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Vol. 14 No. 1, 2 January 1950
Labor Action
A Paper in the Interest of Socialism
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
L.G. Smith

EDITORIAL BOARD:
Hal Draper
Emanuel Garrett
Albert Gates

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

‘I Am a Partisan!’, by Leopold Wilhelm, from Die Neue Zeitung

Big Steel Gives Fakes Reasons to Up Prices

Anti-Jim Crow Mobilization Forms to Invade Wahsington, by Gordon Haskell

Four Freedoms for America! (cartoon), by Carlo

Arab States’ Intrigues Help Israel, by Al Findley

NAACP Head Says Truman’s Anti-Bias Directive Means Nothing Yet; FHA Refuses to Enforce It

Reuther OKs Acceptance of Witchhunt Contract, by Sam Adams

Closed Shop

AFL Says Pay Boost Is Due for 1950, by L.G. Smith

Labor ’Scope

Memo to Walter Reuther, from R. Fahan

Ohio Labor Notes

Curran’s ‘Confession’ Card in NMU

Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor

Not in the Headlines

Titoism and Independent Socialism – V, by Hal Draper

World Politics

The Marshall Plan and the Military

Behind the Kostov Case: Factional Fight Among the National-Stalinists, by Philippe Richard

Model Banquet

Another Boost for Howe-Widdick

Labor Item

The World’s Children Are Starving, by Susan Green

Gates Speaks for ISL at Five-Way Forum on Welfare State Trends

Culture Note

Mexican Purge

Vignette

Middle Ages in Albania

Ukrainian Anti-Stalinist Paper Now Available in U.S.

Chiselers


Vol. 14 No. 2, 9 January 1950
Labor Action
A Paper in the Interest of Socialism
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
L.G. Smith

EDITORIAL BOARD:
Hal Draper
Emanuel Garrett
Albert Gates

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

Keep the Purgers Out of the Plants!

A Look at the State of the Union (cartoon)

Truman Message Sees Fair Deal in Year 2000 – What Does He Propose for Today? by Mary Bell

Notice to the FBI

What ECA ‘Integration’ Means: U.S. Vetoes British Oil Expansion Plans, by Sam Feliks

National Survey Shows Rent Gouge Followed Administration’s Decontrol, by L.G. Smith

Tresca Group Blasts D.A. for Failure to Solve Murder; Memorial Planned

Financier Says Wall Street Has Taken Over SEC; Coffee Scare Was ‘Rigged’

Labor ’Scope

Readers Take the Floor ...

Ike and Hot Dogs

Pegler Sued

Cleveland Workers Forced Back to Work by Court Injunction, by Joe Clark

IUE Gets Pension Plan at Philco, by Frank Harper

The Dynamite Plot Against UAW, by Walter Jason

Method in Madness

Ghost-Quieter

Titoism and Independent Socialism – VI, by Hal Draper

World Politics

Book Review

Fenner Brockway Gives Background of Bristish Provocation in Nigeria

Press Manager’s Press Action, by L.G. Smith

Negro Weekly, Saturday Review of Literature Praise Howe-Widick Book

Nehru Makes Peace with Capitalists; Hindu fascist Issue Splits Party

Indian Socialist Party Calls for Left Unity, by Yusuf Meherally

Congressional Tax Bill Hits Co-ops but Real Tax Dodgers Ignored

Free Enterprise

Gobbledygook

On the House


Vol. 14 No. 3, 16 January 1950
Labor Action
A Paper in the Interest of Socialism
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
L.G. Smith

EDITORIAL BOARD:
Hal Draper
Emanuel Garrett
Albert Gates

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

3 Chicago Corporations Initiate Plant Purge

FBI Claims Right to Break Law, Reveals FDR Approval

Truman Points to Becessity for Speedup in Production Rather Than Wage Increases, by Gordon Haskell

Spanish Labor’s Appeal: Stop U.S. Aid to Franco, by Wilebaldo Solano

Battle Over Formosa Ignores Formosa’s Right to Freedom, by Jack Brad

Japan CP Fires Pro-Cominformer, Break Reported

Not Big Enough

Ungrateful O’Dwyer Slaps N.Y. Labor Supporters

Child Labor

Another Refugee from Stalinland Tells the West, by Anton Ekhard, from British Socialist Leader

U.S. Military Missions Spread Over the World

S.F. Bay Area Notes

Joe Won’t Like It

Brookly Newspaper Hints at Solution to Tresca Mystery; D.A. Inaction Scored

Big Wind Due

Readers Take the Floor ...

Peron’s Hot Seat: Discontent Grows Apace with Crisis of Economy, by Juan Rey

World Politics

Polish Camarillas: ‘Russian Men’ Silently Purge CP ‘Country Men’, by A. Rudzienski

Not in the Headlines

“Free Press”? Wisconsin Editor Tells of ‘Canned Editorials’, by William Bechtel, from Labor

German Arms and Socialist Policy, by James M. Fenwick

Jamaica Gag

Feline Fair Deal

Not in the Headlines

With the Independent Socialist League

Press Manager’ Press Action, by L.G. Smith


Vol. 14 No. 4, 23 January 1950
Labor Action
A Paper in the Interest of Socialism
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
L.G. Smith

EDITORIAL BOARD:
Hal Draper
Emanuel Garrett
Albert Gates

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

Purge in the Plants: How Can Labor Stop It?

Hydrogen Bomb to Trigger Off New Arms Race

Stalin’s China Headache Linked to Japan CP Rift, by Jack Brad

Dewey Fact Board Soaks Buffalo Bell Workers; Union Men See Arbitration as Company Trap

N.J. Supreme Court Kills State Loyalty Oath, by Ralph Stiles

Housing Expediter’s Figures Show Decontrol Unleashed Rent Boosts

UAW Sets Strike Date to End Chrysler Stall, by Walter Jason

Illinois Labor Notes

U.S. Policy Arms Reaction Throughout Latin America

Anti-Murray Rumor

Two Billion More – to Squeeze Out Small Farmers and Keep Prices Up

DuPont Secret

Eddy the Laboring Man

MacArthur Formula

Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

Titoism and Independent Socialism – VII, by Hal Draper

World Politics

Not in the Headlines

Socialist Policy and German Armament, by Eugene Keller

New York Sun Sets: Takes Last Swipe at Labor, Fires Staff Eithout Notice

Gobbledygook Defined

Shachtman, ACTU Speaker debate Socialism vs. Catholicismat College, by Max Martin


Vol. 14 No. 5, 30 January 1950
Labor Action
A Paper in the Interest of Socialism
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
L.G. Smith

EDITORIAL BOARD:
Hal Draper
Emanuel Garrett
Albert Gates

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

How Labor Support to Truman Pays Off!

U.S. Reverses Anti-Franco Line; Move Will Aid Spanish Fascists, by A. Michel

N.Y. to Flout Court Decisions

Maragon and Truman, by Chris Sikokis

France and Germany Vie over Saar, by Henry Judd

Can the New Trade-Union International End CP Influence on European Labor? by Pedro Bonet, from La Batalla

World Politics

Eisenhower Gets Dixiecrat Boost

N.J. Bans Play to Help Trenton 9

New Technique

Toward a Stalinist Thesaurus

Military Rule Fastens on U.S. Colonial Lands

Readers Take the Floor ...

Threat

Democrat Did It

Press Manager’s Press Action, by L.G. Smith

Editorials

Hollywood’s Four Films on the Negro Question, by Susan Green

How the Russians Aid U.S. Reaction

Two Supreme Court Rulings Hit Civil Liberties, by Stan Grey

The Ageless Female

Best Wishes

Not in the Headlines

— and Justice for All

Books Received


Vol. 14 No. 6, 6 February 1950
Labor Action
A Paper in the Interest of Socialism
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Association in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
L.G. Smith

EDITORIAL BOARD:
Hal Draper
Emanuel Garrett
Albert Gates

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

Yank the CIO and AFL Out of the Snake Pit!

