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Gyptner, R.. From isolation to the masses - Image 14. 1923. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. August 17, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2589/show/2534.

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Gyptner, R.. (1923). From isolation to the masses - Image 14. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2589/show/2534

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Title From isolation to the masses
Alternative Title From isolation to the masses; textbook for young communist leagues
Creator (Local)
  • Gyptner, R.
Contributor (LCNAF)
  • Young Communist International
Publisher Publishing House of the Young International
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • Berlin, Germany
Date 1923
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Youth movements
  • Communism
  • Labor unions
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Extent 62 pages; 12 cm
Original Item Location HX547.G97 1923
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8304440~S5
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 Public Domain: This item is in the public domain and may be used freely.
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Transcript and the extortions of the master class and together feel the same burning sense of wrong; here is opportunity for a solidarity such as before we have not known. It would give us a power which could effectively be used to support our demands whereas now we can support them only by passing resolutions. As matters stand, the existence of the branch is often a question of whether a strong enough friendship springs into being between the young comrades who meet for the first time. That such a friendship may become a very strong basis is not denied but it is not a scientific one and it leaves too much to chance. Our members must have something more in common than mutually agreeable social qualities and it is only in the workshops, offices, factories, mines etc. that this something more can be found. Altho branches may be formed in various ways, by the method already described, by a large branch splitting into two smaller ones, by an older comrade gathering friends around him and informing the district committee of the formation of a new branch etc., yet the same basic fault exists in one and all—the form of organization adopted is divorced from the place of production. In the one branch will be found comrades who work in a dozen or more factories etc. which means that they are in touch with their organization perhaps once a week at the branch meeting. This is not good enough. Our organization, if it is to make good, must become a live thing something to be felt and used in the day to day struggle, not a thing of skin and bones into which we breathe a semblance of life once a week. Members who are organized according to where they live, as at present, cannot be given instructions for work in the shops, they cannot be detailed or organized on any particular plan, in short the branch structure is clumsy, inefficient and impossible to use effectively. It must go. The place of work of the members, the first and most important field of activity for the League, is thus isolated from the branch by the present form of organization. It has no immediate connection with it, it is situated outside the jurisdiction of the branch and the more the formation of the branches progresses, the farther (in an organizational sense) is the branch from the real ground of our activity. Our branches as they exist today have the character of a cultural and educational organization, and if the League contented itself with only this form of work our present structure would be quite capable of carrying it on. But we have a greater task. To gather the vast masses of the working youth into a revolutionary b \ 12