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Vol. IV No. 1 January 6, 1940
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Labor’s Program: A Job for Every Worker!

The Real Issue Facing Congress

“Guns, Not Jobs”—-F.D.R. Message – American Ships Permitted to Sale War Zones

* Arms Increases, Cuts in Relief, Is Program * FDR Scuttles “Cash-Carry"; Ships “Sold” – Threadbare Trick Used to Sail Ships in War Zone

The Roosevelt Budget (Political Cartoon)

Behind the Lines by George Stern

“No One Suffered in Cleveland” –But Social Workers Tell Truth

Anti-Lynching Bill Comes up for Debate – Congress Scheduled To Consider Bill Jan. 8

FBI Snooper Is Hired by CIO!

In the Labor Unions by B.J. Widick

“The Call” And Some of Its Friends on Finland by Felix Morrow

Workers’ Forum

Flash! Professor Tells Truth about Bosses’ Crimes!

Fight In ILGWU Over Bayonne Pact Shows Need of Reforms

Negro Attorney Speaks Friday at Harlem Center

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

“Annalist” Says Stock Market Hit by Soviet War

Toledo Schools Reopen after Six Weeks; Teachers Still Unpaid

In This Corner by Max Shachtman – Finland— And a Word About Poland

“We Won’t Fight the Bolsheviks” – Mutiny! – The Black Sea Mutinies by “Spartacus” (Part 4.)

Defend the U.S.S.R.

“Briey Basin”

“Relief Floater”

Union Solidarity!

Sparks in the News by Dwight MacDonald

In the World of Labor by Paul G. Stevens

Their Government – Roosevelt’s War Moves Since the Last Congress by James Burnham


Vol. IV No. 2 January 13 1940
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Turn to War Funds Over to the Unemployed! (Headline above Masthead)

The Forgotten Man by Carlo (Political Cartoon about the impoverished unemployed and the billions spent for armaments by FDR)

N.Y. Relief Rolls Cut to Shreds by La Guardia – While “Little Flower” Waxes Noble over Cleveland!

Behind the Lines by George Stern

Czarist Bonds Rise in Paris

C.I.O. Predicts “Bitter Echo” To FDR Budget – CIO News Voices First Open Attack on Administration

F.D.R. War Deal Budget Slashes Relief Funds – Millions to Lose Jobs to Feed War Machine

Rumbles of Revolt in French Army

CIO and AFL Officials Protest Mpls. Frameup – Carey of CIO, Padway of AFL, and 22 Others Sign Message to Roosevelt on WPA Trial

Relief Crisis Grows Acute in Detroit – Public Welfare Head Predicts “Crisis That Is a Crisis” This Month

Queens Jobless Backed by Labor Groups – Form Permanent Body to Push New York Unemployed Demands

Dan Tobin Renews Demand for Labor Unity – Teamster Head Blames Leaders for Division – Warns of Reactionary Attacks on Labor’s Hard-Earned Rights

Lewis Plays With Dynamite In Building Trades Drive by E.R. Frank [Bert Cochran]

Local 544 Leaders Re-elected By 3-1

Workers’ Forum

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

Some Pertinent History-Past and Present – “Poor Little Finland” by Chris Andrews

Hoover Whoops It Up For “Holy War” In Finn Drive – Anti-Labor Forces Turn Out En Masse Backing Appeal for “Poor Little Finland” by Harold Swanson

Lovestone Shows Norman Thomas How to Do It by Felix Morrow

Oakland Leader Gets Death Threat

Two of a Kind

Stalin’s Friends

De Valera-Turncoat

In the World of Labor by Paul G. Stevens

Labor Looks through the Press by Arthur Hopkins

Sparks in the News by Dwight MacDonald

Their Government by James Burnham – Roosevelt’s War Budget for Whose Defense?


Vol. IV No. 3 January 20, 1940
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

With Lenin! Against Capitalist War – Fourth International Flies Lenin’s Banner

FDR Misery Budget Swells Army of Starving Millions – Report Provides Stark Facts – Millions Already Living Below Most Meager Subsistence Level In Most Leading Cities in Nation

Tobin’s Unity Demand Gets Wide Support – Defeat of CIO, AFL At Endicott-Johnson Shows Need for Unity

FDR’s Washington Is Jim Crow Town – Negro Paper Advises Roosevelt His “Fight for Democracy” Can Begin Close to Home; Racism Reigns in Government Itself by Martin Harvey

Daladier Names Fascist Prince To Head Legion

Lenin Memorial Mass Meeting in N.Y., January 31

Behind the Lines by George Stern

Locals Support CIO Attacks On War Budget – But Letter-Writing of Lewis to Congressmen Won’t Do the Job

Pass This in Your Union!

A.L.P. Jingoes Challenged on Finland – State Executive Hears Anti-War Speech Against Both Stalinists And Jingoes

Society Notes

Appeal Army

Standing, Quotas of Branches In Anti-War Fund Campaign

Workers’ Forum

Little Brenda Is Growing Up—Needs a Little More $$$

Washington Drivers Drop Negro Ban

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

Some Pertinent History-Past and Present – “Poor Little Finland” by Chris Andrews (Part II)

“Jobs Not Battleships” Pamphlets for Workers

“Neither King Nor Fuehrer”

Stalin Claims “A Year of Bolshevik Victories” by Joseph Hansen

A “Marxist” Alibi For the Jingoes On Finland by Felix Morrow

Roosevelt’s Latest

A Bit Tardy

How Fight Fascism

In the World of Labor by Paul G. Stevens

Sparks in the News – the Stalinists Discover Who Roosevelt Is by Dwight MacDonald

The “Christian Front” Arrests by George Stern


Vol. IV No. 4 January 27, 1940
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Where Are Those Jobs, Mr. Roosevelt? – FDR Alibi for Cuts Blows up

U.S.-London Notes Echoes of 1914-16 – Disputes Last Time Brought War Threats But Did Not Prevent U.S. Entry; This Time the “Silent Partnership” Is Already a Fact

U.S. Army Purchase Anticipates 40,000 Casualties at Once

W.P.A. Funds/War Machine by Carlo (Political Cartoon)

Behind the Lines by George Stern

New NMU Pact Up to Members – Gaping Loopholes for Bosses Seen in New Contract Okayed by Union Leaders

Terror on West Coast Exposed in Testimony – LaFollette Group Gets Evidence of Class Brutality

Tobin Unity Appeal Gets Big Response – Thousands of Letters Reported Pouring Into AFL and CIO Offices Demanding Resumption of Peace Parleys

United Minors Convene at Key Moment – Lewis Expected To State CIO Stand On Anti-War Fight

Browder Convicted on Flimsy Charges

Every Sunday a Red Sunday!

Clerks Picket LaGuardia Scab Market – Local 338 Charges Hit New Essex Street Establishment

Ready for Ten Million of Us—Draft Notices!

Wander of ILGWU Pleads He is “Guilty As Charged” – Admits He Flouted Decision of 1,000 Union Members in Bayonne Negotiations by E.R. Frank [Bert Cochran]

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

Some Pertinent History-Past and Present – “Poor Little Finland” by Chris Andrews (Part III)

Illinois Socialists Condemn Jingo Attacks on USSR by Felix Morrow

It’s Beginning Again!

Twenty Two years...

G-men: Union Busters

Coughlin Confesses

In the World of Labor by Paul G. Stevens

Sparks In the News by Dwight MacDonald

Their Government – Roosevelt’s Third Term—Who Supports It? By James Burnham


Vol. IV No. 5 February 3, 1940
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Now’s the Time for Labor Party!

Lewis-FDR Split Reflects Mass Feeling – Discontented Workers Are Looking Toward Independent Labor Action

* Otherwise Break Will Help Only Boss Politicians bite E.R. Frank [Bert Cochran] * UMW Convention Denounces FDR for Slashing Relief

Lay Offs Stopped In Flint – Militant Action Checks Attack on WPA Workers

But Of Course!

Minneapolis Teamsters Latest Victim of Court Drive – New Ruling Opens Union Books to Agents of Finks

WPA Union Workers Open New Drive – Campaign Launched at Spirited Mass Meeting in Mpls.

Anti-Lynch Bill Passage at Stake – Mass Pressure Needed Back of Measure

Behind the Lines by George Stern

Sell Twice As Many Appeals!

“First Lady” Barges Through Picket Line Against Jim Crow

No More Deals with Boss Politicians – An Editorial

Con-Edison Moves to Split IBEW Locals – “Independent” Union Is A Company Tool – IBEW Militants Will Build Union Anew On Progressive Basis

Crucible Steel Signs A Pact – But What It Says, Union Members Don’t Know—Resent SWOC’s Dictatorship

Transport Union Brief Poses Security Demand – Hasty Demolitions Imperiling Jobs Of 3,000 Men in New York Pressure Needed to Force

Workers’ Forum

Appeal Army

February “New Int’l” Is Out

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 Gleam Through the Censorship – What Is Happening in Stalin’s Poland?

Auto Workers Want Action – They Want Security On The Job And a Decent Living — And Nothing Less Will Serve by Jules Geller

Two Views: Front and Back – Stalinists and the New Deal by Chris Andrews

Defend Joe Ryan

For Free Poland

Sailors Beware

In the World of Labor by Paul G. Stevens

Sparks in the News by Dwight MacDonald

Russian Bulletin Out

Seven Years Ago They Let Hitler Take Over Power by George Stern


Vol. IV No. 6 February 10, 1940
Socialist Appeal
Published Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Party of New York, Left Wing Branches.

Minneapolis WPA Indictments Squashed – “Conspiracy” Charge Against 130 Dropped – Five Plead on Minor Charge; 17 of 32 Already Convicted Get Sentences From 30 Days to Eight Months by Carl O’Shea

Fight Opens On Anti-Lynch Bill – Unions Must Act to Put Heat On in Washington

Behind the Lines by George Stern

NYA Seeks to Drive Youth into Army – Officials Turn Over NYA List to Army; Youth Asking Relief Told to Join The Army

Proposed Deal Fails British Spurn Gandhi; – Viceroy Refuses Even To Promise New Status For India After the War; Gandhi Find “Solution Impossible” by Sherman Stanley [Stanley Plastrick]

For Red Sundays!

One of the Minneapolis Strike Meetings (Photograph of 5,000 workers at a WPA strike meeting in Minneapolis)

Miners’ Confab Occupied With Unemployment – 30-Hour Week Is Raised For Miners As Jobless Aid

WPA Workers Ask Large Scale Aid – Jobless in Flint, Michigan, and Montana Adopt Militant Resolutions; Ask War Funds for Unemployed

A New Chapter Begins in American Labor History: Some Lessons of the Recent UMW Convention by E.R. Frank [Bert Cochran]

N.Y. Laundry Workers When the Five-Day Week – New Agreement, Taking Effect March 15, Represents Another Step Forward

Oakland Dole Puts Thirteen in One Room

Strike Begins at Toledo Gas Plant As Talks Fail by Doyle Clark

British Decree Forced Labor for Negroes in Colonies

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 War in Finland – Why We Should Defend the Soviet Union by Albert Goldman

The Lynching of Claude Neal – How Democracy Works in the Sunny South

In This Corner by Max Shachtman – An Appeal From Our Polish Comrades

Dutch Queen Ready for a Rainy Day

The New “Recession”

A Lesson Learned

Sailors Speak Out

Kept Press Wants More Funds for Arnold’s Union-Busting Drive by Ruth Jeffries

Sparks in the News by Dwight MacDonald

Their Government – John L. Lewis and The Labor Party by James Burnham


Vol. IV No. 7 February 17, 1940
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Why Is Sumner Welles Going – Envoy to Probe for Anti-Soviet Front – FDR Sending Welles Abroad To Make Soundings Among Belligerents For New War Alignments

Big Business Backs Newark Manager Plan – S.W.P. Backs Campaign of Organized Labor In Opposing Proposed City Changes

Workers Jailed at Jamaica Relief Bureau – Refused to Leave Until Children Were Given Food

Behind the Lines by George Stern

Lewis Blasts Roosevelt – C.I.O. Leader Again Lashes Out at F.D.R. – Challenges Him on Jobs and the Chance for Youth

Lewis Is Right-But What Is He Going to Do About It? – An Editorial

Anti-Lynching Bill Hearings Adjourned – Anti-Labor Loophole Slipped Into House Version of Bill

Women WPA Strikers Are Sentenced – Suspended Sentences For 13 in Mpls.; 1 Gets 45 Days Jail

Action Needed to Win 30-Hr, Week at General Motors – Company Is Trying to Wear Men Down With A War of Nerves and Words

A New Chapter Begins in American Labor History: What Is at Stake In the Fight on Labor Unity? By E.R. Frank [Bert Cochran] (Part II)

AFL Council Pettifogs While Major Issues for Workers Are Ignored 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

On the War in Finland – Why We Should Defend the Soviet Union by Albert Goldman (Part II)

The American Youth Congress—A Masquerade – It Was Packed With Dubious “Organizations” To Make Up An Imposing Body of “Delegates” by Ernest Erber

Russian Bulletin Out

Leon Sedoff

The Irish Martyrs

Still Going Down

Fascist Cops

The Anti-Lynch Bill (Statement of the National Committee, Socialist Workers Party)

In the World of Labor by Paul G. Stevens

Sparks in the News by Dwight MacDonald

Their Government – FDR Is Thinking of Next November by James Burnham


Vol. IV No. 8 February 24, 1940
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

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

Who Has All the Milk and Honey? – An Editorial

N.Y. Judge Issues Jim Crow Ruling

Behind the Lines by George Stern

U.S. Ships to Sail War Zones under Fake Foreign Registries – FDR Connives In Loopholing Neutrality Act – United States Lines Sells to Belgian “Dummy” Buyer

Chrysler Workers! Just Figure Out What These Figures Mean

Unions Warned Of Frameup in Minneapolis – Judge Turns Books of Local 544 Over to Employers’ Agents

Powers Gird For Spring Crisis

* Altmark Affair Ushers In New Phase by George Stern * Extension of War Fronts Nears

Paris Trotskyists Reported Seized by French Police

Business Still Going down the Toboggan

SWP Candidate On Ballot for St. Paul Mayor – Rutchick Files When No Labor Candidate Is Nominated

Protest Jim Crow Books in Mississippi – “Edited” Book Set Aside for Negro School Children

Jamaica Jobless Aid Relief Sitdowners – American Labor Aid Providing Defense For 13 Arrested Workers; Trial Postponed; Allowances Are Assured

General Motors Had A Bonanza Year, But Its Workers Got Nothing Out of It by George Clark

“The Spirit of ‘37” (Photograph of workers battling in front of the Fisher body No. 1 Plant in Flint. Battles like these made General Motors recognize the Auto Workers Union.)

