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The Militant Masthead

(1945)

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Volume IX No. 1 Saturday, January 6, 1945, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: George Breitman

    Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

“Welcome Home” mass meeting planned for 12

Blessings of Allied liberation (cartoon)

Allies foist new puppet on Greece—George II appoints Bishop Damaskinos as his regent—Churchill orders troops to continue firing on Greek workers in month-old civil war, by Joseph Hansen

Roosevelt’s “seizure” order halts spreading ward strikes, by Art Preis

Tresca meeting

“Militant”yearly subscription rate cut from $2 to $1

Union-busting charged against Navy officers, CIO mass meeting backs strike, by John Saunders

War surpluses racket exposed

Cut-back lay-offs provoke walkouts, by Roy Weston

War surpluses racket exposed

[Half of Page 1 is duplicated]

(Page 2)

Trade Union Notes—Stalinist finks in the ward strikes, by Joseph Keller

Youngstown branch leads SWP campaign [part of “campaign” is obliterated] to raise $18,000 party expansion, by Rose Karsner, campaign director

Scoreboard

Comrade Harry Kanter

“Militant”Army

Railway bosses swindle workers from Puerto Rico

Pioneer Notes

Trotsky youth group formed in New York City [this headline is partially obliterated]

Twin Cities hold Sunday forums

[Dupe of part of Page 2]

(Page 3)

ELAS defeats British-backed EDES forces, by Wells Thurber

Socialist Appeal: Hands off Greece (reproduction of leaflet)

An Open Letter to R. J. Thomas

Allies impose new puppet on Greece; order continued warfare on workers (continued from Page 1)

SWP convention articles featured in December F. I.

(Page 4)

One year after the 18 entered prison, by Paul Abbott

Trotskyist leaders just before imprisonment (photo)

Shop Talks on Socialism, by V. Grey

Roosevelt uses executive power to regiment the labor movement, by C. Thomas

10 Years Ago in the Militant

(Page 5)

The Negro Struggle—Athens and Georgia, by Charles Jackson

CIO meeting backs ward strikes (continued from Page 1)

Repeat performance (cartoon)

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

Stalinist machine blocks CIO council aid to ward strikers

Pioneers Paragraphs: Lenin and Trotsky—leaders of the Russian Revolution

Roosevelt’s “seizure” halts ward strikes (continued from Page 1)

“Militant”yearly subscription rate reduced from $2 to $1 (continued from Page 1)

(Page 6)

Join us in fighting for:

Voice of imperialism

Profits of war

Third World War

Workers’ Forum—praises morale of ward pickets—reader finds our paper enlightening—an old socialist—wants records

Huge death toll in mines due to lust for profits

International Notes

Anti-fascist hero

Aluminum corporation blocks power project


Volume IX No. 2 Saturday, January 13, 1945, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: George Breitman

    Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

Labor leaders will speak at meeting for 12

Roosevelt demands slave labor fill in first Congress message—calls for immediate action of forced labor measures—political agents of Big Business combine to enslave workers and paralyze unions, by C. Thomas

CRDC fund drive goes over top

First act of new Congress revives Dies committee, by R. Bell

Congress hoists its flag (cartoon)

New York local phone operators vote to strike

Greek premier follows Allied policy of counter-revolution, by Joseph Hanson

Negroes denied war jobs despite labor “shortage,” by R. Chester

Soviet prisoners of war hail rising revolution in Europe

Government uses Ward case to aid anti-strike power, by Art Preis

American Army officer attacks French union

(Page 2)

Trade Union Notes—battlelines form in UAW referendum, by Joseph Keller

Socialist Workers Party branches speed contributions toward $18,000 fund

Scoreboard

Negroes denied jobs despite “shortage” (continued from Page 1)

“Militant”Army

Oscar Shoenfeld will address New York forum

Pioneer Notes

Youth speaker opposes war

(Page 3)

The 18 and their jailers, by Ruth Johnson

The four freedoms (cartoon)

Premier follows Allied reactionary policy in Greece (continued from Page 1)

Workers’ Bookshelf

More kindly words

Ambassador’s cable proves Allies provoked Greek war

Cynical bureaucrats

Mexican workers fight high prices

(Page 4)

Liebknecht and Luxemburg—heroic martyrs in the worker’s struggle for socialism, by Martha Murray

“It takes guts to run this country” (cartoon)

UAW East Coast committee fights no-strike pledge

Shop Talks on Socialism, by V. Grey

Open-shopper reports on European problems, by Louis Bonn

(Page 5)

The Negro Struggle—the truth in Dixie, by Charles Jackson

Ward “seizure” aimed at strikes (continued from Page 1)

Army “seizure” at Ward’s

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

Dies committee is revived in first Congress action (continued from Page 1)

Roosevelt demands Congress pass slave labor measures (continued from Page 1)

Pioneers Paragraphs: Bolshevism gave greatest example of real democracy

10 Years Ago in the Militant

(Page 6)

Join us in fighting for:

Labor solidarity

Militarism

Fiction and fact

Workers’ Forum—Christmas work—Marshall Field—a real contributor

No faith in Roosevelt’s wage and job promises

International Notes

“Liberation”

Where the carrion lies the vultures hover

Federal court goes easy on corporation criminals


Volume IX No. 3 Saturday, January 20, 1945, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: George Breitman

    Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

Anti-labor front aids UAW “no-strike” group, by Art Preis

“The greatest liberal of them all” (cartoon)

Forced labor laws endanger unions—Roosevelt and Brass Hats incite union-busting drive—alleged manpower shortage used as pretext to regiment workers for benefit of bosses, by C. Thomas

Auto militants make gains in fight to scrap pledge

Allies protect Italian fascists

Discrimination exposes manpower shortage

Allies imposed “truce” in war on Greek people, by Joseph Hansen

Biddle accused of helping trust laws violators

Released Trotskyist leaders to address New York meeting

Mae Postal

Budget report shows staggering war costs

(Page 2)

Trade Union Notes—two UAW-CIO specialists in deceit, by Joseph Keller

SWP branches boost fund drive totals as date of release for comrades nears, by Rose Karsner, campaign director

Scoreboard

Comrade James Powell

“Militant”Army

N.Y. forum hears talk on “What is Trotskyism?”

Pioneer Notes

Socialist Youth forum expands

Job discrimination and the “manpower shortage”

(Page 3)

How Lenin spoke on the platform, by Leon Trotsky

Big Business and the “New Deal,” by R. Bell

United anti-labor front aids UAW no-strike group (continued from Page 1)

Tobin pays off to Stassen for aid against 544-CIO

(Page 4)

Who told the truth about Second World War? by Ruth Johnson

All quiet on the Athens front

How Britain established the monarchs in Greece, by Joseph Hansen

Allied guns force “truce” in war on Greek people (continued from Page 1)

Shop Talks on Socialism, by V. Grey

“We will return”

(Page 5)

The Negro Struggle—tasks of the Negro workers in the UAW, by Charles Jackson

Carlo Tresca, labor martyr, is honored internationally on anniversary of death

Unveiling bust of Carlo Tresca (photo)

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

Forced labor laws pushed in drive against union (continued from Page 1)

Socialist Workers Party message to Carlo Tresca memorial meeting

Pioneer Paragraphs: 1934 Minneapolis strikes showed way to all labor

10 Years Ago in the Militant

(Page 6)

Join us in fighting for:

The living Lenin

Class war

Exile for millions

Workers’ Forum—mass lay-offs and the labor draft—the monopolists

Returned soldiers display union militancy in plants

International Notes

Monopolies protected by Roosevelt regime

The prospect for jobs under “free enterprise”


Volume IX No. 4 Saturday, January 27, 1945, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: George Breitman

    Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

Churchill blames his victims for Greek slaughter, by Joseph Hansen

12 Trotskyist leaders released after imprisonment of 13 months—railroaded for opposition to Roosevelt war program—first labor victims of Smith “Gag” Act to speak in New York, Minneapolis, Chicago, by Larissa Reed

The unholy alliance against Trotskyism

Roosevelt rejects AFL-CIO demand to raise wages, by R. Bell

Clear the road! (cartoon)

Murray intervenes to bolster no-strike policy in UAW poll, by Art Preis

Natalia Trotsky greets 12

Flint CIO council scores Allied policy in Europe

Roosevelt breaks Cleveland strike

Roosevelt, Brass Hats speed forced labor, by C. Thomas

(Page 2)

Trade Union Notes—punitive measures against union militants, by Joseph Keller

Release of 12 prisoners spurs SWP expansion fund drive, by Rose Karsner

Scoreboard

New York SWP local holds Lenin meeting

“Militant” Army

Pioneer Notes

(Page 3)

Speed-up hits rubber workers, by Joseph Andrews

Released Trotskyist prisoners (photo)

How Stalinism rules Bulgaria, by Paul Abbott

Condemn Dalrymple

12 Trotskyist leaders released after 13 months imprisonment (continued from Page 1)

Lynn case appeal rejected again by Supreme Court

(Page 4)

Stalinist fink clause in ILWU contract

Of course, THEY like it! (cartoon)

Auto militants rally to fight no-strike pledge, by Jerry Kirk

Shop Talks on Socialism, by V. Grey

Rankin speaks on Negro slavery

Murray seeks to avert auto no-strike defeat (continued from Page 1)

Longshoremen given wage run-around as Bridges hobnobs with shipowners, by Robert Chester

Roosevelt breaks Cleveland strike by “seizure” (continued from Page 1)

(Page 5)

The Negro Struggle—get into the union struggle, by Charles Jackson

Churchill blames his Greek victims (continued from Page 1)

“Hunger with Dignity” in Italy

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

Roosevelt, Brass Hats press for speed on forces labor (continued from Page 1)

Pioneer Paragraphs: How Trotskyism transforms militants into Bolsheviks

Roosevelt rejects AFL-CIO demand to raise wages (continued from Page 1)

10 Years Ago in the Militant

(Page 6)

Join us in fighting for:

Greeting to the 12

Roosevelt deceit

The war criminals

Workers’ Forum—terrorism and Zionism—British workers and UAW militants—wants definitions

Supreme Court juggles words on child labor

International Notes

Capitalist judge shows “impartiality”—almost

The revealing leaflet American Legion withdrew


Volume IX No. 5 Saturday, February 3, 1945, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: George Breitman

    Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

Ward “seizure” by government ruled illegal

Released Trotskyists on Minneapolis arrival (photo)

UAW demands withdrawal from WLB—auto workers’ board calls on CIO to initiate break—wage-freezing agency which union chiefs bolstered now termed “useless instrument,” by Art Preis

Army suspends WLB orders in Ward case

The homecoming of the twelve, by Larissa Reed

Albert Goldman greeted at CRDC Chicago meeting

Roosevelt puts on pressure for forced labor measures, by Joseph Keller

Extra! WLB bucks big corporation

British Trotskyist runs for parliament, Special to the Militant

Auto militants broadcast strong appeal for revocation of the no-strike pledge, by J. Kirk and R. Weston

(Page 2)

Trade Union Notes—textile wage case conspiracy, by Joseph Keller

Socialist Workers Party fund drive tops $15,000 mark on release of comrades, by Rose Karsner

Scoreboard

Uruguay Trotskyists hounded by reaction

British Trotskyist enters election for parliament (continued from Page 1)

“Militant” Army

Meetings of SWP branches commemorate Lenin’s work

Pioneer Notes

Youth group holds forum

(Page 3)

Allies censor news on Greece, by Joseph Hansen

We carry on Lenin’s fight today, by M. Stein

Servant of Big Business (photo)

What Wallace-Jones dispute really means, by Paul Abbott

Economic chaos intensifies woes of Italian people

(Page 4)

Twin cities hold banquet in honor of 12, by Barbara Bruce

Back home with their comrades (photo)

Shop Talks on Socialism, by V. Grey

Homecoming of Twelve released Trotskyists is joyous occasion (continued from Page 1)

The life and work of Lenin commemorated in January FI

10 Years ago in the Militant

(Page 5)

The Negro Struggle—Another Brownskin bites the dust, by Charles Jackson

Roosevelt speeds forces labor offensive; tries to rush passage of May-Bailey bill (continued from page 1)

Taking a leaf of out of Hitler’s book (cartoon)

UAW heads urge withdrawal from War Labor Board (continued from Page 1)

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

Auto militants broadcast call to rescind no-strike pledge (continued from Page 1)

Pioneer Paragraphs: How Marxists approach all organizational questions

(Page 6)

Join us in fighting for:

Lessons of Greece

The price of murder

Big Steal formula

Workers’ Forum—Tresca meeting—flag-waver—ideas and reality—technocrats and labor conscription

General Electric accused of ties with Nazi cartel

International Notes

War or peace—corporation patent “rights” respected

Why the RFC is called “relief for capitalists”


Volume IX No. 6 Saturday, February 10, 1945, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: George Breitman

    Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

12 released Trotskyists honored at meeting—fighters for labor’s rights given ovation at mass rally, by Art Preis

Cleveland auto militants fight no-strike pledge

“Big Three” conference (cartoon)

Slave labor bill adopted by House—Roosevelt and brass hats spur union-smashing drive—administration steamroller forces through bill conscripting labor for private profit

The “Big Three” conference: secret diplomacy in action, by Harry Martell

“Freedom from want”

Stalinist union traitors urge forced labor, by Joseph Keller

Los Angeles SWP runs candidate for mayor, by J. Simons

Writer exposes deliberate provocation in brutal massacre of Greek workers, by Larissa Reed

(Page 2)

Trade Union Notes—telephone workers—UAW and WLB—Westinghouse—Secretary Addes, by Joseph Keller

More branches top their quotas in SWP $18,000 fund campaign, by Rose Karsner, campaign director

Scoreboard

Stalinist traitors urge forced labor (continued from Page 1)

Pertinent questions

Pioneer Notes

“Militant” Army

Writer exposes brutal massacre of Greek workers (continued from Page 1)

Colonial policy is forum topic

(Page 3)

12 released Trotskyist fighters for workers’ rights honored at welcome home mass meeting in New York City (continued from Page 1)

James P. Cannon’s message

Speech of Albert Goldman

Speech of Farrell Dobbs

Speech of Felix Morrow

Resolution

(Page 4)

The Moyne case and its meaning, by Norman Daniels

“Us bankers” (cartoon)

Separatists are British catspaws in ruined Sicily,by Ruth Johnson

Shop Talks on Socialism, by V. Grey

GI housing bill is benefit mainly to realty sharks

Sidney Hillman boasts “I am a banker also,” by Louis Jordan

The “Big Three” Conference (continued from Page 1)

10 Years Ago in the Militant

(Page 5)

The Negro Struggle—the Chicago Defender’s “New Course,” by Charles Jackson

Union-smashing slave labor bill is adopted by House under Roosevelt, brass-hat pressure (continued from Page 1)

Scene at CRDC mass meeting (photo)

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

Party greetings to 12

Labor greetings to released 12

Pioneer Paragraphs: What a labor party means to the oppressed Negroes

(Page 6)

Join us in fighting for:

Time for action

Welcome for the 12

12 years of Nazism

Workers’ Forum—Stalinism—Negro nurses—labor lobby found—where rascals are

War! It’s wonderful—for American bankers

International Notes

What most people think about capitalist politics

“Shortage” is smokescreen for tire price-steal


Volume IX No. 7 Saturday, February 17, 1945, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: George Breitman

    Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

AFL interviews SWP candidate in Los Angeles

One more scrap of paper (cartoon)

Secret Allied conference at Yalta designs plans to dominate Europe—conceal reactionary aims behind deceitful promises—Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin scheme to crush popular revolutions against capitalist rule, by William F. Warde

Soldier receives life sentence for socialist views

Brass Hats raise fake “morale” issue in drive to put over slave labor law, by C. Thomas

Allied leaders fear European revolution

Released Trotskyists send thanks to CRDC for aid

Celler exposes Stalinist lobby for forced labor

Strikes, mass actions topple Pierlot rule, by Frank Lawrence

Angry packing house workers strike, protest wage stall

(Page 2)

Trade Union Notes—wage “rollback”—paid holidays—forced work transfers—miners’ demands—for workers fund, by Joseph Keller SWP $18,000 expansion fund campaign near goal with 92 p.c. of quota fulfilled, by Rose Karsner

Scoreboard

Genaro Gomez, by Oscar Fisher

“Labor draft bill” and “socialism” are topics at New York forums

“Militant” Army

Pioneer Notes

(Page 3)

Few gains in steel wage “victory,” by Ed Conti

Who was it that won the elections?

How it all adds up (cartoon)

Textile barons laud OPA heads

U.S. Steel salts away huge hidden profits

Brass Hats raise fake “morale” issue in slave labor bill drive (continued from Page 1)

What forced labor means for the Negro people

Steelworkers hold caucus in Dist. 26 to support Beck

Grace Carlson gives talk on crisis in Europe

SWP candidate gives platform (continued from Page 1)

Released Trotskyists send thanks to CRDC for aid (continued from Page 1)

(Page 4)

Flint unionists urge creation of Labor Party, by Jeff Thorne

“Let them eat cake”

Masses demonstrate against Pierlot (photo)

Pierlot cabinet falls as strikes in Belgium spread (continued from Page 1)

Shop Talks on Socialism, by V. Grey

Soldier receives life sentence for socialist views (continued from Page 1)

Citrine slanders ELAS, whitewashes Churchill

(Page 5)

The Negro Struggle—Jackson meeting in Buffalo, by Charles Jackson

Allied rulers in secret conference at Yalta design plans for joint domination of Europe (continued from Page 1)

Secret diplomacy (cartoon)

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

“What’s to become of me?”

Rep. Celler exposes Stalinist secret lobby for forced labor (continued from Page 1)

Pioneer Paragraphs: Fascist movements develop out of monopoly capitalism

10 Years Ago in the Militant

(Page 6)

Join us in fighting for:

CIO-PAC policy

World labor parley

U.S. Constitution

Workers’ Forum—“blame the CIO”—wants exposures in “The Militant”—a socialist fighter for over 40 years—WLB runaround

How to get Congress—according to an authority

International Notes Company—store prices boosted by OPA order

Senate hearing reveal war surplus speculation


Volume IX No. 8 Saturday, February 24, 1945, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: George Breitman

    Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

Allies impose harsh “peace” on Greek ELAS, by Larissa Reed

Trying to hold down the iron lid (cartoon)

Union heads back forced labor plan—support vicious substitute for May-Bailey slave bill—join employers to urge Kilgore-Wagner bill freezing workers to jobs at frozen wages, by C. Thomas

UAW referendum on strike policy nears conclusion

Real aims united the Allies at secret Crimea conference, by William F. Warde

Helen Judd

Campaign begins fro 10,000 “Militant” readers

SWP candidate files nominating petitions, by wire to the Militant

Beating the gun on forced labor

WLB chairman Davis gives whitewash excuse for board’s stalling policies, by Art Preis

(Page 2)

Trade Union Notes—gang up on miners—UMW and AFL—NLRB strike polls—employment decline

$18,000 party expansion fund campaign total goes over top ahead of deadline, by Rose Karsner

Scoreboard

Workers laid off despite “shortage”

“Militant” Army

New York forum to hear address on Yalta parley

Pioneer Notes

New York local welcomes return of Grace Carlson

New SWP hall in San Pedro

(Page 3)

A report from France on what workers want

UAW referendum on strike policy nears conclusion (continued from Page 1)

French Trotskyist call to revolutionary action

Why we supported “EAM-ELAS” struggles, by M. Morrison

Trotskyists candidate issues full program (continued from Page 1)

“Might is right,” by Covington Hall

(Page 4)

Leon Sedov: Brave revolutionary fighter, by Leon Trotsky

Bosses launch attack on Briggs UAW local, by Jeanette Lane

Shop Talks on Socialism, by V. Grey

Allies foist harsh “peace” terms on Greek EAM-ELAS (continued from Page 1)

Vicious lies spread about Greek ELAS

Protests compel reduction of court-martial sentence

(Page 5)

The Negro Struggle—the Army comes through, by Charles Jackson

Union leaders combine with employers to push vicious substitute for May-Bailey slavery bill (continued from Page 1)

Graveyard of grievances (cartoon)

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

Real aims that united Allies at Yalta parley

Unrest mounting inside Germany

Pioneer Paragraphs: Trotskyism offers fighting program for youth, women

What the real score was in Greece

10 Years Ago in the Militant

(Page 6)

Join us in fighting for:

Stalinists in Greece

End of isolationism

Betrayal technique

Workers’ Forum—the Weber case—fascist activities—there is more than one Hitler—for the poor

The Militant’s Question-Box

International Notes


Volume IX No. 9 March 3, 1945, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: George Breitman

    Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

Vigilante terror aimed at Japanese-Americans, by Ralph Graham

It’s beginning to break!

