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motional "Committee on Action was set



up to be known as the Farmer-Labor
Political Federation with representatives in
every section of the country, authorized to
call national and state conventions on or
before July 1, 1934, and charged with
organizing farmer-labor units similar to
those now existing in Minnesota and other
states. Committees almost at once were
set up in 16 states.

Howard Y. Williams, exec. sec. of the
L.I.P.A., will remain as executive secretary
of the newly formed group.

John Dewey is hon. chmn. of the "Committee
on Action"; Oswald Garrison Villard, treas.; and
ex-Congressman Thos. K. Amlie, Henry Ohl (Pres.
Wis. Fed. Labor), Congressman Ernest Lundeen
(of Minnesota), John H. Bosch (pres. Minnesota
Farmers Holiday Assn.), Hjalmore Peterson of
Minn., Alfred Dale (state treasurer of N.D.),

E. E. Green of the Farmers' Union of N.D., John
T. Wirds (pres. United Farmers of Iowa), E. E.
Kennedy (sec. Nat. Farmers Union of 111.), Prof.
Paul Douglas, Wm. J. Joyce (of Chgo. Workers
Com. on Unemp.). Howard Y. Williams (exec,
sec. L.I.P.A.), Alfred Bingham (editor 9f "Com-
mon Sense"), Stephen Raushenbush (director of
Security Lg.), and C. G. Lubrand of Mich., are
among the Committee members.

(Nov. 1933), United Action Campaign
Committee:

Thos. R. Amlie, chmn.; Howard Y. Williams,
nat. organizer; Alfred M. Bingham, exec, sec.;
Wm. A. Anderson, Hon. Henry Arens, Alfred M.
Bingham, Kath. Devereux Blake, LeRoy E. Bow-
man, Paul Brissenden, Heywood Broun, Lucy P.
Garner, Stuart Chase, Geo. A. Coe, Eleanor G.
Coit, Jerome Davis, Edw. T. Devine, Dorothy
Detzer, Paul H. Douglas, Sherwood Eddy, Morris
Ernst, Helen Everett, Henry Pratt Fairchild,
Walter Frank, Zona Gale, Wm. P. Hapgood, John
Herring, Sidney Hillman, Julius Hochman, Jesse H.
Holmes, Ben Howe, Hannah Clothier Hull, Fannie
Hurst, Edw. L. Israel, Hon. Magnus Johnson, C.

F. Keeney, Emily R. Kneubuhl, Fiorello H.
LaGuardia, Corliss Lamont, Caroline Lamonte,
Benson Y. Landes, John A. Lapp, Abraham Lef-
kowitz, Jos. Lilly, Edward C. Lindeman, Robt.
Morss Lovett, Hon. Ernest Lundeen, Hon. Wm.
Mahoney, John McLaren, Lois Hayden Meek,
Alexander Meiklejohn, Henry Neumann, Reinhqld
Niebuhr, Bishop Edw. L. Parsons, Augustus Pig-
man, Mercedes M. Randall, Ira De A. Reid, John
Nevin Sayre, Hon. F. H. Shoemaker, Estelle M.
Sternberger, Alva W. Taylor, Oswald Garrison
Villard, Howard Y. Williams, Max Zaritsky.

CONGREGATIONAL
EDUCATION SOCIETY
Closely affiliated with the League for
Independent Political Action and other
radical organizations; similar to and co-
operates with Methodist Federation for
Social Service; Hubert C. Herring of the
A.C.L.U. nat. com. has been sec. of its
Dept. of Social Relations since 1924; its
hdqts. in 1932 occupied the same office
with the League for Independent Political
Action, 112 E. 19th St., N.Y. City.



