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DENOUNCE WHITE TERROR ATRED DEMONSTRATION Workers Pledge Loyalty to Communist Cause The militant workers of Chicago, gathered in the Ashland Auditorium Sunday afternoon, celebrated the 64th anniversary of the Paris Commune of 1871, cheered speakers who de nounced the Polish white terror which has condemned Stanislav Lanzutsky, Communist deputy, to death, and pledged their loyalty to the Workers (Communist) Party and the Commun ist International. A resolution was passed, condemn ing the activities of the menshevik agent, Raphael Abramovich, demand ing the complete recognition of Soviet Russia by the United States, protest ing against the intended execution of Lanzutsky, and demanding the libera tion of all class war prisoners in the capitalist' Jails. Earl R. Browder, acting secretary of the Workers (Communist) Party, Robert Minor, one of the Michigan defendants and Lovett Fort-Whiteman spoke. Negro Leader Speaks. Lovett Fort-Whiteman, the Com munist Negro leader just returned from Soviet Russia, described to the large audience the different kinds of prisoners in Soviet Russia. “There are 1.500 counter revolution ists who are prisoners in Soviet Rus sia,” said Fort-Whiteman. "There is no other way to make the workers and peasants’ revolution secure than by curbing the activities of these counter revolutionists.” Minor Condemns Abramovich. Robert Minor, Communist cartoon ist. lecturer and writer, declared that while we mourn for the revolutionists who died in the Paris Commune, we can rejoice in the Russian revolution and our working class Soviet govern ment. Browder on Communist International. "W r hen we think of saving the life of Comrade Lanzutsky,” said Earl R. Browder, acting secretary of the Workers (Communist) Party, “when we think of the campaign for the recognition of Soviet Russia by the United States, and when we think of celebrating the Paris Commune we also think of the Communist Interna tional and its American section, the Workers (Communist) Party. None of the problems of the working class can be solved without the leadership of the Communist International.” The Paris Commune pageant was featured by the dancing of Emma Blackschmidt. Hilda Reed and Elsa Neuman and a recitation by Rose Lurye. F. George Laubert, Lettish baritone, sang a series of songs, the Jugo-Slav taqiburitza band, the South Slav chor us, Finnish and Bohemian gymnasts, and the Russian dancers. Misses Lut kus and Muzuka all gave excellent performances. One of the most popular pieces on the entire program was the Freiheit Mandolin Orchestra and the Freiheit Chorus, which sang and played to gether for the first time on an English stage. A large group of Lithuanian chil dren opened the program with a red army drill. The unity demonstration was held under the auspices of the Internation al Workers’ Aid, and the receipts went toward helping the Irish famine suf ferers, the class war prisoners in European jails, and the fight of the Labor Defense Council against the persecution of Communists in Michi gan. Urge United Front for May Day (Continued from page LI of reaction the world over; the tight ening ot the grip of naked imperialism upon the toiling masses of the world. The Dawes plan spelling increased ex ploitation, not only for the workers of Germany, but of the entire world, was put into effect. Together with this, in crease of exploitation came the ruth less suppression <jf those who dared oppose the rule ot the imperialists, resulting in the imprisonment of tens of thousands of the most militant workers thruout Europe and America. At the same time we already witness the complete breakdown of the league of nations and the feverish race for armaments, as witness to the fact that the capitalists are preparing for new imperialist wars. Left Wing va. Reaction. In the United States also we saw the triumph of reaction. The strike breaker Coolldge and the open shop per Dawes were swept into power. The last year has been a year of wage cuts and open shop drives. The last year saw an Increasing army of unem ployed and at the same time an In crease In the use of child labor. Even the mild child labor amendment was defeated by the wave of reaction. The reaction In the United States like Eu rope also brot persecution of the most militant section of the working class. The last year was also a year of de portations. and added laws against the foreign born. On the other hand we witnessed the growth of the popularity of the Soviet Republic and the strengthening of the left wing of the labor movement the Bsarid ever. This left wing !■ partial Full Text of Soviet- Japanese Agreement in “‘Russian Review” 1 ... . ■S y ' WASHINGTON, D. C„ March 30.