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(1944)

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Volume VIII No. 1 Saturday, January 1, 1944, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: George Breitman

(Page 1)

N.Y. farewell banquet honors convicted 18 — 300 workers hear railroaded SWP leaders affirm international socialist anti-war stand just before leaving for penitentiary, by Art Preis

Convicted “Militant” editor speaks (photo)

Roosevelt faces new labor crisis — steel and railway workers seek to smash wage freeze — Roosevelt orders Army to seize railroads; commands steel workers to return to work, by C. Thomas

Profit-mad bosses endanger soldiers lives, trials show

Negro ship workers fight for equality, by R. Bell

State Department issues lies about its refugee policy, by Dan Shelton

CRDC meeting in Chicago condemns frame-up of 18

Has vote in his pocket (cartoon)

Military clique quickly overthrows oppressive Penaranda regime in Bolivia

(Page 2)

Secret diplomacy and the Yugoslav partisans, by William F. Warde

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

Fund drive passes halfway mark, by Rose Karsner, Director

Scoreboard

Frame-up scored by Chicago meeting (continued from page 1)

Negro shipyard workers in struggle for union rights (continued from page 1) “Militant” Army

(Page 3)

Farewell speeches of Socialist Workers Party leaders at N.Y. banquet given in their honor, Dec. 26, 1943

(Page 4)

Biographies of the imprisoned Trotskyists — Grace Carlson — Harry DeBoer —Oscar Coover — Felix Morrow — Carl Skoglund — Karl Kuehn — Carlos Hudson — Alfred Russell — Max Geldman — Oscar Schoenfeld

New York SWP message to Grace

Boston SWP

Message to banquet Chicago SWP

Minneapolis message

Allentown SWP

N.Y. banquet message

(Page 5)

State guard stages drill for the training of anti-labor battalions, by C. Thomas

Profit-mad bosses endanger soldiers lives, trials show (continued from page 1)

The Negro Struggle — Negroes and independent political action, by David Ransom

The Kremlin’s policy in holding the trials of Nazi war criminals, by Ralph Sturdy

N.Y. banquet honors convicted eighteen (continued from page 1)

(Page 6)

Join us in fighting for:

Renegotiations

The Internationale

Roosevelt confronts a growing labor crisis (continued from page 1)

Profiteers use MacArthur ads as smoke screen

Prices raised by shoddy goods

State Department lies about its own police on refugees (continued from page 1)

Debs’ Canton speech

Allied chiefs at Teheran act like Oriental despots

International Notes

The biggest oil scandal since Teapot Dome


Volume VIII No. 2 Saturday, January 8, 1944, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: George Breitman

(Page 1)

Roosevelt and the eighteen, by the Editors

18 framed SWP leaders go behind prison bars — demonstrate solidarity as they begin jail sentences — Minneapolis workers salute united march of 15 on way to federal Marshal’s office, by Joseph Hansen

Trotskyist leaders just before imprisonment (photo)

Rail and steel disputes show Roosevelt swing to reaction, by C. Thomas

(No headline on brief on General Marshall)

Frenzied plea for strike curbs made by Stalinist finks, by R. Bell

War productions cut-backs menace workers’ security, by Miriam Carter

Minneapolis holds farewell banquet

(Page 2)

Gen. Marshall and the fight against fascism, by William F. Warde

The Negro Struggle — in the Deep South, by David Ransom

Branches speed fund campaign, by Rose Karsner, Director

Scoreboard

Production cut-back menace to workers (continued from page 1) “Militant” Army

N.Y. Central branch fills fund quota

(Page 3)

Farewell speeches of James P. Cannon, Farrell Dobbs at banquet in New York City , Sunday Dec. 26, 1943

(Page 4)

Biographies of the imprisoned Trotskyists — James P. Cannon — Vincent R. Dunne — Emil Hansen — Albert Goldman — Edward Palmquist — Farrell Dobbs — Clarence Hamel — Jake Cooper

(Page 5)

Danbury jail gates close on three

Trotskyism grows in Italy, reports from Europe say

Stalinist finks make plea for strike curb (continued from page 1)

Minneapolis workers bid SWP leaders farewell at banquet (continued from page 1)

Gaetano Salvemini on Italy

Tresca memorial

Framed SWP leaders begin prison sentences (continued from page 1)

Press release made on behalf of the 18 issued December 31 by Albert Goldman

(Page 6)

Join us in fighting for:

New labor crisis

Stalin and Poland

Workers’ Forum — the Post Office and Army help — cops abuse Negro motorman

Trade Union Notes, by Marvel Scholl

Rail and steel disputes show Roosevelt swing to reaction (continued from page 1)

International Notes


Volume VIII No. 3 Saturday, January 15, 1944, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: George Breitman

(Page 1)

Dissolution of the Communist Party, an Editorial

Rail unions spurn Roosevelt award — president reconvenes board for further wage hearings — bureaucrats prevent unified labor action in struggle against Little Steel formula, by C. Thomas

March of SWP leaders to jail (photo)

CRDC issues campaign plans to win freedom for eighteen

Anti-Semitic gang assaults increase in New York City

Post Office ban still on

Big Business organ boasts frameup of 18 aids bosses

Stalin proposes Curzon Line as border while Red Army speeds westward drive, by Art Preis

(Page 2)

My trip to Minneapolis with Comrade Cannon, by Joseph Hansen

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

N.Y. Central branch tops quota,by Rose Karsner, Director

Scoreboard

Union heads reject wage freeze scheme (continued from page 1) “Militant” Army

(Page 3)

The Negro Struggle — FDR offers Negroes another committee, by David Ransom

Stalinists and Ford bosses join in smearing union men

Having their fling (cartoon)

Teheran — sinister product of secret diplomacy, by Norman Daniels

British use Palestine trials to bolster rule, by A. Roland

Business magazine boasts frameup of 18 helps bosses (continued from page 1)

Pioneer Paragraphs: Why vast social upheavals are unavoidable in Japan

CRDC drive planned (continued from page 1)

(Page 4)

Join us in fighting for:

Dissolution of the Communist Party (continued from page 1)

The wage freeze

General Marshall

Anti-Semitic assaults increase in New York (continued from page 1)

Senate report discloses huge war profiteering

Stalin sets Curzon Line as border; Red Army surges on

Teheran conference

Ickes’ aides on payroll of Big Oil corporations

International Notes, by Paul G. Stevens

Capitalists predict mass unemployment after war


Volume VIII No. 4 Saturday, January 22, 1944, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: George Breitman

(Page 1)

National pardon campaign for 18 gets under way — union support drive to free SWP leaders; labor and liberal press condemn jailings

Framed Trotskyist leaders enter jail (photo)

Roosevelt calls on Congress to adopt forced labor legislation — unloads upon labor his own failure to curb inflation — president’s 5-point program like former 7-point program reveals anti-labor bias, by C. Thomas

CIO political action heads hold do-nothing conference, by Art Preis

Browder and J.P. Morgan

Largest U.S. bank indicted in Nazi trade conspiracy

American Labor Party torn by bitter clique conflict

Who comforts Hitler?

On guard!

Browder’s speech and the struggle for socialism

(Page 2)

The Stalinists and the fight for socialism (continued from page 1)

Trade Union Notes, by Marvel Scholl

15th anniversary — $15,000 fund, by Rose Karsner, Director

Scoreboard “Militant” Army

Roosevelt wants forced labor law (continued from page 1)

(Page 3)

The real teaching of Lenin on the role and bankruptcy of capitalist “democracy,” by John G. Wright

Big bank indicted in Nazi trade plot (continued from page 1)

Frameup backfires as judge acquits Mazey

Pioneers Paragraphs: War in the Far East and revolutionary perspectives

ALP in New York is torn by bitter clique conflict (continued from page 1)

Billings demands pardon for eighteen

Wire firm found guilty in sale of defective goods to the Army

(Page 4)

Join us in fighting for:

Escalator clause

The Army press

The new slavery

CIO political action heads hold conference (continued from page 1)

Profiteers try to incite soldiers against labor

Workers’ Bookshelf, by George Schraum

Truman committee attacks Army’s canol oil project

International Notes, by Paul G. Stevens


Volume VIII No. 5 Saturday, January 29, 1944, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: George Breitman

(Page 1)

War Department backs forced labor proposal — Stimson slanders labor at hearing on Austin-Wadsworth bill; assists Roosevelt’s drive to incite soldiers against workers, by Art Preis

Sign this petition to free the 18 (photo)

Red Army’s victories alarm Allies — Stalin demands Curzon Line as new border with Poland — Kremlin’s territorial claims precipitate new crisis between the Teheran conferees, by John G. Wright

Monopolists oppose socialized medicine, by Miriam Carter

Here’s the model!

CRDC branches spur campaign to free 18

DuPont deal with munitions cartel disclosed by suit

Farmer-Labor Party scuttled by leaders

Pre-war pledges and war profiteers

URW workers fight expulsions

(Page 2)

Teheran — the newest gospel of Stalinism, by Norman Daniels

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

15th Anniversary — $15,000 fund

Scoreboard

Medical monopoly opposes progress (continued from page 1)

Banker heads allied commission

Lenin meeting held in New York “Militant” Army

(Page 3)

Red Army victories alarm Stalin’s allies (continued from page 1)

Capitalist persecution and socialist internationalism

Forced labor plan backed by Stimson (continued from page 1)

Four Trotskyist leaders (photo)

Comrade L.H. Van Ryan

Mike Gold’s stomach “Merchants of Death” exposed in cartel deal with British trust (continued from page 1)

On guard!

Pioneer paragraphs: How government “punished” war frauds of profiteers

(Page 4)

Join us in fighting for:

Rising wage scale

Allies and France

Soldier vote

Workers’ Forum — reader inspired by “The Militant” — layoffs and the labor draft

Two methods of fighting against anti-Semitism

Workers’ Bookshelf

Tax bill fails to touch all-time profits

International Notes

Anaconda gets off easy in murderous war fraud


Volume VIII No. 6 Saturday, February 5, 1944, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: George Breitman

(Page 1)

Campaign to free 18 is gaining labor support — additional union and liberal forces join CRDC drive to win unconditional presidential pardon for imprisoned Trotskyists

Profiteering in World War II (graphic)

Roosevelt gives signal for drive against labor unions — Wall St. agents emboldened by forced labor proposals — U.S. Steel trust leads open shop campaign; H. W. Smith wants CIO leaders indicted, by C. Thomas

Not “fit” to print

17 Mexican youths are framed up by California court — race hatred marks trial; counsel denied

CIO head reveals true facts on price rises, profiteering — cost of living is up 50% Murray proves at Senate hearings

CIO head reveals true facts on price rises, profiteering — cost of living is up 50% Murray proves at Senate hearings — war profiteers grab biggest loot in all history during 1943

A small example:

WLB imposes wage penalty on Cramp shipyard workers

High prices force workers into debt

A three point program for organized labor, an Editorial

Looking ahead

Browder wants one bosses’ candidate

(Page 2)

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

Why the steel workers are becoming restless and angry

Murray report shows living costs up 50% (continued from page 1)

High prices force workers into debt (continued from page 1)

Fund campaign approaches goal, by Rose Karsner, Director

Scoreboard

Profiteers haul in their biggest loot (continued from page 1) “Militant” Army

Southern democracy

(Page 3)

The Negro Struggle — the burial of the Communist Party, by David Ransom

Liebknecht and Luxemburg — martyred socialist leaders, by Ruth Johnson

Three imprisoned union leaders (photo)

Argentina submits under U.S. economic pressure, by A. Roland

Joseph Gilbert, famous Minnesota fighter for free speech, salutes 18

Pioneer Paragraphs: Segregation is one of most vital issues facing Negroes

War-time strikes in Canada increase sharply despite forced labor draft

(Page 4)

Join us in fighting for:

Program for Poland

Bankrupt leaders

India’s freedom

Workers’ Forum — doctor examines medical monopolists

Rich socialites given priority over wounded

Roosevelt gives signal for drive against labor unions (continued from page 1)

Roosevelt letter shows who are his real chums

International Notes

Industrial accident toll due to capitalist greed


Volume VIII No. 7 Saturday, February 12, 1944, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor:

    George Breitman

(Page 1)

Stalinism and the danger to Europe’s coming revolution — the problem of Poland, the Baltic and Balkan peoples and the socialist tasks and program, by the Editors

Three of the eighteen (picture)

Wall St. conspires to enslave workers — brass hats spearhead drive to regiment American people — Roosevelt proposal for labor draft paves way for reactionary drive against unions, by C. Thomas

Soldiers defrauded of the right to vote by Congress

Pardon of 18 urged by liberal, labor leaders

Goldman disbarred

The white-collar workers hit hard by soaring prices

Army Jim Crow

Democrats, Republicans loudly applaud Rankin’s rabid anti-Semitic rantings, by Helen Russell

(Page 2)

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

Wall Street’s long-term plan to regiment American workers, by Miriam Carter

Stalin’s finks favor slave labor proposal

Fund campaign is 99% fulfilled, by Rose Karsner, Director

Scoreboard “Militant” Army

Lenin memorial meeting in Boston

(Page 3)

The Negro Struggle — poll-tax and the soldier vote, by David Ransom

How Trotsky taught labor to fight against Hitlerism

Pages from our fight against Nazism (photo)

New reaction sponsored by Argentine landowners, by A. Roland

White-collar workers hit by skyrocketing cost of living (continued from page 1)

Progressives urge pardon for the 18 (continued from page 1)

Pioneer Paragraphs: Why Trotskyists advocate a workers military policy

MESA calls off strike of 20,000 in Mid-West

Court upholds Jim Crow in Lynn case decision

(Page 4)

Join us in fighting for:

Stalinism and the European revolution (continued from page 1)

Hitler’s speech

Workers’ Forum — American Legion — capitalist aims

Intimate portrait of a WPB “dollar-a-year” man

Brass hats spearhead drive to regiment American people (continued from page 1)

Tax bill is shot through with loopholes for rich

Stalinist fleas

International Notes, by Paul G. Stevens

Big Business plans steal of government equipment


Volume VIII No. 8 Saturday, February 19, 1944, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: George Breitman

(Page 1)

National fund campaign goes over $15,000 quota — glorious response of members and friends is Trotskyist answer to the railroading of our 18 comrades to prison by government, by Rose Karsner, Director

Scoreboard

Wall Street’s dream (cartoon)

Forced labor drive aims to destroy union organization — Roosevelt’s aides take lead in pushing Wall St. program — administration seeks opportunity to unload responsibility on labor for war casualties, by C. Thomas

Service medal

Prominent union leaders ask president to pardon eighteen

Michigan Farmer Labor Party committee calls conference

Congress acts to lift all bars on food profiteering

URW ranks fight Dalrymple to save democracy in union

Brewster leaders reelected as workers rebuff government, Stalinist attacks

Freedom from want

(Page 2)

