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(1937)

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Vol. I No. 1 Saturday August 14, 1937
Socialist Appeal
Published Weekly as the Organ of the Socialist Party of New York, Left Wing Branches.

WHY WE ARE PUBLISHING THE SOCIALIST APPEAL

Socialist Appeal is Split in New York
LaGuardia “Socialists” Oust Left Wingers at Rump Meetings of Central Committee

LaGuardia Sell-out in S.P.

GPU Lynches Andres Nin

Who is Financing the Right Wing Split Drive?

A Manifesto to the Members of the Socialist Party

Where is Kupinsky?


Vol. I No. 2 Saturday August 21 1937
Socialist Appeal
Published Weekly as the Organ of the Socialist Party of New York, Left Wing Branches.

Tory Press Declares for LaGuardia As Mayor Enters G.O.P. Primaries
Tribune’ and ‘Times’ for Browder-Thomas-ALP People’s Front Candidate

The Capitalist Press for LaGuardia

Stalinists Applaud Ousting of Left Wing from S.P.

NEC Suspends California Charter by Glen Trimble

Violent Crisis Drives Japanese Imperialist to Invade China by James Wills

Clarity in California and Clarity in Wisconsin

What is the N.E.C. Doing About California?

The Questions of Wendelin Thomas by Leon Trotsky

Once More: The Altman-Thomas Finances

Clarity Heads Oppose Independent S.P Slate

The Situation in Spain Today

Truth About Barcelona’s May Days
A Sensational Document on the Stalinist-Separatist Plot to Crush Labor

Dwyer Slated for Expulsion in Massachusetts

Socialist Call Comes Out For Sanctions

A Reply to A Stalinist Calumniator

  • Stalinists and Apologists

    Roll of Honor

    Erber Hits Plan to Steal YPSL Convention Calls on Circles to Guarantee Honest Meet by Ernest Erber

    An Appeal to Revolutionary Socialists by Glen Trimble

    Harry Milton Freed in Spain; Returning Here

    Washington Protests Mass Expulsions


    Vol. I No. 3 Saturday August 28, 1937
    Socialist Appeal
    Published Weekly as the Organ of the Socialist Party of New York, Left Wing Branches.

    YPSL Split in NY

    Clarity Calls the Cops
    Ward Rodgers Gales California Left Wingers to Court

    Spain’s Unions Join Pact Against Stalinist Repression by Felix Morrow

    Removed Satir As Labor Secy. In Cook County by Albert Gates

    Arm Chinese Mass, Only War Hope by Lo Sen

    Notice to Yipsel Delegates

    New York Emergency Conference Called

    The “Appeal” is Your Paper – Support It!

    What Was Done In Scottsboro?

    Who is Back of F.H. LaGuardia?
    The Capitalist Forces Behind the Candidate of the New York People’s Front By James Burnham

    Ask Aid of Yipsels in New York Fight in New York Fight, signed by Donald Bergner, Hal Draper, Mary Ford, Manny Garrett, Anne Kracik, Irving Panken, Alex Retzkin and Oscar Shoenfeld

    The Trial of the Dantzig Trotskyists
    How the Fascist Prosecutor Follows in the Footsteps of Stalin and Vyshinsky by Leon Trotsky

    Nankin Bans Truth of Moscow Trials at Bid of Stalin Ambassador

    The Politics of Gus Tyler – A Genuine Case of Rotten Liberalism in the Party by Max Shachtman

    Party Branches Protest Mass Expulsions

    A Black Book of the YPSL Leaders

    The End of Henry Yagoda by Victor Serge

    Yipsels Remain True to Revolutionary Traditions by Hal Draper

    What Norman Thomas Saw in Barcelona

    Left Wing Will Not Allow Itself To Be Gagged By the Party Bureaucracy! by Albert Goldman

    ‘Clarity’ Splits New York Yipsels

    Reply to Maynard Krueger’s Threats by Albert Goldman

    Ohio Youth Vote Solidly With Left Wing by Robert Stiler


    Vol. I No. 4 Saturday September 4, 1937
    Socialist Appeal
    Published Weekly as the Organ of the Socialist Party of New York, Left Wing Branches.

    Popular Front Surrenders Santander by Felix Morrow

    China Defense Sags, Fear masses by Li Fu-jen

    Erber Greets Youth Convention by Ernest Erber

    N.Y. Mass Meeting Lays Basis for Activity
    News Flash

    A.F.L Endorses LaGuardia Mayor Rejects Endorsement of the Stalinists

    Appeal For Spanish Political Prisoners

    GPU In Spain Bundles Plot In Framing Socialist

    CIO Gets Setback In Steal; Government Aids Bosses Call

    Party Rally Leaders Rally to Left Wing

    Scottsboro Defense in Phony Deal

    French People’s Front

    McGrady Lands Job as Radio Company Boss

    Expulsion Drive is Underway in Mass.