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CONGRESSIONAL EXPOSURE
OF RADICALS

The Congressional Record of the 69th
Congress, First Session, Volume 67, num-
ber 12, Dec. 19, 1925, states:

"Exposed in the Senate investigation as
war obstructors, red, etc., was long list,
and afterwards another list was given out
in January, 1921 by the Department of
Justice, of radicals who controlled radical
organizations in the United States. On
both lists we find the names of many of
the A.C.L.U. officers and committee,
including:

"Rev. Norman M. Thomas, Roger N. Baldwin,
Morris Hillquit, Scott Nearing, James H. Maurer,
Helen Phelps Stokes, Rabbi Judah L. Magnes,
Edmund C. Evans, Rev. John Haynes Holmes,
Frederick C. Howe, Oswald Garrison Villard, Agnes
Brown Leach.

"Other A.C.L.U. names on the first list
are those of:

"Jane Addams and Sophonisba P. Breckenridge
(Women's International League for Peace and Free-
dom), John Lovejoy Elliott, Elizabeth Gurley
Flynn, Rev. John N. Sayre, Rev. Harry F. Ward,
L. Hollingsworth Wood.

"While on the second list are:

"Max Eastman, Crystal Eastman, Vida D. Scud-
der, Joseph D. Cannon, George P. West, Robert
Morss Lovett, Benjamin L. Huebsch, Lincoln Col-
cord, Allan McCurdy.

"We also find on both lists the names of:

"Prof. Emily Green Balch, H. W. L. Dana of
the Workers', Education Bureau, Lillian D. Wald
of the Foreign Policy Association, Amos R. E.
Pinchot, Louis P. Lochner.

"Other noteworthy names on one or the
other lists are:

"Harold Evans, Prof. Wm. I. Hull of Swarth-
more and the Rand School, Rev. Frederick Lynch,
Kate Richards O'Hare, Jacob Panken, Alexander
Trachtenberg, James P. Warbasse, Eugene V. Debs,
Mrs. Florence Kelley of the Consumers' League,
Charles Recht, Rebecca Shelley (friend of Jane
Addams, Lochner, etc.), Isaac A. Hourwich. Lin-
coln Steffens, J. A. H. Hopkins, Harry A. Over-
street, Dudley Field Malone, Elsie Clews Parsons,
Owen R. Lovejoy."

"Connected with the communist Amer-
ican Civil Liberties Union by a system of
interlocking committee memberships are a
number of other organizations that play
into the hands of the communists. Among
them are the old Intercollegiate Socialist
Society with its name changed to League
for Industrial Democracy. This tries to
poison the minds of college youths, spon-
sors college forums, the youth movement,
etc. Others are the American Committee
for Chinese Relief; the Fellowship of
Reconciliation which practically owns the
Fellowship of Youth for Peace; the Rand
School of Social Science; the Trades Union



Educational League (now the Trade Union
Unity League) ; the National Popular
Government League; the Foreign Policy
Association; the Worker's Education
Bureau; the Public Ownership League; the
Old Labor Defense League; the Conference
to Perfect Plans for the Committee of
Forty-Eight; the People's Council; Berk-
man's League for Amnesty of Political
Prisoners; Friends of Soviet Russia; Peo-
ple's Reconstruction League; the Labor
Publication Society; the People's of Amer-
ican Society; Conference for Progressive
Political Action and International Labor
Defense."

Since the above list was published in the
Congressional Record, there have been
changes in name of some of the agencies,
and many additional groups have been
organized.

CONTINENTAL CONGRESS OF
WORKERS AND FARMERS FOR
ECONOMIC RECONSTRUCTION
Organized by Socialist Party hi state
units; advocates abolition of Capitalism
and state ownership of all means of pro-
duction, etc. Hdqts. Moxley Bldg., Clin-
ton Street, Chicago.

(NATIONAL) CONSTRUCTION

WORKERS UNION
A Communist T.U.U.L. labor union.

COOPERATIVE LEAGUE OF U.S.A.

