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

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAnti-fascism in the Nordic Countries
Subtitle of host publicationNew Perspectives, Comparisons and Transnational Connections
EditorsKasper Braskén, Nigel Copsey, Johan A. Lundin
PublisherRoutledge
Pages124–142
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-315-17121-0
ISBN (Print)978-1-138-04694-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jan 2019
MoE publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book

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