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Vol. 17 No. 1, 5 January 1953
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
Ben Hall
Gordon Haskell

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

Looking Back over 1952’s Headlines, by Gordon Haskell

Christmas Present – I

Christmas Present – II

Another Kutcher Case Comes Up

Stellato Gets a Vote of Confidence by Local, by Ben Hall

A New Turn for the SP: If Not Electoral Work, What? by Hal Draper

Thomas Calls on Reporter to Tell All on Tresca Case

London Letter

You and Science

A Note for Curious Readers

Youth and Student Corner
A Letter and a Reply:In Which We Are Given a Lesson in Cooperative Relations

Wire-Tapping – the Legal Crime: A Police-State Tool Grows Up, by Sam Adams

The ISL Program in Brief


Vol. 17 No. 2, 12 January 1953
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
Ben Hall
Gordon Haskell

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

Why the Vincent Case Gets Special Treatment, by Gordon Haskell

Ike’s Bureaucracy as a School for Unreconstructed Capitalists, by L.G. Smith

99 Years: Another Legal Lynching in Texas, by Rebecca Reed

Michigan Catholic Warns Reuther – but on What? by Ben Hall

Chicago Anti-Franco Committee Gets into Action, by Scott Aaron

Labor Action Packets

London Letter

Berkeley Board OKs School for Rosenberg Rally, by Jack Walker

This Is ‘Psychological Warfare’, by Bernard Cramer

Marxism for Today

Not in the Headlines

You and Science

World Politics

From the Stalinist Jungle

Reading from Left to Right

Discussion in the Ukrainian Forest, by E.P.

Books and Ideas

The ISL Program in Brief


Vol. 17 No. 3, 19 January 1953
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
Ben Hall
Gordon Haskell

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

Commute the Rosenberg Sentence

Government Yields to World Oil Cartel, by Hal Draper

Trust Busting Marches On

The Wonders of War Capitalism, by Gordon Haskell

UAW Sets a Deadline to Revise Contracts, by Walter Jason

Labor ’Scope

Asian Socialist Conference Unites Diverse Parties, by David Alexander

Report Says Gangster Ready to Sing Abont [sic!] Tresca Murder

Youth and Student Corner

Reading from Left to Right

Trotsky’s Book on Stalin Out in West Germany, by B.L.

Stalin’s Theory of ‘Capitalist Encirclement’, by W.H., from Vpered

In Defense of Franco’s Victims

Whitewash Job for the Spanish Stalinists, by Abe Stein

The ISL Program in Brief


Vol. 17 No. 4 January 26, 1953
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
Ben Hall
Gordon Haskell

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

Behind Russia’s New Anti-Semitism Are the Real Assassins, by Abe Stein

The Two Camps of Hypocrisy

Detroit Teachers Resist Witchhunt, by Walter Jason

London Letter

Philly NAACP Shows the Way Toward Effective Negro Struggle, by Joe Arnold

Those ‘Fighting’ Democratic Liberals in Congress ..., by Ben Hall

Newspaperman Reveals Chiang’s Repression of Labor in Formosa

Wilson Balks at Turning His Back on GM – or on 2½ Million Dollars, by Larry O’Connor

Five Theories on the Sources of the New Anti-Semitism in Russia, by Hal Draper

Youth and Student Corner

The ISL Program in Brief

Chicago Anti-Franco Committee Calls Rally Against Terror


Vol. 17 No. 5, 2 February 1953
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
Ben Hall
Gordon Haskell

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

Spanish Free Labor Unites

Eisenhower’s Forceful Policy Makes Allies Leery, by L.G. Smith

It’s the Curse of Midas, Mr. Wilson, That’s What It Is, by Ben Hall

Harry Truman and History, by Gordon Haskell

Labor ’Scope

Clear It with the Legion, Says Hollywood, by Victor Savage

ISL Launches 1953 Fund Drive, Pitch In! by Albert Gates

S.African Resistance Gets Aid from Whites, from The Bulletin of Americans for South African Resistance

You and Science

Youth and Student Corner

Books and Ideas

No Double Bookkeeping! by The Editors

Vpered: On Moscow’s Crises

The ISL Program in Brief


Vol. 17 No. 6, 9 February 1953
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Association in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
Ben Hall
Gordon Haskell

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

Wilson’s Ancestor

New Military Policy on Formosa Increases Danger of World War III, by Gordon Haskell

Reuther Gets XX from Ike on Reopening of 5-Year Contracts, by Walter Jason

‘I Will Study These Grave Problems ...’, by L.G. Smith

Bolivia: The Nationalist Coup Against the Nationalist Gov’t, by Juan Rey

London Letter

On the Tight-Rope, by Philip Coben

From the Stalinist Jungle

Know What Concentration Camps Are For? ... Fresh Air!

