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Vol. XI No. 1, 4 January 1947, New York, NY
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EDITOR:
Farrell Dobbs

Real estate profiteers get 2 rent boosts, by Ruth Benson

Poll shows labor firm in demand for pay rise

French drive aims at crushing Indo-China’s fight for freedom

Capitalists press for law against portal back pay

Military Jim Crow challenged in court

SWP scored Paris police raid on Indo-China protest meeting

Labor Party campaign gains more support in Flint area

Opposition hits CP anti-socialism

Trade Union Notes

Curran brands Stalinist CMU as bar to unity, by C. Thomas

Solidarity won for St. Paul teachers (photo)

Most employers are opposed to escalator clause

Our Program

11 boilermakers face expulsion; led fight for union democracy, by Dan Roberts

Teachers win St. Paul strike

Unification announced by Trotskyist groups in Ceylon

Indo-China massacre backed by Stalinists and socialists

The lessons of the Nov. 10 elections in France and Italy – resolution of the International Secretariat of the Fourth International

RWP runs candidate for mayor of Toronto

German workers in U.S. zone display militancy in strikes

International Notes

[Editorials]

“If only the workers would ..” (cartoon), by Gray

President Truman in the role of historian, by George Breitman

Workers’ Bookshelf

Unravelling the secret of your electric bill, by Joseph Hansen

Whitewashing “military justice”

Workers’ Forum

$2,430 chalked up in S.W.P. Fund drive; local hit 12 per cent of $20,000 goal, by William F. Warde

The Militant Army

Local activities of the Socialist Workers Party

Branches confident as FI sub campaign get underway [sic]

Newspaper guild striker speaks at forum in Phila., by C. Blake

Youth Activities

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

Generals spur drive to militarize youth

Honor Tresca at two rallies on January 11

The Negro Struggle, by William E. Bohannon

Mourn Justus Ebert – devoted labor fighter

Police maul pickets (photo)

A scientific blow at Jim Crow, by Grace Carlson

Capitalist liberals set up new political organization

Threat of bribery exposure slackens drive to oust Bilbo

Notes of a Seaman, by C. Thomas


Vol. XI No. 2, January 11, 1947, New York, NY
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EDITOR:
Farrell Dobbs

Congress renews war on labor

Chinese protest against U.S. role – demand end of intervention and withdrawal of troops

Bills against lynch, polltax [sic] reintroduced

The state of the union (cartoon), by Gray

Housing relief – for congressmen

Trotskyist paper reported banned in Indo-China

Compromise check Bilbo but he still gets full pay, by William E. Bohannon

Plot to swindle workers out of back portal pay

Labor-haters praise president’s message

Detroit SWP wins victory in fight to keep headquarters

Bill promises tax “relief” to rich

Lynch witness beaten in Georgia

Joseph Curran hits Stalinists in maritime, by C. Thomas

Trade Union Notes

“ Monopolist”: (cartoon), by Schnurman F.P.

Flint SWP refutes red-baiting slanders, by Jeanette Lane

Dave Beck’s strikebreaking edict rejected by Los Angeles clerks, by Harry Thompson

Evictions hit peak in New York City

61% raise won by teachers in St. Paul strike, by Grace Carlson

Our Program

Crisis in Communist Party

How revolutionary party should act in waging election campaigns

French rules act to drown Indo-Chinese revolt in blood

Japanese workers protest (photo)

The electoral policy of the French PCI

Revolt spreads in ranks of British Labor Party

International Notes

Trotskyist fined, scores English policy on POWs

4th International plans world congress

[Editorials]

“But don’t you have any striped or dotted mink? ...” (cartoon), by Gray

Haymarket martyr’s last letter to union, by Adolph Fischer

Workers’ Bookshelf

Two signs of the U.S. policy on Germany, by Eugene Shays

Congressmen at Work

Workers’ Forum

Buffalo branch is first to complete quota in $20,000 national S.W.P. Fund campaign, by William F. Warde

The Militant Army

Local activities of the Socialist Workers Party

Milwaukee ACEWR bazaar nets $150 for relief, by Carol Andrews

Chicago youth guard organized, by Bill Stone

Youth Activities

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

Evictions in Harlem fought by tenants, by Evelyn Atwood

The Negro Struggle, by William E. Bohannon

Housing shortage goes back to pre-war years, by John Fredericks

Indo-China and Stalinism, by George Breitman

SWP convention featured in January Fourth International

Dunne analyzes labor’s tasks at Twin City Forum

Health and Welfare


Vol. XI No. 3, 18 January 1947, New York, NY
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EDITOR:
Farrell Dobbs

Marshall choice reflects growth of officer caste, by Joseph Hansen

Truman asks billions for war preparations, by Art Preis

Wall Street’s diplomacy (cartoon), by Gray

80th Congress begins assault against labor

Chicago SWP nominates two for city elections, by Robert L. Birchman

Senators draft bill to demolish rent ceilings

Strike halts run of all but two French papers

Toronto Trotskyist gets 3,201 votes for mayor

Green of AFL intervenes against strike in L.A., by Harry Thomspon [sic]

Conflict with Stalinist clique rocks NMU council; Curran threatens to carry fight to union ranks, by C. Thomas

Trade Union Notes

Harlem tenants insist city provide housing

Out-of-work New Dealers start 2 rival political organizations

Sliding scale works in Sweden

SWP launches new branch in Brooklyn, by Frank Marcazzo

Our Program

CIO veterans of New Jersey hit rent rises

Goodrich local says tax rich, not the poor

Slogans and perspectives of the revolutionary vanguard in Spain, resolution of the International Executive Committee of the Fourth International

What the French Press says about Indo-Chinese struggle

Japanese women win strike (photo)

Belgian labor shows militancy at convention

Troops used against London drivers strike

A letter of resignation from the C.P., from George Chamalou

International Notes

Brockway quits ILP in England

Correction

Crook’s agreement

[Editorials]

“I’m sure if YOU were named ...” (cartoon), by Gray

“Economic report of the president”, by Art Preis

Workers’ Bookshelf

Congressmen at Work

The payments due you under Social Security, by Joseph Hansen

Workers’ Forum

One-quarter of quota contributed to date in $20,000 national S.W.P. Fund campaign, by William F. Warde

The Militant Army

Youth Activities

134 subs in first 3 weeks of Fourth International drive

Local activities of the Socialist Workers Party

Buffalo raises $170 for relief, by Marie Crandall

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

Leninism means: break with Communist Party! by the Editors

Lenin, Liebknecht and Luxemburg (illustration)

The Negro Struggle, by William E. Bohannon

A dangerous weapon, by Grace Carlson

“Private industry” and the housing crisis, by John Fredericks

Notes From the News


Vol. XI No. 4, 25 January 1947, New York, NY
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EDITOR:
Farrell Dobbs