Anti-Semite Rankin — Stalin’s latest admirer, by Norman Daniels

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

Stalinist ranks glum and apathetic as bureaucrats “explain” new C. P. policy

F. L. features chapter of James P. Cannon’s history “They were bored”

Army food costs “Militant” Army

Forced labor drive is threat to union (continued from page 1)

Prominent union leaders urge pardon for eighteen (continued from page 1)

(Page 3)

The Negro Struggle — Walter White and “Uncle Tomism,” by Charles Jackson

Missouri federal prisoners are tortured and murdered, by Ruth Johnson

Four class-war prisoners now in Sandstone (photo)

Wall St.-Nazi cartel ties still maintained, by Art Preis

Nazi financiers seeks Allied deal through world banking connections

Conference called by Farmer Labor Party committee (continued from page 1)

Congress lifts all bars on the food profiteers (continued from page 1)

(Page 4)

Join us in fighting for:

Labor Party

Italy

Workers’ Forum — women workers

Reconversion — the newest Big Business grab-bag

Workers’ Bookshelf

Rail hazards increased by monopoly practices

International Notes

Why you pay high prices for shoes that rot away


Volume VIII No. 9 February 26, 1944, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: George Breitman

(Page 1)

Green protests against forced labor proposal — union bureaucrats incapable of leading fight against Wall St.; preservation of unions demands program of independent action! by C. Thomas

Founder of Red Army (photo)

Conviction of 18 used as precedent — Biddle cites Minneapolis case to bolster deportation proceedings against Bridges — government action demonstrates imprisonment of Trotskyists is designed to lay basis for attack upon entire labor movement

Negro leaders urge pardon for eighteen

How the government is using the Mpls. case against Bridges “Democratic justice”

Soldiers’ families suffer because of meager allotments

Subsidy hoax masks govt. wage freeze

Giant permanent Army is planned — Wall St. wants force to police the world

NLRB holds elections in big Douglas plants

(Page 2)

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

Unprincipled faction fight in the N.Y. American Labor Party

Stalinists lose out in ILGWU elections

In defense of capitalism

Conviction of 18 cited in Harry Bridges case (continued from page 1)

SWP anniversary fund drive goes over the $17,000 mark, by R. Karsner, Director “Militant” Army

Defense plans to appeal Lynn case

(Page 3)

The Negro Struggle — the Navy policy, by Charles Jackson

Leon Sedov — inspiring model for the revolutionary youth, by S.R.

Political background of current Argentine crisis, by A. Roland

William Green testifies against forced labor at Senate hearings (continued from page 1)

Negro leaders ask for unconditional pardon of 18 (continued from page 1)

Pioneer Paragraphs: The historical conditions giving rise to Stalinism

Brass hats tighten up news censorship

(Page 4)

Join us in fighting for:

Red Army

Union democracy

Who’s he kidding? (cartoon)

Servicemen’s paper hits “hate labor” propaganda

Workers’ Forum — A. L. P. Policy — Wallace speech

Farm bloc wants to end school lunches subsidy

Alien property custodian in pay of Big Business

International Notes


Volume VIII No. 10 Saturday, March 4, 1944, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: George Breitman

(Page 1)

Labor must act to free the 18 gag law victims, by the Editors

Baruch plan devised to pave way for a Wall Street grab of billions — government schemes to give new plants to corporations — huge profits guaranteed in reconversion; but jobs not assured to workers, veterans, by Art Preis

CIO publishes its first edition of Servicemens news

Serving the greedy (cartoon)

WLB squabble over procedure exposes real nature of board, by C. Thomas

Big Business men chosen to direct reconversion plan

Local CRDC branches active in campaign to free the 18

Steel wage demands buried in graveyard of grievances, by R. Bell “No compulsion”

Proposed URW wage revision short of increase in cost of living, by Joe Andrews

(Page 2)

Class struggle of the workers in Japan

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

Baruch plan aimed to pave way for Wall Street grab of billions (continued from page 1) “Militant” Army

Big Business representatives to direct reconversion plan (continued from page 1)

WLB squabble exposes real nature of board (continued from page 1)

(Page 3)

The Negro Struggle — the Army marches on, by Charles Jackson

Why all labor must support our fight to free the 18

One of the eighteen (picture)

Labor organizations and parties in Argentina, by A. Roland

CIO publishes its first edition of Servicemens news (continued from page 1)

Pioneer Paragraphs: Proletarian discipline in the revolutionary movement

Steel demands buried in WLB wage graveyard (continued from page 1)

(Page 4)

Join us in fighting for:

Churchill speech

Baruch plan

Workers’ Forum — from England — poll-tax

Huge wartime increase in child labor exploitation

Voices of Trotskyism speak out in Australia and Egypt

Fascist cartel interests thrive under Allied care

Prospects

International Notes

Kaiser yards turn out ships that fall apart


Volume VIII No. 11 Saturday, March 11, 1944, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: George Breitman

(Page 1)

General strike sweeps north Italy — six million workers struggle against the Nazi occupation — Stalinist and Socialist parties call off strike in south of Italy on order of Allies, by William F. Warde

National speaking tour is scheduled by CRDC — secretary to visit principal cities in three month itinerary; CIO shipbuilders’ union president protests imprisonment of 18

Profiteers’ progress (cartoon)

Administration plans grab of Middle East oil fields

Bulletin

Murray sidetracks fight to scrap Little Steel formula, by C. Thomas

How to pick “friends of labor”

Army used against workers in municipal wage dispute, by Dan Roberts

Stalinists acclaim Wall Street’s Baruch Plan as labor’s own program for the “post-war” world, by Art Preis

(Page 2)

Problems of women workers in war industry, by Ruth Johnson

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

Murray sidetracks fight to scrap steel formula (continued from page 1)

Stalinists acclaim Wall Street’s plan as labor program (continued from page 1) “Militant’ Army

(Page 3)

The Negro Struggle — the only way out, by Charles Jackson

General strike sweeps north Italy while Allies curb protest of workers in Naples (continued from page 1)

CIO leader condemns jailing

Nation-wide tour is scheduled by CRDC (continued from page 1)

Poll.taxer Smith and Italy

Canadian News Letter

Pioneer Paragraphs: International character of the socialist movement

Roosevelt plans grab of Arabian oil fields (continued from page 1)

(Page 4)

Join us in fighting for:

Soldier vote fraud

UAW resolution

Baruch plan

Roosevelt uses Army in municipal wage dispute (continued from page 1) “Even-handed justice” under capitalist rule

Workers’ Bookshelf

Wall Street prepares for war against labor unions

International Notes

OPA director admits huge growth of black market


Volume VIII No. 12 Saturday, March 18, 1944, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: George Breitman

(Page 1)

Fraternal body supports fight to free the 18 — Reading Railroad union leaders join protest in labor’s ranks against jailings

Striking millions in Northern Italy brave Nazi terror, by Ralph Graham

The Workers’ Front (cartoon)

Biggest British strike since 1926; Italian masses defy Nazi ultimatum — English capitalist alarmed by display of miners’ power — Welsh workers lead struggle; ignore pleas of strike breaking Stalinist union heads, by Art Preis

CRDC tour

New political party launched at Michigan labor conference, by John Sanders

Militant wins 1st round in its fight for mailing rights

URW members fight against new Dalrymple expulsions

Seniority and the draft

The Stalinist bureaucrats and the policy of cooperation with Wall Street, by R. Bell

(Page 2)

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

Highlights of the labor conference

New party launched in Michigan (continued from page 1)

Canadian New Letter

Workmen’s circle endorses campaign to free prisoners (continued from page 1) “Militant” Army

Militant wins mailing rights (continued from page 1)

(Page 3)

The Negro Struggle — the preacher takes a back seat, by Charles Jackson

What the immortal Paris Commune of 1871 means to the international working class, by J. A.

The workers in power (cartoon)

The crisis in Argentina and socialist struggle, by A. Roland

Pioneer Paragraphs: Winning a popular majority for the ideas of socialism

(Page 4)

Join us in fighting for:

Britain and Italy

No-strike pledge

Military rule

North Italian strikers brave the Nazi terror (continued from page 1)

AFL head speaks out for “free enterprise” plan

Biggest British strike since 1926 alarms capitalist class (continued from page 1)

Army sells unused tools as “scrap” to companies

International Notes

Real aims of Roosevelt’s oil deal in Middle East


Volume VIII No. 13 Saturday, March 25, 1944, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: George Breitman

(Page 1)

WLB upholds wage freezing formula — rejects labor members plea to recommend wage revision — unions led into a trap by labor fakers as Roosevelt shunts wage dispute to Congress, by R. Bell

Novack starts national CRDC speaking tour

Minneapolis trial judge orders SWP books destroyed

Book-burning in Minneapolis (cartoon)

Badoglio and king endorsed by Stalin, by James Cowan

Carolina Bourbons still “lily-white”

Pamphlet exposes race prejudice, barred from Army

UAW members victims of the Ford Motor Co.

Pucheu trial bares betrayal of France, by Ralph Graham

Postal authorities remove restrictions on “Militant”

(Page 2)

Anti-union record of the War Labor Board, by Ruth Johnson

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

Subscription campaign planned

Wage freeze upheld by War Labor Board (continued from page 1)

Los Angeles Marxist school drawing record attendance “Militant’ Army

(Page 3)

In the Colonies, by Li Fu-Jen

Labor must rally to free Kelly Postal, a gallant fighter framed by the bosses

Canadian News Letter

CIO unionists at Weirton Steel face company reign of terror

10 years ago in the Militant

(Page 4)

GPU gunman returns to Mexico

War Refugee Board perpetrates hoax on Nazi victims, by Dan Shelton

Union-busting campaign rousing workers’ anger

Stalin endorses Badoglio clique (continued from page 1)

New issue of F. I. features article on Japan’s economy

Trial of Vichy traitor exposes false patriotism of capitalists (continued from page 1)

Post Office censorship of “Militant” is discontinued (continued from page 1)

(Page 5)

The Negro Struggle — the housing problem, by Charles Jackson

Robert Minor “explains” why Stalinists support Wall St., by Ralph Graham “Business Week” recommends Stalinists as reliable finks

Members of UAW are victimized by Ford Co. (continued from page 1)

U.S. judge orders burning of books (continued from page 1)

Pioneer Paragraphs: Mankind can progress only through new social system

Army bars anti-race prejudice pamphlet (continued from page 1)

(Page 6)

Join us in fighting for:

Michigan party

Irish neutrality

Secret diplomacy

Workers’ Forum — SWP protest — “Life” retracts — educate the seamen

What veterans can expect from new “work director”

Workers’ Bookshelf

Army officers promoted after shady tool deals

International Notes

WPB steel priority given for police tear gas guns


Volume VIII No. 14 Saturday, April 1, 1944, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: George Breitman

(Page 1)

Michigan State CIO joins fight to free the 18

U.S. soldiers salute Nazi officers

Civil war against Nazi-fascist rule sweeps north Italy, by Louis Bonn

Hypnotized (cartoon)

CIO bureaucrats initiate purge in auto, steel and rubber unions — Ford workers demand action to rescind no-strike pledge — victims of company provocation mount as labor heads join drive against militants, by R. Bell

AFL-CIO wrangle in steel wage fight, by C. Thomas

Browder and NAM

Mass demonstrations and food riots are reported in Japan, by Li Fu-Jen

Auto workers seek conference to end no-strike pledge

85,000 join second great strike of British miners

Ohio Steel local opposes Murray

(Page 2)

Cause for increase in “shell shock’ cases

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

Drive for 3,000 subscriptions is launched by “the Militant”

Food riots in Japan “Militant” Army

(Page 3)

Michigan conference marked a milestone in movement to establish a labor party, by John Saunders

Hell — ain’t it? (cartoon)

Canadian News Letter

Second big strike hits British mines (continued from page 1)

Atlantic Charter — its record of fraud, by John G. Wright

10 Years Ago in The Militant

(Page 4)

Stalin extends personal invite to Chamber of Commerce leader, by Art Preis

Michigan CIO supports 18 (photo)

CIO council of Michigan joins fight to free the 18 (continued from page 1)

Civil war rages in north Italy

Flint union leader blasts R.J. Thomas

Stalinists lecture FBI agent on the character of the war, by Harvey Brown

On the “boredom” afflicting the Communist Party members, by Norman Daniels

(Page 5)

The Negro Struggle — a Negro labor leader at half-way house, by Charles Jackson

The cause that passes through a prison

Recognition of Badoglio and the game of power politics, by A. Roland

Pioneer Paragraphs: How Lenin characterized imperialism and its wars

Cleveland Steel local fights against Murray (continued from page 1)

CIO heads attempt to purge militants (continued from page 1)

(Page 6)

Join us in fighting for:

Hillman’s politics

Baruch plan

Veterans and labor

State Department plans French “Badoglio” deal, by Ralph Graham

Arabian oil deal termed “imperialist adventure”

AFL-CIO in sham battle over policy in WLB wage dispute (continued from page 1)

Capitalist press supplies all labor news for Army

International Notes

Army “Scottsboro” case revealed by the NAACP


Volume VIII No. 15 Saturday, April 8, 1944, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: George Breitman

(Page 1)

Union proves need for wage increase, by Joseph Keller

Cost-plus hogs

WLB steel panel hears facts on low wages, super-profits — steel barons grab gigantic war loot

Amending the “four freedoms” (cartoon)

Drive to conscript labor renewed — manpower shortage created to screen reactionary plot — Roosevelt spurs campaign for labor draft as union heads maintain silence on issue, by C. Thomas

CRDC launches campaign for 10,000 signatures by July 1

DeLorenzo indicted

Stop plot to rehabilitate GPU assassin Siqueiros in the US!

