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Vol. III No. 1 January 7, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Party of New York, Left Wing Branches.

Branch Competition Gets Hotter In Twice-Weekly Drive – Fund at $1330 As Party Begins to Reach Quotas – But More Speed Is Needed to Reach Our Goal by Rose Karsner Appeal Campaign Director

Score Board

Fight Cuts in W.P.A – Slashes Plotted As Foil to Arms Plans – Roosevelt Presents Congress With Huge Armament Budget as Garner & Co. Prepare Blowing at Jobless

11,000 Taxi Drivers Strike in New York – LaGuardia Mobilizes Full Police Force as Reply to Union Demands for Decent Conditions

New Year’s Resolution No. 1 by Carlo (Political Cartoon about unemployment)

Moscow Frameups Exposed by Trial of Ukraine GPU – Admit “Confessions” Extracted from Victims

Statement of the Socialist Workers Party, U.S.A. – Yankee Imperialism at Lima

Blackwell Freed, Washington Hears – Militant Acquitted After Trial of Valencia

Brenda’s Party – Champagne for the Idle Rich; No Refuge for Oppressed

C.P. Misrule Is Exposed in Teachers Union – Progressives Fight for Inner-Union Democracy

Appeal Army

McKinney Hails Twice-Weekly by E.R. McKinney

Hospital Union Cuts Loose from C.P. Domination – Advances Swiftly under Progressive Leaders

Hague Emboldened by C.I.O. Weakness – New Injunctions Challenge Union Rights in Jersey – Union-Busting Drive Resumed Full Blast

American Student Union Takes Rabid Jingo Line

Negotiations With G.M. Are Stalled

United States — Padlocked Pantry for Unemployed by Bill Morgan

Question Box (Conducted by the National Educational Department)

Musica and Business Secrets (Reprinted from the “Northwest Organizer” of December 22, 1938)

How the Arms Program Works

Hitler Apes Stalin

Their Wage Is One Cent an Hour!

Socialist Party Comes to an End – Party Folds Up to Become an “Educational” Society Inside the American Labor Party

C.L.R. James Opens National Tour in Phila.


Vol. III No. 2 January 14 1939
Socialist Appeal
Published Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Party of New York, Left Wing Branches.

Editor: Max Shachtman
Associate Editors: Harold Roberts, Felix Morrow
Business Manager: S. Stanley

F.D.R. Cuts WPA, Booms War

* Indicates He Is Ready to Hurl Nation Into War – Tries to Make Use of Anti-Fascist Sentiment – “Guns, Not Butter” * Slashes Outlay to Provide for Big Arms Budget – Millions to Starve to Aid Plans for War – Resistance Vital

Forgotten Words for the Forgotten Man

Tom Mooney Freed after Twenty-Two Year Battle – Class War Prisoners Is Fully Vindicated – Became Symbol of Workers’ Struggle Here and Abroad Against Capitalist Injustice

S.W.P. Greets Tom Mooney

$30 For 30-Hour Week Is Toledo Jobless Demand (Special to Socialist Appeal)

Roosevelt Condemns Jews to Be Permanent Pariahs – Asks Mussolini to Open Up Ethiopia But Clamps down on Admitting Refugees to U.S. by Felix Morrow

Leon Trotsky Hits Back At N.Y. “Daily News” Slanders

Billions More for War; Billions Less for WPA

Omaha Truckmen In Key Battle Against Bosses – Cannon Sees A Gain For Whole Country by James P. Cannon, National Secretary, S.W.P.

More Die in Firetraps as Boss Politicians Make Promises by Grace Saunders

Big Phila. Meeting Opens James Tour

1600 WPA Women Fired on Coast – Relief Union Plans to Fight New Firings (Special to Socialist Appeal)

Rubber Workers Threaten Strike by R. Ferguson (Special to Socialist Appeal)

Minn. Workers Fight WPA Cuts (Special to Socialist Appeal)

Protest in St. Paul

Progressive Victimized by Painters Union in N.Y. (Special to Socialist Appeal)

Union Men Defy Martial Law in Okla. Oil Strike – Tulsa Unions Are Roused by Call for Guard (Special to Socialist Appeal)

Appeal Army

Question Box (Conducted by the National Educational Department)

On the Way to the Trenches

“ Democracy” – Salvador Style

Fischer Shocks Faithful by Swing from Stalin Line

Letters to the Editor

On Fair Play and Plain Fraud

Welcome Back, Tom Mooney

A Clear Warning

The C.P. and Roosevelt

The Social Democrats

Evicted Sharecroppers Start Mass Trek to U.S. Highway

F.D.R.’s Budget Message! (Political Cartoon about the preponderance of government spending is for armaments with little going to social programs for the unemployed.)

Relief for Horses but Not for Men — That’s the Law!

Drive Slows Up; Branches Must Speed Fund Action by Rose Karsner, Appeal Campaign Director

Score Board

“ Intellectuals in Retreat” Is Feature of “New International”


Vol. III No. 3 January 21, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Appeal Fund Nearly $2,500! Two More Weeks to Go! – Drive Spurts; Party Speeds down Stretch – Response Indicates Thermometer Will Spill Over by Rose Karsner, Appeal Campaign Director

1,000,000 Cut from WPA – Roosevelt Alibis While Congress Hacks at Funds – Militant Struggle Alone Can Check Deep Cuts – Fight The Slash!

Cropper Misery Dramatized on Missouri Road – Police Start Drive to Breakup Sitdown (Special to Socialist Appeal)

Score Board

Fight Roosevelt’s War Program An Editorial

Let ‘ Em Eat Bullets by Carlo (Political Cartoon)

Muniz Faces His GPU Inquisitors As Trial Nears – 4th Internationalist Proudly Affirms His Stand

Barcelona Workers Face Supreme Test – Boss Reaction in Loyalist Rear Makes Franco Advance Easier by Hamstringing Workers by Felix Morrow

Workers in Ohio Fight WPA Cuts – Unemployed Union Leads Militant Struggle (Special to Socialist Appeal)

Faction Fight Flares Again in U.A.W Executive Board

St. Louis Mothers Hit by Relief Cut – 1,000 of the Neediest and Most Helpless of Dependents and Their Children Face Starvation by David T. Burbank (Special to Socialist Appeal)

Boss Plumbers Hit Labor Rates in N.Y. Lockout

Jamaica Unemployed League Meetings Illustrate New York Relief Situation by Bill Morgan

Michigan Labor Attacked in New Governor’s Plan (Special to Socialist Appeal)

Theatre Party for Dewey Fund

C.L.R. James on Successful Tour

Appeal Army

A Visit to Germany – Masses Show Their Hatred of Fascism Despite Hitler’s Reign of Terror by Paul Fielding

Hitler Strikes Blow at 4th International – German Trotskyites Given Severe Prison Sentences – Hitler Strikes at Revolutionists Who Have Been Slandered by G.P.U. as “Gestapo Agents”

Spanish Bolsheviks Call for Aid to Comrade Muniz

Jewish Leader Condemns Roosevelt’s Refugee Plan

Hope For Beal Release Mounts

Two Labor Prisoners – - Two Labor Leaders – Mooney’s Present Conduct Brings to Mind What Debs Stood For

The Cat Sneaks Out of the Bag

In Missouri — America’s Own Refugees (Political Cartoon)

Who Is the G.P.U. Sending into Mexico and Why?

Militarizing the W.P.A.

Who Are the Murderers?

Socialist Pontius Pilate

Traitors at the Helm

A Free Press


Vol. III No. 4 January 28, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Twice-Weekly Fund Only $200 Short of the Goal! – $2800 Is Drive Total With One More Week Left – Drive Success Seeing As It Enters Last Week by Rose Karsner, Appeal Campaign Director

Save the Auto Union!

* Auto Workers! Stop the Union-Wreckers * Stalinist Move to Smash Organization – Martin Group Shares Blame for Crisis Which Is Imperiling Union’s Existence – Members Must Intervene

Mich. Teamsters Battling Courts, Cops and Scabs – Fight Court Order to Brewery Workers Barcelona Can Be a Second Madrid – The Workers Save Madrid and They Can Still Save Barcelona; Negrin and Co. Prepare Their Exit

Score Board

Jobless Parley in Fight Against Relief Slashes – Eastern Conference Plans Struggle for Jobs by Bill Morgan

Don’t Be Fooled by F.D.R.’s Sham “Battle” for Relief!

Senate Temporizes On Relief Slashes While Roosevelt Evades Responsibility – Goes Through Devious Maneuvers to Hamstring Protest Movement

15 Convicted in “Lubin Case”

Omaha Striker Stand Firm As Bosses Weaken – Strike Going Strong After Nineteen Weeks

Textile Workers Win Concessions – T.W.O.C. Hits Fake Union at Peabody Bleachery (Special to Socialist Appeal)

James Tour Continues with Striking Success

Painters Reject Weinstock Plan on Maintenance – See Blow to Union in Union Chief’s Proposition

Appeal Army

Let’s Have “Appeal Minute Men” Says Chicago Agent by Karl Schier Chicago Literature Agent

LaGuardia Chisels on Housing Funds – Little Flower Talks Big But Curries Favor of Landlords by Whittling Down Proposed Expenses by Grace Saunders

Questions

Progressives Win In Firemen Vote

Chicago Party, Y.P.S.L. Picket Dinner for Fascist by Al Liebeck

“ Help! Police!”

Blackwell Will Speak At Meeting

Ohio Activists Discuss Work (Special to Socialist Appeal)

New Leader Promises Nice War If We Are All Good Patriots by Max Shachtman

Stalinist Kowtow to Greek Dictator

Rochester Union Fights Boss War (Special to Socialist Appeal)

Times Leads Pack Attacking Mexico – Press Barrage Presages Sharpened U.S. Demands; Kluckhohn Is Kicked Out

Spain’s Friends

Recruiting Sergeants

The Irish Bombings

“ Improving” Guam

Varied Content in Feb. “New International”

What Does S.P. Say on Rourke?

Let Us Arm Ourselves, Too! By Carlo (Political Cartoon)

Socialist Party – Old Guard Fusion Nears Ratification

Question Box

Best Labor Paper Our Goal By B.J. Widick

Letters to the Editor


Vol. III No. 5 February 4, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Over the Top! The Twice-Weekly Begins Feb. 8!

F.D.R. Admits War Aim – New Crisis Brews in Europe; Negrin Abandons Barcelona * U.S. Border “In France” F.D.R. Tells Senators – Issue of Colonies Forced by Axis Partners – A Moscow Deal? * City Given Up Without Fight; Quit in Panic – Premier and Other Officials First to Desert – All Hope Not Gone

Over With a Bang! by Rose Karsner Appeal Campaign Director

Suicide or Struggle – - These Choices Face The Unemployed by Bill Morgan

Auto Workers Union Faces Deeper Split – Martin Resigns from Executive Council of C.I.O.; Indicates Break Away Into Independence or Towards A.F.L.

Omaha Drivers Solid in 22nd Week of Strike – Bosses Quit Parley; Demands 60% Settled

Senate Carries House Slash of Relief Budget – Shipstead, Farmer-Labor Senator, Decides Cut

Quantum Base Plan Shows Offensive U.S. Intentions – Admirals Find It Hard to Explain Its Purpose

St. Louis Workers Demand Funds for Sharecroppers (Special to Socialist Appeal)

Green’s Tone Changing As Workers Press for Peace

Minnesota Farmer˝Labor Party Drops Independent Action in Move to Right

Chicago and Flint Hear C.L.R James

Detroit’s Beer Drivers Spurn Wage Cut Plan – Union Makes Public Double Cross by Frank Martel

New Dealer Gets Job; A.L.P.er is Rewarded

Appeal Army

Score Board

Sam Bauman (Obituary)

Chicago Primary Candidates Avoid Main Issues by Albert Gates

Why the Defeats in Spain? — By Felix Morrow – “The Salvation of Spain Lay, First of All in Following a Policy of Class Struggle in Spain, And It Was Abandoned for the Fatal Perspective of Currying Favor with the “Great Democracies.” The Unutterable Tragedy of the Spanish Workers Is That the Criminal Policy of Their Stalinist-Socialist-Anarchist Leadership Prevailed to the Bitter End”

Workmen Circle Pushes S.P. — Old Guard Fusion

Ryan, Lincoln Brigader, To Speak at S.W.P. Meet

New York Y.P.S.L. Honors Three Revolutionary Chiefs

Like Children

Pouliopoulos, In Metaxas Jail, Greets Fourth International

Marxist School Will Open February 27th

The Hague Decision

Call Their Bluff!

Spain in the Pacifists

Old Law Houses Peril Workers – Slump Tenants Must Move Against Owners

Harry Wicks Turns Up Under Lovestone’s Wing Again

New Soviet Decrees Reflect Acute Crisis In Production by John G. Wright [Joseph Vanzler] Spain: A Lesson for France – An Editorial

“ Your Interests in South America Are Menaced!” By Carlo (Political Cartoon)


Vol. III No. 6 February 10, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Published Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Party of New York, Left Wing Branches.

Editor: Max Shachtman
Associate Editors: Harold Roberts, Felix Morrow
Staff Members: Emanuel Garrett, Joseph Hansen
Business Manager: S. Stanley

Roosevelt Plots for War – Plans Secretly to Hurl Nation Into Conflict – Cynical Denials Do Not Conceal His Intentions – Wants Free Hand

Negrin Government Seeks Deal to Surrender to the Fascists – Abandons Spain to Mercies of Fascist Hordes – Treacherously Quit Struggle to Flee to France – Azana First to Go

The Tragedy of Spain by Leon Trotsky

Cleveland Auto Local Attacks Faction Fight – Calls for Action (Special to Socialist Appeal)

They Fear the Decision of the People – An Editorial

Stalinist Control of Teachers Union Is A.F.L. Excuse to Hit Real Progressives (Special to the Socialist Appeal)

Line Utility Co. Pockets By T.V.A. Purchase Plan – Excessive Sum Paid Assures Electric Rate Rise

Refugee Numbers Increase as Democracies Stall Aid Montana Union Opposes Roosevelt War Program

In the Trade Unions by B.J. Widick

Ind. SWOC Pushes Organization As Governor Mediates Demands (Special to Socialist Appeal)

CIO˝AFL Responsible for Oregon Anti-Labor Measure

Meager Child Aid Bars Jobs for Mothers – Shipstead Vote Is Factor In Minn. W.P.A. Cut

Appeal Army

Stalinist Stage Patriotic Assembly in Los Angeles Relief Cut “Protest” by N.J. Shilzony (Special to Socialist Appeal)

Bambrick-LaGuardia Force Shabby Compromise on Elevator Operators

In the World of Labor by Paul G. Stevens

“ Death to Jews and Trotsky!” Cried Rioting Mexican Fascists

On the Way to the Trenches

Hollywood Merry-go-round

Deputies Are Unanimous for Colonial Slavery (French Chamber of Deputies)

On the Line — With Bill Morgan

Labor Opposes Proposed Rochester Sales Tax

Now for the Next Job

“ The Post” Takes a Step

It’s No Longer News

It Was Premature

On Mexican Anti-Semitism

A Nice Clean War

India Congress Defeats Gandhi

The Dis-semble Line! (Political Cartoon)

Huge Swindle Seen in Gov’t Security Fund Bond Scheme by Grace Saunders

Their Government by James Burnham

Labor Looks through the Press by Arthur Hopkins


Vol. III No. 7 February 14, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Launch Fight to Save U.A.W. – Three Automobile Locals Reject Martin, Stalinists, Favor C.I.O. – Call for Immediate Action to Save Union From Suicidal Battle of Martin and Stalin Factions – Hit Disruptive Leaders

People’s Front Deserts Spanish Anti-Fascist Struggle – Negrin, Azana Dicker Capitulation Terms – Seek to Save Skins of Government Leaders While Abandoning The Anti-Fascist Cause – Base Treachery At End

Roosevelt Again Covers up Cut in Relief Funds – Gives Pretty Speech to Hush Protest Movement

“ The Bulwark Against War and Fascism!” By Carlo (Political Cartoon about the People’s Front in France)

Left Wing Wins in Mine Workers Union Elections (Special to the Socialist Appeal)

Brewery Union Success Points to Martel Ouster – Local 271 Strike Threat Brings Bosses to Terms Quickly (Special to the Socialist Appeal)

Anti-Picket Law Fought by Flint U.A.W. Members – Union Demonstration Answers Boss Attack (Special to Socialist Appeal)

Policy of the S.W.P. In the U.A.W. Situation – Statement of the Political Committee, S.W.P.

In the Trade Unions By B.J. Widick

V.R. Dunne Asks Unity Convention for Auto Workers – Progressives Cannot Support Dual Union Move (Special to the Socialist Appeal)

Armour Yields at Fargo (Special to Socialist Appeal)

One Convention — One Union One Fight Against the Bosses! – An Independent Program of Action for the United Automobile Workers Union of America in the Crisis Created by Martin’s Pull-Away from the C.I.O. and the Stalinist Wrecking Crew

Appeal Army

Frisco Unemployed Form Strong Union by Bill Gannon (Special to Socialist Appeal)

Off the Record by Dwight MacDonald

Rank and File Fur Unionists Condemn Jt. Council Regime – Progressive Group Hits Slanderous Charges (Special to As the Socialist Appeal)

Judge Issues Injunction Against Chi. News Guild (Special to the Socialist Appeal)

Stalinists Woo Boss Dominated Oil Fillers Ass’n – Provokes AFL˝CIO Jurisdiction Fight (Special to the Socialist Appeal)

Wilson˝Jones Co. Tied Up By Office Goods Union Strike – Loose-Leaf Workers in Two Cities out Solid (Special to the Socialist Appeal)

Puerto Rican Bosses Spike Wage-Hour Act – Gov’t Sabotages As Labor Conditions Worsen

Men and Women of Labor – Out of the Past – Bill Haywood (Feb 4, 1869-May 18,1928) by Emanuel Garrett Fight With the Socialist Workers Party For:

The Auto Union Crisis

Let Us Rejoice!

Twelve Dictators

Can Spain Still Fight?

Dr. Benes Comes to Town

For Grynszpan: – Against the Fascist Pogrom Gangs and Stalinist Scoundrels by Leon Trotsky

In This Corner by Max Shachtman

Labor Looks through the Press by Arthur Hopkins

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


Vol. III No. 8 February 17, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Demonstrate Against Fascist Garden Rally on Feb. 20!

Auto Locals Vote for C.I.O. – Refuse Support for Move Toward A.F.L. – Rank and File Group, Fighting Martin and Stalinists, Records Growing Influence Among Members – C.P. Looting Disclosed (Special to Socialist Appeal)

Negrin Begs “Safe” Peace from Franco – Uses Madrid Zone to Hold up Franco – Wants a “Safe” Peace for Himself and Friends; Seeks Fight Not for Victory But “Pending Arrival of Peace” – Acts Only for Powers

Hainan Seizure Gives Japanese Strategic Base – Commands Maritime Routes Of Major Powers

Applying Their Trade Union Line! By Carlo (Political Cartoon about the UAW conflict)

Rubber Strike in Third Week (Special to the Socialist Appeal)

Irish Republicans Open New Drive Against English Rule by Thomas O’Reilly

Does Hillman’s Letter Presage Purge In C.I.O. – Open Attack on C.P. Suggest New Course

In the Trade Unions by B.J. Widick

Mutual Exposure Features Fight (Special to the Socialist Appeal)

Who Claims Relief Not Needed? – Half-Thousand Women Stampede For 12 Jobs, While Young Girl Despondent Over Lack of Work, Decides on Suicide

Oakland Cops Beat, Arrest Anti-Franco Picketers (Special to the Socialist Appeal)

Jersey Alliance Members Fight Wrecking Crew (Special to the Socialist Appeal)

Start “Help a Refugee” Campaign

Akron Moralizers Slander Laborers on Public Works – Investigation Proves City Fathers Are Liars (Special to the Socialist Appeal)

Appeal Army

In the World of Labor by Paul G. Stevens

Britain, Playing Arabs Off against Jews, Opens London Parley on Palestine Issue

Left Jabs

On the Line ... With Bill Morgan

Fight With the Socialist Workers Party

Rebel India Marches Again

“ Dangerous Nonsense”

Is the Money There?

The Same Old Gang

Fact of the Week

Intellectual Ex-Radicals and World Reaction – The Crisis of the Disillusioned Fellow-Travelers of Bolshevism Is Not the Same as a “Crisis of Marxism” by Leon Trotsky

Him him him him him him him him him The Politics of Pope Pius – The Spiritual Head of Almost One-Fifth of Mankind Was Not a “Man of Peace and Progress” but an Active And Consistent Advocate of a Program of Reaction

Their Government by James Burnham

Labor Looks through the Press by Arthur Hopkins


Vol. III No. 9 February 21, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.
Published at 116 University Place, New York.

Labor! Picket the Fascist Garden rally on February 20!

The Unemployed Are Not Guinea Pigs!

California Labor Protests Oakland Police Brutality – Myra Tanner, Y.P.S.L. Organizer Slugged by Cops for Aiding Roland Bates (Special to the Socialist Appeal)

Shachtman Will Debate Bohn on F.D.R. Support

Japan Menaces USSR – Far East Crisis Pushes World Closer to War – European Diplomats in Wrangle Over Spain Pickings – War Funds Jump

Azana, Negrin Seek Joint Peace Action – Popular Front Leaders at Madrid Said to Agree That New Ministers Shall Replace Negrin – Democracies Woo Franco

Muniz Safe but Carlini Missing (Special to the Socialist Appeal)

History of Social Patriotism (Political Cartoon)

Omaha Truckers Win Union Shop, Wage Increase – Bosses Yield After Twenty-two Week Struggle (Special to the Socialist Appeal)

British Head Jobless for Compulsory Labor Camps

Stalinist Knife-Men Break Up Meeting (Special to the Socialist Appeal)

Liberties Report Proves Need for Workers Guards – LaFollette Facts Show Anti-Union Violence (Special to the Socialist Appeal)

Sailors See Lesson for All Workers in Auto Situation – Martin Ruined Chance to Fight Communist Party Clique

Unemployed Union Victorious in Long Fought Marcus Case (Special to the Socialist Appeal)

University Official Stooges for Big Rubber Companies – Classifies Leaflet Distribution As “Anti-Social” (Special to the Socialist Appeal)

Wilson ˝ Jones Strike Victory (Special to the Socialist Appeal)

Wreckers Raid Sea Radio Union Local, Oust Sec’y – Rank and File Raise Defense Fund Against Illegal Action (Special to the Socialist Appeal)

Hungry Mother Tries “Hold Up”

Appeal Army

Stalinist Attempt on James Meeting Defeated

Akron Council Voids Fake Ballots for Stalinist Bloc by R. Ferguson [Robert Treash]

Off the Record by Dwight MacDonald

Men and Women of Labor – Out of the Past – August Bebel by Emanuel Garrett

Refugee Committee Decides to Abandon All Its Efforts

British Officials Prepare to Dash Zionist Hopes by Felix Morrow

Cardenas Gov’t Condemns Land of U.S. Owners – Sugar Holdings Are Expropriated in Mexico

Pity the Companies!

On the Way to the Trenches

Seeing the Plays – The American Way by George S. Kalufman and Moss Hart

Fight With the Socialist Workers Party For:

Two Votes In The House

Exhuming Mr. Hoover

Dividends and Profits Week

Fables For The Russians

Is Stalinist Foreign Policy Moving to Conciliation with the Fascists? – Recent Steps by the Kremlin in the Trade Pact With Italy Indicate a New Trend for “Post-Munich” Times

Colonel Batista Visits Mexico – The Man Who Established a Bloodthirsty Regime of Terror Against the Cuban Masses is Being Dressed Up by Stalin’s Hirelings As A Snow-White Democrat by Miguel Sanchez

In This Corner by Max Shachtman

Labor Looks through the Press by Arthur Hopkins


Vol. III No. 10 February 24, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

“ Save Union” Move Gains More Locals – Francis Dillon, Professional Union Payroll Leech, Crawls into Auto Faction Struggle (Special to the Socialist Appeal)

Oakland CIO Hits Stalinist for Fink Action In Arrests – Tanner-Bates Defense Committee Formed As C.P. Gang Leads Boss Chorus Against Two (Special to the Socialist Appeal)

Loyalists Ready to Make Peace If No Reprisals – Frenchman Acts As Azana, Franco Go-Between

50,000 Anti-Nazis Answer S.W.P. Call – 1,780 LaGuardia Cops Protect Nazis from Workers’ Wrath in Brutal Attack on Demonstrators

At the Garden Picket Line (Photographs)

Nazis Cheer New York Cops For Clubbing of Picket Lines – “History Is Written Not in Ink; But in Blood!” Declares Jew-Baiting Swastika Leader

All Races, Creeds Join Picket Line by Felix Morrow

Arrest, Beat 5 For Picketing

Local New York Rallies Workers

S.W.P. Protests Police Brutality

In the Trade Unions by B.J. Widick

Inside the Garden by Argus

Demonstration Sidelights by B.J. Widick

Appeal Army

In the World of Labor by Paul G. Stevens

On the Line... With Bill Morgan

Fight with the Socialist Workers Party For:

The Craven Jewish Press

Behind the Fireside Chat

In Central Spain

Balance Sheet

Save The Union! by Carlo (Political Cartoon about the UAW conflict)

Judiciary Crawls with Corruption – The Cases of Judges Manton, Rudich and Others Bring to Light the Rottenness of Boss Courts Where “Justice” Has Its Price

Their Government by James Burnham

Labor Looks through the Press by Arthur Hopkins


Vol. III No. 11 February 28, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Fight Nazis in Los Angeles – 5,000 Workers Answer S.W.P. Call to Picket – Police Battle to Protect Bund Meeting – Meeting Delayed (Special to the Socialist Appeal)

Flint Backs C.I.O. Auto Convention – Martin’s Splitting Tactics Repel Members – Third Group Meets

Trial Set For 5 Arrested at Anti-Nazi Rally (Special to the Socialist Appeal)

8 Locals Quit WAA, Form Fighting Union – Essex County Majority Issues Militant “Declaration Of Independence” (Special to the Socialist Appeal)

Mayor Stalls Delegation Protesting Cop Brutality

Fight Fascism with Workers’ Guards!