    T.U. “Discipline”

    Admirals Vote

    California Party Displays Record Growth, by Glen Trimble

    Farmer-Labor Leaders Plan The Dissolution of Their Party

    Appeal Greetings

  • Letter from Albert Goldman
  • City Central Committee, Local Boston voted to send greetings and donate 5 dollars
  • Letter of praise from Fresno Branch Letter from Hildegarde Smith of Hutchinson, Kansas, praise, 5$ and pledge of 2$ a month or more donation
  • Letter from Chas. L.H., Marston Mills, Cape Cod, Mass.. 5$ renewal and 4 new subs
  • Letters from Organizers, Enrico Panicali, Louisville, Kentucky, Richard E. Posner, Rochester Y.P.S.L., Paul A. Rasmussen, St. Paul, Minnesota, B.C. Bennen, Local Rochester Chairman, Monroe County
  • Feuchtwanger Defends Stalin Against Attack of Andre Gide by Blake Lear

    Sacco-Vanzetti Rally Disrupted By Chicago Clarity Leaders by Melos Most

    Letters From Barcelona Picture Bourgeois-Stalinist Repressions

    California YPSL Summer School

    Maine Shoe Strike and CIO Leadership – Old Line Chiefs, Methods Fail to Bring Victory.

    Chicago Backs Appeal


    Vol. I No. 5 Saturday September 11, 1937
    Socialist Appeal
    Published Weekly as the Organ of the Socialist Party of New York, Left Wing Branches.

    National Executive Committee Sells Out Socialist Party to LaGuardia
    Orders Expulsion of All Revolutionists
    Forward to a Rank and File Convention to Throw Out the Betrayers and Rebuild the Party on a Revolutionary Basis

    Left Wing Carries YPSL Convention — Huge Majority Prevails as Gerrymander Flops -Y.P.S.L. Convention Organizes for Work by Hal Draper, National Secretary Young Peopls Socialist League

    Ernest Erber Surveys YPSL Progress In Five Years of Development by Ernest Erber

    Leaders Elected in Y.P.S.L. Young in Years, Old in Work

    “Supporting LaGuardia Betrays Socialism ” by Max Shachtman – So Said Clarity, But Accepts NEC Betrayal and Leads Expulsions

    LaGuardia Record: A Lackey of Capitalism by James Casey

    Harry Lundeberg is Defended by N.M.U. Sailors Against Slander by Joe Lookout

    More Party Bodies Fight Right Wing

    Spanish Anti-Fascist Movement Slandered By Church Hierarchy by Felix Morrow

    Progressive Leaders Build N.W. Labor Movement

    LaGuardia Attacks Militant Unionism

    Colorado Party Leader Charges Tyler Faction by Paul S. McCormick

    How G.P.U. Hounds Revolutionists – Old Bolshevik, Tarov, Escapes, Testifies to Inquiry Commission – Tarov Indicts G.P.U. Before Commission

    Teachers Convention Adopts CIO Referendum, Organization


    Vol. I No. 6 Saturday September 18, 1937
    Socialist Appeal
    Published Weekly as the Organ of the Socialist Party of New York, Left Wing Branches.

    Nyon Meet Aids British War Plans – Trade Unions Leaders Repeat 1914 Betrayal – John Bull, Arming, Pledged Support by Reformist Chiefs by James Burnham

    Japan Admits Long Fight Ahead to Conquer China by Li Fu-jen

    CIO Tested In Akron’s Gum Mines

    Chautemps’ Rule Shaky, Prices Rise – French Workers Are Restive as Gains of Strikes are Wiped Out by Frank L. Demby

    Convention Call Initiated By Ohio State and Chicago

    U.S. Marines Smash Strike Demonstration of Chinese Workers

    Lewis Found Guilty By Own Partisans For Buying Votes by John F. Dwyer

    Austrian Trotskyists Jailed, Sentenced By Fascist Courts

    Akron and St, Louis Branches Rally to Support of Left Wing

    Martin Attacks Communists

    N.W. Union Progressives Condemn Union Splitting Moves of Stalinists by Carlos Hudson

    Reading Old Guard Joins in Fight Against “Trotskyism”

    Crushing Left Wing Majority At YPSL Convention Make Impossible Alibi Attempt of Socialist Call – Socialist Call Alibi on Y.P.S.L. Answered by Cold Facts

    How G.P.U. Hounds Revolutionists – Old Bolshevik, Tarov, Escapes, Testifies To Inquiry Commission