100 anti-labor bills in Congress, by Joseph Hansen

Sentiment grows for pay raises, poll reveals

Chicago SWP candidate files nominating petitions, by Robert L. Birchman

Oakland unions call for united political action, by Ed Davis

Flint labor party movement develops despite obstacles, by Sol Dollinger

Stalinists block vote by NMU rank-and-file

How your union is threatened

Trotskyists elected in Bolivia and Ceylon

Proposal for mass march on the state capitol made to delegates at Michigan EPC conference

Trade Union Notes

Birds of a feather (photo)

Robert A. Taft – kingpin of GOP Senate machine

L.A. food clerks win strike despite Tobin-Green perfidy

Our Program

Crisis in Communist Party

Union activities bring jail term for CIO leader

What Zionist groups are doing in Palestine, by T. Cliff, from Socialist Appeal

British strikers jeer at troops (photo)

“Socialists” offer deal to Spanish generals

London strikers return as government pledges action

Slogans and perspectives of the revolutionary vanguard in Spain, resolution of the International Executive Committee of the Fourth International

German worker sends thanks to ACEWR

14,000 Antwerp dockers on strike

International Notes

Cold intensifies misery, halts plants in Germany

[Editorials]

“Oh dear – if the workers ...” (cartoon), by Gray

Food company heads gloomy about future, by John G. Wright

Workers’ Bookshelf

Some doubts on the Army-Navy “merger”, by George Breitman

Congressmen at Work

Workers’ Forum

St. Louis joins Buffalo by reaching 100% in $20,000 national S.W.P. Fund campaign, by William F. Warde

The Militant Army

Youth Activities

Philadelphia union leaders address militant labor forum, by George Clement

Local activities of the Socialist Workers Party

Pioneer Notes

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

Harlem’s firetrap tenements of death, by George Clarke

Homeless veterans camp in park (photo)

The Negro Struggle, by William E. Bohannon

Veterans’ Problems, by Alvin Berman

Notes from the News

Government does little in housing crisis, by John Fredericks


Vol. XI No. 5, 1 February 1947, New York, NY
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EDITOR:
Farrell Dobbs

Bolivians elect 4 Trotskyists to parliament, by Juan Valverde

Senate speeds hearing on anti-labor measures, by Joseph Hansen

”Get out of Indo-China!” cry pickets at consulate

An Editorial

New rent order chops huge holes in ceilings; CIO issues warning

SWP names 2 candidates in Los Angeles elections, by Dave Dreiser

Philadelphia SWP issues emergency call to labor to fight city’s proposed transit fare increases, by Max Geldman

Trade Union Notes

Hands off Indo-China! (photo)

Ball – “good right arm” of Senate labor-haters

Meat trust’s profits anger packing workers, by M. Limton

Oakland SWP urges labor candidates

Our Program

California SWP recorded gains in elections, by Al Lynn

Auto locals push campaign to build Flint labor party

Labor candidates discussed by Los Angeles CIO unions, by Al Lynn

How Stalinism tramples on Lenin’s work, by M. Stein

Belgium’s biggest postwar strike won by 14,000 dock workers, by H. Vallin

What ACEWR means for gaunt European workers, by Margaret Worth

International Notes

Strikes in Spain are spreading

[Editorials]

“I don’t care what it costs ...” (cartoon), by Gray

When a Negro was Mississippi’s senator

Workers’ Bookshelf

Democratic procedure and the Bilbo fight, by George Breitman

Congressmen at Work

Workers’ Forum

New York and Boston lead banner week of $20,000 national S.W.P. Fund campaign, by William F. Warde

The Militant Army

Crimes against youth discussed at Philadelphia Militant forum

Film shown at Lenin meeting in Youngstown

Youth Activities

Local activities of the Socialist Workers Party

Five SWP branches reach half-way mark in Fourth International sub campaign

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

Fire deaths rouse tenants in Chicago, by Robert L. Birchman

The Negro Struggle, by Henry Robinson

12,000,000 workers in dire need of homes, by John Fredericks

Meet the Chicago SWP candidates

“The Golden Door”, by Grace Carlson

150 Detroit project residents protest threatened evictions

Notes From the News


Vol. XI No. 6, 8 February 1947, New York, NY
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EDITOR:
Farrell Dobbs

Union chiefs push ‘appeasement’

Protests assault on PCI

Paper monopoly endangers free labor press

SWP rally opens Chicago campaign, by Robert L. Birchman

Rent gougers push drive for 15 per cent increase

N.Y. SWP asks to be heard on election laws

Rubber workers to press demand for 26-cent raise, by Joseph Andrews

Briggs auto local militants fight against inclusion of Reutherite red-baiting plank in caucus program

Daily Worker slanders steel union militants

New York teachers picket (photo)

Smith – Prudential life’s congressional watchdog

Our Program

Crisis in Communist Party

Events driving U.S. toward revolution

Lenin’s method, party, program important for workers of U.S., by M. Stein

First general strike in Japan broken by MacArthur’s order

Italian strikers march (photo)

Drivers’ strike heralds upsurge of British labor, by J. Deane

Paris printers end strike aided by Trotskyists

International Notes

Marxist attitude to civil war in Poland

[Editorials]

“Why the fuss about ...” (cartoon), by Gray

Hand-picked committee on youth consciption

Workers’ Bookshelf

Capitalist propaganda in AFL monthly organ

Congressmen at Work

Workers’ Forum

Youngstown joins 100 per centers; total hits 45% SWP $20,000 fund campaign, by William F. Warde

The Militant Army

Akron tenants demand war on rats in federal housing, by Milton Genecin

Local activities of the Socialist Workers Party

St. Paul SWP exposes bosses’ man, labor-baiter

Youth Activities

When Housewives Dream, by Grace Carlson

Bosses invent new lies against wage increases, by Art Preis

New York tenants picket mayor (photo)

The Negro Struggle, by William E. Bohannon

Stalinists try to sow division in NMU tanks, by C. Thomas

On the Railroads, by Henry Adams

A program to meet the crisis in housing, by John Fredericks

Notes from the News


Vol. XI No. 7, 15 February 1947, New York, NY
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EDITOR:
Farrell Dobbs

Judge reverses original ruling on portal claim

Sliding scale protects oil workers’ real wage, by Art Preis

New York SWP hits move for 10-cent fare

Monopolists hurl venom at labor in hearing on anti-union bills

Stalinists forced to dissolve fake maritime “unity” body, by C. Thomas

Truman and Congress cooking up deal to put through rent boost

SWP candidates speak in Chicago broadcast, by Robert L. Birchman

Rubber workers urge Labor Party in Akron

Senator Ball admits aim of his anti-labor bills is to give bosses “the right to break a strike”

Trade Union Notes, by Art Preis

Chicago joint labor committee (photo)

Oakland strikers enter 4th month

Briggs Local 12 calls for united action to win FEPC in Michigan

Railroad clippings, by Henry Adams

Our Program

Crisis in Communist Party

Leon Sedov 1906–1938, by Joseph Hansen

Burmese hit deal in London, want full independence now, by Robert L. Birchman

Protest Yoshida rule (photo)

Crisis in the Spanish government-in-exile, by Pedro

French authorities violate pledge to hold Cochin China referendum

International Notes

After Poland’s elections, by N. Henri

Viet Namese have “remarkable army”

