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The Programs of the Young Communist International - Image 18. 1923. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 28, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/3305/show/3262.

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(1923). The Programs of the Young Communist International - Image 18. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/3305/show/3262

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The Programs of the Young Communist International - Image 18, 1923, Socialist and Communist Pamphlets, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed September 28, 2020, https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/3305/show/3262.

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Title The Programs of the Young Communist International
Contributor (LCNAF)
  • Young Communist International. Congress
Publisher Publishing House of the Young International
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • Berlin, Germany
Date 1923
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Congresses and conventions
  • Socialism and youth
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Young Communist International. Congress
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Extent 55 pages; 21 cm
Original Item Location HX11.Y68P7 1923
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8319993~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 Public Domain: This item is in the public domain and may be used freely.
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Transcript "There is another difference: the social democratic youth organizations say: Politics belongs to the party; the economic struggle to the trade unionjs; and education to the youth." We say that the communist education ~TFTth'e~yoTrtir is impossible unless they participate in all the other forms of the proletarian movement. Since we are an educational organization we can achieve our aims only by participating in the political struggle side by side with the party; by sharing the economic struggle |side by side with the trade unions. " The next question in our program is militarism. The socialist youth applies two different methods to this struggle. Sometimes they say, as the old pocial democrats said to Liebknecht: " Militarism is a product of capitalism. We must fight, not against the fruits of capitalism, but against capitalism itself. We refuse, therefore, to engage in a special struggle against militarism." This view still has a few advocates. If we were attacking a city protected by a line of trenches we would not say: "We march to take the city, never mind the trenches." " Another of the tactics of the social democrats is a pacifist attitude. We know their ideas of demonstrating under the "jslogan" "No more war!" by making soulful and pathetic speeches on international love, by discoursing on the mission of the League of Nations, vegetarian pacifists joining the left wing of the bourgeois pacifists. The pocial democrats and the youth organisation of the social democrats carry on no anti-militarist propaganda. They merely state: "We are against war. Wars are unnecessary, good people. Love one another and put your trust in arbitration." But we see nothing practical, such as an effort to win over a ^section of the army to the socialist idea—a dangerous task but a necessary one for the victory of the revolution. Neither the right wing nor the centrist youth organizations, such as those led by the Austrian League, have any anti-militarist tradition, and due to the influence of this League all the others are condemned to inactivity. " As to the economic struggle, the socialist youth organizations are filled with the illusion that a radical improvement in the condition of the young workers is possible under capitalism, and that it can be achieved soon. But the dis«*ption of "capitalism brings with it an ever increasing exploitation of youth. The improvement of the condition of young workers is possible only after a radical 16