Reading from Left to Right

Poland: Bierut Emerges as Satellite Sub-Stalin, by A. Rudzienski

American Jewish Congress Speaks Up – That ‘Fantastic’ Loyalty Oath, from Congress Weekly

Marx and Engels on ‘The Russian Menace’, by Hal Draper

France: A New Effort by Left Socialists

The ISL Program in Brief


Vol. 17 No. 7, 16 February 1953
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Association in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
Ben Hall
Gordon Haskell

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

Better Late Than Never, by Ben Hall

New ‘Tough’ Line: Speak Loudly and Wave a Big Stick, by Gordon Haskell

‘No Aid to Franco, Defend His Labor Victims,’ Say Trade-Unionists, Thomas at Chicago Rally, by Dick Oliver

Russia’s Anti-Jewish Drive Tears Israeli Mapam in 3-Corner Fight, by Al Findley

London Letter

Marx and Engels and ‘The Russian Menace’, by Hal Draper

The Franco Way of Life

The ISL Program in Brief

16 February 1953
Student Socialist

McCarthy’s Shadow over the Schools, by Sam Feliks

The Know-Nothings of 1953, by Don Harris

The Columbia Spectator Takes a Poll, by Jack Stuart

Detroit: We Look into the Mechanics of a Case of ‘Anti-Red’ Hysteria in a City’s Public School System, by Walter Jason

U. of Chi. Groups Unite in Civil Liberties Fight, by Bill Hickok

SYL Fund Drive Gets Up Steam, by Don Harris


Vol. 17 No. 8, 23 February 1953
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Association in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
Ben Hall
Gordon Haskell

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

Moscow Finds a Pretext for Foul Blow at Israel, by Al Findley

Let the People Know, Mr. Eisenhower, by Gordon Haskell

Agnes Meyer Blasts School Witchhunt

Wildcat Strikes in Detroit Spreading, by Walter Jason

Legless Veteran Appeals to Eisenhower for Reinstatement

Labor ’Scope

Gerald Smith Tries a Comeback in Los Angeles on UN Red-Herring, by Victor Savage

London Letter

France: FO Unionists Push to the Left, by Saul Berg

Germany: Nazi Revival Battens on U.S. Policy, Rightist Parties, by Gabriel Gersh

ISL Fund Drive

World Politics

You and Science

Youth and Student Corner

Reading from Left to Right

Marx, Engels and ‘The Russian Menace’, by Hal Draper

Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

An Exchange on Our Open Letter to the American Committee for Cultural Freedom

‘The Emperor’s Clothes’: Parable for Heroes and Rats, by Ben Hall

The ISL Program in Brief


Vol. 17 No. 9, 2 March 1953
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Association in New York City

Editor: EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
Ben Hall
Gordon Haskell

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

It’s a Blind Alley, America, by Gordon Haskell

The General and the Senator: ‘No Solution’, by Walter Jason

What’s New? Militarism ...

Bevan’s Organ Says: ‘This Is Not Our War!’

ACTU Discovers Menace of ‘Deweyism’ in UAW, by Ben Hall

British Tories Recognize a Reality in Egypt, by David Alexander

London Letter

White Supremacy in South Africa Means Dictatorship over the Whites Too, by L.G. Smith

You and Science

A Discussion

Books Received

On the Roots of Stalin’s Anti-Semitism, by Al Findley

ISL Fund Drive

New Blows Against Jews in Stalinland, by Abe Stein

  1. The Hungarian Ex-Nazis
  2. “Quacks” and Amalgams
  3. The Case of Grossman

Bank Robber as Sociologist, from I, Willie Sutton, by Quentin Reynolds

The ISL Program in Brief


Vol. 17 No. 10, 9 March 1953
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Association in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
Ben Hall
Gordon Haskell

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

What Is the Significance of Stalin’s New Interview, by Abe Stein

Washington Establishes Stoolpigeon System, by Gordon Haskell

Will They Whitewash the U.S.-N.Y. Cop Deal? by L.G. Smith

UAW Wins on Reopening of 5-Year Contract, but Battle Looms, by Walter Jason

London Letter

McCarthyism and the State Dep’t: Whom the Gods Would Destroy ...