Textile union ends no-strike pledge—TWU-CIO resigns from membership on WLB—textile workers’ actions strike heavy blow at prestige of Roosevelt’s anti-labor board, by Art Preis

Forced labor plan advanced by Senate military committee, by C. Thomas

Little Steel formula upheld by “impartial” WLB members

A rough argument

Terror fails to halt strikes in Germany, by Harry Martell

Trotskyist candidate hits vigilante raids

Fund campaign sets high record

(Page 2)

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

SWP branches obtain 1526 new readers in first day of “Militant” sub campaign, by Reba Aubrey

Sub scoreboard

Akron workers hear talk on situation in Europe

“War is hell!”

“Militant” Army

Geldman extends thanks to CRDC

Greet released 12 at San Francisco CRDC meeting

Pioneer Notes

Dollar patriots get fat Nazi dividend

N.Y. forum on Jewish question

(Page 3)

Fighting record of Trotskyists inside France

Trotskyist European underground papers (photo-montage)

Reign of terror renewed in Greece following “peace”

The reparations issue and a socialist Europe, by M. Morrison

Churchill armed fascist forces to massacre the Greek workers, by Larissa Reed

(Page 4)

Low wages, bloated profits in textile—pay is lowest in all industry

Low wages, bloated profits in textile—war profiteers multiply wealth

Pattern in textiles—1945 (cartoon)

CIO textile union leaders withdraw no-strike pledge (continued from Page 1)

Shop Talks on Socialism, by V. Grey

Steelworkers election reveals militant trend, by Jack Wilson

Inside the textile mills (picture)

Forced labor plan pushed by Senatorial committe [sic]

(Page 5)

The Negro Struggle—Big Business leader speaks, by Charles Jackson

Vigilante gangs organize campaign of terrorism against Japanese-American citizens in California (continued from Page 1)

Vigilantes burn Japanese-American home (photo)

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

Plan to pillage Germany means ruin for Europe, by John G. Wright

Stalin will fight German revolution

Pioneer Paragraphs: What Russian Revolution taught world proletariat

10 Years Ago in the Militant

(Page 6)

Join us in fighting for:

Vote Trotskyist!

Capitalist program

Menace of Stalinism

Workers’ Forum—seeks information about Trotskyism—small business-man and the unions—Italian aristocrats play both sides—our millionaires—question - box

Private working capital greatest in all history

FHA bars Negro workers from Texas housing units

International Notes

“Millionaires Amendment” to limit taxes on rich


Volume IX No. 10 Saturday, March 10, 1945, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: George Breitman

    Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

Workers oppose WMC draft plan in New Bedford, by C. Thomas

Negro Seabees protest Jim-Crow by hunger strike, by Henry Jordan

Roosevelt’s trained seals

Detroit CIO auto workers strike against anti-union provocations—Chrysler, Briggs militants resist corporation attacks—35,000 give fighting answer to conspiracy of auto barons to destroy UAW-CIO locals, by John Saunders

Bulletin

“Tyrants War”

SWP candidate speaks at enthusiastic rally, Special to the Militant

Vinson tightens wage freeze in ruling on “fringe” demands

WLB denies UAW CIO wage raise

Election platform of Trotskyist candidate for Los Angeles mayor

Mine union opens negotiation for substantial pay increases

(Page 2)

Trade Union Notes—Murray “fights” back

Branches obtain over 2000 subscriptions in first two weeks of “Militant” campaign, by Reba Aubrey

Scoreboard

Employers plan drive to bust labor unions, by R. Bell

“Militant” Army

Pioneer Notes

Akron contender challenges all new members

(Page 3)

Roosevelt and the Middle-East kings, by Frank Lawrence

Three kings bearing gifts (cartoon)

Report gives real opinion of German people on Nazism

Canadians fight draft roundup, by E. Johnson

Nazi officials retained in conquered territory, by John G. Wright

Talk of Newark on Yalta parley

International Notes

(Page 4)

Tribute to Helen Judd—revolutionary fighter, by Art Preis

The glorious traditions and history of International Women’s Day, March 8, by Ruth Johnson

What “Liberation” meant to Antwerp, by M. Warren

Shop Talks on Socialism, by V. Grey

Report discloses intent to limit Jewish dentists, by Don Shelton

Three articles on Greece featured in February F. I.

Forum to hear Ruth Johnson

(Page 5)

The Negro Struggle—another minority attacked, by Charles Jackson

Detroit auto workers strike against company provocations (continued from Page 1)

Stalinist finks aid Detroit auto barons

“Transfusion?—Free!” (cartoon)

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

Pioneer Paragraphs: the crimes of Big Business profiteers during war-time

“Get off the War Labor Board,” demands Flint council

10 Years Ago in the Militant

(Page 6)

Join us in fighting for:

U.S. role in Greece

Duping UAW ranks

Wage-freeze fight

Wall Street’s “relief” for Europe (cartoon)

OPA chief admits profits are highest in history

Workers’ Forum—the rich and poor in “liberated” Europe—relies on “prayer”—make your choice—“Militant” goes into the Deep South—transit strike

What Little Steel formula has done to real wages

Question Box

Price ceiling violations boost cost-of-living


Volume IX No. 11 Saturday, March 17, 1945, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: George Breitman

    Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

Race on terrorism on West Coast goes unchecked, by Ralph Graham

Insurgent masses fight Hitlerism inside Germany, by Harry Martell

Graduation day at wage-freeze institute (cartoon)

Wage-freeze chiefs gain promotions—Roosevelt rewards three for service to employers—president ignores opposition of unionists by naming Davis and Taylor to key posts, by R. Bell

“Escape” of fascist general rocks Bonomi regime in Italy, by John G. Wright

In the News

Los Angeles SWP election rallies feature campaign, Special to the Militant

UAW-CIO international board meets as auto crisis grows, by Art Preis

Briggs workers vote to end 10-day strike, by Jeanette Lane

(Page 2)

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

Branches maintain over 1000-per-week pace in “Militant” subscription campaign, by Reba Aubrey

Scoreboard

Senate bill embodies forced labor scheme, by C. Thomas

“Militant” Army

Paris Commune is forum topic

Pioneer Notes

N.Y. local plans masquerade ball

(Page 3)

Program published by the Italian Trotskyist Party

Italian Trotskyist papers (photo-montage)

Anglo-American masters grant a “concession,” by M. Morrison

“Escape” of fascist rocks Bonomi regime (continued from Page 1)

Letter from an Italian peasant

International Notes

Rome workers demonstrate against Bonomi regime (photo)

(Page 4)

The 62nd anniversary of Karl Marx’s death, by Friedrich Engels

Behind the Stalinist campaign of slander, by Joseph Keller

Shop Talks on Socialism, by V. Grey "Learn to relax by cultivating hobby” is radio advice to overworked mothers, by Grace Carlson

Reading unionists urge Labor Party

Briggs local votes to end militant 10-day walkout (continued from Page 1)

(Page 5)

The Negro Struggle—when black and white look alike

UAW international board meets in attempt to curb auto upsurge (continued from Page 1)

Costs: One trillion dollars (cartoon)

Race terrorists continue outrages on West Coast

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

Pioneer Paragraphs: What defense of the USSR signifies for Trotskyists

Los Angeles SWP drive features election rallies (continued from Page 1)

10 Years Ago in the Militant

(Page 6)

Join us in fighting for:

Kremlin and Greece

Nationalize mines

Navy Jim-Crow

Slave labor—before Yalta and after (cartoon)

Workers’ Forum—answers Churchill’s attack on Greeks—Negro workers—more comment on the Question Box

What leading capitalists think of job prospects

Radio networks spread anti-labor propaganda

Question Box

Press blackout hides profiteers’ war crimes


Volume IX No. 12 Saturday, March 24, 1945, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: George Breitman

    Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

War profiteers seek to smash price controls, by Henry Jordan

Detroit strikers fight mass firing of union leaders, by Jerry Kirk

The open-shopper’s lament (cartoon)

Mass resistance to Hitler regime reported growing inside Germany—strikes, demonstrations flare up in large cities—revolutionary moods spread as the German, foreign workers united in common struggle, by Harry Martell

Powerful minority vote cast against UAW no-strike policy, by Art Preis

In the News

CIO leaders vote to continue their policy of retreat, by C. Thomas

Trotskyist candidate begins radio campaign

Packinghouse units call for “holiday,” by Barbara Bruce

Major demands of coal miners rejected by greedy operators, by Joseph Keller

(Page 2)

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

Branches near half-way mark in campaign for 10,000 new “Militant” subscribers, by Reba Aubrey

Scoreboard

“Militant” conference plans 8-page weekly

“Militant” Army

New York forum to hear lecture on German events

Pioneer Notes

N.Y. local to hold masquerade ball

Socialist youth forum is held

Youngstown accepts challenge of Akron contender

(Page 3)

British accused of assisting fascist Roatta’s escape; masses indignant at close of collaborationists’ trial, by Larissa Reed

The road to freedom for people op [sic] Poland, by M. Morisson

Demonstration in Rome (photo)

Opposition to Nazi rule spreading in Germany (continued from Page 1)

“Militants” trailblazers send first report on work

International Notes

Reaction of soldiers to hate-propaganda

(Page 4)

Trotskyist candidate begins radio talks (continued from Page 1)

Marx hailed Paris Commune (cartoon)

Paris Commune: first workers government, by Ruth Johnson

Shop talks on Socialism, by V. Grey

Bulletin

Billionaires Club membership up with war profits

Best medical care given Fala’s pups while infants of poor suffer neglect, by Grace Carlson

Strong minority in UAW opposes no-strike policy (continued from Page 1)

(Page 5)

The Negro Struggle—Browder shows his colors, by Charles Jackson

What miners are fighting to win, by Evelyn Atwood

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

CIO leaders vote to continue their policy of retreat (continued from Page 1)

Pioneer Paragraphs: Fate of the Soviet Union linked to world revolution

10 Years Ago in the Militant

(Page 6)

Join us in fighting for:

German workers

Smith-Connally Act

The main task

Guardian of reaction (cartoon)

OPA gives profiteers another helping hand

Workers’ Forum—Polish readers—Milwaukee socialists—more “spicy” articles—Negro blood—system denies right to trial by jury

NAM advice on how to win friends inside Congress

Question Box

Grain speculators coin millions from “leaks”


Volume IX No. 13 Saturday, March 31, 1945, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: George Breitman

    Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

Documents show British bribe Greek royalists

Wacs [sic] protesting Jim-Crow given hard labor terms

“Equity of sacrifice” (cartoon)

Administration aids meat profiteers—yields to “famine” threat by granting price subsidy—Roosevelt tells people to “tighten belts” while packers divert meat to black market, by Art Preis

British deport 15,000 Greeks to N. Africa

Anti-Stalinist militants gain strength in Ford Local 600, by Roy Weston

In the News

$5,000 reward in Tresca murder posted by police

Why Roosevelt promises “study” of annual wage, by C. Thomas

Myra Weiss issues election statement

West Coast Stalinists seek to suppress SWP

(Page 2)

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

Over 5,600 new subscriptions obtained in first month of “Militant” campaign, by Reba Aubrey

Scoreboard

Notice to subscribers

“Trailblazers” visit miners, steel workers

“Militant” Army

Heritage of Marx is forum topic at N.Y. school

Pioneer Notes

Newark forum hears C. Thomas

Toledo entry challenges Akron and Youngstown

(Page 3)

Belgian Trotskyists call for workers government

Belgian Trotskyist paper (photo)

British Trotskyists enter election race

March F. I. analyzes role of Stalinism

Kremlin upholds capitalist rule inside Rumania

International Notes

(Page 4)

“Vote for Socialism!” says SWP candidate

Shop Talks on Socialism, by V. Grey

Poorly-housed workers long for “Dream Home,” by Grace Carlson

Meat profiteers get price subsidy from government (continued from Page 1)

Flint Chevrolet paper publishes reply of SWP organizer to Clayton fountain

Imperialists compete in cynical phrases

Ford local anti-Stalinist militants gain in strength (continued from Page 1)

(Page 5)

The Negro Struggle—Powell, the political contortionist, by Charles Jackson

Why miners should get a “royalty,” by Larissa Reed

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

Bosses’ reconversion plans are cutbacks, unemployment, by R. Bell

Pioneers Paragraphs: Food shortage made worse by ruthless profiteering

10 Years Ago in the Militant

(Page 6)

Join us in fighting for:

Role of Stalinism

Forced labor drive

Churchill’s speech

The same old racket (cartoon)

Latest report on social season at Palm Beach

Workers’ Forum—“sick of lies”—his toughest fights with union haters—in the fight for 45 years—tells the story of her husband—security council and League of Nations

Nazis protected profits of Harvester Corporation

Question Box

Manufacturers association blasts at price controls


Volume IX No. 14 Saturday, April 7, 1945, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: George Breitman

    Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

Miners display fighting spirit in strike vote

Changing the leopard’s spots (cartoon)

BIg Business hails “peace charter” signed by CIO and AFL leaders—Wall Street plans union-busting drive under cover of its “truce” with labor, by C. Thomas

In the News

Fight censorship! an Editorial

Los Angeles SWP local backs Negro candidate

Bulletin

Indian Trotskyist leader dying in colonial prison

Flint AC plant auto workers strike against provocations, by Jeff Thorne

Struggles of Belgian miners supported by Trotskyist Party

(Page 2)

Trade Union Notes

1800 new “Militant” readers in one week sets record for subscription campaign, by Reba Aubrey

Scoreboard

“Trailblazers” obtain 301 new subscriptions

“Militant” Army

Jackson speaks at Toledo meeting on Negro struggle

Pioneer Notes

Hold “Militant” sub drive party

N.Y. forum hears speech on Marx

(Page 3)

Spanish Trotskyist group issues ringing call to action

First issue of Spanish Trotskyist paper (photo)

Social-Democrats back imperialist in Greece, by M. Morrison

Flint AC plant strike answers provocations (continued from Page 1)

International Notes

(Page 4)

SWP candidate exposes American fascists

Hoodlums assault Jewish children in Minneapolis

Shop Talks on Socialism, by V. Grey

NAACP demands Youngstown chief of police removed

Children suffer from “hidden hunger” because workers can’t buy decent food, by Grace Carlson

Wartime graft

Los Angeles SWP for independent Negro candidate (continued from Page 1)

(Page 5)

The Negro Struggle—“Black Boy” packs a wallop, by Charles Jackson

Wall Street hails “peace charter” (continued from Page 1)

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

Gompers’ “Peace Pact”—its lessons for labor

Pioneer Paragraphs: Profiteering food trusts cause food price inflation

10 Years Ago in the Militant

(Page 6)

Join us in fighting for:

Freedom from want

Exposing a fraud

Food profiteers

Laying it on the table! (cartoon)

Why Allied bombs “miss” some plants in Germany

Workers” Forum—steel workers send Congressman wire—a real “Mac”—anti-Semitic poison—cost-plus contract—IVES-Quinn bill, a small concession

War boosts profiteering to new record heights

Question Box

War food administration blamed for shortages


Volume IX No. 15 Saturday, April 14, 1945, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: George Breitman

    Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

SWP election campaign closes in Los Angeles, Special to the Militant

Fattening the hog (cartoon)

Bosses press for anti-strike laws—consider “peace charter” merely a scrap of paper—auto barons and manufacturers association advance 5-point program to destroy unions, by Art Preis

Roosevelt report demands extension of wage freeze, by C. Thomas

Widespread coal strikes show miners really mean business, by Joseph Keller

A generous proposal

Meat profiteers line pockets with government funds

In the News

18 thank 600 unions for help in defense

Greek reaction ousts Plastiras in new shift, by Harry Martell

Trotskyists arrested in Belgian dock strike

(Page 2)

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

Branches maintain 1200 weekly average in campaign for new “Militant” readers, by Reba Aubrey

Scoreboard

“Trailblazers” report on latest successes

“Militant” Army

Pioneer Notes

Lecture series on World War II

(Page 3)

Marc Dauber, by Felix Morrow

My life in a mining town—a first-hand account of the struggles of those who toil in the pits

Miners casting strike vote

Shop Talks on Socialism, by V. Grey

How to get needed rest puzzles ulcer patients, by Grace Carlson

Foremen in Akron rubber plant go on first strike

(Page 4)

Los Angeles SWP fights radio censorship

What is holding back the German Revolution? by M. Morrison

Nurses arrested for acts of kindliness

Wartime growth of organized labour (graphic)

Urge labor inquiry of Stalinist slanders

Union-busting drive continues at Briggs, by Jeanette Lane

International Notes

SWP concludes election campaign in Los Angeles (continued from Page 1)

Meat profiteers line pockets with government funds (continued from Page 1)

Notice to subscribers

Hits the jackpot

(Page 5)

The Negro Struggle—significance of the Gibson Report, by Charles Jackson

Wage-freeze extension is planned (continued from Page 1)

“Mrs. Roosevelt is right—it certainly pays to buy good clothes.” (cartoon)

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

The real price policy of the A and P stores

Bosses advance 5-point program to smash unions (continued from Page 1)

Pioneer Paragraphs: Useless capitalist class prevents social progress

Mickey Rooney’s war performance, a note from V. Grey

10 Years Ago in the Militant

(Page 6)

Join us in fighting for:

Austria’s future

Prepare for battle

Blows at Jim-Crow

One Mickey Finn—Coming Up! (cartoon)

“Good Neighbor” policy of United Fruit Company

Wormers’ Forum—praise articles by Grace Carlson—labor shortage?—what one student learned in college—Lockheed workers take strike vote—some results of mass protest

Officer court-martialed for defending Mexican

Question Box

Veterans discover jokers in promises about loans


Volume IX No. 16 Saturday, April 21, 1945, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: George Breitman

    Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

Mine operators forced to yield wage increases

Government censorship conceals widespread productions cutbacks—new blackout hides rise in unemployment—industrial “demobilization” plans ignore thousands of discharged war workers, by C. Thomas

“Big wages” a myth veterans discover

Trotskyist leader reported released from Ceylon jail

Camouflaging the big gun (cartoon)

Bosses push open-shop drive despite CIO-AFL “peace pact,” by Art Preis

Goodyear workers strike against speed-up program, by Joseph Andrews

In the News

Propose higher prices to “fight” black market

“Militant” expands to 8 pages beginning with May Day issue

What can labor expect of Truman? by Joseph Keller

(Page 2)

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

10,000 quota exceeded in seventh week of campaign for new “Militant” readers, by Reba Aubrey, campaign director

Scoreboard

“Trailblazers” record highest weekly total

“Militant” Army

Pioneer Notes

(Page 3)

Chicago forced labor plan used to lower wages, by L. Ray

Shop Talks on Socialism, by V. Grey

N.Y. phone strike voted 25 to 1

What can American labor expect from President Harry S. Truman? (Continued from Page 1)

SWP candidate gives analysis of election

Steel corporation fosters race hate weaken union, by Mary Steele

Government hides growing cutbacks by news blackout (continued from page 1)

(Page 4)

Egyptian socialist front enters election

The Allied conference at San Francisco, by M. Morrison

“Penny an hour” for Indian women

Stalinist betrayal of Belgian masses shown by record

Bosses push open-shop despite “peace pact” (continued from Page 1)

International Notes

Belgian miners blast imperialists

(Page 5)

The Negro Struggle—answering a Powell supporter, by Charles Jackson

Why fraternization is prohibited, by Henry Martell

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

Anarchist leaders face persecution in Great Britain

Poverty robs many women of right to health and beauty, by Grace Carlson

10 Years Ago in the Militant

Pioneer Paragraphs: Capitalist manipulations cause rise in food prices

(Page 6)

Join us in fighting for:

Argentina

Two methods

CIO and “peace pact”

Growth of unionism in the U.S. (cartoon)

Profiteers scuttle OPA plan for cheaper clothing

Workers’ Forum—greeting from young Scottish socialist—wants program for veterans—Stalinists sanction capital-labor pact

Westinghouse electric linked to Nazi cartels

Question Box

How government aids the aluminum monopoly


Volume IX No. 17 Saturday, April 28, 1945, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: George Breitman

    Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

German, French workers battle class enemies

May Day 1945 (cartoon)

Big Willow Run plant to shut down—Ford bomber unit cutback to result in mass layoff—union spokesman asks why government plant is not used to produce civilian goods, by C. Thomas

Meat profiteers handed gift of larger subsidies

Socialist Workers Party manifesto: a May Day call to American Labor

Our martyrs

16,000 Goodrich rubber workers strike in Akron

(Page 2)

Lockheed workers ask strike poll, by Buddy Lens

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

They showed the way (photo)

NMU heads offer “unity” scheme to offset bonus cut, by Art Sharon

Telephone union leader gives operators’ story, by Evelyn Atwood

Company provokes second walkout at Kelsey-Hayes, by Jerry Kirk

Bulletin

(Page 3)

Thomas De Lorenzo tells how Brass Hats use Army draft in attempt to “get” him, by Larissa Reed

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

Stalinists defeated in Ford 600 election, by Roy Weston

Negro officers protest Jim Crow, 101 under arrest

Los Angeles SWP calls on unions to support two Negro candidates

Ford bomber unit cutback to result in mass layoffs (continued from Page 1)

(Page 4)

Socialist Workers Party May Day call to labor (continued from Page 1)

The Negro Struggle—Big Business anti-Negroism unmasked, by Charles Jackson

Press weeps over “hungry” heiress; suppresses news of ill-fed workers, by Grace Carlson

Pioneer Paragraphs: New social system is goal of Fourth International

Lenin on May Day

(Page 5)

What was Roosevelt’s real role?—A Marxist evaluation, by Felix Morrow

Stalin’s denunciation of Soviet-Japan Pact, by M. Morrison

Famous 1886 Haymarket demonstration (illustration)

European crisis analyzed in April issue of the F. I.