[Editorials]

“Just think ...” (cartoon), by Gray

More local unions join in united labor action

Workers’ Bookshelf

Paper monopoly threat to the free press

Congressmen at Work

Wiley emergency plan for third world war

Workers’ Forum

Half-way mark passed by branches in $20,000 national SWP campaign, by William F. Warde

The Militant Army

Bronx SWP backs protest against Jim Crow movie

Local activities of the Socialist Workers Party

Youth Activities

Pioneer Notes

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

N.Y. bankers push subway fare steal, by Joseph Hansen

New pamphlet by Cannon out in march

Picket for rent control (photo)

The Negro Struggle, by Joe Morgan

San Pedro police brutally beat, jail innocent Negro, by Louis Kisner

Local 212 hits new witch hunt in Michigan

Detroit cops force way into home, beat Negro, by R. Young

Cold Water Flat Available, by Joseph Hansen

Homer Lewis talk on housing

Notes From the News

Bartell’s speech at rally


Vol. XI No. 8, 22 February 1947, New York, NY
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EDITOR:
Farrell Dobbs

Harsh weather hastens British economic crisis, by John Saunders

White, Negro unionists in Southern mass march, by Art Preis

A “minor” operation (cartoon), by Gray

Rubber union rejects “Big 4” contract stall

Minneapolis union secures escalator clause

Oil walkout postponed after 22-cent offer

Chicago SWP candidate demands housing action from government

South Carolina Negro murdered by lynch gang

U.S. Steel pact on inequities stirs criticism, by Harry Braverman

National conference seeks consolidation of enginemen

“Caution” talk screens deadly anti-labor drive

Landlords handed “hardship relief”

N.Y. subway riders win round in battle to save 5-cent fare from assault of real estate interest, by Joseph Hansen

Trade Union Notes, by Art Preis

Winter eviction (photo)

Vandenberg – anti-labor Senate gavel-wielder

Our Program

A Philadelphia story – the career of J. David Stern: from liberal to red-baiter, by Max Geldman

Slanderous attack on L. Trotsky printed in Trygve Lie biography

10,000 workers attend rally called by Ceylon Trotskyists, by Robert Gunawardena

Left wingers quit CP in Germany

Demonstration in Athens (photo)

French cabinet shaken by new wage struggles – workers tart action to secure raises to offset price jumps

Marxist literature in German wanted

International Notes

Police raid offices of India Stalinists

Correction

[Editorials]

“Of course we’re a hardship case ...”(cartoon), by Gray

Signs of saturation in retail market, by John G. Wright

Workers’ Bookshelf

Congressmen at Work

Few who own America want to hang on, by Jeff Thorne

Workers’ Forum

New York sets pace for rest of country in $20,000 SWP national fund campaign, by William F. Warde

The Militant Army

Local activities of the Socialist Workers Party

Youth Activities

F.I. sub drive speeded for remaining month

Paper monopoly hits free press, CIO says

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

School crisis imperils free public education, by Art Preis

Joint AFL, CIO picket line (photo)

The Negro Struggle, by William E. Bohannon

N.Y. anti-labor election bills attacked by Clarke

Chicago labor candidates wage strong campaign

“Feminine Delinquency”, by Grace Carlson

SWP candidate defends Negro beaten by cops

SWP and CP picket meeting of Senator Ball, by Milton Genecin

Cleveland union forces hearing in gas breakdown, industry tieup, by Bill Foley

Notes From the News


Vol. XI No. 9, 1 March 1947, New York, NY
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EDITOR:
Farrell Dobbs

AFL, CIO protest anti-labor bills

British workers set up councils to meet crisis, by J. Kelly

Biggest school strike begins in Buffalo

Wall Street pushes drive to Prussianize the youth

British offer postpones Indian self-government, by Joseph Hansen

Oil workers win 20-cent increase

SWP candidate on the ballot in Los Angeles

Speculators, profiteers force prices skyward

OPA speeds up rent boosts before its final breakdown

A program for labor unity, by Art Preis

Trade Union Notes, by Art Preis

New York Governor Dewey bars housing marchers (photo)

Dewey order troopers to bar delegation on rent and housing, by Eugene Shays

Our Program

Reactionary role of the ACTU

Both imperialists and Stalinists oppose united socialist Europe

Defenseless unionists brutally shot down by Trinidad police

Effects of British coal crisis (photo)

Calcutta general strike against repressive law

Growing danger of deal with Spanish militarists, by Pedro

International Notes

[Editorial]

“Oh, goodness! Look at all those rats ...” (cartoon), by Gray

Lilienthal case shows witch hunters at work

Workers’ Bookshelf

How “Mr. John Rich” chisels on his taxes

Congressmen at Work

Two new bills in Senate to halt deportation of Indonesians

Workers’ Forum

San Diego is first West Coast branch to hit 100% in national fund campaign, by William F. Warde

The Militant Army

Local activities of the Socialist Workers Party

Youth Activities

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

White terrorists fire bullets at Negro home, by Robert L. Birchman

Detroit teachers vote strike (photo)

“The vitamin craze”, by Grace Carlson

GM Fleetwood workers victimized by company

Socialist Workers Party backs seven labor candidates in L.A.

SWP in Detroit pays tribute to Negro leader, by Mary Baker

Veterans’ Problems, by Alvin Royce

Mahoning Valley vets demand low-rent homes, by Harry Braverman

Detroit east side delegates plan drive for state FEPC

Notes from the News


Vol. XI No. 9, 8 March 1947, New York, NY
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EDITOR:
Farrell Dobbs

Stalin’s guilt in Trotsky murder bared by ex-Daily Worker editor, by John G. Wright

An Editorial

AFL leaders use issue of organic unity to block immediate joint action with CIO on anti-labor bills

Twin Cities net $250 for relief in Europe

Detroit FEPC parley urges demonstration

Our Program

V.R. Dunne hits Ball as tool of capitalists

Seattle boilermakers local fights for union democracy

SWP supports Negro candidate in Santa Monica

San Francisco to hold dinner

GPU hand in “great conspiracy” shown by its version of slaying

Louis Budenz – the career of a Trotskyist-baiter, by Art Preis

[Editorials]

“I love to work with my hands ...“ (cartoon), by Gray

What “Big Four” will discuss in Moscow

Workers’ Bookshelf

U.S. grab in Pacific OK’d by Stalinists

Congressmen at Work

Workers’ Forum

SWP national fund campaign reaches 71%; drive must be speeded up in next 2 weeks, by William F. Warde

The Militant Army

Better housing conditions demanded by Bronx tenants

Local activities of the Socialist Workers Party

Youth Activities

SWP branches prepare for final stage of drive to get Fourth International subs

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

Washington agrees to save Greek king

Buffalo teachers strike wins salary increases, by Libby Jones

The Negro Struggle, by William E. Bohannon

Labor political weakness shown in Chicago municipal elections

“Advice” on making ends meet, by Grace Carlson

Newark CIO stewards map action program

Tenants organize for action to halt evictions in Detroit

All-white Louisiana jury acquits 5 identified lynch mob killers

Notes from the News


Vol. XI No. 11, March 15, 1947, New York, NY
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EDITOR:
Farrell Dobbs