Alliance Meeting Waves War Flag – Fink Leaders Drop Last Vestige of Action For Unemployed Workers by Bill Morgan

An Open Letter – To Members of the Communist Party

In the Trade Unions by B.J. Widick

Showdown Nears in Detroit Auto Union Struggle – Two Meetings Show Large Majority For C.I.O

Bosses Use Auto Union Split to Push Anti-Labor Law As UAW Fails to Act (Special to the Socialist Appeal)

Minneapolis Cab Drivers Strike to Win Contract – Show Workers Can Handle Own Problems (Special to the Socialist Appeal)

Appeal Army

Off the Record by Dwight MacDonald

More Sidelights on the Anti-Nazi Demonstration

“ I Am Joining the S.W.P.” by Ruth Raffner

LaGuardia Cops Beat Up in Police Station – Driven by Mounted Police At Nazi Meeting

Left Jabs

Farrell Demands Mayor Explain Protecting Nazis – LaGuardia’s Entire Conduct Reminiscent of Democrats in Italy, Germany

Men and Women of Labor – Out of the Past – Johann Most by Emanuel Garrett

Fight With The Socialist Workers Party For:

Join Us on the Firing Line!

Yellow Journalism

Where There Are No Cuts

When Fascism Reared Its Head

“ No Pasaran” by Carlo (Political Cartoon)

Dark Cloak of Secrecy Lifted from FDR War Entanglement (Special to the Socialist Appeal)

In This Corner by Max Shactman

James, Russell Debate Capitalist System Before Large Audience (Special to the Socialist Appeal)


Vol. III No. 12 March 3, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Spanish Militants Describe Escape from Barcelona – Bolshevik Leninist Tell of the City’s Fall – A Escape With Gorkin and Other P.O.U.M. Leaders; Stalinist Police Left Them to Be Slaughtered – Say Fight Will Go on by Terence Phelan [Sherry Mangan] (Special to the Socialist Appeal)

Traders Knife Spain – Pres. Azana Aids Democracies to Support Franco – Head of People’s Front Quits Paris – No Terms Asked

Roosevelt Asks Labor to Form National Front – Political Ambitions, War, Call for Labor Unity – Unity for War

The Support of the Democracies by Carlo (Political Cartoon concerning the plight of Spanish workers and the inaction of the U.S., France and England)

Stalinist Endanger Jobs of 20,000 at Auto Plant (Special to the Socialist Appeal)

F.D.R. Spokesman Goes Down Line For Big Finance

Los Angeles SWP Pickets Nazi Meet – Complete Details of Demonstration Tell of Militant Action (Special to the Socialist Appeal)

2 Arrested at S.W.P. Leaflet Distribution (Special to the Socialist Appeal)

Hearst’s Hired Gangsters Slug Strikers Again by Al Liebeck (Special to the Socialist Appeal)

In the Trade Unions by B.J. Widick

Akron Bosses Initiate Drive against W.P.A, – Throw Hundreds of Unemployed Into Streets

Calif. Devises New Anti-Labor Trick to Hit Chrysler Union – Frame-Up Scheme Aimed at All Unions (Special to the Socialist

Boss Regime Aims Blows at French Revolutionists (Special to the Socialist Appeal)

Appeal Army

Goodrich Workers Fight to Keep 30-Hour Week – Issue in Los Angeles Strike Won As Ohio Men Vote on Yielding (Special to the Socialist Appeal)

Anti-Nazi Pickets Trial Set Thursday (Special to the Socialist Appeal)

2 Join Party at New York Morrow Meeting (Special to the Socialist Appeal)

In the World of Labor by Paul G. Stevens

On the Line ... with Bill Morgan

March New International

Fight with the Socialist Workers Party For:

Krupskaya

The Nazis Applauded

Horatio Alger, 1939

Ex-Convict 95

Scurvy Moves North

Understatement Of the Week

Society Note

Should Fascists Be Allowed the Right of Free Speech? – A Working Class Point of View on the Question That Was Brought to the Fore Again by the Professional Democrats When the Nazis Mobilized at the Garden

Their Government by James Burnham

Labor Looks through the Press by Arthur Hopkins


Vol. III No. 13 March 7, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Court Outlaws Sit-Downs – Property Rights Take Precedence – Rooseveltians and Tories Join Hands In Striking Brutal Blow at American Labor Movement – All Nine Ban Sit-Ins

New Fight Begins for War Referendum – La Follette Group Backs Amendment – Mass Sentiment Against War Punctures Roosevelt Plans to Evade Nation-wide Vote – Serious Flaws in Bill (Special to the Socialist Appeal)

Auto Union WPA Division Periled by Stalin Gang – Stalinist Seek to Force Jobless Into W.A.A. (Special To the Socialist Appeal)

“ Our Interests” Must Be Defended! by Carlo (Political Cartoon)

Court Decision or Not — The Right to a Decent Living Comes First! – An Editorial

Caribbean Naval Maneuvers Aim at Intervention – Problem Is How to Control South America

Barrio Named President, But He Plays It Safe – Azana Reveals War Given Up as Lost Long Ago

U.S. And Russia Refuse to Accept Spanish Refugees

British Overlords Sole Gainers in Palestine Conference Plan by Felix Morrow

In the Trade Unions by B.J. Widick (Concluded from last issue)

Minneapolis Party Holds Successful Series of Forums (Special to the Socialist Appeal)

S.W.O.C. Forces End of Indiana Company Union – Dissolution Voted by Inland Steel (Special to the Socialist Appeal)

Many Negroes Attend James Fresno Meeting (Special to the Socialist Appeal)

Tanner, Bates Charges Dropped (Special to the Socialist Appeal)

Liberation Seen Near for Framed Harlan Miners – Frame-Up Was Part of Anti-Union Terror By Martin Harvey

Billings Again Denied Pardon by Calif. Board by Norman Mini (Special to the Socialist Appeal)

Appeal Army

Akron Lodge Wants SWOC To Demand 30 Hour Week (Special to the Socialist Appeal)

The Dunce Hat for You, Ruth (Special to the Socialist Appeal)

Lehman Seeks to Impose Sales Tax on N.Y. Workers (Special to the Socialist Appeal)

Off the Record by Dwight MacDonald

Men and Women of Labor – Out of the Past – Ira Steward by Emanuel Garrett

Hollywood Merry-Go-Round

On the Way to the Trenches

Labor Skates Back Mayor Kelly in Chicago Primary – C.P. Paper Boosts Man Responsible for Steel Strike Massacre by Albert Gates

S.W.P. Leaflet to All Jewish Labor

In This Corner by Max Shachtman

Thomas Jefferson’s Strange Return to Life – The Stalinist Do Violence to the Whole History of Early American In Order to Present Jefferson As One of the Patrons of “Twentieth Century Americanism” by Chris Andrews

Fight With the Socialist Workers Party For:

They Fear A Referendum

Rep the Veil Away!

Stalin’s Closed Doors

And End To Zionist Illusions!

Any Dirty Boots Around?


Vol. III No. 14 March 10, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Mass against WPA Cuts on April 1!

Madrid Seeks Truth – Generals Take Over In Capital – Negrin Is Charged With Plan to Flee With Funds – Make Peace Plea

Thousands Fired from W.P.A.in First Slashes – Million Scheduled to Go by June 30 as Various States Also Move Toward Drastic Relief “Economies”

Martin Tries to Skip Affiliation Question – Detroit Convention Delegates Represent Less Than One-Fourth of Auto Workers in Nation – Patriotism Keynote (Special to the Socialist Appeal)

Bosses Act Fast Following Court Sitdown Ruling – Wholesale Firings in Jersey; Woll Hails Decision

“ A Job for Every Worker” by Carlo (Political Cartoon)

Army Bill Voted by House Is One More Step on War Road

Carl Hichin Quits C.P. in Canada; Joins 4th Int’l (Special to the Socialist Appeal)

Gandhi Fast is Forerunner of Major Indian Struggles by Sherman Stanley

C.L.R. James Ends Tour In California (Special to the Socialist Appeal)

In the Trade Unions by B.J. Widick

Stalinist Get A Vote Licking (Special to the Socialist Appeal)

Dunne Reports on Anti-Fascist Turnout in N.Y. – Flag-Waving Rally Held by C.P. for Foster (Special to the Socialist Appeal)

Appeal Army

Foster Meeting

400 Workers Hear Shachtman Explain Situation in France (Special to the Socialist Appeal)

In the World of Labor by Paul G. Stevens

On the Line ... With Bill Morgan

“ The Way to Fight against Fascism Is to Lie Down and Make Believe You Are Dead” – The Daily Worker Finally Breaks Its Silence and Explains That It Sabotaged the Anti-Nazi Rally Because of Its Line Against Doing Anything to Displease the Professional Capitalist Politicians by Felix Morrow

C.P. Recipe for Fighting Fascism (Political Cartoon)

Farmer Labor Council Makes Gains in Minn. (Special to the Socialist Appeal)

Society Notes

Respectable “Anti-Fascists” Stage a Very Miserable Show (Special to the Socialist Appeal)

Fight With the Socialist Workers Party For:

Workers’ Menus

Two Attacks

But Will They Ever Get Here?

Bigger And Better Takes

Japanese Economy Strained To Meet Growing Burdens

Their Government by James Burnham

Labor Looks through the Press by Arthur Hopkins Thomas Jefferson’s Strange Return to Life – The Stalinist Do Violence to the Whole History of Early America In Order to Present Jefferson As One of the Patrons of “Twentieth Century Americanism” (Concluded from last issue)


Vol. III No. 15 March 14, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Fight Repressions in Spain – Workers in Madrid Battle New Junta – Communist Party Leaders Abandon Fight at Critical Hour; Miaja Seeks Franco Favors through Blood-Bath – Wage Heroic Struggle by Felix Morrow

Hail the Fighters of Madrid! – An Editorial

CIO Heads Meet AFL over Unity – Warring Camps May Form One Big Union – Consider CIO Plan (Special to the Socialist Appeal)

The Gravedigger of the Revolution by Carlo (Political Cartoon)

Roosevelt Attacks Referendum on War – Gallup Poll Shows Boss Gov’t Does Not Represent Will of People

Would Restore Voucher System for Unemployed – Tickets for Buying Food Is Latest Plan (Special to the Socialist Appeal)

SWP Picket Line Fights Fascists in Los Angeles – Cops Use Tear Gas to Guard Nazi Meeting

Police Give Nazi Personal Guard (Special to the Socialist Appeal)

Left Jabs

Grave Crisis Threatens California Unemployed; Olson Favors Bosses by Norman Mini

Flint S.W.P.’ers Picket Meeting of Labor Hater – “Stay Away” Is C.P. Counsel to Anti-Fascists (Special to the Socialist Appeal)

Appeal Army

New insurance Boss to Slash Ohio Payments (Special to the Socialist Appeal)

“ La Voz” Breaks with Stalinites Over Spain War

Off the Record by Dwight MacDonald

The Only Way to Fight Against Fascism Is to Organize Workers’ Defense Guards – The Daily Worker’s Cries About “Provocation” and “Trotskyite˝Fascists” Will Not Go Over With Those Members of the C.P. Who Joined in the Demonstration and Realized How Fascism Must Be Fought by Felix Morrow (Article Two)

Men and Women of Labor – Out of the Past – The Communards by Emanuel Garrett

Fight With the Socialist Workers Party For:

For Labor Unity

“ Let Them Eat Cake”

We Mean Action Too

300,000 Men

Why I Decided to Quit the Communist Party – Carl Hichin, Former Prominent Member of the Canadian Communist Party, Tells the Full Story of Doubts Which Brought Him to 4th International (Special to the Socialist Appeal)

In This Corner by Max Shachtman

SP’s Rev. Sec’y Burt Joins Anti-Labor Pastorate to Bring “Heaven on Earth”

American Fund Asks Names on Indian Petition (Special to the Socialist Appeal)

Labor Looks through the Press by Arthur Hopkins


Vol. III No. 16 March 17, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

We Must Fight the W.P.A. Cuts! – An Editorial

Hitler in New Grab – Slovakia Focus of New Crisis in Central Europe – Nazis Step In To Assure Their Hegemony – Many Rivalries

Miaja Paves Way for Capitulation – Heroic Militants Face Great Odds in Madrid Stand – Stalinist Vie With Others to Unload Responsibility – C.P. Seeks Line

Stalin Offers Olive Branch to Hitler in Apologizing for the “Fascist War-Mongers” by Max Shachtman

L.A. Police Gas Pickets Protesting Fascist Meet (Special to the Socialist Appeal)

Muniz Describes Role of Loyalist Army Command by F. Grandizo-Muniz

A.F.L. Balks at C.I.O. Proposals for Union Unity – Roosevelt Seeks to Assure a Unified War Front (Special to the Socialist Appeal)

Attack Launched in Senate against Trotsky and SWP – Reynolds Blames Mexican Expropriation On Trotsky; Demands Intervention (Special to the Socialist Appeal)

India Congress Meets As British Begin New Terror by Sherman Stanley

Coughlin’s Rally Gathers Labor-Hating Riffraff – Froth at Anti-Nazi Actions Led by Trotskyists by Thomas O’Reilly (Special to the Socialist Appeal)

In the Trade Unions by B.J. Widick

SWP Aids Guild Picket Hearst (Special to the Socialist Appeal)

Minnesota Bill Would Outlaw Union Activities – Vicious Oregon Law Is Pattern for Measure (Special to the Socialist Appeal)

Shoe Workers Organize Fight Against Stalinists – Progressive Groups Form on Nation˝wide Basis to Oust Reactionaries from Control (Special to the Socialist Appeal)

Appeal Army

N.Y. Housing Plan Is Faced with Oblivion – Realtors Urge Senate to Act Against Crying Need of Workers by Grace Saunders (Special to the Socialist Appeal)

Burnham Speaks on Fight against Fascism in U.S. (Special to the Socialist Appeal) Building Strike Ended in Minn. (Special to the Socialist Appeal)

In the World of Labor by Paul G. Stevens

Spain, Yesterday and Today – - In the Daily Worker’s Columns

On the Line ... with Bill Morgan

Fight With the Socialist Workers Party For:

Join the Pledge Fund

Stalin and Non-Intervention

Let the People Decide!

Monahan’s Campaign

The President

A Short History of Liberalism by Carlo (Political Cartoon)

Newark Jobless Set for Action (Special to the Socialist Appeal)

Labor Looks Through the Press by Arthur Hopkins

Their Government by James Burnham


Vol. III No. 17 March 21, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Hitler Marches Eastward – Move Brings Bandits Nearer Soviet Union – Spurs World Crisis as “Democracies” Wail and Mussolini Is Left Holding the Bag – Workers, Defend the USSR!

Auto Progressives Confer on Program – 6,000 Workers Organize to Save Auto Union; Martin’s Finishing Touch Is Red-Baiting – Demand Unions Stay in CIO

The Champions of Democracy at Work! By Carlo (Political Cartoon)

Plan Submitted to Cut 400,000 From WPA Lists – Harrington Outlines Slashes Set for April 1

Who Is General Miaja?

Latin America Will Get Guns in Congress Bill – Aim Is Full Yankee Hold on Nations to South

Martin Meeting Ends in Fiasco

It’s Your Money or Their Lives!

Spanish C.P. Leaders Seek Peace with Madrid Junta

Left Jabs

State Moves to Curtail Aid to N.Y. Job˝Seekers – Budget Slash to Result in Mass Firing In Agency Staffs; Youth Hardest Hit

AFL˝CIO Negotiations Adjourn Without

1800 Workers Strike Servel Electrolux Co.

Strike For Six˝Hour Day Voted by N.Y. Plumbers – Unification of Two Local Seen as Urgent

Election Victory to Progressives and Akron in Council – Bloc Wins Four Seats In Defeating CP Slanderers by R. Ferguson [Robert Treash]

Appeal Army

Don’t Be a Fool

Rosenberg Resigns

Shachtman Will Debate Shaplen

Off the Record by Dwight MacDonald

Men and Women of Labor – Out of the Past – Louis Auguste Blanqui by Emanuel Garrett

Manuilsky Expands on Stalin; Wins Defeats Through Silence

Nazi Thugs Have Doomed Czechoslovakia’s Jews to This (Photograph)

Hollywood Merry-Go-Round – Crisis (Produced and Directed by Herbert Kline about the events of September 1938) – Crossroads (Produced by B.U.P. Francaise, story by H. Kafka, about a man shell˝shocked during the war who is reminded, after many years, of his prewar origin) reviewed by Nat Levine

Hitler Answers Stalin

They Must Eat!

Supreme Court Aftermath

“ Economy” In the Senate

Sub-human Relief Standards Is Aim of Newark Head

In This Corner by Max Shachtman

On the Causes for the Defeat of the Spanish Revolution


Vol. III No. 18 March 24, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

How Can We Fight Hitler? – Boss War Will Mean Spread of Hitlerism – Workers of the United States! The Only Way to Fight Against War and Fascism Is to Overthrow the International System of Capitalist Slavery War Plans Pushed by Roosevelt – Pittman Rips Mask Off Military Program – Mobilize Industry

A Lesson for the Workers, Too (Political Cartoon)

Stalinists Silent on Shooting of Madrid Leader – Miaja Executes His Fellow˝Communist Barcelo

Stalin Waits for Nazi Reply to Bid – Duranty Quotes Bismarck to Support Idea of Soviet˝German Friendship

New World War Again Threatens – Bosses Prepare to Hurl Masses Into Slaughter – Armies on Move

Auto Union Groups Shape Up for Coming Convention

In the Trade Unions by B.J. Widick

AFL Red˝ Baiting Attack on CIO Hurts Unification – Offer No Adequate Substitute for CIO Proposals

Anti-Nazi Call by Philly SWP

Plumber Strike for 6˝Hour Day Spreads Rapidly – Stalinists Whip Up Strikebreaking Maneuvers

Twelve W.A.A. Locals Denounce C.P. Control – Sever All Relations With Parent Body

Appeal Army

The Reverend Burt In A Most Embarrassing Spot

In the World of Labor by Paul G. Stevens

On the Line ... with Bill Morgan

Left Jabs

CP “Americanism Week” Hits “isms”

Spain CP’ers Told “Not to Move Against Casado”

Defend the Soviet Union!

“ Defense” Means Slavery

“ We Don’t Have Spies”

His Anti-Fascism Is Suspect

Japan Tries to Conceal Unrest in Korea and Formosa Colonies – Overlords Fear Repercussions In Other Colonies As Korean Movement for Independence and Unity With China Gains Adherents Despite Repressions

Saga of a Liberal Publisher ...How He Got There by Sol Brodwin

Their Government by James Burnham


Vol. III No. 19 March 28, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Workers Can Defeat Hitler – They Can End the Threat of Fascism by Crushing the Capitalist System

The Principle of the Thing by Carlo (Political Cartoon)

Nazis Established on Soviet Border – Pact With Rumania Gives Hitler New Outpost; Stalin Still Playing for Deal With Reich – U.S.S.R. in Perilous Spot

France Speeds Trend Towards a Dictatorship – Foretaste of War-Time Regime and Decrees

U.S. “Democracy” Bared In Report – Rifles, Revolvers, Tear Gas, Shot Guns Used by Employers, Says Senate Civil Liberties Committee

Madrid Surrender Near; Negrin Works With Miaja

Office Workers Quit CIO; Protest Union Bureaucracy

Pittman Bill Frees U.S. Hands for War – Congress Appropriates Huge Sums for Army and Navy as Propaganda Machine Works Overtime

SWP Picket Threat Stops Philadelphia Fascist Meet

Left Jabs

Reactionary Swing at Martin Auto Convention Swamps Lovestoneites – Get Kicked Despite Boot˝ Licking Of Representatives; Mass Of Autoworkers Reject Martin

Servel Strike Ties up Plants

Fighting Jobless Union Prepares April 1st Action – Leader Asks Relief, Not “Piecrust” Promises

Stalinists Be Appeal Salesman; “Last Time”, Says Minneapolis

Office Workers Quit C.I.O.; Get Charter in A.F.L. – Driven Out of C.I.O. by Stalinist Wreckers

Tenant Farmers Quit CIO Union

Appeal Army

April New Int’l Carries Trotsky Pivert Letters

Off the Record by Dwight MacDonald

Men and Women of Labor – Out of the Past – James Connolly by Emanuel Garrett

Cops Admit Frame˝Up Was Ordered Against Pickets

Billions For Gunpowder

The Plumber Strike

The Uses of Terrorism

Stalinists Hurt C.I.O.

Curbing the Press

What Lies Behind Stalin Bid for Agreement With Hitler? – Diplomatic Circles of All Capitalist Countries Are Now Considering a Possible Moscow-Berlin Axis; What Does It Mean to Workers of the World?

In This Corner by Max Shachtman

Canada 4th Internationalists Begin Publication of “Socialist Action”


Vol. III No. 20 March 31, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Demonstrate against W.P.A. Cuts on April 1! – You Will Be Next If You Do Not Act Now

Uneasy Interlude Opens in Europe – Initiative Remains in Hitler’s Hands While Powers Seek Way Out

Teachers’ Union Adopts War Mongers Program – Bars Anti-War Members from Presenting Position in Union Magazine

Fight W.P.A. Slashes – Million Due to Be Cut by June 1 – Fighting Action Will Force Congress to Provide Funds – Join Picket Line!

Madrid Crushed under Iron Heel of Franco – Junta, Despairing of Keeping Things Under Control Finally, Invites Fascist Hordes to Come In – Army Is Handed Over

Their Friend Miaja by Leon Trotsky

Newark Jobless Balk Proposals to Slice Relief – Union Lays Plans For Action on April 1st

Lewis Prepares Showdown With CP at Auto Convention – Third Group’s Program Meets Favorable Response as Convention Opens With Majority of Workers Represented

My Friends by Carlo (Political Cartoon)

“ Independence” Is Cry at Meeting of Puerto Ricans – Denounce Roosevelt at Commemoration of 1937 Massacre

In the Trade Unions by B.J. Widick

Regional Pact May Result from New England Trucking Strike – Northwestern Victories Spur Drivers; Ask Higher Wages, Lower Hours by B. Harde

American Fund Asks Clothing for Refugees

Workers Strike Hetrick Plants In Two Cities

Militants in Calif. Unemployed Council Lick Stalinists Sabotage – Issue Call for April 1st Demonstration Demand; $30-30 Hour Week

Appeal Army

Chicago SWP and YPSL Picket German Consulate

Pacifists Gather To Bemoan Hectic World We Live In

Knitgoods Union Elections Give C.P. Stinging Rebuff – Membership Re-elects Progressives by Three to One Margins

Are You Going Underground?

In the World of Labor by Paul G. Stevens

On the Line ... with Bill Morgan

Pro˝War Advocates Stage Exercise in Flag˝Waving – Patriotism Gushes at “Stop Hitler” Parade of C.P. Stooge Outfits

Not a Peep out of C.P. on Miaja

Gandhi Gives “Advice” To British Imperialists by Sherman Stanley

Hollywood Merry˝Go˝Round

Film Department

Jobless, He Kills Himself

Roosevelt and the War Crisis

Ta-Tu Thau Is Free!

By Any Other Name

Inspiring Example for Labor

Shocking Conditions Revealed in Mines by Medical Report – Company Dominated Doctors Are Sharpest Weapon Against Workers; Companies Make Huge Charges For Handling Funds Deducted from Miners’ Pay

Perkin’s Report Depicts Plight of Older Workers Under Capitalism

Labor Looks Through the Press by Arthur Hopkins

Their Government by James Burnham


Vol. III No. 21 April 4, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Shall We Be Fooled Now As in 1917? Not A Cent, Not A Man for Boss War! – Masses Die While Rich Grow Richer

No Men Wanted/Your Country Needs You!! By Carlo (Political Cartoon)

Unemployed and Youth to Be Cannon Fodder by Bill Morgan

Secret Plans Already Formed For Iron Dictator in America – War Department And Big Industrialists Formulate Complete Details for Muzzling Free Speech, Even “Free Thought,” And Wiping Out All Labor Gains by Hal Draper

Trotsky Interviewed by the London Daily Herald – Only Labor Can Stop War Green and Lewis Unite in War Mobilization Plans – They Are Roosevelt’s Key˝Men in Winning Labor’s Support of the Bosses’ War by Stan Lauren

Where Wall St. “Defense Democracy” – The War That Roosevelt, J.P. Morgan, the DuPonts and the Other Sixty Families Want Us to Fight for Them Is the War for the Expansion of Their Investments, for Control of Asia, South American, and Europe — That Is What the Navy is Preparing to Do in the Pacific – - That Is Why There Are American Marines in China (Photographs)

Gen. Johnson Cooks up New Scheme To Avoid Popular Referendum on War by Albert Goldman

War since the “War to End War” (A Listing)

Appeal Army

Off The Record by Dwight MacDonald

Men and Women of Labor – Out of the Past – Eugene V. Debs by Emanuel Garrett

“ Turn Imperialist War into Civil War” – - V.I. Lenin

“ The Main Enemy Is in Your Own Country!” – -Karl Liebknecht

We Are Not Pacifists

Wars Are For

The Lessons of Spain

The Struggling in China

The Fight for World Emancipation

In What War Shall I Take Up Arms and Fight? By Eugene V. Debs

In This Corner By Max Shachtman


Vol. III No. 22 April 7, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Britain Trying to Mend Fences With New Bloc – But Leaves Itself An Out in Case of Need – USSR Straddling

Our Turn to Do Some Slashing! By Carlo (Political Cartoon)

Franco Forces Victims Into Slave Gangs – Pope and Roosevelt Hasten to Accept Conquest

Auto Convention Drops Posts of Vice-Presidents – Marked by Democracy; Stalinists Avoid Open Fight With C.I.O. Leadership

Strike Victory Gains Demands For Plumbers – Bosses Yield after Threat to Cancel Contracts

New W.P.A. Cuts Decreed; Jobless Protest Slashes

* Spirited Picket Line Put Around N.Y. Offices – Unemployed Worker Falls Dead While Marching – Hundreds Picket * Fighting Union Leads New York Demonstration (Photograph) * Toledo C.I.O. Members Plan W.P.A. Showdown – Militants Override Stalinist Attempts to Call Off Picket Line * Investigation of WPA Plan by “Economy Group” – Pour Funds Lopped >From W.P.A. Into War Machine – Peril All Relief

Stalin’s Capitulation by Leon Trotsky

Sit-Down Part of Newark Protest

Left Jabs

SWOC In Mass. Drive For Union Contracts – Union Prefers Black Eye For Labor Board to Knockout For Meriden Workers

Handicapped March in N.Y. Protest (Photograph)

Appeal Army

New York Legislators Begin to Slash Wages – Government Employees Are Victims of New “Economy-minded” program

New Courses in Yipsel School

Funds Raised for Refugees

Truck Bosses Threaten Suit Against Strikers

Newark School Opens April 25

In the World of Labor by Paul G. Stevens

On the Line ... with Bill Morgan

Investigation Uncovers Shocking Medical Conditions in Mine Areas

Mass Pressure Stalls Canada Conscript Plan

Debate Shows Shaplen Condones 1919 Murders

A Salute to David Rey by Douglas Conley and Mary Wills

Refugees Need Clothing Says American Fund

Society Notes

Dunne Speaks an Anti-War Strike

“ Tsar to Lenin” Shown At Forum

Hollywood Merry-Go-Round by Nat Levine

On Labor Unity

Battleships before Relief

What Do They Fear?

