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(1948)


Short note on oddities in the text of Labor Action for 1948

 

Vol. 12 No. 1, 5 January 1948
Labor Action
A Paper in the Interest of Socialism
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett
EDITORIAL BOARD:
Albert Gates
Henry Judd
Irving Howe

BUSINESS MANAGER:
Paul Bern

Form Government in North as Greek Strife Grows, by Mike Stevens

We Have: Tweedledum, Tweedledee (cartoon)

Wallace Launches Ticket for ’48 Election

Win Freedom for James Hickman

Textile Strike in Lodz Revolutionary Protest Against Stalinist Regime, by A. Rudzienski

Buffalo Rent Boost Threatens, by S. Booth

Real Third Force is French Labor Need, by Max Sterling

Will Commemorate First Anniversary of Tresca’s Murder

500 at Regal Shoe Vote Strike Against Wage Cut, Open Shop, by Mike Stevens

Truman Action Does Not Grant Amnesty

Buffalo Meetings contrast Workers Party’s Socialist Line and Wallace’s Politics

Garrett, Shachtman Tours

New Entries Push Drive Toward Half-Way Mark, by Yetta Barsh

Collapse or Prosperity? by Jack Ranger

World Politics

Off Limits, by James M. Fenwick

International Socialist Notes

The Snow and Labor Action

Socialist Victory Is the Goal We Must Fight For, by Hal Draper

Karl Marx: Scientist and Man of Action, by Susan Green

They Saw the Doom of Capitalism, the Triumph of the Working Class, by E.R. McKinney


Vol. 12 No. 2, 12 January 1948
Labor Action
A Paper in the Interest of Socialism
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett
EDITORIAL BOARD:
Albert Gates
Henry Judd
Irving Howe

BUSINESS MANAGER:
Paul Bern

Detroit Rent Board Kicks Out Veteran, by M. Evans

Congress Plans Tax Aid for Rich, Evades Cost of Living Problem

Post War Problems (cartoon), by Carlo

UAW Opens Drive for New Wage Jumps

Stalinist Terror Hits Polish Opposition, by A. Rudzienski

Strife Increases in Palestine Area, by Al Findley

Chicago Printers Strike Gains Wide Labor Support

Profits Go Up But Wages ...

Army Retirement Is Racket for Officers, by Susan Green

Discussion Corner on Palestine Issue

Holiday Pay Provisions Boomerang Against Union, by M. Warren

Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

Editorials

World Politics

Can Wallace Turn Water into Wine? by Gordon Haskell

Books You Should Know ...

What Do We Face: Prosperity or a Depression?, by Jack Ranger

Connecticut CIO Exercises Right to Mass Protest

WP Fund Drive Now Near Half Way Point, by Yetta Barsh

Shachtman, Garrett Begin Coast to Coast Tours


Vol. 12 No. 3, 19 January 1948
Labor Action
A Paper in the Interest of Socialism
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett
EDITORIAL BOARD:
Albert Gates
Henry Judd
Irving Howe

BUSINESS MANAGER:
Paul Bern

The Workers Party Needs your Help! (cartoon), [by Carlo]

Truman Demands 40 Billion to Speed “Cold War” Plans

Anti-Semitism Rife in Russia, by Daniel Davidson

Wage Fight Is Major Issue for Auto Workers in ’48, by Walter Jason

UE Leadership Snarled in Taft-Hartley Issue, by Frank Harper

Anti-Stalinist Labor Federations Hold Hemisphere Conference, by A. Ferrarra

Petition Campaign Against Fare Raise

News and Views from the Labor Front

Tri-City WP Conference, by Frank Harper

Chicago Politics Club Plans Shachtman-Bell Debate

WP Fund Drive Now Past Half Way Mark, by Yetta Barsh

Nationalization of Industry: Is It the Same as Socialism? by Stanley Grey

World Politics

Off Limits, by James M. Fenwick

Books You Should Know ...

Irving Blumberg (obituary)

Keep the Five Cent Fare

Class Politics


Vol. 12 No. 4, 26 January 1948
Labor Action
A Paper in the Interest of Socialism
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett
EDITORIAL BOARD:
Albert Gates
Henry Judd
Irving Howe

BUSINESS MANAGER:
Paul Bern

German Workers Fight Against Hunger Diet, by Henry Judd

Auto Workers Spearhead Struggle for Third Round Wage Increases, by Walter Jason

Need Any Help? (cartoon), by Carlo

Palestine Clashes Threaten Open War, by Al Findley

Truman Tax Plan Vote Bait for ’48, by Susan Green

Stalinists Back Wallace, Unions Repudiate Him, by Miriam Lewis

400 Attend Minneapolis Funeral of Irving Blumberg

Truman’s Doctor Indicates Grain Gambling His Best Cure, by James M. Fenwick

News and Views from the Labor Front

Some People Are Privileged, from Hal Everett

Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

Editorials

World Politics

Imperialism! Aid Terms Indicate Marshall Plan Pattern, by V.B. Jensen

Mayor Reneges on Five Cent Fare, by Eugene Keller

International Socialist Notes

New Division in French Labor Ranks Benefits Only the De Gaullist Party, by Vincent Care

What Happened on a Pair of Mens Shoes ... (diagram)

Notes on West Coast Labor Movement ..., by William Barton

Shachtman, Garrett Continue on Coast-to-Coast Tours

Fund Drive Campaign Enters New Stage! by Yetta Barsh


Vol. 12 No. 5, 2 February 1948
Labor Action
A Paper in the Interest of Socialism
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett
EDITORIAL BOARD:
Albert Gates
Henry Judd
Irving Howe

BUSINESS MANAGER:
Paul Bern

Let’s See ALL the Records of Secret Diplomacy

England Takes Lead to Form Anti-Stalin European War Bloc, by Henry Judd

Sordid Hitler-Stalin War Ties Revealed!

Why U.S. Withheld Facts – And Releases Them Now

Stalinists Now Caught in Their Own Lies, by Arthur Stein

News and Views from the Labor Front

Garrett Analyzes Wallace Move at Cleveland Workers Party Forum

Shachtman Traces War Danger

With the Workers Party

Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

Editorials

World Politics

On Dogs: Who Does the Chewing and Who Gets Chewed? by Gordon Haskell

Books You Should Know ...

Which Policy for Palestine?

$10,000 Collected to Date in WP Fund Drive! by Yetta Barsh


Vol. 12 No. 6, 9 February 1948
Labor Action
A Paper in the Interest of Socialism
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett
EDITORIAL BOARD:
Albert Gates
Henry Judd
Irving Howe

BUSINESS MANAGER:
Paul Bern

How Stalin “Saved” the Polish Jews ..., by I.H.

Labor Movement Prepares Action for Enforcement of Wage Demands

Gandhi Assassination Stirs Crises in India, by Henry Judd

Pittsburgh Ranks Hit UE Stalinists, by Stan O. Lauren

UAW Prepares Showdown with Big Three in Auto, by Walter Jason

Reports from Russia Show Preparations for a Purge, by R. Saunders

Not a Peep from Moscow on Hitler Pact Disclosures

News and Views from the Labor Front

Atom Research in “Cold War”, by Frank Harper

Friends of Carlo Tresca Remember Day of His Murder, by Miriam Lewis

With the Workers Party

Garrett Speaks to Akron Group

Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

Editorials

World Politics

Off Limits, by James M. Fenwick

Books You Should Know ...

Plagiarist!

Labor Action Readers Discuss Palestine Policy

WP Fund Is Now in Its Final Month, by Yetta Barsh


Vol. 12 No. 7, 16 February 1948
Labor Action
A Paper in the Interest of Socialism
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett
EDITORIAL BOARD:
Albert Gates
Henry Judd
Irving Howe

BUSINESS MANAGER:
Paul Bern

Stalin Gives “Reply” on Deals with Hitler

Stock Decline Will Not Stop the Price Squeeze; Wage Rises Are Vital!

