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(1938)


Vol. II No. 1, 1 January 1938
Socialist Appeal
Published Weekly as the Organ of the Socialist Party of New York, Left Wing Branches

Sit-Down Strikes Sweeping France – Paris Utilities Paralyzed by New Strikes

“Robinson-Rubens” Frameup Prepared for US Spy Scare

Algic Trial Hits Labor

An Editorial

Latin American Notes, by Bernard Ross

Local 544 Victory Over Wholesale Grocers Hailed by Minneapolis Labor

WAA Workers Fight Ousting of N. Harrison

Kuomintang Decrees Death For Strikers, by Lo Sen

Chicago Workers Aid China Fight; Urge Independent Labor Action

CP Repudiates Revolutionary Aims – Prefers to Strengthen Existing Social Order, by Harold Draper

Toward the New Party! (cartoon), by Carlo

GPU Plans Framing French Trotskyists in Secret Fascist Plots, by Pierre Naville

International Notes, by John G. Wright

A New Stalinist Crime: The Murder of Januola

In The California Labor World –

Left Jabs

Trotsky Urges Backing For Pioneer Publishers, from Leon Trotsky (letter)

Union Lawyers Plead Memorial Day Massacre Defendants Guilty

Akron Court Decision Outlaws Closed Shop, by Blake Lear


Vol. II No. 2, 8 January 1938
Socialist Appeal
Published Weekly as the Organ of the Socialist Party of New York, Left Wing Branches

New Party Formed; To Fight War Plans

Appeal View Confirmed in “Robinson”-GPU Mystery, by Junius

Minneap0olis Unionists Bring Suit for Libel Against Daily Worker

Leaders Accept Speed-up; Akron Workers Aroused

The Lessons of Spain—the Last Warning, by Leon Trotsky

In the Teacher’s Union – Independent Group Combats People’s Front Policies of Stalinist Administration

Popular Front Breaks French Sit-Downs; Gov’t Calls Troops, by Terence Phelan

Army for Fascist Coup, French Hearings Reveal, by Pierre Naville

Fellow Travelers (cartoon), by Carlo

Party Activities


Vol. II No. 3, 15 January 1938
Socialist Appeal
Published Weekly as the Organ of the Socialist Workers Party

Hail the Socialist Workers Party! – Join the Fight for Socialism!

House Defeats Ludlow Amendment 209 to 188, by Albert Goldman

New Format

Diary of Ignace Reiss Reveals Criminal Methods of GPU – Young Communists Die Shouting Defiantly: “Long Live Trotsky!”

The Drive Is On

The Budget

All Trails Lead to Stalinist Camp in the “Robinson”-“Rubens” Case, by Junius

Activities in St. Louis

Boston YPSL Meeting

The Lessons of Spain – the Last Warning, by Leon Trotsky

Young Communists for Fourth International; Join YPSL in New York

International Notes, by John G. Wright

Independent Group Built on Firm Base in Teachers Union

Left Jabs

Austrian Militants Bitter at Stalin’s “Asylum”

Modesty (Excerpt from a Stalin Speech)


Vol. II No. 4, 22 January 1938
Socialist Appeal
Published Weekly as the Organ of the Socialist Workers Party

EDITOR:
Max Shachtman
ASSOCIATE EDITORS:
Harold Roberts
Frank Graves

BUSINESS MANAGER:
Bob Browne

Roosevelt Confers with Big Business to Save Capitalism

2 CIO Leaders Urge Lewis to Talk With AFL

New French Crisis Stirred by Break in the Popular Front

Moscow Admits “Robinsons” Held for “Espionage”, by Junius

W. Coast Unions Score Victories over Stalinists

Leninism Can’t Be Embalmed (cartoon), by Carlo

All Out at Lenin Memorial Meeting Sunday – Cannon to Speak on Great Leader’s Teaching

Boston Greets New Party at Week-End Meet

Party Convention Analyzes Political Situation – Text of Resolution Adopted at Chicago by Founding Convention of the SWP

The Hangman’s Year, by Victor Serge

Letter From China Reveals Harsh Facts on Far Eastern War, from L.J.C.

Feudal-Military Reaction Planning Mexican Coup to End Reform Program, by Bernard Ross

Correspondents Write in from the Trade Unions

Left Jabs

Marxist School Starts Winter Term Feb. 16


Vol. II No. 5, 29 January 1938
Socialist Appeal
Published Weekly as the Organ of the Socialist Workers Party

EDITOR:
Max Shachtman
ASSOCIATE EDITORS:
Harold Roberts
Frank Graves

BUSINESS MANAGER:
Bob Browne

Boss Court Holds Beal On Old Score – Gastonia Strike Leader Menaced

Roosevelt in Huddle With Businessmen

New Jersey Steel Workers Win Strike In Heart of the Notorious Anti-Labor Mayor Hague’s Own Hudson County

Rivera Resigns from Modern Monthly, letter from Diego Rivera

Profound Depths of Economic Crisis Revealed in Statistics on New Unemployment Wave, by Dave Cowles

California SWOC Members Revolt Against Leaders

Judge Wham Fines Illinois Miners for Alleged Conspiracy, by Albert Gates

Soviet Council Adjourns After Giving Stalin OK

UAWA Leaders Bow Down to GM

Moscow in Difficulty with Robinson Case, by Junius

Stalinists Frantically Try to Offset the Findings of the Dewey Commission, by James Casey

Moscow Killings Split French Civil Rights Group

Present War in Far East and the Tasks of Our Party, Resolution Adopted By SWP Convention

Soviet Union Notes, by John G. Wright

Green Joins with Legion and DAR in Patriotic Anti-Japanese Display

Britishers Refuse to Load Japanese Ship

Special Offer

Akron Branch Plans to Widen Mass Work

Life In the Soviet Union Today (cartoon strip), by Carlo

[Editorials]

Left Jabs

WAA Group Dance


Vol. II No. 6, 5 February 1938
Socialist Appeal
Published Weekly as the Organ of the Socialist Party of New York, Left Wing Branches

EDITOR:
Max Shachtman
ASSOCIATE EDITORS:
Harold Roberts
Frank Graves

BUSINESS MANAGER:
Bob Browne

Stalinists Try Frame-Up in Canada – Furriers’ Union Aroused to Fight Charges Made Against Federman

Stolberg CIO Articles Faulty in Analysis, by B.J. Widick

Seamen Stop Stalinists in Union Fight

Roosevelt Speeds Drive Toward War with Navy Budget, by Maurice Spector

Browder Backs F.D.R.; Hearst Backs F.D.R.

Second Steel Plant Struck in New Jersey

Dockmen Tie Up Ships, Cargoes In Puerto Rico

Labor Secretary Widick Blasts Hague Before Jersey Unionists

Lynn Food Workers’ Unity Move Aids Fight Against Sharaf

UMW Gives Blank Check to Roosevelt

Progressive Slates Win in Lundeberg Victory, by Glen Trimble

Lundeberg Hits Back at Charges

Party Resolutions

Police Terror in St. Louis Strike

So. California ACLU Fights for Anarchist

Revolt Crystallizes In Newsstand Union

Real Plan Behind Reubens Case Now Becoming Clearer, by Junius

Frame-up Artist – Andrey Vishinsky (photo)

Spanish Hold Franco Back Above Teruel

Soviet Union Notes, by John G. Wright

School Holds Class in Party Principles

Why the Lag?

The Peace-Loving President (cartoon), by Carlo

[Editorials]

Browder Defends Imperialism, by James Burnham


Vol. II No. 7, 12 February 1938
Socialist Appeal
Published Weekly as the Organ of the Socialist Workers Party

EDITOR:
Max Shachtman
ASSOCIATE EDITORS:
Harold Roberts
Frank Graves

BUSINESS MANAGER:
Bob Browne

An Editorial

WPA Workers Used for War Purposes

Hitler Seeks to Appease Reichswehr

Leahy Testimony Bares War Plans of US Imperialism; Admits Conflict Is Near

FDR “Talks” For Peace; Fleet Prepares For War

Threatens Japan – Cordell Hunt (photo)

Auto Workers Leader Slams War Mongers

Links Poyntz to “Robinson” Frame-Up, by Junius

Murdered Victim of GPU Reveals Inner Life of Stalin’s Secret Police, by Ignace Reiss

“Little Men” Fume and Bluster as F.D.R. Provides Steam Valve

Crucible Strikers Win Despite Hague Threats

Curran Gets NMU to Vote SUP War

UMW Convention Bans Communists From Membership

Party Resolutions

“Victory” Faked by Office Union

Militant Policy Need in St. Louis – Progressives in Ford Strike Urge New Fighting Tactics

Program Mapped at NYC Convention

Defends Property – Juan Negrin (photo)

Expulsions from AFL – Setback for Unity Drive, by B.J. Widick

Fur Workers Back Verdict on Federman

Soviet Union Notes, by John G. Wright

Reformists Win in Jersey WAA – Progressive Forces Go Down to Defeat at Trenton Meet

A More Than Apt Pupil (cartoon from old issue of Daily Worker), by Burck

The Fifth Wheel, by Leon Trotsky

[Editorials]

What Is Collective Security? by James Burnham

Party and Press


Vol. II No. 8, 19 February 1938
Socialist Appeal
Published Weekly as the Organ of the Socialist Workers Party

EDITOR:
Max Shachtman
ASSOCIATE EDITORS:
Harold Roberts
Frank Graves

BUSINESS MANAGER:
Bob Browne

Down With War Mongers! – Socialist Workers Party Manifesto

Stalin Waves Pink Flag to Bluff Allies

W.A. Militants Call Jobless To Struggle

Unionists Will March in Relief Demonstration

Twin City Progressives Score Smashing Victory – Splitters Swept From Top Bodies

Minneapolis Teamsters Sue Daily Worker for Libel

Martyred Unionist – Patrick Corcoran (photo)

One in Six in NY Depend upon Relief

Party Resolutions

Rorty Gives Stinging Reply to “Writers”

Big Steel Signs Again with CIO

Joe Lubich (obituary)

Evelyn Gordon (obituary)

20,000 Storm Philadelphia City Hall

Jury to Get New Facts in Rubens Case, by Junius

Workers Must Rally Around Beal to Fight Sabotage of His Defense

Soviet Union Notes, by John G. Wright

No Solution Provided in Housing Bill, by John Fredericks

Littlepage “Evidence” Boomerang Against Communists, Lamont Finds

British Dockmen Stop Japan Cargo

Dock Strike Ends With Gains in P.R.

