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(1948)

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Volume XII No. 1 Monday, January 5, 1948, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs

Wage fight — top point on CIO agenda, by Art Preis

Wallace’s move spotlights need for labor conference — third capitalist party cannot serve interests of American workers, by George Breitman

Post-war housing (photo)

“Amnesty” keeps 623 COs in jail — only 3 conscientious objectors released as Christmas gesture

L.A. unionists urge Lewis for U.S. president

Truman “loyalty” purge sets up Gestapo system

Three different ways of measuring profits

U.S. imperialist aims bared at Havana, by Arthur Burch

Events in Greece, China, spur U.S. Imperialism’s “Cold War”

(Page 2)

Six months of the Taft-Hartley slave labor law

The Big Brass takes over, by George Lavan

Call off strike (photo)

Wallace’s move poses need for labor parley (continued from Page 1)

Gay Christmas party held in Minneapolis, by Barbara Bruce

Employers resist ITU demands in Seattle

Military minds direct foreign policy

New political alliance formed in South Dakota

Workers’ Forum — “Nicholas Miraculous” loved Mussolini — prefers new serial — Greek editor relates barbarism of rulers

(Page 3)

Anti-imperialist uprising in Panama

Can the Marshall Plan rebuild Europe? — a reply from abroad, by Henri Frank

Not welcome! (photo)

Trotskyist candidate for mayor in Toronto endorsed by UAW locals

Belgian Trotskyists hold Fifth Congress

The pope’s Christmas message

Workers’ Bookshelf

New left wing of French SP votes to split

SP conference fails to revive 2nd International

Activities of “Militant” readers and the Socialist Workers Party

Truman’s Christmas Amnesty

Food speculation and hoarding

(Page 4)

Diary of a Steel Worker: The blight upon the world, by Theodore Kovalesky

Youngstown “Vindicator” starts Red-baiting attack on SWP

Drive pushed to uncover assassin of Carlo Tresca

Fighting in Palestine (photo)

The Negro Struggle: Wallace and the Negroes, by Albert Parker

Zionists face a split over immigration issue, by Irving Dale

A case of “malicious gossip,” by John F. Petrone

SWP statement on candidacy of Henry Wallace

Notes from the news

Stalinist adventurism and Henry Wallace

Marshall Plan includes Franco


Volume XII No. 2 Monday, January 12, 1948, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs

Open letter to Murray, Green and Reuther, by the Editors

Profiteers get joyous tidings on New Year’s

Tenting tonight — and all nights (photo)

Wallace veto power shows basic weakness of 3rd party movement, by George Breitman

N.Y. Labor Party splits on Wallace — united labor conference is big need

CIO “Big Three” unions call for higher wages

ITU attacked (photo)

State Department inspires drive to split world labor movement

U.S. sends Marines to Greece as “Cold War” grows hotter

15,000 attend mass meeting in India

(Page 2)

Will the economic boom last? by John G. Wright

Farm workers strike in Arizona (photo)

Wallace “peace” program — a middle-class panacea

Press roundup on Wallace candidacy

More “relief” for millionaires [word obscured] main aim of Knutson tax bill

Workers’ Forum — socialism in Greece punishable by death — believes Jews have national rights — Sandstone prisoners will be vindicated — cannot find impartial judges

The Militant Army

(Page 3)

Peacetime military conscription

Trotskyist candidate polls 15,000 in Toronto election — Marines sail for Greece in latest “Cold” War move (continued from Page 1)

Trial at Bremerhaven, by Bill Morgan

British nationalization of railroads

Trotskyists hail stand of French socialist youth

De Gaulle’s bid for power

Activities of “Militant” readers and the Socialist Workers Party

(Page 4)

Diary of a Steel Workers: “The Peepul’s [sic] Choice,” by Theodore Kovalesky

NLRB strikes two more blows againt [sic] labor under Taft Act

The Negro Struggle: Wallace and the Roosevelt record, by Albert Parker

Taft-Hartley Act revives government by injunction, by George Lavan

The new gold brick, by Grace Carlson

Building trades in N.Y. sign wage-freeze pact, by Raymond Rice

Quill bows to O’Dwyer in subway fare fight

Notes from the news

Horse-and-buggy unionism


Volume XII No. 3 Monday, January 19, 1948, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs

Let the ranks decide labor’s political course! an Editorial

Truman demands 40 billions for inflationary war budget — A-bomb gets 17 times as much as housing, by Art Preis

Sliding scale bonus asked by UPWA — other unions in CIO initiate wage programs

The state of the union (photo)

Support Militant sub week!

Washington directs war against the Greek people

Landis out (photo)

Press blackout on Gestapo rule in Mississippi

“State of the Union” — militarism, inflation

(Page 2)

The crisis of the educational system in America, by Ria Stone

Factors that undermine inflationary boom in U.S., by John G. Wright

A comparison of the average (median) expenditure for classroom (graphic)

NAM on the loose again, by George Lavan

Truman demands 40-billion budget (continued from Page 1)

Wallace may poll million N.Y. votes

Workers’ Forum — mine union can’t rest on laurels — Japanese workers resent troops — not practical to compensate owners

Brooklyn open forum on price and wages

The Militant Army

(Page 3)

All the news that’s printed to fit

Reactionary French government behind split in labor unions

Marines off to war zone (photo)

Gag-law protests rock Calcutta

“Pax Americana”

Fascists assault meeting of British Trotskyists

Dictatorship in Brazil

Law enforcement in the Deep South

Workers’ Bookshelf

Press blackout hides Mississippi Gestapo (continued from Page 1)

Activities of “Militant” readers and the Socialist Workers Party

Insanity and capitalism

(Page 4)

Battle of the demagogues, by Art Preis

Mass action defeats rent-hike attempt by Detroit landlords

Gunmen hired to break strike

ACA on strike (photo)

The Negro Struggle: “Separate but equal” facilities, by Albert Parker

C.P. cites Lenin against Earl Browder — and itself, by George Breitman

The military mind, by John F. Petrone

Seek to knife 40-hour week

Notes from the news

Why Marshall Plan won’t work, by Arthur Burch


Volume XII No. 4 Monday, January 26, 1948, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs

ABC of politics in 1948 for the labor movement, an Editorial

Freedom’s shame (photo)

Truman urges war-time Air Force — wants to add billions of dollars to present huge military budget, by Art Preis

Reuther weakens wage demands at GM parley

Named speculator (photo)

Flint local upholds cost-of-living bonus, by Emmett Moore

Denham says NLRB can ban any strike

PCA convention endorses Wallace

Food trusts, ignored by probe, are the biggest speculators, by Arthur Burch

(Page 2)

Truman report reveals fear of approaching economic breakdown

New York ALP splits (photos)

The young coal miners — key problem of the UMW, by Morgan West

Truman call for war-time Air Force (continued from Page 1)

Witch hunt steps up

Seattle forum on Manifesto anniversary

New Haven readers invited to open forum

Basic commodities (graph)

“Unbiased opinions” on air report

Important documents in Fourth International

Workers’ Forum — Hickman thanks the Militant —questions GM-GE profit figures — realized Stalinists distort Marxism

The Militant Army

(Page 3)

Theory of the “lesser evil”

General strikes paralyze Ruhr as workers fight starvation

Out in the cold (photo)

Events on the international scene

The Brass Hat invasion

Anti-imperialist struggle sweeps key China cities, by Ria Stone

Two reactionary bureaucracies

PCA endorses Wallace (continued from Page 1)

Activities of “Militant” readers and the Socialist Workers Party

Wall Street’s war budget

Minneapolis bazaar features bargains

(Page 4)

Diary of a Steel Worker: A militant subscription, by Theodore Kovalesky

NLRB seeks drastic injunction in move to smash ITU strikes

RR barons greed kills ten kids in sled tragedy

Film men sue studios (photo)

The Negro Struggle: An American story, by Albert Parker

Housing crisis worse than ever while billions are spent for war

Army purges Sperry unionists

$$$$$$$$$$$$ (photo)

“Men here may speak and think,” by Art Preis

Hickman victory rally in Chicago

Notes from the news

Spicer workers protest speedup

Operation rathole in Greece


Volume XII No. 5 Monday, February 2, 1948, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs

Imperialists step up war drive — urge military bloc as part of Marshall Plan, by Art Preis

Boss politicians conspire to keep Wallace off ballot— ruling requested of U.S. attorney general

Backs 45-hour week (photo)

CIO board splits on 3rd party, ERP

CIO heads cling to 2-party system — same policy led to high prices, Taft-Hartley law

Twin City lodges ask consolidation of 2 rail unions

Police reign of terror against Nashville CIO

Just matter of time to a shooting war

Deportation arrests mount as witch hunt is intensified, by George Lavan

Militarization — the No. 1 danger, by Arthur Burch

Happy days for plane corporations

(Page 2)

100 years of Communist Manifesto, by John Adamson

Engels stated Marx was chief author of Manifesto

Historical background of Communist Manifesto

Workers’ Forum — many workers support Wallace — favors convention for new party — faction fight in Cleveland CIO

The Militant Army

(Page 3)

Three labor traitors

Nazi documents disclose details of Stalin-Hitler secret deals

“Law and Order” in Germany (photo)

Toronto AFL calls for support of Labor Party, by Paul Kane

Dunne hits mayor in Minneapolis hospital scandal

Let’s have the whole truth

French police jail Trotskyists

CIO hands back 2-party system (continued from Page 1)

The Brass Hat conspiracy

Imperialists step up “Cold War” urge West Europe military bloc (continued from Page 1)

Activities of “Militant” readers and the Socialist Workers Party

(Page 4)

The Negro Struggle: Negro history week, by Albert Parker

UAW conference urges formation of Labor Party

Fight not over (photo)

Flint UAW leader gives radio talk on sliding scale of wages

Balconies, bathtubs and change, by John F. Petrone

GM victimizes Tucker — veteran union militant, by Emmett Moore

Notes from the news

What fight in Korea is all about

Detroit CIO debates politics

Bourbon campaign to keep Jim Crow in education


Volume XII No. 6 Monday, February 9, 1948, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs

Washington state legislators stage local witch hunt, by Daniel Roberts

BLFE continues Jim Crow policy in new disguise — Negro firemen demand full union membership

Auto plants shut down (photo)

AFL chiefs uphold 2-party misrule — council stages political farce at Miami parley

CIO packinghouse local to vote on wage strike

Press blackout on plan for Pa. secret police

Congressman and cop tangle

AFL chiefs prepare capitulation on UMT

Oil dictates U.S. role in Middle East

(Page 2)

Stalinists plan to build Wallace movement — by united front from below, by George Breitman

[No title] (graphic)

Gandhi — his role in fight for India’s independence, by J. R. Johnson

Milwaukee politicians aid gas company steal

Rebels in American History: Edward Bellamy, by George Lavan

Philadelphia offers forum on the Civil War

Workers’ Forum — proposes solution for unemployment — how to go broke scientifically

The Militant Army

(Page 3)

The Stalin-Hitler documents and the Moscow Trials

Franc devaluation undermines scheme for West Europe bloc

CIO board against third party (photo)