New NMU Group to Fight Curran and the CP; Reign of Terror Goes On, by N.R. Gaden

‘Never Such Hypocrisy’: Both Parties Vie to Shelve FEPC Pledges

Tito Clamps Tighter Police Control on Labor; Fake Reform Heralded, by Hal Draper

UAW Strikes Chrysler for Pension Demands, by Walter Jason

CIO Lifts Calif. Council Charter in Bureaucratic Move Against CP, by Scott Byer

Chicago Unionists Call for Rally to Oppose Stewart-Warner Purge

Shachtman to Debate Prof. Hayek on Socialism in Course of Tour

Miners’ Revolt Aimed at Coal Moguls, by Gerald McDermott

Labor ’Scope

Press Manager’s Press Action, by L.G. Smith

Readers Take the Floor ...

UAW Up Against Fact That Pension Issue Lacks appeal for Men, by Walter Jason

No Progress

“Equal Rights” – Senate Votes to Add Rider to Amendment

Ukraine Partisans Organize ‘Commando’ Political rallies, by Vs.F.

Shadow of the Military Darkens the Schools

‘States Rights’ Fails to Stop the Slaughter of the Innocents

B.C. Bennem (obituary)

Labor and Politics – Democracy and Classes, by Robert Lynd

Stalinists Licked at Student Meet, by Sam Feliks

Experienced Personnel

Tying Wages


Vol. 14 No. 7, 13 February 1950
Labor Action
A Paper in the Interest of Socialism
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Association in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
L.G. Smith

EDITORIAL BOARD:
Hal Draper
Emanuel Garrett
Albert Gates

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

It’s Love – On Both Sides

Truman clubs Miners with T-H in Fair Deal’s 8th Use of the Law, by Gordon Haskell

UAW Faces Tough Struggle in Strike Against Chrysler, by Walter Jason

NMU Ranks Vote Down Boss Curran in New Blow Against Dictatorship, by N.R. Gaden

3 Shachtman Meetings in Chicago Make a Hit; 300 Hear Hayek Debate

Line’s Changed

Anti-Franco Rally Protests Spanish Terror Regime

Oil to Russia

Oakland Gougers Seek Recall of Councilmen Who Backed Housing, by B. Arnold

Two Dilemmas of the Marshall Plan: ECA Conflicts Show Up in Economics, by Sam Feliks

Ohio Labor Notes

To Them That Have ...

Steel Bosses Say More Price Rises Are Coming, by Mary Bell

Latest on Profits

Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

As Labor Faces Its Election: A Symposium

An Editorial

England Is Not Australia – But Will Vote Be Decisive? by William Barton

The ILP View: Weaknesses in Labor Party Record, by John McNair

LP Seeks Middle-Class Vote; Tories Fighting for Existence, by Henry Judd

‘Not Much to Choose Between Labor and Tories’, by D. Alexander

Labor and Politics – Democracy and Classes, by Robert Lynd

Not in the Headlines

Right Wing Socialist Groups Vote Merger

Operation Dixie

Scientists Weigh Witchhunt Rider to National Science Foundation Bill, by Frank Harper

Stalin and God

An Editorial


Vol. 14 No. 8, 20 February 1950
Labor Action
A Paper in the Interest of Socialism
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Association in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
L.G. Smith

EDITORIAL BOARD:
Hal Draper
Emanuel Garrett
Albert Gates

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

Next Week Labor Action Becomes an 8-Page Tabloid!

Miners Defy Truman’s T-H in Fight for All of Labor, by Gerald McDermott

Kutcher Starts Suit to Test Purge Program

UAW Broadens the Demands for New Contract with Chrysler, by Walter Jason

ISL Launches Fund Drive for Tenth Anniversary, by Albert Gates

Einstein Warns on H-Bomb: ‘General Annihilation Beckons’, by Mary Bell

Yugoslav ‘Decentralization Reforms’ Have Nothing to Do with Democracy, by Hal Draper

ISL Secretary Gates and WDL Secretary Blast Government Purges in N.Y. Forum

Shachtman Speaks in L.A. on Titoism

Cleveland UAW Strikes Pesco for Union Shop, by Joe Hauser

Boy Scouts’ Militarization Stepped Up by Army Drive

ISL Fund Drive Quotas

Stoolpigeon Test

Press Manager’s Press Action, by L.G. Smith

Psychology – See? Pundits Ponder Proble of Love’s Labor Lost, by Philip Coben

How A&P Chain Cheats You: ‘Losses’ Made Up by Gouging, by George Whitney

Tapping the Wall St. Wire

The ‘Free Press’ Rolls Over

‘Let ’Em Die’ – Medico Trust Limits Number of Doctors

Impressed?

League for Mutual Aid Announces Dinner, Musicale to Finance Work

Japanese CP in Quandary as Cominform Blast Seeks to Impose Suicidal Line-Toeing Course, by Taketo Yamabe

SPD’s ‘Ostbureau’

Jim Crow, D.C.


Vol. 14 No. 9, 27 February 1950
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Association in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
L.G. Smith

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

Why Are CIO Leaders Silent About Truman’s Strikebreaking Role Against the Miners? by Gerald McDermott

Justice Warns of Trend to Police State

NMU Girds to Defend Hiring Hall; Curran Goons Run Amuck in N.Y., by N.R. Gaden

Never Forget!

You’re Looking

Reuther Speaks on Pie in the Sky, by Walter Jason

Akron Cop Murders Negro Vet; Police Chief Isn’t Interested, by George Whitney

ISL Fund Drive Starts with a Bang, by Yetta Barsh

Japan’s Socialist Party Splits; Rightists Out, by Leo Del Monte

Israeli Ruling Parties in Dispute on Religious Schools, Polygamy, by Al Findley

Editorials

You and Science

Reading from Left to Right

Not in the Headlines

Youth and Student Corner

World Politics

L.A. Readers Take the Floor ...

The Strange Case of Noel Field, by A Former German Communist

ECA Demands More ‘Integration’ But Europe Resists U.S. Sway, by Sam Feliks

Shachtman Meet in Bay Area Packs the Hall

Judges in Uniform: Courts Click Their Heels, by Stan Grey

Did Capitalism Create Race Hate? SYL Forum Speaker Says It Did


Vol. 14 No. 10, 6 March 1950
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Association in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
L.G. Smith

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

British Labor Wins in Close Race, Holds Vote, but New Election Looms

If Labor Acts, Miners Can Win! Don’t Leave them in the Lurch! Statement by the Independent Socialist League

FEPC Ripped to Shreds; House Votes Mangled Bill, by Mary Bell

Miners’ Picket Caravans Shut Diggings Down Tight, by Gerald McDermott

Big UAW Locals Call for Help to Miners; Union Pays Medical Plan for Chrysler Men, by Walter Jason

Refuses to Suspend Cop Who Murdered Negro, by George Whitney

Ohio Labor Notes

IUE-CIO Swamps CP-Led Union in NLRB Vote at 5 GM Plants

Reuther Tells Program for GM Contract, by Ralph Stiles

Fund Drive Near 25% in Second Week, by Yetta Barsh

Editorials

Science and You

Reading from Left to Right

Not in the Headlines

American City – Finds Honest Politician: It Creates a Sensation, by George Whitney

World Politics

British Faced with Resistance Struggle by Gold Coast People

The Wallaceites Try It Again, by R.L. Ferguson

Latest CIO Expulsions Plus Similar Case in AFL Throw Spotlight on Purge System, by Gordon Haskell

Pentagon Propaganda at New High in Cost

Hot Potato Problem: The Consumer Gets Rooked Twice Over, by Jessie Kaaren

They Need your Help!


Vol. 14 No. 11, 13 March 1950
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Association in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
L.G. Smith

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

French Strikes Not Hatched by Stalinists, by Saul Berg

Forced Labor in U.S. Bared Before UN Body

Shachtman to Tour Midwest, East

Will Noel Field Turn Up Again?