Workers’ Forum

Appeal Army

An Agitator Stalks In Omaha – Masses Heed His Hoarse, Compelling Voice by Carl O’Shea

Negro Youth Back Jamaica Picket 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

Men Wanted—in the Army

On the War in Finland – Why We Should Defend the Soviet Union by Albert Goldman (Part III)

Hands off the Soviet Union! – A Negro Leader Speaks Out Against the Social Patriots by George Padmore

An Exchange With Lovestone on Finland by Felix Morrow

Unity for the Miners

Law’s Majestic Equality

Hitler’s Secret Weapon

One Way Racket

Can’t Hide Cold!

In the World of Labor by Paul G. Stevens

Their Government – Just What Happens on Election Day? By James Burnham


Vol. IV No. 9 March 2, 1940
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.
Published at 116 University Place, New York.

Sailors Fight Attempts to Bar Strikes – Seamen Resist Drive Aimed at Unions

SWP Anti-War Fight in St. Paul Election – Henry Rutzick Poses Real Issues Of War and Unemployment To Voters in Mayoralty Contest Henry Rutzick (Photograph)

Green Order Ousting Typos Is Rejected – Central Bodies Are Denouncing AFL Fiat For Expulsion

New Deal Becomes War Deal – Arms vs Men (Chart showing rising annual expenses for our armaments and shrinking annual expenses for WPA and PWA from 1936 to 1941)

250,000 Dropped From New York WPA Rolls During 1939

U.S. Fleet Readies Pacific War “Games” – Will Range Fateful “Triangle” During Critical Spring Months; Big Army, Aerial Maneuvers Also Due

Behind the Lines by George Stern

War in Year, Big Business Head States – Head of National Industrial Board Predicts It

Special Appeals Aid Your Local Drives!

Labor Leaders Demand Roosevelt Pardon Minneapolis Strikers

Frisco Body Finally Yields; Jamestown Flatly Refuses

Fight for Action in 30-Hour Week Drive Is Main Issue For U.A.W. – This Must Be Keynote of Forthcoming Auto Workers Convention

Seek to Take Vote From Jersey Jobless

Negro Leader in Challenge on Democracy by Harold Swanson

Jamaica Reliefers Acquitted But are Urged to be Good – Judge Solomon Doesn’t Dare Assume Risk Of Convictions In Case of Sitdowners

Workers’ Forum

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

On the War in Finland – Why We Should Defend the Soviet Union by Albert Goldman (Part IV)

How Stalin Serves Hitler – A Letter to a Communist Worker, Discussing the Effect of Stalinist Propaganda in Nazi Germany

West Indies Feel British Wartime Rule by Robert L. Birchman

Gene Debs’ Words

We’re Dogmatic

“International Law”

Sparks In the News by Dwight MacDonald

Fritz Thyssen-Why He Fled From Germany by Oscar Fischer


Vol. IV No. 10 March 9, 1940
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

14-State Teamsters Fight Boss Frameup – Interstate Group, Tobin Map Defense – Union Leaders Are Arrested in Sioux City

Transit Men Denounce LaGuardia Union-Busting – Warn They’ll Fight Ban on Strike Right – “Friend of Labor” Announces His Fink Plan

Bombay Workers Strike; Fight Against War Gains in India – Textile Operatives Again Take Lead in Struggle; Masses Pressing Congress Leaders to Take Early Action by Sherman Stanley [Stanley Plastrick]

Omaha Jobless Win Ouster of Administrator – Picket Six Weeks against Vicious Policies Unemployed Increase 10 p.c.

California Legislators Slash Relief Funds – Cut Weekly Allowances to $2.60 For Next Twelve Weeks; 350,000 Affected

Behind the Line by George Stern

Anti-Lynch Bill Backed in St. Paul

Help Our Polish Comrades

Stalinists In The C.I.O.-A History of Union-Wrecking And Corruption by E.R.Frank [Bert Cochran]

Workers’ Forum

March Issue of “New International”

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

On the War in Finland – Why We Should Defend the Soviet Union by Albert Goldman (Part V)

How Stalin Serves Hitler – How Lenin Negotiated a Treaty – Another Letter to a Communist Worker (Part II)

Nazi Comment on Moscow’s New Attitude by Oscar Fischer

The Stalinists Are Losing out in Harlem

Czarist Stocks Rise

Vote CIO in Auto

Defend AFL Unions

Sparks in the News by Dwight MacDonald

In the World of Labor by Paul G. Stevens

The A.L.P Fight—Stalinists Won A Hollow Victory by Felix Morrow


Vol. IV No. 11 March 16, 1940
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Editors: Felix Morrow, Max Shachtman
General Manager: George Clarke

Soviet-Finn Peace Balks Allied Attack – Soviet Union’s Military Defenses Strengthened by Treaty – But Stalin’s Methods Alienate Sympathy Of World’s Workers – An Editorial

Transport Workers Prepare General Strike in New York – Union Declares It Will Strike All City-Owned Lines If LaGuardia Pushes Through Union-Busting Plans Fink No. 1 – Mayor LaGuardia (Photograph)

Judge Puts Ban on Picketing Gov’t Bureau

Drivers’ Union Fights Sioux City Frameup – Tobin Pledges Full Aid; Padway Is Retained As Counsel

Congress Swings Axe At the Wagner Act – Bosses’ Association Stooges Aided by AFL Skates Prepare to Emasculate Labor’s Limited Legal Rights by Albert Goldman

Curran “Unity” Spells Split for Seamen – Move Aimed at Disrupting Fighting West Coast Sailors by John Patrick Curran’s Pal (Photograph of Harry Bridges, West Coast Stalinist longshore boss)

Twelve Million Unemployed—Number Going Up, CIO Proves

Trust Busters Wink at Trusts; Attack Unions

Workers’ Forum

Stalinists in the C.I.O.—After the Hitler-Stalin Pact by E.R. Frank [Bert Cochran]

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

On the War in Finland – Why We Should Defend the Soviet Union by Albert Goldman (Part VI)

Patriotism in Canada OK for Thomas S.P.

A Marxist Prediction

A Crucial Fight

Cattle Boats

Anti-Labor G-Men

In the World of Labor by Paul G. Stevens

Lovestone Weeps With Pity for The Bankers by Joseph Hansen


Vol. IV No. 12 March 23, 1940
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Stop Firing of 800,000 WPA Workers! – War Deal to Drop One Man In Three From Work Rolls

Stalin in Finland – Why He Invaded It and Why He Made Peace by Albert Goldman

SWP Polls 624 Votes in St. Paul Election

Bose Warns of Coming Civil War in India – Left Wingers Meet, Map Struggle at Congress Session

Organized Unemployed Force Gains in Flint – UAW-CIO Auxiliary Compels Granting of Union Demands

Behind the Lines by George Stern

Five WPA Strike Defendants Put on Probation – Last Five Cases Are Disposed of; Other Charges Dropped

Abuse of Labors’ Rights in Sioux City to Be Probed – Padway Announces Intervention of Lafollette Committee; Four Unionists Are Indicted

CIO Tops Meet LaGuardia, But Fight Is On – Transport Workers Must Organize for Militant Strike

Workers’ Forum

Steel Worker Reports Problem of Uniting Black and White

Appeal Army

Labor Union Notes

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

O’Dwyer, The Butcher of Amiritsar, Meets His Fate in London by Sherman Stanley [Stanley Plastrick]

Pigs and Bosses – A Sailor’s Story

Centrism Did Its Bit During the Soviet-Finn War by Paul G. Stevens

The CIO on the FBI

The Paris Commune

A Soberly-Compiled History of Kuusinen’s “Peoples Gov’t” By Ruth Jeffrey

Lovestone Weeps with Pity for The Bankers by Joseph Hansen (Continued from last issue)


Vol. IV No. 13 March 30, 1940
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Anti-War Movement Gathers in Europe – British Unions Vote Against Imperialist War for Colonies – Dissatisfaction of French Workers Powerful Factor and Cabinet Shake-up; “Socialist” Leaders Betray Workers Interests

Progressives Gird For Convention of Needle Workers

* Stalinists Badly Defeated in Local, Delegate Elections * Militant Cutters Publish Union-Building Program

An Open Letter to John L Lewis From a Flint Auto Worker: “We Want to Battle for 30-Hour Week, Lewis! Have You the Guts for a Fight?” How About It, Lewis? (Photograph of John L. Lewis)

Behind the Lines by George Stern

Jail Anti-War “Trotskyists” in France – Worker-Militants Arrested by the Banker Gov’t

LaGuardia Retreats On TWU Contracts – Agrees to Recommend City Honor Union’s Contracts Pending Court Decisions

Lynch Drive Against Trotsky Reviewed by C.P. in Mexico

Omaha Jobless Unite Black and White – Wipe Out Distrust Between Two Races

Workers’ Forum

A Letter to Housewives – What Socialism Will Mean to The Women Who Toil at Home

Trade Union Notes

George Richardson (Obituary)

Negro Labor Body Formed in Mpls.

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

India’s Left Wing Is on the March by Sherman Stanley [Stanley Plastrick]

Stalinists In the C.I.O.—-the Growing Break Between Them and John L. Lewis by E.R. Frank [Bert Cochran]

News of Soviet Poland – Facts Found by Reading Between the Lines

“Sparks in the News” – In Italy Only Fascists May Commit Crimes by Dwight MacDonald

Why Lovestoneites Won’t Debate

Judge-Made Law

Southern Filibuster

For War Referendum (Editorial from the “Oregon Labor Press” organ of the Central Labor Council of Portland, Oregon

In the World of Labor by Paul G. Stevens

Bridge the Gap: From This Point to Socialism by Joseph Hansen

We’ll Take the Cigar!


Vol. IV No. 14 April 6, 1940
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

John L. Lewis: An Independent Labor Party Is What the Workers Want

CIO Landslide Expected in Auto Vote

* Main Fight Still Ahead at G.M. – Main Problems To Be Faced After Election * The 30-Hour Week Is Way Out For Auto!

Union Shop Maintained on Subways – Transport Workers Force LaGuardia to Honor Union’s Pact Spirit of’ 37 (Photograph of pickets holding their ground against the cops at the Cadillac plant of General Motors in Detroit, January 27, 1937)

SWP Convention Opens In N.Y. – To Settle Dispute on Russian Question And Map Campaign of Trade Union Work

G.M. Auto Workers Are Tough In India Too; Win Militant Strike

Bridges Gives Bosses Notorious “Peace” Plan

* Everything to Be Arbitrated; Bosses Are All For It * ILWU Convention Opens; Militants For Marine Unity

Workers’ Forum

The Flint WPA Union-History Of Growth Through Struggle

Teamsters’ Pact Guards Union Gains Under War Conditions

Appeal Army

S.P. Delegate Supports Pro-War “Silence” at Session of 2nd Int’l – Dan and Abramovich In Involved Dispute Over the Degree to Which They Want To See the Soviet Union Defeated by Joseph Hansen

Molotov Speech Shows Kremlin Seeks to Regain Middle Ground – Softer Tone Adopted Toward Allies and a Cooler One Toward Hitler by Felix Morrow

Russian Mensheviks in Split Over Attitude Toward Soviet Union – Allen Attends First Session of Executives Since Outbreak of War; Socialist Call Maintains Eloquent Silence Too by John G. Wright [Joseph Vanzler]

Behind the Lines by George Stern

Roosevelt’s War Plan

The GM Elections

The Phony Masked Marvel by Banton (Political Cartoon)

In the World of Labor by Paul G. Stevens

Japan’s Puppet Wang Reflects Master’s Plight by George Stern

Horror Item

State of the Nation

“A Dude Ranch for Dogs”


Vol. IV No. 15 April 13, 1940
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Editorial Board: Felix Morrow, Max Shachtman, Albert Goldman
General Manager: George Clarke

Norway Crushed Between Warring Powers – Attacked by Both Allies and Germany – Becomes First Testing Ground of Powers’ Military Strength as War Enters New Phase of Extension by George Stern

Return to Two-A-Week Appeal Voted by S.W.P. Convention – Trade Union Reports Open Way to Growth Of Mass Work

SWP Reaffirms Policy Of Defense of USSR – Insists Upon Basic Distinction Between Soviet Union and Imperialist; Upholds Lenin’s Idea of Building the Party

Fink “Case” Against Mpls. Drivers Opens – Lawyer Confines Self Strictly To Slander and Red-Baiting

West Coast Crew Is Jailed in Port Said By Hull’s Orders

C.P. Policy Blocks Rally Against War – Toledo Unionists Fear Stalinist “Anti-War” Fakery

Lewis Skirts Main Issues in Michigan Talks – Workers Cheer Every Mention of 30-Hour Week Slogan

S.W.P. Answers Rivera Slander (Statement by James P. Cannon, National Secretary of the Socialist Workers Party of the United States)

Behind the Lines by George Stern

Workers’ Forum

Minority Resolutions On Organization, Rejected by Party Convention – Minority Resolution on the Organization and Tasks of the Party (Rejected by the Convention)

Minority Resolution on Party Unity (Rejected by the Convention)

Resolutions on Organization Adopted by the Convention (Adopted by the Convention)

Resolution on Discipline (Adopted by the Convention)

Supplementary Resolution on the Organization Question (Adopted by the Convention)

Cannon Reports on Organization (Photograph Of Cannon, National Secretary of the Socialist Workers Party, Reporting on Problems of Party Organization)

This Is Not Our War

Lewis’ Auto Speeches

German “Socialists” Take Position in Anglo-French Camp by H. David


Vol. IV No. 16 April 20, 1940
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Editorial Board: Felix Morrow, Albert Goldman General Manager: George Clarke

Workers! Beware the Clamor for War! – Extension of Conflict Sharpens Danger; War Mongers Grow Bolder – Government, Press, Movies, Radio, Are Attempting to Work Up War Hysteria; New Armaments Ordered

West Coast Sailors Ask Increases – S.U.P. Demands New Adjustment to War Conditions

Two-A-Week Appeal on Way!

