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Communist International. Congress. Statutes, theses and conditions of admission to the Communist International - Image 33. 1920?. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 2, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/98/show/32.

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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)
File Name index.cpd
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Title Image 33
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Transcript THE ROLE OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY IN THE PROLETARIAN REVOLUTION. The world proletariat is confronted with decisive battles. We are living in an epoch of civil war. The critical hour has struck. In almost all countries where there is a labor movement of any importance the working class, arms in hand, stands in the midst of fierce and decisive battles. Now more than ever is the working class in need of a strong organization. Without losing an hour of invaluable time, the working class must keep on indefatigably preparing for the impending decisive struggle. The first heroic uprising of the French proletariat during the Paris Commune of 1871 would have been much more successful, and many errors and shortcomings would have been avoided, had there been a strong Communist party, no matter how small. The struggle which the proletariat is now facing, under changed historical circumstances, will be of much more vital importance to the future destiny of the working class than was the insurrection of 1871. The Second World Congress of the Communist International therefore calls upon the revolutionary workers of the whole world to concentrate all their attention on the following: 1. The Communist Party is part of the working class, namely, its most advanced, intelligent, and therefore most revolutionary part. The Communist Party is formed of the best, most intelligent, self-sacrificing and far-seeing workers. The Communist Party has no other interests than those of the working class. It differs from the general mass of the workers in that it takes a general view of the whole historical march of the work> ing class, and at all turns of the road it endeavors to defend the interests, not of separate groups or professions, but of the working class as a whole. The Communist Party is the organized political lever by means of which the more advanced part of the working class leads all the proletarian and semi-proletarian mass. 2. Until the time when the power of government will have been finally conquered by the proletariat, until the time when [ 33 ]