Alexandra Kollontai

The Workers' Opposition

Minsk Fine Cloth Combine; directors Viktor Arbuzov and Yakov Vishnevsky, listen and explain to workers' complaints. Photo by Yuri Ivanov. Graphic changes by Brian Baggins.

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Written: early 1921;
First Published: Pravda, January 25, 1921. The text was banned in Soviet Russia in March of 1921, by resolution of the 10th Congress of the Communist Party;
Source: Solidarity (London) Pamphlet no.7, 1961; taken from the original English publication: Workers' Dreadnought (by Sylvia Pankhurst), April 22 - August 19, 1921;
Translated: from the Russian;
Transcription/Markup: Class Against Class / Brian Baggins;
Copyleft: Kollantai Internet Archive ( 2002. Permission is granted to copy and/or distribute this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License.

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Full text, with introduction and footnotes by Solidarity, 1968 (PDF)

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Introduction, by Solidarity
Individual or Collective Management?
The Trade Unions: Their Role & Problems
On Bureaucracy & Self-activity of The Masses
Appendix: Background on the Workers Opposition