SOCIALIST PARTY N. E. C. CALLS FOR $50,000 CAMPAIGN FUND

Socialist Party N.E.C. Calls For $50,000 campaign Fund The Industrial Situation and The Coming Campaign rpo the Pnrty members, friends and sympathizers:ó The S. E. C to. session in...

...Miners had to look for work to qther industrial enterprises...
...It may be added that William Toole and Clarence Taylor of Baltimore, Emil Herman of,Seattle, Comrade McCrillis of Des Moines and Pierre JDe Nio of New York were placed on the list for later consideration as,field workers...
...It will be raised with yq'nx devoted cooperation...
...A fighting group of labor men to arouse the Sleeping Idealism' of the masses is absent.' Our Socialist Congressman, Victor L. Berger, is a lone voice in a capitalistic wilderness...
...An important announcement regarding this work will be made later...
...Post began the practice of law to New York...
...VICTOR L. BERGER, WISCONSIN...
...He ran for Congress on the Labor ticket to 1882, but was defeated...
...New Branches are being organized...
...t Is apparent that another breakdown of our industrial system' threatens...
...Seeking light, Inspiration and hope In this period of depression, the Socialist Party faces a great duty and a great opportunity...
...We alvi point out that every factor to this struggle emphasizes the need of the- workers to organize their voting power against the political parties that serve capitalist interests...
...It can be raised...
...We hold a National Convention in April and nominate our candidates...
...Today only 3,000 members of the United Mine Workers remain in Missouri, and of these 3,000 men and not less than 1,500 have been on strike, for many months, and the battie is still going on...
...shows what is possible by loyal and devoted service to our Ideals...
...Washington, D. CóLouis P. Post, former Assistant Secretary of Labor, lawyer, prominent single-tax advocate and long a fighter for economic reform and the rights of the masses, died here January 10 after a short illness...
...He had charge of the immigration policies of the Labor Department...
...There is a general revival of interest...
...JOSEPH W. SHAKTS, OHIO...
...Author of many publications relating in the single tax and a former editor of The Public, polished in, Chicago and later in New York, Mr...
...Post was appointed Assistant Secretary, serving under William B. Wilson during the tw* administrations of President Wilson...
...This meeting was the most important held for many months and the members will not meet again till a few days before the national convention...
...THEftEPOftfe be It resolved that the Socialist.party of the Unii/.d States earnestly and solemnly protests against this recent interference and all othtr interfereences by armed forces of the United States in the internal affairs of any other country as violation of the sovereignity of such country and as an abuse of overwhelming power and as subversive of the creation" of good will among nations, and that we demand the immediate withdrawaal of all American troops from all territories that do not belong to the United States and furthermore, be it...
...JAMES ONEAL, NEW YORK...
...the cause of social, political.and industrial democracy...
...Withdrawal of Troops From Nicaragua Demanded WHEREAS: The growth and extension of American capitalism has culminated in the practise of our government interfering with armed forces to the internal and external affairs of the less powerful Latin American nations...
...Post's acts...
...He learned the printer's trade to Hackettstown, N. J., in 1864-65...
...RESOLVED, that in future, all cases of disagreements or disputes between our country and any other, vhich it has not been possible to settle by direct diplomatic negotiation and which, endager peace shall be submitted to mediation md arbitration...
...That class is so confident of its power and so loyally is it nerved by the Republican and Democratic parties that all pretense of difference between Them has been wiped out by time and confirmed in practice...
...There Is n«v genuine opposition to Congress...
...Your committee at its lust session, a few months ago, believed, after surveying the states that we could nominate tickets in some thirty states...
...Nd other opposition party presenting the claims of the tolling masses is in the field to contest with the Socialist Party for their support...
...which practise often has resulted in a condition of war without any declaration of war by the U. S. Congress and without any sanction to Innational Law and, WHEREAS: such armed interevention by the United Stages Government in Nicaragua has, since may 15, 1927, resulted in the kiling or wounding o' more than 600 Nicaraguans by American marines and by American offlceered contingents of the native constabulary, and WHEREAS: our Latin American neighbors rightfuly regard this American policy of violent meddling which H nominally based on the Monroe doctrine as the most obnoxious form of American financial, commercial and political imperialism, an opinion shared by a majority of fair-minded citizens of o'T own country...
...The victory at Reading, Pa...
...He studied law to New York and was admitted to the bar there in 1870...
...NO OPPOSITION IN CONGRESS Accompanying these distressing economic conditions Is the fact that never in our history has, a privileged class been so securely intrenched in control of the legislative, Judicial and exrcirtlve powers of the government...
...Relief For Striking Coal Miners Is Urged The National Executive Con miltec of the Socialist Party voices its protest against the .intolerable conditions in the coal industry which have" brought acute distress to hundred thousands of miners...
...WILLIAM J. VAN ESSEN, PENNSYLVANIA...
...Hundreds j>f thousands of working farmers still face a Weak future...
...He traced his ancestry to Stephen Post,,a native of Kent, England, who settled in Massachusetts about 1630...
...He became interested in Henry George arid his teachings in 1881...
...With other public powers...
...WILLIAM SNOW, ILLINOIS...
...WILLIAM H. HENRY, NATIONAL EXECUTIVE SECRETARY...
...Thefr pVospecto for a decent human existence never seemed more hopeless...
...We'estimate our needs for the year at a minimum of $50,000...
...What is true of Congress is true of the legislatures, except in Wisconsin...
...Every Socialist, every sympathizer, every friend must do his duty...
...session in Phfladelphu* ajraln sends Its greeting* to you .and .all those who labor In...
...Of the 125,000,000 tons of coal produced in the mines throughout the United States within one year, *25 per cent come.from the non-union mines in West Virginia, the result being that the leading coal states, where the mines are operated under Union conditions, cannot successfully compete with this non-union production in the American coal market...