Briggs local calls for revocation of no-strike pledge

Flint CIO active in new Michigan party

(Page 2)

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

Campaign for 3,000 new “Militant” readers off to a flying start

Scoreboard

San Francisco Carmen given run-around in wage dispute, by Robert Chester

Steel barons grab huge war profits (continued from page 1)

Steel union proves workers receiving inadequate wages (continued from page 1)

Rescind no-strike pledge (continued from page 1) “Militant” Army

(Page 3)

Trotskyists in Italy issue call for socialist struggle — denounce the betrayals by the Second and Third International; summon masses to fight for socialist United States of Europe

Kremlin makes plans to knife Italian revolution, by James Cowan

Churchill vote reveals growth of social crisis, by Ralph Graham

British strike wave spreads as workers defy repression, by Louis Bonn

German Communists

(Page 4)

Seventeenth anniversary of Chinese revolution recalls role of Chiang Kai-

Shek as executioner of the masses, by Li Fu-jen

Canadian News Letter

(Page 5)

The Negro Struggle — the role of the Stalinists, by Charles Jackson

CRDC begins campaign for 10,000 signatures (continued from page 1)

Flint militants active in New Michigan party (continued from page 1)

Drive to conscript labor is renewed by administration (continued from page 1)

Profits first

Stop whitewash of assassin Siqueiros! (continued from page 1)

10 Years Ago in The Militant

Pioneer Paragraphs: Sources of strength which sustain Marxist movement

(Page 6)

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The ALP primary

3,000 new readers

Workers’ Forum — steel convention — Negro struggle — returning soldiers

Vast food stores withheld to create scarcity prices

Treasury official calls contract agents “thieves”

International Notes

Miners journal exposes operators’ propaganda


Volume VIII No. 16 Saturday, April 15, 1944, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: George Breitman

(Page 1)

Roosevelt upholds the wage freeze — new hold-the-line fiat spells out end of WLB stage-play, by R. Bell

Churchill opens attack on British Trotskyists — Scotland Yard raids headquarters; seeks to place blame for the strikes on “agitators,” by Art Preis

CIO textile union backs fight to free the 18 “Elementary, Watson — Trotskyist agitators!” (cartoon)

Seamen’s bonus cut; profits skyrocket, by Jack Cade

Bulletin

Goebbels and the British strikes

Senator Bilbo gets in trim for his poll tax filibuster, by Henry Jordan

Akron rubber local expels URW president Dalrymple

Southern Bourbons defy Supreme Court rules against “lily-white” primaries, by Joseph Keller

(Page 2)

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

Branches report good results in drive for 3000 new subscribers

CIO textile union supports fight to free the eighteen (continued from page 1)

Wage freeze upheld by administration (continued from page 1)

Akron rubber local expels URW president Dalrymple (continued from page 1) “Militant” Army

(Page 3)

Restless and angry steel workers assail low pay and rotten conditions, want to “do what the miners did,” by Theodore Kovalesky

Dangerous work (photo)

Novack speaks at CRDC mass meeting in Detroit, Chicago

The costs of war

New allied pal

The sordid living conditions in the army towns of today, by Miriam Carter

[No headline] (photo)

(Page 4)

Churchill opens attacks against the Trotskyists (continued from page 1)

Socialist Appeal (picture)

Seamen’s bonus is cut as profits skyrocket (continued from page 1)

England’s policy for Palestine, by Dan Shelton

Stalinists complete plans to scuttle Farmer-Labor Party

(Page 5)

Bilbo gets in trim to lead Senate filibuster against anti-poll tax bill (continued from page 1)

The “Gimme Boys” and war profits

Rising scale of wages is answer to inflation, by C. Thomas

Southern Bourbons defy court ruling (continued from page 1)

Kravchenko’s break with the Kremlin, by John G. Wright

No effort made to track killers of Carlo Tresca

Pioneer Paragraphs: “Our party alone did not betray, did not sell out”

10 Years Ago in The Militant

(Page 6)

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The WLB hearings

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Workers’ Forum — militant action — freedom from want — free enterprise — Italian communists

Maritime commission hands fat profits to shipowners

Grade-labeling opposed by big food profiteers

International Notes

Defective Wright engines sold to Army Air Corps


Volume VIII No. 17 Saturday, April 22, 1944, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: George Breitman

(Page 1)

CIO strikers fight ward’s open shop — WLB fails to enforce ruling against mail order company — Chicago walkout is first strike during war to be authorized by any CIO international

CIO and AFL locals demand president pardon the eighteen

U.S. Big Business sees more strikes ahead in England

Montgomery Ward strike scene (photo)

The De Gaulle clique and its plan for a capitalist France

Punishment for Hitler

Akron CIO backs fight of the URW militants

Ickes scheme aims to shield plunder of public wealth, by R. Bell

Toledo auto barons launch attack on union militants

Ohio Steel local is opposed to receiver

(Page 2)

Signficance of the UAW local elections, by E. Henry

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

Reading, Allentown set pace in “Militant” subscription drive

Scoreboard

Ohio Steel local is opposed to receiver (continued from page 1)

See more strikes ahead in England (continued from page 1) “Militant” Army

(Page 3)

DeLorenzo tells “Militant” his indictment is part of drive to smash Brewster union, by Art Preis

Ickes plan aims to shield plunder of public wealth (continued from page 1)

DeLorenzo and the Minneapolis case, an Editorial

Escalator clause in all contracts is only effective wage policy for labor, by C. Thomas

(Page 4)

Free speech and the fight against fascism

Toledo auto barons launch attack on union militants (continued from page 1)

In the Colonies, by Li Fu-Jen

Capitalist rulers busy making preparation for another war, by Harvey Brown

(Page 5)

The Negro Struggle — significance of the Supreme Court decision, by Charles Jackson

Stalinists to the rescue! (cartoon)

The De Gaullist plans for a capitalist France (continued from page 1)

Stalinists rush to aid bankrupt Badoglio rule, by Ralph Graham

Akron CIO backs URW militants (continued from page 1)

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Pioneer Paragraphs: The Trotskyist Party is a party of 100 percenters

(Page 6)

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War aims

Balkan federation

5,000 Chicago strikers fight Montgomery Ward’s open shop (continued from page 1)

Knox spills the beans about Arabia oil deal

Workers’ Forum — Cramp ship local elections — federal ship workers fight WLB award

Profiteers line pockets in name of “Sweet Charity”

Sick soldiers face ouster from Palm Beach hospital

International Notes


Volume VIII No. 18 Saturday, April 29, 1944, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: George Breitman

(Page 1)

May Day manifesto of the Socialist Workers Party

Poll-taxers battle to retain “white supremacy” — Southern Bourbons mobilize to defy U.S. Supreme Court — vow violent resistance to anti-poll tax bill and ruling against “white primaries,” by Joseph Keller

May Day 1944 (cartoon)

Goodrich URW local backs fight to free the eighteen

Industrial accidents

Akron local will continue to fight against Dalrymple

Murray supports “wage stabilization” as employers lobby to lift price lid

(Page 2)

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

Branches ahead of daily quotas in “Militant” subscription drive

Scoreboard

CIO head favors “wage stabilization”

Rubber locals to continue struggle against Dalrymple (continued from page 1) “Militant” Army

(Page 3)

May Day celebrations and demonstrations in Europe and the United States in the period of the First World War, by Art Preis

Greetings from Natalia Trotsky to the imprisoned eighteen

Stalinists cement union of Minnesota FLP and Democrats

Toledo unionists denounce executive board resolution

(Page 4)

Socialist Workers Party May Day manifesto (continued from page 1)

Trotskyist May Day marchers (photo)

Articles on Italy, Japan featured in April F. I.

(Page 5)

The Negro Struggle — why the Negro struggle, by Charles Jackson

Poll taxers fight to keep “white supremacy” (continued from page 1)

Haymarket demonstration scene (photo)

Akron union urges pardon for the 18 (continued from page 1)

10 Years Ago in The Militant

Pioneer Paragraphs: Why labor must fight for a sliding scale of wages

(Page 6)

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Ward strike

Stalinists

Britain’s empire

Novack addresses mass meeting in Northwest

Government approves big salary boosts for bosses

Administration conceals figures on war profits

International Notes

FBI will save them from “Reds,” Hoover tells DAR


Volume VIII No. 19 Saturday, May 6, 1944, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: George Breitman

(Page 1)

Novack on CRDC tour addresses labor meetings

UAW local makes company rehire committeemen, by B. Summers

Begging for a ride (cartoon)

Big Business opens offensive on union maintenance-of-membership — Avery flouts administration in order to force showdown — Roosevelt acts in Montgomery Ward case to uphold waning prestige of Labor Board, by Joseph Keller

Top CIO officials dominate political action conference

United party launched by British Trotskyists, Special to The Militant

SWP progress is reported at Los Angeles conference

GPU plots prison break for murderer of Trotsky

(Page 2)

Warsaw Ghetto anti-Nazi uprising of labor, by Art Preis

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

First thousand new “Militant” subscribers obtained in drive

Scoreboard

Report of progress by SWP conference (continued from page 1) “Militant” Army

(Page 3)

How Badoglio regime was “democratized” by Stalinists, Social Democrats, Liberals, by Ralph Graham

His majesties [sic] new ministers (cartoon)

SWP branches hold May Day celebrations

Post-war plan of the AFL bureaucrats, by Norman Daniels

(Page 4)

The fusion resolution of English Trotskyists

English Trotskyist leader at press interview (photo)

American labor needs its own political party, by C. Thomas

Workers’ Forum — the British Trotskyists — Brewster local — likes “Militant” — Salvemini — shocking expressions

Novack addresses Seattle meetings (continued from page 1)

Rescind the no-strike pledge, by Francis Palmer

(Page 5)

The Negro Struggle, by Charles Jackson

Wall St. opens attack on unions (continued from page 1)

Briggs local calls for a strike vote

Flint UAW urges labor to organize own party, by Policy Committee, Chevrolet Plant 3, Local 659, UAW CIO Flint

UAW local forces company retreat (continued from page 1)

Pioneer Paragraphs: Leon Trotsky’s position on the defense of the USSR

Escape plotted for killer of Trotsky (continued from page 1)

Top officials dominate Michigan CIO conference (continued from page 1)

10 Years Ago in The Militant

(Page 6)

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On pacifism

Free speech

May Day

Workers’ Bookshelf

California farm workers face anti-labor terror

Trotskyists unite in England (continued from page 1)

Corporations want to keep profits secret from OPA

International Notes

The “modern brand” of American Imperialism


Volume VIII No. 20 Saturday, May 13, 1944, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: George Breitman

(Page 1)

Novack, Billings speak for CRDC in California

The “little straitjacket” formula (cartoon)

Steel delegates throng convention — Murray tries to sidetrack fight for 17c. hourly raise — officers’ report whitewashes Roosevelt; reaffirms support of wage stabilization, by Art Preis

Bulletin

New Jersey strike teaches lesson of government’s role

Canadian auto workers fight Ford’s union-busting drive

New Stalinist revelations on origins of May Day

Trotskyism and the European revolution, by the Editors

Senate grants billions to Wall Street; rejects demand for demobilization pay, by R. Bell

(Page 2)

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

Branches reach half-way mark in “Militant” subscription campaign

Labor Party opponents whine that “now is not the time”

Delegates throng steel convention (continued from page 1) “Militant” Army

Scoreboard

(Page 3)

Washington trial of the fascists, an Editorial

1939 anti-fascist demonstration (picture)

What is fascism and how to organize the struggle against it, by Leon Trotsky

(Page 4)

Greek navy men mutiny against exiled monarch, by Ralph Graham

British 1926 strike scene (photo)

Great British general strike recalled by recent walkout of the coal miners, by James Cowan

Michigan Democrats snare UAW leaders, by Ernest A. Prieur

Trotsky’s book on Stalin buried by State Dept. order

Farm capitalists lead persecution of Nisei, by C. Roberts

Frederick Wakeman

(Page 5)

The Negro Struggle — government policy on racial equality, by Charles Jackson

Warren K. Billings calls on all workers for united action to free the eighteen

10 Years Ago in The Militant

Shipyard workers reject wage plan

Pioneer Paragraphs: On the struggle against imperialism and its wars

Novack, Billings speak for CRDC in California (continued from page 1)

SWP branches hold meetings in celebration of May Day

Billions handed to Wall Street firms (continued from page 1)

Canadian workers fight Ford drive (continued from page 1)

(Page 6)

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Auto strikes

Forced labor

3000 new readers

Workers’ Bookshelf

Letter from V. R. Dunne to Kelly Postal

Crimes of Big Business to be hidden for duration

International Notes

Match trust conspiracy bared in new cartel suit

Wall Street barons grab synthetic quinine patent


Volume VIII No. 21 Saturday, May 20, 1944, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: George Breitman

(Page 1)

The convention to “liquidate” the C.P.

Avery’s homecoming (cartoon)

Brewster CIO union leaders join CRDC

Ward workers left holding the bag — Avery asserts CIO victory “does not mean a thing”

Steel union delegates flay no-strike pledge, by Art Preis

Novack speaks at West Coast affair

War profits

Local asks end of no-strike policy

Senate sham battle wages over anti-poll tax bill, by R. Bell

Four British Trotskyists arrested by Churchill government in frameup drive

(Page 2)

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

Second thousand new “Militant” readers obtained in campaign

Scoreboard

Brewster CIO union leaders join CRDC (continued from page 1)

Senators wage sham battle over anti-poll tax bill (continued from page 1) “Militant” Army

(Page 3)

Four British Trotskyists arrested on frameup charges as Churchill intensifies drive to crush labor upsurge (continued from page 1)

Anglo-American alliance torn by inner conflict, by James Cowan

Two party system designed to maintain capitalists political control over labor, by C. Thomas

(Page 4)

Steel union delegates flay no-strike policy

Scene at Cleveland convention of CIO steel union (photo)

In the Colonies, by Li Fu-Jen

(Page 5)

The Negro Struggle — W. White: Negro fighter or Nero fiddler? by Charles Jackson

How 7 aircraft corporations increased profits and officers’ salaries (graphic)

Ship crackups due to profiteering practices, by Arthur Sharon

The “liquidation” of the American Communist Party (continued from page 1)

MCF petitions for a place on ballot

Shop-Talks on socialism, by V.

Pioneer Paragraphs: Capitalist class can no longer tolerate democracy

10 Years Ago in The Militant

(Page 6)

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CIO political action

Stalin’s accomplices

Franco deal

Workers’ Bookshelf

Allied and Axis bankers still do business as usual

Montgomery Ward workers are left holding the bag (continued from page 1)

Canadian workers protest release of two fascists

International Notes

Corporation “farmers” attempt new land-grab


Volume VIII No. 22 Saturday, May 27, 1944, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: George Breitman

(Page 1)

CRDC schedules big meeting in N.Y. for the 18 — prominent union leaders will address rally to be held at the Hotel Diplomat on June 8

Pattern of peace

Foremen in Detroit strike to achieve union recognition, by Jeanette Lane

Wall Street’s new contingent (cartoon)

Roosevelt uses plant “seizures” as screen for anti-labor drive — Army takes over only after workers set up picket lines — government machinery mobilized to break strikes in the interests of Big Business, by C. Thomas “Unanimous” convention places seal on dissolution of C.P.