Events on the international scene, by Paul G. Stevens

The meaning of military domination

Sliding scale of wages

AFL executive council upholds 2-party misrule (continued from Page 1)

The power to declare war

Activities of “Militant” readers and the Socialist Workers Party

(Page 4)

The Negro Struggle: The sky’s the limit, by Albert Parker

Railroaders win strike in Akron

Housing holdup (photo)

Detroit UAW leader calls for sliding scale wage program

Death in the mayor’s office, by Grace Carlson

Oil moguls responsible for the fuel shortage, by John Fredericks

To my uncle in Italy, by John F. Petrone

N.Y. local holds Lenin meeting

Notes from the news

Auto local takes ‘48 election poll

Oil trust schemes $9 billion swindle

Students protest Oklahoma Jim Crow

New York’s East Side presents open forum


Volume XII No. 7 Monday, February 16, 1948, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs

Rubber workers demand sliding scale pay bonus — policy committee asks 30c hourly increase plus automatic raises for rising living cost

House witch hunt committee drafts repressive laws — deportations campaign will be intensified

Ku Klux Klan back in action (photo)

Labor candidates receive backing of St. Paul CIO — Stalinists to sabotage city-wide labor slate

Labor in U.S. must prepare for coming economic crisis — fear sweeps country as farm prices fall with record speed, by Art Preis

Wallace groups now active in 26 states

Medical group blocks free blood-bank plan

Reuther echoes NAM on longer hours

(Page 2)

Wallace’s program and the fight against monopoly, by J. R. Johnson

Cannot make ends meet (photo)

Labor and third parties in the United States, by George Lavan

Crisis in American agriculture begins, by John G. Wright

Labor news from the West Coast

Workers’ Forum — technocracy bars “only aliens and politicians” — Balint arrest part of war drive

The Militant Army

St. Louis readers invited to open forum

(Page 3)

Let the membership decide!

Eyewitness describes how masses began revolution in Indo-China, by Lucien

Fight discrimination (photo)

Events on the international scene, by Paul G. Stevens

The voracious war machine

Iraq revolt upsets treaty with Britain

Workers’ Bookshelf

$3 billion kick-back racket

Activities of “Militant” readers and the Socialist Workers Party

Significant Negro struggles

(Page 4)

Diary of a Steel Worker: the Speedup, by Theodore Kovalesky

Army says Jim Crow segregation will continue for Negro troops

Miners’ need — a plan of community action, by Morgan West

Seamen hit ship transfer (photo)

The Negro Struggle: Jim Crow and “national defense"

Issue of Marshall Plan used to split WFTU

Patriots at work, by John F. Petrone

New tax bill favors the rich

A Stalinist nomination for vice president

Notes from the news

Reuther’s views on longer week protested by 200 UAW leaders


Volume XII No. 8 Monday, February 23, 1948, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs

What labor must fight for now, an Editorial

Dan Hoan enters mayoralty race in Milwaukee — Boulton denounces turncoat socialist

Unemployment in Detroit (photo)

A new kind of party

Wallace candidate sweeps election — Isacson victory shows disgust with old parties, by Albert Parker

Steel union heads give no lead in wage drive

Murray steps up attacks against Stalinists in CIO

State Department interferes in CIO affairs

Witch hunters arrest NMU secretary Smith

(Page 2)

Washington and Lincoln — part of the American revolutionary tradition, by George Breitman

Labor and 3rd parties in U.S. after Civil War, by George Lavan

Yellow gold (photo)

The Big Business campaign against the co-op movement, by A. Gilbert

The Militant Army

Workers’ Forum — NAACP election hits new low — monopoly inevitable under capitalism

(Page 3)

For a national PAC convention!

Seizures of factories and land herald new explosions in Italy, by Marcel Rogier

Another mine tragedy (photo)

Events on the international scene, by Paul G. Stevens

The Kremlin’s counter-blast

Detroit presents Sat. open forums

Key role of Trotskyists in the Indo-Chinese uprising, by Lucien

Activities of “Militant” readers and the Socialist Workers Party

(Page 4)

Political savvy — who’s got it? by John F. Petrone

Reuther attacks wage program of five Flint union presidents

ALP candidate sweeps election for Congress

Blueprint for strikebreaking (graphic)

The Negro Struggle: A glorious page of U.S. history, by F. Forrest

AFL building trades workers strike for higher wages in L.A., by Pat Allen

Notes from the news

Newark forum will discuss Wallace rule

The effects of the commodity price slump, by John G. Wright

“I was a racketeer"

Correction


Volume XII No. 9 March 1, 1948, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs

Green, Reuther hand out same political bunkum — offer no positive Labor program in speeches at convention of Truman Doctrine liberals

Strikers put heat on scabs (photo)

Dobbs and Carlson to head ‘48 national ticket of SWP — will fight for socialism in presidential campaign, by Joseph Hansen

Murray policies bring danger of split in CIO — Los Angeles Stalinists try to evade issues

Judge upholds Taft Act in ITU injunction case

SWP plenum adopts election year policy

Stalinists take over government in Czechoslovak political crisis, by Paul G. Stevens

Malraux, with aid of “Times”, slanders Trotskyism, by G.F. Eckstein

(Page 2)

SWP resolution on Wallace third-party movement

Rise and fall of Populist Party in the United States, by George Lavan

Wallace party unveiled in Mich.

Rebels in American History: Nat Turner, by William E. Bohannan

Wallace and Isacson (picture)

The Militant Army

Workers’ Forum —the significance of union factionalism — a frequent happening among the miners

(Page 3)

A milestone for American labor

Crisis of Italian socialism shown in party’s convention, by Marcel Rogier

Protest high cost of living (photo)

The Ceylon Trotskyists and the “independence” bill — statement of the International Secretariat of the Fourth International

Preserve the unity of CIO and PAC!

San Francisco meeting marks 100 years of Manifesto

Washington’s undeclared war

Story of Stalinist coup in Indo-China, by Lucien

Activities of “Militant” readers and the Socialist Workers Party

(Page 4)

Presidential campaign resolution of the SWP

CIO shipyard union’s structure radically altered at convention, by Bob Lowell

Malraux slanders Trotskyism; gets aid from “Times” (continued from Page 1)

Defies Ku Klux Klan (photo)

Add a dash of poison! by Grace Carlson

Dobbs-Carlson ticket (continued from Page 1)

Southside L.A. labor runs own candidates, by Al Lynn

The Negro Struggle: Position of Negroes in industry today

Easter sales trends and the new steel price hike, by John G. Wright

Notes from the news


Volume XII No. 10 Monday, March 8, 1948, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs

Big corporations threaten “tough” policy on wages

Petition drive for Dobbs-Carlson already started in New Jersey

Preparing for World War III (photo)

Czech coup intensifies “Cold War” — Stalinists utilize mass pressure to make deal with Czech capitalists, by Paul G. Stevens

Dobbs exposes pacifism as a shield for warmongers

Congress rushes ERP to bolster reaction, by Arthur Burch

How Stalinists use Smith case in NMU, by C. Thomas

“Freedom of Press” — Greek royalist style

(Page 2)

Henry Wallace — his record as capitalist politician, by Art Preis

Teachers strike in Minneapolis against pay cut — parents and children join picket line

ACEWR reports successful affairs

“Bull Moose” party and its sellout, by George Lavan

Twin Cities ACEWR holds relief bazaar

Workers’ Forum — urges mass action as answer to Taft Bill — confusion spread by the technocrats

Open forum on crisis offered by Philadelphia

Current issue of Fourth International features three articles on “Manifesto"

The Militant Army

Brooklyn to hold forum on Wallace

Akron to hold forum for Militant readers

(Page 3)

Washington’s Palestine policy

The Kremlin’s real aims and policies in Czechoslovakia

Vets demands [sic] decent housing (photo)

Events on the international scene, by Paul G. Stevens

Truman’s deportation drive

Congress and the rent gougers

How Stalinists strangled Indo-Chinese revolution, by Lucien

The real crime in Czechoslovakia

Activities of “Militant” readers and the Socialist Workers Party

(Page 4)

Diary of a Steel Worker: “Don’t [sic] seem worth it,” by Theodore Kovalesky

SWP supports Labor candidates in St. Paul — leaflets outline 9-point program (photo)

Murray pleads not guilty

Union movement rallies to aid of 5-month farm strike in Calif.

The Negro Struggle: Maintain the Schomburg Collection! by F. Forest

Brutal conditions maintained by big California farm interests

Search for a White House tenant, by Art Preis

NLRB ruling is threat to industrial unionism, by Barbara Bruce

Notes from the news

A professor surveys U.S. economy, by John G. Wright


Volume XII No. 11 Monday, March 15, 1948, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs

Truman rejects Stalin’s bid for new conference, by John G. Wright

Minneapolis teachers still out (photo)

SWP files petitions in N.J., two more states begin drive

Both parties okay Jim Crow in employment — Congress kills anti-bias clause on jobs, schools

Electric, meat and steel trusts attack third-round wage demands

Truman, Big Brass plot to impose militarist censorship on press, by Art Preis

Negro widow, two sons face Georgia death chair

Murray pushes CIO purge with ouster of Bridges

(Page 2)

Southern revolt sharpens Democratic Party, by George Breitman

Housing program offered by Milwaukee SWP candidate

Two “Labor statesmen” (photo)

How socialists built a mass party in the U.S. before First World War, by George Lavan

Witch hunters fabricate atom spy scare

Natalia Trotsky refutes slander in N.Y. Times

Workers’ Forum — a stooge for General Motors — against factionalism in the unions

The Militant Army

(Page 3)

A creeping military dictatorship

Left wing socialist forces in Italy establish new working class party, by Marcel Rogier

Klan on the march (photo)

Events on the international scene, by Paul G. Stevens

Mobilizing industry for war

How the counter-revolution triumphed in Indo-China, by Lucien

“State Department unionism"

Activities of “Militant” readers and the Socialist Workers Party

(Page 4)

Diary of a Steel Worker: An old man and a century, by Theodore Kovalesky

Program of action of UMW contract, by Morgan West

At home in mayor’s office (photo)

Detroit SWP chairman assails fare boost at council hearing

The Negro Struggle: Save the Ingram family, by Albert Parker

Wallace program calls for planned scarcity, by Joe Simpson

Militarists plot control of press (continued from Page 1)

Senator Taylor — liberal, first class, by John F. Petrone

New York jam session features all-star band

Notes from the news

U.S. imperialist treachery on Palestine, by Irving Dale


Volume XII No. 12 Monday, March 22, 1948, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs

The war danger and labor’s task, an Editorial

Miners fight sabotage of welfare fund; CIO packing workers strike — coal strikers charge owners “dishonor pact"

Miners fight sabotage of welfare fund; CIO packing workers strike — the “Big Four” meat profiteers reject arbitration

U.S. intervention in Greek war (photo)

Washington whips up war hysteria — Truman and militarists drive to impose UMT and peacetime draft, by Art Preis

Steady progress made in Dobbs-Carlson drive

New trial demanded for doomed widow and sons

Auto union local elections reveal pro-Reuther trend

(Page 2)

Lobbyists attempt to loot nation’s oil reserves — campaign on to remove valuable tidelands from federal domain in name of states’ rights

