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A Poetic and Musical Intermezzo:
the Forgotten Fifth Stanza



Les rois nous soûlaient de fumées,
Paix entre nous, guerre aux tyrans.
Appliquons la grève aux armées,
Crosse en l’air et rompons les rangs!
S’ils s’obstinent, ces cannibales,
A faire de nous des héros,
Ils sauront bientôt que nos balles
Sont pour nos propres généraux!

(Eugène Pottiers , L’Internationale, 1871)

 Sung until 1888 to the tune of the “Marseillaise”; then to a tune by Pierre Chrétien De Geyter . The fifth stanza was generally jumped over in the Socialist International and was even informally
prohibited by Moscow for the Communist International, and it was also quite generally translated in a mutilated manner; also see: “The Internationale”  (in 78 languages; a skillful inventory; unfortunately few sources are given) and: The Internationale  (Wikipedia), and: The Internationale  (WikiSource). In 1892 it was adopted by the Socialist International, as proposed by, it seems, Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov  and Rosa Luxemburg .

de | Thema: Proletarischer Internationalismus
en | Theme: Proletarian Internationalism
fr | Thème: l’internationalisme prolétarien
nl | Thema: Proletarisch Internationalisme

Workers of the World, Unite!
No War between the “Nations”, no Peace between de Classes!

See, for a first orientation on the subject: Proletarian Internationalism  (Wikipedia, also see the other languages), on how “proletarian internationalism” easily can be transformed into nationalism and into the external policy of “nations”; through bourgeois “internationalism” (as opposed to “isolationism”), meaning… war. Words can easily be twisted.

The Internationalism of Anton Pannekoek

en | Class Struggle and Nation / Anton Pannekoek, 1912
fr | Lutte de classe et nation / Anton Pannekoek, 1977
en | The Downfall of the International / Anton Pannekoek, 1914
en | New Tactics Against War, Basis of New International / Anton Pannekoek, 1915
en | The Third International / Anton Pannekoek, 1916
de | Zur Einführung / [Anton Pannekoek], 1916
de | Der Imperialismus und die Aufgaben des Proletariats / Ant[on]. Pannekoek, 1916
de | Wenn der Krieg zu Ende geht / Anton Pannekoek, 1916

Die Krise der Sozialdemokratie / von Junius [=Rosa Luxemburg], 1916

 Die Krise der Sozialdemokratie / von Junius [=Rosa Luxemburg ]. – Bern : Unionsdruckerei, 1916. – 99 S.

Quelle pdf: Internet Archive , copy Universitäts Bibliothek Bielefeld; für Transkriptionen: marxists.org , und: Stimmen der proletarischen Revolution .

Spartakusbriefe, 1920

 Spartakusbriefe. – Neudruck. – Berlin : Herausgegeben von der Kommunistischen Partei Deutschlands (Spartakusbund), 1920. – 194 S.

Quelle: Internet Archive , eine Transkiption: Sozialistische Klassiker 2.0 .

Nation und Internationale / Arthur Goldstein, 1920

Nation und Internationale / Arthur Goldstein, 1920

Reden und Aufsätze / Karl Liebknecht, 1921

 Reden und Aufsätze / Karl Liebknecht  ; Herausgeber Julian Gumperz. – Hamburg : Verlag der Kommunistischen Internatinoale, 1921. – 374 S.

Quelle pdf: Internet Archive , copy University Library, University of California, San Diego, from the collection of Prof. Kopel S. Pinson.

Gegen den Strom / Lenin, Sinowjew, 1921

 Gegen der Strom ; Aufsätze aus den Jahren 1914-1916. / N. Lenin, G. Sinowjew ; autorisierte Übersetzung von dr. Frida Rubiner – Hamburg : Verlag der Kommunistischen Internationale, 1921. – 536 S.

Quelle pdf: Internet Archive , copy Library University of Toronto.

Klassenkampf im Kriege / G.I.K. (Holland), 1935

 Klassenkampf im Kriege / g.i.k. (Holland), 1935

Related materials

The Socialists and the War / William English Walling, 1915

 The Socialists and the War ; A Documentary Statement of the Position of the Socialists of all Countries; with Special Reference to their Peace Policy / Edited by William English Walling . – New York : Henry Holt and Company, 1915. – 512 p.

 Although William English Walling opposed all wars until 1914, he plead in favor of the participation of the United States in the “Great War”, hoping that it would result in a revolution in Germany against the Kaizer, and in Russia against the Tzar. Nevertheless, he resumes a great number of sources on how the question was debated after the Franco-German War of 1870 which resulted in the Paris’ Commune. In 1917, he became an anti-socialist and anti-communist.

Source pdf: Internet Archive , copy University of Toronto.

Enquête sur les conditions d’une paix durable, 1917

 Enquête sur les conditions d’une paix durable / Pierre Kropotkine, Gabriel Sáilles, Jean Grave et al. – Paris : Temps nouveaux, [1917]. – 52 p.

Source pdf: Internet Archive .

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