Kelly Postal wins parole from state board, Minnesota

Stalinist strike breakers help Avery against Ward workers, by R. Bell

Appeal by assassin of Trotsky denied by court in Mexico

Our Greek martyrs

(Page 2)

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

Branches near goal of 3000 new “Militant” readers far ahead of campaign deadline “Seizures” are screen for anti-labor drive (continued from page 1)

Worthington Steel workers strike as grievances pile up

Foremen’s strike (continued from page 1)

Mack Co. strikers protest War Labor Board’s stalling “Militant” Army

Scoreboard

(Page 3)

The fraud of government “trust-busting,” by Miriam Carter

4th anniversary of the murder of Robert Harte in the May 1940 GPU assault against Trotsky

Working conditions in rubber industry, by Theodore Kovalesky

Dissolution of C.P. voted at convention (continued from page 1)

(Page 4)

William Haywood — a soldier to the very end — homage to a great working class fighter, by James P. Cannon

Cartel swindlers never sleep, by Ralph Graham

(Page 5)

The Negro Struggle — Walter White’s “fight” against Jim Crow — on the poll tax, by Charles Jackson

Economic rivalries within the Anglo-American war coalition, by James Cowan

10 Years Ago in The Militant

Stalinist strikebreakers help Avery against Ward workers

Shop-Talks on Socialism, by V.

Pioneer Paragraphs: Theory plays a decisive role in political action

(Page 6)

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English Trotskyists

Poll tax

CIO in politics

L.A. unions back CRDC

Senate labor committee reveals living cost rise

Workers’ Bookshelf

Big Oil companies control petroleum administration

International Notes

What OPA tried to hide about food trust profits


Volume VIII No. 23 Saturday, June 3, 1944, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: George Breitman

(Page 1)

Leading unionist will speak at rally for 18 — Baldanzi, Wolchok and De Lorenzo to address CRDC mass meeting in behalf of imprisoned Trotskyists, in N.Y.C. June 8 “Kindly words about Spain” (cartoon)

UAW head attacks union militants — R.J. Thomas statement gives aid to anti-labor offensive — Big Business press jubilantly hails blast against workers who fight to defend union, by C. Thomas

ILGWU leaders back fight to free 18

General strikes in Paraguay crushed by military terror

Unionism upheld by war veterans

Churchill assails Trotskyism, extols Stalin and aids Franco, by Ralph Graham

British brass-hats jail soldier for Trotskyist views

50,000 Northwest lumbermen strike for pay increase

True role and “destiny” of Norman Thomas and his party, by Norman Daniels

Roosevelt’s drive for forced labor, by R. Bell

(Page 2)

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

SWP branches top 3,000 quota in “Militant” subscription drive

Scoreboard

Churchill’s “kindly words” for Franco (continued from page 1)

R.J. Thomas statement gives aid to anti-labor offensive (continued from page 1)

Wall St. flunkey “Militant” Army

An opinion on R. J. Thomas

A correction

(Page 3)

Prominent trade union leaders to speak at mass rally in New York, June 8, to aid CRDC fight to free the 18 (continued from page 1)

Labor press reflects growing support for the imprisoned 18

Partial list of unions backing CRDC campaign

Strikebreaker Harry Bridges

(Page 4)

Norman Thomas — his true role and “destiny” (continued from page 1)

Ford Canada local in WLB run around, by Stephen White

Paraguay general strike is crushed by military terror (continued from page 1)

7th anniversary of Chicago Memorial Day massacre during 1937 Little Steel strike

50,000 join lumber strike (continued from page 1)

Bulletin

(Page 5)

The Negro Struggle — the skepticism of Mr. Schuyler, by Charles Jackson

Wall Street’s scheme to grab world-wide air line monopoly, by James Cowan

10 Years Ago in The Militant

Pioneer Paragraphs: The historic 1934 strikes in Minneapolis and Toledo

Roosevelt continued drive to institute forced labor (continued from page 1)

Cannon analyzes 1934 Minn. strikes in F. I.

British soldier imprisoned for his Trotskyist views (continued from page 1)

One of the disputes at Teheran

(Page 6)

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No-strike pledge

3,149 new readers

Three birthdays

Trying to halt cartel menace with mere words “War emergency” is pretext for child labor exploitation, by Ruth Johnson

Why workers cannot buy needed cheap clothing

International Notes

International bankers never skip a dividend


Volume VIII No. 24 Saturday, June 10, 1944, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: George Breitman

(Page 1)

British Trotskyists will go on trial this month — labor unions denounce arrests as workers rally to support broad defense committee, by Ralph Graham

Roosevelt order paves way for forced labor

Strikes reveal mounting discontent — workers angered against Roosevelt arbitration set-up — WLB is graveyard of labor grievances, by C. Thomas

Champions of “free enterprise” at work (cartoon)

UTSE-CIO urges release of the 18

Seaman nails Bridges

Bridges and the Stalinists — permanent strikebreakers, by Harvey Brown

New Auto-Lite union heads prove no better than old, by M. Ingersoll

WLB and its role flayed by official of machinists union in San Francisco, by R. Chester

(Page 2)

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

3,634 new “Militant” subscribers obtained; four weeks still to go

Scoreboard

Labor discontent shown by strikes (continued from page 1)

Decree paves way for forced labor (continued from page 1) “Militant” Army

New Auto-Lite union heads prove no better than old (continued from page 1)

(Page 3)

Brewster “sit-in” gave warning to American workers that they must prepare to resist mass unemployment, by Art Preis

Scene at Brewster “sit-in”

Bridges knifes his union by permanent no-strike pledge

WLB and its role flayed by official of machinists union in San Francisco (continued from page 1)

(Page 4)

An eyewitness looks at Italy under the AMG

Anti-capitalist demonstration in Naples (photo)

Stalinists in Greece back monarchist rule, by Ralph Graham

Imperialist “liberation’ has brought Italians more woes, by James Cowan

Arrested in Algeria

Prince Umberto — new tool of monarchist dictatorship, by J.C.

(Page 5)

The Negro Struggle — Mr. Rockefeller and his Negro colleges, by Charles Jackson

Unconditional pardon of the 18 demanded by Brewster-CIO leader in radio speech

Tobin “explains” his frameup role

Bridges, Browder and Co.: permanent strikebreakers (continued from page 1)

Allied plans for Europe, an Editorial

10 Years Ago in The Militant

UTSE-CIO backs fight to free 18 (continued from page 1)

(Page 6)

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The Liberal Party

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U.S. Supreme Court

Workers back defense of British Trotskyists (continued from page 1)

Concentration camps for workers in Aleutians

Bankhead amendment to boost clothing prices

International Notes

Trying to get out from under the poll tax issue


Volume VIII No. 25 Saturday, June 17, 1944, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: George Breitman

(Page 1)

GPU terrorist drive launched on Trotskyists — international slander and lynch-incitation campaign is aimed at all militant workers

Union leaders call for freedom of the 18 at N.Y. mass meeting — ILGWU Boston convention unanimously demands pardon — CIO speakers denounce Stalinist attempts to sabotage fight for framed Trotskyists, by Art Preis

Bulletin

Badoglio cabinet collapses under Italian mass pressure, by James Cowan

War profits

Canada Stalinists for money control by bank oligarchs

Avery heads open shop drive of Big Business, by R. Bell

War profiteers lobby to lift price lid as invasion distracts peoples’ attention, by C. Thomas

(Page 2)

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller “Militant” drive nets 723 more subs; total now stands at 4357

Scoreboard

In Memoriam

Letter from a steel worker to his son in the service, by Theodore Kovalesky “Militant” Army

(Page 3)

More than 200 organizations back campaign to free the 18 imprisoned Trotskyists, Novack tells mass meeting

Free the 18! (picture)

Avery heads Wall Street drive for the open shop (continued from page 1)

Mexico’s Sinarquistas — the advance guards of clerical-landlord reaction, by A. Roland

(Page 4)

Union leaders issue call for freedom of the eighteen at N.Y. mass meeting

Speech of De Lorenzo

Italian partisan action (photo)

Cabinet of Badoglio thrown into discard [sic] (continued from page 1)

Messages from the prisoners

Crosswaith sends message of solidarity

Mass meeting telegram

UAW leader backs fight

Nelson backs fight to free the 18

Message from James T. Farrell

(Page 5)

The Negro Struggle — segregation in industry, by Charles Jackson

Johnston speech annoys Browder gang, by Art Preis

A good joke on Earl Browder (cartoon)

Shop-Talks on Socialism, by V. Grey

Profiteers lift price lid; invasion diverts attention (continued from page 1)

10 Years Ago in The Militant

(Page 6)

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Norman Thomas

Forced labor

Stalinist terror drive opened on Trotskyists (continued from page 1)

The case of William Batt and SKF trade with Nazis

Canada Stalinists back big bankers (continued from page 1)

Getting an “inside track” to government gravy bowl

International Notes


Volume VIII No. 26 Saturday, June 24, 1944, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: George Breitman

(Page 1)

Stalinists intensify anti-Trotskyist slander drive — “Daily Worker” forms a red-baiters united from with Tobin, Anderson, H. W. Smith, by Art Preis

Unions pledge aid to the 18 at CRDC meetings in East

A fascist faces the wrath of Italian workers (photo)

Roosevelt discloses real war aims — wants 3-power military alliance dominated by U.S. — to police world for American capitalists, by Ralph Graham

SWP issues appeal for $1000 solidarity fund — workers asked to express solidarity with British Trotskyists now facing capitalist persecution in Churchill’s frame-up trial

Anti-fascists are suppressed in Rome under rule of allies, by Louis Bonn

Nail Harry Bridges

CRDC exposes Supreme Court stand in recent rulings on free speech cases

(Page 2)

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

SWP branches hit 5000 mark in “Militant” subscription campaign

Scoreboard

Roosevelt reveals Wall St. War aims (continued from page 1) “Militant” Army

(Page 3)

Allied officials in Rome suppress the anti-fascists (continued from page 1)

Hunting down fascists in Rome (photo) “Post-war plans” and the Brewster shutdown, by C. Thomas

Rome fascist at bay (photo)

Three years of Red Army’s heroic and epic struggles, by James Cowan

ILGWU convention demands probe of Tresca murder

(Page 4)

An eyewitness reporter describes effects of British rule in India, by John Stevenson

Typical street scene in India (photo)

Notebook of an Agitator — the tribe of the Philistines

Workers’ Forum — Bridges booed — more on Bridges — about Bill Haywood

A correction

(Page 5)

The Negro Struggle — Roosevelt’s Jim Crow mandate, by Charles Jackson

Stalinists intensify slander drive (continued from page 1)

Trying to block the road (cartoon)

Shop-Talks on Socialism, by V. Grey

Supreme Court hit for its stand in free speech cases (continued from page 1)

Unionist says labor should prepare now, by Francis R. Palmer

Pioneer Paragraphs: The socialist program can win over the middle class

10 Years Ago in The Militant

(Page 6)

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War aims

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Class justice (cartoon)

Southern town officials unloose Jim-Crow terror

Unions pledge aid to the 18 at CRDC rallies in the East (continued from page 1)

Capitalist courts go easy on Big Business criminals

International Notes


Volume VIII No. 27 Saturday, July 1, 1944, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: George Breitman

(Page 1)

Cutbacks raise the specter of new Depression — labor spokesman foresees unemployment of 15 to 19 million workers in “postwar” era, by Harvey Brown

Tory democracy: Freedom for a fascist, jail for Trotskyists! (cartoon)

Four British Trotskyist leaders are railroaded to jail by London court — class bias pervades trial of four fighters for socialism — defendants bravely uphold their socialist principles, exhort comrades to build party, by Cable to the Militant

Congress acclaims mangled version of price control, by R. Bell

New labor and progressive support rallies to the 18 “Brave new world”

Lyttelton “error” embarrasses the Allied coalition

Labor solidarity, by the Editors

Tories lie about India famine toll “Liberating” Italy’s farmers, by James Cowan

(Page 2)

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

Branches near goal of 6000 new readers in “the Militant” subscription campaign

Scoreboard

Roosevelt’s plant seizures are a strikebreaking device, by Art Preis

Cutbacks produce depression fear (continued from page 1) “Militant” Army

Lyttelton “error” embarrasses Allies (continued from page 1)

(Page 3)

Wall Street plutocrats control nation’s press, by Ralph Graham

The lie machine (cartoon)

Four British Trotskyists convicted in trial under notorious anti-union law (continued from page 1)

SWP appeal for solidarity fund gets quick response

Who are the 4 Trotskyists jailed by Churchill-Bevin?

(Page 4)

In the Colonies, by Li Fu-Jen

Why the American workers must have their own Labor Party to defend class interests, by Vincent R. Dunne

Stalinists attempt to extend slander campaign into unions, by Art Preis

Tresca case “neglect” draws labor protests

(Page 5)

The Negro Struggle — mutiny and no bounty, by Charles Jackson

Congressmen happy over new price control act (continued from page 1)

More progressive and labor support rallies to the 18 (continued from page 1)

Shop-Talks on Socialism, by V. Grey

AP uses anonymous letter as vile anti-labor smear

June F. T. features timely articles on England, U.S.

Pioneer Paragraphs: Proletarian revolutionary party is inescapable need

10 Years Ago in The Militant

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Labor solidarity (continued from page 1)

Class justice

WLB merry-go-round (cartoon)

Roosevelt’s “solution” for the refugee problem

Workers’ Forum — incentive pay — Supreme Court

House steamrollers bill aiding insurance racket

International Notes

Why no one “understands” BLS living cost figures


Volume VIII No. 28 Saturday, July 8, 1944, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: George Breitman

(Page 1)

Stalinist gangs break up two Quaker meetings — over 100 mobsters stage vigilante attacks on Seattle forums of the American Friends, Special to the Militant

CRDC petitions to free eighteen signed by 9,000

Pawns of Wall Street (cartoon)

G.O.P. pushes Wall Street program — same policies as Roosevelt’s advanced on all key issues — Big Business interests back Dewey in order to bolster the capitalist two-party system, by Art Preis

Roosevelt puts signature on mangled “price control” bill, by Joseph Keller

Shameful betrayal, an Editorial

Uruguayan Trotskyists assailed by reaction, Special to the Militant

Trial of 4 British Trotskyists nailed as frame-up plot, by Cable to the Militant

No-strike pledge will be key issue before Michigan CIO, by John Saunders

(Page 2)

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

7,400 readers gained in drive for new “Militant” subscribers

Scoreboard

Republicans push same Wall Street program as Roosevelt (continued from page 1)

Roosevelt signs act paving way for steep price rises (continued from page 1) “Militant” Army

(Page 3)

Insurrection flares in Denmark as workers give battle to Nazi oppressors; Copenhagen paralyzed by strikes — workers demand removal of military police lifting of curfew, “no reprisal” pledge, by James Cowan

Insurrection scene in Copenhagen (photo)

No-strike pledge is key issue for Michigan CIO (continued from page 1)

New NMU Hall — facade to hide union retreat, by Richard Kirk

Canadian News Letter — the CCF Victory

Trial of British Trotskyists branded as a frame-up plot (continued from page 1)

(Page 4)

British youths made pit serfs in Bevin scheme, by Ralph Graham

Churchill-Bevin: serf-herders (cartoon)

Shop-Talks on Socialism, by V. Grey

CRDC petitions to free eighteen signed by 9,000 (continued from page 1)

Stalinists mobsters in Seattle break up forum meetings sponsored by Quakers (continued from page 1)