...50,000 FUND IS NEEDED We therefore earnestly^ urge you, to consecrate your efforts to the t::sk of raising funds ^or the great task ahead of ns...
...A party of Labor is vital to the preservation of Trade Uniot.ism and the trying standards of American workers...
...Mo,óJ...
...The destitution of manj* rural workers In regions where" they oncS'wefe assured' at least si comfortable standard of living is almost impossible to describe...
...McGregor, said: "We need funds to carry on the great struggle, which Is not of our own making, but was forced upon us by the operators...
...There are several mflflons 2* Unemployed and their number is Increasing.' From ail o"v'er the country comes news of Industries closing the|r doors, or ^estricttog tUefe.ptttptft Even govern-) merit agencies »t Washington are now reluctantly admitting that we are facing another unemployed problem...
...MORRI% HIl jJjTJlT, NEW YORK...
...As the result of outside competition many mines were closed and continue closed to the present day...
...In the meantime every member and friend are asked to carefully read the committee's statement to the Socialists of the nation and to respond to the call with that service and devotion fitting our duty and our opportunities...
...Dormant Idealism Is awakening...
...We urge hearty support to the w,.rk of gathering relief for the suffering miners and their families...
...We expect you to respond with that unity and determination that bring victory to every great cause...
...labors, certaih Important facts confronted^ .TOOT committee...
...This strike of the miners in Missouri, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio and other parts of the country is a determined warfare on the part pi the operators to break up the organization of the United Mine Workers of America...
...Several hundred dollars had already - been voted to the miners to other states and another hundred was voted to the Missouri miners...
...No intelligent program Is before that body...
...Burial was to Hackettstown, N. J. Missouri Coal Miners Also in Bad Straits, Union Leaders Say St...
...JAMES O. GRAHAM, MONTANA...
...Later it was decided that Morris'Hillquit represent the committee In cooperating with Local Philadelphia in its work of revival and reorganization...
...More millionaires are being created . by the inexorable procesess of accumulation while working farmers and city wage workers face the old problems ox economic security and guarantee of a civilized existence...
...We submit that the continuance of this wretched situation has become a national disgrace and that the coal industry cannot be stabilized and humane conditions guaranteed the workers employed to it without an intelligent program of nationalitization...
...NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMTfTEE...
...B. McGregor of the United Mine Workers of Missouri unfolded a pitiful tale of suffering among the miners of this state when he recently addressed the Central Trades, and Labor Union...
...There are those who cannot give at all because of their economic distress We must help a number of states...
...While this disaster threatens increasing minions of wage workers, agriculture does aof improve...
...Calls For $50,000 campaign Fund The Industrial Situation and The Coming Campaign rpo the Pnrty members, friends and sympathizers:ó The S. E. C to...
...We must print literature, hold meetings and place speakers In the field...
...Some years ago the United Mine Workers of Missouri had about 9,000 members...
...VATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE, SOCIALIST PARTY...
...McGregor stated that I the situation among the Missouri coal miners has become very grave and few people have any idea of what the men, women and children to the coal region have to suffer...
...In the spring of 1873 Mr...
...Oscar Ameringer was requested to revise two of his pamphlets, "Life and Deeds of* tJncle Sam" and "Socialism: What it is and How to Get it...
...The situation is much aggravated by the operation of the open-shop mines in West Virginia and Kentucky, the speaker said...
...Thus, even in times when no strike is on, Union men are out of work while the cheap labor operators to West Virginia and Kentucky are providing the market with coal...
...Local Philadelphia was given a hearty vote of thanks for its cooperation with tlie committee...
...Ve summon you to service in a glorius battle for human progress, social justice and industrial democracy...
...Before It concluded its labors your committee became convinced that it is within the range of possibilities to nominate In practically all the states...
...Post came of a long line of distinguished literary men...
...The spectacle of these miners and their this group contributed "$600 to the work of the party after a stirring appeal by National Secretary Henry...
...He was criticized in reactionary quarters for alleged leniency to aliens to deportation cases, but Secretary Wilson announced his thorough approval of Mr...
...families being evicted from company houses, forced to live in tents and dependent upon the help of the unions and their friends for food and clothing, is a fearful indictment of the private ownership and management of the coal industry...
...Louis...
...In Pennsylvania and Colorado brazenly used to behalf of the mining corporations and the Federal government remaining inactive, it is apparent that the struggle of the miners is a struggle against corporation oligarchies vested with the powers of government agencies...
...Since then he had advocated single tax and alied economic refoaas, lecturing on those subjects in the U^|P States and Canada...
...As this session opened, we added eight more states...
...Post was born to Vienna, N. J., November 15, 1849, and educated to the public schools of New Jersey and New York City...
...m_ In the course of its...
...While these two great divisions of the labor army face dismal prospects, it is evident mat the great masters of finance and industry have wallowed In a flood of dividends...
...When the Department of Labor was created in 1913 by division of the old Department of Commerce and Labor into separate establishments, Mr...
...Contribution lists arc .out !n all the states and we urge you as we never drged you before, to give us you never gave before...
...This hideous situation has become more revolting by the issuance of court injunctions, in terms so drastic as to put in doubt whether trade unions can survive such judicial attacks...

Vol. 7 • January 1928 • No. 5


 
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