Power Workers Win All-Union Shop – Twin Cities Electrical Locals Victors In Northern States Power Co. Poll

Teamsters Help Akron Strikers – Rubber Strike Focus For CIO-AFL Unity Campaign

Behind the Lines – Issue of Dutch East Indies Will Soon Become Source of War Danger by George Stern

“Anti-Trust” Campaign Designed to Break Back of Unionism by H.H. Broach, Educational Director Local Number 3, I.B.E.W.

Resolution Adopted by Socialist Workers Party Convention – Convention Held April 5-9 Reaffirms Policy of Unconditional Defense of the Soviet Union

The Struggle for a Proletarian Party by James P. Cannon, National Secretary, S.W.P. Rejected by the Convention – Minority Resolution on the U.S.S.R.

Statement of the National Committee

“Treachery” In Norway

F.B.I. and C.I.O.

In the World of Labor by Paul G. Stevens

Australian 4th Internationalists Fight Against War by Paul Schwalbe


Vol. IV No. 17 April 21, 1940
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Special May Day Edition Eight-Pages

The Only War Worth Fighting For Is the War of the Workers Against the Bosses! – May Day Manifesto of the S.W.P.

Push the Campaign for the New Twice-Weekly Socialist Appeal! – Get Started On the Two-A-Week “Appeal” Drive by George Clarke, General Press Manager

All Major Units of G.M. Go for C.I.O. – AFL Loses Out Three to One as Auto Men Clear the Decks for New Drive; Ford Is Stronghold Now to be Stormed

Phila. ILGWU Progressives Clean House – Vote out Stalinist Administration Which Nearly Ruined Union

S.W.P. Calls on Phila. Workers to Fight Tax on Wages – May Day Meeting to Launch Campaign Against Wage Tax

SWP Spokesmen to Make Tours of Country in Appeal Drive James P. Cannon, National Secretary of the Socialist Workers Party (Photograph)

Progressives Defeat Stalinists in Food Workers Local 16

“Fourth International” Is Out; Replaces “New International”

St. Paul S.W.P. Supports Only Labor Candidates

Ku Kluxers Marched, But They Won’t Next Time, Negroes Say

The Negro Question – “Labor with a White Skin Cannot Emancipate Itself Where Labor with the Black Skin Is Branded”—Karl Marx by R.L. Birchman

The Fight for a National Union of Seamen, United Around a Program of Class Struggle (From the report of the Maritime Faction to the April 5-9 Convention of the Socialist Workers Party) Harry Lundeberg (Photograph)

Way Is Now Open For Renewing Drive in Steel

Colonial Workers Are Refusing to Bear the Burdens of War
  * Together with Workers at Home They Will Smash the Rule of Slaveholders
   * British Soldiers Shoot down Blacks – Negroes of Africa, in Plight As Tragic As that of Jews under Hitler, Fight Back in Militant Strikes
  * Workers of Shanghai in Militant Strikes – Face Guns and Bayonets of Invaders and Other Powers in Broad Revival of Union Struggles for Living Wage
   * Indian Masses Answer British Masters With Wave of Militant Strikes by Robert L. Birchman    * West Indian Negro Dock and Plantation Workers Striking
  * Burma Protests Forced Role As Supporting Britain’s War

Behind the Lines – The Struggle Between Japan and U.S. Over Which Is to Plunder the Indies by George Stern Workers’ Forum

Fink’s In Law Suit Proves Only That Minneapolis Truck Drivers Union Is Loyal to Labor by Carl O’Shea

A Letter from Milwaukee – About the Defeat of Dan Hoan

Norway’s Officers Preferred Hitler To Labor Government

In the World of Labor by Paul G. Stevens

Christian Front Trial Portends the Wide Government Use of Agents Provocateurs by Joseph Hansen

The Struggle for a Proletarian Party by James P. Cannon, National Secretary, S.W.P.

Order Out of Chaos — by Leon Trotsky

How May Day Began by Marvel Scholl

War in the Pacific

It Wasn’t Nailed Down!

Why We Publish “Fourth International” – A Statement by the National Committee of the Socialist Workers Party (Reprinted from “Fourth International”)

Greetings Arrive from the French Section of Fourth Int’l

The Unions Must Lead the Youth or Fascists Will by Lou Cooper

Morality Plus


Vol. IV No. 18 May 4, 1940
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Quotas Set for Two-A-Week Week Appeal Drive—Let’s Get Going By James P. Cannon – Scoreboard

Petty Bourgeois Moralists and the Proletarian Party... By Leon Trotsky Sailors Win Great Victory; Owners Yield $10 Increases – Firm Strike Vote Forces Concessions – Stop-Work Meetings Held on the West Coast; Owners Cough Up Small Slice of Wartime Shipping Profits

Pace Toward U.S. War Entry Speeded Up As the Allies Falter

Akron Strike Women Pickets Play Big Part – Rubber Strike Called To Prevent Imposing of Longer Hours

G.M. Parleys Open; Hours Issue Pressing – Men Are Determined To Realize 30-Hour Work Week

Workers’ Forum

Supreme Court Dons New Face But Its Purpose is Still to Serve Capitalist Role by Albert Goldman

George Clarke Opens Cross-Country Tour of S.W.P. Centers

Sub Roll In to Finance “Fourth International”

Twin Cities R.R. Engineers Demand One Union On Engines

The Negro Question – “Labor with a White Skin Cannot Emancipate Itself Where Labor with a Black Skin Is Branded”—Karl Marx

British Arrest Indians Strike Leaders In Opening Drive to Crush Anti-War Movement of Workers by Robert Birchman

The Struggle for a Proletarian Party by James P. Cannon, National Secretary, S.W.P.

Trotsky Presents the Case for Revolution – The Living Thoughts of Karl Marx, presented by Leon Trotsky, Longmans, Green and Co. 1939, 90c

The SUP and NMU

Slip of the Tongue

Birds of a Feather

Behind the Lines – War Is Not a Whodunnit Mystery; We Know Who’s Guilty by George Stern

In the World of Labor by Paul G. Stevens

Refugees Forced to Join Army in France


Vol. IV No. 19 May 11, 1940 [damaged original]
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

(Page 1, Col 1, is cut off on the left edge for the entire column, same for the right edge of Col 8 on pages 2 and 4)

Two-A-Week Is a Necessity — Must Have It! By Farrell Dobbs (National Labor Secretary) [What remains of Headline, see note above) Scoreboard

Eyes of All Labor on S.W.O.C. – Convention Opening at Chicago, May 15 – Fight Against Unemployment Is Main Issue; To Plan Organizing Drive; Many Lodges Ask for Constitutional Convention

Open Letter to the Workers of the U.S.S.R. by Leon Trotsky

Steel Workers! The Fight for the Six-Hour Day at 8-Hour Pay Is Main Fight Now!

Chicago Milk Drivers’ Strike Smashes Bosses’ Attempt to Cut Pay 25 Per Cent

Behind the Lines – New Tricks of Rooseveltian Secret War Diplomacy by George Stern

Workers’ Forum

Appeal Army

Bethlehem Steel Is the Main Fight Front For New SWOC Unionization Drive – A Threat to Wage Structure of Union Until it is Organized

Minneapolis Central Body Adopts Anti-War Resolution

Indiana Harbor Lodge Sets Militant Pace – Spontaneous Strike Last March Put Company on Defensive

Golf Seamen Follow S.U.P.in Wage Raise – West Coast Marine Firemen Get It Too; CP-Led Unions Don’t

Trade Union Notes by Farrell Dobbs

The Negro Question – “Labor with A White Skin Cannot Emancipate Itself Where Labor with a Black Skin Is Branded”—Karl Marx by Robert L. Birchman

The Struggle for a Proletarian Party by James P. Cannon, National Secretary, S.W.P. (Part 4 in a series”)

Canadian Seamen in First Major Wartime Strike – Strike Began April 15, Lasted Six Days Despite Wartime Government Pressure; Compromise Gives Men $7.50 Raise

George Clarke Opens National Tour; In Boston-Lynn Now

Subs Are Pouring in for the “Fourth International”

James Connolly, Symbol of Irish Freedom Fight

Flint Auto Union Launches Drive for 30-Hour Week at 40 Hour Pay – Only Way to Save Men’s Jobs and Keep the Unions Strong; Proposal Sent to International and Locals; Fisher Body Local Will Publish Material to Educate the Membership

Mother’s Day May 12 What [About?] Other 364 [Days?] by Antoinette F. Konikow [Bracketed words are on damaged edge and deduced from context]

“Technological Unemployment” Presses Down on Steelworkers


Vol. IV No. 20 May 18, 1940
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Roosevelt Is Straining Every Effort to Stampede America into the War – Dragging in Whole Hemisphere; Orders Fleet Kept Off Hawaii to Openly Threaten Japan

FDR’s War Drive Makes Twice-Weekly Even More Urgent Scoreboard

Behind the Lines – The Slave-Masters Scramble for Control of Dutch East Indies by George Stern

Amalgamated Clothing Workers Union Opens 13th Biennial Convention

CIO Launches “Red” Purge In Toledo Council – Osthimer, Stalinist, Is Expelled After Bitter Fight by Doyle Clark

Flint Auto Unions Back 30-Hour Drive

Workers’ Forum

14 Jailed in N.Y. Following Relief Demand – Demonstrate before LaGuardia Relief Bureau

Sailors’ Victory Exposes Phony Bridges “Peace” Plan

* He Continues Seeking Boss Collaboration and Maritime Unions * Jim Crow Issue in Marine Cooks Is Evaded

Breitman is S.W.P. Standard-Bearer in New Jersey Elections

Radio Workers Local Joins CIO In Body

IBEW Fighting Anti-Trust Persecution – Union Conducts Broad Educational Drive Against Arnold

“Fourth International” Subs Reach Record High

The Negro Question – “Labor with a White Skin Cannot Emancipate Itself When Labor with a Black Skin Is Branded”—Karl Marx by Robert L. Birchman

The Struggle for a Proletarian Party by James P. Cannon, National Secretary, S.W.P. (Fifth in a Series)

The Russell Fight — A Study on Liberals by Walter O’Rourke

Drivers Union’s Story of Fight Now in Pamphlet

In the World of Labor by Paul G. Stevens

Stalin Finally Has His Innings With Voroshilov

Russian Bulletin Out


Vol. IV No. 21 May 25, 1940
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Industrial Mobilization—-For What? – Capitalism Can Offer Only Destruction

GM Bolder Under War Drive Impetus – Begins Cracking Down with Direct Aid of FBI to Weaken Union’s Hand in Negotiations

Chi. Milkmen on Picket Line Again

ILGWU Meeting Under Shadow of War Drive – Dubinsky War Stand Threatens Fate of Union Itself

Black Troops Bearing Brunt of First Rush of Nazi War Machine

IBEW Pickets Con-Edison Power Plant

CIO Leaders Take Pro-War Stand

* Lewis Wants “Share” In Roosevelt’s War Drive * Murray Gives Jingo Tone to SWOC Convention

Behind the Lines – Roosevelt Seeks to Make Intervention Now Seem More Palatable to Workers by George Stern

New York Taxi Strikers Take Poll as Strike Enters 5th Week

Workers’ Forum

Workers Asking: Who Are We Going to Fight and —- What For? By George Clarke

Clarke Speaks in Chicago, May 26-28

The Appeal Drive Must Not Lag Now! Scoreboard

CIO Building Union Strikes Queens Jobs

Issues Facing Out-Of-Town Dep’t of ILGWU

Della M. Dunne (Obituary)

The Negro Question – “ Labor with a White Skin Cannot Emancipate Itself Where Labor with a Black Skin Is Branded”—Karl Marx by Robert L. Birchman

The Struggle for a Proletarian Party by James P. Cannon, National Secretary, S.W.P. (Last of the series)

Roosevelt Ready To Spike Walsh-Healy Act by Farrell Dobbs

Roosevelt on Strikes

GM and the UAW

Memorial Day

Fascist “Christian Mobilizers” Open Drive in New York City by Sam Marcy

In the World of Labor by Paul G. Stevens

Argentine 4th Internationalists Support SWP Majority Position

Union-Busting Drive Underway in Chicago by William Simmons

Today’s Puzzle

Roosevelt’s First Convert


Vol. IV No. 22 June 2, 1940
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Stalin’s GPU Tries to Murder Trotsky – Mink, GPU Assassin, Is Sought – Mexican Police Look For Notorious Kremlin Gunman George Mink (Photograph and a photo of clippings from Socialist Appeal and the New York Times)

War Drive Against Labor’s Rights on Full Blast – War Deal Attack on “Aliens” Cloaks Anti-Labor Campaign

Michigan CIO for Anti-War Struggle – But Haywood Blocks Convention’s Sentiment

Behind the Lines – Major “Neutrals” Must Revise Strategy In Face of Hitler’s Victories by George Stern

Why Does Stalin Want to Kill Trotsky?

