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...WILLIAM B. HESSELTINE is one of America's leading historians...
...In Germany, too, a dictatorship was first established and then that dictatorship brought greater collectivism into Germany's economic life...
...The need for better nutrition, for care of children of working mothers, and for education in the rudiments of American citizenship is so great at this time that it would be extremely shortsighted to permit the dissolution of W.P.A...
...On the other hand such a right for critics of the employer never has been recog-aiced by the capitalist owners of industry...
...Algernon Lee, Bertrand Russell and other prominent speakers will lead the * discission...
...He stated further that Negro railway workers should be admitted as full-fledged members, with the right to voice and vote and election to offices and as delegates to the international conventions, that formulate and adopt legislation, and also to the agreement and grievance committees to negotiate wage contracts...
...Social and card party, Saturday, Jan...
...Nathan Chanin, Benj...
...Center...
...JACK JONES is the internationally known British miner who has lectured extensively and written several books...
...1.50 and $1 at all SDF...
...This forum will continue every Tuesday evening during the winter...
...SDF Branch in the Amalgamated Houses, meets Monday...
...Indications from responses to date promise a gathering of considerably over a 1000 guests among whom will be outstanding leaders of Social Democracy, Labor and Liberal thought, public officials and friends of Lee from many states...
...29th, Elias Tartak, "War and Peace by Tolstoy...
...to bring io a close these essential services, says the organization...
...The fact thaft Russia and to some extent Nazi Germany are non-democratic collectivist, does not prove the contention that there is such a necessary connection between collectivism and the loss of democracy...
...of the people have a right to control the economic activity of the other 49rr...
...Admission 49c...
...There is...
...August Claessens will speak at a number of Connecticut Workmen's Circle hahah necticut W ? ? ? m e n's Circle Branches in January...
...The Social Democratic group in New Bedford is happy in the outcome of the election...
...On the contrary the dictatorship was first established by a fanatical party whose members asserted as clearly as possible that they were aiming at dictatorship and that democracy was a sham...
...William Karlin speaks on "America and the New Order...
...If such a right is rocognisea and guaranteed then there is such a thing as democratic collectivism despite the protestations from men like Chamberlin and Lewis Corey that it is not possible...
...In Italy the dictatorship came into power not after collectivism, bnt to prevent the establishment of a collectivism which would have the purpose of destroying private profits...
...There is an entirely feasible method of preventing dictatorship under collectivism, namely, recognizing the right of all to criticize the government and guaranteeing the critics against loss of their jobs on that account, and that is exactly what all collectivists who are not Communists want...
...Delegates were present from some twelve cities and discussed problems and planned activities in their respective localities...
...Jealous of the success of the recent East Side Old Timers Banquet of Socialists in the Sixth Assembly District, the group of the old 4th A.D...
...Also new branch officers for 1943...
...Tickets are still available te $2...
...Sunday, March 14th at the Labor Lyceum...
...Oldtime Socialist Elected Mayor of New Bedford Arthur M. Harri man, a Socialist of long standing, was elected Mayor of New Bedford, Mass., an industrial city of about 125,000...
...In neither country did people aim at collectivism and then, after having established collectivism, find themselves swept along on an irresistible tide toward dictatorship...
...The change in the New Bedford city charter making the elections non-partisan compelled Harriman to run as an independent, and so after more than 25 years of persisting, the frequent candidate for Mayor the long-time Socialist finally made it this year...
...He is the author of several books...
...T. SWANN HARDING is a well-known economic authority...
...This by no means is impossible nor even difficult...
...The limited extent to which it is recognized by law, namely, the right of a worker not to be fired for engaging in union activity, is still a sore point with many employers and was only adopted against their determined oppostion...
...and the rights of free speech, free press, and free assembly and the right to vote after free discussion...
...His forthcoming book Art and Freedom, a two-volume discussion of the relations bat w ecu democracy sad culture...
...New-York City...
...Dean Alfange, recent A.L.P...
...The fact is that the right to maintain oneself in opposition may exist and can be guaranteed in a fully developed collectivist society if the right is clearly understood, while it does not exist in the capitalist portion of an economy where public ownership and private ownership of the means of large scale production exist side by side...
...New York City...
...But the right of a critic to be protected against victimization is almost universally recognized in the government...
...Friday, Jan...
...In the afternoon the second session of she panel discussion will be held, to be followed by the opening of the National Conference with delegates' and members-at-large participating...
...But the government could not Jo that or anything else unless the right to express criticism and to organize to try to make such criticism the basis of a new governmental policy was fully preserved...
...Topic: "American Labor and the Threat of Political Reaction...
...J«n...
...Contributors JERRY VOORHIS for years has been voted by Washington correspondents as the hardest working man in the House of Representatives...
...k Annual New Leader Dinner Symposium...
...Fiatbush Central Branch meets Monday, January 4th, 9 p. m. at 844 Utica Ave., Brooklyn...
...Another East Side Old-Timers Affair...
...He is a professor of American history at the University of Wisconsin, and is the author of a biography of U. S. Grant, a History of the South, and other leading works...
