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The Militant Masthead

(1946)

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Volume X No. 1 Saturday, January 5, 1946, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Managing Editor: Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

New robber deals mark secret Moscow meeting, by Joseph Hansen

The sound of brass (cartoon)

GM profiteers defy investigation – fact-finding board plays attorney for corporation, by Art Preis

Marines in China protest being used to aid Chiang, by Charles Carsten

Flint pickets face renewed GM provocations, by Jerry Kirk

Detroit strike committee urges organizing GM office workers, by Kay O’Brien

Big strike schedules at Western Electric, by Alan Braden

Operators’ greed hinders rescue

New year finds American labor on the march, by Mike Cort

In the News

City-wide strike set for Stamford, Special to The Militant

Mine disaster – murder for profit, by Evelyn Atwood

(Page 2)

Detroit SWP organizer warns CIO auto workers against treacherous “fines for strikers” scheme, by Arthur Burch

Brass Hats’ strikebreaking (graphic)

Trade Union Notes, by Bill Morgan

Detroit strikers urge GM office organization (continued from Page 1)

GM defies any investigation of its profits (continued from Page 1)

Minister disproves Duluth “no discrimination” story, by Grace Carlson

(Page 3)

5th Congress manifesto of Belgian Trotskyists

French Trotskyists combat growing threat of fascism

Indonesian youth demand independence (photo)

Trotskyists in Argentina launch monthly magazine

Bitter Marines ask end of fighting for Chiang (continued from Page 1)

(Page 4)

The Stalinists cheer

Help them get home!

Thomas complains

”Shame on you, Fifi . . . “ (cartoon)

Problems Facing War Veterans, by Charles Carsten

Workers’ Bookshelf

Congressmen at Work

Ford’s billion or two sapped from workers, by Jeff Thorne

(Page 5)

Workers’ Forum – “back to sea – for what?” asks angry seaman – asks publication of Leon Trotsky’s book on Stalin – a soldier writes of U.S. role in “liberated” Korea – united for the victory of labor! – on reading Trotsky’s “History of the Russian Revolution”

Marines bitter at U.S. intervention in China

Pioneer Notes

Militant Army

Trotsky’s Dream (poem)

Akron workers back GM strike

Our Program:

(Page 6)

Senator says State Department suppressed report on Germany

Lessons of 1919 general strike given in “Fourth International”

Impending visit of G. L. K. Smith makes Akron workers angry, by Milton Genecia

J. G. Wright winds up tour in Pittsburgh

Detroit branch announces two winter school classes

Stalinists in Youngstown attack two Trotskyists

The history of American Trotskyism – by James P. Cannon – summary of our experiences in the S.P.

(Page 7)

Detroit case of false arrest, police harassment symbolized the daily oppression of Negro people, by Ted Reading

Where mine owners’ greed brought disaster (photo)

The Negro Struggle – “try it at home,” by Charles Jackson

New imperialist robber deals mark secret Moscow conference (continued from Page 1)

Striking workers in Flint face new GM provocations (continued from Page 1)

Socialist Workers Party branch activities

(Page 8)

Diary of a Steelworker, by T. Kovalesky

Coroner’s inquest attempts to whitewash vigilante issue in the Fontana tragedy, by Jean Simon

Christmas party of GM picket line (photo)

GM strikers’ children have fun at picket line Christmas party, by M. Patrick

Notes of a Seaman, by Art Sharon

Paris Stalinists call the cops, Special to the Militant

Western Electric strike schedules for January 3 (continued from Page 1)

”Ships that never come in”

Buffalo CIO wants formation of Labor Party

Court martial reveals prison camp brutality


Volume X No. 2 Saturday, January 12, 1946, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Managing Editor: Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

The upsurge of labor and its take ahead, by the Editors

Stamford AFL, CIO unite in city general strike – 20,000 workers mass in town square; total shut-down shows labor’s might, by Evelyn Atwood

Join the battle! (cartoon)

Western Electric workers defend picket lines, by Alan Braden

Youngstown Steel workers gird for gigantic national strike, by G. L. Weissman

In the News

AFL, CIO unity is pledged in packing strike, by Robert L. Birchman

Steel workers urge no strike delay

Exclusive! “Militant” bares $6-billion ship steal, by Joseph Hansen

Militant Detroit pickets repulse assault on line, by Kay O’Brien

(Page 2)

How to fight injunctions in GM strike discussed by Detroit SWP organizer in address over radio, by Arthur Burch

6-billion ship steal exposed by “Militant” (continued from Page 1)

Trade Union Notes, by Bill Morgan

Detroit General Motors pickets repulse attempts to crash line (continued from Page 1)

Ford Local 400 denounces plan for strike fines, Special to the Militant

(Page 3)

Allied troops halt uprising in Trieste

Indo-Chinese continue heroic fight against French imperialist rulers

Fighters for freedom (photo)

GI’s demonstrate in Manila, flay U.S. imperialism, by Mike Cort

Belgian regime bankrupt official figures show, by E. Germain

General strike near in Colombo say Trotskyists

100,000 workers stage Paris rally, Special to The Militant

(Page 4)

Hail Stamford labor!

Important evidence

Manila trials

An imperialist treaty

”You’ll simply have to postpone. . . “ (cartoon)

Problems Facing War Veterans, by Charles Carsten

Workers’ Bookshelf

Congressmen at Work

”Billionaires’ Club” continues to thrive, by Jeff Thorne

”Working” for “peace”

”Lucky Strike” struck

(Page 5)

Workers’ Forum – soldier in Manila describes protests – Philadelphia incident shows Stalinists losing influence – Stamford boy leans early – more on socialism vs. nationalism for Negro people – from a worker of the “old school” – requests poem by Ralph Chaplin – girl officer workers show respect for picket lines – Navy gold braid refuses transfer to old-time sailor – GM worker writes on district five

J. G. Wright tells inspiring growth of SWP observed during tour, by John G. Wright

Militant Army

Mourn not the dead, by Ralph Chaplin

Pioneer Notes

Our Program:

The truth about man-days lost

(Page 6)

Memorial meeting to honor Carlo Tresca, murdered anti-fascist fighter for labor, by Ruth Johnson

Honored working class fighters (photo)

Koreans demonstrate against “Big 3” rule, by Charles Carsten

January “Fourth International” analyzes the role of Zionism

Wisconsin workers protest firing of pro-labor teacher, by Jack O’Connell

Los Angeles SWP moves to larger headquarters

Gala New Year’s party held by Philadelphia SWP

Milwaukee SWP holds celebration

Reading branch celebration held, by James White

French strikers (photo)

(Page 7)

Truman’s “State of Union” speech is futile bid to halt labor crisis, by Art Preis

Magnificent labor solidarity in Stamford (photo)

The Negro Struggle – Gibson “gives” again, by Charles Jackson

Stamford AFL, CIO unions join forces in city general strike (continued from Page 1)

Socialist Workers Party branch activities

(Page 8)

Diary of a Steelworker, by T. Kovalesky

Flint CIO council calls on UAW board to “wash its hands” of company security, by Jerry Kirk

On to the picket lines! (photo)

Notes of a Seaman, by Art Sharon

Western Electric strikers halt attempt to smash picket lines (continued from Page 1)

Youngstown Steel workers gird for bitter industry-wide strike (continued from Page 1)

Veterans shipped like cattle in crowded, unheated cars, by Winifred Nelson

Unity is pledged in packing strike (continued from Page 1)

Never satisfied


Volume X No. 3 Saturday, January 19, 1946, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Managing Editor: Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

Truman pressure Murray into steel strike delay – government offers price boost, limits wage concessions

Solidarity will win! (cartoon)

World-wide GI demonstrations shout demand: “Get us home!” – strong blow dealt imperialist plans, by Joseph Hansen

Labor! Back the GI protest! You fight in a common cause, by the Editors

Brass Hats lied about bottleneck in ships for GI’s

GM delegates hotly debate UAW board wage proposal

Long lines phone workers back strike in 44 states, by Alan Braden

Bulletin

(Page 2)

Open the books! An answer to GM, by Art Preis

Lackawanna steel workers don’t wait for Murray (photo)

Lackawanna worker shut Bethlehem Steel plant to foil strikebreaking preparations, Special to the Militant

Truman pressures Murray into steel strike delay

GIs emulate labor at home

Long lines telephone operators support walkout in 44 states (continued from Page 1)

(Page 3)

Mighty voice [word obscured] the GIs as heard round the globe

World-wide protests of GIs hit Wall Street imperialism (continued from Page 1)

GIs demonstrating in Manila (photo)

Brass Hats fear revolt in India; arm U.S. GIs

Mazey, UAW militant helps lead GI protest

Rank and file hit officer privileges

Flood of mail to return GI’s hits Congress

”Militant” was first to demand GIs’ return

Typical scene of vets on picket lines (photo)

(Page 4)

An inspiring example

Democratic rights in the armed forces

”Company security”

Two Americas

”He’s really just a big child. . .” (cartoon)

Problems Facing War Veterans, by Charles Carsten

Workers’ Bookshelf

Congressmen at Work

Why the steel moguls act so arrogantly

(Page 5)

Workers’ Forum – GM strikers in Flint eager for Militant – soldier tells why Japanese workers go on strike – AFL machinists in solid strike at Gould & Eberhardt – the workers’ needs . . and Truman’s proposal – for more articles on veterans’ needs – the sleeping giant of labor is stirring

GI’s letter tells troops’ anger at demobilization double cross

Militant Army

Pioneer Notes

Our Program:

(Page 6)

Lenin, international leader and teacher of labor, left rich heritage to aid U.S. workers’ struggles, by Ruth Johnson

Fire in Fontana “no accident,” declares expert, by Jean Simon

600 workers demand action in Tresca case

Chicago SWP joins Militant demonstration against Jim-Crow policy at skating rink, by Clara Kaye

Nazi rule and Allied rule

Los Angeles CIO demands return home of China GIs, by Al Lynn

Cable “grab” reveals sordid Allied war aims

Chicago Stalinists in attack on distributors of “Militant,” by Clara Kaye and Florence Hayes

(Page 7)

World-wide protests climax long GI drive for prompt demobilization, by Charles Carsten

Picketing Western Union in Manhattan (photo)

The Negro Struggle – the anti-Negro pogrom in Manila

Huge profits fatten up meat-packing barons, by Robert L. Birchman

High officials and generals maneuver against soldiers

Baltimore phone girls support ACEW strikers,Special to the Militant

Phone girls back strikers in Cincinnati, by J. Christianson

Socialist Workers Party branch activities

(Page 8)

Diary of a Steelworker, by T. Kovalesky

”Daily Worker” smear of Flint militants boomerangs; repudiated by union officer, by Jerry Kirk

The line held firm! (photo)

Leading Stalinist deserts to bosses

Notes of a Seaman, by Art Sharon

1,000 Detroit veterans parade in solidarity with G.M. strikers, by Kay O’Brien

A GM Striker’s Story, by Grace Carlson

Briggs UAW local scores union-busting strike fines

Western Electric pickets cheered by phone strike

Buffalo CIO sponsors new pro-labor veteran’s group


Volume X No. 4 Saturday, January 26, 1946, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Managing Editor: Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

Paris meeting of GIs adopts “Magna Charta” [sic] – soldiers demand democratization of Army, abolishment of special officer privileges, by Charles Carsten

800,000 steel workers strike for living wage – 1,700,000 on nation’s picket lines in greatest American labor struggle, by Art Preis

Flint unionists hit red-scare as aid to GM

Get off that money bag (cartoon)

Steel workers in Pittsburgh strike solidly, by Eloise Gordon

Chicago packinghouse strikers show fighting spirit on lines, by Robert L. Birchman

In the News

Civil liberties spokesmen protest “La Verite” ban

Entire Jersey town aids UE strikers’ wage fight, by Alan Kohlman

Militant action will win, by the Editors

(Page 2)

Youngstown steelmen out solid in strike, by George Weissman

Mass picketing at Chicago stockyards (photo)

On-the-spot reports from national strike fronts – no scab can slink past Lackawanna’s pickets! Special to the Militant

Chicago packinghouse strikers show fighting spirit on lines (continued from Page 1)

Pittsburgh Steel workers form solid strike front (continued from Page 1)

Mass picket lines clamped on U.S. Steel’s “Big Mill,” Special to the Militant

800,000 hit the picket lines in mighty steel struggle (continued from Page 1)

(Page 3)

GI protest meeting in Paris is described by eye-witness, Special to the Militant

One veteran’s reward (photo)

Flint unionists denounce Red-scare as aid to GM (continued from Page 1)

Belgium rulers fear Trotskyists

Labor unions back GI protests against demobilization delays

Paris GIs adopt Magna Charta (continued from Page 1)

High ranking Brass Hats live on fat of the land

SWP organizer in Flint nails red-baiting smear

”Send us home!” (photo)

Akron CIO council adopts resolution supporting GIs, by Milton Genecin

(Page 4)

Labor unity

Political action

The choice is clear

Gangster methods

”I always say . . .” (cartoon)

Problems Facing War Veterans, by Charles Carsten

Workers’ Bookshelf

Congressmen at Work

Militant’s record in backing GIs’ demands

(Page 5)

Workers’ Forum – soldier describes Army caste system – for more articles on women’s problems – plan for hunger – scores poem about Trotsky – “royal runaround” described by vet – Harlem SWP invites workers to visit and join its ranks – wage increases and inflation

Militant Army

Pioneer Notes

Our Program:

(Page 6)

Liebknecht-Luxemburg working-class martyrs, by Ruth Johnson

Stalinists slander Seattle progressives in attempt to block Labor Party movement

Victims of Fontana tragedy (photo)

SWO meeting hits Fontana whitewash, by Jean Simon

Seattle typos score great strike victory, Special to the Militant

UE girl pickets in Youngstown aided by husky steel workers, Special to the Militant

Pickets protest at Jim-Crow rink, by Clara Kaye

Flint strikers hear talk by Charles Jackson

New York meeting held in honor of V. I. Lenin

Chicago SWP to present play “trial by fury,” by Florence Hayes

(Page 7)

General Electric strikers in Lynn gain support of entire community, by Ann Anders

UE strikers mass in Bloomfield (photo)

The Negro Struggle – saga of virgin plum, by Charles Jackson

UE strikers demonstrate in Newark center, Special to the Militant

Ship workers convention marked by faction fight, by L. Williams

Lester UE strikers demonstrate solidarity at Westinghouse plant, by Robert Oliver,

Socialist Workers Party branch activities

Labor saving device

Entire Jersey town aids UE strikers’ wage fight (continued from Page 1)

(Page 8)

Diary of a Steelworker, by T. Kovalesky

Thirteen more mine disaster victims die due to the negligence of greedy owners, by Evelyn Atwood

More murder for profits (photo)

Notes of a Seaman, by Art Sharon

Minnesota packinghouse workers firmly support national strike, by Barbara Bruce

The “bright” side of mine tragedy

Western Electric strikers fight injunction threats, Special to the Militant

FEPC filibuster, by Joseph Keller

What strikers must guard against, by the Editors

Baltimore UE shuts 6 plants, special to the Militant


Volume X No. 5 Saturday, February 2, 1946, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Managing Editor: Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

Steel workers climax 50-year struggle, close down entire industry – historic battles with Steel Kings inspire pickets, by Art Preis

CIO charges government finances strikebreaking – Murray asks prompt repeal of tax aid to monopolists

Ohio strikers demand state jobless aid, Special to the Militant

Smash it open! (cartoon)

Detroit Stalinists try to put ban on “Militant,” by Kay O’Brien

Police terror hurled against L.A. strikers, by M. Patrick

GI describes how soldiers on Okinawa organized mass protest demonstrations, Special to the Militant

In the News

Ford, Chrysler agree to wage increases of 18c, 18 1-2c hourly, Special to the Militant

CIO meat packers return after resisting seizure, by Robert L. Birchman

Big Business plot to smash unions

(Page 2)

Steel strike climaxes 50-year tradition of struggle (continued from Page 1)

Homestead workers picket where martyrs of 1892 fought (photo)

Indiana harbor veterans back steel workers picket lines, Special to the Militant

Locked-in J. & L. bosses on reducing diet

Buffalo workers strike 40,000 strong; union plane tracks food flown to scabs

(Page 3)

Stalinists “exception” to the GI demands, an Editorial

Shocking brutality exposed by GIs confined in U.S. Army guardhouse, by Charles Carsten

GI describes mass protests on Okinawa (continued from Page 1)

A sample of GI protests (photo)

U.S. troops bolster British rule in India

February F.I. analyzes American labor upsurge

”Go home!” shout students to American GIs in China

Sends message from Japan

Belgian Trotskyists launch new monthly magazine

Give new excuse for retaining GIs in China

(Page 4)

Build a labor party

Our program

Pickets’ rights

Damaging admission

”Goodness – another strike! . . . “ (cartoon)

Problems Facing War Veterans, by Charles Carsten

Workers’ Bookshelf

Congressmen at Work

Expose discrimination in New York schools

(Page 5)

Workers’ Forum – a letter from Holland expresses confidence in Fourth International – returning GIs refuse to scab – UE workers in N. Y. picket night and day – suggests program to interest women in political struggle – GM Tag Day experiences told by SWP members (soldiers, civilians give to GM strike; poorest give pennies; veteran gives $10) – open-shop spreads in garment industry

Militant Army

The pickets

Pioneer Notes

Our Program:

New quarters for Toledo SWP

(Page 6)

Detroit Stalinists seek to suppress “Militant” (continued from Page 1)

CIO tobacco workers wage bitter strike against sweat-shop pay, discrimination, Special to the Militant

Demonstrating workers in Tokyo, Japan (photo)

Glass workers end strike after thirteen weeks, by M. Walker

Ford, Chrysler agree to wage increases of 18c, 18 1-2c hourly (continued from Page 1)

St. Louis police join AFL; defy warning of officials, by George Beck

Vets demonstrate to aid Western Union strikers, by John Fredericks

Steel plants shut tight in Reading, by James White

Philadelphia SWP holds successful Lenin meeting

Portland SWP protests murder of colonial people

(Page 7)

4th Fontana fire victim dies; home burned after vigilante threats, by Jean Simon

The Negro Struggle – support the strikers, by Charles Jackson

Murray charges tax laws aiding strikebreakers (continued from Page 1)

Postwar battlefront in Los Angeles (photo)

Police assault UE picket line in Los Angeles with tear gas (continued from Page 1)

Steel striker shut down mammoth Bethlehem plant, by John Fitch

Bosses knew what was coming

Socialist Workers Party branch activities

Steel workers close plant in Pittsburgh, California

(Page 8)

Diary of a Steelworker, by T. Kovalesky

Youngstown pickets keep vigilant guard, as locked-in scabs suffer malnutrition, Special to the Militant

Notes of a Seaman, by Art Sharon

Children join parents on the picket line (photo)

Packinghouse strikers return after resisting plant seizure (continued from Page 1)

Buffalo CIO plans action on Smith

Vets begin to march, by Joseph Keller

Sparrows point workers close Bethlehem plant, Special to the Militant

Same job, new boss

Striking machinists march on capitol in California, Special to the Militant

Workers strike Seattle Transit, Special to the Militant

City Council votes strikers’ relief fun


Volume X No. 6 Saturday, February 9, 1946, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Managing Editor: Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

Steel profiteers demand outrageous price boost

A robber calling the cops! (cartoon)

Congress pushes anti-union bill – Murray denounces measure now in House as “vicious”

Chilean police machine-gun heroic union protest rally, by Diego Henriquez

Steel foremen quit plant to join strikers

Nigerian Union Congress thanks the SWP for aid

Cops of “labor friend” O’Dwyer assault Western Union pickets, by C. Thomas

In the News

Striking veterans plan state march

Chicago pickets thwart GM move to break strike, by Nick Bradford

Senate ready to bow before foes of FEPC

The strike wave – its lessons, by the Editors

(Page 2)

The strike wave and its lessons (continued from Page 1)

Man of steel on picket patrol (photo)

Western Electric men hold firm in strike, Special to the Militant

Profiteering steel barons ask outrageous price rise (continued from Page 1)

(Page 3)

U.S. Army abets POW slave traffic

Chilean national police machine-gun heroic protest meeting in Santiago (continued from Page 1)

Royal Air Force takes up GI cry to speed return

They want to go home, too! (photo)

Why GIs in China refuse to back Chiang’s regime

Cruelty to Lichfield GIs ordered by Army brass, by Charles Carsten

”Get us home!” demand all soldiers in Hawaii, Special to the Militant

UNO and the fine art of camouflage, by Joseph Hansen

(Page 4)

O’Dwyer and Stalinists

Tax rebates

Murray’s proposal

Yalta robber deal

”It’s thrilling . . . “ (cartoon)

Problems Facing War Veterans, by Charles Carsten

Workers’ Bookshelf

Congressmen at Work

Corporation swindlers attempt huge tax steal

(Page 5)

Workers’ Forum – foreign-language articles needed – open letter to Stalinist workers – British comrade describes rising militancy of workers – Zionism and the socialist future – meeting in Harlem hears report on two-party lynching of FEPC

Congressional lynchers at work (cartoon)

Militant Army

Sammy Sawyer

Youth group activities

Pioneer Notes

Our Program:

(Page 6)

Why Big Business profiteers are trying to blame inflation upon labor’s demand for living wages, by William F. Warde

Demand action on compensation (photo)

Strike leader calls CP story “pack of lies,” by Grace Carlson

Steel union pushes organizing campaign in Reading, Pa., area, by James White

NAACP backs steel strike in Youngstown

O’Dwyer’s cops terrorize Western Union picket line (continued from Page 1)

Labor holiday called to back Buffalo strikes, Special to the Militant

SWP leader tours coast to expose Fontana case, by Jean Simon

Allentown Mack strikers fight union-busting drive

(Page 7)

Chicago union back picket lines protesting Jim Crow skating rink, by Robert L. Birchman

A united blow at Jim Crow (photo)

Buffalo CIO plans anti-Smith demonstration

The Negro Struggle – real meaning of the Big Blow, by Charles Jackson

Cleveland unionists demonstrate against meeting of G. L. K. Smith, Special to the Militant

Newark SWP begins drive against anti-strike bill

Five join SWP at Akron meeting to honor Lenin

Philadelphia opens new headquarters

Socialist Workers Party branch activities

Might set example

(Page 8)

Diary of a Steelworker,by T. Kovalesky

”I came back from a Nazi prison camp to get tear-gassed on the picket line”

Veterans on the march (photo)

Notes of a Seaman, by Art Sharon

UAW offers $2,000 reward to catch thugs who beat woman

”If necessary” shoot GIs, says Brass Hat

Remember Fontana! by Evelyn Atwood

Inland steel workers nail company lies

2,000 Armour workers stage new stoppage, by Robert L. Birchman

Massed pickets in Chicago thwart GM strikebreaking (continued from Page 1)

N. Y. draftsmen conduct their first walkout, by John Fredericks

Scab complains “it’s a farce”


Volume X No. 7 Saturday, February 16, 1946, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Managing Editor: Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

SWP supports ALP candidate for Congress

Chicago police protect fascist spokesman (photo)

Truman yields to price demands of Big Business – huge inflation is planned to rob labor of pay gains, by Art Preis

Stalinists deal a stab in back to GM strikers, Special to the Militant

General Motors continues stall in negotiations, by Grace Carlson

1,500 Chicago workers picket G. L. K. Smith’s fascist meeting, by Robert L. Birchman