Labor advisory body at White House (photo)

Murray forces capture Cleveland CIO council

Akron witch hunt bars Negro poet from hall

Truman and militarists whip up war hysteria (continued from Page 1)

Congress bills peril rent control

The Lafollette third party of 1924, by George Lavan

The Militant Army

Workers’ Forum — has an open mind on presidential elections — democracy is issue in the unions

(Page 3)

The CIO faction fight

Washington intervenes in Italy to swing election for deGasperi

Another hat in the ring (photo)

Events on the international scene, by Paul G. Stevens

Packers reap huge profits; workers go without meat

Witch hunt in Detroit and Akron

The 5-power military pact — a preparation for war

Activities of “Militant” readers and the Socialist Workers Party

“Taft-Hartley unionism"

(Page 4)

Diary of a Steel Worker — Moses Levy, M. D., by Theodore Kovalesky

Workers driven from jobs at Briggs plant

Relief for the greedy (photo)

New York printing bosses seek to wipe out union conditions, by Fred Newman

The Negro Struggle: A very important book, by Albert Parker

Mine workers strike against fund sabotage (continued from Page 1)

Youngstown to show Robeson movie

Education vs. armaments, by Grace Carlson

Harlem NAACP fights N. Y. police brutality

Mayor O’Dwyer’s campaign against the nickel fare, by George Clarke

Philadelphia forum for Militant readers


Volume XII No. 13 Monday, March 29, 1948, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs

Washington uses Italian election to incite war fever

Murray machine pushes drive to oust Stalinists — Reuther raids UE, FE and mine-mill unions

Mine strike spreads (photo)

Truman clubs workers with Taft-Hartley law — slave act injunctions menace atomic, coal, meat, printers unions

Penn. SWP nears goal in ‘48 petition campaign

Cost of living rises

Teachers win strike demand in Minneapolis, by F. Carter

Big Brass pressures Congress for UMT

Partition fiasco shows Zionist bankruptcy, by Irving Dale

(Page 2)

Major fallacy in Wallace’s anti-war campaign, by George Breitman

Presidential Aspirants: Robert H. Taft — scion of one of sixty richest families, by George Lavan

UE head joins Wallace (photo)

Political developments in Los Angeles AFL, by Richard Page

Militant mass picket lines close major packing plants in St. Paul, by Barbara Bruce

Workers’ Forum— two Stalinist parties in Palestine — the general strike and imperialist war — alliance of workers and poor farmers

The Militant Army

(Page 3)

The UN — fulfilling its destiny

UN economic report shows decay of world capitalism, by G.F. Eckstein

Packinghouse strike continues (photo)

Events on the international scene, by Paul G. Stevens

The labor statesmen and Truman

Workers’ Bookshelf

The Miners’ Faith

Activities of “Militant” readers and the Socialist Workers Party

(Page 4)

“Defend our shores,” by Art Preis

N.Y. printers locked out by job shop bosses, by Fred Newman

Rank and file caucus of NMU runs full anti-Stalinist slate, by C. Thomas

’47 profits permit substantial wage increases (graphic)

The Negro Struggle: The cause of race prejudice, by Albert Parker

“Socialist” Zeidler wins Milwaukee primaries

Survey on Wallace shows large vote

Medical research vs. armaments, by Grace Carlson

How the cost-of-living bonus works, by Art Preis

Notes from the news


Volume XII No. 14 Monday, April 5, 1948, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs

U.S. rulers plan to use Germany as a war base

Paul Dollinger April 2, 1912 — March 25, 1948

UN farce on Palestine (photo)

Labor faces deadly peril of government by injunction — CIO ank [sic] AFL heads follow do-nothing policy in crisis, by Art Preis

N. Y. cops brutally club pickets at Stock Exchange

Penna. SWP goes over the top in ‘48 petition drive

Packinghouse workers stand firm in strike, by Barbara Bruce

GPU concocts new forgery to smear Leon Trotsky, by George Breitman

(Page 2)

Packing workers hold firm against strikebreaking (continued from Page 1)

Keeping ‘er shut (photo)

Events on the international scene, by Paul G. Stevens

GPU concocts new forgery to smear Leon Trotsky (continued from Page 1)

Militant Army

Activities of “Militant” readers and the Socialist Workers Party

(Page 3)

Wall Street’s labor salesmen

New war preparations threaten further inflationary price rise, by Arthur Burch

Paul Dollinger — a model revolutionist, by Sol Dollinger

Admit the war refugees!

All labor faces injunction menace (continued from Page 1)

CIO leaders on labor party

Workers Forum— “Mass man” — a new European type — the Marshall Plan - a war program

(Page 4)

Diary of a Steel Worker — the private kingdom, by Theodore Kovalesky

Washington plans to turn Germany into base for war (continued from Page 1)

Wallace endorsed by handpicked conference of the California IPP

Victims of war (photo)

The Negro Struggle: Why Stalinists slander us, by Albert Parker

Recording ready

Behind Pertrillo’s ban on recordings, by Dick Jones

“Freedom of the seas,” by Art Preis

N. Y painters urge political action, by Raymond Rice


Volume XII No. 15 Monday, April 12, 1948, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs

The main enemy is at home, an Editorial

Stalinists in CIO dealt heavy blow by Quill defection

Civil disobedience threatened (photo)

Newspaper incited mob wrecks home of CP organizer

Miners defy federal strikebreaking — ignore injunction order; Lewis threatened with citation for “contempt,” by Art Preis

Wall Street strikers extend picket lines to brokerages, by Roy Moore

Resist Jim-Crow draft, Randolph urges, by G. F. Eckstein

Mich. SWP passes halfway mark in petition campaign

(Page 2)

St. Paul packing strikers resist picketing ban

Pickets at Armour’s in South St. Paul (photo)

Events on the International Scene, by Paul G. Stevens

Presidential Aspirants II — Douglas MacArthur - “Hero” of Anacostia Flats, by George Lavan

Latin American notes

The Militant Army

Activities of “Militant” readers and the Socialist Workers Party

(Page 3)

The vigilante menace

Effects of war preparations on economic conditions in U.S., by John G. Wright

“New York’s Finest” in action (photo)

Rationalizations of the renegades, by George Breitman

Wall Street’s aims at Bogota parley, by Arthur Burch

Eisenhower — the new messiah

Protests save Mrs. Ingram’s life

Congress “blunders” on fascist Spain

Brooklyn forum on Truman war plan

(Page 4)

Diary of a Steel Worker — a conversation, by Theodore Kovalesky

Coal miners defy federal injunction (continued from Page 1)

Mail men deliver (photo)

Labor slates run by California unions in 3 municipal elections, by J. Blake

The Negro Struggle — Randolph’s testimony, by Albert Parker

Anti-Reutherites show strength in elections

Randolph urges draft defiance (continued from Page 1)

A “mistake in judgment,” by Art Preis

Rent control bill full of loopholes

L.A. local plans May Day program

Notes from the news


Volume XII No. 16 Monday, April 19, 1948, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs

Mine strikers win $100 pension demand — await outcome of trial before return to work, by Art Preis

Congressman calls war scare “a crime against America"

Penna. SWP files nominating papers

Scab salute (photo)

Mass uprising halts Bogota parley — Marshall calls popular revolt “Kremlin plot,” by Arthur Burch

Witch hunters draft savage anti-Red law

War program put No. 1 on agenda of Congress

“Friends of Joe Hill” defend his memory

Wallacites to hold convention July 24

Packinghouse leaders battle injunction

(Page 2)

Wallace, Trotsky and the Third World war drive, by E.R. Frank

Can the workers take power? by George Breitman

Bus drivers walk (photo)

Workers Forum — military training under union control — veteran’s privileges in good old U.S.A.

The Militant Army

Brooklyn barn dance

(Page 3)

Hands off Italy !

Randolph’s anti-draft proposal sharply divides Negro leaders, by G. F. Eckstein

Police brutality (photo)

Events on the international scene, by Paul G. Stevens

Cable strike lost due to Taft Act, Stalinists

The CIO wage fight

Movie Review

Activities of “Militant” readers and the Socialist Workers Party

(Page 4)

Protocol M and Project X, by Art Preis

Mass uprising halts Wall Street’s Bogota conference

No contract, no work (photo)

CIO proves case for pay rise out of “extortionate” profits

The Negro Struggle — Randolph and the press, by Albert Parker

Capitalism in Europe faces greater inflation, by John G. Wright

Slow death in the mines, by Grace Carlson

St. Louis offers forum on Wallace

Notes from the news


Volume XII No. 17 Monday, April 26, 1948, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs

May Day manifesto of the Socialist Workers Party

“In our hands there lies the power” (picture)

Government hits mine union with huge fine for “contempt” — Pennsylvania CIO condemns attack on coal miners, by Art Preis

$100,000 reward offered for arrest of Reuther assailant

DeGasperi gains election with Wall Street’s aid

Michigan SWP doubles election petitions quota

Meat strikers halt back-to-work move

(Page 2)

May Day manifesto of Socialist Workers Party (continued from Page 1)

Events on the International Scene, by Paul G. Stevens

Picket dear old Harvard (photo)

Tradition of May Day lives on in America, by V. Grey

The Militant Army

Activities of “Militant” readers and the Socialist Workers Party

(Page 3)

Danger signals for labor

Wallace campaign book — a typical middle class panacea for “world peace,” by John F. Petrone

Strike scene in Kansas City (photo)

Stalinists and reformists dishonor May Day spirit

Red-baiting in Bogota

Demand Stalin release Spanish anti-fascists

Workers Forum — Macdonald offers Marshall Plan — criticizes Militant on war editorial

Nationalize aircraft industry

(Page 4)

Diary of a Steel Worker — the rebel, by Theodore Kovalesky

Quill, Hollander join conspiracy with mayor to raise transit fares, by Harry Ring

Labor slates show strength in Calif.

The Negro Struggle — Randolph’s campaign, by G. F. Eckstein

Government victimizes mine union and Lewis (continued from Page 1)

Clarke addresses Twin City meeting

Correction

Notes from the news

Letter tells of Trotsky’s son in Russia


Volume XII No. 18 Monday, May 3, 1948, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs

Union-busting cops told to “crack skulls’

Scab squad (photo)

Kansas outrage — a warning to labor! — watchword for unions must be: united action, by the Editors

Big Steel leads attacks on CIO wage demands, by Art Preis

15,000 strike at Seattle plant of Boeing aircraft

SWP in Flint surpasses quota on petitions, by Emmett Moore

Police convert Reuther case into witch-hunt

(Page 2)

Presidential Aspirants III — Harold Stassen - the phony liberal

Funeral service for Gaitan (photo)

Strike settled at NY curb exchange

Events on the international scene, by Paul G. Stevens

Labor Party discussed at Detroit UAW forum

Labor’s capacity and the Russian Revolution, by George Breitman

The Militant Army

(Page 3)

A fascist conspiracy

Logical conclusion of Randolph’s program to resist Jim Crow draft, by G. R. Eckstein

Consequences of a new world war, by John G. Wright

Who decides CIO-PAC policy?

