Troms Fylkes Kommunistblad
Troms Fylkes Kommunistblad was a Norwegian newspaper, published in Tromsø
Tromsø is a city and municipality in Troms county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the city of Tromsø.Tromsø city is the ninth largest urban area in Norway by population, and the seventh largest city in Norway by population...

 in Troms
or Romsa is a county in North Norway, bordering Finnmark to the northeast and Nordland in the southwest. To the south is Norrbotten Län in Sweden and further southeast is a shorter border with Lapland Province in Finland. To the west is the Norwegian Sea...


Troms Fylkes Kommunistblad was started in a complicated situation. It belonged to 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 broke away 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....

 in 1923, but the Communist Party originally managed to usurp the existing Labour newspaper Nordlys
Nordlys is a Norwegian newspaper published in Tromsø, covering the region of Troms, and the largest newspaper in Northern Norway. Chief editor is Anders Opdahl. Nordlys was founded in 1902 by Alfred Eriksen, who also was its first editor-in-chief. Among the later editors are Ivan Kristoffersen, who...

. Peder Kaasmoli
Peder Kaasmoli
Peder Kaasmoli was a Norwegian newspaper editor and politician for the Labour and Communist parties.He hailed from Misvær. He started his career as a mining worker, with tenures in Sulitjelma and Kirkenes. He edited the newspapers Vest-Finnmarken Socialdemokrat from 1916 to 1917 and Nordlys from...

was the editor-in-chief. However, in mid-November 1923 Nordlys returned to Labour hands, Kaasmoli was fired and it came with two issues on 15 and 17 November. On 17 November, then, Troms Fylkes Kommunistblad came with its first issue. However, from 20 November the Communist Party had regained Nordlys, and published it until 19 January 1924. Nordlys then returned to Labour, and Troms Fylkes Kommunistblad was restarted with Kaasmoli as editor. Troms Fylkes Kommunistblad only lasted until 23 February 1924.
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