J. T. Murphy

Bauer’s Pacifism

Communist International’s Manifesto

Source: Workers’ Life, July 22, 1927
Publisher: Communist Party of Great Britain
Transcription/Markup: Brian Reid
Public Domain: Marxists Internet Archive (2008). You may freely copy, distribute, display and perform this work; as well as make derivative and commercial works. Please credit “Marxists Internet Archive” as your source.

Moscow, Wednesday

The Communist International has issued a manifesto exposing the treacherous part played by the Austrian Social-Democratic leaders.

The formation of a special Social-Democratic police to help in shooting down the workers exposes the “Left” Austrian Socialists as being no better than Noske and Scheidemann, says the manifesto. Their policy is contrasted with that of the C.P. “The July thunderstorm over Austria will bring further revolutionary storms.” It is described as “a pledge of the revolutionary resistance which the capitalists will meet if they pursue their attack, and of what they must expect if they dare to realise their military plans.”

The Communist International gives the watchwords “Continuation of the General Strike! Arm the Austrian workers! Disarm the Fascist organisation and police! Form Soviets throughout the country! Down with the Seipel Government! All power to a Workers’ and Peasants’ Government!”