Miners’s Great Fight Wins Victory After U.S. Court Case Collapses, by Gerald McDermott

Morale in Chrysler Strike Shoots Up as Miners Win, by Walter Jason

Labor ’Scope

Company Traps UAW Goodyear Local into Support of Loyalty Purge System in Plant, by George Whitney

Akron Press Tries to Hush Up Racism Issue in Murder Case, by George Whitney

Ukrainian Underground Presses Turn Out Anti-Stalin Propaganda, by Vs.F.

Wooing Nazis

Ideological Unity

Our Right – Your Duty, by Max Shachtman

Editorials

Science and You

Reading from Left to Right

You Can’t Outlaw the Stalinists Without Hittling Liberty for ALL, by Larry O’Connor

World Politics

Two Fingers Against the Wall, by Gordon Haskell

H-Bomb Over the Planet, by Mary Bell

U. of Calif. Faculty Fight Loyalty Oath, Wider Resistance Front Needed to Stop It, by A. Garber

House Votes Science Foundation Bill with FBI Man on Every Microscope, by Frank Harper

Justice à la GPU in Florida


Vol. 14 No. 12, 20 March 1950
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Association in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
L.G. Smith

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

GM Profit Set All-Time Record, but Workers Just Got Wage Cut

Lift the Lid on the FBI Loyalty Purge!

Democracy Gets the 1–2–3: Feinberg, Picasso, Gubitchev

Kafka in the U.S.: How the CIA Purges, by Mary Bell

Is Another Race Riot Nearing in Detroit? KKK Forces Mobilize Against Negro Housing, by Walter Jason

UAW Local President in Akron Opposes Company’s Purge Plan, by George Whitney

Grand Jury Keeps Hearings Closed on Fenner Murder Case, by George Whitney

Chrysler Strike Front Is Firm; UAW Heads on Spot, by Walter Jason

Guderian’s M-Day – Dictatorship Plan for U.S.: Nazi General Draws Up War [Plan]

Ohio Labor Notes

Chicago Pushes Fund Drive to 42%, by Yetta Barsh

Editorials

Youth and Student Corner

Reading from Left to Right

The Socialist Left and the British Labor Party, by D. Alexander

Not in the Headlines

World Politics

You’re Invited

How Not to Fight a Purge, by Robert Magnus

CP Youth Licked at Student Conference; Majority Plans Fight for Campus Rights, by Julius Falk

Ceylon’s Jim Crow

Definition

Bitter Pills

ISL Demands Public Housing in Berkeley, by Arlene Williams

Notes on Iron Curtain Culture: Or – How Prague Apes Moscow


Vol. 14 No. 13, 27 March 1950
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Association in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
L.G. Smith

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

Lewis’ Victory and Proposals Create Ferment in Labor Ranks, by Walter Jason

Big Two Talk Peace – Brandish Big Stick

Loyalty Purge Gets Out of Hand – FBI Plots Mass Political Arrests, by Gordon Haskell

Young Socialists Answer Acheson in Street Rally

Labor ’Scope

Ohio Labor Notes

Chicago Dance Hall Jim Crow Challenged by Ex-CORE Students, by Dorothy Mallory

Arms and World Politics Discussed at N.Y. Forum

Detroit Housing Leader Ousted by Mayor Cobo, by Jimmie Little

Press Action, by L.G. Smith

Fund Drive Nears 50% with Six Weeks to Go, by Yetta Barsh

Editorials

You and Science

Reading from Left to Right

Tapping the Wall St. Wire

Not in the Headlines

Small Business: Giant Corporations Use Small Business Lobbies as Fronts, by Jessie Kaaren

World Politics

Labor Candidate in Chicago, by R.L. Ferguson

The Story of Hawaii’s Military Dictatorship: Or – Civil Liberties Under the Brass Heel

No Prosperity for Farm Labor – there’s Starvation in the U.S.!


Vol. 14 No. 14, 3 April 1950
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Association in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
L.G. Smith

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

Purge Octopus Reaches Out for ADA and SP, by Mary Bell

Cold-War ‘Prosperity’: Army of Unemployed Is Near 5 Million, by Susan Green

U.S. Imposed New Greek Regime, by Chris Sikokis

100 Children

UAW Exposes Phony Offer on Pensions by Chrysler, by Walter Jason

Labor ’Scope

Ford Auto Workers Demonstrate in Favor of Jobs for Negroes, by Jimmie Little

Food Companies Cut Profit Melon but Farm Labor Plight Worsens, by Jessie Kaaren

Rankin, Gerald Smith Develop Closer Ties

East German Police Can’t Quell Socialist Resistance

Tito Gets His ‘Ja’ Vote in One-Party Election

Quite Different

Fund Drive Over Half Mark, by Yetta Barsh

Debates and Meetings Arranged for Shachtman Tour

Editorials

Tapping the Wall St. Wire

Reading from Left to Right

You and Science

Pro und Contra – New German Magazine for Marxist Discussion Appears, by A.G.

World Politics

Not in the Headlines

Not in the Headlines ...

The Cop and the Dukhobor, by Stan Grey

Catholic Labor Classes Plug Taft Version of T-H, Push Corporate State Idea

Fifty-Nine of Harvard Faculty Support Defense of Legless Vet

Philly Westinghouse Union Wins Sefense of ‘Security Risk’ Case, by Frank Harper

Books Received


Vol. 14 No. 15, 10 April 1950
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Association in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
L.G. Smith

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

CP Caught Redhanded Stealing Funds of UE, by A. Winters

Liberal Dilemma: ADA Weighs Its Independent Role, by Hal Draper

Harry Bridges Convicted

1,200 Hear Shachtman vs. Browder

Chrysler Local 7 Demonstrates in Mass Rally at Plant Gates, by Walter Jason

Detroit News Notes

Why Rents Stay Up

Israeli-Jordan Peace Prospect Bogs Down, by Al Findley

Akron Grand Jury Whitewashes Two Cops Who Murdered Negro Vet; NAACPto Appeal, by George Whitney

Big Brain at Work

With the ISL

The Root of All Evil

Fund Drive Needs More Steam! by Yetta Barsh

Editorials

Youth and Student Corner

Reading from Left to Right

Readers Take the Floor ...

Atomic Prospect: There Won’t Even Be Enough Bandages ...

Shachtman vs. Browder: A Full Report of the Debate, by Mary Bell

A Footnote on Judge Medina: Put Himself Out Defending Nazi


Vol. 14 No. 16, 17 April 1950
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Association in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
L.G. Smith

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

Bridges Conviction Hits Labor, Liberty, by Gordon Haskell

Truman-Dulles Bipartisan Deal on Foreign Policy Spotlights U.S. Imperialism, by Hal Draper

NAM, CIO vs. May Day

Book Burning!

Claude Pepper Boosts Jim Crow

Labor ’Scope

A Magazine Finally Prints the Truth About NMU Fight

Detroit News Notes

AFL Accuses Navy of Using ‘Forced Labor’

Faculty Group and Student Clubs Threaten Strike Action at U.C., by A. Gerber

LA 12-Pager Due May Day: You Can Help! by L.G. Smith

SYL Leads the Fund Drive, by Yetta Barsh

Editorials

Tapping the Wall St. Wire

Reading from Left to Right

You and Science

Youth and Student Corner

World Politics

Readers Take the Floor ...