Trotskyists under attack by Uruguay reactionaries (continued from page 1)

(Page 5)

The Negro Struggle — the Negro voters speak, by Charles Jackson

China’s 7-year fight for liberty, by Li Fu-jen

Organizing the guerrillas (picture)

Officials OK child labor — so long as it’s all “legal,” by Ruth Johnson

Remove Bridges

Ship crew strike gets fast action

10 Years Ago in The Militant

Pioneer Paragraphs: Proletarian morals serve social revolutionary need

(Page 6)

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The Lynn case

Yugoslavia

Workers’ Forum — Cramp contract — Michigan CIO political action — Brewster sit-in — a reply

U.S. senators applaud fascist-like rantings

Congress aids canners in $100,000,000 price-gouge

International Notes

Shipyard steal exposed before House hearings


Volume VIII No. 29 Saturday, July 15, 1944, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: George Breitman

(Page 1)

Stalinist gang steps up red baiting campaign — Tobin receives Stalinist inspiration in his drive against the Minneapolis prisoners, by Fred Robinson

Over 10,500 sign pardon petitions to free the 18

The Allied monetary conference (cartoon)

U.S.-British capitalists clash at monetary stabilization parley — conference unable to curb the profit-hungry bankers — American delegate describes conference as a “struggle for power” between the Allies, by Ralph Graham

Landlord-capitalists rule in Rumania preserved by Stalin, by James Cowan

4 million jobless

Canadian fascist movement gets Big Business support

Denmark strikers force concessions from Nazi rulers

Planning for an economy of scarcity under the “free enterprise” systems, by R. Bell

(Page 2)

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller “Militant” subscription campaign surpasses quota by 253 percent

Canadian fascist movement gets Big Business support (continued from page 1)

Capitalist powers clash on fund quotas, gold standard (continued from page 1)

Scoreboard “Militant” Army

(Page 3)

Class division of society and the need for building an independent Labor Party, by C. Thomas

Election scene in Georgia (photo)

Shop Talks on Socialism, by V. Grey

Toledo union official ducks pertinent issue, by Harvey Brown

Sinarquism: An experiment in fascism; its reactionary role and aims defined, by A. Roland

(Page 4)

CRDC report embraces 3 years of struggle

Minneapolis prisoners’ last speeches

Over 10,500 sign pardon petitions to free the 18 (continued from page 1)

(Page 5)

The Negro Struggle — answering a liberal, by Charles Jackson

Stalinists continue anti-Trotskyist drive (continued from page 1)

Browder’s diet

Stalinist goons (cartoon)

Stalinists approve NY city sales tax

Rumania reaction upheld by Kremlin (continued from page 1)

Planning for scarcity under a “free enterprise” system (continued from page 1)

Pioneer Paragraphs: Only the working class of Europe will end Hitlerism

What capitalism means to toil-worn workers, by Theodore Kovalesky

10 Years Ago in The Militant

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Cutbacks

7,614 new readers

Workers’ Forum — Massachusetts CIO convention — Allies and India — MCF convention — a correction

Doctored statistics used to justify wage freeze

Negroes denied ballots in Georgia primaries

International Notes


Volume VIII No. 30 Saturday, July 22, 1944, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: George Breitman

(Page 1)

Delegation to ask pardon for imprisoned 18 — over 10,000 signatures obtained on pardon petitions to be presented to the president

Political crisis in Italy heralds fall of Bonomi cabinet, by Ralph Graham

Facing the eruption (cartoon)

Michigan CIO argues no-strike issue — revolt against pledge wins support of union militants — rank and file leadership forged in midst of convention fight with top power cliques, by John Saunders

Bulletin

Wallace sees vista of U.S. domination in new Pacific era, by James Cowan

Land grab offers preview of government “post-war” plans, by R. Bell

British Trotskyists go to prison, greet comrades throughout world

Tasks and prospects of the Italian revolution, by the Editors

Seattle union levels rebuke at Stalinists for free speech

(Page 2)

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

Solidarity fund passes half-way mark as British Trotskyist leaders enter prison

CRDC to present pardon plea (continued from page 1)

What the government owns (graphic)

Land grab offers view of “post-war” planning (continued from page 1)

UAW officials are accused of fostering shady deal, Special to the Militant “Militant” Army

Los Angeles plans memorial meeting

(Page 3)

One year of revolutionary struggle in Italy, by Art Preis

Hunting down the fascists in Rome

A liberal voices capitalist fear of socialist revolution, by Henry Jordan

Revolutionary tasks and prospects for Italy’s proletariat in their struggle for liberation (continued from page 1)

(Page 4)

Stalin deals harsh blows to Soviet women, by Ruth Johnson

Rudolf Klement; a martyr of the 4th International, by Janet Norris

Shop Talks on Socialism, by V. Grey

Case in point

British IOU’s

Severe crisis hits Bonomi government as Italian masses exercise pressure (continued from page 1)

(Page 5)

The Negro Struggle — the Chicago NAACP conference, by Charles Jackson

Union militants at Michigan CIO convention lead fight to rescind the no-strike pledge (continued from page 1)

U.S. domination is seen by Wallace (continued from page 1)

Diary of a steel worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

10 Years Ago in the Militant

Pioneer Paragraphs: The main fighting slogan for the European workers

(Page 6)

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No-strike pledge

Civil liberties

Workers’ Forum — on India — English Trotskyists — Allied rule in Italy — Negro soldier murdered

The Standard Oil-Nazi patents cartel deals

Draftee health records reveal depression toll

International Notes

Wall Street banks make record-breaking profits


Volume VIII No. 31 Saturday, July 29, 1944, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: George Breitman

(Page 1)

UAW president supports fight to free the 18 — Thomas letter states reasons why labor should back the imprisoned Trotskyists

Easily satisfied

Allies reveal plan for strangling the German revolt, by Ralph Graham

He’ll finish them both (cartoon)

Mortal crisis strikes crumbling Nazi regime — Germany stands on brink of mass revolutionary upsurge — Junker officer caste makes desperate bid to salvage its power by deal with Allies, by William F. Warde

Democratic Party convention furthers Big Business aims, by Art Preis

How workers can fight peril of unemployment, by R. Bell

Fall of Togo gov’t shows sharpening of crisis in Japan, by Li Fu-Jen

Stalinist hooligan assault denounced in Washington AFL convention motion

(Page 2)

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

Trial shows British Trotskyists were sent to jail because of their socialist views

In Trotsky’s day

R. J. Thomas states support for imprisoned Trotskyists (continued from page 1)

Workers can fight no-work peril (continued from page 1) “Militant” Army

(Page 3)

Bonus army: March of the “Heroes of 1917,” by Felix Morrow

British soldiers’ Parliament causes worry to brass hats

Hillman’s primer for practical politicians: A poor substitute for independent labor program, by C. Thomas

10 Years Ago in The Militant

(Page 4)

Democrats further aims of Big Business

Fall of Tojo gov’t shows sharpening of crisis in Japan (continued from page 1)

Shop Talks on Socialism, by V. Grey

Employment of women in industry and what it means for the working class, by Antoinette Konikow “Peace-loving profiteers!”

CIO heads at convention (photo)

(Page 5)

The Negro Struggle — the NAACP and politics — sidelights, by Charles Jackson

Mortal crisis convulses the Hitler regime; revolutionary upsurge impends in Germany (continued from page 1)

Letter from a steelworker to his son in the service, by Theodore Kovalesky

Imperialist bandits scheming to destroy German revolution (continued from page 1)

Pioneer Paragraphs: The proletarian revolution drives forward to victory

(Page 6)

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MCF policy

Empty promises

Workers’ Forum — killed in action — winning grievances — lively forum — likes Kovalesky — Canada

66 who died in mine fire were murdered for profit

Corporation war profits reach new high levels

Capitalists figure out a new way to chisel

International Notes


Volume VIII No. 32 Saturday, August 5, 1944, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: George Breitman

(Page 1)

Delegation will present pardon plea for the 18 — unions, Negro and fraternal groups back pardon appeal for 18 “gag” law prisoners

Revolutionary ideas cannot be killed!

Steel wage demand kicked around by WLB for 7 months, by C. Thomas

Hitler’s “great future” (cartoon)

Briggs auto local in protest strike over downgrading, by John Saunders

Nazi crisis deepens as Red Army plunges toward Germany’s border — desperate measures decreed by Hitler to bolster regime — rumbling of mass unrest heralds approach of working class resurgence in Germany, by William F. Warde

Dangers and tasks facing the workers of Poland, by the Editors

AMG disarms Italian anti-fascist fighters, by Harry Martell

Clenched fists

Thirty-hour week slogan advanced as labor’s answer to unemployment threat, by R. Bell

(Page 2)

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

Delegation will present pardon demand; over 2,000,000 back plea to free the 18

Jailed British Trotskyists issue party building call “Militant” Army

Mexican Stalinists renew anti-Trotskyist campaign

Soldier fighting on Anzio Beach-head protest imprisonment of Trotskyists

Latest F. I. celebrates 10 years of publication

(Page 3)

How the German Revolution of 1918 began, by Ruth Johnson

Confessions of a drone — what a press magnate once thought of himself, by Ralph Graham

The Allied military government plan to preserve decayed capitalist order, by Lydia Bennett

Pioneer Paragraphs: 4th International stands on principles of Marxism

(Page 4)

Do the two capitalist parties really differ?

To the editors of the Militant “I stand on my record” (cartoon)

Tobin spreads more slander against framed Trotskyists

(Page 5)

Shop Talks on Socialism, by V. Grey

Crisis of Hitler regime deepens as Soviet armies plunge toward boundary of Germany

Diary of a steel worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

Corporate profits (graph)

Briggs auto local in protest strike (continued from page 1)

AMG disarms the Italian anti-fascist partisans (continued from page 1)

UAW purge backfires

10 Years Ago in The Militant

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Political action

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Peace by force

Workers’ Forum — bosses’ column — the “Deep South” — PAC politics —

A financial editor sees rosy future — for bosses

NAM uses trick method to conceal profiteering

International Notes

Immigration laws based on Nazi-like race code


Volume VIII No. 33 Saturday, August 12, 1944, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: George Breitman

(Page 1)

Company inspires anti-Negro strike — Philadelphia walkout aims to smash CIO transport union — company union leaders head Jim Crow move to split labor unity by inciting hatred, by Art Preis

Petitions to pardon 18 presented to president — Trotskyist prisoners reaffirm their revolutionary principles; over 2,000,000 workers support CRDC petition to release the 18

Wall Street’s reconversion plan (cartoon)

Boss aims

Hitlerites reveal crisis penetrates deep in Nazi rule

New Michigan party launched by constitutional convention, by John Saunders

Churchill shows fear of impending revolts, by William F. Warde

Bridges won’t help

WLB chairman upholds wage freezing policy, by Art Preis

Senators haggle over relief plan for unemployed workers

(Page 2)

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

Pardon petition for eighteen Trotskyists presented to president by CRDC secretary (continued from page 1)

Fund to aid Trotskyists in Britain passes $1000 goal

Reading unionists create committee for Labor Party “Militant” Army

Chicago meeting supports 4 jailed British workers

(Page 3)

Friedrich Engels — co-founder of Marxism

Testifying against wage freeze (photo)

Wage freezing policy upheld by War Labor Board chairman

Capitalist rivalry in Latin America mirrored by development in Mexico, by A. Roland

Hitlerites admit crisis penetrates Nazi ranks (continued from page 1)

(Page 4)

Bosses fear threat to political monopoly involved in labor’s independent action

Shop Talks on Socialism, by V. Grey

America’s university system: A vested interest of Big Business, by Miriam Carter

Michigan Party launched by state founding convention (continued from page 1)

(Page 5)

The Negro Struggle — salutary support, by Charles Jackson

Transit company inspires anti-Negro strike; employers accused of fomenting race hatred (continued from page 1)

Secret diplomacy (cartoon)

10 Years Ago in The Militant

Letter from a steelworker to his son in the service, by Theodore Kovalesky

Pioneer Paragraphs: Capitalist decline and the struggle for reforms

Churchill’s speech discloses fear of impending working class revolution (continued from page 1)

(Page 6)

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Philadelphia strike

The strike wave

Workers’ Forum — Briggs workers — layoffs in Detroit — shipyard protest — Lockheed contract “Wage bracket system” is pay-cut formula

Corporation heads given huge salary increases

International Notes “De-fascization”

Liberals disappointed — but support Roosevelt


Volume VIII No. 34 Saturday, August 19, 1944, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: George Breitman

(Page 1)

Trotsky’s ideas stand verified by world events, by the Editors

Nazi army shows increasing signs of disintegration

In memoriam (photo)

George “post-war starvation’ bill voted by large Senate majority — Roosevelt’s chief henchmen back drive for hunger plan — measure sponsored by Wall Street provides unemployment relief as low as $2 a week, by C. Thomas

Outdoing Hitler

Detroit auto strikers fight against company provocations

Imperialists plan division of world petroleum supply, by Ralph Graham

North Italy civil war is spreading, by Harry Martell

AFL tops uphold reactionary policy in attack on CIO-PAC

(Page 2)

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

Roosevelt’s lieutenants help engineer adoption of George “Post-War Starvation” bill by Senate (continued from page 1)

Tom DeLorenzo gets jail sentence on flimsy charges

Ford local unit backs fight to free the 18

Mid-West drivers strike to enforce WLB’s wage order

Behind the strike in Philadelphia “Militant” Army

Detroit Chevrolet strikers fight company provocations (continued from page 1)

(Page 3)

The life of a revolutionist

Mass gathering at Trotsky’s funeral (photo)

Trotsky’s struggle against Stalinism, by Miriam Carter

How Stalin’s agents struck down Trotsky, great Bolshevik leader

Of One Who Died

In Lenin’s day

They fear Trotskyism!