In the News

Tugmen resist O’Dwyer drive to break strike, by Art Sharon

Negro GI brothers slain by Jim-Crow Freeport cop, by Bill Morgan

Akron rubber unions vote strike for wage increases, by Milton Genecia

Chinese Trotskyist Party survives Japanese terror

(Page 2)

Red-baiting slander – Stalinist stye, by the Editors

What did we fight for? (photo)

1,500 Chicago workers picket G. L. K. Smith’s fascist meeting (continued from Page 1)

(Page 3)

In memoriam – Chen Chi-chang, by Li Fu-jen

Nation-wide general strike protests massacre in Chile, by Diego Henriquez

Banner of their martyrs (photo)

Exclusive report on big strike of Paris printers, Special to the Militant

Nicola Di Bartolomeo, by Carlo

”Don’t break GIs’ bones,” Army officer tells guards, by Charles Carsten

Officers revelled while GIs sweated it out, says editor

Dutch Trotskyist Congress backs Javanese people

Cairo police arrest Egyptian Trotskyists

(Page 4)

Case bill

”Friend of labor”

Secret diplomacy

FEPC and Freeport

”I do hope the President . . . “ (cartoon)

Problems Facing War Veterans, by Charles Carsten

Workers’ Bookshelf

Congressmen at Work

Widow, orphans suffer after mine disaster

(Page 5)

Workers’ Forum – veteran calls on buddies to aid all striking workers – “there’s never a mine blown skyward” – Army hospital negligence revealed by wounded GI – praises article on Homestead Steel – asks column on Stalinist role – capitalist propaganda methods and a labor-publicity program – audience hostile to Army propaganda – Wall Street press urges intervention in Argentina

The capitalist lie machine (cartoon)

Militant Army

The worker speaks

Youth Group Activities

Labor

Pioneer Notes

Our Program:

(Page 6)

In memory of Leon Sedov – heroic revolutionary fighter, by Leon Trotsky

Bevin and Vyshinsky – a study of hypocrisy within the UNO, by Joseph Hansen

PAC-endorsed mayor vetoes CIO Tag Day

Negro veterans murdered by Jim-Crow cop (continued from Page 1)

Boss courts hit strikers with flood of injunctions, by Jeff Thorne

General Motors still stalls in UAW wage negotiations (continued from Page 1)

Stalinists deal GM strike treacherous stab in back (continued from Page 1)

4,000 Wilson meatpackers stage walkout, by Robert L. Birchman

(Page 7)

Pauley nomination taps a gusher of oil-smeared Washington graft, by Evelyn Atwood

Chicago fighters against Jim-Crow (photo)

Truman yields to Big Business price demands (continued from Page 1)

The Negro Struggle, by Charles Jackson

Mass meeting demands attorney investigate Fontana death fire, by Lois Saunders

White city rink asks injunction against pickets

IAM Aircraft lodge asks Fontana action

Stalinists fail to halt sale of “Militant,” Special to the Militant

Socialist Workers Party branch activities

O’Dwyer launches vicious drive to break tug strike (continued from Page 1)

(Page 8)

Diary of a Steelworker, by T. Kovalesky

Strikers at Detroit transmission welcome “Militant” despite leaders’ attempted ban, Special to the Militant

Typical of strikers’ wives (photo)

Notes of a Seaman, by Art Sharon

Striking Youngstown vets parade in campaign for unemployed aid, by George Weissman

Bulletin

Legion head smears GIs in speech

Funeral in Peoria, by Clara Kaye

Back-to-work move halted by strikers’ wives, by Jerry Kirk

FEPC-supporter assaulted by Stalinist goon

AFL-CIO masses pickets defy Alameda injunction, by J. Marshall


Volume X No. 8 Saturday, February 23, 1946, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Managing Editor: Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

Fire of struggle tempers victorious unions, by the Editors

Strikebreaking order closes down New York, by Art Sharon

Transit strike wins gains in Philadelphia, by Max Goldman

Another oil scandal gushes (cartoon)

Fighting steel workers – new wage-freeze, price rise formula issued by Truman, by Art Preis

Corporate heads secretly plotted to crush unions

G.M. strikers hold the line for full terms, by Grace Carlson

Truman ignores oil bribe charge in pressing Pauley nomination, by Evelyn Atwood

Protest meetings assail Jim-Crow murder of vets

Heroic Indian people defy guns of British, by Charles Carsten

Release Trotsky’s biography of Stalin

(Page 2)

Western Electric, Westinghouse workers in Jersey defy injunctions, continue their mass picketing, by Alan Kohlman

Strikebreaking order closes down New York (continued from Page 1)

You can’t keep these steel workers down (photo)

Big Business in secret plot to bust unions (continued from Page 1)

GM strikers “hold the line”; continue fight for full terms (continued from Page 1)

Chicago strikers hear E. R. Frank

French Trotskyists win libel suit against Stalinists

Worthington strikers vote “no admission” into plant, by Ruth Laurie

Victorious steel strikers win demand for 18 1-2 cents (continued from Page 1)

(Page 3)

Gouin government inherits crisis, Special to the Militant

Machine-gun fire of British rulers fails to halt Indian demonstrators (continued from page 1)

Widow of Bartolomeo writes on his death

Fighting for India’s independence (photo)

Trotskyists in vanguard of Indian peoples’ fight

Indian National Army men regarded as loyal patriots

Famine in India threatens lives of ten million

India people hate British overlords

Indian troops join anti-British fight

Paris printers give novel reply to Stalinist lies

Censors curtain facts on India

Stockholders not “the public”

(Page 4)

Lynch law

Truman’s record

Secret deal at Yalta

Veterans and unions

”I don’t know where those women . . . “ (cartoon)

Problems Facing War Veterans, by Charles Carsten

Workers’ Bookshelf

Congressmen at Work

Senate’s sham fight over the FEPC bill

(Page 5)

Workers’ Forum – steel strikers like Gray cartoon – some suggestions for the Militant – capitalism boasts of slashed production – veteran describes UE march for unemployment pay – farmers changing views on labor – a letter from a Texas workers weighs labor and management

Don’t call me a scab!

The ends of the same chain (cartoon)

Militant Army

Youth Group Activities

Pioneer Notes

Our Program:

(Page 6)

Browder – a Wall Street agent 16 years on Stalin’s payroll, by Joseph Hansen

West Coast longshoremen call strike referendum, Special to the Militant

Stalinist agent of Wall Street (photo)

Truman fights for Pauley despite bribe revelations (continued from Page 1)

Stalinists settle Western Union walkout with no assured gains, Special to the Militant

Newark workers hear lecture on strike wave

Pioneer growth shown by new issue of catalog

(Page 7)

Ferguson kin in plea for justice tell tragic story to “the Militant,” by William S. Farrell

Anti-fascist pickets face frameup in L.A., by William Van

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

Protests mount in murder of Negro veterans (continued from Page 1)

Striking Indiana veterans put governor on the spot

SWP organizer calls for action in Fontana vigilante fire case

”Fontana”

Socialist Workers Party Branch Activities

(Page 8)

Diary of a Steelworker, by T. Kovalesky

Lancaster AFL calls city general strike to halt police terror in transit walkout, Robert Oliver

Wives join transport pickets (photo)

Notes of a Seaman, by Art Sharon

Philadelphia transit workers win gains in militant two day strike (continued from Page 1)

U.S. military police back British despots

Two Kinds of Justice, by Grace Carlson

Columnist admits Brass Hat policy fostered cruelty

Timken strikers solid as company ruses fail, Special to the Militant

CIO packing workers delay acceptance of wage terms, Special to the Militant


Volume X No. 9 March 2, 1946, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Managing Editor: Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

GM strike leaders appeal for aid – UAW board calls on all locals to rally to aid of GM workers, by Grace Carlson

Lynch law in Freeport (cartoon)

Freedom revolt flares in India – British commander labels Navy strike “open mutiny,” by Joseph Hansen

O’Dwyer plans strikebreaking in transit fight, Special to the Militant

French ministry orders attack on “La Verite,” Special to the Militant

Mass protest meeting in Harlem demands justice in Freeport murder of Negro vets, by William S. Farrell

All-out aid to GM strike! by the Editors

Grand jury whitewashes killer of Ferguson boys, by William S. Farrell

In the News

NAM launches offensive to shatter price controls, by Art Preis

Thanks benefactors

(Page 2)

Jubilant Bethlehem Steel workers in Lackawanna demonstrate might in great strike victory parade, by William Flynn

Steel strike victory parade

UAW executives appeal for aid to GM strikers (continued from Page 1)

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

Second Pittsburgh power strike looms as workers press demands, by Eloise Gordon

Bulletin

200 Jones foundry pickets arrested by Chicago cops, by Robert L. Birchman

Westinghouse strikers defy ban on mass picket lines, by Alan Kohlman

(Page 3)

French Canadians reject CIO splitter, by Paul Robert

Freedom revolt flares in India; Royal navy men in “open mutiny” (continued from Page 1)

Philippine peasants battle Army MPs

The Four Freedoms (cartoon)

Cairo uprising seeks freedom from British, by Charles Carsten

Witness relates British brutality in Cairo streets

Celebes joins Java in heroic fight for independence

Trotskyists offer only program that can win India’s freedom

Indian magazine says Trotskyists are in Viet Minh

Trotskyists in Denmark survive terror of Nazis

Labor traitors pursue Tory policy on India

(Page 4)

Hands off India!

”Don’t browbeat Ford”

Tammany Tiger

Millions are ready

”I do think this Russian model is . . . “ (cartoon)

Problems Facing War Veterans, by Charles Carsten

Workers’ Bookshelf

Congressmen at Work

Nazi files reveal link with U. S. Steel, by Jeff Thorne

(Page 5)

Workers’ Forum – for a rising scale of wages to meet rising living costs – the Zionist question – a working student estimates “the Militant” – agony and insults were reward of Negro people in imperialist war – murder of civilians exposed by American Marine in China – women’s problems and capitalism

Stock market report – 1946 (cartoon)

Pioneer Notes

Militant

Soliloquy of a “Militant” reader

Youth Group Activities

Our Program:

(Page 6)

Stalin’s speech reflects fear of World War III; shifts line on character of imperialist conflicts, by Joseph Hansen

Memorial march for murdered union men (photo)

Dutch Trotskyists greet Socialist Workers Party

SWP endorses F. B. Davis for Seattle Council, Special to the Militant

NAM launches offensive to shatter price controls (continued from Page 1)

Los Angeles CIO organizes for strike defense, by M. Patrick

Homeless vets seize Vancouver hotel

Article on current strikes is featured in latest F. I.

Subway union threatened by O’Dwyer strikebreaking (continued from Page 1)

Court biased against pickets of Smith rally, by William Van

French ministry orders attack on “La Verite” (continued from Page 1)

(Page 7)

Buffalo unionists picket meeting of fascist Rev. Gerald L. K. Smith, Special to the Militant

The Negro Struggle – to the side of fighting India! by Charles Jackson

Portland meeting demands probe of Fontana deaths

Picketing fascists meeting in Buffalo (photo)

Jim-Crow rink seeks injunction against pickets, Special to the Militant

Harlem protest meeting demands justice against Freeport killer

Another vet slain by Jim-Crow cop

Lucky strike radio broadcast picketed in L.A., by William Van

Grand jury whitewashes killer of Ferguson boys (continued from Page 1)

Socialist Workers Party Branch Activities

Dividing the pie

No war millionaires?

(Page 8)

Diary of a Steelworker, by T. Kovalesky

Lancaster AFL wins “Battle of Bulls Run” as general strike halts police terrorism, by Robert Oliver

Trotskyists aid fight against anti-strike bill, Special to the Militant

Victims of police terror (photo)

Notes of a Seaman, by Art Sharon

Pal of G. L. K. Smith faces recall in L. A., by Gordon Bailey

GIs ask people to help them get back home

Pauley oil scandal smears top Washington officials, by Evelyn Atwood

Nailing Imperialist Lie, by Paul Abbott

Demobilization slowdown


Volume X No. 9 Saturday, March 10, 1946, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Managing Editor: Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

General Motors continues its arrogant stand, by Grace Carlson

Bulletin

Philadelphia CIO pickets battle police terrorism – cops mercilessly club vets who help defy injunction, by Robert Oliver

Navy exonerates wounded brother in Ferguson case, by William S. Farrell

The mighty arm of solidarity (cartoon)

Truman policy paves way for big price rises

Americans cable protest against “La Verite” ban

State troopers, armed lynch mob unleash bloody warfare against Negro community, by Evelyn Atwood

On Nazi model

In the News

New revolts carry on fight for independence of India

Tighten the ranks, by the Editors

SWP protests anti-Negro atrocities in Tennessee

(Page 2)

Stalinist leaders of CIO transport workers union capitulate to strikebreaking threats of O’Dwyer, by Art Sharon

Trade Union Notes, new big strikes loan – by Joseph Keller

Police terror in Philadelphia (photo)

Ancient British “riot act” used in Jersey strike,by Alan Kohlman

Philadelphia CIO pickets defy injunction, fight police terror (continued from Page 1)

Tighten the ranks (continued from Page 1)

Reading union hits case bill

Philadelphia SWP hoods gay social

Capitalist politics

General Motors continues arrogant stand as answer to UAW delegates (continued from Page 1)

Dinner opens new Toledo quarters

(Page 3)

Belgian Trotskyists gain in election

Belgian Stalinists and “socialists” block election victory of workers, by E. Germain

Militant action wins Japanese union demand

Japanese workers line up for food (photo)

Leon Lesoil

Brass Hats exile U.A.W. militant to Okinawa

Call nation-wide strike in fight to free Egypt, by Charles Carsten

I saw them die in Calcutta’s street

Typical street scene in India (photo)

Carry on fight to free India (continued from Page 1)

(Page 4)

Keep up the fight

Imperialist censors

Freedom from fear?

Change of mind

”Those strikers think they’ve got us . . . “(cartoon)

Problems Facing War Veterans, by Charles Carsten

Workers’ Bookshelf

Congressmen at Work

Rich interests fight veterans housing bill

(Page 5)

Workers’ Forum – says Trotskyists are genuine – on unemployment pay to jobless veterans – police beat Negro for boarding bus – corruption grips Nassau County, scene of Ferguson murder case – for a larger old-age pension – reader condemns doles, wants full production – USES forces veterans into low pay jobs – reader approves praise for S.W.P.

Pine

Mink coat for her dog (photo)

Pioneer Notes

Militant Army

Youth Group Activities

Our Program:

Workers’ debts grow

Concentration of wealth

(Page 6)

Wall Street threatens another war – spokesmen of Big Business launch attack on U.S.S.R., by Joseph Hansen

Jim Crow atrocity in Tennessee (photo)

Navy exonerates wounded brother in Ferguson case (continued from Page 1)

Radio speaker refutes slander against Militant, Special to the Militant

Bloody terror reigns in Negro community (continued from Page 1)

Myra Weiss continues tour on Fontana vigilante case, Special to the Militant

Stalinist AYD expels students from Trotskyism, Special to the Militant

Portland youth hear talk on Fontana case, by Joyce Hesser

14,000 Timken workers hold firm despite company’s union-busting, Special to the Militant

(Page 7)

Truman signs phony bill on jobs as unemployment rapidly mounts, by Ruth Johnson

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

Demand FEPC in California (photo)

Jim-Crow rink denied injunction against pickets, by Robert L. Birchman

WLB record shows why labor should get off the new board, by Jeff Thorne

Union heads flay case bill as revival of “blacklists”

FEPC meeting hears plan for capitol march, Special to the Militant

Socialist Workers Party Branch Activities

(Page 8)

Diary of a Steelworker, by T. Kovalesky

Huge labor demonstration in Houston halts strikebreaking attempts by city officials, Special to the Militant

Cheering Houston strike victory! (Photo)

Notes of a Seaman, by Art Sharon

Why ALP nominee lost election in New York East Side district, by Lou Cooper

Americans cable protests against “La Verite” ban

Truman policies paving way for big jump in living cost (continued from Page 1)

SWP holds Ferguson meeting despite Hague intimidation, Special to the Militant

Three Growing Boys, by Grace Carlson

Western Electric strikers await phone tie-up aid, Special to the Militant


Volume X No. 11 Saturday, March 16, 1946, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Managing Editor: Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

$15,000 “Militant” fund campaign starts Mar. 15, by Evelyn Atwood

Preparing for World War III (cartoon)

Wall Street threatens new war – steps up diplomatic attacks in drive against the USSR, by Joseph Hansen

Washington hikes prices on food, clothes, housing

SWP protests French arrests of Trotskyists

Generals purge Army editors for “crime” of being in CIO, by Charles Carsten

Auto locals start drive to elect Reuther as next UAW president, by Grace Carlson

In the News

Release of 101 jailed Negroes won by protests

CIO rubber workers win outstanding victory, by Joseph Andrews

NMU head bares Stalinist misrule, by Art Sharon

(Page 2)

A New York subway worker’s story – Stalinist misrule in transit union, by William Charles

To avenge murdered pickets (photo)

CIO rubber workers win outstanding wage victory (continued from Page 1)

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

The Ford contract – a danger signal

Not even nylons can lure women past picket line, Special to the Militant

Union strikes against firing of Negro workers, Special to the Militant

Reuther sought as next UAW president (continued from Page 1)

Release of 101 jailed Negroes won by protests (continued from Page 1)

How du Ponts fleece workers

(Page 3)

French arms move against Indo-China

Indian independence revolt spreads despite gun fire of British rulers

Spanish unions ask help to end France regime

Heroic fighters against British imperialism

Fontana deputy sheriff resigns

Mexican Stalinist demands end to CP bribe taking

Fighters for Free Egypt cry “down with England”

Charming India-British style

British censors relax, OK letter after 3 years

Prices hikes on food, clothing and housing (continued from Page 1)

How imperialist rulers process news reports

Generals purge news staff for “crime” of being in CIO (continued from Page 1)

$55,000 per casualty

(Page 4)

”Third Party” or a real labor party?

Ship steal

Food is a weapon

Rubber union’s victory

”Quick, doctor – “ (cartoon)

Problems Facing War Veterans, by Charles Carsten

Workers’ Bookshelf

Congressmen at Work

Insurance bribe case lobbyist heads RFC, by Jeff Thorne

(Page 5)

Workers’ Forum – auto worker exposes boss scheme to divide Negroes and whites – strikes equalize all workers – Indian famine took 10 million lives – bureaucrat “forgets” socialist principles – Freeport’s Jim-Crow ghetto – a scene of squalor and filth – challenges Red Cross to aid GM workers – veteran calls for mass protests against atom bomb “experiment” – movie reviews by Marxists needed

Welcome Home Joe (cartoon)

Pioneer Notes

Militant Army

Youth Group Activities

Our Program:

(Page 6)

SWP branches greet “Militant” fund drive with enthusiasm, campaign director reports, by Justine Lang

Longshoremen in San Pedro learn about “Militant,” by Ray Burn

UAW worker calls “Militant” “most worthwhile,” offers aid

$15,000 “Militant” fund campaign starts Mar. 15 (continued from Page 1)

Letter from the strike fronts testify to “Militant’s” picket-line popularity

Minneapolis Stalinists attack distributors of “the Militant,” Special to the Militant

(Page 7)

Only “Militant” warned “there is no peace!”

We alone told the truth!

The Negro Struggle – terror in Tennessee, by Charles Jackson

SWP opposes election bill in New Jersey, Special to the Militant

Wall Street steps up anti-Soviet drive, threatens new world war (continued from Page 1)

Lenin, Trotsky always warned capitalist system breeds war

How Stalinism has betrayed the struggle for socialism

Socialist Workers Party Branch Activity

(Page 8)

Diary of a Steelworker, by T. Kovalesky

Telephone workers force AT&T to yield; Western Electric strike ends in victory, by Alan Kohlman

For freedom from police clubs! (photo)

Notes of a Seaman, by Art Sharon

New York local of SWP holds inspiring two-day convention, Special to the Militant

Los Angeles SWP aids campaign for state FEPC, by J. Blake

Truman pulls double-cross on 300,000 steel strikers

Workers quit Stalinists, by Paul Abbott

Maritime union head bares Stalinist machine misrule (continued from Page 1)

Stalinist goons attack “Militant” distributors, Special to the Militant

Strike threat ends meat barons’ chiseling, by Leigh Ray


Volume X No. 12 Saturday, March 23, 1946, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Managing Editor: Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

Issues before UAW delegates at convention, by the Editors

Heroic GM strikers win after 113-day struggle – GM delegates conference votes to accept agreement, Special to the Militant

A tribute to a real fighter (cartoon)

Ford council opposes several contract clauses, by Roy Weston

Wall Street continues drive for new war; hurls reactionary barrage at Soviet Union, by Charles Carsten

American seamen defy order to scab on Filipino strike, by Art Sharon

In the News

Paris Trotskyist meeting raided by Gouin police, Special to the Militant

Salute to GM strikers!

Fund drive gets good start

(Page 2)

Issues at UAW convention (continued from Page 1)

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

As GM strikers win (photo)

General Motors strikers force arrogant corporation to terms (continued from Page 1)

Ford delegates request contract revisions (continued from Page 1)

(Page 3)

Greek Trotskyists slain by Stalinists

Another war will doom civilization, analysis of World War II reveals, by Eugene Varlin

Paris Trotskyist meeting raided by Gouin police (continued from Page 1)

Italian police shot down jobless workers (photo)

Dutch troops pour into Java; new battles flare, by Mike Cort

Wall St. drives for war upon Soviet Union (continued from Page 1)

Italian farm workers stage huge demonstration at Apulia

British shoot down Malayan workers striking for food

Trotskyists in Norway survive Nazi invasion

(Page 4)

CIO political action

Stalin’s policy

Help “the Militant”!

