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Gyptner, R.. From isolation to the masses - Image 23. 1923. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. August 25, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2589/show/2543.

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Gyptner, R.. (1923). From isolation to the masses - Image 23. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2589/show/2543

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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 23
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Transcript The present form of organization is well able to do any form of territorial work, but, having no connection with the workshops, it is useless in the greater tasks of organizing the young industrial proletariat. Here again then is clearly indicated the chief cause of our failure. In these recruiting weeks that part of our membership which should be the most important has failed altogether to actively participate. CAMPAIGNS In our many local, national and even in the international actions we have experienced the unfortunate truth that our demands in the form of slogans penetrate the masses but slowly and with great difficulty on our part. The Party Press is read very little by young workers and the League organs appear only once a month and often with considerable delay. These circumstances point again with an unerring finger to the same weakness. We have no direct and continuous contact with the mass of young workers. In the present order of things there can be no direction from our leading bodies in an unbroken chain straight to the shops. Assuming that a certain line of action is decided upon by the National Executive Committee to be followed in the shops; the instructions are sent to all branches which discuss the question. The chairman religiously hammers home the importance of the matter to "the comrades in the shops" and thus is the slogan passed on. But as in this case it is everybody's work, it ultimately resolves itself into nobody's business; every member is employed in a separate shop and most of them outside the territory of the branch, there is no leader to control the accomplishment of the work, it is left to chance and the individual efforts of the members, and generally our members are alone in the shops without the support of any organization. The branch committee can not know how the work succeeds or fails (and it is generally the latter) nor can they know why. This means actually that our slogans reach our branches and go no further. They almost entirely fail to reach the masses of young workers. In cases were we had formed shop fractions (as opposed to nuclei) for particular work, it was discovered that when the work was completed the fractions, having no permanent organizational form, had disappeared and had to be re-formed on every occasion 21