The cooperative movement is intended
to eliminate the private store, private
industry and individual initiative. The
Cooperative League of U.S.A. is part of
the National Federation of Consumers
Cooperatives and member of the Inter-
national Cooperative Alliance of which
Centre Soyus, the Russian Cooperative, is
a member; was approved and financially
aided by the Garland Fund; has 145
affiliated societies with approximately
135,000 members; its president, J. P. War-
basse, says in his book "Cooperative
Democracy," pp. 258-9: "The ultimate aim
of the Consumer's Movement should be
to purchase the land from the farmers
and employ the latter as an agricultural
worker" (abolishing private ownership of
property is of course a fundamental prin-
ciple of Socialism-Communism) ; hdqts.:
167 W. 12th Street, N.Y. City. (See Cen-
tral Cooperative Wholesale, a member
society.)

The "Communist International," pub-
lished July, 1928 by the Communist Party
of Great Britain, p. 346, stated: "The



Organizations, Etc.



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Cooperative League of North America
contains considerable Left Wing elements
The Central Cooperative Exchange (Su-
perior, Wisconsin) serving 100 retail
stores is a Left Wing organization. The
Left Wingers in the Cooperatives have
succeeded in securing some relief for the
striking coal miners and recently called a
conference to extend this work. In New
York City is the United Workers' Cooper-
ative Association which is controlled by
the Left Wing. This cooperative has spread
recently to other cities, Boston, Philadel-
phia, Chicago and Los Angeles. It is build-
ing a series of houses, controls a number
of camps for workers, conducts cultural
work on a Communist basis," etc.

COOPERATIVE UNEMPLOYED
LEAGUES

Of Highland Park, Waukegan, and Lake
County, 111.; section of Federated Unem-
ployed Workers Leagues (see).

CRISIS

Monthly organ of the National Asso-
ciation for the Advancement of Colored
People (N.A.A.C.P.).

D
DAILY WORKER

"Central Organ of the Communist Party
U.S.A. (Section of the Communist Inter-
national)" is its heading; pub. daily
except Sunday in English at 50 E. 13th
St., N.Y.C.; Washington Bureau, Room
954, National Press Bldg., 14th and G St.,
Wash., D.C. (Seymour Waldman and Mar-
guerite Young in charge) ; Clarence Hath-
away, editor, Harry Cannes, etc., assts.
Sold at all Communist stores and meetings.

The front page, Nov. 4, 1933, under
the heading: "Towards a Soviet America!",
says: "You can help hasten the day when
we shall celebrate a Victorious Workers'
and Farmers' Soviet Republic in the United
States by building strong the Daily Worker,
which agitates, organizes and mobilizes the
forces for the destruction of capitalism in
America."

That is plain enough sedition, is it not?

DEBS MEMORIAL RADIO STATION
Radio station WEVD named after
Eugene V. Debs, "started and continued by
Socialists and radicals," was, according to
1932 Am. Labor Year Book, "finally
allowed to keep its license after a hard
fight, and was heavily endowed by the
Jewish Daily Forward" (Socialist news-
paper). The third annual report of the



American Association for the Advance-
ment of Atheism (issued April 1929) an-
nounced (p. 3): "We have outwitted the
bigots and now broadcast regularly over
Station WEVD, New York (231.6-1300
K.C.), Saturdays, 6 P.M. The recent
increase in the power of this station en-
ables us to reach a much larger audience."

DEPARTMENT STORE

WORKERS UNION
A Communist T.U.U.L. union.

DISARM

A League for Industrial Democracy
(L.I.D.) publication which, like all Social-
ist-Communist publications, advocates com-
plete disarmament of the United States for
the purpose (as it has stated) of achieving
international Socialism, urged recognition
of militaristic Russia, urges internationalism
in place of patriotism, and features articles
advocating the establishment of the Social-
ist state and the abolition of capitalism
(or private ownership of property).

DOLL MAKERS INDUSTRIAL UNION
Communist T.U.U.L. union.

DREISER COMMITTEE ON COAL
A Communist - controlled committee
formed in 1931, headed by Theodore
Dreiser, to investigate mining conditions
in the Pittsburg coal district, then a center
of strike activities under the influence of
the National Miners Union (Communist) ;
the committee included: Malcolm Cowley,
Robt. W. Dunn, John Dos Passes, Mary
Heaton Vorse, Anna Rochester, Horace B.
Davis, Frank L. Palmer.

