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SATURDAY, OCT. 16th, 1320
Appeal To Transport Workers and Railwaymen
The Executive Committee of the International
Transportworkers Federation is able to place on
record its profound satisfaction with the manner
in which the manifesto has been responded to,
calling upon transporworkers, seamen and rail
waymen to refuse to handle arms and other war
mateiial destined to assist the Reaction against
the Russian People. The answer came as if the
manifesto was an urgent command.
The replies receved by us, and what is most
important the attitude of the Transportworkers
and the Railwaymen afford ample proof that the
appeal of the International Transportworkers
Federation corresponds to a deep rooted conviction
in the minds of the workers. The course demanded
by the Executive Committee embodied the intel-
operative effort on your part may be accomplish
ed in two ways:
, Two Ways To Help.
1, Subscribe to THE TOILER for six months
for a year. Then when you have read it, pass
it along to your fellow worker. He will enjoy
reading it and it will furnish him food for thought.
2. Order a bundle and sell them in the shop,
in your meetings or other places where you and
your fellow workers get together. You may order
them in lots of five ten twenty one hundred
or a thousand copies. They go like hot cakes. And
you will find a ready spirit of co-operation among
your brothers in industry, who, like you, have
become awakened with the spirit of the new times.
Tli?;.' wiil be on wtch for the arriva' of the paper
They will help ybu to spread its vital massage.
Together you will be hastening the day when the
worker will be master of his destiny.
ONE OF THE ABOVE TWO THINGS YOU
CAN DO. Some of you will do both. We are do
ing our part. WILL YOU DO YOURS?
WE KNOW YOU WILL!
lectual and human aspirations of Transportwork
ers in all countries.
Shipments To Poland Blocked.
As far as we can gather, any attempts made
to forward the implements of war to assist Poland
are being met with a general refusal to work.
Without hesitation, Transportworkers have band
ed themselves everywhere as a party against re
action, militarism and capitalism.
We are in receipt, of two request by telegraph
from the Council of Action of the British Labor
Movement, and from the Executive Committee of
the British Transportworkers signed by Robert
Williams, Harry Gosling and Ernest Bevin, to
convey heartiest congratulations to French, Gor
man, Belgium, Austrian, Czecho Slovakian, Italiam,
Dutch and other Transport & Railwayworkers who
are successfully resisting the transport of muni
tions of war on behalf of international capitalism
against Soviet Russia.
It is a pleasure to us to send this congratula
tion to all Transportworkers and railwaymen and
to add the warmest thanks of the Executive Com
mittee of the International Transport
workers' Federation to all those workers, and not
in the least to the British Workers, who have so
brilliantly performed their duty to Socialism, the
revolution and their International, i
Stand Fast For Proletarian Peace
Y6u have seen to it that the instructions of
your International Federation have been so far
carried out as one man in some countries under
precarious circumstances. We thank you for this
but urge you to remain alert and to maintain
your splendid attitude until a just and proletarian
peace has been achieved and in order to avert the
outbreak of a new world war be alert.
Persist in your refusdl to handle war material !
Transportworkers, Seamen, and Raihvaymen
of all countries maintain the united front in the
glorious fight against Reaction, Militarism & Cap
italism. , , For the Executive, Committee of the
International Transportworkers Federation
, Edo Finmen, Secretary.