Wallace’s Capitalist Credo – And Its Link with Politics, by Hal Draper

Assaults on Academic Freedom in Michigan Mounting; Wayne Bans Debate on CP Issue

Not in the Headlines


Vol. 14 No. 17, 24 April 1950
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Association in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
L.G. Smith

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

UAW Rejects Chrysler Scheme; Reuther Reinstates Demands, by Walter Jason

Hill Boasts That Jim Crow Controls Democrats, Got FEPC Bottled Up

Protest Cold War on Democracy, by Gordon Haskell

Philly UE Suspends Local Headsas Pro-CIO Forces Organize, by Frank Harper

Labor ’Scope

Dodge UAW Rallies Mass-Pickets, by Jimmie Little

The New Lysistrata

Cigarette Makers Lying in Ads, say FTC Probers

Michigan Labor Notes

3 Successful Meetings Held in Detroit and Ohio for Shachtman

Plug for Taft

Books Received

Fund Drive: 2 Weeks to Go! by Yetta Barsh

Fund Drive Box Score

Editorials

Youth and Student Corner

Reading from Left to Right

They Told the Truth About Dulles, by Philip Coben

World Politics

Who Killed the 32 on the L.I.R.R.? by Susan Green

Inside Franco’s Spain, by Michel Salmon, from London Socialist Leader

Abner, PAC Candidate, Defeated in Chicago; Ballot-Rigging Rife; Policy Mistakes Seen, by R.L. Ferguson

“Atlantic Defense”, from Manchester Guardian

2 German Trotskyists Jailed in Russian Zone

Maryland Ober Law Bags First Victims: 3 Quakers

Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

Classic Quote


Vol. 14 No. 18, 1 May 1950
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Association in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
L.G. Smith

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

The Fight for Socialism Is the Hope for the World, by L.G. Smith

From the Old World of Capitalism, by Ben Hall

— To a New World of Socialism, by Gordon Haskell

From This a New Man Shall Arise! by Hal Draper

Neither Washington nor Moscow! by James Haskell

Ten Years: the ISL Story, by Albert Gates

The Future Belongs to the Youth, by Max Martin

Moscow: Arch-Enemy of Socialism, by Mary Bell

The Communist Party: Labor’s Foe, by Emanuel Garrett

Freedom Draws No Color Line, by Larry O’Connor

Let’s Harness Labor’s Power, by Walter Jason


Vol. 14 No. 19, 8 May 1950
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Association in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
L.G. Smith

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

H.S. Students Strike to Support Teachers in N.Y. Pay Demands, by Max Martin

Roosevelt’s Way

Labor War Brews on West Coast – Bridges vs. Beck, by S. Robertson

CIO Electrical Union Wins Big Plants from CP-Controlled Rival, by A. Winters

Scoop!

This Is NOT News

Chrysler’s Beating UAW to the Punch on Publicity, by Walter Jason

Michigan Labor Notes

Note

8 Curran Goons Arrested for Assault on NMU Opponents, His Port Agent Convicted

Dodge UAW Heads Impose Official Gag on Rights to Distribute Leaflets, by Jimmie Little

New Low: Farrell Attacks Politicals in Unions, by Peter Loumos

John L. Lewis Adopts Political Purge in UMW, by Frank Harper

Oscar Coover (obituary)

Daily Worker Explains

They Need Your Help!

Fund Drive Box Score

ISL May Day Rally in N.Y. (photo)

Announcement

The ISL Program in Brief

You and Science, by Carl Darton

Reading from Left to Right

Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor

World Politics, by Henry Judd

U.S. Diplomacy Loses a Round in Greece, by Chris Sikokis

UC Faculty Compromises on Oath Struggle; Wayne Hears Stalinist Prof. – Off Campus, by A. Garber

Why Nazis Recoup, from ADA World

Michigan Universities Maintain Ban on Student Council Meetings

Murder of Binaggio Points to Politics-Crime Linkup

Why Is UAW Losing to Stalinists in FE Plants? by Pete Jarms

Not in the Headlines

With the ISL

Books for Germany: Help to Build Socialism!


Vol. 14 No. 20, 15 May 1950
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Association in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
L.G. Smith

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

UAW Gains Victory at Chrysler but Dangers Loom for the Future, by Walter Jason

U.S. to Finance Wwar by France Against Viet-Namese People, by Jack Brad & H.D. Spector

Liberal Party Leader Calls for New Party, by Philip Coben

New CIO Union Challenges CP in Office Work Field, by Mary Johnson

Michigan Labor Notes

Democrats Choose a Party Hack to Contest Taft’s Senate Seat, by Joe Hauser

Baldau Chosen to Head Cleveland FEPC with Support of Labor Men

May Day Perverted into M-Day by Both War Camps, by Mary Bell

Howe in Three Meetings and 2 Debates at U. of C., Madison

Profiteers’ Angle

And It’s Your Baby!

Fund Drive Hits 98%; SYL, N.Y. Star, by Yetta Barsh

In a Nutshell

Editorials

You and Science, by Carl Darton

Reading from Left to Right

Tapping the Wall St. Wire

Not in the Headlines

Labor ’Scope

ISL Program – In Brief

Triple Jeopardy? Vicious Prosecution of C.O. by Attorney General

Pro and Con: A Discussion Page

Launching a Discussion Page

On Political Action

Discussion Article

Independent Labor Party (cartoon)

R.R. Firemen on Strike for Jobs and Safety, by Gordon Haskell


Vol. 14 No. 21, 22 May 1950
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Association in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
L.G. Smith

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

Railroad Union Leaders Surrender Strike Aim, by Gordon Haskell

Big 3 Decree Permanent Occupation of Germany as Garrison in Cold War, by Hal Draper

On Ike’s Letters

AFL Leader Threatens New Party If Fair Dealers Don’t Deliver

Taftism

Congressmen Worried About “Oligopolies” – Can’t Turn Back the Clock to Small Business, by Susan Green

Michigan Labor Notes

‘Liberal’ Prof says State Can Ban Freedom If It Is Danger to Own Power, by James Lowery

Press Action, by L.G. Smith

Corporation Heads Figure Ways to Raise Own Pay and Beat Tax

Editorials

Youth and Student Corner

Reading from Left to Right

Readers Take the Floor ...

Not in the Headlines

World Politics

The ISL Program in Brief

Books Received

The Background of Allied Policy in Germany – Cold War Crime: Dismantling

French Forced to Propose Steel-Coal Pool with Germany to Bolster War Preparations, by Sam Feliks

Marshall Plan Evolves at Big 3 Meeting – Is It for Guns or Butter? by Henry Judd

Help!

Political-Action Discussion


Vol. 14 No. 22, 29 May 1950
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Association in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
L.G. Smith

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

More Jobless, Higher Profits for 1950 Due

‘We May Have to Occupy More Countries, Says V.P.! by Hal Draper

Labor Party Leader’s Parley Maps Timid Policy for Britain, by Larry O’Connor

Truman Boasts Fair Deal ‘Saved’ U.S. from Socialism, by Mary Bell

Charges Against Gosser Create Scandal in UAW, by Walter Jason

Michigan Labor Notes

Free Enterprise

Fight Still On in Pittsburgh over Westinghouse Plant: CIO vs. the CP, by Jefferson Joyce

Donnell Bill Threatens Rail Workers’ Rights; Bosses Press Brutal Anti-Strike Measure, by Larry O’Connor

Socialist Youth Get Good Vote in Student Election at Berkeley

Press Action, by L.G. Smith

Pro-Capitalist Act of God

Editorials

You and Science

Reading from Right to Left

Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

World Politics

ISL Program – In Brief

German Dismantling: Some Cases

Pro and Con: A Discussion Page

On Political Action Policy

U. of Wisconsin Cracks Down on Anti-ROTC Demonstration, by Jim Black


Vol. 14 No. 23, 5 June 1950
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Association in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
L.G. Smith

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

Czech CP Told to Toe the Line – Or Else ..., by Gordon Haskell

UAW’s Contract Victory at GM Marks a Turning Point, by Walter Jason

Times’ Chief Says U.S. Hated by Europe, Asia

Labor Zionists Here for New Labor Party

Smith and McCarthy

Anti-Semitism

See Truman Manipulating Cold War to Avert Crash

Michigan Labor Notes

Ohio Labor Notes

Trends

Featherbeds

Work Stoppage at Westinghouse Aims to Defend Steward System, by Joe Williams

India’s CP Is in the Rough

Anti-ROTC Students Punished by U. of Wisconsin Administration, by Dave Wood

New NI Features Text of Debate

50-Cent Coffee

Announcing This Year’s ISL-SYL Summer Camp

Sweating Licenses

Press Action, by L.G. Smith

Editorials

Youth and Student Corner

Reading from Left to Right

‘4th International’ Goes Whole Hog

World Politics

Not in the Headlines

ISL Program – In Brief

Labor and the Fair Deal, by Ben Hall

Cold War Crime: German Dismantling III

The Union Got This from GM

Chi Daily News Writer Blasts U.S. for Bucking Asian Revolt


Vol. 14 No. 24, 12 June 1950
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Association in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
L.G. Smith

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

Summer Camp-School coming!