Workers Forum — believes Lavan is overzealous — Lavan replies

Activities of “Militant” readers and the Socialist Workers Party

The Italian elections

(Page 4)

The ERP program, by Art Preis

CIO packinghouse workers resist meat trust strikebreaking moves, by Barbara Bruce

Klan flags war veteran (photo)

The Negro Struggle: After Randolph’s “bomb,” by Albert Parker

Big Steel leads attacks on wages (continued from Page 1)

Cancer — the No. 2 killer, by Grace Carlson

The growing militarization of America

Notes from the news


Volume XII No. 19 Monday, May 10, 1948, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs

4th international holds Congress

Stench of Arabian oil deal spreads over Washington — Senate group reveals “avaricious steal"

Union hall back in business (photo)

Congressmen plot to steamroller “police state” bill, by George Lavan

CIO wage campaign faces disaster — union heads fail to offer program of unified action as corporations gang up, by Art Preis

Imperialist scheme upset in Palestine, by E. Burton

Farrell Dobbs speaks May 15 on NBC

SWP calls national convention in July

“Whip” planned for labor in next war

(Page 2)

Henry Wallace and the next war, by James P. Cannon

Events on the international scene, by Paul G. Stevens

The prospects for socialist revolution, by George Breitman

Miners return to work (photo)

The Militant Army

(Page 3)

The Second Congress on the Fourth International

Churchill’s Moscow trials claim proves him a common slanderer, by John G. Wright

Latin American Notes, by J. Gomez

The Wall Street strike

Labor to get “whip” in the coming was (continued from Page 1)

Let the people decide!

Activities of “Militant” readers and the Socialist Workers Party

(Page 4)

The men in white, by Morgan West

Imperialist scheme upset in Palestine (continued from Page 1)

A labor martyr (photo)

Boeing strikers get official IAM authorization; dig in for hard fight, by Irene James

The Negro Struggle — court OK’s covenants, by Albert Parker

CIO wage campaign heads for disaster (continued from Page 1)

Atomic energy, by Louis T. Gordon

Briggs union paper says shooting of Reuther reminiscent of Briggs beatings

Oil shortage deliberately planned, probe discloses, by Winifred Nelson

Notes from the news

St. Louis runs forum on Russia


Volume XII No. 20 Monday, May 17, 1948, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs

Housing — a capitalist crime, Dobbs tells Senate hearing

Strikers hold firm (photo)

The wage fight and labor’s tasks, an Editorial

Truman injunction busts rail strike — uses 1916 statute as pretext for gov’t seizure, by George Lavan

75,000 Chrysler workers strike in three states

Stalin bids openly for deal with U.S.

CIO sharply denounces anti-labor Mundt bill

Connecticut SWP opens drive for election petitions

(Page 2)

New recruits for Norman Thomas’ campaign, by G. F. Eckstein

Rebels in American History: Henry George, by George Lavan

Housing — a capitalist crime, Dobbs tells Senate hearing (continued from Page 1)

Congress of Fourth International (photo)

The Militant Army

(Page 3)

Marshall, Churchill declarations promote strategy of Western Bloc, by John G. Wright

Greek massacre

Fabrication of a Trotsky “testament"

The Eisenhower fiasco

Failure at Bogota

Workers Forum — open letter to CP members — wants less “Stalin-baiting"

Activities of “Militant” readers and the Socialist Workers Party

(Page 4)

Diary of a Steel Worker — the last straw, by Theodore Kovalesky

CIO packinghouse unions continue grim fight in ninth week of strike, by Barbara Bruce

The Negro Struggle — Senator Taylor’s arrest, by Albert Parker

Youngstown “vindicator” rebuffed by steel unions

Taylor convicted (photo)

Post Office fires NAACP leader for fighting Jim Crow, by J. Hawkins

Tuberculosis — ancient enemy, by Grace Carlson

CP makes faction issue of NMU agent’s death, by Art Sharon

Armour picket killed in East St. Louis

“Back to work” move fizzles at Boeing

Notes from the news


Volume XII No. 21 Monday, May 24, 1948, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs

Text of national broadcast delivered by Farrell Dobbs

“End capitalism to stop war” — Dobbs — SWP presidential nominee on NBC network — 4th international hailed by Cannon in introduction

(Page 2)

How new mechanization affects miners, by Morgan West

Presidential aspirants IV — Thomas E. Dewey, by George Lavan

Renegades peddle old poison

An unholy farce (photo)

Arms program sets off stock speculation orgy, by Arthur Burch

The Militant Army

St. Louis forum on labor’s weapons

(Page 3)

Stalin repeats his bid for “peace” deal with Washington, by John G. Wright

A historic broadcast

Chrysler strike sidelights

The “Five-Year Plan” of U.S. militarism

Ford’s wage-cut offer

Workers forum — comments on Dobbs’ radio speech

Fight the Mundt bill!

Activities of “Militant” readers and the Socialist Workers Party

(Page 4)

Murray Red-baiting hits new low at convention of steelworkers, by Farrell Dobbs

Minnesota governor sends troops to aid meat trust against strike, by Barbara Bruce

Chrysler pickets hold the line, by Howard Lerner

The Negro Struggle — defend Frank Barnes! by Albert Parker

SWP leaders hit use of troops by Gov. Youngdahl

Local 306 parades to UAW picketline


Volume XII No. 22 Monday, May 31, 1948, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs

More unions condemn “police state” measure

Packing workers accept 9 cents after long battle, by Barbara Bruce

GM, UAW agree on sliding scale; meat union forced to end strike — General Motors forestalls walkout with 11-cent raise, by Art Preis

Progressive [sic] oust CP heads in Westinghouse

SWP petition campaign in Conn. off to good start

U.S. helps conceal facts in Polk case

The Marshall Plan — U.S. imperialism on the march, by John G. Wright

(Page 2)

The Roman Catholic Church and fascism, by Art Preis

Latin American Notes, by J. Gomez

Stalin’s machine-gun attempt against Trotsky, by George Lavan

GM agrees to sliding scale (continued from Page 1)

Detroit SWP holds election drive banquet, by Esther Turner

Packing workers (continued from Page 1)

San Francisco to hold open forum

Open forum for N.J. Militant readers

The Militant Army

(Page 3)

Debs’ great revolutionary stature revealed in his speeches, writings, by George Breitman

Packinghouse defeat and third round wage fight

Workers Forum — Macdonald’s lecture at Chicago univ. — Ford workers fighting mad — Congress and promises

The Arab-Jewish war in Palestine

Movie Review

Activities of “Militant” readers and the Socialist Workers Party

(Page 4)

Diary of a Steel Worker — ten who fell, by Theodore Kovalesky

Gosser, Mazey create crisis in Spicer unit

Another striker slain (photo)

NAACP fights to get victimized member reinstated in Post Office, by J. Hawkins

The Negro Struggle — politics and the NAACP, by Albert Parker

GM locals in Flint vote on question of strike, by Jerry Kirk

Health, wealth and ulcers, by Grace Carlson

United labor action needed to ensure victory at Boeing, by Irene James

Detroit unions back Chrysler strikers, by Howard Lerner

Notes from the news

UPWA field official gets jail sentence


Volume XII No. 23 Monday, June 7, 1948, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs

Farrell Dobbs’ talk over ABC radio network

Bigart links U.S. mission head to Greek executions — correspondent gives the lie to Griswold

“Hey Mister . . . ” (cartoon)

Auto pay boosts reopen wage fight — results show what united action could have achieved, by Art Preis

Mounting protest delays Mundt “police-state” bill

Capitalist press “hesitant” about GM sliding scale

“Nationalize the roads!”, says rail labor, by Arthur Burch

(Page 2)

Presidential Aspirants V — Arthur H. Vandenberg, by George Lavan

Report on conference of British Labor Party

Events on the international scene, by Paul G. Stevens

New York social and dinner

Trotskyists fined

AFL lockout in Newark (photo)

2,300 signatures gained in Conn. election drive

Dobbs’ talk over ABC network (continued from Page 1)

The Militant Army

(Page 3)

NAACP broadens fight to reinstate Frank Barnes

SWP election campaign

Workers Forum

Strike leader shot (photo)

The escalator clause

Workers Bookshelf

Akron will hold smorgasbord supper

National Guard strikebreaking

Activities of “Militant” readers and the Socialist Workers Party

(Page 4)

The league of frightened men, by Mary Wood

Appraisal of wage settlements with General Motors and Chrysler, by E. Kennedy

UAW-GM settlement (photo)

The Negro Struggle — keep an eye on Congress, by Albert Parker

GM delegates ratify contract for 11-cent raise

Portrait of a Red-baiter, by Joseph Keller

Harlem meeting on Randolph movement

Canadian union officials call for building of Labor Party

Notes from the news


Volume XII No. 24 Monday, June 14, 1948, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs

Ohio bans Wallace from ballot as “un-American” — anti-democratic laws bar free election in U.S.

SWP convention highlights to be broadcast over ABC

Threat of Mundt “police state” bill remains

Nailing down the elections (cartoon)

Both parties uphold Army Jim Crow — senators approve Negro segregation by a vote of 67-7

Stalinists block vote on tanker agreement, by C. Thomas

Inter-imperialist rows disclose world crisis, by John G. Wright

Bureaucrats conspire against union ranks

Petrillo calls for labor unity

(Page 2)

An answer to critics of sliding wage scale

Your shrinking dollar (chart)

Events on the international scene, by Paul G. Stevens

U.S. gives raw deal to Japanese-Americans, by George Lavan

Stalinists block vote on tanker agreement (continued from Page 1)

San Francisco’s open forum

Chicago to show Chaplin film

The Militant Army

(Page 3)

Current status of wage fight

The Vatican’s “model state” — Franco’s fascism in Spain, by Art Preis

Asparagus workers out (photo)

The refugee bill

Responses to Dobbs’ radio speech

Attention, Flint Militant readers!

