1920s

The New Solidarity newspaper

Partial archive of The New Solidarity, a newspaper produced out of Chicago by the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) from 1918-1920. NS replaced Defense News Bulletin.

Bolshevik

Bolshevik (journal). Political-economic biweekly of the central committee of the Russian communist party. (Reproduced for reference only)

The mask is off! - American Anarchist Federated Commune Soviets

A 1920 handbill by American Anarchist Federated Commune Soviets issued in the immediate aftermath of the January 7, 1920 expulsion of the five elected members of the Socialist Party of America from the New York Legislative Assembly. This action is declared to be evidence of the failure of socialist methods in the struggle to overthrow capitalism -- an action which has "torn off the mask of the hypocrisy of government representation."

A Brief History of the Communist Workers’ Party of Poland

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The history of the German and Italian left is relatively well known, even if mainly within left communist circles. We know that similar currents existed in other communist parties, although much of that history is yet still to be documented. This article is an attempt at that. The first section is an introduction to the history of the Communist Workers’ Party of Poland (KPRP) and the second a more thorough look at its left-wing.

The Revolutionary Syndicalist Committees in Spain - The history of the revolutionary syndicalist tendency of the CNT (1919-1925) - Comités Syndicalistes révolutionnaires

An account of the rise and fall of the CNT’s Revolutionary Syndicalist tendency—said to reflect the “original” orientation of the CNT of 1910-1918, modeled on the CGT and the "Charter of Amiens", as opposed to the “sectarian” anarchosyndicalist “deviation” that first arose in the CNT in 1919 as a result of the post-war crisis—featuring the “Declaration of Principles” and “Manifesto” of the Revolutionary Syndicalist Committees (founded in 1922), and discussions of the debates in the CNT concerning the Russian Revolution, the Third International, the Red Trade Union International, how to respond to repression, the question of violence, and the campaign for the trade union united front.

1929 Declaration of the Anarchist Federation of Poland

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In this declaration from 1929, the Anarchist Federation of Poland (founded 1926) outlines its ideological and tactical programme. Situating itself within the traditions of stateless communism and revolutionary syndicalism, the document also stresses the importance of Workers' and Peasants' Councils for the anarchist project. At the time of its publication, the AFP was a marginal organisation – its politics would only find slightly wider resonance in the middle of the 1930s.

The case of the General Union of the Jewish Workers of Russia, Poland and Lithuania

A left communist look at the Jewish Labour Bund.

Open Vistas: a bi-monthly of life and letters

Archive of Open Vistas, a 1925 magazine that published poetry and reviews, as well as essays reflecting the editors' anarchist politics.

The Road to Freedom

Archive of The Road to Freedom, an anarchist newspaper published out of New Jersey and New York from 1924-1932.

Red Chicago: American Communism at its grassroots, 1928-35 - Randi Storch

A book by Randi Storch about the Communist Party USA in Chicago during the late 1920s and early 1930s.