Casado’s Last Chore

They Rewarded Him

“ Poor Little Poland”!

Workers’ Forum

Their Government by James Burnham


Vol. III No. 23 April 11, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

New Mass Murder Impending – Attack on Albania Brings War Closer – Ghastly Game of Bluff and Counter˝Bluff is Leading Swiftly to New World Slaughter and Catastrophe – United States Ready to Plunge

Apex Ruling Hits Unions – Huge Judgment Against Philadelphia Hosiery Union Gives Bosses Dangerous Weapon Against Labor – Court Uses Sitdown Ruling

Union Leaders Help Kelly Get Close Victory – Chicago Mayoralty Poll Shows Trend from New Deal by Albert Gates

Pre-View of the War against Fascism by Carlo (Political Cartoon)

YPSL in Akron Under Probe; Five Are Jailed – Youths Manhandled for Distributing Leaflets

Pacific Coast Seamen Face Critical Fight – Government, Stalinists, Bosses United in Drive To Smash Militant Unions by Thomas [Tom Curry]

Hudson to Run for Mayor in Mpls. Election – Well˝known Militant to Campaign on S.W.P. Platform

Action, Not Lobbying, Needed to Fight W.P.A. Cuts

In the Trade Unions by B.J. Widick

Y.P.S.L. National Council Meeting Discusses Growth of Organization

Program Adopted at World Congress Is Published by S.W.P.

CP Perils Union of Insurance Agents – Executive Board Suspended Because Majority Opposes Wrecking Crew Policies

Appeal Army

Society Notes

Trotsky Letter to Modern Quarterly

Saunders Found Guilty by Judge

Minn. Jobless Protest Relief and WPA Cuts

Sparks in the News by Dwight MacDonald

Men and Women of Labor – Out of the Past – Uriah S. Stevens by Emanuel Garrett

Wall Street Cracks Whip at “Democracy” Meet – Yankee Imperialism Rides High As Lickspittles Work Zealously for Roosevelt Policy

Where Will the C.L.U. Draw a Line on “Freedom to Speak”?

Hunger, Fear, Misery – - That Is All Capitalism Has To Offer Us

New Courses Open in Y.P.S.L. School

Behind Closed Doors

Answer with Pickets

An Capitalist Control!

Youth Has a Future

Workers’ Forum

Courts Invent Means To Break Strikes When Employers Cannot – The Apex Decision Is Only the Most Recent Instance In a Long Series of Measures Taken by the Judicial Arm of Capitalism to Handcuff Organized Labor Action by Felix Morrow

In This Corner by Max Shachtman

To Honor Tresca On His Fortieth Year As Militant


Vol. III No. 24 April 14, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

War Threat Issued by England – Albanian Seizure In Pretext for Action – Try To Whip Up War Spirit Although Country Was Sold Years Ago to Italy by British Secret Agreement with Mussolini – English and Italian Navies Move

Senators Quibble While Poor Starve – Seek Ways to Cut Relief and W.P.A. Still Further in Order to Swell Fund for War Preparations – Administration Whip Discloses Aims

Sailors Hurl Strike Threat at Fink Halls – West Coast Men Vote On Action, Says Lundeberg

Baruch and H. Stimson Push FDR War Plans – “Caucasian Culture” To Be War Cry Akron YPSL Campaign Goes on Despite Arrests

Three Down, One to Go! by Carlo (Political Cartoon)

Mobilization Day Draft Plans Are All Prepared by Hal Draper

Calif. Judges Seek to Ban Closed Shop – Use Labor Won Code to Outlaw Union Contract

Court Attacks Menace Labor’s Right to Live and Fight – An Editorial

In the Trade Unions by B.J. Widick

Who is Bernard Baruch, New Neutrality Expert? – Record of War Profiteer Exposed; Traded Worker Soldiers’ for Personal Gain by Nat Levine

Give Cold Reception to Martin

Appeal Army

On the Way to the Trenches

Stalinists Face Libel Charge in Suit by S.T.F.U.

Y.P.S.L. School Changes Schedule

In the World of Labor by Paul G. Stevens

On the Line ... With Bill Morgan

Why Doesn’t the C.P. Expel Gen. Miaja?

Mental Blizzard Befogs N.Y. Pacifist Meeting

Jobless Stage a New Kind of Easter Parade

A Mid-Western Story – The American Way by Carl O’Shea

Mergott Strike Strong Despite AFL Aid to Co.

Society Notes

Kinks in the Cotton

Curb Them at Home

German Gold

Behind Barbed Wire

Workers’ Forum

Ireland Recalls Anniversary of Easter Week Insurrection – The Tradition of James Connolly, the Great Marxian Revolutionist, Who Led the Uprising Against Britain in Dublin, Still Lives in the Hearts of the People by Bill Morgan

Their Government by James Burnham

Unions Discuss Action Against Anti-Labor Bill

Labor Looks Through the Press by Arthur Hopkins


Vol. III No. 25 April 18, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Kill Off The Unemployed!

Ready to Plunge U.S. Into War – Roosevelt Takes Open War Stand; Europe on Brink – President Takes Role As Spokesman for Both American Continents in Frank Statement Threatening “Force Against Force” – European Powers Rush Frantically to Bind Allies As War Draws Near

Stalin’s Bloody Record In Spanish Civil War Exposed by Ex-Secret Service Head – Walter Krivitsky, G.P.U. Chief Who Broke With Moscow, Reveals Kremlin Efforts to Sabotage Loyalist Struggle

There Is Another Choice! – An Editorial

Roosevelt’s Appeasement Policy by Carlo (Political Cartoon)

Passport Trial of Three Opens in Rubens Case – Defense, Prosecution Agreed Trial Is Political by Nat Levine

Big Battles Loom Ahead For Automobile Workers – Martin Split˝off Group Headed for A.F.L. Affiliation with Small Membership

War by Fall Is Roosevelt Policy Basis – Baldly Admits U.S. Will Plunge into Coming European War – Spurs Arms Race

Student Strike Against War Set for April 20

Crack Control of C.P. in Food Union Election – Progressives Win Two Chief Posts in Sharp Contest

Appeal Army

Articles on War Crisis Featured in New Int’l

Rumor....

Akron Yipsels Rejecting Deal Ask Jury Trial

Sparks in the News by Dwight MacDonald

Fourth Int’l Bureau Issues Statement on Diego Rivera

Mass Drive for Jobs Blocked by C.P.ers – Resort to Hoodlumism Against Militants Who Gain Workers’ Support

Society Notes

Men and Women of Labor – Out of the Past – Gracchus Babeuf by Emanuel Garrett

Miaja’s Sponsor

Roosevelt’s Democracy

Bankrupt

A Place for Youth

Workers’ Forum

British Imperialism Prepares for War to Save Its Spoils of Piracy – The Sun Is Finally Beginning to Set on the Empire Which Is Girding All Its Strength to Hold Its Possession Spread By Ruthlessness, Terror and Fraud Over the Entire Globe by Sherman Stanley

In This Corner by Max Shachtman


Vol. III No. 25 April 21, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

“ Peace” Plea Cloaks War Aims – Order to Fleet Is Designed to Head off Japan – Main Sphere of U.S. Action in War Will Be Pacific; Navies on Move in Europe; Chamberlain Woos Stalin – Hitler Ready for Danzig Coup Pres. Roosevelt Is Dragging Us into War!

Where the Last War for “Democracy” Was about! By Carlo (Political Cartoon)

Ranks of Mine Workers Solid As Parleys Lag – Principal Demands Are Surrendered by Lewis-Murray

How Much “Democracy” Is There to Defend?

Labor Will Be Regimented Under Mobilization Plan by Hal Draper

Three Witnesses Are Heard at N.Y. Passport Fraud Trial by Nat Levine

In the Trade Unions by B.J. Widick

Trotsky Greets Tresca on 40th Year As Fighter

Convention of Project Union Opposes War – Rapid Growth Reported In Membership of Organization

Columbus Circle Rally Is SWP May Day Plan

Appeal Army

Inventor of Cotton Picker Says Planned Economy Only Way Out by J. Pytlak

Yezhov’s Victims in Spain Must Cry Out

C.P.’s Mr. Ford Squirms out of Debating James

Refugee Needs A Typewriter

In the World of Labor by Paul G. Stevens

On the Line... With Bill Morgan

How Britain Rules Its Vast Colonial Empire – The Plunderers of a World Domain Who Imposed the Iron Heel of Exploitation on 500 Million Colonial People Have Taught the Fascists the Use Of the Concentration Camp and the Fierce Despotism of Military Might by Sherman Stanley

Labor Leaders Decree No May Day in France

Campaign of Electrical Workers For 6˝Hour Day Is Model for All Unions by Stanley Lauren

Chicago Hearst Papers Losing Heavily in Ads

Society Notes

Roosevelt’s Note

Diego Rivera

Draft the Profiteers!

On the Way to the Trenches

What the Wall Street Moguls Got In “Wages” – A Condensed Account of What the Bloodsuckers Paid Themselves for Draining Profits, Which Are Only Partly Listed, Out of the Workers’ Sweat and Toil

Their Government by James Burnham


Vol. III No. 27 April 25, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

World Awaits Marching Order – People of All Nations Face Ghastly Slaughter – Politician Stage Final Maneuvers for War Alliances – Armies on Move

Thrust at Relief Is Congress Plan – Lasser-Benjamin Testimony Aids Reactionary Schemes by Foreswearing Militant Action of Unemployed – Labor Standards Face Wide Barrage

National Coal Strike Threat Made by Lewis – Government Fears Blow At War Preparation Program

The Difference in “Principle!” By Carlo (Political Cartoon)

Sailors Victorious in Government Pledge to Discontinue Hiring Halls

Avoid Pressing G.P.U. Links at Passport Trial – Hush-Hush Policy Aids Future Frame˝Ups By Stalin By Nat Levine

Krivitsky Reveals Stalin Attempts to Woo Hitler – Disclosures by Former G.P.U. Chief Show How Gestapo Helped Frame˝Up Case Against Tukhachevsky

Y.P.S.L. Leads Militant Student Anti-War Strike

C.I.O. Auto Union Faces Attack from Many Sides

Benjamin Says “United States Not Capitalist”

In the Trade Unions by B.J. Widick

Liberal ˝ Labor Caucus Endorses Eide As Mpls. Mayoralty Candidate – Socialist Workers Party Withdraws Candidate To Support Progressive Trade Union Slate

Appeal Army

Flint U.A.W. Jobless Ask $30, 30 Hours

Sparks in the News by Dwight MacDonald

Men and Women of Labor – Out of the Past – Albert Parsons by Emanuel Garrett

Hitchin Attacked by C.P. Hooligans

On the Way to the Trenches

Society Notes


Vol. III No. 28 April 28, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

All Out to Columbus Circle, May Day, 2 P.M. – Down Tools May 1 – Demonstrate on May Day to Protest Against Boss War – May Day Manifesto of S.W.P.

Socialist Workers Party Stands for —

Conscript Britain’s Workers – “Appeasement” Deal Again Rumored in Europe – This Week Critical

Sailors Vote Strike to Bar Hiring Halls – Hopkins’ Pledge to S.U.P. Leader Broken By Government

140 Tulsa Oil Strikers Framed by Company

In the Trade Unions by B.J. Widick

Minn. Enacts Vicious Union Busting Laws

Yipsels Arrested for Distributing Antiwar ‘ Bills

Party Wants Action, Olson Junks Stalinists – Ousts Stalinist Job˝Holders in S.R.A.; Drive against Unemployed Gains Momentum by Norman Mini

Appeal Army

The Republicans Would Do the Same! – An Editorial

Thomas “Socialists” Gain Control of U.P.W.U. by Unprincipled Tactics

New York Local May Day Plans Completed

Hooligan Attacks on S.W.P. Speaker

Intervention by F.D.R. Near In Coal Dispute

In the Sacrifices of Eight Men May Day’s Traditions Was Born by Chris Andrews

Every Worker Must Master the Teachings of Marx and Engels Karl Marx (Photograph) Frederick Engels (Photograph)

May Day, 1919-A Lesson In Workings Of Boss Democracy by Stanley Lauren

A Workers’ Defense Guard Is the Only Answer to the Fascists

* It Alone Will Fight the Fascists Threat to Workers’ Rights – Workers Must Rely on Their Own Strengths, Not on Boss Politicians, to Preserve Their Most Elementary Rights * Minneapolis Guard Has Kept That City Clear of Nazi Thugs – Strongly˝Organized Force of Union Workers Has Kept the Would˝Be Storm Troopers With Their Backs Against the Wall

Coughlin Dupes Followers When He Says He’s Pro-Labor

Fight for Workers’ Liberation, Not for Boss Profits

We Summon American Youth to Struggle for a New Life Not to Find Foul Death in Fighting the Bosses’ Battles

Join the Socialist Workers Party In the Fight for Freedom! By Bill Morgan

Death Agony of Capitalism — A Transition Program Leading to Socialist Victory

In the World of Labor by Paul G. Stevens

On the Line... With Bill Morgan

Labor Unity Is Possible Only On A Program of Class Struggle Action

Evidence at Passport Trial Points to G.P.U. – Juliet Stuart Poyntz, Whose Testimony Would Be Vital, Still Missing by Nat Levine

Hollywood Merry-Go-Round by Nat Levine

Tsar to Lenin Feature of Cleveland May Day Celebration

Society Notes

May New Int’l Features Pivert˝Trotsky Letters

Roosevelt’s Trap

None of Your Business

Twelve Dictators

The Champions of Democracy (Political Cartoon)

Their Government by James Burnham

Alibis Don’t Help Liars by Felix Morrow


Vol. III No. 29 May 2, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Hitler Demands Share Of Swag – Omits Mentioning Russia In Speech Rebuffing FDR – Swaps Demagogy with Roosevelt; Leave Door Wide Open – Again Asks Danzig

Britain Drafts Masses for War – An Editorial

The Kind of Democracy “We” Uphold by Carlo (Political Cartoon)

Flint Workers Protest cuts in WPA, Relief – Demonstrators Demand War Funds Go to Unemployed

Mine Owners Forcing National Coal Tie˝up – Operators Press Drive to Break Union Grip; Would Try to Impose Open Shop

One Third of W.P.A. To Be Fired by July 1 – Republicans and Democrats They Have No Differences in Hacking Away at Relief Appropriations

Sailors Set to Strike on All Pacific Ports – West Coast Seamen Gird for Showdown on Government Hiring Halls

S.W.P. Calls Anti-War Convention

In the Trade Unions by B.J. Widick

L.A. Mexicans Defeat Local Jim Crow Move

N.L.R.B. Accuses Goodyear Tire Co.

Layoff Drive Continues on N.Y. Projects – Somervell Announces New Cuts from Job Rolls

Appeal Army

Statement by S.W.P. Branch on C.P. Role in California

YPSL Leads School Budget Cut Protest – Stalinists Veto Picket Line of LaGuardia City Hall

New York Bill Denies Teachers Free Speech; All Laborer Is Menaced

Anti-War Speeches Win Crowd from A.S.U. Rally

Sen. Reynolds on Speaking Tour For His Fascist Outfit

Congressional Investigators Launch W.P.A Red-Hunt

Stalinist Press at Work by Carlo (Political Cartoon)

Sparks in the News by Dwight MacDonald

Men and Women of Labor – Out of the Past – August Spies by Emanuel Garrett

FDR Signs Huge Planes Bill, Asks for More – General Spend Fifty Millions for War Machines

L.N.P.L. Convention Surprised by Stand For Workers Politics

Defense Avoids Witness Stand in Rubens Case – Fear Exposing G.P.U. Connection at N.Y. Passport Trial by Nat Levine Marie Rubens (Photograph) Society Notes

Bendix Co. Coupon Clippers Get along

Not Fit to Print

Dictatorship in Bolivia

Roosevelt Provides

In Its Conquest of a World Empire We See French Democracy at Work – While Playing Second˝Fiddle in Total World Possessions To Britain, Frances Has Aped Its Cross the Channel Ally In Brutal Methods of Colonial Terror and Exploitation by Sherman Stanley

C.P. Paint Brush Will Not Hide The Truth on Spain’s Betrayal by Felix Morrow

In This Corner by Max Schachtman


Vol. III No. 30 May 5, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

F.D.R. Pushes Drive On Jobless – Lops Another Billion Off Appropriations for Relief – Red Baiting Barrage Leveled at W.P.A. Workers – Drop P.W.A. Fund

Danzig New Focal Point of War Crisis – Powers Ready to Cede “Free City” – But Poland Balks at Yielding to Hitler Demands – Russia Uncertain

British Democracy at Work in India!

Lewis Charges Green Acts on Bosses’ Advice – Offers Proof Bosses Inspired Wagner Act Amendments

1,500 New York Workers at Anti-War May Day Demonstration – All War Funds to Unemployed Is S.W.P. Call

The New Deal by Carlo (Political Cartoon)

Jobless Want Jobs, Not Battleships! – An Editorial

“ We Break with the Socialist Party!”

“ Three Cheers for Red, White, Blue”

Passport Case Goes to Jury by Nat Levine

C.P. Stages a Star˝Spangled Jingo Parade

In the Trade Unions by B.J. Widick

Teachers Propose Opposition Slate – College Teachers’ Union Opposition Weakened By Vagueness of Program and by Individualism of Leaders

Rents Rises as Housing Plans Are Forgotten

More People Bitten by Rats in Minneapolis

World’s Fair Bars Jobs for Negroes – Committee Organizes Picket Line against Jim Crow Policy of New York World’s Fair Corporation

Appeal Army

On the Way to the Trenches

De Valera Cancels U.S. Trip As Masses Balk at War Plans

In the World of Labor by Paul G. Stevens

Y.P.S.L. Gains Recruits at May Day Meeting

On the Line...with Bill Morgan

Whooping It Up For War With Waldman

Why They Carry Guns

Society Notes

British Lion and the Draft

Gyp Artist

Independent Action

Open the Gates!

Father Coughlin Favors Fascists Dictatorships In His Magazine – He Plays on Anti-War Sentiments of the Common People Now; When War Comes His Tactics Will Change, Making Him Roosevelt’s Recruiting Agent by Grace Saunders

Their Government by James Burnham

French Empire Faces the Wrath Of Its Oppressed Colonial Masses by Sherman Stanley

Memorial Needed in Puerto Rico


Vol. III No. 31 May 9, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Litvinov Ouster Bid to Hitler – Timing Startles War-Bent World Capitals – Litvinov’s Head Marked for Ax as Stalin Puts an End to “Collective Security” Overtures to Anglo-French Bloc by Harold Roberts

Ford Launches Phony Plan Of Insurance – Anti-Labor Magnate Hopes to Stave Off Unionization Drive

“ National Defense” by Scott Johnson (Political Cartoon reprinted from the New Masses)

The Problem of the Ukraine by Leon Trotsky

Legislators of “Left” and Right Unite to Slash Relief Funds – Landon Nods Accord On Diverting Money to War Preparations

F.D.R.’s War Against the Unemployed

Is Congress To Stay In Sesdsion? – An Editorial

“ War On Japan For Capitalist Markets!”

In the Trade Unions by B.J. Widick

Yipsel “Jobs for Youth” Campaign Wins Support – Two Organizations Endorse Campaign Committee’s Program of Aid to Nation’s Locked-Out Generation by W.R. Manuel

So You Have No Money — Then to Jail with You

Appeal Army

Four Die In New York Tenement House Fire

Sparks in the News by Dwight MacDonald

Men and Women of Labor – Out of the Past – John Brown by Emanuel Garrett

The New Leader, May Day and War by Felix Morrow Maxim Litvinov (Photograph) Vyascheslav Molotov (Photograph)

British Draft Plan Meets Irish Protest

Society Notes

War Notes (About actions relating to Puerto Rico)

Presto Change!

Couldn’t Be Worse?

Flint’s Nine Hundred

The Fear of Youth

Passport Trial Finds Defendants Guilty; Had GPU Connections by Nat Levine

How to Break Strikes — Courtesy Of the War Department’s Experts – In the I.M.P. the Generals Have Worked out a Rigid Dictatorship over Labor that Makes Strike-Breaker Bergoff’s Activities Look Like the Work of an Amateur by Hal Draper

In Corner by Max Shachtman


Vol. III No. 32 May 12, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Soundings For Stalin-Hitler Pact Continue – Maneuvers Speeded by German Pressure For Poland Partition by Harold Roberts

Progress Under the New Deal by Carlo (Political Cartoon)

Civil Rights Are A Crime in Hoboken – Vies With Jersey City’s Anti-Labor Hague Rule

Krivitsky Reveals Rubens Identity – Challenges Earl Browder to Deny the Facts Presented by Him in Series of Articles by Nat Levine

Coal Shortage Shows Might of Mine Workers – F.D.R. Ducks Closed Shop Issue; Bosses Get Wall Street Aid

Expropriate the War Profiteers! – An Editorial

Britain’s Ruling Class Is Maneuvering For A War Alliance With U.S. – Senator Nye Reads British Propaganda Work Into Record

A Conspiracy of Silence

In the Trade Unions by B.J. Widick

What Do the Amendments to the Wagner Act Mean for the American Working Class? ... By Albert Goldman

Trial of 5 Akron Yipsels Postponed

Government Contracts Show Extent of War Preparations

Challenge of Youth Will Increase Frequency of Issue

Appeal Army

An Alien — His Family Has No Right to Live

Facts to Be Remembered

In the World of Labor by Paul G. Stevens

On the Line...with Bill Morgan

Negrin Arrives, Makes Bow to Miaja’s “Honesty”

A letter from China – One Amalgam That Won’t Work

Society Notes

On the Way to the Trenches

K.K.K. Answered

Krivitsky and Dies

Kettle and the Pot

Resignation by Request

The “World of Tomorrow” — A Glorified Swindle and Peepshow by Nat Levine

Cropper Asks and Gets “History of the Russian Revolution”

Senator Bilbo Presents: A Preview of the Road to American Fascism – Roosevelt Is Silent and Members of Congress Listen Without Protest as the President’s Party Colleague Calls for Fascist Race Hatred With the Cry “Drive the Negroes Out!” by Ruth Jeffrey

Their Government by James Burnham

Labor Looks Through the Press by Arthur Hopkins


Vol. III No. 33 May 16, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Fight the Relief Cuts! – F.D.R. and the 60 Families Understand Only the Language of Class Action!

The Old Deal/The New Deal by Carlo (Political Cartoon)

Roosevelt’s Stand In Coal Crisis Draws Lewis Blast – President’s Ultimatum Endangers Welfare of Miners; Kentucky Governor Threatens Use of Strike-breaking National Guard

The New Deal’ s Casualty List

US Mayors Admit Relief Cuts Disastrous – Avoid Reference to FDR’s Responsibility — Need Increases

Workers Alliance Suppresses Action Demands of Members

“ Death Watch” Casts Shadow Over Flint W.P.A. Offices – Washington “Worried” as Union Continues 24˝Hour Vigil in Defense of 900 Families

Powers Continue Maneuvers for War Alliances – Russia Bids for Powers’ Support — Japan Veers from Berlin Axis

In the Labor Unions by B.J. Widick

New Hearings on Ludlow Referendum – War Mongers Align Forces to Scotch Congress Discussion by Felix Morrow

Emboldened Coughlinites Provoke N.Y. Workers by Ben Feiner

Passport Forgers Are Sentenced to Two˝Year Terms by Nat Levine

Situation on Coast Hiring Halls Is Acute – Order by Maritime Commission Ignoring Union Raises Issue

W.P.A. Abandons Widely Heralded Adult Education

Appeal Army

May New International Out

Action Brought Action for This Jobless Worker

Sparks in the News by Dwight MacDonald

Men and Women of Labor – Out of the Past – Thomas Muenzer by Emanuel Garrett

State Solons Battle for Slum Landlord – Inadequate Housing Bill Puts Burden on Workers — Violates Voters’ Demands by Grace Saunders

Survey Shows the Value of W.P.A. To Entire Nation

Protests Mount on School Budget Cuts – Thousands of Teachers Face Dismissal — Y.P.S.L. Plans City Hall Picket Line by W.K. Manual

Jingo Note Loudest At Y.C.L. Meeting by Irving Howe

Daily Highlights of the N.Y. World’s Fair by Ruth Jeffries

Yipsels Jailed for Aiding Calif. Agricultural Strikers

Welcome The King!

Old Superstitions

910 Per Cent

High Time! Lewis and F.D.R.

Cannon Fodder Does Not Need An Education — So the Bosses Rule – It Is the Job of the Teachers Union to Organize Mass Agitation for Restoration of the Cuts Enacted Under Pressure of Real Estate Owners by “Labor’s Friends”

In “World of Tomorrow” Setting Writers Urge a World War Today By Dorothy Williams

In This Corner by Max Shachtman


Vol. III No. 34 May 19, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Lewis Calls for More WPA Jobs – Sets Minimum Need Of U.S. at 3,000,000 – Message to Congress Lists Five˝Point Program for W.P.A. — Friction between Unions and Roosevelt Increases

Britain Is Again Rebuffed by Russia – Suspense Dominates Situation as World Powers Await Events

Roosevelt’s Pal – Anastasio Somoza, Bloody Dictator of Nicaragua by Adolfo Zamora

The Workers “Alliance” by Carlo (Political Cartoon)

National Guard in Harlan – Governor Calls on Troops to Smash Miners’ Lines

Coal Strike Settled With Victory for Miners in Two-Year Contract – Settlement Provides for Closed Shop – Union Expects Hold˝Out Bosses to Sign Agreement Soon

Hague Machine Beaten – Bayonne Voters Cast Record Vote against Jersey Hitler

N.Y. Jobless In Three-Day Picket Line – U.P.W.U. Asks City Administration for Adequate Relief

SWP Convention Endorses Twice-a-Month Challenge

Boss Press Boycotts Hearings on Ludlow Referendum

As One Good Anti-Fascist to Another

In the Labor Unions by B.J. Widick

N.J. Steel Workers For “30˝Hours, $30”

Unions Will Discuss Problem of Jobless

“ Our Country Is in Danger”

Ameringer Offers Pink Pill for Capitalist Ills by Arthur Hopkins

Negro Group Asks Action on Florida Klan

Senator Feels For Turkeys — But Not for Negroes

May New Int’l Features Trotsky-Pivert Letters

Appeal Army

Workers’ Forum

In the World of Labor by Paul G. Stevens

On the Line...with Bill Morgan

Chamberlain Offers Guiana to the Jews – Official Governmental Book Describes Area “Benevolently” Offered by Great Britain to Jews as Virtually Uninhabitable by Dorothy Williams

Chinese Patriots Handed To Japanese Warlords

Hollywood Merry˝Go˝Round

No Jobs for Youth Under Capitalism – The Young Peoples Socialist League Has Called upon Young Workers and Students To Fight in Its “Jobs-for-Youth” Campaign by Martin Eden

“ Enlist with the S.W.P. In the Fight for Socialism” — Cannon

Roosevelt Has No Answer to This Question

Society Notes

Another Proof

God Help F.D.R.