-~' A translation of the complete text of the recently concluded Soviet- Japanese agreement, hitherto unavail able here, is published in the April number of the Russian Review. It in cludes the vital protocols on various important points, such as the evacua tion of Northern Sakhalin by the Japanese troops, and the basic terms of the concessions granted to Japan in the oil and coal fields of the Soviet part of the island. Apart from a rich array of official statistics and statements on the eco nomic activities of the Soviet Union during the fiscal year ending Oct. 1, 1924, and the first quarter of the cur rent fiscal period, the April 1 issue of the Russian Review presents an inter esting article on the state-operated So viet insurance system, inaugurated about three years ago. Substantial progress is shown in all phases of the work, but particularly in covering the peasants against agricultural hazards of crop failure and livestock plagues. During 1924 between 16 and 17 million gold rubles were paid out to the peas ants for losses suffered. Continuing the Special cultural in formation department started in. March, the Russian Review for April 1 prints, among other items of this class, an account of a decade of work by the Moscow Chamber Theater ("Kamerny Teatr”), describing in de tail the novel methods devised by its famous director, A. Y. Tairov, in his effort to mold dramatic representa tion to exalted ideals of heroic philos ophy and rhythmic laws, as a protest against what he considered the decad ent realism prevalent in the Russian theater, with its portrayal of the dis covered details and awkward action of everyday life. Talk it up—your shopmate will subscribe! —i Miners of Nanticoke Demand New Trial in Sacco-Vanzetti Case A Sacco-Vanzetti resolution was adopted by "Lbeal Union 2202 U. M. W. of Nanticoke. Pa., as follows: “WHEREAS, The members of Lo cal 2202 in Nanticoke, Pa., have gone on record demanding a new trial for Sacco and VanzettL convicted of mur der in the first degree by a biased jury under the instructions of a pre judiced judge in the state of Massa chusetts, and, "WHEREAS, Notwithstanding the urgent demand from millions of work ers thruout our country and all over the world, such a retrial and the op portunity to present incontrovertible evidence of their innocence of the heinous crime imputed to them has recently again been denied by their first Judge, and an effort is now being made to have their case reviewed by the supreme cotfrt of Massachusetts, and, "WHEREAS, They are in danger of their lives unless the prompt inter vention of an enlightened public opin ion prevents this miscarriage of Just ice, therefore We it, "RESOLVED, That the members of Local 2202 U. M. W. of A. at their regular meeting held at Nanticoke, hereby reiterates its demand for a new trial for these defenseless vict ims of race and national prejudice and class hatred, to the end that the honor and fairness of the American people may be presented untarnished before the eyes of the civilized world. David fe. Jones, President. Adam Lubinski, Rec. Sec’y.. J. E. Szczjankiewicz, Fin. Sec'y.” larly expressing itself thru the at tempt to unite the Amsterdam and Red Trade Unions. These elements are demanding the unity ot the trade unions because only thru a united trade union movement can the work ers resist the wage cuts and open shop drives of the capitalists. These ele ments are also more and more free ing themselves from the illusions of ■capitalist democracy Inculcated by the bourgeoie and Its lackeys, and are demanding the establishment of a workers’ and farmers' government as the only means to a solution of their problems. Fellow Workers: This year more than ever must we present a united front against the united front of the capitalists. The Workers Party is therefore calling a united front con ference which shall organize mass demonstrations to voice the sentiments and needs of the workers, on the above named issues. The conference will be held on Sunday, April 12, at 1 p. m. at Labor Temple, 243 East 84th street. Room 8, “Fellow WorkersWe must de monstrate our united strength and solidarity. This can be done only thru the United Front of Labor against the united front of capitalism. We urge you to act upon this com munication at once, to elect two dele gates to the conference and send the enclosed credential to Charles Kruro be in—loß East 14th street, New Tfork City, as soon as possible. Fraternally yours, A*J Charles Krumbeln, District Organizer of District No. 2, "Workers Party of America.