MIA: History: International: Communist International: the Communist International [Vol. 5-6, 1928 ]

Workers of the World Unite!
The Communist International
Organ of the Executive Committee of the Communist International
Volume 5-6, 1928

The following numbers are those of the journal, The Communist International for 1928. No editors listed. All were published by the Communist Party of Great Britain at 16 King Street, London, WC2.

Note regarding volume names:

The first series of Communist International bore no name or volume number. It includes issues numbers 1 - 30. Published in London 1919 - early 1924. It is often referred to as the “original series”or as the “old series”. the latter because the next series is officially called the “New Series”. We are calling this Volume 1 in the file names of the pdf files provided here.

The second series of Communist International stated on it that it was the “New Series”. It includes issues numbers 1-23. This spans early 1924 through early 1926. We are noting it as “new series”in the volume names (because it calls itself that in print), but also calling “Volume 2".

After that, the Communist International began assigning Volume numbers to subsequent runs of issue numbers. Starting with Volume 3 for October, November, and December of 1926. Hence our back-numbering of Volume 2 and Volume 1. It wasn’t until Volume 8, 1931, that a given volume number was assigned to a single year of publication of CI.

Here is a text file listing the Series / Volume numbers and dates of issues of CI.

Note things get a bit muddled after 1934, when CI began to be published both in London and in New York City, with different content in same numbered issues, and even different issue numbers. Our listing is primarily if not entirely of the London-published issues.

Page number for each article are given where available

Pamphlets and publications materialfrom the Communist Party of Great Britain that were advertised in the pages of The Communist International. Digitized as part of this project.

Volume 5 (and two issues of Volume 6), 1928 for the entire year

PDFs of issues

Number 1, January 1, 1928

2 The Historical Verification of Lenin’s Plan – Editorial
9 The Lines of Development of Modern Persia – A. Sultanzade
14 The Communist Party of Czecho-Slovakia and The Municipal Elections
17 The Delegatikons to Russia – Karl Kreibich
20 the Polish-Lithuanian Conflict

Number 2, January 15, 1928

26 The Comintern’r Militant Task – Editorial
31 The Historical Significance of the Canton Rising – A. Lominadze
35 The Problem of the Reliable Army – L. Alfred
38 Geneva – A. Lunacharsky
43 Developments in the Political Situation in India – G. A. K. Luhani

Number 3, February 1, 1928

50 The End of the Trotskyist Opposition – Editorial
53 The Situation in Ireland – Seumas Collins
57 Developments in the Political Situation in India – (Conclusion) G. A. K. Luhani
62 Contributions to a Programme of Action for Germany – H. Brandler
72 Reply to Brandler – Politbureau of C.C. Of C.P. Of Germany

Number 4, February 15, 1927

78 the Fourth Congress of the Profintern (R.I.L. U.) – Editorial

81 Socialism in the Soviet Villages – A. Zaitsev

86 Mr. Citrine, Democracy in the Trade Union Movement, and the Police – V. Demar

88 Contributions to a Programme of Action for Germany (Continued) – H. Brandler

97 Reply to Brandler – Politbureau of C.C. of the C.P. Of Germany

Number 5, March 1, 1928

106 Trotskyism’s Latest Attack on the Comintern – Editorial
111 Problems of Strike Strategy – A. Lozovsky
119 the (C.P.G.B. And the Larour Party – Central Committee of C.P.G.B.
128 the Chief Lessons of the Civil War in Finland 1918

Number 6, March 15, 1928

130 the New Phase in Britain and the Communist Party – R. Palme Dutt
142 Results and Prospects of the United Front – A. Lozovsky
149 Organisation Work in the Y.C.L. – Vasiliev
155 in Memory of Comrade Chang Ta Lai – N. Fokin
157 the Economic Struggle and Communist Tasks– (E.C.C.I. Resolution)
158 Position and Tasks of the Chinese C.P. After the Canton Rising – John Pepper

