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Socialist rose emblem

Last modified: 2006-01-21 by antonio martins
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The hand-holding-rose device, sometimes also a plain rose, is a popular symbol for parties labelled under socialism and social-democracy.
António Martins, 24 Feb 2003

According to the website of the Swedish Social Democratic Party, a rose has been used on and off by the party since the early 20th Century. The red colour is said to be a sign for the stuggle againt material poverty and the flower for the struggle against the spritual poverty.
Elias Grandqvist, 07 Aug 2001

The rose comes from the old labor union slogan «Bread and Roses».
Henry Churchyard, 26 Aug 2003

The poem about «Bread and Roses» was first published in 1911. However, these pages:

both date the adoption of the rose for socialist/worker/labor parties to the Haymarket massacre in 1886.
Marc Pasquin, 26 Nov 2004