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The daily worker. [volume], November 07, 1925, Special Eighth Soviet Anniversary Edition, Section Two, Image 7
The daily worker. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1924-1958
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Greetings to the Ninth Year of Soviet Rule! Greetings to the Ninth Year of Soviet Rule! |I THE DAILY WORKER. , ’ Entered as second-class matter September 11, 1923, at the Post Office at Chicago, Illinois under the Act of March S, I*7*. —a Subscri ncn y S • Outbids Chicago, by mall, p »“oo*wr year. Saturday, Nov. 7, 1925 Section Two I i m Ifj JESt * JPjv vJ <• ° , J $Sk | oiUi ORGANIZE THE REVOLUTION! | WWifl 11 fjP f THE DAILY WORKER. , Subscri iicn '*s: _________ v FORWARD TO WORKERS’ RULE! Manifesto of the Central Executive Committee of the Workers (Com munist) Party on the eighth anniversary of the establishment of the workers’ and peasants’ government of Russia. ' * * * * EIGHT years ago, on November 7, 1917, the workers and peasants of Russia threw their exploiters from their backs. They formed a Soviet government and established the workers' rule in Russia. For eight years the workers and peasants of Russia have defended their government and their right to abolish the exploitation and oppres- , sion of the capitalists. They have fought to esti'ilish a new social order in which the product of their labor would be use to give them a higher | standard of life, In place of enriching a few capitalists and landowners. TO maintain their workers' and peasants’ government they were obliged to fight armies of the czarist generals who sought to re-establish the rule of robbery and autocracy in Russia. They were forced to fight the imperialist capitalist governments—Ergland, France, the United States * —--which sought to destroy their,government because the capitalists feared the effect of the example ot workers* rule in Russia upon the workers these capitalists were exploiting at home. They were compelled to fight the socialist mensheviks who conspired with and acted as spies for their enemies. The Russian workers and peasants were compelled to overcome the blockade through which capitalism was seeking to strangle their “gdvern ment. They were obliged to overcome famine and hunger which followed the destruction wrought by counter-revolution and their imperialist enemies. Against all these enemies the Soviet government of the workers and peasants has triumphed. It has maintained the rule of the workers and peasants in Russia and is creating a social order which is putting to an end the oppression and exploitation of the workers by capitalists. • # # * ' ' Achievements of the Workers' Republic WHILE in all capitalist Europe the standard of life of the workers has been reduced to below what it was in 1914, before the war began, in Soviet Russia, the standard of life of the workers has been improved over what it was in 1914. Capitalist society has made worse the lot of the workers; the Communist government has against great obstacles im proved their lot. The workers and peasants of Russia are no longer ruled by agents of the capitalists, who use the government to fight the workers. Injunctions are not used to force workers into submission when they go on strike and enemies of the workers. The courts are not used to oppress the workers; the courts safeguard the right of the workers. The police and soldiers are not used to force workers into submission when they go on strike and fight the capitalists; they are used to protect the workers. The capitalist employer no longer rules in Russian industry. There is no boss who hires and fires the workers at will. The Russian industrial unions have by lav the right to represent the workers in the industries. They make the agi jements in regard to scales of wages and the workers' right to work. The workers’ shop co’mmittees represent the workers in the management. The workers of Russia are no longer the slaves of the capitalists; they have won the>r right to full participation'in every phase of the work of production. The Soviet government protects the workers against injury In indus try, it protects them against unemployment; it is creating educational op- THE SUNRISE OF THE NEW DAY SHINES STRONGER THAN EVEHON THE EIGHTH ANNIVERSARY OF SOVIET RULE IN RUSSIA - J COLONEL WILLIAM N. HASK director of Amer.can DM In Russia in 1921-22. returning recently from in-.nection tour of the Union of Soviet Republics declared. “Today there is food for everybody in Russia. In fact. I believe there is more food there than in the United States, and the prices are much lower. The population iflhat was standing In line waiting for bread in 1921 and 192? is now well fed. The destitution and suffering of thnsA black vanr* in now only a bitter memory.” r. 1 Entered as second-class matter September 11, 1923, at the Post Office at Chicago, Illinois under the Act of March S, 1171. In Chicane, by mall, SB.OO per year. Outbid* Chicago, by mall, SO.OO per year. Saturday, Nov. 7, 1925 portunities for young and old; it is creating the opportunities for recrea tion and the broadening of the life of the workers and peasants of Russia. Thus there is being built a new social order in which the hardship and evils, the exploitation and oppression of capitalism are being ended and the opportunity for a finer, happier life created for the workers. # * # * The Danger to Capitalism THE Soviet Union which the workers and peasants of Russia have created is a dagger thrust at the heart of the capitalists' social order. The capitalists know that the success of the Russian workers and peas ants in building a new social order means the death-knell of capitalism. The capitalists