Communist League of China Needs Our Financial Aid on Firing Line

Relief à la Roosevelt (cartoon), by Carlo

Anti-Lynch Bill, by Albert Goldman

[Editorials]

The Dream of Isolation, by James Burnham

Help Fight War

Village Forum


Vol. II No. 9, 26 February 1938
Socialist Appeal
Published Weekly as the Organ of the Socialist Workers Party

EDITOR:
Max Shachtman
ASSOCIATE EDITORS:
Harold Roberts
Frank Graves

BUSINESS MANAGER:
Bob Browne

F.D.R War Plans Exposed, – Key Leaders Hear Details of Campaign

Britain Seeks 4-Power Pact Against USSR

Leon Sedoff Dies in Paris After Sudden Operation

Swiss Court Finds GPU Killed Reiss

Beal Receives Solid Backing for His Fight

Geller Files for St. Paul Election

Thousands Parade in Rain for Relief Demonstration

Widick Leaves on Midwestern Lecture Tour

Progressives Lead Car Strike in Minneapolis

Rubber Unions Confronted by Fight for Life, by Blake Lear

Party Resolutions

Attacked by Broun – John Dewey (photo)

Denver Teachers Face Union Split

San Pedro Longshoremen Fight to Keep Hiring Hall

Fresh Light Is Cast On Poyntz Case, by Junius

War Mobilization Plans Provide Virtual Fascist Regime for Labor, by Dave Cowles

Detroit Scene of Jingo Orgy by Stalinists

Soviet Union Notes, by John G. Wright

Lynn Workers Protest Hill-Sheppard Bill

Appeal Drive On

[Editorials]

Fireside Chat (cartoon), by Carlo

Green-Lewis War – Verbal Battle Seen as Jockeying for Position in United Body, by John Adamson

Marxism and Collective Security, by James Burnham


Vol. II No. 10, 5 March1938
Socialist Appeal
Published Weekly as the Organ of the Socialist Workers Party

EDITOR:
Max Shachtman
ASSOCIATE EDITORS:
Harold Roberts
Frank Graves

BUSINESS MANAGER:
Bob Browne

Stalin Stages New Frame-Up – Last Surviving Old Bolsheviks Facing Death

War Moves Speeded Up by Roosevelt

723 in Teachers Union Take Anti-War Stand

FDR Offers Meager Sop to Jobless

Trotsky Nails Fresh Attack on His Asylum, by Leon Trotsky

Known GPU Agent Goes to Mexico

GPU Tries to Frame Chinese Bolsheviks

WPA Rolls Used for Recruiting into US Army

Last of Lenin’s Colleagues Face Doom, by John G. Wright

SWP Replies to Slander of New Republic, by James P. Cannon

Jersey Jobless Win Concessions

Akron Teachers Fight Layoffs With Union Aid, by Blake Lear

Spy Scare, Somewhat Too Neatly Timed, Rouses Jingo Newspapers

“Pro-Labor” Congressmen Abandon Beal’s Defense

Stool Pigeons Put a Finger on Writers

Ohio-Michigan District Meets – SWP Organizations Meet at Cleveland to Plan Building Drive, by R. Ferguson

N.J. Chemical Plant Strike in Ninth Week

YPSLs Fight Rule on Alien Students

Appeal Army

Letters from Our Readers

New Trial Is Climax of Two-Year Purge

“Son, Friend, Fighter” (photo of Trotsky and his son Leon Sedoff)

An Editorial Statement

[Editorials]

Letters from Our Peaders


Vol. II No. 11, 12 March 1938
Socialist Appeal
Published Weekly as the Organ of the Socialist Workers Party

EDITOR:
Max Shachtman
ASSOCIATE EDITORS:
Harold Roberts
Frank Graves

BUSINESS MANAGER:
Bob Browne

Stalin Regime Desperate

Safeguard the Asylum of Leon Trotsky!

Pacifist Rally to Dear Old Flag at New York Talkfest

SWP Anti-War Meet March 18

Trial Protest Sent by Mpls. Trade Unions

House Group Adopts Huge Navy Budget

New York Soviet Consulate Picketed to Protest Trial

Yezhov ‘Favored’ for Nobel Peace Prize!

Shachtman Talks on Trials to 800

Socialist Party Ready to Liquidate Itself Into American Labor Party

Widick Begins Labor Tour at Boston, Lynn

Goshen Rubber Workers Kill Fake Union Move

Stalinist Moves Against Defense of Beal Crumble

Roosevelt Price Policy Shows Economic Drop, by David Cowles

Old Socialist Views Convention of SWP, by George M. Whiteside

Fighting Platform Unfolded by Geller

Handicapped Form New Trade Union

NY Painters Get Taste of Stalinism

Akron Rubber Workers Ask Parley to Settle Friction Due to Lay-offs

Moscow Trial Special Supplement

Soviet Union Notes, by John G. Wright

Hail the Heroic Paris Communards! – A Commemorative Statement

Appeal Army

The Real Moscow Defendant (cartoon), by Carlo

An Editorial

[Editorials]

Letters to the Editor

Shachtman Heard at ILGWU Group

Marxist School

March New International Appears


Vol. II No. 12, 19 March 1938
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party

EDITOR:
Max Shachtman
ASSOCIATE EDITORS:
Harold Roberts
Frank Graves

BUSINESS MANAGER:
Bob Browne

An Open Letter to Members of the Communist Party

Lenin’s Aides Shot – GPU Court Decrees Death for Eighteen After Farcical Trial

Anti-War Struggle Only Reply to Hitler – Fascism Lashes Austrian Labor

Navy Departs for Pacific War “Games”

Frame-ups? So What? Says Anna Strong

Loyalist Spain in Peril of Collapse

2,000 Meet to Denounce Trial

Lenin’s General Staff of 1917 – Stalin, The Executioner, Alone Remains (photo gallery)

Soviet Consulate Picketed in Frisco

Mooney Wages New Battle to Gain Liberty

Clear Rasmussen of Fake Charges

SWP Candidate Polls Healthy Vote in St. Paul, by Carl O’Shea

New SWP Maritime Paper Is Issued

New Republic Evades Challenge by Cannon – Fails to Name Alleged Provocateurs in SWP Ranks

Stove Workers Win Sit-Down Victory

Lift Charters from Four WAA Locals in Pa.

Labor Leaders Offer Backing for Fred Beal

1,000 Painters Fight Machine Rule in Union

Goodrich Locals Prepare to Oppose Wage Slashes

Appeal Army

Pecan Shellers on Strike Six Weeks

St. Louis Unionists Spike Fake “Unemployment” Plan

Stopgap – Leon Blum (photograph)

Anti-War Campaign On in Minneapolis

Soviet Union Notes, by John G. Wright

Minnesota Farmer-Labor Group Takes Militant Anti-War

Mark Commune by Anti-War Mass Meeting

Spector Speaks on Trials in Toronto

Fund Mounts for Chinese Comrades

Gene Frey (obituary)

Stains That Won’t Come Off (cartoon), by Carlo

[Editorials]

Stalin Saves Rakovsky for New Frame-up Trial, by Li Fu-jen

Trotsky on Hearst, by Leon Trotsky


Vol. II No. 13, 26 March 1938
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party

EDITOR:
Max Shachtman
ASSOCIATE EDITORS:
Harold Roberts
Frank Graves

BUSINESS MANAGER:
Bob Browne

LaGuardia Cuts Relief Ten Percent

Expropriation of Oil Lands Opens New Era for Mexican Workers

Rappoport Breaks with French CP

Imperialist War Impends in Europe; Hull Reiterates Aim to Dominate World

Trial Causes New Fissures in CP Ranks

SWP Militants Keep Fascists from East Side

People’s Front Leads Spanish Working Class Toward Fascist Abyss

Relief Militants Arrested in N.Y.

California YPSLs Picket Eleanor

Next Week! – An 8-Page Anti-War Issue!

10,000 Ohio Gum Miners Mass to Protest Wage Slashes

Minneapolis Electrical Workers Vote to Strike

Roosevelt War Aims Denounced at New York Anti-War Meeting

Bankruptcy of Roosevelt’s Reform Program Laid Bare by Gov’t Acts, by Dave Cowles

Crucible Steel Workers Out on Strike in New Jersey

Appeal Army

Voroshilov Is Next, by Leon Sedoff

Soviet Union Notes, by John G. Wright

2,000 March Behind Bier of Sedoff at Paris Rite

Fund for Chinese Comrades Goes Up

Hitler’s Austria Coup Aided by Moscow Trial, by Leon Trotsky

Aftermath of the Trials, by James Burnham

[Editorials]

ILGWU Members Protest Trial to Soviet Envoy

April New International

Trotsky Explains to Kirchwey, by Leon Trotsky


Vol. II No. 14 Saturday April 2, 1938
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party

US Strikes at Mexican Labor – Silver Move to Aid Oil Robbers

Twenty-One Years After

Fresh Wave of Strikes Hits France, by Argus

“The Church Militant”

Labor Alone Can Prevent Spain’s Doom

Stalinists Try to Oust Martin from UAW Post

Stalin Purge Extended to Polar Heroes

Navy Maneuvers Proceed Under Close Secrecy

Minneapolis Takes the Lead! – Unions Declare Anti-War Stand

New York Jobless Protest LaGuardia’s Relief Slash

SWP Leaders in Mexico City Support Workers’ Struggle

Curran Aids Navy Recruiting Action

Loones Ouster Uncovers Strife in Seamen’s Union

Martin, Kenyon, Hays Join Beal Defense Group

Allentown Project Reopens as Result of Militant Action

Stalinists Back Governor Murphy for Re-Election

Appeal Army

Britain Not Yet Ready to Fight Hitler

Arrested Photographer a Stalinist Sympathizer, by Junius

French Technicians Denounce the Trials

Soviet Union Notes, by John G. Wright

Fund for China Mounts to $143

Consider Arbitration Board to Settle Rubber Disputes

The Only War to End War! (cartoon), by Carlo

[Editorials]

A Letter from China

Lynn Gets Taste of ‘Democracy’ at Meeting on Moscow Frame-ups


Vol. II No. 14, 2 April 1938 (Anti-War Supplement)
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party

Workers! The Enemy Is in Your Own Country!

Millions Died for the Fraud of “Democracy”

A Rooseveltian Ship of State – Aircraft Carrier “Lexington” (photo)

Roosevelt-Hull Are Heading Toward New World Conflict

In Whose War Shall I Fight? by Eugene V. Debs

Do Not Allow the Lessons of 1917 to Be Easily Forgotten

SWP Policy on War – Fight the War-Makers!

Sino-Japanese War is Prelude to Greater Pacific Conflict

Workers of the World Must Absorb Lessons of Spanish Civil War

Defense of the Soviet Union Rests on Working Class

Comintern Prepared to Support Imperialist War

Imperialist Interests in China Are at Root of Coming Clashes

Dove of Peace, Roosevelt Style (photo)

The Idea of “National Defense” (extract from War and the Fourth International)

Pacifism Is an Aid, Not a Deterrent, to the War-Makers

Woodrow Wilson, in Four Installments – How He Led Us to War

Minneapolis Vets Take Militant Anti-War Stand

William Green Ready to Sub for Gompers

“Keep America Out of War,” Asks New Committee; But How?

Eugene V. Debs (photo & caption)


Vol. II No. 15, 9 April 1938
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party

EDITOR:
Max Shachtman
ASSOCIATE EDITORS:
Harold Roberts
Frank Graves

BUSINESS MANAGER:
Bob Browne

Roosevelt Speeds War Plans – Vast Army Games to Help Make Country War-Minded

Revolutionary Course in Spain Can Check Franco – Politicians Scurry for Safe Cover

WAA Gathers in Convention – Progressive to Urge Militant Program as Reply to Policies of People’s Fronters

Roosevelt Trims Sails in Oil Fight

Parade Today, Die Tomorrow!