DRUG CLERKS UNION, NEW
Communist T.U.U.L. union.



ECONOMIC JUSTICE
Bulletin of the National Religion and
Labor Foundation; discussed under that
title.

ECONOMIC REVIEW OF

THE SOVIET UNION
Communist semi-monthly magazine pub-
lished by Amtorg Trading Corporation (of
the Soviet Government), 261 Fifth Ave..
N.Y. City.

EDUCATIONAL WORKERS

INTERNATIONAL

A Communist international union of
educators; American section is the Edu-



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cational Workers Leagues affiliated with
the T.U.U.L., with branches in N.Y., Pa.,
Cal., Chicago, etc. The N.Y. League pub-
lishes "Education Worker," an agitational
publication for teachers; address Box 79,
Station D, New York City.

EMERGENCY COMMITTEE FOR
SOUTHERN POLITICAL

PRISONERS
Emer. Com. So. Pol. Pris.

A Communist committee (U.S. Report
2290), formed by the John Reed Club and
International Labor Defense (I.L.D.) to
assist the I.L.D. in raising funds for the
defense of six Communists arrested in
Atlanta, Georgia, in 1930, for seditious
activities (Herbert Newton, colored, Henry
Storey, Joe Carr, Anne Burlak, Mary Dai-
ton, and M. H. Powers) ; out of this com-
mitte grew the National Committee for
Defense of Political Prisoners; hdqts. 80
E. llth St., N.Y. City;

Theo. Dreiser, chmn.; John Dos Passes, treas.;
members: Sherwood Anderson, Wm. Rose Benet,
Witter Bynner, Malcolm Cowley, John Dos Passos,
Waldo Frank, Josephine Herbst, Sheila Hibben,
Alfred Kreymborg, Suzanna LaFollette, Scott Near-
ing, Burton Rascoe, Lola Ridge, Boardman Robin-
son, Upton Sinclair, Louis Untermyer, Carl Van
Doren, Edmund Wilson.

EMERGENCY COMMITTEE FOR
STRIKERS RELIEF (ALSO CHICAGO)
Emer. Com. Strik. Rel.

Organized in 1926 by Norman Thomas
and other American Civil Liberties Union
(A.C.L.U.) and League for Industrial
Democracy (L.I.D.) members, with finan-
cial aid from the Garland Fund, to assist
the Passaic textile strikers in the so-called
Communist "first lesson in revolution,"
led by Communist Albert Weisbord; it
next aided the Communist Gastonia strike;
is now aiding the left wing Socialist-Com-
munist penetrated Progressive Miners
Union strike in Illinois and is soliciting
funds through the National Religion and
Labor Foundation and other cooperating
agencies for this purpose;

1933 chairman, Norman Thomas; treasurer,
Reinhold Niebuhr; committee members: McAllister
Coleman, Anna N. Davis, Morris L. Ernst, Eliz-
abeth Oilman, Bishop F. J. McConnell, Evelyn
Preston, H. S. Raushenbush, Lillian D. Wald,
Bertha Poole Weyl, John Herling, exec. sec.

Special Committee: Helen L. Alfred, Algernon
Black, Paul Blanshard, Harriot Stanton Blatch,
Susan Brandeis, Heywood Broun, Mrs. George
Burnham, Jr., Rev. Edmund B. Chaff ee, John
Chamberlain, Stuart Chase, Dr. Bernard C. Clau-
sen, Dr. Morris R. Cohen, Marc Connelly, Max
Danish, Margaret De Silver, Mary Dreier, Sher-
wood Eddy, John Lovejoy Elliott, Charles Ervin,
Elizabeth Glendower Evans, Frederick V. Field,



