A Socialist View of the Week

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...The same thing is emerging in modern American Industry and the Swope Plan may become the modern model...
...Soviet Industries are going through a crisis...
...The rate of increase this year has been considerably more than twice that of 1930 or 1931...
...However, the sit nation Is becoming such in quite a number of states that minor parties find it almost impossible -to function...
...There are brokers in charge of this stock...
...Unemployment has been increasing this spring at a rate unprecedented even in the two years of distress we have just been through...
...His survey is startling: *" , "The public seems entirely unconscious of the growing catastrophe that is upon us...
...In a period when slavery extension, the slave trade, the management of the public lands, free trade and protection divided various groups, North ana South, into intense partisans, there was real party life and genuine earnestness...
...In Louisiana, South Carolina and a few other states legislation enacted by the two ruling parties has also made <t almost impossible for minor parties to nominate...
...Votes cast for Thomas and Maurer the Socialist candidates, are the only votes Worth, while...
...About 200,000 workers will ultimately be affected by this feudal arrangement which provides Job insurance...
...Chicago, scene of "pineapple primaries'' and where machine guns- spit death in the streets...
...for these workers...
...We are inclined to think that he is more concerned with the budget than anything else in making the proposal as he has a terrible job in financing the rickety ship of state, through the economic storm...
...Heritor's own party is divided and at a party meeting no decision was reached...
...President Green could not have painted a blacker picture than he did...
...A number of the state governments, especially Bavaria, oppose the federal edict permitting the uniform While Hitler becomes more cocky in his Insistence that his squads shall wear it A federal edict on Wednesday declares that federal law* is supreme and so political uniofrms may be worn but it also holds the state governments responsible for maintaining order and declares that they may prohibit individual political demonstrations...
...Whatever their training, their views and their associations they shed these when they mount the bench...
...They live in some mysterious zone removed from class struggles and class interests...
...They are regarded as pawns in the bands of the party brokers...
...If your theory Is correct the moment Frankfurter dons the judicial robe he enters a mysterious region of impartiality...
...Human bondage Is again an issue...
...During the campaign the voters become stock...
...We understand that the Socialist party in Ohio may have to file nearly 300,000 names to get Thomas and Maurer electors on the ballot...
...They are the lambs to be sheared by the successful brokers...
...the abolition of submarines while George Lansbury, speaking for the Labor party in | Parliament, said that his party favors full disarmament" and that the Labor!tea wanted no "haggling over details...
...A few days later it was reported that the peasants are still wary of the private trading decree, that they add little to the foodstuffs required as they fear a return to the policy of confiscation...
...Of course, there were political maneuvering^ but there were also genuine issues and conflicts between the parties and in the parties...
...Then the Nationalist party has called upon the Hohenzollcrns to return to the throne and the Socialists have warned the Minister of the Interior against raising the edict against Hitler's storaa troops...
...erty of Jews who immigrated from the' Oast after 1914 because the property was acquired 'by a rapacious non-productive race.'* Bebnling Proposed Arm* Reduction THE French press had ventured on another campaign against Unole Sam as a hateful usurer and a hypocrite who wants his pound of flesh when President Hoover on June 22 made his proposal for cutting the arms of the world nearly one-third...
...Frankfurter studied the trial of Sacco and Vanzetti and he was convinced that the two men should have a new trial...
...Last week the Supreme Economic Council threatened severe discipline in the Stalin auto-truck plant for unsatisfactory work and an output much below schedule...
...One member declared that there is a bitter fight going on in the delegation "between the general staff which is against the plan and the .civilian L e f t " On the other hand there is fear of a triumph of Hitler in Germany and this plays into the hands' of the French who want "security...
...They are like Barnum and Bailey, the ''World's Greatest Show," that returns at stated periods...
...Out...
...Brokers have their price schedules although this rarely means money...
...We do not expect the Democratic convention to say anything important on this problem...
...From January to May, 1032, well over a million men and women have been thrown out of work In industry...
...This can only be regarded as usurpation of the ballot by these two parlies...
...All these conflicts have been settled and the masters of capital and great finance have become the rulers of the republic...
...We have its beginnings in the company union and company welfare plans...
...Back pay due to teachers alone has mounted to 117,000,000 and the total due all employes is 136,000,000...
...Chicago, where political rats gnaw city funds and which starves its own workers...
...this spread throughout the South...
...The great mass of workers and farmers must be reached with the Socialist message of social revolution and reconstruction of the whole capitalist system...
...One has to go back before that war to find sinoerltiy and earnestness in these conventions...
...Italy accepts...
...only be equalled on the New York Stock Exchange If the doors were thrown open to the general public on a day when business was good...
...Hoover figures that 12,000,000 would be saved by the American government if his prhposal is accepted...
...Those who are most busy In fostering this idea are the most reactionary In their views and really believe the story least...
...Two weeks ago Pravda declared that production In all Industries had Increased 20 per cent in four months but that the output was behind the plan figures...
...Should the interpretation of the law In Ohio hot be favorable to the party we should this a national Issue...
...The two parties constitute a dual monarchy like that which once governed Austria and Hungary...
...Last Sunday the central committee of the Communist party Issued a decree prohibiting the* "enforced socialization of cattle" which overzealous party members had engaged in...
...This is larger than the vote polled by the party in the whole nation In 1928...
...The Herriot Cabinet announced its opposition to the proposal and insisted on "security...
...It la In the hands of company, executives and runs with the trend towards Industrial oligarchy...
...It does not differ from the benevolent plans of slave owners who set aside a patch of land for Negro families and contributed to slave celebrations of Christmas...
