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"The Dictatorship of the Proletariat is the
crpftnizatjoii of the advance-gun rrl of the op
pressed as the ruling class, for the purpose
of CRUSHING the oppressors.'' Lenin.
BRITISH RESERVISTS REFUSE STRIKE
PUTT IN COAL FEDS.
GOVERNMENT FACES NEW CRISIS IN LABOR WAR
Two thousand British naval reser
vists on strike duty in the Welsh
coal fields have been removed be
cause of their sympathy with the
strikers. Disaffection in the ranks
due to agitation of radicals have so
whought up the reservists that they
constituted a positive menace to the
government's program e of breaking
the strike of the miners.
With dogged persistency the min
ers have stood out solidly against the
mine owners and the government for
their demands. All attempts to per
suadc them to accept less has re
suited only in added determination
to go the limit of their endurance
Intense suffering has had not
weakened the miners.
While the traitorous leaders of
the Tripple Alliance prevented trans
port and railroad workers calling a
general strike, what amounts to al
most the same thing in effect, is the
decisions of the railroad men not to
handle invported coal nor scab coal
produced from British mines. The re
solution adopted by the railroaders
reads: - -
First, that the union railway work
ers must not handle imported coal
regardless of the use it is to be put
Second, railway men must not
transport "any coal that has been
handled by "scab" labor in Great
The guard at the iports along the
eastern coast hal been redoubled to
prevent the entrance of red workers
and literature from Germany, Rus
sia and the Scandinavian countries.
The strike has weakened the gov
ernment's powers of resistance against
revolutionary activities, Lloyd Geor
ge told Commons last week.
STRIKE AT COMMUNISTS.
The government aimed a direct
blow at Britain's most revolutionary
organization last week, when it jailed
Albert Inkpin, secretary of the Com
munist Party and held him without
bail. Inkpin is charged with causing
disaffection by publishing the Theses
of the Third International. A num
ber of Communists are already grac
ing the bastiles of Britain, among
them being Sylvia Pankhurst, Editor
of The Dreadnaught, and Malone,
Communist Meiriber of Parliament.
THOMAS GETS "JUDAS" RE
CEPTION. J. H. Thomas, secretary of the
National Union of Railwaymen of
Great Britain, and instrumental in
preventing the Triple Alliance giv
ing support to the miners in a gen
eral - strike, arrived in New York
last week. He was greeted by
crowd of 400 carrying placards ex
pressive of the most severe criticism
of his part in preventing unitji of
action of the three great labor or
ganizations. "Judas hanged himself.
What is Thomas going to do," read
one of the placards. Needless to
state, the demonstration had the
effect of dampening Thomas' spirits
as he stepped from the gangplank
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MAY DAY CASUALTIES OF THE CLASS WAR.
The Iron Heel again crushes. On
April 29th, without warrant, New
York's infamous "bum squad" pul
. lad off a i raid, seized "evidence"
rael Ampter. The same evening E.
Lindgren was arrested in a movie
theatre. Police claim Lindgren had
been followed from Pittsburgh, Pa.
These' men are alleged to be high
in the counsels of the Unifed Com
munist Party. The police charge them
wfith circulating literature that ad
vocated the forcible overthrow of
ffnvernment. Bail was set at $50,000.
Their hearings were. set for May
5th. The case against them was so
flimsy tEM Magistrate Rosenftlatt
ordered their dismissal for lack of
evidence. As they were leaving the
mmt room thev were again arrested
without warrant and held pending
orand iurv indictment charging
them with Criminal Anarchy. An
nouncement is made that bail will
he reduced from $50,000 to $5,000.
,W.ii indicates the extent of the
collapse of the "bum squad" bubble.
(Later: No guidance was found
ncroinat them and they were re
loo.od but immediately re-arrested
by plain clothes men.)