War Casualties

Arming against Labor

The New Masses Returns to Its Exposure of Walter Krivitsky

Their Government by James Burnham


Vol. III No. 35 May 23, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Father Coughlin—The Agent of Fascism in America – He Is Spreading the Poisonous Doctrines of Hitler, Mussolini

“ Shoot to Kill”-Harlan – National Guard Launches Wave of Terror to Break Mine Strike

It’s Happening Here! By Carlo (Political Cartoon)

Powers Plan War-Time Dictatorships by Harold Roberts

Akron S.W.P. Rally Defies Labor-Haters by Paul Fielding

Stalinist Sabotage Flint Jobless Action – Militant Unemployed Union Continues Its “Death Watch” before City Welfare Office — Thousands Face Starvation in Fund Cut

Pickets Ask Action on Relief Needs – Demand Jobs, Meals for Needy in Action Led by U.P.W.U.

Zionist Policy Played into Hands of Great Britain by Felix Morrow

Election of Ta-thu-Thau Is Blow at French Imperialism

In the Labor Unions by B.J. Widick

Political Resolution for Anti-War Convention of the Socialist Workers Party – Draft Submitted for Discussion to Party Membership and Convention Delegates by the Political Committee of the Socialist Workers Party

Attention! All Agents of New International

Notice to Members

Sparks in the News by Dwight MacDonald

Men and Women of Labor – Out of the Past – Mother Jones by Emanuel Garrett

Roosevelt Moves Do Not Deceive Puerto Ricans – “Only by Smashing the Grip of Yankee Imperialism” Can Puerto Rican Freedom Be Attained, Says Spokesman in Interview by Diego Montanez

U.S. Acts for Wall Street’s China Profits “A Decent Job at a Living Wage” — New York SWP Call – City Convention Discusses Trade Union Work of Party — New Committee Elected

Shoot to Kill!

Reduce the Hours

God Save the King! Browder and Miaja

June New International

In This Corner by Max Shachtman

Whipping up the War Spirit — It’s All in the Mobilization Day Plan – With M-Day Not Far off the Generals Have Perfected The Methods of Propaganda and Censorship Which Will Be Used in Mobilizing the Morale of Workers for War by Hal Draper


Vol. III No. 36 May 26, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Danger Signal! – The Twice-a-Week Appeal Is Threatened with Suspension

Silence Shrouds Relief Slashes – Security Bd. Figures Show Extent of Cuts – C.I.O. Fails to Back up Lewis Request With any Action Campaign — Relief Funds Drop Despite Cutting of W.P.A. Rolls

Father Coughlin’s Lies Do Not Cloak His Rabid Anti-Semitism – Despite Demagogic Denials There Stands Out the Fact that America’s Number One Fascist Is a Vicious Anti-Semite by Grace Saunders

Appeal Salesman Challenge Coughlin

The Gyp Joint by Carlo (Political Cartoon)

Military Rule Tightens in Harlan County

Huge Protest Meeting Against British Plan

Britain Seen Yielding on Russian Pact – Full Alliance Near; British Seek to Bar German-Soviet Pact by Harold Roberts

The Lesson of the Memorial Day Massacre – Meet Boss Attacks with Workers Defense!

In the Labor Unions by B.J. Widick

The New Leader Tops Its Own Jingo Record – Thomas Socialist Chastise Members of Youth Group Who Booed War Mongers

New York Housing Bill Doesn’t Answer Need

Marxist Maulers, Stud Lonigan A.C. In Grudge Game by Bill Clam

Appeal Army

Araquistain Confirms Krivistky Testimony

In the World of Labor by Paul G. Stevens

Newark SWP, YPSL Defy Coughlinites At “Four Corners”

Dewey “Cracks Down” on Fritz Kuhn — For Failing to Pay Taxes Kuhn Addressing His Fellow “Bundits” (Photograph)

Hollywood Merry-Go-Round (A discussion of “Goodbye, Mr. Chips”) by Nat Levine

Society Notes

Quit S.P.; Join 4th International

Anti-Fascist Labor Guard Defends S.W.P. Meeting

On the Line... with Bill Morgan

The Peace Front

Bankers of the World, Unite!

Strip Act

Robinson-Rubens Case

Bow Down! – Their Majesties Are Coming — to Weld War Relations – The Heads of an Imperial “Democracy” Whose History Is Written in Blood Have Been Sent Here on a “Good-Will-War” Mission by Britain’s Real Rulers, the Bankers and Merchants by Sherman Stanley Their Government by James Burnham


Vol. III No. 37 May 30, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Picket Lines Form in Detroit – Auto Workers Strike Five Briggs Plants – Detroit again Feels the Spirit of 1937 Strikes as Workers Rally to New U.A.W. Drive – Company Stalls on Union Demands

Cops Attack S.W.P. Anti-Coughlin Rally – Workers Boo Coughlin Police Stooges as Large Open Air Bronx Meeting Is Broken — Eleven Arrested “for Collecting Crowd”

Canada Fourth Int’l Leads Jobless Fight – Unemployed in 34-Day Struggle against Conditions on Relief by S.S. Jordan

Coughlin — Agent of The Sixty Families by Grace Saunders

The Spirit of 1937 (Photograph of auto workers striking at the Fisher Body Plant No. 1 in Flint, Mich.)

An Open Letter to LaGuardia on Hounding of Anti-Coughlinites from Socialist Workers’ Party, Edward Frank, Organizer

Convict Ten for Fighting N.Y. Eviction – U.P.W.U. Led Action Against Eviction of Unemployed Family

Food Workers Prepare for Strike Action – Funds for Organizing Automats, Preparing Strike Is Voted

War Camps Await Anglo-Soviet Pact Developments

Criminal Syndicalism Law Pushed by Administration

In the Labor Unions by B.J. Widick

Forty Million Are Without Any Kind of Medical Attention

Appeal Army

American Fund to Benefit By Baseball Game – Farrell Taunts Maulers with Talents of Masked Marvel by Bill Clam

Workers’ Forum

June Challenge Features Jobs-for-Youth Campaign

Sparks in the News by Dwight MacDonald

Y.C.L.ers Whoop It Up For Country ... and War – Convention Features Jitterbug Contest And Patriotic Baiting of Revolutionists by Irving Howe

Gandhi Admits “Milk-and-Honey” Brought No Gains

Fruits of Fascism

Men and Women of Labor – Out of the Past – Louise Michel by Emanuel Garrett

Daily Highlights in “The World of Tomorrow”

National Committee Asks Aid for Chinese Comrades

Fascists Meet Freely In N.Y.

Submarine Disaster

Republic’s Memorial

Behind the Scenes

Bayonets and Votes

Y.P.S.L. Fights Education Budget Cuts in Jobs-for-Youth Campaign – While the New Dealers Suggest Additional Schooling as Their Solution for America’s “Locked-Out Generation” They Continue to Restrict Educational Opportunities by Martin Eden

Britain Offers the Jews a Haven Unfit for Agriculture or Industry by Dorothy Williams

In This Corner by Max Shachtman


Vol. III No. 38 June 2, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Dies Committee Adjourns Fake Investigation of Fascist Activities in U.S. – Committee Fails to Call Main Witnesses But Evidence Disclosed is Enough to Show Extent of Fascist Organization

Nazis Join Coughlinites

Twin City Unions Call for Huge WPA Protest Parade – United Front Meeting, Set for June 2, Is Expected to Be Largest Ever Held in Area

Coughlin — an Enemy Of Trade Unionism

Seafarers Union Ties Up 14 East Coast Ships; Tanker Strike Continues * Seafarer’s International Union Wages Most Through Strike Action of Year — Strengthens Cause of Militant Unionism * But NMU Leadership Endangers Strike by Policy on “Hot Oil” by David Cowles

Leading Militant of French Fourth Int’l Faces Death for Anti-Militarist Work

Plan Demonstration on WPA Cuts for June 26

Slow Response of Branches Is Peril to Twice-a-Week Appeal

War Notes

In the Labor Unions by B.J. Widick

St. Paul Unions Discuss Plight of Unemployed

In the “Nation of Homeowners”

Akron Union Men Testify on Rule by Police Club

Lehman Signs Reactionary Devany Bill

Local 544 Exposes Boss Inspired Court Action – Show Boss Hand in Charges Against Union; C.P. Backs Union Busting Suit by Carl O’Shea

C.P. Machine Forces Arbitration on Brass Rail Strikers

June New Int’l Features Trotsky on Bonapartism

Workers’ Forum

Rubber Workers Pace New Activity in Akron Unions

Farrell Forces Getting Shaky, Ask Correction By the Political Sports Editor

In the World of Labor by Paul G. Stevens

Empty Seats Greet Del Vayo’s “Explanation” of Spanish Defeat

400 Hear Shachtman Speak at Harvard

On the Line... with Bill Morgan

New International to Suspend Publication, Unless.....

Society Notes

Yankee Imperialism

A Period Ends

World’s Fair Note

Suppressed Chapter

Jobs for Youth

M-Day for M.D.’s: Mobilizing the Medical Profession for War – In the Next World War the Medical Profession Will Not Be Asked to Volunteer Its Services – - the Generals Have Already Made Plans to Draft the Doctors by Sam Portnoy

If King George Held Court for His Exploited Subjects at World’s Fair by Sherman Stanley

Their Government by James Burnham


Vol. III No. 39 June 6, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Millions Starving on Relief! – Survey Report Depicts Slow Starvation of U.S. Jobless – Relief Millions “Are Refugees as Truly As the Victims of Old World Oppression” Is Finding of Social Workers’ Report

Why Coughlin’s Superiors Are Silent on His Activities

Judge Frees Anti-Fascist Militants – Bronx Branch of SWP Pushes Its Campaign Against Coughlin

Gen. Moseley Testifies at Dies Hearing – Committee Hears Him Expound Labor-Hating Fascist Views

Stalin Throws Monkey-Wrench Into Anglo-Soviet Negotiation – Molotov Speech Indicates Stalin’s Intention to Keep on Raising Ante — Warns of Closer Relations with Axis Powers by Harold Roberts

Left Wing Writers Form League, Issue Manifesto – Condemn Stalinism, Hook-Dewey Committee As Catering to Social Reaction

The Real Ideology (Political Cartoon)

“ Socialists” Back Boss War Plans – Laborites O.K. Conscription – - French Bury People’s Front

Briggs Strikers Picket Boss-Owned Ball Park – Cops Slug Pickets Who Prove that Bosses Cannot Trade Workers’ Lives

In the Labor Unions by B.J. Widick

Supreme Court Outlaws Okla. Jim-Crow Law – Admits That States Continue to Bar Negroes from Polls

Appeal Army

Rorty Charges Baseball Purge in Bitter Note

N.Y. Membership Adopts City Program of Action

Martin Negotiates With Briggs Company

Sparks in the News by Dwight MacDonald

Men and Women of Labor – Out of the Past – Thomas Paine by Emanuel Garrett

Stop Reaction’s March

The “Front” Collapses

And How!

Stalin Aids China

Visits Palestine, Finds Communist Party Pursuing Anti-Jewish Line – How Melach Epstein, Former “Freiheit” Editor, Saw the Full Viciousness of the Stalinist Line and Was Driven Into Exile for Telling His Objections to the Bureaucracy

In This Corner by Max Shachtman


Vol. III No. 40 June 9, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

5,000 Protest Against W.P.A. Cuts – Minneapolis-St. Paul Demonstrators Press Demands on Governor – Tie-Up W.P.A. Projects For Day — Marchers Ask More Jobs, No Firing

W.P.A. To Cut Rolls Another 100,000 in June – Will Bring Total Number of “Guinea Pigs” Sacrificed Since November to 850,000 — No Jobs in Industry for Dismissed Workers

Lynch Negro Worker in Mississippi – Tortured with Hot Irons, Shot, for Refusing Pay Cut

Down to the Bone by Carlo (Political Cartoon)

Coughlin Hides a Boss Solution Behind Plea for Living Wages by Grace Saunders

Parole Board to Hear Beal Pardon Plea – Unionists Ask Freedom for Leader of Gastonia Strike

Persecution of French Labor Militants Continues Salem C.I.O. Votes Relief Investigation

WAA Congress Shuns Needs of U.S. Jobless by Stan Lauren

Cuba Incident Dramatizes Plight of Jewish Refugees – After World-wide Criticism Batista “Relents” — Opens Temporary Concentration Camp

Stalin Decree on Agriculture Indicates Soviet Conditions – Increase in Number of “Landlord Peasants” Exposes Wide Crack in Soviet Economy

In the Labor Unions by B.J. Widick

Why Has Curran Started NMU Spy Scare? – Knifing Tanker Strike With “Hot Oil” Policy – The Membership of the N.M.U. Long Ago Had the Facts on King’s Treachery

Seafarers’ Strike Ends with Some Concessions to Men

You Know, It Ain’t Cricket To Picket

Special Discussions on Program of Liebknecht School

Labor Mobilizes Behind Eide in Mpls. Election – Trade Union Committee Directs Campaign For Slate — Anti-Labor Law Main Issue

Appeal Army

A Dublin Letter – On the Growth of Irish Nationalism by Roderick O’Connor

In the World of Labor by Paul G. Stevens – Southport Conference of B.L.P. Reverses Stand on Conscription – In France: New Blows against the Opponents of Imperialist War

On the Line...with Bill Morgan

Provocateur Exposed

A Round of Applause for the Yipsel Drama Group (Review of Irwin Shaw’s anti-war play “Bury the Dead”)

Minnesota Acts

Refugees in Cuba

Mooney and Beal

“ Good Neighbors”

Letter Show How Spain’s Cause Was Sacrificed and for What

Workers’ Forum

Their Government by James Burnham


Vol. III No. 41 June 13, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Father Coughlin: Fascist Demagogue — A New Series on the Radio Priest – Who Is the Man, What Is His Program, How Did He Rise? – Aided by Big Business, America’s Number One Fascist Rose from Obscurity to Lead a Movement by Joseph Hansen

Briggs Strikers Go over the Top with a Resounding Union Victory – Militant Action Brings Results – Company Reinstates Fired Men; Contract Improves Conditions

WAA Leaders Fawn Before Mrs. Roosevelt – No Money? Why, Go to School, Says the President’s Wife by Nat Levine

Mass Meeting to Greet Nat’l Convention – Genora Johnson and Other Party Leaders Will Speak June 30

Picket Line Greets Fink Manned Ship – Arrival Precipitates Fight between S.U.P. and Government

Hail the King and Queen... If You Believe in Cruelty and Oppression

The Carpenter by Carlo (Political Cartoon)

Why Did the New York Times Suppress Araquistain’s Story on Spain’s Gold

In the Labor Unions by B.J. Widick

W.A.A. Stages Roosevelt Campaign Rally – Boost Relief-Slasher for Third Term – “Right to Work” Congress Skips Discussion of Jobless Needs

Appeal Army

Appeal Will Benefit from Boston Party

Sparks in the News by Dwight MacDonald Men and Women of Labor – Out of the Past – Giacomo Matteotti by Emanuel Garrett

Anti-Labor Laws Enacted by Penn. – Anti-Alien Bill, First of Kind in the U.S., Typifies Reactionary Legislation by S. Foster

Vicious Syndicalism Bill Is Passed by House of Congress

Before the Nat’l Party Commission by James P. Cannon

Board Gets Petition for Beal Pardon

Social Patriotism, Ernst Toller, Discussed in Coming New Int’l

Two Items

A Democratic Pope

First Lady

Soviets and Democracy

Araquistain’s Story of How Stalin Brought Spain’s Treasure to Russia – Confirming Krivitsky’s Testimony Araquistain’s Disclosures Expose the Great Stalinist “Sacrifices” for Loyalist Cause – Spain’s Gold Tied Negrin to Stalin

In This Corner by Max Shachtman

With Italy As His Model Coughlin Agitates for a Totalitarian State by Grace Saunders


Vol. III No. 42 June 16, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Who Is the Coughlin, What Is His Program, How Did He Rise? – Aided by Big Business, America’s Number One Fascist Rose from Obscurity to Lead a Movement by Joseph Hansen – Father Coughlin: Fascist Demagogue – Installment II

Fascist Wreck N.Y. Labor Hall – Wrecking Gang Smashes Deb’s School Office – Raid Marks Stage in Rise of Fascist Movement in U.S.A.

Breaking Through by Carlo (Political Cartoon)

W.A.A. Ends Busy Week of Lobbying – Set Record for Visiting Congressmen — and Inaction Twin City Workers Showed the Way to Fight W.P.A. Cuts – An Editorial

Thugs Stab Worker; SWP Branches Hold Anti-Coughlin Rallies

* Knife Teacher Who Speaks Up against Anti-Semitic Filth * Huge Meeting Protected by Anti-Fascist Labor Guard

“ Freeing” Of Mrs. Rubens Opens New Chapter in Case – Reporters, American Embassy Officials Unable to Find any Trace of Her by Nat Levine

A Tribute From An Enemy

Irish Revolutionists Break With Stalinism, Form Club – Call for Organization of Revolutionary Socialist Party in Ireland at Demonstration

Brooklyn Businessman Gives S.W.P. Lesson in “Americanism”

Party Members Discuss Problems of National Anti-War Convention

* On Leadership-What a Rank and Filer Thinks by Ben Lieberman * Party Must Overcome Organizational Defects – Resolutions Submitted by the California State Executive Committee, S.W.P.

In the Labor Unions by B.J. Widick

Appeal Army

N.Y. Party at Work

In the World of Labor by Paul G. Stevens

On the Line... with Bill Morgan

Admits Brutal Puerto Rican Rule – F.D.R. Reveals U.S. Role — Cannon Seconds Pineiro’s Call for Independence by Diego Montanez

Before the Party Convention – Blast a Way Forward With a Program of Party Expansion by James P. Cannon

Alarm Signal

Briggs Strike Victory

Republicans

A Quaker’ s Testimony on Life In the Land of Franco Fascism – Quaker Relief Representative Tells How the Fascists Stole Food Destined for Starving Children, How They Are “Reconstructing” Spain with the Aid of Lies and Terror by Dorothy Williams

Their Government by James Burnham

“ Christian Ideal”


Vol. III No. 43 June 20, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.
Who Is the Coughlin, What Is His Program, How Did He Rise? – Aided by Big Business, America’s Number One Fascist Rose from Obscurity to Lead a Movement by Joseph Hansen – Installment III

Organized Labor Stages Great Comeback in Minneapolis Elections – Labor Candidates Poll Huge Vote – Shows Labor Has Reformed Political Ranks Since Gubernatorial Defeat — Several Candidates on Labor Slate Elected

Roosevelt Offers Jobless 22c a Day – Congress Committee Accepts Bill Lopping Billion from W.P.A.

My Friends by Carlo (Political Cartoon)

New World War Crisis Breaking on European and Asiatic Fronts – Japanese Challenge British for Supremacy in China – Blockaded Tientsin Forces Far Eastern Control Issue

Martin Strike Is Desperate Factional Act – Fails in Attempt to Regain Following by Calling “Strike”

French Dictatorship Jails Another Young Militant – Rigal, Steve, Schmit Held Incommunicado — Technicians’ Federation Protests

S.U.P. Bucks Government Hiring Halls

Browder Announces Purge of C.P. Ranks and Leadership – Report to Party’s National Committee Refers to Widespread Discontent in Ranks In the Labor Unions by B.J. Widick

More Discussion from Members of Party on Convention Problems
* Party Must Overcome Organizational Defects – Resolution Submitted by the California State Executive Committee, S.W.P.
* Submits Two Amendments to Resolution by Susan Green
* On Translating Party Program into Practice

Appeal Army

First Twice-A-Month Challenge Ready July 1st

Sparks in the News by Dwight MacDonald

Men and Women of Labor – Out of the Past – Vincent St. John by Emanuel Garrett

Toward the Party Convention – New Directions Require New Methods of Party Work by James P. Cannon

Minneapolis Elections

Hague and the C.I.O.

Martin Dies’ Ideal

In This Corner by Max Shachtman

Texas Bosses Resort to Courts in Offensive against Unionists


Vol. III No. 44 June 23, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Who Is the Coughlin, What Is His Program, How Did He Rise? – Aided by Big Business, America’s Number One Fascist Rose from Obscurity to Lead a Movement by Joseph Hansen – Installment IV

Administration Bill Wrecking W.P.A. Jammed Through House – Roll Call Shows All Factions For Slash – Woodburn Bill Puts Relief Methods Back To Days of Hoover

Fascists Attack Labor Meeting – Transport Workers Attending Outdoor Rally Repulse Fascists in Street Battle — Thugs Hurl Bottles at Speakers

A Lesson to the Fascists — And Labor – An Editorial

Our Own Kind of Defense by Carlo (Political Cartoon)

Martin’s “Strike” Folds Up – Claim That He Represents Majority Shown to Be a Fake

Pre-War Crisis Shifts To Far Eastern

N.M.U. Crisis at Strike End – Leadership Doomed Tanker Strike by “Hot Oil” Policy

Who Is Responsible for the W.P.A. Cuts?

In the Labor Unions by B.J. Widick

What the Party Members Say on National Convention Problems – On Translating Party Programs into Practice – Submitted by a group of Los Angeles comrades: Steve Roberts, Paula Aragon, Minna Everett, Edith, Max Heinert (Continued from last issue)

Revolutionary French Youth Unite Forces

A Point of View on the Labor Question by F.X. Ferry, Roger B. Cross, Myron Carlson and Irving Kaplan

Appeal Army

Protests Headline on League for Cultural Freedom by Dwight MacDonald, Acting Secretary League for Cultural Freedom & Socialism

In the World of Labor by Paul G. Stevens

On the Line... with Bill Morgan

Toward the Party Convention – On Mass Work and Its Relation to The Struggle Against Stalinism by James P. Cannon

Attention, Briggs!

The Silent Mayor

Friends of the Refugee

Browderite Lies

Trying to Bring Idle Money, Idle Men Together by Mumbo-Jumbo – Mead Bill Offers More Credit, But There Is Plenty of Unused Credit Lying Around -”Lending” Instead of “Spending” Scheme Hopeless because Wheels Won’t Turn Without Profits

Their Government by James Burnham

Equipped with Diplomas, School Graduates Join Lines of Jobless by Tony Chapman


Vol. III No. 45 June 27, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

F.D.R. Gives War Defy to Japan – Powers in Tangle over China Loot – Tientsin Blockade Continues — Anglo-Soviet Negotiations Stymied as British Envoy to Kremlin Makes Small Progress

Who Is the Coughlin, What Is His Program, How Did He Rise? by Joseph Hansen – Installment V

Officials Put W.P.A. Slash Into Effect – Postcard Campaign Futile — Only Action Will Bring Results

Peace and Democracy! By Carlo (Political Cartoon)

Practical Struggle against War to Feature Party Convention

Genora Johnson Hails C.I.O. Drive at Labor Gathering – Tells Women to Support Husbands in Union Struggles — Dullea Calls for Defense Guards

Militant Urges I.L.G.W. to Form Labor Defense Guards – Harry Milton, Trade Unionist and Veteran of Spanish Civil War, Proposes Action (Includes copy of resolution by Harry Milton)

Painters Rout Stalinists in Primary Polls – Progressives Expect Election Victory after Primary Sweep

Appeal Armyrimary Polls – Progressives Expect Election Victory after Primary Sweep

In the Labor Unions by B.J. Widick

They Showed the Way to Fight W.P.A. Cuts (Photograph of recent holiday demonstrations in Minneapolis and St. Paul by thousands of unemployed workers to protest the relief slashing program of the state city and Roosevelt administrations)

Book Proceeds to Chinese 4th Internationalists

Convention Problems of the Socialist Workers Party under Discussion

* For a New Orientation in the Party’s Methods — A Program of Action – Statement by Ohio-Michigan District Committee
* On Translating the Party Program into Practice – Submitted by a Group of Los Angeles Comrades: Steve Roberts, Paula Aragon, Minna Everett, Edith Mann, Max Heinert (Continued from last issue)

A Point of View on the Labor Party Question by F.X. Ferry, Roger B. Cross, Myron Carlson and Irving Kaplan (Continued from last issue)

On the Name of the Party

Points of View on Issues Confronting the S.W.P. National Convention

* On the Tasks of the Convention And the Political Resolution by Hal Draper
* Resolution of Houston Branch on Moving Nat’ l Headquarters of Party – Adopted by the Houston Branch of the Socialist Workers Party Sunday, May 28, 1939
* Some Suggestions for Building the Party on a Mass Base by Walter Shipman

Disgusted with S.P. Militant Joins Socialist Workers Party

Crack Appeal Salesman at Work

Bronx A.L.P. Calls Outdoor Anti-Coughlin Rally

Sentence 3 For Pleading Case of Jobless Workers

Spikes in the news by Dwight MacDonald – Kremlin Kultur

Publication of Luxemburg work Begins in New Int’l – Editors Review National Scene in Comment On Republicans in 1940 Elections

Before the Party Convention – For a Three-a-Week Appeal — On the Road to a Daily Paper by James P. Cannon

Society Notes

Party Convention

Chinese Loot

Stalin as Scientist

Another Blow

Stopping the Cancer of Fascism-by C.P.’s Methods or by Ours?-Workers Can Choose the Daily Worker’ S Line of Persuading All “Decent Americans” to Pass Resolutions, or the Line the S.W.P. Recommends — Class Struggle Action by Hal Draper

In This Corner by Max Shachtman


Vol. III No. 46 June 30, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Powers Move to Brink of War – War Crisis Simmers on Europe and Asia Fronts – Sarajevo “Incidents” Mount with Awaited Summer Crisis

Painters Oust C.P. Machine – Progressives Hit Weinstock Gang in Vital Spot by Trouncing Stalinist Candidate — Elect Stevens Secretary-Treasurer

Councilmen in Attack on Otto Popovich – Evade Needs of Jobless by Attacking U.P.W.U. Leader by Martin Davey

F.D.R. Trying to Save War Deal By Four Billion Dollar Program

75 Months of the New Deal by Carlo (Political Cartoon)

SWP Convention Opens Friday – Public Mass Meeting Will Open Convention Session with Party Leaders As Reporters — Lengthy Agenda Covers All Fields of Work

Revolt Against Leadership in N.M.U. Grows – Gulf Seamen Hit at Curran Bureaucracy in Autonomy Move

National Campaign Launched for Framed Du Quoin Miners – Defense Committee Seeks Pardon for Youths Arrested During Illinois Mine Strife

Coughlin Followers Disrupt Meeting of 18,000 in New York – Several Hurt in Fracas — Increasing Boldness of Fascists Is Menace to Labor

In the Labor Unions by B.J. Widick

Anti-War Convention Problems under Discussion – On Making the Appeal a Paper for the Masses – Statement on the Socialist Appeal by the Akron Branch

A Proposed Revision of Section Eight by Donald Bergner

Who Is Coughlin, What Is His Program, How Did He Rise? By Joseph Hansen Installment VI

Appeal Army

C.P. Leadership of Bedding Local 140 Persecutes Critic – Answer Joe Kitain’s Charge of Union Misrule by Deliberate Hounding Campaign

Illinois Jobless Back Yipsel Job Campaign

In the World of Labor by Paul G. Stevens

On the Line... with Bill Morgan

Quits C.P., “Joins Growing Parade of Revolutionists”

Toward the Party Convention – On the Relation Between Mass Agitation and Trade Union Work by James P. Cannon

Painters’ Victory

Against Boss War!