Boosting prices

”I really don’t see shy people . . .” (cartoon)

Problems Facing War Veterans, by Charles Carsten

Workers’ Bookshelf

Congressmen at Work

Wall Street bankers milk railroad systems

(Page 5)

Workers’ Forum – French trade-unionists express solidarity with U.S. strikers

Wall Street’s “peace” plan (cartoon)

Militant Army

Pioneer Notes

Chicago workers picket banquet for G. L. K. Smith, Special to the Militant

Resolution on colonial struggles

Youth Group Activities

Our Program:

(Page 6)

Campaign director reports enthusiastic response to appeal for $15,000 “Militant” sustaining fund, by Justine Lang

Scoreboard

Red-baiters fail in election bid at Flint local, by Jerry Kirk

Cleveland CIO pickets meeting of fascist group, Special to the Militant

”Militant” fund gets good start (continued from Page 1)

Arkansas group calls for aid to indicted strikers

Fight against Jim-Crow rink won in Chicago

Seattle SWP supports Davis

Why youth should support “Militant” fund campaign, by Laura Falk

Steel worker sends first contribution to fund

(Page 7)

What Karl Marx’s teachings mean for the American working class, by Larissa Reed

The Negro Struggle – who won in Tennessee? by Charles Jackson

SWP speaker flays Fontana case secrecy

Revere workers in Chicago hold firm in strike, Special to the Militant

Some facts the Michigan PAC leaders “forgot” about Stassen, by Roger Kent

Bronx SWP has housewarming

Come and meet other “Militant” readers at these local activities of the Socialist Workers Party

(Page 8)

Diary of Steelworkers, by T. Kovalesky

UMW negotiators indict coal operators for million casualties in mine disasters

Murder for profits (photo)

Notes of a Seaman, by Art Sharon

Flint Chevrolet local asks UAW to launch Labor Party drive, by Special to the Militant

U.S. seamen in Philippines defy order to scab strike (continued from Page 1)

Deal with Chiang wins French foothold in North Indo-China

Vets Housing Crisis, by John Fredericks

SWP pushes FEPC petition in Los Angeles

Freeport case protested by Buffalo CIO


Volume X No. 13 Saturday, March 30, 1946, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Managing Editor: Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

Administration urges Congress to extend draft

Wounded veterans put in ship’s hold

”It’s your turn now” (cartoon)

UAW delegates face key issues – uphold democratic unionism in first two sharp debates, by Art Preis

Veterans picket realty board in New York City, Special to the Militant

General Motors still tied up on local issues, Special to the Militant

Wall Street wields Iranian issue to promote anti-Soviet war drive, by Charles Carsten

In the News

Brass Hats scheme to keep control of atomic energy, by Felix Morrow

Wall Street war-monger

Big Business speeds assault on price control, by Evelyn Atwood

Paris rally scores attacks on Fourth Internationalists, Special to the Militant

San Francisco machinists end bitter four-month strike, by J. Marshall

(Page 2)

UAW delegates face key issues (continued from Page 1)

Trade Union Notes – Small Steel locals still out on strike, by Joseph Keller

The next task (cartoon)

”To the men and women of G. M. . . .” (cartoon)

”Pioneers” display attracts UAW convention delegates, Special to the Militant

San Francisco machinists end bitter 4-month strike (continued from Page 1)

(Page 3)

No city safe from new air weapons, by Eugene Varlin

Famine strikes Chinese farmers; 10,000,000 eat grass and clay, by Mike Cort

Imperialists use food as weapon to aid reaction

The heritage of imperialist war – starvation (photo)

Indian people will die like flies

Starvation and disease scourge of all Europe

Imperialist plan starvation for Japanese people

Aid to the starving, by the Editors

Our martyrs

A Dutch worker’s letter to “Militant”

(Page 4)

Time for action

Army reform

Role of UNO

Strikebreaker O’Dwyer

”I just got the most wonderful . . . “ (cartoon)

Problems Facing War Veterans, by Charles Carsten

Workers’ Bookshelf

CIO demands action on Tennessee terror

Congressmen at Work

(Page 5)

Workers’ Forum – issue is Stalinism, not Browderism, says ex-Communist Party member – soldier describes misery in Germany – socialism and initiative which capitalism now stifles – offers suggestions to improve “Militant” – Southern Negro tells of terror – Brooklyn youth stabbed in attack by anti-Semites

Militant Army

As seen in a Follansbee, West Virginia picket shanty

Pioneer Notes

Our Program:

Youth Group Activities

(Page 6)

”Militant” fund goes up to $1,617 in week – reach ten percent of $15,000 goal

Shop Talks on Socialism, by V. Grey

Scoreboard

Bronx meeting protests murder of Fergusons

Youth crowd Harlem meeting to protest Ferguson murders

Negro candidate in Seattle receives impressive vote

Newark meeting hits murder of Ferguson boys, by Bob Blaine

A Southern reader tells how she subscribed to “Militant”

Thousands fired as packers plot to raise prices, by Leigh Ray

Tacoma SWP branch formed

(Page 7)

Why War Department seeks easing of terrorism against the Nisei, by William Van

The Negro Struggle – spotlight on Fontana, by Charles Jackson

Brass Hats scheme to keep control of atomic energy (continued from Page 1)

Big Business speeds assault on price control (continued from Page 1)

Introductory subscription campaign launched by “Fourth International”

How campaign will be conducted, by Connie Locke

General Motors still tied up on local issues (continued from Page 1)

Come and meet other “Militant” readers at these local activities of the Socialist Workers Party

(Page 8)

Diary of a Steelworker, by T. Kovalesky

War Department picks “Board of Inquiry” to whitewash own military caste system

Administration urges Congress to extend draft (continued from Page 1)

Wall Street’s men (photo)

Iranian issue utilized in anti-Soviet drive (continued from Page 1))

Notes of a Seaman, by Art Sharon

Flint UAW locals accept GM contract with reservations, by Jerry Kirk

Must 17 Million Die? by Larissa Reed

GM Fisher body workers vote to extend strike, by D. Lands


Volume X No. 14 Saturday, April 6, 1946, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Managing Editor: Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

UAW convention marks new stage for auto union, by Art Preis

Wall Street uses Uno in preparing new war – Iranian issue is pretext for drive against USSR, by John G. Wright

Virginia uses state draft to bar strike

Hatched in the imperialist incubator (cartoon)

Big Business demands end of price controls, by Evelyn Atwood

400,000 bituminous coal miners go on strike for union demands

The real aims behind spy scare in Canada, by George Martell

In the News

Washington joins in spy scare

Mass meeting wins reversal in Ferguson case conviction, by William S. Farrell

Victory near in the fight for legalization of “La Verite,” Special to the Militant

(Page 2)

UAW convention marks new stage (continued from Page 1)

Pioneer publishers bring something new to boardwalk (photo)

Auto industry is nation’s largest

(Page 3)

Disease, germs–a new war weapon, by Eugene Varlin

Stimson statement confirms Marxist analysis of Roosevelt’s war plans, by Charles Carsten

American imperialists garrison the world (graphic)

League of Nations and the UNO: Important lessons from history

Wall Street men rule Army GHQ in Philippines

German workers demonstrate against Allied hunger policy

Starvation, disease ravage Italy; food rations cut further

(Page 4)

Let the people vote on war!

Look at the record

Bring them home!

Who told the truth?

”How to these people expect to get anywhere? . . . “ (cartoon)

Problems Facing War Veterans, by Charles Carsten

Workers’ Bookshelf

Congressmen at Work

Corporation tax-steals used to fight unions

(Page 5)

Workers’ Forum – survey shows vets know the score – Dutch reader praises “Militant” for realism – officer-caste lives in luxury while GIs must “sweat it out” – wants action-slogans on unemployment – a talented Negro crushed by capitalism

Veteran’s reward (photo)

Officers shrug as unemployment rises in Germany

Militant Army

Open letter to Lynn Bomar

Pioneer Notes

The beggar

Fourth International opens campaign for 500 new subs

Youth Group Activities

Our Program:

(Page 6)

Over $1,000 contributed last week brings “Militant” fund up to $2,618, by Justine Lang

Pensioner sends $5 to “best paper I ever read”

Shop Talks on Socialism – how factories were born, by V. Grey

Philadelphia protest meeting hears Edward Ferguson speak, Special to the Militant

Buffalo CIO reports 10 new vet committees

Workers give dollars to aid “Militant” fund

Scoreboard

USSR faces internal crisis, declares April issue of F. I.

N. Y. painters hit Ferguson murder

(Page 7)

Stalinist record shows who served shipowners throughout the war, by Art Sharon

The Negro Struggle – you and the Militant, by Charles Jackson

Police brutality halted in Stamford

The real aims behind spy scare in Canada (continued from Page 1)

Big Business demands end of price control (continued from Page 1)

Come and meet other “Militant” readers at these local activities of the Socialist Workers Party

Wall Street uses the UNO in preparing its new war (continued from Page 1)

(Page 8)

Diary of a Steelworker, by T. Kovalesky

Cleveland unionist describes how his local handles scabs during machinists’ strike, by H.R.

UAW convention in session (photo)

Notes of a Seaman, by Art Sharon

Allis-Chalmers workers confident in 3-week strike at Cincinnati, by J. Christianson

Textile profiteers get a handout

400,000 coal miners strike for demands (continued from Page 1)

Bitter 55-day strike won by Timken steel workers, Special to the Militant

Veteran tells why Brass Hats and Wall Street demand draft

Report From Florida, by Larissa Reed


Volume X No. 15 Saturday, April 13, 1946, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Managing Editor: Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

Strikers fight Westinghouse union-busting

Protectors of plutocracy (cartoon)

Truman urges militarist policy – seeks extension of draft, universal training for war, by Art Preis

Labor press hit as monopolists grab newsprint

Atomic energy remains under military control, by Charles Carsten

Harassed veteran writes congressman

Senate passes death sentence on 65-cent minimum wage bill, by Larissa Reed

In the News

New York veterans’ group pushes housing program

House group votes bill to help boost prices

Expose Army plot to clear Lichfield torture officers, by Mike Cort

(Page 2)

Scandalous housing crisis exposed – Detroit veterans seeks homes in vain, by Jim Ross

Chicago vets demand housing (photo)

Scandalous housing crisis exposed – “Medals don’t mean a thing” to landlords, veterans find, by R. Egan

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

Ex-GI dreamed of home, can’t find one now

Wife of St. Paul vet tells housing plight

Vets’ families in Portland get squalid shacks, Special to the Militant

Veterans plead for decent wage

Minimum wage bill receives death sentence in Senate (continued from Page 1)

Monopoly of atomic energy remains in military hands (continued from Page 1)

Chicago veterans demonstrate to demand immediate housing – Nick Bradford

(Page 3)

Atomic destruction and World War III, by Eugene Varlin

Control of oil land in Middle East involved in UNO dispute over Iran

Threaten death sentence for leading Bulgarian Trotskyists, Special to the Militant

Plot whitewash of Lichfield Army Brass Hats (continued from Page 1)

Sugar barons plunder Puerto Rican people

Report first strike in USSR in 20 years

Freedom from want – Greece, 1946

Imperialist terror in Greece – background of the elections

Trotskyist jailed in Egypt as reaction attacks masses, Special to the Militant

(Page 4)

War-making powers

Minimum wage

Food relief policy

Free press

”You coward! For heaven’s sake . . . “ (cartoon)

Problems Facing War Veterans, by Charles Carsten

Movie Review

Congressmen at Work

UAW convention assails Jim Crow, race hatreds

(Page 5)

Workers’ Forum – exposes Red Cross as political weapon of imperialism Indonesia – overseas 3 years drafted for more – we’ll all be free or all be slaves – ex-sailor exposes privileges enjoyed by Navy Gold braid – submits poem on war slogans – the privileged people and workers in the Soviet Union – submits poem on war slogans – steel worker’s wife sends news stories – new reader praises “Militant” reporting – a correction on piecework in UAW –

Scab murders union head of family (photo)

Pioneer Notes

Militant Army

Youth Group Activities

Our Program:

(Page 6)

”Militant” fund score rises to $3,969 – $1,350 received during 3rd week, by Justine Lang

Shop Talks on Socialism – how the factory worker was born, by V. Grey

Scoreboard

Flint NAACP protest rally hears talk by SWP speaker, by Jerry Kirk

St. Paul meeting protests terror against Negroes, Special to the Militant

Militaristic program demanded by Truman (continued from Page 1)

Wisconsin students give to “Militant” sustaining fund

City payroll tax opposed at polls by Toledo labor, by M. Walker

(Page 7)

Anglo-American imperialists haggle over crumbs for starving millions, by Felix Morrow

The Negro Struggle – a letter from “home,” by Charles Jackson

Detroit transit workers vote strike (photo)

Brooklyn rally lashes murder of Fergusons, Special to the Militant

CIO and AFL support Detroit transit strike, by John Saunders

Workers drawn to Tacoma SWP at first meeting

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Wright speaks in Philadelphia

(Page 8)

Diary of a Steelworker, by T. Kovalesky

”The miners will not forget their dead!” writes West Virginia striker to “Militant,” by Gus Nikolias

Where mine owners’ greed brought disaster (photo)

Westinghouse strikers parade around Philadelphia City Hall, Special to the Militant

Notes of a Seaman, by Art Sharon

Reading rail shop crafts men protest undemocratic policy, Special to the Militant

Success Story, by William F. Warde

Labor press hit as monopolists grab newsprint

Westinghouse strikers resist union-busting (continued from Page 1)


Volume X No. 16 Saturday, April 20, 1946, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Managing Editor: Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

Striking miners stand firm for social demands, by Joseph Keller

Wall Street and the wonderful lamp (cartoon)

OPA wrecks many price ceilings – government “price control” agency helps Big Business drive to hike living costs, by Art Preis

Filipinos demand U.S. imperialism get out entirely

W. V. strikers halt operations at strip mines, by Gus Nickolias

Japanese workers raise demand for control over production, by Charles Carsten

Old “gag” law used to indict Phila. CIO head, Special to the Militant

Secret clause bars all news of atomic data

In the News

New relief committee aids destitute Europeans workers, by Evelyn Atwood

West Coast longshore strike is called off, Special to the Militant

O’Dwyer sales tax scheme denounced by SWP local, Special to the Militant

(Page 2)

Packing barons sabotage meat supplies to force big price increases through organized scarcity, by J. Rever

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

Scabherding in Pittsburgh (photo)

DFL convention in Minnesota shows friction, Special to the Militant

CIO veterans in Buffalo plan big rally, Special to the Militant

West Coast longshore workers pressured to call off strike (continued from Page 1)

How Westinghouse fared in war

Striking miners stand firm for safety, health demands (continued from Page 1)

31-day struggle wins gains for Chicago Revere workers, Special to the Militant

(Page 3)

New war will doom our civilization, by Eugene Varlin

Former OWI director now beats drums for war on Soviet Union, by Charles Carsten

Atom bombs cost million a day

Demonstrating workers in Tokyo, Japan (photo)

Strikers demand control over Japanese plants (continued from Page 1)

Big Brass covers guilt of Lichfield officers

Veteran tells of atrocities at Lichfield

New relief committee aids destitute European workers (continued from Page 1)

Wealthy feast as poor starve in Hungary

Joseph Raffin-Dugens, old revolutionist, dies, Special to the Militant

A letter of appreciation from a worker in Holland

(Page 4)

Fighting high prices

Workers’ control

Two-party system

Draft extension

”Isn’t that child wearing . . . “ (cartoon)

Problems Facing War Veterans, by Charles Carsten

Workers’ Bookshelf

Congressmen at Work

Vets’ “reconversion” from heroes to “bums”

(Page 5)

Workers’ Forum – Navy Gold Braid privileges reigned even in combat – reprisals by Army brass for all who forget salute – suggests campaign against imperialist atomic bomb race

Another generation

Protests bring indictment of scabs (photo)

Pioneer Notes

Militant Army

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Youth Group Activities

Our Program:

(Page 6)

Over one-third of $15,000 goal is reached in fourth week of “Militant” fund campaign, by Justine Lang

Scoreboard

Shop Talks on Socialism – the things we make, by V. Grey

Vet sends $2 to “Militant”

New Lackawanna SWP branch holds first public meeting

Imperialist-controlled agencies haggle as starvation spreads, by Felix Morrow

(Page 7)

New Belgian government shaky, by E. Germain

The Negro Struggle – Ku Klux rides again, by Charles Jackson

Greek masses starve while rich fatten

Revival of Ku Klux Klan (photo)

OPA blasts many holes in price ceilings (continued from Page 1)

O’Dwyer sales tax scheme denounced by SWP local (continued from Page 1)

(Page 8)

Diary of a Steelworker, by T. Kovalesky

Thousands of Minneapolis vets homeless; forced to sleep on floors, eat in relays, by Nora Scott

Chicken-coops become 1946 “apartments” (photo)

Notes of a Seaman, by Art Sharon

”Labor statesmen” don’t impress rail wage arbitration boards, by John Russo

Many families broken up by housing crisis, Special to the Militant

Scourges of Mankind, by Larissa Reed

Modern Gulliver Travels sees Lilliputian Congress, by William Gulliver

”Labor must fight draft,” CIO vet writes “Militant”


Volume X No. 17 Saturday, April 27, 1946, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Managing Editor: Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

May Day – 1946 (cartoon)

Halt the war-makers! Unite on May Day against the imperialists! – May Day manifesto of national committee, Socialist Workers Party of United States

House demolishes OPA control; price-gougers get green light, by Art Preis

In the News

Mine strikers fight to halt vile conditions, by Evelyn Atwood

Fourth Internationalists hold world conference, Special to the Militant

Ban lifted on “La Verite”, French Trotskyist paper

Packers create meat shortages

Slain Ferguson brother is exonerated by Army, by William S. Farrell

Big Brass seeks whitewash for Lichfield atrocities

(Page 2)

Workers! Halt the war-makers! (continued from Page 1)

(Page 3)

Kremlin’s policy inside Germany

Rule of U.S. imperialism brings starvation to people of Germany, by Eugene Varlin

Austrian Trotskyist groups send report to outside world, Special to the Militant

Starvation in Hungary (photo)

Trotskyists are reported active in Indonesia, Special to the Militant

World conference of Fourth International

Further details on conference

”Could teach the Gestapo,” soldier says of Lichfield

Trotskyist policy in Greek election

”F.I.” subscription campaign gets off to splendid start

Spanish POUM members seized, face execution, Special to the Militant

Protests ban on Algerian party

Big Brass seek whitewash in Lichfield case (continued from Page 1)

(Page 4)

World conference of 4th International

Truman’s famine diet

CIO-PAC policy

”I’m so glad you’ve explained . . . “ (cartoon)

Problems Facing War Veterans, by Charles Carsten

Workers’ Bookshelf

Congressmen at Work

GE monopoly blocks new cure for cancer

(Page 5)

Workers’ Forum – new reader applauds V. Grey series on study of Marxism – housing crisis in Milwaukee is greatest problem to vets – Army Brass Hats never lose sight of privileges – discrimination against Negro GI was Army “accepted procedure” – monopolists bury inventions as “military secrets” – Army casts system imposes social barriers against GIs

The Negro soldier’s bitterest enemy (cartoon)

Militant Army

Pioneer Notes

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Army caste system imposes social barriers against GIs

Our Program:

Youth Group Activities

(Page 6)

”Militant” sustaining fund campaign reaches 40 pct. of quota in fifth week, by Justine Lang

Shop Talks on Socialism – what is a commodity? by V. Grey

Greek comrade greets first “Militant” received in years

Greet “Militant” on May Day

”Investigation” on Fontana conceals vigilante terror, by Lois Saunders

Scoreboard

Baltimore SWP meeting recruits new members

(Page 7)

May Day born in labor struggles, by Ruth Johnson

The Negro Struggle – “on Whitman Avenue – U.S.A.” by Charles Jackson

Haymarket demonstration scene (photo)

Army exonerates slain Negro vet of “misconduct” (continued from Page 1)

Milwaukee SWP aids relief fund

Stalinists and May Day

(Page 8)

Diary of a Steelworker, by T. Kovalesky

Will Stalinist “one big union” conference promote genuine unity of maritime unions?

CIO packinghouse union protests layoffs (photo)

Notes of a Seaman, by Art Sharon

House demolished OPA control; price-gougers get green light (continued from Page 1)

Mine strikers fight to halt vile conditions (continued from Page 1)

Westinghouse strikers resist legal move to halt picketing, Special to the Militant

Packers create shortages to force high meat prices

Cleveland strike at Fisher Body in sixth month, by David Lands

Disease stalks the world


Volume X No. 18 Saturday, May 4, 1946, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Managing Editor: Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

Southern drive of CIO faces bitter struggle, by Art Preis

12 more miners killed by greed of operators – “Militant” reporter describes tragic scenes of mine disaster at McCoy, Va., by George Weissman

What mine owners call “trivia” (cartoon)

Leon Trotsky’s book on Stalin, finally released

U.S. Army courts-martial system flayed in sweeping denunciation, by George Breitman

In the News

”How Green Was My Valley” – where 12 dead miners sleep, by Mike Farrell

New Jersey SWP launches elections campaign

McCoy miners in recent strike on safety issue, Special to the Militant

Justice for the miners! by the Editors

(Page 2)

McCoy miners’ widows tell plight, by Mike Farrell

Trade Union Notes, by Joseph Keller

McCoy mine small, death record big

The last mile (photo)

”How Green Was My Valley . . .”

Pacifico tells “Militant” of need for welfare fund, Special to the Militant

McCoy mine disaster story told by “Militant” writer (continued from Page 1)

From McCoy mine (photo)

Miners demand safe conditions, not medals!

To the grave (photo)

(Page 3)

May 1 in Greece – its significance

Wall Street continues to prepare for World War III against USSR, by Charles Carsten

PCI publishes first issue of legalized organ, Special to the Militant

The cost of imperialist war (photo)

UNRRA food on black market

India famine fostered by imperialist policies, by Eugene Varlin

British soldier in Singapore writes about oppressive rule

Palestine Arabs, Jews unite in strike actions

Protest arrest of Indonesian fighter, Special to the Militant

Wall Street sabotages Philippine independence, by Mike Cort

General asks food or troops

(Page 4)

Capitalist criminals made the famine

Wages and prices

”Fair Tennessee”

Action on prices

”Fifi’s so smart! . . . “(cartoon)

Problems Facing War Veterans, by Charles Carsten

Workers’ Bookshelf

Congressmen at Work

GE mouthpiece relates strikebreaking tactics

(Page 5)

Workers’ Forum – another day in a working woman’s life – Texas worker describes veterans’ housing plight – unemployment and hunger in Oregon require action now – people must ask “what is wrong?” – letter of UMW official answers attacks on mine strike demands – Philadelphia reader tells why he joined the S.W.P.

They are fatherless now (photo)

Militant Army

Pioneer Notes

Our Program:

Youth Group Activities

(Page 6)

”Militant” sustaining fund goes over half-way quota; total hits $7,638, by Justine Lang

Shop Talks on Socialism – use value cannot be measured, by V. Grey

Singapore reader praises program of “the Militant”

Latest F.I. features review of strike wave

Scoreboard

Workers tells why he aids “the Militant”

Packers create meat famine, say farmers union officers, by Barbara Bruce

CIO faces bitter struggle in drive to organize South (continued from Page 1)

(Page 7)

Lichfield G.I. guard imprisoned for brutality ordered by his officers

The Negro Struggle – May Day and the minorities, by Charles Jackson

Strictly for the birds . . .

While vets go homeless

Jersey SWP launches elections campaign

Trotsky’s book on Stalin released after five years (continued from Page 1)

New York SWP demands inquiry in Ferguson case

Army courts-martial system hit by sweeping indictment (continued from Page 1)

Heroic sacrifice in Indo-China

GIs protest imperialist role in Philippines

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(Page 8)

Diary of a Steelworker, by T. Kovalesky

CIO veterans in Buffalo hold mass rally to protest housing crisis, unemployment, Special to the Militant

Packing workers demand action in meat crisis, by L. Ray

”Homes for vets – now!” (photo)

Inflation brings chaos in Hungary

Charges packers “just not buying”

Notes of a Seaman, by Art Sharon

Toledo man uncovers lynching in Arkansas, by Harold Josephs

Shortages Affect Babies, by Grace Carlson

3-month FE-CIO strike ends with wage boost, by Joe Davis

Nation-wide railroad strike voted by engineers, trainmen, Special to the Militant

Puerto Ricans seek amnesty

Insanity no bar


Volume X No. 19 Saturday, May 11, 1946, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Managing Editor: Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

Only victorious socialist revolutions can prevent the third world war! – Manifesto of the Fourth International addressed to the workers, the exploited and the oppressed colonial peoples of the entire world

Smashing the chains of world capitalism (cartoon)

(Page 2)

Only victorious socialist revolutions can prevent the third world war! – Manifesto of the Fourth International addressed to the workers, the exploited and the oppressed colonial peoples of the entire world

Smashing the chains of world capitalism (cartoon) [page 1 text is repeated on Page 2]

(Page 3)

Manifesto of 4th International – cont. (continued from Page 1)

World-wide voice of Fourth International (photomontage)

(Page 4)

Millions march in big May Day demonstrations, by Ruth Johnson

Truman leads vicious drive against UMW, by Art Preis

Paris “peace” conference haggles over spoils of war – power politics dominates secret parley of “Big 4,” by Charles Carsten

A job coal operators never have to do (photo)

Operators ignored safety rules at McCoy mine where 12 died, Special to the Militant

Colorful May Day rally held by New York SWP, Special to the Militant

New Jersey SWP opens campaign, Special to the Militant

Detroit workers demonstrate against fascist G.L.K. Smith, by Kay O’Brien

Ford 600’s Flying Squadron aids Vultee plant strikers, by Roy Weston

Why the Lichfield trials? by George Breitman

(Page 5)

May Day in Japan

Aid “the Militant”!

