South African Communists Speak by Dr Yusuf M. Dadoo, 1915-1980, South Africa

Contents

Introduction by Dr Yusuf M. Dadoo (South African Communists speak 1915 - 1980)

Section 1 Socialist and Internationalists: Introduction

Document 1: Extracts from 'Keeping the Red Flag Flying, An Address th the S.A. Labour Party', pamphlet published by the War on War League (SA) in March 1915. 

Document 2: 'Pamphlet 'The Labour Party's Duty in the War, a Reply to the ''see it through'' Policy, Signed by Twenty Members of the South African Labour Party'.

Document 3: 'The New International, By the Editor', published in The International, September 10, 1915.

Document 4: 'The Tearing of the Pledge', article by W.H. Andrews, published in The International, September 10, 1915.

Document 5: 'Objects of the International League of the South African Labour Party, published in The International, September 10, 1915. 

Document 6: 'The League's message to Europe A World Party'  from the International League of the S.A. Labour Party published in 'The International' September 17, 1915. 

Document 7: Report on the general meeting of the International Socialist League (SA) published in The International, September 24, 1915.

Document 8'The Parting of the Ways', editorial in The International, October 1 1915.

Document 9: Provincial Constitution of the International Socialist League published in The International, October 1, 1915.

Document 10: 'The First Conference of the League - Enthusiasm, Harmony, Diversity', report in The International, January 14, 1916.

Document 11: '170 Million Recruits', editorial in The International, March 23, 1971.

Document 12: Editorial 'The Great Events in Russia', published in The International, November 16, 1917.

Document 13: Statement 'International Socialism and the Native - No Labour Movement without the Black Proletariat', published in The International, December 7, 1917.

Document 14: Extract from report 'Our Annual Gathering - Notes of the Conference',The International, January 11, 1918.

Document 15: Text of Leaflet published in The International, February 15, 1918. 

Document 16: 'The Call of the Bolsheviks - League Manifesto', published in The International, March 1, 1918.

Document 17: 'Suggested Explanation of the ISL Platform, (by Benoni branch)', published in The International, January 4, 1919.

Document 18: 'The Bolsheviks are coming', leaflet written by D. Ivon Jones and L.H. Greene and circulated at the end of 1918 and early in 1919 in English, Zulu and Sesutu. 

Document 19: 'Communism in South Africa' by David Ivon Jones, presented to the Executive of the Third International.

Document 20: Constitution and Rules of the Communist Party of South Africa as adopted at the congress held in Cape Town on July 30-31 and August 1, 1921.

Document 21: 'The Twenty-one Points - Conditions of Admission to the Communist International' as adopted at the second Comintern congress in 1920.

Document 22: Manifesto of the Communist Party of South Africa adopted at the Cape Town conference held on July 30-31 and August 1, 1921.

Document 23: Letter from W.H. Andrews, secretary of the Communist Party of South Africa, to the Executive Committee of the Third Communist International.

 

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