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"This country, belongs to the people who inhabit it Whenever jthey grow weary of their government they can exercise their
constitutional right of amendirg it ekrevolutioRary right to Werthrow it" Abraham Lincoln, Official Organ of the Communist Labor Party of Ohio. NO. 101. Published at Cleveland, 0. Open door to Russia will solve deporta tion problem. COSSAK RULE IN STEEL CENTERS By SARAH LIMBACH. , PITTSBURG, PA. Despite the fact that Congress does not consider "Let us go back to j necessary to invettigate the denial ol constitutional liberties to tne thousands of steel strikers in Western Pennsylvania, on the assumption that these liberties have been "restored," the past week brings fresh evidence of further flagrant injustices on the part of the Penn. State Cossacks. Backed by the local authorities and. the courts a final attempt is being made to bat ter down the resistance of the hundred thousand men still out in the Pitts burg dstrict. Twenty-seven strikers were recently sentenced in Buttler, Pa., to varying terms on a technical charge of riot. The Butler men have been out on strike since August 3rd when a walk out occured at the plant of the Stand ard Steel Car Co. On the night of August 20 the men were aroused from their homes and informed that a car laod of strike-breakers was to arrive. They were requested to meet them at Odell station. Instead, the men were OTAAtad hv a RTMttial par rnnt.aininp the Soviets. If, however, they must 8tate Plice and a BC0Te WCTe arrested- mi i. xi a. m Ko A-nnrt-A T o m.fr.f hv ra m men were vicums 01 clients tp refrain from taking any legal action for delaying or prevent ingdeportation, providing the as surances abovfe referred to are given. "As the Department of ''State ..must know, to, land these men, charged with advocating anarchy and deport- By W. E. Williams. NEW YORK Soviet Russia and you will have no Russian deportation problem on your hands" is .the word which Russian workmen detained as "anarchists" at Ellis Island and 'elsewhere have sent the following letter to Secretary of State Lansing: "As attorney for eighty Russians, now being held at Ellis Island pending investigation of their right to remain in the United States, and as attorney for other Russians held in jails and immigration stations elsewhere in the United States, I am authorized to make the following proposal to the Department of State: ' ' "My clients, one of whom is under conviction of crime and one of whom is charged with crime, are willing to leave the United States at their own expense, taking -their families with them, providing that your department will give its assurance, (first) that they will receive safe conduct to some point in Russia under the control of ed, upon territory held by any Rus sian faction other than the Soviets will mean their imprisonment or execution. "If your department sees fit to give men were victims of a frame-up is beyond doubt. In Donora .where the plant of the American Steel and Wire Co. is locat ed, the strike headquarters were raid ed on December 6th by state police. Walter Hodge, organiser in charge! and one hundred men were arrested on a charge of cfeapiracy. The con spiracy being that the ffijjj m" stigated dynamite explosj rABiHonfinl nprtinti nf TVtv , nights previous. A thorosem- cal1 out the on the part of the striked murder a few of nioaian. Thev were taken to the local the government large sums of money iail , late. the fcre digcnuved I in investigations, maintenance of de- hftil hftin t tained persons, hearings, and the like.$500 After hearin in ths conntv! Furthermore, it will eliminate the, thoBe who were citiaenB were cost to the government of opposrag us! H.v g, ftHenB v.u Walter Hodge was also held, tho a citizen. At the hearing the most damaging bit of evidence was pro duced by Michael Tuth, a state wit- -3.1 mW Bl II Bl B 'isB i ... Address all mail to CLEVELAND, 0, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7th, 1920 8207 Clark Ave., Cleveland, 0. N V VNWdVUW ... SSM W 11 i n- if 'I , 7. 1 KXXVW ml HIV , V,. . ' s KXXXWm.v m WWW .W, V ' , JMJ!'t IV VI V1.AW.I1 '. 1 ' 1 ' i ' flf (.. .' fYS tSsSS SS I rvvx . vmr.. .,uu mi!iiii! 'mwA a terson i'T'TTTI W n W I confess that a "0"'I5?yjW73rMrj Uk. aomo TMr m I btT T iTBltl m mm $1.00 A YEAR We are raided, yes-no. A , : J . i. i l i ml. r -v Sm rsniP was oemanaea out didn't Oh Yes, the nation wide raid on rad- '-als hit the state office of the Com' 4f. -i ladot rarty, dui not as nam l: q forth. When the gents in charge of operations had gathered up some papers of uncertain value to them or us, they offered to trade them for the membership list. How ever, we were not in a swapping mood so tne aeai am not go thru. As a consequence, seven well paid officers of the U. S. government went away emptier and wiser then when they came wise to the fact that some things are unobtainable in this world. We should worry. o A Cheerf ull Letter From Leavenworth Prison. "THE SOVIET ARK. when we have recourse to our legal remedies, as we 'must, if the govern ment does not see fit to give assurance that the men deported will be landed upon, or conducted to, soil held by the Soviets." (Continued on page 4) Let 'Organization' Be Your Answer. SOVIETS SWEEP ON TO VICTORY. Kolchak, Denikin gone. truce with Esthonia. Self deter mination offered by Lenine as part of peace pact Russia seeks trade with Italy. Red Victories coming