May Day had its origin in 8-hour day struggle, by Larissa Reed

Tobin is haunted by case of the 18 he helped frame

(Page 6)

May Days during the First World War, by Ruth Johnson

Shop Talks on Socialism, by V. Grey

Pre-war May Day issues of “the Militant” (photo montage)

How May Days were celebrated under Lenin—and under Stalin, by Grace Carlson

International Notes

10 Years in the Militant

(Page 7)

Lessons for labor in Detroit election, by John Saunders

“Militant” gains 11,860 new subscribers as campaign hits 116 per cent of quota, by Reba Aubrey

Scoreboard

“Trailblazers” report success in Rochester

“Militant” Army

Columnist V. Grey speaks in Toledo

Pioneer Notes

(Page 8)

Voice of the future

No idle factories!

The new “Militant”

“But with the housing shortage this is the best I could do!” (cartoon)

Briggs union answers boss lies to soldiers

Workers’ Forum—“the clink of golden dollars”—anti-labor interests spread anti-Semitism—the workers want to read the truth—“still time to die”

Question Box

Wartime advertising pays in lower corporate taxes

Dump government plants in ocean, say monopolists


Volume IX No. 18 Saturday, May 5, 1945, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: George Breitman

    Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

More cutbacks layoffs speeded by government

Italian masses settle accounts with Mussolini (photo)

Huge uprising sweeps North Italy—partisans drive out Nazis, execute dictator Mussolini—committees of national liberation hand power to Allied puppet government in Rome, by Harry Martell

Company retreats after two strikes at Kelsey-Hayes

Strong protest wins release of Negro officers

In the News

Conference at San Francisco will not ensure future for the people, by Li Fu-jen

Big aircraft layoffs hit Buffalo workers, by Bill Gray

Real aim of campaign around atrocities

(Page 2)

Result of elections in UAW-CIO locals reveal [sic] sharp discontent of auto workers, by E. Kennedy

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

New NAACP pamphlet (photo)

Pamphlet bares Navy frame-up of Negroes, by Grace Carlson

Army Brass Hats burn Wright’s book

Auto profiteers’ spokesman calls union “vultures”

Negro workers give evidence on Jim Crow in boilermakers

Government speeds cutbacks in nation’s war production industries (continued from Page 1)

Big layoffs hit Buffalo workers (continued from Page 1)

(Page 3)

A review of the UAW referendum

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

Preparing “post-war plan” for seamen (cartoon)

Shipowners plan post-war military control of seamen, by Art Sharon

Chicago Buick Local 6 votes for strike poll, by Mike Bartell

It pay to advertise

Workers answer provocations by five strikes in Allentown

Cleveland diesel Local 207 turns down GM contract, by B. Kingsley

(Page 4)

Did Roosevelt curb monopolists? by Felix Morrow

The Negro Struggle—what about the colonial workers? by Charles Jackson

Big bankroll provides best immunity to the dread scourge of tuberculosis, by Grace Carlson

Hawaiian trade unions win important victory, by Nadine Collins

Any different from Nazi atrocities?

10 Years Ago in the Militant

3 anti-fascists railroaded to prison in London

Pioneers Paragraphs: The workers’ next job is to build the Labor Party

(Page 5)

British documents, long withheld from the public, show German people first victims of atrocities, by Joseph Hansen

Putting on the show (cartoon)

S.F. conference will not ensure world peace (continued from Page 1)

On Italian slogan: “For the republic,” by M. Morrison

Revealing sidelights on Golden Gate parley

International Notes

(Page 6)

Allied censorship is world-wide, by Ralph Graham

Shop Talks on Socialism, by V. Grey

Italian partisan action (photo)

Huge uprising sweeps North Italy; Mussolini executed (continued from Page 1)

Allies’ real aim is their campaign around atrocities (continued from Page 1)

The difference between blue blood and red, by Bill Morgan

(Page 7)

Labor-management committees aid bosses

13,497 new subscribers to “Militant” as campaign reaches 132 per cent mark, by Reba Aubrey

Scoreboard

“Trailblazers” report on visit to mine town

“Militant” Army

Pioneer Notes

Two new trailblazer teams report inspiring success

(Page 8)

Mussolini’s end

Program for jobs

Miners show way

Workers’ Forum—Indian woman like “Militant”—masters, or slaves—new inventions under capitalism—Italian prisoners hear of Trotskyism—London conference

The most tragic victims of the imperialist war

Industrial accidents take huge wartime toll

Lawyers, bankers, editors predominate in Congress

Question Box


Volume IX No. 19 Saturday, May 12, 1945, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: George Breitman

    Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

Mass lay-offs speeded as war ends in Europe

Allied powers prepared to impose harsh “peace” upon ruined Europe—Germany to be dismembered and occupied indefinitely—victims of imperialist slaughter estimated at 40,000,000; double World War I dead, by Ralph Graham

All is “expendable”—except profits!

Hard coal miners remain on strike despite “seizure”

The approaching tornado (cartoon)

Book by Cannon to be serialized in “the Militant”

Walter held, seized by GPU, disappears in Soviet Union

In the News

Meat profiteers claim prices not high enough

How workers celebrated May Day at Buchenwald

Back-stage deals at San Francisco parley, by Li Fu-jen

(Page 2)

Auto union paper tells how corporations scorn “peace charter” signed by the CIO, by Art Preis

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

Increase in profits (cartoon)

Employment prospects are slim in Buffalo, by Bill Gray

Maritime War Board order slash in seamen’s bonuses, by Art Sharon

Seattle Negroes organize to gain rights in union

Hard coal miners remain on strike despite “seizure” (continued from Page 1)

Cramp shipyard workers resist wage-cut ruling

Group established to fight Jim Crow in armed forces

(Page 3)

Rubber locals repel boss attacks

Allies prepare harsh “peace” for Europe

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

Youngstown CIO adopts program to aid veterans

Poor mothers advised to patch, darn and sew, by Grace Carlson

Back-stage deals at Golden Gate parley expose the imperialist aims of Allies (continued from Page 1)

Lay-offs spread in Ohio cities

Small gain in new contract for CIO steel union ranks, by Jack Wilson

(Page 4)

Nazis hounded the Trotskyists as mortal foe

The Negro Struggle—from the frying pan into the fire, by Charles Jackson

Walter held, leader in anti-Nazi fight, disappears in USSR after GPU arrest (continued from Page 1)

Held’s defense of Soviet Union

The role of Roosevelt: Did Roosevelt solve the agricultural crisis in America? by Felix Morrow

(Page 5)

How Hitler regime came to power, by Joseph Hansen

Trotsky was first to warn of Nazism

Soviet Union

Birds of a feather at Munich (photo)

Armed partisans finish fascists in North Italy

Friends and admirers of fascist dictators

American Big Business aided ruling class in Nazi Germany

International Notes

“The Militant” fought Nazism from the start (photo)

(Page 6)

Capitalist system is responsible for atrocities, declares Albert Goldman in address on May Day, by Albert Goldman

Shop Talks on Socialism, by V. Grey

New York SWP holds large May Day rally, by Larissa Reed

May Day inspires European workers

SWP celebrates May Day in many cities

(Page 7)

Trailblazers report on Pittsburgh work

15,169 new readers of “the Militant” as campaign soars to 149 per cent mark, by Reba Aubrey

Scoreboard

Vincent R. Dunne addresses Chicago SWP May Day rally

“Militant” Army

Pioneer Notes

10 Years ago in the Militant

Militant Pace-Setters

(Page 8)

The fall of Nazism

We told the truth

Our slogan

Truman’s message

The same old stew (cartoon)

U.S. monopolies protect their German interests

Workers’ Forum—how to feed starving Europe—railroad workers get a forum—Wall Street loans to the fascists—Haymarket affair—Young Trotskyist gets subscriptions

Question Box

Both capitalist parties join against FEPC bill

War department abandons Canadian oil project


Volume IX No. 20 Saturday, May 19, 1945, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: George Breitman

    Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

Veterans bitter over fraudulent “bill of rights,” by Larissa Reed

Hard coal miners continue strike into third week

A sign of the times (cartoon)

Mass lay-offs, pay cuts announced—wage freeze to continue while prices are boosted—government officials disclose hunger plans for workers, huge hand-outs for profiteers, by Art Preis

Greek dictatorship continues brutal terror against people, by Joseph Hansen

Negro battalion herded onto ship by armed guards

In the News

Nazis saves Morgan interests in France

Ford Local 600 rally calls for end of no-strike policy, by Roy Weston

Government assures price tax “relief” to profiteers

(Page 2)

CIO newsmen’s guild is target of attack by labor-hating publishers association, by Dave Jeffries

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

Reports forecast unemployment and wage slashes (continued from Page 1)

Empire State scrubwomen vote strike! (Photo)

Seamen’s pay cut while operators rake in profits, by Art Sharon

Reports forecast unemployment and wage slashes (continued from Page 1)

(Page 3)

“Peace pact” is smokescreen for anti-union drive

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

It pays to monopolize!

St. Paul ward workers need militant program, by Jack Pearson

Newark Carmen’s demands turned down by the WLB

Ford Local 600 demands end of no-strike pledge (continued from Page 1)

(Page 4)

Negro plasma segregation traced to Army Jim Crow

Mistreatment of sick veterans charged, by Grace Carlson

The Negro Struggle—Hitler’s race hatred is not dead! by Charles Jackson

Labor spy confesses boss plot to smash Ohio union

A tribute to Theodore Debs, sincere socialist

What did Roosevelt do for labor? by Felix Morrow

Returning veterans bitter over GI bill (continued from Page 1)

(Page 5)

Exploding lies of the Jew-baiter, by Don Shelton

Scotch that snake! (cartoon)

Why the duke left his post in the Bahamas

Trotsky’s warning about World War II

U.S. Brass Hats teach a lesson in etiquette, by Bill Morgan

International Notes

(Page 6)

Big Business domination over the American Press, by Paul Abbott

Child labor (graphic)

Elections show French people want socialism, by Albert Goldman

Shop Talks on Socialism, by V. Grey

British puppet government slaughters Greek workers (continued from Page 1)

Reader angrily protests anti-Japanese atrocities

Pioneer Paragraphs: How industrialists organize anti-labor fascist gangs

Morgan holdings in France saved by Nazi friends (continued from Page 1)

(Page 7)

Trailblazers visit steelworker area

16,283 subscriptions pour into “Militant” office as campaign enters last 2 weeks, by Reba Aubrey

Scoreboard

Stalinist banks aid French Trotskyists

“Militant” Army

10 Years Ago in the Militant

Militant Pace-Setters

Pioneer Notes

(Page 8)

Walter Held’s fate

Pacific war

Program for jobs

Withdraw the troops!

That old familiar feeling (cartoon)

The bigger the war—the greater the profits

Workers’ Forum—must Newark be a slum city?—fascist poison—“liberated” Italians—for slave labor

Government takes good care of big corporations

German workers were main victim of atrocities

Question Box


Volume IX No. 21 Saturday, May 26, 1945, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: George Breitman

(Page 1)

Mine strikers win $1.37 daily wage increase

Capitalism in war and peace (cartoon)

Labor leaders denounce Vinson’s fraudulent “reconversion” report—disprove his false figures on coming layoffs, pay cuts—unionists seeks shorter work, week, higher wages to hold jobs and “take home” pay, by Art Preis

Veterans discover jobs hard to get, wages too low, by Larissa Reed

Army discharge plan discriminates against Negroes

International rivalries grow following defeat of Germany, by Li Fu-jen

In the News

Propose fatter profits to “end” food shortage

Trotskyist candidate sues radio station

Strike wave sweeps over Western Europe, by Henry Martell

(Page 2)

Bethlehem steel workers at Lackawanna, N. Y., strike against threat of layoffs, Special to the Militant

What the future holds (cartoon)

Postwar job prospect in railroad industry, by John Russo

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

Exploited cleaning women strike for five-cent raise, by Evelyn Atwood

War-profits and layoffs

Veterans discover jobs hard to get (continued from Page 1)

Hard coal miners win pay increase by 3-week strike (continued from Page 1)

(Page 3)

NMU leaders squawk at exposure, by Art Sharon

Brewster “sit-in”—June, 1944

Vinson’s report assailed as false by union leaders (continued from Page 1)

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

Stalinist slander campaign in Chicago CIO council rebuffed

A picture—and its lessons, an Editorial

Discussions on Soviet Union in May “Fourth International”

(Page 4)

Victors renew rivalries after Germany’s fall (continued from Page 1)

Just a dream (cartoon)

“No meat—no work!” say miners in West Virginia, by Grace Carlson

Wave of strikes sweeps through Western Europe (continued from Page 1)

The Negro Struggle—Jewish officer’s stand against Jim Crow, by Charles Jackson

Outcome of Roosevelt’s New Deal, by Felix Morrow

Wall Street agents to govern Germany

(Page 5)

Allies impose barbarous rule on German people, by Joseph Hansen

Murdered by Stalin’s GPU

Stalin’s machine-gun assault on Trotsky, by Paul Abbott

Stalinists repression of masses in Poland, by Albert Goldman

Stalinists attempt frameup against French Trotskyists

What is the fate of Walter Held?

International Notes

(Page 6)

James P. Cannon’s History of American Trotskyism—I

Shop Talks on Socialism, by V. Grey

Rankin seeks whitewash in vets’ hospital probe, by Grace Carlson

Two ways to handle fascists—cases of Goering and Mussolini, by Bill Morgan

Pioneer Paragraphs: Conditions for the victory of proletarian revolution

(Page 7)

“Trailblazers” make their final report

17,855 new “Militant” subscribers gained as campaign enters in wind-up period, by Reba Aubrey

Scoreboard

Midwest vacation school open July 1

Trailblazer team from Youngstown visits Newcastle

“Militant"Army

10 Years Ago in the Militant

Pioneer Notes

(Page 8)

Colonial freedom

Double standard

Trieste—a warning

Biddle conspiracy

Dumping them on the scrapheap (cartoon)

How monopolies profit from the sick and dying

Workers’ Forum—hotel workers—benefits to woman of nursery schools—“virtual slaves”—Britisher on India—contributes poem

No freezing of salaries for corporation big-shots

Question Box

Defective planes cause death to thousands


Volume IX No. 22 Saturday, June 2, 1945, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: George Breitman

(Page 1)

Stalinists paving way for new shift in line, by Felix Morrow

“That for you—and THIS for me!” (cartoon)

450,000 face lay-offs in aircraft—government has no plan to provide employment—administration schemes to give Big Business control over production, jobs and prices, by Art Preis

New factor in relations between Allies and Kremlin, by Li Fu-jen

Bell Aircraft workers protest lay-offs with plant “sit-in,” Special to the Militant

In the News

American troops fire on German anti-Nazi rally

To the unknown soldier on Memorial Day—1945, by Theodore Kovalesky

Rankin blocks investigation on care of wounded veterans, by Grace Carlson

Syrian people fight troops of French colonial rulers

(Page 2)

Negro boilermakers in Los Angeles fight against Jim-Crow policy of union heads, by C. Thomas

War mother (illustration)

A four-star mother speaks for her sons, by Evelyn Atwood

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

Lockheed aircraft local vote two to one for strike, by B. Lens

Ford 600 unit commends miners for their fight, by Roy Weston

Poll-tax Bourbons block FEPC bill

To the unknown soldier on Memorial Day—1945 (continued from Page 1)

(Page 3)

Shipping trust plans to scrap war-time merchant fleet, by Frank Laurence

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

Fruehauf trailer strike of 1500 enters 4th week, by Jerry Kirk

Atrocity in American—Memorial Day 1937 (photo)

450,000 aircraft workers facing mass lay-offs (continued from Page 1)

Wage freeze? Depends on what job you hold, by Bill Morgan

How attorney General Biddle violated civil liberties during World War II, by Joseph Hansen

Fables for our time

(Page 4)

Study in contrasts—how a millionaire and a tenement dweller lived and died, by Grace Carlson

The Negro Struggle—the San Francisco fraud, by Charles Jackson

The relations between Allies and Kremlin (continued from Page 1)

An exchange of opinion on problems of Latin America

“Why, daddy?—3-year-old tosses some tough question,[sic] by Robert Kendall

Pioneer Paragraphs: Soviet Union endangered by Stalinist bureaucracy

(Page 5)

Stalinists prepare for a new shift (continued from Page 1)

Cut loose from Churchill’s apron-strings (cartoon)

British workers break coalition with Churchill, by Ralph Graham

Shop Talks on Socialism, by V. Grey

Indo-China CP majority join 4th International

Buffalo Aircraft workers in “sit-in” demonstration (continued from Page 1)

Why does FBI refuse to aid in Tresca case?

Historic film “Czar to Lenin” shown in Toledo

(Page 6)

How German prisoners are treated

International Notes

Minimum wage (graphic)

Women workers suffer double exploitation, by Antoinette Konikow

German miners struggled unceasingly against Nazism

Syrians fighting colonial rulers (continued from Page 1)

The history of American Trotskyism—Part 2—leaders and policies of the pioneer communist movement in United States, by James P. Cannon

(Page 7)

22,437 subscriptions rolled up in smashing climax to “Militant’s” 3-month campaign for new readers, by Reba Aubrey

Militant Pace-setters

Scoreboard

Leading pace-setter relates experiences, by Mike Warren

Branch pace-setters

Militant Army

10 Years Ago in the Militant

Pioneer Notes

Fight for this program:

(Page 8)

To our new readers

Nenni’s arrest

Seeking scapegoat

The Japanese people

“I can’t understand why there’s so much criticism of the San Francisco Conference—all the best people were there.” (cartoon)

Capitalist postwar plan includes “riot” drills

Workers’ Forum—plain people pay—slip of the pen—how the rich live in France—“pay—or perish in your garbage”

Most women workers need jobs to maintain families

Question Box

Steel price rise means $80 million more profits


Volume IX No. 23 Saturday, June 9, 1945, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: George Breitman

(Page 1)

Stalinists make official change in their policy, by Felix Morrow

Coal miner railroaded to jail under Smith-Connally slave law—William Patterson is the first militant unionist victimized by anti-labor act, by Art Preis

Imperialist shysters

The pay-off is the lay-off (cartoon)

Imprisoned miner has long record of union struggle, by Art Preis

Grim future for unemployed revealed in Truman program

In the News

Arab masses repulse De Gaullist enslavers, by Alfredo Martinez

“Women in Prison” subject of Carlson national tour

Trotskyists in France jailed; La Verite banned, Bulletin

Los Angeles U.A.W. Council hits Jim Crow job policies

(Page 2)

Grim future for the unemployed revealed in program of Truman (continued from Page 1)

Youngstown Steel workers protest changes schedule

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

Akron rubber workers vote strike 3 to 1

Detroit auto men back housing plan

Willow Run workers picket WMC office, by Roy Weston

Rankin whitewash blocked in Veteran car inquiry, by Grace Carlson

Veil of silence in Tresca case

Black market prices “hold very firm”

Fables for our time

(Page 3)

Militant union man jailed under anti-labor law (continued from Page 1)

Miners casting strike vote (photo)

Imprisoned miner has long record of union struggle (continued from Page 1)

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

Union brothers solidly behind Wm. Patterson, by Art Preis

Coal miners blaze trail for entire labor movement

Rise in mine deaths due to owners’ greed

(Page 4)

Stalinists officially adopt new policy (continued from Page 1)

The Negro Struggle—Einstein confounds race-haters, by Charles Jackson

Why millions of women workers don’t have “that American look,” by Grace Carlson

Hunger paralyzes Greece as Allies hold down relief

Hoover used food as weapon to subdue European peoples, by Bill Morgan

Pioneer Paragraphs: Trotskyists support fight for liberation of colonies

A correction in railroad figures

(Page 5)

Arabs beat back French colonial despots (continued from Page 1) Shop Talks on Socialism, by V. Grey

French bombs hit 10,000 victims in Algiers revolt

French “democracy’ in Syria (cartoon)

Workers in Milan disarmed; called thugs, “fascists,” by Paul Abbott

U.S. Big Business chiefs take charge of Germany, by Harry Martell

Market scene in British India

Typhus strikes in “liberated” France

“Sit-in” wins concessions for Bell Aircraft workers

10 Years Ago in the Militant

A correction

(Page 6)

Tokyo bombings kill millions of civilians, by Joseph Hanson

Angry veterans raid Paris clothing stores

Blame an inhuman system not the “inhuman rats"!