Louise Adams Floyd, Walter Frank, Dr. A L
Goldwater, Powers Hapgood, Arthur Garfield Hays,
Adolph S. Held, John Haynes Holmes, J. A. H.
Hopkins, Rev. Clarence V. Howell, Rev. Paul
Jones, Nicholas Kelley, Paul U. Kellogg, Freda
Kirchwey, Corliss Lament, Rev. Leon Rosser
Land, E. C. Lindeman, Dr. Henry R. Linville,
Robert Morss Lovett, Mrs. James Marshall, Rev.
J. Howard Melish, Darwin J. Meserole, Mary
Raoul Millis, Dr. Wesley C. Mitchell, Mrs. Her-
bert Mitler, Dr. Henry Neumann, Irving S. Otten-
berg, Amos Pinchot, Margaret Pollitzer, Caroline
Pratt, George D. Pratt, Jr., Mrs. William I. Rosen-
feld, Jr., Helen G. Sahler, John Nevin Sayre, Rose
Schneidermann, Mrs. Arthur J. Slade, Rex T.
Stout, Genevieve Taggard, Alva W. Taylor,
Samuel Untermyer, Oswald Garrison Villard, James
P. Warbasse, Rev. Charles Webber, Rev. Eliot
White, Mrs. Stephen S. Wise.

The 1928 committee membership was
largely the same. Communists John Dos
Passos, Eliz. Gurley Flynn, Paxton Hibben,
and Clarina Michelson were then mem-
bers, and Forrest Bailey was treas. In
1930 Roger Baldwin, Florence and Dr.
Gertrude B. Kelley were members, also
Herbert Croly.

The Chicago branch of the Emer. Com.
Strik. Rel. hdqts. are at 20 W. Jackson
(L.I.D. hdqts.).

Robt. M. Lovett, chmn.; Karl Borders, sec.-
treas.; members: Mrs. Inez Asher, Alice Boynton,
Roy Burt, Hilda Diamond, A. Dreifuss, Prof
Thos. D. Eliot, Rev. Chas. W. Gilkey, Mrs.
Alfred Hamburger, Mrs. Esther Henshaw, Lillian
Herstein, William H. Holly, Paul Hutchinson,
Mrs. Alfred Kohn, Glenford Lawrence, Hilda
Howard Lawrence, Sam Levin, Lola Maverick
Lloyd, Mrs. Judith Lowenthal, Rabbi Louis Mann,
Wiley W. Mills, James Mullenbach, Mrs. Andrew
McLeish, Rev. U. M. McGuire, Mrs. Murry Nel-
son, Frances Paine, Mrs. James F. Porter, Curtis
W. Reese, Donald R. Richberg, Ethelyn Potter
Rolfe, Mrs. M. E. Simpson, Graham Taylor, Mrs.
Walter Vose, Chas. Weller, Edw. Winston, Victor
Yarros.

EMERGENCY COMMITTEE FOR

STRIKERS RELIEF NOW WORKING

FOR SOUTHERN TEXTILE

STRIKERS
Emer. Com. Strik. Rel. N.W.F.S.T.S.

The name given the Emergency Com-
mittee for Strikers Relief (see above) dur-
ing one of its activities.

EMERGENCY PEACE FEDERATION
Oct. 1914 to Mar. 1915, and revived
Feb. to May, 1917 as a rejuvenation of
American Neutral Conf. Com.; organized
first by Rosika Schwimmer, Louis Loch-
ner, Jane Addams, and representatives of
six Socialist and fifteen Socialist-sympath-
izing organizations, to propagandize a peace
favorable to Germany (Lusk Report) ; the
1917 revival was aided as well by Mrs.
Henry Villard (mother of Oswald Garrison
Villard), Emily Greene Balch, Mrs. J. S.
Cram, Norman Thomas, Mrs. Warbasse,



Organizations, Etc.



147



Lola M. Lloyd, etc.; a "peace demonstra-
tion" of 250 was staged Feb. 12, 1917 at
the White House; $76,000 was raised in
three months and a nation-wide propaganda
organization perfected; a letter condemn-
ing it, which was received by Congressman
Chandler and is reproduced in the Lusk
Report, ends: "I cannot believe you will
give a moment's consideration to the pro-
German propaganda of the so-called Emer-
gency Peace Federation, but I feel that
you should hear from those who condemn
it as traitorous and dangerous not alone
to the United States, but to world civil-
ization." (See also under A.C.L.U. For-
mation.)