Stalinists bureaucratism

Activities of “Militant” readers and the Socialist Workers Party

(Page 4)

Who is the despot? by Joseph Keller

Members of two rail unions to vote on plan for merger

“Bare feet” revolt in Colombia

Chrysler workers get 13 cents (photo)

The Negro Struggle — a letter about the NAACP, by Albert Parker

Conn. hardware strikers fight to defend union

Teamsters raid union of Boeing strikers

5,000 in Phila. protest Mundt police state bill

Wife for sale, by Joseph Andrews

Newark holds spring frolic

The role of labor Zionism in Palestine, by E. Burton

Notes from the news


Volume XII No. 25 Monday, June 21, 1948, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs

3 chains to broadcast SWP convention talks

Supreme Court dismisses appeal in contempt case

They’re both right! (cartoon)

Senate OKs peacetime draft, but bars war-profits ceiling — bi-partisan gang kills civil rights amendments, by George Breitman

Truman’s injunction forces NMU to postpone strike in maritime

Atomic union denounces Lilienthal strikebreaking

Prices continue upward spurt; no limit in sight

Harlem unrest seethes at police brutality

How to escape worry about HCL

(Page 2)

The Vatican’s financial stake in capitalism, by Art Preis

Rebels in American History — William H. Sylvis, by Ruth Philips

The courts — tool of the monopolies, by Arthur Burch

Who is guilty? (photo)

The Militant Army

Harlem unrest seethes against police brutality (continued from Page 1)

Prominent unionist to speak in Detroit

(Page 3)

The wage settlements at GE and Firestone

Slanderous “biography” about Lenin issued by Social Democratic author, by John G. Wright

Chinese students hit U.S. policies (photo)

Letters From Our Readers — believes SWP stand weak in psychology — veteran socialist supports Dobbs

Vandenberg resolution

Steel worker tells [sic] indignation at Murray’s convention tactics

Activities of “Militant” readers and the Socialist Workers Party

(Page 4)

NAACP picketline wins victory against Jim Crow in employment

First crack in Reuther’s machine provoked by settlement with GM, by Emmett Moore

Briggs contract follows Chrysler wage pattern

“Labor statesmen” (photos)

The Negro Struggle — a new spirit, by Albert Parker

NLRB cites Boeing aircraft for unfair labor practices

The Red label, by Joseph Keller

East side forum on immigration bill

Right-wing bureaucracy’s policy in CIO, by M. Alvin

Notes from the news


Volume XII No. 26 Monday, June 28, 1948, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs

World manifesto of Fourth International

80th Congress record: All for Big Business, nothing for the people — actions of bi-partisan gang show need for Labor Party

Behind the velvet curtain (cartoon)

Rail trust gets Congressional green light for another steal, by Arthur Burch

Union war veterans split from legion

One year of the Taft-Hartley slave law, by Art Preis

Connecticut SWP hits half-way mark

(Page 2)

World manifesto of the Fourth International Congress (continued from Page 1)

One year of the Taft-Hartley law (continued from Page 1)

The Militant Army

(Page 3)

Supreme Court rulings

The Kremlin’s newest revelation — Marx’s doctrine found “outmoded,” by John G. Wright

Strikebreaking — French style (photo)

Palestine truce

Letters From Our Readers — wants analysis of Palestine war — optimistic about SWP presidential campaign — takes issue with Palestine position

Boring from within

Activities of “Militant” readers and the Socialist Workers Party

(Page 4)

A flaming revolutionist, by E. R. Frank

Stalinists push “rule or ruin” policy while NMU faces crucial struggle, by Art Sharon

Klan terrorism (photos)

“American Bedlam,” by Grace Carlson

Teamsters scab-herd in strike at Boeing

Vigilantes burn unionist’s home, terrorize Negroes

Philip Murray — self made man, by Joseph Keller

Status of the labor movement in China, by Chen


Volume XII No. 27 Monday, July 5, 1948, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs

Fourth of July — our heritage of revolution, an Editorial

Dunne runs for Senate in Minnesota

“Free” collective bargaining (cartoon)

War is main plank in GOP platform — Republican candidate Dewey tied to Rockefeller interests

Mine workers triumph in bitter pensions fight

Stalinists swamped in painters election

Public break with Tito highlights Kremlin crisis, by John G. Wright

(Page 2)

The crisis in Europe and the colonial lands — World Congress manifesto of 4th International - Part 2

Picket GOP convention (photo)

The Militant Army

(Page 3)

Greetings to SWP convention

How Catholic hierarchy interferes in the American labor movement

Soft coal dispute (photo)

Meaning of the Yugoslav crisis

Semmelweis — forgotten martyr, by George Lavan

Strange logic in the CIO news

Activities of “Militant” readers and the Socialist Workers Party

(Page 4)

A pioneer Trotskyist, by Edith Konikov

All prices soar, index shows; GM sliding scale gets test

Socialist Workers Party candidates in Michigan (photo)

The Negro Struggle — platforms and promises, by Albert Parker

Republicans adopt war program as key plank in their platform

Hardware strikers forced to return after 4-wk. fight

Air conditioned suites, by John F. Petrone

Hopelessness of liberal “trust-busting,” by Arthur Burch

Randolph sets up new group in “civil disobedience” move


Volume XII No. 28 Monday, July 12, 1948, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs

The two Americas

SWP candidates address the nation (photos)

Dobbs and Carlson address nation in broadcasts from SWP convention — call for a workers and farmers government as only answer to Wall Street war-makers — inspiring five-day gathering opens presidential campaign of Socialist Workers Party, by Art Preis

National election platform of the Socialist Workers Party

Party launches drive for a $25,000 fund

(Page 2)

The 1948 election platform of the Socialist Workers Party (continued from Page 1)

Greeting and messages of the SWP convention

The two Americas (continued from Page 1)

Summary of trade union report

(Page 3)

The only road for Yugoslavia

Enthusiastic letters come in flood from listeners to SWP broadcasts

Vice-presidential candidate on picket line (photo)

Activities of “Militant” readers and the Socialist Workers Party

(Page 4)

Radio talks of Dobbs and Carlson — “for a workers and famers government” — “the only road to peace"

Highlights and sidelights of the convention

“A symbol of our way of life"

Militant subscription campaign opens — 15 issues for 25 cents

Message from Rose Karsner

(Page 5)

We proudly present our two national candidates — Farrell Dobbs — Grace Carlson

Anti-fascist demonstration (photo)

Summary of report on Negro question

SWP convention addresses the nation (continued from P. 1) [sic]

A message of solidarity from Dutch Trotskyists

(Page 6)

The Negro Struggle — a very important decision, by Albert Parker

NAACP calls for a united move to abolish Jim Crow in the Army

Sign soft coal pact (photo)

Class justice, by Arthur Burch

How Roosevelt maneuvered us into war, by Paul Schapiro

Notes from the news


Volume XII No. 29 Monday, July 19, 1948, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs

War tension increases over Berlin conflict, by Arthur Burch

Decomposition of Democratic Party exhibited by national convention — labor bureaucrats trapped in a political blind-alley

Drafting the platform (cartoon)

Opposition group strong at gathering of Mich. CIO

98% back union shop in Ford poll by NLRB

New developments in Tito-Kremlin break, by John G. Wright

(Page 2)

So-called “Congress of People” boomerangs on yellow “socialists"

Farewell to Inger Swabeck

The struggle of the Latin Americans for liberation from the imperialists

The Militant Army

(Page 3)

Help the campaign of Dobbs-Carlson !

Inside story of the Pendergast mob and their agent in the White House, by Art Preis

Labor’s path in 1948

More letters on broadcasts

Catholic censorship

Activities of “Militant” readers and the Socialist Workers Party

(Page 4)

Radio speeches of SWP national candidates — socialism or barbarism — the struggle for civil rights

SWP candidates greet each other (photo)

Penn. opens drive for Dobbs-Carlson

NAACP forces Sears to meet on discrimination, by J. Hawkins


Volume XII No. 30 Monday, July 26, 1948, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs

Dobbs denounces Smith-Act arrests

Raging inflation fueled by newest steel price boost, by Arthur Burch

A cracked egg (cartoon)

Mobilize labor for special session! Big Business Congress must feel united power of unions behind the people’s demands

Stalinists suffer crushing defeat in NMU elections, by Art Sharon

$25,000 election fund drive is off to flying start, by William F. Warde

Dobbs-Carlson tours will begin August 1

Connecticut SWP election petitions top legal quota

(Page 2)

Forging the world revolutionary leadership

The Militant Army

(Page 3)

The Westinghouse sit-down

More letters on SWP broadcasts

Events on the international scene

Berlin crisis

CIO bankruptcy

Order bundles of radio broadcasts

Activities of “Militant” readers and the Socialist Workers Party

(Page 4)

Daily Worker on Dobbs, by Art Preis

Labor needs its own party — radio speech by Farrell Dobbs

NAACP acts in Post Office Jim-Crow case, by J. Hawkins

No thanks to Philip Murray, by Joseph Keller

NMU ranks deal crushing defeat to Stalinist machine (continued from Page 1)

Grace Carlson is main speaker at St. Paul affair

Notes from the news


Volume XII No. 31 Monday, August 2, 1948, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs

Congress plays football with people’s needs — only Socialist Workers Party program offers solution to inflation, race discrimination, by Farrell Dobbs

Grace Carlson opens national tour in Far West — first campaign rally in Salt Lake City

In the shadow of the noose (cartoon)

“Remove SWP from blacklist!” Dobbs demands from Truman — asks Justice Dept. hearing on listing as “subversive”

N.Y. petition campaign gets off to flying start, by Irving Beinin

SWP offers CP united front on Smith Act — letter from the Socialist Workers Party to the Communist Party

Text of Dobbs letter to attorney general

(Page 2)

Class justice (cartoon)

Minneapolis case and the CP indictments, by Art Preis

Southern lynchers at Birmingham Konklave, by Arthur Burch

Rebuild unity of proletarian front, proclaims 4th international Congress

The Militant Army

(Page 3)

In defense of civil liberties

Branch responses splendid in $25,000 fund appeal, by William F. Warde

Scoreboard for $25,000 SWP election drive fund

Behind the CP indictments

Letters on broadcasts

Segregation to stay, says Gen. Bradley

The NMU elections

Activities of “Militant” readers and the Socialist Workers Party

(Page 4)

Harlem “holiday” called to fight Army Jim Crow, by Dinah Sanders

Our civil rights are in danger! — radio address by Farrell Dobbs over WPEN

The Wallace Party is launched, by George Clarke

Solidarity with Fairchild strike (photo)

Wallace says he’ll back civil rights for the 18

Other locals aid Fairchild strike

Max Bedacht purged for “abusing” CP

Rank and file caucus sweeps NMU elections


Volume XII No. 32 Monday, August 9, 1948, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs

Wisconsin SWP opens campaign at convention

MacArthur decree smashes rights of Japanese unions, by Arthur Burch

Mikado MacArthur (cartoon)

Dobbs exposes Truman on inflation — calls for escalator wages, mass consumer committees and nationalized industries

Trainor on ballot in Massachusetts

Our United Front proposal against Smith “gag” Act, an Editorial

Landlord incomes rise almost 10%

Utah audience hears Carlson radio speech, by R. Aubrey

Washington spy scare and the slaying of Trotsky

(Page 2)

Dobbs exposes Truman on prices (continued from Page 1)

Guests of the Vatican (photo)

Italian Stalinism in crisis after Togliatti attack

Minnesota BLFE group proposes Labor Party

Revolutionary international of youth must be built, proclaims manifesto

Dunne addresses St. Louis meeting on SWP campaign

The Militant Army

(Page 3)

Local 107 shows the way

Keep up good pace in $25,000 election campaign; 20 percent of quota reached, by William F. Warde

Sign Ford wage agreement (photo)

Scoreboard for $25,000 SWP election fund

A shameful incident

Letters on broadcasts

Free enterprise?

