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affiliated groups in 24 countries; head-
quarters in Berlin; its congress held in
Madrid, 1931 "in greeting the overthrow
of the Spanish monarchy, expressed great
faith in the ability of the Confederation
Nacional del Trabajo, which claimed a
membership of 600,000, to do its part in
the final emancipation of the Spanish
proletariat" (Am. Labor Year Book) ;



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179



the Confederation National del Trobajo
is its Spanish, and strongest, unit, with a
membership of about a million and a
half members claimed in 1933.

This anarchist-communist group was
responsible for the overthrow of the Span-
ish government. Anarchist M. Olay of
Chicago, in "Recovery Through Revolu-
tion," writes of the power of anarchist-
communism in Spain. He himself takes
part in the anarchist, I.W.W., Socialist,
Communist "united front" activities. Ad-
visory Associates, Nov. 8, 1933, report that
the Intl. Workingmens Assn. has opened
headquarters at 94 Fifth Ave., N.Y. City,
and are to issue a special press service
release giving information concerning
Anarchist activities throughout the world,
and comments that "Organized Anarchism
is reestablishing itself in the United States
once more." (See Free Society Group
also.)

INTOURIST

Official Soviet government travel agency,
with offices in England, Germany, France,
Chicago, New York City (261 Fifth Ave.),
etc. Has sole charge of all tourist travel
in the U.S.S.R.; provides and trains the
guides to show and tell tourists what they
"should" see and hear; distributes "Soviet
Travel," a monthly magazine containing
the usual false propaganda articles and
"staged" photographs; affiliated with "Open
Road."

IRISH WORKERS CLUB

304 W. 58th St., N.Y. City; Communist
Party club; reed. 200 copies weekly from
Ireland of Irish Workers Voice "until
Duffy's blue shirted heroes burned down
Connolly House, the hdqts. of the Commu-
nist Party in Ireland; the group at home
have had to forego regular publication for
lack of funds." (Daily Worker, Nov. 8,
1933.)

IRON AND BRONZE WORKERS

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

IZVESTIA

Official organ of the Soviet government
or "All-Russian Central Executive Com-
mittee"; published in Moscow.



JACK LONDON CLUBS

A section of the communist Revolution-
ary Writers Federation; named in honor



of Jack London, the revolutionary who
was the first president of the Intercollegiate
Socialist Society (now L.I.D.) and who
said: "Few members of the capitalist class
see the revolution. Most of them are too
ignorant, and many are too afraid to see
it. It is the same old story of every per-
ishing ruling class in the world's history.
Fat with power and possession, drunken
with success and made soft by surfeit and
by cessation of struggle, they are like
drones clustered about the honey vats
when the worker-bees spring upon them
to end their rotund existence." The
Newark, N.J. branch was forming "Hands
Off Cuba" Committees in answer to the
call of the A.A.A.I. Lg. (Daily Worker,
Oct. 17, 1933.)

JAPANESE CULTURAL
FEDERATION

Section of communist Revolutionary
Writers Federation.

JEWELRY WORKERS
INDUSTRIAL UNION

Communist T.U.U.L. union.

JEWISH WORKERS CLUBS
OF AMERICA

Communist; N. I. Costrell, sec. Nat.
Exec. Com.; I. Goldberg, sec. N.Y. City
Com.; M. Strassburger, sec. Chicago City
Com.; N. Korman, sec. Phila. City Com.;
E. Kingston, sec. Detroit City Com.