During the week four women were
also arrested in New York, charged
with distributing May Day literature
Thev are held under $5,000
be secured. Publicity must be given
the situation confronting them. We
therefor? call upon the working class
Day is YOUR day. Its "casualties"
are YOUR concern. Make remittances
payable to Edgar Owens, Sec'y
Treas. and mail to Room 303, 166
W. Washington Street, Chicago, Il
U. S. SENATOR TO INVESTI
Washington, May 13. Senator
Frapce of Maryland is going to Rus
sia, fully eauinped with State De
partment credentials, to make. a per
sonal study of conditions there.
France,, who has been one of the
foremost men in oublic Ufa
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trade relations with Russia, will
be the first "senatorial investiga
tion" launched since the Russian re
volution. A passport for the senator
has been provided by the State Department.
WtiAT THEY WROUGHT BACK.
W. Va. Mine War
Civil War Rages in Mingo-co
Mingo-co West Virginia, the seat
of much mine trouble within the past
year again takes the center of the
stage of the American class-war.
Battles between strikers and sym
pathizers and strike breakers, state
police and county sheriffs has been
raging up and down' the Tug River
for several days past. Screened by
the heavy thickets and woods both
sides in the struggle have bent every
effort to locate the intrenchments of
the enemy across the river and to
lay them low with lead. Six deaths
have been reported and a number
The strike is a year old and ha?
been marked with extreme bitter
ness and tenacity of the strikers.
Several month ago Baldwin-Feltz
detectives attempted to put miner?
out of the Company owned houses.
A pitched battle ensued which re
suited in the deaths of six of the
detectives including Albert Feltz. Sid
i Hatfield, chief of police and other
were charged with their murder. A
recent trial by jury of miners freed
them. The legislature promptly out-
Ilawed union miners from serving on
juries where miners are charged
Miners' families have been living
all last winter in tent colonies on
the hillsides while mine owners at
tempted to operate the mines with
State troops are now taking charge
of the district and a proclamation of
President Harding declaring a state
of martial law in Mingo-co and in
Pike County Kentucky, across the
river, has been issued. It also em
powers the War Department to sup-
I ply troops to the district if needed.
Dear to JHV
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N FOR THE WORKERS' MIND.
By S. H.
WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH FARMING
QUESTIONS FARMERS MUST ANSWER.
By EARL ADAMS.
WHY are our Bumper Crops
of 1920 worth five billion dollars
less than the smaller crops of 1919 T
2 WHY do the nowspaper say there
is a WORLD WHEAT GLUT? Why
do they print Mr. Hoover's plea for
corn and wheat to feed three million
starving children in Europe and Chi
na, to say nothing of the twenty
million more that are turnoi away
because they are "only hungry?"
3. WHY are nearly five million
men out of work in city industries?
Why do their families starve the
same year that we produce record
breaking crops of food at a loss?
4. WHY have our wages (the
bail price we get for wheat, corn, milk,
i ney are mm wHm 1 -
oending the return of grand jury pork and potatoes) dropped below
indictments alleging Criminal Anar
In Philadelphia the police also
made the headlines on the first page.
On April 25th, 43 men and women
were arrested, 38 of whom are held
under bail of $2,500. Here too homes
wore entered without warrant, private
papers seized, and men and women
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assauk'en. une group i nmiip
TinHre' added variety to the situation
toy getting drunk on wine they stole
and minking gun plays againBt eacn
In Chicago the police fizzle was a
wt more f izzlv than ever. Two
nennla were arrested for displaying
the red flag; two others for buying
and selling "illegal" literature, and
will probably face deportation pro
,w.wlimi: and in East Ohicago i
Mnv Dav speaker was arrested on
the completion of his address, but
.. released without boing booked
Minor disturbances occured in other
New York and Philadelphia present
nroblems. Thone men
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and women are certain to be rail
roadec" to prison unless they are
furnished an adequate defense. Bring
members of the working class in a
tmirle for working class emancipa
tion, they have no way of defending
themselves. They are the 'Vasuali
ties" of the clawi war. And as such,
the National Defense Committee will
give them all the assistance in the
Comrntttee'i power. At ..leys must
the cost of production?