Oil Cartel Sabotages War Machine to Blackmail Gov’t

A Trade-Unionist Stands Up in Stalinland: ‘I Represent the Thousands of Slaves ...’, by George Benda

ISL Fund Drive

Marxism for Today

Youth and Student Corner

Sidney Hook, Logic and Joe McCarthy, by Philip Coben

“Dear Comrade Assassins ...”, by Robert Magnus

The ISL Program in Brief


Vol. 17 No. 11, 16 March 1953
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Association in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
Ben Hall
Gordon Haskell

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

Russia Without Stalin – What’s Ahead as New Despots Unite Against ‘Panic’?

London Letter

ISL Fund Drive

The New ‘Directory’ in Power, by Abe Stein

Stalin’s Bloody Rise to Power: Story of a Counter-Revolution, by Albert Gates

You and Science

Crowded Out

The ISL Program in Brief

This Is Not 1924


Vol. 17 No. 12, 23 March 1953
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Association in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
Ben Hall
Gordon Haskell

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

The UAW Can Tell the World, by Ben Hall

Malenkov’s Demagogic Peace-Talk Sets Washington Guessing Again, by Gordon Haskell

Here’s Something New – Even for Joe McCarthy, by L.G. Smith

Let Freedom Ring

Other Issues Before UAW Convention: GM Negotiations – Annual Wage – Social Policy, by Walter Jason

Test for UAW Constitutional Proposals: Do They Strengthen or Weaken Democracy? by V.H. Caslon

You and Science, by Carl Darton

Youth and Student Corner

Sidney Hook, Logic and Joe McCarthy, by Philip Coben

Malenkov’s Speech at Bier Highlights Three Problems, by S. Horoshchenko

London Letter

The Dangers of Reading Marx in Russia, by B.D. Nadson

The Stalinoids on Stalin, by Bernard Cramer

ISL Fund Drive

Socialists Run Campaign for L.A. School Board

The ISL Program in Brief


Vol. 17 No. 13, 30 March 1953
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Association in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
Ben Hall
Gordon Haskell

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

Spotlight

The Russian Peace Maneuvers: A Move to Split Western Bloc? by Gordon Haskell

Auto Workers: UAW Takes Up Foreign Policy, by Ben Hall

Now McCarthy’s Victims Need Clearance from Whittaker Chambers ..., by L.G. Smith

Los Angeles: Edison Co. Tries Big Scale Union-Busting, by V.S. Rivson

Books Received

Note for Curious Readers

Bolivia: Nationalists Launch Vicious Attack on Workers’ Left, by Juan Rey

ISL Fund Drive

Malenkov’s Structural Change: Reversal of a Trend, by S. Horoshchenko

Reading from Left to Right

Sidney Hook, Logic and Joe McCarthy, by Philip Coben

The Crisis in the French CP: The Marty-Tillon Affair, by Saul Berg

London Letter

The ISL Program in Brief


Vol. 17 No. 14, 6 April 1953
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Association in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
Ben Hall
Gordon Haskell

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

Schedule N.Y. Rallies Against Franco

‘Reutherism’ Marks Time over Main Issues at UAW Convention, by Ben Hall

Spotlight

Kremlin Presses on with Peace Drive, by Gordon Haskell

That ‘Victory’ over Joe McCarthy ..., by Walter Jason

University Heads’ Statement Bends Before the Purge Storm

London Letter

Labor ’Scope

S. African Labor Defies Malan Jim Crow Policy

ISL Fund Drive

You and Science

The Home Front

Reading from Left to Right

From the Stalinist Jungle

Forecasts Iron Grip on Labor in War

Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor

The ISL Program in Brief


Vol. 17 No. 15, 13 April 1953
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Association in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
Ben Hall
Gordon Haskell