The following clubs donated a half page
advertisement to the 10th Anniversary edi-
tion of the Daily Worker, Jan. 6, 1934,
expressing their wholehearted backing of
its Communist revolutionary agitations say-
ing "On with the struggle":

N.Y. City Clubs: Artef Workers Club, Bath.
Beach Workers Club, Boro Park Workers Club,
Bridge Plaza Workers Club, Brighton Beach
Workers Club, Bronx Workers Club, Brownsville
Workers Club, Brownsville Youth Center, Coney
Island Workers Club. Downtown Workers Club,
East N.Y. Workers Club, East Side Workers Club,
Hinsdale Workers Club, Jackson Workers Club,
Jerome Workers Club, Mapleton Workers Club,
Middle Bronx Workers Club, New Lots Workers
Club, Prospect Workers Club, Vegetarian Workers
Club, Williamsburg Workers Club, Workers Self-
Education Club, White Plains Workers Club, Zuk-
unft Workers Club; Chicago: Hirsch Leckert Work-
ers Club, North West Workers Club, West Side
Workers Club, M. Winchevsky Workers Club; Phila-
delphia: Down Town Workers Club, Strawberry
Mansion Workers Club; Detroit: Jewish Young
Workers Club, Oakland Workers Club, West Side
Workers Club; Boston: Dorchester Workers Club,
Roxbury Workers Club; Baltimore Workers Club;
Cleveland Workers Club; Los Angeles Workers
Club; Minneapolis Workers Club; Newark
Workers Club; New Brunswick Workers Club;



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Paterson Workers Club; Rochester Workers Club;
Toledo Workers Club; Wash., B.C.: Five Star
Youth Club.

JEWISH WORKERS PARTY

(Poale Zion Left Wing)
Socialist, pro-communist, Zionist party;
a supporting organization of the Nat. Com.
to Aid Victims of German Fascism.

JOHN REED CLUBS

Communist Clubs named in honor of the
so-called "first American Communist,"
John Reed. Affiliate of the Intl. Union of
the Revolutionary Theatre. As a section
of the communist International Union of
Revolutionary Writers, the New York
Club, 430 6th Ave., organized the Workers
Cultural Federation (see) with which the
John Reed branches are affiliated. There
are now (1933) about 30 branches located
in New York, Chicago, Detroit, Waukegan,
Illinois, Madison, Wis., Chapel Hill, N.C.,
etc.

The formation of the New Y'ork branch
was thus described by Communist Michael
Geld ("New Masses," Jan. 1930 issue):
"The John Reed Club was organized about
two months ago here in New York. It is
a small group of writers, artists, sculptors,
musicians and dancers of revolutionary
tendencies. . . . Several activities have
begun. The artists arranged an exhibition
at the Workers Co-operative House in the
Bronx. About 35 pictures were hung. The
exhibit will be shown for about 4 weeks.
Over 300 workers came to the opening.
There was a furious discussion led by
Lozowick, Basshe, Cropper, Klein and
others. ... At the next meeting I shall
propose the following:

"That every writer in the group attach
himself to one of the industries. That he
spend the next few years in and out of this
industry, studying it from every angle,
making himself an expert in it, so that
when he writes of it he will write like an
insider, not like a bourgeois intellectual
observer. He will help on the publicity in
strikes, etc. He will have his roots in
something real. The old Fabians used to
get together and write essays based on the
books they had read. We will get close
to the realities."

The Detroit branch publishes a monthly
magazine, "The New Force," at 8224
Twelfth St., Detroit, Mich.; the Chicago
branch, 1475 S. Michigan Ave., started
publishing (June, 1933) a magazine, "Left
Front," which issue announced that
Speakers during the 1932-33 season "have



included Malcolm Cowley, Eugene Bech-
told, Waldo Frank, Robt. Morss Lovett,
Dr. James M. Yard, Wm. Gebert, Robt.
Minor, Leo Fisher, Carl Haessler, and Pro-
fessors Harold Lasswell, Frederic Schuman,
Louis Wirth, Lawrence Martin, Francis
Heisler, Louis Gottschalk and Melville J.
Herskovitz. . . . Members of the club
have taken a leading part in the organ-
ization at the Workers' School, the Free
Tom Mooney Conference, the Chicago
Workers Theatre, the Committee for
Struggle Against War, the Anti-Fascist
United Front, the School for Workers'
Children and the May First Demonstra-
tion. A year ago one of the Chicago Club
members helped to organize the Milwaukee
John Reed Club, and during the winter he
also assisted in the forming of a John
Reed Club at the University of Wisconsin
at Madison."