5. WHY does the supreme court
of the United States hold up its de
cision on the FARM LOAN ACT
because the BANKERS' ASSOCIA
TION claims it is class legislation?
6. WHY is it that Russia, a na
tion of farmers, who are crying for
shoes made of our LEATHER;
clothing made of our COTTON and
WOOL: MEAT from our ranches;
MILK from our farms; agricultural
niachinerv in fact, all manufactur
ed goods that would start the wheels
of industry and creato a world-wide
demand for our crops WHY IS IT
that RUSSIA is refused trade rela
tions by the United States Govern
Is it because they revolted against
No! It is because, for the first
time in the history of the world, a
nation of farmers revolted against
their LANDLORDS and MIDDLE
MEN and MORTGAGES. For cen
turies, they had been producing
g"et crops of food for the barest
living. They were looked down on as
a "neAaant" class by the moneyed
power behind the government. They
were robbed by the banks and land
lords. They were systematically fool
ed hv their politicians. They were
kept in ignorance. They suffered like
dogs until they could stand it no
longer. THEN these farmers simply
lifted their arms and were FREE!
Fer more than three years, with
rifle and bayonet, they have had to
fight against paid armies sent into
Russia by foreign governments to
help the banks and landlords. They
have chased them across the borders.
out of RUSSIA. They have proven
their strength and their right to re
cognition as a nation.
The United States has no Czar,
but it has an
Banks, Manufacturers and Middle
men who dictate its Policies. They
have put the screws on the American
farmers this year. They are main
taining a blockade against Russian
fanners. THEY FEAR RUSSIAN
IDEAS. They do not want us to
learn how easy it is to LIFT OUR
ARMS AND BE FREE!
art of the boss is
workers. "You may
experience; but for the real thing
you've got to rend Employees' Maga
zines, those neat little publications
that are issued "for the workers, by
"Big manufarturers roafirm their
faith in these mediums," says an ar
ticle in the issue.- for March 31 of
"Printers' Ink," a magazine for ad
vertisers. They believe in it for
many reasons. Among them is this
"The soap box orators are not
nearly j) popular as they were a
few months ago. It is therefore an
excellent time to lay the facts of
the business before the employees.
Yes, now that the "soap box ora
tors" have by popular vote been
packed off to Sing Sing and other
ouiet places, now is the time to
stuff the Workers' heads with trash.
INVISIBLE GOV- There is no oiu- to mtenere. aiun,
f..nm-w f brothers, stuff while the stuffing is
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good. Soon will come into me iiem
LINN GALE ON TRIAL.
Linn A. E. Gale, Editor of Gale's
Magazine, formerly published at
Mexico City, Mexico, who was re
cently deported by President Obre-
gon for his revolutionary activities,
is on trial at Fort Sam Houston,
San Antonio, Texas, for evasion of
the American war draft.
Gale made his way to Mexico it
is alleged, when called in the draft.
Upon his deportation from Mexico
he was taken by government of
ficials to prison at San Antonio.
riends of Gale may aid him in
his defense by remitting funds to
Mrs. A. E. Gale, 220 Bclvin St., -San
C. L. Vincent, of Cisco, Texas, re
cently arrested charged with cir
culating Communist literature, has
been released .by order of the federal
QUIT YELLOWS, JOIN REDS.