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

Where Does U.S. Policy Go from Here, by Hal Draper

‘Reutherism’ and the UAW Convention – II, by Ben Hall

Ike Cracks the Whip – On McCarthy’s Critic, by L.G. Smith

Pro and Con: Discussion

Youth and Student Corner

The FBI and Your Rights, by Ernest Besig, from American Civil Liberties Union News

Who Rules in Czechoslovakia? by George Benda

London Letter

Un-Americaneers Feature ‘Foxy Grandma’ Stoolpigeon, by Victor Savage

AFL Calls ‘Union-Busting’ by Edison; CIO Strike Called, by V.S. Rivson

ISL Fund Drive

New Issue of NI Is Out on the Stands

Out to the Anti-Franco Rallies


Vol. 17 No. 16, 20 April 1953
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Association in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
Ben Hall
Gordon Haskell

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

Spotlight

‘Hard’ Line on Asia Peace Deal, Scrapping of Point 4 Program, by Gordon Haskell

Anti-Franco Rallies in N.Y.

News and Views from the Labor Front

ISL Fund Drive

The White House and Joe McCarthy, by Walter Barron

Brazil: Labor Shaking Off the Vargas Hypnosis, by Madeira

Youth and Student Corner

World Federalism’s “Russian Question”, by Bernard Cramer

The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, by Al Findley

Pro and Con: Discussion


Vol. 17 No. 17, 27 April 1953
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Association in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
Ben Hall
Gordon Haskell

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

NATO’s ‘Peace Crisis’, by Bernard Cramer

Not Only Russia Has to Show ‘Good Faith’, by Gordon Haskell

YPSL Convention Reaffirms Its Anti-War Stand, by Jules Sorel & Arthur Hart

May Day 1953

Anti-Franco Committee Gains Support as Center of U.S. Fight Against Franco, by L.G. Smith

London Letter

ISL Fund Drive

Marxism for Today

Youth and Student Corner

You and Science

In Memory of Martin Abern

A Discussion Page

Pro and Con: Discussion

Fake Reform by Polish Regime Imposes New Burdens on Workers and Peasants, by A. Rudzienski

Books Received

The ISL Program in Brief


Vol. 17 No. 18, 4 May 1953
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Association in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
Ben Hall
Gordon Haskell

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

Democracy in Crisis

Labor’s Struggle Is Key, by Ben Hall

Capitalism’s Threat to Democracy, by Julius Falk

The “Mistakes” of the Bolsheviks, by Max Shachtman

What to Learn from Stalinism, by Hal Draper

For a Democratic Foreign Policy, by Max Shachtman

Democracy and Revolution, by Albert Gates

Democracy Under Socialism, by Philip Coben


Vol. 17 No. 19, 11 May 1953
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Association in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
Ben Hall
Gordon Haskell

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

Spotlight

Eisenhower Extends Truman’s Purge System, Pleases McCarthy, by Gordon Haskell

UAW Slaps Down Racist ‘Strike’, by Ken Hillyer

Sacramento’s McCarthy – Cooking Up Vicious State Laws, by Victor Savage

London Letter

ISL Fund Drive

BLP Exec Looks to Next Steps, by David Alexander

You and Science

Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor

Books and Ideas

Books Received

Linguistic Nationalism: More or Less Assorted Notes Suggested by Mexican Decree, by Philip Coben

Protest to Attorney General

Tunisia and the War in Laos, by Hal Draper

The Dispute Over ‘Objective Law’ in Russia, by B.D. Nadson

The ISL Program in Brief


Vol. 17 No. 20, 18 May 1953
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Association in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
Ben Hall
Gordon Haskell

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

Spotlight

Truce Negotiations Reach Crisis Stage, by Gordon Haskell

The Neurotic Theory of Stalinism, by James M. Fenwick

Anti-Reuther Right-Wing Hails Stellato Victory In Local 600, by M.J. Hardwick

ISL Contests “Subversive” Listing

London Letter

ISL Fund Drive

Pro and Con Discussion

Youth and Student Corner

The Issue Is: What Is Stalinism? by Albert Gates

Books and Ideas


Vol. 17 No. 21, 25 May 1953
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Association in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
Ben Hall
Gordon Haskell