Flint CIO Hearings Hit Roosevelt War Plans

Flint CIO Anti-War Resolution

Workers’ Forum

Akron Strikers Keep General Tire Tied up

SWOC Convention Stifled by Surrender of Murray Leadership to War Drive by Mills

Chicago Lodge of Republic Steel Still Think Kelly a Killer

Second Chicago Milk Strike within Month Ends in Truce

Stamp Plan Assailed by SWP Jersey Candidate for Senate

Appeal Drive Gains but Not Enough Scoreboard

Clarke Sees Wartime Open Shop Tactics at Work in Syracuse by George Clarke

George Clarke In Twin Cities on Coast-To-Coast Tour

The Negro Question – “Labor with a White Skin Cannot Emancipate Itself Where Labor with a Black Skin Is Branded”—Karl Marx by Robert L. Birchman

Who Is George Mink?

Fourth International for June Has Two Articles by Trotsky

Fifth Column Bunk

CIO In Building Trades

CIO Finds a Base in Small Homes

Minneapolis Teamsters Fight Roosevelt Armament Program – Not Once Sent to the Bosses’ War Machine

In the World of Labor by Paul G. Stevens

Dictatorship Governs in Great Britain – An Editorial


Vol. IV No. 23 June 09, 1940
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

War Pressure Hits Shipyard Strikers; Next Step Is Crackdown in Auto Plants

* War Scare Used to End Strike at Kearney Yards * UAW Leaders Make Futile Plea to FDR – But Knudsen Speaks for Roosevelt in Industry Now * Walsh-Healy Act Spiked by Congress

Unions Resist Boss Drive Toward War – Workers in St. Paul and Ohio Vote Anti-War Resolutions

Ohio State AFL Meat Cutters in Anti-War Stand

Anti-Alien Drive Is Strike-Breaking Move

Government Attacks Drivers

Admiral Wiley Admits Gov’t Fink Scheme

Sailors Fight Drive Against Aliens on Ships

St. Paul Labor Warns against Government Acts

“Aliens” Bill Aimed at This Picket Line (Photograph of a picket line Of the Sailors Union of the Pacific, whose members are one third foreign-born)

Workers’ Forum

Workers Are Not Falling Readily for Propaganda Blitzkrieg, Clarke Reports by George Clarke

Akron Labor Council Denounces Pegler

Radio Workers Out on Strike at Air King

Speed Appeal Drive! Scoreboard

Selling the Appeal

U.S. Bosses Seek Law to Blacklist Filipino Labor Leaders

The Negro Question – “Labor with a White Skin Cannot Emancipate Itself Where Labor with a Black Skin Is Branded”—Karl Marx by Robert L. Birchman

Behind the Lines – “Daily News” Heralds Coming Shift in U.S. Policy Toward Japan by George Stern

GPU Assassin Still at Large in Mexico

“Youth Are Not Interested in Politics,"... By Harry Frankel

The Machine Means Different Things —- Depends Who Owns It! By Antoinette Konikow

Two Good War Stories

Enslaving Latin America

Jehovah’s Witnesses

Stalinist Duplicity

The Apex Case

N.Y. Cops and the Christian Front by Sam Marcy

In the World of Labor by Paul G. Stevens

Black Colonials Call On British Masses to Revolt

Burnham Quits: Joins “Intellectuals in Retreat”


Vol. IV No. 24 June 15, 1940
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Roosevelt Sheds All Pretense of Keeping Country Out of War

Relief Officials Try to Force Jobless Into Army

Behind the Lines – Move to Appease Japan Gains Ground as U.S. Prepares for War in Atlantic by George Stern

Auto Parleys Are Nearing Breakdown – General Motors Uses War Issue to Balk Union Demands

Arrest Stalinist in Connection With Attack on Trotsky

Anti-Union Drive Reaches Omaha Drivers

EWA Seamen Convicted on “Mutiny” Count – Sets Precedent For War Drive on Seamen

Italian Entry Marks Spread Of World War – Mussolini Grabs for Jackal’ s Share Of Hitler’s Spoils

Strike by Furnace Men Hits Crucible Steel; On War Order

Workers’ Forum

Lundeberg Fights Anti-Alien Drive

Need Two-A-Week Appeal to Fight War Scoreboard

Selling the Appeal

Miners Accuse FBI of Helping Break Strike

IBEW Local Appeals to Unions To Back Electrical Workers

The Negro Question – “Labor with a White Skin Cannot Emancipate Itself Where Labor with a Black Skin Is Branded”—Karl Marx by Robert L. Birchman

ILGWU Convention Ruled by a War-Mongers – Dubinsky Machine Commits Union to Back FDR, Aid Allies, Rejoin AFL

Citing Documents Is a Dangerous Business, Mr. Earl Browder!

Clarke Speaks in Los Angeles

Militant Worker Gets 25 Years by Frame-up

Roosevelt Refuses to Commute Sentences of WPA Strikers

Technique of Drive Against Alien Workers by Sam Marcy

Knudsen-Stettinius

Stalinist Fakery

Trotsky Letter Exposes Stalin Role in Recent Assassination Attempt

Workers Must Intervene in War—But How? by Albert Goldman

Dialectics Catches up with Burnham and Shachtman


Vol. IV No. 25 June 22, 1940
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

France’s Fate Warns U.S. Workers: Take Power If You Want to Defeat Fascism! – Trotsky Indicts the Kremlin’s Role in Europe’s Catastrophe by Leon Trotsky

Hope For Jobs From Arms Drive Is Illusion, CIO Shows

Behind the Lines – Hitler Victory Heads World Toward Greater Wars Between Totalitarian Blocs by George Stern

Settlement Favors General Motors

Stalin Moves into Baltic Countries by Felix Morrow

Stalinist Band Arrested for Trotsky Attack – Mexican Police Say Case Is Solved As One Confesses

Workers’ Forum

Air King Strikers Appeal to Membership of Local Three

Stalinist Mum on Jingo Resolutions In Auto Unions

Cafeteria Local By-Elections Due to Be Held Tuesday

Against Whom Is the Anti-Alien Drive Really Being Directed?

Only Two Weeks To Go In Appeal Drive! Scoreboard

Selling the Appeal

The Negro Question – “Labor with a White Skin Cannot Emancipate Itself Where Labor with a Black Skin Is Branded”—Karl Marx by Robert L. Birchman

Harrington Warns Arms Drive Won’t Help Cut Unemployment

Story of Norway’s Last Days

His Opportunism Leads Lovestone to Pro-Ally Camp

Two “Peace” Parties

Patrioteers Democracy Defined

Price of Patriotism

Stab in the Back by Barton (Political Cartoon)

Anti-Alien Prejudice Only Plays the Bosses’ Game by Sam Marcy

How Are Workers to Fight Against Hitlerism? By Albert Goldman


Vol. IV No. 25 June 29, 1940
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Fourth International Meets; Issues Anti-War Manifesto—-See Page 3 – Emergency Conferences Is Held

Boss Parties Agree on Conscription – Stalinists Confess Attempt to Kill Trotsky

* Enlistment Lag Forces Compulsion * Mexican Police Announce Confessions From Band of GPU Assassins – Body of Sheldon Harte, Trotsky Secretary, Is Found, Spiking Stalinist Attempt To Implicate Him As Accomplice

Behind the Lines – Withdrawal of U.S. Fleet From Pacific Heralds Abandonment of Asia by George Stern

The S.W.P. Salutes Sheldon Harte – A Statement by the National Committee, Socialist Workers Party

FDR Picked Right Man for the Job

The Negro Question “Labor with a White Skin Cannot Emancipate Itself Where Labor with a Black Skin Is Branded”—Karl Marx by Robert L. Birchman

War! It’s Wonderful (Chart showing the increases in corporate profits)

Mpls. Labor Movement Fights War Drive

Seniority Rights In New Union Contracts Protected In War

Workers’ Forum

Toledo Bakery Union Stands Against War

New York Cops Club Pickets at Air King Cops Club Air King Pickets (Photograph of cops clubbing pickets outside the Air King Radio Corporation plant)

Militant Cafeteria Workers Defeat Stalinist Candidate

Anti-Alien Drive Revival of Palmer Raids by Matthew Roan

Imperialist War and the Proletarian World Revolution (Manifesto of the Fourth International, adopted at the Emergency Conference)
Only the Worker Can Restore Peace to a Warring World
We Must Help Workers of U.S.S.R. to Overthrow Stalin
Second and Third Internationals Lead Workers Only to Disaster
The Fourth International Sounds the Call to Struggle!

Speed Appeal Funds Scoreboard

An Anti-Labor Bill

WPA Purge

Christian Front....

Stalinist G.P.U./Sheldon Harte (Political Cartoon)

Would Revolution Let the Enemy Invade U.S.? by Albert Goldman


Vol. IV No. 27 July 6, 1940
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Willkie Is an Open Challenge to Labor

* Midwestern Workers Know All about Willkie – His Vicious Anti-Labor Record Is His Recommendation to the Bosses * Big Business Openly Backs GOP Candidate – Foreign Policy Same As Roosevelt’s; Offers Big Stick by Albert Goldman

Harte Was Murdered During or After the GPU Attack on Trotsky – May 25 Set As Day Youth Was Killed – GPU Slander Against Trotsky’s Secretary Discouraged Search for His Body; Found in Search for Arms and Uniforms of Attackers

Sheldon Harte (Photograph)

GPU Tried to Cover Murder with Slander by Leon Trotsky

Four Drivers Confess Roles in Shooting – Total Number of GPU Confessions Brought Now to Eight

Behind the Lines – Japan Takes First Steps Toward Carving Out Its New Sphere by George Stern

Coolie Wages for Workers on Defense Jobs

Flint Militants Fight Back at Jingo Campaign – Blasted As Company-Inspired Drive to Smash Unions

Strike Weapon Surrendered in G.M. Contract – Union Leaders Ram Pact Down Throats of Auto Workers – Use “National Emergency” To Put Over Settlement Which Binds Them to Give Up Strikes

Conservatives Dominate Farmer-Labor Convention, Dictating Its Platform by Carl O’Shea

Selling the Appeal

Wall Street Drops Plenty in Europe If Hitler Wins

Smith Bill Is Passed: Hits at All Labor – Anti-Alien Act Cloaks Vicious Weapons Against Unions

Lewis’ Politics Bolder But Same “Run-a-Round” as Green’s by Farrell Dobbs

The Negro Question – “Labor with a White Skin Cannot Emancipate Itself Where Labor with a Black Skin Is Branded”—Karl Marx by Robert L. Birchman

Fourth International Conference – Resolution on S.W.P. Internal Struggle

Haikys Identified as GPU Chieftain in Mexico

Capital Drives Women Out of Home to Industry by Antoinette F. Konikow, M.D.

Patriotism at a Price

Lewis and Wheeler

The Voorhis Bill

State of the Nation

Patriotism

“Nation” Backs GPU, Articles by Leon Trotsky and Joseph Hansen

After Hitler’s Conquest of France—What Next? by L. Lund

Rumania Move May Herald Stalin’s Policy Switch by Albert Goldman


Vol. IV No. 28 July 13, 1940
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

French “Democrats” Turn Fascist – Only Workers Can Protect Freedom – “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity” Thrown Overboard Without a Splash, Teaching Us Not to Trust Boss Politicians

Communist Int’l Preparing to Abandon “Anti” –War Policy; We Must Fight in Support of Wall Street’s Imperialism by Felix Morrow

Behind the Lines – Hints of Appeasement Begin to Come From Roosevelt’s Horse’s Mouth by George Stern

Gov’t Taking Applications in Job-Training “Locked-Out” Generation Flood Employment Stations

Demand Decent Pay for “Defense” Jobs!

Stalinists in Alibi Hunt for Trotsky Attack – C.P. Members Acted “Personally,” Says C.P. Statement

Lynch Mob Leaders Named, Terror Reigns

Workers’ Forum

Trade Unions Urged To Start Military Training Under Its Control

“National Emergency” A Good Excuse for Anti-Labor Laws

What Sailors Are Thinking About the War by G. Lord

Party statement On Press-Org. Fund Scoreboard

Need of Labor Party Seen in Ohio

The Negro Question – “Labor with a White Skin Cannot Emancipate Itself Where Labor with A Black Skin Is Branded”—Karl Marx by Robert L. Birchman

What Really Happened in France? – The “New Leader” Invents Some Facts to Fit Its Theory of Democracy by Felix Morrow

“We Feared You More Than We Feared Hitler” by Fitzpatrick in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Political Cartoon)

Will Stalin Try to Seize the Dardanelles? By Albert Goldman

A Bitter Lesson For Labor Learn From

Workers’ Plattsburgs!

