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Communist International. Congress. Statutes, theses and conditions of admission to the Communist International - Image 18. 1920?. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 23, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/98/show/17.

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Title Statutes, theses and conditions of admission to the Communist International
Alternative Title Statutes, theses and conditions of admission to the Communist International, adopted by the second Congress of the Communist International July 17 to August 7, 1920
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Communist International. Congress
Publisher Workers Party of America
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • New York
Date 1920?
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Communist International
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Extent 85 pages; 22 cm.
Original Item Location HX11.I5A5
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8304554~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 This item is in the public domain and may be used freely.
Note Conference: Communist International (2nd Congress : 1920 : Leningrad and Moscow)
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Transcript toes: "deeper into the masses," "in closer contact with the masses," understanding by the word "masses" the entire mass and those exploited by capitalism especially the less >anized and enlightened, the most oppressed and less adaptable Oi to organization. , The proletariat becomes revolutionary m so far as it is not enclosed within narrow guild limits, in so far as it participates in all the events and branches of public life, as a leader of the whole working and exploited mass; and it is completely impossi- bl. it to realize its dictatorship unless it is ready for and pable of doing everything for the victory over the bourgeoisie. The experience of Russia in this respect has a theoretical and pr al importance; where the proletariat could not have realized its dictatorship, nor acquired the respect and confidence of the whole working mass, if it had not borne most of the sacri- es and had not suffered from hunger more than all the other ps in this mass, during the most difficult moments of the onslaught, war and blocade on the part of the universal bourgeoisie. In particular it is necessary for the Communist Party and the whole advanced proletariat to give the most absolute and nying support to all the masses for a larger general strike movement, which is alone able under the yoke of capitalism to av d properly, arouse, enlighten, and organize the masses, and develop in them a full confidence in the leading role of the revolutionary proletariat. Without such a preparation no dictator- • of the proletariat will be possible, and those who are capable of P against strikes, like Kautsky in Germany, Turati in ha! v not to be suffered in the ranks of parties adhering to the Third International. This concerns still more, naturally, such trade-union and parliamentary leaders, as often betray the the workingmen by teaching them to make the strike an instruct of reform and not of revolution (Jouhaux in France, Compel > m America, and Thomas in England). 12. For all countries, even for most free "legal" and "peace- i" ones in the sense of a lesser acuteness in the class struggle, e period has arrived, when it has become absolutely necessary for every Communist party to join systematically lawful and unlawful work, lawful and unlawful organization. In the most enlightened and free countries, with a most -lid" bourgeois-democratic regime, the governments are sys- [ 13 ]