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Ross Dowson — Labor Challenge articles — 1970

Second edition of Labor Challenge

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02_09th-1LC Vol. 1 No. 1 Page one of new journal reflecting views of LSA/LSO and Ross Dowson, as a continuation of Workers Vanguard (1955-1970), also Labour Challenge (1945-1952).
02_09th-2Who we are, what we want
02_09th-3New socialist center; in Toronto (Ross Dowson officially opens hall)
02_09th-4Roll back anti-labor attack; labor must mobilize, by Paul Kent
02_09th-5’Commonwealth’ slanders NDP socialist grouping (the ‘Waffle’), by Anne Macdonald
02_09th-6Pioneer socialist Max Armstrong 1883-1970 (obituary presumably by longtime associate R.D.)
LC Vol. 1, No. 2 Tribute to Max Armstrong: An exemplary working class militant (based on a speech by Ross Dowson)
(continuation Armstrong; Workers World and Workers Guard
LC Vol.1, No. 3 Stop Trudeau-U.S. deal to sellout natural resources! By Ross Dowson
(continuation Photo: Giant sellout of Canada’s resources
03_09th-2V.R. Dunne, 1889-1970, American socialist leader (R.D. was contemporary since 1930s)
LC Vol. 1 No. 5 New group aims to reform Canadian Labour Congress (issue of Canadian control of unions raised) by Ross Dowson
(continuation Photo: Ed Finn
04_20th-1LC Vol. 1, No. 6 Canadian firms rape West Indies, forum told, by R.D.
05_18th-1LC Vol. 1 No. 8 Posties hading for strike (Labor scene column) by Paul Kent
LC Vol. 1, No. 9 CLC parley reflects new radical forces (social action theme including Canadian local autonomy issue), by Ross Dowson
(continuation the Reform Caucus
06_01st-2NDP brass flunk test; Need answers on gut issues (leader MacDonald attacks left Waffle group), by Anne Macdonald
07_21st-1LC Vol. 1 No. 13 Behind the royal tour; The natives are restless (but NDP Premier Schreyer kowtows), by Ross Dowson
09_21st-1 LC Vol. 1 No. 16 Postal win sets pace for federal workers, by Ross Dowson
LSA/LSO Convention reports; NDP debate sets tasks for party’s left (problems of Waffle), by Anne Macdonald
(continuation LSA/LSO) Women’s Liberation debate plans strategy; International youth leader (Alain Krivine) addresses rally of 400
10_23rd-1LC Vol. 1 No. 18A (editorial) Repeal the War Measures Act: Federal troops, out of Quebec!
LC Vol. 1 No. 19 Repressive law looms under cover of War Measures Act (suspending civil rights), by Ross Dowson
(continuation Photo: The streets of Montreal, election day, October 25, 1970
LC Vol. 1 No. 22 British left views crisis in Quebec; Discussion on nationalism, the FLQ, by Ross Dowson
(continuation, page 2) (reviews politics of sectarian SLL and ultraleft Red Mole)
(conclusion on Quebec crisis, page 3); Obit: Veteran socialist George Faulkner
12_21st-2’U.S.A.’—high point of radical literature (review of John Dos Passos’ classic) by R.D.

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