    Spanish Government Outlaws Criticism; Chains Press

  • Decree Helps Fascists
  • CNT Organ Suspended
  • Harry Milton, Wounded Saved From GPU Jail

    London Buro Aids Stalin Frame-Ups By Refusal to Join Probe Commission
    – Hypocrisy In Guise of “Impartiality” Shown In Reply by Brockway by Leon Trotsky

    Tyler– Altman Bloc Built on Hostility to Leninism

    Riding the Rods by Carlo (Political Cartoon about La Guardia and his allies)

    Forgotten Zam– Tyler Words Indict Their Own Practices in Party

    Appeal Friends Send in Subs


    Vol. I No. 7 Saturday September 25, 1937
    Socialist Appeal
    Published Weekly as the Organ of the Socialist Party of New York, Left Wing Branches.

    La Guardia Endorses George U. Harvey – "People’s Front" Candidate for New York’s Red– Baiter No. 1. – Thomas is “Shocked” But Will Not Run

    Forward To The Convention

    Erwin Wolf in Spanish Prison ” Trotsky Secretary Held by G.P.U. In Barcelona

    When Will Then New World War Begin? – Imperialists Now Launch Conflicts Without Formal Declaration by James Burnham

    Victor Harris Ousted As Conn. Secretary

    Build the Appeal

    Erber and Gould on Tours

    Who Does the Constitution Belong To? Should the Working Class Celebrate Its Birthday or Prepare Its Funeral?

    Stalinism and Bolshevism – An Article Concerning the Roots and Traditions of the Movement for the Fourth International by Leon Trotsky

    The Wave of Trials in the U.S.S.R. – Mass Executions, Disrupting Economy, Reveal Reactionary Role of Stalin by Jack Weber

    The Case of Leon Trotsky – A Review of the Dewey Sub-Commission’s Hearing in Mexico City

    Dullea to Run In Spite of Candidates

    Save U.S Businesses in China, Is C.P. Appeal – “New Masses” Ask Roosevelt to Intervene for American Capital by Li Fu-jen

    Yes, Yes, But What About His Friends? (Reprint of the cover of the "New Masses" from August 24, 1937, featuring an article about Hugo Black "A Man with the Right Kind of Enemies" by Wallace Moore)

    Register for the School


    Vol. I No. 8 Saturday October 2, 1937
    Socialist Appeal
    Published Weekly as the Organ of the Socialist Party of New York, Left Wing Branches.

    Left wing Issues Convention Call – N.Y. and Chicago Join Four State Committees In National Appeal

  • The N.E.C. Has Betrayed Socialism
  • Thomas Quits Mayoralty Campaign – Left Wing to Act On Campaign This Week

    G.P.U. Murders Rebelling Agent – Reiss Broke With Stalin, Thugs Take Him for Ride – Bullet Riddled Body Found by Police in Switzerland

    Painters’ Strike Settlement Arouses Dissatisfaction With Stalinist Leadership

    W. Green Splits Up Akron Labor by Blake Lear

    W. Green Splits up Akron Labor by Blake Lear

    Wall Streeters Behind LaGuardia Mayor is “Liberal” Front for Prominent Reactionary Backers by James Casey

    ‘Call’ has Alibi on LaGuardia

    C.P. Pushes LaGuardia-F.D.R In East Coast Marine Union

    Socialism and Bolshevism – An Article Concerning Roots and Traditions – The Movement for the Fourth International by Leon Trotsky

    Spain and the Coming World War Civil War May Be Completely Transformed Into Imperialist Conflict

    Auto Convention Shows Growth Victory of Bureaucracy Shows Left Wind Needed by a Delegate

    Browder and LaGuardia by Fore and Aft

    Calif. Aviation Strike Firm

    Compare The "Appeal"

    Bulletin (Announces a protest against the Nazi rally in Madison Square Garden Oct. 3)

    The United Front from Below by Carlo (Political Cartoon about Browder and the American Legion)

    Times Change in the S.P! by John Hall


    Vol. I No. 9 Saturday October 9, 1937
    Socialist Appeal
    Published Weekly as the Organ of the Socialist Party of New York, Left Wing Branches.
    Published at 116 University Place, New York.