...gubernatorial candidate, will speak on the opening night on "Current Events...
...NATIONAL The program for the National Conference of the Social Democratic Federation to convene at the People's House 7 East 15th Street, on January 22,23, 24, has been prepared* Tie opening session, Friday, January 22, will be a ranei discussion on the topic *Ts Socialism Still Valid...
...17th...
...Speakers, Dean Alfange, Algernon Lee and others...
...Since 1924, a local Labor Party was organized in New Bedford and Arthur M. Harriman was the candidate for Mayor...
...Herman Woskow is educational director...
...The newly elected Mayor began as an active member of the Socialist Party more than 25 years ago and was a delegate to the state conventions...
...In other words a collectivist economy is fully democratic if the right of every man to a job anaer decent conditions, ii he can work, and to be taken care of decently, if he cannot work, is fully recognised and is not affected by his political activity...
...Randolph Asks End Of Color Ban Or No Cfosed Shop A. Philip Randolph, International President of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, this week stated in connection with the movement by the fourteen non-operating railway unions to secure a closed shop, that unless the railway unions abolish the color bar, a closed shop should be denied them...
...The work-, shop for the manufacture of clothing for the relief services of the American fied Cross, .the British War Relief Society, which aids the allied nations is now located in Room 505, People's House, 7 E. 15th St, New York City...
...has decided to arrange an affair...
...Bridgeport Jan...
...Such a proposal is entirely logical and is exactly what those of us who are democratic collectivists propose...
...Jan...
...LEO WEICZEN was born in Russia and has Uved most of his life in Italy, where a good number of years were passed in Mussolini's prison...
...Indeed, the commonly recognized fact that it is dangerous to criticize your boss in the capitalist section of a mixed economy is one of the main counts in the indictment against capitalism for being an autocratic rather than a demoeractic method ot managing industry...
...January 4th, in the Assembly-room, 80 Van Cortlandt Park So., New York City at 8:30 p. m. Neighborhood Houses Ask Retention of WPA Services Absoiption by the Board of Education of the W.P.A...
...East Flatbush Branch 2. Tenth Anniversary Banquet, Saturday, January 23rd, 8 p, m. at Mollie's Restaurant, 85 Second Ave...
...Chamberlain has formulated the objection to collectivism on the ground that there can be no real preservation of,civil liberties unless there is a right to maintain oneself in opposition to the government...
...In Russia where collectivism is most nearly complete, the loss of democratic rights preceded the establishment of collectivism rather than the other way around...
...August Claessens, toast-master...
...Celebration and House Warming will be held on Tuesday, January 5th at 1 p. m. » * » SDF Program on Station WEVD...
...Russia became a dictatorship politically, and then the dominant single party established, promptly on paper bat rather slowly and painfully in practice, a high degree of collectivism with the purpose of wiping out profits...
...All will adjourn at 5 p. m. for the Algernon Lee Testimonial Banquet in the evening...
...Saturday, January 2nd, at 9:46 p. m. Algernon Lee presides and answers questions on international, national and municipal affairs...
...he is completing a book now called "Oat of Debt, Oat et Danger...
...Annual Ball, Seventh Anniversary Celebration, Saturday...
...The government could determine whether people should or should not ha-ve a chance to make a living by producing certain things and still,be a genuine democracy...
...New England . A well attended convention of the New England Bureau of the Jewish Socialist Verband, held in Hartford, Conn, over the last week-end...
...If the right to maintain oneself in opposition means the right of a man to be victimized by the loss of his job if he criticizes the government's policy, then such a right can exist under collectivism...
...Send questions to the SDF Question Bax, 7 East 15th St., New York City...
...but not even 9S7r of the people have a right to prevent the minority from expressing their criticism or from trying to organize to convert others to their way of thinking in order to force the government to change its polio- if they succeed in impressing their fellow citizens with their arguments...
...Those of us who are democratic collectivists propose that such a right be recognised and guaranteed...
...Philadelphia, Pa...
...Max Hamlin, August Claessens, and I. Hurwitz were the sneakers...
...Twenty-five years ago a very large Socialist Branch, headed by William Kar-lin, Adolph Held and many others, was a political power in the 4th A.D...
...Sunday morning and afternoon further sessions of the Conference will be held and of tee various committees...
...He was a candidate for Mayor on the Socialist ticket...
...Algernon Lee, 70th Birthday Testimonial Banquet, January 24th, 6 p. m, at the Hotel Commodore...
...General Membership meeting Friday, January 15th at the W. C. Labor Lyceum, 415 S. 19th St., 8:20 p. m. August Claessens will lead discussion on Social Democrats and political action sad other problems coming betete the National Conference in Mew .York...
...NEW YORK CITY Anaaal Theatre Benefit, Thursday, January 7th, 8:30 p. m. Second Avenue Theatre...
...9th, 8 p. m. Refreshments, etc...
...Upper West Side Branch, Monday, January' 4th, 8:30 p. m. in the home of Sophie Turbow, 161 W. 75th St., New York City...
...projects which have been providing hot hnjehes for school children, nursery schools, classes in citizenship and adult education, and after-school recreation centers, is very strongly urged by the United Neighborhood Houses of New York, Inc., city federation of 42 settlements...
