March 11 - May 28 1871
It is said to be one of the first examples of working people taking power.
It is an event that has become significant to revolutionary socialists, anarchists as well as Marxists. But for many Anarchists,even the existance even a proletarian one was intolerable For Karl Marx however it was to act as a confirmation of his ideas. Here from a performance of Marx in Soho by Howard Zinn, Marx describes the Paris Commune and shows how Socialism could really work.
There are many valuable lessons that we can learn today.