International Socialist Labor Congress of Brussels, 1891
International Socialist Labor Congress, the second congress of the Second International met in Brussels, Belgium from August 16–22, 1891 at the Maison du Peuple, the headquarters of the Belgian Workers Party.
|Country||# of Delegates||Notes|
|Belgium||147||Representing the Belgian Workers Party|
|Germany||42||represented the Social Democratic Party of Germany|
|Great Britain||23||Representing the Scottish Labour Party, Social Democratic Federation, Legal Eight Hours league, etc.|
|Netherlands||9||Representing Social Democratic League|
|Poland||7||Representing Proletariat; Polish Social Revolutionaries; Socialist Workers Party of Galicia|
|Spain||1||Spanish Socialist Workers' Party|
|Sweden||1||Representing the Social Democratic Workers' Party of Sweden|
|Switzerland||6||Representing Workers Union of Grutli; Democratic Socialist Party of St. Gall; Democratic Socialist Party of Basle;|
|United States||6||Representing the United Hebrew Trades; Socialist Labor Party|
For full list of delegates and the organizations they represented see, below, Congrès international ouvrier socialiste tenu à Bruxelles du 16 au 23 août p. 239-48.
The congress passed resolutions on the conditions of membership to the congress, international labor legislation, the Jewish question and the rights of women, the position of the working class regarding militarism, and strikes. It also proclaim May 1 a proletarian holiday.
The resolution on the Jewish question originally only condemned anti-Semitism, and stated the liberation of the Jews, as with every other people, would only be brought about by the advent of socialism. It was changed however, on the initiative of Dr. Regnard and M. Argyriades, of France, to condemn both anti-semitic and "philo-semitic" tyranny, noting that many Jewish financiers and banks were "great oppressors of labour".
- The Times, Thursday, August 20, 1891; pg. 3; Issue 33408; col C
- Haupt, Georges La Deuxième Internationale, 1889-1914: étude critique des sources, essai bibliographique
- The Times, Monday, August 17, 1891; pg. 3; Issue 33405; col C Socialist Labour Congress In Brussels.
- Report from Great Britain and Ireland to the Delegates of the Brussels International Congress, 1891.
- "The Times" newsclippings of the 1891 International Socialist congress
- Congrès international ouvrier socialiste tenu à Bruxelles du 16 au 23 août
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