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The Programs of the Young Communist International - Image 33. 1923. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 25, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/3305/show/3277.

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(1923). The Programs of the Young Communist International - Image 33. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/3305/show/3277

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The Programs of the Young Communist International - Image 33, 1923, Socialist and Communist Pamphlets, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed October 25, 2020, https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/3305/show/3277.

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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 bourgeois democracy or in the shop councils. In many countries the young worker is deprived, legally and illegally, of his rights to organize politically, to attend political demonstrations, etc. Class justice and the organs of suppression controlled by the bourgeoisie pitilessly persecute the revolutionary young workers. This situation became even worse during the war, and in the period following the war the misery of the working class grew •beyond bounds. Enormous masses of half grown youths were sent to the front and children were drawn into the workshop to take their places and the places of the adult workers. In the shops they were mercilessly exploited without being trained, even the few existing protective laws being abolished. To repair the damages of the war and to emerge from the present crisis—at the expense of the proletariat, naturally—the capitalists intensify the exploitation of the proletariat and especially of the proletarian youth, and concentrate their attacks upon the standard of living of the working class, imposing upon the'workers an unendurable misery. The process of the decay of capitalism brings with it increased suffering for the young workers; economic misery, political oppression, and disf ranch isement. THE NECESSITY FOR AND THE ROLE OF THE YOUNG COMMUNIST MOVEMENT The general political and economic situation of the working class youth and its special position in capitalist society forces it to an actual participation in the class struggle, and imposes upon it, within the framework of the general class war, a special struggle for a change in its own conditions of work and education. To fulfill these tasks the working class youth has organized itself into Young Communist Leagues. The necessity for such separate young communist organizations arises from the peculiar psychological needs of the young workers. These require the establishment of special independent organizations. Still another reason is that the youth must have a preparatory school for the Party. The first young proletarian organizations which arose in the capitalist countries of Europe at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth centuries were organized to fight militarism, to defend the interests of the working class youth, and to give a special socialist education to their members. As reformism 31