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

Spotlight

Stalinist “Peace Offensive” Strains U.S.-British Relations, by Gordon Haskell

Layoffs Loom in Detroit Auto Industry, by M.J. Hardwick

David Dubinsky OKs Aid to Witch-Hunt Committees, by Larry O’Connor

Labor ’Scope

The Couch as a Secret Weapon, by James M. Fenwick

South Africa: After the Victory of the Malan Racists, by Gabriel Gersh

London Letter

ACLU Denounces Government ‘Harrassment’ of Harry Bridges on Repeated Charges, from ACLU Feature Press Service

You and Science

Marxism for Today

Chicago Anti-Franco Rally, by Pat Gregory

Youth and Student Corner

Negro Wins in Atlanta Election

Is the Stalinist Revolution Progressive? by Albert Gates

Books and Ideas

The ISL Program in Brief

The CP and the Atom Bomb, by Jasper Ridley, from East Europe


Vol. 17 No. 22, 1 June 1953
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Association in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
Ben Hall
Gordon Haskell

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

Spotlight

British Decree Forced Labor in Kenya, Ban Labor Union, by Philip Coben

Big Three Go in Huddle on War Line, by Gordon Haskell

Campaign Promises Were a Lot Easier, by Ben Hall

Get New Contract at GM, by M.J. Hardwick

Eisenhower’s Man Crawford Did Whitewash Job for the Nazis, by Gabriel Gersh

London Letter

The Revelations of Jesus Hernandez

Marxism for Today

New Vpered Discusses Russian Change

Faction Fight in A Blind Alley of Politics, by Albert Gates

The Contradiction of Stalinist ‘Planned’ Economy: A Case Study, by Robert Loukota

The ISL Program in Brief


Vol. 17 No. 23, 8 June 1953
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Association in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
Ben Hall
Gordon Haskell

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

London Letter

Who was Shocked by Taft’s Speech? by Gordon Haskell

Rhee’s Blackmail Underlines the Ironic Plight of Korea, by H.W. Benson

Reveal New Link in Trotsky Murder, by J.M.F.

Everest as a Coronation Gift, by Philip Coben

Political Kaleidoscope in New York City

Auto Workers: An Era of Happy Relations, by M.J. Hardwick

Youth and Student Corner

Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor

Books and Ideas

Roots of the Confusion in the SWP, by Albert Gates

The Revelations of Jesus Hernandez – II

The ISL Program in Brief


Vol. 17 No. 24, 15 June 1953
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Association in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
Ben Hall
Gordon Haskell

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

The British Boot in Kenya Colony

Truce in Korea Will Intensify All of West’s Inner Conflicts, by Gordon Haskell

Spotlight

Big Step Forward in Civil Defense; Parks to Be Used for Mass Burials, by Jalk Walker [sic]

News and Views from the Labor Front

London Letter

Los Angeles: Hoffman Uses the Witchhunt to Defeat Mayor and Public Housing, by Jules Sorel

Political Kaleidosope in New York

Thomas Asks Inquiry into New Reports on the Tresca Case

You and Science

Books and Ideas

Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor

Marxism for Today

‘Human Intervention’ in the SWP, by Larry O’Connor

The Revelations of Jesus Hernandez III

New Israeli Law to Grab Arabs’ Lands; Jewish Liberals Denounce It as ‘Robbery’, by Hal Draper

The ISL Program in Brief


Vol. 17 No. 25, 22 June 1953
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Association in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
Ben Hall
Gordon Haskell

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

The First Mass Workers’ Revolts in Satellites Shake the Russian Power, by Hal Draper

Spotlight

Eisenhower Makes a Speech but ‘Bookburning’ Goes On, by Gordon Haskell

ISL Wire to President on Rosenbergs, signed by Max Shachtman

News and Views from the Labor Front

Leads on Tresca Case Fizzle Out

Labor ’Scope

Two Consequences of the Great Russian Relaxation, by Hal Draper

France Flounders in Cabinet Crisis but Colonialism Stays, by Allan Vaughan

London Letter

Youth and Student Corner

You and Science

Marxism for Today

Books and Ideas

Books Received

Readers Take the Floor

The Revelations of Jesus Hernandez IV


Vol. 17 No. 26, 29 June 1953
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
Ben Hall
Gordon Haskell

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

Mass-Resistance Revolt in Czechoslovakia Rivaled East German Workers’ Uprising!