Spearheading the Assault! (cartoon), by Carlo

Mass Layoff Hits Detroit Auto Center, by Walter Jason

Cabinet Resignation Stirs Crisis in Japan, by Jack Brad

Report Reveals Jim-Crow, by E.R. McKinney

SWP Members Resign; Form New WP San Diego Unit

The Two-Party System

German Meetings Protest Allied Hunger Policy, by Arthur Stein

Fisher Body Local in Wallace Dispute, by Joe Hauser

Movie Depicts Anti-Semitism, by Gordon Haskell

Editorials

World Politics, by Henry Judd

Tapping the Wall Street Wire, by Jack Ranger

How England Frees a Colony

International Socialist Notes

Stalinism: Anti-Labor in Theory and Practice, by Max Shachtman

New U.S. Financial Wizard! by Mike Stevens

Labor Action Editor Addresses WP Philadelphia Manifesto Celebration

Two Weeks Left to Complete WP Fund Drive! by Yetta Barsh


Vol. 12 No. 8, 23 February 1948
Labor Action
A Paper in the Interest of Socialism
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett
EDITORIAL BOARD:
Albert Gates
Henry Judd
Irving Howe

BUSINESS MANAGER:
Paul Bern

What Policy Shall UE Ranks Follow? by David Coolidge

Labor Offensive Remains Answer to Price Squeeze

CP Control in CIO Body under Attack

Advice from Experts! (cartoon)

See Unified Strategy Key to UAW Demands, by Walter Jason

Indicted under T-H Section 304

Deportation Orders Threat to Liberties, by Susan Green

Government Prepares to Break Coal Strike, by Gerry McDermott

Isaacson Vote

News and Views from the Labor Front

Quits Pittsburgh SWP to Join WP, from Roy C.

Army Chief Admits U.S. Funds Used for UMT Propaganda

Stalin Purges Musicians, by Irving Howe

World Politics

Gandhi: Appraising the Man and His Movement, by an Indian Correspondent

International Socialist Notes

They’ve Got You Outfigured

Southern Demagogues Fear “Poor Whites” Too, by E.R. McKinney

Militarization of U.S. Dangerous Trend, by Eugene Keller

There Is Time to Go Over Fund Drive Top! by Yetta Barsh


Vol. 12 No. 9, 1 March 1948
Labor Action
A Paper in the Interest of Socialism
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett
EDITORIAL BOARD:
Albert Gates
Henry Judd
Irving Howe

BUSINESS MANAGER:
Paul Bern

When Thieves Fall Out ...

Stalin Acts to Enslave Czechoslovak People, by Henry Judd

“Liberated” Europe (cartoon), by Carlo

Appeal Fine in Philly

Wages Low Where Jim Crow Rules, by E.R. McKinney

UE Leadership Talks Big, Works Against Members’ Interests, by M. Burt

News and Views from the Labor Front

Continuing Discussion on the Palestine Issue

Mr. Berle and the Liberal Credo, by Susan Green

Launch AVC Drive for NY Clubhouse

Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

World Politics

Tapping the Wall Street Wire, by Jack Ranger

Mikolajczyk’s Role Exposed, by A. Rudzienski

Says Isacson Victory in Bronx Election Sheds Light on Wallace-CP Movement, by Steve Parker

Hawaiian People Seek U.S. Statehood, by Gerald McDermott

Amnestied CO’s Protest Truman Pardon Policy

16 Unit Fulfill or Top WP Fund Drive Quota, by Yetta Barsh


Vol. 12 No. 10, 8 March 1948
Labor Action
A Paper in the Interest of Socialism
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett
EDITORIAL BOARD:
Albert Gates
Henry Judd
Irving Howe

BUSINESS MANAGER:
Paul Bern

War Fears at a New High

$3,000,000,000 per Year for Universal Military Training OR ... (diagram)

U.S. Behind New Arrests in Greece, by Mike Stevens

Liar or Fool? – Which Is It, Mr. Wallace?

CIO Council Split in Los Angeles, by Sam Adams

ADA Convention Exhibits Futility, by Susan Green

Question and Answer

Black “Normalcy” Settles on Palestine, by Al Findley

Socialist Road Debate Draws 500 in New York

Stalinists Out in Full Force as Mich. Progressive Party Is Formed to Boost Wallace

Bazaars Aid ACEWR Fund

Palestine Discussion

Los Angeles Class: Trotsky’s Theories

Charges of Falsification of Report on Local 45 Membership Meeting

Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

On Signing the Affidavits and the Situation in UE, by David Coolidge

World Politics

Tapping the Wall St. Wire, by Jack Ranger

Striking Printers Contribute Funds to Aid California Farm Pickets

Observations on the Events in Czechoslovakia, by Irving Howe

Crisis Reveals Secret Imperialist Agreements, by Jack Brad

Branches Rush to Meet Fund Quota Deadline, by Yetta Barsh


Vol. 12 No. 11, 15 March 1948
Labor Action
A Paper in the Interest of Socialism
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett
EDITORIAL BOARD:
Albert Gates
Henry Judd
Irving Howe

BUSINESS MANAGER:
Paul Bern

Labor Party Time Is Now!

Political Issues Skirted Deftly by UAW Board, by Ken Hillyer

Issues of the Day and Labor Action

Local Auto Union Votes Show Militants on the Alert, by Walter Jason

Rent Control Office Aids Gougers, by Susan Green

Undermine Progressive Program of UE Local 107

Hit Wallace Line at UE District Meeting

News and Views from the Labor Front

Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

Henry Wallace – And His Place in Stalin’s Strategy, by Emanuel Garrett

World Politics

Off Limits, by James M. Fenwick

A Line – But What a Line!

Some Things Are Simply Unthinkable

Conferrence Asks Commission of Inquiry on Slave Labor, by Eugene Keller

Contributions to the Discussion on the Palestine Issue

98 Percent of Goal Reached in Fund Drive, by Yetta Barsh


Vol. 12 No. 12, 22 March 1948
Labor Action
A Paper in the Interest of Socialism
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett
EDITORIAL BOARD:
Albert Gates
Henry Judd
Irving Howe

BUSINESS MANAGER:
Paul Bern

Can We Stop War?

Truman’s Speech Spurs Imperialist War Tension

Says Raiding Will Undermine Anti-Stalinist Forces in UE, by M. Burt

Militants Rout Stalinists at Westinghouse Meeting

Pension Moves Silence Mines, by Gerald McDermott

Strike Hits Big 4 Packing Companies

News and Views from the Labor Front

Stall Jimcrow Housing Conspiracy Case

Discussion Corner on Palestine Issue

Editorials

World Politics, by Henry Judd

Masaryk: His Suicide Marks the End of a Road, by Irving Howe

Natalia Trotsky Raps Fraud in Times Story

Books You Should Know ...

Correction

Veterans Get Runaround at Housing Conference

Buffalo Vet Calls on His Congressman, and ..., by Disgusted Vet

The Situation in the Rubber Workers Union, by George Whitney

Drought, Monopolies Produce Calif. Electric Power Crisis, by William Barton


Vol. 12 No. 13, 29 March 1948
Labor Action
A Paper in the Interest of Socialism
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett
EDITORIAL BOARD:
Albert Gates
Henry Judd
Irving Howe

BUSINESS MANAGER:
Paul Bern

U.S. Abandons Partition Plan for Palestine, by Al Findley

Neither Moscow nor Washington! Oppose the Draft!

Czechoslovakia – 1938 — Czechoslovakia – 1948 (cartoon), by Carlo

Packingtown Solid with Strikers, by Roy Gould

Defense Asks New Trial in Fight to Halt Legal Lynching Bee in Georgia, by Kate Leonard

Injunction Threatens in Coal Dispute, by Gerald McDermott

News and Views from the Labor Front

The Situation in the URW, by George Whitney

Labor Action Hall in Philly Open to Public Fridays

He’d Like to Be President, by Jack Brad

World Politics, by Henry Judd

Tapping the Wall St. Wire, by Jack Ranger

Correction on Howe Article

Note to Contributors

Where Was the Oil for Home Heating? by Susan Green

No Comment —

An Exchange of Views on How We Handled UAW Party Statement

What Ever Happened to those War Plants?