...Is it true that your class l d e # have betrayed you into expressing your real opinion of the myth...
...Chicago has reached a stage where It cannot guarantee food to its own employes, la a recent at at ess eat to the City Council Mayor Cermak said: "We need immediately 1130,000,000...
...This Is now being staged In Massachusetts where Governor Ely has appointed Felix Frankfurter as an associate justice of the Supreme Court...
...The Trend Toward* Industrial Oligarchy T T J E R H A P S we are to eventually have MT a servile code for workers in the greater American industries...
...Drift of Reaction > In German Reich WEARING of the Fascist uniform continues to be a burning issue in' Germany...
...Other stock consists of offices which the successful candidate if elected in November can hand out...
...I t ix significant that in recent years the two party conventions have been commonly referred to as "shows...
...In other words, the federal government saves its face while the states will likely do as they please regarding the uniforms...
...The federation of German capitalists has demanded the restoration of "untrammeled private enterprise" and has attacked all forms of socialization as well as social Insurance and unemployment relief...
...The codfish aristocracy have hated him for his action...
...A Socialist View of the Week 'Some Reactionary Election bases W A T H E T H E R the Socialists of Oak T T will get an interpretation of the election tow that will make it possible to file a ticket for the November election we do hot know...
...Great Britain naturally asks for...
...If we cannot borrow money, we are sunk...
...There are some 800 member companies, in the association with a total output comprising from .85 to 90 per cent of the electrical output' of the nation...
...Raymond Daniell of The New York Times recognizes something like a stock exchange in the Democratic convention...
...Chicago, run by Democrats for one season and by Republicans another...
...I n the Prussian Diet while tilt* ajpuse was nearly empty the Fascists passed a taxation bill which provides for the confiscation of the prop...
...The centre aisle in front of the speaker's platform was full of traders all through the day," he continues...
...Trading on the exchange is especially brisk when there are a number of candidates to be nominated for President...
...A Socialist overturn might well provoke its Mayor to again say, "We are sunk...
...The--scene on the floor, of the Chicago Stadium,]/he wrltes>**feettl...
...Two years ago this socialization brought . a wide scale slaughter of animals which threatened a meat famine...
...The appointment of Frankfurter requires approval of the executive council which consists of eight members and reactionaries are up in arms against approval of the appointment Former Governor Fuller declares he would cut off his right hand before he would confirm the appointment...
...Soviet Plana Face Acute Problems FOR several months Russian industries have been in a bad plight...
...Socialists alone raise the standard of revolt and fight for the overthrow of capitalism...
...If this trend continues voters will be eventually confined to a choice between Democrats and Republicans or be deprived of their franchise...
...Others In the codfish nobility are of the same opinion...
...But what of your bedtime story, gentlemen...
...Increasing Hale Of Unemployment PRESIDENT GREEN of the American Federation of Labor told the resolutions committee of the Democratic convention that the number out of work is now about 11,000,000...
...Note that instead of improvement the Jobless situation is not only darker but unemployment is increasing more rapIdly this year than in either of the two previous years...
...They are "independent...
...The conventions thus have become a compound of a circus and a stock exchange...
...Chicago is mined with elemental discontent...
...The performers range all the way from the wild man to the contortionist who can bend and twist to the delight of the audience...
...This certainly means a crisis greater than ever...
...The bidding and asking in the vicinity of the New York and New Jersey standards was as active as any that took place around the MontgomeryWard and the General Motors posts in the good old days...
...This refers to bartering of and bargaining for delegates...
...One plant had closed and Pravda called attention to unsatisfactory results In other heavy industries...
...The motive la the same, espionage over the lives of the workers and "welfare" sob stuff that will advertise exploiters as stewards of their,, "hands," Chicago, Sinking in The Depression fSpHE administration of the city of X Chicago bids fair to snatch the palm of infamy from New York City which IKaliHDHIHHi^^HIMSBBlMHiMBlHi^HH has held the record for many decades...
...Deflating a Judicial Myth ONE of our pleasant bedtime stories Is that judges are removed from the Influences that affect other men in office...
...Trade union figures for June show a still further increase...
...Of the details of the plan we are not concerned...
...The city, the library, the municipal tuberculosis sanatorium and other agencies need 381,000,000 to complete 1932 and a frantic delegation headed by the Mayor fled to Washington last week seeking a loan from the Reconstruction Finance Corporation...
...Chicago, the city of the racketeer and the politician with itching palms...
...Slave owners once had a slave code more or less general based upon the Virginia model and...
...Each is a mirror that reflects the <future of- every large American city If capitalist polities Is to coattooe to rule city governments...
...They own the two party organizations as they do their banks and industrial enterprises...
...Even the correspondents of the daily press have for years been cynical regarding these conventions...
...Chicago, the palm of infamy is almost within your grasp...
...1 At the disarmament conference In Geneva the French delegation appears to be divided, 60 per cent said to be In favor of the proposal...
...Tammany is your nearest competitor...
...This combination of the show and a stock exchange/ has become more and more conspicuous since/the Civil War...
...Izvestia complains of the poor organization of farm collectives and urged that the working day begin at 4 instead of 6 a. m. The new decree permitting peasants to engage in private trading left the peasants wary but in the cities there are few private traders left...
...Recently the National Electrical Manufacturers Association adopted this plan...
...in the states are starving millions of the working people who are the victims of capitalism these two parties serve...
...Chicago, where human beings rot of disease and starvation and plug hat idlers live on wcvkleas wealth...
...The technical magazine, Economic Life, also devoted an editorial to the "big labor turnovers," Jiad food for workers and shortcomings in production...
...Tfle Democratic Convention THIS Democratic national convention differs in no respect from the Republican convention which met in the same building two weeks before...
...Serving the ruling class, they have nothing to fight over except the offices...

Vol. 14 • July 1932 • No. 1


 
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