MIA: History: International: Communist International: the Communist International [Vol. 6-7, 1930]

Workers of the World Unite!
The Communist International
Organ of the Executive Committee of the Communist International
Volume 6-7, 1930

The following numbers are those of the journal, The Communist Internatonal for 1930. No editors listed. All were published by the Communist Party of Great Britain at 16 King Street, London, WC2.

Note regarding v0lume names:

The first series of Communist International bore no name or v0lume 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 v0lume 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 v0lume 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 material from the Communist Party of Great Britain that were advertised in the pages of The Communist International. Digitized as part of this project.

Contents The Communist International 1930
[Last 4 numbers in Volume 6, and all of Volume 7]

Volume 6

Number 28 January 1 1930

1089 The Five-Year Plan and the Anti-Soviet Front
1095 The Course of a Great Revolution – V. Levin
1108 The End of Mr. Roy – G. Safarov
1116 Forward to Bolshevik Mass Work – H. Remmele
1123 From Manuilsky's Report at the Enlarged Executive of the Young Communist International
1138 A Liberal-Bourgeois Interpretation of Indian History – B. Freier

Number 29 January 15 1930

1145 Leninism is Victorious
1151 Stalin's Speech to the Marxist Agriculturalists
1162 The Leeds Congress of the C.P.G.B. – G. Safarov
1169 Chang-Du-Su's Farewell. – A. Martynov

Number 30 February 1 1930

1181 The World Economic Crisis and the Tasks of the Communist Parties
1188 The Imperialist Struggle for Markets
1194 The Extension of the Crisis and the Fall in Prices – E. Varga
1199 The Economic Crisis in Germany – P. D. II99
1205 The Economic Crisis in Czecho-Slovakia – L. Freund 1205
1212 Examining the Work of Party Organisations
1214 Letter from the Political Secretariat of the E.C.C.L
– on the Examination of the Work of Party Organisations

Number 31 February 15 1930

1221 The Fight Against Unemployment
1225 The Economic Crisis in the United States and the
– Tasks of the Communist Party – William Weinstone
1233 The World Economic Crisis in Imperialism and the Development of the
– Revolutionary Ferment in the Colonies – G. Sajarov

Volume 7

Number 1 March 1 1930

1 The Dissensions Among the Imperialist~ and the Preparations for War on the U.S.S.R.
8 The Economic Crisis in Germany and its Social Consequeuces – Fritz Heckert
15 The Economic Situation of Italy and the Immediate Tasks of the Italian C.P. – M. Garlandi
25 The Polish Section of the World Economic Crisis – A. Zorki
33 How the Five Year Plan is Being Accomplished – S. R--d

Numbers 2-3 April 1 1930

37 The Violent Attack Along the Anti-Soviet Front
44 The Task of the Moment
49 The “Holy Father” and the Liquidation of the Kulak Class
52 The Need for Bolshevik Municipal Work
60 The Economic Crisis in Latin America and the Tasks of the Communist Parties – M. Garlandi
67 Decaying Capitalism and the Fascisation of the Bourgeois State – A. Martinov 67
82 The International Revolutionary Working Women’s Day – Moirova
91 The Lessons of the Strikes in Paris
93 The Theory of Bonapartism Hermann Remmele
100 The Problems of Fascism and Social-Fascism in the International Communist Press A. Fogarashi

Number 4 April 15 1930

103 One Step Higher
109 The Problems of the Communist Party of Germany at the Enlarged Presidium of the E.C.C.I.
118 Comrade Thalmann’s Speech at the German Commission of the Extended Plenum
121 On Two Fronts V. Molotov
135 The Brandlerites and the U.S.S.R. – Valetsky
137 From Gussev’s Speech in the German Commission of the enlarged Presidium E.C.C.I.