Among Things Not Worth Waiting For

[Terrible News], by The Editors


Vol. 12 No. 14, 5 April 1948
Labor Action
A Paper in the Interest of Socialism
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett
EDITORIAL BOARD:
Albert Gates
Henry Judd
Irving Howe

BUSINESS MANAGER:
Paul Bern

Let the People Vote on the Draft

Letter Tells of Meeting Trotsky Son

The Cold War Gets Hotter! (cartoon)

All Labor Has Stake in Coal Mine Strike, by G. McDermott

Who Is Ike, What Is He? by Irving Howe

Cops Swing Clubs at UFE Stock Exchange Pickets

Quill Quits CIO Council, by David Coolidge

News and Views from the Labor Front

One-Tenth of the Nation, by E.R. McKinney

Bongo, Bongo, Bongo Civilization Here We Come

Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

Editorials

World Politics

Bolivia: Reaction Threatens Political Uprising, by Juan Robles

Leon Sedoff: Socialist Fighter, Foe of Stalinism, by Kate Leonard

Books You Should Know ...

Meat High? Raise Rabbits, from New York Herald Tribune

More Cops in Poland? Or Just Higher Wages? from Christian Science Monitor

Natalia Trotsky Receives Word About Her Son

Everybody Has to Vote in Russia! – What Do you Want? Socialism?! by Albert Gates

New Japan Coalition Cabinet Doomed to Failure, by Jack Brad

Philadelphia Cops confiscate 2000 Books in Bluenose Raid, by Bill Carney

BLPI Mobilizes Worker Demonstration Against Phony Independence Celebration

Brass Rushes for Chairs, from New York World-Telegram

Privates Respond Not at All, from New York World-Telegram


Vol. 12 No. 15, 12 April 1948
Labor Action
A Paper in the Interest of Socialism
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett
EDITORIAL BOARD:
Albert Gates
Henry Judd
Irving Howe

BUSINESS MANAGER:
Paul Bern

The Camp Followers (cartoon), by Carlo

Wage Raise Demands Face Threat of New “Pattern”

In a Sealed Coffin, by A. Rudzienski

Why 29 Cents?

Tie-Up Spreads to Anthracite in Answer to Injunction, by G. McDermott

UE Raiding Issue Spreads into Philadelphia Area, by Frank Harper

Unload Tobacco in Hungry Europe, by Mike Stevens

News and Views from the Labor Front

One-Tenth of the Nation, by E.R. McKinney

Big May Day Issue

World Politics

Tapping the Wall St. Wire, by Jack Ranger

Protest Slander of Joe Hill

Receive the Full Text of Natalia Trotsky Letter to N.Y. Times on Sulzberger Tale

Labor Fights Two-Faced Monster (cartoon)

Detroit Gets New Police “Red Squad” by Lee Roberts

Senator Taylor: Wallace’s Running Mate, by Jack Ranger

Jim Crow Bus Rider Get Maximum Sentence


Vol. 12 No. 16, 19 April 1948
Labor Action
A Paper in the Interest of Socialism
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett
EDITORIAL BOARD:
Albert Gates
Henry Judd
Irving Howe

BUSINESS MANAGER:
Paul Bern

Procedure in Mine Settlement Is Not in Labor’s Interest, by David Coolidge

There Is No Substitute for Labor’s Own Party

Move Over, Buddy, Democracy Is Being Saved Again! (cartoon), by Carlo

Palestine Tossed into UN Again, by Al Findley

Miners Win Pension, New Fight Looms, by G. McDermott

Colombia Crisis Reveals Profound Mass Discontent, by A. Ferrarra

Report Opposition Caucus Opposes Secessions in UE

The Good Neighbor Policy at Work

Big May Day Issue Next Week!

News and Views from the Labor Front

Macdonald Lectures at Chicago U. Club

Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

Editorials

World Politics

Off Limits, by James M. Fenwick

Making it Plain, comment from General Wedemeyer

Full Democratic Discussion Essential to Producing Strong Pa. CIO Program

The Road for All Labor

Local 601 Membership Again Rebuffs Stalinist UE Leaders, by Stan Lauren

GPU Invents New Lies Against Trotsky, by Emanuel Garrett

From the Hothouse of the Fierlingers, by Stan Grey

Westinghouse Local Condemns Raiding of UE Secessions

Don’t Miss the NI!


Vol. 12 No. 17, 26 April 1948
Labor Action
A Paper in the Interest of Socialism
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett
EDITORIAL BOARD:
Albert Gates
Henry Judd
Irving Howe

BUSINESS MANAGER:
Paul Bern

For Peace and Socialist Freedom, by Political Committee of the Workers Party

The Way Out! (cartoon), by Carlo

Fining of Miners Exposes Government Machinations, by David Coolidge

GPU Kills Another Polish Socialist, by A. Rudzienski

WP Wins in Pa. Superior Court, Fine Is Revoked

News and Views from the Labor Front

Magazine Offers Space to Reply on Joe Hill

Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

Real Labor Politics Requires a Labor Party! by Herman Benson

Live Program Urgent Need in Baltimore, by A. Carlton

Mine Monopoly Means Tyranny for Coal Diggers, by G. McDermott

May Day – A Workers’ Day Created in Struggle and Labor Solidarity, by Mimi Slater

An Open Letter to Walter Reuther, from A UAW Member

Socialist Fight Can Free European Labor from Grip of Wall Street and the Kremlin, by Henry Judd

1848 – Two Centennials – 1948, by William Barton

Fruits of Class Collaboration, by Susan Green

Sudden Concern for Indian, by Scott Byer

World Politics

Off Limits, by James M. Fenwick

The Camp of World Labor, from Labor Action, May Day 1940

New York WP Local Submits Petitions on Fare to O᾿Dwyer

Paisan – Message of Doom, by Eugene Keller (film review)

In Socialist Struggle for Working Class Freedom, by E.R. McKinney

Georgia’s “Justice” Sentences Ingrams to Life Imprisonment, by Kate Leonard


Vol. 12 No. 18, 3 May 1948
Labor Action
A Paper in the Interest of Socialism
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett
EDITORIAL BOARD:
Albert Gates
Henry Judd
Irving Howe

BUSINESS MANAGER:
Paul Bern

On the Significance of the Results in Italy’s Elections, by Henry Judd

Steel Price Fake Opens Drive to Freeze Wages

Reuther Murder Attempt Is Concern of All Labor, by Walter Jason

Full Scale Warfare Looms in Palestine, by Al Findley

UMW Fine Raises Question of a Basic Labor Program, by David Coolidge

N.Y. Real Estate Interests Win Subway Fare Boost, by Eugene Keller

UAW Strategy Depends on Chrysler Victory

News and Views from the Labor Front

One-Tenth of the Nation, by E.R. McKinney

Second Thoughts on the Bogota Uprising, by A. Ferrarra

World Politics

Whose Law Is This? And What Is the Law? by Stan Grey

RDR Seeks Way to Regroup Socialist Forces in France, by Vincent Care

Calif. IPP Boosts Wallace, Blocks Way to Labor Party, by Albert Gates

A Salute to the Heroes of Warsaw, by Ed Findley

RR Worker is Low Man on Totem Pole, by Gordon Haskell

Wayne County CIO Council Resolution Backs Coal Miners


Vol. 12 No. 19, 10 May 1948
Labor Action
A Paper in the Interest of Socialism
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett
EDITORIAL BOARD:
Hal Draper
Henry Judd

BUSINESS MANAGER:
Paul Bern

Henry Wallace’s RECORD on Labor and Jim Crow Much Unlike His Promises, by Hal Draper

New Wage Drive Demands a Joint Union Strategy

UAW Sets May 12 Date for Strike Against Chrysler, by Walter Jason

What Are you Going to Do About It? (cartoon)

Wages Far Below the Minimum Standard, by Susan Green

Fact and Fancy in the Stassen Myth, by Jack Ranger

Detroit Police avoid Real Leads in Investigating Reuther Shooting, by Lee Roberts

News and Views from the Labor Front

Continuing Discussion on Palestine Issue

Workers Party Holds Successful May Day Celebration in N.Y.

