[Richard Müller: Der Mann hinter der Novemberrevolution]

Richard Müller: The Man behind the November Revolution

Richard Müller. The Man behind the November Revolution is the title of the
seventh volume of the hardcover book series History of Communism and Leftist
Socialism, edited by Berlin-based Dietz publishers. But who was Richard
Müller? Never heard of him? Today widely unknown, Müller was the leader of
the so-called Revolutionary Shop Stewards in the early twentieth century in
Germany. “From 1916 to 1921, Müller was without any doubt among the
politically most influential personalities in the German labor movement” (216).
The Revolutionary Stewards were the primary organizers behind the massstrike
movement between 1916 and 1918 in Germany and the only antiwar
organization deeply rooted among workers in the factories. And they were the
backbone of the German so-called November revolution in 1918. Their clandestine cell structure was the main support for the revolution. [...]

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