Workers Hold Power Plants in Michigan – Murphy Steps in Again to Head Off New Sitdown Strike

Senator Clarke Confirm NY War Meeting

FLP Becomes Cog in Roosevelt Machine

Mexican Workers Greet Delegates of the Socialist Workers Party

Palestine CP Joins Fourth International

Workers Resist Scab-Herding Police in Detroit Battle

Electrical Workers Score Fine Victory

Chicago Office Workers Reject CP Attempt to Oust Organizer

Newsmen on Coast Vote Strike Action

ALP Sec’y Gives Backing to Beal Group

Marine Unions Hit by New Fink Hall

Food Workers to Take Poll on April 12

April New International Contains Timely Articles

Chinese Garment Workers Strike in San Francisco

Appeal Army

20,000 Furriers Tie Up NY Shops

Widick Speaks to Farmers in Olivia

Pastor Holmes Confirms Appeal Story on Strong

Jersey Law Void, High Court Rules – Leaflet Distributors Need No Permits

New Crisis Looms as Blum Totters Again, by Argus

Soviet Union Notes, by John G. Wright

Ta-tu Thau, Indo-Chinese Militant, Held in Prison of People’s Front

Hook Blasts Moscow Frame-Ups in New York Radio Broadcast

Grand Jury Indicts Two in Rubens Mystery Case, by Junius

Fund for Chinese Comrades Mounts

A Letter from China, from Fu Ling

[Editorials]

National Committee Plenum Meeting in NY Next Week


Vol. II No. 16, 16 April 1938
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party

EDITOR:
Max Shachtman
ASSOCIATE EDITORS:
Harold Roberts
Frank Graves

BUSINESS MANAGER:
Bob Browne

Unemployed Get No Lead at WAA Meet

150,000 French Workers Out on Strike to Defy Daladier

US Puts Off Freedom for Philippines

Mink, Well-Known GPU Assassin, Is En Route to Mexico, by Max Shachtman

Nippon Drive Bogs Down in Central China

Labor Playing Pennsylvania Boss Politics>

Will Improve Panama Canal for War Use

The Priests of Half-Truth, by Leon Trotsky

12 SWPers Injured by Hoodlum Attack in Chicago

Plenum of SWP Postponed One Week

Teachers Union Ousted by Joint Committee

Stalinists Turn Out for St. Louis Rally

CP Seeks to Prevent United May Day Parades

Newark Union Adopts Anti-War Resolution

NMU Opposition Shows Lack of Clarity in Poll

Rochester Unions Begin Organizing Jobless Workers

Appeal Army

Fur Strike Ends Its Second Week

American League Fails to Get Response in Yorkville

Sharfin, Garber Released on Bail

Where is Juliet Poyntz, Missing Now for a Year?

Soviet Union Notes, by John G. Wright

History of Polish CP Undergoes Refurbishing, by Ernest Erber

Workers Begin to Drift, Disgusted, from Communist Party Ranks Everywhere

French Workers Demonstrate Their Might (photograph & caption)

[Editorials]

Back Numbers of NI on Sale


Vol. II No. 17, 23 April 1938
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party

EDITOR:
Max Shachtman
ASSOCIATE EDITORS:
Harold Roberts
Frank Graves

BUSINESS MANAGER:
Bob Browne

Britain and Italy Sign Robber Pact

CIO Decision to Form National Body Brings Unity Issue Forward, by James P. Cannon

Roosevelt Seeking Fresh Panaceas to Check Depression

Illinois CP Backs Kelly’s Man for Senate, by Albert Gates

French Sit-In Strikers Told to End Fight – Difficult Choice Now Faces Centrists in the SFIO

Fruit Growers Open Parley After Workers Vote Strike

Workers Challenge Midwest Boss Drive Against Labor

Militants in Phila. Fight Red-Baiting

Hoodlums Attack Cleveland SWPers

St. Paul Unionists Oppose War Plans

Dunne Raps Bernard for Quitting Beal Defense

SWP Alone Boycotted Boss Party Primaries in Chicago

Progressives Lose in Food Union Ballot

Steel Workers Net Gains in Jersey Strike

Lynn Foodworkers in Second Strike

Appeal Army

Jersey WAA Rejects May Day Stooge Role

Correction

Mass Meeting in NY Backs Mexico Labor

Enough of Mud! Enough of Blood! by Alfred Rosmer

Capitalists Ask for Doles to Bolster Sagging Output Levels

Unit Quits Communist Party – Denounces Moscow Frameups

Famous German Actress Is Shot in Moscow Without Public Trial

China Fund Nears Its Goal of $200

The Good Neighbor Policy (cartoon), by Carlo

[Editorials]

Stalin’s Trial as a Terrorist Demanded of League by Trotsky (letter)

A Personal Note – The Pot Without Gold, by Max Shachtman

An Editorial

YCL Supports US Imperialism


Vol. II No. 18, 30 April 1938
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party

EDITOR:
Max Shachtman
ASSOCIATE EDITORS:
Harold Roberts
Frank Graves

BUSINESS MANAGER:
Bob Browne

May Day – A Day of Struggle!

Down Tools! (cartoon), by Carlo

Harry Bridges Orders Union-Smashing Drive Against Coast Sailors

Nazi Shadow Deepens Over Czechoslovakia

Our Greetings and Our Tribute – To Prisoners of the Class War

SWP Plenum Maps Out Future Party Activity

Progressive Painters Fight Bureaucrats

Goodrich Union Defeats Plans for Wage Cuts

Typo Workers Reject Fight Against CIO

Auto Workers Fight Against Wage Cutting

Shepard Line Ships West Coast Sailors

Appeal to Publish Trade Union Series

Japan Starts New Drive in Central China

Left Wing Forces Issue at Canadian Convention, by E. Robertson

Police Seize Arms from Mexican CP

Soviet Union Notes, by John G. Wright

Wife of Ex-CP Head Held by the GPU

150 Gather at SWP Dinner – Gala Event to Greet NC Members

Comrades in China Acknowledge Aid

TU Unity Needed in Coming Class Battles, by Arne Swabeck

LaFollette Prepares Third Party Attempt for 1940, by Frances Merill

[Editorials]

Lynn SWP Supports Sharaf Strikers

Tram Workers Strike in Columbus

New International May Issue Appears


Vol. II No. 19, 7 May 1938
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party

EDITOR:
Max Shachtman
ASSOCIATE EDITORS:
Harold Roberts
Frank Graves

BUSINESS MANAGER:
S. Stanley

Hitler Seeks to Mend Axis by Rome Visit

Indians Given New Taste of Democracy

LaFollette Third Party Movement Would Check Workers’ Independence

Government Tax Program Hits Labor, by David Cowles

Stalinists Start Fight to Capture or Smash United Auto Workers

Seek to Oust Sailors from Maritime Body

Boss Hague’s Police Kidnap Norman Thomas

AFL Uses Dual Union Tactics to Fight CIO

Palestine Communist Party Members Denounce Frame-up

Rank and File Committee Brings in NMU Agreement

Rochester Unemployed Win Payments in Cash

SWP Holds Enthusiastic May Day Meeting in NY

Mob Attacks YPSL Speakers in Jamaica

Coast Office Workers Fight Bridges’ Blackmail, by Kathleen Walker

WAA Frustrates Plot to Expel Rasmussen

CP Celebrates May Day With Patriotic Parades

Appeal Army

UAW Launches Dramatic Section

Workers of All Races Must Unite Against Fascism in Czechoslovakia

Militant Students Hold Large Anti-War Rallies

Soviet Union Notes, by John G. Wright

Mass Meeting on Spain

Labor Has Strong Arms, Too (cartoon), by Carlo

SWP Labor Secretary Gives Account of Tour, by B.J. Widick

[Editorials]

Inside the NY Painters Union

  1. The Painting Industry Today

Rubber Union Considers New NRLB Project

YPSL Committees Will Slug It Out


Vol. II No. 20, 14 May 1938
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party

EDITOR:
Max Shachtman
ASSOCIATE EDITORS:
Harold Roberts
Frank Graves

BUSINESS MANAGER:
S. Stanley

Hague’s Rule Still Awaits Real Challenge

Workers! Unite All Forces Against the Union Wreckers! by James P. Cannon

Martin Balks Frankensteen Plot in UAW

Bridges Thugs Attack Pickets on West Coast

League Serves to Consecrate Ethiopian Rape

Devaluation of Franc to Raise Cost of Living

Big Business Asks Curb on Trade Union Rights

Appeal Salesmen Are Threatened

Toledo White Collar Workers Put Progressives in Office

YPSL Members Arrested at Street Meeting in NY

Daily Worker Retreats from Anti-Martin Fight to Escape UAW Wrath, by B.J. Widick

Worker Paints Revealing Picture of Conditions in Ford Factories, by A Ford Worker

Cafeteria Union Bosses Sell Out Hard-Won Gain

Goodrich Workers Vote Ten-One Against Wage Cut Plan

Hillman Hints at New Attempt to Effect AFL-CIO Unity

Radio Union Votes Against Boss War

Appeal Army

CIO to Organize Lynn WPA Workers

Toledo Militant Is Vindicated by Union

German Centrists Give Bleak Conference Report

Cowley Labored – And He Brought Forth Some Mice

200 French Communists Hear Trials Denounced

“Enemies of Man” Will Cavort at Pioneer Shindig

New International for May on Stands

Max Eastman Sues the Daily Worker

An Editorial

Leon Trotsky Challenges British Labor Party on Oil Land Expropriation (letter to the London Daily Herald)

[Editorials]

Inside the NY Painters Union

  1. In the Grip of Racketeers

Vol. II No. 21, 21 May 1938
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party

EDITOR:
Max Shachtman
ASSOCIATE EDITORS:
Harold Roberts
Frank Graves

BUSINESS MANAGER:
S. Stanley

Stalinists Put to Flight by UAW Board

“No Riders!” (cartoon), by Carlo

Chamberlain Seeking New Status Quo

Mexico Ends Its Relations with Britain

Progressives Show Gains in Painters’ Poll

Integralistas Ape Hitlerites in Brazil Coup

US Imperialism Shows Aerial Might over NY

Coast Sailors Voting on AFL Entry Proposal

In the June New International: Trotsky on Their Morals and Ours

UAW Head Supports Mexican Strikers

Stalinist Thugs Busy in Akron

Ford ‘Union’ Refuses to Leave Scene

Cleveland Relief clients Sit Down

Toledo Unions Move to Aid Struggle of Jobless

UAW Adopts 20 Point Program of Activity

Amalgamated Urges Unity of CIO, AFL

NY Teachers’ Union Fights Council Edict

Vigilantes Attack WPA Picket Lines

Philadelphia SWP Activists Confer

Appeal Army

World Bank Hits Myths of New Deal

Is Bluecher the Next on Stalin’s Death List?

Anti-War Motion Gets New Support

Hague Rule is “Local Police Matter” – F.D.R.

Lewis Conceals Anti-Labor Acts Behind Left Talk

Shachtman Talks at Boston Meet

On Mothers’ Day CP Corral Sons for War

Inside the NY Painters’ Union

  1. Stalinist Wreckers Move in

AFL Takes Unions Out of Labor Party

Gas Workers Gain in New Contract

“Preparing the Shot!” /cartoon), by Burck (reprinted from the Daily Worker)

An Editorial

[Editorials]

One in Six Depends on Relief, Says Hopkins, by David Cowles

On the Ludlow Amendment, Statement of the National Committee, SWP


Vol. II No. 22, 28 May 1938
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party

EDITOR:
Max Shachtman
ASSOCIATE EDITORS:
Harold Roberts
Frank Graves

BUSINESS MANAGER:
S. Stanley

Smash Fascism in Mexico!

GPU Stages Frame-Up Trial in Barcelona

The Memorial Day Massacre (photo)

War Menace Looming in Czech Crisis

If the Martyrs Could Speak – For Workers Defense!