The history of American Trotskyism—the deadly virus of ultra-leftism in American Communism’s early days, by James P. Cannon

(Page 7)

Workers’ Forum—wage cuts—Army “democracy”—Militant readers—protests slaughter—appreciation—union lesson—US labor needs its own party—the Internationale—“Is crew behaving?”

Carlson to speak on women in prison (continued from Page 1)

Grace Carlson one of the 18 in Minneapolis labor case

Twin Cities mark successful end of “Militant” drive

Militant Army

Boston SWP opens new headquarters

Pioneer Notes

(Page 8)

Strikebreaker Tobin

French “democracy" Peacetime censorship

Stalinist cynicism

“Poor Fifi . . . .” (cartoon)

Surpluses in peace and war under capitalism

International Notes

How bigger and better scarcities are made

Question Box

Agricultural barons work to undermine Wagner Act


Volume IX No. 24 Saturday, June 16, 1945, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: George Breitman

(Page 1)

Real meaning of latest shift in tactical line of American Stalinist—statement of the National Committee of the Socialist Workers Party

Union leaders fail to fight for effective jobs program—Thomas pleads with bosses while unemployment mounts—UAW-CIO head ignores union’s program for government operation of Big Industry, by Joseph Keller

From words—to deeds! (Cartoon) Why the “turn” was proclaimed

Union war vets protest terrorism against Nisei

First anti-strike law victim appeals to labor from prison, by Art Preis

Farrell Dobbs, “Militant” editor, runs for mayor of New York City

In the News

New York meeting to launch tour of Grace Carlson

Packinghouse workers fight no-strike policy, by Barbara Bruce

(Page 2)

Union leaders offer no program for real fight to maintain jobs (continued from Page 1)

Truman’s double standard (photo montage)

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

Buffalo workers face increasing lay-offs

Stalinists lose in elections at Ford Local 600, by Roy Weston

Smith-Connally Act victim issues appeal from prison (continued from Page 1)

Jobless Buffalo workers (photo)

Fables for Today

Negro boilermakers gain legal victory in San Pedro, Special to the Militant

(Page 3)

Oregon CIO council assails race terror

Carlson exposes San Francisco parley as fraud

Grace Carlson begins tour as New York rally (continued from Page 1)

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

Encouraged by farcical trial, by J. Blake

Pioneer Notes

How war perils end race hatred

Stalinism in France

Hines fired as vets’ head in hospital investigation

The fearful cost of World War II

(Page 4)

Allied power divide Germany in 4 spheres, by Felix Morrow

An inside story—conditions of women in American jails, by Grace Carlson

The Negro Struggle—Henry Ford and the Ecorse Project

Churchill attacks socialism in battle for re-election

Pioneer Paragraphs: The workers must prepare for a great social crisis

Farrell Dobbs runs for mayor of New York City (continued from Page 1)

(Page 5)

The new Stalinist tactical shift (continued from Page 1)

Shop talks on Socialism, by V. Grey

10 Years Ago in the Militant

(Page 6)

Arrested Puerto Rican nationalist leader opposed Wall St. imperialism, by Evelyn Atwood

Big Business militarists push for peace-time conscription, by Joseph Hansen

Out of their own mouths

The history of American Trotskyism—the great positive contributions of the pioneer communist movement, by James P. Cannon

(Page 7)

Workers’ Forum—white prejudice—Einstein’s views—food shortage—war’s aftermath—the veterans—entering the Army—attack on Negroes—the best paper—the Japanese people

Stalinist shift analyzed in June issue of the F.I.

Ex-premiers voice “protest” against Greek reign of terror

Chile workers denounce film

Vacation school to open July 1 in Michigan camp

Boss drive car into picket line

Militant Army

Fight for this program:

(Page 8)

Free Patterson !

Syrian independence

Truth will out

Another demagogue

“Servants are so . . .” (Cartoon)

What Big Corporations have made out of the war

International Notes

OPA opposes black market with leaflet campaign

Question Box

How Standard Oil trust protected Nazi partners


Volume IX No. 25 Saturday, June 23, 1945, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: George Breitman

(Page 1)

FIrst-Hand Report: Class conflict in Italy today

European peoples ready for socialism

Wall Street’s “peace” plan (cartoon)

Auto conference urges strike vote—Detroit local leaders demand action program—400 heads of UAW locals call for militant policy to fight wage cuts, unemployment, by John Saunders

Reaction hounds the Trotskyists thruout [sic] Europe

20,000 Goodyear rubber workers strike in Akron, by Joseph Andrews

Brass hats push legislation to militarize American youth, by Joseph Hansen

In the News

New York SWP issues statement on election

Chicago drivers walk out, defy Army strikebreaking

Housing project bars Negro vets

Text of Detroit UAW conference resolution

(Page 2)

Akron Goodyear workers strike rubber plants as grievances pile up

Pleads with plutocrat (photo)

Bell Aircraft fires unionists for sit-in protest

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

Detroit auto parley demands strike vote (continued from Page 1)

Steelworkers hit double standard

Goodrich men show militant attitude

10 Years Ago in the Militant

(Page 3)

Trotsky’s prediction on Stalinist shifts

It’s still the same answer (cartoon)

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

New York SWP statement on elections outlines fundamental campaign issues (continued from Page 1)

Unions united to elect new Minneapolis mayor, by Barbara Bruce

Shift foreseen in sage policy of NMU leaders

(Page 4)

Brass Hats pushing peacetime draft (continued from Page 1)

Will a “baby bonus” safeguard child victims of profit system? by Grace Carlson

The Negro Struggle—the bitter and the sweet, by Charles Jackson

Rising living costs rob railroad workers of meager wage gains while owners reap enormous war profits, by Jack Pearson

Use race slander in hospital probe, by Grace Carlson

Rail worker submits union program for discussion

Pioneer Paragraphs: The imperialist struggle for mastery of Far East

Grace Carlson’s tour schedule

(Page 5)

Two points of view on deliberate mass slaughter of civilian worker and peasant millions in Japan

Shop Talks on Socialism, by V. Grey

Trotskyists in Europe persecuted by reaction (continued from Page 1)

Suppressed Belgian Trotskyist paper (photo)

Stalinist birds of a feather

(Page 6)

Italian political crisis grows as workers advance closer to revolutionary struggle (continued from Page 1)

German C. P. leader admits false policy toward Nazis, by Paul Abbott

Mass demonstration in Rome (photo)

The history of American Trotskyism—how a new militant leadership arose in the pioneer communist movement, by James P. Cannon

(Page 7)

Workers’ Forum—advertisements in socialist papers—Germany today—living in style—an achievement—Stalinist switch—a tragic story—seen in India—somewhere in Germany—disclaimer—fill a need—Chinese arithmetic—urges brevity—bombing of Japan

Lumber workers take strike vote, by Charles Hughes

Militant Army

Pioneer Notes

Fight for this program

(Page 8)

Reaction in Belgium

Poll tax

Patterson case

A class difference

“I don’t know why . . . “ (cartoon)

How maritime commission aided ship-owner profits

International Notes

Weirton Steel indicted in war materials fraud

Question Box

Florida union-busters use race-hate technique


Volume IX No. 26 Saturday, June 30, 1945, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: George Breitman

(Page 1)

RCP candidate in Wales wins wide support

Trotskyist party in France resists repressive acts

Wall Street interests push Senate bill to smash unions—new measure would outlaw strikes, impose open shop, by Art Preis

Sharpening the axe for labor (cartoon)

England’s workers protest layoffs

Soldiers forced to drive trucks in Chicago strike, by Tod Wilkinson

Goodyear strikers defy WLB ultimatum to return to work, by Joseph Andrews

Bulletin

Large mass meeting in New York launches Carlson national tour, by Larissa Reed

In the News

Resolution in support of William Patterson

Hoodlum gang assaults Briggs local militants

Allies foist new cabinet on Italy, by Paul Abbott

(Page 2)

Army runs trucks lines in Chicago strike (continued from Page 1)

Protesting Willow Run shut-down (photo)

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

Truman’s answer

Seamen’s bonus cut by Maritime Board

Marvelous!

New union-busting bill pushed in U.S. Senate (continued from Page 1)

10 Years in the Militant

(Page 3)

Big New York meeting hears Carlson talk (continued from Page 1)

Rubber workers too busy to read (cartoon)

Simpson bids youth enter into politics

Dairy of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

Dobbs blasts boss parties in election

Goodyear strikers defy WLB ultimatum to return to work

Mexican workers exploited, herded like bondslaves, by Bill Morgan

Summer school opens July First in Michigan

SWP branch activities

Soldiers protest anti-Nisei terror

Vacation school planned on coast

(Page 4)

Professor wants barracks for college youth in U.S., by Dave Jeffries

Negro newspapers united to combat Jim Crow policies, by Jean Simon

Negro soldiers expose Rankin’s racial lies, by Joseph Hansen

The Negro Struggle—FEPC, a political football, by Charles Jackson

L.A. Trotskyists call for united anti-fascist action

Furriers in Newark learn from strike, by Harry Robinson

More facts revealed by Press reporter

4,000 UAW members conduct 11-day breeze corp. Strike

Pioneer Notes

Pioneer paragraphs: Trotskyism is based upon workers’ internationalism

(Page 5)

200,000 burned alive in Hamburg

Shop Talks on Socialism, by V. Grey

Hamburg horror confirmed

British renew fraudulent offer rejected by India three years ago, by Felix Morrow

Nailing the lie of German “guilt”

English Trotskyists make gain in election (continued from Page 1)

Capitalist ruin of British coal industry

Canadian CCF party shows voting power

(Page 6)

Allied conquerors foist new puppet cabinet on the Italian people (continued from Page 1)

Hunting down fascists in Italy (photo)

Stalinists, socialists conduct sham fight against monarchy, by Albert Goldman

The history of American Trotskyism—how Stalinist degeneration affected the faction fight in the American C. P., by James P. Cannon

(Page 7)

Workers’ Forum—keep on reading!—from a seaman—on cosmetics—a hard task—insult to injury—technocracy—changing ways—freedom from want!—again on Japan—the veterans—like an axe

Sailor’s family out on the street (photo)

Militant Army

Fight for this program:

(Page 8)

Withdraw the troops!

Scrapped in action

Stalin’s scapegoat

Bridges case

“They simply can’t . . . “ (cartoon)

Surplus property board favors big monopolies

International Notes

Why the cartel interests sneer at anti-trust laws

Question Box

How a soldier who died would answer Gen. Patton


Volume IX No. 27 Saturday, July 7, 1945, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: George Breitman

(Page 1)

Stalinist party opposes Soviets for Germany, by Paul Abbott

Great upsurge of labor militancy shown in nation-wide strike wave—workers resist pay cuts, layoffs with picket lines

C. P. heads admit treacherous role in Greek struggle

“Peace” by force! (cartoon)

32,000 on strike in Akron rubber plants; Firestone shut down tight, by Joseph Andrews

Bulletin

48,000 workers strike in Detroit for equal wages, by Albert Cummings

In the News

How United Nations charter covers up imperialist deals, by Joseph Hansen

NAACP protests naming of Byrnes

No salary freeze for Big Business

The real solution for Willow Run, An Editorial

UAW victor over Budd open ship

Western Electric workers cast big vote for strike

(Page 2)

Akron rubber walkout spreads; 32,000 involved as Firestone workers join Goodyear strikers (continued from Page 1)

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

Goodrich local raises demand for 30-hour week

Tear-gassing peaceful pickets (photo)

Scrap of paper

NMU officials evade fight on bonus slash

Buffalo UAW supports Detroit strike motion, by Bill Grey

10 Years Ago in the Militant

(Page 3)

Northwest Ohio auto local ask 30-hour week, by Maggie McGowan

Willow Run—symbol of American capitalism (photo)

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

Fords still happy

48,000 Detroit workers strike for pay equality (continued from Page 1)

The only solution for Willow Run (continued from Page 1)

Judge gags union’s paper to muzzle attack on Avery

Buffalo UAW-CIO resolution supporting William Patterson

Ohio auto parley backs Patterson

(Page 4)

Southern Bourbons filibuster in Senate against FEPC bill, by Larissa Reed

Negro boys in chains (photo)

The Negro Struggle—why Trotskyists fight for Negro rights, by Charles Jackson

Workers’ Bookshelf

A correction

Fellow Countrymen

Reading outdoor meeting hears address by Dunne, by jack Miller

SWP branch activities

Milwaukee CRDC holds gay outing

Pioneer Notes

Pioneer Paragraphs: Revolutionary character of the epoch we live in

(Page 5)

United Nations charter designed to hide undercover robber deals of imperialists (continued from Page 1)

Tailing in cotton fields (illustration)

Shop Talks on Socialism, by V. Grey

CPA leader admits party anti-democratic: but proposed cure won’t change anything High level fraternization

Millions receive less than subsistence pay

Stalinist treachery in Greek struggle (continued from Page 1)

Stalinists in Germany advocate capitalism (continued from Page 1)

(Page 6)

N. Y. Trotskyist candidates unmask Stalinist switch on O’Dwyer, termed a “fascist” by CP in 1941

Carlson reports on success in Rochester during her tour, by Grace Carlson

Boston gathering greets Carlson

Grace Carlson’s tour schedule

Summer school opened July 1 in Michigan

The history of American Trotskyism—why the Stalinists hid the documents of the Trotskyist left opposition, by James P. Cannon

(Page 7)

Workers’ Forum—ranting Rankin—guilty of what?

Hurting the people—frame-up defined—60 million jobs—not impressed—Grace Carlson—rare information—seeking understanding—Republic Steel

Patterson expresses appreciation

Militant Army

A word to our correspondents

Fight for this program:

(Page 8)

Support Patterson!

Britain’s lackeys

Words and deeds

Socialism nowhere

“Why—farm work . . . “ (cartoon)

International Notes

Public utility hijacks New York City consumers

Question Box

NAM expends big dough in anti-labor campaign

Hitlerite ideas taught in U .S. Army study course


Volume IX No. 28 Saturday, July 14, 1945, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: George Breitman

(Page 1)

What Akron strike means for labor, An Editorial

American tanks threaten workers in Milan strike against hunger

Akron rubber strikers fight drive to crush their union—Goodyear plants “seized"; Firestone local menaced, by Joseph Andrews

Allied “democracy” in Milan (cartoon)

NMU forces “unanimous” convention vote for “pledge,” by M. Stevenson

In the News

Printing trades strike continues against Donnelley

Where is Boyer?

Negro machinists resist Jim Crow

Greek reaction plots to restore monarchy, by Paul Abbott

Youngstown Steel locals elect militant officers

Briggs union backs Akron rubber strike

Berlin black market thrives under Allies

(Page 2)

Rubber workers fight magnificent battle against great odds to safeguard unions

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

Goodyear’s operator

On the picket line in Akron (photo)

Local auto union heads demand UAW convention

URW heads betray rubber unionists

(Page 3)

NMU officials evade read struggle against seamen’s bonus slash

Trampled in the dust! (cartoon)

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

No-strike pledge rammed through NMU convention (continued from Page 1)

Reconversion—I: Government aids profiteers; ignores workers’ vital needs, by Art Preis

Printing trades strike continues against Donnelley (continued from Page 1)

Layoffs spread in Los Angeles

NMU convention sidelights

Stalinists attack Trotskyists at Milwaukee picnic

Huge small-arms plant shutdown in St. Louis

10 Years Ago in the Militant

(Page 4)

4,250 signatures gathered on petition to put Trotskyists on ballot in N. Y.

Worker praises vacation school in opening week, by Joe Morgan

The Negro Struggle—Negroes and the Stalinist movement, by Charles Jackson

But he’ll “get along”

N. Y. Trotskyist candidates

Grace Carlson tells about visit in Akron, by Grace Carlson

Grace Carlson’s tour schedule

Grace Carlson’s tour greeted with enthusiasm in 3 cities

Buffalo audience hears Grace Carlson

Pioneer Notes

SWP branch activities

Carlson addresses Rochester meeting

American tanks threaten workers in Milan strike (continued from Page 1)

Pioneer Paragraphs: Without correct leadership the revolution can be lost

(Page 5)

Worker on strike describes vile conditions provoking newspaper delivery stoppage in New York City, by Evelyn Atwood

Los Angeles Trotskyists call for struggle against fascists

Shop Talks on Socialism, by V. Grey

Klement, 1938 victim of Stalinist killer

Negro-hating congressmen wave flag in campaign to kill FEPC

8,000 auto workers strike at Mack plants, by Paul Mason

(Page 6)

How the masses destroyed the Bastille in Great French Revolution of 1789-93, by Joseph Hansen

Allied powers looting machinery in Germany

Plot to restore Greek monarchy (continued from Page 1)

Trotskyists active in Ireland

The history of American Trotskyism—how Trotsky’s criticism of Stalinism reached the American C. P. leaders, by James P. Cannon

(Page 7)

Workers’ Forum—forbidden to speak—Stalinist traitors pilloried in letter—a word with our correspondents—what kind of party?—lies about Germans—models degraded—vet’s problems—contrast in Mexico—Allentown layoffs—the baldheads—a rebuke

Win an original Laura Gray cartoon!

Youngstown CIO supports Akron rubber strikers

Militant Army

Negro machinists resist Jim Crow (continued from Page 1)

Fight for this program:

(Page 8)

Halt the fascists!

True to form

Withdraw the troops!

Truth about Germany

“But why can’t I . . . “ (cartoon)

Tax “relief” bill gives billions to corporations

International Notes

Soldiers shipped to coast in vermin-ridden coaches

Question Box

Auto industry reserves provides [sic] 15 years’ profits


Volume IX No. 29 Saturday, July 21, 1945, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: George Breitman

(Page 1)

British despots in Nigeria ban native papers, Special to the Militant

Trotskyist runs for parliament in Chile election, by Henriques

New York news delivery strikers check union-busting assault—compel WLB to issue order on publishers to arbitrate, by John Locke

Bulletin

Congressional lynchers at work (cartoon)

Persecuted Nigerian editor appeals to U. S. labor and Negro organizations for support

In the News

Southern Bourbon spokesmen success in lynching F.E.P.C., by Joseph Hansen

Bilbo incites race riots in Detroit

Dobbs blasts role of LaGuardia in newspaper strike

SWP starts fund for Trotskyists in Europe, by Farrell Dobbs

GPU in Italy spreads vile frame-up slander

Simpson hits FEPC foes

Los Angeles CIO combats fascists

(Page 2)

News deliverers in New York end 17-day strike (continued from Page 1)

N. Y. news strikers welcome “Militant” on picket lines, by Ruth Johnson

Publishers fight newspaper unions all over country

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

Chevrolet unit calls for strike vote

Dobbs blasts role of mayor in strike (continued from Page 1)

Sinister Wall Street forces in attack on the newspaper unions

Breeze CIO auto locals win gains in new contract

Goodrich layoffs violate contract with local union

SWP branch activities

St. Paul union demands pardon for Patterson

(Page 3)

Stalinists tighten stranglehold on NMU; force delegates to O.K. policy of betrayal

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

Shipping commission offices picketed by maritime unions

Rubber strike ended to avoid “seizure,” by Joseph Andrews

Reconversion—II: Monopoly profit interests sabotage full production, by Art Preis

10 Years Ago in the Militant

(Page 4)

Southern Bourbon poll-tax congressmen lynch fair employment practices committee (continued from Page 1)

Trotskyists predicted the fate of the FEPC

The Negro Struggle—an open letter to Negro Communists, by Charles Jackson

Midwest vacation school students learn Marxism, enjoy happy time

Modern welding and the welder

Pioneer Notes

Open-air lakeside class at vacation school (photo)

Plan “Militant” picnic in eastern Pennsylvania

Pioneer Paragraphs: Fascism used middle class to establish its mass base

(Page 5)

Socialist Workers Party’s fighting platform for the election campaign in New York City—preamble

N. Y. Trotskyist candidates (photo)

Shop Talks on Socialism, by V. Grey

Ten-point platform of the Trotskyist candidates

(Page 6)

Socialist Workers Party opens fund campaign to help persecuted Trotskyists in Europe (continued from Page 1)

Grace Carlson on tour (photo)

Ohio-Michigan audiences hear Carlson prison talk

International Solidarity Fund: Scoreboard

Carlson notes SWP growth at her meeting in Detroit, by Grace Carlson

Hungry prisoners

Successful meeting held in Cleveland

Carlson talks to audience in Toledo

Youngstown workers hear Grace Carlson

Grace Carlson’s tour schedule

The history of American Trotskyism—how the pioneer Trotskyists fought expulsion from the Communist Party, by James P. Cannon

(Page 7)

Workers’ Forum—Hayek’s book—vet flays Riesel—a word to our correspondents—race hatred—Japanese imperialism—treatment of vets—vacation school—German Stalinists

Win an original Laura Gray cartoon!

