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Clark, Evans, 1888-1970. Facts and fabrication about soviet Russia - Image 38. 1920. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 26, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/1826/show/1763.

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Clark, Evans, 1888-1970. (1920). Facts and fabrication about soviet Russia - Image 38. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/1826/show/1763

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Title Facts and fabrication about soviet Russia
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Clark, Evans, 1888-1970
Publisher Rand School of Social Science
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • New York
Date 1920
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Communism
Subject.Topical (Local)
  • Politics and government
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Soviet Union
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  • pamphlets
Language English
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  • Text
Original Item Extent 93 pages; 20 cm.
Original Item Location DK265.C55 1920
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8304542~S11
Original Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
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Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://libraries.uh.edu/branches/special-collections
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Transcript FROM THE SAMARA FEDERATION OF ANARCHISTS Regarding the Decree 'The enemy is powerless. The enemy is falling lower and lower. And in his fall he is blaspheming. And in his fall he is slandering. And he makes use of the most repulsive provocative means. 'The enemy of the oppressed—he thirsts for domination, and worst of all to him are the Anarchists who have raised high the banner of freedom. 'And the enemy is spreading the vicious slander that freedom goes so far as to do violence to women. In our name they spread with their dirty hands the Decree concerning the Socialization of Women. 'What a gross, absurd provocation! 'For centuries everywhere the Anarchists have been fighting against all decrees and laws of all powers—could they, then, issue such decrees? 'As enemies of all violence, could Anarchists demand or even admit forcible expropriation of women? 'How many asses of Buridan will be found who will believe this provocation and join the ranks of these hissing reptiles? 'No! No! Trying to incite against us the unconscious masses, the enemy did not think twice and only bared his own dirty little soul. 'Alas! he has not yet learned the sharpness of our swords—he will find out! 'Death to the provocateurs! Merciless death! On the spot—without hesitation—by any method and by any weapon! 'And everyone who will secretly or publicly spread this slander, feigning the befuddled lamb, will be declared an accomplice of this black gang, or he will be declared a provocateur. The fate of either will be the same. 'And everyone who is with us or not with us, but lives and struggles honestly, will help us to mete out punishment, will himself take revenge on these poisonous reptiles who are stirring up reaction. 'For the punishment we shall have plenty of fire (weapons) ! 'And all means will be justified! '(Signed) THE SAMARA FEDERATION OF ANARCHISTS.' Two solutions of this astonishing situation emerge from a study of these documents and the conditions under which they were posted. It must be remembered that in the spring and summer of 1918, before the Bolsheviki suppressed them by force of arms, the organized Anarchists had grown in several cities to the point where they threatened the Bolshevik power. In Saratoff and Samara their strength was so great that the Bolsheviki did not dare openly oppose their desires. In Irkutsk, I found later, they had gathered a force of armed cavalry which they called the Black Guard in opposition to the Bolshevik Red Guard. Some one versed in English in the old Siberian capital suggested making one word of the two and called them the Blackguards! Even in Moscow their desires and decisions were unquestioned by the Bolsheviki until in June and July the issue came to a bloody conclusion with the deafeat of the Anarchists. The most likely solution, of course, is that which is suggested in the answer quoted above: that the Bolsheviki themselves devised and posted the original Decree in the name of the Anarchists in order to bring discredit and opprobrium on their most dangerous political opponents. But it is barely possible that a detached group in the city of Saratoff, calling themselves Anarchists, actually did advocate and promulgate this 36