Relief Crisis in Cleveland Still Unsolved

9,000 Rubber Workers Quit Akron Plants, by B.J. Widick

An Open Letter: To Members of the Communist Party

Chicago Case Workers’ Union Falls Down Miserably in New Relief Crisis, by L. Malgrecki

Bridges Group Backs Bosses’ Mass Meeting

Next Issue to Report Congress

Relief Ceases as “Recession” Hits Chicago

Appeal Army

USSR Entry into IFTU Is Barred

Fissure Opens in Chinese CP Ranks

Slanders Against Chen Tu-Hsiu Repudiated by Noted Chinese Scholars

Gov’t Starts Harlan Mine Owners Trial

US to Increase Military Forces

Roosevelt Is Forced to Take Notice of Hague

Revvv-olution? No Thank You, Gerson Pleads

Chinese Comrades Acknowledge Fund

Inside the NY Painters’ Union

  1. Who Are the Wreckers?

Use Tear Gas on Duluth Pickets

Orr Tells of Spain at Louisville Meet

The Spanish “United Front” (cartoon), by Carlo

An Editorial

[Editorials]

Felix Morrow Writes a Marxist Study of the Events in Spain, by Ernest Erber (book review)


Vol. II No. 24, 4 June 1938
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party

EDITOR:
Max Shachtman
ASSOCIATE EDITORS:
Harold Roberts
Frank Graves

BUSINESS MANAGER:
S. Stanley

Organizer Kills Brown in Insane Fit

Quick Action Checkmates Gen. Cedillo

Striking Goodyear Workers Fight Police Terror, Score Gains

Harlan Miners Accuse Bosses of Thug Rule

Detroit Cops Gas and Club CIO Pickets

Coast SWPers and Stalinists in Anti-Nazi Demonstration

Firemen Back Progressives; Vote Merger With Sailors

Internal Meeting

The Lessons of Akron – Organize Workers Defense! by B.J. Widick

Furriers Score in Strike Settlement

Higher Pay Won by PR Dock Workers

Use of Army, Navy Urged to Ban Sitdowns/p>

Relief à la Roosevelt! (facsimile of letter)

Ohio Teachers Balk at Attempted Steamroller, by Blake Lear

Appeal Army

Use of Army Urged to Ban Sitdowns

Furriers Score in strike Settlement

Higher Pay Won by PR Dock Workers

Japanese Imperialism Hurtles Toward Ruin in China, by Lo Sen

An Important Beginning – All-American-Pacific Pre-Conference of the Fourth International, by Max Shachtman

Hague Again Frustrates Meeting Plan

South Africans Donate $62.50 to China Fund

Trotsky Article Features Lively June Issue of New International

Jamaica Strikers Are Terrorized by British

Stalinists in Convention (cartoon), by Carlo

In the NY Painters’ Union

  1. Fight the Wreckers!

[Editorial]

Hague’s Gangster Rule Nourished by Roosevelt New Deal Patronage, by James Raleigh


Vol. II No. 24, 11 June 1938
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party

EDITOR:
Max Shachtman
ASSOCIATE EDITORS:
Harold Roberts
Frank Graves

BUSINESS MANAGER:
S. Stanley

Akron–Detroit–Newark – The Workers Can Make Only One Answer!

Weinstock Defeated by Own Local

The Fight for Relief (photo)

US Congress Reveals New Deal Futility

Labor Guard Must Answer Hague Menace

City-Wide Relief Sit-In Called for NY

New Evidence in Fight for Jailed Miners

SWP Rallies Held to Protest Slum Firetrap Menace

“Keeping America Out of War”, by Max Shachtman

German Trotskyists Get Long Prison Sentences

Local 544 Leads in Battling for Unemployed in Minneapolis, by Carl O’Shea

Workers Boo Employers’ Plea for “Cooperation”

Delegates Walk Out on LNPL Sessions in Ohio

SF Warehouse Workers Vote to Quit CIO

Akron Defense Organ Created – Recent Battle on Picket Line Was Stimulant for Action

Appeal Army

Railroad Union Leaders Move in Wage Cut Crisis Without Ranks, by Railroad Unionist

NY Auto Builders Strike in 35 Shops

Office Union Session Sterile Under Gag Rule

Help Refused to Dying Baby, Miner Tells Jury

Akron Teachers Demand Release for Fred Beal

More Workers Killed as Jamaica Strike Spreads

West Coast CP Has Hard Time Obeying New Dictum

Hague Will Be Ousted by Workers Offensive by James Raleigh

[Editorials]

Hollywood Bows to Orders on War Film


Vol. II No. 25, 18 June 1938
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party

EDITOR:
Max Shachtman
ASSOCIATE EDITORS:
Harold Roberts
Frank Graves

BUSINESS MANAGER:
S. Stanley

Answer Hague and Harvey – With Workers’ Defense

Political Strike Staged in Newark

CP Stooges Suspended by Martin to Forestall Bid for UAW Control

Japanese Air Raids Ravage China’s Cities

NY Painters Deal Blow at CP Wreckers

WPA Workers to Have New Deal Pay Cut

NY Committee Launches Fund to Assist Persecuted Revolutionists

Youthful Revolutionist Is Arrested by GPU in Spain

SWP Intensifies Campaign Against Firetraps in NY

Purge Looms in NMU as Officials Lose Prestige

NJ Bosses Glad CIO Fired Kaempf

Progressives in Culinary Union Establish Group

Unionist Jailed on Handbill Ban

NY Jobless Prepare Action in New Crisis

Appeal Army

Hull Reveals Real Aims of US Diplomacy

Social Crisis Grows as Business Indices Drop to levels of 1932, by David Cowles

80,000 March in China on May Day

Terror Rages Against Spain’s Revolutionists

Union Briefs

Harlan Witness Killed as Gov’t Presses Case

Stalinists Oust Selves from Anti-Nazi Drive

Noah London Reported Executed in Moscow

Mpls. Unions Show Method of Ending CIO-AFL Disputes, by Carl O’Shea

[Editorials]

July New International to Have Article by Trotsky

Chilean Stalinists Ally With Fascists

Bloody Reign of Terror in Jamaica Still Continuing


Vol. II No. 25, 26 June 1938
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party

EDITOR:
Max Shachtman
ASSOCIATE EDITORS:
Harold Roberts
Frank Graves

BUSINESS MANAGER:
S. Stanley

An Urgent Appeal – Aid the Revolutionists! by James P. Cannon

Refugee Fund Is Welcomed Far and Wide

Progressives Chalking Up New Scores in NY Painters’ Union Fight

Labor Gains Smashed by Spain Gov’t

CP Wreckers Force Splits in Maritime

Warn Against Agent of the GPU on The Coast

Willi Muenzenberg Is Entered on Growing Blacklist of the GPU

Puerto Rican Slavedrivers Balk at Wage-Hours Bill

Additional Troops Sent to Crush Jamaica Strike

Stalinist Wreckers Act Concertedly to Smash Auto Workers’ Union

A Veteran Passes – Rodney Salisbury Dead, by Max Shachtman

Curran Moves to Eliminate Rival Unions

Unions Refuse Endorsement to Gov. Davey

Appeal Army

Bonapartism Rules in France as Parliament Is Sent on Vacation

Anti-Hague Drive Launched by SWP

Attempt Made to Bar Appeal Sales

Kuomintang in Crisis as Japanese Advance Up Yangtse to Hankow, by Lo Sen

Labor Book Shop Suggests Books for Militants

Leaflet License Law to get Test

Carter Mack Dies, Loss to N. Jersey

Mexico and British Imperialism, by Leon Trotsky

US Will Fight in New War, Says NY Times

[Editorials]

Spain Featured in NI for July


Vol. II No. 27, 2 July 1938
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party

EDITOR:
Max Shachtman
ASSOCIATE EDITORS:
Harold Roberts
Frank Graves

BUSINESS MANAGER:
S. Stanley

Progressives Force Close Painters’ Poll

Akron Labor Defense Hit by Stalinists, by B.J. Widick

Union Busters Prepare Marine Federation for Strike-Breaking Course

2 Union Men Get Year in Kentucky Jail

SP Advances Phony UAW Peace Plan

We Ask Once More: Is Noah London Alive or Dead?

Libel Suit Against Daily Worker Shifted to M’pls

National Guard Stages Big Chicago War Demonstration

Concerted Union Drive Needed to Oust Hague, by James Raleigh

Bill Brown – A Proletarian Fighter, by James P. Cannon

Omaha Court Arrests, Vags Union Official

Guild Convention Shows Newsmen’s Big Gains

Appeal Army

Bob Minor and The Times – A Revealing Commentary

Cleveland Workless in Desperate Plight

Virginia Workers Vote Strike to Force Pact

Russian Speaking Comrades Form Club

Soviet Economy Lags as Purge Intensified, by John G. Wright

Drive for Fund to Aid Revolutionists Gathers Momentum in Country

An Editorial

July New International Is Finest Issue Yet Published

“We Communists Disdain to Conceal Our Aims” (cartoon), by Carlo

Trotsky on Lovestone – No Its Not the Same

[Editorial]

Unity Against the Union Wreckers!

[Shorts]


Vol. II No. 28, 9 July 1938
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party

EDITOR:
Max Shachtman
ASSOCIATE EDITORS:
Harold Roberts
Frank Graves

BUSINESS MANAGER:
S. Stanley

Jersey City – Lesson and Warning, by James P. Cannon

“Socialist” Dies

Stalin’s Third Degree Methods Are Revealed by Former GPU Agent, by Walter Krivitsky

NY Unions Hit Court Picket Ban

Spotlight is Played on Job Security Plan

Relief Probe is Slated for New York

Ohio Teachers Support Fight for Fred Beal

Alleged Plot to Kill Labor Leaders is Exposed in Minneapolis

Refugee Fund Sends Sum to Aid Persecuted in Europe

Stalinists Try to Frame Oak in Workers Alliance

Rodney Salisbury – A Model Revolutionist, by Charles E. Taylor

Coast Union Split Widens After Parley

Dunne Debates Parson on Gangsterism Charge

Govt. Lines Up Against Truckers

Appeal Army

SUP Crew on Shepard Ship

The Socialist Appeal Can Be Obtained at the Following Newsstands

An Editorial

An Open Letter – To Moissaye Olgin – Concerning the Fate of Your Two Friends, Juliet Poyntz and Noah London, by Max Shachtman

A Turn-Coat on the Witness-Stand – Earl Browder Testifies Before the McNaboe Committee, by Max Shachtman

France Under Daladier Moves Toward National “Sacred Union” Gov’t, by Terence Phelan

YPSL Summer Classes Get Under Way

Union Briefs

Another Fine Issue of New International Due

An Editorial

The New Deal on Parade (cartoon), by Carlo

Books for Workers

[Editorials]

Hoodlums Assail Astoria Meeting

An Editorial

Not Two – Three!


Vol. II No. 29, 16 July 1938
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party

EDITOR:
Max Shachtman
ASSOCIATE EDITORS:
Harold Roberts
Frank Graves

BUSINESS MANAGER:
S. Stanley

Czechoslovakia – Another – “Poor Little Belgium”

Stalin Murders Foreign Communists Who Sought Refuge in the USSR, by X.