Arbitrator backs anti union firings at Bell Aircraft

Militant Army

Trotskyist runs for parliament in Chile election (continued from Page 1)

Fight for this program:

(Page 8)

A warning to labor

Liar Eastland

Big Three meeting

A good beginning

“The cook threatened to strike . . . “ (cartoon)

Congress shows no hurry to assist unemployed

International Notes

DuPont, national lead in cartel conspiracy

Question Box

OPA admits black markets steal billions annually


Volume IX No. 30 Saturday, July 28, 1945, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: George Breitman

(Page 1)

Crisis in Italy sharpens under Parri cabinet

Workers in Argentina denounce Wall St.

14,000 jam protest rally against California fascists—labor takes lead in fight to stop Gerald L. K. Smith

Premier demands return of fascist empire’s colonies

Peace scare hits stock market (cartoon)

CIO takes lead in united front against fascists, by Lois Sanders

Trotskyists speed aid to European comrades, by Farrell Dobbs

Wall St. Peace-lovers horrified

In the News

Wright workers take protest action as grievances pile up

S. W. P. protests British role in Nigerian strike

Irish aircraft workers want jobs

CPA-Tammany deal scored by Simpson

(Page 2)

John Potts, fired shop steward, tells how Wright Aero mistreats union men, by Evelyn Atwood

N. Y. newspaper delivers’ union thanks SWP for aiding in strike

Trade Union Notes, by V. Grey

Wright workers in protest action over grievances (continued from Page 1)

Homes of farm workers menaced by government

Ration-starved workers strike for decent meals

Textile union boost wages in 20 plants

AFL blacksmiths ask full pardon for Patterson

Rankin insults veteran; then orders his arrest

SWP branch activities

(Page 3)

Shipowners drive wedge in union hiring system of San Francisco longshoremen—Bridges concedes drastic revision of 1934 gains, by Robert Chester

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

Five maritime unions insist on wage rise for seamen

Old time stevedores score Harry Bridges, by E. Harris

Reconversion—III: UAW leaders and the program they “forgot,” by Art Preis

10 Years Ago in the Militant

(Page 4)

Huge Los Angeles meeting protests provocation of Smith’s fascist gangs (continued from Page 1)

Nailing another anti-German lie

The Negro Struggle—unemployment benefits denied to women, by Charles Jackson

Trotskyist youth in L.A. by Gene Jimenez

CIO leads fight against fascists (continued from Page 1)

SWP protests British role in Nigerian strike (continued from Page 1)

Why the Stalinist officialdom permits ranks to “discuss,” by Albert Goldman

L.A. police break up anti-fascist meeting

Pioneer Paragraphs: The party is the decisive instrument of the struggle

Economic crisis brings misery to Austrian workers

Bethlehem workers are invited to Penn. picnic, by H. Newell

Pioneer Notes

(Page 5)

Reign of terror of Greece continues unabated; thousands of workers deported to Ethiopia, by Paul Abbott

The Big Three meet again (cartoon)

Shop Talks on Socialism, by V. Grey

250 Trotskyists were killed by Greek Stalinists

Navy Brass hats encourage vicious Jim Crow practices

Queues unpopular in Great Britain

Crisis in Italy continued under the reshuffled Cabinet

Trieste and Venice paralyzed by strike

Barbadians duped, robbed by Phillips Packing Corp.

Parri demands return of colonial possessions (continued from Page 1)

(Page 6)

SWP branches speed solidarity fund to aid the Trotskyists in Europe (continued from Page 1)

Scene at vacation school (photo)

Mid-west workers hear Grace Carlson, by Jack O’Connell

Scoreboard

6,400 names needed to put Dobbs on ballot

Michigan summer school appreciated by workers, by William F. Warde

British want West Indian Federation to block U.S.

Grace Carlson’s tour schedule

The history of American Trotskyism—how genuine Marxism was re-born and took root throughout the world, by James. P. Cannon

(Page 7)

Workers’ Forum—from England—war’s vile fruit—reconversion—a word to our correspondents—likes summer school—success story—world charter—spellbound—prisoner in Germany—Lausche of Ohio

Win an original Laura Gray cartoon!

Selective Service is agency for breaking strikes

Militant Army

Fruehauf trailer company incites Detroit workers

Poems of revolt

Flint Spark Plug union casts vote for strike action, by Jeff Thorne

Fight for this program:

(Page 8)

“Peace” pact pay-off

Browder and Foster

Capitalist generosity

Seeds of war

“If you can’t send hamburger . . .” (cartoon)

Shoddy goods conceal skyrocketing price rise

International Notes

Republic Steel grabs sixty percent more!

Question Box

“Raise workers’ taxes,” Wall Street’s battle-cry


Volume IX No. 31 Saturday, August 4, 1945, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: George Breitman

(Page 1)

SWP demands job guarantees

Giving him the boot (cartoon)

British workers vote labor to power—Tory reactionaries stunned by defeat; masses elated over landslide victory—Liberal Party melts away as middle class swings to labor; arena is clearing for showdown fight, by Ralph Graham

Negroes prefer death to Camp Dix brutality

General MacArthur represses Filipino guerrilla fighters, by Li Fu-jen

Wright Aero local decides to end seven-day strike

Bulletin

In the News

Negro writer relates facts in Nigeria strike, by George Padmore

PM solves unemployment—gives vets free want-ads

European misery saddens troops

Tammany-Stalinist deal unshaken, says Simpson

5,000 signatures still needed for Dobbs

(Page 2)

“Go back to sweatshop and home” bosses, WMC tell women workers, by V. Grey

End to shortage of feed sought by boilermakers

Trade Union Notes, by V. Grey

Detroit auto militants reject Lewis as possible head of UAW, by H. Mason

Cramp shipyard workers protest arbitrary lay-offs in Philadelphia

Wright workers decide to end seven-day strike (continued from Page 1)

White and Negro workers protest Toledo Jim Crow

SWP branch activities

Newcastle Steel union local forces rehiring of Negro, by Fred Rayburn

(Page 3)

Congressmen at work, by Joseph Hansen

Reconversion—IV: Trotskyists offer a fighting program, by Art Preis

LaGuardia orders police force to suppress beggars

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

Detroit unionist hold protest rally on unemployment, by Phillip North

Maritime commission to give ships away

Degeneration of Comintern is analyzed in July F. I.

(Page 4)

British workers vote Labor Party to power (continued from Page 1)

World-wide reactions to British election

The Negro Struggle—Negro publishers close ranks, by Charles Jackson

10th anniversary of call for F. I.

Maj. Dove wants Jim Crow set-up in Purple Hearts

(Page 5)

General MacArthur represses Filipino guerrillas who battled the Japanese imperialist invaders (continued from Page 1)

Shop Talks on Socialism, by V. Grey

Overthrow of Winston Churchill shakes fascist regime in Spain, by Felix Morrow

Revealing pictures of horrors under imperialist rule

Negro writer relates facts in Nigeria strike (continued from Page 1)

(Page 6)

Buffalo fills its quota in solidarity fund drive, by Farrell Dobbs

Detroit SWP supports Frankensteen for mayor, by Jerry Kirk

Scoreboards

Veteran Trotskyist describes school, by George Collins

Colonial workers jailed by France

Eastern Penn. workers invited to join picnic

Chicago trade unionists hear lecture on women in prison, by Grace Carlson

Grace Carlson’s tour schedule

The history of American Trotskyism—tough, bitter struggles were fought to get a hearing for the truth, by James P. Cannon

(Page 7)

Workers’ Forum—Trotskyist fighter—working mothers—vacation school—bombing civilians—the Stalinists—march on Washington—Steel sell-out—phony argument—recommends book—sectarianism

Win an original Laura Gray cartoon!

Union-hating cop made police chief in Minneapolis, by Barbara Bruce

Military Army

Andrews analyzes strike struggle in Akron Rubber

Pioneer Notes

(Page 8)

An inspiring victory

The Wright strike

“Discussion” ends

A dangerous proposal

“But you don’t need . . . “ (cartoon)

Problems facing war veterans—re-employment and seniority rights of ex-servicemen, by Charles Carsten

International Notes

Story of Jeeps reveals waste of capitalist war

Question Box

Ickes plots use of coal to stem revolt in Europe


Volume IX No. 32 Saturday, August 11, 1945, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: George Breitman

(Page 1)

New imperialist weapon razes an entire city—Wall Street militarists unleash explosive reaching ultimate depth of frightfulness, by Li Fu-Jen

City of 344,000 obliterated by fiendish bomb

Dividing up the booty (cartoon)

Allies dismember Germany—conquerors inflict reign of ruin on all of Europe, by Ralph Graham

Miners strike against filth in company town

British Labor victory spurs Senate hearing on job bill, by Art Preis

In the News

Cudahy workers gain victory in four-day strike

Over 400 hear Cannon analyze C. P. “turn”

New York SWP nears petition drive goal

Bell militants push fight for genuine Labor Party

Wall Street knows

(Page 2)

Tuberculosis is bred in the soil of poverty, by Bill Gray

Disease hovers here (photo)

War plant graft illustrates waste of capitalist war, by Jack Pearson

Trade Union Notes, by V. Grey

Company town’s filth provokes mine strike (continued from Page 1)

Ships and seamen due for junk-pile

$15 billions [sic] invested in government shipping

Small-business group aids anti-labor forces

Devers spikes lie of the kept press

SWP branch activities

Fables for today

Nazi big-shots robbed treasury

(Page 3)

Congress debates $2-per-annum relief for millions of children doomed to suffer, by Ruth Johnson

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

Bonus march of 1932 is grim warning to World War II vets, by Felix Morrow

Remember this atrocity! (photo)

British Labor victory spurs Senate hearing on jobs bill (continued from Page 1)

No equal opportunities under profit system, by Frank Brown

Atomic bombs imperil the whole of mankind (continued from Page 1)

(Page 4)

Unionist gives views on Legion, by Evelyn Atwood

Sailor gets glimpse of colonial slavery, by a Seaman

Miners thank SWP for support to Wm. Patterson

The Negro Struggle—Negroes need a Labor Party, by Charles Jackson

Briggs local aids railroaded miner

FEPC folds up in Deep South

Workers’ Bookshelf

Conquerors slice Germany into bits (continued from Page 1)

(Page 5)

Dobbs hails victory of British Labor

New York mass meeting hears Cannon analysis of C. P. “turn” (continued from Page 1)

It’s still the same answer (cartoon)

Boss parties run “circus,” says Simpson

Shop Talks on Socialism, by V. Grey

Native fascism—I: Reynolds—rich candidate for America’s “Fuehrer,” by Joseph Hansen

Congressmen at Work, by Joseph Hansen

(Page 6)

SWP international solidarity fund campaign forging ahead, by Farrell Dobbs

Carlson tells workers: “Organize Labor Party" Scoreboard

First-hand report on victory of British Labor in elections, Special to the Military

West Coast vacation school enrolls “Militant” readers

Unionists hear Grace Carlson in San Pedro

Grace Carlson’s tour schedule

The history of American Trotskyism—how the Communist left opposition was organized in the United States, by James P. Cannon

(Page 7)

Workers’ Forum—letter from England—a word to our correspondents—what liberalism is—Negro soldiers—likes accuracy—veterans and fascism—vacation school—prices and wages

Win an original Laura Gray cartoon!

Pioneer Notes

Militant Army

Trotskyist youth hold lively forum

Paper seeks to turn vets against unions

Fight for this program:

(Page 8)

Army strikebreaking

British elections

Just a mouthpiece

An awful warning

“I’d just like to try it on . . . “ (cartoon)

Problems Facing War Veterans, by Charles Carsten

International Notes

Question Box

Ford spouts some more crack-pot predictions

OPA admits profiteers laugh at “price-control”


Volume IX No. 33 Saturday, August 18, 1945, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: George Breitman

(Page 1)

There is no peace! Only world socialism can save mankind from atomic destruction in another imperialist war—workers of America! You must take power into your own hands! Manifesto of the National Committee of the Socialist Workers Party

The only victor (cartoon)

(Page 2)

Wall Street imperialists cynically describe atomic bombings as “humanitarian” acts

“Freedom from want”—France, 1945 (photo)

World-wide commentaries on the use of atomic bomb

Atomic energy: its nature and properties, by V. Grey

Atomic energy won’t serve man under capitalism

There is no peace! (continued from Page 1)

(Page 3)

9,000 East Chicago inland steel workers strike against firing of union militants, Special to the Militant

Bulletin

Trotskyist candidates in N. Y. elections (photo)

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodor Kovalesky

Youngstown CIO mobilizes support for steel strike

N. Y. Trotskyists reach election petition goal

In the News

Frankensteen is victor in Detroit city primaries

French imperialists fear for Indo-China colony

(Page 4)

Wright aircraft workers laid off on V-J Day eve, by Dinah Sanders

Fifth anniversary of Trotsky’s death

The Negro Struggle, by Charles Jackson

Trotsky memorial meetings

(Page 5)

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

End of Pacific War looses an avalanche of layoffs, by Art Preis

Shop Talks on Socialism, by V. Grey

Class consciousness

Native fascism—II: American Big Business finances fascist scum, by Joseph Hansen

Atomic bomb wipes out defenseless civilians in the city of Nagasaki

Made in U.S.A.

SWP branch activities

(Page 6)

International fund drive passes half-way mark, by Farrell Dobbs

Food—a world problem (graphic)

Carlson describes progress of Trotskyism on West Coast, by Grace Carlson

Scoreboard

Conquerors wine and dine at Potsdam like barbaric despoilers of antiquity

The history of American Trotskyism—how the pioneer Trotskyists solved key question of “what to do next?” by James P. Cannon

(Page 7)

Workers’ Forum—De Leon and the SLP—Ball-Burton-Hatch anti-labor bill—on discrimination—coal for Europe—war criminals—two presidents—the rationing system—“wartime tragedy”

Win an original Laura Gray cartoon!

News deliverers gain concessions in WLB decision

Militant Army

Lie of German guilt

Urges Negroes to cast votes for Trotskyists

Patterson’s wife expresses thanks

Pioneer Notes

Race hate flares in New Zealand

(Page 8)

Japan’s defeat

Voice of capitalism

Detroit points way

Still against strikes

“But don’t you think . . . “ (cartoon)

Problems facing war veterans, by Charles Carsten

International Notes

Question Box

Big war profiteer poses as a “philanthropist”


Volume IX No. 34 Saturday, August 25, 1945, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: George Breitman

(Page 1)

Significance of Chiang’s fight with Stalinists, by the Editors

Jobs bill is big fraud—Truman backs totally worthless legislation, by Art Preis

The layoff is the payoff (photo)

Inland Steel strike forces corporation to reinstate fired union committeemen, by J. Lyons

Truman orders retention of curbs on labor

In the News

U. S. aids Kuomintang in Chinese civil war

Tammany challenges election petitions of S. W. P. candidate

The union’s duty, an Editorial

(Page 2)

The significance of the conflict between Chiang and the Stalinists (continued in Page 1)

Soldiers of the Chinese 8th Route Army (photo)

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

Brewers in Milwaukee strike for contract

(Page 3)

Reconversion head sees 8 million jobless soon

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

Truman retains curbs on labor (continued from Page 1)

Truman’s wage policy

Report on layoffs

Truman supports fake jobs bill (continued from Page 1)

End of no-strike pledge announced by auto union

Price gougers receive presidential “go” sign

(Page 4)

Inland steel union militants are reinstated by strike (continued from Page 1)

Laid-off wright workers stand hours for payoff; women faint, by Jerry Baker

The Negro Struggle, by Charles Jackson

Toledo CIO denounces strikebreaking bill

Union control over government-owned merchant marine is answer to layoffs

British election stirs Labor Party move in Houston

Victimized Italian longshoreman tells his story to “Militant” staff reporter, by Evelyn Atwood

Postwar Notes for Seamen

(Page 5)

Native fascism—III: American fascist organizations collaborate in spreading poison, by Joseph Hansen

Illinois bosses boast of killing all labor bills, by Leigh Roy

Shop Talks on Socialism, by V. Grey

Scientific study shows Europe on starvation diet, by Mary Kane

Children’t aid—for the poor and the rich

Women in war industry quickly learn unionism

Cleveland auto union supports Smith Act victim

Who really gains from the myth of race superiority?

(Page 6)

SWP receives urgent appeal for aid from impoverished comrades in Italy, by Farrell Dobbs

French Trotskyists defy DeGaulle

Scoreboard

Grace Carlson notes SWP growth in Seattle area, by Grace Carlson

Carlson speaks to Tacoma audience

Portland meeting on “V-J Day”

Good turn-out at Seattle meeting

The history of American Trotskyism—main task of Communist left opposition was propaganda rather than agitation, by James P. Cannon

(Page 7)

Workers’ Forum—detects fear in Hoover’s speech—excess profits “tax”—Truman’s appointees—atomic bomb—Los Angeles after V-J Day Peace, by K. F. Ziska

Win an original Laura Gray cartoon!

Pioneer Notes

Militant Army

Carlson meeting in San Francisco

Embracing Hitler’s backers

SWP branch activities

Question Box

(Page 8)

Beware of them!

Stalin and Japan

Tammany trickery

“But won’t the . . . “ (cartoon)

Problems facing war veterans, by Charles Carsten

The only road

Two million New Yorkers in run-down tenements


Volume IX No. 35 Saturday, September 1, 1945, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: George Breitman

(Page 1)

Kremlin betrays Chinese masses by Chiang deal

Murray tells Senate demand rises for government to operate plants—workers losing faith in “free enterprise”—CIO head admits increasing mass pressure to force government to run idle factories, by Art Preis

Soldiers petition Congress to halt Pacific transfers

Truman prepares new machinery to curb labor

The fruits of “free enterprise” (photo)

7,000 demonstrate in Chicago loop as layoffs sweep gigantic war plants, by Mike Bartell

In the News

Wall St. cracks whip by ending Lend-Lease, by Felix Morrow

Detroit labor seethes; layoffs hit 350,000

SWP wins legal fight to get on N. Y. ballot, by C. Thomas

(Page 2)

CIO president admits increasing demands for government operation of idle plants (continued from Page 1)

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

Boston USES office swamped (photo)

Youngstown Steel at half capacity

10,000 laid off daily in Massachusetts area

Truman plans conference to draft new labor curbs (continued from Page 1)

50 per cent unemployed seen for General Motors in Flint, by Jerry Kirk

Unemployed in Chicago parade (continued from Page 1)

5,000 jobs in Buffalo for 50,000 jobless

Kill and be blessed

(Page 3)

Philadelphia jobless reach 70,000 total

Fired workers protest to WLB (photo)

On-the-spot reports of the nation-wide layoffs—Detroit is seething as 350,000 are laid off (continued on Page 1)

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

Plant shutdowns affect 175,000 in North Jersey

52,000 due to lose jobs in Twin Cities, by Barbara Bruce

Fired workers in N. Y. midtown demonstration, by Dinah Sanders

Seattle layoffs strike women, Negroes hardest

200,000 seen fired in Los Angeles

Kaiser disregards seniority in heavy Portland layoffs, by C.M. Hesser

Layoff plague hits Toledo with coming of “peace”

Shipyard local for Labor Party

(Page 4)

Stalin betrays Chinese masses by Chiang deal (continued from Page 1)

Soldier exposes anti-German lies, by V. Grey

Wall Street snaps whip by canceling Lend-Lease system (continued from Page 1)

The Negro Struggle—advice from a veteran, by Charles Jackson

Hard-hearted Germans?