Coming Next Week

Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

Editorials

World Politics

Bogota: Marshall Organizes Hemisphere for War, by A. Ferrarra

Off Limits, by James M. Fenwick

GPU Chains Spanish Loyalists

War Paid Off ... for Some

Why Not Now? by H. Benson

Opening of Discussion on Czech Events, by E.R. McKinney


Vol. 12 No. 20, 17 May 1948
Labor Action
A Paper in the Interest of Socialism
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett
EDITORIAL BOARD:
Hal Draper
Henry Judd

BUSINESS MANAGER:
Paul Bern

Palestine Deadline Near; UN, Russia Play Power Politics with Jews, Arabs, by Al Findley

Rail Strike Broken – Twice in Two Years

UAW Is Set for Showdown Fight with Chrysler Corp., by Walter Jason

Natalia Trotsky Charges New GPU Slander Drive Is in the Making, by Natalia Sedoff Trotsky

Fitzgerald Stops Local 101 Strike Vote

News and Views from the Labor Front

SWP Is Silent on WP Request to Debate the Czech Events

Bennett Addresses Chicago U. Club on Communism

ACEWR Social Will Feature Kameradschaft Showing

Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

Socialist Policy on the Marshall Plan

Two Letters from Albert Goldman and James T. Farrell Presenting Their Views

Taft-Hartley: Millions to Soak Miners but $9 for a Miner’s Life, by Ann Russell

Mr. Churchill Throws Bouquet to Vyshinsky in his Memoirs, by Ernest Erber

Benes Aided Moscow Frame-Up Trials, by Jack Weber

A Discussion on Czech Events, by E.R. McKinney

[Editorial Announcement on Discussions]


Vol. 12 No. 21, 24 May 1948
Labor Action
A Paper in the Interest of Socialism
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett
EDITORIAL BOARD:
Albert Gates
Henry Judd
Irving Howe

BUSINESS MANAGER:
Paul Bern

UAW Fight Key to CIO Wage Victory, by Walter Jason

Jews Defend New State as Palestine War Flares, by Al Findley

Why We Need a Labor Party (cartoon), by Carlo

Sees Crushing Defeat for Stalinists in NMU

Murray’s “No Strike” Deal Backfires on Steelworkers, by Anne Russell

Editorial on the Situation in Palestine

News and Views from the Labor Front

[From the Press]

Czechoslovakia

Editorials

World Politics

Tapping the Wall Street Wire, by Jack Ranger

Books You Should Know ...

It Won’t Work Bud, from Trends

With the Deep Thinkers, from Trends

Mr. Churchill Throws Bouquet to Vyshinsky in His Memoirs, by Ernest Erber

What Did the Bogota Conference Mean? by A. Ferrarra

Caterpillar Plant Vote Routs Stalinists; Run-Off Required

Personal Messenger, by Archbishop McIntyre in New York Times

Dont Get Excited But, from New York World Telegram


Vol. 12 No. 22, 31 May 1948
Labor Action
A Paper in the Interest of Socialism
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett
EDITORIAL BOARD:
Hal Draper
Henry Judd

BUSINESS MANAGER:
Paul Bern

A Lesson in Arithmetic – Profits Up 90 Percent in Two Years, Wages Only 13.3, by Susan Green

UAW Cracks Boss Front in GM Pay Deal Settlement, by Walter Jason

Three Years of the United Nations (cartoon)

UAW Wins Vote in Caterpillar Plant Election, by Ken Hillyer

Government-Boss Pressure Forces UPW Strike Retreat, by Todd Wilkinson

UAW Strike at Decisive Stage, by Walter Jason

Unified Strategy Is Essential for Over-All Labor Victory, by H. Benson

Investigate the Greek Government to Find George Polk’s Murderer, by Mike Stevens

News and Views from the Labor Front

Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

Editorial

World Politics

Off Limits, by James M. Fenwick

International Socialist Notes

A Militarized America Pinpoints the Whole Globe with U.S. Network of Army-Navy Bases, by Jack Brad

[Industry’s Answer to BLS Budget] (cartoon), from Economic Outlook, CIO

Pros and Cons: A Discussion

Czechoslovakia


Vol. 12 No. 23, 7 June 1948
Labor Action
A Paper in the Interest of Socialism
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett
EDITORIAL BOARD:
Hal Draper
Henry Judd

BUSINESS MANAGER:
Paul Bern

The Blind and the Halt (cartoon), by Carlo

Labor Situation Dictates Unified Union Strategy, Independent Labor Party!

Auto Workers Union Debates Issues in GM and Chrysler Settlements, by Walter Jason

Big 3 Jockey for Palestine Stakes, by Al Findley

Mundt Bill Menaces Civil Liberties, by P. Hoffman

Figures Show Prices Are Still Rising – and Due to Go Higher, by Mike Stevens

News and Views from the Labor Front

N.Y. Meeting Calls on Truman to Lift Embargo

Editorials

Denied a Visa! from New Sparks

World Politics

Packinghouse: We Must Assess Strike’s Lessons, by Susan Green

One Mangled, One Fired, from Local 599 Headlight

Citizenship Rights Restored to Fred E. Beal

U.S. Korean Puppet Gets “Ja” Vote in Russian-Style “Free Election”, by Jack Brad

Army Brass Prepares Blueprints on Manpower Control in Next War

Pros and Cons: A Discussion Corner

Czechoslovakia


Vol. 12 No. 24, 14 June 1948
Labor Action
A Paper in the Interest of Socialism
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett
EDITORIAL BOARD:
Hal Draper
Henry Judd

BUSINESS MANAGER:
Paul Bern

Both Parties Unite on “Gentleman’s Agreement”
Push Jim Crow Draft Thru Senate

Wallace Opposes Lifting Embargo on Arms to Israel, by Jack Brad

The “New” Democracy at Work (cartoon), by Carlo

Rush Through Mundt Bill Hearings, by P. Hoffman

DP Bill Plays Fast and Loose with Problem

FE Leadership Changes Its Line; Will Now Sign T-H Affidavits, by Ken Hillyer

News and Views from the Labor Front

ILP Audience Hears Shachtman Speak on Stalinist Barbarism

Max Shachtman Will Report on Europe Situation

A “Free” Election – For Whites Only! by R. Stone

World Politics

What a Workers’ Government Means: Real Democracy for the First Time, by Gordon Haskell

Books You Should Know ...

Pros and Cons: A Discussion Corner

Gates to Lecture on Stalinism in Los Angeles


Vol. 12 No. 25, 21 June 1948
Labor Action
A Paper in the Interest of Socialism
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett
EDITORIAL BOARD:
Hal Draper
Henry Judd

BUSINESS MANAGER:
Paul Bern

British Win on Preventing Embargo End as Uneasy Truce Begins in Palestine, by Al Findley

Government Swings T-H Ax on Sea Strike!

