The chapter explores the antifascistcampaigns orchestrated by the International of Seamen and Harbour Workers (ISH)in Northern Europe during the first half of the 1930s. Antifascist activitiesand campaigns were first and foremost directed against militarist, right andextreme right wing countries, i.e., Italy, Japan, and Germany. The activitiesincluded the establishment of anti-war committees in Scandinavian harboursduring the Manchurian Crisis in 1931–1932, the intensification of agitation andpropaganda work of the international seamen’s clubs in the Scandinaviancountries among German seamen as well as on the ISH call to boycott shipscarrying the Nazi German flag in 1933 and 1934. The chapter highlights theintertwined relationship between local and national campaigns launched by theISH and its sections in the Scandinavian countries and Comintern policies on aglobal level.
|Title of host publication||Anti-fascism in the Nordic Countries|
|Subtitle of host publication||New Perspectives, Comparisons and Transnational Connections|
|Editors||Kasper Braskén, Nigel Copsey, Johan A. Lundin|
|Publication status||Published - 30 Jan 2019|
|MoE publication type||A3 Part of a book or another research book|