Watch for Spain Article Next Week

First Year of China War Shows Japanese Imperialism Doomed, by Lo Sen

Catching up and Outstripping ... (cartoon), by Carlo

Sit-In Stage by Strikers in NY Plant

Stalin Found Guilty of Frame-Ups

Omaha Drivers Reply to Police Attack on Union; Appeal Sentence

Minnesota Socialists Reject Party of Norman Thomas, Join the SWP

LaGuardia Police Crack Down on New York Jobless

CIO Summons Strike in CP Summer Camp – Stalinist Slave Girls 12 Hours for $7 a Week

New Deal Crop Program Based on Starvation, by J. Pytlak

CIO, AF of L Get Together in Akron

Ex-Deputy Sheriff Is Killed As Mine Trial Proceeds in Harlan

HOLC Busy Evicting NY Workers

Ohio Teachers Showed Gains by Progressives

Union Briefs

August New International to Have Article by Dewey

Appeal Army

The Socialist Appeal Can Be Obtained at the Following Newsstands

How Stalin Gov’t Aids China War

Divide and Rule Policy Explains Palestine Riots

Knifes Workers

Radio Is Used to Generate War Hysteria

Some More Questions to Moissaye Olgin, by Max Shachtman

New Workers Party Springs from SFIO Split, by R.

A Letter from England, by A.B. Elsbury

[Editorials]

An Editorial

Iowa Farmers Oppose Rail Cut

It’s a Cockeyed World


Vol. II No. 30, 23 July 1938
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party

EDITOR:
Max Shachtman
ASSOCIATE EDITORS:
Harold Roberts
Frank Graves

BUSINESS MANAGER:
S. Stanley

GPU Kidnaps Sec’y of IV Internat’l

Bosses Hurl Armed Mobs Against CIO Unions in 2 Strikes

Court Cracks down on NY Strikers

Auto Union Threatened by Split as Wreckers Force Fight for Power

Trip Across Country Has Political Aim

Socialist Appeal Needs Your Aid!

Evian Conference is Dismal Flop; Powers Offer No Aid to Refugees

Eastside Labor to Hold Housing Parade

Gang Disrupts Astoria SWP Rally; Cops Look on, by Frank Graves

Skoglund Elected President of 544

Ohio Unions to Demand Better Relief Scales, by B.J. Widick

Yipsels Announce Membership Meet

The Socialist Appeal Can Be Obtained at the Following Newsstands

An Editorial

Two Years of Civil War in Spain

French Labor Passive on Bastille Day

50 Pickets Injured in North Chicago Police Attack

Paul Revere ... 1938! (cartoon), by Carlo

Stock Market Rises; Basic Crisis Continues, by Dave Cowles

[Editorials]

Democracy and Communism, by M.J. Olgin

An Editorial


Vol. II No. 31, 30 July 1938
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party

EDITOR:
Max Shachtman
ASSOCIATE EDITORS:
Harold Roberts
Frank Graves

BUSINESS MANAGER:
S. Stanley

Stalinists Riot as Trial of Suspended Chiefs Begins in UAW

Seamen Fight “Fink” Halls

East Side Workers March for Housing

Nationalist Feeling Flares As Attempt Is Made on Puerto Rican Governor

Middletown Gives Labor Big Lesson

CP Splits Phila. Navy Yard Union

GOP Campaigns for Democrats

Japan Retreats in Border Clash

Call Guardsmen in Iowa Strike

Labor under Attack – The Only Answer

Trotsky Fears Fate of Klement, G.P.U. Victim

C.P. Gang Attacks Appeal Salesmen

Press Ballyhoo Hides True Story of Housing Program; Slum Problem Acute

Cops Forced to Return Papers of Union Officer

CP Slander Fails in Alliance Local

Eight Arrests in Indiana Strike

Teamsters War on Finks

Stalinists Order WPA “Purge”

Appeal Army

The Socialist Appeal Can Be Obtained at the Following Newsstands

Hull Note Masks New Imperialist Threat by Roosevelt – U.S. Starts Fight Against Mexican Oil Expropriation

Leading French Scientists Protest Law on Asylum

Branches Active in Fund Drive for Refugees

Labor Militancy Rises Anew in France; Progressives Gain Strength in Unions, by Terence Phelan

Telegraphists Present Demands

Daily Worker Exposed, by Gustav Mulfinger

Need Funds for Fred Beal Fight

Mexican Miners Strike

America’s Permanent Depression, by Art Preis

[Editorials]

George Sokolsky – One More Chapter in a Venal History

On My Conspiracy, by Leon Trotsky


Vol. II No. 32, 6 August 1938
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party

EDITOR:
Max Shachtman
ASSOCIATE EDITORS:
Harold Roberts
Frank Graves

BUSINESS MANAGER:
S. Stanley

Remember August 4th by Renewing the Fight Against Imperialist War!

After 24 Years

Teamsters Defy Court Order to Reveal Records, by Carlos Hudson

Japan’s Border Provocations Met With Firm Resistance by Soviet; Danger of General War Growing

Fight Against Fink Hall Forces Showdown in NMU

Jury in Harlan Trial Dismissed – Deputies and Mine Owners Jubilant at Mistrial

New Wage Cuts Hit WPA Workers – Directors Get Big Raise as Ranks Face Hunger

Stage Set in Barcelona for Frame-Up of POUM

Auto Union Trial to Be Resumed

Officers Armed by Steel Barons

East Side Parade Demands Housing

Stiler to Answer Stalinist Slander

Members Denied Vote in Teachers Union Election

New York Local Leads Fund Drive

Railroads Demand Wage Cuts – Fat From Years of Plunder, Rail Moguls Turn Guns on Workers, by Dave Cowles

Together Again? – Abe Cahan, Norman Thomas (photos)

Building Trades Lose Control of Cleveland Labor – Teamsters Group In, After Bitter Fight

Minneapolis Unions Back Fight for Jobless Youth

Philadelphia Warehouse Closed

Appeal Army

The Socialist Appeal Can Be Obtained at the Following Newsstands

Socialist Bares Barcelona Frame-Up Against POUM – Tells How Militants Are Persecuted by the Stalinist GPU, from La Révolution Proletarienne

Vancouver Jobless Fight for Right to Live, by E. Robertson

Refugees Flee Nazis; Spurned by ‘Democracy’ – Cite Cases of Exiles Sent Back to Concentration Camps

French Party Brands Klement Kidnapping As Work of GPU Agents

New Internat’l Features Debate on Labor Party

America’s Permanent Depression – II, by Art Preis

[Editorials]

Old Party Lines Break Down in Round of Primary Voting

British Repressions Continue in Burma


Vol. II No. 33, 13 August 1938
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party

EDITOR:
Max Shachtman
ASSOCIATE EDITORS:
Harold Roberts
George Clarke

BUSINESS MANAGER:
S. Stanley

Stalinist Union Wreckers Hit Hard by NMU Elections; 20,000 LA Workers Quit Bridges’ CIO

Labor in Northwest Rallies to Local 544 in Court Defy, by Felix Morrow

An Editorial

National Guard – Strike Breaker

Japan Searches for Retreat in Soviet Impasse

Auto Union Strikes As Boss Moves Machinery

Appeal Refused in Russell Case

“Peace” Parade Expels Pacifist

Political Refugees Face Hunger in All Europe, by James Burnham

Poster Shop Opens

Call Strike of LA Steel Plant to Win Demands

Progressives Win at CUCOM Meet

Union Officials Aid Boss Drive on Foodworkers, by A Cafeteria Worker

Charge of “Trotskyist Spies” in Steel Lodges Exposed as Lies, by Bob Stiler

Relief Pickets Break Injunction

Alliance Member Frame-up Victim

Appeal Army – First Anniversary of the Socialist Appeal

The Socialist Appeal Can Be Obtained at the Following Newsstands

Peace & Plenty

Was Leon Sedoff Murdered? by Leon Trotsky

World at a Glance

Sugar Companies Grab Lands in Puerto Rico, by Frances Merrill

Trotsky Tells of “Letter” from Victim of GPU, by Leon Trotsky

Next Issue of NI Previewed

Made by Union Labor (cartoon), by Carlo

Pinning ’Em Down, by James Casey

[Editorials]

America’s Permanent Depression – III, by Art Preis


Vol. II No. 34, 20 August 1938
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party

EDITOR:
Max Shachtman
ASSOCIATE EDITORS:
Harold Roberts
George Clarke

BUSINESS MANAGER:
S. Stanley

Union Busters Peril UAW

FDR Aligns Forces in Primary Battles; Labor Acts As Pawn

It Might Have Happened!

English Groups Unite to Build 4th Internat’l

Tenuous Truce Reached in Siberian Conflict

Akron CIO to Build Union for WPA Workers, by B.J. Widick

Steelworkers Win LA Strike

Local New York Schedules Meet

Gov’t Hiring Halls or Seamen’s Unions?

America’s Permanent Depression – IV, by Art Preis

Defense Guards Only answer (photo)

Ohio YPSL Holds Successful Camp

Blackwell, Anti-Fascist Jailed by Loyalists, Free

Protest Long Hours, Low Pay

Appeal Army

Socialist Appeal and New International Can Be Obtained at the Following Newsstands

Music Guild Wins

Child Slavery Brings Strike

Peace & Plenty

Trotsky Brands “Klement Letter” as GPU Forgery, by Leon Trotsky

Victims of Nazis Write Pitiful Letters to US

Polish CP Dissolved; Call Stalinist Chiefs “Spies”

New Book on Fascism to Be Published by Pioneer

Still Spieling (cartoon), by Carlo

Pinning ’Em Down, by James Casey

[Editorials]

Who Owns the Courts? Spotlight on Capitalist Justice in Harlan, by Albert Goldman

From the Labor Press


Vol. II No. 35, 27 August 1938
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party

EDITOR:
Max Shachtman
ASSOCIATE EDITORS:
Harold Roberts
George Clarke

BUSINESS MANAGER:
S. Stanley

We Want No Moscow Trials in Spain, Mister Pena! – Vital Questions to Spain’s Minister of Justice Pena

St. Paul Unions Demand Idle Factories Be Opened, Operated under Workers’ Control

Paper Unions Rule at Bridges Conclave

An Editorial

FDR Includes Canada in US War Zone; Hull Shakes Warning Fist at Europe

Strange Medley at Youth Meet

Slate Is Named by SWP in New Jersey Election

Union Builders Lay Plans; Wreckers Map UAW Split

Chicago Slate in an AFT Meet – Fred Beal Defense Defeated by Stalinists

Blackwell, Freed by Spanish Gov’t, Snatched from Ship

Pickets Protest Frame-Up Trials

America’s Permanent Depression – V, by Art Preis

New Body Wins Support in LA, by a Special Correspondent

LA Summer School Ends Fifth Session

Slogan “Sales Mean Jobs” Displays Boss Futility

St. Paul Unions Hit Silver Shirts

Socialist Appeal and New International Can Be Obtained at the Following Newsstands

Appeal Available in Bound Volume

Peace & Plenty

Await Nazi Move in Czechoslovakia, by Frank Demby

Franco’s Refusal to Withdraw Foreign Troops End Non-Intervention, by Albert Goldman

Soviet-Japanese War Inevitable, by Leon Trotsky

French Workers Face Major Loss

Basky, Veteran Militant, Dead

Guild Signs Pact

Horse Trader’s Alibi – “Explaining” The Republican ALP Coalition, by James Burnham

Pinning ’Em Down, by James Casey

[Editorials]

SP Spurns United Front for GPU Victims in Spain

Nazi Chieftain – Fritz Kuhn (photo)