^ SPANISH BRANCH MAKES BIG GAINS IN MEXICAN MEET ♦ Fight for Protection of Latin Workers Fighting every inch of the way for a program of action based upon the class struggle and for a militant fight against American imperialism, the Chicago Spanish-speaking branch of the Workers (Communist) Party made itself a leading factor in the convention of organizations of Mexi cans in this country which has been meeting over a period of weeks, at 1616 W. Taylor St., Chicago, and which adjourned Sunday, after creat ing the Confederation of Mexican So cieties. Many delegates, as well as visitors to the convention went up to the Communists Snd congratulated them on the stand they were taking. Good Support For Program Manuel Gomez and Jose Espinosa, delegates from the Spanish-speaking branch of the Workers Party, suc ceeded in, rallying considerable sup port for their program in spite of the efforts of the Mexican consul, Luis Lupian, who attended every ses sion and whose influence was strong enough to keep the majority to the safe and sane path of bourgeois pa triotism. The left wing elements will continue to work in close co-operation with the Workers Party. The convention was called on the initiative of the Club Benito Juaraz and the Sociedad Hispano-Ameri cano for the expressed purpose of taking steps for the protection of the Mexican worker in the United States, but except for the Workers Party delegates and their supporters, it paid no attention to this import ant problem, notwithstanding the fact that the Mexican-born workers in this country constitute one of the worst exploited sections of the work ing class. The consul kept remind ing the delegates that they were in a strange country and told them that if they did anything at all radical the police would immediately interfere. He put the fear of god into them so strongly that they shied even at the mention of the word “worker,” which they refused to include in the name of the new confederation. All Workers’ Organizations. Inasmuch as all the affiliated or ganizations are composed of workers, the Communist delegates did not withdraw, but will work within the confederation for a program of action i which will really protect the Mexican workers in this country by building upon their own strength and uniting it with the power of the American working class as a whole. Comrade Gomez, who led he mili tant minority in the convention, point ed out that the great mass of the Mexicans in this country are work ers. He said that the first step to word bettering their condition is to recognize their special character as workers, as a section of the working class. He said further, that one of ihe elementary duties of the new con federation, a duty owed to themselves, to their fellow countrymen in Mexico and to the Latin-American peoples in general, is to carry out a fight against American imperialism. Communist Program. The program proposed by the Workers Party delegates contained the following points: 1. Unionization of the unorganized Mexican workers in this country; propaganda to get Mexicans to join the trade unions and to assist the unions to casry out a campaign of or ganization among them. 2. Struggle against the prevailing discrimination in the matter of hous ing, whereby Mexicans are obliged to pay higher rents than other workers for poorer dwellings. 3. Equal pay with workers of oth er nationalities for equal work done. 4. No scabbing; no taking the place of other workers when on strike. 5. Abolition of the present system of contract labor, or “engancho,” as a result of which thousands of Mexi cans are lured from their homes by false promises and brought to this country, where they are given their choice between being left stranded or going to work at wages far below the wage agreed on —often in the midst of a strike. . 6. Vigorous resistance to attempts on the part of the United States ernment to deport workers for their political activities; the Mexican em bassy and consulates to give the same protection to Mexican workers as it now gives to Mexican Business men. 7. Against the so-called criminal syndicalist laws prevailing in many states; freedom for all political pris oners. 8. Struggle against the “American ization” propaganda, as a scheme for converting all foreign-born workers into docile slaves of American capital ism. 9. Uncompromising struggle against American imperialism. Arts Branch No. 3 Y.W.L., Attention! /The Executive Committee of Area Branch No. 3 of the Y. W. L. will meet W 1033 S. Oakley Blvd., at 8 o’clock Get a sub—make another Com munist! T H E D A WORKER American m italists and Coolidge Advisor Rush Aid to Mussolini NEW YORK, Alarih 30.—1 s It mere ly coincidence that Frank P. Stearns, co-resident of the White House with President Coolldgp, land Thomas W. Lamont of Morgan’s banking house are both going to Italy “for vacations” at almost the same moment, just after the arrival of the new Italian ambas sador? Fascismo may be explained by Count Antonio Cippico, Italian fascist senator coming to lecture at the Insti tute of Politics in Wiliamstown, Mass., but the answer to the question may not be. Lamont was one 9f the greeters of the new Italian ambassador and read President Coolidge’s letter of welcome to di Martini. It is an appropriate time for Stearns and Lamont to take pleasure trips to Italy when Mussolini seems broken by illness and popular disfavor. The strikes of metal work ers thruout Italy are not easily stop ped as the dictator announced. — Riverview Park May Be Turned Into Big Educational Center Riverview Park, the 110-acre recreation park of Chicago is the site to recommended for the building of a large educational center to comprise a junior and senior technical high school, a