While millions starve

A perfidious slogan

”Isn’t in interesting . . . “ (cartoon)

Problems Facing War Veterans, by Charles Carsten

Workers’ Bookshelf

Congressmen at Work

One-third of nation are still Ill-housed

(Page 6)

Workers’ Forum – combat veteran contributes $500 to the “Militant” fund – billions spent on A-bombs while cancer victims die

”Militant” sustaining fund drive hits $8,987 in seventh week, by Justine Lang

The Negro Struggle – legalized lynching in Lamberton, by Charles Jackson

Youth Group Activities

Scoreboard

Our Program:

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(Page 7)

Diary of a Steelworker, by T. Kovalesky

Ship-load of food burned and destroyed by government as irate workers look on, by C. Blake

”Peace” parley haggles over spoils of war (continued from Page 1)

Vets demand homes in Illinois (photo)

New quarters for Los Angeles SWP

Operators ignored safety rules before McCoy blast (continued from Page 1)

Notes of a Seaman, by Art Sharon

Shop Talks on Socialism – can exchange value be measured? by V. Grey

Behind the Lichfield trials (continued from Page 1)

Militant UAW strikers shutdown Mack plants, Special to the Militant

(Page 8)

Manifesto of 4th International – cont. (continued from Page 1)

(Page 9)

An historic conference, by the Editors

What the 4th International accomplished at conference

Great fighters participate in FI conference

Our martyrs in fight for world socialism

Leon Trotsky – founder of 4th International

World conferences that marked progress of Fourth International


Volume X No. 20 Saturday, May 18, 1946, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Managing Editor: Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

U.S. imperialism steps up drive toward war – plans to tighten military grip over entire Western Hemisphere, by Charles Carsten

Shadow over Latin America (cartoon)

Attack on miners hits all labor – union calls two-week truce in strike after owners agree to come to terms, by Joseph Keller

Open the books, say Los Angeles transit strikers, Special to the Militant

Black market price levels sought on meat, by Evelyn Atwood

Buffalo CIO backs miners

2,000 steel worker delegates face key issues at convention, by Art Preis

In the News

Korean labor pleads for aid against brutal American rule, Special to the Militant

Largest Ford 600 unit repudiates E. L. Hester, Special to the Militant

The Nuremberg Trial and the Moscow Trials

(Page 2)

Savage anti-labor attack on miners is dangerous threat to all of labor (continued from Page 1)

Trade Union Notes – mine strike endorsed by William Green, by Joseph Keller

Youngstown CIO supports miners

Miners’ families mourn dead (photo)

This is dynamite! Special to the Militant

CIO steel worker delegates face many key issues

115-day Westinghouse strike wins 18 cents an hour raise

(Page 3)

Belgian workers face wage freeze, by E. Germain

Trotsky’s biography of Stalin – the meaning of the attacks upon it, by John G. Wright

Food shipments dwindle as famine sweeps world, by Charles Carsten

Starvation in China (photo)

Trotskyists in Belgium attacked

Opposition group in Dutch CP challenges Stalinist leaders, Special to the Militant

Arabs and Jews display solidarity as strike wave sweeps Palestine, by T. Cliff

French Trotskyist policy on constitution ballot, Special to the Militant

Korean labor pleads for aid against brutal American rule (continued from Page 1)

(Page 4)

The capitalist world a year after V-E Day

Wages and prices

”Why Yvette – how can you DREAM . . . “ (cartoon)

Problems Facing War Veterans, by Charles Carsten

Workers’ Bookshelf

How GM made profits despite 113-day strike

Congressmen at Work

(Page 5)

Workers’ Forum – Chicago reader urges aid to European workers – how one family suffers in St. Paul’s housing crisis – veterans express support of Los Angeles transport strikes – crippled vets find “nothing to live for” – civilian unemployment hounds GIs persecuted by Brass Hats – Stalinist leaders incite ranks to assault on Trotskyists

Pioneer Notes

Militant Army

Youth Group Activities

Our Program:

(Page 6)

$10,006 reached in “Militant” fund as campaign does into eighth week, by Justine Lang

Shop Talks on Socialism – how value is created, by V. Grey

Windsor worker aids “Militant”

SWP in many cities reports inspiring May Day meetings

Collection lists aid fund drive of “Militant”

Scoreboard

American Legion fails to halt May Day meeting in San Diego

(Page 7)

The Nuremberg Trials and the Moscow Trials (continued from Page 1)

The Negro Struggle – the Negroes’ secret weapon, by Charles Jackson

Generous response to appeal for European workers relief

Lenin, Trotsky and Kamenev (photo)

F.I. subscription campaign hits 60 per cent of quota, by Constance Locke

The Forgotten Woman, by Grace Carlson

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(Page 8)

Diary of a Steelworker, by T. Kovalesky

4,000 transit workers in Los Angeles strike for more wages, oppose fare rise, by Al Lynn

Scene at Mid-West vacation school (photo)

Open the books, say Los Angeles transit strikers (continued from Page 1)

Notes of a Seaman, by Art Sharon

Midwest vacation school opens for third season on June 30

U.S. imperialism accelerates drive toward new world war (continued from Page 1)

Women lead first strike at Toledo champion, by Harold Josephs

On the Railroads, by Henry Adams

Thousands face eviction in Twin Cities, by Winifred Nelson

Buffalo CIO hits policy of militarization, Special to the Militant


Volume X No. 21 Saturday, May 25, 1946, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Managing Editor: Farrell Dobbs


Volume X No. 22 Saturday, June 1, 1946, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Managing Editor: Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

Steel convention upholds union democracy, by Art Preis

Rail, mine workers face fierce anti-union attack – Truman backs corporations with strikebreaking moves, by William F. Warde

Murray fails to support miners

New wage raise demand voted by packing locals, by Barbara Bruce

Putting Humpty Dumpty together again (cartoon)

Food profiteers and speculators fatten on misery, by Evelyn Atwood

Truman lifts conscription age in latest war preparation move

In the News

Goldman asks to question Nazi defendants

Los Angeles KKK burns cross at Negro home, by Lois Saunders

Stalinist leadership incites attacks on “Militant” agents

Statement of Trotsky’s widow on his biography of Stalin

(Page 2)

Steel union delegates assert rights (continued from Page 1)

Steel strike victory parade (photo)

Goodyear rubber workers strike in Los Angeles, by Dave Dreiser

Rail, mine workers face fierce attack (continued from Page 1)

Correction

(Page 3)

Death and burial on the Comintern, by C. Ermatte

Trinidad workers protest Jim-Crow reign of terror in Columbia Tenn.

Full text of the leaflet is as follows: (photo)

Trinidad working class leader hails “Militant”

Philippine peasants wage civil war against rulers, by Mike Cort

Spokesman for Indo-Chinese describes freedom struggle, Special to the Militant

Chiang’s war on Chinese people armed by U.S.

Important lessons of strike wave in Palestine, by T. Cliff

(Page 4)

Stalinist gangsterism

Paris conference

Restrictions on relief

Stop the Klan!

”What with the grain shortage . . . “ (cartoon)

Problems Facing War Veterans, by Charles Carsten

Workers’ Bookshelf

How capitalism misuses mechanized cotton picker

Congressmen at Work

(Page 5)

Workers’ Forum – report on AFL Pennsylvania state convention – tells need for immediate aid to suffering workers abroad – victim of terror in Tennessee describes hours in Columbia jail – readers invited to join New York “Militant” chores

Capitalist-inspired terror in Georgia (photo)

Militant Army

Youth Group Activities

Stalinist leadership incites attacks on “Militant” agents (continued from Page 1)

Election petition campaign pushed by Jersey SWP

Our Program:

(Page 6)

”Militant” fund drive hits $11,102 – 74 per cent mark reached in ninth week of campaign, by Justine Lang

Scoreboard

Shop Talks on Socialism – the profitless poker game, by V. Grey

Los Angeles KKK burns cross at Negro home (continued from Page 1)

Jim Crow rink fails in trick to evade law, Special to the Militant

Turn indignation into action by aiding “Militant” campaign, by Grace Carlson

At the Mid-West vacation camp and school (photo)

Mid-West vacation camp and school plans

Art Preis speaks in Philadelphia, by C. Blake

(Page 7)

Most monstrous purges in history exposed falsity of Moscow Trials, by Joseph Hansen

The Negro Struggle, by Charles Jackson

Statement of Trotsky’s widow on his biography of Stalin (continued from Page 1)

Extent of purges in USSR during the pact with Hitler

Come and meet other “Militant” readers at these local activities of the Socialist Workers Party

(Page 8)

Diary of a Steelworker, by T. Kovalesky

Ranks cheer strike deadline announcement at CIO maritime conference on West Coast, by R. Chester

Butter-hungry thousands wait hours in vain, by C. Blake

Police aid scabs (photo)

Pioneer publishers mark 15th anniversary in May

Notes of a Seaman, by F. Lang

Natalia Trotsky’s attorney demands to question Hess (continued from Page 1)

On the Railroads, by C. Gustafson

Food profiteers, speculators exploit world wide starvation (continued from Page 1)


Volume X No. 23 Saturday, June 8, 1946, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Managing Editor: Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

Coal miners triumph after defying “seizure” – win big gains as Truman bows to solid strike, by Art Preis

United labor conference urged by UAW officers – seek joint action program to fight anti-union drive, by Joseph Keller

Labor-haters push bills to crush unions, by Ruth Johnson

Only answer to the labor-haters (cartoon)

U.S. militarists plan frightful “germ” warfare, by Ralph Graham

PAC endorsees support Truman slave labor act, by Jeff Thorne

All support to the UAW call for united labor conference! by the Editors

What Roosevelt said on the labor draft

Indonesian league protests U.S. deportation round-ups

Akron union advocates sliding scale of wages

(Page 2)

Government’s anti-labor offensive underlines need for a labor party, by George Clarke

Akron unions begin labor unity drive, Special to the Militant

Army protects scabs (photo)

Labor-haters push bills to crush unions (continued from Page 1)

35,000 N.Y. workers hits Truman’s attack on labor, Special to the Militant

Buffalo unions aroused by Truman’s moves, Special to the Militant

Akron URW urges sliding scale of wages

Auto union leaders urge national labor conference (continued from Page 1)

Another Briggs militant victim of thug-assault, Special to the Militant

Entire labor movement flays Truman’s anti-union program

”Build a labor party!” say Flint unionists, by Jack Rockwell

(Page 3)

Pantelis Pouliopoulos, revolutionary martyr

French Trotskyists conduct energetic campaign, Special to the Militant

French invade Siam in drive to win empire, by Mike Cort

Annamese battlers for freedom (photo)

”Daily Worker” silent on plea of Siam for help

Brazilian Stalinist “knight of hope” offers aid to reactionary regime, by Charles Carsten

American Militarist devise frightful weapons (continued from Page 1)

Italy before the June elections, by Rosa Di Bartolomeo

(Page 4)

Labor’s answer to rising prices

End the war!

Withdraw all troops!

Unbridled militarism

”And of course you’ll use the atomic bomb . . . “ (cartoon)

Problems Facing War Veterans, by Charles Carsten

Workers’ Bookshelf

Congressmen at Work

3,000 COs still held in concentration camps

(Page 5)

Workers’ Forum – wholesalers cheats on meat weight – Louisiana sawmill workers picketing in company town – housewife describes shopping problems faced by millions – workers condemn Truman’s assault on railroad strikers – Philadelphia vets can’t find jobs – newspapers use children in attempt to break strike – Akron rail worker tells his story – Cleveland workers supported rail strike

Rally against Truman’s strike-breaking (photo)

Militant Army

Brothers

Pioneer Notes

Detroit SWP asks for books for library

Our Program:

Youth Group Activities

(Page 6)

”Militant” fund drive reaches 88% of goal with $13,192 collected in first 11 weeks, by Justine Lang

Antoinette Konikow urges aid to European workers

Shop Talks on Socialism – labor and labor power, by V. Grey

New York SWP announces gala “Militant” ball

”Militant” readers donate food, clothing for relief

Scoreboard

Newark SWP files petitions for elections

Westinghouse local backs miners’ fight

Impressions of Theodore Kovalesky at Mid-West vacation camp and school, by Theodore Kovalesky

(Page 7)

Kremlin prosecutors at Nuremburg [sic] come to court with unclean hands, by Joseph Hansen

Trotsky’s new book reveals Stalin as a traitor to Bolshevism, by John G. Wright

The Negro Struggle – governor of a different (?) color, by Charles Jackson

F. I. subscription drive nears 500 goal, by Constance Locke

Scoreboard

Come and meet other “Militant” readers at these local activities of the Socialist Workers Party

(Page 8)

Diary of a Steelworker, by T. Kovalesky

Army releases two reports calculated to whitewash criticism of cost system – Doolittle board advocates policy of limited reforms, by George Breitman

General strike freed them (photo)

Jim Crow units endorsed by Gillem report, by Charles Carsten

Notes of a Seaman, F. J. Lang

Rochester AFL and CIO unite in general strike, Special to the Militant

Coal miners win big gains (continued from Page 1)

On the Railroads, by John Russo

NMU membership rejects Stalinist wage sell-out plan


Volume X No. 24 Saturday, June 15, 1946, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Managing Editor: Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

The only way to control atomic energy, by the Editors

Strike a hammer-blow! (cartoon)

Buffalo CIO says “build a labor party’

Labor ranks urge united action – more unions back call for national labor – UAW asks local conferences of all unions to pave way for nation-wide joint action, by Art Preis

Unions denounce Truman threat to smash any maritime strike

In the News

Newark rally supports plan for joint action

Santa Cruz AFL campaigns for a labor party

Franco broadcast praises Truman

Trotskyists receive 44,915 votes in French elections

AFL seamen warn Truman on strikebreaking, by F. J. Lang

Bread famine imposed on American workers

Akron rubber workers raise new wage demand

(Page 2)

What Do You Say?

Labor needs its own party, not a third capitalist party, by George Clarke

Union veterans denounce Truman (photo)

Trade Union Notes – how not to defeat anti-labor drive, by Art Preis

Akron labor holds meetings to mobilize united action

Labor ranks demand unity of action (continued from Page 1)

Flint local endorses call for conference, by Jerry Kirk

N. Y. vets demand housing program, by Evelyn Atwood

Joint labor meeting held in Los Angeles, by Lois Saunders

Emergency rally in South Jersey

(Page 3)

U.S. imperialism is encircling the USSR, by Ernest Germain

Stormy outbreaks due in France as workers demand wage raises

Bevin provides homes and jobs for fascists

French and Italian June elections record slight shift to right, by George Breitman

Defense organized against deportation of Indonesians

Critics of opportunism expelled from Greek CP

Troops sent against strikers in Holland

Stalinists squabble over national borders

German workers seize food

(Page 4)

Against the draft!

For maritime unity

New strike wave

Withdraw all troops!

”We’ll show these strikers . . . “ (cartoon)

Problems Facing War Veterans, by Alvin Royce

Workers’ Bookshelf!

Congressmen at Work

Navy throws away food while millions starve

(Page 5)

Workers’ Forum – bread and butter is a luxury even in farm areas – workers gouged by Newark landlord – a working class mother’s answer to aid for Europe – rail worker writes on Hudson-Manhattan transport strike – comments on national Negro congress – no more beer – 4,000 laid off – story of a timber worker enslaved by California boss – workers oppose Stalinist tactics

Los Angeles family homeless (photo)

”Contrast . . . “

Pioneer Notes

Militant Army

Youth Group Activities

Our Program:

Detroit SWP asks for books

(Page 6)

$13,864 raised for “Militant” fund with only nine days left to deadline, by Justine Lang

Shop Talks on Socialism – labor and labor power, by V. Grey

Dear Reader

Chicago SWP celebrates new headquarters

5,000 sign Ferguson case petitions of New York SWP

Chicago union backs campaign for Negro jobs, by Robert L. Birchman

Scoreboard

In Memoriam Comrade Fred Lind

Workers enjoy Mid-West vacation camp and school

San Francisco SWP plans relief dinner

(Page 7)

How Stalin shocked entire world with the first Moscow frameup, by Joseph Hansen

The Negro Struggle – to a higher court with the same judge, by Charles Jackson

Royalists gloated

Unions denounce Truman threat to smash any maritime strike (continued from Page 1)

Seamen’s solidarity (photo)

Mussolini pleased

AFL seamen serve warning against Navy strikebreaking (continued from Page 1)

Militant ball this Saturday

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(Page 8)

Diary of a Steelworker, by T. Kovalesky

Atomic bomb demonstration in the Pacific is calculated step toward World War III – experts see no scientific value in Bikini “test”

Physicist tells horror of bomb at Nagasaki

Will your city look like this tomorrow? (photo)

Notes of a Seaman, by F. J. Lang

Atomic energy can build a new world – if developed for peace

Wages must keep pace with rising prices

On the railroads, by John Russo

”Property court martialed”

Form committee to fight against Los Angeles KKK, by Lois Saunders

Food prices from 1941-46 in typical industrial city


Volume X No. 25 Saturday, June 22, 1946, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Managing Editor: Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

Wall St. Keeps atomic control in Baruch “plan” – $500,000,000 atomic bomb demonstration is maneuver in imperialist drive toward war

Draft strikers, Truman says in case bill veto – president repeats demand for own anti-labor scheme

Ship strike called off; gains granted – Murray intervenes against CIO walkout

Choice of weapons (cartoon)

Michigan CIO discusses need for labor party

31 Tennessee atrocity victims face frame-up in white court, by Evelyn Atwood

In the News

Capitalist press wants draft law made permanent

Senate OPA bill is go-ahead for big price rises, by Ruth Johnson

Senate breaks “wage pattern” – for senators!

U.S. non-intervention pledge violated in China civil war, by Li Fu-jen

”Militant” fund drive passes $15,000 quota

St. Louis Union leaders urge united conference

(Page 2)

What Do You Say?

When is the time to build a labor party – if not now? by George Clarke

Trade Union Notes, by Art Preis

On the Allis-Chalmers picket line (photo)

Senate OPA bill is go-ahead for big price rises (continued from Page 1)

Flint Buick 599 paper call for a labor party

Michigan CIO delegates discuss need for national labor party (continued from Page 1)

St. Paul SWP opens new headquarters

(Page 3)

The policy of the “strategic bulwark,” by Ernest Germain

No decisive changes achieved as result of June 2 French elections – big step forward seen in Trotskyist campaign vote

Belgian miners give militant strong support

Famine victims in China (photo)

Radicalization of masses still dominant fact

The Vatican – a powerhouse of world political reaction, by Joseph Hansen

Workers killed through greed of mine owners

Indian congress balks at fake “independence” plan, by Larissa Reed

U.S. non-intervention pledge violated in China civil war (continued from Page 1)

(Page 4)

Thanks to our readers

Atomic control

After case bill veto

Feet of clay

”I never really cared for beer . . . “ (cartoon)

Problems Facing War Veterans, by Alvin Royce

Workers’ Bookshelf

Congressmen at Work

Tobacco monopolists extort millions in booty

(Page 5)

Workers’ Forum – a letter to Truman – food is problem of workers’ wives – metal workers chairman calls for political action – Hollywood musicians won 40 per cent wage increase – food is problem of workers’ wives – Negroes attacked by police in Philadelphia and Camden – capitalists admit coming Depression – reader thinks “Militant” incites chaos – enthusiastic reader wants to sell “Militant” subs to neighbors – St. Paul paper tells truth: “No profit–no production”!

”Skid Row”

Kill or be killed! (cartoon)

Militant Army

Youth Group Activities

Our Program:

Michigan CIO votes support to India workers

Detroit SWP asks for books

(Page 6)

”Militant” fund drive goes over top; total contributions reach $15,398, by Justine Lang

Shop Talks on Socialism, by V. Grey

Scoreboard

Doolittle report attacked by caste-system defender, by George Breitman

It’s a crazy world! by Grace Carlson

Labor unity in political field sought by Akron CIO council

Mich. CIO condemns assaults on unionists

Vacation at Mid-West camp and school

(Page 7)

How fatal clues exposed frameup in first notorious Moscow Trial, by Joseph Hansen

The Negro Struggle – a new wind in the South, by Charles Jackson

AFL seamen cheer strike vote (photo)

Maritime strike called off; CIO seamen gain concessions (continued from Page 1)

Stalinist slander machine and the Nuremberg Trial

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31 Negroes face frame-up in Tennessee (continued from Page 1)

(Page 8)

Diary of a Steel Worker – the Carnival on Ames Street, by Theodore Kovalesky

Incendiary bombing of Negro widow’s home perpetrated by race terrorists in Chicago, by Robert Birchman

A column of smoke where your city once stood? (photo)

Capitalists lie about peacetime possibilities of atomic energy, by John G. Wright

Notes of a Seaman – Fight for a 4-Hour Watch, by F. J. Lang

Girl strikers in Akron fight vile conditions

H&M strikers ignore Truman’s “fact-finding”

On the Railroads – “Next Time It’ll be Better,” by Henry Adams

Wall Street’s atomic control maintained by Baruch “plan”


Volume X No. 26 Saturday, June 29, 1946, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Managing Editor: Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

Biggest steal in history

Runaway price inflation looms – Congress backs profiteers in drive to gouge people – Bowles proposes to shackle labor with new “no-strike” pledge while living costs soar

Wall Street sneak-thief (cartoon)

Toledo SWP candidates placed on Ohio ballot

Crowds storm for bread in Philadelphia, by Jack Spiller

Wall Street uses A-bomb control for power play against USSR

Trotsky school begins June 30 at summer camp

In the News

Congress plans draft extension, huge war funds

”No meat, no work” miners threaten

”They trained us to break maritime workers strike,” by an Ex-Soldier

Boston CIO urges unity

Flint SWP leads fight to defeat tax increase, by Sol Dellinger

(Page 2)

What Do You Say?

General Tire workers in 3 communities shut plants in first all-company strike,

Trade Union Notes, by Art Preis

Greek American labor solidarity

Phila. UE local backs plea for joint conference, by C. Blake

Rents will soar too, McMahon tells Senate

Akron joint labor meeting discusses political action

Vet’s family forced to live in Phila. park, by Alma Seton

”They trained us to break maritime workers strike” (continued from Page 1)

Where is the meat?

Labor will be forced to build own party, says union editor

Runaway price inflation looms (continued from Page 1)

(Page 3)

Where is the Soviet Union going? – The war strengthened pro-capitalist forces, by Ernest Germain

U.S. domination of Philippines is not halted by “independence”

Allies supported Italian king to very end

New military code foreshadows revival of purges in Red Army, by George Breitman

Behead German for opposing rule

Bureaucrats in control at laborite conference

New Marxist paper issued in Norway

Civil conflict in Palestine and plight of Nazi victims

U.S. news broadcaster is muzzled by BBC

(Page 4)

Hands off China!