Supreme Court Hits Legal Jim Crow in 3 Decisions; Dodges Segregation Angle, by Jesse Kaaren & Larry O’Connor

MacArthur Teaches Iron-Fist ‘Democracy’

Remington Case Shows New Turn of Screw in Truman Purge

Court, Corporation Work Together to Soak Union

Ohio Labor Notes

Recognize It?

Labor ’Scope

1,500 Marchers in Philly Protest Military Jim Crow, by Frank Harper

Brooklyn College Scandal: ‘Liberal’ Prexy Swings Ax on Academic Freedom for Press, by Eugene Martel

Schuman Plan Asks Autocratic ‘High Command’ for Economy, by Sam Feliks

Books for Germany: Help Build Socialism!

Editorials

CP Registers Losses, by Daniel Welsh

Reading from Left to Right

German Dismantling: the Network of Inter-Imperialist Rivalry

World Politics

ISL Program – in Brief

Readers Take the Floor ...

It Was a Victory, But —, by Max Shachtman

Taking to the Floor on the GM Contract: Discussion

SYL Forum Hears Prof. Gerth on Karl Marx and Max Weber

Readers Take the Floor ...

Pro and Con: Discussion


Vol. 14 No. 25, 19 June 1950
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Association in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
L.G. Smith

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

MacArthur Acts to Force Japan CP Underground

Labor Politics in Mid-Year: A Roundup

BLP Blast at Europe Unity Plan Is NOT Socialist, by Sam Feliks

Midway into 1950: Labors Score in Politics

Norman Thomas Girding to Reverse Convention Line on Elections, by Walter Jason

Michigan: Suit Charges Detroit Bias in Housing, by Jimmie Little

IUE-CIO Wins Runoff Election at Pittsburgh Westinghouse

Profit Crops Up

The Supreme Court and Jim Crow, by Gordon Haskell

Editorials

You and Science

Reading from Left to Right

World Politics

Not in the Headlines

U.S. and Forced Labor, from The Workers Defense Bulletin

ISL Program – In Brief

Semanticists and Russia, by David Welsh

N.Y. Teachers Fight for Pay Raises Against O’Dwyer – Get the Business and a Red Scare


Vol. 14 No. 26, 26 June 1950
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
L.G. Smith

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

The British Labor Party and European Unity

Israel Makes Arabs ‘Second-Class Citizens’, by Al Findley

World-Telly Strike Shuts Down N.Y. Daily Paper

Ohio Labor Notes

CP Fronts: Stalinist Party Losing Out in Non-Party Sympathizers, by Daniel Welsh

Farm Bureau Wags the Government

Midway into 1950 – Labor Politics in Reading

GM Contract and Unemployment, by Philip Coben

The ISL Program in Brief

You and Science

Reading from Left to Right

World Politics

Not in the Headlines

They Need Your Help!

Positive Approach to Western European Unity Is Needed as Against BLP’s Nationalism

Readers Take the Floor ...

Defense of Purge Misfires in Radio Program on ‘Loyalty’, by William Barton


Vol. 14 No. 2 10,7, 3 July 1950
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
L.G. Smith

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

The Only War Aim on Both Sides in Korea: Wich Imperialist Power Will Control Asia? by Gordon Haskell

Switchmen Strike Another Blow at Railway Labor Act, by Larry O’Connor

Michigan Labor Notes

U. of California Fires 157 Refusing to Sign ‘Anti-Communist Oath’

Electrical Struggle Shows IUE-CIO Far in Lead over CP

U.S. Preparing to Rescue Franco If He Relaxes Economic Controls, Wilebaldo Solano

Not in the Headlines

Ukrainian Organ Says Partisan Fight Must Be for Socialism

Stalinists Fail to Woo Berliners in Face of East German Reality, by Richard

The ISL Program in Brief

Tapping the Wall St. Wire

Reading from Left to Right

South Africa Reaction and Racism Reaches Unprecedented New High, by Henry Judd

World Politics

Readers Take the Floor ...

Stalin as Philologist, by Hal Draper

American ‘Bad Neighbor’ Policy Provokes Reactionary Wave in Latin American States, by Juan Rey

They Can’t Tell a Stoolpigeon from a Hack, by Daniel Welsh

Reader Takes the Floor

The Wooden Medal

Books Received

This Is Where We Came In – Ten Years Ago


Vol. 14 No. 28, 10 July 1950
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
L.G. Smith

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

Whose War Is It? by Political Committee, International Socialist League

The ISL Program in Brief

Taping the Wall St. Wire

Reading from Left to Right

You and Science

Not in the Headlines

World Politics

Readers Take the Floor ...

Summer Camp-School Coming

What’s the BLP’s Dilemma? by Sam Feliks

CP-Wallaceite Marriage Headed for Rocks, by Daniel Welsh

Fire Damages ISL Offices: We Need Your Help

L.L. Whyte’s New Development in Man, reviewed by Frank Harper

Philly UE Strikes Westinghouse to Protect Grievance Machinery, by Frank Harper

Ohio Labor Notes


Vol. 14 No. 29, 17 July 1950
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
L.G. Smith

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

Railroad Union Asks Strikebreaker Truman: Can ‘Free Men’ Still Strike in This Country? by Gordon Haskell

Draft On, No-Strike Pledge Planned for the Korean ‘Slaughterhouse’ War

Doubletalk

U.S. Offers the Savior, Stalinists Promise Land, by James M. Fenwick

New Crime Invented

UAW Signs Bad Five-Year Allis-Chalmers Contract, by Al Johnson

Stalinist FE Claims a Fake Victory, by Pete Jarms

Jolt

New NMU Contract Full of Holes

The Korean Test of Politics: America Faces Illusory Victory Due to Political Defeat, by Walter Jason

Everything Clear Now?

Lords of teh Press

The ISL Program in Brief

Pro and Con: Discussion

Reading from Left to Right

Spectacle: Will the SWP Welch on the Defense of Russia? by Hal Draper

The Atrocity Reports Are Coming In Now

World Politics

With the ISL

They Need Your Help/p>

Stalin’s Next Move in Korea? by Jack Brad

Should We Criticize the BLP’s Nationalism? by L. Jacoby

Why Is the NAACP Losing Membership? by Kate Leonard

Guild Project

Canada Roo

Risky Question


Vol. 14 No. 30, 24 July 1950
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
L.G. Smith

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

Will Truman Use the Bomb

First War Sacrifices Hit Housing, Democratic Rightsat Home to Gear for War, by Mary Bell

UAW Leaders Fall in Line, by Walter Jason

“Spit in Their Eye First and Then Talk to Them”! by Walter Jason

Labor ’Scope

Come to the Wisconsin Summer Camp-School, by the Camp Committee

SP Shelves Socialism in Pro-War Resolution, by Philip Coben

Out of the Mothballs: Racism Emerges Too, by Henry Judd

“Power-Drunk”? U.S. Has a Headache in Asia, by James M. Fenwick

The ISL Program in Brief

Science and You

Reading from Left to Right

U.S. Forces Latin American Peopleto Sholulder Burden of Crisis, by Juan Rey

World Politics

Readers Take the Floor ...