Daily Worker silent about GPU exposure

Supreme Court upholds judicial strikebreaking, by Art Preis

Soaring prices hit 27-year record high

Millions of low-income tenants threatened with 15% rent boost

Monarchists in Greece hail Wall Street’s aid

An Editorial

Planned economy vs. capitalist chaos, by Joseph Hansen

AFL seafarers join CIO pickets

Our Program

GM demands drafted at Detroit UAW parley

What the Nathan Report reveals

Chicago jury scores owners of firetraps

Why the GPU ordered Budenz to keep silent in Reiss murder

Upsurge in Asia poses big threat to world imperialism

Effects of martial law in Palestine (photo)

French workers continued struggle for higher wages, by N. Henri

Zionism analyzed

International Notes

What I saw in Korea under American rule, by Bill Morgan

Three articles on Latin America in March Fourth International

[Editorials]

“Of course the food here is abominable ...” (cartoon), by Gray

American policy in occupied countries, by A. Codin

Workers’ Bookshelf

Union paper warns of danger in witch hunts

Unloading frozen garbage, by Joseph Hansen

Workers’ Forum

SWP national fund drive reaches $15,895 with one week to go before the deadline, by William F. Warde

The Militant Army

Boston ACEWR chapter nets $225 in successful dinner

Local activities of the Socialist Workers Party

59% of quota achieved in Fourth International drive

Youth Activities

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

Upsets mark elections in Flint auto unions, by Jerry Kirk

Illustrations from The Vanishing Paycheck (cartoons)

The Negro Struggle, by William E. Bohannon

Florence Ward: Dec. 24, 1915–Mar. 6, 1947 (obituary)

Veterans’ Problems, by Alvin Royce

Campaign for Kisner rolls ahead in L.A.

Supreme Court edict denounced by Flint union

Notes From the News

Industrial explosion kills 15 in L.A. residential district, by Dave Dreiser


Vol. XI No. 12, 22 March 1947, New York, NY
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EDITOR:
Farrell Dobbs

Truman’s foreign policy speeds war moves against Soviet Union

Ask grand jury to investigate Trotsky murder

An Editorial

New anti-red bills imperil civil rights

Anti-labor offensive linked to war drive

Joint statement on unification of the SWP and WP, signed by James P. Cannon and Max Shachtman

UAW Briggs Local 212 urges mass rally to start defense against anti-labor drive

Ohio Trotskyists set up state-wide organization

Veteran protest in Washington (photo)

Seattle boilermakers win restraining order

SWP forum in Flint hears NAACP leader

Maritime unions agree on joint defense action

Our Program

Three labor candidates to run in Flint election, by Douglas Snyder

The truth about Turkey and Greece, by George Lavan

Stalinists find “bitter taste” in Truman’s sabre-rattling, by Joseph Hansen

U.S. imperialism climaxes series of Greek moves

[Editorials]

“I never COULD see why ...” (cartoon), by Gray

Dictatorships hail Truman’s new Axis

Workers’ Bookshelf

Mass of state laws menace labor unions

Congressmen at Work

Workers’ Forum

SWP national fund reaches 97% of total in final week of campaign for $20,000, by William F. Warde

The Militant Army

Youth Activities

Campaign forces bread co. to hire Negroes in Chicago, by Robert L. Birchman

Local activities of the Socialist Workers Party

An item Truman left out, by Joseph Hansen

Detroit tenants demand city freeze all rents

CIO pickets defy arrests (photo)

The Negro Struggle, by William E. Bohannon

Trotskyists commemorate revolt of Royal India Navy

Rubber union sets deadline for strike against “Big 4”, by Milton Genecin

The drive toward war, by George Breitman

Chicago SWP plans wind-up election rally

Meet the SWP candidate

Urge Mass. CIO to set up joint action committee

Notes from the News


Vol. XI No. 13, 29 March 1947, New York, NY
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EDITOR:
Farrell Dobbs

Stalinist press still silent on Trotsky murder, by Evelyn Atwood

New war moves bring blows at civil rights, by George Breitman

Piling on the load (cartoon), by Gray

Senate and House vote to knife wage-hour law

Red-baiting disrupts maritime joint action

Hits Michigan ballot restriction bill, by Linda McCauley

Stalinist press leads reactionary attack against sliding scale contract of CIO oil workers union

Trade Union Notes, by Art Preis

Police against picket (photo)

J.A. Sullivan deserts Stalinists in Canada

Our Program

Park Drop Forge men continue brave fight, by Bob Kingsley

Three main obstacles to Wall Street’s war plans, by George Breitman

Hearings in Congress open on Truman’s plan

Withdraw the occupation troops! Manifesto of the Austrian Trotskyists

French Stalinists back war against Indo-China

International Notes

Wallace sees another war in Truman’s foreign policy, by Joseph Hansen

Truman on “non-intervention”

[Editorials]

“Of course you’ll have to take ...” (cartoon), by Gray

Chiang massacres Formosan people

Movie Review

Stalin’s policies aid Soviet Union’s enemies

Congressmen at Work

Workers’ Forum

U.S. capitalism heading toward new crisis which cannot be averted, says economist, by Paul Schapiro

The Militant Army

Local activities of the Socialist Workers Party

Late contributors augment total of S.W.P. Fund campaign

790 new readers gained at close of FI sub drive

Youth Activities

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

Flint progressives win in Chevrolet elections, by Sol Dollinger

Unionization firm in Panama Canal (photo)

The Negro Struggle, by William E. Bohannon

Bartell hits war plans in address over radio, by Michael Bartell

Number One Killer, by Grace Carlson

New Jersey SWP runs candidates for convention

Merger of relief committees will aid needy Europeans

Notes from the News

SWP calls for labor unity against red-baiting in L.A.

Santa Monica City Council vote shows Carter, Mireles strength, by J. Hawkins


Vol. XI No. 14, 5 April 1947, New York, NY
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EDITOR:
Farrell Dobbs

Mine stoppage mourns 111 dead – government failed to enforce safety code at Centralia

Brewster links Middle East oil with war move, by Joseph Hansen

The Truman Doctrine (cartoon)

An Editorial

Greek monarchy continued terror against workers, by Jean Paul Martin

Liberals back Pepper-Taylor bill as “alternative” to Truman Plan

120,000 German workers protest hunger under Allies

Centralia miners worked under sentence of death for more than one year, appeals for action show, by George Lavan

Briggs meeting scores cliquism

Bay Area SWP hits Red drive

Our Program

Cavalcade of California vets demands state build homes

Strength of minority shown in Los Angeles area voting

The correct way to fight Stalinism, by James P. Cannon

[Editorials]

“Don’t you just love this ...” (cartoon), by Gray

MacArthur prepares more anti-labor edicts

Workers’ Bookshelf

Full freedom not won in Dutch-Indonesia Pact

Congressmen at Work

10,000 slain for asking self-rule in Formosa

Workers’ Forum

Diplomatic haggling at Moscow conference forces more secret Allied deals into open, by Joseph Hansen

