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Gyptner, R.. From isolation to the masses - Image 16. 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/2536.

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Gyptner, R.. (1923). From isolation to the masses - Image 16. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2589/show/2536

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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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Title Image 16
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Transcript resultant has been a parallel organization, of the shops etc. on the one hand and the branches on the other. As it has been found impossible to mobilize the branches for the outside work, the members are combined in a new form in nuclei in the workshops, in fractions in the various labor organizations. The leadership therefore of the most important work of the movement to wit: the work in the shops, trade unions etc. is controlled direct from the National Executive Committee and not thru the branches, which, where they still exist based on a territorial membership, are useless in the greater work of industrial organization. Such a branch is thus completely isolated from the useful work of the League. Only if a branch constitutes a combination of League members in the workshops of a given district can it be a living part of the League organization. It is then in direct contact with the young proletariat at the most important point, the workshop. Until our branches reorganize themselves on these lines the wrong and wasteful division of internal and mass work can not be abolished. i FRACTIONS AND SHOP NUCLEI As the territorial branch still forms the basis of our present organization, as previously explained, it is inevitable that the fractional work in other labor organizations should take a place of secondary importance in the minds of the members. The main interest of the leading bodies as well as of the members is centered in the well-being of the branch; how its organization develops, whether it can live, or, if it is a large branch, whether it should be divided, whether it has money in its treasury, whether its meetings are bad or good, whether it has an able chairman or otherwise and what steps should be taken to remedy any internal deficiencies. All these things receive primary attention, and in consequence the important fractional and nuclei work is correspondingly neglected, being dealt with less frequently and usually only by the department directly concerned. The work of a fraction or a nucleus is something very definite and varies according to the material to be dealt with; for instance a fraction in a definitely labor organization will have a very different task to that of a fraction in a neutral organization, say a sport organization. Yet experience has shown that our branches completely overlook this important fact. In the labor organizations we work amongst the masses who have already the first glimmerings of truth, 14 i