On Stalin’s Left Flank, by Hal Draper

The Pacifist Tactic – An exchange

Will NAACP Involve Members in Its Fight? by Kate Leonard


Vol. 14 No. 31, 31 July 1950
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
L.G. Smith

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

Path of Empire

Truman Moves Toward Full Wartime Footing to ‘Police the World’ by U.S. Armies, by Mary Bell

The CP ‘Peace’ Appeal Aids the Kremlin’s War

UE Strike Ends at Westinghouse, by Frank Harper

Last Year’s ‘Coffee Shortage’ Was Rigged, Probers Declare

How They Transform Workers into Bureaucrats in Stalinland, by Barois

Korean War Divides Ranks of Wallaceites; CP Calls Wallace a ‘Shabby Jingo’, ‘Traitor’, by Stewart Pitt

Pecunia Non Olet

Getting Results

The Home Front at War

The ISL Program in Brief

‘Class Angle’: On The White Tower and Mountain Climbing, by Philip Coben

Reading from Left to Right

Nehru’s India Censors Private Mail in Violation of Democratic Rights

World Politics

Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

The Politics of Korean Stalinism, by Jack Brad

The Pro-Titoism of the Socialist Left, by Hal Draper

Not in the Headlines

Books Received

Let ’Em Read Comics

Banjo on His Knee


Vol. 14 No. 32, 7 August1950
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
L.G. Smith

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

UAW Local Rebels Against 1950 ‘Package’, by Walter Jason

Truman Holds Back Price Control as War-Profiteering Soaks Labor, by Gordon Haskell

Baruch Economic Plan Heralds ‘Guns-not-Butter’ System in West

Judges in Uniform

West Coast Longshoremen Hit by T-H on Hiring Hall, by Bob Orozco

UN United Again – They Don’t Like It, by L.G. Smith

Labor ’Scope

Anti-Morbidity

Belgian Workers Kick Out the King, by Larry O’Connor

Brazil: Dictator Vargas, Tries a Comeback, by V.F.M.

The Home Front at War

The ISL Program in Brief

Youth and Student Corner

Reading from Left to Right

The Pro-Titoism of the Socialist Left, by Hal Draper

World Politics

East German Stalinism: Tightening Up in Face of Hatred, by Eugene Keller

The New Line of the American Zionists, by William Zukerman

SWP Leader for Stalinists in Korean War

Levittown: How to Make a Pile on U.S. Money and Scab Labor, by Edward Corwin

Re-Release


Vol. 14 No. 33, 14 August 1950
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
L.G. Smith

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

How U.S. Policy Helps Kremlin Propaganda: In UN, on Franco, on Democratic Liberties

UAW Heads Hit Vigilante Attacks on Alleged CPers

Michigan Labor Notes

Congress Bloc Trying to Stop Hawaii Bill with ‘Anti-Red’ Bill, by Larry O’Connor

Two Jingoes in UAW Plant Appeal to N.J. Witchhunt Law Against Union Members

‘Jehovah’s Witnesses’ Protest Persecution

N.Y. Cops Bust Up CP Rally in Union Square, by L.G. Smith

Bridges’ Bail Revoked on U.S. Request, by Gordon Haskell

The ISL Program in Brief

Tapping the Wall St. Wire

Reading from Left to Right

The Pro-Titoism of the Socialist Left, by Hal Draper

World Politics

East German Stalinism: The Ruling State Party of the Russian Zone, by Eugene Keller

Back in the Jungle

Truth

Readers Take the Floor ...


Vol. 14 No. 34, 21 August 1950
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
L.G. Smith

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

Three Fellow Travelers Jump Off the CP Line

U.S. Policy Abroad Leans on Forces of Reaction, by Gordon Haskell

The UAW and Democracy at Home

UAW Ranks Push for Union Action, by Walter Jason

Labor ’Scope

Why Belgian Workers Rose Up Against the King, by R.G.

World Politics

The ISL Program in Brief

You and Science

The Yugoslavs and the War in Korea, by Hal Draper

The Pro-Titoism of the Socialist Left, by Hal Draper

Come to the Wisconsin Summer Camp-School

3 Letters: Critics Take the Floor on Korea

A Reply to Pro-War Critics


Vol. 14 No. 35, 28 August 1950
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
L.G. Smith

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

Stop the Loan to Fascist Spain! (cartoon), by Carry

Equal Sacrifice? Senate Bill Soaks Labor and People, by Albert Gates

U.S. Labor Leaders Say ECA Plan Helps Rich, Not Europe’s Workers, by L.G. Smith

Will Truman Break the Rail Strike? by Larry O’Connor

Ohio Labor Skates Back Labor’s Public Enemy No. 1!

Come toe the Wisconsin Summer School-Camp

Protest Jim Crow Outrage in Philly, by Peter Loumos

Patriots

Books Received

British Labor Party Turns to U.S. Capital to Underwrite Financing of Colonial Plans, by Gordon Haskell

They Need Your Help

The ISL Program in Brief

You and Science

Reading from Left to Right

The Pro-Titoism of the Socialist Left, by Hal Draper

Readers Take the Floor ...

“Murder in Mexico”, by Mary Bell

The ‘Real Choices’ in the War, by Ben Hall


Vol. 14 No. 36, 4 September 1950
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
L.G. Smith

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

AFL Teacher Hit Gag on Rival CP-Run Union, by Gordon Haskell

Militant UAW Ranks Force Wage Hike at Chrysler, by Walter Jason

Freedom in Danger!

Truman Lets Franco Loan Pass, Stays Mum, by Philip Coben

FE Claims Ripped by UAW Strike, by Pete Jarms

MacArthur, Matthews Speak Out What Capital Circles Whisper

Tenants Fight Calif. Negro Eviction, by Arlene Williams & Louis Thompson

Union Heads Want U.S. Rail Seizure. They Got It. What Now? by Larry O’Connor

S.E.D. Convention Bares Economic Crisis in East Zone; Worker Resistance to Stalinism, by Henry Chase

Totalitarianism – Two Brands, by Henry Judd

The ISL Program in Brief

Youth and Student Corner

Reading from Left to Right

The Pro-Titoism of the Socialist Left, by Hal Draper

To the Hills

Symbol

“History Gives Us No 3rd Choice”, by Susan Green

Socialist Policy in the War, by Max Shachtman


Vol. 14 No. 37, 11 Septembe 1950
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
L.G. Smith

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

Knotty Problems Remain as Labor Marks Gains, by Ben Hall

Preventive War Boosters Peril American People, by Ben Hall

$25,000 Is Enough!

Latin American Union Federation Sponsored by AFL Fails to Gain Support of Workers, by Juan Robles

Chicago Bd. Of Education Bans Book in Schools Which Would Assail Children with Insidious Truth, by Gordon Haskell

Plague of Ordinances Settles on California

Labor Shows Potential Power in NY Nomination Scramble, by William Barton

Not Bad, Not Bad at All

Economic Instability Haunts Philippines, by R. Burgess

Land Reform is Central Issue

Ohio Labor Notes

The ISL Program in Brief

Youth and Student Corner

Reading from Left to Right

The Pro-Titoism of the Socialist Left, by Hal Draper

Marshall Plan Makes Turn, by Sam Feliks

Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...
Brief Comments on the Labor Action Discussion on Socialist Policy and Korea

Ceylon Trotskyist States Views on Korea, by V. Karalasingham

And Now the Blues ..., by Larry O’Connor

Cry the Beloved Country, Indeed!


Vol. 14 No. 38, 18 September 1950
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
L.G. Smith

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

Fair Deal Senators Join Reactionaries to Pass “Concentration Camp” McCarran Bill, by Sam Adams

Congress Has No Time for Excess Profits Tax

[Tightrope] (cartoon), by Carlo

Weapons vs. “Hordes”

Banks Flee from A-Bomb

British Trade Union Congress Dumps Wage Freeze; Opens Road for Socialist Policy, by Gordon Haskell

Not in the Headlines

Of Potato Bugs and Rats, by Benno Sarel

IUE Makes GM Gulp Dose of Its Own Castor Oil, by Larry O’Connor

Ohio Labor Notes

U.S. Policy in Latin America Helps Totalitarian Movements, by Juan Robles

New Stalinist Magazine March of Labor Seeks to Form Ideological Rallying-Ground for CP Unions

The ISL Program in Brief

You and Science

Reading from Left to Right

The Pro-Titoism of the Socialist Left, by Hal Draper

“Mystical Moods Which Threaten the Conquests of Rationality”, by James M. Fenwick

The Liberal Party Convention, by Tony Towers

Comments on the Labor Action Discussion on Socialist Policy and Korea

Readers Take the Floor ...