Honor guard at Trotsky’s bier (photo)

(Page 4)

Civil war is spreading throughout North Italy (continued from page 1)

AFL tops support reactionary plan in attack on PAC (continued from page 1)

Shop Talks on Socialism, by V. Grey

Canadian News Letter

Mexican government policies toward the labor movement, by A. Roland

(Page 5)

The Negro Struggle — rehearsal for ruin, by Charles Jackson

Imperialists plan division of world petroleum supply (continued from page 1)

Workers’ Bookshelf

Diary of a steel worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

Mutinies, internal clashes growing within Nazi army (continued from page 1)

10 Years Ago in The Militant

Pioneer Paragraphs: Correct Ideas, in long run, will conquer, said Trotsky

20,000 workers strike at Wright aircraft plants

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Warsaw betrayal

Forging a Labor Party “Philadelphia Method”

Workers’ Forum — capitalist parties — Philadelphia — about the WLB

Why Jim-Crow policies flourish in industry

Judge heart bleeds as he sentences coal barons

International Notes

Capitalism’s “post-war” future for the workers


Volume VIII No. 35 Saturday, August 26, 1944, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: George Breitman

(Page 1)

Stalinist press intensifies new slander drive — smear campaign against Trotskyists aimed to curb militant struggle against reaction, by Joseph Keller

Trotsky memorial meetings held by branches of SWP

Roosevelt’s reconversion machinery (cartoon)

Big Business pushes hunger program — starvation relief measures planned for the unemployed — Congress presses bills to aid Wall Street wage-slashing drive and enrich profiteers, by Art Preis

Message sent to Natalia Trotsky

Roosevelt seizes plants as a blow to San Francisco union

Bulletin

Wall Street’s reconversion plan — or labor’s? by the Editors

Pravda discloses discontent among Red Army veterans, by John G. Wright

Union members fight purge by Stalinists

Call Boston conference to aid defense of 18

(Page 2)

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

Special offer made to enable all our new subscribers to introduce “The Militant” to their friends and shopmates

Brass hats throttle English troops forum

Stalinist slander campaign designed to curb militants (continued from page 1) “Militant” Army

(Page 3)

The crisis in the CIO rubber workers union, by Joseph Andrews

Pioneer Paragraphs: Proofs of Stalin’s guilt in Trotsky’s assassination

Leon and Natalia Trotsky (photo)

SWP local hold memorial meeting for Leon Trotsky (continued from page 1)

F.I. features Trotsky memorial

(Page 4)

Sacco-Vanzetti: Working class martyrs murdered by capitalist class justice, by Ruth Johnson

Pravda discloses discontent among Red Army veterans (continued from page 1)

Shop Talks on Socialism, by V. Grey

Native and foreign capitalists jointly exploit Mexican masses, by A. Roland

(Page 5)

The Negro Struggle — an editor objects, by Charles Jackson

Witches’ brew at Washington (cartoon)

Unemployed face starvation under Wall Street plans (continued from page 1)

Diary of a steel worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

Roosevelt seizes plants as a blow to San Francisco union (continued from page 1)

10 Years Ago in The Militant

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Workers’ Forum  Jackson column — Negro lay-offs — company convicted!

Negro seabees victimized for protesting Jim-Crow

Anglo-American oil pact protects big monopolies

International Notes

German soldiers shooting officers

False production report used as anti-labor smear


Volume VIII No. 36 Saturday, September 2, 1944, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: George Breitman

(Page 1)

British strike leader salutes fight of the 18 — links Churchill’s persecution of English Trotskyists with Roosevelt’s jailing of 18

Legislators slash proposed benefits to aid jobless, by Art Preis “Democratic” tailors to His Majesty (cartoon)

Armed struggle of French masses arouses fears of Allied rulers — workers’ independent action is threat to capitalist rule — Anglo-American conquerors issue ultimatum to DeGaulle demanding “order,” by William F. Warde

UAW publicizes pardon demands

Rumanian king deserts Nazis, joins Allies to save regime, by Ralph Graham

UAW convention faces fight between ranks and leadership, by E. Henry

Tobin, Stalinist combine forces in slander campaign, by Harry Martell

Italian masses run up red flag

Pacific Coast longshoremen seek new master contract, by Oscar Nelson

(Page 2)

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

Pacific Coast longshoremen’s union is given run-around by WLB in demand for wage raise (continued from page 1)

Ford strikers’ slogan (photo)

Tobin, Stalinists unite in slander campaign (continued from page 1)

Leader of British youth apprentices hails fight of 18 (continued from page 1) “Militant” Army

Benefits slashed from unemployed relief bill (continued from page 1)

Trotsky memorial meetings held by branches of SWP

(Page 3)

The coming struggle at the UAW convention (continued from page 1)

Scene from 1937 sitdown strikes (photo)

Pioneer Paragraphs: For rising scale of wages to meet the rising prices

(Page 4)

Working class of Paris and its glorious traditions in the revolutionary struggle, by Ruth Johnson

Paris Commune in action (drawing)

Real motives for business secrets

Shop Talks on Socialism, by V. Grey

Puerto Rican rebel leader faces new threat of prison

Quick-change artist

How Mexican Stalinists betrayed the masses to their exploiters, by A. Roland

(Page 5)

The Negro Struggle — no middle ground, by Charles Jackson

Allies fear independent armed struggle of French masses as threat to capitalist rule (continued from page 1)

Speeding them on their way (cartoon)

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

Rumanian king deserts Nazis and joins Allies (continued from page 1)

10 Years Ago in The Militant

(Page 6)

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Strike weapon

Army Jim Crow

Five years of war

Workers’ Forum — beef-and “beefs” — Stalinist knots — talks his language — suggestions

GM will sit pretty even if workers walk streets

Who profits from the war and who pays for it

International Notes

Ruling bankers cited in railway trust conspiracy


Volume VIII No. 37 Saturday, September 9, 1944, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs
Managing Editor: George Breitman

(Page 1)

The only road to emancipation for all Europe, by the Editors “LIberals” retreat hastily in conflict over George bill, by Art Preis

The banner of emancipation (cartoon)

Allies impose dictatorial DeGaulle regime to subdue French masses — increasing misery provokes rebellious moods and unrest — coalition “provisional government” unable to solve any of the people’s urgent problems, by Louis Bonn

Hiring hall rights menaced in longshore negotiations, by Oscar Nelson

The rich are no problem in Rome

CRDC issues new circular describing labor support

Life of Riley

Pope makes appeal to masses not to overthrow capitalism, by Ralph Graham

(Page 2)

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

New “Militant” readers offered four pamphlets on the Minneapolis labor case at half price

SWP holds successful summer camp school

Impressions of a participant at Mid-West vacation school, by Theodore Kovalesky

Trotsky memorial meeting held by branches of SWP “Militant” Army

(Page 3)

4th International, founded 6 years ago, grows in influence throughout the world

Lost manpower (cartoon)

Pope urges masses to save capitalism (continued from page 1)

Shop Talks on Socialism, by V. Grey

Spirit of rebellion grows in German as defeats pile up

(Page 4)

Labor fakers vie with each other in backing Roosevelt, by Harry Martell

Capitalism in war and peace (cartoon)

Uruguay Trotskyists fight gov’t. attack

Hiring hall rights threatened in longshoremen’s negotiations (continued from page 1)

Tobin inspires frameup of militant union head “Off the beam”

(Page 5)

The Negro Struggle — the bright light Uncle Toms, by Charles Jackson

Allied powers impose dictatorial DeGaulle rule on French masses as hunger and misery grow (continued from page 1)

1943 CIO auto workers convention (photo)

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky “Liberals” beat hasty retreat on George bill (continued from page 1)

Pioneer Paragraphs: The role of Soviets in the fight for workers’ power

10 Years Ago in The Militant

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U.S. and India

Workers’ Forum — Sacco-Vanzetti — “merit review” — Labor Party

Huge war profits jackpot hit by the corporations

Another tip-off on Allied powers’ “democratic” aims

International Notes

Liberal wailers against Roosevelt’s policies


Volume VIII No. 38 Saturday, September 16, 1944, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs
Managing Editor: George Breitman

(Page 1)

Wall Street’s “post-war” plan, by the Editors

Wall Street’s “reconversion” plan (cartoon)

Appeal to aid 18 signed by leading trade union heads

Auto militants press to smash no-strike pledge — delegates defeat attempts to sidetrack policy issues — Thomas keynote address gets no applause; rank and file caucus set up at convention, by Art Preis

Bulletin

DeGaulle government opposed to demands of French masses, by William F. Warde

Profits go on

Court frees 3 imprisoned British Trotskyist leaders

Ex-ambassador Bullitt unfurls banner for revival of anti-Soviet campaign

(Page 2)

Trade Union Notes, by Harry Martell

Special offer of trial pamphlets made to readers of “The Militant,” by Campaign Manager

Bullitt unfurls banner for a new anti-Soviet drive (continued from page 1)

Tobin hurls more slander to halt growing support for 18

Reading unionists call for Labor Party organization “Militant” Army

(Page 3)

Tradition of Debs carried on by the eighteen Trotskyists, by Albert Mercer

Debs’ Canton speech

Eugene V. Debs: 1855-1926 (photo)

Shop Talks on Socialism, by V. Grey

Lublin mass murders reveal rotting capitalist society, by Don Shelton

(Page 4)

The Negro Struggle — Roosevelt’s “anti-Jimcrow” [sic] Army order, by Charles Jackson

Why union skates tour war front, by C. Thomas

The “homecoming” (cartoon)

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

20 union militants victimized by Ford

10 Years Ago in The Militant

Pioneer Paragraphs: The Fourth International and American imperialism

(Page 5)

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Dumbarton Oaks

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Workers’ Forum — the Negro struggle — Lockheed speedup — workers’ share of national income — ousted by PAC

Press rushes to defense of railroad monopolists

Big publisher projects program for Wall Street

International Notes

U.S.-Nazi optical cartel deals help arm Hitler


Volume VIII No. 39 Saturday, September 23, 1944, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs
Managing Editor: George Breitman

(Page 1)

Stalinists try to knife effort to free the 18, by John Adamson

British intrigues

Stalin’s armistice saddles Rumania with indemnity, by Ralph Graham

Trying to stem the flood (cartoon)

Auto delegates vote to hold referendum within 90 days — newly organized caucus advances militant program in fight against both top cliques, by Art Preis

Dalrymple’s expulsions key issue at rubber convention, by Frank Lawrence

Full employment? No!

Negro youths sentenced to die in Florida lynch trial

Panel report says labor fleeced by WLB wage freeze, by R. Bell

Wall Street aim of world domination advanced further at Quebec meeting, by James Cowan

(Page 2)

Trade Union Notes, by Harry Martell

Goal of 10,000 trial pamphlets set in SWP literature campaign, by Campaign Manager

Panel report says labor fleeced by WLB wage freeze (continued from page 1)

Scoreboard

Roosevelt’s fortune

Wall Street’s aims of world control pressed at Quebec (continued from page 1) “Militant” Army

(Page 3)

UAW militants stage revolt against no-strike pledge; auto delegates vote to hold referendum within 90 days (continued from page 1)

(Page 4)

The Byrnes-Baruch plan for “post-war reconversion,” by the Editors

Who is James F. Byrnes and what is his record, by C. Thomas

Shop Talks on Socialism, by V. Grey

Stalin imposes reactionary armistice on the Rumanians (continued from page 1)

(Page 5)

The Negro Struggle — “Democracy” at home and abroad, by Charles Jackson

UAW to vote on no-strike pledge (continued from page 3)

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

Pioneer Paragraphs: Only the workers’ militia can repel fascist attacks

Revolt mounting inside Germany

10 Years Ago in The Militant

(Page 6)

Join us in fighting for:

Marshall Tito

WPB “planning”

War atrocities

Workers’ Forum — Thompson products — Tobin’s nightmare — socialization of industry

Ruml has new tax plan to relieve “poor” capitalists

International Notes

Trust-busters aim fire at rivals of Wall Street


Volume VIII No. 40 Saturday, September 30, 1944, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs
Managing Editor: George Breitman

(Page 1)

Trotskyists in Italy organize Bolshevik group — exclusive eye-witness account describes misery of masses, revolutionary ferment

Unfurling the Trotskyist banner (cartoon)

Rubber convention militants battle for union democracy, by Frank Lawrence

Dewey campaign shows both major parties in same Wall Street camp — Republicans use “New Deal” line in plea for votes, by R. Bell

Bridges’ program endangers vital longshoremen’s gains, by Oscar Nelson

The UAW convention

Labor and liberal leaders sign appeal for aid to 18

Imperialists spread slander to stave off coming struggle for socialism in Germany, by A. Roland

(Page 2)

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

Branches off to flying start in trial pamphlets sales campaign, by Campaign Manager “Militant” Army

History of Trotskyism by Cannon issued by Pioneer, by Charles Carsten

Scoreboard

(Page 3)

Killing of fascist police chief is sign of revolutionary mood of Italian masses, by James Cowan

Report of activity of SWP branches

Masses storm Caruso trial

A Letter From Italy

Caruso executed

New Italian Trotskyist group unfurls revolutionary banner (continued from page 1)

(Page 4)

Employers launch open shop drive, by C. Thomas

Union busting in California (cartoon)

URW convention militants oppose bureaucracy (continued from page 1)

Shop Talks on Socialism, by V. Grey

Election campaign shows both sides in capitalist camp (continued from page 1)

One more king, by Gaetano Salvemini

Capitalists spew slander against German masses (continued from page 1)

(Page 5)

The Negro Struggle — the tune changes, by Charles Jackson

Bridges’ program endangers union (continued from page 1)

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

Harry Bridges

Average labor productivity increased 26% during war, by Ruth Johnson

Pioneer Paragraphs: Fascism arises from decay of the capitalist system

10 Years Ago in The Militant

(Page 6)

Join us in fighting for:

Plans for Germany

CIO-PAC

American Legion

Workers’ Forum — Negro sailors — Red Vienna — we remember Trotsky — UAW convention

Wages drop, but profits continue to soar upward

British masses resist Jim-Crow indoctrination

International Notes

UAW-CIO hits anti-labor discrimination on radio


Volume VIII No. 41 Saturday, October 7, 1944, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs
Managing Editor: George Breitman

(Page 1)

Roosevelt, Tobin scheme to deny freedom for 18, by Joseph Keller

Allied leaders seek to trick Italian people, by James Cowan “Holding the line” (cartoon)

Roosevelt stalls labor’s demand to modify Little Steel formula — Bynes upholds wage freeze as WLB opens mock hearings — General Motors and U.S. Steel Corporation endorse government’s wage-freezing policy, by R. Bell

Decision held up on pardon appeals for imprisoned 18

De Gaulle advances “radical” program to sidetrack masses, by Ralph Graham

Inside Germany

Opposition to Stalinist rule grows in UE-CIO, by M. Brown

Auto union strikes in protest against Ford’s provocation, by Dave Andrews

Reading Stalinists incite lynch-drive

Maritime unions press demand for pay raise, by Frank Lawrence

(Page 2)

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

Pamphlet campaign forges ahead

Minneapolis, SWP in new headquarters, Barbara Bruce

New York SWP convention maps program of expansion

Decision held up on pardon appeals for imprisoned 18 (continued from page 1)

Milwaukee branch marks opening of new headquarters

Scoreboard

Auto union strikes in protest against Ford’s provocation (continued from page 1) “Militant” Army

(Page 3)

Background of the revolutionary situation in France, by Frank Lawrence

French partisans disarm Nazi (photos)

Stalinist leaders meet opposition at UE convention (continued from page 1)

Union wage demand is stalled by Roosevelt (continued from page 1)

Demands for pay increases raised by maritime unions (continued from page 1)

De Gaulle seeks to forestall revolution by false promises (continued from page 1)