Prices and politics

Bilbo’s lynch call

New Red Army code

”It really isn’t our fault . . . “ (cartoon)

Eastman raises “Red Peril” bogey, by M. Stein

Workers’ Bookshelf

Congressmen at Work: A Slick Maneuver

French workers show how to get wage raises

(Page 5)

Workers’ Forum – union hiring hall for all workers – reply to M.A. Wagner on what “militant” fights for – readers tell of weeks at Mid-West vacation-school – demands government act on cancer research – how Trotskyist youth raised funds for “the Militant” – praises good work – offers week at Mid-West school – Stalinists fail to halt “Militant” distribution

Why migrant workers struck (photo)

Pioneer Notes

Militant Army

”Question from Tarawa . . . “

Youth Group Activities

Our Program:

(Page 6)

The hole – a short story, by Theodore Kovalesky

Shop Talks on Socialism – labor power and productive labor, by V. Grey

$855 pledged at N. J. dinner for election campaign of SWP

Court hearing held on L.A. race covenants, by Lois Saunders

Flint SWP leads fight to defeat tax increase (continued from Page 1)

SWP branches in Minnesota hold convention, by Barbara Bruce

Article on China today featured in July “F.I.”

Seattle SWP shows “Czar to Lenin,” by Clara Kaye

(Page 7)

How Moscow Trial “confessions: revealed frameup of defendants, by Joseph Hansen

The Negro Struggle – news and comments, by Charles Jackson

Two kinds of justice at the Lichfield trials

Stalinist at Nuremberg fear widow of Trotsky

Protests win reinstatement of suspended L.A. students

”Fourth International” drive tops 500 subscription goal, by Constance Locke

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San Diego picnic held to aid workers’ relief, by Ann Cope

Detroit SWP asks for books

Scoreboard

(Page 8)

Diary of a Steel Worker: On the Little Island of Bikini, by Theodore Kovalesky

Incendiary bomb assault on Negro widow covered up by Chicago cops, SWP reveals, by Robert L. Birchman

GM not so stingy to its big-shots

Negro home bombed in Chicago (photo)

Veterans’ Problems: Vets Bitter as They Sweat It Out, by Alvin Royce

Who’s going to buy the new autos?

Court upholds all-white jury in frame-up of 31 Negroes, by Larissa Reed

You Paid for It – U.S. Steel Gets It, by Art Preis

Indonesian seamen victims of American-Dutch deal, by Evelyn Atwood

H& M strikers win demand for 18  cents

Wall St. uses A-bomb control in power play against USSR (continued from Page 1)

Japanese Labor Shows the Way, by Joseph Hansen

Stalinists attack biography by Trotsky


Volume X No. 27 Saturday, July 6, 1946, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Managing Editor: Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

Mass arrests of Trotskyists in Bulgaria

UPWA seeks “living cost” bonus – CIO packinghouse workers raise far-reaching demand – propose a form of sliding scale of wages to protect workers from inflationary knife

The uninvited guest (cartoon)

3 auto local urge sliding wages scales – Budd, Briggs and Ford union vote in favor

Minnesota SWP opens election campaign, nominates candidates

Rising prices bring new wave of wage demands

In the News

Toledo rail workers support resolution for labor party

Chicago union says labor must build own party, by Eugene Zucker

Pleas for “self-restraint” won’t halt price-gougers

United labor action to fight profiteers! an Editorial

Series on prices starts next issue

(Page 2)

What Do You Say?

The sliding scale of wages: an effective way to combat the rising cost of living

Trade Union Notes, by Art Preis

Canadian loggers want action (photo)

UAW local wins 110-day strike in Port Clinton

Ohio UAW group endorses labor conference call

New York painters roll up big vote against Stalinists

General Tire workers hold firm in strike

L.A. rubber union seeks wage raises

Briggs local votes strike, by Jeanette Kirk

AFL seamen announce new wage agreement

Contractors block housing construction in Houston, by Robert Dallas

Camden group backs labor conference, by Jim Dolan

(Page 3)

Why India Starves: British imperialists drained food supply, by Kamelesh Ray

New purge is Stalin’s answer to economic crisis in Soviet Union – Kremlin offers scapegoats to cover up its own crimes, by George Breitman

Hunger in Hunan (photo)

New purge is Stalin’s answer to economic crisis in Soviet Union – trials strike at almost every branch of industry

Parisian workers hold huge rally

Calling turn on the purge

Past purges

Belgian Trotskyists first revealed purge

Inflation cuts wages in Hungary and Italy

Ta-Tu-Thau reported dead in Indo-China

International Notes

(Page 4)

It’s time to act

End meat famine!

A Prussian law

Withdraw the troops

”The workers don’t realize . . . “ (cartoon)

World Socialism and the Kremlin, by M. Stein

Workers’ Bookshelf

Congressmen at Work: Why Electricity Comes High

(Page 5)

Workers’ Forum – must fight for rising scale of wages – calls for a Labor Party – supports program of “Militant” and SWP – Byrnes at Paris– thinks “Militant” divides workers – Stalinist radio censorship – no homes for vets – praises articles by Germain – Bilbo’s lynch call – “Why should such conditions exist?”asks Negro veteran

Why the South must be organized (graphic)

Militant Army

Liberals

Pioneer Notes

Youth Group Activities

Our Program:

(Page 6)

How Jim Crow broke down on a troop ship

The Tower of Babel strike, by M. Luce

Shop Talks on Socialism – surplus value, by V. Grey

Big problems still face maritime workers after concessions won in recent struggle, by F. J. Lang

Minnesota SWP nominates 3 candidates for Congress (continued from Page 1)

Red-baiting of AFL leaders mars California convention

(Page 7)

Former Stalinist official reveals how GPU cooked up “evidence,” by Joseph Hansen

Karl Radek

Stalinists hail Nuremberg; silent over Moscow Trials

The Negro Struggle, by Charles Jackson

Poison pen artists attack Trotsky’s biography of the Kremlin dictator, by Charles Carsten

Los Angeles Comm. plans relief picnic

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(Page 8)

Diary of a Steel Worker: A Hot Summer Night in the Mill, by Theodore Kovalesky

Atomic bomb demonstration in the Pacific is part of Wall Street drive toward war

Rich eat cake; urge cut in diet of poor families, by Winifred Nelson

Victim of Chicago bombing (photo)

Senator scores Bikini “tests” as step to war

Veterans’ Problems: Postwar World and GI dreams, by Alvin Royce

Racial terror in Chicago arouses defense movement, by Robert L. Birchman

How atomic energy can free the world under socialism

Of Henry J. Kaiser, by Art Preis

Bay City S.W.P. fights sales tax

Mike Bartell speaks on Hardy bomb case

Senator Bilbo and the Law, by Ruth Johnson

Japanese soldiers punish brutal officers


Volume X No. 28 Saturday, July 13, 1946, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Managing Editor: Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

Antoinette Konikow mourned by comrades, by Joseph Hansen

New OPA bill will not halt run-away prices – Truman-sponsored measure designed to fool workers, by Art Preis

Detroit unions urge national labor “holiday,” by Al Adler

Defying Bilbo’s threats (photo)

Black market prices on meat now are legal

Revolutionary leaders send sorrowing tributes

Packing union seeks cost-of-living bonus

Meat profits up, production down

Profits high as “best war years”

Jim-Crow judge aids frame-up in trial of 25

SWP national committee expresses grief of party

2 top Washington officials linked to $78,000,000 arms firm fraud, by Ruth Benson

(Page 2)

Antoinette Konikow – Trotskyist pioneer, mourned by comrades (continued from Page 1)

”Our dead comrade was one of rarest spirits of our time”

First Trotskyist meeting in Boston

A Trotskyist to the end, by John G. Wright

58 years a fighter for the oppressed

(Page 3)

Workers everywhere voice tributes to heroic life of Comrade Konikow

Bulletin No. 1 (photo)

Relief committee pays honor to its chairman

What Antoinette Konikow taught the workers

(Page 4)

Rent strikes

Reparations

The Hobbs bill

Terror in Balkans

”Aren’t people silly to crowd the beaches . . . “ (cartoon)

The Post-Mortem of Veto of OPA, by M. Stein

Workers’ Bookshelf

Congressmen at Work: Planning Under Capitalism

Odds and Ends

(Page 5)

Workers’ Forum – luxuries fill ships as millions starve – nurseries too few, cost too high – socialism is constructive – Bilbo and the Negro struggle: a letter to Militant readers – a worker’s worry – Canadian worker endorses “Militant”

Picture of inflation (photo)

Pioneer Notes

Militant Army

Youth Group Activities

First week at Mid-West school, by Myra Tanner Weiss

Our Program:

New York youth open branch in Queens

Relief social in Allentown July 14

(Page 6)

Wages, Prices and Profits: The Propaganda Against Wage Raises

Ask “Flying Squadrons” to stop rent evictions, by Sol Dollinger

Standing in the way (cartoon)

What Do You Say?

Northeast Ohio UAW calls for Labor Party

37th convention marks progress of the NAACP

Curran issues public blast against Stalinist machine in Maritime Union

Detroit UAW, CIO unionists urge national labor “holiday” (continued from Page 1)

New OPA measure will not halt skyrocketing prices (continued from Page 1)

Buffalo UAW groups discuss political action

(Page 7)

Indian Trotskyist exposes fraud of British plan for “independence”

The Negro Struggle – the end of the FEPC, by Charles Jackson

British murder Indian demonstrators (photo)

Where is the Soviet Union going? The 5-year plan and the new “left turn,” by Ernest Germain

Nazi terror survivors killed in Polish pogrom

International Notes

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(Page 8)

Diary of a Steel Worker: Old John Gave All That Was His, by Theodore Kovalesky

CIO’s “Operation Dixie” forges forward despite Jim-Crow campaign of employers

AVC pickets realtors who bar Nisei vet, by Nora Scott

What meat shortage? (photo)

On the Railroads: A Sign of the Times, by Henry Adams

Anti-Negro vandals continue terror in Chicago district, by Robert L. Birchman

Mack Local 677 supports labor unity conference

Unity slate wins nine posts at Inland Steel

Veterans’ Problems: Veterans turn to the Labor Movement, by Alvin Royce

San Francisco AFL, CIO Carmen unit in strike

Chicago workers face wholesale evictions, by Bruce Oxford

Gov. Dewey and Freeport Case, by Bill Morgan

Ship committee urges conference


Volume X No. 29 Saturday, July 20, 1946, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Managing Editor: Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

New York SWP announces slate for elections, by George Clarke

SWP names candidates in Washington – Swett, Roberts chosen for election campaign

Auto union calls for 2-hour halt – 800,000 to stage protest against rising living cost

Just a leaking bucket (cartoon)

Rep. May evades investigation of his part in arms firm fraud

Camden union pickets fight price-gougers, by James Dolan

In the News

40,000 Belgians strike, demand workers’ control

Senate votes 62 to 15 for inflationary bill

May’s anti-labor record

(Page 2)

Our program to fight price rises, by the Editors

Stock market – 1946 (cartoon)

Sidney Hillman – an appraisal

Locomotive engineer’s view on rail union consolidation, by Henry Adams

L.I. council votes “relief” for landlords

(Page 3)

Where is the Soviet Union Going? Role of the Masses Since End of War, by Ernest Germain

Anti-Soviet aims pursued inside Japan

Martin Widelin – our martyr – a heroic Trotskyist leader in the German underground, by Marguerite Baget

Martin Widelin – our martyr – why the Gestapo tracked him down, by George Breitman

Chinese students urge U.S. withdrawal (photo)

Grave crisis grips Italy 3 years after Duce’s fall, by Carlo Bivancho

Why India Starves: British colonial rulers cause famine in India, by Kamalesh Ray

International Notes

Trieste issue unsettled despite “Big 4” decision

Propose Greek united front

(Page 4)

The SWP’s greatest election campaign

Politics of reaction

Victims of inflation

Get the big crooks!

”You’d think if people must keep dogs . . . “ (cartoon)

Ivan the Terrible – Kremlin version, by Joseph Hansen

Workers’ Bookshelf

Congressmen at Work: the Debate Over OPA

(Page 5)

World War II and the Monopolies: Big Business grows bigger, by Art Preis

Shop Talks on Socialism – workers produce all wealth, by V. Grey

The point of free enterprise (cartoon)

World War II and the Monopolies: Who owns America

Wages, Prices and Profits: Rising prices do not result from wage costs, by Warren Creel

Memorial meeting at school honors Antoinette Konikow

Akron CIO launches fighting drive against price-gougers, rent hogs

(Page 6)

Stalin’s new blood purge recalls frameup trials of ten years ago, by Joseph Hansen

Chicago terror against Negroes fought by SWP, by Robert L. Birchman

Stalinist hacks keep silence on Nuremberg

Youngstown CIO council asks labor nominee for governor

Call conference in Chicago

Youngstown CIO in rally against soaring prices, by C. Peters

Unions propose “Flying Squadrons” in the struggle against rent-gouging, by Ruth Benson

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(Page 7)

Diary of a Steel Worker: A Worker’s Child Is Born, by Theodore Kovalesky

Atomic bomb blasts upon guinea pig fleet underline Wall Street drive for new war

New York SWP names Dobbs to head ticket (continued from Page 1)

Candidate outlines SWP anti-inflation legislation

Veterans’ Problems: Why Congress Can Kick Vets Around, by Alvin Royce

Mr. Truman and Mr. Dooley

Drive launched to put SWP nominees on Minnesota ballot

Freeport probe headed by Republican stooge, [by] Bill Morgan

Atom Bombs or TB Cure? by Evelyn Atwood

Seattle machinists ask 40% raise


Volume X No. 30 Saturday, July 27, 1946, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Managing Editor: Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

A call to action, an editorial

”Need immediate wage raises” – CIO – board fails to present program to win increases

How to get that basket (cartoon)

Paris “Peace” conference is step to World War III, by Ralph Grahan

Meat packers demand “cost of living bonus,” by Barbara Bruce

Kitt advocates sliding scale for veterans

New OPA bill puts virtual end to all price controls

In the News

Evictions fought in Philadelphia

Cannon and Baldwin protest mass arrests in Bulgaria

Buffalo workers push fight on price rises

SWP protest Freeport white wash hearings

(Page 2)

100,000 workers in Detroit protest skyrocketing rise in cost of living

Trade Union Notes

Detroit workers rally against high prices (photo)

4,000 attend UAW protest in Chicago

CIO veterans fight for bonus and rent control in Michigan, by J. Roberts

CIO board cites need for raises (continued from Page 1)

Cannery local seeks sliding scale of wages

Minnesota workers launch campaign against price rises, by Winifred Nelson

United rally backs strike in East Pittsburgh, by Jim Colletti

Camden groups fight price hikes, by James Dolan

Mass action in Phila. brings cuts in prices, by Jack Miller

(Page 3)

Where Is the Soviet Union Going? Why workers should defend the USSR, by Ernest Germain

Growing unrest of Italian workers flares in militant general strikes

August “Fourth International” features works of Trotsky

Egyptians revolting against British rule (photo)

Hawaiian labor in political fight

Trotskyists spur fight for freedom of Egypt

Fate of the Jews under capitalism, by Dan Shelton

Comrade Chen Tu-hsiu

International Notes

U.S. imperialism in the Philippines

(Page 4)

Who runs the USA?

Labor’s needs today

Withdraw the troops

Georgia “democracy”

”But Ethelbert, don’t you want to have a pretty smile . . . “ (cartoon)

British Labor Party’s nationalization policy, by Ajit Roy

Workers’ Bookshelf

Congressmen at Work: Farmer’s Demands Are Plowed Under

(Page 5)

Worker’s Forum – in tribute to Antoinette Konikow – what workers can do about rising prices – “I don’t want to miss a copy,” says reader – one profiteer washed out – packinghouse workers need wage boost to buy meat they prepare – likes logical program of the “Militant” – Hammond “Militant” readers enthusiastic – soldier describes solidarity of workers’ rally in Detroit

To the men of England

The Militant

Protest rent increases

SWP program against inflation is forum topic

Pioneer Notes

Our Program:

Youth Group Activities

St. Paul SWP holds Strawberry Festival

(Page 6)

World War II and the Monopolies: How war strenghtened [sic] monopoly, by Art Preis

War & Monopolies: How big is Big Business?

Shop Talks on Socialism – how much is three hundred billion? by V. Grey

Wages, Prices and Profits: High productivity doesn’t raise wages, by Warren Creel

Wave of Jim-Crow terrorism reaches new high in Chicago, by Robert L. Birchman

Akron City Council refuses to legislate rent controls

(Page 7)

Antoinette Konikow – our symbol of dauntless revolutionary spirit, by Edith Konikow

Cop gouges out both eyes of Negro veteran

Buffalo CIO intervenes in Singleton frameup

Why Dewey commission probed Moscow trials, by Joseph Hansen

Nuremberg silence exposes Moscow trials as frameup

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Correction

(Page 8)

Diary of a Steel Worker: A Vanishing Species of Foremen, by Theodore Kovalesky

While they talk about “peace” at Paris, they are preparing war all over the world – Washington’s blueprint of the U.S. in an atomic war

While they talk about “peace” at Paris, they are preparing war all over the world – feverish race for new, more horrible weapons

Paris “peace” conference is a step to World War III (continued from Page 1)

The Dread Beriberi, by Grace Carlson

Unions support defense drive for Indonesians

People have not even begun recovery from World War II

On the Railroads: Questions and Answers on CCI, by Henry Adams

”Suffer, Little Children,” by Ruth Benson


Volume X No. 31 Saturday, August 3, 1946, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Managing Editor: Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

Four Negro farm-hands lynched in Georgia, by Evelyn Atwood

New OPA bill lifts hundreds of prices – living costs soar skyward as profiteers reap benefits, by Ruth Benson

Congress boosts its own pay by 50 per cent

The mountain labored and brought forth a mouse (cartoon)

Joseph Hansen will speak at Indonesian League rally

Campaign to put SWP on ballot in New York gets a flying start, by Karolyn Kerry

In the News

Fire at SWP headquarters set by Detroit arson gang

Mid-West camp extended for two more weeks

Two bankers, one boss staff decontrol board

(Page 2)

The fight to defend the workers’ standard of living, by the Secretariat of the Socialist Workers Party

1,000 Buffalo workers protest rapidly mounting cost of living

What Do You Say?

Congress votes down cancer research bill

Akron CIO council opposes any new “no-strike” pledge

(Page 3)

New purges in the Soviet Union reflect discontent with Kremlin, by Larissa Reed

Chiang uses American arms in war on people of China, by Li Fu-jen

Scene of Bolivian upheaval (photo)

RWP enters elections in Australia

Strikes spread across India in reply to high living costs, by Duncan Ferguson

Greek monarchists shoot down leftists

Lessons for Jews in fight on British rule of Palestine, by Don Shelton

200 Stalinists beat Trotskyist at Nice, France

International Notes

Stalinists in India linked with British police service

(Page 4)

Reuther’s Promise

Congress’ record

Bikini and Paris

Smear technique

”For heaven’s sake – “ (cartoon)

Withdrawal of the occupation troops

Workers’ Bookshelf

Congressmen at Work: Making the Next War Scientific

Ruptured duck now a homing pigeon

(Page 5)

Workers’ Forum – injuries to 30 “no excuse” for going home – it makes a lot of difference – eyewitness report on Congress – Louisiana sawmill workers in bitter 4-month strike – workers in Reading face eviction from housing project – Militant tells news others don’t print – victimization of civil service workers – unbiased information – “New Masses” slander

Police attack pickets (photo)

Pioneer Notes

The Militant Army – monthly sub quotas set by SWP members

No connection with Akron “ULP” group

Youth Group Activities

Bayonne SWP opens new headquarters

Our Program:

Philadelphia SWP holds Konikow memorial meeting, by C. Blake

(Page 6)

World War II and the Monopolies: What is the Future for Monopoly? by Art Preis

Shop Talks on Socialism – growth and decay, by V. Grey

How public opinion is monopolized (cartoon)

Pennsylvania cannery workers strike against vile conditions, by Powell Bleicher

Behind cannery strike (photo)

Wages, Prices and Profits: The working class method in economics, by Warren Creel

Four Negro sharecroppers are murdered in Georgia (continued from Page 1)

(Page 7)

How the GPU tried to discredit the Dewey Commission of Inquiry, by Joseph Hansen

Condemn police role in terror against Negroes, by Robert L. Birchman

Stalinists find Nuremberg creeps at “snail’s pace”

Start defense movement in choice case

Trotskyist press predicted frameups

Check presented to Mrs. Grace Hardy

Los Angeles CIO unions win victories for Negro workers, by Lois Saunders

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Frameup of Negro youth protested by Bayonne SWP

(Page 8)

Diary of a Steel Worker: the Fate of Slim’s New Pants, by Theodore Kovalesky

Arms fraud inquiry hints at new scandals far worse than Garrson-May profits deal

Hartford workers show solidarity (photo)

Infantile Paralysis Vs. Profits, by Grace Carlson

Dobbs attacks capitalist parties at New York SWP election rally

Detroit police shield arson gang in SWP fire

Indignant audience walks out on “whitewash” of Freeport

Attack on SWP is condemned by unionists

Veterans’ Problems: Inflation Hits the Veterans, by Alvin Royce

Johnny’s Initiative and How It Paid

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Volume X No. 32 Saturday, August 10, 1946, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Managing Editor: Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

Socialist Workers Party demands Truman act against lynch-murders

UAW heads denounce arson-attack on SWP – Reuther, Thomas and Addes protest outrage in Detroit

Halt the lynchers!

Negro flogged to death in Mississippi

Marching through Georgia (cartoon)

Call mass rally in Detroit to fight terrorism

AVC urges veterans’ benefits be geared to living cost rises

Vets tell bloody toll of defective shells

UAW-CIO statement on Detroit outrage

War profiteers looted “untold billions”

(Page 2)

CIO leaders retreat from wage fight; substitute weak program calling for “roll back” of prices, by Art Preis

Robertson telegram arouses railway men, by Lou Manning

Minnesota SWP candidates file for ballot (photo)

Minnesota SWP candidates file petition to place party on ballot

What Do You Say?