Detroit Roused as Cop Kills Negro Youth, by Walter Jason

Let the People Vote on the Draft! (cartoon), by Carlo

Congress Speeds Up Enactment of Draft Legislation

The Wallace Voters – What’s their Makeup? by Jack Brad

Lay-Offs Top Problems Facing Auto Workers

Take Your Pick, by Ralph Henderson, from N.Y. World-Telegram

News and Views from the Labor Front

Senate Committee Urged to Oppose Mundt-Nixon Bill

Judge Times His Decision for Opening of Jim Crow Pool

Want a House? from N.Y. World-Telegram

Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

Take Home Pay, from Advertising Age

Editorials

World Politics

South Africa: Forces and Issues in Recent Election, by R. Stone

Not One Cent for Public Housing, from N.Y. Times

Liquidate Polish “Shadow Parties”, by A. Rudzienski

Socialist Leader Cites Rising Anti-Semitism in Stalin’s Europe, from British Socialist Leader

Words and Prices Are Going Up, from Advertising Age

Pros and Cons: A Discussion Corner

It Could Buy a Lot of Groceries, from Bulletin of Commerce

With the Spendthrifts, from Advertising Age


Vol. 12 No. 26, 28 June 1948
Labor Action
A Paper in the Interest of Socialism
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett
EDITORIAL BOARD:
Hal Draper
Henry Judd

BUSINESS MANAGER:
Paul Bern

N.Y. Workers Party Names Editor of Labor Action as Congressional Candidate

Record of 80th Congress Spells Labor Party Need, by Susan Green

Murdered Negro Brutally Beaten by Detroit Cop

The “People’s” Choice! (cartoon), by Carlo

Sen. Taylor Filibuster Is Suspect, by Jack Brad

Republican Bosses Scent Rich Pork Barrell (sic), by Wyatt Lee

UAW Workers Boo Ford Offer; Michigan CIO Convention Meets, by Walter Jason

Draft Bill Voted; 21 Year Olds to Get It First, by P. Hoffman

News and Views from the Labor Front

Successful Tri-Branch WP Conference in Philadelphia

Hits Treatment of Negro GIs

Editorials

World Politics, by Henry Judd

Tapping the Wall Street Wire, by Jack Ranger

Something to Remember

Books You Should Know ...

The Expendable Civilian

The Major Strikes Out, by Major General William G. Livesay, from PM

Social Democrats in Russian Zone Form Bureau, by A. Rudzienski

Important Business, from N.Y. Times


Vol. 12 No. 27, 5 July 1948
Labor Action
A Paper in the Interest of Socialism
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett
EDITORIAL BOARD:
Hal Draper
Henry Judd

BUSINESS MANAGER:
Paul Bern

Tito Splits Stalin Empire

Irgun-Haganah Battle Sheds Light on Threat of Civil War in Israel, by Al Findley

Shachtman Analyzes Situation in Europe

News and Views from the Labor Front

NAACP Will Stick with Truman

Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

Who Created Wallace’s Party? by Jack Brad

World Politics

The Truth: President, Congress Agree Each Is Worst, by Jack Ranger

Congress Abandons DPs, by Jessie Kaaren

GOP Bets on Two-of-a-Kind: Dewey, Warren; New Yorker’s Machine Flattens Opposition, by Wyatt Lee

How the People Had Their “Choice” Picked, by Susan Green

Philippine Rulers “Forgive” Huks, by Alan Winter

Some Ought to Be Seen and Not Heard


Vol. 12 No. 28, 12 July 1948
Labor Action
A Paper in the Interest of Socialism
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett Geltman
EDITORIAL BOARD:
Hal Draper
Henry Judd

BUSINESS MANAGER:
Paul Bern

Imperialists Test Strength to Control All Germany in Struggle over Berlin, by Eugene Keller

Tito Feud Spurs Dissent in Iron Curtain Domain!

Unfinished Business! (cartoon), by Carlo

Stalinists Face Major Defeat in NMU Election, by S. Pitt

Sees Tito Striving to Head Balkan Federation Inside the Stalin Bloc, by Ernest Erber

Trapped in Eisenhower Coalition, ADA Reveals Itself, by Jack Brad

W.P. Asks Aid in N.Y. Campaign to Place Candidate on Ballot

News and Views from the Labor Front

Stalinists Bring Wallace Party to N.Y. East Side

Law Journal Edit Raps Jim Crow Decision of Judge

Indonesians Are Freed from Bail

Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

British Imperialism, Stalinism Vie to Control Southeast Asia, by R. Stone

World Politics

The NAACP: Leadsers Stand Pat on Political Action, by Wyatt Lee

Behind North China’s Unification, by Stan Grey

“Smarter than Joe”

Tom Dewey: It’s Smart to Be Shifty, by Susan Green

Daily Worker Hacks Cuss Tito – For Aping Stalin, by P. Hoffman

Pros and Cons: A Discussion Corner

San Simeon’s Stalwart


Vol. 12 No. 29, 19 July 1948
Labor Action
A Paper in the Interest of Socialism
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett Geltman
EDITORIAL BOARD:
Hal Draper
Henry Judd

BUSINESS MANAGER:
Paul Bern

Wallace’s Peacemongering Based on Dividing the World into Imperialist Spherres, by Jack Brad

Truman Nomination Puts Labor Leaders on the Spot

Ford Workers Slap T-H Act, Vote Solid for Union Shop, by Walter Jason

Sitdown Strike Protests Westinghouse “Loyalty Purge” Firing of Two Militants

Yugoslav Front Is Still Unbroken as Dirt Flies in Tito-Bulgar Fight

Sees Beginning of the End of Stalinist Empire

WP National Committee Hits Marshall Plan in Resolution

Prices, Highest in History Are Going Higher, by Susan Green

Another Bang-Up NI Issue Going to Press, Features Tito Break

Picket Freedom Train, Protest Jim Crow Army

With the Workers Party

Marshall Plan and Socialist Policy: Statement of WP National Committee

Behind North China’s Unification, by Stan Grey

British Imperialism, Stalinism Vie to Control Southeast Asia, by Robert Stone

Beginning of the End, by Max Shachtman

Tug-of-War in Europe – an Eyewitness Report, by Max Shachtman


Vol. 12 No. 30, 26 July 1948
Labor Action
A Paper in the Interest of Socialism
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett Geltman
EDITORIAL BOARD:
Hal Draper
Henry Judd

BUSINESS MANAGER:
Paul Bern

Vote Socialist! Form Labor’s Party!

CP Machine Set to Make Control Main Behind-Scene Issue at Wallace Conclave, by Jack Brad

Israeli Gains Prompt New Bernadotte “Cease-Fire” Order, by Al Findley

Stalinform Crisis Still Rumbling, by Rickie Saunders

WP Opens Petition campaign to Place Geltman on Ballot

Militants Win Re-employment in Philadelphia Westinghouse Plant

Ford Workers Ready to Strike, by Gil Morrow

Steel Plans Price Rise to More than Offset Overdue Wage Rise, by Wyatt Lee

Arrest 24 for Planned Protest Against Jim Crow Tennis Courts

Friendly Social Club Meetings Very Fruitful

Polish Socialists in Exile Map Fight, by A. Rudzienski

Finland: Stalinists Suffer Election Setback, by Valentin Toma

Motions Adopted by WP Plenum

Station WEVD Reschedules Max Shachtman


Vol. 12 No. 31, 2 August 1948
Labor Action
A Paper in the Interest of Socialism
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett Geltman
EDITORIAL BOARD:
Hal Draper
Henry Judd

BUSINESS MANAGER:
Paul Bern

Government Uses Infamous Smith Gag Act to Indict Top 12 CP Leaders, by Emanuel Garrett

Convention Shows Grip of CP on Wallace Party

NMU Vote Routs Rule or Ruin Gang, by N. Gaden

Ford Workers Win Wage Raise, Set Eyes on Next Year’s Goals, by Gil Morrow

Protests Beating of Negro, Is Arrested

Petition Drive to Place Geltman on NY Ballot Off to Fast Start

News and Views from the Labor Front

SWP Is Tied Up in Knots as Tito Refuses to Conform with Theses, by Stan Grey

Wallace Convention Notes

Do You Live in New York?

For a Socialist World of Peace and Plenty ...