The New New Deal (Political Cartoon)

Christian Fronters Boast How They Fixed Treason Trial by Sam Marcy

CIO Organizers Seized As “Fifth Column”

Willkie Belongs to Inner Circle of Wall Street by Albert Goldman

Klan Praises Roosevelt


Vol. IV No. 29 July 20, 1940
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Funds Are Needed to Safeguard Trotsky from Further Attack – Defense of House Being Organized – Cannon and Dobbs Issue Appeal to Party and Sympathizers to Help Finance New Arrangement in Coyoacan

Democrats Offer Us Four More Years of Crisis, Unemployment – Roosevelt Named For 3rd Term Try – Democratic Convention Suddenly Soft-Pedals Administration’s War Policies As Obedient Delegates Obey Orders by Felix Morrow

Canadian Seamen’s Union Head Still Jailed Incommunicado

Havana Meet Asked to Aid Refugees

Auto Union Convention Spotlights Weaknesses – UAW Failed to Carry out Key Organizing Campaign in Ford and Elsewhere (Two different articles under the same headlines)

Chicago Makes Room for Democrats

CIO Die Casters in 3rd Week Of Strike at Cleveland Plant

Sailors Gain Increases in New Contract – Secure Raises Despite Sell-out by National Maritime Union

Workers’ Forum

Labor In Minneapolis Observes The First Anniversary of WPA Strike

What the Last War Taught Some American Workers by Marvel Scholl

Selling the Appeal

Bakery Drivers Win Six-Weeks Strike in Ohio

Fifth Column Hysteria Running Riot in Ohio

The Negro Question – “Labor with a White Skin Cannot Emancipate Itself Where Labor with a Black Skin is Branded”—Karl Marx by Robert L. Birchman

Behind the Lines – British Maneuver to Stave Off Japanese Action Before German Assault by George Stern

Youth Congress Shows Stalinists Preparing to Drop “Anti-War” Line

Will Workers Vote For Roosevelt?

Social Democrats Try Hard to Blur Lessons of France by Felix Morrow

What FDR Really Said About Sending Men

Japan Hires O’Ryan

Stalinist Fakery

In the World of Labor by Paul G. Stevens

USSR Closed to Refugees—-As Stalinist “Weep” For Them by Ruth Jeffrey

Workers Cannot Be Isolationist With Regard to War by Albert Goldman


Vol. IV No. 30 July 27, 1940
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

U.S. Seeks Hemispheric Control

* Nazi and U.S. Groups Near Civil War in Argentina – British Lackeys Turn to U.S. Master, While Native and German Fascists Seek Rapprochement with Germany by Quebracho * Havana Is First Move In Plan – Economic Proposals Will Be Followed By Armed Forces by Sam Marcy

Auto Union Convention Opening in St. Louis – An Honest Account of Leadership’s Record During the Last Year Would Be a Tale of Do-Nothing Policies

Behind the Lines – Stalin Flip-Flop Awaits Battle of Britain by George Stern

Militant Strike Of Die Casters Lost by Leaders – Workers Wanted to Fight On, But Not Stalinist Leaders

What Will John L. Lewis Do About His Proven Charges Against FDR?

Workers’ Forum

Phil Murray, Steel Bosses, All Democrats—Whose Voice Does Their Party Listen To? By Farrell Dobbs

“Worst Repression in 20 Yrs” Says Civil Liberties Union

Soviet Ship Watched For Assailants Of Trotsky

The Negro Question – “Labor with a White Skin Cannot Emancipate Itself Where Labor with a Black Skin Is Branded”—Karl Marx by Robert L. Birchman

Pacifist Fakery on Conscription – Bourgeois Pacifists Argue They Are Better Defenders Of Capitalism, Workers Object to Bourgeois Conscription But Should Learn Military Arts

Sidney Hook: Recruiting Sergeant – The Professor Is a New, But Typical Convert To War by Felix Morrow

Sovietization Of the Baltic Step Forward By Albert Goldman

The “Anti-War” Plank

Profitable Patriotism

Third Term Tripe

Stand on War and USSR Taken By Chinese Section – Resolution Blasts Those Who Will Not Defend the USSR (From Communist league of China, Section of the IV International, signed by S.S.P.)

Yes, The French Popular Front Was Responsible by Albert Goldman


Vol. IV No. 31 August 3, 1940
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Labor Has Answered to Conscription! – Workers Cannot Agree to Control by Dictatorial Army Officer Caste

Auto Union Convention Opens; Dull Beginning Is Symbolic – Union Leadership Very Much Satisfied With Itself; But Stagnation Of the Union Doesn’t Please Delegates

Aircraft Plant Workers Vote for Auto Union

Court Upholds FBI’s Frameup of Teamsters – 7 Midwest Drivers Union Leaders Must Serve 2-Year Terms For Union Activity

U.S. Gets Latin-America’s OK On Seizing British Colonies – Seizure of Latin-American Investments Of British “Ally” Is Main Discussion Point Of Secret Sessions At Havana by Sam Marcy

New Jersey in the 1940 Elections – The Hague Ticket by Thomas Mayes

Analysis of Conscription Bill Shows Anti-Labor Aims – Bill Gives No Guarantees For Return of Jobs; Rewards Finks With Exemptions; Sets Up Strikebreaking “Home Guards”

Lehman Plans New Police System to Replace Guard as Anti-Labor Body

Where You Can Buy The “Appeal” At New York City News-Stands

Food Workers’ Paper Warns That Cry Of “Fifth Column” Is Prelude to Union-Busting

Selling the Appeal

The Negro Struggle – “Labor with a White Skin Cannot Emancipate Itself where Labor with a Black Skin Is Branded”—Karl Marx by Robert L. Birchman (A discussion of the 30th annual report of the N.A.A.C.P. by H. Williams)

We’ll Never Forget August 4, 1914 – That Was the Day When the Second International First Delivered the Workers to the War-Makers, Lenin Taught Us the Lessons of That Day

Behind the Lines – U.S. Embargo Move Against Japan A Bargaining Move For Indies Tin by George Stern

“Fourth International” Out For Aug., Feature Story of Attempt on Trotsky

Private Armies Are Growing Too Fast, Says Jersey Gov.

Attacker of Trotsky, Hiding Sends “Statement” To Press

More Evidence On the French Capitulation

Arming the Workers

J.P. Morgan’s Refugees

Which Is the Crime?

Conscientious Objector

War Deal Easy on the Rich; Doesn’t Try to Draft Wealth by W.F.W.

Difference Between Imperialisms? Yes, But Not Decisive by Albert Goldman


Vol. IV No. 32 August 10, 1940
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Stalin Still Hitler’s Vassal, Writes Trotsky by Leon Trotsky

SUP Head Fights Conscription Bill

Behind the Lines – A Change in Hitler’s Time Table of Blitzkrieg by George Stern

Conscription Debate Opens Labor’ s Voice Still Unheard – CIO and AFL Merely Echo Demagogues Like Wheeler – Proposed Alternative of “Voluntary Enlistment” Is No Better Than Conscription; Workers Want Neither

Our Own Kind of Military Training! by Barton (Political Cartoon)

Military Training—-Under Union Control

Stalinists Cry “Alien” at Cafeteria Local 302 Man

Workers’ Forum

Jersey Okie Says Conditions Here Are As Bad As in the South

6-Hour Day Would Boost Steel Employment One-Third by Farrell Dobbs

New Jersey in the 1940 Elections (Part II, “The Grand Old Party”)

Form Union Defense Guards To Military Training by Carl O’Shea

David Lasser Didn’t Know It Was Loaded

Batista, Aided By His Stalinist Lackeys Gets Himself “Elected” Cuba’s President

Appeasement Likely Until U.S. War Machine Is Ready

Profit Demand Holds up Arms Program

Who Is Responsible?

Poor Aren’t Paytriots

GPU-Made News

Trotsky Nails Talk Of Almazan “Plot” by Leon Trotsky

Ortiz Retreats; Denies He Was Quoted Correctly

Havana Parley Failed to Meet Hemisphere Economic Problem by Sam Marcy

Against Capitalist Military Training Conscription Bills by Albert Goldman


Vol. IV No. 33 August 17, 1940
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Editorial Board: Felix Morrow, Albert Goldman
General Manager: Ruth Jeffrey

Labor’s Answer to Conscription —- A New Pamphlet by Felix Morrow

Draft Debate Is a Sham! – Senatorial “Opponents” Are Yelling For Millions of Enlistments As “Alternative” – Capitalist Army No Place For Workers’ Military Training – We Are for Military Training— But Only Under the Control of the Trade Unions

Ohio Unions Clash Over Auto Plant – Fight Between CIO and AFL Pleases Toledo Bosses

New UAW Executive Reflects Lewis-Hillman Split in CIO

US Imperialism Made Gains at Havana

Workers’ Forum

Auto Convention Failed to Solve Any Of the Union’s Pressing Problems

Trade Union Notes by Farrell Dobbs

Selling the Appeal

British Give Way to Japan On Asia Front by George Stern

The National Defense Lie – The Morgan-DuPont Defense Council Is No Partner To the American Workers by Sam Marcy

An Anti-Labor Clown Tries Red-Baiting by Mark Knight

Somebody’s Lying

The Army’s Politics

Lundeen’s Party

GPU’s Own Agents Will “Confess” Link with Trotsky, He Predicts

After Burnham—Macdonald by Leon Trotsky (From a letter to a friend)

What Will Happen to the Union Drive in Steel? By Farrell Dobbs

Answering A Query On Our Draft Stand by Albert Goldman


Vol. IV No. 34 August 24, 1940
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Trotsky’s Final Message: Go Forward! (Headline above Masthead)

WE BRAND STALIN AS THE MURDERER OF TROTSKY – Trotsky’s Fight Goes On Under The Banner Of The Fourth International – Death Follows Brutal Attack

Leon Trotsky 1879-1940 (Obituary)

Fight Now As Never Before, Comrades! – Statement of the National Committee

There’s Only One Way To Stop The Arms Profiteers – An Editorial

May Bill Pretends to Protect Homes of Conscripts—-But Does Not – Conscript’s Family As Unprotected As Without This Bill

Jack Maloney and Lou Miller Begin Federal Prison Terms – Lou Miller Writes Inspiring Letter To Farrell Dobbs

Sidney Hillman Working With Green For “Unity” – AFL’s About-Face on Smith Amendments May Be Part of Deal With Roosevelt

Labor Needs Own “Home Defense” Guards!

Trade Union Notes by Farrell Dobbs

Farewell, Leon Trotsky

The Biography of Trotsky Is Part of World History Trotsky with Lenin and Kamenev in the Days of the Civil War and Trotsky addressing the Third Congress of the Comintern (Photographs)

Leon Trotsky and his lifelong comrade and companion, Natalia Sedov Trotsky (Photograph)

Stalin’s Murders Form Long Roll Now Leon Sedov (Photograph)

Drafted Men Keep Seniority Under New Contract

Goodbye, Old Man

Natalia

The Written Heritage

Why The GPU Used This Method To Kill Trotsky

Police Hold GPU Agents For Previous Attack

Do Men Enlist in the Army Voluntarily? By Albert Goldman


Vol. IV No. 35 August 31, 1940
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Jackson “Confession” Shows GPU Hand in Trotsky Murder – Follows Familiar Pattern Of The Moscow Trials – Letter Found On Assassin Sounds Like A Page Out Of The Moscow Trial Record

Trotsky Memorial Meetings This Week Trotsky, the warrior of the workers’ revolution, as commander of the Red Army in 1918-1922 (Photograph)

In Honor of Leon Trotsky (3 photographs of throngs in Mexico honoring Trotsky and a memorial speech by Albert Goldman

, Trotsky’s attorney)

Chilean Workers Denounce Stalin As the Murderer

Trotsky’s Body Cremated, U.S. Refused Entry – 100,000 Workers and Peasants Honor Body

Workers’ Forum

Mpls. Unions Demand Military Training Controlled by Workers

Selling the Appeal

What Methods Shall The Unions Follow In Steel? by Farrell Dobbs

General Motors Speed-Up Is “Patriotism”

Trotsky’s Last March Trotsky and his son Lyova – Leon Sedov (Photograph)

Text of Jackson “Confession”

Klement “Letter” Also Pointed to the GPU’s Guilt in Murder Rudolph Klement (Photograph)

Trotsky Foresaw His Assassins Would Use “Trotskyist” Label

Salutes to Trotsky
From the Socialist Labor Party
From the International Workers’ Front
From the Independent Labor League
From the Socialist Union Party

Goldman’s Funeral Address

Trotsky’s Last Word to Workers of USSR

From All Corners (Messages received from offices of the Socialist Workers Party around the world)


Vol. IV No. 36 September 6, 1940
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

GPU Trying to “Liquidate” Killer of Trotsky to Keep Him from Talking

Goldman Warns GPU Is Now After Its Own Agent To Prevent “Break” At Trial

Clenched Fists Bid Farewell To Trotsky – More Than 1,500 At Memorial Meeting New York Workers Honor Trotsky (Photograph)

Assassin’s Story Falters Under Examination

Cardenas Points At Stalinists As Killers

Trotsky Honored His Pledge of Asylum, Cardenas Affirmed

To the Memory of the Old Man – Speech Delivered at Trotsky Memorial Meeting, New York, Aug. 28, 1940 by James P. Cannon

Capitalist Press Muddies Trotsky In Death, As It Fought Him in Life by George Stern The Lesser Known Trotsky (Photograph of Trotsky at a picnic with his grandson Seva)

Workers’ Forum

Our Australian Comrades Fight Despite Government Ban

Assassin Was In May 24 Attempt Says Mexican Government Paper

Flint Auto Workers Fight Bosses’ Speed-Up – Angry Protests Meet Program Of Intimidation

Workers Want Union Control of Military Training by Carl O’Shea

Grace Carlson Is Full-Time Party Worker Now Grace Carlson (Photograph)

Behind the Lines – Partitioning of Rumania Done Without Stalin’s Consent by George Stern

Max Geldman Is Chicago Speaker

Cannon Speaks At Boston Meeting

Trotsky Memorial In Los Angeles Attended by 300

Newark Meeting

Minneapolis And St. Paul Meeting

Red-Baiting Drive Dominates New York AFL Convention


Vol. IV No. 37 September 14, 1940
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Flint Auto Workers Ready to Strike – One Week Deadline Set for Grievance

Natalia Testifies Jackson Saw Trotsky Only Twice In His Private Office – Believes He Led Attackers On May 24 "Frank Jackson” (Two Photographs of Trotsky’s Assassin)