On Provoking Riots

The New Deal Skirts U.S. Housing Needs to Build Its War Machine – Government’s Housing Program Is a Drop in the Bucket Which Doesn’t Come Near Answering the Pressing Needs of the Jobless Millions Who Are Forced to Live in Slums by Ruth Jeffrey

Their Government by James Burnham

Towards the Drawing of a Balance Sheet on the Kremlin’s Purges by M.N.


Vol. III No. 47 July 4, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Upon Whom Shall We Rely to Fight Coughlin? By Joseph Hansen – Installment VII – Can Roosevelt Stop Fascism?

Fourth International Greets Party’s Nat’l Anti-War Convention

F.D.R. Relief-Wrecking Bill Dooms Millions of Jobless to Starvation – Woodrum Bill Will Be Signed Into Law – Stalinists and Labor Skates Staged Sham Battle Against Cuts

The Platform of “Social Justice” (Political Cartoon)

British Give Way in Far East As Hitler Prepares Danzig Grab – Bog-Down of Anglo-Soviet Negotiations Encourages Hitler Moves — British Expect Roosevelt to Police Orient

Coughlinites Attack Nat’l Office Guard

Delegates Pour into N.Y. For Convention Opening – Militants, Coming from All Sections of the Country, Exchange Viewpoints as they Wait for Sessions to Begin on Saturday

Gulf Seaman Push Revolt Against NMU Leadership – Resist Curran’s Splitting Move — Principal Weaknesses Is Failure to Advance Program

Coughlinites Annoy Appeal Salesman, Cops Arrest Latter

Mrs. Rubens “Freed”, Spins New Plot on Kremlin Order – Confirms Krivitsky’s Revelation that Her Husband Was Latvian G.P.U. Agent by Tony Chapman

In the Labor Unions by B.J. Widick

Discussing the National Convention Issues

* Dissenting Opinion on Ludlow Referendum by Arthur Burke * On Making the Appeal a Paper for the Masses – Statement on the Socialist Appeal by the Akron Branch (Continued from last issue)

Appeal Army

Joint A.F.L., C.I.O. Labor Day Parade

Sparks in the News by Dwight MacDonald

Slum Dwellers Protest Boston Clearance Plan

Men and Women of Labor – Out of the Past – Wendell Phillips by Emanuel Garrett

Minn. Farmer-Labor Confab Skirts Basic Problems

What They Say

Stalin’s Russia

Danger Signal

Education Be Damned

Striking a Balance of Labor’s Recent Minneapolis Campaign

New Testimony Damning Stalin Policy of Rule or Ruin in Spain – Irving Pflaum, United Press Correspondent, Adds His Testimony to that Already Given by Krivitsky and Araquistain on Stalin’s Sabotage of the Loyalist Struggled by Ray Robbins

In This Corner by Max Shachtman


Vol. III No. 48 July 7, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

We Can Rely Only on Labor to Fight Coughlin’s Gangs by Joseph Hansen – Final Installment

British Labor Skates Raise War Clamor – Diplomats Play at Game of Bluff While Waiting for War Signal — Laborites Call for Revolution — in Germany!

Militants Fight Scheme to Put Jobless in Work Camps – Women’s Committee Leads Fight Against Veteran’s Relief Bureau Plan for Single Men

Socialist Workers Party Convention Calls for Fight against Boss War

* Overflow Meeting Hails Opening of National Convention – Many Turned Away As Hall Is Filled to Capacity — Socialist Workers Party Spokesmen Hit Imperialist War Preparations by Ruth Jeffrey and Tony Chapman * Brazilian 4th Internationalists Greet U.S. Anti-War Convention * Delegates Discuss Anti-War Activity – Branches in 32 Cities Send Worker-Delegates to Convention

Action, Not Talk, Will Stop the Enemy! By Carlo (Political Cartoon)

Anti-Coughlin Witnesses Get Run-Around – Stalinists Help District Attorney Stall on Applebaum Case

Roosevelt Signs Bill Wrecking the W.P.A. – Stalinists and Labor Lickspittles of Administration Head Off Militant Action of Jobless by Concealing Roosevelt Role By Ray Robbins

A Fraternal Hand from the British 4th International by C.P. Stanton, Secretary, R.S.L. British Section, 4th International

Sidelights on the Convention

S.P. Jobless Organization Raises Political Barrier – Violates Principles of Movement by Excluding Members for Political Beliefs In the Labor Unions by B.J. Widick

Convention Resolution on Workers Defense Guard

Appeal Army

Coughlinites Are Seen for What They Are

In the World of Labor by Paul G. Stevens

On the Line... with Bill Morgan

Jobless Seek Action, Get Talk Fest

Oakland Alliance Expels Two for Militant Action

Life and Liberty under New Deal – When a Jobless Family Asks for Some Coal

Canadian C.P. Suspends Publication of Daily Paper – Faces Wide Revolt in Ranks — Fourth Internationalists Make Steady Progress

The Negro Question

Loyal Subjects

Attacks on Teachers

Weakness of the Labor Campaign in Minneapolis — A Balance Sheet – As the Socialist Workers Party Pointed Out in its Campaign Material, a Clear Anti-War Stand and Concentration on the Trade Unions Would Have Won the Elections by Karl O’Shea

Their Government by James Burnham

Labor Looks through the Press by Arthur Hopkins


Vol. III No. 49 July 11, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Let the People Vote on War!

Labor-Haters Pour Money into Growing Coughlin Movement by Joseph Hansen

Mpls. Drivers Win Gains in New Contracts – 200 Employers Sign Renewals as Local 544 Pushes Drive

W.P.A. Construction Strike Will Force Congress to Change Law!

* New York Set for “Strike to Finish” – Strike Move by Building and Construction Trades Council Is Labor’s Answer to the Roosevelt-Woodrum Starvation Bill by Tony Chapman * A.F.L. Raps New Deal Strike Stand – Meany Issues Sharp Attack on Threat by N.Y. Welfare Head It’s a “Trick”! (Political Cartoon)

I.L.G.W.U. Local Discusses Defense Guards – Refer Proposal Submitted by Milton to International G.E.B.

The State of the Nation

Anti-War Convention Ends Spirited Session

Sailor Spike F.D.R. Order on Fink-Halls – Tie Up Two Ships on West Coast — Journal of Commerce Reveals Presidential Order by C. Thomas

Convention Adopts Program of Expansion In Organization Drive to Build the S.W.P.

Circulate Petitions Against Reactionary Mass. Election Law

Men and Scenes at the National Anti-War Convention of the S.W.P. (Photographs)

In the Labor Unions by B.J. Widick

Jobless Go without Relief, Officials Get New Cars – Rebelling Against Scabby Tactics of W.A.A., Oakland Jobless Form Fighting Union by Bill Morgan

Appeal Army

Shoe Workers out on Strike

Sparks in the News by Dwight MacDonald

Men and Women of Labor – Out of the Past – William Morris by Emanuel Garrett

Workers’ Forum

“ SWP and Negro Work”

A Political Strike

Not a Private Employer

Loads of Publicity

Unskilled Workers

Aping Their Brothers

Labor Looks through the Press by Arthur Hopkins

In the Disease Ridden Slums We See an Indictment of Boss Rule – The Facts Collected by the Housing Authority, Though Only Partial, Present a Damning Picture of Vermin Infested Slums in Which “One-Third-of-a-Nation” Lives by Ruth Jeffrey

In This Corner by Max Shachtman


Vol. III No. 50 July 14, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Let the People Vote on War! – At the Moment War Breaks, Every Person Will Be Forced Under the War Machine’s Totalitarian Heel by James Burnham (Part I of a series)

Workers! One Hundred Percent Support to the WPA Strikers! – The Fight of the Building Trades Workers Is the Fight of American Labor

* New York – Launch Drive to Get Backing of Unskilled Workers for Strike * Akron – Unskilled Workers Plan Joint Action with Construction Strikers * Minneapolis – Local 544 WPA Section Joins Strike as Labor Movement Backs Action * St. Louis – Thousands in Strike Protest Against Gov’t Starvation Bill * Rochester – Strike Action Spreads Fast as Men Down Tools Spontaneously

Build Workers Defense Guards against Fascism by Carlo (Political Cartoon)

President Roosevelt — Strikebreaker

In the Labor Unions by B.J. Widick

New Deal Officials’ Threats Fail to Slow Up National W.P.A Strike

* “We Are Not Intimidated in the Least” Say Union Leaders * Monday Morning Test Finds New York Strike Line Solid by Tony Chapman

American Fund Answers Somervell Threat By Offering Aid to Arrested W.P.A. Strikers

Coughlin Delivers Fascist Blast against Workers Defense Guards – Hits Proposal Made by Milton to Local 66 of I.L.G.W.U. – Radio Speech Proves Guards Are Way to Stop Coughlinites By Joseph Hansen He’s Got the Idea! (Photograph of Harry Milton)

Strike sidelights....By Stan Lauren

Worker Security Federation Leaders Scab on WPA Strike – Newly Formed S.P. Organization “Advises” Members to Return to Work by E.R. McKinney

Popovich Raps Strike-Breaking of Federation

Rochester Gears into Nat’l Anti-Coughlin Campaign

Y.P.S.L. Will Picket French Consulate

The Convention Photos

In the World of Labor by Paul G. Stevens

On the Line... with Bill Morgan

WAA Head Snipes at WPA Strike – Terms Strike Action “Impractical”; Hang onto Roosevelt by Ray Robbins

Chicago Relief Slashed – Officials Introduce Cut with Warning to Case Workers by S.B. Grant

The Strike Can and Must Be Won

The Government — Strikebreaker

“ We Fight On”!

How Win in the Strike?

Roosevelt’s Silence

Watch Out for Stalinists Scabbing

Twin City W.P.A. Workers Stage Strike Again Starvation Bill by Carl O’Shea

California W.A.A. Exceeds Itself in Gross Stupidity

Defy Coughlin Fascists at Bronx Outdoor Meeting

Their Government by James Burnham


Vol. III No. 51 July 18, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Let the People Vote on War! – Why Should Not Those Who Must Fight and Suffer in War Vote on Whether They Want the War? By James Burnham (Part II)

New Deal Strikebreaking Moves Fail to Smash W.P.A. Strike Lines – National W.P.A. Strike Continues Solid as Unskilled Join with Skilled in Strike Action

* Minneapolis – Skilled and Unskilled WPA Workers, 50,000 Strong, Keep Projects Shut Tight * Philadelphia – Construction Workers Vote to Strike Against W.P.A. Paycuts Despite Firing Threat * Toledo – Ohio Building Trades Council Orders Members on W.P.A. to Strike * New York – “Strike to the Finish” For Union Rate Goes on Says Murray, Union Head * Flint – Strike Called by Auto Union Auxiliary Climaxed by Militant Demonstration

Not All Who Work on WPA Are Underpaid

Not so Fast, Mr. Dubinsky!

Million on WPA to Be Fired by Sept. 1st – Announce Cut under Terms of Roosevelt Starvation Bill

In the Labor Unions by B.J. Widick

North Beach Airport Is Center of W.P.A. New York Strike Struggle

* Press Tour of Project Give Somervell the Lie – Union Wins Battle of Figures as Evidence Shows Work to Be at a Standstill by Tony Chapman * Drive to Organize the Unskilled Gains Speed – Jamaica and Astoria Divisions of U.P.W.U. Direct Organization Campaign by Ray Robbins

Strike Sidelights.... By Stan Lauren

Boston Subway Workers Join in W.P.A. Strike

Subway Laborers Debate Strike

Appeal Army

Militant W.P.A. Union Rouses Labor Spirit – Projects Shut Tight As A.F.L. and C.I.O. Back Strike Action

Newark Fires Opening Gun in Fund Drive – Pledges $267 In National Party Building Fund Drive for $10,000

Two Letters – On Their Morals and Hours (By Mitchell Raffer)

Sparks in the News by Dwight MacDonald

Threaten to Spread Strike in Auto Plant

Not Our Kind of Job by Carlo (Political Cartoon)

S.P. Tries to Squirm Out of Disgraceful Strike Stand – Under Rank and File Pressure, Worker Security Federation “Reconsiders” Decision by E.R. McKinney

Protests Hounding of S.W.P. Literature Salesmen by Police

New Castle Police Beat Negro Worker – Defense Committee Is Formed as Wave of Police Terror Swells

Men and Women of Labor – Out of the Past – Jean Paul Marat by Emanuel Garrett

Workers Swelter, “Society” Opens Swimming Pool

Flying Squadron Pull St. Louis W.P.A. Projects

Speakers at Puerto Rican Rally Flay Yankee Imperialism

Atty. Gen. Murphy Invents Some Law

“ Utterly Contemptible”

Unskilled Workers’ Strike

Tightening the Belt! By Carlo (Political Cartoon)

In This Corner by Max Shachtman

New Deal Strikebreaking Moves Fail to Crack W.P.A. Strike Lines


Vol. III No. 52 July 21, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Take Slave Wages or Starve! Declares “Pink Slip” Roosevelt – Somervell Orders Dismissal of 75,000 – Statement Makes It Clear that Layoffs Are Permanent by Tony Chapman Labor Speaks

Let the People Vote on War! By James Burnham (Part III)

Minnesota Labor Honors Its Martyr – A.F.L.-C.I.O. Resolution Places Responsibility for Violence against W.P.A. Strikers on Federal and Local Administrations

All the News That’s Fit to Print???

S.W.P. Leads Anti-Coughlin Picket Line – Anti-Fascist Arrested For Protesting Police Interference

Project No. 1 by Carlo (Political Cartoon)

News from WPA Strike Front Shows Picket Lines Hold Solid

* Rochester – Strike Compels Shutting of All W.P.A. Operations * St. Paul – Federal and Local Cops Fail to Scare Strikers * Chicago – Building Trades Council Calls Men out on Strike * Philadelphia – Strike Called on All Gov’t Financed Projects

An Education in Politics

In the Labor Unions by B.J. Widick

W.A.A. Publicly Joins Strikebreakers – Labor-Skate Lasser Crawls on His Belly to Assure Roosevelt of Fidelity

Stalinist Outfit Wrecks Alameda W.P.A. Strike

Boston Appeal Salesman Hold Ground Against Coughlinites

The Way to Victory! (Photograph of W.P.A. workers during a mass meeting at the North Beach Airport project during their strike)

On the W.P.A. Picket Line in Minnesota by Carl O’Shea

Appeal Army

Workers’ Forum

Militants Quit S.P. Jobless Organization – Strikebreaking Final Proof of Federation’s Reactionary Nature

Watch the Anti-Coughlin Campaign in New York! By Abe Miller – N.Y. Literature Agent

Russian Bulletin Out

Congress “Liberals” Back Down – Desert WPA Strikers As They Follow Their White House Leader

In the World of Labor by Paul G. Stevens

On the Line... with Bill Morgan

Labor Speaks – Exposing Another Political Doublecross

Who Is the Murderer?

Cleveland W.P.A. Strike Growing by Art Preis

Labor’s Road after Roosevelt’s Statement

The War Deal

Labor Party

The Bridges Case

Stalinist Worries

Role of Stalinism in the Recent Minneapolis Labor Campaign by Carl O’Shea

Their Government by James Burnham


Vol. III No. 53 July 25, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

New Deal Hounds WPA Strikers – Attorney General Seeks Indictment of Union Leaders – F.D.R. To Prosecute Unions for “Crime” of Being Progressive – Every Union Must Act to Defend the Minneapolis Trade Unions!

Thousands of Minnesota Workers Turnout for Bergstrom Funeral – Speakers at Funeral Services of Martyr Who Fell on the W.P.A. Picket Line Vow that “He Shall Not Have Died in Vain” by Arthur Hopkins

Monkeys Well Fed While Jobless Starve – relief for Humans Is Slashed – - Monkeys’ Conditions Improved

Communist Party Hatchetmen at Work

New Haven Cops Arrest Two at Anti-Coughlin Meeting

W.A.A. Strikebreakers Stand Self-Accused

* Few Workers Answer Call to Attend Patriotic Assembly * Lasser Publicly Proclaims Scab Role of Stalinist Outfit by Ray Robbins

New York Strike to Continue Full Blast Says Union Leader – Declaring Union Resolve to Push the W.P.A. Strike Until Victorious, Murray Exposes Somervell’s Statements as Made of Lies by Tony Chapman

Murray Statement on WPA Strike

Chicago Strike of Skilled WPA Labor Grows – Union, However, Errs in Failing to Draw Unskilled into Strike

Appeal Army

Workers’ Forum

In the Labor Unions by B.J. Widick

Let the People Vote on War! By James Burnham (Part IV)

Lundeberg Raps Stalinist Trick

Another Vicious Swipe at Chicago’s Jobless – “Economy Drive” Hits Needy While Ward-Heelers, Politicians Draw Fat Salaries by S.B. Grant

A Letter from Poland

Scissorbill Sam Acts His Part, But Fails to Spike Militancy

F.D.R.’s Policy Would Wreck Union Basis

Sparks in the News by Dwight MacDonald

Stalinist Stooge Spoke Too Soon

Disorganize the Organized by Carlo (Political Cartoon)

Men and Women of Labor – Out of the Past – William H. Sylvis

New York Locals’ Activities Reviewed in “Party Action”

Trotsky Answers “Renegades from Marxism” in August New Int’l

Stalinist Seek to Disrupt Y.P.S.L. Activity

“ Inaccurate” Roosevelt

Johnson Knows

Talk to Stalinists!

One Project That Will Be Well Financed! By Carlo (Political Cartoon)

Roosevelt Prepares Frame-Up to Destroy Building Trades Union by Ruth Jeffrey

In This Corner by Max Shachtman


Vol. III No. 54 July 28, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Do Not Fall Again for the Vile Lies of 25 Years Ago!

Skilled W.P.A. Workers Still Out; Minneapolis Rescinds Pink Slips

* Skilled Men Continue Strike for Union Wage; Union Raps Murphy * Endorse Agreement Returning WPA Jobs to Unskilled Workers by Carl O’Shea * Labor Must Guard Against F.B.I. Frame-Ups, Says Union * May Strike All Gov’t Financed Projects – Union Head Reports N.Y. Work Stoppages Is Effective By Tony Chapman

The American Way? By Carlo (Political Cartoon)

Coughlinites Threaten March through Jewish Quarter of New York

This Man Didn’t Strike Against The Government by Blake Lear

LaGuardia Gives Whitewash to Fascists in Police Force

Flint C.I.O. Auxiliary Brands F.D.R. Strikebreaker Number 1 – Resolution Calls for Building of an Independent Labor Party

Full Text of Flint Resolution

Boss-Court Railroads Two Iowa Union Men to Jail

Man Bites Dog — Paper Tells Truth

Packard Local Quits Martin, Rejoins U.A.W. – Puts Disruptor Label on Martin Who Also Loses WPA Auxiliary

A Fink Gets His Reward

Ohio A.F.L. For Unity With C.I.O. – Progressive State Convention Blocks Green Moves by Paul Fielding

Pledging 100 Percent Support to the Strike! (Photograph of a meeting of the Federal Worker Section of Local 544, Minneapolis)

Jail Workers under High Bail for Protesting Franco Celebration

Appeal Army

At a Minneapolis Strike Meeting (Photograph of a mass meeting by W.P.A. Strikers in Minneapolis)

Court Fines Philadelphia Anti-Fascist

The Well-Bred Englishman

Russian Bulletin Out

In the World of Labor by Paul G. Stevens

On the Line... with Bill Morgan

Workers’ Forum

A Letter to the Editor – James T. Farrell Answers Broun

“ And the Angel Sing”! by Carlo (Political Cartoon)

One Out of Five

The War Crisis

Labor Looks Through the Press by Arthur Hopkins

The Cloven-Hoof of Democracy Shows Itself in the MˇDay Plan – The M-Day Plan, Conceived by the Generals and Approved by the President, Is as Firm in Status As Any Law Though Not Yet Passed by Congress to Avoid Public Alarm by Hal Draper

Their Government by James Burnham

The Daily Worker and the WPA Strike — A Typical Stalinist Record by Ray Robbins

Tobacco Workers’ Local Demands Union Convention

Return of the Prodigal


Vol. III No. 55 August 1, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Let the People Vote on War! – Nationwide Campaign For War Referendum Launched by SWP – Workers Asked to Help Circulate Petitions; Raise $10,000 to Fight War; Distribute Leaflets by Hundreds of Thousands by Hal Draper

Branch Quotas Set for $10,000 Fund

You’re Right, Colonel, The People Would Vote Against War!

Allentown Workers Fight W.P.A. Layoff – Call on Unemployed to Revive Old Time Militancy

Don’t Let Congress Bury the Issue! – An Editorial

W.P.A. Strike In N.Y. Continues; Building Trades Unions Consider Tie-Up on All Gov. Financed Jobs – T.A. Murray Issues Ultimatum in Move to Force New Ruling by Tony Chapman

Father Coughlin Attacks American Labor Movement by Joseph Hansen

Federal Agents Try Blow Against New York Teamsters

A.F.L. Wanted Strike Extended

Building Slump Charge to Big Bankers – Experts’ Testimony Exposes Attempt to Blame Unions by Ruth Jeffrey

Minneapolis Drivers When Wage Dispute – Stop Labor Commission from Putting Through Wage Cut

Baby Buggy Picket Irks Relief Official — Father Wins Bad

W.P.A. Strike Began in the Twin Cities – Why and How It Started; What All Workers Can Learn From It

In the Labor Unions by B.J. Widick

The Appeal in Action (Photograph of an appeal salesman in the midst of the WPA demonstration at Akron)

Appeal Army

“ Labor Government Needed” W.P.A. Pickets Tell Reporter

Sparks in the News by Dwight MacDonald

My Day – The Unauthorized Diary of Mr. Roosevelt

Trotsky Answers Moralist Critics of Marxism in “New International”

Men and Women of Labor – Out of the Past – Joe Hill by Emanuel Garrett

S.U.P. Demands March to Show Labor Power

Workers’ Forum

The New War

“ National Defense”

The Defense of Democracy

Better Than Silence

President and Congress

McNutt, Hoosier Hitler, Pushed Forward by F.D.R. In 1940 Drive by Paul Fielding

National Youth Group Forms Defense Guard

In This Corner by Max Shachtman


Vol. III No. 56 August 4, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Appeal Readers Can Help Us Build the Party by Felix Morrow

Coughlin Issues Call for Civil War Against American Labor Unions

“ Franco’s Way” Need Not Become America’s Way – An Editorial

Disguised Federal Agents Were “Rioters” in Mpls. W.P.A. Strike – Agent-Provocateur — — Ugly Word, Ugly Fact

Ohio Auto Strikers Beat Back Police Tear Gas and Bullet Barrage

Hit at Unions in Grand Jury Investigation – Try to Get Something on Local 544 Leaders At Mpls. Hearing

Strikers Await Decision on Wages – Murray Asks Investigation of Situation at Airport Project Anti-Labor Bill Passed by House

President of Minneapolis Central Labor Union Answers Attack on WPA Strike

Construction Projects Shut Tight in Chi.