World Politics

Stalinland: Pots and Kettles Busy Namecalling, by William Barton

’Twas a Famous Victory

Specter of Tito Appears at Wallace Confab; Youth Chairman Douses Light to Gag Dispute, by Jack Brad


Vol. 12 No. 32 August 9, 1948
Labor Action
A Paper in the Interest of Socialism
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett Geltman
EDITORIAL BOARD:
Hal Draper
Henry Judd

BUSINESS MANAGER:
Paul Bern

Attorney General Agrees to Conference with WP on “Subversive”, Listing

Special Session Gets Nowhere – On Schedule, by William Barton

Between Filibusters! (cartoon), by Carlo

Georgia Supreme Court Upholds Ingram Sentence

Sees Breakers Ahead for Wallace-CP Alliance, by Jack Brad

Pass One-Third Mark in Drive to Put WP Candidate on Ballot

Labor Party Pamphlet

Pros and Cons: A Discussion Corner

Workers Party Announces Albert Goldman Resignation

Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

Editorials

Pulling the Wool over Labor’s Eyes, by Susan Green

Stalin’s Empire: Terror Indicates Deepening Rifts, by William Barton

Books You Should Know ...

Book Club Offers Writings, Speeches of Eugene V. Debs

Can They Answer?

A Labor Party – A “Must” for American Workers, by Jack Ranger

Campus Stalinists Sabotage UC Rally Called to Protest Smith Act Arrests

Do You Live in New York?


Vol. 12 No. 33, 16 August 1948
Labor Action
A Paper in the Interest of Socialism
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett Geltman
EDITORIAL BOARD:
Hal Draper
Henry Judd

BUSINESS MANAGER:
Paul Bern

Bargain over Redivision of Europe

Worst Session of “Worst Congress” Dribbles to Its Close; Real Needs of People Ignored, by William Barton

Parallel Dangers in the Spy Hearings

The Poor Got Poorer and the Rich Got Richer ...

Report Palestine Stalinists Are Joining Mapam

Sees Israeli Policy Trend Alienating Own Arab Masses, by Ed Findley

News and Views from the Labor Front

Explanation

Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

“Comrade” Tito: Or a Postscript on the SWP

SWP Feigns Shock over Election Policy of WP, by Hal Draper

World Politics

Philadelphia Story: Anti-Union “Purge” Hit by UE Pamphlet, by Anne Russell

A Labor Party – A “Must” for American Workers, by Jack Ranger

New Light on Masaryk Suicide, by Ben Hall

WP Ballot Campaign in New York East Side Hits Half-Way Mark


Vol. 12 No. 34, 23 August 1948
Labor Action
A Paper in the Interest of Socialism
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett Geltman
EDITORIAL BOARD:
Hal Draper
Henry Judd

BUSINESS MANAGER:
Paul Bern

Reuther Calls for a New Party! by Emanuel Geltman

Housewives Fight High Meat Prices, by Susan Green

Russian Teacher Leaps from Window to Avoid Going Home, by William Barton

New Opposition Group Bucks CP Steamroller in UE Local 475, by Max Burt

Repudiate Stalinist Gangsterism, Sell-Out; Vote for UAW Local 365

Behind the Fighting Front in Israel

WP Approaches Signature Goal in 19th Congressional District

News and Views from the Labor Front

One-Tenth of the Nation, by E.R. McKinney

Bosses Aren’t Happy – They Can’t Cut Wages, from Journal of Commerce

Spare a Dime? by Earl Bunting, MD of National Association of Manufacturers

Editorials

World Politics

Scientists: “Organize with the Shop Workers,” Says One

Another Chunk Off the Paycheck – For the Rail Barons This Time

Wages in Stalinland, from The Labor Review

A Labor Party – A “Must” for American Workers, by Jack Ranger

Books You Should Know ...


Vol. 12 No. 35, 30 August 1948
Labor Action
A Paper in the Interest of Socialism
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett Geltman
EDITORIAL BOARD:
Hal Draper
Henry Judd

BUSINESS MANAGER:
Paul Bern

Tugwell Feels “Uneasy,” Points to Possible Split in Wallace Party, by Jack Brad

For a Congress of Labor to Plan Fight on T-H Law

“Do I Hear Any Objections?” (cartoon), by Carlo

Tito Purges Kremlin Agents, Fight Sharpens, by William Barton

Draftees March Again – Three Years After the War to End All Wars

Israeli Parties Maneuver for Power in Fall Election, by Ed Findley

News and Views from the Labor Front

One-Tenth of the Nation, by E.R. McKinney

“Mama’s OPA” Boycotts Meat in S.F.

Cleveland Vets Protest Draft Setup, by Joe Hauser

Chicago WP Branch in New Headquarters

Pros and Cons: A Discussion Corner

Tapping the Wall Street Wire, by Jack Ranger

Norman Thomas: Still a Spokesman for Pink Socialism, by Susan Green

World Politics

The H.C. of L.: Getting Down to the Meat of It, by Gordon Haskell

Leon Trotsky – As Others Saw Him

Soapbox Statistics

A Labor Party – A “Must” for American Workers, by Jack Ranger


Vol. 12 No. 36, 6 September 1948
Labor Action
A Paper in the Interest of Socialism
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett Geltman
EDITORIAL BOARD:
Hal Draper
Henry Judd

BUSINESS MANAGER:
Paul Bern

Czech Regime Hits Labor’s 5-Day Week

GM Auto Workers Are on the Escalator! (cartoon), by Carlo

3 CP Ex-Officers Expelled by NMU! by N.R. Gaden

ALP-Tammany Deals Seen as Dirt Flies, by Wyatt Lee

An Editorial

“Purgers” Fire Legless Veteran, by James M. Fenwick

Tresca Honored by New Memorial

New Pro-Fascist Front in Israel, by Ed Findley

Geltman-for-Congress Petition Filed; Signature Goal Passed

Such Frankness!

A Labor Party – A “Must” for American Workers, by Jack Ranger

Buffalo UE Group Faces Issues

Ohio Labor Notes: Real-Estaters Oust Vets, by Joe Hauser

With the Workers Party

Editorials

World Politics

Secret Diplomacy: U.S. “Embarrassed” by Its Own Policy, by Philip Coben

The Shambles in Kuomintang China, by Jack Brad

Wall Street to Tom Dewey

“Unusual Feature”: a Lesson in Pink Socialism

Issue at UE Convention Is CP Control, by M. Ward

An Editorial


Vol. 12 No. 37, 13 September 1948
Labor Action
A Paper in the Interest of Socialism
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett Geltman
EDITORIAL BOARD:
Hal Draper
Henry Judd

BUSINESS MANAGER:
Paul Bern

Delegates Smash Stalinist Grip in Wayne County CIO, by Walter Jason

An Editorial Statement

Second Big Blowup Hits Stalinland, by Philip Coben

New Evidence Links U.S. CP with Trotsky Assassin, by Wyatt Lee

Israeli Laborites Suffer Setback, by Al Findley

Vet and Labor Committee to Defend Kutcher

AVC Divided on Expulsion Move, by William Barton

Negro Families in “Restricted” Area Besieged by Jim Crow Mob

Question, Mr. Tobin!

A Labor Party – A “Must” for American Workers, by Jack Ranger

West Coast Maritime Strike Solid, by S.B.

German Workers and the Berlin Conflict, by Eugene Keller

September NI Out

Editorials

The Shambles in Kuomintang China, by Jack Brad

Tapping the Wall Street Wire, by Jack Ranger

Cracks Appear in Polish Stalinist Party, by Andrzej Rudzienski

Pros and Cons: A Critical View on Civil Rights for Stalinists

Wild Talk


Vol. 12 No. 38, 20 September 1948
Labor Action
A Paper in the Interest of Socialism
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett Geltman
EDITORIAL BOARD:
Hal Draper
Henry Judd

BUSINESS MANAGER:
Paul Bern

Masses Act in Berlin Tug-of-War, by William Barton

Directs Cold War on Russian Side – Molotov (cartoon)

Brass Hats Fail in Effort to Crack Coast Dock Strike

Workers Party to Challenge N.Y. Ballot Ban in Court

NMU Puts Seven on Trial; Charges Union Disruption

AFL Maintenance Men Cross CIO Oil Picket Line

Buckmaster and Bass Caucuses Set to Contest for URW Leadership, by George Whitney

Report Stalinist Terror Against German Workers

A Labor Party – A “Must” for American Workers, by Jack Ranger

Reviewing Wallace’s Labor Record, by Jack Brad

Narrowly Saved from Lynch Law, by Joe Hauser

Rebellious Spirit Penetrates Polish CP Ranks, by A. Rudzienski

Socialist Democracy: Are Workers Smart Enough to Govern Under Socialism? by Gordon Haskell

Bumper Food Crop Gives Business the Jitters; Prospect of Plenty Threatens Profit Security, by Wyatt Lee

The Logic of a Labor Leader, by Anne Russell

Too Rich to Pay Higher Wages, by S. Carter

News and Views from the Labor Front


Vol. 12 No. 39, 27 September 1948
Labor Action
A Paper in the Interest of Socialism
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett Geltman
EDITORIAL BOARD:
Hal Draper
Henry Judd

BUSINESS MANAGER:
Paul Bern

UN Mediator’s Palestine Plan Backed by U.S., by Al Findley

Glass Pledges Fight for WP Ballot Rights

GOP, Democrats Show Emptiness in Bid for Votes, by Wyatt Lee

Army Scab Move Evokes United Labor Opposition

Thwart Move by Tammany to Delay WP Ballot Case

Battle of Rents Is On Again ...