Activities of “Militant” readers and the Socialist Workers Party

Carlson to speak at Chicago university

(Page 4)

SWP in Action — the Hickman case, by Art Preis

Quill opens war on Stalinist faction in transport union

Washington state AFL hits raiding in Boeing strike, by Irene James

Taft-Hartley scab herding (photo)

The Negro Struggle — civil rights demagogy, by F. Forrest

SWP offer of united front distributed to CP convention, by Dinah Sanders

Harlem meeting backs fight on police brutality, by J. Morgan

Dobbs-Carlson petition campaign in New York goes into high gear, by Irving Beinin


Volume XII No. 33 Monday, August 16, 1948, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs

Dobbs brands Beck “traitor” for scabbery, by Farrell Dobbs

Malayans revolt for independence from British rule

The same old baggage (cartoon)

Bankers’ spokesman predicts “bust” — boss parties offer only depression to halt inflation

General Motors workers resist intolerable speed-up conditions

Carlson reports tour reception in Denver, by Grace Carlson

Taft-Hartley Act incites inter-union warfare, by Art Preis

(Page 2)

The Tito Affair and Stalinism, by E. Germain

At New York AFL convention (photo)

Rebels in American History — John Brown, by George Lavan

California SWP opens congressional drive

Mich. candidate speaks on fight for civil rights

Manifesto calls for overthrow of the Stalinist bureaucracy

The Militant Army

(Page 3)

Univis strike and labor solidarity

Contributions average $2500 a week as election fund reaches 30 % of quota, by William F. Warde

Scoreboard for $25,000 SWP election fund

CP convention

Letters on broadcasts

SWP chides CP

The National Guard

Stay on the picket line

Activities of “Militant” readers and the Socialist Workers Party

(Page 4)

Diary of a Steel Worker — the tombstone, by Theodore Kovalesky

Fight pressed against police loudspeaker ban

AFL raiding (photo)

N. Y. transit interests move to put over new fare steal, by Art Sharon

A 100 percent American, by Art Preis

Seattle SWP plans extensive program for Dobbs on visit, by C. Kaye

Goldman quits WP to campaign for Norman Thomas

Petition goal reached in 53 N. Y. counties, by Irving Beinin

The “Four Freedoms,” by Dinah Sanders

L.A. school board hit on prejudice, by Al Lynn

Notes from the news


Volume XII No. 34 Monday, August 23, 1948, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs

Grace Carlson addresses Ford union meeting

The wounded killer (cartoon)

Minneapolis CIO asks restoration of rights of 18 — Stalinist-ruled council forced to reverse wartime stand against Smith Act victims

Wallace demagogy on capitalism exposed by Dobbs

Colonial revolts stagger imperialists in Far East

Bass seeks presidency of CIO rubber workers, by Joseph Andrews

Big ITU locals urge a congress of labor

Youngstown SWP candidate fraudulently ruled off ballot

(Page 2)

Eight years after the death of Leon Trotsky, by Art Preis

Trotskyism in Albania

The true aims of the socialist revolution

The Militant Army

(Page 3)

Dixiecrat fascism

Allentown, Rochester first to top quotas in election fund campaign, by William F. Warde

“Meat strike” (photo)

Scoreboard for $25,000 SWP election fund

CIO news on SWP

Letters on broadcasts

Russian school teacher and Stalinism

Activities of “Militant” readers and the Socialist Workers Party

(Page 4)

Supply and demand, by Art Preis

Maritime unions face battle on crucial hiring hall issue, by Art Sharon

Trainor denied place on ballot in Mass., by J. J. Kelly

Kids for sale (photo)

Palmer raids, by F. Forest

NAACP fights discrimination policy at Sears, by J. Hawkins

Chevrolet workers in Flint strike against GM speed-up, by Emmett Moore

Politics of the spy scare, by Joseph Keller

Reach petition goal in 61 New York counties, by Irving Beinin

Notes from the news


Volume XII No. 35 Monday, August 30, 1948, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs

Labor Day message of Dobbs-Carlson, by Farrell Dobbs and Grace Carlson

SWP calls on Pres. Truman to scrap political blacklist

A fighter for the working class (photo)

War-crippled veteran fights discharge in “loyalty” purge — national campaign launched in defense of James Kutcher

Civil rights leaders back pardon for the 18

ITU calls for Congress of Labor

(Page 2)

Political action record of CIO and AFL leaders, by Art Preis

Election campaign manager’s column, by George Clarke

SWP calls on Pres. Truman to scrap political blacklist (continued from page 1)

CIO, veterans leaders pledge aid to Kutcher

The story of a fighter for the working class

The Militant Army

Our generous government

(Page 3)

Congress of Labor

Our best issue (cartoon)

Election fund nears half of quota; Tacoma joins hundred-percenters

Dobbs denounces strikebreaking of “Czar” Beck

Reuther’s call for new party

Workers Forum

Are workers ready for Labor Party?

Scoreboard for $25,000 SWP election fund

Case of Russian school teachers

Activities of “Militant” readers and the Socialist Workers Party

(Page 4)

Campaigning in Michigan, by Grace Carlson

One year of Taft-Hartley Act — its effect on trade unions, by C. Thomas

Randolph’s betrayal, by F. Forest

James P. Cannon speaks at California rallies

“Unity” at last! by Joseph Keller

SWP Presidential Tour — my visit in Seattle, by Farrell Dobbs


Volume XII No. 36 Monday, September 6, 1948, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs

GM workers get first sliding scale pay boost, by Art Preis

SWP blasts CIO chiefs for supporting Truman — also scores Wallace backing of old-line party candidates, by Farrell Dobbs and Grace Carlson

“Czar” Tobin upholds Beck’s scab-herding

Harold Russell to head Kutcher defense group

Kutcher’s answer to “loyalty” purgers

(Page 2)

“The Naked and the Dead” — a review, by Paul Schapiro

Campaigning with Dobbs and Carlson, by George Clarke

How merger movement swells the monopolies

Atom power for peace (photo)

Grace Carlson and the fight for women’s rights in America, by Leila Rice

The Militant Army

(Page 3)

The Kutcher Case

Trotsky memorial meeting in N.Y. contributes $753 to SWP fund

Workers Forum

Fascism in the South

Scoreboard for $25,000 SWP election fund

Stalinist emigration

Activities of “Militant” readers and the Socialist Workers Party

(Page 4)

A week in Ohio, by Grace Carlson

UAW progressives launch new grouping at conference

Tito-Stalin conflict, by Joseph Hansen

Maritime union expels 3 Stalinist leaders, by C. Thomas

Stalinist biology, by Louis T. Gordon

Tobin backs Beck in strikebreaking (continued from Page 1)

SWP presidential tour — building the party in Montana, by Farrell Dobbs

Notes from the news


Volume XII No. 37 Monday, September 13, 1948, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs
Managing Editor: Farrell Dobbs

Dobbs calls on Wallace to back 18

New York Teamsters strike (photo)

Lessons of the 13th convention of UE-CIO union — continued Stalinist control of group shows need for reorganizing opposition, by C. Thomas

Conflict over Germany highlights war trends

Eye for sale (photo)

Quill, Stalinists gird for showdown in TWU

Maritime strikers solid on West Coast

[Farrell Dobbs story — no title]

(Page 2)

Trade unions under capitalism, by E.R. Frank

Campaigning with Dobbs and Carlson, by George Clarke

The Socialist Workers Party stands for class politics, by Art Preis

Fascism in the South (photo)

New low for T-H Act

The real meaning of British nationalization, by Joseph Hansen

The Militant Army

(Page 3)

Kutcher case and civil rights

SWP $25,000 election fund drive passes over the half-way mark, by William F. Warde

Scoreboard for $25,000 SWP election fund

Workers Forum

Peacetime conscription

Latin American Notes

“CIO News” reports on Kutcher case

The election laws

Activities of “Militant” readers and the Socialist Workers Party

(Page 4)

SWP presidential Tour — a week in the Twin Cities, by Farrell Dobbs

Auto union militants wage strong fight for democracy at Detroit CIO convention, Special to the Militant

CIO leaders back strikebreaker (photo)

From the rubber capital, by Grace Carlson

Politics as she is played, by Joseph Hansen

Fairchild strike lost after 5-month battle

Notes from the news


Volume XII No. 38 Monday, September 20, 1948, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs
Managing Editor: Farrell Dobbs

Farrell Dobbs scores Truman strikebreaking role — exposes demagogy in president’s bid for vote of labor

Giving her the “new look” (cartoon)

De Gaulle threat to labor mounts in French crisis, by Joseph Hansen

Liberal, labor bodies back demand Truman pardon 18

Legless vet defies witch-hunters — Kutcher defends civil liberties at kangaroo hearing, by George Collins

On Your Radio

“Labor alone can halt the march of reaction,” by Grace Carlson

Threat to every union involved in Lewin case

(Page 2)

An open letter to Yugoslav C. P.

Democracy at work (photo)

Campaigning with Dobbs and Carlson, by George Clarke

James Kutcher defies “loyalty” witch-hunters (continued from Page 1)

The Militant Army

Dobbs scores Truman (continued from Page 1)

(Page 3)

“Stiffening” Taft-Hartley law

SWP supporters urged to intensify election fund campaign activities, by William F. Warde

Scoreboard for $25,000 SWP election fund

Workers Forum

De Gaulle threat mounts (continued from Page 1)

“Fear bloodshed in Georgia"

Government strikebreaking

Lewin case involves threat to all unions (continued from Page 1)

Activities of “Militant” readers and the Socialist Workers Party

(Page 4)

SWP Election Tour — pitching for socialism, by Farrell Dobbs

Army aids bosses in threat to smash West Coast strike — maritime workers prepare for a show-down struggle

Censored (photo)

SWP Election Tour — in the world’s steel center, by Grace Carlson

Auto local backs anti-oath officers

Letter to American Negroes, by Dinah Sanders

New Jersey candidates of SWP expose UN

Notes from the news


Volume XII No. 39 Monday, September 27, 1948, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs
Managing Editor: Farrell Dobbs

SWP Election News — campaigning for socialism, by George Clarke

Half-million Michigan workers hear Dobbs, by Howard Lerner

Dobbs hits slum conditions (photo)

SWP candidates blast Truman’s demagogy; urge Labor Congress, by Farrell Dobbs and Grace Carlson

On Your Radio

N. J. cCommittee formed to defend legless vet

Kutcher writes Truman

Socialist workers on ballot in New York

(Page 2)

The tradition of Debs lives on in the Socialist Workers Party, by Joseph Hanson

Dobbs addresses Pontiac audience over station WCAR (photo)

World events, by Joseph Hansen

Dunne scores Humphrey aid to fascist Smith’s meeting

SWP candidates in Michigan

Campaigning for socialism (continued from Page 1)

Harry DeBoer, one of the 18, badly hurt in job accident

Toledo workers hear Dobbs talk over WSPD, by Milton Genecin

Norman Thomas — a “socialist” the capitalists like, by George Clarke

The Militant Army

(Page 3)

Stalinist silence on Kutcher Case

Another load won’t hurt him! (cartoon)

$2,000 weekly to election day needed to meet SWP fund quota, by William F. Warde

Workers Forum

Scoreboard for $25,000 SWP election fund

“Ya” elections

Movie Review

Truman “trust-busting”

Activities of “Militant” readers and the Socialist Workers Party

(Page 4)

SWP Election Tour — on Truman’s trail, by Farrell Dobbs

Striking oil workers resist tear-gar attack, halt scabs, by Robin Wolf

SWP Election Tour — barnstorming in Buffalo, by Grace Carlson

Boeing strike broken after 144-day battle, by C. Kaye

Stalinist policies weaken West Coast maritime strike

Book Review — voice of socialism, by George Lavan


Volume XII No. 40 Monday, October 4, 1948, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs
Managing Editor: Farrell Dobbs

SWP Election News — Campaigning for Socialism

Dobbs recalls fight of Debs against war in Canton radio talk

Bi-partisan duet (cartoon)

Dobbs, Carlson lash war-mongers — demand popular referendum on issue of war or peace, by Farrell Dobbs and Grace Carlson

Kutcher to meet with Attorney General Clark

On Your Radio

SWP on ballot in Connecticut, Utah, Colorado

SWP letter to Harry Truman denounces political blacklist

French unions adopt demand for sliding scale of wages

(Page 2)

Dobbs recalls Debs’ fight on war (continued from Page 1)

World Events, by Joseph Hansen

Campaigning for socialism

Harold Russell hits firing of Kutcher from gov’t job

The Militant Army

(Page 3)

Trust busting or vote-catching?