The Militant Army

Youth Activities

Local activities of the Socialist Workers Party

ACEWR asks for donations of food, clothing, cigarettes

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

Weak FEPC legislation introduced in Congress, by William E. Bohannon

Grief-stricken widow of miner (photo)

The Threat of Germ Warfare, by Grace Carlson

Rubber workers union gets wage settlement, by Milton Genecin

Apprehension in Wall Street, by John G. Wright

Minnesota legislature forced to retreat on anti-Red bill

Issue in the New Jersey constitutional convention, by Alan Kohlman

Notes From the News

”Surprises” listed for World War III


Vol. XI No. 15, April 12, 1947, New York, NY
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EDITOR:
Farrell Dobbs

Miners and phone workers fight in defense of labor’s standards –

Telephone system shut down in first nation-wide strike, by Alan Kohlman

Memorial for dead extends into battle for safer mines

Steel union strike possible in May

Dollars for Greece part of “oil grab”

Senate foreign committee backs first step of Truman war policy

Indo-Chinese send thanks for help in their struggle

Accepting the challenge of the AT&T empire, by B. Anders

Why the Truman “doctrine” will come to grief, by George Clarke

Three demands raised on mine safety issue, by George Lavan

Our Program

The potentiality of physical harm

Franco makes open bid for deal with monarchy

American Stalinism and anti-Stalinism, by James P. Cannon

British atrocities in Palestine

Greek monarchy a “difficult client” declares Krock

Washington “explains” United Nations by-pass, by Joseph Hansen

International Notes

[Editorials]

̶o;But of course you’ll ...” (cartoon), by Gray

Bigger army sought to enforce Truman Plan

Workers’ Bookshelf

Easter sales flop alarms retail trade

Congressmen at Work

Workers’ Forum

Government to blame for mine dangers, Lawrence miners tell Militant reporters, by Eloise Gordon & Justine Lang

The rising cost of living (graphic)

The Militant Army

Local activities of the Socialist Workers Party

Youth Activities

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

SWP candidate in L.A. gets 4 percent of vote

Telephone girls vote strike! (Photo)

The Negro Struggle, by William E. Bohannon

NMU verdict on stack deals blow to Stalinism, by C. Thomas

The new Clare Luce, by Grace Carlson

Oakland workers rally against anti-labor bills, by Ed Davis

Labor’s rights involved in N.J. Constitution revision, by Alan Kohlman

Notes From the News


Vol. XI No. 16, 19 April 1947, New York, NY
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EDITOR:
Farrell Dobbs

9 more miners die in explosion at Exeter, Penn., by George Lavan

Phone strikers battle slave labor law in N.J.

Dunne to file for mayor of Minneapolis

NFTW rejects Schwellenbach’s arbitration plan

An Editorial

Sidelights on the anti-labor plot

Value of escalator contract proved by union experience

An unholy conspiracy against the phone strike, by Alan Kohlman

Heroic women teach lesson to all of labor, by George Breitman

Our Program

American Stalinism and anti-Stalinism/p>

Survivors of mine explosion tell story to The Militant, by George Lavan

Picket signs demand living wage (photo)

Flint Labor Party committee scores success in election, by Sol Dollinger

Meaning of the Truman Doctrine

[Editorials]

“Imagine! I had to fly all this way ...̶i; (cartoon), by Gray

War Dept. considering factory military units

Workers’ Bookshelf

Truman plan sets off all-out war in Greece

Congressmen at Work

Workers’ Forum

SWP candidate for mayor of Chicago hits vote fraud against minor political parties, by Hayden Perry

The Militant Army

Gains recorded in New York SWP city-wide convention

Youth Activities

Tragedy of Jews part of world crisis

Local activities of the Socialist Workers Party

New York unionists sponsor FEPC dance

Notebook of an Agitator

Strike of 100,000 protests jailing of Trotskyist in India, by V. Karalasingham

Violence against Negro people flares in Flint, by Henry Robinson

New Jersey cops aid strikebreakers (photo)

Detroit union to hold rally against anti-labor drive

The Negro Struggle, by Larry Carter

Five labor candidates elected in So. St. Paul

6,000 Akron workers lead new strike wave, by Milton Genecin

State ownership of utilities urged for N.J. Constitution, by Alan Kohlman

A Case of Political Escapism, by George Breitman

Aid Indo-Chinese through boycott of French ships

“A little too radical”


Vol. XI No. 17, 26 April 1947, New York, NY
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EDITOR:
Farrell Dobbs

Big rallies hit anti-labor bills

Workers’ world – or none! (cartoon)

Phone strikers standing firm in third week, by Alan Kohlman

An Editorial

May Day manifesto of the Socialist Workers Party

Detroit workers respond to call for mass rally

15 cents an hour granted in new wage agreements

Our Program

American Stalinism and anti-Stalinism

Survivor of concentration camp kidnapped by GPU in Austria

Search for dead in Texas (photo)

How Hartley bill puts knife at American labor’s throat

[Editorials]

“With this omnibus labor bill ...” (cartoon), by Gray

May Day’s origin here in America, by Joseph Hansen

Workers’ Bookshelf

Notebook of an Agitator

Workers’ Forum

Public utilities extortions can be ended by nationalization under workers’ control, by Arthur Burch

The Militant Army

Letters to ACEWR portray dire need of Europeans

Local activities of the Socialist Workers Party

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

Capitalist greed blamed in Texas City disaster, by Evelyn Atwood

The Negro Struggle, by Larry Carter

Dunne files as candidate for mayor of Minneapolis

May Day and the Children, by Grace Carlson

Chicago tenants rally support in eviction fight

Proportional representation and New Jersey convention, by Alan Kohlman

Notes From the News

SWP candidates are on ballot


Vol. XI No. 18, 3 May 1947, New York, NY
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EDITOR:
Farrell Dobbs

Stalin’s guilt – Budenz book supplies link to GPU murder of Trotsky, by Natalia Sedov Trotsky

24-hour protest strike advocated by Flint CIO

500,000 join in Detroit protest against Congress

Greek-Turkish despots continue repressive acts

Release of jailed Indian Trotskyists demanded by SWP

Telephone strike in fourth week, by Alan Kohlman

Notebook of an Agitator

After the 15¢ settlement, by George Clarke

Detroit workers rally against labor-haters (photo)

Demonstration in Newark protests slave-labor law, by Ruth Franklin

Our Program

Camden CIO and AFL rally behind telephone strikers, by Max Geldman

The Stalinist bureaucrats and the other bureaucrats, by James P. Cannon

100,000 workers protest arrest of Trotskyist leader in Madras, by Manickam

[Editorials]

“Six cents! Don’t you know ...” (cartoon), by Gray

Workers’ Bookshelf

Congressmen at Work

Workers’ Forum

Failure at Moscow conference underlines imperialist drive for another world war, by Jean Paul Martin