    Nominate James P. Cannon for Mayor In New York Municipal Campaign – Open Write-in Drive for Only Labor Candidate

    Trotsky See Jap Blow-up by Leon Trotsky (Answers to questions of J.P. McKnight of AP)

    New Crisis Hits People’s Front Gov’t in France – Labor Systematically Robbed of Gains Made in Struggles by Frank L. Demby

    Rodgers Expelled

    Harry Milton On Tour

    Clashes in Far East and Mediterranean Make New World War Danger Imminent
    Stalinist Bureaucracy Is Tied to Imperialist Apron-Strings by Herman Stern

    Dulen gets 1511 Votes for Mayor

    Trotskyists Hounded and Imprisoned By Fascist Terror in Austria, Germany

    Stalinist Union Wrecking Is Discrediting CIO Movement Among Minnesota Unionists by Carlos Hudson

    Who is Girolamo Valenti?
    The Financial Wizard of the Socialist Right Wing

    Our Duty in Spain Is To Aid Fourth Internationalists

    LaGuardia Favored by Wall Street to Preserve Its Financial Interests by James Casey

    Fear For Life of Widow of Reiss, Murdered by G.P.U.

    400 Yipsels Demonstrate Against N.Y Nazis

    “New International” On Way

    Rubber Workers Convene in Akron – Conservatives in Control, But Democratic Constitution Voted by Jack Wilson

    Notes From Spain

    School Offers Five Courses

    Opposition Fights Fur Union Bureaucracy

    New Headquarters in Chicago

    Browder: "One of my best friends...." (Political Cartoon)

    Dullea Gets 1511 Votes for Mayor

    Akron A.F. of L. Charter Lifted by Blake Lear

    Trotskyists Hounded and Imprisoned by Fascist Terror in Austria, Germany – While the Stalinists Slander Them as "Agents of the Gestapo", the Real Gestapo Makes the Fourth Internationalists Its Chief Victims

    Stalinist Union Wrecking Is Discrediting CIO Movement Among Minnesota Unionists by Carlos Hudson

    Who Is Girolamo Valenti? – The Financial Wizard of the Socialist Right Wing

    Our Duty in Spain Is Aid To 4th Internationalists

    LaGuardia Favored by Wall Street to Preserve Its Financial Interests by James Casey

    Stalinist Press at Work

    Here We Are!

    Fear for Life of Widow of Reiss, Murdered by G.P.U,

    400 Yipsels Demonstrate Against N.Y. Nazis


    Vol. I No. 10 Saturday October 16, 1937
    Socialist Appeal
    Published Weekly as the Organ of the Socialist Party of New York, Left Wing Branches.

    Roosevelt Heading Toward New War – Speech in Chicago Heralds U.S. Offensive Against Japan in Far– Eastern Crisis

    Anglo-French Aid to Spanish Loyalists is a Fraud and Deception by Felix Morrow

    Ratification Meet Starts N.Y. Mayoralty Drive of Left Socialists for Cannon

    The Beginning of the End – “Stalin Will Depart from the Scene Laden with All the Crimes Which He Has Committed– Not Only as the Grave– Digger of the Revolution but as the Most Sinister Figure in the History of Mankind” by Leon Trotsky

    The A.F. of L. Convention

    Aragon Front Veteran Tells of Sabotage of Anti-Fascist Fight by People’s Front Government by Harry Milton

    Pacifism and China – Answers to Journalist Devlin by Leon Trotsky

    New Stalinist Frame-up Hits China ‘Trotskyists’ – Chinese Bolshevik-Leninist Exposes Lies in ‘Daily Worker’ Dispatch by Li Fu-jen

    Lasser Helps C.P. Drive To Undermine Militancy of Unemployed Alliance

  • Lasser Goes The Whole Hog
  • Reveals U.S. Interests In China High Stakes in EastDrive Toward War With Japan by Lucifer

    Roosevelt Prepares for New Imperialist War in Far-East Against Japan

    Widick Runs for Mayor in Akron by Ed Thorn

    Hall Ryan

    Stalin’s Terror Continues with Envoy’s Recall by Victor Serge

    The Crooner by Carlo (Political Cartoon ridiculing Earl Browder)

    Anti-War Press


    Vol. I No. 11 Saturday October 23, 1937
    Socialist Appeal
    Published Weekly as the Organ of the Socialist Party of New York, Left Wing Branches.

    Union Unity Move AFL-CIO to Confer in Washington Next Week

    More S.P. Locals Endorse Chicago Left Wing Meet

    Browder’s Complete Turn About-Face On LaGuardia Election by James Casey

    What’s going on in N.Y Election Campaign

    Pacific Sailors Fight to Preserve Militancy Against C.P. Assaults by Glen Trimble

    Cleveland Socialists Launched New Activity After Ohio Conference of Left Wingers

    U.S Imperialism Attempting to Railroad 11 Puerto Rican Nationalist Leaders to Prison by Bernard Ross

    Generals Are Made By Headlines

    The Stock Market Crash

    Veterans of Future Wars by Carlo (Political Cartoon)

    The Liquidation of the Comintern Browder Proclaims C.P. To Be Staunch Bulwark of American Capitalism by Liston M. Oak

    Stalinist Hoodlum Beats Up Socialist at New York Election Meeting

    Spain in Grip of Stalinist G.P.U – Socialist Kidnapped and Smuggled off to Russia

    Dr. Fiorello H. Jekyll and Mr. Fiorello H. Hyde on New York’s Columbus Day

    Man Bites Dog

    Widow Reveals How G.P.U Slew Ignace Reiss in Swiss Village Stalin Aimed to Silence Former Soviet Agent by E.