Hysteria, Fear and Panic in the Rosenberg Execution, by H.W. Benson

Inside the Liberal Party: Ranks Want to Run Independent Candidate for Mayor, by Peter Whitney

What Accounts for Syngman Rhee? by Gordon Haskell

Washington Seeks to Wrap Up the UN in Its Loyalty Witchhunt, by Gabriel Gersh

Reveals That U.S. Was Planning to Use Biological-War Weapon in World War II, by Bernard Cramer

London Letter

Youth and Student Corner

Books and Ideas

How Mass Action Against Stalinist Rule Swept All over Czechoslovakia, by Hal Draper

Who Owns the Corporations? Business Week Tells All, by Ben Hall


Vol. 17 No. 27, 6 July 1953
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
Ben Hall
Gordon Haskell

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

Labor and Socialist Pickets at Russian Consulate Support E. German Workers, by Sam Adams

N.Y Liberal Party to Run Independent Candidate for Mayor for the First Time, by Peter Whitney

Waterfront Cleanup Becomes Pretext to Hamstring the Union, by Ben Hall

Local Elections in Auto Union Show Upsets for the ‘Ins’, by M.J. Hardwick

London Letter

“We’re Just Burning a Few Books –”, by Gordon Haskell

Paris Politics-as-Usual Goes On with Its Game of Musical Chairs, by Saul Berg

Even Senators Can Be ‘Startled’

On Rebecca West and Other Dinosaurs, by James M. Fenwick

Bolivian ‘Left’ Goes Along with Regime, by Juan Rey

Youth and Student Corner

What Are the Social Roots of the ‘Relaxation’ Crisis in the Kremlin? by Hal Draper

The ISL Program in Brief


Vol. 17 No. 28, 13 July 1953
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
Ben Hall
Gordon Haskell

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

How to Aid German Workers Revolt and Destroy Stalinism Without War

Korea: The Naked and the Dead, by H.W. Benson

Liberal Party Initiative Sends Democrats and GOP Scurrying, by Sam Feliks

Test Case, from WDL Bulletin

Italy: Dollars Didn’t Win, by Gabriel Gersh

Ellis Island: ‘Concentration Camp’

Oil for the Fire

London Letter

Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor

Books and Ideas

Youth and Student Corner

Who Were the Leaders of the East German Uprising Against Stalinism? by Max Shachtman

The ISL Program in Brief

The SWP Is Silent, by Albert Gates


Vol. 17 No. 29, 20 July 1953
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
Ben Hall
Gordon Haskell

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

Spotlight

Beria: One Man Down in the March Back to Russian One-Man Rule, by Hal Draper

Now: First Law Imposing Purge on Industry, by Ben Hall

Anything in the Treasury for Welfare? by Sara Klein

Running Mates for Halley: Who Are They? by Peter Whitney

London Letter

What Did Beria Want and Why Did He Fall? by Elizabeth Frank

You and Science

Books and Ideas

POUM Greetings to US Socialists

Brain-Washing the ‘Non-Firers’, by Bernard Cramer

American Troops Out of Germany, by Max Shachtman

Russia in Crisis


Vol. 17 No. 30, 27 July 1953
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
Ben Hall
Gordon Haskell

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

Spotlight

Negotiations with Russia? by Hal Draper

Why U.S. Can’t Capitalize on German Workers’ Fight

ACTU Convention Hears a ‘Program’, by Ben Hall

Labor ’Scope

Cabinet Member Tells Truth About Class Nature of Gov’t

From the Corruption Scandal to the Election of Halley, by Walter Barron

London Letter

Senate Outflanks the 5th Amendment, by Gordon Haskell

From the Stalinist Jungle

Books Received

In the Ukraine After the Death of Stalin

How Historic the ‘June Days’ Were Launched by East Berlin Workers, by Gustave Stern, from Révolution Prolétarienne


Vol. 17 No. 31, 3 August 1953
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
Ben Hall
Gordon Haskell