Party branches step up their pace in S.W.P. election fund campaign, by William F. Warde

Scoreboard for $25,000 SWP election fund

SWP letter demands Truman end blacklist (continued from Page 1)

Potofsky’s announcement

The attack on Thompson

Activities of “Militant” readers and the Socialist Workers Party

(Page 4)

SWP Election Tour — addressing the NAACP, by Farrell Dobbs

Progressive forces win board majority at CIO rubber workers union convention

Army strikebreaking (photo)

SWP Election Tour — from the Arrowhead country, by Grace Carlson

West Coast maritime strikers holding firm

Notes from the news

Conn. AFL urges Congress of Labor

The Wall Street men around President Truman


Volume XII No. 41 Monday, October 11, 1948, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs
Managing Editor: Farrell Dobbs

SWP Election Notes — campaigning for Socialism, by George Clarke

Farrell Dobbs to debate Norman Thomas on Oct. 17

He won’t let go! (cartoon)

Wallace Party backs Democrats, breaks pledge of independence — national candidates of SWP brand move “unprincipled"

Radio audience hears Dobbs at Connecticut state SWP convention

Kutcher demands Clark reinstate him on job

Iowa, Wisc. join states putting S.W.P. on ballot

Dobbs, Carlson at N.Y. rally Oct. 27

New York City — SWP broadcasts in fifteen forums over Sta. WNEW

(Page 2)

Connecticut radio audience hears Farrell Dobbs at state convention (continued from Page 1)

World Events, by Joseph Hansen

“We are not frightened by gag laws"

The Militant Army

(Page 3)

The registration lag

Ask branches to increase efforts in S.W.P. election fund campaign, by William F. Warde

Scoreboard for $25,000 SWP election fund

Campaigning for socialism (continued from Page 1)

“Force and violence"

Workers Bookshelf

Truman on civil rights

Activities of “Militant” readers and the Socialist Workers Party

(Page 4)

SWP Election Tour — the home stretch, by Farrell Dobbs

Uniformed strikebreakers (photo)

“Tight” strike policy can win West Coast maritime victory

SWP Election Tour — militants in Minnesota, by Grace Carlson

Wallace backs campaign to pardon the eighteen

SWP backs fight of N.Y. tenants, by Jean Bennett

Committee in N.J. to defend Kutcher

Case of Ilse Koch

Kutcher demands his reinstatement (continued from Page 1)

Picket line candidate (photo)


Volume XII No. 42 Monday, October 18, 1948, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs

S.W.P. candidates on ballot in 13 states

“A remarkable likeness!” (cartoon)

Marshall plots deal with Franco — SWP candidates hit latest war conspiracy moves, by Farrell Dobbs and Grace Carlson

Kutcher, legless vet, suspended without pay

SWP Election News — campaigning for Socialism, by George Clarke

(Page 2)

Wallace — a defender of capitalism and supporter of imperialist war, by Art Preis

Welcome, Grace Carlson! (photo)

World Events, by Joseph Hansen

Workers party wins ballot fight

Campaigning for Socialism

Denounce Marshall plot for deal with Franco (continued from Page 1)

The Militant Army

(Page 3)

A remarkable achievement

Selling out the rank and file (photo)

Election fund reaches $17,850; 71 percent of total campaign quota, by William F. Warde

Scoreboard for $25,000 SWP election fund

An answer to James T. Farrell

Workers Forum

Political bankruptcy

Press comment on Kutcher Case

Activities of “Militant” readers and the Socialist Workers Party

(Page 4)

SWP Election Tour — SWP Western campaign, by Farrell Dobbs

Oil strikers fight desperate battle against scab-herders

SWP Election Tour — Seattle and Milwaukee, by Grace Carlson

Ship-owners announce union-busting scheme

His master’s voice, by Joseph Keller

Carlson pulls no punches in Detroit radio program

Dobbs pledges his full support to West Coast maritime strikers, by Frank Daniels

Notes from the news


Volume XII No. 43 Monday, October 25, 1948, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs

Oppose the war-makers on Nov. 2! Vote the Dobbs-Carlson ticket of the Socialist Workers Party, by Farrell Dobbs and Grace Carlson

The answer to capitalist politics! (cartoon)

Braverman carries ballot fight to Ohio state court

Carey denounces firing of Kutcher, legless vet

Rally for socialist America in N.Y. to hear Dobbs-Carlson

Dobbs forces Thomas to admit pro-war position, by Joseph Hansen

SWP Election News — campaigning for Socialism, by George Clarke

(Page 2)

Dobbs bares Thomas’s war role (continued from Page 1)

World Events, by J. Gomez

Campaigning for socialism (continued from Page 1)

Dobbs asks interview with Truman

The Militant Army

(Page 3)

The key civil rights case

$18,873 contributed to election fund so far; reach 75% of quota, by William F. Warde

Scoreboard for $25,000 SWP election fund

Workers Forum

Taft-Hartley decisions

Press comment on Kutcher Case

Persecution of Stalinists

Braverman fights ballot case (continued from Page 1)

Activities of “Militant” readers and the Socialist Workers Party

(Page 4)

SWP Election Tour — campaign highlights, by Farrell Dobbs

Ship-owners plot to smash unions on West Coast

S.W.P. candidates on ballot in 13 states

SWP Election Tour — crowded days, by Grace Carlson

Notes from the news


Volume XII No. 44 Monday, November 1, 1948, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs

SWP Election News — Campaigning for Socialism, by George Clarke

Clark offers evasive reply on Kutcher case

The strange case of Mr. X — victim of “loyalty” purge — they even burned notes of “hearing"

Fight for socialism will go on, says Dobbs in final radio appeal — whether Truman or Dewey wins, workers are losers

Mass rally climaxes SWP campaign in N.Y.

How labor can smash the Taft-Hartley Act, by Art Preis

(Page 2)

Norman Thomas — pro-war, Marshall Plan “socialist"

Production/consumer buying power (graphic)

World Events, by Joseph Hansen

Our fight for socialism will go on, say Dobbs (continued from Page 1)

SWP campaign evokes wide interest abroad

Australian Stalinists berate “deviations” of British Stalinists

Campaigning for socialism (continued from Page 1)

The Militant Army

Kutcher in CIO news

(Page 3)

An act of international solidarity

SWP fund campaign for $25,000 is extended for another 30 days, by William F. Warde

Scoreboard for $25,000 SWP election fund

The clang of the iron heel

Workers Forum

The case of the legless veteran, by I.F. Stone

Myra Weiss trims Holifield in debate

Behind the Dixiecrats

Text of Lewis letter asking support for French miners

Activities of “Militant” readers and the Socialist Workers Party

“Socialist Workers Party — what it is — what it stands for"

(Page 4)

SWP Election Tour — Baltimore hospitality, by Farrell Dobbs

Support of CIO strengthens West Coast maritime strike

SWP Election Tour — on historic ground

Oil strikers continue grim fight against odds

Highest paid labor leader, by Joseph Keller

How labor can smash the Taft-Hartley Act (continued from Page 1)

German Trotskyists hold conference

Notes from the news

Rubber union


Volume XII No. 45 Monday, November 8, 1948, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs

SWP campaign and its great significance, by George Clarke

Labor must fight to compel Truman to fulfill promises — vote of working class is decisive in election, by Art Preis

Lewis renews demand to aid French miners

Farrell Dobbs pledges continued struggle for socialist America

NMU backs ITU call for Congress of labor to smash slave labor act

Prominent liberals rally in defense of Kutcher

(Page 2)

Prospects of socialist victory 31 years after the Russian revolution, by Joseph Hansen

Founders of Soviet Republic (illustration)

World Events, by Joseph Hansen

Labor must force Truman to fulfill promises (continued from Page 1)

Batavia radio claims Trotskyist Party formed in Indonesia

Muwardi murdered

Lewis again asks French strike aid (continued from Page 1)

The Militant Army

Greek reactionaries reap fortunes from Marshall Plan dollars

(Page 3)

The ballot box

82% of quota reached in campaign for $25,000 party-building fund, by William F. Warde

Scoreboard for $25,000 SWP election fund

Workers Forum

Trbovich analyzes Tito-Stalin rift

Eight fat years for the profiteers

Union democracy

Open the books

Press comment on Kutcher Case

Activities of “Militant” readers and the Socialist Workers Party

(Page 4)

If war comes, by Joseph Keller

Danger signs are looming in Pacific maritime strike

Bus drivers talk back (photo)

British “socialism,” by Art Preis

Chiang’s U.S. backers fear regime’s collapse

Notes from the news

Lerner scores capitalist politics at NAACP election forum in Detroit

Harry Press wins sizeable [sic] vote in San Francisco


Volume XII No. 46 Monday, November 15, 1948, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs

On the 20th anniversary of “The Militant,” by James P. Cannon

Ohio State CIO board backs Kutcher defense

Backed capitalist candidate (photos)

Truman hedging on outright repeal of slave labor law — plans new “substitute” bill to continue union restraints, by Art Preis

Bohannan wins 2,387 votes in Congress race

Myra Weiss gets 1,016 votes in Calif. 19th dist.