(Page 4)

In memory of Grant Dunne, working class fighter who gave his life for socialism

Shop Talks on Socialism, by V. Grey

Chiang Kai-Shek regime shaken by Grave Crisis, by Li Fu-Jen

September F. I. features timely articles on Europe

(Page 5)

The Negro Struggle — a worker’s fortune, by Charles Jackson

Roosevelt and Churchill attempt to deceive rebellious masses in Allied-dominated Italy (continued from page 1)

It’s the same bayonet (cartoon)

Diary of Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

Roosevelt, Tobin continuing conspiracy against the 18 (continued from page 1)

Upholds Bridges deportation order

Pioneer Paragraphs: Trotskyism represents the revival of genuine Marxism

10 Years Ago in The Militant

(Page 6)

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Trotskyism in Italy

Wages and inflation

Capitalist censorship

Workers’ Forum — MCF candidates endorsed by PAC — Negro soldiers win demand — sops to workers

War profits spur growth of billion-dollar firms

Wages face 25% slash at end of war with Germany

International Notes

Wall Streeters take over key government positions


Volume VIII No. 42 Saturday, October 14, 1944, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

George “starvation” bill is signed by Roosevelt, by Art Preis

Fight Franco

Stalinist leaders curb uprising of Bulgarian masses, by Ralph Graham “My friends. . . ” (cartoon)

Pardon denied to the imprisoned 18 — Roosevelt attempts to evade responsibility for decision — administration offers flimsy pretexts for its refusal to free railroaded Trotskyists, by Joseph Keller

Stalinists initiate drive to establish fink shipping pool, by Frank Lawrence

British imperialists imprison leading Trotskyists in India, by Li Fu-Jen

Wall Street promotes drive for open shop, by R. Bell

No-strike policy fought by militant convention group

Jim Crow strike report used to smear the CIO, by C. Thomas

WLB provocation results in strike of Detroit UAW-CIO maintenance workers, Special to The Militant

(Page 2)

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

Branches report gain in pamphlet sales, by Campaign Manager

British Trotskyist leaders (photos)

18 Trotskyists denied presidential pardons (continued from page 1)

Call protest meeting

3 British Trotskyists win prison release

Scoreboard “Militant” Army

Lecture on France is first of series at N.Y. forum

(Page 3)

Trotskyists in India turn accusers at trial

Famine in India (photo)

The problem of employment and the election campaign, by R. Bell

Open shop drive is pushed in attempt to destroy unions (continued from page 1)

Bolshevik-Leninists in India fight imperialism (continued from page 1)

(Page 4)

What workers should know about politics in order to defend their class interests

Time to clean house (cartoon)

Strike report of Philadelphia jury smears CIO union (continued from page 1)

Shop Talks on Socialism, by V. Grey

Stalinist leaders curb uprising of Bulgarian masses (continued from page 1)

Stalinist NMU officials initiate drive to destroy seaman’s union hiring hall (continued from page 1)

(Page 5)

The Negro Struggle — time to move, but where? by Charles Jackson

Roosevelt signs measure providing starvation for unemployed and billions for Wall Street (continued from page 1)

Everything in order (cartoon)

No-strike policy fought by militant convention group (continued from page 1)

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

Pioneer Paragraphs: No substitute exists for power of correct ideas

10 Years ago in The Militant

(Page 6)

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Trotskyism advances

George bill

Red-baiting

Workers’ Forum — steel wage delay — correction — praises article

Admiral claims profiteer shipowners are “abused”

Corporation black market revealed by legislators

International Notes

Class solidarity

Ford aide helped finance fascist Gerald L. K. Smith


Volume VIII No. 43 Saturday, October 21, 1944, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs

    George Breitman

(Page 1)

Pardon denial to 18 arouses strong protest

Setback for Jim Crow

Spanish partisans start war against regime of Franco

And it took one year to cook! (cartoon)

WLB rejects AFL-CIO demands to modify wage-freezing formula — board refuses to recommend change after year’s stalling — union bureaucrats give WLB labor cover; “impartial” chairman Davis knifes workers, by R. Bell

Stalinist assassin Siqueiros invited to teach in Buffalo

British troops sent to crush insurgent masses in Greece, by Ralph Graham “War cries”

Mexican government frames 56 in attack against unions

Layoffs spread in steel plant area near Youngstown

Bridges’ union policy has Stalinist roots, by Oscar Nelson

(Page 2)

Trade Union Notes — the UAW referendum, by Joseph Keller

3,800 pamphlets already sold in drive, by Campaign Manager

Spanish partisans start war against regime of France (continued from page 1)

Stalinist assassin Siqueiros invited to teach in Buffalo (continued from page 1) “Militant” Army

Scoreboard

New York forum on Italian events draws big crowd

(Page 3)

Mass meeting to protest denial of pardons (continued from page 1)

Labor case defendants in SWP headquarters (photo)

Churchill sends troops to crush Greek revolt (continued from page 1)

Unions aid 18

Democrats and Republicans support same foreign policy, by James Cowan

Notebook of an agitator — in defense of Daniel J. Tobin

(Page 4)

How capitalists use the two-party system to maintain their rule over the people

Offering a choice (cartoon)

Decision reversed in conviction of Mexican youths

Shop Talks on Socialism, by V. Grey

State guard trained for use during strikes, by Frank Lawrence

For the Labor Party

Training to break strikes (photo)

(Page 5)

The Negro Struggle — lest we forget, by Charles Jackson

WLB rejects AFL-CIO demand for modification of the wage-freezing Little Steel formula (continued from page 1)

Surplus war goods (graphic)

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

The Stalinist roots of Bridges’ union policies (continued from page 1)

Pioneer Paragraphs: Revolutionary part needs an international program

10 Years Ago in The Militant

(Page 6)

Join us in fighting for:

Free the 18!

CIO conventions

Legal lynchings

Workers’ Forum — fight cutbacks — attack labor press

Big Business grows bigger under Roosevelt’s regime

Workers’ Bookshelf

Picking the right man to do the right job

International Notes

Secret report reveals steel trust profits grab


Volume VIII No. 44 Saturday, October 28, 1944, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

12 Trotskyists still in prison as 6 end terms, by Joseph Keller

12 Trotskyists still in prison as 6 end terms, by Barbara Bruce

Now is the time! (cartoon)

Rumania Stalinists maintain alliance with fascist scum

Morgan spokesmen back Roosevelt — leading Wall Street agents switch from Republican camp — N. Y. Times, Walter Lippman, Senator Ball announce support of Democratic candidate, by Lewis Jordan

Revolutionary workers took lead in Paris insurrection, by Frank Lawrence

Canada CIO rejects no-strike pledge

Union topples open shop in large Douglas plant

WLB stalls plea of steel workers for wage increase, by R. Bell

Stalinist sheet advises UAW leaders to stall referendum, by Art Preis

Our French martyrs

(Page 2)

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

Over half of pamphlet quota sold, by the Campaign Manager

Open shop beaten by NLRB election at Douglas plant (continued from page 1)

Stalinist sheet tells how to stall UAW poll (continued from page 1) “Militant” Army

Scoreboard

Big crowd hears election analysis at N.Y. forum

(Page 3)

6 of imprisoned Trotskyists end frameup sentences (continued from page 1)

Steel workers demand for wage increase is filibustered by WLB

Three “gag” act victims end term at Sandstone (continued from page 1)

Meeting is held in Youngstown to aid the eighteen

Trotskyists in Michigan back independent MCF candidate

Reading SWP gives critical support to SP candidates

CRDC secretary greets released prisoners (photo)

(Page 4)

Negro soldiers believe they have been sold “rotten bill of goods,” Crisis Magazine says

Shop Talks on Socialism, by V. Grey “Our bitterest enemy” (cartoon)

SIU race discrimination endangers hiring hall, by F. J. Lang

Egyptian authorities ban Trotskyist organ

(Page 5)

The Negro Struggle — from “boss friend” to union fighter, by Charles Jackson

Workers play leading role in Parisian insurrectionary struggle of last August (continued from page 1)

Armed French workers (photo)

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

Leading Wall Street spokesmen switch over to Roosevelt camp (continued from page 1)

Pioneer Paragraphs: The two decisive questions for every political group

10 Years Ago in The Militant

(Page 6)

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The 1944 election

Dealing with WLB

Remember Lidice?

Workers’ Forum — who’s to blame? — Ford elections

Auto barons demand high prices for civilian cars

Ex-WLB public member exposes some conniving

International Notes

AFL economist predicts catastrophic crisis


Volume VIII No. 45 Saturday, November 4, 1944, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

The anniversary of the October 1917 revolution, by the Editors

The only road (cartoon)

European Trotskyist conference held; five countries represented — inspiring news just received of February meeting in France under the Nazi terror

Mass meeting protests denial of pardon to 18

DeGaulle’s government moves to disarm workers in France, by William F. Warde

Deserters everywhere

DeBoer and Hamel welcomed home at Minneapolis affair

WLB labor members squabble over “prestige” in wage case, by C. Thomas

Kelsey-Hayes workers strike Detroit plant

(Page 2)

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

Pamphlet sales near two-thirds of quota, by Campaign Manager

Incite servicemen to attack pickets at aircraft plant, by R. Bell

WLB labor members squabble over “prestige” in wage case (continued from page 1)

Scoreboard “Militant” Army

New branch hall opened in Akron

(Page 3)

N. Y. mass meeting protest denial of pardon (continued from page 1)

Released Minneapolis prisoners honored (photo)

DeBoer, Hamel honored at Minneapolis dinner (continued from page 1)

October F. I. features France, India articles

Stalin views future of Soviet economy as one of perpetual inferiority to capitalism, by Ralph Graham

Lest we forget!

10 Years Ago in The Militant

(Page 4)

The fight to free the colonies — a letter and a reply

Labor must establish own state power to prevent capitalist crises and wars, by Joseph Hansen

Shop Talks on Socialism, by V. Grey

European Trotskyists in 6-day conference (continued from page 1)

6,500 auto workers strike Kelsey-Hayes Detroit plant (continued from page 1)

Loyal — to whom?

(Page 5)

The Negro Struggle — C.I.O. leads anti-Jim Crow fight, by Charles Jackson

DeGaulle acts after Allied recognition to dissolve workers’ militias in France (continued from page 1)

Leaders of the Russian Revolution (photo)

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

How the French workers armed for the struggle

Pioneer Paragraphs: How Trotsky’s ideas first reached American workers

(Page 6)

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Bolshevism — 1944

War and democracy

Workers’ Forum — between two thieves — S.I.U. seamen win on bonus — something rotten — workers’ poll — Stalinist line

Monopolies exploit means of both life and death

State governments seek to entrench open shop

International Notes

Roosevelt back-tracks on his “trust-busting”


Volume VIII No. 46 Saturday, November 11, 1944, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

Stalinists hurl new slanders at revolutionists, by Art Preis

Leading the ball

17 trade unions protest denial of pardon to the 18

Beggars at the gate (cartoon)

Stilwell’s recall exposes American imperialist aim to dominate China — Washington demands control over Chinese armed forces — government lifts censorship on rottenness of the Chiang Kai-shek dictatorial regime, by Li Fu-Jen

Mass Jim-Crow “mutiny” trail convicts fifty Negro sailors, by R. Chester

$65 fines for fraternization

The story of Domodossola — what the papers didn’t tell

French Stalinists retreat on issue of armed militias

Mexican government launches violent anti-labor offensive

Railroad labor bureaucrats side-track union convention, by James Montgomery

(Page 2)

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

Branches speed up pamphlet sales, by the Campaign Manager

Navy convicts 50 Negro sailors of “mutiny” in trial (continued from page 1)

SWP celebrates anniversary of October 1917 revolution

Scoreboard “Military” Army

Wright lectures at school forum

(Page 3)

Perspectives of revolutionary situation in France, by Frank Laurence

New times — old slander (cartoon)

Railway union leaders side-track convention (continued from page 1)

Stalinists hurl slander at Fourth International (continued from page 1)

Mexican authorities launch fierce anti-labor offensive (continued from page 1)

French Stalinists retreat of issue of armed militias (continued from page 1)

(Page 4)

Labor commemorates the 48th anniversary of the death of the Haymarket martyrs, by Ruth Johnson

Honeymoon over

Scene at Haymarket meeting (photo)

Diego Rivera joins with the Stalinist assassin Siqueiros

Shop Talks on Socialism, by V. Grey

Why labor must begin building its own political party now

Pioneer Paragraphs: Internationalist program inspired Trotskyist cadres

(Page 5)

The Negro Struggle — prose and poetry, by Charles Jackson

Gen. Stilwell’s recall exposes Wall Street’s imperialist aim to subjugate Chinese people

The masses Chiang Kai-shek fears (photo)

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

Just a Negro Soldier, submitted by Bill Horton

10 Years Ago in The Militant

Churchill’s plan for Germany

(Page 6)

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Stalin and Iran

The wage-freeze “Freedom of the air”

Workers’ Forum — hiring hall in danger — socialist unity

How Allies have treated some fascist big-shots

A glimpse into future under capitalist rule

International Notes

Nazis leave GM plants “ready for business”


Volume VIII No. 47 Saturday, November 18, 1944, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

CRDC opens Christmas fund drive to aid 18

Education in our “democracy”

Two ends of the same chain (cartoon)

Big Business spurs open shop drive — state anti-labor laws strike new blows at union security — anti-union amendments adopted in Florida and Arkansas in California Poll, by R. Bell

Overflow meeting for Jackson talk on Negro struggle

Why Chiang keeps blockade of Stalinist area in China, by Li Fu-Jen “Contemptible”

The lessons for labor in the 1944 elections, by C. Thomas

Norman Thomas brings libel suit against Daniel J. Tobin

NMU officials aims to scuttle union hiring hall system, by F. J. Lang

Canada Trotskyists map action program

(Page 2)

Trade Union Notes — close-up view of Stalinist skullduggery, by Joseph Keller

Pamphlet sales reach 90 percent, by Campaign Manager

NMU officials aim to scuttle union hiring hall system (continued from page 1)

Branches celebrate October 1917 revolution anniversary

Scoreboard

Trotskyist action program is mapped at Canada meeting (continued from page 1) “Militant” Army

Thomas files suit for libel against Daniel J. Tobin (continued from page 1)

(Page 3)

Spanish Trotskyists commemorate anniversary of the “Red October”

Roosevelt’s coolies (cartoon)

American Trotskyism — a record of struggle, by F. J. Lang

The lessons for labor in the 1944 elections (continued from page 1)

Big Business speeds open shop offensive (continued from page 1)

Pioneer Paragraphs: Trotskyists sounded alarm when Hitler rose to power

(Page 4)

What the October 1917 Revolution signifies for the workers today, by E. R. Frank

Trotsky addressing soldiers’ Soviet (photo)

The Negro Struggle — lessons of November 7th, by Charles Jackson

(Page 5)

Shop Talks on Socialism, by V. Grey

Chiang Kai-Shek’s enmity to agrarian reforms explains his blockade of former “Red” areas (continued from page 1)

Chinese 8th Army soldiers (photos)

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

10 Years Ago in The Militant

(Page 6)

Join us in fighting for:

Who really won

Traitors to labor

Stalin’s speech

Workers’ Forum — Stalin and Lenin — Rumanian Jewry

CIO economists predict a huge decline in wages

International Notes

GM’s “post-war security fund” for coupon clippers

The mouthings of a new capitalist “Miracle Man”


Volume VIII No. 48 Saturday, November 25, 1944, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

SWP expansion program mapped by convention, by Art Preis

Italian masses celebrate 1917 Russian Revolution

Attempt to disarm Belgian workers meets powerful mass resistance — people pour into streets; defy ban on demonstrations — Stalinists and Social-Democrats exposed as sole internal props of capitalist regime, by William F. Warde

Convention greeting to our 12 imprisoned comrades

Roosevelt’s henchmen prepare to knife union wage demands, by C. Thomas

Paris censorship

Nazis shoot, hang peace marchers

The uprising in Warsaw, by Paul Stevens

Labor leaders endorse CRDC Christmas appeal

(Page 2)

Trade Union Notes — hats off to union musicians! by Joseph Keller

Trial pamphlet sales campaign near goal, by the Campaign Manager

Latest issue of FR features articles on Soviet Union

Roosevelt’s henchmen prepare to knife union wage demands (continued from page 1) “Militant” Army

Scoreboard

Seeks pardon

The new “friends” of the Soviet Union

(Page 3)

How to win the struggle for Negro equality

Tentacles of oppression (cartoon)

Negro sailors get harsh sentences

(Page 4)

Kremlin’s role in the crushing of the Great Warsaw insurrection (continued from page 1)

Workers formed backbone of uprising in Warsaw

SWP convention initiates big program for party expansion (continued from page 1)

(Page 5)

Shop Talks on Socialism, by V. Grey

Belgian workers resist Allied puppet regime in militant demonstrations to maintain arms (continued from page 1)

Belgian resistance fighter

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

Freedom — for whom?

