V. I. Lenin

Amendments and Addenda to the Appeal “To All Affiliated Parties and Groups”, Adopted by a Conference of the Enlarged International Socialist Commission


Written: Written between January 23 and 27 (February 5 and 9), 1916
Published: First published in 1962 in Vol. 27 of the Fifth Russian edition of the Collected Works. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1977, Moscow, Volume 41, pages 356.2-357.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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  1. 1. Give a more precise and definite statement of the political-class significance and the basic incorrectness of the tactics of the “official parties” and “the Second International”...
    1. (a) defence of country defence of imperialist bourgeoisie, its plunder and oppression of nations
    2. (b) connection with opportunism
    3. (c) alliance with the bourgeoisie at home against the international proletariat.
  2. 2. Definition of “Bruch des Burgfriedens”.{2}
    Non-participation in any institution directly
    or indirectly supporting the war.
    [DOUBLE BOX:] αβ + Unterjochung der Nationen.{3}
    Delete the end about “In der Aera”....{4}
    [BOX:] +Greetings to Liebknecht and R\"uhle.
  4. 3. Nicht nur “geelgnete”, sondern illegale Literatur, das heisst freie, nicht der Zensur unterordnete{5} .
    [BOX:] γ
    ohne zu sagen, dass die Niederwerfung dieser Regierung dazu n\"otig{6}
  5. 4. Strikes (economic and political) and demonstrations.
  6. 5. + bis zur Revolution.{7}
  7. 6. + Quotes not only from the Stuttgart resolution, but also from the Basle resolution: it is a crime to shoot, the Commune, 1905.


{1} Proposals on amendments.—Ed.

{2} “Breakdown of civil peace.”—Ed.

{3} Subjugation of nations.—Ed.

{4} “In the course of the era”....—Ed.

{5} Not only “adapted”, but also illegal literature, i.e., free literature, not subjected to censorship.—Ed.

{6} Without saying that it calls for the overthrow of this government.—Ed

{7} All the way to the revolution.—Ed.

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