Soldiers protest Pacific transfer (continued from Page 1)

Los Angeles Tribune reprints column

Maritime board moves to cut Pacific bonus

Postwar Notes for Seamen

Toledo unionists battle Chevrolet Jim-Crow policy

Toledo SWP holds open forum on job program

August FI dedicated to memory of Trotsky

A new Versailles

No cause to complain

(Page 5)

Native fascism—IV: Hearst join Smith-Reynolds in peddling fascist poison to the youth of America, by Joseph Hansen

Shop Talks on Socialism, by V. Grey

Dobbs denounces Tammany plot

New York Trotskyist candidates (photo)

Simpson talks at Leon Trotsky memorial rally

SWP wins legal fight to get Dobbs on ballot (continued from Page 1)

(Page 6)

International fund drive tops three-quarter mark, by Farrell Dobbs

Japanese still dying by tens of thousands from radio-activity effects of atom bomb

Priceless gem of liberal thought

London students open fund to help Nigerian strikers

Scoreboard

Speech by Grace Carlson stirs Montana audience

The history of American Trotskyism—pioneer Trotskyists persevered despite attacks and isolation, by James P. Cannon

(Page 7)

Workers’ Forum—a letter to Negro children—Gray cartoon contest closes—chaos as workers seek Detroit jobs forcing women out of industry—the outcast veteran—Navy point system—independent in Akron elections—thoughts on V-J Day

Gray cartoon contest closes

The Dangerous Three

Pioneer Notes

Militant Army

SWP branch activities

Fight for this program

(Page 8)

Time for action

Plant “seizures”

Hong Kong

“Why don’t they . . .” (cartoon)

Problems facing war veterans, by Charles Carsten

International Notes

Question Box

High cost of living irks Wall Street men in Paris


Volume IX No. 36 Saturday, September 8, 1945, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: George Breitman

(Page 1)

Trotskyist gains reported from all over Europe

25,000 workers in Camden rally protest layoffs, by George Clement

Huge job demonstration in Manhattan (photo)

Congress faces growing jobs crisis—Big Business tools scheme to scuttle unemployed aid - national labor Congress advocated to meet simultaneously with capitalist law-makers, by Art Preis

Leon LeSoil

Detroit CIO marchers raise call for labor’s own party, Special to the Militant

In the News

John G. Wright starts national lecture tour

Nigerian strikers win demands

Wall Street the real victor in 2nd world-wide slaughter

50,000 demonstrate in New York for jobs, by Bill Morgan

Dobbs and Simpson demand jobs for New York workers

(Page 2)

How I pounded the pavements of New York City looking for one of those “sixty million jobs,” by Dinah Sanders

Demonstrating in Chicago Loop for jobs (photo)

50,000 rally in New York City in layoff protest (continued from Page 1)

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

Seamen’s wages fixed way below war level

Detroit CIO marchers seeks fighting program (continued from Page 1)

Don’t need the boss press

United strike ties up three St. Louis dailies, Special to the Militant

(Page 3)

Socialist Workers Party holds nation-wide meeting to honor memory of Leon Trotsky

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

N. Y. Trotsky memorial meeting message to Natalia Trotsky

4th International forges ahead in Europe despite bitter blows (continued from Page 1)

Comrade Marcel HIC

Belgian Trotskyists redouble activity

Dobbs and Simpson demand jobs for New York workers (continued from Page 1)

(Page 4)

“The downfall of Browder,” by James P. Cannon

The Negro Struggle—Nigerian workers set the tune, by Charles Jackson

(Page 5)

Native Fascism—V: How fascist demagogues hope to ensnare war veterans for assault upon labor, by Joseph Hansen

Billings applies for civil rights

Shop Talks on Socialism, by V. Grey

Maertz “investigated” Socialist Workers Party

Eyewitness calls shattered Tokyo monument of ruin

Stalinist “success” in cultural work

Capitalists are only victors in world war (continued from Page 1)

Protest mount against layoffs as reactionary Congress meets (continued from Page 1)

Ruined Germany faces spread of epidemics

(Page 6)

International solidarity fund near $5,000 goal, by Farrell Dobbs

Los Angeles SWP branches hold city conference

Red Sunday drive scheduled for Jackson pamphlet

Carlson gets warm welcome from audience in St. Paul, by Grace Carlson

John G. Wright starts national lecture tour (continued from Page 1)

John G. Wright tour schedule

SWP’s Nigeria protest receives brazen reply

Scoreboard

The history of American Trotskyism—communist left opposition sounded the alarm against rise of Hitler, by James P. Cannon

(Page 7)

Workers’ Forum—a reply to Victor Howell—capitalist press distorts news—cast-off of capitalism—likes “the Militant” for telling truth—letter from Britain

The Tory is my shepherd

Pioneer to issue new edition of book by Trotsky

Militant Army

Goodrich Local 5 enforces contract for 36-hour wk.

SWP Branch Activities

Pioneer Notes

Fight for this program:

(Page 8)

An immediate task

Lend-lease

Discrimination

Foster’s line

“No, I don’t practice discrimination . . .” (cartoon)

Problems Facing War Veterans, by Charles Carsten

International Notes

Question Box

Washington deaf to plea for aid against polio


Volume IX No. 37 Saturday, September 15, 1945, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs
Managing Editor: George Breitman

(Page 1)

Mass picketing halts Cleveland police terror, by George Grant

New York police enforce Jim Crow in Harlem area, by Bill Morgan

“We can cut it to fit, Harry” (cartoon)

Truman’s Congressional message hailed by agents of Big Business—gives no real answer to unemployed crisis, by Art Preis

11 Trotskyists freed in Ceylon

Organizer calls for Labor Party, Special to the Militant

William Patterson faces loss of eighteen years seniority

In the News

John G. Wright to give lectures in Pennsylvania

Filipinos fight return of despotic U.S. rule

Dobbs denied separate line of ballot in N. Y. election, by C. Thomas

Congress scuttles bill for $25 jobless relief

(Page 2)

Truman fails to offer effective solution to unemployed crisis in Congress message (continued from Page 1)

Flint Chevrolet local votes for strike action

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

Capitalist press distorts figures on jobs crisis, by M. A. Arder

The real score on layoffs vs. Jobs

Congress scuttles bill to increase aid to jobless (continued from Page 1)

CIO pickets help AFL strike in Hollywood, by Lois Saunders

Monroe workers print daily strike bulletin, by Joe White

(Page 3)

Goodrich workers respect foremen’s picket line, byJoseph Andrews

Cleveland labor unity in action (photo)

Mass picketing halts terrorism (continued from Page 1)

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

30,000 San Francisco marchers demand jobs

Postwar Notes for Seamen

Signs on trains voice protests of Army troops, by Mary Kane

Jim Crow policy endangers S.I.U.

Reading unionists send program to “Militant”

Imported Jamaican workers suffer shocking conditions

(Page 4)

4,753 pamphlets sold in one day

The Negro Struggle—an open letter to white fellow workers, by Charles Jackson

Dobbs deprived of separate line on N. Y. ballot (continued from Page 1)

Negro artist tells how she fought Jim Crow in battle for success, by Evelyn Atwood

New York police enforce Jim Crow in Harlem area (continued from Page 1)

Government cuts appropriations for child care, by Irene James

Congressmen at work

Youngstown women suffer in layoffs, by Mary Steele

(Page 5)

Shipyard strike won by workers in Australia

What Congressmen didn’t see in France (photo)

Filipinos fight return of U. S. despotic rule (continued from Page 1)

Shop Talks on Socialism, by V. Grey

Congress tour studies gay spots of Europe

Raging inflation heightens misery in Shanghai

De Gaulle promised big loans from Wall Street imperialists, by Felix Morrow

Fourth International founded 7 years ago, by George Collins

11 Trotskyists freed in Ceylon (continued from Page 1)

(Page 6)

SWP branches top $5,000 quota for international solidarity fund, by Farrell Dobbs

Woman party leader tells impressive gains of SWP, by Grace Carlson

Only labor can defeat fascism, meeting told

Scoreboards

John G. Wright will speak at Pennsylvania meetings (continued from Page 1)

John G. Wright tour schedule

The history of American Trotskyism—Hitler’s 1933 victory demonstrated hopeless bankruptcy of Comintern, by James P. Cannon

(Page 7)

Workers’ Forum—what “termination” really means—cancer kills a worker’s mother—workers angry, officials jittery—expelled from YPSL—world socialism or nothing!—“like 1918”—Army persecution of Negro prisoners—enjoys lecture on “women in prison”—American capitalists admit war guilt

“The four freedoms” (cartoon)

Militant Army

Weiss lectures on British Labor Party victory

SWP Branch Activities

Pioneer Notes

Fight for this program:

(Page 8)

Congress of labor

Native fascism

Italy’s colonies

Labor in Canada

“I’ve always said a woman’s place . . . “

Problems Facing War Veterans, by Charles Carsten

International Notes

Question Box

Children fleeing torture hunted with shotguns


Volume IX No. 38 Saturday, September 22, 1945, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs
Managing Editor: George Breitman

(Page 1)

Chilean workers win great strike victory, by Diego Henriquez

Detroit UAW heads demand convention

Auto workers prepare for show-down battle—Ford lockout opens “Big 3” counter-drive—strike vote impends; demand 30% raise, Special to the Militant

Pamphlet against Jim Crow warmly received in Harlem

First union head sees vital need for Labor Party, by Jerry Kirk

Wall Street theme song (cartoon)

John G. Wright speaks at Boston on British Labor

In the News

UAW national GM conference calls for Congress of labor, by Howard Smith

Indo-Chinese revolt against French rule, by Joseph Hansen

Goodrich lockout attempts to break foremen’s strike, by Joseph Andrews

Simpson bares rule of police in Harlem, by Louise Simpson

(Page 2)

GM national conference calls for Congress of labor (continued from Page 1)

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

Jobs demonstration in Camden (photo)

Akron unionist open 30-hour week campaign

Auto workers prepare for show-down battle (continued from Page 1)

GM conference resolution for a Congress of labor

5,000,000 launch wage offensive

(Page 3)

MacArthur retains Japanese despotism in Korea as independence movement voices angry protest

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

Workers in Chile win great strike (continued from Page 1)

Chile section prints SWP manifesto

Indo-Chinese revolt against French rule (continued from Page 1)

Great Northern foists blame for wreck on crew members, by C. Gustafson

Truman secretly knifes measure for jobless aid

Algerian Trotskyists fight imperialist rule

Simpson bares role of police in Harlem (continued from Page 1)

(Page 4)

Time for show-down

Withdraw the troops!

Women and industry

“Isn’t it dangerous for us to drive all the Japanese . . . “

Problems Facing War Veterans, by Charles Carsten

International Notes

Question Box

Why the big corporations can afford higher wages

(Page 5)

Workers’ Forum—a soldier’s report on “divide and rule”—his family lived in Hiroshima—what have workers gained?—“Let labor be boss”—the power of thought—“heads off South America!”—rotten system and a veteran’s tragedy—atomic bomb and “laws of war”—religion supports capitalist system—union bureaucrat aids the boss

Winner announced in Gray cartoon contest

Militant Army

SWP Branch Activities

Pioneer Notes

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(Page 6)

All SWP branches meet full quota in inspiring finish to campaign for $5,000 international solidarity fund, by Farrell Dobbs

Grace Carlson addresses meeting in Kansas City

Jackson pamphlet against Jim Crow completely sold out in three weeks

Hungary decrees death penalty as inflation spreads

Wright talks in Boston on British Labor Party (continued from Page 1)

John G. Wright tour schedule

Scoreboard

200 hear Carlson in Twin Cities

The history of American Trotskyism—how pioneer Trotskyist movement completed preparations for mass work, by James P. Cannon

(Page 7)

The heritage of Leon Trotsky and the tasks of his disciples, by James P. Cannon

The Negro Struggle—fruits of “victory,” by Charles Jackson

(Page 8)

Congressmen at Work

Unemployment is all in the head, says capitalist, by Jack O’Connell

Protesting UAW board’s strikebreaking (photo)

Shop Talks on Socialism, by V. Grey

Union militants picket UAW officials meeting

Billings’ petition for civil rights upheld by judge

Race discrimination scored by St. Paul trade unions, by Dorothy Schultz

Flint union head sees need for Labor Party (continued from Page 1)

Nursery closures hit Minneapolis mothers, by Mary Kane

Postwar Notes for Seamen

“Wall Street Journal” gloats over decline in railway jobs, by Henry Adams


Volume IX No. 39 Saturday, September 29, 1945, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs
Managing Editor: George Breitman

(Page 1)

Huge peacetime Army planned by Congress, by Joseph Hansen

How Foster fights U. S. Imperialism

UAW ranks force strike vote in auto industry—workers show fighting mood in walkouts—resist union leaders’ moves to stall action, by Kay O’Brien

Fascist vermin renew activities in New York City, by Farrell Dobbs and Louise Simpson

In the dawn’s early light (photo)

Bring him back home! (cartoon)

Angry letter protesting delay in discharges flood congressmen

In the News

Striking CIO oil workers demand “52-40 or fight,” by Mike Bartoli

Packed hall hears Wright lecture, by M. Garber

Stalinists slander “Militant” with lies invented by bosses

Veterans’ wives fight closure of Phil. nurseries, by John Haas

Senate action leaves unemployed to starve, by Art Preis

(Page 2)

Auto workers press demand for strike action (continued from Page 1)

Bills aim to give government ships to private owners, by F. J. Lang

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

Striking Ford workers in Canada (photo)

Stalinists betray strike of New York painters, by Bill Morgan

Flint Buick Local 599 proposes Labor Party

(Page 3)

Our Martyrs

25,000 workers in Ceylon strike for better conditions

International Notes

C. C. F. spokesman fights in parliament for labor

British officials order deportation of Pierre Frank

(Page 4)

United labor action

Spoils of war

Witch-hunt

“I really don’t see how . . .” (cartoon)

Problems Facing War Veterans, by Charles Carsten

Workers’ Bookshelf

Congressmen at Work

How billionaire Ford did business with Nazis

(Page 5)

Workers’ Forum—elated over West Coast vocation school—a letter to Victor Howell—seeing through “jaybird Bilbo”—no “Militants” on Wall Street—du Pont rights to atom bomb—Navy discharges, for officers and men

Worker in Italy writes of frightful conditions

Pioneer Notes

Militant Army

Question Box

Fight for this program:

(Page 6)

Fascist vermin renew their drive to win foothold in New York City (continued from Page 1)

Workers jam Phila. Hall to hear Wright lecture (continued from Page 1)

West Coast vacation school opens with large enrollment, by J. Blake

Reading unionist hear J. G. Wright

The history of American Trotskyism—how the Trotskyists started mass work, by James P. Cannon

(Page 7)

How ruthless Allied imperialist deliberately planned the fire-bombing of working-class homes in Japan

Protests against discharge delay swamp Congress (continued from Page 1)

Welcome home Joe (cartoon)

Trotskyists defy police attempt to wall off Harlem, by Bill Morgan

The Negro Struggle—origin and significance of “race,” by Charles Jackson

Huge peacetime Army planned by Congress (continued from Page 1)

Sydney workers aid Indonesians

SWP Branch Activities

Senate action leaves jobless to starvation (continued from Page 1)

(Page 8)

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

CIO oil strikers in Toledo back fight for 30% raise, by Ted Reading

“52-40 or fight” is slogan of CIO oil workers (continued from Page 1)

Texas oil strikers (photo)

Shop Talks on Socialism, by V. Grey

Boston mothers urge nurseries, by J. Kitting

Figures reveal need for nurseries

Vets’ wives demonstrate against nursery closures (continued from Page 1)

“We need depressions” says capitalist writer

16,000 stage sitdown in shipyard at Camden, by Susan Hill

Postwar Notes for Seamen

Red Sunday called by SWP to sell jobs pamphlet


Volume IX No. 40 Saturday, October 6, 1945, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs
Managing Editor: George Breitman

(Page 1)

Indo-Chinese battle imperialist despots, by Joseph Hansen

1,000 Detroit workers picket fascist meeting—police use clubs in brutal attack on anti-fascists, by Kay O’Brien

Hands off Indo-China (cartoon)

Zionist protest mass rally held in New York City, by Ben Joseph

New York labor shows power in backing elevator strike, by Bill Morgan

Bulletin

In the News

Socialists Workers Party protests use of U. S. troops in Indo-China

250 hear Wright speak in New York

Louise Simpson answers a Republican slanderer

House buries jobless bills in vicious attack on labor, by Art Preis

Harlem ghetto arrest protested by SWP

(Page 2)

Westinghouse “White Collar” workers demonstrate militant methods of labor struggle in strike, by Eloise Black

Fighting the oil barons for 30% raise (photo)

N. Y. Zionist rally protests British Palestine policy (continued from Page 1)

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

Extension of oil walkout authorized by union board

UMW Local 2399 takes action on Patterson Case

New York labor shows gigantic power in elevator strike (continued from Page 1)

Urge N.Y. police to solve murder of Carlo Tresca

Mine workers unpaid for atomic bomb ore

Flint auto local votes 30-day strike deadline, by Jerry Kirk

(Page 3)

Australian dock strike supports Indonesian battle for freedom, by Robert L. Birchman

Allied rule tightens over German people

Foraging for coal (photo)

International Notes

Annamese battle troops of Allies

SWP protest cabled to Attlee

Guerilla [sic] bands fight Franco rule

Trotskyists in Chile forge steadily ahead

Nigerian strike supported by Caribbean workers

(Page 4)

Policy for labor

Anti-Semitism

For colonial freedom

Sir Bernard Pares

“They’re so selfish . . . “ (cartoon)

Problems Facing War Veterans, by Charles Carsten

Workers’ Bookshelf

Congressmen at Work

Standard Oil’s battle to seal the pipelines

(Page 5)

Workers’ Forum—British member of Y.C.L. sends correction on French martyrs—editor’s reply—railroad locals call for 36 hour week—Harvester company “explains” job loss to a seller—Calvinist cant—capitalist press changes a line—a “great” world

Red Sunday mobilization

Militant Army

Pioneer Notes

Question Box

Socialist Workers Party Branch Activities

(Page 6)

“Militant” opens drive for 10,000 new subs

Wright lectures in 3 cities on the British Labor victory

Louise Simpson answers bicious [sic] fake “interview”

High award for heroism to comrade Dauber

John G. Wright tour schedule

Allentown hears John J. [sic] Wright, by John Fitch

Newark meeting well attended

The history of American Trotskyism—our experiences in the N. Y. hotel strike, by James P. Cannon

(Page 7)

1,000 Detroit workers picket fascist meeting; police use clubs in attack on anti-fascists (continued from Page 1)

The Negro Struggle—the true role of religion, by Charles Jackson

The fight in Los Angeles against race segregation, by Jean SImon

(Page 8)

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

14,000 workers in militant sitdown strike “hold the fort” at New Jersey shipyard

Shop Talks on Socialism

Bulletin

Sitdowners massed in Camden shipyard (photo)

Lumber workers walk out in fight for general wage raise, Special to the Militant

Montgomery Ward is heaven according to its job ads, by Jack Pearson

Postwar Notes for Seamen

Vets criticize mechanical limbs

Theaters picketed in studio strike, by Lois Saunders

Urgent heed for child care centers

Chicago social to feature skit


Volume IX No. 41 Saturday, October 13, 1945, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs
Managing Editor: George Breitman

(Page 1)

Allies prepare slaughter in Java and Indo-China, by Joseph Hansen

S.W.P. issues call to black fascists

Labor strike upsurge reaches new heights—workers face government strikebreaking

“Let’s negotiate, gentlemen” (cartoon)

The SWP’s stand on Benjamin Davis

Buffalo CIO votes action against Smith

Detroit police attack anti-fascists (photo)

New York longshoremen fight for safe loads, by F. J. Lang

In the News

60,000 AFL lumber men out on strike, Special to the Militant

Strikers resist union-busting of SKF trust, by M. Garber

Stalinists whitewash Detroit police terror, Special to the Militant

Kelsey-Hayes unit conducts courageous 6-week battle, by Kay O’Brien

(Page 2)

Detroit SWP opens campaign for Frankensteen, by John Saunders and Art Preis

Kelsey-Hayes strikers silence Thomas (photo)

Strikers resist union-busting of SKF trust (continued from Page 1)

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

Texas CIO oil strikers wage militant fight for 30% raise

Kelsey-Hayes union conducts brave battle (continued from Page 1)

Massed pickets halt huge standard plant, by John A. McClure

60,000 lumber strikers fight for wage-increases (continued from Page 1)

Buffalo CIO votes action against Smith (continued from Page 1)

(Page 3)

International Notes

Vanquished . . . “Victors” (photos)

Indonesian nationalists fight Dutch imperialism, by Ratna Soemanti

Our Martyrs

Squabble over booty of war ends Big Five London parley, by Felix Morrow

Allied rulers prepare slaughter in Far East (continued from Page 1)

(Page 4)

Smash the fascists!

Anti-Jewish slander

Full employment

“I can’t understand . . . “ (cartoon)

Problems Facing War Veterans, by Charles Carsten

Workers’ Bookshelf

Congressmen at Work

Trial reveals thievery by huge food monopoly

(Page 5)

Workers’ Forum—false leaders hit in letter to Jackson—it’s the rich who injure all—seaman exposes Standard Oil’s sales to Hitler—one job with a postwar prospect—“the bosses will lose . . . “—“Militant” makeup affects sales of newsstands—regulate war?—or end capitalism

American soldier in Naples sees picture of Leon Trotsky

Militant Army

Question Box

Pioneer Notes

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(Page 6)

SWP set for action in “Militant” drive, by Justine Lang

Even tents in park denied homeless vets

Workers in three Ohio cities to hear J. G. Wright this week

Guerin article on fascism featured in September F. I.