Pioneer Paragraphs: Trotskyists sounded alarm against the rise of Hitler

10 Years Ago in The Militant

(Page 6)

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Fraternization

Military training

Cartels

Workers’ Forum — wage differentials — white collar workers

How corporations resort to strike provocations

International notes

Leading bankers involved in tax-evasion scheme

A “progressive victory” and its first fruits


Volume VIII No. 49 Saturday, December 2, 1944, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

CIO convention reflects policy of bureaucrats, by Joseph Keller

Belgian police fire on demonstrators in Brussels, kill 4, by Ralph Graham

Telephone girls get bosses’ number (photo)

WLB upholds wage freezing formula — rejects main wage demands of CIO steel workers union — board grants face-saving “fringe” demands in move to perpetuate Little Steel formula, by C. Thomas

Pamphlet drive goes over quota of 10,000 copies, by Ruth Johnson

Telephone operators conduct wide-spread militant strike, by Art Preis

Unions respond to CRDC Christmas fund appeal

Dayton telephone strikers maintain solid picket line, by R. Brown

Party greets Natalia Trotsky

Anti-conscription demonstrations shake Mackenzie King government in Canada

(Page 2)

Trade Union Notes — sides line up on “no-strike pledge,” by Joseph Keller

Pamphlet campaign goes over top

Stop collective begging (cartoon)

Tennessee lynch mob murders young Negro

Paid off

Uruguay police raid class on socialism

Final scoreboard “Militant” Army

New York forum schedules talks

(Page 3)

Insurgent Greek workers refuse to surrender weapons to reaction, by Paul Stevens

An unpalatable dish (cartoon)

Two kinds of socialists, by Jack O-Connell

Stalinist proposals produce tighter controls over seamen, by F. J. Lang

Phone strikers assail “Gestapo” conditions (continued from page 1)

Dayton telephone strikers maintain solid picket line (continued from page 1)

Inflation in Greece (photo)

Detroit women phone pickets display spirit of militancy, by E. Logan

SWP greets Antoinette Konikow on her 75th birthday

(Page 4)

China crisis deepens; Chiang reshuffles Cabinet under pressure from Washington, by Li Fu-Jen

His masters’ voice (cartoon)

WLB rejects main wage demands of CIO steel workers (continued from page 1)

Shop Talks on Socialism, by V. Grey

CIO rank and file gets no voice at convention (continued from page 1) “Comradeship”

Release of British Trotskyists hailed by SPW convention

(Page 5)

The Negro Struggle — viewing the SWP convention, by Charles Jackson

Belgium puppet government launches campaign of provocation and slander against workers (continue from page 1)

Solidarity with Trotskyists in Europe voiced by SWP convention

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

Romans shout “down with capitalists!”

$5,000 offered for information in Tresca murder

Pioneer Paragraphs: Trotsky expounded Marxist attitude toward terrorism

10 Years Ago in The Militant

(Page 6)

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SWP convention

Politics of betrayal

Jim Crow verdict

Workers’ Forum — Stalinists meeting

Roosevelt’s demagogy about “60 million jobs”

International Notes

Stalin protests Lenin pamphlet

The myth of high wages during Second World War

International monopolies prepare for the “peace”


Volume VIII No. 50 Saturday, December 9, 1944, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

Big complaints, no action marks [sic] AFL convention, by Art Preis “Faith-healers”

Junior makes good (cartoon)

Allied-backed puppet government provokes civil warfare in Greece — unarmed demonstrators shot down by Papandreou’s police — general strike leads to violent clashes between workers and British armed forces, by Joseph Hansen

Martin Dies plans labor spy agency

Bureaucrats shield Roosevelt in “wage stabilization” fraud, by Harvey Brown

Allies thrust monarchy to fore in Italian crisis, by Roy Lewis

CRDC Christmas appeal gets splendid response

Littell testimony bares scandal in Justice Dept., by Wells Thurber

SWP program of expansion

UAW officials plot to hide wage fiasco, by R. Bell

(Page 2)

Trade Union Notes — CIO bureaucracy and the Stalinists, by Joseph Keller

SWP plans big expansion drive (continued from page 1)

First return on fund

Littell bares scandal in Justice Department “Militant” Army

Wage freeze is topic at forum

(Page 3)

Pierlot offers Belgian bases in exchange for Churchill’s aid in suppressing masses, by Paul Abbott

Props of Belgian counter-revolution (cartoon)

A tribute to one who dies young

Allies shove monarchy to fore in latest Italian political crisis (continued from page 1)

Auto union leaders conspire to hide WLB wage rejection (continued from page 1)

(Page 4)

Roosevelt’s new Cabinet member fortifies Wall Street control over foreign policy, by Joseph Hansen

Two of a kind (photo)

Union tops shield Roosevelt in wage freezing fraud (continued from page 1)

Shop Talks on Socialism, by V. Grey

AFL leaders complain plenty, oppose action (continued from page 1)

Child labor increase

Labor’s fight against low standard of living, by C. Thomas

10 Years Ago in The Militant

(Page 5)

The Negro Struggle — plenty of grievances, by Charles Jackson

Allied powers’ puppet regime in Greece provokes civil war by its move to disarm the masses (continued from page 1)

Allied commander and Greek puppet (photo)

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

Pioneer Paragraphs: The lesson of Minneapolis Teamsters strikes of 1934

(Page 6)

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A year of Teheran

Wall Street’s choice

Two conventions

Workers’ Forum — telephone operator strikes back — demands release of Trotskyists — policies decisive — Trotsky is author — bosses profit from worker’s inventions

British cocoa monopoly and the “four freedoms”

Hidden price rises due to sale of shoddy goods

International Notes

Academic liberty under the capitalist system


Volume VIII No. 51 Saturday, December 16, 1944, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

Union contributions swell Christmas fund to aid imprisoned twelve

PAC “victory” garden (cartoon)

Anti union terror, open-shop laws threaten workers

Allies turn guns on Greek masses — British-provoked civil war rages throughout Greece — Churchill bares reactionary Allied aims; demands suppression of European revolt, by Joseph Hansen

Spurious munition “shortage” used as labor-baiting pretext, by R. Bell “No shortages”

Hypocrites

Hands off Europe

Roosevelt’s farce trial of American fascists blows up

Roosevelt turns State Department keys over to direct agents of Wall Street, by Art Preis

(Page 2)

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

SWP opens $18,000 fund drive in big party expansion program, by Rose Karsner, campaign director

Scoreboard

British-provoked civil war rages throughout Greece (continued from page 1) “Military” Army “Labor Party” is forum topic

Pioneer Notes

Advocates of forced labor claim munitions “shortage” (continued from page 1)

(Page 3)

Business moguls explode myth of 60 million jobs — Roosevelt promise of full employment under “free enterprise” system is gigantic hoax, by C. Thomas

Demonstration in Athens (photo)

Liberals conceal Roosevelt guilt in Greek civil war, by Paul Abbott

British Tories backed bloody Metaxas regime, by Joseph Hansen

Canadians struggle against King’s conscription betrayal, by Alexander

Wall Street handed keys to U.S. State Department (continued from page 1)

(Page 4)

WLB decision, called “great victory” by Murray, gives steel workers only crumbs, by R. Wilson

Steel barons howl for higher prices after wage ruling

Belgian workers denounce puppet regime (photo)

Shop Talks on Socialism, by V. Grey

Canadian News Letter

Packard workers fight KKK anti Negro action, by John Saunders

Stalin regime and Germany

(Page 5)

The Negro Struggle — tasks of the Negro veterans, by Charles Jackson “Changing the guard” (cartoon)

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

PM “deplores” Roosevelt choice of new State Department heads, by Art Preis

Murray blames WLB scapegoat in order to shield Roosevelt, by Mike Bradic

Pioneer Paragraphs: “Bolshevism is the union of the word and the deed”

10 Years Ago in The Militant

(Page 6)

Join us in fighting for:

Bitter fruit

Churchill’s puppets

Military training

Workers’ Forum — steel wage decision — jobs — cut backs — G. I. Joe — false propaganda

Rent hogs lobby seeks to smash OPA controls

How biggest capitalists swallow smaller bosses

International Notes

Two more big business nominees of Roosevelt


Volume VIII No. 52 Saturday, December 23, 1944, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

CIO ranks back Montgomery Ward strikers — auto workers join picket lines to support fight against nation’s No. 1 open-shopper, by John Saunders

Hunger and black markets provoke Rome food riots

Secret diplomacy (cartoon)

CRDC groups spur aid for imprisoned 12

Churchill admits imperialist deals — tells how Allies agreed at Teheran to carve Europe — slaughter in Greece previews “peace” plan, by Joseph Hansen

Secret diplomacy, an Editorial

Roosevelt’s new draft decree tightens job freeze shackles, by R. Bell

Tresca meeting

National Negro organization protests Jim-Crow court-martial of 50 sailors

(Page 2)

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

SWP expansion fund drive gets good response from membership, by Rose Karsner, campaign director

Scoreboard

Greek slaughter is preview of imperialist “peace” plans (continued from page 1)

Protest demonstrations “Militant” Army

Pioneer Notes

Report on SWP local activity

(Page 3) “Liberation” movement of Europe and Trotskyist tasks in the coming revolutionary struggle for socialism, by E.R. Frank

Treachery of Stalinists in the Greek civil war, by Wells Thurber

(Page 4)

Stalinist finks lend aid to open-shop offensive by attacking ward drive, by Art Preis

CIO ranks back Detroit strike at Ward stores (continued from page 1)

Anti-conscription demonstration (cartoon)

Shop Talks on Socialism, by V. Grey

Lessons of Bass group defeat in rubber local, by Joseph Andrews

Union group organizes for Youngstown steel election, by R. Wilson

Allies promise “free” unions

(Page 5)

The Negro Struggle — a Negro Terry O’Day, by Charles Jackson

British Labor Party conference, by Paul Abbott

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

Roosevelt’s new draft decree tightens job freeze shackles (continued from page 1)

War guilt

Pioneer Paragraphs: The effects of modern war on economy and the people

10 Years Ago in The Militant

(Page 6)

Join us in fighting for:

Bill of rights

Partition of Germany

Food

Workers’ Forum — Cannon’s book — Tee Davis — steel case — Negroes last

Some character witnesses for Roosevelt appointees

NAM launches campaign for “free enterprise”

International Notes

Two forces

Unions assail anti-labor munitions shortage hoax


Volume VIII No. 53 Saturday, December 30, 1944, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

CIO unionists aid strike against open-shop Avery as ward walkout spreads — Stalinist finks condemn ward strikers; government spokesmen hem and haw as Sewell Avery defies War Labor Board “deadline,” by Art Preis

Strike vote taken by long distance phone operators

Out in the cold (cartoon)

Roosevelt tosses Atlantic Charter into waste basket — “like Ten Commandments, it may never be achieved,” by Joseph Hansen

CRDC Christmas fund drive goes beyond half-way mark

Out of their own mouths

Eden reveals Stalinist agreement at Caserta, by Wells Thurber

UAW rank and file caucus organizes campaign against no-strike pledge, by Jerry Kirk

(Page 2)

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

SWP members and friends back $18,000 party expansion fund, by Rose Karsner, Campaign Director

Scoreboard

Better look into this

Incite terror in Mexico City “Militant” Army

Pioneer Notes

Trotskyism lives

(Page 3)

British markets now exploited by Wall Street — American colossus replaces Great Britain; becomes leading power in course of war, by Joseph Hansen

Churchill’s new front (photo)

Workers’ Bookshelf

Stettinius swears in Wall Street nominees, by William F. Warde

Zionism topic at N. Y. forum

(Page 4)

UAW officials conspire to hide WLB rejection in Chrysler wage case, by C. Thomas

Picket line at Ward’s in Detroit (photo)

Shop Talks on Socialism, by V. Grey

Belgian workers form committees to run factories

CIO unionists support strike of Montgomery Ward workers (continued from page 1)

IWW general defense committee aids Minneapolis labor prisoners

Stalinist betrayal revealed by Eden (continued from page 1)

Stalinists attack Cuban union

(Page 5)

The Negro Struggle — free the fifty, by Charles Jackson

Hillman peddles PAC in London, by R. Bell

The Medicine Man (cartoon)

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

Who said housing shortage?

Pioneer Paragraphs: Lenin: “The most hated and most loved man on Earth”

10 Years Ago in The Militant

(Page 6)

Join us in fighting for:

Ward strike

State Department

Full employment

Workers’ Forum — Official Jim Crow — jobs for veterans — the 100 neediest — Navy court-martial — pope’s message

Merchants of death face trial “next year”

Retail butchers describe gouging in black market

International Notes

Congress protects juicy racket in war contracts

 


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