Political Resolution of the S.W.P. Convention – As Adopted by the National Anti-War Convention of the Socialist Workers Party, New York, July 1-5

Appeal Army

S.W.P. Meeting Attacked by C.P. Hooligans – Injure Two Workers, Topple Platform at East Side Meeting

F.D.R. Responsible For Ku Klux Klan Appointment

In the World of Labor by Paul G. Stevens

A Letter to the Lovestone Group – Proposing Effective Labor Action Against the Coughlinite Menace (From E.R. Frank, Organizer New York District, Socialist Workers Party)

Leaflets Scores Movie War Propaganda

Chicago Relief Cut Far below Living Needs – $6 to Single Person Per Month; Forced Labor Also Decreed by S.B. Grant

He Won’t Need a Pink Slip

Workers Alliance and the WPA Strike — A Company Union Record by Neil White

The Japanese Treaty

Unwilling Witness

The Farmers and the WPA Workers’ Strike

John Boscoe’s Speech

Somebody’s Got a Kick Coming by Carlo (Political Cartoon)

Their Government by James Burnham


Vol. III No. 57 August 8, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

SOCIALIST APPEAL PUBLISHED TWICE WEEKLY BY THE SOCIALIST APPEAL PUBLISHING ASS’N Editor: Max Shachtman Associate Editors: Felix Morrow, Emanuel Garrett General Manager: Martin Abern Assistant Manager: Sherman Stanley

Only the People Have the Right to Decide on War! – The War That Is Coming Will Not Be a People’s War – An Editorial

Roosevelt Promotes Instigator of “Bloody Friday” in Minneapolis – Glotzbach Ran Finks Against Pickets; Anti-Labor Jury in Session – Investigation Ordered by Attorney General Murphy as Part of Administration Drive Against the Labor Unions

National Stockyard Struggle Brewing – Enemy Sides Gather in Chicago — National Strike Possible by Porferio

The Joker in the Deck! by Carlo (Political Cartoon)

Lending Bill Hokum Is Ended

News Item; Senator Gets Idea

New Relief Proposal No Help by Neil White

Fisher Body Men Ready to Fight On – Leaders Set Dangerous Precedent; Ranks Want to Finish Job

The Boss Courts at Work

Bronx Coughlin Group Brags about Fascist Preparations – Workers Will Meet Christian Front Challenge by Preparing Counter-Demonstration

They Cheered the Militia

Mass Action by Negro Workers Brings Victory – 10,000 Negro and White Workers Demonstrate in Chicago — Housing Injunction Lifted by Paul Picquet

In the Labor Unions by B.J. Widick

Not a Preview of the Coming World War! (Photograph of a Tear Gas Barrage laid down by the Minneapolis police against strikers at the WPA’s Sewing Project.)

Streator WPA Strikers Get Jobs Back in Settlement – Strike Was Most Militant in Illinois — Federal Workers League Recognized

War Referendum Campaign Notes

* War Referendum Campaign Off to Flying Start in New York – Outdoor Rallies Called in Foor Boroughs — YPSL, Party Sections Plan Activities by Hal Draper, Secretary Campaign Committee * Newark Takes Lead in Drive to Build Appeal – Akron Outlines Methods by Which It Hopes To Do Its Part in War Referendum Campaign

Workers’ Forum

Sparks in the News by Dwight MacDonald

Men and Women of Labor – Out of the Past – Thorstein Veblen by Emanuel Garrett

An Appeal for International Solidarity Against the Repressions in France by Marie Guerin

New York Public School System Crippled by Cuts by Bruno Johnson

Who’s Against the War Referendum? – Roosevelt Gives the Whole Show Away by Hal Draper

No Secret Diplomacy

“ Trotskyite Drive”

Labor Looks Through The Press by Arthur Hopkins

Pros and Cons Not Far Apart in Congress Neutrality Act Dispute – The Much-Touted Conflict over the Neutrality Act Is in The Last Analysis a Disagreement over the Most Effective Means of Dragging the People of the Country into War by James Burnham

In This Corner by Max Shachtman


Vol. III No. 58 August 11, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Let the Profiteers Do the Dying! – The People Do Not Want to Suffer and Die in War

Stop Fascism in America! – Will Father Coughlin Become Dictator of the United States by Joseph Hansen (First Installment)

“ Happy Days Are Here Again” by Carlo (Political Cartoon)

Local New York Launches Drive to Place Names on Ballot – New York S.W.P. Calls on Workers to Vote First Choice for Shachtman and Paine in Coming Councilman Elections Max Shachtman (Photograph) George Lyman Paine (Photograph)

Judge Rules Anti-Coughlin Salesman Can Shout Slogans – Trial Evidence Shows Police Act under Instructions in Hounding Anti-Coughlinites

New Mass Layoffs on WPA Speeded – Building Union Head Says WPA Strike May Spread to PWA

Millions of Men Await Call to War – War Postponement Beyond Fall Can Only Be for Short Period

In the Labor Unions by B.J. Widick

Statements by S.W.P. Candidates for Council

* The Labor Movement Must Stop Fascism from Gaining Power by George Lyman Paine, Manhattan Candidate of S.W.P. for Councilman * SWP Gives Workers an Opportunity to Vote against War by Max Shachtman, Bronx Candidate of the S.W.P. for Councilman

Arrest Guild Pickets for Annoying “Persons Unknown” – Charged Originally with “Carrying” Signs on Sidewalk, Face New Charges in Court

Who’s Against the War Referendum? – American Legion Distrusts the People by Hal Draper

Y.P.S.L. Will Open Summer Camp and School August 11

Thousands at Anti-War Rallies Called by New York S.W.P.

Launch Drive to Unionize WPA Workers

Newark Calls Anti-War Meet

Bureaucrats Win Elections in Fur Union – Use Undemocratic Tricks in Fighting Progressive Forces

Appeal Army

Workers’ Forum

In the World of Labor by Paul G. Stevens

On the Line... with Bill Morgan

Who Won the World War? – War Profits= U.S. Steel Co. (Graph of the company’s increasing profits throughout World War I)

“ New Masses” And Father Coughlin by Joseph Hansen

Negro Workers at Phila. Rally Hear SWP Position on WPA, Relief

Let’s All Stick Together (Palm by A WPA striker)

Roosevelt’s Whip

Reaction Advances

Defending “Democracy”

The Bankers Block Construction — Blame the Unions, Says New Deal – New Deal Investigators Ignore Real Cause of Crisis in Construction Industry – - Shielding the Bankers They Delay Prosecution Aimed at Building Unions by Ruth Jeffrey

Their Government by James Burnham

CIO Unionmen Back AFL In Colorado PWA Strike by J.T. Malley

A Victory for Fourth International in Indochina


Vol. III No. 59 August 15, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Fascists March on Union Sq. – Workers! Rally Aug. 19 Against Fascist Invasion of Labor Center! – S.W.P. Issues United Front Call — 200,000 Circulars Printed

Stop Fascism in America! – Will Father Coughlin Become Dictator of the United States? (Second Installment)

Enthusiasm Greets Party War Referendum Campaign – Branches Voluntarily Raise Their Quotas — Go Full Steam Ahead on Drive

Flint Men Eager to Sign Petitions

Autoworkers Win Union Recognition – Flying Squadrons Become Permanent Union Institution

Favors for Coughlinites, Stiff Fines for Anti-Coughlinites

Anti-Labor Practices Laid at Door of Armour Meat Co. – Packinghouse Workers Union Accuses Company of Violating Wagner Act

The End of the Rainbow by Carlo (Political Cartoon)

An Appeal to the Communist Party for United Front Action (Protesting The Fascist March on Union Square)

Anti-Fascists Meet Coughlin Challenge – Cops Rush to Scene to Protect Fascists From Workers Ire

Appeal Army

Negro Dep’t Plans Work

It’s Our Lives against Their “Responsibility”

Sparks in the News by Dwight MacDonald

Men and Women of Labor – Out of the Past – Frank Little by Emanuel Garrett

Map National Drive to Aid Guild Strikers

7,392 Copies of Anti-War Pamphlets Are Ordered in One Week

This is what the War meant to the Bosses – 1917 (Graph showing the profits of copper companies during WWI)

The Negro Question – “Labor with a White Skin Cannot Emancipate Itself Where Labor with a Black Skin Is Branded” — Karl Marx by J.R. Johnson

Crowd Balks Coughlinite Move to Break S.W.P. Meeting by John Travis

Cops Will Not Stop Fascists

Rudolph Klement

Spanish Epilogue

CIO “News”

Labor Looks Through the Press by Arthur Hopkins

Sending in Your Dollars, Help Fight Coughlin

Colorado Strike Battle Indicates Need of Union Defense Guards – Though the Strikers Displayed Magnificent Courage In Meeting the Vigilante Bands’ Charge, They Were Unprepared to Meet the Armed Attack in Organized Fashion

In This Corner by Max Shachtman


Vol. III No. 60 August 18, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Workers! Mass at Union Square Saturday, Aug. 19, 4:30 P.M. – S.W.P. Calls for United Labor Action Against the Fascist Invasion (Letter from E.R. Frank, Organizer Local New York

Stop Fascism in America! – Will Father Coughlin Become Dictator of the United States? By Joseph Hansen (Third Installment)

New York Workers Gird for Anti-Coughlin Demonstration – Response at Rallies Points to Huge Turnout August 19 – Anti-Fascist Workers Respond to Rallies Called by S.W.P. in All Sections of the City — 200,000 Circulars Distributed Rally at Union Square against the Fascist Provocation! (Map Of the Union Square Area and the Rally Route)

Board of War Dictators Set Up by Washington – Representatives of Sixty Families Run the Board Which Will Become “Executive Agency of the Government” in War-time by Hal Draper

New Wage Slashes for WPA – 300,000 Slated for Axe — Murphy Stalls On Prevailing Wage by Neil White

Four Jewish Boys Murderously Beaten by Christian Fronters

Mighty Parade of New York Labor Opens AFL Convention – “30-Hour Week to Solve Unemployment” Is Outstanding Slogan of March

Coughlinite Shock Troops Riot in Bronx – Attack Anti-Fascists Who Challenge Jew-Baiting of Speaker War Referendum Campaign Notes * Street Meetings, Tag Days Planned – Members Recruited by Hal Draper, Secretary Campaign Committee * Start Made on Increasing Bundle Orders, Subscriptions Workers’ Forum

Paul Luttinger (Obituary)

Appeal Army

Workers Defense Guards and the Struggle Against Fascism – An Exchange of Correspondence Between David Dubinsky And a Rank and File Militant of Local 10, I.L.G.W.U.

“ Blow for Blow” Against Coughlin

In the World of Labor by Paul G. Stevens

On the Line... with Bill Morgan

Roosevelt Embarrasses the Communist Party – Minnesota Stalinists Find Themselves Out On Limb by Glotzbach Promotion

Mussolini Chops down His Own Ranks (Speech of Benito Mussolini, April 2, 1931, Continued in Next Issue)

War Dictatorship

Coughlin’s AFL Record

How Fight Fascism?

The Union of “Social Justice” by Carlo (Political Cartoon About Father Coughlin)

There Is No Substitute for the August 19 Demonstration – An Editorial

Lay Plans to Fight Jobless “Deportation” – Unemployed Negroes Are Hardest Hit by New Jersey Scheme

The Editor of the Jewish Day and the Coughlin Demonstration

CIO Packinghouse Organizer Arrested by Boss Flunkies

Armour Rehires 15 Dismissed Workers

The American Way

Their Government by James Burnham


Vol. III No. 61 August 22, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Take the War-Making Power Away from Congress! (Headline above Masthead)

Victory Demonstration in Union Square!

* SWP Completes Plans for Giant Anti-Fascist Rally in Union Square – August 19 Mobilization Turned into Victory Celebration * Clinch the Victory over Fascist Bands!

Party Swings into Action on National Anti-War Campaign – Reports from Branches Show Real Progress in Activity, But Fund Collections Lag Behind the Rest of the Campaign by Hal Draper, Secretary Campaign Committee

Anti-War Fund Scoreboard

The Way to Fight Coughlin Is the Way of Labor Action – An Editorial

WPA Wage Cuts Take Effect in September – Slashes Are Blow at General Wage Standards of Workers by Neil White German-American Fraternal Group Backs S.W.P. Call

Bundits Ordered To Parade by Nazi Fuehrer

New York AFL Meet Raps Roosevelt Anti-Labor Stand – Delegates, Rejecting “Third Term” Motion, Lay Relief Cuts at President’s Door by Stanley Lauren

CIO Affiliate Backs People’s Vote on War

New York AFL Convention Adopts Resolution Blasting Coughlinism

In the Labor Unions by B.J. Widick

Coughlinites Meet under Police Guard – “Wouldn’t Dare Talk Without Protection” Is Workers’ Feeling

Stop Fascism in America! – Will Father Coughlin Become Dictator of the United States? by Joseph Hansen (Fourth Installment)

Appeal Army

Repulse Fascist Attempt to Rout Phila. Meeting

Sparks in the News by Dwight MacDonald

Workers’ Forum

Who Won the World War? – This Is What the War Meant for the Workers! (Chart showing cost-of-living skyrocketing and real wages going down, statistics from the U.S. Labor Department)

The Negro Question – “Labor with a White Skin Cannot Emancipate Itself Where Labor with a Black Skin Is Branded” — Karl Marx

Men and Women of Labor – Out of the Past – Sacco and Vanzetti by Emanuel Garrett

September New International Features Situation in WPA

Meany vs. Rubin

Morgan’s War

Birds of a Feather

Not an Accident

The M-Day Plan Seen for What It Is — A Blueprint for Dictatorship – The New York Times, Responding to the Bugle Call as War Comes Closer, Frankly Discusses the Meaning of The Industrial Mobilization Plan, and Yells “Hurrah!” By Hal Draper

These Stalwarts, Having Done Their Bit, “Won’t Be There” by Neil White

In This Corner by Max Shachtman


Vol. III No. 62 August 25, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Stalin Gives Hitler Go-Ahead Signal! – Hitler-Stalin Alliance Which Shocked World Capitals Was Predicted by 4th International

Enlist in the SWP To Fight Against Imperialist War – International War Crisis Spurs National Campaign of S.W.P. for a People’s Vote on War as an Answer to the War-Makers by Hal Draper, Secretary Campaign Committee

Democracy Begins at Home, Mr. Roosevelt by Carlo (Political Cartoon)

The Silence of the Tomb

An Urgent Call — And a Warning

N.Y. Anti-Fascist Protest Sends Coughlinites Scurrying for Cover – S.W.P. Holds Union Square Meeting despite Drenching Downpour — Retreat of Fascists Seen as Demoralizing Effect on Ranks by Joseph Hansen

World Powers Mobilize As War Threatens – Crisis Reaches New Intensity as Hitler Presses Demands

WPA Measured in Human Lives

Anti-War Fund Scoreboard

In the Labor Unions by B.J. Widick

Stop Fascism in America! – Will Father Coughlin Become Dictator of the United States? By Joseph Hansen (Fifth Installment)

Appeal Army

What the N.Y. Party Did to Spike the Coughlin Parade

In the World of Labor by Paul G. Stevens

A Review of the Developments Leading to the Actors’ Dispute by B.J. Widick National Labor Sec’y SWP

Flint CIO Council Opens Labor Party Discussion – Stalinists Fail to Table Resolution for Independent Political Labor Action

The Negro Question by J.R. Johnson “Labor with a White Skin Cannot Emancipate Itself Where Labor with a Black Skin Is Branded” — Karl Marx

Fight With the Socialist Workers Party For: (Ongoing List)

Seventy Indicted

Cultural Note

Confidentially

These Gentlemen Are against the War Referendum

Workers’ Forum

Their Government by James Burnham


Vol. III No. 63 August 29, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Only the Revolutionary Struggle against Work and Save Humanity! (Headline above Masthead)

The Truth about the Stalin Hitler Pact! – Stalin’s Capitulation to Hitler Increases Were Danger; Threatens Existence of Soviet Workers

Real Meaning of Moscow Trials Is Clear

They Meet on Common Ground! By Carlo (Political Cartoon comparing the purges of Stalin and Hitler)

National Committee Issues Call to Party on Stalin-Hitler Pact!

Workers Jeer, Hit Stalinists Talk As Fake – Defenders of Stalin Line Scarce as Workers Asked Questions by Tony Chapman

Whom Can the People Trust? – An Editorial

In the Labor Unions by B.J. Widick

Minneapolis Labor Raises Bail Fund for Indicted WPA Strikers – Federal Grand Jury Hands Down 103 Indictments — Unionist Organize Against Outrage — 23 Already Under Arrest

The Berlin-Moscow Treaty

Stalin’s Democratic Front by Dolen (Political Cartoon)

Stop Fascism in America! – Will Father Coughlin Become Dictator of the United States? by Joseph Hansen (Sixth Installment)

Tenth Anniversary of Russian Bulletin

Sparks in the News by Dwight MacDonald

Warning of Stalin’s Perfidy, The Appeal Forecast the Pact

Liberal Weeklies, Disillusioned, Break with Stalinists Over Pact

Pact Too Much for H. Broun

Browder Won’t Talk; Not Even When Radio Time Is Offered Him

The Negro Question by J.R. Johnson – “Labor with a White Skin Cannot Emancipate Itself Where Labor with a Black Skin Is Branded” — Karl Marx

Browder “Explains”

The Raw Deal

Change Your Partners! (Political Cartoon)

They Denied the Pact

French Communist Party Cracking

N.Y. District Dance Will Raise Funds for Anti-War Campaign

In This Corner by Max Shachtman


Vol. III No. 64 September 1, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Enlist in the Fight Against War — Join the S.W.P.! – Party Reacts to War Crisis With Intensified Anti-War Campaign – Shachtman Pamphlet on Pact to Be Published This Week — Plan Mass Meetings to Explain Truth Behind the Headlines by Hal Draper Secretary, Campaign Committee Anti-War Fund Scoreboard

Stalinist in Teachers Union Feel Pact Effect – Defeat Jerome Davis, Stalinist Candidate, In Test of Strength — George S. Counts, Progressive, Elected President of Union

Workers! Guard Against F.D.R. Plot to Drag U.S. Into War – War Propaganda Machine Going Full Blast; Boss Press Raises Jingo Cry

“ Pact Splits Axis Powers” – Daily Worker Headline by Hawkes (Political Cartoon)

Communist Party Members: Break With Stalinist Bondage! – Your Choice Must Be the Road of Revolutionary Action Against Capitalism, Not the Horrid Deception of Patriotism

Hunger Strike Against British In Second Month

A Lesson in the Meaning of Democracy

Shachtman, Widick Begins Speaking Tours on the Stalin-Hitler Pact

Appeal Army

Cop Incites Pogrom Attack on Boston SWP – Drunken Cop Called by C.P. Urges Violence, Arrests 3

Stop Fascism in America!-Will Father Coughlin Become Dictator of the United States? (Seventh Installment)

Overflow Meeting Hears Party Leaders Explain the Stalin-Hitler Pact

Browderette

Resign from Stalinist-Run Organization

Prominent Entertainers to Appear at N.Y. Anti-War Fighters Dance

Events Clarify a Question: Why The C.P. Wouldn’t Fight the Fascists, Feb. 20 and Aug. 19

Roosevelt Prosecution of WPA Strikers Hit by Sailors Union

“ Peace” Parade Fizzles under Pact Shadow

The Negro Question – “Labor with a White Skin Cannot Emancipate Itself Where Labor With a Black Skin Is Branded” — Karl Marx

Who’s Against the War Referendum? – Fascists Agree with Roosevelt by Hal Draper

Browderette

The People Want No War

They Are Afraid of the People

Why They Want War

The “New Democracy” in 1917

Democracy?

Champions of Peace and Democracy!

Their Government by James Burnham

Social Democrats In War Rally Under Guise of Pact Meeting

Definition


Vol. III No. 65 September 5, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Workingmen, This Is Not Our War! It Is a War of the Bosses! Down with the War!

* Roosevelt Administration Working Overtime to Drag U.S. into the War * Only the Workers Can Stop the World Slaughter!

Shachtman and Widick Tours, 3-a-Week Appeal Highlight Party Drive – Party Goes on War Footing As War Breaks — Open Letter to C.P. Members, Anti-War Folder Ready for Distribution by Hal Draper Secretary, Campaign Committee

“ Government by the People” by Carlo (Political Cartoon about the secret war plans of Roosevelt and big business)

Party Mobilization Call (From the National Committee, Socialist Workers Party)

An End to Boss War — Says Local New York Councilmanic Program

Text of SWP Election Program

Stop Fascism in America! Will Father Coughlin Become Dictator of the United States? By Joseph Hansen (Eighth Installment)

Chicago Police Harass, Arrest Appeal Salesmen

Appeal Army

Sparks in the News by Dwight MacDonald

Behind the Stalin-Hitler Pact – What It Is and What It Isn’t by Max Shachtman

The Negro Question by J.R. Johnson – “Labor with a White Skin Cannot Emancipate Itself Where Labor with a Black Skin Is Branded” — Karl Marx

Window Dressers Ply Their Trade

“ Unanimous”

His Majesty’s Flunkies

The Daily Worker

Why the Polish C.P. Hasn’t Commented on the Pact

“ Browder Speech Available on Records” – Daily Worker Headline by Hawkes (Political Cartoon)

Confusion Worse Confounded — Starring I. Begun

I Am No Longer a Member of the Stalinist Party by Henry H. Thomas


Vol. III No. 66 September 6, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Appeal Begins to Publish 3-a-Week

N.Y. Party Swings Into Anti-War Action

Roosevelt “War Deal” Acts to Provide Britain and France with War Credits – Says “I Hate War” But Acts to Enter War – War Deal Jumps the Legal Hurdles to Make The Treasury of the United States Available To the British, French War Needs

War Briefs

“ That’s What Wilson Said” by Carlo (Political Cartoon)

Repeating an Old Performance

Funds Do Not Keep Pace With Agitation in S.W.P. Anti-War Drive by Hal Draper Secretary, Campaign Committee

Party Asks Friends to Help Put Shachtman, Paine on N.Y. Ballot – Collection of 5, 000 Signatures for Anti-War Candidates Is Concrete Step in the Fight Against the Capitalist War

“ Coincidence”

Behind the Stalin-Hitler Pact – What It Is and What It Isn’t by Max Shachtman (Continued from Last Issue)

Appeal Army

Workers’ Forum

Stop Fascism in America! – Will Father Coughlin Become Dictator of the United States? By Joseph Hansen (Ninth Installment)

Britain Takes Another Step in Democracy

The Negro Question by J.R. Johnson – “Labor with a White Skin Cannot Emancipate Itself Where Labor with a Black Skin Is Branded” — Karl Marx

Pact Shakes YCL Members

Millstones in the Path of Progress

“ I Hate War”

Cannon Fodder — at Union Rates

Social-Patriotism

Highly Interesting Issue of New International Appears

The Last Turn by Carlo (Political Cartoon)

Some Timely Words – In the Struggle Against War

Had There Been A Liebknecht In Parliament


Vol. III No. 67 September 9, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Bucking the War Censors

Behind the Lines by George Stern

For the Socialist United States of Europe! An End To Boss War! – The Workers Can Stop the War!

“ We’ll Repeat Our Performance” — Morgan (Political Cartoon)

Minneapolis Unions Rally to Defense of Indicted Strikers – Bail for 103 Workers Totals Half-Million Dollars — Arrested Organize in Jail

N.Y. Election Is Rostrum for Anti-War Fight – Report Good Returns On House to House Signature Canvass

Trotsky Statement to Press on Soviet-German Alliance by Leon Trotsky

Wall Street Speeds American War Entry – Roosevelt Moves to Outlaw Democracy in War Preparation

Behind the Stalin-Hitler Pact – What It Is and What It Isn’t (Continued from Last Issue)

Workers’ Forum

Stop Fascism in America! – Will Father Coughlin Become Dictator of the United States? By Joseph Hansen (Tenth Installment)

Who is Winston Churchill? By Sherman Stanley

Overheard at the Hearings of the Dies Committee

YPSL Notice

The Negro Question by J.R. Johnson – “Labor with a White Skin Cannot Emancipate Itself Where Labor with a Black Skin Is Branded” — Karl Marx (Continued in the Next Issue)

Iron Rations

John L. Lewis

Judas Goats

Not Enough

It Won’t Take Three Years to Drive the U.S. Into the War This Time – New Deal Transformed into War Deal as the Representatives of Big Business Openly Take over the Reins of Government and Prepare the Rule of War-time Dictatorship by Dwight MacDonald

Irish Show Hostility to British Rulers

Their Government by James Burnham


Vol. III No. 68 September 11, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Trotsky Writes on War and the Nazi-Soviet Pact – Above All Else Stalin Fears Internal Revolt (Statement by Leon Trotsky to the British press)

Behind the Lines by George Stern

Roosevelt Decrees Strike at Liberties of American People – War Deal Moves to End Democracy by Attack on “Subversive Activities”

Who Is Guilty of Starting the Second World War? By Leon Trotsky

Bucking the War Censors

SWP in Big Push on All Anti-War Drive Fronts – Branches Work Hard to Come in Under Wire in Fund Drive — Mass Meetings Held All Over Nation in Fight Against War by Hal Draper Secretary, Campaign Committee

Seaman Want War Bonuses; Tie-Up Ships – But Union Officials Find “Escape Clause” for Companies

In the Labor Unions by B.J. Widick

Workers’ Forum

The Answer Is up to You – Shall the New International Cease Publication or Continue?

War Casts Shadow over Los Angeles Labor Day Parade

The Negro Question by J.R. Johnson – “Labor with a White Skin Cannot Emancipate Itself Where Labor with a Black Skin Is Branded” — Karl Marx

War Is Heaven – - For Some People

St. Louis SWP Blasts Legion Plan to Break up CP Meeting

Stop Fascism in America! – Will Father Coughlin Become Dictator of the United States? By Joseph Hansen (Eleventh Installment)

Food Profiteering

In the Streets

Internal Passports

He Ought to Know

Then and Now

What Life in U.S. Will Be Like When It Enters War — a Preview – More Light on the Life in Store for the American Worker When M-Day, Now a Plan Carefully Designed by the Generals, Becomes a Horrid Reality for all the Youth of the Nation by Hal Draper

From England – A Revolutionary Manifesto Against Imperialist War – Manifesto of the Militant Labour League (A left-wing group within the Labour Party)

There Is a Division of Labor Among the Many War Mongers

Labor Looks Through The Press by Arthur Hopkins


Vol. III No. 69 September 13, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

The Fight against War Is the Fight for Socialism! (Headline above Masthead)

F.D.R. Plots Rubber-Stamp War Congress – Will Use Whip of War Hysteria to Drive Congress – Gives War Propaganda Machine Time to Operate Before Announcing Date of Special Session — Browbeats Isolationist Group

Indicted Strikers Win First Victory – United Labor Protest Wins Bail Reduction-Green Hits Arrests

Inseparable by Carlo (Political Cartoon about the natural affinity between war and capitalism)

Behind the Lines by George Stern

Tammany Seeks to Block N.Y. S.W.P. Councilmanic Campaign – Branch Headquarters Open for Sympathizers Who Wish to Sign Nominating Petitions for Shachtman and Paine, Anti-War Candidates

Gallup Poll Spreads War Propaganda by H.D. Herrick

Progressive Labor Raps Roosevelt War-Making Plans

Canada Under War-Time Dictatorship – Fourth International Group Challenges War-Makers by Carl Hichin

Bucking the War Censors

Study the Moscow Trials In the Light of the Pact

African Soldiers and the Armies of “Democracy” by J.R. Johnson

Maine Comrade Leads Week’s List in Subscription Drive – Renewal Subscriptions Still the Main Problem in Big Cities Which, on the Whole, Lag Behind Others

Anti-War Frolic to Feature Many Prominent Performers

The Negro Question by J.R. Johnson – “Labor with a White Skin Cannot Emancipate Itself Where Labor with a Black Skin Is Branded” — Karl Marx

During the Last World War a Few Individuals Bucked the Stream And Blazed the Trail to Revolution by Joseph Carter

Irish Masses Oppose Entry Into the War – Expose the Hypocrisy of Britain’s Concern With “Democracy”

The War Deal by Dwight MacDonald

The Special Session

Conspiracy of Silence

The French C.P.