Jail Two in Anti-Nazi Protest


Vol. II No. 36, 3 September 1938
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party

EDITOR:
Max Shachtman
ASSOCIATE EDITORS:
Harold Roberts
George Clarke

BUSINESS MANAGER:
S. Stanley

UAW Fights Lewis Invasion – Locals Condemn Plan to Set Up Dictatorship

Driver Sign Pact Covering 11 States, 250,000 Workers

War Nears in Europe – Czechoslovakia Vital to German Plans for Expansion

Union-Smashing Drive Opens in San Francisco

More Ships to Be Run by Gov’t – Commission Extends Hiring Control Over More Seamen

Klement Reported Killed, Body Found – Headless and Legless Body Tentatively Identified as Fourth Victim of GPU in Europe

Strikers Force Parley on Plan to Move Plant

New York Faces Crisis in Relief

Cops Surround NY Relief Sit-In – Protesting Jobless Denied Food As Bureau Closes

Seattle Council Hits Fink Halls

Unity Against Picket Ban

Chinese Trotskyists Lead Strike Against Japan Ship

Appeal Available in Bound Volume

An Editorial

Hook Alliance to Roosevelt Machine, by George Milton

Opposition Grows in Furriers Union, by A Fur Worker

Appeal Army

Tobacco Workers Strike

Peace & Plenty

Death Trust: American Medical Ass’n Mulcts Profits; But Disease Is Rampant, by David Cowles

POUM Trials Postponed; Prisoners Still in Jail

French Workers Grow Restive Under Deepening Crisis; Strikes Break Out, by Terence Phelan

Puerto Rican Nationalists Face Trial — Lawyer Quits

Attacks on NLRB Reflects Blows Suffered by Labor, by James Burnham

Pinning ’Em Down, by James Casey

[Editorials]

Fate of Political Refugees Rests with Labor, by V.R. Dunne

Timely Articles on War Features September NI


Vol. II No. 37, 10 September 1938
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party

EDITOR:
Max Shachtman
ASSOCIATE EDITORS:
Harold Roberts
George Clarke

BUSINESS MANAGER:
S. Stanley

An Editorial

War Crisis in 11th Hour – Armies on Frontiers as Europe Mobilizes

Plea for Liberalism Is Roosevelt Hoax, by James Burnham

Pact Covering 250,000 Drivers Nets Big Gains

LaGuardia “Befriends” Jobless Youth (photo)

King, Ramsay and Connor in Appeal

Stevedores on West Coast Hit by Bosses’ Drive

WPA Local in Split from WA – New York Union Hits Communist Party Misleadership, by George Milton

Rivera Says Trade Union Congress Staged by CP

Cleaners Gain in Syracuse; Jail 2

World Youth Congress Beats the Drums of War

Labor Unity Spurs Southern Unionism, by Special Correspondent

Appeal Army – Special 8-Page Issue on World Congress

Socialist Appeal and New International Can Be Obtained at the Following Newsstands

Peace & Plenty

Damning Evidence in Sedoff Murder, by L. Trotsky

Late Flash! – Mexican GPU Plot Trotsky’s Death

In Stalin’s Realm – “The Russian Workers’ Own Story”, review by Joe Hansen

Pinning ’Em Down, by James Casey

[Editorials]


Vol. II No. 38, 17 September 1938
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party

EDITOR:
Max Shachtman
ASSOCIATE EDITORS:
Harold Roberts
George Clarke

BUSINESS MANAGER:
S. Stanley

An Editorial

Powers Prepare War – Czechs Pawns in Conflict as Crisis of System Drives to Disaster

Unions Back Clerks! – Boss Offensive Met by United Labor Movement

Latin Americans Hit “Democratic” US Imperialism

Sailors Back Longshoremen; Blast CP Slanders, by Harry Lundeberg, from the West Coast Sailors

An Editorial

Union Defense Guards Formed by Local 544

Seaman Picket Fink Hall, Gov’t Training School

Shipyard Union Convenes; Maps Drive on Bethlehem, by Bill Morgan

The Crisis in the Auto Workers Union, by Geo. Clarke

Progressives Gain in NY Painters’ Union

2 More Locals Leave Alliance – Eight Delegates, 35 Observers Attend Conference, by George Milton

11 State Pact Is Now in Effect

Appeal Army – Appeal Needs Immediate Financial Aid

NY Fund Raises $150 Collection

McCord Strike Ranks Hold Firm – Other Locals Must Act in Solidarity with Strikers

Police Protect Fascist Meeting – Arrest Four SWP Members; Leaflets Banned

Kulak Danger in Soviet Reappears, by J.G. Wright

In Stalin’s Realm – “The Russian Workers Own Story”, review by Joe Hansen

Labor Shows Strength in South

Company Unionism in New York Primaries – ALP Is Tail to Kite of Boss Parties, by James Burnham

Pinning ’Em Down, by James Casey

[Editorials]

Hathaway “Forgets” London But Doesn’t Deny Murder


Vol. II No. 39, 24 September 1938
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party

EDITOR:
Max Shachtman
ASSOCIATE EDITORS:
Harold Roberts
George Clarke

BUSINESS MANAGER:
S. Stanley

An Editorial

Plan War on Soviets – Post-War European Lineup Shattered

Truck Drivers Tie Up New York City – Rank and File Leaders Backed by Membership

Pena Challenged on Trial of Spanish Revolutionists

Bridges Accepts Changes in Pact

Referendum in Painters DC 9 Defeats $5 Tax

Omaha Drivers Halt Trucking – New Set-up Ties Up Trucks over Vast Area

Auto Strike Is Menaced by Ruse of Union Jobholder

Unions Fight Picket Ban

Set Hearing for Jobless Youth

New York CIO Supports FDR

Grand Jury Clears Mpls. Unions; Slanderers Hit

Alliance Heads Ready to Expel Militant Locals – Stalinist Committee Able to Revoke Charters, by George Milton

Appeal Army

Socialist Appeal and New International Can Be Obtained at the Following Newsstands

Books Asked for Schools

Appeal Available in Bound Volume

GPU Assassins and Their Victim (photos)

War Crisis Curbs Strikes in France, by F.L. Demby

Murderers of Reiss Seek Life of Trotsky

Akron Unionists Blast Lying Liberty Article, by R. Ferguson

The Defense of Czechoslovakia

October NI Has Varied Content

Imperialist Smokescreen at Latin American Congress, by Garcia Cestero

Pinning ’Em Down, by James Casey

[Editorials]

Rubber Union Hits Hull Notes on Mexican Oil

New Deal Candidates Lose, But FDR Holds Prestige, by James Burnham


Vol. II No. 40, 1 October 1938
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party

EDITOR:
Max Shachtman
ASSOCIATE EDITORS:
Harold Roberts
George Clarke

BUSINESS MANAGER:
S. Stanley

The Appeal Will Be Issued Three Times Weekly Beginning Saturday!

Fight Imperialist War! – Millions in Arms Await Zero Hour on All Borders

Drivers Accept Terms While Strike Goes On

Primary Deals Reveal Danger in ALP Policy – Independent Action Alone Will Rally Workers

New War Flows from Versailles Banditry, by Leon Trotsky

An Editorial

Strikelights on the Truck Front, by Bill Morgan

Teachers Fight GPU Slander Against Trotsky

Omaha Trucks Tied Up throughout North Central Area – Move Only with Union Permits

Rubber Workers Urge Labor Unity, by B.J. Widick

YPSL Conference Plans Activity

Sailors Tie up Shepard Again – Breaking of Pact Gets Quick Strike Action

Call the Cops!

Jobless Issue Convention Call

Slug Militants in Food Union – Appeal Is Made Against Gangsters CP Clique

Appeal Army – We Must Redouble Our Efforts

Unemployed Militant Faces CP Expulsion

Defense Formed for Unemployed

Trotskyists Defend Heroic Past of Polish Communists – Dissolution of Party and Murder of Leaders Is Reward for Loyalty to Stalin Comintern

R.R. Workers to Strike

On the Labor Party, a resolution of the SWP

Pinning ’Em Down, by James Casey

[Editorial]

Open Letter to the Members of the CP from the Socialist Workers Party


Vol. II No. 41, 3 October 1938
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party

EDITOR:
Max Shachtman
ASSOCIATE EDITORS:
Harold Roberts
George Clarke

Only the Workers of the World Can Defend the USSR!

Pact Menaces Russia

On the Eve of War – What Became of Democracy

Socialist Solution Is Only One for Czech National Minorities

We Stand with Debs (photo & quote)

Roosevelt Moves Open Path to War

Fourth Internationalists Firm in Czechoslovakia

US Laws Ready to Shatter All Civil Liberties

Stalinists Run Alliance Conclave; Bar Dissidents

American Legion to Mobilize for Reactionaries

Truck Strike Routes Bosses; Unions Gain, by S.V. O’Flaherty

[Editorial]

Force Wage Cut on Philco Union – Stalinist Leadership Ends Strike with Heavy Defeat

Appeal Army, by Business Manager


Vol. II No. 42, 5 October 1938
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party

EDITOR:
Max Shachtman
ASSOCIATE EDITORS:
Harold Roberts
George Clarke

BUSINESS MANAGER:
S. Stanley

After Munich – What Next?

Cannon Reports on Strong Peace Spirit of Masses

A Smash Sell-Out! – Penny Appeal Makes Hit

Czechs Bound for Economic Collapse After Munich Pact, by W. Keller

Peoples of Europe Clamor for Peace

[Editorial]

CP Stages Red-Baiting Frame-Up

New Internat’l Off the Press


Vol. II No. 43, 8 October 1938
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party

EDITOR:
Max Shachtman
ASSOCIATE EDITORS:
Harold Roberts
George Clarke

BUSINESS MANAGER:
S. Stanley

People’s Front Bankrupt! – Are Leading Toward New Dictatorships

An Editorial

The Fourth International Fights Boss War! (montage)

Trotsky Predicts Stalin Will Now Seek an Understanding with Hitler, by Leon Trotsky

Laborites Trail Boss Parties

Drivers Power in AFL Meet

Fate of UAW Lies with Rank and File Workers, by John Adamson

New Unemployed Union Organized in New York, by George Milton

Mass Sale of NJ Campaign Paper

Repulse Hoodlum Attack on Meeting

Champ’ Salesman! by Ted Bekos

Anti-Union Plan Is Defeated by Houston Labor, by A Special Correspondent

UAW Wins Two Indiana Strikes

Appeal Army – Second Anti-War Issue of Appeal Has Great Success!

IRT Threatens to Cut Wages – Transport Workers Prepare to Fight Transit Bosses

Socialist Appeal and New International Can Be Obtained at the Following Newsstands

“Fight Imperialism to Fight Fascism,” Trotsky Tells Cuban Press, by Leon Trotsky

LaGuardia Beats the Legion’s War Drums – Swallows 10-Point Anti-Labor Program

Army Rule for Labor in War – Make Plans to Hog-Tie Unions When US Fights

Prepares Sell-Out – Premier Negrin (photo)

ASU Conducts Jingo Drive While YPSL Fights War

SWP Hits at War Meet in St. Louis

CIO to Set Up Jersey Council

SWP Opens Big Offices in Mpls

International Come to Aid of Striking Omaha Drivers

Article on Painters’ Union in Next Issue Will Expose Plans of Stalinist ‘Fraction’

Czech Bourgeoisie Prepares for Turn to Fascist Regime, by W. Keller

Pinning ’Em Down, by James Casey

[Editorials]

Greet the YPSL Convention

Refugees Turned Back to Hitler


Vol. II No. 44, 10 October 1938
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party

EDITOR:
Max Shachtman
ASSOCIATE EDITORS:
Harold Roberts
George Clarke

BUSINESS MANAGER:
S. Stanley

War on US War-Makers! – US Deeply Involved in World War Crisis

New Attempt Made to Frame Leon Trotsky – Goldman Challenges Dies Agent on Slanderous Charge Alleging Trotsky-Fascist Link

The Only Fight Against War (cartoon), by Carlo

Hitler Speeds Eastward Drive Against USSR – All Central Europe Passing Under Nazi Heel

Stalinist Issue Paramount at CIO Convention, by B.J. Widick

The Appeal Needs Cash!