    Marxist School a Success As First Sessions Begin

    YCL Leaders Split New Jersey A.Y.C

    Bill’s Column – Trial of a Renegade [By Bill Sherman]

    A Timely Book: – Trotsky Exposes the Lie Machine – The Stalin School of Falsification by Leon Trotsky, Pioneer Publishers, New York, New York – Reviewed by Hal Draper

    An Open Letter to Alfred Baker Lewis on the Mass Expulsion of the Left Wing by John Hall


    Vol. I No. 12 Saturday October 30, 1937
    Socialist Appeal
    Published Weekly as the Organ of the Socialist Party of New York, Left Wing Branches.

    High Court Rejects Scottsboro Appeal

    Secret Paris Meeting Decides For Early Liquidation of Comintern
    Trotskyists to be Annihilated Is Main Slogan by Liston M. Oak

    Convention Postponed for Wider Discussion

    A Timely Book: Trotsky Exposes The Lie Machine
    Review of Trotsky’s The Stalinist School of Falsification by Hal Draper

    An Open Letter to Alfred Baker Lewis On the Mass Expulsion of the Left Wing by John Hall

    Swiss Police Arrest Assassins of Murdered G.P.U. Man, Reiss – Documents Reveal Tortures Used To Get Confessions from Innocent Victims of Moscow Purges and Framed– Up Trials by Leon Trotsky

    Group Denounce The Kidnapping of Wolf, Rein

    Words of the Past Which the Stalinists Want To Forget

    Roy Burt ‘Lifts’ Minnesota’s Charters; Left Has Membership by Arthur Hopkins

    Tell Me Who Your Friends Are

    Roosevelt Regime Is Main Prop of Brazil Oligarchy by Bernard Ross

    The Government of Defeat

    20th Anniversary

    N.Y. Members!

    “Challenge” Out

    Stalin on His Own Frame– Ups – The Real Prosecuting Attorney Finally Presents Another Explanation of the Moscow Trials with Arguments That Do Not Discredit Those Fighting Against the Despotism of the Bureaucracy, but Which Are a Merciless Indictment of the Political Regime of the Bureaucracy Itself by Leon Trotsky

    West Coast Seamen to Continue Struggle for Militancy, Autonomy by Glen Trimble

    N.Y Election Drive Notes – Bill’s Column [By Bill Sherman]

    ‘France For the French!’ Is Now Stalinist Call by Charles Orr

    International Notes

    Bucks County Local With Left Wing After Hearing Cannon Debate Felix Sandwick by John F. Dwyer

    Arrest of 3 Loyalist Generals Shows Treason in People’s Front Regimes; Stalinist Pogrom Against POUM Intensified to Cover Betrayal of Northern Front by Basque Bourgeoisie in the Valencia Government by Felix Morrow

    Bureaucracy Adopts Barbaric Penal Code to Punish Smallest Offenses in Russia by Victor Serge


    Vol. I No. 13 Saturday November 6, 1937
    Socialist Appeal
    Published Weekly as the Organ of the Socialist Party of New York, Left Wing Branches.

    U.S.S.R. Faces Crisis on Twentieth Anniversary of October Revolution – World Revolution Alone Can Save the Workers State

    Revolt Flared In Morocco; Arrests Heads

    Most Gained by Bosses in A.L.P. Deal

    A Tragic Lesson – Ignace Reiss, Assassinated by the G.P.U., Was Only the First of the Militants in the Stalinist Camp Who Will Come Over to the Banner of the Fourth International by Leon Trotsky

    A Reply To A. McDowell by Paul S. McCormick

    Auto Unionists Face Vital Battle Against Big Motor Companies by Auto Worker

    Stalinists Betray China Struggle by ‘New Line’ – Shanghai Students Forget The Lessons Of 1925– 27, Hail Imperialist Troops As "Our British Friends" by Lucifer