Those listed as signing the John Reed
Club protest against anti-Red propaganda
(published in the N.Y. Times of May
19, 1930) are:

L. Adohmyan, Sherwood Anderson, Em jo
Basshe, Helen Black, Prof. Franz Boas, Alter
Brody, Samuel Brody, Fritz Brosins, Jacob Burck,
David Burlink, Rev. R. B. Callahan, Walt Car-
mon, Ralph Cheyney, N. Cirovsky, Lydia Cin-
quegrana, Sarah N. Cleghorn, Ann Coles, Mal-
colm Cowley, Franz E. Daniel, Miriam A.
DeFord, Adolf Dehn, Floyd Dell, L. A. DeSantes,
Babette Deutsch, Carl Van Doren, John Dos
Passos, Robert W. Dunn, Max Eastman, Charles
Ellis, Fred Ellis, Ernestine Evans, Kenneth Fear-
ing, Sara Bard Field, Waldo Frank, Harry Free-
man, Al Frueh, Hugo Gellert, Michael Gold,
Floyd S. Gove, C. Hartley Grattan, Horace
Gregory, Wm. Cropper, Rose Gruening, Carl
Haessler, E. Haldeman-Julius, M. Haldeman-
Julius, Ruth Hale, Jack Hardy, Mina Harkavy,
Prof. S. R. Harlow, Chas. Y. Harrison, Aline D.
Hays, Arthur G. Hays, Lowell B. Hazzard,
Josephine Herbst, John Hermann, Harold Hicker-
son, Grace Hutchins, Eitaro Ishigaki, Joseph Kap-
han, Ellen A. Kennan, Rev. C. D. Ketcham, Rev.
Frank Kingdon, I. Kittine, I. Klein, Alfred Kreym-
borg, Joshua Kunitz, Melvin P. Levy, Louis Lozo-
wick, Grace Lumpkin, Norman Macleod, A. B.
Magil, Jan Matulka, H. L. Mencken, Norma
Millay, Harriet Monroe, Prof. Frank McLean,
Scott Nearing, Alfred H. Neumann, Eugene Nigob,
Joseph North, Harvey O'Connor, M. J. Olgin,
Joseph Pass, Morris Pass, Nemo Piccoli, Harry A.
Potamkin, John Cowper Powys, Juanita Preval,
Walter Quirt, Burton Rascoe, Anton Refregier,
Philip Reisman, Louis Ribak, Boardman Robin-
son, Anna Rochester. Anna Rosenberg, Julius
Rosenthal, Martin Russak, Samuel Russak, David
Saposs, E. A. Schachner, Theodore Scheel, Isidor
Schneider, Evelyn Scott, Edwin Seaver, Edith
Segal, Esther Shemitz, Wm. Siegel, Upton Sinclair,
John Sloan, Otto Soglow, A. Solataroff, Waiter
Snow, Raphael Soyer, Herman Spector, Prof. J. M.
Stalnaker, Genevieve Taggard, Eunice Tietjens,
Carlo Tresca, Jim Tully, Louis Untermyer,
Toseph Vogel, Keene Wallis, Frank Walts, Prof.
R. E. Waxwell, Rev. C. C. Webber, G. F. Willi-
son, Edmund Wilson, Jr., Adolf Wolff, Chas.
E. S. Wood, Art Young, Stark Young, Avrahm
Yarmolinsky, Wm. Zarach.