Number 5 May 1 1930

1 March 6th and the Preparation for May 1st
4 The Collapse of the London Conference
10 German Imperialism and the Preparation of the Anti-Soviet Offensive
15 The Policy of the C.P.S.U. in the Yillages – M. Golendo
28 The International Agrarian Crisis – E. Varga
34 The First Congress of Representatives of the Soviet Districts in China – L.I.
40 Between Passive Resistance and Revolution – G. Safarov
49 The First Arab Workers’ Congress in Palestine and the Anti-Imperialist Fight
in the Arab Countries – Nadab
54 The Revolutionary Rise in Greece and the Tasks of the Communist Movement
(From the Report of the E.C.C.I. Delegation)

Number 6 May 15 1930

61 On the Bruad Road to Winning the Masses
66 The United Front of Mr. Brandler
71 The “League for Liberation of the Ukraine” – N. Skrypnik
83 6th March and our Immediate Tasks in the Struggle for the Majority of the Working Class – B. V.
87 The International Communist Press and March 6th

Number 7 July 15 1930

1 A Year of the Labour Government


6 Pan-Europe – A. De Vries
10 Franco-Italian Conflict – G. Muller
19 Workers’ Counter- Offensive in the Woollen Textile Industry – J. R. Campbell
24 The German Proletariat faces New Struggles – H. Remmele
31 A Social Democratic Theory that Needs Denouncing – I. Mingulin

Towards 5th Profintern Congress

40 The Fight for the Majority of the Working Class – E. Herkert


51 Italy and the Immediate Tasks of the Italian Party – Garlandi

Number 8 August 1 1930

59 A Congress of “Extended Advance”
67 The Economic Crisis and the Electric Chair

First of August Campaign

70 Extend the Front!
73 The United Front From Below – F. Heckert
81 On the eve of August 1st in France
86 The 1st of August in Britain
89 The 1st of August in Poland – Bronkovsky

World Topics

93 New Class Wars in Germany
97 Hais takes the road to Amsterdam – P.R.
101 Italy and the Immediate Tasks of the Italian Party – Garlandi
107 Situation in the C.P. of France – Maurice Thoree
112 Problems of French Party

Number 9 August 15 1930

121 Crisis in Europe


128 International Significance of the XVIth Party Congress – Bela Kun
132 From Free Trade to Protection – E. Varga
136 League of Nations Finances Intervention – Nemo
141 Under the Banner of Fascisation – Smolianski

Left T.U. Movement

145 Question of T. U. Tactics in Poland – Halma
152 Another Fractional Attack Against the C.P. of Poland – A.D.

Number 10 September 1 1930

157 The Congress for Organising the Revolutionary Class Struggle
161 The New Chinese Revolution
167 On the Question of National-Fascism in Germany
171 Briand’s Policy and French Hegemony in Europe – A. De Vries
176 Maxtoniana
180 The Revolutionary Trade Union Movement and the Problem of the Labour Aristocracy – G. Smolyansky
190 Report of Comrade Ercoli to the Italian Commission of the C.I.

Number 11 September 15 1930

198 The Situation in the Communist Party of Great Britain – William Rust
205 The Strike Struggle in Czecho-Slovakia – Kellermann
210 The Struggle Against the Social Insurance Act in France – M------r.
215 All Sections of the C.I. Can and Must Become Really Mass Parties – O. Piatnitsky
227 Report of Comrade Ercoli to the Italian Commission of the C.I. (to be continued)

Number 12 October 15 1930

230 The Fifth Conference of the R.I.L.U.
233 The Imperial Conference and the Fascisation of Britain – Andrew Rothstein
241 The Nottingham Trades Union Congress – Bert Williams
247 The Historic Elections in Germany
251 The Spectre of Proletarian Revolution in Hungary – Bela Kun
256 Prospects of the Labour Movement in India – W.
262 Mass Work among Women Worikers – Moirova
265 Report of Comrade Ercoli to the Italian Commission of the C.I. (concluded)

Number 13 November 15 1930

270 The Five year Plan and Soviet “Dumping”
276 Counter-Revolutionary Plots in the U.S.S.R.
282 The Road to Proletarian Hegemony in the Indian Revolution – R. Palme Dutt
289 The Communist Party of Germany after the Elections – E. Thalmann
296 The Developing Crisis in Germany and the Workers’ Counter-Offensive
301 The Arab “Left” Nationalist Movement – Mustafa Sadi

Number 14 December 1 1930

306 The Bloc of the Right-cum-"Left” Hypocrites in the U.S.S.R.
312 The Path to Proletarian Hegemony in the Indian Revolution – R. Palme Dutt
318 A Year of World Crisis – Motilev
330 The Labour Party and the Crisis in Great Britain – J. Fineberg
335 The Development of Fasc ism in Germany – Dengel