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The Programs of the Young Communist International - Image 19. 1923. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. August 11, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/3305/show/3263.

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(1923). The Programs of the Young Communist International - Image 19. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/3305/show/3263

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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 I transformation of society. Our not sharing these illusions differentiates us from the jsocialist youth. " The second radical difference lies not only in the methods of struggle for our economicjdemands but also in our different conception of these demands. 'I he secondTnterrrational of youth bases its demands, on the possibility of improvement under the capitalist system whilej we base ours upon the needs of the working class and the turning of these needs and the demands baped upon them into an instrument for the overthrow of capitalism. The social democrats take a superficial view of the matter and make no proposition for any radical change in the situation of the working class youth. This being the case it is easy to understand why they are not willing to help in the creation of a new society. " But they also differ from us in the immediate concrete demands. The most important problems, such as the matter of wages of young workers, unemployment, the relation of the young worker to the trade union, and others, are not even mentioned in their program. A comparison of their program and the decisions of their various congresses shows a great difference even between their theories and their actions. " The third basic difference lies in the methods of our struggle — or rather between our struggle and their inaction, for the social democrats do not struggle for the interests of the youth. They believe their main task should be to keep the youth removed from exciting activity. Their efforts on the economic field seem to be intended merely to draw young workers into their organization, as catholic and other organizations advertise themselves for this purpose. They actually take advantage of the strong desire of the young workers to improve their conditions by diverting it into reformist channel^, distracting it from the revolutionary struggle. " In educational work we find the same thing. Educational work is an indispensable part of communist enlightenment. It and the participation in the struggle of the proletariat are and must be inseparable. But among the socialist youth organizations education is an end in itself and has absolutely no connection with the class struggle. It is useless for the purposes of proletarian education, ?.s such. "During the wq^we proclaimed " Education through struggle!" Among the social democratic youth knowledge in itsejf takes the 2 17