...His active and devoted service to Socialism cost him his job on the New Bedford Standard, where he worked as a printer...
...These latter rights, which may generally be called the rights to criticize and to organize in order to make your criticisms effective, are vital to a democracy...
...which has been conducting cooking and nutrition classes attended by 1.000 women a week in the low-income neighborhoods...
...Scores of volunteers are busily at work daily from Monday through Thursday, from 10:30 a. m. to 3 p. m. and on Wednesday evenings...
...A fund of $10,000 is being raised and will be presented to Algernon Lee as trustee and it will be used for the causes and institutions to which Lee has given half a century of devoted service...
...There is no more reason to suppose that ate guarantee would not be honored, than there is to suppose that the Secretary of the Treasury, who is appointed by Roosevelt, wouTd stop the pay of the Congressmen who criticise Roosevelt...
...April 24th, the Rand School...
...No one proposes to deprive General Van Moseley of his pension because he is an outstanding native Fascist, There is no reason why exactly that same right should not be recognized for everyone, when the government in a collectivist economy pays the wages and salaries of 907c of the working population...
...The government could expropriate eertain types of property and still be a dtmocracy ? expropriation was what the majority wanted...
...Democratic Collectivism Is Possible ly ALFRED BAKER LEWIS Jj^ NUMBER of former radicals, such as Max Eastman, Lewis Corey, and John Chamberlain, have turned against a thorough-going col-leciivist society on the ground that ceUeeuviam and democracy are' incompatible, and they advocate preserving a considerable degree of production for private profit in what they call a mixed economy...
...Once the dictatorship was established the dictatorial powers were used to establish collectivism in Russia as a means of wiping out private profit, and in Germany to a somewhat lesser extent as the most efficient method of creating a war economy...
...He has contributed to many national periodicals, and writes regularly for The New Leader...
...therefore, no historical case of ool-lectivism producing dictatorship...
...branches, and the City Office, 7 East 16th St., City Chairman William Kar-lin will address a message of greeting between the acts...
...The government might fix wages and working conditions either by law or through collective bargaining without being undemocratic if either of these courses was what the majority of the people wanted...
...United Neighborhood Houses also urges that housekeeping for the chronically ill, a service which has also been performed by the W.P.A., be taken over by the Department of Welfare and that the Department of Markets absorb the Consumer Information project of W.P.A...
...Menashe Skulnik in a new musical comedy...
...Seminar of the Labor Education...
...One of the acknowledged leaders of the liberal bloc in Congress, Voorhis has made extensive stadias of the legislative processes, of finance, the labor movement and cooperatives...
...The convention opened with a public meeting on December 25th...
...City Central Committee, Wednesday, January 6th, at 7 ?¦ 15th St., New York City...
...8fh, 8:30 p. m. Anup Singh, Britain's Last Chance in India...
...HORACE M. KALLEN, educator and philosopher, teaches at the New School for Social Research...
...Efforts will now be made for a grand reunion...
...22nd, Elias Tartak, "Napoleon at the Channle...
...He claims that this right does not exist when the government owns all the large scale means of production, whereas he maintains it does exist in the capitalist section of a mixed economy...
...We draw a clear distinction as to democratic rights between the right to work or to hire others as you please for as long as you please and for whatever wages you please, which we deny to be a genuine or essential democratic right...
...Worn ens Committee...
...Benefit City Office Emergency Fund...
...Randolph concluded that the closed shop may be the means of eliminating Negroes from the railway industry as firemen, switchmen, brakemen and shop-craft workers...
...He is now a refugee in Mexico...
...Banquet reservations are $3.50 per person...
...Saturday morning, January 23rd, meetings will be- held by the National Executive, N. Y. State |"xatutive and Women's Committees from Eastern States...
...City Executive Committee, January 13th...
...Gebiner...
...S.D.F., 415 S. 19th St, Program for January...
...Notice is given to those coming and desiring satisfactory seating arrangements are urged not to delay their reservations...
...Checks for the reservations or the Lee Testimonial Fund should be made out to Abraham Miller, Treasurer, Room 200, 7 E. 15th St- New York City...
...No one thinks of preventing Clare Hoffman or Ham Fish from drawing his salary as a Congressman because he criticized the government...
...In a democracy 51...
...10th, Stamford Jan...
...Dean Alfange Opens Tremont ALP Forum The Tremont American Labor Party Club is opening its Tuesday evening forum on January 5 in its clubrooms at 862 East Tremont Ave., Bronx...
...All SDF and Jewish Socialist Verband Branches are urjied to elect delegates to the National Conference, to the New City Central Committee which convenes in February...
...Naturally an essential part of the guarantee of such a right of dissent and criticism is the right not to lose your job or to suffer discrimination in the conditions of your job if you do exercise the right to criticize the government...
...East Flatbush Branch 1, Ninth Anniversary Banquet and Dance, Saturday, January 16th, 8:30 p. m. at 362 E. Slst St., Brooklyn...

Vol. 26 • January 1943 • No. 1


 
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