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

Is the GPU Planning to Kill ‘Jacson,’ Before Release from Jail? by L.G. Smith

The Guns Are Silent – Politics Has the Floor, by Gordon Haskell

Spotlight

Portent in Detroit: Unemployment Rises, by M.J. Hardwick

Labor ’Scopes

London Letter

Trends in French Socialism, by A. Giacometti

World Politics

Marxism for Today

The Decline of the Old Party Machines: New Opportunity for the Liberal Party, by Walter Barron

Books and Ideas

McCarthyism Without McCarthy, by Hal Draper

Norman Thomas’ SP and Those “State Department Socialists”, by Philip Coben

The ISL Program in Brief


Vol. 17 No. 32, 10 August 1953
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
Ben Hall
Gordon Haskell

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

Spotlight

The 83rd Congress

Robert Taft – Cover for Reaction, by Don Harris

German Trade Unions Return to Politics, by Eugene Keller

German SP Misses the Boat on East Berlin Workers’ Uprising, by Gordon Haskell

London Letter

Books and Ideas

Jenner Committee Labors and Brings Forth a Zero, by L.G. Smith

Socialists Come to Power in Costa Rica

Youth and Student Corner

Workers’ Revolt or Kremlin ‘Democratization’, by Abe Stein

European SPs: ‘For Us of Against U.S.’, by Larry O’Connor

Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor

The ISL Program in Brief


Vol. 17 No. 33, 17 August 1953
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
Ben Hall
Gordon Haskell

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

The POWs Come Home, by Gordon Haskell

Dulles Urges Japan to Rearm, Violate Her Own Constitution, by Larry O’Connor

Spotlight

$2 Billions to Plug “Capitalist Rationale”

Calif. Canners Settle Strike, by Stan Larssen

Prof. Who Defied Velde Comm. Reinstated at Connecticut U.

London Letter

Books Received

You and Science

World Politics

Cong. Committee to Map Korea’s Future, by L.G. Smith

Israeli Arabs Suffer from Land-Grab Law

Dept. of Justice Nabs “Super Monopoly”

Workers’ Revolt of Kremlin ‘Democratization’ – II, by Abe Stein

The German Generals Make their Move, by Gabriel Gersh

The ISL Program in Brief


Vol. 17 No. 34, 24 August 1953
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
Ben Hall
Gordon Haskell

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

Spotlight

Washington Has No Peace Plan for the Korea Peace Conference, by Hal Draper

What Moscow Fishes For on German Unity, by Gordon Haskell

Mass French Strike May Oust Cabinet

A Red Views the White Man’s Society

After All That, the AFL ‘Calls’ for Democracy in the ILA ..., by Ben Hall

Britain Intensifies Its Terror in Kenya

France Uses Puppet to Enflame Morocco

Lewis Corey Victim of Gov’t Witchhunt, Up for Deportation

Egypt: Naguib Is Firm on Suez and Sovereignty, by David Alexander

Books and Ideas

Marxism for Today

Youth and Student Corner

Bolivia: Gov’t Plans Weak Land Reform, by Juan Rey

A Forgotten Novel: Ilya Ehrenburg’s Satire Against Stalinism, by Gabriel Gersh

Not in the Headlines

Social-Democrats vs. Adenauer: Two Kinds of Accusations

Anti-Franco Committee Issues Monthly Bulletin

The ISL Program in Brief


Vol. 17 No. 35, 31 August 1953
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
Ben Hall
Gordon Haskell

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

Spotlight

Moscow Makes a Play to Bag Germany – U.S. Stacks Chips on Adenauer Victory, by A. Stein

France Finds Its Quislings in Feudal Lords of Morocco

Titoists Launch a Party Purge, by Gordon Haskell

UAW Political Line at Low Ebb in Detroit, by M.J. Hardwick

Labor ’Scope

How the Mass Strikes Broke over France, by A. Giacometti

Labor Party Challenges Churchill on Korea, by David Alexander

Films and Ideas

You and Science

Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor

Israel: The Sheikh and the Zionists, by Al Findley

Now the Witchhunters Rewrite U.S. History, by Sam Feliks

Bolivia: Peasant Discontent with Land Reform Grows, by Juan Rey

The Spanish POUM Spells Out a Third-Camp Program on World Affairs

Disorders Follow Price Rises in Ceylon, by David Alexander


Vol. 17 No. 36, 7 September 1953
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
Ben Hall
Gordon Haskell