EMMA GOLDMAN CIRCLES

Anarchist-Communist groups.

ENGLISH REDS

"The dividing line between Socialism and
Communism is an imaginary one, like the
equator. The Socialist ('Labour') Party
sometimes publicly repudiates Communism ;
and then elects Communists to its own
Executive ; and Communists run the Labour
Research Department. Socialists find
excuses for all crimes of the Bolsheviks,
who direct and finance Communism all
the World over," says the authentic "Potted
Biographies" (of Boswell Publishing,
Ltd., 10 Essex St., London, W.C., price
6 d), which gives startling facts and
extremely interesting political record^ of
49 Socialists (some belonging to the Com-
munist Party). These "Socialists" are:

C. G. Ammon, Norman Angell, R. Page Arnot,
Miss Margaret Bondfield, H. N. Brailsford, A.
Fenner Brockway, John Bromley, W. J. Brown, C.
Roden Buxton, W. M. Citrine, J. R. Clynes, G.
D. H. Cole, A. J. Cook, Herbert Dunnico, J. H.
Hayes, Arthur Henderson, George Hicks, Frank
Hodges, J. F. Horrabin, F. W. Jowett, Jos. Mon-
tague Kenworthy, George Lansbury, Harold J.
Laski, J. Ramsay MacDonald, C. J. L'Estrange
Malone, Tom Mann, James Maxton, Sir Oswald
Mosley, H. Pollitt, A. A. W. H. Ponsonby (Lord
Ponsonby), Bertrand A. W. Russell, Dora Rus-
sell, S. Saklatvala, Tom Shaw, Emanuel Shinwell,
Robert Smillie, Herbert Smith, Philip Snowden,
H. H. Thomas, E. Thurtle, Ben Tillett, C. P.
Trevelyan (Sir), R. C. Wallhead, Sidney Webb
(Lord Passfield), J. C. Wedgwood, Miss Ellen C.
Wilkinson, Robert Williams, and Edward F. Wise.

LEEDS CONFERENCE

"The Patriot" (of London) for June 1,
1933 says: "that Litvinoff who left this
country for this country's good fifteen
years ago is to be permitted re-entry to
attend the Economic Conference is un-
fortunate. . . . His presence will be a
national insult. ... He is a Jew whose
real name is Finklestein, and he lived in



the East End before the war. He attracted
the notice of Scotland Yard in June, 1917,
as one of six members of the Moscow
Soviet who arrived in London apparently
by invitation in order to witness the
overthrow of constitutional government by
Ramsay MacDonald's Leeds conference,
which was a treasonable attempt to destroy
our Constitution in the midst of the war
in our national defense by setting up
Soviets here under the name of Soldiers'
and Workers' Councils. Litvinoff took an
office at 82 Victoria Street, which he called
the Russian Embassy. There were a num-
ber of complaints of Litvinoff's offences
against the Defense of the Realm Act in
1917 and 1918, but he was merely sent to
Brixton Gaol and had his fingerprints
taken and was then deported as an unde-
sirable alien."

"This attempt to organize a revolution
to end the war was supported by the
U.D.C." (wartime organization of the
Socialist Ind. Labour Party), "Indepen-
dent Labor Party, British Socialist Party,
Women's International League" (Jane
Addams', under Mrs. Pethwick Lawrence),
"Herald League (an offshoot of the Daily
Herald), the Clyde Workers Committee,
etc. Sinn Feiners also attended the con-
vention. Among the supporters of the
scheme were Tom Mann, Arthur Mac-
Manus, W. Gallacher (Clyde), Noah
Ablett, and other Syndicalists from South
Wales." (Morning Post, Nov. 1918.)

