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Progressive Labor Party

“Chicken Little in Boston”


First Published: PLP Internal Bulletin #5, n.d. [February or March 1974].
Transcription, Editing and Markup: Paul Saba
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EROL Note: This PL Internal Bulletin was produced in response to the split which led to the creation of the Party for Workers Power. We have omitted from the EROL version of this document the last names of PL members that appeared in the printed version, except for those leaders who were generally known publicly. For background information on the split descibed in this text see Chapter 7 of Jim Dann and Hari Dillon’s The Five Retreats: A History of the Failure of the Progressive Labor Party.


N.C. Statement on factionalists in Boston – Or the party is not up for grabs or sale

“The Boston Masterpiece” – Or why I want out from the workers

Fighting for the Left in Boston – Or how to become a “left-winger” – presto!

Chicken Little’s Anti-Party Masterpiece (N.C. Article)

“Chicken Little Faction” (N.C. Article)

Workers and Intellectuals In PLP

Selected Quotes From Engels and Lenin on Intellectuals and the Working Class [not reproduced here – EROL]

Letters from N.C. members on “Chicken Little’s” Factionalism

A letter from PLP member answering factionalism

Proposals from the NC concerning fighting racism, anti-communism, and anti-working class trends in the party.