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

Dollars for Shahs

U.S. Wins a Smashing ‘Victory’ over Its Allies on India Issue, by Gordon Haskell

Beneath the Calm Surface on the Labor Front, by Ben Hall

The Justice Dep’t vs. the ISL

London Letter

Parable

YPSL Breaks Ties with Socialist Party, by Bogdan Denitch

Youth and Student Corner

World Politics

‘Out of the Past’

Disagreement

Brazil: The New Capitalism and the New Working-Class Struggle, by Joao Machado

ISL Program in Brief


Vol. 17 No. 37, 14 September 1953
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
Ben Hall
Gordon Haskell

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

Spotlight

Adenauer Gains on the Neo-Nazi Vote, by Hal Draper

It Was Only the First Round in France, by Andre Giacometti

Let’s Not Talk About It – It’s ‘Depression-Mongering’, by M.J. Hardwick

Car-Men Strike in East Bay, by Jack Walker

Monument to American Culture

CIO to Launch New Radio News Program

Did the June Uprisings Hit Poland Too? by A. Rudzienski

Strike Insurance

London Letter

Fight Fare Raise in L.A.

Discussion

Books and Ideas

Doubletalk from the Attorney General on the Smith Act and the Subversive List, by Philip Coben

‘Thou Shalt Not Criticize Israel!” by Hal Draper

The ISL Program in Brief


Vol. 17 No. 38, 21 September 1953
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
Ben Hall
Gordon Haskell

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

Spotlight

Does Stevenson Have a Foreign Policy? by Hal Draper

Durkin Slinks Out, by Ben Hall

The U.S. as Imperialist Arbiter, by Gordon Haskell

Tammany Wins City Primary with Wagner, by Sam Taylor

London Letter

Testimony to a Betrayal

You and Science

Reading from Left to Right

Youth and Student Corner

World Politics

‘Psychological Warfare’: The Dud Is Dumped, by Philip Coben

Books Received

Spotlight on Khrushchev, by A. Stein

That ‘Good’ Imperialism in the Congo, by Daniel Faber

The ISL Program in Brief


Vol. 17 No. 39, 28 September 1953
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
Ben Hall
Gordon Haskell

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

Is Socialism ‘Subversive’?

Labyrinth of Justice: The Story of the ISL vs. the Subversive List, by Albert Gates

Text of the Justice Department’s Statement on the Case of the ISL, signed by Warren Olney III

Reply to the Attorney General: End the Persecution of Socialism, signed by Max Shachtman & Albert Gates

The ISL Program in Brief

A Challenge to the Attorney General


Vol. 17 No. 40 October 5, 1953
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
Ben Hall
Gordon Haskell

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

 


Vol. 17 No. 41 October 12, 1953
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
Ben Hall
Gordon Haskell

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

 


Vol. 17 No. 42 October 19, 1953
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Gordon Haskell
Ben Hall
Mary Bell

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

 


Vol. 17 No. 43 October 26, 1953
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Gordon Haskell
Ben Hall
Mary Bell

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

 


Vol. 17 No. 44 November 2, 1953
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Gordon Haskell
Ben Hall
Mary Bell

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

 


Vol. 17 No. 45 November 9, 1953
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Gordon Haskell
Ben Hall
Mary Bell

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

 


Vol. 17 No. 46 November 16, 1953
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Gordon Haskell
Ben Hall
Mary Bell

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

 


Vol. 17 No. 47 November 23, 1953
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Gordon Haskell
Ben Hall
Mary Bell

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

 


Vol. 17 No. 48 November 30, 1953
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Gordon Haskell
Ben Hall
Mary Bell

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

 


Vol. 17 No. 49 December 7, 1953
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Gordon Haskell
Ben Hall
Mary Bell

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

 


Vol. 17 No. 50 December 14, 1953
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Gordon Haskell
Ben Hall
Mary Bell

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

 


Vol. 17 No. 51 December 21, 1953
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Gordon Haskell
Ben Hall
Mary Bell

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

 


Vol. 17 No. 52 December 28, 1953
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Gordon Haskell
Ben Hall
Mary Bell

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

 


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