London, May 11. Over 200 branch
es of British trades uniona have
passed resolutions calling on their
central executives to aever connec
tions with the Amsterdam Interna-
tlonal and affiliate with the Moscow
Trade Union International.
so many "soup oox
you'll have to tttrn your churches
into penitentiaries to keep them un
"0. M. Bostwkk, editor of the
"Sprague Electric News," says the
article further on, "also believes
that today the employees' magazine
is more important than ever, and
would you like to know why? here
it goes: "The individual mind is in
a disturbed state at the present
.moment." The cure is more em
Is your mini disturbed because
you are one of the four million who
wear out their ahoes looking for
work? read employees' magazines,
and the peace of heaven will be with
Is your muni disturbed because
your wife and children hnven't got
enough to eat :ind no decent clothes
to wear? -read employees' magazines
and vou will learn how to be a good
Oidatian on an empty stomal. If
you haven't got a bible in the house,
vou can get one free. When baby
is ill and cross for lack of proper
nourishment read to it the Sermon
on the Mount: Blessed are they which
do hunger for they shall be fil
Yes. by and by will come another
war and work will be plentiful again.
Wages will be high again. You'll be
making enough to fill up babys sto
.nach. Until then: remain meek and
be blessed! Don't kick too much. Say
notbint' acrainst law and order. If
you do, you'll be unpopularized to
the penitentiary like the "soap box
"P. H. Hildreth, advertising man-
nevr of the Rand Company, has the
same idea. The morale of labor newts
bolaterimr up now more than ever
Much of the crime which confronts
a ,.,,;,.,! tnHnv in mv opinion, is
.Tin- in . --- it m .
caused by lower psychology or mo
If that doesn't make your blood
boil pawn your shirt and buy a
cemetery lot: you are dead!
Mr. Hildreth is kind enough not
to say it is the original sin breaking
out in us that makes us so criminal.
He admits that "people out of em
ployment become desperate.
What's the remedy? employment i
No. "What better way could we Keep
up the morale of our workers than
through our house publications?"
The man is adding insult to in
jury. Now, my fellow workers, do you
begin to see what is the purpose of
employees' magazines? I have some
of them on hand. In another article
we'll pull apart some of the "idio
torials" in them and see what's back
of thesn. Next week we'll have a
fllanco at the employees' magazine
of the National Cash Register Com
. . . i
Vnr the present, just one wore,
of warning: every bit of reading
matter you get free from the boss
is poison for your mind.
A News dispatch reads: "Most of
the returned 1. W. W. members have
been put on the rock crushing gang."
That is in the 20th century, not m
the days of the Roman Empire, or
when the slaves of Egypt made the
Pyramids, cementing the huge stones
with their own blood. The venal press
whines that a certain number of the
wobblies did not return and afford
i,he "kept husbands of their wives"
as Marx called the likes of our
masters a few short years ago the
joy of contemplating the modern
'alley slaves crushing stones behind
orison walls, so that the masters can
safely ride over the roads built by
other slaves of less ccurage and
intelligence than the wobblies, who
are tied to their hard tasks only by
fear, and not by prison walls.
And still, the same press that
bemoans the escape of one prisoner
in their own plutocratic Empm ,. .
rages and foams at the mouth when ' '
the Russian workers sentence some
of the soft brained and murderous
counter-revolutionary conspirators to
a few months of compulsory hard
labor. But there is a great difference:
the wobblies are only simple work
ers, while the Kept Nobles oh,
what's the use, the workers ought
to have guessed without our aid.
More power to the workers in Amer-
ca. so that some day the editors
of the leading prostituted papers of
Plutocracia could assume the. task
,hev regret that Bill Haywood chose
not to pursue for the next few years.
On the jacket of one of the finest
books written about Russia Brails
ford's "The Russian Workers' Re
public" there is an advertisement
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By Robert Minor
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l of Detroit, while they were imprisoned by former Attorney General
fhe reset ionarv and traitorous character w
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W - . i . ..i;.rl,i,.n all wnrkera
i ol the present Socialist rany ana err u ..
who -till retain some respect and reverence for what at one time
represented their Ideal of a class-conscious poimcsi wo rv sj
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Kesd It. Circulate ii especially amuna ' fi;
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ORDER OF THE TOILER.
