Norges Kommunistblad
Norges Kommunistblad was a daily newspaper
A newspaper is a scheduled publication containing news of current events, informative articles, diverse features and advertising. It usually is printed on relatively inexpensive, low-grade paper such as newsprint. By 2007, there were 6580 daily newspapers in the world selling 395 million copies a...

 published in Oslo
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, Norway
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It was started on 5 November 1923 as the official party newspaper from the Communist Party
Communist Party of Norway
The Communist Party of Norway is a political party in Norway without parliamentary representation. It was formed in 1923, following a split in the Norwegian Labour Party. The party played an important role in the resistance to German occupation during the Second World War, and experienced a brief...

, which was established that year after a split from the Labour Party
Norwegian Labour Party
The Labour Party is a social-democratic political party in Norway. It is the senior partner in the current Norwegian government as part of the Red-Green Coalition, and its leader, Jens Stoltenberg, is the current Prime Minister of Norway....

. The first editor was Olav Scheflo
Olav Scheflo
Olav Scheflo was a Norwegian Communist politician and journalist.Olav Scheflo was a member of the Norwegian Labour Party from 1905...

. It went defunct after its last issue on 31 October 1929, and was replaced as party newspaper by Arbeideren
Arbeideren was a daily newspaper published in Oslo, Norway.It was started on 2 November 1929 as the official party newspaper from the Communist Party. It lent its name from a Hamar-based newspaper of the same name, which had gone defunct on 4 October. More directly, it replaced Norges...


Scheflo stopped editing one week after the Norwegian parliamentary election, 1924
Norwegian parliamentary election, 1924

. He was disappointed with the Communist Party, especially its attitudes to the recent Iron Workers' Strike, which failed. He also served a prison sentence in early 1925. Olav Larssen
Olav Larssen
Olav Larssen was a Norwegian newspaper editor.He was a typographer by education. He edited the Labour Party newspapers Demokraten in Hamar from 1920 to 1927, and Hamar Arbeiderblad from 1927 to 1935. In 1935 he was hired as a journalist in Arbeiderbladet...

 was acting editor in his absence. At the Communist Party national convention in the spring of 1925 Scheflo was reinstated. After Olav Scheflo, Christian Hilt
Christian Hilt
Christian Gottlieb Hilt was a Norwegian newspaper editor and politician for the Labour and Communist parties....

 took over the newspaper in September 1926 and edited it until February 1927, when he was called to Moscow
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. Albin Eines
Albin Eines
Albin Konrad Eines was a Norwegian newspaper editor and politician for the Labour and Communist Labour parties. He later became a Nazi, working for Norwegian and German Nazis during the Second World War.-Early career:...

 then took over. When Eines was absent in July and August because of a prison sentence, Trond Hegna
Trond Hegna
Trond Hegna was a Norwegian journalist and politician for the Norwegian Labour Party and the Communist Party of Norway....

 was the acting editor. Members of Mot Dag
Mot Dag
Mot Dag was a Norwegian periodical and a communist organization with the same name.It was established in 1921 under the initiative of Erling Falk, partly with origins in the debate forum in the Social Democratic student government in Oslo ; partly from a Falk-led study circle which from 1919...

, namely Hegna, Johan Vogt
Johan Vogt
Johan Vogt was a Norwegian economist, translator, non-fiction writer and journal editor.He was a member of Mot Dag from 1921, and chaired the Norwegian section of Clarté from 1927. He was a professor at the University of Oslo from 1957 to 1970. He was awarded the Fritt Ord Award in 1976, as the...

, Carl Viggo Lange and Sverre Kolltveit, exercised a considerable influence in the whole of Eines' editor period. Eines was again editor in the autumn, but from November 1927 Christian Hilt had his second spell as editor, decreasing the Mot Dag influence. Arvid G. Hansen
Arvid G. Hansen
Arvid Gilbert Hansen was a Norwegian newspaper editor and politician for the Labour and Communist parties.-Early life and Labour Party career:...

edited from 1929 until the bankruptcy. Hansen continued as editor of Arbeideren.
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