Launch Spirited Campaign to Elect Maynard Krueger

UN Rhetoric Fails to Hide Threat of War Outbreak in Berlin Crisis

A Labor Party – A “Must” for American Workers, by Jack Ranger

Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

General Clay Finds Ilse Koch, Buchenwald Butcher, Has Paid Her Debt to Her Victims

Should Stalinists Be Expelled from the AVC? by William Barton

With the Workers Party

Correction

News and Views from the Labor Front

Not Much to Choose From ... (cartoons)

Ministers Protest Phila. Police Book Censorship


Vol. 12 No. 40, 4 October 1948
Labor Action
A Paper in the Interest of Socialism
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett Geltman
EDITORIAL BOARD:
Hal Draper
Henry Judd

BUSINESS MANAGER:
Paul Bern

“Cold War” Flares at UN Session!

WP Scores Big gain in Ballot Fight

Who Are the Subversives? by Max Shachtman

Unity of Sea Labor Blocked in Port Strike

Fall of Tsinan Rocks China Regime, by Jack Brad

Vital Issues at Stake in Review Board Verdict on Carner, Lewin

NMU Members Vote Down Report on 5 Stalinists

A Labor Party – A “Must” for American Workers, by Jack Ranger

News and Views from the Labor Front

Negro Freed from Legal Lynch Threat, by Joe Hauser

Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

Settle Fisher Body Cafeteria Strike

Editorials

World Politics

Off Limits, by James M. Fenwick

Self-Stalinization of the Palestine MAPAM Reaches Alarming Proportions, by Ed Findley

Back Independent Krueger Campaign in Chicago, by Saul Berg

Vote Socialist in November! by Max Holman

Clark will Discuss Case with Kutcher


Vol. 12 No. 41, 11 October 1948
Labor Action
A Paper in the Interest of Socialism
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett Geltman
EDITORIAL BOARD:
Hal Draper
Henry Judd

BUSINESS MANAGER:
Paul Bern

Geltman on Ballot in 19th District as WP Wins Fight

Power Blocs Jockey over Berlin in UN; Russians Stalk Out

Open Letter to Hashomer Hatzair, from N.Y. City Committee, Workers Party

Wallace PP Leaders Order Surrender in Local Battles, by Jack Brad

Sees Threat to Workers in Oil Strike Truce Offer, by Scott Byer

No Be-Bop for FBI: How J. Edgar Hoover Taps Wires, by Chris Warren

A Labor Party – A “Must” for American Workers, by Jack Ranger

News and Views from the Labor Front

Boy Meets Girl, by William Barton

Editorials

World Politics

Democracy: U.S. Capitalism Can’t Afford It, by Stan Grey

Southern “Liberal” Resents Exposure of Jim-Crow Facts, by Susan Green

Youth and Student Corner, by Julius Falk and Jack Maxwell


Vol. 12 No. 42, 18 October 1948
Labor Action
A Paper in the Interest of Socialism
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett Geltman
EDITORIAL BOARD:
Hal Draper
Henry Judd

BUSINESS MANAGER:
Paul Bern

U.S. sparks Drive to Bless Franco with UN Holy Water, by A. Ferrarra

Prices and Profits are the Highest in U.S. History, by Anne Russell

NMU Council Fumbles Effort to Gear Union for New Task

Calif. Referendum on Public Housing Program Faces Vicious Fight by Real Estate Gougers, by B. Arnold

Food-Surplus Problem Looms Again, by Susan Green

Overflow Audience Hears Shachtman in Buffalo

Youth and Student Corner, by Julius Falk and Jack Maxwell

Democrats, Election Board Pull Foul Trick on Socialist Party

Editorials

World Politics

Off Limits, by James M. Fenwick

The Meaning of Western Union, by R. Sherman

Books You Should Know ...

Vote for a Socialist Anti-War Candidate, by Emanuel Geltman


Vol. 12 No. 43, 25 October 1948
Labor Action
A Paper in the Interest of Socialism
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett Geltman
EDITORIAL BOARD:
Hal Draper
Henry Judd
Jack Brad

BUSINESS MANAGER:
Thompson Conley

Vote Socialist on Nov. 2!

New NLRB Rulings Extend Gov’t Drive on Rights of Labor

Lewis Steers UMW Toward Hopeless Political Position, by Gerald McDermott

Lays Revived Palestine Bloodshed at UN Door, by Al Findley

Minorities Target as Cleveland Gets Government Loyalty Purge, by Joe Hauser

SYL Open Letter Challenges YPSL to Debate

News and Views from the Labor Front

Commends Position on “Vote Socialist” (letter), from John Howard

Youth and Student Corner, by Julius Falk and Jack Maxwell

A Noble Purpose – But a Miserable Debate, by Stan Grey

Schedule Forums in Philadelphia

Announce Erber Resignation

Free Two Indonesian Seamen Who Refused Munitions Ship Jobs

How to Vote

Editorials

World Politics

Tapping the Wall St. Wire, by Jack Ranger

The Insurrection in Peru, by A. Ferrarra

Books You Should Know ...

What’s “United” in the United Nations, by Stan Grey

It Will Be Expensive – But Gouge Lobby Expects to Make It Up in High Rents, by Anne Russell

Landlord Legally Responsible for Sharecropper Assault


Vol. 12 No. 44, 1 November 1948
Labor Action
A Paper in the Interest of Socialism
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett Geltman
EDITORIAL BOARD:
Hal Draper
Henry Judd
Jack Brad

BUSINESS MANAGER:
Thompson Conley

Strikes Rack France, by Henry Judd

Green Says AFL Slated to Act on Political Party

U.S. Imperialist diplomats Launch Offensive Against Spanish People, by Wilebaldo Solano

Wallace Proposes Occupation Swap, by Jack Brad

Wallaceite Ducks Draper Debate

The Boss’s Dictionary

Spread Army Witch Hunt in Private Industry, by Stan Grey

Youth and Student Corner, by Julius Falk & Jack Maxwell

Shady Episode Mars Chicago Krueger Congress Campaign, by Paul Newman

Books You Should Know ...

With the Workers Party

Editorials

World Politics

Off Limits, by James M. Fenwick

The More Things Change, the More They Remain the Same (Military Model), from New York Times & Washington Merry-Go-Round

Question to ALP: What’s What on Five-Cent Fare?

Ranger Pamphlet on Labor Party

How to Vote

1928 – Twenty Years After – 1948, by Max Shachtman

Koreans Revolt Against U.S. Puppet Regime, by Jack Brad


Vol. 12 No. 45, 8 November 1948
Labor Action
A Paper in the Interest of Socialism
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett Geltman
EDITORIAL BOARD:
Hal Draper
Henry Judd
Jack Brad

BUSINESS MANAGER:
Thompson Conley

Vote Upset Shows People Reject Taft-Hartley and 80th Congress!

