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Socialist Publication Society (N.Y.). One year of revolution - Image 19. 1918. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 21, 2017. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/414/show/396.

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Socialist Publication Society (N.Y.). (1918). One year of revolution - Image 19. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/414/show/396

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Title One year of revolution
Alternative Title One year of revolution: celebrating the first anniversary of the founding of the Russian Soviet Republic, November 7, 1918
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Socialist Publication Society (N.Y.)
Publisher Socialist Publication Society
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • Brooklyn, New York
Date 1918
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Lenin, Vladimir Ilʹich, 1870-1924
  • Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Soviet Union
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English; Russian; German
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Extent 32 pages: illustrations; 28 cm.
Original Item Location DK265.S62 1918
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8304499~S11
Original Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://libraries.uh.edu/branches/special-collections
Use and Reproduction This item is in the public domain and may be used freely.
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Title Image 19
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Transcript Russia and Japan • The Socialist movement of Japan has always regarded its comrades in Russia with the greatest admiration and sympathy. Historically speaking, the Japanese movement has always been much more intimately related with that of Russia than of any other country. Its heroic struggles, its unlimited sacrifice for the cause of Socialism and for the proletariat were a source of unbounded inspiration to us. The first attempt at communication and mutual understanding between the Socialists of Japan and Russia came during the Russo- Japanese War of 1904-1905. On the 20th of March, 1904, the Japanese Socialists addressed a letter in the form of a resolution to their Russian comrades. At this time the Japanese Socialist movement took a firm stand against the war, and developed an intense agitation before and after war was declared in spite of great sacrifices and numerous imprisonments. "Dear Comrades! Our governments have plunged us into a war to satisfy their imperialistic desires. But to the Socialist there exist no barriers of race, territory or nationality. We are comrades, brothers and sisters, and have no cause to battle against one another. Your enemy is not the Japanese people, but your own militarism, the so-called patriotism of your country. Our enemy is not the Russian people, but the militarism and patriotism of our ruling class. Patriotism and mili- tarism are our common enemies, are the enemies of Socialists all over the world. It is the highest duty of Socialists everywhere to fight bravely and unafraid against them . . . when you are suffering under the cruel persecution of your government and its spies, remember that there are thousands of comrades in a distant land who are praying for your well-being and your success in their inmost hearts." —From the "Heimen," Tokyo, Japan, March 20, 1904. It is interesting to note that, at that time, Japanese Socialists were able to publish such a statement. But still more interesting is the Russian reply. It appeared in Iskra and is a document of historic significance: "The Russian Social Democrats know only too well the difficulties that confront us in time of war when the entire machinery of government is working to the utmost to create a blind patriotic fervor . . . How much more difficult and embarassing is the position of our Japanese comrades, who, at a moment when nationalistic feeling was at its highest pitch, openly extended to us the hand of brotherhood." The Russian resolution compares the Socialists of Japan to Liebknecht and Bebel when they protested against the annexation of Alsace and Lorraine as "not less valuable and significant." "Above the jingoistic chorus in both countries their voice sounds as a herald from that better world, which, though today it exists only in the minds of the class-conscious proletariat, tomorrow will become a reality. We do not know when that tomorrow will come. But we, the Social Democrats the world over, are working to bring it nearer and nearer. We are digging the grave of the miserable today, of the present social order. We are organizing the forces that are destined to bury it." In August of the same year the present writer met many Russian comrades at the International Socialist Congress at Amsterdam, and shook hands with them as a token of international solidarity. In May, 1917, during the present war, our comrades met secretly at Tokyo and sent hearty greetings to their Russian comrades. "To make the progress of the Russian revolution advance further towards the goal of Socialist revolution is not only a responsibility of Russian Socialists, but also really that of international Socialists. "At the present opportunity, therefore, it should endeavor to realize the declaration of immediate cessation of the present war and at the same time the proletariat of the belligerent countries should turn the guns that are aimed at the self-same proletariat in enemy countries at once on the 17