    Notice

    International Notes

    Left Wing Socialist Calls for Militancy at Ohio W.A.A Confab

    Fur Militants Unite Against C.P. Leaders

    Bill’s Column

    Results of the Cantonal Election in France

    “Anti-Fascist” Capitalists Gave Whole Northern Front to Franco – Basque Government, Tool of Anglo– French Imperialists, Gave Up Cities Intact, Then Tried to Blame Their Treachery On Others by Felix Morrow

    Stalin on his Own Frame-Ups Ups – The Real Prosecuting Attorney Finally Presents Another Explanation of the Moscow Trials with Arguments That Do Not Discredit Those Fighting Against the Despotism of the Bureaucracy, but Wh by Leon Trotsky (concluded from last issue)


    Vol. I No. 14 Saturday November 13, 1937
    Socialist Appeal
    Published Weekly as the Organ of the Socialist Party of New York, Left Wing Branches.

    Anti-Moscow Pact Shows War Peril – Coming Conflict Will Take Place Not to Defend "Democracy" But to Protect the Imperialist Plunder of Big World Powers

    Labor’s Great Political Power Must Be Used for Independent Action, Election Vote Shows by B.J. Widick

    Appeals Court ‘Exonerates’ Sacramento Defendants

    Sam Baron Arrested in Spain

    CIO-AFL Meet Shows Prospects of Unity In Labor Movement

    Pleading With Fur Bosses Is Fatal to Labor

    Armistice Day Pause, 1937 (Political Cartoon)

    Push The Appeal

    Editorial Note

    A Study in Contrasts; How the Chinese “Soviets” Were Liquidated

    Roosevelt Makes a Little Gift to New York by Sam Marcy

    Committee Urges All Branches To Help In Sales Campaign of “Case of Leon Trotsky”

    How Shall We Support China – It Is the Duty of Every Worker to Support the Struggle of the Chinese People Against Japanese Imperialism, But the War for Liberation Can Be Won Only by Placing No Confidence at All in the Chinese Bourgeoisie and Placing All Emphasis on the Independent Class Action of the Masses by by V.R

    Britain Takes Steps to ‘Solve’ Spanish Crisis by Recognizing Franco by Felix Morrow

    New Struggles on Horizon As French Standards Fall by Herman Stern

    International Notes by J.G.W. [John G. Wright?]

    Are You Ready For War? – A Discussion on Imperialist War, Past and Present, on the Presidential "Peace– Lovers" and How They Prepare the Minds of the Masses in Support of a New World– Wide War for Plunder and Exploitation

    ‘New Int’l’ To Appear In 2 Weeks

    Bill’s Column [by Bill Sherman]

    As The War Approaches!

    Genesis of A.L.P.


    Vol. I No. 15 Saturday November 20, 1937
    Socialist Appeal
    Published Weekly as the Organ of the Socialist Party of New York, Left Wing Branches.

    Plan Relief Cuts – Morgenthau Speech Forecasts Congress Attacks on Workers by B.J. Widick

    F.D.R.’s “Planned” Economy

    N.Y. Police Ban Mass Pickets, Guard Scabs, Arrest Strikers

    Newark Students Fight For School

    Protest Grows Against Spanish GPU

    British Labor Party Prepares for War

    Shachtman Gives Marxist War Line at CCNY Despite C.P. Disruption Move

    More Subs!

    Chiang Kai Shek Will Not Release Peasant Masses For War Against Japan by Li Fu-jen

    India’s Striking Masses Are Colliding With “Own Bosses”

    A Non-Sectarian Zamite

    Milton and Beatty Speak At Successful Meets in Chicago

    Vargas Coup Entrenches Hold of U.S. Imperialism

    Editorial Notes – To The Aid of the Brazilian People by the Liga Communista Internationalists

    It Is High Time To Launch a World Offensive Against Stalinism – An Open Letter to All Workers' Organizationsby Leon Trotsky

    International Notes by J.G.W. [John G. Wright?]

    West Coast Labor Notes

    Worker Wants Relief; Sent to Lunatic Asylum by Neil Harrison

    Paula Aragon, Young Socialist Leader And Labor Organizer, Sentenced To Jail

    Are You Ready For War? (continued from last issue)

    Glimpses at Latin America by Bernard Ross

    Bill’s Column

    Chicago Celebrates November 7th


    Vol. I No. 16 Saturday November 27, 1937
    Socialist Appeal
    Published Weekly as the Organ of the Socialist Party of New York, Left Wing Branches.