school for trade apprentices, an elementary school, a junior college and a normal college, also a stadium for north and northwest side school athletics. The idea was originated by William J. Bogan, first assistant superintend ent. He has placed the matter before several members of the board and it will come up as a recommendation to the board of education soon. The site is bounded by Belmont and Western avenues, Addison street and the north branch of the river. Red Students Take Over Sorbonne and Lock Out Professor PARIS, March 30 —.The students at the Sorbonne, in a second demonstra tion against the appointment oi George Scelle as professor of interna tional law, led by Communist students, took complete control of the schoi> building, locked the doors and cut the telephone wires. Two thousand students took part in the demonstra tion against Scelle. Scelle was unablq tp take /the pro fessorship in March because of a simi lar protest, and he again gave up the effort to impose his reactionary ideas on the students. Police charged the students, injuring several. ' “THE OFFICIAL OPPOSITION” j |N the past year, the labor movement in this country has undergone sharp changes. MO longer doq.s the membership of organized labor look to "progressives," "social- 1 § l ists" and “independents” to question the leadership of the reactionary bureaucracy 1 K "In power. • 1 \ Isl THE clear-cut program and militant policy of the Left Wing, guided by the Trade t \ 2 * Union Educational League—with Communists as the motive power—has driven 11 S from the field all fake “progressives,” every pseudo "socialist"—every obstacle that I S beclouded the issues and prevented the progress of labor in this country. 'v. I 5 ■|"ODAY there remain only two definite groupings: % fNNE the old bureaucratic machine:—the seat of reaction, the hand-maiden of Capitalism, the reason for the fact that organized American labor has become the most backward body of labor in the world. S THE other group is the Left Wing: Commmunist-led, militant, with a program that ' a *' leads to working class power. g THE DAILY WORKER has been the spokesman of the Left Wing in its crystalization; |g 1 has pictured its daily struggles, has taught its principles and practice, has helped |b| to make it "The Official Opposition” to the reactionary lords of organized labor in ' Is this country. w| AT this moment and until June 15 The DAILY WORKER is conducting its Second Annual Sub Campaign for 15,000 new subscribers. It asks every militant in this H country to get at least two subs:—one from your shop-mate or member of your union; , and another that you will pay for (if you can): a "propaganda sub” to extend the In- J# fluence of the paper expressing the new force and growing power in American labor. * \A/ILL you—as a militant worker—do your share? These sub "bricks" to build The ** DAILY WORKER are for your convenience. Clip them, attach your remittance W § and send them to ' \ THE DAILY WORKER § 1113 W. Washington Blvd. Chicago, 111. Tp_NBW SUBSCRIPTION TO BUILD, j > . ' ▼I f I THI DAILY WORKER J Send this PROPAGANDA SUB to a worker • ; J [|i to “Make Another Communist” J/ 3 NAMC r t' I ; name fe i i sTßccr — _ M | |y| i,' *■■■■■■■■■ »«■ ■■■ -y MINE STRIKE SET FOR APRIL FIRST IN WEST VIRGINIA Lewis Uses the /‘Help Wanted” Columns (Continued from page 1) of heavily armed thugs and challeng ed: "Hey, guy! What are you doing here? What’s your business? What do you want to see? What’s in your grip?”—and so on. “Co-operate with Sheriff," Says Bittner. The strike will be an attempt to organize these now non-union fields, embraced in the ten northern counties including Grafton, Clarksburg, Fair mont and Morgantown. In spite of the fact that only a superior armed force has ever succeeded in establish ing and holding the union against the lawless, murdering private army of the operators, Van Bittner, national organizer of the U. M. W. of A. recent ly issued a circular letter advising “co-operation with the sheriffs” who are invariably on the payroll of the companies and paid to destroy the un ion and murder any protesting mem bers. The strike call, signed by Van Bit tner and Phil Murray of the U. M. W. of A. will involve the miners with the new and fake "unton” organized by the companies and led by an ex official of the U M. W. of A., Thomas Cairns. An Imitation Union. This company union, the “Mine Workers’ Association pf West Vir ginia,” is incorporated under the state laws and the operators are driv ing the known union men into it, by coercion. Well-known leaders of the now de funct and betrayed U. M, W. of A. are approached by smooth talkers who are ex-officials of the U. M. W. of A., now in the pay of the operators. They point out that the Lewis machine has betrayed the miners time and again. By this maneuver they gain the ear ot the miners. Then they offer paid positions in the fake “union” to the local leader, if he will use his influ ence in its favor among the rank and file of miners. The "Co-operation” of Sheriffs. Without help from the U. M. W. of A., the victim is between the devil and the deep sea. Refusal of the offer of a paid position meets with outright punishment. Shots are fired from ambush, and the company gun men, wearing badges of “deputy sheriffs” calmly throw the influential miner into jail on any old frame-up, and let him know that when he changes his mind and is willing to accept a position in the fake “union” and get his followers to join, he will be freed. AS WE SEE IT / By T. J. O’FLAHERTY. (Continued from Page 1). U ting the kick into his stuff would have Henry Ford looking like a west Madi son street snake oil peddler. • • * NO doubt the saloon league would subsidize such a religion, as Con stantine financed the Christian church after he had chopped off the heads of his relatives and needed some organiz ation to keep him in good standing. It looks as if the new bible is written, by a gang of bigots who has} a particu lar grudge against the followers of Bacchus. St. Paul for instance, drop ped a line to Timothy, an early busi ness agent of Christianity who evi dently had stomach trouble; “Be no longer a drinker of water, 1 ' wrote Paul, “but use a little wine for thy stom ach’s sake, and thine often infirmi ties.” • • • WHAT effect would a judge’s frown have on the inebriate who ap peared before the august court on a charge of violating his country's laws if the defendant were fortified with the knowledge that the founders of Christianity held the curative qualities of wine for stomach trouble in higher regard than some people of modern times hold Fleishmann’g yeast? Fre quenters of “blind pigs” would serve their thirty days with a look of calm resignation such as adorned the coun tenances of early Christians when about to be thrown to the lions. * # • WE must give the -bible revisors credit for some political sagacity. They have determined ta-save the re putations of their leaders. It was com mon gossip in early day that at times, old man Noah swallowed more wine than discretion would ordain. He was the original toper. But that was his sacrifice to experimenting with the grape juice. Genesis tells us that “Noah became a husbandman and planted a vineyard, and he drank of the wine and was drunken.” In order to protect Noah’s reputation, the anti saloon league deleted that little para graph and the captain of the ark is fully qualified for membership in the ku klux klan. * * * VTO doubt the bible will be revised again, when the saloon league gains control of the protestant sects. But who pays any attention to the bible? Those who do will find one to their liking. The catholic church has a bible~that will satisfy the most ex acting devotees of Bacchus. And it is not likely that the talmud will delete its yarns about the drinking bouts of the early leaders of the human race. If such an attempt is made the sacra mental wine stores must be reckoned with. Subscribe for the DAILY WORKER! (DEMONSTRATION AGAINST MURDER OF LANZUTSKY Workers Storm Polish Consulate in New York NEW YORK, March 30.—Thousands of workers led by the International Red Aid and the Workers Party stormed the Polish consulate here on Saturday afternoon with dozens of banners, many speeches and a de finite demand that the Polish official use his influence to stop the govern ment of Poland from the murder of Stanislav Lanzutsky, Communist member of the diet who has been con demned to death for his fidelity to the working class of Poland. Alert and wide-awake to every new attack made by the capitalist class upon the workers the Workers Party and the International Red Aid at once called upon the masses of New York to gather where they might be heard by the representative of Poland and the wide street before the consulate was soon crowded, banners and pla cards in large red letters telling the story of the latest atrocity staged against the workers. W. W. Weinstone was the chair man of the demonstration and ex plained why the workers had assem bled in such a mass on a bright after noon. “We are here to protest against the official murder of Stanislav Lan zutsky who has been sentenced to die because he has dared to stand up for the enslaved masses of his coun try. If he Is allowed to be murdered the killing mania now spreading among the tyrants of the world will soon bring disaster to the workers of this country as well as other coun tries.” GET A SUB AND GIVE ONEt Five Convicts Escape from Penna. Prison But Are Caught BUTLER, Pa.. March 30.—The five convicts who escaped from Western Penitentiary at Pittsburgh, were re captured near here early this morn ing, and are being held at the state police barracks on the outskirts of the city, according to reports from the barracks. The convicts escaped by burning a hole thru the metal celling of a jail tier with an improvised electric torch, then sliding down a fifty-foot wall on a rope made from scrap wire. Get a sub for the DAILY WORKER from your shopmate and you will make another mem ber for your branch.