Preis pamphlet sale totals 2,689 in day

John G. Wright tour schedule

The history of American Trotskyism—Trotskyist role in Minneapolis strikes, by James P. Cannon

(Page 7)

N. Y. Trotskyists back Ben Davis as second choice for City Council (continued from Page 1)

The Negro Struggle—as a man thinketh . . ., by Charles Jackson

Capitalist legislation fosters race ghettos, by Jean Simons

Simpson scores anti-Negro role of Big Business

CIO Red Caps raise demands for higher pay

How sub campaigns mirror SWP growth, by Larissa Reed

Trotskyist runs for office in British election

Midwest vacation school inspires stirring report, by William F. Warde

Socialist Workers Party Branch Activities

(Page 8)

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

Militia strikebreaking practice held in Chicago stockyards

Giving a good tip to scabs (photo)

Shop talks on Socialism

G.I. writers of protest letters may face Brass Hat reprisals

Revealing figures on demobilization

Militant strikes sweeping Jersey, by Harry Robinson

New heights reached in labor’s upsurge

Buffalo unions ask conference

Postwar Notes for Seamen

New York SWP continued sales in Negro areas

Longshoremen in N.Y. fights for safe loads (continued from Page 1)


Volume IX No. 42 Saturday, October 20, 1945, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

Greek Stalinists slay Trotskyists, by Paul G. Stevens

Stalinist editor Budenz deserts to the church, by Art Preis

Planning the Third World War (cartoon)

Militarists plan new war—possibility of peace era discounted by Marshall—total destruction of mankind threatened by frightful new atomic-powered weapons, by Joseph Hansen

SWP protests French arrest of Indo-Chinese

Rank and file dock strikers demand own negotiating body, by F. J. Lang

Bulletin

Lockheed union aids picketers in movie strike, by Lois Saunders

Bulletin

In the News

SWP’s statement on Ben Davis exposes Stalinist trickery

“Relief for the rich” tax bill passed

Smith denied San Diego hall

Minneapolis union picket Gerald L. K. Smith meeting

(Page 2)

Texas CIO oil militants determined to renew wage fight; denounce Truman’s strikebreaking, Special to the Militant

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

N.Y. longshore strike rally (photo)

Ranks demand own committee in dock strike (continued from Page 1)

SKF strikers fight international trust, by M. Gerber

Generals blueprint a Third World War (continued from Page 1)

Unions picket Smith meeting in Minneapolis

Los Angeles union vote to picket fascist rally

House adopts tax bill to aid rich parasites (continued from Page 1)

(Page 3)

International Notes

Biggest dock strike since 1926 sweeps harbors of Great Britain

Seamen picket Dutch consulate in San Francisco

Picketing the Dutch consulate (photo)

The struggle against the Belgian monarchy, by Felix Morrow

Allies tightening grip on Far East

Belgian miners solidarize with German workers

Indonesia movement for independence has long tradition of Militant struggle, by Ratna Soemanti

Trotskyists in Greece killed by Stalinist murder gangs (continued from Page 1)

(Page 4)

Pierre Frank

Labor solidarity

Bring them back home!

Digging up a corpse

“It certainly is a revolutionary idea . . .”

Problems Facing War Veterans, by Charles Carsten

Workers Bookshelf

Congressmen at Work

Government rehearses new “anti-trust” farce

(Page 5)

Workers’ Forum—Irish comrades report progress—Welsh comrades read “Militant”—movie boasts the “good” collaborators!—“Hero Fund” hides neglect of veterans—capitalist schools breed prejudice—Henry Ford still making tanks

A discussion on public opinion, by Andrew Michelson

Militant Army

Pioneer Notes

Editor’s Comment

Question Box

Our Program:

(Page 6)

First day of “Militant” drive gains 1,064 new subscribers, by Justine Lang

John G. Wright talks in Buffalo on the British Labor victory

Imperialist use food as weapon against revolt

Militant Pace-setters

Scoreboard

West Coast vacation school inspires all

Youngstown workers appreciate lecture

John G. Wright tour schedule

The history of American Trotskyism—how Trotskyists led Minneapolis strikes, by James P. Cannon

(Page 7)

No “secrets” in atomic bomb, say scientists; predict “world suicide” under present set up

The Negro Struggle—storm warning—prepare now, by Charles Jackson

Louise Simpson fights for socialist society, by Grace Carlson

Native fascist propaganda (photo)

New York fascists hold queens rally

SWP statement on Davis bares Stalinist deals (continued from Page 1)

Socialist Workers Party Branch Activities

(Page 8)

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

Foster continued Browder line of supporting “good” capitalists, by Felix Morrow

Shop talks on Socialism, by V. Grey

Police violence in Hollywood strike (photo)

Lockheed workers halt police terror against studio strike (continued from Page 1)

Postwar Notes for Seamen

“Daily Worker” editor desert to the Church (continued from


Volume IX No. 43 Saturday, October 27, 1945, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

Soekarno govt. protests role of U.S. in Java, by Ratna Soemanti

Hoodlum attacks arouse Detroit labor movement, Special to the Militant

Picketing against the fascists (photo)

20,000 workers in Los Angeles picket fascist Smith’s meeting—giant labor demonstration biggest in city’s history, by Mac Patrick and J. Blake

Foster’s deal with Tammany Hall disappoints ranks of Stalinists, by C. Thomas

In the News

GM head wants destruction of 40-hour week

Why Detroit Trotskyists back labor candidates

SWP supports Buffalo labor candidates, Special to the Militant

Dock strike undermined by Stalinist disruption, by F. J. Lang

Northwest lumber strike holds firm in 4th week, Special to the Militant

(Page 2)

20,000 massed labor pickets warn G. L. K. Smith there’s “no room for fascists” in Los Angeles (continued from Page 1)

Leaflet of Los Angeles SWP (photo)

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

How the SWP helped mobilize anti-fascist picket in L. A., by James Dell

(Page 3)

International Notes

British dock strike remains solid; 50,000 stevedores reported out

Voting to stay on strike (photo)

The role of imperialism in the Argentine events, by Joseph Hansen

Trotskyists run candidates in French general election, Special to the Militant

Soekarno govt. Protests role of U.S. in Java (continued from Page 1)

Trotskyist calls on radio audience to back Detroit’s labor candidates (continued from Page 1)

(Page 4)

Congress and the atom

Where does he stand?

Free Puerto Rico!

A liar confesses

Radio censorship

Tax the rich!

“But why must I . . . “ (cartoon)

Problems Facing War Veterans, by Charles Carsten

Workers’ Bookshelf

Congressmen at Work

Big Business authored “industrial peace” bill

(Page 5)

Workers’ Forum—grateful for finding socialism—Stalinists aid murder of Greek workers—union militant evaluates the Socialist Worker Party—for better headlines—railroad workers begin struggle for 36-hour week

From a young soldier’s mother

Militant Army

Pioneer Notes

Question Box

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(Page 6)

1,207 new readers chalked up in “the Militant” sub campaign, by Justine Lang

Wright speaks on British labor before responsive Toledo Group, by Ted Reading

Scoreboard

Militant Pace-Setters

Dutch rulers fight to hold their wealth in East Indies

Akron workers hear lecture

John G. Wright tour schedule

The history of American Trotskyism—lessons for labor in 1934 Minneapolis strikes—by James P. Cannon

(Page 7)

N.Y. labor leaders’ support of boss candidates is real cause of workers’ “apathy” to election

The Negro Struggle—hellish homecoming, by Charles Jackson

Beaten by anti-union thugs (photo)

Trotskyist candidates fight vicious Jim Crow system, by Louise Simpson

Hoodlum attacks stir Detroit labor unions (continued from Page 1)

Buffalo labor candidates supported by Trotskyists (continued from Page 1)

Mass meeting protests Chicago Jim Crow acts

Stalinist ranks resent foster-Tammany deal (continued from Page 1)

Social Workers Party Branch Activities

(Page 8)

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

Stalinist Party heads support capitalist candidates; find it difficult to explain to grumbling members, by Felix Morrow

Congress to the rescue! (Cartoon)

Shop Talks on Socialism, by V. Grey

Stalinists disrupt dock strike by provoking jurisdiction war (continued from Page 1)

GM head issues arrogant big for longer work week (continued from Page 1)

Postwar Notes for Seamen

Philadelphia labor supports militant SKF strikers, by M. Goldman

Lumber strike holds firm in fourth week (continued from Page 1)


Volume IX No. 44 Saturday, November 3, 1945, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

Vote Trotskyist, Dobbs urges in radio address

Profiteering auto and steel barons arrogantly reject wage demands—GM, Chrysler workers vote overwhelmingly for strike, by Art Preis

Allies increase armed pressure on Indonesians, by Joseph Hansen

A graduation gift from Truman (cartoon)

Simpson on radio attacks Jim Crow

SKF strikers resist brutal police terror, by Max Goldman

Union woman, beaten by thugs, blames attack on corporations, by Kay O’Brien

In the News

Toledo SWP urges voters to elect Simmons

“Vote Labor,” SWP says in Detroit

New York Longshoremen force more concessions, by F. J. Lang

San Francisco machinists prepare for major battle, by Bob Chester

(Page 2)

4,000 glass workers go out on strike in Toledo after two years of fruitless palaver with bosses, by Ted Reading

Women strikers on the march (photo)

Union woman slugged, blames corporations (continued from Page 1)

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

N. Y. dock workers force concessions (continued from Page 1)

San Francisco machinist union face big battle (continued from Page 1)

Profiteering corporations reject wage raise demands (continued from Page 1)

SKF strikers hold firm against police assaults (continued from Page 1)

(Page 3)

International Notes

Indo-China head calls on Truman to end warfare

May face firing squad (photo)

Landslide vote of French workers shows they want socialist society

Deeds speak eloquently for French Trotskyists

Strike of British dockers spreads to all harbors

Javanese strike ships of Dutch in N.Y. port, by Robert Birchman

Allied troops shoot down supporter of free Java (continued from Page 1)

(Page 4)

Our program

Wall St. militarism

“Have you heard those awful Trotskyist . . .” (Cartoon)

Problems Facing War Veterans, by Charles Carsten

Workers’ Bookshelf

Congressmen at Work

Big electrical trusts in cartel conspiracy

(Page 5)

Workers’ Forum—misery increases for Italian people—exposing line of Brass Hats—reply to Hansen by Victor Howell—soldier in India reports on officers and men—common people will build a new world—a major looks to next war—new horrors facing world

October “Fourth International” exposes war guilt in Pacific

Militant Army

The scarcity plan

Pioneer Notes

Socialist Workers Party Branch Activities

Question Box

Our Programs:

(Page 6)

Score of 2,162 new readers reached in 2nd week of “Militant” sub campaign, by Justine Lang

Timken bearing strikers battle to defend their union conditions

Scoreboard

Militant Pace-setters

125 Detroit workers hear Wright on British labor, by Frank Brown

John G. Wright tour schedule

The history of American Trotskyism—how Trotskyists worked for left-wing unity, by James P. Cannon

(Page 7)

1917 Russian Bolshevik revolution pointed the way for all workers, by Larissa Reed

The Negro Struggle—hear ye, Harlem, by Charles Jackson

Louise Simpson interviewed (photo)

SWP candidate Dobbs has militant record, by Grace Carlson

Farrell Dobbs urges “vote Trotskyist!”

Louise Simpson attacks Jim Crow in radio talk (continued from Page 1)

(Page 8)

Diary of a Steel Worker, by Theodore Kovalesky

How American Stalinists support capitalist reaction under foster, by Felix Morrow

Labor solidarity in movie strike (photo)

Shop Talks on Socialism, by V. Grey

“Vote for labor’s candidates,” Burch urges workers in Detroit (continued from Page 1)

Toledo SWP asks labor to vote for J. Simmons (continued from Page 1)

Auto workers in Baltimore resist union-busting move, by Dorothy Lessing

Postwar Notes for Seamen

SWP answers radio attack by Detroit mayor


Volume IX No. 45 Saturday, November 10, 1945, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

3,000 picket meeting of fascist in Oakland, by Robert Chester and Della Rossa

Forging new chains (cartoon)

Auto barons smear labor—use race-hate, red-baiting against Detroit workers

Civil war flares in Northern China

Veterans lead picket line in Timken walkout, by Special to the Militant

Truman says labor must accept reduction of take-home wages

In the News

William Patterson ends prison term, by Eloise Gordon

Huge picket line against fascist meeting in L. A., by Lois Saunders

Machinists strike in San Francisco, Special to the Militant

British dock strikers agree to month truce

Enemies of labor incite Gary student race-hate, by Robert I. Birchman

(Page 2)

SKF strikers in Philadelphia continue militant battle against policy terror, injunction threat, by Max Geldman

Patterson released from Uniontown jail (continued from Page 1)

Mack truck workers block to strike poll (photo)

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

AFL and CIO machinists unite in big San Francisco strike (continued from Page 1)

Slashes in take-home pay upheld byTruman speech (continued from Page 1)

Police invade anti-Jim Crow church service

(Page 3)

International Notes Misery in Germany (photo)

Indonesian people fight heroically against brutal imperialist assault, by Joseph Hansen

How Allies betrayed the Jewish refugees, by Dan Shelton

Allied rule savage in ruined Germany, by Eugene Varlin

Trotskyist gains impressive in French election, Special to the Militant

Trotskyists lead fight against French fascists

(Page 4)

Detroit election

Two sliding scales

Ship “bottleneck”

“Ready for self-rule”

“Isn’t it wonderful . . . “

Problem Facing War Veterans, by Charles Carsten

Movie Review

Congressmen at Work

Navy officers accused of huge meat theft

(Page 5)

Workers’ Forum—letter to SKF . . . refused publication by boss press—as answer to “Christian Front”—woman’s interest inspires comrades—new subscriber scores Rankin—three Stalinists buy the Militant—workers defend Trotskyist speakers

“There is no peace,” says Allentown worker

Militant Army

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Question Box

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(Page 6)

3,666 new readers gained as “Militant” subscription drive gathers momentum, by Justine Lang

Gary labor-haters incite student anti-Negro action (continued from Page 1)

Scoreboard

Militant Pace-Setters

Flint workers appreciate lecture by J. G. Wright, by John Quinn

The history of American Trotskyism—how Trotskyists negotiated unity with A.W.P.—by James P. Cannon

(Page 7)

What is behind the official silence in unsolved murder of Carlo Tresca?

The Negro Struggle—no Negro struggle? by Charles Jackson

SWP pickets at Oakland meeting

Fascist Smith rally in Oakland picketed (continued from Page 1)

Labor, students, sailors make it hot for Smith

Auto barons launch “smear-labor” drive (continued from Page 1)

Civil war flares in North China (continued from Page 1)

Socialist Workers Party Branch Activities

Workers gird for showdown with packers

(Page 8)

Diary of a Steelworker, by T. Kovalesky

Criminal election policy of N. Y. Stalinists blocks step toward national Labor Party, by Felix Morrow

Veterans leading picket line (photo)

Shoptalks on Socialism, by V. Grey

War veterans lead the picket line in walkout at Canton Timken plant (continued from Page 1)

Student groups hear Trotskyist youth speakers

Postwar Notes for Seamen, by F. J. Lang

Stalinists forget murder of Panto in wild effort to cover up O’Dwyer, by Mill Morgan

Huge picket line against fascist meeting in L. A. (continued from Page 1)


Volume IX No. 46 Saturday, November 17, 1945, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

Trotskyist mayoralty candidates wins 4,267 in New York

Huge labor struggle looms as bosses scorn wage plea—Washington parley called to curb militant actions, by Art Preis

Hand of U. S. deep in China civil war

Open the books! (cartoon)

British dockers set up placards to mark “truce”

Trend to socialism shown to French workers’ votes, by Paul G. Stevens

Withdraw troops from the Orient! by the Editors

In the News

Huge auto barricade halts police move to smash Ford picket lines in Windsor, by Kay O’Brien

SKF seeks court aid against union, by Max Goldman

Comparison table of vote trend of minority parties in New York

(Page 2)

Dobbs gets 4,267 votes as Trotskyist electoral strength shows 400 per cent gain in New York (continued from Page 1)

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

Marshall Field strikers force wage concession

Voting for GM strike (photo)

Withdraw troops from the Orient! (continued from Page 1)

Huge struggle looms over wage raise issue (continued from Page 1)

British dockers set up placards to mark “truce” (continued from Page 1)

U.S. role in China exposed by “Fourth International”

(Page 3)

International Notes

Mass slaughter launched in Java as Allies begin bombing civilians, by Joseph Hansen

How Allies betrayed the Jewish refugees, by Dan Shelton

Victims in war-torn Germany (photo)

Famine and death stalk people in German ruins

Guerin article on Indo-China in next issue

Trend to socialism shown in French workers’ votes (continued from Page 1)

Indonesians will fight to the death against Dutch despots, says seaman, by Evelyn Atwood

(Page 4)

Open their books!

“Victors”

Free enterprise

The Italian armistice

“But why do they permit labor candidates . . . “ (cartoon)

Problems Facing War Veterans—plight of Negro veterans, by Charles Carsten

Workers’ Bookshelf

Congressmen at Work

Nazi document reveals aid from Standard Oil

(Page 5)

Workers’ Forum—compares programs of SWP and SLP—high school youth tells meaning of conscription—wants book on socialist future—a request for more explanation about Stalin

Two letters on the recent New York longshore strike

Pioneer Notes

Militant Army

Question Box

Editor’s Note:

Our program:

(Page 6)

5,457 new readers gained as “Militant” subscription drive hits halfway mark, by Justine Lang

Minneapolis workers appreciate speech on British Labor victory, by Barbara Bruce

Scoreboard

Militant Pace-Setters

Milwaukee gathering hears lecture by John G. Wright, by K. Zellon

John G. Wright tour schedule

The history of American Trotskyism—Trotskyists and American Workers Party fuse—by James P. Cannon

(Page 7)

Russian revolution—our appraisal—Cannon’s address at 28th anniversary celebration, by James P. Cannon

The Negro Struggle—reply to Comrade Thomas, by Charles Jackson

Socialist Workers Party Branch Activities

(Page 8)

Diary of a Steelworker, by T. Kovalesky

Decline in American Labor Party’ vote due to its support of boss candidates, by Felix Morrow

Workers’ barricade—1945 model (photo)

Auto blockade protects pickets in Windsor from police assault (continued from Page 1)

Bulletin

Shoptalks on Socialism, by V. Grey

Boss press lies about “gay” Harlem, by Jerry Baker

Postwar Notes for Seamen, by F. J. Lang

Stalinist goons rip up “militants,” by Laura Falk


Volume IX No. 47 Saturday, November 24, 1945, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

Manhattan Trotskyist receives 1,324 votes in council elections

Indonesian people fight heroically for freedom from Allied despots—U. S. Army weapons used in slaughter of Javanese, by Joseph Hansen

San Francisco machinists solid in strike, by Robert Chester

Bringing “four freedoms” to Indonesia (cartoon)

Jackson to address protest rally on colonial slaughter

Yale and Towne strikers resist open shop drive, Special to the Militant

Militants gain in Akron rubber union elections, Special to the Militant

Giant auto union faces greatest strike battle, Special to the Militant

In the News

Withdraw troops from the Far East! by the Editors

U. S. troops fire in China civil war, by Charles Carsten

Mine local foils attempt to victimize Patterson, Special to the Militant

(Page 2)

Big vote for Detroit labor’s mayoralty candidate spurs movement for an independent labor party, by Arthur Burch

Striking West Coast machinists (photo)

Trade Union Notes, by Bill Morgan

Gian CIO auto union faces biggest battle (continued from Page 1)

Comrade John Travis

Simpson gets 1,324 votes in Manhattan for council

15,000 Jersey shipyard men stage walkout, by A. Williams

Detroit SWP opens new hall

(Page 3)

International Notes

Indo-Chinese battle for freedom against imperialist rule of France, by Daniel Guerin

Hands off Indo-China (cartoon)

American ships cary French to Indo-China

Belgian reaction arms its bands for civil war, by E. Germain

Karl Marx’s indictment of Dutch colonial rule

American troops bolster Chiang Kai-shek regime (continued from Page 1)

(Page 4)

Support the UAW!

“Business secrets”

Stalin and Indonesia

Bandits’ agreement

“I’ve been thinking how much . . . “ (cartoon)

Problems Facing War Veterans, by Charles Carsten

Movie Review

Congressmen at Work

Steel union exposes bosses’ “poverty” plea

(Page 5)

Workers’ Forum—scores betrayers of working class—reconversion hits Negroes hardest—pray and lose—mother proud of Trotskyist daughter—cites weakness of craft unions—why workers seeks refuge in religion—on the Stalinist support of O’Dwyer—exposes conditions in Philadelphia hospital

Pray and lose

U.S. aims to use Japan against Soviet Union, says latest F. I.

