14 July 1925 Inprekorr, v, 117, p. 1627, 4 August 1925


Having heard the report of the orgdepartment on its activities since the meeting of the enlarged Executive, and on the position of organization work in the CI sections, the orgbureau declares that cell work in the communist parties still leaves much to be desired. Consequently the orgbureau decides:


The orgdepartment is instructed to issue ideological and organizational directives for giving a more political character to existing cells and for the formation of new cells. The leadership in the parties should aim at getting the factory cells to deal in particular . . . with the following questions:

The campaign for trade union unity on a national and international scale;

The war in Morocco;

Intervention in China;

The campaign and conspiracies against Soviet Russia.

The leadership should energetically promote factory-cell work by directives, instructions, publications, supplying speakers, etc.

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The orgdepartment should aim at getting the cells to discuss all party questions. That is the only way of. . . reducing passivity. The state of affairs at present, in which a small circle of officials do the work for the entire membership and make the decisions, must be liquidated as quickly as possible. Every party member must be assigned party work.

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Because of the difficulties of communist factory-cell work (employerterrorism, danger of dismissal, denunciation by social-democratic officials, etc.) the party leadership and members in countries with deeply rooted social-democratic traditions still neglect factory-cell work, for their work in the area where they live is

easier and makes fewer demands on the members.

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These tendencies are an obstacle to the political activity of communist parties and their development into mass parties.

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Some hostile parties (social-democrats and fascists) have recognized the importance of winning the factory workers.

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It must be clear to every communist that the fight against those hostile parties which still have workers in their ranks . . . can only be won by the systematic and untiring work of the communist factory cells.

Many workers organized in trade unions and social-democratic parties do not read our press or attend our meetings. Planned cell work, and personal contact in the factory, helped by the factory-cell newspapers, are the best method of winning the workers and weakening the influence of hostile parties.

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Communist parties must try by steady and assiduous recruiting work to get sympathizers to join the communist party.

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Where the parties are legal, the admission of factory workers as members should not be made difficult by a candidate system, trial period, or other formality.


The orgdepartment should as before vigorously direct the attention of sections to the formation of fractions in all non-party organizations, in the first place the trade unions.

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The orgdepartment of the ECCI should work closely with the Eastern department, in order to promote organizational and particularly cell work in Eastern countries.

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It is necessary for the orgdepartment to do more than it has done hitherto to instruct the sections of the CI on organization work by sending out instructors, and to keep under review the execution of the organizational decisions of the CI.



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