The "Socialist Network" by N. Webster
says: "Amongst the most active supporters
of the movement were Ramsay MacDonald,
the Snowdens and C. G. Ammon, all Ind.
Labour Party; Chas. Roden Buxton, Peth-
wick Lawrence and Bertrand Russell, U.D.
C.; E. C. Faerchild and Mrs. Dora Monte-
fiore, British Socialist Party; and Sylvia
Pankhurst of the Workers Socialist Fed-
eration" (which became Communist in
1920).

"It was in May of the same year, 1917,
that Ramsay MacDonald applied for a
passport to go to Russia in order to con-
sult with the Workmen's and Soldiers'
Soviets, but in view of his Pacifist activities
during the war the National Seamen and
Firemen's Union under Havelock Wilson
refused to carry him."

"Potted Biographies" says: "In June
1917, MacDonald, assisted by Snowden,
Smillie, Ammon, Anderson, Roden Buxton,
Mrs. Despard, Mrs. Snowden, and many
East End Jews, held a conference at Leeds,
and agreed to the formation of Workmen's
and Soldiers' Councils, on Russian lines,



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to end the war by outbreak of a revolution
which wouM paralyze our military oper-
ations. MacDonald said: 'Now is the
turn of the people; we must lay down our
terms; make our own proclamations; estab-
lish our own diplomacy.' He was appointed
to the committee for acting and creating
thirteen Soviets. In April 1918, a huge mass
meeting at Woolwich passed this resolution,
reported in the Times: 'That this meeting
says: "To Hell with Ramsay MacDonald
and Philip Snowden. . . . that the engineers
of Woolrich Arsenal are Englishmen and
they demand to be led by men who love
their country." ' . . . Mr. MacDonald was
Prime Minister in the nine months Socialist
Government of 1924, inflicted on us by
Mr. Asquith. In the Govt. were twenty-
seven members of the Ind. Labour Party,
and it was responsible for recognition of
the atrocious Soviet Govt. with the con-
sequent enormous extension of the prepar-
ations for World Revolution and with
active promotion of strikes and labour un-
rest here. ... In March, 1924, he was
recipient of 30,000 shares in McVitie and
Price Biscuit Co. and a Daimler car."

GENERAL STRIKE

"In 1925 delegates from Moscow were
in England arranging with members of
the Trades Union Congress for strikes
which might develop into revolution; and
on May 1, 1926, the great General Strike
was declared at a meeting of trade union
leaders, when MacDonald said: 'We (the
Socialist Party) are there in the battle with
you, taking our share uncomplainingly until
the end has come and right and justice
have been done.' He and J. H. Thomas
then joined in singing 'The Red Flag';
and he became a co-opted member of the
Strike Committee, which was later charged
in a Cabinet paper with 'having held a
pistol at the head of Constitutional Gov-
ernment.' . . . Mr. Baldwin said: 'The
General Strike will remain forever a stain
on the annals of our country.' . . . Miss
Ellen Wilkinson" (a Communist made an
Ind. Labour Party executive) "took a very
active part in the General Strike. . . . She
toured the country addressing strike meet-
ings. . . . MacDonald in Oct. 1928 said
the strike 'as the manifestation of human
solidarity was one of the most glorious
things that this 20th Century had pro-
duced' . . . during the Miners' strike he
wrote Miss Ellen Wilkinson in the U.S.

" oi<

. . . , etc.
See Independent Labour Party also.



EUGENICS PUBLISHING CO.

Affiliate of Freethought Press (anti-
religious), having identical addresses and
companion catalogues. Dr. Wm. J. Robin-
son, author of "the scathing denunciation
of religion" so lauded by Albert Einstein
in the atheist catalogue, is also author of
several of the sex books. "Sane Sex and
Sane Living" by H. W. Long, purporting
to be written to benefit "married couples,"
uses some medical language, wallows ap-
parently in enthusiastic licentiousness with
descriptive erotic suggestions, and recom-
mends and condones masturbation. The
advertising leaflet for this book states that



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