All Is Not Milk and Honey for the “Highly Paid” Building Workers – The Facts Show that the Average Weekly Income of these Labor “Aristocrats” Is $11 — Vigilant Unionism Is Their Sole Defense against Being Bled White by Banker-Boss by Ruth Jeffrey

Their Government by James Burnham


Vol. III No. 70 September 15, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Why Is Russia Mobilizing?... By Leon Trotsky – Not Even the Kremlin Knows!

Behind the Lines By George Stern

F.D.R. Call Special Session to Force Vote on War Moves

* Act of War Seen in His Statement on Defense of Canada – Sole Function of Congress Will Be to Put Rubber-Stamp on Presidential Decrees — Repeal of Arms Embargo Certain * SWP Drive To Get on N.Y. Ballot Progresses – Report Good Results Despite Interference Of Tammany

Prices/Death (Political Cartoon – Both Rising)

A Manifesto – To the Oppressed Peoples of Latin America, Asia, Africa!

CIO Jobless Union Formed at Conference – Delegates at Seven State Meet Oppose F.D.R. War Plans Packinghouse Workers Want Action Policy by William Simmons

For a Genuine Labor Stand against the War-Makers (The text of the anti-war resolution adopted by the Pittsburgh conference of the CIO United Project Workers Organizing Committee)

In Defense of Persecuted Minneapolis WPA strikers

All Set for Big Dance Maneuvers

Independence of the Ukraine and Sectarian Muddleheads by Leon Trotsky

Judas Goat

Republican “Isolationism”

Out of the Horse’s Mouth

Last Call for New York Dance and Entertainment

Life Through the Eyes of a Social-Democrat

The Negro Question by J.R. Johnson “Labor with a White Skin Cannot Emancipate Itself Where Labor with a Black Skin Is Branded” — Karl Marx

Patriotism Puts Blight on Finnish Movement by Tauno Vuori

You Can Aid the Fight Against War by Signing Nominating Petitions for SWP Candidates

F.D.R. Sheds Hypocritical Mask In Persecuting Minneapolis WPA Strikers, Says Plentywood Union

SWP Meetings Prove Masses Against War by B.J. Widick, National Labor Secretary Judas Goat (Second Entry under this title)

Why FDR Wants War

Smash the Frameup

Such Coincidence

Manuscripts Asked for John Dewey Research Fellowship

The Stalinist War Line Adds A New Wrinkle


Vol. III No. 71 September 18, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Take the War-Making Power Away from Congress – Let the People Decide!, Says Minnesota Labor

Behind the Lines by George Stern

See Swindle in New York Subway Sale

Twenty-Five Minneapolis WPA Prisoners Are Released on Bail – Roosevelt Stooges Now Arresting Women — Labor Unions Map Plans for Fighting Indictments at Sept. 25 Trial

Roosevelt Moves for War Under Cover of Neutrality – Congress Will Approve Actions Placing U.S. In War Camp of Allies

“ War Babies” by Carlo (Political Cartoon)

Is the Partitioning of Poland Part of Hitler-Stalin Pact – An Editorial

Bucking the War Censors

WPA Building Strike in Third Month – Ineffectual Conduct of Strike Weakens Morale of Men by Tony Chapman

Food Profiteering Is Hint of Days to Come – Prices Rising Everywhere in America Despite the Fact That Warehouses Are Full by B.J. Widick

Ranks Defend Union from Thug Assault – Gangsters Threaten A.F.L. Furniture Union Organizer

Workers’ Forum

Independence of the Ukraine and Sectarian Muddleheads by Leon Trotsky

Judas Goat

The Negro Question by J.R. Johnson – “Labor with a White Skin Cannot Emancipate Itself Where Labor with a Black Skin Is Branded” — Karl Marx

Legionnaires Break Up SWP Anti-War Meet

October New International to Be Exceptionally Good

The Third Camp

A Lynching Bee (An Invitation to C.Y. Harrison)

Jail Is Better

Machinery for Dragooning U.S. People into the War Is All Ready – Knowing That The People Do Not Want War, That They Will Not Volunteer to Lay Down Their Lives for Boss Profits, The War Deal Government Has Readied Its Draft Machinery by H.D. Herrick

Canadian War Role Is Limited by Widespread Sentiment Against War by Carl Hichin

Their Government by James Burnham


Vol. III No. 72 September 20, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Republicans, Democrats Unite Behind F.D.R. for War Session – Russia Marches into Poland –

* War Deal Cracks down on All Critics – F.D.R. Has Already Committed Nation to War Camp of Allies
* Balkans Now at Hitler Mercy — Japanese in New China Offensive

Trotsky Sees Closer Hitler-Stalin Ties by Leon Trotsky

Behind the Lines by George Stern

Judas Goat

You Can Aid the Fight Against War by Signing Nominating Petitions for SWP Candidates

Wall Street Engineers Price Rise – Shachtman and Paine Pledge Fight on War Profiteering

Roosevelt’s “Cash and Carry Policy” by Carlo (Political Cartoon)

British Seamen Help U.S. Brothers Strike Ships In War Bonus Fight – Give Splendid Demonstration of International Solidarity as They Back American Fellow-Workers in Wage Demands

Irish Sailors Tie up Ships

“ Leaders” Fail to Line Up Indian Masses for the War

In the Labor Unions by B.J. Widick

Farmer Labor Party Silent on War Threat – Old-Style Minnesota F.L.P. Signs Its Own Obituary

Just Doing Their Bit

Chinese Fourth Internationalists Mourn Loss of Comrade Lo Han Loyal Soldier of the Revolution by M.Y. Wang

Appeal Army

Trotsky on the Negro Question by Leon Trotsky

The Negro Question by J.R. Johnson – “Labor with a White Skin Cannot Emancipate Itself Where Labor with a Black Skin Is Branded” — Karl Marx

Workers’ Forum

Turning PWA into War Instrument

The War Deal by Dwight MacDonald

G-Men Go after War Opponents

We’re for War, Too!

Arch Hypocrites

Unions and the War

Judas Goat (Second entry with this title)

Pity the Poor Stalinist Flunky old — His Confusion Is Indeed Great, His Task By No Means a Simple One by J.R.O.’J.

Their Government by James Burnham


Vol. III No. 73 September 26, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Roosevelt Message Speeds Water Entry

* Road to War Decided Behind Locked Doors – U.S. People Must Answer War Plans Of Boss Politicians by Wresting War-Making Power from Congress * Secret Bulletin Proves Sixty Families Await F.D.R. War Declaration

The American Way (Political Cartoon)

Boss Parties Skirt War in N.Y. Election – SWP Candidates Run on Clear-Cut Stand Against War

Behind the Lines by George Stern

Fifty New Minneapolis Indictments – Union-Busting Jury Indicts Another 50 WPA Strikers

Stalin’s Invasion of Polish Ukraine (A Warning to Revolutionary Workers Against Deceptive Propaganda) – An Editorial

Back to the Twice-Weekly

Belgian Militarists Arrest Walt. Dauge

In the Labor Unions by B.J Widick

Progressives Make Important Gains in State Convention of Minnesota A.F.L. – Large Votes Polled by Militants on Various Issues Indicate Growing Strength of Progressive Forces in Labor Unions

Anti-War Resolution

Form Picket Line Around Pennsylvania Cigar Plant

Don’t Miss “A Night in Harlem”

Newark SWP Presses Anti-War Activity

The Negro Question by J.R. Johnson – “Labor with a White Skin Cannot Emancipate Itself Where Labor with A Black Skin Is Branded” — Karl Marx

The Economic Consequences of the Stalin-Hitler Pact in the U.S.S.R. by John G. Wright [Joseph Vanzler]

Jobless in Toledo Faced Starvation

Judas Goat

Tom Gaddis Arrested for Strike Role

Denouncing Stalin-Nazi Pact Group Quits Communist Party

Seamen Tie-Up Ships in Parts All Over World

Canada Arrests War Opponent

C.P. Ordered to Work for Victory Of Stalin-Hitler War Alliance – Browder and Company, in a Breath-taking Political Somersault, Drop the Cause of the So-Called Democracies In Order to Espouse the Cause of the New War Alliance by Joseph Carter

In This Corner by Max Shachtman


Vol. III No. 74 September 29, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Roosevelt War Deal Hits Snag in Mass Resistance to War – Boss Politicians Seek to Trick People into War by Lies and Scares – Mounting Mass Opposition to War-Makers Compels Administration to Shift Tactics In Drive to Get U.S. into the War

The New Policy Of Stalinism in America by James P. Cannon

Refuse to Shoulder Burden of Boss War – Seamen Insist on Extra War Pay; S.U.P. Plans Real Fight by B.J. Widick

Smoke-Screen by Carlo (Political Cartoon)

Behind the Lines by George Stern

Hotel Union Progressives Fight C.P. Rule

Canada Convicts Watson, Anti-War Militants

Hold WPA Strikers on Conspiracy Charge; Labor Defense Widened – AFL National Convention May Discuss Case As Federal Agents Press Frame-up against Indicted Minneapolis WPA Strikers

SWP Drive Select to Get on Ballot Nears Success – Shachtman, Paine Condemns Silence of ALP On War Issue

Confidential Bulletin Exposes Bosses’ War Schemes by Joseph Hansen (Article II)

In the Labor Unions by B.J. Widick

Preview of War-Time Suppression

Students Spike Military Plan at University Of Wisconsin

More Bronx Newsstands Carry Appeal

Appeal Army

You Can Aid the Fight Against War by Signing Nominating Petitions for SWP Candidates

The Negro Question by J.R. Johnson – “Labor with a White Skin Cannot Emancipate Itself Where Labor with a Black Skin Is Branded” — Karl Marx

California Masses Show Opposition to War Entry

Negro Department Affair Will Feature Voodoo Dances

History of Socialist Youth to Appear in YPSL Paper

Spy Scares

The First Battle

Pilate Socialist

Suggestions Wanted

Walter Lippman, Voice of Wall Street, Reveals Boss War Aims by Sherman Stanley


Vol. III No. 75 October 3, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Help Us Put the Anti-War Candidates on the New York Ballot (Headline above Masthead)

“ Cash and Carry” Speech War Entry – Stalin Signs “Friendship Agreement” with Hitler * Baltic Nations Slated for Axe as Carving of Poland Is Finished – Implications of New Agreement Are More Far-Reaching Than of Non-Aggression Pac — Another Stalinist Turn Ahead * Roosevelt War Deal Resorts to Subterfuges in Face of Growing Mass Opposition to the War ”Cash and Carry” – Means: Cash in on War Orders; Carry The American People Into the Boss War Peace and Plenty — American Style

The Card Sharp by Carlo (Political Cartoon about Roosevelt, Neutrality and War)

Confidential Bulletin Shows Big Business Primed for War Profit by Joseph Hansen (Article III)

Big Councilmanic Vote Seen Sure for Shachtman and Paine – Anti-War Candidates Ask ALP to Make Its Position on War Clear — Drive to Get on Ballot Enters Final Lap

Chrysler Vote Signs Finish to Martin

Two Leading CP Militants Join the SWP – Leroy and Rice Denounce Stalinism For Reactionary Role

The First Victim of the War — Democracy – An Editorial

In the Labor Unions by B.J. Widick

Appeal Army

Johnson Articles on the Negro and the War in Pamphlet Form

October New International Discusses Second World War

The Negro Question – “Labor with a White Skin Cannot Emancipate Itself Where Labor with a Black Skin Is Branded” ` Begins Bronx Open-Air Speaking Tour – Max Shachtman (Photograph)

Leading Militants of Communist Party Resign to Join the S.W.P., Letter from Sydney Leroy and Sarah Rice

Workers’ Forum

The Balance Sheet of Stalinist Bonapartism by J.G. Wright [Joseph Vanzler]

A Step Forward

Making New Friends

A New Dilemma

The French C.P.

Unemployment, Deeper Misery — A Picture of British “Democracy” As It Operates Under War-Rule by Britannicus

The American Legionnaires Go to Town by Evelyn Sherwood

The Wall Street Boys Know What Is Behind the “Cash and Carry” Plan by Sherman Stanley (Continued from Last Issue)


Vol. III No. 76 October 6, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Sign the Nominating Petitions for Shachtman and Paine! – Cast Your Vote for the Anti-War Candidates!

War Entry Moves Step Nearer As “Neutrality” Debate Opens – Aim Behind Embargo Repeal Is to Step Up Munitions Production to War-Time Speed

AFL and CIO Unions Join Forces Against Cudahy

An Anti-War Candidate Speaks (Max Shachtman, Bronx candidate of the SWP for City Councilman addressing a crowd at Tremont and Prospect Avenues on the fight against imperialist war)

Albert Goldman Begins Speaking Tour on War – Just Returned from Europe, Noted Labor Orator and Attorney Leaves on National Tour to Speak on War Crisis

War Problems Raised at A.L.P. Meeting – Deliberate Silence of ALP Executive Broken by 2 Committeeman by Tony Chapman

Election Drive Gets off to a Flying Start

Behind the Lines by George Stern

“ Let the People Vote on War!” — Rochester Labor

In the Labor Unions by B.J. Widick

Well, Woll for One Has Faith in Roosevelt

Join the SWP, Party of Revolution, Says Spain Veteran Quitting the CP by John Kendzierski

Figures Reveal Scandal in St. Louis Relief – $7 a Person Is Average Relief Allotment In Seventh Largest U.S. City

The War Deal by Dwight MacDonald

The Negro Question by J.R. Johnson – “Labor With a White Skin Cannot Emancipate Itself Where Labor with a Black Skin Is Branded” — Karl Marx

Our Lines Been Changed Again by Carlo (Political Cartoon)

Bosses Get Inside Tip on Labor Control by Joseph Hansen (Article IV)

Danger Signal

Green’s Speech

Thomas vs. Browder

Danish Fourth International Issues Revolutionary Call for United Scandinavian Social Federation

Injunction Fails to Halt Calif. Sports Wear Strike

Workers’ Forum

A Warning To the People of the Colonies


Vol. III No. 77 October 10, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

The U.S.S.R. In the War by Leon Trotsky

Behind the Lines by George Stern

Test Case Taken to Supreme Court (Anti-littering ordinance used to prevent organizing leafleting)

Big Business Sees Nation Herded Into World Slaughter By Spring

* Bosses Get “Inside Stuff” on Strategy Of F.D.R. War Deal – Glimpses Behind the Scenes in Washington In Special Service for Business Men Show Extent of “War Spirit” in Washington * War Stand Key Issue, Says N.Y. Candidate – Shactman Points to Anti-War Stand Taken By Several Unions

Denounces Roosevelt War Plans (Photograph of George Lyman Paine discussing the fight against imperialist war at a campaign meeting at the headquarters of the Upper West Side Branch)

ALP Takes Pro-War Line Under Cover of Attack on Stalinism – Move Against Discredited Stalinists Is in Reality a Blow at Genuine Anti-War Forces Who Rely on Labor’s Own Might by Felix Morrow Somervell Announces New Wage Cut For WPA Clerks

Stalin Orders New Russian Party Purge – Pravda Announcement Orders Elections on Three Day’s Notice by John G. Wright [Joseph Vanzler]

“ The Declaration of Panama” — Roosevelt Drives to War

In the Labor Unions by B.J. Widick

State Workers Convention Produces Little of Value – Civil Service Union Treated to Heavy Dose Of Praise for New York’s Little Flower

A.F.L. Commits Fatal Error In War Stand – Fall in with President’s Plan to Get People into the War

Appeal Army

Alliance Local Balks Stalin Clique, Refuses to Disband

Statement by Mexican Fourth Internationalists on Rivera

The Negro Question by J.R. Johnson [C.L.R. James] “Labor With a White Skin Cannot Emancipate Itself Where Labor With a Black Skin is Branded” — Karl Marx

Save the Bulletin of The Russian Opposition

On the “Inside” – J.P. Morgan (Photograph)

Chicago CP Hit Hard by Rank and File Protest – Expulsions on Grand Scale Begin as Members Question Wisdom of Stalinist Line

Hitler’s Peace

New WPA Cuts

Democratic Diet

Brutality, Terror and Starvation — The Measure of Life Under Hitler – From Our Comrades Comes a Picture of Hitler Germany: Increasing Bureaucratization in Every Sphere of Existence As the Whip of Deeper Repression Falls Upon the Masses by Jen

In This Corner by Max Shactman


Vol. III No. 78 October 13, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

War Cliques Split New York Labor Party – Patriots Divide On Support of Axis or Allies By Felix Morrow

Morale of Minneapolis Prisoners Splendid as Frame-Up Trial Opens – A.F.L. Defense Committee Sponsors Tag-Day To Raise Funds for Indicted Strikers — More Indictments Seen as Coming

The Red Army Marches – Once Before Red Army Marched Into Poland – -But It Was Different by B.J. Widick

The Same Beast – by Carlo (Political Cartoon)

Behind the Lines by George Stern

CIO Meet Vacillates on Program by B.J. Widick

Disaffiliate Union From “Peace” Group

Shachtman and Paine Charge Boss Candidates Evade the Main Issue – New York S.W.P. Urges Workers to Register This Week So That They May Vote for the Only Anti-War Candidates on the Ballot

Goldman Opens Boston Party Forum Season

Workers’ Forum

Stalin-Hitler Pact Final Straw, Another C.P.er Joins the S.W.P., Letter ffom Isidor Stark

New Stooge Outfit for U.S. Army Organized

Young Men Want Jobs — Not Guns

Canada A.F.L. Confirms C.I.O. Suspension

Archie Savage Will Dance At The Negro Department Affair

A Lesson from the Last War – The Rich Got Richer — The Poor Were Killed by Evelyn Dane

The Negro Question by J.R. Johnson [C.L.R. James] “Labor With a White Skin Cannot Emancipate Itself Where Labor With a Black Skin is Branded” — Karl Marx

Latin American Notes

The Minneapolis Way (Drawing of a tag worn by hundreds of union-women and girls on Saturday, October 7, when they went out collecting funds for the defense of the Minneapolis W.P.A. prisoners)

Trotsky Analysis of U.S.S.R. in War Highlights November New International

The War Deal by Dwight MacDonald

The Real Facts

“ Left Wing” Cover

There Is a Third Camp

A.F.L. Convention Balks at Third Term for F.D.R.

B’klyn Anti-War Rally Successful

Their Government by James Burnham


Vol. III No. 79 October 17, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Chamberlain Rejects Hitler’s Terms – But Leaves Loophole for United Imperialist Front Against Russia – Stalin Having Imposed “Mutual Assistance” On Latvia, Esthonia and Lithuania Is Now Making Demands on Finland

Pacific Coast Sailors Chalk Up New Victory Against Shipowners – Sliding Scale of Wages, Broadening of Basis for Overtime Pay Are Written into Agreement Despite Stalinist Sabotaged by Bill Morgan

Committee Formed to Aid SWP Campaign – See Big Labor Vote In New York City for Shachtman and Paine

Bulletin (The New York Elections Board as Ruled George Lyman Paine off the ballot.)

Behind the Lines by George Stern

The Smell of Carrion! By Carlo (Political Cartoon)

Can One Justify the ALP War Position? – The Lovetoneites Provide a “left wing” Apology for the ALP Leaders’ Support of the War Camp of Anglo-French Imperialism by Felix Morrow

Mast Desertions in Canada Show Anti-War Feeling

Speed-up in Auto Brings Strike Threat

CIO Convention Yields to Pressure of War Dealers – Though a Majority of Delegates Oppose War, Bureaucrats Put Over a War Line

Watson, Anti-War Fighter, Sentenced to Year in Jail – Wide Working Class Support Pledged to Canadian Arrested for Anti-War Speech

The Fourth International Leads the Fight against War

The Fourth International in Action

Thousands of These Were Distributed to Protest Frank Watson’s Conviction (Copy of the leaflet issued by the Canadian section of the Fourth International)

Appeal Army

Detroit Local Sells Appealing New Way

A.F.L. Goes on Record for FDR War Policies

In the Labor Unions by B.J. Widick

The Negro Question by J.R. Johnson [C.L.R. James] – “Labor with a White Skin Cannot Emancipate Itself Where Labor with a Black Skin Is Branded” — Karl Marx

A Summary of the War Steps Taken By the Roosevelt Administration by Sherman Stanley [Stanley Plastrick]

Economic Consequences of the Stalin-Hitler Pact – Soviet Economy Cracking under War Strain by John G. Wright [Joseph Vanzler]

Legion Whoops It up for U.S. War Recruiting

A Matter of Taste

Poor Little Finland

Nazi on Voroshilov

CIO Convention Yields to Pressure of War Dealers

In This Corner by Max Shachtman


Vol. III No. 80 October 20, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Begin Drive for Canadian Anti-War Militant – American Labor Aid Calls for Funds to Help Watson Defense – Cannon Hails Creation of Watson Defense Fund as Demonstration of International Labor Solidarity Against the War

Auto Workers Gird for Action Against Inhuman Speed-up and Lockout Attack on Unionization

Defense Shatters Frame-Up Testimony in Minneapolis Trial of W.P.A. Strikers

Flash! – Minneapolis, Oct. 17 (The first trial of WPA strikers ended today with five convicted and three acquitted)

The Unforgotten Man by Carlo (Political Cartoon about how FDR sends Wall Street arms profits at the cost of relief slashes)

Stalinist Break With F.D.R.to Aid Stalin-Hitler Alliance by Joseph Carter

Seek to Rule SWP Nominees Off N.Y. Ballot – Anti-War Candidates Protest High-handed Procedure of Board

Behind the Lines by George Stern

In the Labor Unions by B.J. Widick

Ohio, Michigan SWP Branches Hold Profitable Active Workers Conference

Weapon of War Persecution Falls on Four in Canada

Gandhi Admits Large Indian Opposition to War Policy

Our Candidates In the Bronx — Max Shachtman (Photograph) In Manhattan — G. Lyman Paine (Photograph)

Auto Workers Gird against Boss Attack – Lockout Is Union-Smashing Foretaste of War-Time Rule

Company Spies Dynamited Okla. Oil Properties

Workers’ Forum

The Negro Question by J.R. Johnson [C.L.R. James] – “Labor with a White Skin Cannot Emancipate Itself Where Labor with a Black Skin Is Branded” — Karl Marx

For the Goose, Not the Gander

Also Fair and Square In Sports — Except for Negroes

Hook Committee Forum Goes In for Some Dignified and Democratic War-Mongering by Tony Chapman

The War Deal by Dwight MacDonald

A Letter to the Appeal from Joseph Zack

Incident

For Frank Watson

Dies Committee

Billings Free

The Socialist Party Meets the Problem of the ALP’s War-Mongering by — Saying Nothing by Felix Morrow

Their Government By James Burnham


Vol. III No. 81 October 24, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Stalin — The Temporary Holder of the Ukraine by Leon Trotsky

J.L. Lewis Opens Drive in CIO to “Clean House” of Stalinists – Strikes First Blow by Removing CP Clique From Strategic Posts – Lewis Crusade Spells End of the Stalinist Union-Wreckers in CIO — Conflict Breaks On Choice of Allied or Hitler-Stalin War Camp by George Clarke Behind the Lines by George Stern

Funds Urgently Needed for Watson Defense

Defense to Appeal Mpls. Trial Convictions – Time-Worn “Conspiracy” Formula Used to Frame WPA Prisoners

In the Fight against War! (Reproduction on the front page of the special four-page New York Election issue of the Socialist Appeal published by the New York Local of the Socialist Workers Party)

Union Puts the Lie to Phony Charges Made by Auto Moguls

Wide Interest Shown in S.W.P. Candidates – Shachtman and Paine Answer Many Queries Sent to Them

In the Labor Unions by B.J. Widick

“ War Is the Issue!” – Says Call to Writers and Professionals – League for Cultural Freedom and Socialism Condemns War Plans of American Profiteers

Appeal Army

Life Isn’t Hard for All People in Hitler-Land

The Negro Question by J.R. Johnson [C.L.R. James] – “Labor with a White Skin Cannot Emancipate Itself Where Labor with a Black Skin Is Branded” — Karl Marx

Shachtman Sees N.Y. Housing Program Fleecing the Poor While Realtors Line Pockets by Ruth Jeffrey

An Answer to the Latest Hue and Cry Against the Marxist Position on the War by Felix Morrow

Sweet Land of Liberty – Garbage Is Yours For the Asking

Large Audience Turns out for Goldman Forum

Roosevelt’s Prisoners

“ Liberation”!