With the ISL

At Whom Was John L. Lewis Aiming When He Let Go at Old Bill Green?


Vol. 14 No. 39, 25 September 1950
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
L.G. Smith

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

Liberals Yield to Political Panic as The Join Assault on Civil Liberties, by R. Fahan

BLP Wins Steel Vote Under Left Wing Pressure, by Larry O’Connor

“Military Drive for Power” —

Can Marshall Save the “American Century”?

Militant Strike by Cleveland IUE Gets 16-Cent Package from GE, as told to Joe Hauser

‘Equality of Sacrifice’: The Same Gold Brick, by Frank Marquart, from The Voice of UAW Local 212

FBI Asks Bigger Appropriation – For What?

On the Spot

IUE-CIO Wins Wage Increase at Exide by 14-Week Strike, by Frank Harper

Prices on Raw Materials Zoom Higher as Speculators Rush to Cash In on War

Michigan CIO Blasts McCarthy-Type Smear by Association of Catholic Trade Unionists, by Walter Jason

UAW Strike at Harvester Solid While FE Still Plays shady Role, by P. Jarms

The ISL Program in Brief

You and Science

The Pro-Titoism of the Socialist Left, by Hal Draper

They Need Your Help!

Political Morality – SP Style, by Gordon Haskell

Labor Leaders, Liberals and Witches, by Ben Hall

Rogge Attempt to Change Line of PP on Korea Lays an Egg

UMW Paper Asks About Korea – Information, Please!

Ohio Labor Notes

Wolfgang and the Two Germanies, by Benno Sarel


Vol. 14 No. 40, 2 October 1950
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
L.G. Smith

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

‘Police State’ Bill Passed over Truman Veto as President’s Message Concedes Principle, by Gordon Haskell

Labor ’Scope

Ohio Labor Notes

U.S. Military Intelligence Bars Jewish DPs on “Red” Charges, from Jewish Newsletter

NMU Group Warns of ‘Screening’ by Coast Guard and Curran

Tito Regime Announces New Line on Korea as Belgrade Jumps Off Fence on UN Side, by Hal Draper

Rearmament Plan Gives Germans Only Right to Fight for Capitalism, Not Their Freedom, by Mary Bell

The ISL Program in Brief

Propaganda on TV: Atomic Spy “Drama” on the Moron Level, by Norman Johnstone

Reading from Left to Right

The Pro-Titoism of the Socialist Left, by Hal Draper

Why Land Reform Failed in South Korea, by Abel Baker

Not in the Headlines

Draper, Shachtman Discuss Tito Regime; Rogge Debate Off

The ‘New Type of Life’ in the Stalinist State, by Benno Sabel

Calif. Professor Denounces Loyalty Oath in Classroom

Wallace Praises Bill with Faint Damns, by L.G. Smith

ISL Urged Support of Veto, signed by Max Shachtman & Albert Gates


Vol. 14 No. 41, 9 October 1950
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
L.G. Smith

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

Liberal Party Backs Dem Slate but Ranks Uneasy over Deals, by Peter Whitney

U.S. Plan for Korea Won’t Raise Its Stock in Asia, by Max Shachtman

In the Mirror of Stalin’s Parliament ..., by Vs. Felix

Will UAW Stand Up Against Trend in Labor to Import ‘Communist Purge’ into Unions? by Ben Hall

“There’s No Balm in the Liberal Gilead”, by Mary Bell

Political Changes Loom in Israel, by Al Findley

Ohio Labor Notes

The ISL Program in Brief

Youth and Student Corner

Reading from Left to Right

The Pro-Titoism of the Socialist Left, by Hal Draper

World Politics

They Need Your Help!

Morocco and the Atlantic Pact, statement of Istaqlal Party, signed by Mohammed Lyazidi

Stalinist Counter-Revolution (cartoon), by Carlo

Readers Take the Floor ...


Vol. 14 No. 42, 16 October 1950
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
L.G. Smith

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

Liberal Party and Tammany Hall: ‘The Tiger Still Roams the Streets’, by Peter Whitney

Union Democracy Under Attack in UAW-Ford Trial, by Walter Jason

Inside Stalinist Germany – Prussian-Style ‘Socialism’, by Benno Sabel

British Labor Party Ranks Show Growing Unrest at ‘Go Slow’ Policy of Leadership, by Gordon Haskell

Labor Government Jails Gas Strikers

Can Students Think for Themselves? by Max Shachtman

Book Review

The ISL Program in Brief

Youth and Student Corner

Reading from Left to Right

The Pro-Titoism of the Socialist Left, by Hal Draper

World Politics

Books for Germany: Help Build Socialism!

Not in the Headlines

Have They Lost Their Nerve? by Gordon Haskell

Pro and Con: Discussion on the War

Labor Disperses Its Strength Three Ways in N.Y. Elections, by William Barton


Vol. 14 No. 43, 23 October, 1950
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
L.G. Smith

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

Business is Picking up ... (cartoon), by Carlo

Labor in Middle as Muck Thickens in N.Y. Election

Control over Prices, Not Wage Control, Needed Now, by Mary Bell

Los Angeles Judge Rules That City ‘Anti-Red’ Law Is Illegal

Polish Workers Resist with Slowdown as Russia Strips the Land of Its Wealth, by A. Rudzienski

France: The Political Climate, by Henry Judd

Issue Is Liberty, Not Efficiency, by Gordon Haskell

Labor ’Scope

Calif. Gets Another Loyalty Oath; Oath-Happy Profs Now Have 3, by Malcolm Kirk

The ISL Program in Brief

You and Science

Reading from Left to Right

The Pro-Titoism of the Socialist Left, by Hal Draper

World Politics

The Cabinet Crisis in Israel, by Al Findley

Business Is Picking Up

Books and Ideas

Not in the Headlines

With the ISL

Los Angeles Yipsels Back Third Camp Policy on Korean War in Student Mag


Vol. 14 No. 44, 30 October 1950
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
L.G. Smith

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

After Hanley It’s Tammany’s Turn in Muck, by Tony Towers

Civil War by Terror and Atrocity Rages in Korea, by Abel Baker

Gideonse Swings Ax on Academic Freedom, by Eugene Martel

Kremlin’s Demagogic Proposal on Germany Puts West on the Spot with Unity Appeal, by Gordon Haskell

Labor and Stalinism in Italy, by Henry Judd

Screen Directors Guild Kills Oath, by Carl Davis

The ISL Program in Brief

You and Science

On reducing Sociology to Biology, by Philip Coben

Reading from Left to Right

The Pro-Titoism of the Socialist Left, by Hal Draper

World Politics

Philanthropy and the Belt Line, by Larry O’Connor

Books and Ideas

Not in the Headlines

Lobbying by Big Business Is ‘Billion-Dollar Industry’, by Mary Bell

Univ. of Calif. Socialists Run a Candidate


Vol. 14 No. 45, 6 November 1950
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
L.G. Smith

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

General Charas Tuprinka: Commander of Ukraine Underground Killed in Battle with Stalin’s Troops, by Vs. Felix

Contrast With Korea: UN Mum on Tibet Invasion, by Abel Baker

CP’ers Expulsion Confronts UAW with Witchhunt Issue, by Walter Jason

Ohio and Philly: Labor Tails the Democrats

Ohio Labor Notes

Washington U. Chancellor Moved Down the U.C. Road with Proposed Purge, by James Jairus