Appeal Concludes Extra Editions – Now Forward!

Czech Parties Long Prepared for Authoritarian Regime, by W. Keller

Fast Action By Sailors Wins New Shepard Pact

Wilkes-Barre Guild Closes Four Papers

Socialist Appeal and New International Can Be Obtained at the Following Newsstands

Stalinists Try Frameup in New York WPA Project

Correction


Vol. II No. 45, 15 October 1938
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party

EDITOR:
Max Shachtman
ASSOCIATE EDITORS:
Harold Roberts
George Clarke

BUSINESS MANAGER:
S. Stanley

Will Stalin Bow to Hitler? – Duranty Article Lays Down New Line of Kremlin

Roosevelt Seeks National Unity in Joint Appeals

Labor Must Free Him – Tom Mooney (photo)

Tobin Move Aid To Union Unity

Militants Face “Treason” Trial in Spain Court

Lindbergh’s The Culprit!

Begin Full Press “Spy Scare” to Aid War Plans

Sailors Slated to Get National AFL Charter

In the Coming Elections – For Independent Labor Politics!

New Jersey CIO Calls for Unity – Convention Draws Plans for Anti-Hague Fight, by B.J. Widick

Wrecking Crew Regime Tottering in Painters Union

Jamaica Militant Hits CP Lies

Appeal Army – World Congress Issue Appears Next Week!

Subway Union Hits Wage Cut

Gaston Medina Dies

For a Socialist United States of Europe, by James P. Cannon

1,000 Protest

Soviet Economy in Fresh Crisis; Sweeping Purges Threatened, by J.G. Wright

“We Wuz Robbed”! (cartoon), by Carlo

Pinning ’Em Down, by James Casey

[Editorials]

Czech Labor Movement Now Faces Fight Against Fascism, by W. Keller

New International Offers November Highlights

Alliance “Friend” Denounces Strikes


Vol. II No. 46, 22 October 1938, Part 1
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International

EDITOR:
Max Shachtman
ASSOCIATE EDITORS:
Harold Roberts
George Clarke

BUSINESS MANAGER:
S. Stanley

World Congress Founds Fourth International – Thirty Delegates From Eleven Countries Raise New Banner

From Left Socialism to Bolshevism, by Ernest Erber

The Revolutionary Marxist Press – Ten Year Record of Struggle and Progress by Martin Abern

Appeal Army

Socialist Appeal and New International Can Be Obtained at the Following Newsstands

YPSL Convention greetings for $1

Affiliated Sections of the Fourth International

Revolutionary Tasks and Work in the Trade Union Movement, by V.R. Dunne

The Early Days, by Max Shachtman

The First Trotskyist Group in New England, by Antoinette F. Konikow

Progressives Merge with Fourth International, by James Burnham

The Struggle for Marxism in the Socialist Party, by Glenn Trimble

A Life-or-Death Appeal! – Here’s Your Chance to Act

Internationalism – Our Banner, by Maurice Spector

In Their Footsteps (cartoon), by Atkins

Pages from the History of the Youth Movement, by Nathan Gould

First Youth Conference Was Held in Chicago in November 1929, by Albert Gates


Vol. II No. 46, 22 October 1938, Part 2
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International

The Death Agony of Capitalism and the Tasks of the Fourth International – Transitional Demands Will Mobilize The Masses

World Congress Greetings to Leon Trotsky

Manifesto of the Congress – Against Imperialist War!

Greetings to the Fighters in Spain, from The Executive Committee of the Fourth International

Salute to Our Living Martyrs in Our Heroic Dead

On Organizing Defense and Relief for Persecuted Revolutionists

On the Mexican Question

On Unification of the British Section

On the Greek Question

Statement of the IS – On the Moliniere Group

Other Congress Documents


Vol. II No. 47, 29 October 1938
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International

EDITOR:
Max Shachtman
ASSOCIATE EDITORS:
Harold Roberts
George Clarke

BUSINESS MANAGER:
S. Stanley

US Builds War Machine – 10,000 Plants Geared to Army, Navy Needs

Kuomintang Gives Up Vital War Positions, by Lo Sen

Vote Labor! For Independent Politics and a Fighting Program

Thirteen Greek Comrades Jailed by Dictatorship

NMU Officers Are Accused As Bosses Agents – Rank-and-File Pilot Makes Sensational Accusation

GPU Odor Begins to Spread from Nazi Spy Trial – Rumrich Drops Some Curious Hints on the Stand

POUM Trial Foreshadows Munich Plan for Spain, by Felix Morrow

Railroad Unions Resists Threat of Wage Slash – Road Bosses Reveal Attempt to Quash Board Inquiry, by Bill Morgan

Life or Death Appeal!

Trade Unions and the Social Crisis – A Conversation on the Problems and Program of the American Labor Movement, by Crux

Sailors Union Granted Charter by AFL

Appeal Army

Defense Group Organized for GPU Victim – Blackwell Committee is Representative

Sirovy, “Friend” of Moscow, Outlaws CP, by W. Keller

New Expulsion Wave in Stalinist Youth Ranks

Millions Hit As Stalin Purge Continues in Soviet Union, by John G. Wright

The Notebook of an Agitator, by C.

[Editorial]

Vote Labor! – For Independent Politics and a Fighting Program

Harlem Locals Quit Alliance


Special California Election Edition, November 1938
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International

Support Pension Plan!

Fascism Threatens California – Fight Proposition One by Mass Labor Protest!

Party and Youth Back Demand for Security

Bosses’ Proposition (cartoon), by Carlo

The War Is On – Let’s Win It!

Revolutionary Tasks and the Trade Unions, by V.R. Dunne

Can the United States Afford Social Security!

Our Immediate Program

Youth Leader Will Speak

World Congress Launches Fourth International

Defeat Fascist “Number One”!

It’s Up to Us to Free Mooney!

Two Pictures

Here’s Where

The Dies Committee Gas Attack Is No Accident!


Vol. II No. 48, 5 November 1938
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International

EDITOR:
Max Shachtman
ASSOCIATE EDITORS:
Harold Roberts
George Clarke

BUSINESS MANAGER:
S. Stanley

[Image from Diego Rivera mural] (photo)

CIO Faces Crucial Issues of Democracy In the Unions – Convention Next Week Must Take Decisive Steps, by B.J. Widick

Twenty-One Years

Spanish Veterans Form New Group

POUM Leaders Sentenced in Spanish Frame-Up Trial

1,500 Hear Trotsky Speak at New York Mass Meeting

CP Discovers New Democratic Hero in Batista, by J. Lopez

Progressive Painters Spurn C.P.’s Bribes

NMU Seamen Bullied into Signing Rotten Contract

How to Vote on Tuesday

Pouliopoulos Escapes from Hands of Metaxas’ Police

Mass Meeting Hails Founding of Fourth International

Appeal Army

Socialist Appeal and New International Can Be Obtained at the Following Newsstands

Anti-Imperialist Struggle Is Key to Liberation, Trotsky Tells Matteo Fossa

CP Joins Nazis to Elect New Chile President, by Donald Bergner

Nov. New International Out

Forgotten Man Will Soon Be Remembered! (cartoon), by Carlo

[Editorials]

Socialist Party Near Collapse Recent NEC Meet Reveals


Vol. II No. 49, 12 November 1938
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International

EDITOR:
Max Shachtman
ASSOCIATE EDITORS:
Harold Roberts
George Clarke

BUSINESS MANAGER:
S. Stanley

Build Labor’s Own Party! – Poll Shows Drift from New Deal

Let’s Remember the Armistice!

Belgian Fourth Int’l Candidates Score at Polls

Out with Batista – Roosevelt Bids Welcome to Butcher of Workers

Organization of South Is Major CIO Problem

Lima Conference Will Seal Latin American Pacts

Indochinese Authorities Close Trotskyist Journal

Organize the Ford Motor Co.! by John Adamson

Appeal Army

Johnson Freed in Bill Brown Murder Trial – Union Enemies Slander 544 as Organizer Is Absolved, from Northwest Organizer

Davey Breaks Ohio Tobacco Plant Strike

Unions Condemn WPA Labor Camps

Socialist Appeal and New International Can Be Obtained at the Following Newsstands

New York Workers Vote Anti-War Stand

Marxist School Opens; Lists Important Classes

Readers Commemorate Bulletin Anniversary

Rousing Meetings on Gould Tour

US Japanese Clash Due Over Nine-Power Treaty – Tokyo Hopes for Far Eastern Munich Pact

Free the POUM Leaders!

Lovestone Comes Out For Boss Candidates in Poll

YPSL Mass Convention Rally

Reporting for More Duty, Sir! (cartoon), by Æsop

[Editorials]

Statement on Diego Rivera

Recovery: Industry Re-Geared Not for Plenty But for War

Notice

SWP Membership Meeting


Vol. II No. 50, 19 November 1938
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International

EDITOR:
Max Shachtman
ASSOCIATE EDITORS:
Harold Roberts
George Clarke

BUSINESS MANAGER:
S. Stanley

Demonstrate Saturday at the German Consulate Against Nazi Terror

Let the Refugees into US! – Open the Doors to Victims of Hitler’s Nazi Terror! by National Committee of the SWP

SWP Polls 6,700 Votes in Jersey – Outruns SP and Comes Close to Stalinists

Labor Unity, Union Democracy Issues Stir CIO Convention, by B.J. Widick

Pres. Cardenas Raps Attack on Trotsky Asylum

Lewis “Pledges” CIO Workers to Boss War

Rubber Unions Appeal to NLRB – But Action, Organization Can Stop Wage Cut, by R. Ferguson

Anti-Nazi Demo to Take Place Saturday

GPU Brews New Rubens Trial – Moscow Links Local Spy Trial to Couple

Left on the Galley

Puppet UAW Board Hits Union Rights, Democracy, by John Adamson

Genora and Kermit Johnson, Leading Auto Workers, Quit SP, Join SWP, by George Clarke

Appeal Army

New Int’l Has Lively Features

The Truth at Last!

Weber to Lecture on Moscow Foreign Policy

All Set for the Ball Game!

