Marx and Engels in Neue Rheinische Zeitung April 1849


Source: MECW Volume 9, p. 282;
Written on April 14, 1849;
First published: in the Neue Rheinische Zeitung No. 273 (second edition), April 15, 1849.

Cologne, April 14. Citizens K. Marx, K. Schapper, Fr. Anneke, H. Becker and W. Wolff (as deputy) met today as the District Committee of Rhenish Democratic Associations.

Citizens Marx, Schapper, Anneke and Wolff issued the following joint statement.

“We consider that the present organisation of the Democratic Associations includes too many heterogeneous elements for any possibility of successful activity in furtherance of the cause.

“We are of the opinion, on the other hand, that a closer union of the Workers’ Associations is to be preferred since they consist of homogeneous elements, and therefore we hereby from today withdraw from the Rhenish District Committee of Democratic Associations. [225]

“Fr. Anneke, K. Schapper, K. Marx, H. Becker, W. Wolff (deputy)”