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The Diggers, Englands first Communists

Post by TheocWulf on Thu Sep 15, 2011 4:49 pm

The Diggers were a groups of Protestant Agrain communities who settled unused or public land after the English Revolution and have been described as England/Europes first Communist movement (Primitive communism being fairly kin based) to come into conflict with the worlds emerging bourgeois.


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Post by Admin on Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:25 pm

This Declares likewise to all Laborers, or such as are called Poor people, that they shall not dare to work for Hire, for any Landlord, or for any that is lifted up above others; for by their labours, they have lifted up Tyrants and Tyranny; and by denying to labor for Hire, they shall pull them down again. He that works for another, either for Wages, or to pay him Rent, works unrighteously, and still lifts up the Curse; but they that are resolved to work and eat together, making the Earth a Common Treasury, doth joyn hands with Christ, to lift up the Creation from Bondage, and restores all things from the Curse.

-The True Levellers Standard Advanced : Or, The State of Community opened, and Presented to the Sons of Men (1649)

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Re: The Diggers, Englands first Communists

Post by TheocWulf on Fri Sep 16, 2011 2:07 pm

Admin wrote:The True Levellers Standard Advanced

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Good find Admin I really must get round to getting a good book about the Diggers

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Post by Celtiberian on Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:20 pm

TheocWulf wrote:Very Happy
Good find Admin I really must get round to getting a good book about the Diggers

Lewis H. Berens's The Digger Movement: Radical Communalism in the English Civil War looks like an interesting treatment of the subject.

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Post by TheocWulf on Sat Sep 17, 2011 6:53 am

Celtiberian wrote:Lewis H. Berens's The Digger Movement: Radical Communalism in the English Civil War looks like an interesting treatment of the subject.

Mate its almost at the top of my to get list just a one book on Strasserism two books on Heathenry and one on the Levellers to read before I get that one.

The only stuff I read is English/British/European History,Heathen Religion and Politics and there is always a huge list of books I need to read Very Happy

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Post by Modgardener on Sat May 12, 2012 3:11 pm

People such as the Diggers should be the inspiration for revolutionary elements in England today.
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