Belgian Legation Stamps Jackson’s Claims To Be a Belgian as Falsehoods

Deal With Britain Heralds U.S. Drive – Acquisition of Bases Marks Entry of U.S. Imperialism Into Expansionist Race

Sailors Get Chance To Express Opinion of Allies Committee

Behind the Lines – Anglo-American Deal Gives Japan Pause in Far Eastern Grabs by George Stern

Fascist Judge Heads Inquiry Into “Fifth Column” at Flint

Workers’ Forum

Convention of CIO Electrical Workers Shows Decrease of Stalinist Influence by Al Martin

Trotsky Memorial Meetings In Detroit, Cleveland, Etc. – Stevens Speaks in Cleveland

Preis Speaks In Flint And Toledo

Detroit Meeting Success Despite Move To Block It

Selling the Appeal

Argentina Land Scandal Exploited by Fascists by Quebracho

Charles Cooke (Obituary)

The Negro Struggle – “Labor with a White Skin Cannot Emancipate Itself Where Labor with a Black Skin Is Branded”—Karl Marx by Robert L. Birchman

C.P. Lies on Trotsky Murder Exposed; Daily Worker Manufactures “Statement”

* Goldman Shows How Lie Machine of G.P.U. Is Operated * Stalinist Organ Attributes Quotation To Mexican Labor Confederation Which Is Proved To Be a Fabrication by Walter Rourke

Trotsky’s Guards Would Give Lives To Keep Assassin Alive — To Talk by E. Anderson

Housing Crisis To Be Part of War Boom

Race Riot Danger In Toledo

Government Report Shows Profits On Arms Dealing Are Soaring Sky-High by Sam Marcy

Crisis in Auto Plants

Hershel Grynzspan

Browder’s Alibi

Stalin’s New Labor Laws – Longer Work-Week, Direct Wage Cuts, Chaining the Workers To the Factories Like Industrial Serfs; But the Younger Generation Leads A Bitter Resistance to the New Laws by John G. Wright [Joseph Vanzler]

More Messages On the Death Of Leon Trotsky


Vol. IV No. 38 September 21, 1940
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Stalin’s New Purge—The First Account Published Anywhere – Purges the Majority of Trade Unions’ Officials – Kremlin’s Henchmen, Living Like An Upper Class, Have Been Devouring Workers’ Funds For Their Own Purposes by John G. Wright [Joseph Vanzler]

Flint Auto Workers Taking Strike Vote – Fisher Body Fight Is For Showdown – But Company Maneuvers to Push AFL-CIO Fight Into Foreground and to Shove the Really Basic Issues Out of the Picture

Trotsky Assassin Is Questioned – Covers GPU Trail By Refusing to Answer Questions

Natalia’s Letter To Cardenas

S.W.P. Plenum—Conference Opens Friday in Chicago

U.S. Senatorial Candidate in Minnesota Is Grace Carlson Dr. Grace Carlson (Photograph)

Minor Strikes in Auto Towns Show the Pot Is Simmering

Workers’ Forum

Here Are Some of the Anti-Labor Clauses in Roosevelt’s Conscription Law

Labor Control of Military Training Debated by Union

Air King Strike Is Over, Judge Smothered It

Worker Insists We Must Predict That U.S.-Soviet Pact Is Coming

John Brooks Wheelwright (Obituary)

Jobless Negro Lad Tries To Get into the U.S. Army...

Selling the Appeal

The Negro Struggle – “Labor with a White Skin Cannot Emancipate Itself Where Labor with a Black Skin Is Branded”—Karl Marx by Robert L. Birchman

Siqueiros, Leader of May 24 Attempt On Trotsky, Defends His Foul Deed

Sidney Hillman – Today He Is the Chief Lieutenant Of the Bosses in Labor’s Ranks

The Chinese Get a Lesson In Democracy by George Stern

On Conscription

Moscow’s Blackout

“Draft Wealth” Item in Draft Law Is a Fraud by Sam Marcy


Vol. IV No. 39 September 28, 1940
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

N.J. Survey Shows Workers Want Union Control of Military Training – Approve Enactment of Conscription, But Also Favor Union Control of It – Newark S.W.P. Polls Representative Body of Workers To Get Views on Training by George Breitman

Cal. Bosses Want to Stop “Labor Rows” – Drive Against Unions On Pretext of “National Defense”

Once Again – Who “Destroyed” France?

Auto Locals in Flint Prepare to Fight G.M.

Capitalist Greed Was Cause Of Hercules Powder Tragedy

S.W.P. Plenum Opening This Week in Chicago

Coffins Are Just Part of the Army’s “Many Gadgets”

Workers’ Forum

St. Paul Union Paper Blasts Union Chiefs in Government

Minn. Federation Fights For Anti-Labor Law Repeal

C.P. Helped Elect Olson, He’s Outlawing Them Now

Steel Workers Use “Quickies” To Win Demands – Victory at Republic Steel in Youngstown Is Latest Example

100% Profit

Union Conditions in the Army Is Only Part of Labor’s Need

The Marxist School – Fall Term 1940

The Negro Struggle – “Labor with a White Skin Cannot Emancipate Itself Where Labor with a Black Skin Is Branded”—Karl Marx by Albert Parker

Mexico after the Elections — by Grandizo Munis – Danger of Reactionary Coup Grows, Aided By Corrupt Stalinist-Toledana Methods

Negro Sharecropper Facing Trial For Murder of Boss

Communist League of China Honors Memory of Trotsky (From Executive Committee, Communist League of China, Section of the IV International, Li Fu-Jen)

Has Mike Gold Made His Last Blunder?

The Workers Will Not Tolerate a CIO Split

Equality in Wartime?

The Crisis in Soviet Agriculture – Reveal Once More Character of Regime – Stalin’s Latest Decrees Against Peasants

Japanese Move to Checkmate Anglo-US Deal


Vol. IV No. 40 October 5, 1940
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Pact Means U.S. War In Two Oceans – Nazi-Japan Alliance Has USSR in Its Pincers – Soviet Union Now Faces Threat on Two Frontiers Which Stalin Thought He Had Eliminated

Parley Over Flint Firings Dragging On – General Motors Stalls To Avert Walk-Out In Flint Plants

Two Jailed Drivers Union Leaders Now Cleared by Court

Program to Break Labor’s Back Is Drafted By Leading Economists Of The Country

Proletarian Military Policy Is Adopted At Socialist Workers Party Chicago Conference – Trotsky Memorial Fund Launched by Delegates – Express Determination of the Party To Carry Out Trotsky’s Final Injunction to Go Forward

SWP Protests Effort to Ban CP From Ballot – Party in California Fights Issue of Civil Rights

New State Guard Units Are Organized To Break Strikes

I.B.E.W. Local 3 Leaders Jailed in Strikebreaking Move

S.W.P. Resolution On Proletarian Military Policy – Adopted Plenum-Conference Held in Chicago, September 27 to 29

Plenum-Conference Resolution – On the 1940 Elections

Plenum-Conference Resolution – On the Shachtman-Abern Group

“Fourth International” Trotsky Memorial Issue Out Next Week

Toledano out As Mexican Labor Chief

The Negro Struggle – “Labor with a White Skin Cannot Emancipate Itself Where Labor with a Black Skin Is Branded”—Karl Marx by Albert Parker (Continued from last week)

Organize Ford: This Is Still the Biggest Job in Auto by John Adamson

Negro Condemned to Death for Murdering His White Boss

What Officer Rule Means In the Army, Letter from Eugene Varlin

A Military Policy

Stalin’s “Victories”

SWOC “Leadership”

The New Purge In The Soviet Union – Extends Once More Into Industry As a New Caste of Generals Is Created By Stalin by John G. Wright [Joseph Vanzler]

Pivert Swaps Courtesies With Gen. DeGaulle By J. Gerland


Vol. IV No. 41 October 12, 1940
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

False Passport of the Assassin of Leon Trotsky Traced To GPU – It Belonged To A Loyalist Soldier In Spanish War

Another Stalinist Jailed For Attack on Leon Trotsky

On the War Fronts by George Stern

For Military Training—-Under Control Of Unions!

Local 544 Defeats Anti-Union Suit – Judge Concedes Baselessness Of Case Against Drivers Union in Minneapolis

All-India Congress Reports Vicious Repressions

Olson Bars Stalinists from California Ballot – Socialist Workers Party Offers United Front to Fight Ban

Success Story

Auto Workers Strike Midland Steel Plant – Key Auto Parts Factory in Cleveland Is Closed Down by Militant Picket Line

Hillman Moving Into Flint Auto Workers’ Fight With G.M.

Military Policy of the Proletariat – Speech by James P. Cannon At Chicago Conference of SWP James P. Cannon (Photograph)

The Negro Struggle – “Labor with a White Skin Cannot Emancipate Itself Where Labor with a Black Skin Is Branded”—Karl Marx by Albert Parker

S.W.P. Candidate For U.S. Senate, Grace Carlson, Goes On Minnesota Ballot Grace Carlson, S.W.P. Candidate In Minnesota Senatorial Race (Photograph)

Child Labor Is Revived by Stalin

French Socialist Support the Petain Government

No Minimum Wage For Puerto Rico

Architectural Note

Nazi Pressure Outlaws Our Swiss Comrades

West Coast Firemen Go Out On Strike – Steam Schooners Tied Up By Walkout

It’s Up to the CIO

Congratulations to 544

The Sky’s the Limit

Butler’s Edict


Vol. IV No. 42 October 19, 1940
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Draft Will Take One Out of Three – Demand That Military Training Be Under Trade Union Control! – Unions Must Oppose Open Shop In The Army, As in Industry – First Experiences of National Guardsmen, Just Inducted, Shows Necessity for Union Protection of Conscripts

Negroes Repudiate Jim Crow Army Policy of Roosevelt – Charge White House Statement Quoted Them as Agreeing To Segregation, When They Had Really Denounced It

Unions Discuss Need of Union Rights In Army

Undertakers Work

Auto Union Is Aroused by GM Attacks – Militants Continue To Demand Action On General Motors

West Coast Schooners Tied Up – Firemen’s Strike Is Followed By Cooks; Sailors Locked Out

Fort Dix Guardsmen Bitter About Pay And High Prices

Sailors Hear Families Are in Dire Want – Officials Violate Promises To Help Their Dependents

Midland Steel Strikers Are Victorious

Siqueiros, Who Led Gang That Attacked Trotsky, Indicted

On the War Fronts by George Stern

Bethlehem Strikers Return To Work The Day “New” Policy Is Announced!

Crucible Cranemen Win Strike For Wage Rise

Breitman Hits Barbour On Negro Issues

On the Ballot! (Photograph of Dr. Grace Carlson, Socialist Workers Party Candidate for U.S. Senator in Minnesota and C. Johnson, campaign manager)

Breitman’s Newark Election Campaign Stirs Negro Worker

Why the SWP Runs Only One Candidate

Why We Are Supporting No Candidate for President

The Stalinists and the United Front – Speech of James P. Cannon At Chicago SWP Conference

The Negro Struggle – “Labor with a White Skin Cannot Emancipate Itself Where Labor with a Black Skin Is Branded”—Karl Marx by Albert Parker

Workers’ Power Alone Cannot Defeat Fascism – France’s Fate Shows That “Democrats” Cannot Lead Fight Against Fascism by J. Gerland

Attorney for Trotsky’s Widow Blasts Story of GPU Assassin by Albert Goldman

John Brown’s Ideas Go Marching On by J. Ingram

Our Military Policy

Covering Up Hillman

No Home Guards!

The Ford Decision

Who Owns This Country?

How the Negroes in the South View the Army Draft (From the Baltimore Afro-American, Negro weekly, Aug. 31)

Trotsky Memorial Fund – Branch Pledges


Vol. IV No. 43 October 26, 1940
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Draft Boards Are Packed With Wall Street Stooges – Trade Unions Protest Against the Appointment Of Anti-Labor Men on All Local Boards

Park Avenue Socialites Appointed in New York

Labor’s Policy toward the Draft Boards – An Editorial

Cromwell Is Anti-Labor, Says L.N.P.L. – Which Is One More Good Reason To Vote for Breitman

Mein Kampf—U.S. Style

Hillman Buries CIO Plea on War Orders

Navy Did Not Let Any Union Shop Contracts!

Boat Firm Nets Large War Orders While Using Yellow Dog Contract

Many Homeless Turn Up For Draft Register

Workers’ Forum

Larry Murphy (Obituary)

Penn. Joads Victorious In “Blitz-Strike”

SWP Candidate On Minneapolis Radio – Funds for 3 Radio Programs Provided By Friends

Food Store Men Strike Chains In Four States – 20,000 Butchers and Clerks Have Closed Down Their Shops

United Front to Defend C.P. in Calif. Is Asked – Socialist Workers Party Offers Aid in Fighting Ban

Trotsky Memorial Fund

Fire Prevention Teachers Made Quite A Bonfire!

James P. Cannon’s Summary Speech on Military Policy

The Negro Struggle – “Labor with a White Skin Cannot Emancipate Itself Where Labor with a Black Skin Is Branded” —Karl Marx by Albert Parker

Natalia Trotsky Answers a Foul Slander (Letter to J.R. Johnson)

Leader of May 24 Attack on Trotsky Admits Close C.P. Connections

Negro Labor Head Jailed by Britain

Some More Southern Chivalry

Understatement of the Week

Our Military Policy

London’s Not so Bad

Pacifist Clap-Trap

Our Election Policy

You Said It!

