'Boycott the Nazi Flag': The anti-fascism of the International of Seamen and Harbour Workers

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Publication Details

List of Authors: Holger Weiss
Editors: Kasper Braskén, Nigel Copsey and Johan A. Lundin
Place: London and New York
Publication year: 2019
Publisher: Routledge
Book title: Anti-fascism in the Nordic Countries: New Perspectives, Comparisons and Transnational Connections
Title of series: Routledge Studies in Fascism and the Far Right
Start page: 124
End page: 142
ISBN: 978-1-138-04694-8
eISBN: 978-1-315-17121-0


The chapter explores the antifascist
campaigns orchestrated by the International of Seamen and Harbour Workers (ISH)
in Northern Europe during the first half of the 1930s. Antifascist activities
and campaigns were first and foremost directed against militarist, right and
extreme right wing countries, i.e., Italy, Japan, and Germany. The activities
included the establishment of anti-war committees in Scandinavian harbours
during the Manchurian Crisis in 1931–1932, the intensification of agitation and
propaganda work of the international seamen’s clubs in the Scandinavian
countries among German seamen as well as on the ISH call to boycott ships
carrying the Nazi German flag in 1933 and 1934. The chapter highlights the
intertwined relationship between local and national campaigns launched by the
ISH and its sections in the Scandinavian countries and Comintern policies on a
global level.


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