MIA: Encyclopedia of Marxism: Glossary of Periodicals



Voice of Labor (1923 – 1924)

Voice of Labor was published by the Workers (Communist) Party is its Chicago organ, focusing on the building of the Farmer-Labor Party, a project initiated by the Chicago Federation of Labor in 1921. Primarily an organ of factional intervention by the Workers Party, which was intent on taking over the Farmer-Labor Party project from the CFL. As the intervention itself was cut short by the blowing up of the project by the CP, the Voice of Labor itself was shortly shutdown.



Voice of Industry (1845-1848)

1845-1848. Voice of Industry was a worker-run newspaper published between 1845-1848, at the height of the American Industrial Revolution. The Voice was centrally concerned with the dramatic social changes wrought by the Industrial Revolution, as workers came to depend on corporations for a wage. Published out of Massachusetts, varyingly by different "Working Men’s Associations" or individual publishers, it championed the conditions of working class women in the textile mills of Lynn Massachusetts.

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Volga Naroda

A daily newspaper, organ of the Right wing of the Socialist-Revolutionary Party; appeared in Petrograd from April 29 to November 1917, when it was closed down. Subsequently it appeared under the titles Volya, Volya Volnaya, Votya Varodnaya, Volya Svobodiiaya and Volya Strany.

In February 1918 it was finally suppressed.



Organ of the German Social-Democratic Party, published in Chemnitz from January 1891 to February 1933.


Volksfreund (People's Friend)

Daily Social-Democratic newspaper, founded in Brunswick in 1871; in 1914 and 1915 it was the organ of the German Left-wing Social-Democrats, later in 1916 it reflected the views of Kautsky and his followers.


Der Volksstaat (People's State)

Central organ of the German Social-Democratic Workers' Party; published in Leipzig from October 2, 1869 to September 23, 1876, under the editorship of Wilhelm Liebknecht. It was initially published twice a week, and from July 1873 three times a week. Marx and Engels contributed to the paper and helped in editting. Its predecessor was Demokratisches Wochenblatt (Democratic Weekly).


Vorwärts (Forward)

Central Organ of the German Social-Democratic Party published daily in Berlin from 1891 to 1933 by decision of the party's Halle Congress, as the successor of Berliner Volksblatt, founded in 1884.

Engels wrote for the Vorwärts. In Russia, it backed the Economists and then, after the split in the Party, the Mensheviks. It published articles by Trotsky, but wouldn't publish Lenin.

During the First World War Vorwärts took a social-chauvinist stand. It's articles were later against the October Revolution.