Office union heads ask oath compliance

Labor’s perspectives and the meaning of Truman’s victory, by E.R. Frank

(Page 2)

The debacle of Wallace’s third capitalist party, by Art Preis

Some famous headlines of “The Militant” (photomontage)

World Events, by Joseph Hansen

Stalinists impose “new democracy” in Czechoslovakia

On 20th anniversary of “The Militant” (continued from Page 1)

Stay death sentence of Greek unionists

Fourth International calls for world aid in fight on Gaullism

Labor’s prospects in light of Truman victory (continued from Page 1)

4,500,000 German workers schedule 1 day protest strike

The Militant Army

(Page 3)

Rapid social shifts

2 weeks to go to meet fund quota of $25,000; 86% of total filled, by William F. Ward

Three witch-hunters kicked out (photos)

Scoreboard for $25,000 SWP election fund

Workers forum

SWP candidate in San Francisco gets 14% of vote for Congress, by R. Chester

Personalities and politics

Truman tried to hedge on Taft Act promises (continued from Page 1)

The Michigan election

Activities of “Militant” readers and the Socialist Workers Party

(Page 4)

Monopoly of the press, by Joseph Hansen

West Coast maritime unions seeks long-term peace pact

GI students bat for teacher (photo)

The Negro Struggle — how Negroes voted — and why, by Albert Parker

Half of oil strikers still out; scabs used

The campaign ahead, by Grace Carlson

Trotskyist youth group in Detroit makes campaign gains on campuses, by Seymour Lyons

Notes from the news

Ascribe deadly smog to lack of filters

Chiang government faces collapse


Volume XII No. 47 Monday, November 22, 1948, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs

Crisis of Chiang regime-blow to U.S. Imperialism, by Joseph Hansen

Union groups back defense of fired legless veteran

Dockers turn thumbs down (photo)

Truman stands pat on war policy — old-line reactionaries rule Democratic Party, Congress, by Art Preis

Canadian lumbermen foil Stalinist split

Will soon have final returns on vote for SWP

Longshoremen revolt against Ryan’s sell-out deal

(Page 2)

Sit-down strike (photo)

The fruits of Stalinist opportunism in election

Hits Army star-chamber in Lewin-Carner hearing

World Events, by J. Gomez

Bradley reports on “risk” hearing

The Lewin Carner case

Longshoremen revolt against Ryan’s contract (continued from Page 1)

Police brutality (photo)

Relief group schedules bazaar December 10-11

The Militant Army

Truman stirs reporters with sharp observation

(Page 3)

Labor Party — still the need

$25,000 party-building fund hits 88% of goal as finish-line nears, by William F. Warde

Profit bonanza for Big Business (photomontage)

Scoreboard for $25,000 SWP party building fund

Workers Forum

Crisis of American imperialism

Crisis of Chiang rule — a blow to imperialists (continued from Page 1)

Union democracy

Activities of “Militant” readers and the Socialist Workers Party

(Page 4)

American peoples front, by E.R. Frank

Felled by smoke (photo)

West Coast shipping bosses resume talks with strikers

The Negro Struggle — help the purge victims! by Albert Parker

UAW progressives hold second state parley

Mr. Astor gets a summons, by Joseph Keller

Student caravan protests firing of professor

Subpoena 22 heads of corporation is anti-trust probe

Notes from the news


Volume XII No. 48 Monday, November 29, 1948, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs

Murray-Stalinist fight keynotes CIO convention

Dock strikers keep East Coast ports shut tight

East Coast dock strike solid (photo)

AFL chiefs play into hands of labor’s foes on Taft Act — turn convention into orgy of reaction, warmongering, by Art Preis

Chinese Stalinist policy delays Chiang collapse

Witch hunters move against libraries

Democratic senator outlines plan for substitute anti-labor law

N.J. CIO urges local to aid James Kutcher

The Iron Curtain around probe of du Pont empire, by Art Preis

(Page 2)

Max Eastman, renegade ex-radical, beats war drum on AFL rostrum, by Joseph Hansen

Japanese union leader jailed (photo)

World Events, by Joseph Hansen

Iron Curtain around Du Pont empire probe (continued from Page 1)

Orgy of reaction at AFL meet (continued from Page 1)

“Trotskyist” deviation shakes Albanian CP

Four textile union officials sentenced for mass picketing

Chinese Stalinist policy delays Chiang collapse (continued from Page 1)

The Militant Army

(Page 3)

The lesson of Peru

$25,000 party-building fund hits 89% of goal with one week to go, by William F. Warde

Scoreboard for $25,000 SWP party building fund

Workers Forum

The AFL and Taft-Hartleyism

GM speed-up provokes Detroit Chrysler strike

Just campaign propaganda

Flint unionist on city commission backs bus strike

Grateful to ACEWR for timely package

Canadian Trotskyists announce new local in Vancouver, B.C.

Activities of “Militant” readers and the Socialist Workers Party

(Page 4)

Expulsion of Max Bedacht, by George Breitman

Workers’ savings dwindle (graphic)

National retail sales decline worries Wall St. economists, by John G. Wright

Too many people? by Mary Wood

Bohannan urges independent political action by Negroes

Notes from the news

Pacific Coast strikers to vote on agreement


Volume XII No. 49 Monday, December 6, 1948, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs

AVC delegates hail Kutcher’s civil rights fight

Murray machine tightens grip on CIO at convention — unleashes smashing attack on Stalinists, by F. Lang

Same poison — new bottle (cartoon)

CIO leaders push rightward drive — use convention to whoop up program of U.S. imperialists, by Art Preis

Profits hold lead; wages trail prices

Text of resolution of James Kutcher adopted by AVC

New Jersey ADA backs legless vet

V. R. Dunne, G. Breitman obtain encouraging vote

Chicago ACEWR schedules 2-day Xmas bazaar

New defeats hit Chiang regime

ILA dock strike wins gains after revolt against sell-out

Venezuelan democracy crushed, by Joseph Hansen

(Page 2)

Murray bureaucracy tightens its grip on CIO (continued from Page 1)

CIO leaders at Portland convention (photo)

Highlights and sidelights of CIO convention, by E. Harris

The Militant Army

(Page 3)

Douglas’s speech to the CIO

Party-building fund hits $22,816, 91% of the goal, as campaign ends, by William F. Warde

Scoreboard for $25,000 SWP party building fund

U.S. Marines in China (photo)

Workers Forum

CIO chiefs push rightward drive (continued from Page 1)

The AVC convention

Hands off China!

Forrestal reimposing wartime censorship?

Activities of “Militant” readers and the Socialist Workers Party

(Page 4)

The Negro Struggle — another Negro lynched, by Albert Parker

At AVC convention (photo)

Pacific Coast longshoremen defeat union-busting drive

Those “timid” profiteers, by Joseph Keller

Continued sag in sales alarms business men, [sic] by John G. Wright

Gift volume indicated big ACEWR Xmas bazaar

Notes from the News

AVC backs Kutcher (continued from Page 1)


Volume XII No. 50 Monday, December 13, 1948, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs

Exiled Venezuelan leader links U.S. oil interests to Army coup, by Joseph Hansen

Post election calendar (cartoon)

Truman appeases capitalist class — “nothing to fear,” he tells conclave of manufacturers, by Art Preis

Truman admits Greek “stalemate” despite half billion from U.S.

“Powder-puff” labor leaders betray fight on T-H repeal

Kutcher’s civil rights plea to AVC convention

The vote for Trotskyism, by George Clarke

Transport union ousts Stalinists after 14-yr. rule

Support for Kutcher continues to roll in

(Page 2)

Meaning of Justice Douglas’s speech to the CIO, by Art Preis

World Events, by Joseph Hansen

Seeks aid for Chinese dictator (photo)

The Stalinist debacle in the CIO

U.S. oil firms linked to Venezuelan coup (continued from Page 1)

Truman tells Big Business it has “nothing to fear” (continued from Page 1)

Dam still there

The Militant Army

(Page 3)

A blow against the witch hunt

NAM’s political theories peddled by labor and liberal spokesmen, by George Breitman

Against Jim Crow (photos)

Book review

Referendum on war question

Workers Forum

San Francisco relief bazaar

French and German strikes

SWP party building fund

Activities of “Militant” readers and the Socialist Workers Party

(Page 4)

The medical monopoly, by Joseph Keller

Judge in Tojo trial accuses Allies of equal guilt in war

Housing shortage (photo)

Southern drive, by Albert Parker

Kutcher’s civil rights plea to AVC convention (continued from page 1)

Not worth a red cent

Poison gas continues to threaten Donora

The vote for Trotskyism (continued from Page 1)

Notes from the news

Swedish Stalinist opposition ousted from key points


Volume XII No. 51 Monday, December 20, 1948, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs

Truman liberals on display — the Humphrey dinner, by Farrell Dobbs

U.S. speeds global military alliance in secret sessions — rearming of Japan implied in Gen. MacArthur’s report

“Peace on earth . . . (cartoon)

Why their silence on Kutcher case?

Firing of Kutcher unconstitutional, says lawyer guild

SWP leaders to speak at anniversary meeting

Layoffs reported by press: jobless figures show rise

Miners to demand 30-hour week; high stockpiles cause work loss

Curran widens purge of Stalinists in NMU

A hotbed of Jim Crow — Washington, D.C.

(Page 2)

Can liberals be trusted in civil rights right? by Albert Parker

Hands across the sea (photo)

World Events, by Joseph Hansen

Cleveland AFL editor discusses case of legless vet over radio

Truman liberals on display

Kutcher ouster held illegal by National Lawyers Guild (continued from Page 1)

The Militant Army

(Page 3)

What the vote tabulation shows

Probe of New York divorce racket stirs public interest in model law, by Paul Abbott

Their season’s greetings: An eviction notice (photo)

Workers Forum

The profits hearing in Washington

Labor must prepare now

Activities of “Militant” readers and the Socialist Workers Party

(Page 4)

“Hire” learning in America, by Art Preis

G. L. K. Smith hard pressed to keep fascist party going, by Joseph Hansen

Lynch victim’s widow accuses Klansmen (photos)

New leads in Tresca case

Why Stalinist machine in TWU was crushed after 14-year rule

Forrestal’s dictatorship plan

U.S. speeds global military alliance in secret sessions (continued from Page 1)

Notes from the news


Volume XII No. 52 Monday, December 27, 1948, New York, NY
The Militant
Published in the Interests of the Working People

Editor: Farrell Dobbs

Outlook for labor January 1, 1949 — by the Editors

White House shares guilt in Indonesia, says SWP — charges U.S. aids imperialist rape of Java republic

Season’s greetings (cartoon)

Truman drafts new witch-hunt bill — seeks to legalize Gestapo methods of “loyalty” purge

Labor urges to mobilize all-out aid to Indonesia

Text of Socialist Workers Party telegram to Truman on Indonesia

UAW supports Kutcher fight

Health policies — capitalist and socialist, by Farrell Dobbs

(Page 2)

1948 in review — what’s ahead for 1949 — two-party rule received shocks, but union leaders rescued it, by Joseph Keller

1948 in review — what’s ahead for 1949 — U.S. drive for world domination heightens fear of atomic war, by Joseph Hansen

Jobless vet would sell eye (photo)

Civil rights lynched in growing witch-hunt, by John F. Petrone

Brass continues drive to militarize America

Unions faced 2-pronged attack of Taft-Hartley Act, inflation, by Art Preis

Promises were plentiful — but Negro conditions did not improve, by Albert Parker

U.S. moves to permanent war economy

(Page 3)

For a Congress of Labor

How the Allied imperialists brought the “Four Freedoms” to Indonesia, by Joseph Hansen

Ku Kluxers grow bolder (photo)

Book Review

The Marshall Plan and Indonesia

War hero’s burial made an issue by white supremacists

Correction

Truman and civil rights

Activities of “Militant” readers and the Socialist Workers Party

(Page 4)

The plight of the aged, by Farrell Dobbs

War is “normal” way of life, claims Eberhardt Committee

Police violence mounted in 1948 (photo)

The enormous cost of preparations for World War III

MacArthur ends the farce, by Paul Abbott

They’d rather have Stalin, by Art Preis

Health program under capitalism and socialism

North Shore CIO asks united labor congress

Post Office job regained by “loyalty” purge victim, by J. Blake

Notes from the news

 


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