Executive Committee of the Communist International


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Executive Committee of the Communist International

 

(ECCI, Russian, IKKI), the directing organ of the Communist International, active in the periods between congresses. The bylaws of the Comintern adopted at its Second (1920), Fifth (1924), and Sixth (1928) Congresses gave the ECCI the right to send directives to sections of the Communist International; to control their activity; to expel individuals, groups, or sections who had violated the program or the bylaws of the Comintern or the decisions of its congresses; to admit with a consultative voice organizations and parties sympathizing with communism; and to send its representatives to individual sections of the Comintern.

ECCI members were elected at the congresses of the Comintern, which took the wishes of the sections into consideration. The ECCI elected and created its permanent organs, which included the Presidium of the ECCI (the Narrow Bureau until September 1921); the Secretariat and Organization Bureau, whose functions were carried out by the Political Secretariat after 1926 and by the Secretariat headed by the secretary-general after the Seventh Congress; regional bureaus and secretariats; and departments and commissions on aspects of work or on problems relating to individual Communist parties. The ECCI published the central organ of the Comintern, the magazine Kommunisticheskii International.

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Examples of such files are: "Reports and informational reports to Executive Committee of the Communist International by representatives of Communist Party of Canada attached to Executive Committee of the Communist International, and delegates of the Party at the Comintern Congress on economic and political situation in country; works, tasks, structure of Communist Party of Canada and other questions.
61, titled "Letters of Central Executive Committee of the Communist Party of Canada and its units to Executive Committee of the Communist International, to representative of Communist Party in Executive Committee of the Communist International and circulars to local organizations on situation of party and its work, on conference of tailors, on congress of Labourite Party: issue of central newspaper of Communist Party of Canada, `Worker.
136, "Informal announcements (researchers of the Anglo-American Leninist School) of Executive Committee of the Communist International on questions of work of Communist Party of Canada and League of Young Communists of Canada, on tactics and organizational tasks of Communist Party in connection with transition into an illegal status.
97, "Letters of Tim Buck, Canadian students of the International Leninist School and other Canadian Communists, then in the USSR, to Executive Committee of the Communist International and to Communist Party of Canada, on party and personal matters; resolutions of American-Canadian delegation to Marxist-Leninist School and remarks on situation in the Communist Party of Canada.

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