New York Elections

British Social-Patriots Veil Imperialist War Aims With Anti-Hitler Battle Cries by Britannicus

In This Corner by Max Shachtman

Question Box by Joseph Carter


Vol. III No. 82 October 27, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Labor And The Second World War – The First Installment of a New Pamphlet by J.R. Johnson

Behind the Lines by George Stern

Shachtman on New York Ballot, Boss Politicians Drop Challenge – Decide on Write-In Drive for G.L. Paine – New York SWP Girds All Its Forces For Final Campaign Sprint

Three More WPA Strikers Convicted in Second Mpls. Frame-Up Trial – Convicted Face Two Years’ Imprisonment And Fines Up to 10,000 — No Workers on Juries Trying Indicted W.P.A. Strikers

Earl Browder Arrested on Flimsy Charge – Real Motive Is Stalinist Shift to Nazi-Soviet War Camp

Socialism in One Country Goes International by Carlo (Political Cartoon about Stalin following Hitler’s lead)

Major Struggle Ahead in India, British Reject Freedom Demand by Sherman Stanley [Stanley Plastrick]

Correction to Trotsky Article

Rank and File Loggers Revolt Against Stalinist Misrule – First Effects of C.I.O. Stalinist Purge Felt at Lumberjacks Convention

In the Labor Unions by B.J. Widick

See Splendid French Film – “End of Day”

The Negro Question by J.R. Johnson [C.L.R. James] – “Labor with a White Skin Cannot Emancipate Itself Where Labor with a Black Skin Is Branded” — Karl Marx

The Socialist Party and Its Lovestone Allies Continue to Cover Up the ALP’s War Position by Felix Morrow

Workers’ Forum

Anti-War Rally on Harvard Campus

What the Nazi Press Says About The Stalin-Hitler War Alliance by Oscar Fischer

First U.S. Published Russian Opposition Bulletin Now on Sale

Boston Fraternal Organization for Referendum on War

Stalin in Estonia

Election Issues

Ignace Reiss – The Second Anniversary of His Death — by Leon Trotsky

In the World of Labor by Paul G. Stevens

Sparks in the News by Dwight MacDonald

Their Government by James Burnham


Vol. III No. 83 October 31, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Labor and the Second World War by J.R. Johnson [C.L.R. James]

Behind the Lines by George Stern Roosevelt Uses “Flint” Seizure to Promote U.S. War Plans – Boss Press Wails Loud about Incident; War Propaganda Gets Spurt

Fascist Rag Attacks Fourth International (Article includes a facsimile of Father Coughlin’s “Social Justice”)

New York SWP Set for Whirlwind Finish to Election Campaign

Farrell Calls for Aid to Watson

Mexican Police Arrest Man Who Tried to Enter Trotsky’s Home – Danger of Attempted at Assassination Makes Additional Precautionary Measures for The Defense of Trotsky Necessary

Chrysler Co. Seeks to Balk Agreement

Appeal Army

India’s Masses Want Action Not Stop-Gap Compromises – Whatever the Desire of Gandhi, the Masses Have No Faith in Parliamentary Debate

The Negro Question by J.R. Johnson [C.L.R. James] – “Labor with a White Skin Cannot Emancipate Itself Marx

Stalinists and Lewis Forces at Loggerheads on Auto Union Policy

Democratic Feudalists in the Independence of the Ukraine by Leon Trotsky

Thirty Dollars-Thirty Hours Is Slogan of Electrical Workers Manifesto Petition

Trotsky In Danger

American Labor Party

Courting Stalin

Why Catalonia Fell

State Planning in the U.S.S.R. by Carlo (Political Cartoon about Stalin’s actions and tactics)

Will Stalinist Regime Add to Its Conquests? By Sherman Stanley [Stanley Plastrick]

What the Nazi Press Says about the Stalin-Hitler War Alliance (Continued from Last Issue)


Vol. III No. 84 November 3, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Embargo Repeal Is Step Towards War!

* Bill Turns U.S. Into Armory for Allied War Camp – Roosevelt, Having Pushed Immediate Plans Through the Senate, with the House Sure to Follow, Will Now Adjourn Congress
* S.W.P. Calls for Anti-War Vote! – Cast Number-One Ballot for Shachtman in Bronx — Write-In Paine in Manhattan

Behind the lines by George Stern

Minneapolis Puts Another Twenty-Five W.P.A. Strikers on Trial in Federal Court

The Flame of Revolution Still Burns in Germany

Mexican Stalinists Publish Filthy Anti-Semitic Attack on the Trotskyist Movement by Diego Montanez

N.M.U. Bureaucrats Skirt Real Demands of Maritime Workers by Sidney Moore A New Anti-War Pamphlet – Labor and the Second World War by J.R. Johnson [C.L.R. James]

Thomas-Lovestone Groups Yield to the Pressure of “Democratic” Imperialists by Felix Morrow

Trotsky Tells British Paper He Will Not Write for It in Sharply Worded Statement

In the Labor Unions by B.J. Widick

The Negro Question by J.R. Johnson [C.L.R. James] – “Labor with a White Skin Cannot Emancipate Itself Where Labor with a Black Skin Is Branded” — Karl Marx

Sparks in the News by Dwight MacDonald

Belated Indignation

Let’s Fight Russia!

Thirty-Thirty

Czech “Trotskyism”

British Workers, Upon Whom War’s Misery Has Fallen Are Rallying To the Defense of their Interests by Britannicus

California SWP Stand on “Ham and Eggs” Plan

Labor Looks through the Press by Arthur Hopkins


Vol. III No. 85 November 7, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

G-Men Frame Up Teamsters Union Leaders – F.B.I. Agents Engineer Anti-Union Cases in Preparation for War – Five Union Leaders Face Unusually Severe Sentence and Fine for Allegedly Damaging Bakery Truck during 1938 Strike

Workers of Manhattan and Bronx, Your First-Choice Vote Must Go To Labor’s Anti-War Candidates!

Behind the Lines by George Stern

C.P. Support off Kuomintang Seen at End – Leading Chinese Stalinist Indicates New Line in Statement by E. Saxe

“ The Enemy Is at Home!” By Carlo (Political Cartoon)

Growing Protest Movement Challenges Watson Arrest – Canadian Defense Committee Calls Creation of American Watson Defense Fund a True Act of International Labor Solidarity

One Dachshund Equals One Hungry Worker

Can Workers Accept Molotoff’s Explanation? By Felix Morrow (”Molotoff” is an alternate spelling of “Molotov”)

Longshoremen Halt Coastal Shipping – Bosses Refuse Demands Of Men Despite Boom In the Industry

In the Labor Unions by B.J. Widick

Statement of Ohio S.W.P. On the Bigelow Pension Plan

Out of Their Own Mouths – No Job Is Too Dirty for the Stalinist Party by Joseph Carter

Labor and The Second World War by J.R. Johnson [C.L.R. James]

Workers’ Forum War Bulletin (The French Ministry of Information, the War Office has mobilized 100,000 pigeons for immediate transport to the Maginot Line)

The Negro Question by J.R. Johnson [C.L.R. James] – “Labor with a White Skin Cannot Emancipate Itself Where Labor with a Black Skin Is Branded” — Karl Marx

On the Ballot in the Bronx – Mac Shachtman – For Write-In in Manhattan George L. Paine

Vote S.W.P.!

Mussolini: Democrat

Stalin’s Prisoners

Charity — Sweet Charity – The WPA-Slashers That Open a Pious Drive to Let the Masses “Give”

In This Corner by Max Shachtman


Vol. III No. 86 November 10, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

The Future Is Not a Gloomy One For the Bosses! – An Editorial

Behind the Lines by George Stern

Stalin’s Fake “Left Turn” Masks Reactionary Foreign Policy – Radical Coating of New Comintern Line Serves Alliance with Hitler by Felix Morrow

Speaks for Stalin – Molotoff (Photograph)

Twenty-Five Minneapolis W.P.A. Strikers Go on Trial before Hand-Picked Jury – Trial Is Third of Series in Which the War Deal Government Seeks to Railroad 150 Workers to Jail for Striking

British Impose One-Man Rule on Indians – Constitution Suspended — Masses Ripe for Revolutionary Action

Dock Strike Cripples N.Y. Shipping – Sympathy for Striking Longshoremen Seen among All Seamen

Chrysler Officials Stall on Demands of Autoworkers – Workers Ready for Action — Militancy Is Only Guarantee of Good Settlement

A New Anti-War Pamphlet – Labor and the Second World War by J.R. Johnson [C.L.R. James]

Workers’ Forum

Appeal Army

American Imperialists Turn Hungry Eyes toward China – Hence the Disapproval with Which the U.S. Looks upon Japan’s Creation of a “New Order” in the Far East by Walter O’Rourke

Who Says That We Have To Start by Thomas Forsen

The Negro Question by J.R. Johnson [C.L.R. James] – “Labor with a White Skin Cannot Emancipate Itself Where Labor with a Black Skin Is Branded” — Karl Marx

An Interview with the Comrade – Ceylonese Masses Want No Part of the Bosses’ War

N.M.U. Bureaucrats Stand in Way of Winning Seamen’s Real Demands by Sidney Moore (Continued from last issue)

A Gift for Voroshilov

India and the War

Lee...and Debs

Labor Looks through the Press by Arthur Hopkins

In the World of Labor by Paul G. Stevens

Sparks in the News by Dwight MacDonald

Their Government by James Burnham


Vol. III No. 87 November 14, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

No Collusion with the War Department!

On Its 22nd Anniversary – Long Live the Russian Revolution!

Behind the Lines by George Stern

The War Deal by Carlo (Political Cartoon)

Government Witness Admits Coaching by G-Men in Trial of Minneapolis WPA Strikers – Confirms Charge of Defense That Federal Agents Are behind Frame Up – -Sentencing of 8 Convicted in First Trials Deferred

Cigar Strikers Spike Scabby “Back to Work” Movement

First Returns Indicate Large Vote for S.W.P.

Labor Offered Nothing, Stays Away from Polls in National Elections – Vote With Feet As Boss Politicians Avoid Issues of War and Jobs — Results Indicate Advance of Reactionary Forces

Arrest Group Asking Relief for Needy Man – Union Rejects “No” Answer of Home Relief Bureau

The Anniversary of the Russian Revolution – Right of Revolutionary Optimism by Leon Trotsky

In the Labor Unions by B.J. Widick

Labor and the Second World War by J.R. Johnson [C.L.R. James] (Part VI)

Workers’ Forum

An Unusual Opportunity Offered Workers in Marxist School Courses

Chicago Holds Anniversary Meet on the Revolution

The Negro Question by J.R. Johnson – “Labor with a White Skin Cannot Emancipate Itself Where Labor with a Black Skin Is Branded” — Karl Marx

Having a Good Time! (Photograph of Walter B. Chrysler sipping champagne. Workers in his auto plants are striking to maintain decent living standards.)

Goldman Ends Successful Speaking Tour

The Needle in the Haystack — Or – The War Aims of the British Capitalist

Minn’sota Labor Getting Too Hot for Government

The Munich Bomb

Is It A Victory

FBI In Action

Arrested When They Demanded Food for a Hungry Man (Photograph of members of the Unemployed and Project Workers Union, full story begins on page 1)

The Workers of England Oppose the Boss War — II by Britannicus

The Stalinist Turn and the Lewis Purge – An Editorial

Revolutionary Greetings to Comrade Trotsky


Vol. III No. 88 November 17, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

The Cards Were Stacked All the Time – -For War – An Editorial

Auto Barons Mobilize Fascist Gangs against Chrysler Union – G. Smith-Coughlin Enlisted in Drive to Smash Auto Union – Strike Breaking Mohawk Valley Formula Is Coupled with State Aims to Starve Men Into Submission; Workers Plan Resistance

S.W.P. Polls Anti-War Vote – Shachtman Receives 2,259 Votes in New York Elections

Seven Teamsters’ Union Leaders Framed by F.B.I. in Sioux City – Progressive Unionists Had Borne Brunt In Organizing Over-the-Road Drivers

One Man Doesn’t Hate War – - DuPont

East Indian to Speak at Defense Meet

Hoodlums Raid C.P. Meeting in Detroit – Cops Arrive Just in Time to Be Late; Workers Slugged Behind the Lines by George Stern

Trotsky Sec’y Escapes Gang

Curran Approves Fink Schools for Seamen

In the Labor Unions by B.J. Widick

Labor and the Second World War by J.R. Johnson [J.L.R. James] (Part VII)

The Last Time the Stalinist Peddled That “Radical” Line, The Nazis Took Power...By George Clarke

Workers’ Forum

Appeal Army

An Unusual Opportunity Offered Workers in Marxist School Courses

The Negro Question by J.R. Johnson [C.L.R. James] – “Labor with a White Skin Cannot Emancipate Itself Where Labor with a Black Skin Is Branded” — Karl Marx

The Differences Between Fritz Kuhn and Earl Browder – An Editorial

How Gandhi “Fought” the Last War by Sherman Stanley [Stanley Plastrick]

Roosevelt’s Russian Policy

The War Boom

The New York Vote

Sparks in the News by Dwight MacDonald

In the World of Labor by Paul G. Stevens

Their Government by James Burnham


Vol. III No. 89 November 21, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Labor’s Big Chances Is Now! – Don’t Muff the Ball! – An Editorial

Roosevelt Neutral-In a Pig’s Eye! – Neutrality Law Full of Loopholes for Intervention – State Department Interpretation of Law Makes Clear That Pacifist Talk Covered Plans for Speedy Participation in War

50,000 Auto Workers Blast Chrysler Union-Busting Plans – Union Strength Forces NLRB Revision of Early Ruling on Bargaining

The War Boom by Carlo (Political Cartoon about how the New Deal funnels W.P.A. funds into armaments)

The Second Offensive – Push for the $10,000 Organization-Press Fund

Fight Gov’t War Machine in Canada – Armistice Day Leaflet Distributed Despite Rigid Censorship

FBI Attorneys Close Frameup Case in MPLS – Coaches Witnesses to Perjure Evidence Against Pickets

Behind the Lines by George Stern

How They Fought Hitlerism in a “Democracy”

A New Anti-War Pamphlet – Labor and the Second World War by J.R. Johnson [C.L.R. James] (Part VIII)

In the Labor Unions by B.J. Widick

The “Call” Borrows A Stalinist Slander

Workers’ Forum

An Unusual Opportunity — Marxist School Courses

The Negro Question by J.R. Johnson [C.L.R. James] – “Labor with a White Skin Cannot Emancipate Itself Where Labor with a Black Skin Is Branded” — Karl Marx

News from World’s War-Torn Capitals – Labor Movement in Strait-Jacket of Dictatorship and Repression

Coughlin and Chrysler

Grandma Has Teeth

One Law for All

Labor Looks through the Press by Arthur Hopkins

You Can Tell The Minn. Frame-up Is Raw — Even a Congressman Raps It (Reprinted from the November 16, Northwest Organizer, organizing the Minneapolis Teamsters Joint Council)

Hearing on Appeal of Anti-War Militant This Week

Bronx Jobless Picket for Clothing – Horses Live Better Than Relief Clients, Placard Reads

New International Is Negro Number

Students for Anti-war Vote

The Alibi for Social Patriots; Insult Leninists by Felix Morrow


Vol. III No. 90 November 24, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Rumblings of Revolt Shake War Camps – Third Camp Raises Its Head in First Weeks of War – In Prague, Dublin, India, Paris, Moscow War-Makers Tremble at Spectre of Masses In Rising Against Their Bankrupt Rule by Felix Morrow

Hands off the Trade Unions, Mr. Roosevelt! – An Editorial

Jersey S.W.P. Polls Strong Anti-War Vote – Only Party with Program for Workers in State Elections

His Turkey Dinner (Photograph of a man going through garbage cans looking for food.)

Give Thanks — Twice! – You May Not Know It But Conditions Are so Good, F.D.R. Gave Us 2 Thanksgivings

Bosses Spurn Just Demands of Auto Union – Corporation Makes Big Haul of Profits, Offers Slave Slim Pickings

Behind the Lines by George Stern

The Appeal Needs Your Aid! By Martin Abern

The Horrors of War —

In the Labor Unions by B.J. Widick

War Camps Rumble with Revolt – Third Camp Raises Its Head at Start of War

Strikes Tie up Three Plants in Cairo, Ill. – Vigilante Terror Fails to Break United Ranks of Negroes and Whites

Jobless get 5c A Meal; Too High for Banksters – 9,000 Rochester Families Face Starvation; FSCC Administrator Threatens to End Plan

Appeal Army

Workers’ Forum

How They Fight Hitlerism in a “Democracy”

Cannon Fodder Hard to Get in Canada

The Negro Question by J.R. Johnson [C.L.R. James] – “Labor with a White Skin Cannot Emancipate Itself Where Labor with a Black Skin Is Branded” — Karl Marx

Riveting War Chains on Labor – The CIO and the Third Term by George Clarke

One Frameup Flops

Too Young To Die

Willi Changes Bosses

The Mirage by Carlo (Political Cartoon)

Sparks in the News by Dwight MacDonald

Their Government by James Burnham

To A Nine-Inch Gun (Poem)


Vol. III No. 91 December 1, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.
Editors: Felix Morrow, Max Shachtman General Manager: Martin Abern Assistant Manager: Sherman Stanley [Stanley Plastrick] British Bid to Germany Aimed Against USSR – Roosevelt Also Seeks Jap-USSR Conflict

The Kremlin’s Aim in the Finnish Crisis

Behind the Lines by George Stern

Packinghouse Workers Win NLRB Election – Dies Investigation Fails to Break Solidarity of Workers by Wm. Simmons

Neutrality Laws Don’t Apply to Bankers

The Socialist Appeal Returns to Weekly Publication

Prepare Strike in New Jersey Crucible Steel – Company Stalls in Negotiations with Steel Workers

Democracy on the Home Front by Carlo (Political Cartoon)

Defense Riddles FBI Frame-up Against Mpls. WPA Workers – Government Acted As Scab and Strikebreaker In Enforcing Woodrum Law With Armed Force, Attorney for Defense Proves

Race Riot against Auto Union Fizzles – Corporation Organizes New Vigilante Groups in Detroit

“ Lost Colony” — The End of the ‘ Cropper’s Trail – 99 Families Living in Starvation and Squalor On “Squatters” Land in Missouri After Government Had Hounded Them Off Highways – Cotton Kings Howl for Government to Cut Off Miserable Relief; Want to Force Croppers To Become Day-Laborers by Robert L. Birchman

Workers’ Forum

Guns Instead of Vitamins for British Workers

A. Philip Randolph Speaks in L.A.

The Negro Question by J.R. Johnson [C.L.R. James] – “Labor with a White Skin Cannot Emancipate Itself Where Labor with a Black Skin Is Branded ” — Karl Marx

British Empire Faces Rising Tide of Revolt in African Colonies by Britannicus

“ We Want to Go Home!” – Mutiny! – 1917: The Mutinies of the Russian Brigades in France by “Spartacus”

Indian Workers in Mass Strikes against British Imperial Rule

The Unofficial War

Into the Abyss

Canadian Workers Take Their Sweet Time in Enlisting (Part II)

In the World of Labor by Paul G. Stevens

Their Government by James Burnham


Vol. III No. 92 December 9, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Starvation Stalks America’s Cities; Roosevelt Feeds Billions to War Funds – FBI Railroads 25 Workers to Prison; They Fought for Relief in Minnesota

* Charge Was Conspiracy Against the Government – Hunger-Fighters Feel Fist of the “War For Democracy” by Carl O’Shea * “War Boom” Brings Few Jobs; Less Relief – Social Workers Head Says Relief Cuts “Not Justified” by Tony Chapman

Stalin’s Invasion of Finland – Statement of Policy by the Political Committee of the Socialist Workers Party

Behind the Lines by George Stern

“ The Enemy Is in Our Own Country” by Carlo (Political Cartoon)

Cleveland Jobless Demand Food; City Council Passes the Buck – But Governor Refuses to Call Legislature In Special Session to Vote Relief Funds; Passes Buck Back to Cities

No Food for 41,000 Toledo Unemployed – Schools Close Down; Boss Politicians Vote No Funds

In the Labor Unions by B.J. Widick

Toledo Schools Closed Down, “Lack of Funds”

Three Strikes Stay Solid in Cairo, Illinois

Negroes Arm Against Ku Klux Terrorists

Illinois Miners Unite in Fight Against Bosses

Workers’ Forum

Appeal Army

The Negro Question by J.R. Johnson [C.L.R. James] – “Labor With a White Skin Cannot Emancipate Itself When Labor with a Black Skin Is Branded” — Karl Marx

A Page from Finnish History – Mannerheim and Kuusinen Destroyed the Socialist Revolution Once Before, in 1918 by Victor Serge

“ We Want to Go Home!” – Mutiny! – 1917: The Mutinies of the Russian Brigades in France by “Spartacus” (Continued from last week)

Yorkville Forum Williamsburgh Forum

Roosevelt vs. Labor

Cain-Stalin

Britain and the Jews

Sparks in the News by Dwight MacDonald

Their Government by James Burnham


Vol. III No. 93 December 16, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.
93 Dec. 16, 1939

Roosevelt Forgets the “Forgotten Man” – Minneapolis Unions Fight F.B.I. Frame-Up – 10 Million Jobless Starving Amid Plenty; Fired from WPA, Get No Jobs, Almost No Relief

Stalin’s Real Crime in Finland – An Editorial

Approaching the Breaking Point by Carlo (Political Cartoon about the unemployed being squeezed by the combination of the rising cost of living and relief reductions.)

“ Conspiracy” Trial In Mpls. Aped Moscow – Hand-Picked Jury of Wealthy Farmers and Businessmen Found WPA Defendants Guilty Before “Conspiracy” Trial Began

Behind the Lines by George Stern

Trotsky Raps Press Lies on Dies Query – Has No Secrets to Reveal; Gave No Documents to Dies

Jobless Force Relief in Cleveland – Picket Line Crashes Council Sessions; Compels Action

The Real Case of Conspiracy in Minneapolis

Unemployed Face Eviction in Toledo

The Chrysler Settlement – What the Union Asked And What They Got in 54-Day “Lockout” by George Clarke

Appeal Army

The Negro Question by J.R. Johnson [C.L.R. James] – “Labor with a White Skin Cannot Emancipate Itself Where Labor with a Black Skin Is Branded” — Karl Marx

A Page from Finnish History – Wholesale Massacre of Finland’s Workers Made “Republic” Possible by Victor Serge (Concluded from last week)

“ ...At Least I Know Why I Am Dying” – Mutiny! – The 1917 Mutinies in the French Army by “Spartacus” (Continued from last issue)

In This Corner by Max Shachtman

Trotsky and Dies

FDR On Minneapolis

Poor Mannheim!

Sparks in the News by Dwight MacDonald

Their Government by James Burnham – The Annual “Congress of American Industry”


Vol. III No. 94 December 23, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.
Editors: Felix Morrow, Max Shachtman General Manager: George Clarke Assistant Manager: Sherman Stanley [Stanley Plastrick]

Powers In Undeclared War Against U.S.S.R. – League, Allied Council, U.S. Backing Finland – Undeclared War to Be Fought by Lending Money, Arms, Planes to the Finns

Another Squeezed Lemon for Stalin – An Editorial

Stalinist Hold Slipping in CIO Unions – Brophy Joins Witch Hunt; South Bend Demands Ouster by George Clarke

Why Doesn’t Their Charity Begins at Home? By Barton (Political Cartoon)

WPA Strikers’ Enemies Lead “Finland Day” in Minneapolis – Harrington Evasive in Answers To Queries on Frameup Trial

Behind the Lines by George Stern

Trotsky Statement on Dies Backing Down by Leon Trotsky

How They Fight Hitlerism in a Democracy

Seek at for Finns, None for Reliefers – Toledo Has Special Day for “Poor Little Finland”

In the Labor Unions by B.J. Widick

Trotsky on Lenin’s Program, Letter to The New York Times from Leon Trotsky

Existence of Opposition in U.S.S.R. Revealed by Soviet Newspapers

Harrison Steelworkers Show Inspiring Solidarity

Appeal Army

Workers’ Forum

The Negro Question by J.R. Johnson [C.L.R. James] “Labor with a White Skin Cannot Emancipate Itself When Labor with a Black Skin Is Branded”

Indian Left-Wing Flays Gandhi by Sherman Stanley [Stanley Plastrick]

“ ...At Least I Know Why I Am Dying!” – Mutiny!-The 1917 Mutinies in the French Army by “Spartacus” (Continued from last issue)

Prosperity Is Here! Don’t You Know It Yet?

In This Corner by Max Shachtman – The Diplomatic Double-Cross

Kuusinen’s “People’s Government of Finland”

From 1918 to 1933

Sparks in the News by Dwight MacDonald

In the World of Labor by Paul G. Stevens

Their Government – The 1940 Legislative Program of the CIO by James Burnham


Vol. III No. 95 December 30, 1939
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Labors’ Program: A Job for Every Worker!

All War Funds to The Unemployed! – An Editorial

Behind the Lines by George Stern

FDR To Greet Congress With Relief Cuts, Arms Increases – Will Slash Relief by One-third

Seven Years of the New Deal by Carlo (Political Cartoon)

Quill Faces Opposition In Subway Union – LaGuardia Program Throwing Thousands Out of Jobs in N.Y.

C.P. Machine Gets Big Blow In Food Union – Progressives Poll Large Vote in Recent Elections

Ban Socialist Appeal in Canada, India and British West Indies

Canada Judge Rejects Watson Appeal Plea – Watson Scores Fake War for Democracy In Court Speech

Minneapolis Labor Opposes Jingo Campaign for Finland

Hollywood’s Epic Film – “Gone With the Wind” Glorifies the Old Slaveholding South

“ Why I Consented to Appear Before the Dies Committee” by Leon Trotsky

Slavery Still Exists In Southern States

Appeal Army

Workers’ Forum

The Negro Question by J.R. Johnson [C.L.R. James] – “Labor With a White Skin Cannot Emancipate Itself Where Labor With a Black Skin is Branded” — Karl Marx

Sir Stafford Cripps Goes To India To Pour Oil On Troubled Waters by Britannicus

“ ...We’ll Make Peace.” – Mutiny! – The Mutinies in the German Fleet by “Spartacus” (Part 3.)

Government Outlaws Canadian Strike

Jamaica Jobless Picket Officials’ Homes on Xmas

Alexander Barmine Coming to America

“ Socialist Call” Mobilizes World For Finland by Felix Morrow

The Red Army

“ Cemented By Blood”

Business Is Business

Sparks in the News by Dwight MacDonald

In the World of Labor by Paul G. Stevens

Lest We Forget The Lessons of Loyalist Spain by Felix Morrow Special Edition San Francisco, California, November 1938 – California Election Edition

Support Pension Plan! (Headline Above Masthead)

Fascism Threatens California! – Fight Proposition One By Mass Labor Protest! – Militant Answer Given by Sailors Union Is Model For All Unions In Fighting Bosses’ Labor Lynching Bee!

Party and Youth Back Demand For Security! – Only System Of Profit And Poverty Blocks Road to Economic Plenty For Aged, Youth — For All America!

The Bosses’ Proposition! by Carlo (Political Cartoon)

The War is On — Let’s Win It!

Revolutionary Tasks And The Trade Unions – Veteran Of Trade Union Battles Analyzes The Present Industrial Scene And Presents SWP Fighting Program by V.R. Dunne (Minneapolis Teamster)

Can The United States Afford Social Security!

Our Immediate Program (See Editorial)

Youth Leader Will Speak

World Congress Launches Fourth International! – Over Thirty Nations Join In Raising Banner Of Revolutionary Internationalism — Movement’s History Reviewed

Defeat Fascist “Number One”! – Union Smashing Gag Law Most Vicious In History! – Slave Bill Provisions Put Whole State In Penitentiary; Duplicates First Hitler “Labor Code”

It’s Up To Us To Free Mooney!

Two Pictures

The Dies Committee Gas Attack Is No Accident!

 


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