It is up to you to distinguish your true friends. In order to arrive at fusion it was necessary to group together tribunes, publicists and workers, that is, the WORD with FORCE.
We believe we have united these diverse elements by the choice of names indicated below and which signify: THE REPUBLIC ONE AND INDIVISIBLE; DEMOCRATIC, SOCIAL, AND UNIVERSAL.
Jacques Durand, worker
Gaillard pére, worker
Joigneaux, of “le Siecle"
Lockroy, of “Le Rappel"
Matuszievig, captain of the 131st of the line
Montelle, worker, dismissed former commandant
Parent ainé, worker
Emile Ssans, of “Le Reveil"
Seray, doctor, former cooper