- A short introduction for non danish readers
- Turning Money into Rebellion
- Communist Working Circle, CWC
- What is CWC?
- There Will Come a Day... Imperialism and the Working Class. By Gotfred Appel
- Class Struggle and Revolutionary Situation. By Gotfred Appel
- The Devious Roads of the Revolution. By Gotfred Appel
- Karl Marx and Frederich Engels: On Colonies, Industrial Monopoly and Working Class Movement.
- Karl Marx: The Poverty of Philosophy
- Karl Marx and Frederick Engels: Manifesto of the Communist Party
- Karl Marx and Frederick Engels: Address of the Central Committee to the Communist League
- Karl Marx: Revolution in China and in Europe
- Karl Marx: The British Rule in India
- Karl Marx: The Future Results of the British Rule in India
- Letter from Engels to Marx, Manchester, 23rd May 1856
- Karl Marx: English Ferocity in China
- Frederich Engels: Persia and China
- Letter from Engels to Marx, Manchester, 7th October 1858.
- Letter from Marx to Engels, London, 17th November 1862.
- Karl Marx: Capital
- Letter from Marx to Engels, London, 30th November 1867.
- Letter from Marx to Kugelmann, London, 6th April 1868
- Letter from Engels to Marx, Manchester, 18th November 1868
- Letter from Engels to Marx, Manchester, 24th October 1869
- Letter from Marx to Kugelmann, London, 29th November 1869
- Letter from Marx to Engels, London, 10th December 1869
- Letter from Marx to Meyer and Vogt, London, 9th April 1870
- Frederick Engels: The English Elections
- Letter from Marx to Liebknecht, London, 11th February 1878
- Letter from Engels to Bernstein, London, 17th June 1879
- Letter from Marx to Danielson, London, 19th February 1881
- Letter from Engels to Kautsky, London, 12th September 1882
- Letter from Engels to Bebel, Eastbourne, 30th August 1883
- Frederick Engels: England in 1845 and in 1885
- Letter from Engels to Bebel, London, 28th October 1885
- Letter from Engels to Sorge, London, 7th December 1889
- Letter from Engels to Sorge, London, 19th April 1890
- Letter from Engels to Kautsky, Ryde, 4th September 1892
- Letter from Engels to Sorge, London, 18th January 1893
- Letter from Engels to Plekhanov, London, 21st May 1894
- Vladimir Iljitj Lenin: On Imperialism and Opportunism
- Review: J. A. Hobson : The Evolution of Modern Capitalism
- The International Socialist Congress in Stuttgart
- In America
- In Britain (The Sad Results of Opportunism)
- Karl Marx
- The Collapse of the Second International
- The Question of Peace
- Notebooks on Imperialism
- Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism
- A Caricature of Marxism and Imperialist Economism
- Imperialism and the Split in Socialism
- Ten "Socialist" Ministers
- Revision of the Party Programme
- Fourth Conference of Trade Unions and Factory Committees of Moscow
- Session of the Petrograd Soviet
- The Third International and its Place in History
- The Tasks of the Third International
- Draft (or Theses) of the R.C.P.'s Reply to the Letter of the Independent Social-Democratic Party of Germany
- "Left-Wing" Communism – An Infantile Disorder
- The Second Congress of the Communist International
- Better Fewer, But Better
- Letter to Central Committee of the Communist Party of China
- Letter to Embassy of the People's Republic of China, Copenhagen
- Communist ORIENTATION
- Communist Youth League, CYL
- Manifest - Communist Working Group, CWG
- Why we support LIBERATION?
- Unequal Exchange and the Prospects of Socialism. By Communist Working Group
- Preface by Arghiri Emmanuel
- Chapter I : Introduction
- Chapter II : The Historical Background of Unequal Exchange
- Chapter III : The Theory of Unequal Exchange
- Chapter IV : The Validity of the Prerequisites of Unequal Exchange
- Chapter V : The Possibilities of Socialism in a Divided World
- Chapter VI : What can Communists in the Imperialist Countries do?
- A. References
- B. Works By Arghiri Emmanuel
Split up by Economism
The draft settlement was adopted with an overwhelming majority – there were more direct votes in favour at the ballot than votes against at the ballot and in the competent assembly taken together.
What does this show?
It shows that we were right, when in our last issue we said that there was n o movement or real stir in the working class behind the demands raised. Thus the correctness of our theory has been proved by practice.
The result of the voting also shows something else, however, which is more important: That “economism” – the workers' fight solely for economic and social improvements over the decades has split up the class into groups of interests, has drained its consciousness of being one class standing apart from another class which has the power in society.
LAND og FOLK (organ of the CPD, ed.) stubbornly tried to stick to the myth of its own making about profound dissatisfaction and fighting spirit. “Almost 100.000 people voted against” the paper proclaimed in bold letters. There you were!
Where were you? Are the almost 100.000 votes against the draft settlement a manifestation of a unified, compact attitude against the employers (not to mention, an attitude against capitalism)? No, they are not. Does anyone believe for instance that the printers voted against for the same reason as did the slaughter house workers or the members of the ceramic union? Will anyone seriously maintain that the 17.600 odd machine workers, who voted against, did so in order to promise support to the unskilled workers with the lowest wages or to odd strength to the demand for equal pay?
Did the sailors vote against for the same reason as did the tobacco workers?
The 100.000 votes against are n o t a manifestation of a united attitude to the basic problems of the class, and you will only succeed in blinding yourself by asserting that it is so (just that, yes, yourself, for the workers you cannot fool!)
On the other hand, it is just as evident that the some 170.000 votes in favour are n o t a manifestation of utter satisfaction in the working class with the draft settlement or with life as such in capitalist Denmark of today. There are many reasons why people voted in favour. The most widespread undoubtedly being this very simple one: “We do get something out of it, don't we, and striking is not likely to give us any more”.
The almost 100.000 votes against, the some 170.000 votes in favour at the voting, and the some 270.000 votes which were not cast at all thus expressly serve to show that the working class has been split up, is without common determination, without genuine class solidarity, without genuine class consciousness.
When this is said, and in our opinion it m u s t be said, it must also be said and heavily stressed that this situation in the Danish working class is a temporary and transitory phenomenon. It is a phenomenon which has been caused by a certain historical, economic and ideological development, and it will change again under a new historical, economic and ideological development.
Communists exist in this country in order to contribute towards changing this situation, and therefore it is our first duty to realize the situation and openly acknowledge that it is just like that. You can only change your world if you know it. If you do not know it and if you consciously shut your eyes to it, you will be acting blindly and – as has been the case with the leaders of the CPD for a good many years – you will grope your way from one closed door to another!