Militant Army

Pioneer Notes

Veteran of World War II. writes on Armistice Day

Question Box

Our Program:

(Page 6)

6,845 new readers of “Militant” gained; sub campaign hits 68 per cent of quota, by Justine Lang

J. P. Cannon speaks in Chicago on 1917 revolution anniversary

Scoreboard

Militant Pace-Setters

Comrade Konikow speaks in Boston, by J. Killing

Philadelphia hears William F. Warde, John Haas

Mary Clark gives speech in Akron

John G. Wright addresses group in St. Paul

John G. Wright tour schedule

The history of American Trotskyism—our approach to left-wing developments in ‘35—by James P. Cannon

(Page 7)

Europeans Trotskyists call for aid to the embattled colonial peoples

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

Indonesian slogans in Soerabaja (photo)

Hunger plagues Indonesians under Dutch rule, by Susan Adams

Javanese battle heroically against imperialist despots (continued from Page 1)

Why Indonesians fight for freedom, by “a Sailor”

Socialist Workers Party Branch Activities

(Page 8)

Diary of a Steelworker, by T. Kovalesky

Dutch Stalinists oppose Indonesian freedom offer full support to brutal imperialist rule, by Felix Morrow

Labor solidarity in Stamford

Shoptalks on Socialism, by V. Grey

Yale and Towne strikers fight low wages, return of open shop (continued from Page 1)

Greyhound bus strikers fight big wage slash, Special to the Militant

San Francisco machinists hold firm in joint strike (continued from Page 1)

Progressives gain in rubber locals (continued from Page 1)

Postwar Notes for Seamen, by F. I. Lang


Volume IX No. 48 Saturday, December 1, 1945, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

The only road to victory in the GM strike, by the Editors

Workers show grim determination as Titanic strike paralyzes G.M.—225,000 unitedly answer UAW call for a showdown—Detroit ranks prepare for bitter struggle to defend union and win 30 per cent raise, by Kay O’Brien

A new point on the agenda (cartoon)

Anglo-American despots praise Japanese Allies

Trotskyist fighter in forefront of struggle to free Indo-China, by Robert Birchman

Strike upsurge may soon sweep to 1,250,000

Spirit of 1937 displayed in Flint GM strike, by John Darnell

Dictator Chiang Kai-shek aided by U.S. imperialism

U.S. arms mow down people of Indonesia

“Dynasty of Death” rules GM’s empire, by Dinah Sanders

(Page 2)

ON the spot GM strike news—coast to coast—auto strikers determined (continued from Page 1)

The open-shopper’s lament (cartoon)

Road to victory in the GM strike (continued from Page 1)

Cleveland auto strikers get AFL, brotherhoods support, Special to the Militant

Toledo Chevrolet pickets march in spirit of ‘35, by Charles Reading, Special to the Militant

Buffalo’s striking workers brave cold and blinding snow, by Bill Gray

Electromotive pickets display high spirits

AFL construction workers join G. M. strikers in L. A., by Jean Blake

UAW Local 25 shuts down GM in St. Louis, Special to the Militant

Baltimore GM down as 1,000 close two plants, by Dorothy Lessing

(Page 3)

The fearful plight of Jewish victims, by Joseph Hansen

First Belgian Trotskyist Congress since “liberation” notes big gains, by E. Germain

Indian people rack colonial freedom cause

Chinese eighth route soldiers march (photo)

French Stalinists betray labor for Cabinet posts, by Paul G. Stevens

Trotskyists in the forefront of the Indo-Chinese struggle (continued from Page 1)

U.S. arms mow down people of Indonesia (continued from Page 1)

(Page 4)

All support for the embattled UAW!

The same struggle

Operate idle plants

“Now are you sure . . . “ (cartoon)

Problems Facing War Veterans, by Charles Carsten

Workers’ Bookshelf

Congressmen at Work

Operators net millions in ships “sale” steals

(Page 5)

Workers’ Forum—mill gives to city police—recommends class in socialism—censors hold up letter exposing discrimination—disgusted soldiers’ letter to Congress

New York Trotskyists’ election sound-truck (photo)

Militant Army

A caustic commentary on Hull, winner of Nobel “peace” prize

Pioneer Notes

Belgian Trotskyist gives facts on Walter Dauge

Our Program:

(Page 6)

“Militant” sub drive hits 77 per cent; gains 7,663 new readers in 6 weeks, by Justine Lang

Workers at Stalinist meeting defend “Militant” distributors, by Milton Genecin

Scoreboard

Militant Pace-Setters

Seattle workers hear J. G. Wright

Buffalo SWP celebrates 1917 revolution anniversary

The history of American Trotskyism—how Trotskyists appraised the Socialist Party—by James P. Cannon

(Page 7)

“Sit-Down”—Epic of Flint, 1937, by Bill Morgan

The Negro Struggle—solidarity in the UAW struggle! by Charles Jackson

UAW sitdown scene in ‘37 (photo)

Women’s brigade in ‘37 strikes (photo)

“Dynasty of Death” rules GM’s empire

Los Angeles paper reprints pamphlet by Jackson

Public funds finance GM’s union busting

Wilson opposes wage raises—but

Three GM plants closed right in Cincinnati area

Spirit of 1937 displayed in Flint GM strike

Socialist Workers Party Branches Activities

(Page 8)

Diary of a Steelworker, by T. Kovalesky

Stalinists silent on French and Dutch imperialist butchery in Asia colonies, by Felix Morrow

Full of fight and ready for the showdown! (photo)

Shoptalks on Socialism, by V. Grey

$6 wage boost won by Illinois telephone workers through Militant six-day strike, Special to the Militant

Typos close boss press in Seattle, Special to the Militant

Postwar Notes for Seamen, by F. J. Lang

Bristol workers out solidly in first strike, Special to the Militant

URWDSE strikes labor-hating Avery again, Special to the Militant

Workers solid as SKF strike enters 3rd month, by Max Goldman

Strike upsurge may soon sweep to 1,250,000 (continued from Page 1)


Volume IX No. 49 Saturday, December 8, 1945, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

Rally protests Allied butchery in the Colonies, by Charles Carsten

Lumber strike nears victory in 9th week, Special to the Militant

Auto ranks spike move by GM to split strike—black scheme to produce GM parts for other firms, Special to the Militant

Howling at the gates (cartoon)

Javanese fiercely resist imperialists

American imperialism supports dictator Chiang in Chinese war

UAW veterans organize aid for GM strike by Evelyn Atwood

The GM strategy—how to defeat it, by the Editors

Indo-Chinese seek solidarity of all colonies

Resolution denouncing slaughter in colonies

GM seeks to incite vets against strikers in Flint, by Jerry Kirk

(Page 2)

General Motors violates local agreements in maneuvers to weaken strike solidarity

Detroit UAW veterans fight GM union-busting (continued from Page 1)

“No compromise” say these GM strikers (photo)

GM attempts to incite veterans against solid strike in Flint (continued from Page 1)

Many returned vets march in Buffalo GM picket line, by Bill Gray

Indo-Chinese seek solidarity (continued from Page 1)

General Motors’ strategy—how to defeat it (continued from Page 1)

(Page 3)

Reaction in Italy boots out Parri, by Joseph Hansen

Austrian general election reveals mass hatred of Stalinist policies

Soldiers object to appointment of Marshall

Decorating butchers of colonial peoples (photo)

Strikes in India protest rule of imperialism, by Robert L. Birchman

Nazi terror survivors vow end to capitalism, by Edward Stern

German workers aided by Belgians, by S. Rochal

Activities of Fourth International

Chicago forum protests troop use in Far East

Soldier resents shipping French to Indo-China

(Page 4)

An answer to Ford

International solidarity

Hurley’s resignation

The Uruguayan “plan”

“No wonder those puppet governments . . .” (cartoon)

Problems Facing War Veterans, by Charles Carsten

Workers’ Bookshelf

Congressmen at Work

Penicillin scarcity created by profiteers, by Frank Brown

(Page 5)

Workers’ Forum—Indonesian freedom letter withheld—letter from a GM worker—boss press ignores industrial accidents—soldier writes of Trotskyists abroad—open letter to “free lance” radicals—on the make-up of the Militant

A Negro veteran seeks solution to rate-hate and discrimination

Militant Army

Pioneer Notes

Camden housing shortage causes misery and illness

Rank & file candidates win local 16 shipyard elections, Special to the Militant

Our Program:

(Page 6)

“Militant” subscription campaign hits 86 per cent of quota in seventh week, by Justine Lang

“Fourth International” exposes imperialist role in Middle East

Scoreboard

Militant Pace-Setters

Portland workers hear lecture by John G. Wright

Seattle SWP branch enlarges headquarters

Portland workers hear lecture by John G. Wright

John G. Wright tour schedule

The history of American Trotskyism—the 1935 discussion on entry in the S.P, by James P. Cannon

(Page 7)

Huge vote cast for steel strike—Pittsburgh area workers record urge for action, Special to the Militant

The Negro Struggle --Java? . . . or Georgia? by Charles Jackson

Youngstown steel workers vote strike overwhelmingly, Special to the Militant

What “free enterprise” offers labor (photo)

Militant Buffalo Steel workers roll up landslide strike vote, Special to the Militant

Midwest steel labor votes 6 to 1 in favor of strike

The truth about GM stockholders, by Jeff Thorne

A correction

Socialist Workers Party Branch Activities

Butchery in colonies denounced by NY rally (continued from Page 1)

Rally in Chicago to protest colonial slaughter

(Page 8)

Diary of a Steelworker, by T. Kovalesky

Clash between CIO maritime union leaders reflects conflict within Stalinist Party, by F. J. Lang

All-vet picket line in bus strike (photo)

Shoptalks on Socialism, by V. Grey

Demonstration strike wrings pay boost from labor-hating Avery, by Robert L. Birchman

Washington intervenes to support dictator Chiang (continued from Page 1)

Baltimore police attempt to harass GM picket lines

Postwar Notes for Seamen, by F. J. Lang

Compliant judge aids in bitter three-month strike, Special to the Militant

Barbarism, Inc.


Volume IX No. 50 Saturday, December 15, 1945, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs

The answer to Truman attack on GM strike, by the Editors

Canada Ford strikers vote finish fight Windsor local rejects gov’t arbitration, by Kay O’Brien

The right kind of answer (cartoon)

GM strikers spurn Truman’s demand—strikebreaking “request” to end walkout rejected—delegates call on CIO to convene immediate national emergency conference in Capitol, by Kay O’Brien

Truman drops “friend of labor” mask; forces break with union, by Art Preis

Flint strikers urge emergency CIO conference, by Jerry Kirk

SWP cables demand to legalize “La Verite”

GM veterans picket, demand compensation

Packinghouse workers favor strike action, by Leigh Ray SWP hits “fact-finding” act; demands hearing

GM resolution on CIO conference

Jim Crow rules slow return of war veterans

(Page 2)

The Truman attack on GM strike (continued from Page 1)

GM ranks spurn strikebreaking order from Truman to end their just battle (continued from Page 1)

Telling off labor-hating Avery

Walkout stages at Westinghouse

Canada Ford strikers vote fight to finish; spurn trap of phony government arbitration (continued from Page 1)

(Page 3)

Wheeler attacks the Soviet Union, by Joseph Hansen

U. S. imperialism tried to crush movement for Philippine freedom, by Charles Carsten

British R. C. P. defends colonial freedom fighters

Fighters for freedom of Indonesia (photo)

Far East colonial prize sought by Wall Street

Trotskyists fight Spanish fascism

Cuban Trotskyists demand expropriation of nation’s railroads

Paris Trotskyists back Indo-Chinese, Special to the Chronicle

(Page 4)

Build Labor Party!

What price glory?

Withdraw the troops

“My husband says we must be prepared . . .” (cartoon)

Problems Facing War Veterans, by Charles Carsten

Workers’ Bookshelf

Congressmen at Work

Workers have bought GM at least 50 times, by Jeff Thorne

(Page 5)

Workers’ Forum—soldiers cheer striking workers—only one solution for the world—Tacoma workers face unemployment—Flint striker get the Militant—Marxism and the Negro: a letter to Charles Jackson—poet inspired by labor unity

Labor

Militant Army

Pioneer Notes

Bitter Negro sailor asks “what did we fight for?”

Our Program:

(Page 6)

“Militant” subscription campaign nears goal with 9,324 new readers gained

San Francisco Bay Area hears John G. Wright on Labor Party, by Della Rossa and R. Marshall

Scoreboard

Militant Pace-Setters

Fifth anniversary celebrated by Buffalo SWP

The history of American Trotskyism—how we entered the Socialist Party in 1936, by James P. cannon

(Page 7)

1,000 workers in San Francisco picket fascist Smith’s meeting, Special to the Militant

The Negro Struggle—another angle on G. M. strike, by Charles Jackson

Workers picket fascists meeting (photo)

Record meeting answers slander against SWP, by Al Lynn

Flint GM committee initiates call for CIO emergency conference (continued from Page 1)

Rubber workers back GM strike, Special to the Militant

Truman drops mask in attack against labor (continued from Page 1)

Socialist Workers Party Branch Activities

(Page 8)

Diary of a Steelworker, by T. Kovalesky

Detroit veterans denied even slum housing; no relief in sight as mayor double-talks, by Grace Carlson

Spirited GM picket line in Cleveland (photo)

How a typical idle auto baron socked millions from workers, by Larissa Reed

Postwar Notes for Seamen, by F. I. Lang

Bristol strikers oppose GM parts production move

Striking vets picket MUCC


Volume IX No. 51 Saturday, December 22, 1945, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

Fighting policy needed to win the GM strike, by the Editors

“Reinforcements now appearing . . . “ (cartoon)

GM strikers assail Ford scheme—Flint city wide committee hits plan to fine strikers—demand UAW officials repudiate proposal offered to Ford; want Leonard reprimanded

Huge picket line demonstrates before GM building in Detroit, by Kay O’Brien

Rubber union delegates back GM strikers, by Milton Genecia

In the News

Cleveland judge limits pickets on Fisher line, by wire to the Militant

Packinghouse workers fix strike deadline, by Leigh Ray

Steel men ready for giant strike, Special to the Militant

(Page 2)

Canadian Ford strikers fight new attempt to impose phony government arbitration, by Kay O’Brien

Veterans on Detroit GM picket line (photo)

“Fleetwood organizer” blasts ford “fines” plan

Huge Detroit picket line marches at GM building (continued from Page 1)

Rubber union delegates back GM strikers (continued from Page 1)

Flint UAW veterans spike plot by GM to break their strike, by John Donnell

Youngstown Steel locals get ready for big strike

Steel men ready for giant strike (continued from Page 1)

Flint strikers hit Ford scheme to victimize militant unionists (continued from Page 1)

Brooklyn SWP moves to new larger quarters

Strikers greet Michigan edition of “the Militant”

UE-CIO votes six-to-one for strike

(Page 3)

Fighting policy needed to win the GM strike (continued from Page 1)

How auto workers’ historic battles stopped the threat of injunctions, by Art Preis

Picketing Cudahy’s in Kansas City (photo)

Cleveland GM strikers battle on picket line, by David Lands

SWP in Detroit celebrates opening new headquarters

Labor solidarity

Scandalous fraud robs GM workers, by Jeff Thorne

(Page 4)

Ford “fines” plan

Stalinists in China

Free the CO’s

A stab in the back

“Surely you’re not going . . . “ (cartoon)

Problems Facing War Veterans, by Charles Carsten

Movie Review

Congressmen at Work

Vast Army supplies wantonly destroyed

(Page 5)

Workers’ Forum—GM strikers eager to read “Militant”—white collar workers need unions, too—war guilt trials are a farce—the foreman’s union—U. S. Imperialism’s gift to Philippines—Ford ignores letter, keeps worker’s stamp—asks UAW pressure for unemployment compensation funds—

Two war veterans demand an end to capitalist misery

Militant Army

Pioneer Notes

Our Program:

(Page 6)

“Militant” subscription drive tops goal with final score 10,681 new readers, by Justine Lang

Paul Kujac, national champion sub-getter, tells how he did it, by Clara Kaye

Scoreboard

Militant Pace-Setters

Wright gives radio talk in L.A. on British labor

The history of American Trotskyism—entry into S. P. was political task—by James P. Cannon

(Page 7)

The Trotskyists call for solidarity with the heroic German workers

Displaced families in Germany

The Negro Struggle—the colonial struggle is our struggle, by Charles Jackson

Socialist Workers Party Branch Activities

Cuban Trotskyists hit Grau’s regime

Activities of Italian Trotskyists

(Page 8)

Diary of a Steelworker, by T. Kovalesky

Fighters for freedom of colonies continue their heroic defense against Allied assault, by Charles Carsten

“Bring back Daddy,” demand wives and children of war veterans, by Winifred Nelson

Allied “Lidices” in the Far East, by the Editors

Notes of a Seaman, by Art Sharon

Foster continues Earl Browder sell-out line; ousted chief adopts policy of watchful waiting, by Felix Morrow

Incident on a Bus, by Grace Carlson

Carlo Tresca mass meeting


Volume IX No. 52 Saturday, December 29, 1945, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

Mother, 2 children dead in blaze of suspicious origin, by Jean Simon

All Cleveland labor rallies to GM strike

Ford union group flays scheme to fine strikers—press steel unit meeting denounced vicious proposals, by Roy Weston Big game hunter (cartoon)

CIO rubber workers convention witnesses fight for leadership, by Milton Genecia

In the News

Flint pickets halt attempt to break AG line, by Jerry Kirk

Wall Street plunges deeper into Far East colonial war, by Charles Carsten

Steel workers aid GM pickets in Harrison, by Richard Kirk

3,000 New York workers picket at GM building, by Bill Morgan

Next stage in the GM strike, by the Editors

(Page 2)

Next stage in GM strike (continued from Page 1)

Trade Union Notes, by Bill Morgan

Flint pickets halt move to break AC line (continued from Page 1)

No one crashed this line! (photo)

All Cleveland labor rallies to GM strike (continued from Page 1)

(Page 3)

Eyewitness tells of life in Maylaya, Special to the Militant

Manifesto of the Fifth Congress of the Trotskyist Party in Belgium

Belgian workers demonstrate (photo)

French Trotskyist fight for legalization of paper

British Trotskyists defend oppressed colonial peoples

Only 9 dead—no starvations, says Brass Hat

Battle veteran hits Brass Hat luxury living

(Page 4)

The Minneapolis case

Stalinist scabs

Crocodile tears

Stalinists and FEPC

“Dear, don’t you think . . .” (cartoon)

Workers’ Bookshelf

Problems Facing War Veterans, by Charles Carsten

Congressmen at Work

Some revealing facts on wages and profits, by Jeff Thorne

(Page 5)

Workers’ Forum—writes [part of word is obscured] about dire poverty in Japan—G. M. executive’s “living wage”—how to fight boss stooges—a socialist answer to Negro nationalists—wants column on women and socialism—the lies of Stalin’s Moscow Trial . . . and the Nuremberg Trials

Stalinist slanders refuted in Flint

Pioneer Notes

Militant Army

GM strikers publish special local papers

Our Program:

(Page 6)

January “Fourth International” exposes role of imperialism in the Middle East

Stalinists peddle slander sheet at St. Louis Trotskyist meeting, Special to the Militant

Mass meeting protest imperialist butchery

German workers protest Allied support of Nazis

Detroit SWP hears Charles Jackson on Indonesian Struggle

Los Angeles SWP announces forum

Cincinnati workers hear J. G. Wright

Two join S. W. P. At Kansas City meeting

Philadelphia SWP hails success of sub campaign

The history of American Trotskyism—how we fought Stalinism inside the S. P. , by James P. Cannon

(Page 7)

Negro mother, 2 children burned to death following threats of vigilante violence (continued from Page 1)

Wall Street pushes drive in Far East (continued from Page 1)

The Negro Struggle—roundabout roundup, by Charles Jackson

Scene and victims of Fontana tragedy (photos)

CIO rubber workers convention marked by fight for leadership (continued from Page 1)

French workers [word obscured] meetings of Trotskyists

Socialist Workers Party Branch Activities

(Page 8)

Diary of a Steelworker, by T. Kovalesky

Regional leaders force weak compromise in Fafnir strike to aid Ford “strategy,” Special to the Militant

This UAW family knows the cost of living (photo)

Notes of a Seaman, by Art Sharon

Question Hogan on Silence in Tresca murder

Philadelphia SKF workers end their heroic three-month strike, by Max Geldman

Wall Street’s Gestapo, by Jules Kramer

Ford union group flays scheme to fine strikers (continued from Page 1)

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