CP Taint, Isolation from Labor Movement Produce Wallace Flop

Defeat Brings Chiang to Low Ebb of Power, by Jack Brad

Palestine Stalinists Net Political Gain in Unification of Arab and Jewish CPs, by Ed Findley

Election Pollsters Take Licking

News and Views from the Labor Front

Youth and Student Corner, by Julius Falk & Jack Maxwell

Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

With the Workers Party

Editorials

World Politics

Tapping the Wall St. Wire, by Jack Ranger

Ranger Pamphlet on Labor Party

Figures Don’t Lie, But ..., by Susan Green


Vol. 12 No. 46, 15 November 1948
Labor Action
A Paper in the Interest of Socialism
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett Geltman
EDITORIAL BOARD:
Hal Draper
Henry Judd
Jack Brad

BUSINESS MANAGER:
Thompson Conley

Make Truman Pay Off on Election Promises

An Editorial

Kutcher Asks Loyalty Appeal Board Hearing

Election Results Heighten Workers’ Confidence

The Election and the Prospects for a Labor Party, by Irving Howe

Bazaar to Be Main Event of International Solidarity Month Planned by ACEWR

The Meaning of the Stuttgart Riots, by Henry Judd

Youth and Student Corner, by Julius Falk & Jack Maxwell

Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

On Bolshevism and Democracy, by Max Shachtman

World Politics

Off Limits, by James M. Fenwick

California Reflected National Trend

Cut in Liberal Vote Caused by Dubinsky Policy, by Jack Brad


Vol. 12 No. 47, 22 November 1948
Labor Action
A Paper in the Interest of Socialism
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett Geltman
EDITORIAL BOARD:
Hal Draper
Henry Judd
Jack Brad

BUSINESS MANAGER:
Thompson Conley

East Shipping at Standstill in ILA Strike

The AVC Convention

UN Plan Slows Settlement of Palestine War, by Al Findley

Workers Show Confident Mood in Chrysler Tie-Up, by Walter Jason

Appeal to AVC Progressives, by Nathan Gould

International Solidarity Month Bazaar Will Aid Europe’s Needy

Santa Cruz Labor Council Asks AFL Initiative on Labor Party

Jersey Judge Holds Swimming Pools Out of Civil Rights Law

Below Minimum

Some Programmatic Issues Before AVC, by S. Berg

Review of AVC History Illustrates Its Problems and Its Possibilities, by William Barton

The Labor Veteran and the AVC, by Walter Jason

Where Their Money Goes, from District 50 UMW newspaper

Kind of Quick, Isn’t It?

Lesson on Stalinism for AVCers, by William Barton

WP Offers Sub to Bulletin

Youth and Student Corner, by Julius Falk & Jack Maxwell

Price Rises Cancel Increase in Wages

Correction

Careful, Henry!


Vol. 12 No. 48, 29 November 1948
Labor Action
A Paper in the Interest of Socialism
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett Geltman
EDITORIAL BOARD:
Jack Brad
Hal Draper
Henry Judd

BUSINESS MANAGER:
Thompson Conley

International Solidarity of Maritime Workers Aids Longshore Strike

What Is Happening to Savings (chart), from Economic Outlook, CIO

Labor Offensive is Real Key to Gains in “New New Deal”, by Jack Brad

London Letter, by George Stone

Review Board Finding in Carner-Lewin Case a Blow at Civil Rights, by Joseph Williams

Purge Continues in Poland, by A. Rudzienski

WP Offers Sub to Bulletin

Youth and Student Corner, by Julius Falk & Jack Maxwell

Bazaar Support Essential ACEWR Relief Funds

With the Workers Party

Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

Of Mice and Stocks

Editorials

World Politics

Off Limits, by James M. Fenwick

Books You Should Know ...

Labor Daily

The Totalitarian Reaction in South America, by Juan Rey

What Do People Think About the New Deal? by Susan Green

Resume Cleveland “Loyalty” Hearings, by Joe Clark


Vol. 12 No. 49, 6 December 1948
Labor Action
A Paper in the Interest of Socialism
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett Geltman
EDITORIAL BOARD:
Jack Brad
Hal Draper
Henry Judd

BUSINESS MANAGER:
Thompson Conley

Kuomintang Faces Decisive Defeat, by Jack Brad

CIO Plans Wage, Organization Drive; Lashes at Stalinists

Big Powers Maneuver for Revision of Palestine Partition Plan in UN, by Al Findley

CP Caucus Loses, but IP Tactics Repel Many in AVC, by Charles Stewart

Youth and Student Corner, by Julius Falk & Jack Maxwell

Big Wind at CIO

Relief Bazaar in Los Angeles

Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

In Latin America: Stalinism and Counter-Revolution at Work, by Juan Ray

World Politics

CIO Militants: Where Were They at the Convention? by Gordon Haskell

Books You Should Know ...

The Bazaar

And in Chicago

CIO Executive Board Given Wide Powers over Affiliates

Books – Also Received


Vol. 12 No. 50, 13 December 1948
Labor Action
A Paper in the Interest of Socialism
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett Geltman
EDITORIAL BOARD:
Jack Brad
Hal Draper
Henry Judd

BUSINESS MANAGER:
Thompson Conley

Washington’s China Policy: Groping in a Blind Alley, by Jack Brad

Socialists Win in Berlin; Workers Defy Stalinists

An Editorial

Murray’s Assault on CP Marks End of a CIO Era, by Gordon Haskell

East-West Shipping Tie-Up Ends as Unions Vote to Accept Contracts

Crack Midvale Steel’s Anti-Union Drive, by John Lucas

WP and SYL Picket Beigin Welcome Rally in New York, by Al Findley

News and Views from the Labor Front

Youth and Student Corner, by Julius Falk & Jack Maxwell

The Class War in Eastern Europe, by A. Rudzienski

World Politics

Stalinism in Great Britain, by George Stone

No Welcome to Beigin (leaflet text)

Sees Militancy Key to AVC Growth, by William Barton

London Letter, by George Stone


Vol. 12 No. 51, 22 December 1948
Labor Action
A Paper in the Interest of Socialism
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett Geltman
EDITORIAL BOARD:
Jack Brad
Hal Draper
Henry Judd

BUSINESS MANAGER:
Thompson Conley

New Pamphlet on Labor Party Issue Presents Strong Plea for Action

U.S. Hints at Plan to Make Deal with Chinese Stalinists, by Jack Brad

Blast at Jim Crow in D.C. Puts Democrats on a Spot

Socialist Vote Rose This Year, Returns Show

United Opposition Fights Stalinists, by Stan Lauren

News and Views on the Labor Front

With the Workers Party

Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

Goal for Europe’s Socialists: An Independent Western Union, resolution for Workers Party Convention

World Politics

Berlin Beats Stalinism, by Henry Judd

Tapping the Wall St. Wire, by Jack Ranger

CP Trade-Union Influence on the Wane, by William Barton

Correction

What Berlin Vote Meant: We Want Self-Rule, by Eugene Keller

Commission of Inquiry Will Probe into Forced Labor

CO Held in Bail for Refusing to Sign for Draft

Oust Stalinists from Office in Cleveland GE Local 707


Vol. 12 No. 52, 27 December 1948
Labor Action
A Paper in the Interest of Socialism
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett Geltman
EDITORIAL BOARD:
Jack Brad
Hal Draper
Henry Judd

BUSINESS MANAGER:
Thompson Conley

Dutch Atack on Indonesia Stirs World-Wide Protest! by William Barton

Irgun: Threat to Israel Democracy, by Al & Ed Findley

Socialist Youth League Addresses Appeal to Militants in YPSL, from Max D., Sol. F. & Melvin P.

Contest Murray Hold in Md. CIO

News and Views from the Labor Front

Youth and Student Corner, by Julius Falk & Jack Maxwell

Will Honor Tresca Memory at Meeting on January 11

The Nationalist Movement in Indonesia, by Jack Brad

Argues for Independent Western Union, by R. Sherman

World Politics

Books You Should Know ...


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