    Labor Leader Slain In Minneapolis-Offs A Challenge To Labor – Stalinists Seek Frame– up of Leaders of Local 544 (Photo of murdered Patrick J. Corcoran)

    Coming Trials To Reveal Secret Plans of G.P.U. by Leon Trotsky

    Industrial Layoffs

    Goodyear Accord Imperils Union by B.J. Widick

    General Motors Throws Down Gauntlet; Workers Answer With Sit-Downs by “Conveyor”

    Koci, West Coast Militant, Menaced by Deportation

    Editorial Notes– Up Artist

    Lessons of the Goodyear Sit-Down – Layoff of 1600 More Men Ends rubber Sit-Down by Blake Lear

    Shanghai’s Fall Shows Urgent Need of Mass Action To Stop Japan by Li Fu-jen

    Letters from Our Readers – An Open Letter to Norman Thomas by B.C. Bennem

    LaRoque Calls For Ban On National Congress of 4th International by Terrence Phelan

    International Notes – Stalin's Purge Extends into the Youth and Even Penetrates the "Politburo" by J.G. Wright

    Stalinist Uses Sleight-of-Hand Trick to Prove That Lenin Opposed Soviets by James Casey

    Party Activities

    Are You Ready for War? – A Discussion on Imperialist War, Past and Present, on the Presidential "Peace– Lovers" and How They Prepare the Minds of the Masses in Support of a New World– Wide War for Plunder and Exploitation

    Left Jabs by Bill [Bill Sherman?]


    Vol. I No. 17 Saturday December 4, 1937
    Socialist Appeal
    Published Weekly as the Organ of the Socialist Party of New York, Left Wing Branches.

    Labor Aroused By Midwest Murder – Rejects G.P.U. Plan to Smear Union Leaders – Answers Slanders of Boss Press and C.P. With Counter Attack

    Thousands Pay Tribute to P.J. Corcoran

    Economic Crisis Grows With More Lay-Offs And Rising Cost of Living – Offs and Rising Cost of Living by James Casey

    Union Militants Meet To Map Campaign For Investigation

    Who Killed Patrick Corcoran – Why? – Why? by James P. Cannon

    Union Militants Meet to Map Campaign For Investigation

    Pontiac Workers Forced to Quit by Martin Machine by Clark

    Akron General Strike Planned Against National Guard Tactics by B.J. Widick

    C.P Faking of Signatures Hit by Mpls. Unionists

    Meeting of Business Agents Denounces Daily Worker Lies

    Bertram Wolfe On The Moscow Trials – His Sincere Acknowledgement of Mistaken Judgment Makes Necessary, On His Part, A Reevaluation of the Problem of the Soviet Revolution by Leon Trotsky

    International Notes – Soviet Election to Be "Uncontested" – – List of Candidates Reveals New Social Composition of Ruling Stratum by John G. Wright

    “Partisan Review:” A Revolt Against Stalinism Among The Intellectuals

    With The Party

    Are You Ready For War? – A Discussion on Imperialist War, Past and Present, on the Presidential "Peace– Lovers" and How They Prepare the Minds of the Masses in Support of a New World– Wide War for Plunder and Exploitation

    Left Jabs[by Bill Sherman?]

    Growing Pains

    Progressive Win in Akron C.I.O Council

    Frisco WPA Workers Face Mass Dismissals


    Vol. I No. 18 Saturday December 11, 1937
    Socialist Appeal
    Published Weekly as the Organ of the Socialist Party of New York, Left Wing Branches.

    2 Soviet Diplomats Expose Frame-Ups – Ups – In Moving Appeal For Threatened Bolsheviks – "Save Those Yet Alive" Is Plea to World Labor

    Corcoran Slain by Labor’s Foes – Says Canon

    Developments of The Week In The Corcoran Case

    Meeting To Hear Verdict of Dewey Commission; Chairman In Broadcast

    Bureaus Restrict Rights Of Jobless Locals; WAA ‘Purged’ by Neil Harrison

    Moscow-Amsterdam “Unity:” A Diplomatic Maneuver – Comments on the Agreement between the I.F.T.U. and the Soviet "Trade Unions" in an Interview Granted to "El Universal" by Leon Trotsky

    Militant Executive of Hosiery Union Slugged in Minneapolis

    Editorial Notes

    Pittsburgh Congress for “Peace And Democracy” Prepares War

    Nanking’s Fall Ends First Phase of War by Li Fu-jen

    Raids on ‘Hooded Ones’ Stir France; P.O.I. Calls For Workers Militias by Terence Phelan

    Letters From Our Readers

    Lovestoneites Change “Line” Under Impact Of Recent Events In U.S.S.R. by Joseph Carter

    International Notes – The Franco– Soviet Pact and the Maneuvers of the Imperialists. Soviet Union Election Featured by Continued Purge by John G. Wright

    Bankers Order Congress To Place Crisis Burden on Workers and Farmers by James Casey

    Futile Debates in Capital Reveal Coming Party Rifts by James Burnham

    Are You Ready for War? – A Discussion on Imperialist War, Past and Present, on the Presidential "Peace– Lovers" and How They Prepare the Minds of the Masses in Support of a New World– Wide War for Plunder and Exploitation

    Left Jabs [by Bill Sherman?]

