MIA: Early Comintern Writers: Comintern Archive: A. Lozovsky Archive


Solomon Abramovich (Alexandr)
Lozovsky Archive

(1878–1952)


A. Lozovsky

“The Revolution is not a plaything with which one amuses oneself and gets tired of. Neither is it made to order; socialism does not fall from the skies already made. It suffices to read the history of the birth of the bourgeois order in France, to read the bourgeois historians Thiers, Taine, Sorel, Aulard and others, in order to understand what the Russian Revolution represents, which has aroused the great masses of the people. The birth of the new order is painful, very painful. The Russian worker feels it in all his daily life.

But we never look back, we look for our salvation not in the forms and relations of Western Europe, which are falling in ruins; we always look ahead, with a deep hope and a boundless faith.

Capitalist society is decomposing and only Communism can save mankind. Let the bourgeois press sneer at us, let the gentry that call themselves socialists viciously laugh at us, the Russian proletariat shall surge forward and above the sneers, for it has chosen as a watchword those great words of Dante, with which our great teacher Karl Marx ends the first volume of his “Capital”: “Go your way, and let people say what they please!” The Role of the Labor Unions in the Russian Revolution



Biography:

Concerning the Expulsion from the Party of S.A. Lozovsky


Works:


1917: Letter to the Bolshevik Group in the Central Executive Committee

1920: The Role of the Labor Unions in the Russian Revolution
1920: To the Workers of England

1921: Program of Action of the Red International of Labour Unions<
1921: An International Workers’ Loan for the Russian Proletariat
1921: The Red Trade-Union Recruiting Week
1921: To the Workers of France
1921: The Basic Problems of the International Trade Union Movement
1921: The Red Trade Union International to the Congress of the Trade Union of Czecho-Slovakia

1922: The Main Stages in the Evolution of the R.T.U.I.
1922: Amsterdam’s Chicane and the French Labor Movement
1922: The First International Congress of the Revolutionary Trade Unions
1922: Supporters and Opponents of the United Front
1922: Report on Trade Union Question at the Fourth World Congress of the Comintern November 20
1922: Summary of Discussion on Trade Union Report at the Fourth World Congress of the Comintern November 21
1922: Infantile Diseases of French Trade Unionism

1924: Fundamental Problems of the World Trade Union Movement and the Fifth Congress of the Comintern
1924: Labor Herald Library No. 10: The World’s Trade Union Movement
1924: Labor Herald Library No. 13: Lenin: The Great Strategist of Class War
1924: Labor Herald Library No. 14: Lenin and the Trade Union Movement

1925: Is Unity of the International Trade Union Movement Possible?
1925: Paris—Breslau—Scarborough

1926: Letter to the Amsterdam International requesting unity in support of the British miners

1927: What is the Red International of Labour Unions?

1928: A Muddler on an American Scale (extract)

1929: Foreword to Problems of Strike Strategy

1931: The Struggle for the Masses in Britain

1940: A Bolshevik Statesman

 


 

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