know that the workers of the capitalist countries will follow in the footsteps of the workers and peasants of Russia; that they will overthrow their capitalist rulers and set to work to create better con ditions of life for themselves. . The Soviet Union is an to all oppressed peoples of the earth. They find frS the workers' v iV»a peasants' government an ally and supporters in their struggles for freedom. • The people of China, the peo ple of India, the people of Africa, the people of Morocco are inspired by the triumph of the Soviet Union to take up the struggle against the im perialist capitalist countries which are robbing them. The labor unions of the Soviet Union have taken the initiative in uniting the trade unions of the world against capitalism. They are seek ing to draw together in ond great international organization all the or ganizations of labor. The capitalists see in this movement for trade union unity a new danger and threat agiinst capitalism. Because the Soviet Union is the inspiration of all oppressed peoples in the struggle against imperialism, because the labor unions of the Soviet Union are creating a mighty weapon against capitalism in trade union unity, because of the glorious example of a workers’ government creating a better life for the workers and peasants which exists in the Soviet Union, international capitalism is again moving to destroy the achievements of the workers and peasants of Russia. The New Attack on the Soviet Union THE negotiations now under way between Great Britain, France and ■ Germany for the creation of a “security pact" is an effort to clear the way for an attack upon the Soviet Union. What Great Britain, France and Germany want i/the security of capitalism, which can only be gained by destroying the Soviet Union. The debt negotiations of the United States government are an effort to settle the European problems in order to pave the way for the struggle against the Soviet Union. Through the Dawes’ plan in Germany and through debt settlements, new loans and investments, the American capi talists are becoming the exploiters of the workers all over the world. The American capitalists cannot take payment of their profits and interests in goods; they can only secure payment through greater investment. Thus the interests of the American capitalists in other countries grows. American capitalism is seeking‘to protect its billions of investments against the danger of revolt of the oppressed peoples and the exploited workers, which the existence of the Soviet Union inspires, and it therefore follows the policy of the most irreconcilable enemy of the Soviet Union. It refused to recognize the Soviet Union. It misses no opportunity to make an attack upon the Soviet Union. The exclusion of the Communist member of the British parliament from Section Two the United States, Saklatvala, and the threat of new persecutions against Communists coupled therewith, is a sign of a coming attack upon the Soviet Union. * • • • Attack Upon the Soviet Union Attack Upon all Workers THE attack upon the Soviet Union is an attack upon all workers. If the imperialist capitalist powers can destroy the Soviet Union, it will mean a wave of reaction and effort to destroy the labor movement the world over. The workers of the United States will find that with the danger of the Soviet Union removed the capitalists will launch an even greater attack than that through which they drove down wages, lengthened hours, and destroy sd many unions in the open shop drive of 1921-1922. Capitalism, freed from the obstacles of the Soviet Union in its ex ploitation and oppression of colonial peoples, will drive unchecked into new imperialist struggles andfea new Imperialist world war. American capitalism will be free to use its investments in European mdusfry as a means Cf forcing down’the images of she American workers ?,nd forcing upon them the low standard of life which it is compelling the, slaves of the Dawes' plan in Germany to accept. # # ♦ * Fight for the Soviet Union and the Workers' Interests THE American workers must unite with the workers of other countries * for defense of the Soviet Union and the workers’ interests. The in- the workers and peasants of the Soviet Union are the interests of the porkers of every country. They are fighting against the same capitalist-enemy. The same capitalist enemies which seek to destroy the Soviet Union are seeking to further oppress and exploit the workers of the United States. , Every workers’ organization must place itself on record for the de fense of the Soviet Union. In every city the trade unions, the co-opera tives, the workers’ fraternal and political organizations should send dele gates to a conference to unite for defense of the Soviet Union and to fight for the workers’ interests. Form a united front of labor for defense of the Soviet Union and the workers’ interests. Down with American imperialism and its looting of the peoples of Mexico, Souih America, China and the Philippines. Down with the Dawes’ plan and the enslaving of the Germart and American workers. Down with American militarism and its sacrifices of the worker/ lives for the capitalist profits. A united front of the workers to fight for labor’s Interests. Forward to a labor party to fight labor’s political struggles. Forward to world trade union unity for the fight against the bapU talists. Rally to the defense of the Soviet Union. Join in the celebration of the eight anniversary of the Soviet Unfoit! Recognize the Soviet Union. Stand by the workers’ and farmers’ government of Russia. Forward to the workers' and farmers' government of the United States. Central Executive Committee, Workers Party of America, C. E. Ruthenberg, General Secretary.