Addes’ letter on arson-attack

Weird lie of Stalinist on the fire

$500 emergency fund asked to aid Detroit SWP local

(Page 3)

Workers in Egypt battle repression, by T. Cliff

Allied powers spar in Paris arena for position in another world war

AMG sells 35 Forbes plants

AMG persecutes Trieste strikers

Garbage for food (photo)

Four Marines killed in North China, by Mike Cort

Over 400,000 demonstrate in Calcutta general strike, by Duncan Ferguson

Anti-labor general sent to N. Africa

Labor votes decline in Great Britain

Demonstrations win pay rise for militant French workers

International Notes

Labor under the Kremlin regime, by Ernest Germain

Correction

(Page 4)

Labor solidarity

C. P. colonial policy

Arms profiteers

CIO leaders retreat

”Democratic rights – bah! . . . “ (cartoon)

First month at Trotsky school, by Myra Tanner Weiss

Workers’ Bookshelf

Congressmen at Work: Pity the Poor Landlords

(Page 5)

Workers’ Forum – merchant seaman tells about fight to free Philippines

GI amputees demand autos

Pioneer Notes

The Militant Army – four SWP branches wind up campaign

Reader continues sub work while laid up in hospital

Youth Group Activities

Flint sends C. E. Wilson a token of appreciation

Our Program:

(Page 6)

Eight ex-GIs raise objection to our demand for military training under control of trade unions

Shop Talks on Socialism – constant and variable capital, by V. Grey

Higher prices pour like flood out of OPA

Wages, Prices and Profits: The anarchy prevailing under capitalism, by Warren Creel

Incitement to murder

(Page 7)

How the truth triumphed over Moscow frameup lies, by Joseph Hansen

Dewey Freeport “investigation” ends in whitewash of murderer, by Bill Morgan

Midwest school plans Labor Day jamboree

Philadelphia U.E. Local class for escalator wage clause, by H. Newil

Chicago AVC chapter backs resolution on defense guard, by Robert L. Birchman

Three packing unions raise bonus demand

Toledo labor prepared united political action

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Correction

(Page 8)

Diary of a Steel Worker: Steel Plant Sketches, by Theodore Kovalesky

SWP candidates answer 17 questions of NAACP

Civil War in Athens, Tenn., by Art Preis

On the Railroads: Which Side Are You On? by Henry Adams

Dobbs blasts Stalinist attempt at deal with boss politicians

12,000 sign petition in drive to put SWP on N. Y. ballot, by Karolyn Kerry


Volume X No. 33 Saturday, August 17, 1946, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Managing Editor: Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

Leon Trotsky’s heritage to U.S. workers, an Editorial

Big auto locals demand cost-of-living bonuses – Ford, Chrysler unions urge UAW fight on wage front, by Art Preis

”Peace” conference (cartoon)

”Reopen wage contracts,” GM workers say, by Jerry Kirk

Angry veterans give details on defective shells

U.S-British bloc lays down line against USSR at Paris parley

Union leaders spread false wage theories

In the News

Bosses gyp vets on job training

18,140 sign election petitions in New York, by Karolyn Kerry

Georgia lynchers known!

(Page 2)

Detroit auto union local presidents join protest against arson-attack on Detroit SWP headquarters

AFL threatens general strike in Los Angeles, by Lois Saunders

Detroit SWP protests notice of eviction

Tugboats picket against scabs

Prices hit new high; worst still to come

Ford, Chrysler locals demand wage bonuses (continued from Page 1)

Seattle packing union demands escalator clause

Mazey, Scholle statements denouncing arson-attack

Ferguson case petitions filed by SWP in N.Y.

SWP organizer describes benefits of Midwest school, by Myra Tanner Weiss

California AFL launches Red-baiting drive on CIO, by James Dall

SWP candidates demand action in lynch terror

Seattle social for relief nets food, clothing

(Page 3)

Six years after Trotsky’s death

Peace or war – how Trotsky posed the basic question of our times

44 years in the struggle to free humanity from capitalist slavery, by Larissa Reed

Foremost defender of Soviet Union against domestic and foreign foes

Trotsky articles featured in new issue of “FI”

(Page 4)

Our program

Troops and strikes

Election laws

”And does it say that our investments . . . “ (cartoon)

Two of a kind – political swindlers

Workers’ Bookshelf

Higgins and Kaiser, “self-made” war profiteers

Congressmen at Work: Saving British Capitalism

(Page 5)

Workers’ Forum – reader in England appraised British Labor Party policy – petition gatherer proud of her achievements – “no draft at all,” says “Militant” reader

Two ends of the same chain (cartoon)

The Militant Army – novel idea puts zest in San Pedro sub drive

”My Day” – experiences of a working mother, by Mille Fredreci

Pioneer Notes

Youth Group Activities

(Page 6)

Conditions in Soviet Union worsen for factory workers and soldiers – unpaid men live like slaves under corrupt Stalinist rule

Conditions in Soviet Union worsen for factory workers and soldiers – discipline patterned on model of despotic Prussian system

Shop Talks on Socialism

”Big Four” plotters (photo)

Teachers union votes for rising scale of wages

Opposition to C. P. developing in Prague

Dutch Trotskyists hit moves to crush Indonesian republic

Bulgarian Trotskyist in prison camp

Wages, Prices and Profits: the law of labor value controls prices, by Warren Creel

International Notes

(Page 7)

How Leon Trotsky’s assassination capped bloody edifice of Moscow frameup trials, by Joseph Hansen

Police terrorism rages against Harlem Negroes, by C. Howell and H. Hill

Twin-Cities honors memory of A. Konikow, by Barbara Bruce

Chicago delegation protests wave of race hate attacks, by Robert L. Birchman

Egypt’s fight for freedom headed by new leadership, by T. Cliff

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(Page 8)

Diary of a Steel Worker: The Plant and the People, by Theodore Kovalesky

Lucas County election board votes to bar independent labor candidates on ballot

Bulletin

Crime in High Places, by Grace Carlson

Meet the SWP candidates

SWP candidates gain place on Washington state ballot, by Clara Kaye

Smear campaign against veterans, by Alvin Royce

Testing Push Button on War III, by Joseph Hansen

Our Program:


Volume X No. 34 Saturday, August 24, 1946, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Managing Editor: Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

CIO leaders stall on wage fight – say higher wages needed, but offer no real program, by Art Preis

4 more Negro victims added to lynch toll

Pickets halt fascist Smith in Chicago, by Robert L. Birchman

”Four Freedoms” for refugee Jews (cartoon)

Goodrich local opens drive for rising pay scale

British imperialists drive Jews into Cyprus concentration camp

Government smashes strike of 50,000 in South Africa

Profits soar along with prices

In the News

UAW veterans demonstrate for GM vacation pay

Detroit labor rally assails arson outrage against SWP

Open America’s gates to Jewish refugees! an Editorial

SWP protests atrocities against African strikers

(Page 2)

UAW executive board authorizes Chrysler locals to file notice for reopening of wage contracts

Trade Union Notes

Chicago pickets halt Smith (photo)

CIO unions rally to aid NMU in battle with Lake carriers

Goodrich local opens drive for rising pay scale

OPA approves hundreds of new price rises

Decontrol board can’t roll back prices, Porter admits

Powerful CIO unions support sliding wage scale principle

NMU ties up six lake ships at Buffalo

CIO heads stall on fight to gain new wage raises (continued from Page 1)

(Page 3)

One year of Indonesia’s battle for independence

Puerto Ricans treated like slaves in Pennsylvania camp, by Paul Kelly

Bringing “four freedoms” to Indonesia (cartoon)

Blood, tears and sweat in African gold mines, by Larissa Reed

Mexican GPU agent slanders Trotsky’s biography of Stalin

New Philippine government uses mailed fist on Huks, by Dave Dreiser

Troop demonstration is labelled “mutiny”

Uruguayan union hits Wall Street military scheme

(Page 4)

Veterans and politics

Lynchings hush-hush

The war scandals

Ominous trend

”My husband says in these critical times . . . “ (cartoon)

Stalinist policy in New York primaries

Workers’ Bookshelf

WalL St. “bargains” – slavery at cut rates, by Dan Shelton

Political action – but what kind?

(Page 5)

Workers’ Forum – Harlem workers greet SWP speakers against lynch law – “best newspaper” – scored leadership of UAW-CIO in wage struggle – UAW official aids distributor – enthusiastic about West Coast camp

Picket White House to protest lynching (photo)

The Militant Army – Red Sunday mobilization steps up Chicago subs

A working mother gets a politician’s letter, by Mille Fredreci

Pioneer Notes

Youth Group Activities

West Coast SWP opens 3-day camp weekend

Mid-West school prepares for Labor Day jamboree

(Page 6)

Blistering attack on lynch terror delivered by Milton Richardson, by Robert L. Birchman

Shop Talks on Socialism – machines create no new value, by V. Grey

SWP petition drive enters final stage in New York, by Karolyn Kerry

Veterans win election battle (photo)

Black market charged to “Big 4” packers

San Francisco parley calls for united labor conference, by Russell Morgan

Half of America lives sub-standard

Wages, Prices and Profits: The relation between wages and surplus value, by Warren Creel

Who’s really to blame in Jersey rail wreck?

(Page 7)

How the third big frameup trail exposed Stalin’s gangster regime, by Joseph Hansen

The Negro Struggle – the government and the lynch mobs, by William Bohannon

Summaries at Nuremberg silent on Moscow Trials

Mussolini thanked Stalin for trials

Judge denies civil rights in frameup trial of 25 Negroes

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(Page 8)

Diary of a Steel Worker: Our Comrade – Leon Trotsky, by Theodore Kovalesky

Candidate exp ains [sic] position of SWP to New Jersey women voters league

Meet the SWP candidates

Selling Water in a Bread Wrapper, by Joseph Hansen

New Friends Won to SWP in Seattle Election Campaign, by Clara Kaye

Fresh Winds Blow in Rail Unions, by Henry Adams

Veterans Exploited as Cheap Labor, by Alvin Royce

Our Program:


Volume X No. 35 Saturday, August 31, 1946, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Managing Editor: Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

Union leaders protest ruling of price board – government’s latest aid to the profiteers shows need for renewed union wage fight, by Art Preis

Minneapolis picket-line smashes fascist rally – workers rout G.L.K. Smith; shout, “No fascism here!” by Barbara Bruce

Hot reception for fascists in Minneapolis (photo)

Marines resent Wall Street role in Chinese war

”Big 4” meat packers receive strike notices

Mississippi lynch posse seizes 14 Negroes in savage man-hunt

In the News

Decontrol board’s decisions pave way for higher prices

Fear silences lynch witnesses in Georgia case

”Silent parade” in bay city protests against lynchings, by Russell Morgan

Cable to Bulgaria demands jailed Trotskyist be freed

(Page 2)

Minneapolis labor pickets smash fascist meeting, drive G.L.K. Smith to cover in pitched battle (continued from Page 1)

Union leaders continue stall on wage fight, by Art Preis

After they routed the fascists (photo)

Big RCA local urges formation of Labor Party, by James Dolan

A fitting memorial to Leon Trotsky

How anti-fascist demonstration was organized in Minneapolis, by Barbara Bruce

Chrysler workers file notice to reopen wage negotiations

Fish cannery union votes San Diego strike, by Jerome Williams

Prices soar higher as OPA approves new boosts daily

Firestone local in L.A. votes for rising scale

(Page 3)

Yenan mobilizes for war; Wall Street backs Chiang, by Li Fu-jen

Dutra regime suspends press of Brazil CP

Looking forward to World War III (cartoon)

One year after “V-J” Day – ultimatum put to Yugoslavia; capitalist pound war drums

There is no peace!

British gunfire mows down Indians in Calcutta “riots,” by Larissa Reed

Full story of Bulgarian Trotskyist arrests

Bikini atom bomb demonstration

Stalin’s new 5-year plan

(Page 4)

Let labor beware!

The wage front

Bring them home!

Stalinist treachery in Palestine

”Goodness – just look at those Communists . . . “ (cartoon)

PAC’s “box-score” on 79th Congress, by Ruth Benson

Workers’ Bookshelf

Peace-makers at work, by Bill Morgan

”Who’s making all the money?”

Spanish paper banned in France

(Page 5)

Workers’ Forum – Dutch reader tells how anti-labor drive in U.S. affects all – Trinidad workers mourn Antoinette Konikow – SWP urges mass demonstration against police terror in Harlem – supports program of Socialist Workers Party – Henry Kaiser – “a force for good?” – the role of H. G. Wells – Army banned book satirizing Brass Hats – how to show price-rises – Army life on Okinawa gets worse

Legal lynch gangs in man-hunt

Pioneer Notes

The Militant Army – Detroit sub record holds up despite fire

Youth Group Activities

Candidates speak at Newark picnic, by Ruth Franklin

(Page 6)

300 New York City workers pay tribute to Leon Trotsky at death memorial

Shop Talks on Socialism – where profit is made, by V. Grey

Flint memorial opens new headquarters, by Douglas Snyder

Storming the fascist meeting (photo)

Vacation school commemorates fallen leader, by E. Kennedy

Two veterans, one soldier die at hands of race-hate lynchers

Trotsky’s life told in Detroit

Wages, Prices and Profits: What becomes of surplus value? by Warren Creel

16 hoodlums indicted in Jim-Crow attack

All-white jury sought in trial of 25 Negroes

General Eisenhower seeks hemispheric armed camp

West Coast camp schedules week-end session near L.A.

Inflation and OPA

(Page 7)

GPU book “The Great Conspiracy” rehashes Moscow frame-up trials, by Joseph Hansen

The Negro Struggle – the fight against lynching, by William Bohannon

Stalinist N.Y. election policy leads to Wall Street victory, by Joseph Hansen

Demonstrations in Denmark mark rising labor militancy, by William Simmons

Frederick Douglass, great Negro rebel

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The only salvation for the Jews, by Leon Trotsky

(Page 8)

Diary of a Steel Worker: Yesterday . . . and Today, by Theodore Kovalesky

Campaign to put SWP on New York ballot goes over top with 25,000 signatures, by Karolyn Kerry

Minnesota SWP candidates get wide publicity

Meet the SWP candidates

A New Use for “Truth Serum,” by Grace Carlson

Old age pension fight backed by SWP candidates

Newark rally puts steam in SWP election campaign

Don’t Play With Rattlesnakes, by Farrell Dobbs

Our Program:

Veterans’ Problems: Oppression of Negro Veterans, by Alvin Royce


Volume X No. 36 Saturday, September 7, 1946, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Managing Editor: Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

Allied powers restore Greek king – hated tyrant gets back throne through Hitler-style plebiscite

Lynchers named by Negro victim – known murderers at large but officials do not act

Giving a fascist the boot (photo)

Price ceilings on meat to hit new high

U.S. imperialists intensify drive toward new war, by Joseph Hansen

Minneapolis labor points the way

White attackers of Negro girls get $10 fine

In the News

Escaped from lynch mob (photo)

MacArthur forbids strikes in Japan; threatens force

Socialist Workers Party files N. Y. state election petitions, by Karolyn Kerry

N. Y. truck drivers strike

(Page 2)

Big Akron locals to advocate sliding wage scale program at CIO United Rubber workers convention, by Milton Alvin

Red-baiters ban Communists in Phila. CIO, by H. Newell

Police attack NMU pickets (photo)

Negro-haters seek to evict Detroit SWP

AFL seamen fight wage ruling that denies increase they won

Illinois cops charged in lynch-assault

American Sweatshop [by] Dinah Sanders

Skilled factory women spurn poorly-paid dust-mop jobs, by Winifred Nelson

(Page 3)

Only road for Arab-Jewish masses, by the Editors

Eyewitness account from Greece tells crisis leading to plebiscite

Starving family in Greece (photo)

Two faces of Stalinism on Arab-Jewish problem

Wall Street steps up war drive

16-inch guns sure help negotiations

(Page 4)

Export democracy

Labor’s program

Labor Day

Anti-lynching law

” ’I’m sorry, but we really couldn’t contribute . . . “ (cartoon)

Wallace’s advice on the elections, by Ruth Benson

Workers’ Bookshelf

How Washington coddles the fascists

”Educating” Japan’s crown prince, by Art Preis

(Page 5)

Workers’ Forum – single “Militant” article wins new one-year sub – Trinidad worker describes conditions in colonies – reader tells why he joined SWP – urges votes for SWP in anti-fascist fight – a letter and a reply on production under capitalism – old “success story” still going around – German workers enslaved in Britain by labor government – a letter and a reply on production under capitalism – West Coast camp set for week-end session

Tobacco workers strike (photo)

The Militant Army – Flint SWP tops list for week’s sub getting

Working mother writes of day in N. Y. court, by Mille Fredreci

Pioneer Notes

Youth Group Activities

West Coast camp set for week-end session

(Page 6)

Rich planter holds five in slavery, by Evelyn Atwood

Wages, Prices and Profits: Production and Income, by Warren Creel

SWP candidate speaks at memorial meeting in Buffalo (photo)

Memorial held for Trotsky in Los Angeles

WDL intensifies pardon campaign for Tee Davis

Leon Trotsky’s heroic life told at Buffalo SWP memorial meeting

Trotsky memorial held in New Haven, by Pearl Spengler

Meeting held in Bay Area

5 white jurors picked in Tennessee Negro trial

American imperialists push scheme for military grip on Latin America, by Charles Carsten

Northwest branches hold camp week-end

(Page 7)

How Stalin’s secret police expose their hand in latest propaganda, by Joseph Hansen

James P. Cannon (photo)

The Negro Struggle – the Negroes need a Labor Party, by William Bohannon

Roxas regime launches war on “Huk” guerrilla fighters, by Larrissa Reed

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Victims of British terror in Calcutta (photo)

Rail strike called in India

(Page 8)

Diary of a Steel Worker: Sunset Over the Steel Town, by Theodore Kovalesky

Prominent Toledo labor figures denounce election board ruling on SWP candidates, by Harold Josephs

Only solution is labor’s own men in office

Meet the SWP candidates

People Can Change, by Grace Carlson

Lords and Rhinoceros-Hide Whips, by Joseph Hansen

Veterans’ Problems: “Army Justice,” by Alvin Royce

Our Program:


Volume X No. 37 Saturday, September 14, 1946, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Managing Editor: Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

Bid to German capitalist class made by Byrnes – seeks to line up backers of Hitler regime in drive for new imperialist war on USSR, by Joseph Hansen

Maritime labor displays might in national strike – all unions back AFL fight to block wage-cut by WSB, by C. Thomas

Truck strike spreads – Jersey drivers join walkout

No government wage-cuts! (cartoon)

SWP candidates in Los Angeles pledge fight against fascists, by Al Lynn

Nation-wide meat famine imposed by packing trust

In the News

Labor solidarity in maritime strike, an Editorial

Why prices soar

Nationalize meat trust demand packing locals

(Page 2)

Maritime labor shows might (continued from page 1)

Trade Union Notes

Seamen “hit the bricks” (photo)

Not a ship moving as seamen picket San Francisco docks

Cost-of-living bonus demand attacked by Stalinist editor

Seamen solid in Seattle; port tied up, by A. Bradley

A truck driver tells his story, by Evelyn Atwood

At Buffalo SWP election rally

Minneapolis CLU commends anti-Smith picket leaders

(Page 3)

Eye-witness report from Athens relates background of plebiscite, by Jean Paul Martin

Greek tyrant put on throne through fraud and violence, by Larissa Reed

U.S. warships back up Greek “election” (photo)

Build Marxist party, Canadian paper says

Byrnes’ speech is bid to German capitalists (continued from Page 1)

Restrictions in provincial voting expose U.S. “democracy” in Germany

India Congress Party leaders in deal with British despots

U.S. blacklists cattle needed by Mexico

International Notes

(Page 4)

Storm-warning

What must be done

Terror in Philippines

Minority parties

”We’ll show those strikers . . . “ (cartoon)

UNRRA promises prove to be lies, by Eugene Shays

Workers’ Bookshelf

Mead wants “efficient” war,” by Ruth Benson

Billionaires’ club grows and grows

(Page 5)

Workers’ Forum – 84 yeas [sic] old and still interested – Detroit workers resent production for export alone – “American Way” - a sweatshop – refugees don’t cause job problem – Canadian reader changes opinion on U.S. workers – Stalinist sympathizers friendly to Seattle “Militant” distributors

Wall Street’s decontrol board (photo)

65,000 march in Detroit on Labor Day

The Militant Army – St. Louis SWP branch doubles monthly quota

Chicago YMCA heads offer striker “pie in the sky,” by Eugene Zucker

Big Labor Day parade held in San Francisco, by Russell Morgan

Working mother describes domestic servants life, by Mille Fredreci

Trotsky works in wide demand

Youth Group Activities

(Page 6)

New York Democrats, Republicans and ALP stage “3-ring political circus,” says Farrell Dobbs

Shop Talks on Socialism – from competition to monopoly, by V. Grey

Republican stooge (photo)

New Jersey labor dissatisfied with policies of PAC leaders, by Alan Kohlman

Thomas scores attempt to evict Detroit SWP

Democratic stooge (photo)

Menace of dread diseases fails to stir law makers, by Susan Adams

Wages, Prices and Profits: Productive and unproductive labor, by Warren Creel

American Sweatshop: How the Stalinists “manage” our union, by Dinah Sanders

(Page 7)

Identified lynchers still at large – oil swindle motive disclosed in Louisiana lynch murder

Survivor of Louisiana lynch mob (photo)

Defense continues grim fight in Tennessee frame-up trial

The Negro Struggle – the heritage of Frederick Douglass, by William Bohannon

Urge defense guards against race terrorists

Correction

13 injured in Chicago fires set by Jim Crow terrorists

Army court martial system gives two kinds of justice

Yankee imperialism guided overturn in Bolivian capital, by C. Fernandez

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(Page 8)

Diary of a Steel Workers: If You Were a Negro, by Theodore Kovalesky

Washington state SWP election campaign shifts into high gear with Seattle rally

SWP candidate in Jersey asks housing action

Meet the SWP candidates

Who’s for free speech? by Grace Carlson

Seattle SWP candidate backs seamen’s strike

Showing Off Their War Profits, by Ruth Benson

An Indictment of the ICC, by G. Gustafsen

Our Program:


Volume X No. 38 Saturday, September 21, 1946, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Managing Editor: Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

Dobbs defends seamen, drivers in radio talk

The snake charmer (cartoon)

Biggest maritime strike forces government to rescind wage-cut – CIO pickets tie up ports to follow up AFL victory

Reuther hits attacks on Detroit SWP

Stalinists drop own candidates to back capitalist party slate

Stock market slump reveals Wall Street’s view of future, by Art Preis

In the News

Atom workers vote 2-1 for unionism

New York truckdrivers [sic] stand firm; break operators’ front

Meat trust causes famine

(Page 2)

”Why we support the striking seamen and New York truckdrivers” [sic] – radio address by Farrell Dobbs, SWP candidate for N. Y. governor

AFL seamen win; CIO unions hit the bricks for equal pay, by C. Thomas

Seamen close ports (photo)

”Nothing doing, cap’!” – a scene on a N. Y. dock, by Art Sharon

(Page 3)

State of Greek political parties before the recent plebiscite, by Jean Paul Martin

Nation-side strike in Japan against puppet government, by Larissa Reed

Workers demonstrate in Japan (photo)

Cable from France

Nationalization in Britain – British steel barons will retain their stranglehold on industry

Grant huge sum to mine owners

Crisis over high living costs in Brazil shakes Dutra govt.