Number 7, April 1, 1928

162 the New Tactics of the C.P.G.B. – Editorial
167 the Tenth Anniversary of the Red Army – K. Voroshilov
176 North American Imperialism and the Coming Crisis – P. Schubin
179 the Fate of the Last Centrist Labour Party – K. Remmele
183 the Position and Prospects of the Communist Party in Sweden – Karl Kilborn

Number 8, April 15, 1928

186 the Polish C.P. And the Elections – Editorial
190 the Change in the Tactics of the C.P.G.B. – A. Martinov
195 the Chinese Questton in the Plenum of the E. C. C. I. – R–Ev
198 the Struggle for Industrialisation in the U.S.S.R. – K. Krumin

Number 9, May 1, 1928

202 One Hundred and Six Votes
203 the Struggle for Industrialisation in the U.S.S.R. – K. Krumin (Continued)
205 the Basin Plot – K. Kreibich
209 Soviet Russia and the Capitalist System – I Eventov
215 Book Review

Number 10, May 15, 1928

218 the Disarmament Question – Editorial
223 Rationalization in Poland – Stefansky
231 the Phactical Results of the Resolution on Oorganization Rudolf Kohn
233 Nucleus Work in Engelsburg – Kneschke
234 the Workers and the Tu Movement in Egypt – Mastri

Number 11, June 1, 1928

238 the April Plenum of the C.P.S.U – Editorial
241 a New Chapter in the History of the Class Struggle in Japan
243 Great Britain and Arabia – A. Shama
246 to the Masses!--the Factories!--the Workshops!
251 the Post-War State – P. Lapinsky
255 Confessions of Angelica

Number 12, June 15, 1928

258 the White Terror and the Social Democrats – Editorial
261 the Post-War State – P. Lapinsky
267 the Polish Socialist Party – G. Valetsky
270 the Budget of British Imperialism – R. Page Arnot
274 the French Elections and the Policy of the Communist Pahty Jules Humbert Droz

Number 13, July 1, 1928

282 The Don Mines Case – Editorial
288 The Death of William D. Haywood – George Hardy
291 The XIX Congress of the Dutch C.P. – W. Resema
293 The Communist Party of the Saar District
295 The Reds and the Yellows

Number 14, July 15, 1928

302 A Fascist Trial of Communists – Editorial
305 the Lesson of the German Elections – Rudolf Gerber
312 the Transition Period From Capitalism to Socialism – E. Varga
315 the Nature of Modern Militarism – A. M.
320 the Problems of the Blockade – Eugen Paul
327 India’s Part in World Revulution – Clemens Dutt
331 the Economic Coxsequences of the New Technique – E. Varga
336 Organisational Problems in Eastern Countries – V.
341 Some Remarks on the Draft Programme of the C.I. – Yablonski

Number 15, August 1, 1928

346 the Sixth Congress of the Comintern – Editorial
348 the Sharpening Class Division – Herman Remmele
354 on the Agrarian Section of the Draft Programme – V. Karpinsky
358 the Working Class Movement Betwewn the V and VI. Congresses of the Comintern H. Schwarz
371 Some Ccrtical Remarks on the Draft Programme – Clara Zetkin
378 the Foreign Policy of the Second International Parties – Martinov

Number 16, August 15, 1928

390 the Seym of Prostitutes, Pigs and Blackguards – Editorial
393 the Second International and the Colonies – G. Valetsky
400 the Course of Discussion on the Draft Programme – M.
402 the Land Nationalisation Question in the Commintern – A. Martinov
404 the Problem of the Petty Bourgeoisie – D. M. Bukhartsky
407 the Comintern Programme and the Racial Problem – A. Shiek
412 How the American Communists Are Conducting Their Elections – Jay Lovestone
416 on a Certain Electlon Document

Volume 6, 1928

Number 1, December 1, 1928

1 A New Variation of the United Front. – Editorial
6 Mass Demonstrations. – B. V.
12 The Meaning of Events at Lodz. – F. Brand
20 “The American Federationist.” – A Review by J. Zack

Number 2, December 15, 1928

25 Intensification of the Class Struggle and the “Rightz̄”. – Editorial
26 Unemployment in Great Britain. – W. Hannington
41 The Situation and Prospects in Italy. – Ruggiero Grieco
52 The South African Question