Yugoslavia Introduces Self-Management
Today the Federal Assembly has voted to institute limited self-management in larger factories and other work organizations across the country and start one of the greatest socialist experiments in history. Staying true to Marx, the League of Communists of Yugoslavia has successfully refuted the stalinist-bureaucratist dogmatism emanating from the Soviet Union and is in the process of building a true dictatorship of the proletariat and not of the Party or bureaucracy. With the scheduled formation of worker councils in the next weeks and months, the promise of the Paris Commune will be brought into existence! (27. 6. 1950)
All factories to the workers!
Transformation of the Communist Party of Yugoslavia
The Sixth Congress of the Communist Party of Yugoslavia is currently being held in Zagreb, where proposals of significant political reforms are being considered. A new Statute is being adopted by which the name of the party is being changed to League of Communists of Yugoslavia. Independence of basic party organizations and lower ranks is being strengthened, and candidacy period for admission to the Party will be abolished, as well as candidacy period for members of the Central Committee. The Congress is also considering the motion that the People's Front of Yugoslavia (NOF/НОФ) should be transformed into a mass political organization and renamed the Socialist Alliance of Working People of Yugoslavia (SSRNJ/ССРНЈ). Should the proposals succeed, they will significantly democratize decision making in the lower rungs of the Party, while keeping the Central Committee in overall control of the decision making procedure on the federal level. With such a decision, Yugoslavia will without a doubt show the West its altogether different character in comparison with the satellite states of the Soviet Union. (2. 10. 1952)
Reform our Party!
Block the reformist attempts at once!
The Central Committee Stops the Reform.
With the intervention of the Central Committee on the 6th of November, the reformist attempts of the "liberal" party wing under Milovan Djilas were quashed, leading to indignation from most party delegates and accusations of "bowing to Stalin" and "lack of respect for democratic centralism". The Statute has been rejected under pressure from the Central Committee of the KPJ, with a vast majority of delegates going home in a sour mood. Guests from Western communist parties were outraged at the blatant disregard for democratic procedure and are already calling for a decrease in political and cultural cooperation with KPJ.
It was necessary to protect our Revolution!
Milovan Djilas Elected as the President of the Federal Assembly of the Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia
Today Comrade Milovan Djilas was elected to the post of the President of the Federal Assembly in recognition for his work in the democratization of League of Communists of Yugoslavia and the deepening of self-management. Next year, he is expected to run for the post of the President of Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia, with Comrade Tito's support.
Yugoslavia is reforming!
Central Committee Abolishes Party Shops
Today the Central Committee of the League of Communists of Yugoslavia decided to continue its independent course on the road to socialism and further show its egalitarian character, abolishing exclusive shops that were used to serve Party members from 1945 to 1950. With this decision, all shops in Yugoslavia must be open to every and all citizens, and all prices listed in domestic currency. (15.10.1950)
We must not be raised above the working class!
Amnesty for Political Prisoners
Today the Yugoslav Federal Assembly has voted to pardon approximately 7000 political prisoners, sentenced between 1945 and 1950 for differents actions against the government. Due to the threat of the Soviet Union, pro-Soviet convicts will not be included in the pardon. In addition, the Assembly has accepted a revision of certain laws dealing with religion and criticism of the state, making them more lax and decreasing the pressure on religious organisations. Students, intellectuals and sportsmen and sportswomen will also be able to travel abroad more easily. This vote represents another step away from the stalinist system of the Soviet Union. (1.1.1950)
A solid step towards significant reform!
No More Forced Collectivization
The Federal Assembly of Yugoslavia has today decided to stop the collectivization drive, allow for the voluntary exit from the collectives for all farmers who do not want to be included in the organization and for the resumption of limited private farming. The collectivization drive has led to a significant rise in rural unrest, falling output and has been the main factor in Pazin rebellion. With this decision, we hope that the domestic situation in the country has finally stabilized. (30. 3. 1953)
Force should never be used again!
Between October 1953 and January 1954, Milovan Đilas, the President of the Federal Assembly of Yugoslavia, has written 18 articles for Borba, with another one being unpublished. With the initial support of Tito, he developed a critique of bureaucratic system of the Soviet Union and its satellite states and central planning. But with his critique of one-party system and proposals for a two-party system to be implemented in Yugoslavia, he found that the majority of the Party is not willing to accept his vision, with Tito suggesting his removal from the position of the President of the Assembly and from the Central Committee of SKJ.
Đilas must be removed from his position!
Let him write - but only if he limits his critique!
We must not stop the reforms - let him develop his theories!
Đilas Accepts Party Criticism
Đilas has accepted the criticism levelled against him by his fellow members of the Central Committee and renounced some of the ideas espoused in his infamous 18 articles, such as the proposed introduction of the two-party system. His continued presence on the Central Committee has been made dependent on his promise to not "undermine the socialist system of Yugoslavia" in any way, shape or form. Privately, however, he continues to advocate for the deepening of democratic reforms and further liberalisation of media and art.
Let's hope he does not expose himself again!