15,000 Belgian dockworkers on picket lines

Homeless workers in London take over vacant mansions

2,000 workers in Bolivia honor Trotsky

(Page 4)

Government boards

The same enemy

Workers’ control

The Wallace speech

”I don’t care if they are my size . . . “ (cartoon)

Why the veterans remain homeless, by Ruth Benson

Workers’ Bookshelf

Guam – Wall Street colonial prize

Buffalo CIO council condemns Red-baiting

(Page 5)

Workers’ Forum – Cleveland boss tries new trick – worker’s wife scores packers’ meat famine – enjoys seeing crooks exposed – a victory - almost, against Jim Crow – Stalinist threats with “Militant” friends

Youth Group Activities

Demand federal probe in Tennessee (photo)

CP expels two editors of “New Masses”

The Militant Army – Pittsburgh quadruples sub goal for August

Resigns when CP supports candidates of Wall Street

Flint unionists buy Pioneer’s new pamphlets

(Page 6)

Labor Party debated by Ohio CIO, PAC parleys

Shop Talks on Socialism – capitalist waste of human labor, by V. Grey

C.I.O. delegates fight Jim Crow

N. Y. Teamsters on strike (photo)

Striking truckdrivers [sic] show fighting spirit at meeting, by Evelyn Atwood

Wages, Prices and Profits: Capitalist waste of human labor, by Warren Creel

What happens when workers back capitalist candidates

(Page 7)

SWP veterans ask basic changes in Army’s court-martial system

The Negro Struggle – the record of Congress, by William Bohannon

Army court martial (cartoon)

Chicago Jim-Crow terrorism hits other racial groups, by Robert L. Birchman

Stock market slump reveals Wall Street’s view of future (continued from Page 1)

Stalinist machine retains control at UE convention

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(Page 8)

Housing Crisis in New Jersey, by Alan Kohlman

California Socialist Workers Party names Roberts for governor, Rogalin for Senate, by Al Lynn

Minnesota SWP candidates to speak on radio

Meet the SWP candidates

The Generals and the Admirals, by George Breitman

Los Angeles labor organizes demonstration against Smith

Kohlman hits strikebreaking threat by edge

Veterans’ Problems: Why Vets Have “Mental Disturbances,” by Alvin Royce

On the Railroads: Who Wants Amalgamation? by Henry Adams

Our Progress:


Volume X No. 39 Saturday, September 28, 1946, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Managing Editor: Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

Attempt to bar minority parties from N.Y. ballot, George Clarke

”Now, all together, boys!” (cartoon)

Wallace fired in drive to war – ouster symbolizes Wall Street intention to hasten atomic bomb attack on USSR, by George Breitman

Maritime strike wins equal pay at highest level for all seamen, by F. J. Lang

Bring back home all U.S. troops, says Flint CIO

An itching atomic trigger-finger

N. Y. SWP urges united fight to keep minorities on ballot

Rubbers workers face key issues at convention, by Anne Chester

A stab in the back by Norman Thomas

Japanese labor victorious in great strike struggle

Truck strikers in New York split owners’ front in two

Meat profiteers tighten squeeze on the people

Pittsburgh union leader jailed

(Page 2)

A defense of the packinghouse workers’ demand for a cost-of-living bonus to meet rising prices

Government aids profiteer’s price gouging, by Warren Creel

What Do You Say?

Growing union protest hits attempt to evict Detroit SWP

Victorious CIO seamen (photo)

Haywood appoints receiver over Cleveland CIO council

Pittsburgh power workers to challenge injunction, by Eloise Gordon

(Page 3)

Help us to end terrorism against the Greek people! An appeal from Greece to workers of all countries

Hunger, fear and violence spreading on all continents

Italian housewife joins protest (photo)

Italy 3 years after downfall of Mussolini, by Carlo Bivanco

Starvation living standards driven still lower in Mexico, by Betty Douglas

Monarchists wage war on Greeks

London scene (photo)

African mine workers held under Nazi-like conditions

Behind the scenes of World War II

Nuremberg trial bared frameup of Moscow

Mounting wave of barbarism engulfs the Jewish people

Plight of the Jews

(Page 4)

The 1946 elections and a Labor Party

Red-baiting

Withdraw the troops

Hello, new reader

”But how on earth did it HAPPEN . . . “ (cartoon)

Why you pay more and get less

Workers’ Bookshelf

James Roosevelt draws class line

What you can’t believe in the CP

Wall Street strengthens the national guards

(Page 5)

Workers’ Forum – democratizing the Armed Forces – on the waterfront – “Militant” brings out truth, says vet – Jim-Crow terror a shame and disgrace – Ford cheats worker’s widow – protest in Trinidad on Freeport murders – unite to smash fascist groups – Negro nationalism or socialism? – torture still legal punishment – Dobbs’ radio talk wins quick support

The Militant Army – N. Y. “Militant” boosters give inspiring reports

Pioneer Notes

Youth Group Activities

(Page 6)

What is the Socialist Workers Party? by James P. Cannon

Shop Talks on Socialism – the gifts socialism bears, by V. Grey

The slavery of a housewife, by Alice Patton

What “wage stabilization” really means to workers

Jarvis Johnson 1936-1946

(Page 7)

Republicans and Democrats guilty of lynch terror against Negroes, by Milton Richardson

Welcome home boys (cartoon)

The Negro Struggle – the decision you must make, by William Bohannon

Seattle SWP candidate brands demagogy of Democratic Party, by Charles Swett

November elections and U.S. labor

How railway strike exposed anti-labor role of Congress, by Dorothy Schultz

Threaten to kill Southern CIO organizer in Alabama

Kitt speaks at Buffalo SWP election rally

Come and meet other “Militant” readers at these local activities of the Socialist Workers Party

Fight ruling on WP candidate

(Page 8)

Diary of a Steel Worker: The Giant and the Chain, by Theodore Kovalesky

Wallace ouster signified third world war has early date on Wall Street’s calendar, by Joseph Hansen and George Breitman

Take war-making powers out of hands of Congress

The Health of the Nation, by Grace Carlson

Republicans and Democrats united on new slaughter

The Real Issue in New Jersey, by Alan Kohlman

Brass Hats indignantly deny they are preparing for war

Our Program:

The people don’t like it


Volume X No. 40 Saturday, October 5, 1946, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Managing Editor: Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

Pittsburgh labor smashes power strike ban – court dissolves injunction when 70,000 go out, by Eloise Gordon and William Carlay

Bulletin

Democrats conspiring to bar minority parties – plot to throw SWP ticket, 3 other parties off ballot, by George Clarke

Bulletin

Housewives storm city hall in Toledo in demand for meat

Beating drum with both arms (cartoon)

Martel protests attempt to oust Detroit SWP

Union leader ruled off air

Fight the conspiracy! An Editorial

Ohio SWP runs Walker as candidate for governor

LaGuardia condemns attempt to bar minorities from ballot

Stalin knifes struggle against war, by George Breitman

(Page 2)

Pittsburgh labor smashes power strike injunction; mayor begs court to dissolve order he initiated (continued from Page 1)

Rubber workers set stage for action on wages, by Joseph Andrews

Workers cheer Mueller (photo)

Mayor Lawrence angers workers of Pittsburgh

UPWA-CIO leader blasts meat barons for shortage, by Barbara Bruce

600 militant Akron students win demands in 5-day strike

No progress at Wayne County CIO-PAC merger

More Detroit CIO leaders hit attempt to oust SWP

(Page 3)

Support Spanish workers!

French workers run factory for 2 years without a boss

Fight rages over French constitution

Hawaiian workers strike (photo)

Stalin’s statement denying war danger recalls his record of false prophecies

Poverty and disease ravage the poor people in Mexico, by Betty Douglas

Stalin peddles line the CP condemned as “Browderism”

PCI reports progress at Third Congress

Trotskyist run 15 candidates in Ceylon election, by V. Karalasingham

(Page 4)

Keep their snouts out!

Role of the courts

The meat famine

Inspiring example

”Hubert feels just like you do . . . “ (cartoon)

Shipyard firms stole 1,600% war profits

Workers’ Bookshelf

General food’s corner on Rye Market

A $ P convicted in anti-trust suit

W. Averell Harriman, Wall St. tycoon, by Ruth Benson

(Page 5)

Workers’ Forum – protests attempt to rule SWP off ballot – children sleep in rain in New York park – rats bite baby in Detroit slum – what’s happened to Charles Jackson – women appreciate SWP program – much-needed work – events driving people toward us – does Kaiser answer the workers’ needs? – Stalinists get another kick in the teeth

Monopoly in action (cartoon)

The Militant Army – Boston goes over top in Sept. sub-getting

Many visitors at Northwest week-end camp

Pioneer Notes

Youth Group Activities

California week-end camp studies U.S. labor history

(Page 6)

”Why Truman fired Wallace” – radio address by Farrell Dobbs, SWP candidate for N. Y. governor

Wages, Prices and Profits: The “Miracle” of wartime production, by Warren Creel

N. Y. Democrats conspire to bar minority parties from ballot (continued from Page 1)

Reward for Stalinist boot-licking

(Page 7)

Why Negro soldiers are slandered by fascist-minded Army Brass Hats, by Milton Richardson

The Negro Struggle – what counts in candidates, by William Bohannon

Vets protest pay cuts (photo)

Workers throng to SWP election street rallies, by David Weiss

25 Tennessee Negroes tried in all-white kangaroo court

How Stalinist leaders’ policies paid off in the maritime strike, by F. J. Lang

Come and meet other “Militant” readers at these local activities of the Socialist Workers Party

(Page 8)

Diary of a Steel Worker: The Story of Stanley Barek, by Theodore Kovalesky

New Jersey candidates fight for housing to be financed by taxing the monopolies

California SWP election drive goes into high gear this week

Meet the SWP candidates

Distribute four special editions of “the Militant”

Don’t be a Vitamaniac! by Grace Carlson

On the radio

Carlson pledges fight against Jim Crow, by Winifred Nelson

Girdling the Earth With Bases, by Joseph Hansen

SWP candidates hit sales tax in Washington

Our Program:

What Is Moral Turpitude? by Ruth Benson


Volume X No. 41 Saturday, October 12, 1946, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Managing Editor: Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

U. S. dragged down road to war – War Dept. demands draft, Navy to go where it pleases, by George Breitman

Meat famine stirs wide protest – nationalize meat industry, demand unions, housewives

23 Negroes win acquittal in Tennessee trial

Riding high (cartoon)

Allied verdict in Nuremberg trial conceals war guilt of capitalism, by Art Preis

Different court, same judge to hear N. Y. ballot-ban case

Toledo housewives put heat on City Council, demand meat, by Harold Josephs

Nelson defends Detroit SWP in fight on eviction

New England steelworkers call for sliding wage scale clauses

Detroit local presidents urge UAW wage conference

(Page 2)

Pittsburgh powerhouse workers stand firm in strike; trolley men and coal ruck drivers show solidarity, by Eloise Gordon

CIO leaders challenge Tobin on brewers, by V. R. Dunne

When Pittsburgh labor killed injunction (photo)

Flint labor united for joint political action, by Sol Dollinger

Strike of maritime officers continues tie-up of shipping

Hollywood studio strikers defy brutal police attack, by Al Lynn

Washington CIO OK’s third party – but not now

Roberts scores police brutality in studio strike

NMU ship crew urges sliding scale of wages

Uneasy truce marks Akron Central High student strike

(Page 3)

Stalin frameups bared in the Nuremberg Trial

Dutch soldier and workers strike in defense of Indonesian struggle

U.S. aid still being given to Chinese dictator

Canadian families more in (photo)

Tan Malakka in danger of being killed

Rising unread in Italy marked by strikes and land seizures

The revolutionary position on the French referendum

German prisoners held by U.S. stage sitdown strike in Italy

Poverty and filth in Mexico spell early death for masses, by Betty Doulgas

Peasants take militant action to divide Mexican estates

Greek Stalinists forced to debate Trotskyists

(Page 4)

War guilt

Warning to labor

Aid to reaction

Road to war

”Why don’t they just phone?” (cartoon)

Democrats seek votes on a program of lies

Works’ Bookshelf

Profiteers steal millions on soaring dairy prices

”Progressives” block the road, by Ruth Benson

No meat is hot potato for Democratic Party

(Page 5)

Workers’ Forum – open the gates to the Jews – huge layoffs in Detroit area – workers want to join us – workers are wide to the incompetents – wants action on meat famine – he’s satisfied – Nuremberg verdict – learned about SWP from YCL, joins us – take over homes in empty resorts – united action against Wall St. conspiracy

Food costs nearly double 1939 (photo montage)

The Militant Army – 25 subs in 11/2 hours is Connecticut record

Working mother hunts for her family’s food, by Mille Fredreci

Youth Group Activities

Pioneer Notes

Suffering anti-fascists need aid now, says ACEWR

(Page 6)

Jim Crow record of Republican and Democratic Parties is exposed by Alan Kohlman at NAACP convention

Wages, Prices and Profits: Capitalist waste ad profits keep living standards down, by Warren Creel

Toledo housewives storm mayor’s office (photo)

Toledo housewives storm City Council, demand meat (continued from Page 1)

Walker demands Ohio governor act on meat

Inspired by SWP street meeting

Toledo union plans search for hidden hoards of meat

Richardson at Boston forum

(Page 7)

CIO publication explodes myth that high wages force up prices

The Negro Struggle – Truman’s brand of “sympathy,” by William Bohannon

1,000 picket meat convention in Chicago, by Leigh Ray

Chicago workers flay meat trust (photo)

Carlson speaks in Minneapolis on Wallace ouster, by Elaine Roseland

Chicago SWP backs fight of CIO packinghouse workers

Chicago race-haters attack white Army friend of Negro

Minnesota SWP candidates hits meat profiteers

Come and meet other “Militant” readers at these local activities of the Socialist Workers Party

Blecker supports Toledo women

(Page 8)

Diary of a Steel Worker: A Hollywood Tragedy

New York candidates explain cause of war in answer to league of women voters

Draft denounced by Bohannon

Meet the SWP candidates

Mothers and Sons, by Grace Carlson

Rogalin asks vote against Tenney-Smith

SWP candidates give support to California FEPC

Richardson urges Negro and white workers unite

Veterans’ Problems: Vets’ Homes Can’t Survive Peace, by Alvin Royce

Our Program:

Robert on Tour

The Use of “the Law,” by Evelyn Atwood


Volume X No. 42 Saturday, October 19, 1946, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Managing Editor: Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

Cynthia Rogalin lashes “Little Dies” committee – California SWP candidate take the stand, denounces “Un-American Activities” probers

Truman gives profiteers okay to soak the people – blames GOP and then grants meat trust what it wants, by George Breitman

Toledo council asks seizure of meat trust, Harold Josephs

How to get meat (cartoon)

Sure – on both capitalist parties

Effort to bar SWP from N.Y. ballot is baed on phony technicalities

Italian jobless storm palace in Rome; many shot

SWP candidates present program over the radio

Acquitted Tennessee Negroes face more frame-up charges

Stalinist goons badly injure “Militant” agent; beat women

Ford calls strike against gas poisoning “subversive”

(Page 2)

The fight against the Red-baiters – statement by the secretariat of the Socialist Workers Party

AFL leaders offer witch-hunt as only program at convention, by Art Preis

Tobin takes a leaf from Hitler’s book

(Page 3)

Help the Greek workers! – an appeal to the workers of England and Europe

Referendun [sic] has not ended instability of French politics

Nazis freed in Nuremberg (photo)

Japanese general strike to cap labor resurgence, by Larissa Reed

Peruvian Trotskyist group denounces U. S. Imperialism

Workers fight for democracy inside Italian Stalinist party

Lessons of the local elections in Germany, by K. Manfred

Bolivian miners support sliding scale of wages

Lessons of strike in India

Seaman reveals Marines impose martial law in China, by Sam Randell

(Page 4)

Defeat Red-baiters

Strikebreaking

Railroad unity

Anti-labor laws

”Have you heard those awful Trotskyists candidates . . . “ (cartoon)

More testimony on court-martial system

Workers’ Bookshelf

Lament of an Inkwell Admiral, by Art Sharon

Big Brass “explains” $134,000,000 waste

(Page 5)

Workers’ Forum – prices up - on what meat? – potatoes rot while millions starve – now is the time to live – grandmother dies on N. Y. meat line – politics control food, fuel, clothing – rejects lies of “great conspiracy” – longshore pickets like “Militant” – protests arbitrary removal from ballot – is our face red!

Europe, 1946 (photo)

The Militant Army – Seattle election drive boosts “Militant” subs

Letters from Europe tell of workers’ need for aid

”Stevedore” presented by Chicago group, by Sara Preston

Pioneer Notes

A plug for newest Pioneer pamphlets

Youth Group Activities

(Page 6)

Conspiracy against democratic rights in New York – radio address by Farrell Dobbs, SWP candidate for governor

Wages, Prices and Profits – How competition produces monopoly, by Warren Creel

Cynthia Rogalin takes offensive at “Little Dies” committee hearing

Resolution adopted by Toledo City Council

Solution to meat crisis offered by Walker

(Page 7)

Stock market slump shows Wall St. fear of coming Depression in U.S., by by Art Preis

The Negro Struggle – the decisive vote in 1946, by William Bohannon

How meat has “disappeared” (photo/graphic)

Swett presents SWP program in Washington

Operators’ deadlock broken in maritime officers’ strike, by Art Sharon

Pittsburgh power strike firm despite reactionary campaign

Red-scare raised in power strike

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Candidate hits anti-labor acts

(Page 8)

Diary of Steel Worker: Little Johnny O’Hara, by Theodore Kovalesky

Shop committeemen enter labor candidate in Cleveland congressional election race, by V. Foley

Dorothy Schultz scores Thye as anti-Negro

Meet the SWP candidates

Poverty and the I.Q., by Grace Carlson

Candidates speak at Seattle rally

Banquet held in San Francisco, by Russell Morgan

New Jersey election drive now making real headway

Packers Threaten Sick and Injured, by Ruth Benson

Steve Roberts hits Jim-Crow terror

Our Program:

Veterans’ Problems: Bradley Finds a Friend, by Alvin Royce


Volume X No. 43 Saturday, October 26, 1946, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Managing Editor: Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

SWP fights N. Y. ballot-ban – party to appeal judge’s ruling barring its ticket from ballot

Price-gougers rob the workers – “meat – for the rich only” is packing trust slogan

Eloise Gordon lashes witch-hunt committee in Washington hearing – defends power strike against Red-baiters

Swilling the hogs (cartoon)

Bell local condemns New York ballot ban

Charge Bilbo took $25,000 as war gift

Defend labor’s living standards! an Editorial

Cost-of-living bonus won by amalgamated

UAW executive board starts move for substantial raises

Pittsburgh power union ends strike, accepts arbitration

A letter to NMU president Curran

Corporate profits at “fantastic levels”

(Page 2)

Housewives in N.Y. City market voice indignation at soaring prices on meat and other necessities, by Evelyn Atwood

Trade Union Notes

Union proves packers’ guilt (cartoon)

Hit attempt to evict Detroit SWP

Draft opposed, bonus sought at UAW Veterans conference

Shipowners balk compromise; stall settlement of strike, by Art Sharon

CIO and AFL unions back sawmill workers strike, by Jim Long

Gordon defends strikers (continued from Page 1)

(Page 3)

Dutch soldiers’ committee urges united action against imperialism

Paris conference ends with peace as remote as ever

Japanese mine strikers win demands

British atrocity against Jews (photo)

Slave conditions imposed upon Japanese coal miners

Indonesians threatened with deportations

Trotskyist party in Britain holds annual conference

MacArthur fails to terrorize miners

Danger of perfidious deal in Dutch-Indonesian truce

Express solidarity with the German prisoners of war

(Page 4)

A blow at labor

Bosses’ weapon

Fighting totalitarians

Stop the fascists

Now remember, Harry’s the first to go . . . (cartoon)

How the government “gains” a billion

Workers’ Bookshelf

President pardons old Missouri pals

The conference of progressives

Addes asks reversal in court-martial of GI

(Page 5)

Workers’ Forum – N.Y. ballot conspiracy and the liberals – war guild of U.S. imperialism – hopes to get others to fill his place – arrested and barred from Cambridge movie – capitalism cannot be reformed – workers indignant at Stalinist assault on “Militant” distributors

Europe’s children search for food (photo)

The Militant Army – Allentown forges ahead in drive for renewals

European anti-fascists need ACEWR aid to survive winter

Boston Committee makes Xmas toys

What the profiteers are doing to the veterans

Pioneer Notes

Youth Group Activities

(Page 6)

San Francisco SWP broadcasts election platform – text of question and answer program on station KSAN, Oct. 14

Wages, Prices and Profits: The economic laws that rule monopolies, by Warren Creel

SWP candidates in California (photo)

Promises to veterans all lies says Richardson in radio talk

Creel scores boss parties over WMIN in Minnesota

(Page 7)

Renegade Stalinist ex-editor joins in Wall Street’s Red-baiting drive

The Negro Struggle – even a small skunk stinks, by William Bohannon

California cops arrest studio strikers (photo)

Hoarding of goods forces prices up

2,000 IATSE studio technicians support Hollywood studio strike, by Al Lynn

Angry Oakland workers picket fascist G.L.K. Smith meeting, by Russell Morgan

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(Page 8)

Diary of a Steel Worker: The Building With the Tower, by Theodore Kovalesky

Only parties backing Wall St. candidates allowed to stay on New York State ballot, by George Clark

Walker tour to cover major cities in Ohio

Protest court decision (photo)

One Thing Hasn’t Changed, by George Breitman

SWP program taken to all of Minnesota industrial cities, by V. R. Dunne

Rogalin exposes KKK whitewash

A “Spiritual” Way of Life, by Ruth Benson

Our Program:

Veterans’ Problems: Democracy and Hypocrisy


Volume X No. 44 Saturday, November 2, 1946, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Managing Editor: Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

Steel workers seeks “healthy pay increases” – Murray’s statement indicates CIO is heading toward general drive for big wage raises

Voters are sick of both parties – 1946 elections demonstrate vital need for a labor party, by Art Preis

N. Y. Republicans join Democrats to bar SWP ticket from ballot – court ruling upholds Wall St. conspiracy

A vote against Wall Street (cartoon)

Miners applaud election speech by M. Walker

New York SWP urges write-in vote for Dobbs

Realty sharks threaten to rip rent ceilings; all prices soar

SWP campaigns for candidates in six states

Mine workers set deadline in demand for negotiations

Vote labor by voting SWP! an Editorial

Jury indicts six named in lynching

(Page 2)

Millionaire gamblers in New York Stock Exchange worried by unionizing drive and slump on market, by Evelyn Atwood

Protest “graveyard wages” (photo)

Chief weakness of the UAW-CIO wage program

Why “Daily Worker” kept silent about Eloise Gordon

SWP supports Harrison for Mass. legislature

Dobbs speaks at Buffalo rally

”More production” demand is drive for more profits

Youngstown CIO meeting asks nationalization of meat industry, by Harry Braverman

Meigs County coal miners firm in 8th weeks of strike

St. Paul CIO packing locals propose strike preparation, by Barbara Bruce

Party advocates election of Rice in Philadelphia

UAW-CIO fights to save life of Negro soldier

(Page 3)

Wall Street planning World War III, warns Hansen in radio talk

Berlin election results in decisive defeat for Stalinist-dominated party, by John G. Wright

Canadian Trotskyists found revolutionary workers party

Japanese workers picket studio (photo)

Korean workers resisting in American-controlled zone

Japanese workers defy MacArthur

League calls for recognition of the Republic of Indonesia

CP repeats old lies in effort to explain Berlin election, by George Breitman

Mass protests win release of British troops

Wallace affair shows Wall St. aims

The Kremlin in Eastern Europe

(Page 4)

Class justice

The next Congress

Note to our readers

UN and Greece

”I can’t seem to find ANY . . . “ (cartoon)

Communist Party policy in the 1946 elections, by Joseph Hansen

Workers’ Bookshelf

Our Program:

Why CIO-PAC’s fund drive lags so badly

(Page 5)

Workers’ Forum – warm response for party and paper – asks united action in elections – answer to O.K. Wilson – workers should challenge capitalist parties – “Militant” needed now more than ever – thinks “Militant” program is “screwy” – meat famine hasn’t ended – a reader appraises “the Militant”

Victims of fascism and war (photo)

SWP conference discusses future of work in Ohio, by Milton Genecin

The Militant Army – exciting sub race hits new high in Boston

European workers appeal for aid as hardships grow

Pioneer Notes

GM locals asks for United Labor parley

Come and meet other “Militant” readers at these local activities of the Socialist Workers Party

Youth Activities

(Page 6)

Death for the Young, by Grace Carlson

Ballot ban shows need for vote law revision, by George Clarke

4 radio talks wind up drive in Washington, by Clara Kaye

Washington state candidates (photo)

The Negro Struggle: A Great Step Forward, by William E. Bohannon

Candidates tell revolutionary program at Minnesota rally

Mum’s the word in Washington, by George Breitman

PAC policy drives CIO leaders into Hague’s arms, by Alan Kohlman

New Jersey election campaign finishes in barrage of activity

Veterans’ Problems: Housing a political football, by Alvin Royce

Instructions on California voting


Volume X No. 45 Saturday, November 9, 1946, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Managing Editor: Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

PCI in France plans greatest election drive – French Trotskyist party to run candidates for parliament from seventeen key sections

Rich real estate owners drive to lift all rents – millions of tenants face rent boosts of 15 to 30%

SWP pickets hit ballot-ban in New York

Raising the roof (cartoon)

Fight the rent-hogs, an Editorial

Red-scare drive condemned by Buffalo unions

Why Wall Street war-mongers greet slogan of “disarmament,” by Joseph Hansen

More signs of coming Depression

Miners compel government to reopen contract

”Fortune” poll shows veterans support labor

New fascist outfit active in Georgia

Ford 600 threatens strike to halt victimizing of 18

CIO rubber workers demand 26-cent an hour pay raise

(Page 2)

Profound crisis inside Communist Party revealed in wave of expulsions for “leftist” opposition

Wages, Prices and Profits – the Source of Monopoly Profits, by Warren Creel

AFL leaders double-cross studio strikers

Mothers fight discrimination against Chicago Negro pupils, by Robert L. Birchman

Studio workers’ demonstration protests judicial strikebreaking

How I answered the house witch-hunt committee, by Eloise Gordon

(Page 3)

Greek Trotskyists debate program with Stalinists

How Russian workers paved the way to a better world

The only road (cartoon)

Anti-fascist record of 5 French candidates

Why Wall Street war-mongers greet “disarmament” slogan (continued from page 1)

What Trotskyists defend today in the Soviet Union, by Joseph Hansen

Celebrate 29th anniversary at rally of SWP in New York

(Page 4)

Campaign promises

”Company security”

”Outside agitators”

”Trusteeships”

”What a nuisance – now we’ll have to prepare more steak. . . . “ (cartoon)

Profits of Dutch bosses continued during war

Workers’ Bookshelf

Now they plan to price the shoes off our feet

Our Program:

Can your family budget stand new tax boosts?