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181



JOINT COMMITTEE ON
UNEMPLOYMENT

A union of radical organizations headed
by John Dewey. A letter was sent out by
him Nov. 1931, urging individuals and
representatives of organizations to come
to a "Conference on The Unemployment
Program for Congress" to be held Nov. 30,
in Washington. The letterhead read as
follows: The Joint Committee on Unem-
ployment: 22 East 17th St., New York
City. Washington Office: Room 39, Bliss
Bldg., Washington, B.C. Council: Church
League for Industrial Democracy, Wm.
Spofford Director; Conference for Pro-
gressive Political Action, A. J. Muste,
Director; Fellowship of Reconciliation, J.
B. Matthews, Secretary; Labor Bureau,
Inc., Alfred Bernheim, Director; League
for Independent Political Action, Howard
Y. Williams, Secretary; League for Indus-
trial Democracy, Norman Thomas, Direc-
tor; National Unemployment League, Dar-
win J. Meserole, President; Peoples Lobby,
Benj. Marsh, Executive Sec.; Social Service
Commission of the Central Conference of
Rabbis, Rabbi Edward I. Israel; Social
Service Commission of the Methodist
Church, Winifred Chappell, Secretary;
Workmen's Sick and Death Benefit Asso-
ciation, Wm. Spuhr, Secretary; Abraham
Epstein, Executive Sec. American Assn. for
Old Age Security; Hubert C. Herring,
Exec. Sec. of the Dept. of Social Relations
Congregational Education Society; Sidney
Hillman, President of the Amalgamated
Cloth. Workers of America; A. J. Kennedy,
President of the Amalgamated Lithog-
raphers of America; Abraham Lefkowitz
of the Teachers' Union; Emil Rieve,
President of the American Federation of
Full Fashioned Hosiery Workers (social-
istic). The National Religion and Labor
Foundation became a member 1933. The
Jt. Com. on Unemp. Conference held
March 18, 1933 was addressed by Father
John A. Ryan, Jerome Davis, Rabbi Edw.
Israel, all of the Foundation, and these
addresses were broadcast by radio.

Officers: chmn., John Dewey; vice chmn.:
Harriet Stanton Blatch, Mrs. Ethel Hyde, John
Haynes Holmes, Bishop Francis J. McConnell,
Father John A. Ryan, Norman Thomas, Stephen
S. Wise; sec.-treas., Mary Fox; exec, com.:
Alfred Bernheim, Abraham Epstein, Mary Fox,
Sidney Goldstein, Benj. Mandel, Benj. Marsh,
Darwin J. Meserole, Howard Y. Williams.

K
KENTUCKY MINERS DEFENSE

AND RELIEF COMMITTEE
An I.W.W. Committee formed to defend
43 Harlan, Ky. miners arrested for Red



agitation and terrorism; its letterhead
gives its address as 1618 W. Madison St.,
Chgo. (I.W.W. hdqts.), and lists Hoch-
rein, Carl Keller and Chas. C. Velsek, as
chmn., sec. and treas. ; Advisory Com-
mittee: Ralph Chaplin (I.W.W.), Robt.
Morss Lovett, Norman B. Barr; and states
that it is "Endorsed By": General Defense
Committee (of I.W.W.) ; Proletarian
Party (Communist); Socialist Party;
Free Society Group (Anarchist) ; Socialist
Youth League; Industrial Workers of the
World; Arbeiter Kultur und Sport Kartell;
Connolly Club.

L

LABOR AGE

Monthly official organ of the Conference
for Progressive Labor Action, militant left
wing Socialist labor organization; pres.,
A. J. Muste; editor, Louis Budenz; 128 E.
16th St., N.Y.C. Changed 1933 to weekly
paper "Labor Action."

LABOR AND SOCIALIST
INTERNATIONAL

The Socialist, or Second, International
(see) ; its 1931 Congress met in Vienna
with 742 delegates representing 37 parties
in 29 countries. Emile Vandervelde was
chairman.

LABOR BUREAU, INC.
Socialist statistical bureau analysing
economic, labor developments from a
Socialist viewpoint; located in New York
with branches in Chicago and San Fran-
cisco; issues monthly bulletin "Facts for
Workers"; is composed of Alfred and
Sarah Bernheim, Stuart Chase, Kathryn
Fenn, S. B. Lewin, Estelle Shrifte, George
Soule and Norman Ware.