    Filling Station Workers Win Frisco Strike

    Try To Bolster Midwest Frame-Ups With “Confession” In Frisco; Plot Fizzles


    Vol. I No. 19 Saturday December 18, 1937
    Socialist Appeal
    Published Weekly as the Organ of the Socialist Party of New York, Left Wing Branches.

    Full Abstract of Commission Report – – Page 5 (Teaser over Masthead)

    “Trotsky Innocent, Trials Frame-Ups” – Ups" – Trial Procedure Flimsy and Vicious" (Trotsky and Sedoff found "not guilty" by the International Committee of Inquiry into the Moscow Trials

    Dewey Broadcasts on Trials; Hits Minneapolis Frame-Up

    Trotsky’s Telegram to The Commission

    Withdraw America’s Forces from China! An Editorial

    Truth

    Report Cabinet Absolves Jailed P.O.U.M Leaders

    Convention Date Near; Locals Elect Delegates

    Steel Workers Meet; Progressives Ready To Fight for Democracy and Autonomy

    New Jersey C.I.O. Meets Challenge of Boss Hague by Jack Wilson

    Editorial Notes

    Browder Announces C.P. Purge Coming In U.S.

    Packinghouse Workers Repudiate Fake C.I.O

    Last Minneapolis Minute News

    Abstract of the Final Report of the Commission of Inquiry into Charges Made Against Leon Trotsky in the Moscow Trials (A condensation of the 80,000 word fully documented report released December 13, 1937.)

    C.P. Acquits Capitalism; “Bad Monopolists” Held Responsible for Crisis by James Casey

    G.P.U. Plot Against Grylewicz Collapses; Old Militant Freed

    Rivera Bares Mexican Plot Against Trotsky

    “Just An Assumption”

    International Notes – G.P.U. Supervises Soviet Election– – Arrests and Shootings Continue– – Last Minute Removals From Ballot by by John G. Wright

    The Massachusetts “Red” Investigation: A Further Stage in C.P. Degeneration by Hal Draper

    C.P. Disrupts Alliance; Drives To Expel Harrison

    LaGuardia and the Gravediggers

    Relief Sit-Down Ends In Settlement

    Revived “New International” Rich in Content

    Left Jabs [by Bill Sherman?]

    Union Vigilance Necessary Against Employers’ Offensive by Manny Mills


    Vol. I No. 20 Saturday December 25, 1937
    Socialist Appeal
    Published Weekly as the Organ of the Socialist Party of New York, Left Wing Branches.

    On to Convention! – Chicago Mass Meeting To Welcome Delegates

    New G.P.U. Frame-Ups Exposed; Purge Continues by Max Shachtman

    Panay Incident Unmasks Aims of Imperialism by Li Fu-jen

    Steel Workers Meet Votes S.W.O.C. Full Power to Negotiate Contracts

    Midwest Conference Prepares T.U. Work of Party Convention by Blake Lear

    With The Party

    Expulsion of W.A.A Militants Meets With Strong Opposition

    Layoffs and Wage Cuts Hit Living Standards; Unions Must Act Now by James Casey

    Editorial Notes
    – Hail The New Party!
    – On One Condition: That History Be Falsified

    Horror At Nanking

    C.P. Pickets “Tsar to Lenin” In Philadelphia

    Stalin Purge Strikes New Soviet Deputies

    WAR!

    Answers to Questions of Journalists On Verdict of Dewey Commission by Leon Trotsky

    Stalin’s Cultural Inquisition by John Glenner

    Grocery Drivers Win Strike in Minneapolis – C.I.O. Director Repudiates C.P.; Carpenters Oust Stalinist Stooge

    International Motes – Illegal Conference of Austrian Revolutionary Socialists– – Esthonia Social Democrats and People's Front– – Swiss Leader Exposes Stalin by John G. Wright ["Esthonia is an archaic spelling of "Estonia"—Transcriber]

    Cannon Exposes Attempt To Use The “Robinson” Case Against U.S. Trotskyists

    Firemen Take The Lead As Progressives Win Support In West Coast Maritime Unions by Jack Cope

    Bridges Pulls a Boner; “Plot” Fails to Thicken by Jack Cope

    S.U.P. Votes Funds to Sue Slanderers of Lundeberg

    Aircraft Strikers Convicted of “Conspiracy to Felony”

    Left Jab [by Bill Sherman?]

     


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