A man in Milwaukee desperately
in need of a dwelling, after search
ing the city for a long time, at last
discovered one. Without further ado.
he took possession of the flat. The
lawyers are now studying the law.
There arc some five million work
ers out of a job they are hungry
and desperately in need of work.
There are about forty million work
ers in the same plight in Europe.
There arc many millions more in In
dia, China and Japan. What if these
millions of workers proceeded to take
food to satisfy their hunger? What
if they took possession of their jobs
and then let them study the law?
Such advice, given by syndicalists
and industrial unionists and actually
put into practice in Italy recently,
resulted most fatally there, the
workers took possession of their
jobs. They proceeded to work. But
they had forgotten to study the law
first. If they had, they would have
learned that it is the duty of the
present capitalist government to pro
tect private property. They would
have learned that the government
has different departments wherewith
to safeguard private property, viz.,
the courts, the police, the army, etc.
The workers would have learned that
to give a different interpretation to
the law, they would need different
judges: to have different judges, they
would need a different law; to have
a different law, they would need a
different government. And to have
a different government with a dif
ferent attitude toward private pro
pertythe law itself states how
they may change the govern
ment and the law perfectly legal
ways, which the law and the condi
tions from which it springs MAKE
And then there are extra-legal or-
ganiaations that the government
tolerates and allows to assist it in
protecting private property. The
American Legion, the American De
fense Society, the Ku Klux Klan
and various other bodies are being
fostered to help the U. S. govern
ment in this work.
Hence, it is advisuble for the
workers first to study the law and
to know what to expect when en
deavoring to take poaseasion of their
iobs. Then they must make the
PROPER PREPARATIONS and take
the PROPER STEPS and take pos
Reunion of their lobal
The law can. be fixed up after
THE GREATEST FAILURE IN ALL
We knew that much ourselves, but
no one would listen to us. Now cornea
Spargo's own publisher branding him
for what he really is, besides being
known to have crawled upon the
face of the earth.
A few days ago the "New York
Times" published a story on the new
exploits of the Department of Jus
tice thugs and the New York Bum
Snuad. Parallel with that story was
another, which said that, according
to government statistics, there were
about 5,000,000 unemployed in the
TJ. S. Reading the two stones, one
after the other, the thinking worker
cannot fail to notice that the causes
of unrest and raison d'etre for the
militant organization and the ulti
mate action of the Communists, are
indeed, very deeply rooted in the de
caying Capitalist regime. So we can
safely say that as long as there are
millions of unemployed workers, we
can f;nd epough intelligent and
brave workers to fill the place of
those arrested by the tools of the
uncrowned Emperors of America.
The same "New York Times" and
its fellow prostitutes wonder that
the Communists are counting upon
a few millions of negro slaves to aid
the cause of the revolution when
the day comes to settle our accounts
with Hnrv's civilization. True enough,
)we do count upon the Negro work
ers' for only a workers' government
can and will free them from peonage
and murder, from lynching and bru
talization, which is their lot today
and has been ever since the Black
people were brought from Africa to
cultivate the cotton of the plant a
The colored workers must see that
the black and white workers are the
victims of the same system and come
with us under the folds of the red
flag to make this country free from
lynchers, "murder farmers" and all
others who oppress and exploit us.
"Nationalization of women" that
was the battle cry against the Rus
sian Communists but a few months
i ago. Of course it was invented in
the "news factories" at Copenhagen
How about this: In New York,
two "pillars of society", Mt. Jamca
Stillman and Mr. W. E. D. Stokes,
are furnishing ample proof that
right here in America, Christian na
tion, leading bankers and financiers
.a a il -1 ai
are having the tames oi ineir wves
with as many wives and concubines
they choose. But they objected
to their wives doing the same thing.
So we are now having a revelation
of the Inside doings of "captalna of
industry and great financial mag
nates" in the U. 8.
And theso are the sort of people
who pay the "New York Timet" to
He about the Russian and American