AMA President Boasts of Tie-up with Big Business

Stellato Purge Boomerangs in Local 600, by Walter Jason

It’s Not the Wages

At a CP Meeting in Paris, by Henry Judd

The ISL Program in Brief

You and Science

Reading from Left to Right

The Pro-Titoism of the Socialist Left, by Hal Draper

World Politics

The End of an Experience, by Max Shachtman

The Case of Comrade Tulayev, by Mary Bell (book review)

Why Hiawatha Was a Red, condensed from Industrial Worker

Not in the Headlines


Vol. 14 No. 46, 13 November 1950
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
L.G. Smith

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

U.S. Open UN Door to Fascist Dictator Franco, by Mary Bell

Labor’s Bloc with Dems Gets It Nowhere as GOP Makes Hay on ‘Red’ Issue, by Carl Davis

Puerto Rican People Are the Victims! by Hal Draper

UAW Signs Up Harvester; Big Gains in New Contract

Guild Strikers Publish Own Paper in Pittsburgh, by Gerry McDermott

Break Widens in Stalinist-Run UAW Local, by Joe Hauser

Sentner Case: FBI Made Arrests, but They Won’t Even Tell Why, by James Jairus

Where’s Schuman’s Plan Today? German Question Muddies the Deal, by Sam Feliks

ACEWR Ends Relief Work, Group Dissolves

Ben Gurion Cabinet Back, Municipal Vote Will Decide, by Al Findley

The ISL Program in Brief

Youth and Student Corner

Thomas Puts N.Y. Candidates on the Spot on Tresca Case

The Pro-Titoism of the Socialist Left, by Hal Draper

Shadowy Independence of Philippines Wears Thin, Bell Report and Proposals Indicate, by Richard Burgess

Books and Ideas

Why Were the Liberals Silent in the Campaign? by Gordon Haskell

Impellitteri’s ‘Hoodlum’ Roundup a Disgrace, by L.G. Smith


Vol. 14 No. 47, 20 November 1950
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
L.G. Smith

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

What Happened to Labor in the Elections? Why Did It Have No Program of Its Own? by Albert Gates

Franco Chortles: UN-U.S. Vote Props Up His Regime

Britain Give Stalinist ‘Peace’ Fake a Lift

California – Fair Dealers’ “Me-Tooism” Flopped, by S. Beilas

Great Train Robbery

Illinois – Case in Point: a Lucas and a Cop, by R.F. Sargent

New York – No Mess of Pottage for the Liberal Party, by Peter Whitney

Ohio – Taft Beat Nobody, Named Ferguson, by Joe Hauser

The ISL Program in Brief

You and Science

Reading from Left to Right

The Pro-Titoism of the Socialist Left, by Hal Draper

World Politics

Vargas’ Victory Is Loaded with Dynamite! by V.F. Madeira

Socialism and Stalinism in Brazil, by V.F. Madeira

Wallace: New Role as Judas Goat, by L.G. Smith

Symbol

Foreign Policy and the Elections: GOP May Nail U.S. Coffin in Orient, by Abel Baker

Stakhanovism, from East Europe

Business at Work


Vol. 14 No. 48, 27 November 1950
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
L.G. Smith

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

Reuther ‘Explains’ the Election, by Walter Jason

Truman Opens Up the Treasury to Finance Franco

“Did You Ever See a City Die?” by Abel Baker

Phone Strikers Win a Foothold

Labor ’Scope

New York – Muted Scandal Grows in Dept. of Welfare Under Hilliard, by Fred Bishop

Philippines – Is Titoism at Work Among the Hukbalahaps? by Richard Burgess

East Europe – Polish Curency Reform Soaks Workers Again, by A. Rudzienski

Germany – Socialists Gain on Arms Issue, by Gordon Haskell

The ISL Program in Brief

Tapping the Wall St. Wire

World Politics

The Pro-Titoism of the Socialist Left, by Hal Draper

The Gray Report: Manifesto of American Imperialism, by Sam Feliks

New Elements in Stalinist Theory, by Vs. Felix, from Vpered

Briggs-UAW Militants Work Out on Election Alibis by Roy Reuther


Vol. 14 No. 49, 4 December 1950
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
L.G. Smith

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

Spread of War to China Looms: What Led Up to the War Crisis?

Mum’s the Word at CIO Convention, by Ben Hall

How CIO Delegates Discussed 1950 Vote, by R.F. Sargent

Electrical Workers – One Year of Split Unionism in Philly, by Frank Harper

From Boycott to Bundling: The Crooked Line of Washington’s Reversal on Fascist Franco, by Mary Bell

Israel – Elections Show Protest Vote Against Government Parties, by Al Findley

The ISL Program in Brief

Labor ’Scope

Reading from Left to Right

The Pro-Titoism of the Socialist Left, by Hal Draper

Anti-CP Group Wins 1st Round in Fight for Philadelphia NAACP, by Frank Harper

Gerald Smith Hails McCarren, by Jessie Kaaren

Pacifist Organ Banned by P.O.

They Need Your Help!

The Gray Report and Europe’s Will to Fight, by Sam Feliks

Sidney Hook’s Double Standard, by Gordon Haskell


Vol. 14 No. 50, 11 December 1950
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
L.G. Smith

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

Peoples of the World Must Raise Demand Now: Withdraw All Troops! Stop the Korean War! by Albert Gates

UAW Promises Vote by Ranks on Any No-Strike Pledge, by Walter Jason

Generalities Galore at CIO Confab, by R.F. Sargent

S.F. Bay Area – Shachtman Debates Landauer on Role of United Nations at U. of California

New York – Bosses Fight for Tammany Rule, by Tony Towers

Chicago – SYL Hears Drake on African Movement, by Bill Meitzner

The New Crisis in U.S. Foreign Policy, by James M. Fenwick

West Coast Branches of ISL Hold Lively Regional Conference, by Scott Byer

Latin America – U.S. Tightens Squeeze on Bolivia, by Juan Rey

The ISL Program in Brief

You and Science

Reading from Left to Right

The Pro-Titoism of the Socialist Left, by Hal Draper

World Politics

The Russian State Budget, by Vs. Felix

Deadhead Law

Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

Books and Ideas


Vol. 14 No. 51, 18 December 1950
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
L.G. Smith

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

U.S. Disaster in Korea: Only Stalinism Gains by Washington’s Intervention Line, by Max Shachtman

They Didn’t Go for Unanimity at IUE Parley, by John Williams

Why Truman and Attlee Disagreed, by Mary Bell

CIO Argues Utility Policy,; Murray Defines ‘Discipline’, by R.F. Sargent

What’s in a Loaf of Bread? A Guinea-Pig Shouldn’t Eat It

Court Slaps Witchhunters, by Stan Grey

A Token of the ‘Third Camp’: Revulsion of Peoples Curbed War Drive, by Ben Hall

France – The Paralysis of Will Among Europe’s Rulers, by Henry Judd

The ISL Program in Brief

On the Home Front

Reading from Left to Right

Books and Ideas

World Politics

The West Coast Conference of Socialist Youth Against the War

Have-Nots Give

Fat-Boy Fraternity

One Who Knows, by George E. Allen, from New York Times Magazine

They Need Your Help!


Vol. 14 No. 52, 25 December 1950
Labor Action
Independent Socialist Weekly
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Hal Draper
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Mary Bell
L.G. Smith

BUSINESS MANAGER:
L.G. Smith

Truman Orders Peril Auto Workers’ Gains, by Walter Jason

Make Rich Pay for U.S. War Mobilization, by Mary Bell

‘Democracy’ by Massacre: S. Koreans Mass Killings Appal Western Troops, by Larry O’Connor

Behind the Baldanzi-Rieve Fight in the CIO Textile Workers Union, by Saul Berg

Labor ’Scope

The ISL Program in Brief

You and Science

World Politics

The Politics of the Polish ‘Diaspora’, by A. Rudzienski

NYU Ban of Fast Attacks Academic Freedom

They Need Your Help!

Books and Ideas

Karl Kuehn (obituary)

Books Received

With the ISL

Index to Labor Action for 1950

 


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