the 26th of August, in Ekaterinburg, the second meeting (conference) of the representatives of workers
collectives in the Ural and trans-Volga regions. The initiative for both of these meeting (the 10th
of June and the 26th of August) came entirely from below, from ordinary workers who spoke of the growth
of self-organization of the workers movement, ever more conscious of itself as a self-directing, independent
political force. In free, open exchanges of views the following clearly emerged as crucial.
In the eleven years from 1989 to 2000, strike struggles met with no real
success. Because they were directed under false slogans with false aims
for the struggle.
In essence, the workers' movement is today directed by what, at the turn
of the century, was called "economism."
The principle question of the day has become the question of power. This
is why the correct slogans are;
Down With the Communists and the Democrats!
Down With Dumas and Presidents!
All Power to the Stachkoms!
Hail the Proletarian Revolution!
The fundamental cause of the defeat of the proletariat is the lack of it
mass revolutionary party. The so-called 'communist' parties, existing in
Russia, are, to one degree or another, anti-worker, reactionary parties.
The necessity of increasing efforts for the creation of an All-Russia Stachkom (A-RS), the fighting
headquarters of the strike struggle. In particular, at the conference, the metal-worker, and representative
of the independent workers' union "Metallist" at the large plant Uraltransmash, Nikolai Dimitreivitch
Koslov - email@example.com, was co-opted to the staff
of the A-RS