The Militant Army

Why the Wallace program cannot bring lasting peace, by Joseph Hansen

Local activities of the Socialist Workers Party

New SWP branch in Lynn built on firm foundations, by S. Brooks

Youth Activities

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

Voters show left trend in ex-Axis countries, by George Breitman

Detroit strikebreaking cops slug phone workers (photo)

The Negro Struggle, by WIlliam E. Bohannon

Police in San Francisco beat telephone strikers, by E. Chester

The Fountain of Youth, by Grace Carlson

New Jersey Constitution and the one-house legislature, by Alan Kohlman

Dunne stresses Labor Party as American workers’ need

Notes From the News


Vol. XI No. 19, 10 May 1947, New York, NY
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EDITOR:
Farrell Dobbs

Senate speeds union-busting bill

Militarists draft secret blueprint for a new war, by William F. Warde

Detroit’s gigantic rally against labor-haters (photo)

One-day strike urged by UAW foundry council

AFL-CIO unity discussed at Washington conference

Mid-West camp opens season on June 29

Telephone strikers stand firm despite AT&T’s split tactics, by Alan Kohlman

34,000 auto workers strike in France

Notebook of an Agitator

The crucial issues at stake in AFL-CIO unity proposals, by George Breitman

New York rally to defend labor (photo)

Our Program

Angered by deal in Chicago phone strike

Militant picket line greets fascist Smith in Philadelphia, by John Haas

Is the Communist Party a workers’ organization? by James P. Cannon

Oust Stalinist ministers in France as Ramadier bids for Truman aid, by Joseph Hansen

British terror in Palestine recalls scenes under Hitler, by H. Vallin

[Editorials]

“To make good, Montgomery ...” (cartoon), by Gray

May Day celebrations throughout the world, by George Lavan

Workers’ Bookshelf

Greek workers honor martyrs on May Day

Workers’ Forum

Postwar prosperity begins to fade away as first grim signs of Depression appear, by John G. Wright

The Militant Army

Dunne praises phone strikers, scores mayor

Local activities of the Socialist Workers Party

First public hearing successful in Lynn, by S. Gordon

Phila. ACEWR nets $250 at benefit dinner

Detroit gives banquet to celebrate May Day

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

General Motors fires 14 in reprisal for rally

Hartley union-busting bill (cartoon), by Fred Wright

Meeting protests arrests in India

The Negro Struggle,

by William E. Bohannon

Oakland labor organizes to win in city election, by R. Chester

Notes From the News

The fight against Jim Crow at New Jersey convention, by Alan Kohlman

Akron CIO rally protests against anti-labor bills


Vol. XI No. 20, 17 May 1947, New York, NY
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EDITOR:
Farrell Dobbs

Fighting policy adopted by CIO packing union, by Ted Selander

More union bodies join call for 24-hour strike

Supreme Court ruling dooms Negro to chair, by William Charles

Demand release of jailed trade unionist in India

Local settlements pave way for end of telephone strike, by Alan Kohlman

Bilbao strike disturbs Franco’s fascist rule

Hunger demonstrations sweep Germany

Minneapolis vote

Notebook of an Agitator

UPWA call for a new party represents a big step forward, by George Breitman

Our Program

Meaning of attack on Henry Wallace

The prospects of American Stalinism, by James P. Cannon

Premier Ramadier’s new cabinet wins swift aid from Wall Street, by Joseph Hansen

Evicted into the rain (photo)

The Arab League vs. Arab masses in Middle East, by H. Vallin

International Notes

The nature of Stalinism

[Editorials]

“Don’t use so much polish ...” (cartoon), by Morgan

Soviet co-ops become capitalist enterprises, by John G. Wright

Workers’ Bookshelf

Communist Party outlawed in Brazil, by Charles Cornell

Diplomatic war goes on as Moscow conference fails, by Jean Paul Martin

French Trotskyists may face prosecution

Workers’ Forum

Seven-day strike forces Inland Steel Corp. to withdraw union-busting contract clauses, by J. Lyons

The Militant Army

Gala floor show to be featured at ACEWR ball

Local activities of the Socialist Workers Party

Militant readers invited to the Mid-West camp

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

Building workers feel impact of depression, by Joseph Hansen

The big steal (graphic)

The Negro Struggle, by William E. Bohannon

GM rehires 15 men but UAW suffers bad blow

Beating a Rent Gouger

Delegates urge Labor party at Pa. AFL parley

Dunne winds up campaign for mayor of Minneapolis, by Grace Carlson

Notes From the News


Vol. XI No. 21, 24 May 1947, New York, NY
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Farrell Dobbs

Slave labor bill veto demanded

Oakland labor scores victory in city election, by R. Chester

South Carolina lynch trial goes to jury

CIO Marine cooks raise demand for a new party

Arab-Jewish union in general strike

An Editorial

Threaten death penalty for German food demonstrators

Truman scorns plea to veto measure knifing portal pay

10 years after the memorial day massacre

Notebook of an Agitator

Our Program

The working class fight against Stalinism, by James P. Cannon

Germany 1947: Four flags over a ruin, by Ernest Germain

Murdered by Stalin’s GPU (photo)

The Arab revolution and the Zionist labor movement, by H. Vallin

[Editorials]

“I’ve got my belly full ...” (cartoon), by Gray

Fear grips Wall St. as stocks nosedive, by John G. Wright

Workers’ Bookshelf

Fate of Europe now hinges on French working class, by Arthur Burch

Abortions this year will kill 15,000 women, by Leigh Ray

Workers’ Forum

The Militant Army

Hilding Swan Olson (obituary), by Daniel Roberts

Strikers defy injunction in Columbiana

Mid-West camp opens June 29

Local activities of the Socialist Workers Party

Film shown at largest meeting of Akron SWP

Pioneer Notes

Ball Point Frankenstein, by Joseph Hansen

Thousands out of work in Rhode Island slump

AFL and CIO leaders discu ss [sic] unity (photo)

The Negro Struggle, by Larry Carter

Vote for Dunne shows rising interest in SWP, by Grace Carlson

Best of All Possible Worlds

Stalinists scored for failure to join anti-fascist action

The bi-partisan deal and N.J. constitutional convention, by Alan Kohlman

Notes From the News


Vol. XI No. 22, May 31, 1947, New York, NY
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EDITOR:
Farrell Dobbs

Lynch mob of 28 set free by lily-white jury, by George Lavan

24-hour strike demand mounts through nation

Ramadier decrees military rule for 85,000 utilities workers

Landlords await rent hikes as Congress stalls

Call on labor of all lands to help the German workers

An Editorial

CIO now organizing new phone workers international

Notebook of an Agitator

Lynchers set free (photo)

Detroit UAW-CIO unions hit state anti-labor bill

Lynn AVC chapter pushes militant fight for housing

Our Program

Chicago tenants union halts mass eviction of 6 families, by Robert L. BIrchman

Northwest metal workers win victory after 2-day strike

Workers’ revolution and bureaucratic degeneration, by James P. Cannon

The Four Germanies, by Ernest Germain

Truman Doctrine in action (photo)