Remember These “Daily Worker” Stories? (Photographs “Of Headlines from the Daily Worker” justifying the Hitler-Stalin Pact)

Soviet Youth in Forefront of Increasing Mass Unrest by John G Wright [Joseph Vanzler] (Fifth in a series of articles about the present crisis in the Soviet Union)

Hillman Plays Judas In Arms Contract Fight by Art Preis


Vol. IV No. 44 November 2, 1940
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

The Way of Lenin and Trotsky Is Still the Only Way Out! – 23 Years of the Russian Revolution

Lewis Does It Again; This Time for the Republicans – Deals Blow to Labor’s Freedom War Scene Shifts To Mediterranean

Logic of the “Statesman” of Labor

Negroes Good Enough to Draft But Not to Vote, says Governor

“Neither To Laugh Nor To Weep”

As You Go to the Polls – An Editorial

Workers’ Forum

Fort Dix Soldiers Win Demand For Better Chow

SWP Broadcast to Minnesota Workers – Grace Carlson, Candidate for Senator, Puts Our Military Program on the Air

Sugaring The Draft

Stalinists Support Pro-Willkie Stand of John L. Lewis

Hillman Merely Helped to Break Boeing Strike

Coast C.P. Members Learn Of United Front Refusal

Trotsky Memorial Fund

The Negro Struggle – “Labor with a White Skin Cannot Emancipate Itself Where Labor with a Black Skin Is Branded”—Karl Marx by Albert Parker

Ten Days That Shook The World by Lidia Beidel Leon Trotsky, 1879-1940 (Photograph) V.I. Lenin, 1870-1924 (Drawing)

A Union Paper On Military Training (Reprinted by The Northwest Organizer, Weekly Organ of the Minneapolis Teamsters Joint Council)

Lewis Shifts Parties—But Not Basic Line – Support of Willkie, Like Support of Roosevelt, Is Betrayal of Interests of the American Working Class by Joseph Hansen The Main Question

Significant Words

Hands Off the C.P.

Leon Trotsky and the Anniversary of October by Albert Goldman

An Army Major Tell Some Truths by Art Preis


Vol. IV No. 45 November 9, 1940
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Wall Street Wins Another Election

* No Labor Party on National Ballot – Third Term Heralds Beginning of Basic Changes in Politics * Carlson Campaign in Minnesota Points the Way – Labor’s Only Road Is Organization of Independent Party

West Coast Ship Tie-Up Still Firm

Greek Resistance Slows Down Italians – Japanese Withdraw Forces in South Part of China by George Stern

Training Camp News Blocked By Censorship

Trotsky on the GPU (Nov. issue of “Fourth International”)

Electric Union Wins Leviton NLRB Election

Union Leaflets Bring Arrests At Ford Plant

Bethlehem Steel Blasts Lewis’ Hope For “Deal”

Anti-Picketing Statute Void in Oregon

Wall Street Profits Soar

Negro Sailors Put In Brig

Workers’ Forum

Trotsky Memorial Fund

Stalinist Henchmen Follow Lewis In Giving Support to Willkie by Lidia Bydell [Spelled “Beidel” in issue #44, 1940]

Negro Resolution on War (Adopted by The Political Committee of the Socialist Workers Party)

Selling The Appeal

“National Defense” Costs

The Negro Struggle – “Labor with a White Skin Cannot Emancipate Itself Where Labor with a Black Skin Is Branded”—Karl Marx by Albert Parker

Nat Turner Rebellion Anniversary – Negro Slave Led Revolt by William Dixon

Boss War Brutally Exploits Women Workers in Factories by Mary Dante

Draft Health Bad, Medical Report Shows by Lidia Bydell

Dr. Ruby Dies (Obituary of Dr. Jonas Ruby)

Third Term

Negro Doctors Barred

Bosses’ Man Worried

End Secret Diplomacy

Bourbons Shelve Bill

Roosevelt and Wall St. – The Background and Future of a Third-Term President; Bosses Use F.D.R. to Lure Workers to War and Reaction by Art Preis

Go Forward – Paralyzing Poison From the Ivory Tower Of Pacifism by Joseph Hansen

Rubber Strike Victorious

J.P. Morgan’s Errand Boy


Vol. IV No. 46 November 16 1940
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

“National Unity” Hides Blow At Labor – War Drive Pushed “Full Speed” Ahead

* Wall Street Urges “National Unity” At Labor Expense * War Crisis Brings FDR Intervention In Latin America

Minnesota Vote 5,743 for Carlson – Anti-War Stand Gains Lead Among Minorities by Carl O’Shea

Flint, 1937 —- It’s Still the Only Answer (Photograph of labor action)

Flint G.M. Conflict Halted – UAW Official Sanction Reprisals Upon Union Militants

Ford Gets Big War Order Day After FDR’s Re-Election

Australian Munitions Workers Call Quickie Strike

Getting Big-Hearted

Stalinist Change Hammer and Sickle For Spade and Hoe

Molotov Pays Courtesy Call On Hitlerites

Negro Sailors Are Still in the Brig

Workers’ Forum

Steel Workers Use “Quickie” Tactic to Win

Job Training Rights Denied Negro Youths

Negro Appointed to Higher Rank in Armed Forces

Police Raid Office Seize Trotskyist Literature

A.L.P. Doubles Vote of 1936 In New York

Rapid Expansion of Army Follows Draft Lottery

Masses Favor Conscription Poll Shows

We Love Our Boss

Bad Health Has America Worried

Natalia Trotsky Greeted on Nov. 7

Draftee Jobs Guaranteed Draft Head Alleges

Soldiers at Fort Dix Gain Rise in Their Wages

Latin American Notes

Trade Union Notes by Farrell Dobbs

Steel Profits Soar

The Negro Struggle – “Labor with a White Skin Cannot Emancipate Itself Where Labor with a Black Skin Is Branded”—Karl Marx by Albert Parker

War Orders Policy Hit

721 AFL Officials Protest Contracts To NLRA Violators

Avoiding Class I-A

“Why?” Query Draftees As They Filed Past

Oehlerite Paper Arbitrarily Banned by Authorities

Society Notes

Fourth International Features Trotsky Article

Long Time No See!

Trotsky Memorial Fund

Join the Army to Learn a Trade

Recruiters Wax Poetic in Film Blurb

Horror Item

Encouraging Vote

Professor Spills Beans

Short Short Story

Moscow Celebrates

With Bombs

Roosevelt and Wall St. – Roosevelt Planned War Program From First Term On; Economic Crisis Forces Move to Aid Big Business by Art Preis (Part II) Go Forward – Prediction of Trotsky A Triumph Of Marxist Analysis by Joseph Hansen


Vol. IV No. 47 November 23, 1940
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Industrial Unionism Upheld by CIO – Convention Hits AFL Conditions

Airplane Workers Going Strike – Mass Picket Lines Call For Cut In Boss Profits

Unity—-But Unity to Benefit Labor – An Editorial

G.P.U. Assassin of Trotsky – “Frank Jacson” alias “Jacques Mornard” (Photographs)

Siqueiros Held in Penitentiary

Green for Unity on His Terms

Murder, Inc. —- by Don Dore

First Results of Our Military Policy by James P. Cannon

LaGuardia Hits Right to Strike

Workers’ Forum

Soldiers Must Buy New Uniforms Out of $21 Pay

Maritime Union Sign Agreement – Stalinist Influence Disrupts United Labor Front

“National Unity” (Photograph of a lynching victim)

Clerks and Butchers Win By United Strike Action

Judges Arrest Judges In Election Fraud Cases

Captain Laughs at Idea Men Freeze In Tents Defend Jailed Negro Sailors!

Hunting Season in Michigan Brings Crisis in Auto by Jules Geller

Trade Union Notes by Farrell Dobbs

The Negro Struggle – “Labor with a White Skin Cannot Emancipate Itself Where Labor with a Black Skin Is Branded”—Karl Marx by Albert Parker

Defense for Waller Asks Aid – Negro Sharecropper in Virginia Faces Execution

What’s in a Name?

Labor Should Work 10 to 12 Hour Day Declares Millis

School for Capitalist Generals by Eugene Varlin

On the War Fronts by George Stern

Sam Gompers’ Ghost Haunts Craft Chiefs

Mr. Dies And “Sabotage”

“You Can’t Strike”

Unknown Nationality

By Inches

Birmingham Buzzard

Roosevelt and Wall St. – FDR Plans Same “50-50” Break for Labor and Coming War As Workers Received in the Last Imperialist Conflict by Art Preis (Part III) Wall Street Stooge (Photograph of FDR)

Go Forward – Eight Professional Pacifists Seek Jail Term by Joseph Hansen


Vol. IV No. 48 November 30, 1940
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

CIO Opens Road to Militant Struggle – Convention Upholds Industrial Unionism by Felix Morrow

Minnesota Vote Tops Minorities – Final Returns Show Carlson Above CP And SP Combined by V.R. Dunne

Vultee Strikers Point to Boss Profits (Photograph of mass picket lines at the Vultee airplane plant publicizing huge company profits through war contracts)

Demand Freedom for Negro Sailors by Albert Parker

Women Want to Join the Army

Strike Wins Pay Raise At Vultee

Murder for Profit – The Story behind the Explosions in the Chemical Plants by Don Dore

Aircraft Profits Soar Skyward

End of Rainbow

Workers’ Forum

Stalinist Manager Fired for Excusing Absentees

Minneapolis Sunday Forum Analyzes Workers’ Vote

Marxist School Finishes Successful Term in N.Y.

Hitler Offers People Socialism and Dog Meat

Militarism and Workers Rights by James P. Cannon (Part II)

Trade Union Notes by Farrell Dobbs

The Negro Struggle ”Labor with a White Skin Cannot Emancipate Itself Where Labor with a Black Skin Is Branded”—Karl Marx by Albert Parker

Highlights of the C.I.O. Convention

What Do They Expect?

Trotsky Memorial Fund

Society Notes

Notebook of an Agitator by James P. Cannon

Vultee Strike

Tampico Incident

Ominous Warning

Cynical Propaganda

Child Labor in USSR – Stalin Issues Decree Driving Soviet Children >From School In Order to Create Larger Labor Reserve; Decree Retroactive by John G. Wright [Joseph Vanzler]

Go Forward – Latin American Workers Face U.S. Imperialism by Joseph Hansen

Crazy as a Fox


Vol. IV No. 49 December 7, 1940
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Negroes Fight Phila. Police Terror – Cops Seized 600 In Street Raids – Boss Political Machine Took This Revenge For Refusal of Negroes To Support It in The Recent Elections

Farmers Union Meets In St. Paul – 4,000 to Attend Five-State Convention; Is Most Progressive Farm Organization

AFL Convention Blocks Labor Unity By Hostility To Industrial Unions – Dubinsky Is a Sorry-Looking Figure As Craft Moguls Push Him Around by Art Preis

Anti-Labor Police Chief Is Michigan Home Guard Head

Sailors Firm In West Coast Ship Strike – Steamschooner Tie-up Deadlocked; Stalinist Aid Bosses

On the War Fronts by George Stern

Union Men Jailed in Strikes, Kept Out Of Drafted Army

Negro Soldier Hits Jim Crow In Army Camp – Colored Troops Are Segregated In Many Phases of Camp Life

Vultee Victory Bolsters Union Aircraft Drive – Boss Press Lies About Union’s Gains; No Compulsory Arbitration In Contract

“Voluntary” Wage Raises Follow Vultee Strike

Happy Days in the Army

“Silly and Unscientific”

Workers’ Forum

Portrait of Trotsky At Whitney Museum

Note For Wall Street

Lenin, Trotsky and the First World War by James P. Cannon (Part III)

Progressive Stand of the CIO Convention – It’s Defense of Industrial Unionism Must Be Backed Wholeheartedly by Felix Morrow (Second in a series)

Negro Delegates Jim Crowed by AFL Central Labor Body

The Negro Struggle by Albert Parker

Women Workers in the Last War – Now, Again, As the Men Face Death, The Women Face Factory Horrors by Mary Dante

Natalia’s Thanks to All Who Shared Her Grief by Natalia Sedov Trotsky

New Union Problems, As Tool Industry Expands

Capitalism Rules German Economy

Trotsky Memorial Fund

Military Arts for Workers in New Book – Review of “New Ways of War”, by Tom Wintringham, Penguin Books by Carl O’Shea

Watch Out for Rats!

