MIA: Encyclopedia of Marxism: Glossary of Periodicals



Norddeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung

Daily newspaper published in Berlin from 1861 to 1918; between the 1860s and 1880s it was the official organ of Bismark's government.


Novaya Zhizn

New Life: A daily newspaper of a Menshevik trend, but wavered and took a Bolshevik position at times. The paper was the organ of a group of Social-Democrats known as Internationalists, whose members were Menshevik adherents of Martov and non-aligned intellectuals.

The paper was published in Petrograd beginning in April 1917. After the October Revolution it agitated against the Soviet government and was closed down in July 1918.

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Novoye Vremya

New Times: A daily newspaper, published in St. Petersburg from 1868. In 1905 it became an organ of the Black Hundreds. Lenin called it a model of a corrupted newspaper. After the February revolution Novoye Vremya fully supported the policy of the Provisional Government and the Black Hundreds. The paper was closed down by the Revolutionary Military Committee of the Petrograd Soviet on October 26 (November 8), 1917.


Northwest Organizer (1936-1941)

The Northwest Organizer was a tabloid and later broadsheet initiated by Teamsters Local 574 from April 1935 through the early July 1941. The Trotskyist lead Local (later Local 544-AFL) was the main force behind The Northwest Organizer and the Teamsters union throughout the upper-midwest during this period. The Local had gone an organizing drive for the entire upper Missisippi/Missouri valley and the paper was launched in the main as the tribune of this organizing drive. The paper was published weekly and was recognized as the main labor and working class journal for the entire region. From April 1935 through August 5, 1936, The Northwest Organizer was published under the auspices of the Northwest Labor Unity Conference. After that date it was published under the auspices of the Minneapolis Teamsters Joint Council (also lead by Local 544). In August of 1941, with the attack on the Local 544 by Daniel Tobin, national boss of the Teamsters and the government lead by FDR, the Local left the AFL and affiliated with the CIO as Motor Transport and Allied Workers Industrial Union Local 544-CIO. At this point the paper resumed as the Industrial Organizer under that Local’s sponsorship.

The Northwest Organizer, lead, arguably, by the most dynamic union in the Upper-Midwest, Local 574/544 Teamsters, became the effective tribune for the growing class struggle militancy of the working class for this region of the U.S. It’s pages chronical in minute detail the individual strikes in all industries, the massive organizing that resulted in the formation of the Central Conference of Teamsters and fights and organizing that resulted in the formation of the Congress of Industrial Organizations.

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Collection digitized by Marty Goodman, MD, Riazanov Library Project