Revolutionary solution to Palestine question, by H. Vallin

[Editorials]

“But Senator, if we did away with ...” (cartoon), by Morgan

Wall Street tycoons run U.S. government

Workers’ Bookshelf

Capitalists bewildered about the depression, by John G. Wright

Congressmen at Work

Workers’ Forum

World labor experience new upsurge as resistance mounts against U.S. imperialism, by Arthur Burch

The Militant Army

How one vacationer viewed benefits of Mid-West camp

Local activities of the Socialist Workers Party

Youth Activities

Columbiana strikers’ morale high despite vicious attack by court, by Art O’Brien

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

Dump surplus potatoes as world goes hungry, by Joseph Hansen

Unemployment rises to half million in New York

Strikers against Camels (photo)

The Negro Struggle, by Larry Carter

Dunne calls on unions to build a Labor Party

”Brothers Under the Skin,” by Grace Carlson

SWP candidates wind up campaign for N.J. Constitution convention election, by Alan Kohlman

Notes From the News


Vol. XI No. 23, June 7, 1947, New York, NY
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EDITOR:
Farrell Dobbs

Anti-labor law sure, says Taft

Greek Trotskyists face death as terror reigns

Cabinet shifts in Italy, Hungary are Truman “doctrine” product, by Joseph Hansen

New Jersey layoffs sound warning signal to unions, by A. Stevens

Michigan State CIO to meet at height of labor crisis

Senate votes passage of bill granting rent boosts of 15%

Supreme Court ruling hit by CIO

Notebook of an Agitator

Joint labor victory in Oakland election points road for workers in other cities, by Ed Davis

I wouldn’t budge an inch for a camel (poster)

Stalinist grip on Buffalo UE shaken by militant caucus

Our Program

Chicago packing unions decide to cooperate

10,000 aircraft workers threaten strike in Seattle, by C. Kaye

Tri-State fabricators resist fringe demands in contract, by Art O’Brien

How German people are being “re-educated for democracy”, by Ernest Germain

Heroic record of Chinese Trotskyists during the war

Chen Chi-Chang (drawing), by E.A.

The position of Stalinism after the Renault strike, by Pierre Frank

International Notes

[Editorials]

“They really ought to be glad ...“ (cartoon), by Gray

Stalin’s fake concession on Russian death penalty, by Alan Kohlman

Workers’ Bookshelf

45 state legislatures legalize price gouging, by George Lavan

Congressmen at Work

Workers’ Forum

ACEWR begins cabling relief packages to hunger stricken workers in Germany

The Militant Army

Chicago groups join fight against job discrimination

Mid-West vacation camp opens season on June 29

Local activities of the Socialist Workers Party

Youth Activities

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

Seven out on bail after lynch attempt in N.C.

Capitalist monopoly grows bigger (graphic), from Consumer Reports

The Negro Struggle, by William E. Bohannon

Secretary of war reveals real aim of UMT program, by Joseph Hansen

The Not-So-Happy Barefoot Boy, by Grace Carlson

Buffalo SWP steps up drive against pending sales tax, by Libby Jones

Pendergast machine scored in Kansas City vote fraud

Mass meeting in L.A. protests freeing of 28 lynch murderers

Notes From the News


Vol. XI No. 24, 14 June 1947, New York, NY
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EDITOR:
Farrell Dobbs

Mine strikers protest Taft-Hartley slave bill

Budenz reveals Trotsky murder facts to jur

Favor people’s referendum on war or peace

SWP chalks up 5% of vote in Essex County

Pickets protest Greek regime’s reign of terror

Attacks on India Trotskyists spread as strike continues

Nationwide strike paralyzes railway system in France

Notebook of an Agitator

N.Y. protest rally against slave-labor bill (photo)

Trade Union Notes, by Art Preis

Our Program

2 political wings of Wall St. vulture

Germany, 1947 – From Potsdam to Moscow, by Ernest Germain

Tense conflict over Hungary mirrors trend toward war, by William F. Warde

Picketing Greek consulate in New York (photo)

Mood of British workers shows rise in militancy, by T.J. Peters

Mass demonstrations rock bloody Kuomintang regime, by George Lavan

International Notes

[Editorials]

“Oh yes! Don’t forget to invite our dear friends ...” (cartoon), by Gray

Making the world safe from atom bombs, by Art Preis

Workers’ Bookshelf

Spanish POUM moves farther to the right

Unions must adopt policies to fight cutbacks, layoffs, by John G. Wright

Workers’ Forum

Jim Crow – Anti-labor laws (cartoon)

The Militant Army

Classes on important topics featured at Mid-West camp

Local activities of the Socialist Workers Party

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

British capitalists hail deal to chop up India, by Joseph Hansen

House censors publication on fascist activity

The Negro Struggle, by William E. Bohannon

Big rally in New York to protest Jim Crow

Oakland angered by brutal police, demand shakeup, by Ed Davis

Notes from the News

Warehousemen settle 3-day strike in San Francisco, by D. Rossa


Vol. XI No. 25, 21 June 1947, New York, NY
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EDITOR:
Farrell Dobbs

Labor Party seen as vital need

No ships move as CIO seamen await contract

New raid projected on treasury to finance reaction in Europe, by Joseph Hansen

Railway workers in France win smashing strike victory

How Stalinists “answer” Murray on Red-baiting

American Veterans committee holds national convention in Milwaukee

Trade Union Notes, by Art Preis

Keep the home fires burning! (cartoon), by Seaman, from Labor Reports

CIO president in Akron assails no-strike pledge

Our Program

Mood of American workers analyzed

Two-day picnic in Pennsylvania

N.Y. Negro freedom rally a fraudulent spectacle

Germany 1947 – The agony of life under the occupation, by Ernest Germain

Reports show existence of opposition in Soviet Union

Rail strike empties Paris station (photo)

How long will the new De Gasperi cabinet last?

Heroic record of A. Leon, leader of Belgian Trotskyists

Differences in ruling class over the Truman Doctrine, by Arthur Burch

International Notes

Egyptian Trotskyists publish manifesto against British

[Editorials]

“After all, Baron, it’s only right ...” (cartoon), by Gray

Sliding scale of hours will prevent layoffs, by John G. Wright

Movie Review

Washington’s reasons for embracing Peron

Workers’ Bookshelf

Workers’ Forum

Floods take heavy toll in land and lives as profiteers prevent storage dam control, by George Lavan

The Militant Army

ACEWR requests donations for health clinic in Italy

Local activities of the Socialist Workers Party

Mid-West school and camp opens season on June 29

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

Crushing tax burden remains on workers

CIO rally against slave-labor bill (photo)

The Negro Struggle, by William E. Bohannon

Tax bill seeks to smother political action by labor

New York SWP hits O’Dwyer move to raise subway fare, by George Clarke

Health for the Workers, by Grace Carlson

New Camel contract is being violated by Reynolds Co.