LABOR DEFENDER
Monthly organ of the communist Inter-
national Labor Defense; editors: Wm. L.
Patterson, Joseph North; assoc. eds.:
Louis Coleman, Sasha Small; contrib. eds:
Henri Barbusse, Jacob Burck, Whittaker
Chambers, Robt. W. Dunn, John Dos
Passes, Maxim Gorki, Eugene Gordon,
Hugo Gellert, Josephine Herbst, Grace
Hutchins, Melvin P. Levy, Esther Lowell,
Joseph Pass, Paul Peters, Ludwig Renn,
Lincoln Steffens, Chas. Rumford Walker,
Walter Wilson; 80 E llth St., Room 430,
New York.

LABOR DEFENSE COUNCIL

Organized by the Communist Party Cen-
tral Executive Committee in 1922, to raise



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XttlONAl COUHITTU



S'dCER N. BALDWIN. New York City
NORMAN B. BARR. Chic.o

Director Oliver IratUuu
DENNIS E. BATT. Deftoit

Ji(o/ Detrofc Lfoor fftwt. 0. O.

Dtt. Ftd. Labor
EUCENC I. BROCK.

Chairman Profrntifc Vttaf



I. C. BROWN. Chlo

National Stc'f farmtr. Labor forty
ROBERT M. BUCK. Chictfo

Editor Ntw Uojorit}. 0. 0. Cki-

COfo Ftd. of Labor
10HN C. CLAY. Cbie*f

S> T,om,t*n Loco! Vniou lit
LENETTA M. COOPER. CbicMO
K. D. CRAMER. MioBeapolu

Ed.ui ft Mot. Lobot *
EUGENE V. DEBS. Tcrre Huu
ELIZABETH CURLEY FLYNN. New Ywk
JOHN C FLORA. Cbictf*
JOHN HAYNES HOLMES. New YoA
MAX S. HAYES. CkeUnd
FRANCIS USHER KANE. PhlUd.lphU
DK. JOHN A. LAPP. Chicago

Director Notion* CoAotic retfr

CoMffl

MORITZ J. LOEB. Chlw.o
FKANCES C. LUJLIE. Chk
FATHER JOHN A. RYAN. W



COM**

JOHN T, TAYLOR. Deftoil
HULET M. WELLS. SutiU
CLOHCE P. WEST. S FtwciMO
LOCAL COMUITTU

H. BERLIN.

loini toord Drti onj Wminm,k,r,

Union. I. L. C. V. V.
ELIZABKTH CURLEY FLYNN.
HENRY X. LINVILLE.
UCRMA BEHMAfl.

National Ur/tnu Cummillc.
BROWNSTEIN.



JULIUS LAZAAD.

Mtkin l/nioi

LENA GOODMAN.

Loditi foitu

S. E. BEARDSLEY.




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M. OBCUUEIEK.

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LEO HALTFBAUER.

Architect Ointmtnul lion **

Brtrut Voktr, Union
MORRIS EDELS1X1N.

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foiktit ol *.. Local 49

CO Of CHAT INC fITH COMMITTEE

OF THE DEFENDANTS
EARL R. BROWDER. Chic.fo
WILLIAM F. DUNNE. New York City
WILLIAM FOSTER. Chi f o
C E. RUTHENBERC. Cknlu4

NATIONAL ornccits

ROBERT M. BUCK, duirmut
EUGENE V. DEBS. >V< CA.uww
REV. JOHN A. RYAN. D.D..



MORITZ J. LOEB. Sicr.ur,
FRANCES C LILLIE. Tretuu
WILLIAM Z. FOSTER.

Stt'f Dtltn4u>ft Cum.



LABOR DEFENSE COUNCIL

FRANK P. WALSH. Chief Coun.ol for th* Dof.nd.nU

For th. d.f.n.. of tho Michigan crlmln.l yndUU<t

^f^i^KTOttJ?*^rv^^2^

To carry OB la connection with the lof al defense a carapalrn aalet
.11 Infrinr.m.nt upon the richt of in* spoock, froo pr... and frao4a
W MMmblaco and all nMuurot rtstrictine tho right. o( tho vorkorc.