The Draftees’ Health

Not Red, But Yellow

Why The Farmers Voted Against Roosevelt – They Repudiated The “New Deal” For the Same Reason That They Voted Against Hoover In 1932 by Peter Graves

Many “Trotskyists” Reported Seized By Nazis in France

Notebook of an Agitator – Union Boy Gets Raise by James P. Cannon


Vol. IV No. 50 December 14, 1940
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Negro Sailors Ousted for Protest – 13 Discharge; 2 Face Navy Trial – Seamen Who Exposed Vicious Jim Crow in Navy Get “Undesirable” Discharges “For the Good of the Service” by Albert Parker

J.F. Finerty Joins Aid For Waller – Famous Attorney To Fight Execution Of Negro Sharecropper

Court Ordered Denounced by Minneapolis Unions – Drivers Union Rejects Judge’s Order To Remove Loyal Unionists From Office

Houston Dairy Drivers Strike After Lockout – All Deliveries Stop As Milk Trust Tries To Stall Contract

On the War Fronts by George Stern

Nazis Arrest 90 Trotskyists in the Paris Region

Phila. Bosses Try to Quiet Protest Storm – 19 Cops, 2 Judges Transferred For Mass Negro Arrests

Here’s A New Angle On “National Defense”

AFL-CIO Unite in Big Lumber Strike – 45,000 Rival Union Men Join Hands to Wrest Wage Gains From Timber Lords

Grace Carlson on National Tour

Workers’ Forum

Our parties followed in Minnesota (Illustration of all votes by county in Minnesota for Grace Carlson for U.S. Senator)

The “Socialist” Critics of the CIO – They Provide a Pseudo-Radical Alibi for Hillman and the AFL

AFL Gave Undue Prominence To The Racketeering Issue – But Neither Dubinsky Nor the AFL Chieftains Took a Correct Working-Class Attitude Toward It by Art Preis

Trotsky Memorial Fund

Latest “Fourth International” Off the Press

CP Asked to Debate by Minn. SWP

Wasn’t Meant to Kill Trotsky Says Leader of May Attack! By Walter Rourke

The Negro Struggle by Albert Parker

They Have Their Plattsburgs – It’s Time the Workers Got Wise, And Demanded Workers Plattsburgs by Eugene Varlin

Stalin Purges His Playwrights – Writing Plays in Stalin’s Domain Is Dangerous Occupation by John G. Wright [Joseph Vanzler]

An Indictment Of Jim Crow in Army and Navy

Unions Back Campaign For Refugee Relief

British “Equality”

A Correction

Industrial Explosions

Juicy War Contracts Just Ooze Fat Profits – Reporter Gets a Peek at Some of the Contracts— They Give Away Everything Except the White House Linen

Camacho Takes Office—And Turns to the Right by Walter Rourke

Notebook of an Agitator – Finland and Greece by James P. Cannon


Vol. IV No. 51 December 21, 1940
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Ford Union Drive at Crucial Stage – Many Thousands Boldly Join Up – But Ford Will Fight to the Death, and It Will Take More Than NLRB Elections to Beat Him; UAW Must Prepare to Fight

Cafeteria Local Elects Militants – United Front Ticket In Local 302 Is Victorious In Fight to Drive Back Reactionary Red-Baiting Right Wing

Grace Carlson Starts National Tour Jan. 2 – Opens in Milwaukee; Will Speak In At Least 35 Cities; Schedule Listed

Enforcement of Union Contract—Flint Style

Hillman Wins in Jersey CIO Body – Chance to Defeat Hillman Is Tossed Away by Lewis Bloc by George Breitman

On the War Fronts by George Stern

Stalin’s Latest Ukase!

Workers Favor Collective Bargaining Rights In Army – Detroit-Toledo Poll Also Shows Considerable Sentiment Favoring Trade Union Control of Military Training

Workers’ Forum

Trotsky Memorial Fund

N.Y. Cafeteria Workers’ Program

December F.I. Just out

AFL-CIO Lumber Workers Win Gains Despite Stalinist Sabotage – Raise and Vacations Won in Joint Strike Which Stalinist Tried To Break Up

Results of Detroit-Toledo Poll on Military Training

Flint Auto Locals Demand G.M. Action – Bud Reuther Gets Executive Board to Refuse Request From Flint Unions

Trade Union Notes by Farrell Dobbs

The Negro Struggle by Albert Parker

Stalin Extends His Compulsory Labor Laws – Technicians, Stakhanovists No Longer Free To Choose Their Place Of Employment by John G. Wright [Joseph Vanzler]

Camacho vs. Almazan: Tempest in Teacup – Stalinist Deliberately Deceived the Masses in Supporting Camacho by G. Munis

British Workers Carry War Load

Why the Silence?

Roosevelt’s Latest

Sydney Hillman’s Gnat

Our Party’s Election Campaign in Minnesota – The Trotskyist Candidate for U.S. Senator Tells Why She Polled More Votes Than Browder and Thomas Together by Grace Carlson

The Real Mystery Behind the Hitler-Molotov Interview

MacDonald Cries out against Shachtman’s Internal Regime by Joseph Hansen


Vol. IV No. 52 December 28, 1940
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.
[Volume 4 ends here. Volume 5 continues below for 4 issues before the name changes back to The Militant for the final time]

CIO Warns against Home Guard Bill – “Sabotage” Bill Also Denounced – Only Military Law Could Touch Guards, Murray Points out; But He Fails To Indict Their Purely Anti-Labor Role

Cafeteria Workers’ United Front Makes Clean Sweep In Elections – Red-Baiters Fail To Win A Single Post In Local 302; Winners Are Pledged To Carry Out A Militant Union Program Larry Phillips (Photograph of successful candidate)

On the War Fronts by George Stern

Flint Auto Workers Hear Grace Carlson Tuesday, Jan. 7

Negro Sailors Defended by Boston Meeting

Attention Chicago! Grace Carlson Speaks On Friday

Bad Housing Spreads Illness In Army Camps

Waller Gets a Stay of Execution – Labor And Negro Protests Win Delay Of Sharecropper’s Death Sentence

Special National Convention Of SWP Acts On International Relations

Imprisoned by British Police

“Equality” Before the Draft Boards—Oh Yeah – The First Businessman Is Called Up In Flint— And The Board Asks New Ruling

Workers’ Forum

Trotsky Memorial Fund

Appeal Army

Trade Union Notes by Farrell Dobbs

“T.B.”, Scourge of the Poor, Kills 9 Workers for 1 Businessman – You Can Kill A Man With A Tenement As Well As You Can With An Axe by Grace Carlson

The Negro Struggle by Albert Parker

Stalin Calls “Party” Conference – Will, Like All Previous Ones, Be Preceded by Mass Purge by John G. Wright [Joseph Vanzler]

Martinique: Two Negro Newspapers’ Views – They Differ Only In Their Choice Of Slavemasters For This Negro Colony by Albert Parker

A Crude Lie About France In The Saturday Evening Post

A Midwesterner Is Flabbergasted By The New New York by Art Preis

War Against Fascism

Fight With The Socialist Workers Party On the Waterfront (A list of the Party’s goals/demands) At Home (Domestic goals/demands)

Murray’s Program

AFL Bourbons

Anaconda Copper Trust Hits The Jackpot Again – It’s Just Like It was In 1917—The Sky’s The Limit—It’s Nice To Have Friends In Washington

Latin-American Masses Fear Uncle Sam’s “Aid” by Quebracho

Shachtman Takes Chair Vacated By Professor Burnham


Vol. IV No. 53 January 4, 1941
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Just Remember The War Labor Boards Of 1917 By Michael Cort

Auto Union Issues Call for General Motors Conference

* Follows Demand Of Flint Locals –Conference Will Convene In February; May Initiate A New, Militant Policy

* Top Leaders Of Auto Union Hemmed In From Two Sides –While UAW Board Honeymoons With “Defense” Commission, Bosses Make Hay, And Workers Press Board For Action by John Adamson

Grace Carlson in Chicago, Flint, Detroit This Week

Labor Defense Ousted Minn. Educator –Red–Baiters Attack His ’35 Appointment Of Grace Carlson

On the War Fronts by George Stern

Hillman Groggy In Second Round by Our Sports Editor

New Cafeteria Local Officers Are Inducted –Leaders Of United Ticket Pledge To Carry Out Program

Workers’ Forum

UAW Fisher Body Local Blasts Top Board’s Rotten Settlement

Grace Carlson Speaking Dates

Trade Union Notes by Farrell Dobbs

Trotsky Memorial Fund

The Negro Struggle by Albert Parker

The War And Coming Revolutions –The Germs Of Workers’ Uprisings Infect All Warring Nations by Art Preis

Why Browder & Co. Now Yell For U.S.–USSR Amity

Women And The Class Struggle –They Play A Decisive Role In The Labor Movement by Mary Dante

One Sabotage Case They’re Not Pushing

Roosevelt’s Speech

Stalin’s New Life

Halifax Is Real

They Honor John Reed–––And Suppress His Book

SWP Protests Jailing Of Pierre Frank by James P. Cannon, National Secretary

How Stalin Celebrated The 23rd Anniversary –Not One Mention of the Fight Against Fascism Was Included Among the 43 Slogans Issued For the November 7th Ceremony by John G. Wright [Joseph Vanzler]

The New Revelation According To Saint Norman Thomas


Vol. IV No. 54 January 11, 1941
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Congress Planning Anti–Strike Laws –FDR Talks Lay Basis For Ban –All Legislatures Need To Do Is to Enact Into Law AFL Metal Traits Proposal; But Such Laws Cannot Be Enforced by Felix Morrow

Labor Defends Minn. Educator

Grace Carlson Speaks In Your Vicinity

Grace Carlson Reports on First Meetings by Grace Carlson

What Will The Trade Unions Do For The Workers In Uniform –An Editorial

Worker Reports Chaos in New Training Camp

Leviton Strike Holds Firm in 19th Week

On the War Fronts by George Stern

Reuther Plan Is Swell–––For Him

Workers’ Forum –War Production Means A Daily Blackout In Pittsburgh by James Cook

Appeal Army

War Labor Board of 1918 –Green, Hillman, Murray Following Gompers’ Policy by Michael Cort (Part II)

Ford Pays Millions For Lying Ads To Conceal His Vile Labor Policy –Ford’s Claim To High Wages Is Exposed As A Flagrant Lie

New York Plans Banquet for Grace Carlson

Trotsky Memorial Fund –We’re On The Last Lap; Minneapolis Is In Front by James P. Cannon

The Negro Struggle by Albert Parker

The Kremlin’s Child Labor System –"Soviet Russia Today” Pretends It’s “Socialist” Schooling––– by John G. Wright

New Year Message To Natalia Trotsky from Chicago (From Chicago Local, Socialist Workers Party)

There’s Only One Road For India –A Ceylonese Tells Why Only The Masses Can Free India by J.V.P. de Silva

"Nation” Weeps Crocodile Tears For The Refugees

Arm London Police

Valiant British Brewers Expose Fifth Columnists by Joseph Hansen

Industrial Insurance Racket Robs the Poor –SEC Investigation Shows Workers Swindled Out Of Hundreds Of Millions Yearly By Big Insurance Outfits; No Remedy Proposed by Don Dore

Distrust of Yankees Revives in Argentina by Quebracho

Organize Forward!

"Good Neighbor"

Class Is Class


Vol. IV No. 55 January 18, 1941
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Roosevelt Dictator Under New Bill –Bankers Give It Their Blessing –Bill Is Confession That Imperialists Whether “Democratic” Or Fascist, Now All Wage War By Totalitarian Methods

Daily Worker’s Editor Expelled –Neither He Nor Browder Will Tell Why; May Be Dodge to Cover Up Their Tracks

Grace Carlson In Boston

Grace Carlson’s Own Story On Tour Meetings by Grace Carlson

On The War Fronts by George Stern

CIO Executive Board Adopts 6–Point “Plan” For Draftees –Accepts Principle That Unions Are Duty–Bound to Protect Rights of Workers–Soldiers But Program Is Too Vague

Boss Weakening In 20th Week Of Leviton Strike –Electrical Workers Are Smashing His Union–Busting Boast

Flint Chevrolet Votes to Strike –Strike Power Given to Local Board, to End Company’s Dodging of Grievances

Marks Products Strike Backs Up Leviton Action

East Chicago Steelchippers Out On Strike

Workers’ Forum –A Laborer On the New Army Camps Tells His Story

Trotsky Memorial Fund

Schedule of Carlson Tour

Navy Backs Union–Busting Bill To Militarize Merchant Marine –Would Compel All Seamen to Work Ships For Coolie Wages

The Record of the War Labor Board of 1918 by Michael Cort (Part III)

Highlights In The Labor Press by Carl O’Shea

Appeal Army

The Negro Struggle by Albert Parker

Karl Liebknecht: Revolutionist –The “Democrats” Murdered Him–––And Opened The Road To Hitler by Eugene Varlin

Our Red Rosa, The German Workers Called Her by Antoinette F. Konikow

They Tell Vile Falsehoods About German Workers

The New Stage

Pacifist Changeling

Good Old FDR

There’s War In Canada–––Against The Trade Union –But the Systematic Terror Has Failed to Break Down the Workers and French Canadians’ Opposition to the War

British Jail Indian For Demanding Democracy

They Were The Greatest Heroes Of The Last War

Lovestone Quits; The Fruit Of Lack Of Principles


Vol. IV No. 56 January 25, 1941
Socialist Appeal
Official Weekly Organ of the Socialist Workers Party, Section of the Fourth International.

Ford’s River Rouge Is Aflame With Union Men –Ford Drive At Crucial Turning Point; Now Is The Moment For Real Action!

On the War Fronts by George Stern

Grace Carlson In New York

Grace Carlson Reports Negro Audiences by Grace Carlson

Churchill’s Anti–Labor Acts Follow U.S. “Aid” –Are Inspired By War Power Bill –Similar Reactionary Events Take Place In China, Mexico, Cuba, Uruguay They Mirror Coming Events Here

On the Strike Fronts:

* Ryan Aircraft All Set To Be Shut Down

* Babcock–Wilcox Strikers Hold Their Lines

* Shipyard Men In Frisco Get Quick Results

On the War Fronts by George Stern

They Kept Press and Henry Ford

Workers’ Forum

Appeal Army

Republic Rubber Contract Includes Raise, Concessions

The Right Man

Trotsky Memorial Fund

Schedule of Carlson Tour

N.A.A.C.P. Sets January 26 As Protest Day Against Jim Crow –Day’s Activities Are Confused By Name, “National Defense Day” Program

British Air Raid Shelters Report Is For Jim Crow!

In Roosevelt’s Garbage Can (Political Cartoon)

Ford Knows His Patriotism Pays; It Did in 1918

The Negro Struggle by Albert Parker

Lenin On The Platform––––– by Leon Trotsky

Lenin’s “Secret Weapon” by Felix Morrow

No Secret Diplomacy!

Yanks Have Gone

More Competition

A Word of Caution

In Memphis, Domain Of FDR’s Comrade, Crump –You’re in Trouble If You’re A Negro And Didn’t Vote For Roosevelt And The Rest Of Boss Crumps Bourbon Ticket

Just The Right People To Rule On Textbooks by Lidia Bennett

What Stalinist Did At Their “Lenin Memorial"

A War Reporter Lifts The Veil For A Moment

Who Backed Camacho? – Mexican Stalinists

 


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