(Page 5)

Workers’ Forum – finds “Militant” very interesting – even children hit by soaring prices – government support the banking trust – women shoppers like “the Militant” – eager to learn truth – children underfed but potatoes rot – homeless veterans in Boston – slogans to rally housewives – wants to help – good work

The biggest campaign in history of New York SWP, by George Clarke

The Militant Army – Phila. leaves no stone unturned in sub-getting

Cost of imperialist war (photo)

Youth Activities

Local committees plan affairs to benefit European workers

Pioneer Notes

Come and meet other “Militant” readers at these local activities of the Socialist Workers Party

Hit attempt to oust Detroit SWP

(Page 6)

As Diplomats’ Wives See the World, by Ruth Benson

Ballot ban protested in Buffalo

Cotton slump is latest sign of coming crisis – break in agricultural prices foreshadowed at cotton futures plummet $50 in 11 days, by Art Preis

Violence against pickets

The Negro Struggle – Their Kind of Army, by William E. Bohannon

Slash milk price, is demand of housewives committee in Seattle

Veterans’ Problems – Still Plagued by Snafu, by Alvin Royce

Democrat admits plotting against minority parties

The Danger of Loose Talk, by George Breitman

5,000 picket fascist Smith at San Francisco meeting, by Russell Morgan

Enthusiastic rally winds up New Jersey election campaign, by Ruth Franklin

Plan CIO drive in Los Angeles


Volume X No. 46 Saturday, November 16, 1946, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Managing Editor: Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

Minnesota SWP gains in vote – returns from 18 of 87 counties indicate Carlson will top ’40 vote

Election results in N. Y. disclose bankruptcy of Stalinist policies – votes on ALP’s line remain at ’44 level

Middle class vote shifts to GOP – PAC-CIO loses support in working class areas, by George Breitman

CIO convention is faced with crucial issues

Documents show Red Army heads were innocent

United mass action can defeat new Congress threat to labor

Youngstown Stalinists attack distributors of SWP leaflets

CP leaders expel 11 more

Kohlman gets 3100 votes in one county

(Page 2)

CIO-PAC leaders draw false lesson from defeat, but pressure for Labor Party is bound to grow

Wages, Prices and Profits – how monopolies compete for sales, by Warren Creel

UAW meets with Chrysler (photo)

Middle class vote shifts to the GOP (continued from Page 1)

Conscientious objectors demand end of Wall Street persecution, by Evelyn Atwood

N. Y. election results show Stalinist policy bankrupt (continued from Page 1)

New York school schedules four Marxist classes

(Page 3)

29th anniversary of Russian Revolution – speech by James P. Cannon, SWP national secretary, at N. Y. mass meeting, Nov. 1

(Page 4)

Where politics begins

Pacific islands

Warning signal

Decontrol order

”Don’t be silly . . . “(cartoon)

U.S. foreign policy remains unchanged, by William F. Warde

Workers’ Bookshelf

Our Program:

Marc Dauber: 1922-1944

(Page 5)

Workers’ Forum – veteran describes cross-country trip – hits slander of Eloise Gordon by House Committee – answer to Wallace – election night in Times Square – regrets cut in “Militant” size – tired of both capitalist parties – vets lose votes

Fontana arson-murder is theme of new play, by Lois Saunders

The Military Army – Boston sub campaign smashes all records

Why aid is needed for workers abroad (photo)

Youth Activities

Workers in Europe thank American Committee for food

Come and meet other “Militant” readers at these local activities of the Socialist Workers Party

(Page 6)

There Are No Pure Races, by Grace Carlson

Wage fight, Red baiting among key CIO issues – convention will face question of political action in light of national election results

Stock market drops despite GOP victory

Chicago vets seize homes (photo)

The Negro Struggle – January and the GOP, by William Bohannon

PAC fails to rally vote for Boss Hague

A Conspiracy Against the Youth, by Ruth Benson

Californians demonstrated no confidence in Democrats, by J. Blake

Open shop laws hit labor in 3 more states

Army concedes new trial for Lemas Woods

Veterans’ Problems – Wall St. vs. the Veterans, by Alvin Royce


Volume X No. 47 Saturday, November 23, 1946, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Managing Editor: Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

Stalinist Party polls biggest vote in France – extreme reaction gains from CP-SP policy of coalition with capitalists, returns show, by John G. Wright

Truman agrees to serve as GOP junior partner – Democrats and Republicans to gang up against labor, by William F. Warde

Wall Street’s decoy (cartoon)

Prices hit new high following Truman order

Higher vote for French Trotskyists

Higher rent ceiling scheduled, Truman indicates in statement

Millions of unionists issue wage demands

87 per cent oppose war against USSR

Philippine regime launches fierce strikebreaking drive

Sen. Morse, GOP “liberal” minimizes anti-labor threat

(Page 2)

GM auto worker at Southgate tells how union won hiring of Negroes, by an Auto Worker

Bosses withhold goods, but want labor speedup, by Art Preis

These charts tell the whole story on wages and prices (graphic)

Jailed conscientious objectors suffer fascist-like brutalities, by Evelyn Atwood

Transit strike threat in N. Y. wins concession

(Page 3)

Victims of Gestapo torture need your help

Wages, Prices and Profits – how the monopolies make their profits, by Warren Creel

Terror in Jerusalem (photo)

Fascists score important gains in six Italian cities

Spain under Franco – an eyewitness report, a Spanish Trotskyist

Communist Party gets highest French vote (continued from Page 1)

Lenin’s teachings on disarmament, by Joseph Hansen

(Page 4)

”National menace”

Alabama democracy

Crisis in C. P.

Colonial despots

”Election returns never bother ME . . . “ (cartoon)

NAM gives picture of U. S. in next war

Workers’ Bookshelf

Bilbo combines graft with race-hatred

Our Program:

Buried report told U. S.-Nazi business ties

(Page 5)

Workers’ Forum – Toledo housewives chairman thanks “Militant” for support – SWP election campaign hit at real issues – workers get less as prices soar – disarmament – likes our program – doesn’t like us – more hoarding by profiteers – acquit cop who blinded Negro – object to review of “The Jungle”

Milwaukee PAC candidate is target of Red-baiters

The Militant Army – San Pedro open house brings in “Militant” subs

Picket line stops scabs (photo)

New York bazaar to aid ACEWR

Pioneer Notes

Youth Activities

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(Page 6)

Diary of a Steel Worker – memories on a November Day, by Theodore Kovalesky

Free press threatened by paper monopolists – labor papers face suspension as big publishers grab supply

The Negro Struggle – Free Elections Here and Abroad, by WIlliam D. Bohannon

Walker polls sizable vote in Ohio

New fascist gangsters (photo)

Labor candidate polls good vote in Cleveland

Voters in Washington boot out Democrats

The Mental Scrap-Heap, by Grace Carlson

San Francisco SWP outlines correct way to fight fascism

Should Truman Pack His Bags? by Joseph Hansen

Bay Area SWP describes gains in election campaign, by Toni Price


Volume X No. 48 Saturday, November 30, 1946, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Managing Editor: Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

Growing strength of American Trotskyism shown at SWP’s 12th national convention – approaching Depression heralds social crisis; capitalism in U.S. is doomed, delegates hold, [sic] by Joseph Hansen

Answering the injunction (cartoon)

400,000 striking miners defend rights of all American workers – challenge combined attack of Big Business, government

CSU leaders arrested in studio strike, by Harry Thompson

CIO oil workers win sliding scale wage clause

CIO delegates open wage drive; reject Red-baiting witch hunt, by Art Preis

Final Minnesota returns – 11,421 votes for Carlson, by V. R. Dunne

Highest minority vote in N. J. goes to Trotskyist candidate

United labor action is the watchword! an Editorial

CIO adopts many progressive demands

(Page 2)

CIO convention demands “substantial” wage rise; rejects political witch-hunts (continued from Page 1)

Miners walk out (photo)

Capitalist press silent on dangers of mining

Mine strikers defend rights of all labor (continued from Page 1)

1894 injunction against Debs used as precedent by Truman

198-day Allentown strike ended by Mack Local 677, by John Fitch

(Page 3)

Wages, Prices and Profits – Wages and Production in the Present Period, by Warren Creel

Rising unrest of German workers shows gravity of economic crisis – jobless and hunger riots anticipated this winter

60,000 votes polled for Trotskyists in France

Misery in Germany (photo)

Trotskyists in Belgium list 19 candidates

Interim government in India cannot solve basic problems

Egyptian police seize revolutionist

Social Democrats discuss reviving 2nd International

Striking seamen in Trinidad defy police raids, arrests

How Trotsky viewed disarmament, by Joseph Hansen

British troops demand faster demobilization

(Page 4)

SWP convention

Oil union shows way

Injunctions

CIO rejects purge

”I’ve been thinking . . .” (cartoon)

British Labor Party faces crisis at home

Workers’ Bookshelf

Billions for battleships or homes for workers?

Our Program:

Banks curtail credit as loans hit peak

(Page 5)

Strength of American Trotskyism shown at SWP’s 12th convention

The Militant Army – “Militant” election issue well received in L.A.

Convention greetings to Trotskyists throughout world

Workers’ Forum – suggests ways to aid miners – studio striker likes “Militant” – “Militant” a habit – hopes for return of 8-page “Militant”

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(Page 6)

Diary of a Steel Worker – Thirty Years in the Steel Mill, by Theodore Kovalesky

10 percent boost in rent is threatened – OPA officials wilting before demands of real estate barons

N. J. CIO asks sliding scale of benefits

CIO convention in session (photo)

The Negro Struggle – Jim Crow and the UN, by William E. Bohannon

4 maritime leaders expelled by Stalinists

Women who build for the future, by Ruth Benson

Christmas bazaars planned by ACEWR for European relief

Flint SWP branch mourns George Hunter, by S. Dollinger

On the Railroads – Political Sleight of Hand, by Henry Adams

Flint UAW Local 659 publishes articles opposing Red-baiting


Volume X No. 49 Saturday, December 7, 1946, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Managing Editor: Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

Crying need is labor’s unity in action now! an Editorial

Attack on miners spurs drive against all labor – Wall Street offensive aims to cripple union movement, by Art Preis

CIO packing union set for strike action

Ganging up on the miners (cartoon)

”Liberal” bloc in Senate asks attack on labor

”Obey or starve” is Washington’s policy on food relief for 1947

Public hearing held in move to evict Detroit SWP local, by Kay O’Brien

Ford Local 406 back miners

Call for “greatest” demonstration

St. Louis machinist demand monthly living-cost raises

No compensation for steelworkers laid off in Ohio, by Harry Braverman

Detroit auto workers back fighting miners, by E. Kennedy

(Page 2)

Two weaknesses in the CIO wage policy

CIO anti-Red statement supported by Stalinists

Court battles labor (photo)

Attack on miners spurs drive against all labor (continued from Page 1)

Any old stick to beat miners

Powerful united labor pickets back Allis-Chalmers strikers

16 on trial for protesting police role in Phila. strike

(Page 3)

The situation in Poland – resolution adopted unanimously by the International Executive Committee of the Fourth International, October 1946

Purges, police terror mount as Soviet crisis sharpens, by Larissa Reed

British atrocities in Palestine (photo)

Wages, Prices and Profits: The fake “spiral of wages and prices,” by Warren Creel

Trotskyists defend Marxist line in debate with Greek Stalinists

Greek terror mounts as king jails thousands

Belgian workers to protest price rise

British Trotskyist faces trial for distributions to POW’s

Soviet collectives holding back grain, by John G. Wright

14 British soldiers face court-martial

(Page 4)

Who is to blame?

A statistical trap

Stalinist definition

Mine owners’ lies

”But doctor, you can’t cure . . . “ (cartoon)

Agents of imperialism in the labor movement

Workers’ Bookshelf

Out in the cold

Our Program:

Federal Reserve Board shows trend to crisis

(Page 5)

Class struggle, not anti-labor legislation, plays decisive role, by Farrell Dobbs

The Militant Army – SWP delegates set goals for “Militant” subs

Workers’ Forum – backs miners – “which side are you on?” – truck driver likes “Militant” – a housewife’s way to aid party work – wants Hansen articles in pamphlet form –

”Which side are you on?”

Tactics in fight to build independent Labor Party, by M. Stein

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(Page 6)

Before and After the Election, by Joseph Hansen

Teachers strike shuts all schools in St. Paul, by Grace Carlson

Grace Carlson on teachers’ picket line (photo)

The Negro Struggle: The most inspiring gathering, by William E. Bohannon

Urge California CIO to support miners, fight anti-labor drive

Which side are you on? by Ruth Benson

Youngstown SWP fights delay on veterans’ homes

Vyshinsky branded by SWP as hangman of Bolsheviks

Veterans’ Problems: Record of SWP vets, by Alvin Royce

ACEWR will fold festive carnival and bazaar in N. Y.


Volume X No. 50 Saturday, December 14, 1946, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Managing Editor: Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

Murray urges joint labor parley – calls on all union leaders to resist anti-labor drive

Anti-labor laws (cartoon)

Mine strike shows urgent need for united action of all labor – Lewis retreat due to failure of old methods, by Art Preis

General strike set in Detroit to aid miners

Oakland general strike halts cop scab-herding, by Robert Chester

SWP’s proposal to defend miners

SWP opens national drive for $20,000 party fund

The need of the hour, an Editorial

(Page 2)

Mine strike shows need for united labor action; Lewis’s retreat reveals weakness of old methods (continued from Page 1)

Trade Union Notes

Bell local urges political answer

Oakland general strike wins victory (photo)

Oakland general strike forces agreement to end scab-herding (continued from Page 1)

The democracy of Andrew Jackson

”The miners are right!”

Akron labor rallies support to mine union

13,000 pickets demonstrate in strike at Allis-Chalmers, by Bill Crane

(Page 3)

SWP convention pays tribute to martyrs, by James P. Cannon

Wages, Prices and Profits – inflationary effects of new printed money, by Warren Creel

U.S. imperialists prop hated Franco regime, by Larissa Reed

Wall Street backs Chiang in unleashing civil war

New Greek partisan movement fights police-terror regime

International Notes

The coming crash

Dutch-Indonesia pact withholds independence

(Page 4)

Help the SWP!

Wyatt’s resignation

Hands off Greece!

The CP line

”My husband says . . . “ (cartoon)

Banker fears strike aids world socialism

Workers’ Bookshelf

Fascist “tool owners” camouflage as “union”

Our Program:

(Page 5)

Workers’ Forum – political editor learn’s [sic] labor’s side – ex-CP member likes “the Militant” – workers can’t vote as they wish – SWP vote in 1946 – thinks “Militant” should cost more – miners inspired this one

SWP swings into action for fund of $20,000, by William F. Warde

The Military Army – three SWP branches top “Militant” goals

St. Paul teachers picket school (photo)

Youth Activities

Akron high school students organize socialist youth club, by Milton Genecin

St. Paul teachers strike shuts schools for 13th day, by Grace Carlson

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(Page 6)

More Innocent Victims, by Grace Carlson

Probe whitewashes lynch-inciter Bilbo, by Ruth Benson

Briggs local class debates sliding scale

Testifies against Bilbo (photo)

The Negro Struggle: A Filthy Smear of Negro Troops, by William E. Bohannon

Miners tell “Militant” labor needs own party, by Harry Braverman

National Guard Jim Crow too

Military Expert Goes “Intelligent”! by Joseph Hansen

Bristol City Hall orders poor to pay back relief

14 electrical workers free in Philadelphia strike trial, by Max Geldman

Notes of a Seaman – The “One After Another” Strike, by C. Thomas

Calls for Labor Party and wage escalator clause


Volume X No. 51 Saturday, December 21, 1946, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Managing Editor: Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

Flint workers move to set up a Labor Party – Chevrolet Local 659 names 10-man committee to head drive to build party in Flint area, by Jack Rockwell

CIO exposes profiteers as wage campaign opens – shows 25% raise possible without increase in prices

UN resolution on disarming solves nothing – draft, arms production continued as usual

How to meet the new Congress (cartoon)

Rochester CIO seeks united labor action

Wage raises cause prices [sic] increases?

New Congress prepares to rush through laws to cripple labor

United action needed! an Editorial

Fourth International begins drive for 1,000 subscriptions

Red-baiters dominate Mass. CIO convention, by S. Crabbe

(Page 2)

New opposition in Stalinist Party

Trade Union Notes

Why Labor cannot expect justice from the courts, by Joseph Hansen

More violence against pickets (photo)

CIO proves 25% pay rise is possible (continued from Page 1)

Red-baiting resolution passed by Jersey CIO

Los Angeles hires big hall to try pickets, by Al Lynn

War’s still on – against labor!

St. Louis strikers victimized ay AFL Teamsters Czar Tobin

(Page 3)

Wages, Prices and Profits – Labor’s defense - the sliding scale, by Warren Creel

Workers’ action to overthrow Franco is opposed by all U.N. spokesmen, by George Breitman

Secret armament pact with Britain exposed

Against Chiang Kai-shek (photo)

U.S. still holds 96,000 troops in Philippines

Occupied Germany – a fools’ paradise, by K. Manfred

French police assault rally of colonial workers in Paris

Correction on Polish resolution

International Notes

(Page 4)

What road now?

”Columbians, Inc.”

New threat

Real courage

”With all the malnutrition that’s going around . . . “ (cartoon)

NAM wolves put on some sheep’s clothing

Workers’ Bookshelf

”Daily Worker” tries to cover up its tracks

Our Program:

”New leader” applauds company-minded letter

(Page 5)

Workers’ Forum – political refugees recognize “Militant” – veteran’s baby dies of starvation – Phila. survey shows trend to third party – want to correspond with young workers – workers defend “Militant” distributor

SWP branches report generous response in first week of $20,000 fund drive, by William F. Warde

The Militant Army – Conn. branch campaign gets off to good start

Robert Zeich

Scoreboard

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Pioneer Notes

Three chapters of ACEWR raise $1,700 for relief

Youth Activities

(Page 6)

Diary of a Steel Worker – This Is Our Christmas Pay, by Theodore Kovalesky

New York tenement collapses, 37 perish, by Evelyn Atwood

Griffin leads in Youngstown Steel election

Caused by greed (photo)

The Negro Struggle – the Record of the Courts, by William E. Bohannon

The Common Cold, by Grace Carlson

1-door shack burns, family homeless again, by Winifred Nelson

2,000 Los Angeles homeless ousted from shabby hovels, by Al Lynn

Chicken-coop home burns, baby dies, by Julie Miller

Notes of a Seaman – The Four-Watch System, by C. Thomas

Hear Warren Creel on teachers’ strike

Assail official silence on 1943 murder of Carlo Tresca


Volume X No. 52 Saturday, December 28, 1946, New York, NY

Published in the Interests of the Working People

Managing Editor: Farrell Dobbs

(Page 1)

CIO “Big Three” adopt demands for wage rises

Truman wrecks housing program – shortage gives impetus to drive to scuttle all controls on rent, by Ruth Benson

Wolf at the door (cartoon)

Supports crows for labor party in Flint area

Wall Street speeds drive for anti-labor legislation

Italian Trotskyist wins election to City Council

UAW-CIO board appeals to AFL for joint action

Labor Party, Red-baiting debated at convention of California CIO, by J. Blake

Halt rent rises! – statement of the Socialist Workers Party political committee

(Page 2)

Expulsions fail to end CP crisis

Latest statistics reveal housing shortage worse, by Evelyn Atwood

Bilbo call bribes he got “an old Southern custom,” by Joseph Hansen

Students support teachers (photo)

Vets and unions act on housing in Youngstown, by Mark Farrell

Fight Jim Crow at Seattle skating rink

Ku Klux Klan death threats follow burning of vet’s home

Low-cost housing program scuttled by Pres. Truman

Studio pickets in mass trials, by Al Lynn

(Page 3)

Action needed to defend labor’s living standards, by M. Stein

Not much peace or good will displayed by world capitalism

Trotskyists in Greece hold 3rd debate with CP

A year of colonial struggle (photo)

Puerto Ricans protest U. S gag on Spanish

Report on Trotskyists in Bolivia

Spanish strikers show readiness to resist France

Thousands of Germans thrown out of homes by U.S. Army

International Notes

(Page 4)

Appeasement

Wholly “military”

Bilbo hearings

Amnesty for COs

”Dear, don’t you think . . . “ (cartoon)

Deportation threatens 219 Indonesian seamen

Workers’ Bookshelf

Potatoes to be dumped while people starve, by Barbara Bruce

Our Program:

Coal bin is “home” to family of ten

(Page 5)

Workers’ Forum

Socialist Workers Party Branches report activities in $20,000 emergency drive, by William F. Warde

The Militant Army – Brooklyn SWP chalks up success in sub-getting

Scoreboard

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Constant child care problems are told by a working mother, by Mille Fredereci

Pioneer Notes

Youth Activities

(Page 6)

Story of a Steel Worker – New Year’s Day, 1947, by Theodore Kovalesky

1946 – year of greatest American class battles, by George Breitman

Labor solidarity won (photo)

The Negro Struggle – Truman Creates a Committee, by William E. Bohannon

Hit the bricks (photo)

Georgia burial (photo)

Wallace – a Dangerous Operator, by Joseph Hansen

St. Paul teacher’s strike solid in fourth week

Akron transit union fights injunction move

Notes of a Seaman – Problems of Hours and Wages, by C. Thomas

 


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