ROOM 434

80 EAST ELEVENTH STREET
New York City



Motional Secretary
WILLIAM Z. FOSTER



Telephone STUYVESANT 6616



April 6. 1923

Dear Friend:

The press has brought you information of the progress
of the trial of the first of the so-called Michigan cases
at St. Joseph. Every day it is becoming clearer that
the issue in this trial is the right of free speech and free
assemblage in America, as well as such due processes of
law, as constitute the just basis of any democratic society*
Mr. Frank P. Walsh, attorney for the defense, has stated
clearly that the provisions of the Criminal Syndicalist
Acts, under which Foster and his associates have been
brought to trial, violate the Constitution of the state
of Michigan and the Constitution of the United States.
Evidence for this contention is fast becoming abundant.

A group of men and women met together peacefully to
consider the business of their party organization, con-
templating no acts of violence and cherishing no intent
to promote or induce acts of violence, was itself treated
with utmost violence by the officers of the law. If ever
there was a trial involving persecution and tyranny, it
is this one. It cozes as the last echo of the disgrace-
ful mania of governmental terrorism, which was one of the
plagues of the war.

The defense of these men and women, now on trial,
is an expensive one. Large sums of money must be raised
to guarantee them Justice. This money can come only
from those who believe in the vindication of basic
democratic rights in this country. We appeal to you to
help us in this cause. Read the inclosed pamphlet giving
the story of the case and then send your contribution
in the inclosed envelope.

Sincerely yours.




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BSfcAU 12646



MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO THE LABOR DEFENSE COUNCIL
Account* audited by Stuart Cheat. C.P A.

Facsimile of circular letter sent out by the Labor Defense Council soliciting funds for the defense of
Communists arrested at Bridgman, Mich. Signed by Freda Kirchwey, Norman Thomas, John Nevin
Sayre, Mary Heaton Vorse, Roger Baldwin, Rev. Percy Stickney Grant, Paxton Hibben, Rev. John Haynes
Holmes (see this "Who's Who" for their affiliations). The name of Father John A. Ryan of Washington
appears conspicuously along with that of Wm. Z. Foster, the Communist leader, as fellow National Officers.



Organizations, Etc.



183



funds for the defense of Communists
arrested in the Bridgman Raid (see) ;
received huge sums from Garland Fund;
became in 1925 the official Communist
legal defense society, changing its name to
International Labor Defense (see) ; a cir-
cular letter sent out April 6, 1923 (see
facsimile) bore the following heading:
"Labor Defense Council" "For the
defense of the Michigan criminal syn-
dicalist defendants prosecuted at the
instance of the Federal Secret Service in
its drive against organized labor. To carry
on in connection with the legal defense a
campaign against all infringements upon
the right of free speech, free press, and
freedom of assemblage and all measures
restricting the rights of workers Room
434, 80 East llth St., New York City-
Frank P. Walsh, Chief Counsel for the
Defendants National Secretary, Wm. Z.
Foster" (one of the Communist leaders
arrested) "Telephone Stuyvesant 6616."
The letter read in part:

"Dear Friend: The press has brought
you information of the progress of the
trial of the so-called Michigan cases at St.
Joseph. Every day it becomes clearer that
the issue in this trial is the right of free
speech and free assemblage in America.
... A group of men and women met
together peacefully to consider the business
of their party organization contemplating
no acts of violence and cherishing no
intent to promote or induce acts of violence,
was itself treated with utmost violence by
the officers of the law." (Author's note:
This typical Red falsehood is daily refuted
by the Communists' own spoken and writ-
ten affirmations, for instance the following
in the Marx "Communist Manifesto":
"Communists disdain to conceal their
views and aims. They openly declare that
their ends can be attained only by the
forcible overthrow of all existing con-
ditions. Let the ruling classes tremble at
a Communist revolution" (p. 44).) This
letter, after soliciting funds, was signed
"Sincerely yours, Freda Kirchwey, Norman
Thomas, John Nevin Sayre, Mary Heaton
Vorse, Roger Baldwin, Percy Stickney
Grant, Paxton Hibben, John Haynes
Holmes." (Their own signatures.) Printed
on the side of the letterhead was:

"National Officers: Robert M. Buck, chairman;
Eugene V. Debs, vice chairman; Rev. John A.
Ryan, D.D., vice-chairman; Moritz J. Lieb,
secretary; Frances C. Lillie, treasurer; Wm. Z.
Foster, Sec. Defendants' Com.; Cooperating with
Committe of the Defendants: Earl R. Browder,
Chicago, Wm. F. Dunne, New York City, Wm.
Foster, Chicago, C. E. Ruthenberg, Cleveland."



National Committee: Roger N. Baldwin (A.C.
L.U.); Norman B. Barr (Chicago, Director
Olivet Institute); Dennis E. Batt (Proletarian
Party, Detroit); Robt. M. Buck (editor "New
Majority," Farmer-Labor Party) ; Eugene V.
Debs (revolutionary Socialist Party leader); Eliz.
Gurley Flynn (Workers Defense Union of N.Y.) ;
Moritz J. Loeb (Civil Liberties Union and Com-
munist Party); Eugene J. Brock (chmn. Pro-
gressive Voters' League of Michigan) ; John C.
Clay (Sec. Teamsters' Local Union 712, Chgo.);
Lenetta M. Cooper, Chgo.; John C. Flora, Chgo.;
John Haynes Holmes, N.Y.; Max S. Hayes,
Cleveland; Francis Fisher Kane, Phila.; Dr. John
A. Lapp, Director National Catholic Welfare
Council; John J. Taylor, Detroit; Hulet M.
Wells, Seattle; Geo. P. West, San Francisco. N.Y.
Local Committee: H. Berlin (Intl. Ladies Garm.
Wkrs. U.), Eliz. Gurley Flynn, Henry R. Lin-
ville, Nerma Berman (Nat. Defense Com.);
Brounstein ( Jt. Bd. Furriers' Union) ; Benj. Man-
del (Teachers Union), etc. Headquarters were
also at 166 W. Washington St., Chicago.

"One of the first things done by the
organization was the appointment of a
publicity department to flood the daily
newspapers of the country with propaganda
for the movement. 'Press Releases' were
issued and spread broadcast. Much of the
material thus furnished was printed in
reputable newspapers ignorant of the fact
that they were printing appeals for a move-
ment aimed at the overthrow of the
country." (Whitney's "Reds in America,"
p. 174.) The Reds completely won this
fight and the right apparently in Michigan
to openly advocate violent overthrow of
the U.S. Government when these cases
were dismissed and about $100,000 bond
money was returned in 1933 through the
aid of Patrick H. O'Brien, A.C.L.U. at-
torney, elected Atty. General of Michigan in
1932.

LABOUR PARTY OF GREAT BRITAIN

A Marxian-Socialist Party ("Socialist
Network" by Nesta Webster). "The con-
version of the old pre-war Labour Party
devoted to the interests of Labour into
the politically-run Socialist Party was
effected by the unceasing propaganda and
wire pulling of the Independent "Labour
Party, an organized group directed for
years by Messrs. MacDonald and Snow-
den." . . . "In the (Labour) Party's printed
campaign programme for the 1929 election
which was called 'Labour and the
Nation' and put the Socialists in power
there was a foreword by Mr. Ramsay
MacDonald saying 'The Labour Party,
unlike other parties, is not concerned with
patching the rents in a bad system, but
with transforming Capitalism into Social-
ism'. . . . Many of those Labour Party
members were Communists; but it has
always been the policy of the Party at



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annual conferences to repudiate Commu-
nism in order to retain their black coat
followers, while working hand in glove
with individual Communists." ("The
Patriot" of London, Oct. 5, 1933.)

LABOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATION

A Communist subsidiary ; received money
from Garland Fund; organized by Com-
munist Robt. W. Dunn for linking organ-
ized labor to the Communist movement;



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