Notes From the News


Vol. XI No. 26, 28 June 1947, New York, NY
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EDITOR:
Farrell Dobbs

Fight Wall Street’s slave law by building labor’s own party, by the Editors

Fast-spreading walkout of miners demonstrates workers’ determination to fight anti-union law

Trade Union Notes, by Art Preis

Our Program

Germany 1947 – What the People Are Thinking About, by Ernest Germain

Liberals are busy peddling disguised Truman Doctrine, by M. Stein

Escaped lynch mob (photo)

French Socialist Youth fight dissolution order

Trotskyist rally commemorates Paris Commune

International Notes

American Veterans Committee shows marked shift to right

Factory committees in Paris organize for general strike

[Editorials]

“The next war will put us ...” (cartoon), by Gray

Flint auto local prints Labor Party pamphlet

Workers’ Bookshelf

Notorious Nazis hold key posts under Allies

Congressmen at Work

Workers Forum

Antoinette Konikow 1869–1946, by Evelyn Atwood

The Militant Army

FE merger proposal causes heated dispute in UAW-CIO

How capitalists treat any law they don’t like

Fine fishing in Pleasant Lake at Mid-West vacation camp

Local activities of the Socialist Workers Party

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

Michigan CIO delegates call for a new party, by Sol Dollinger

NMU gains contract concessions through union-wide job action

Like building on quicksand, by George Breitman

”The American Meddlers’ Association”, by Grace Carlson

Tax Wall Street to save the five-cent fare, by George Clarke

Georgia officials give Klansmen whitewash job

Notes from the News

Labor in Canada fights layoffs


Vol. XI No. 27, 5 July 1947, New York, NY
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EDITOR:
Farrell Dobbs

Battle begins against slave law

Labor must build own party to combat Taft-Hartley Act, statement of National Committee of the Socialist Workers Party

Strike spreads to 132,000 in shipyards

Akron labor urges nation-wide strike

Hi-jacking rent measure gets Truman’s signature, by Art Preis

AFL PAINTERS IN New York OUST LOUIS WEINSTOCK [sic]

Miners hurl first challenge at new union-busting law

Notice on new publication date

We the people, by Marvel Scholl

Our Program

Germany 1947 – The Working-Class Parties in Germany, by Ernest Germain

Madras textile strike firm despite government attacks, by V. Karalasingham

Three of a kind in labor-haters (photo)

Sentiment for new party shown by Wallace tour, by Arthur Burch

International Notes

How “unification” of Europe is used to cloak reaction, by John G. Wright

[Editorials]

“Isn’t it grand to relax ...” (cartoon), by Morgan

Production curtailed by textile mills

Workers’ Bookshelf

Rail moguls catch the gravy train

Congressmen at Work

Filipino veterans cheated by Congress

Workers’ Forum

Socialist Workers Party Youngstown local goes on the air in call for Labor Party

The Militant Army

First week of season begins at Mid-West camp

Local activities of the Socialist Workers Party

Youth Activities

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

Rank and file sentiment felt at NAACP parley, by William Charles

CIO shipbuilders out on strike (photo)

Send Them Where They Belong, by Albert Parker

U.S. note to Indonesians backs Dutch colonial rule

”Made in Europe”, by Joseph Hansen

Uncover plot to establish French military dictatorship

Philadelphia SWP urges unions to run labor slates in elections

Notes from the News


Vol. XI No. 28, 14 July 1947, New York, NY
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EDITOR:
Farrell Dobbs

Paris conference on Marshall Plan promotes war aims, by Joseph Hansen

Mine victory spurs fight on slave law, by Art Preis

”This is protection–see!” (cartoon)

Mass resistance grows against 15% rent gouge

Trotskyists in Bolivia face Hertzog terror

An Editorial

Coal miners triumphant after four strikes in year

New publishing date and copy deadline

CP invents “plot” to swing NMU votes

It worked (photo)

Trade Union Notes, by Art Preis

Mine agreement (photo)

Coal Co. penalized $1000 for 11 dead

Our Program

Wallace program analyzed at Detroit meeting

Social Democrats whitewash Truman, oppose new party

Germany 1947 – First Steps on the Workers Road to Action, by Ernest Germain

Wall Street Western Bloc plan hailed by European capitalists, by Jean Paul Martin

Worse off than before (photo)

Stalin amends his criminal code

International Notes

Big wave of strikes sweeps through island of Ceylon, by Gamani Salgado

Greek monarchy jails 2,800 in “Red” raids

[Editorials]

“Should I unload my oil shares ...” (cartoon), by Gray

What happened to the building boom?

Workers’ Bookshelf

German paper charges deliberate starvation, by Eugene Shays

Congressmen at Work

Workers’ Forum

Lives, land, food destroyed as profiteers block flood control, by Evelyn Atwood</p>

The Militant Army

Three phases of the Stalinist attitude to French strikes

Eight years of Spanish fascism

Vacationers enjoy first week at Mid-West camp, Michigan, by William F. Warde

First social of Lynn ACEWR is successful

Local activities of the Socialist Workers Party

Youth Activities

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

O’Dwyer responsible for 8-cent fare steal, by Charles Cornell

Most of South for anti-lynch law

Speeches Are a Dime a Dozen, by William E. Bohannan

Robert Williams is SWP candidate for Senate

Horse-and-Buggy Medicine, by Grace Carlson

White hoodlums attack homes belonging to Chicago Negroes, by Robert Birchman

Bolivia deputy introduced bill on sliding scale

Horsetrade politics behind re-passage of tax bill

Notes from the News


Vol. XI No. 29, 21 July 1947, New York, NY
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EDITOR:
Farrell Dobbs

Profiteers renew price-gouging drive

CIO defies political ban in slave law

More unions ban NLRB procedure, no-strike clause

”Unifying” Europe (cartoon), by thal

Shipyard strike holds firm in fourth week

Paris parley sharpens struggle over Europe, by Joseph Hansen

CIO demands Michigan state rent controls

Witch hunt and anti-labor bills are signed into law in Michigan

Rent-gougers open big eviction drive

Dutch despots press drive against Indonesian republic

‘Cops-and-robbers’ theory of politics, by Art Preis

We the people, by Marvel Scholl

No need for mass picketing (photo)

The Instinctive and Elemental Drive, by J.R. Johnson

Stalinist faction in NMU raises “unity” smokescreen, by C. Thomas

Our Program

Threat of price slash frightens canned good manufacturers

Germany 1947 – Strategy of the Fourth International, by Ernest Germain

Fill Greek concentration camps as terror reaches new height

2nd convention of Trotskyists held in India

Three-power talks end in heightened tension, by Jean Paul Martin

International Notes

Government goes easy on French military plot

[Editorials]

“We absolutely must put down the communists ...” (cartoon), by Gray

Most union bureaucrats opposed to Labor Party

Workers’ Bookshelf

Court-martial debate evades main issue

Congressmen at Work

Workers’ Forum

Marshall and Wallace deceive people about U.S. imperialism, by Art Preis

The Militant Army

Capitalist tycoon looks at labor bureaucrats, by Joseph Hansen

Local activities of the Socialist Workers Party

Youth Activities

What the Joke Is, by John G. Wright

Eight Negroes murdered in Georgia prison-camp