Elections Prove Need for Independent Labor Action

One Road Toward Progress! (cartoon), by Carlo

[Editorials]

Trotsky Defends Asylum in Slashing Reply to Toledano, by Leon Trotsky

C.L.R. James, Noted Negro Militant to Speak on Decline of British Empire

Last Week


Vol. II No. 51, 26 November 1938
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International

EDITOR:
Max Shachtman
ASSOCIATE EDITORS:
Harold Roberts
George Clarke

BUSINESS MANAGER:
S. Stanley

National Plenum Votes to Issue Appeal Twice Weekly – Launch Campaign for $3,000 Fund, resolution of the Plenum of the National Committee

Enough Pious Tears: Admit the Refugees! – Empty Talk Fills Air as Progrom Goes On

CIO Convention Rubber Stamps Lewis Machine, by B.J. Widick

YPSL Convention Opens in Chicago

Minn. Labor Demands Open Door for Refugees

Plenary Session of NC Adopts Program of Action

UAW Autonomy Endangered by Detroit Move

‘Treason’ Counts Collapse During Trial of POUM

Roosevelt Proclaims Hemisphere His Domain

Daladier Lashes French Workers; Fights Strikers

Belgian Militant Tried for Slugging Fascist Chieftain

Membership Meet on Plenum Report

Review of the Mid-Term Elections

CIO Council Pickets for Jobless Dole

Appeal Army

Socialist Appeal and New International Can Be Obtained at the Following Newsstands

California Labor Movement Smashes Anti-Labor Measures

Anti-Semitic Pogroms Are By-Products of Capitalism – Stem from Same Roots as Lynchings of Negroes Here, by James Burnham

New York Party Arouses Masses on Asylum Issue

The Case of Grynszpan, by Art Preis

Workers Picket Nazi Consulate – United Front Demonstrates Labor Strengths

An African “Homeland” for the Jewish Refugees? by C.L.R. James

American Fund Calls for Aid

Bosses Exploit Jobless Needs to Bar Nazi Victims

I Ought to Know, by Mike Gold

Newark Jobless Demand Asylum for Nazi Victims

Union Leader Demands Open Door for Refugees

Des Moines Drivers Win New Contract

Bridges Dictatorship Drubbed by CIO Leaders

Truce Declared in Chile When Workers Arm – Popular Front and Fascists for US Imperialism, by Donald Bergner

CP Hogties Connecticut CIO – Capture Convention in Absence of Major Unions

Zionism Proves to Be a Blind Alley for the Jews, by Ben Herman

Green and Woll Dodge Issue of Asylum for Jews

New Revolutionary Organ Published by Peru Group

Notice

CIO Skirts Issue of National Guard

Nicos Panayiotidis (obituary)

Resolutions Adopted by National Committee Plenum

Sidelights on CIO Convention, by B.J.W.

Let Me In! (cartoon), by Æsop

Story of CIO, by Max Shachtman (book review)

[Editorials]

Daladier Regime Is Leading France Swiftly to Fascism, by Terence Phelan


Vol. II No. 52 Saturday December 3, 1938
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International

EDITOR:
Max Shachtman
ASSOCIATE EDITORS:
Harold Roberts
George Clarke

BUSINESS MANAGER:
S. Stanley

Drive is Launched for Twice-Weekly Appeal

Fascism Menaces France – Strike of Two Million Shows Workers Ready to Fight; Leaders Fear Showdown

Demand That US Congress Open the Doors to Refugees

Cannon Urges Party to Speed Appeal Campaign, by James P. Cannon

Union Guards Storm Silver Shirt Meetings – Fascists Thrashes in Youngstown and Chicago

Members Meet on YPSL Convention

Slants on the News in the Unions, by B.J. Widick

Protest Deporting of Vincent Ferrero

Appeal Army

Sloan Would Tie GM Workers to Company Loans

Teachers Demand Raising of Quotas

ILGW Local for Refugees

Small Farmers Rebel Against Gov’t Policy – Want Legislation to Protect Poor Farmers

Youth Branch for Open Doors

Socialist Appeal and New International Can Be Obtained at the Following Newsstands

Large Audience Hears the Johnsons at Mpls. Forum, by Arthur Hopkins

Model Resolution on Refugees

Boston Readers Attention!

The Clenched Fist in France (photo)

Roosevelt Speeds Drive to Mobilize Hemisphere

Wall Street Dictator Rules Peru, Seat of Conference, by Donald Bergner

Sweet Land of Liberty (cartoon), by Carlo

Asylum in the USSR? – Daily Worker Writhes Over a Knotty Problem

[Editorials]

Negroes Underline Hypocrisy of US Indignation Over Jews

YPSL convention Report Next Week


Vol. II No. 53, 10 December 1938
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International

EDITOR:
Max Shachtman
ASSOCIATE EDITORS:
Harold Roberts
George Clarke

BUSINESS MANAGER:
S. Stanley

Twice Weekly Appeal Drive Gets Off to Flying Start

French Strikes Go On – French Workers Strike Against Mass Reprisals

American Fund Asks Christmas Aid to Refugees – Committee Issues Special Appeal For Workers

General Motors Launches New Attack on UAW

Monopoly Inquiry Shows Capitalism at Standstill

2 Anti-Daladier Pickets Jailed on West Coast

NY Workers Demand Asylum

Yankee Imperialism Plays for Big Stakes at Lima, by Albert Goldman

YPSL Convention Adopts Fighting Policy – Decision Will Make League Mass Youth Organization

Advice to the Needy – “Why Don’t You Get Some ‘Boy Friends’?”, by Paul Kujak

Appeal Army

“Hunger Fighter” Lashes NYC Relief Set-Up

Food Workers Fight Racketeers

Walgreen Man in Houston Strike – Unions Come to Aid of Sixteen Workers, by a Special Correspondent

Sharecroppers Face Eviction, Whitfield Warns

Houston CIO Asks Asylum for German Refugee – Also Solidarizes With French Workers

How Shall We Fight Anti-Semitism? by Felix Morrow

Socialist Party Prepares to Liquidate into ALP

Picketing the Nazis (photo)

C.L.R. James Addresses Big Meeting in New York

Lehigh Unemployed Speak Out

The Smoke Screen (cartoon), by Carlo

Flash! Flash! Literary Tea’s Agog Over New Blessed Event

[Editorials]

Dictators Welcome “Democrats” at Lima, by Donald Bergner

Letters to the Editor

YPSL Convention Hails Twice Weekly


Vol. II No. 54 Saturday December 17, 1938
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International

EDITOR:
Max Shachtman
ASSOCIATE EDITORS:
Harold Roberts
George Clarke

BUSINESS MANAGER:
S. Stanley

Speed up the Campaign for the Twice Weekly Appeal!

“Let Us In Or We Perish” – 300,000 Refuges Demand Entry Here; Storm Consulates

An Editorial

The “Democratic Front” in Latin America (map)

France Is Main Axis of Coming Events Abroad – Uneasy Interlude Precedes Open Struggle

Bankers Turn Omaha Into a Harlan County – Drivers’ Strike Continues Despite Boss Terror

Jobless Occupy Relief Bureaus; Demand Food for Children

Toledo CIO Asks Open Door for Jewish Refugees – Drivers’ Cooperation Stops Work; Bosses Sign Up

WPA Slashed – FDR Xmas Gift, by Bill Morgan

Burnham Sees Long Step Forward in Twice-Weekly, by James Burnham

Speed Up the Twice-Weekly Appeal Drive

Appeal Army

To All Readers of Socialist Appeal!

Idlers Wine and Dine Eden as Profiteers Hold Parley

NY Checkers Win Strike

Ruth Querio Gives Points on Pushing Appeal Sales, by Ruth Querio

Zina Nesson (obituary)

Interest in Mahoney Bill Spreads

Progressives Gain in Cafeteria Union

500 Protest WPA Cuts in St. Paul

Cannon Will Lecture on Transition Program

Refugee Campaign – Tasks for All

How Shall We Fight Anti-Semitism – Blind Alleys for the Jewish People, by Felix Morrow

Why Does Stalin Keep Jews Out of Soviet Union?

Yezhov Following Yagoda to GPU Resting Place

Cannon, James Speak on France

Blackwell Coming to Trial, State Dep’t Is Informed

Collective Security — for the Capitalists (cartoon), by Carlo

“Communists” Become Open Backers of Arms Program

[Editorials]

Remember These Facts!

US Establishes Control over Chile After Long Battle with Great Britain, by Donald Bergner

Trotsky Writes On Europe in Dec. NI

Outlines Available

Question Box

Stalinists Try To ‘Smear’ Grynszpan


Vol. II No. 55, 24 December 1938
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International

EDITOR:
Max Shachtman
ASSOCIATE EDITORS:
Harold Roberts
George Clarke

BUSINESS MANAGER:
S. Stanley

Branches: Mobilize for the Twice-Weekly Campaign!

Bread! Not Battleships! – A Program for the Unemployed

Labor Can Force Congressional Action to Admit Refugees Here

Unions Organize Jobless for Showdown with New Deal

Charter WPA Workers Major Task Before CIO

Score Board

US Fights for Wall St. Rights at Lima Parley – Quashes Proposals Aimed at US Investors

The Decisive Hour in France, by Leon Trotsky

Speed up Refugee Campaign!

Our Press, Organizer and Educator; Twice Weekly! by Martin Abern

There Are No Jobs! – Factory Wheels Turn But Unemployed Do Not Return to their Former Jobs, by David Cowles

Appeal Army

Branch Competition Keen for Twice-Weekly Prizes

Local 544 to Fight WPA Cuts

Stage Six-Day Sit-in in New York Relief Bureaus

Strike Threat Wins Gains on Detroit WPA

On the Conveyor

Boss Court Convicts Three Who Fought Hunger

The Roosevelt Technique (cartoon), by Carlo

No Bottles, No Machines and No Sales – But Forty Million in Profits!

[Editorials]

Unions Demand Control of Minn. Farmer-Labor Party

Jan. New International Contents

Are You Going to Pioneer’s Party?

How Shall We Fight Anti-Semitism – Jew-Baiters Are the Spawn of Capitalism, by Felix Morrow


Vol. II No. 56, 31 December 1938
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International

EDITOR:
Max Shachtman
ASSOCIATE EDITORS:
Harold Roberts
George Clarke

BUSINESS MANAGER:
S. Stanley

Appeal Fund Celebrates New Year by Topping $1,000

FDR: ‘Warplanes Instead of WPA’ – 10,000 Planes for Army While Relief Is Cut

Make Congress Heed Labor

Arms Program Displaces Open Door for Refugees

Lima Parley Is Cold Comfort to US Diplomats – British Succeed in Checking Wall St. Program

Tasks in Refugee Campaign!

Progressives Sweep Mpls. Drivers Poll

Detroit Drivers Win Area Pact, Wage Increases – Bosses Crack Before Strike Ultimatum Expires

Montana Farmers Destitute on $44 Monthly WPA Ration

Appeal Army

Progressives Fight Food Union Bosses

Soulounias, Fur Militant, Vindicated in Libel Action

James Tour Opens at Philadelphia; Will Go to Coast

NY Organizes Appeal Sales, by Abe Miller

New Outlines

Socialist Appeal and New International Can Be Obtained at the Following Newsstands

Gussie Krakowsky (obituary)

Capacity Crowd Hears Cannon in Minneapolis

Challenge of Youth Appears

Brazil Communists Repudiate Moscow

How Shall We Fight Anti-Semitism – Socialism: Only Hope for Jews, by Felix Morrow

Muniz, Carlini Awaiting Trial on Phony Charge – Counsel Asks for Mental Test of Witness

An Editorial

Soviet Press Gives Scant Coverage to Nazi Pogroms

Sh – Sh! United States Also Uses Spies!

People’s Front Liberates Nazis

Politics and the Unions – Concerning the Sailors Union of the Pacific

Question Box

[Editorials]

Democracy a Myth in the Argentine, by Donald Bergner

 


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