strong. Editor's note: The week's news from Russia containing account of the onward sweep of the soviet forces to victory on all fronts and the collapse of the Kolchak and Denikin "governments" invites us to publish some recent dispatches from Moscow. While these have appeared in the daily press many hundreds of our readers will ap preciate their publication here. The promising outlook in Russia for peace with the Allies and the opening of trade relations with the world are some of the most promissing developments of to day. The greatest attack of the government Soviets make I Gen. Semenoff was recently com mander of the Cossacks operating in the Siberian region, and he is known to be strongly anti-American, having had "everal misunderstandings with the American forces stationed in Si beria. DORPAT, Esthonia, J any 1. The first step toward peace between (Esthonia; and soviet Russia was taken tonight by the signing of a pre liminary armistice, which is to exist for one week, stipulating an imme diate cessation of hostilities and cov ering questions concerning Esthonian independence and military guarantees with regard to the frontiers. The agreement, which may be ter minated on twenty-four hours' notice by either side, is to become effective Saturday. Unless action is taken to end it the agreement automatically renews itself after seven days. The agreement consists of five documents, and includes a map defin- LONDON, Jan. 3. Gen. Denikine's mg the frontiers. An interesting government in southern Russia has ciause absolves Esthonia from all been overthrown and Gen. Romanov- obligations to Russia resulting from sky has been chosen to replace Gen. former connections with that country. Denikine as anti-Bolshevik chief, The signing of the agreement had according to a wireless dispatch re-been 8et for i yesterday afternoon ceived here from Moscow quoting ad- but it was not until nearly 8 that vices from Taganrog. the conferees succeeded in adjusting The report indicates that owing to all details, defeats along the front, a coup d'etat occured at Gen. Denikine's headduar- Esthonia is Recognized. ters and that his government has been! The next of the clause recognizing replaced by a group known as the Esthonia says: "Vozsozhdenye Rossie," meaning thel "In accordance with the principle is mis-called civilization ha staught nothing "regeneration of Russia." oft proclaimed by the soviet Russian Gen. Semenoff has been named to government of the right of all peoples head the Siberian army, succeeding to a free determination of their na Admiral Kolchak, who, after a series tionality, even to the complete seces- ef disastrous reverses at the hands sion from the state to which they be of the Bolsheviki at Irkutsk and long, Russia recognises without res- Omsk, Siberia, is still retreating. Kol-'ervation the independence of the Es-j disk's health has suffered as a con sequence of his labors in fighting the Reds. honian state and freely abdicates for Continued on page 4.) upon the political rights of the working-class occurred last Friday night when a nation wide blow was struck at the workers in the round up numbering into the thousands. In this latest and most idiotic attempt of the capitalist interests of the United States to throttle the aspirations of the workers, methods were used, that would put to shame those of the former autocrat of Russia. Men, women and children were routed out of their homes and beds, carted off to bull pens and herded like cattle without even the sembl ance of ordinary comforts being provided. Hundreds and hundreds were compelled to stand thru the whole night and even the fol lowing day while an army of "investigators" decided their fate. Mothers were taken from their children, fathers from their familis and communication denied them. Jails were filled to overflow, thousands slept upon the filthy floors of the capitalist jails without even a Jousy mattress or a coverlet for pro tection. These are the methods of tyrany.- It is by these insane methods that the govern ment of the United States proposess to weed out radic ilism in this country. The lessons of history remain unlearned by the present autocrats who hold official power in the gov ernment. "Tyranny breeds radiialism, perse cution aids the cause it seeks to demolish. Revolution thrives thru s'uch unjust and cruel misuse of power. Is the government of the United States erected upon such flimsy foundations that it can be menaced by an idea? Does the government believe for a moment that the deportation of a few foreigners and the jailing of a few native born will have the 'slightest deterrent effect upon the proletarian revolution, that is sweep ing over the whole world? If it does, thei the history of the progress bf the human race from savagery thru barbarism to what . A to the ruling class of this country. Instead of quelling radicalism, these roundups, deportations, persecutions and jail sentences but add to the numbers of the dis contented. If the government and the rul ing class of America have no answer to the workers when they demand justice in the industrial and political life of the nation except jails, deportations, arrests, persecu tions, hounding, spying and the blacklist then the sooner the government extends its persecutions and adds to their severity, the better it will be for the working-class of America. The sooner then will the workers learn the lesson of organization. Elmer T. Allison, Cleveland, 0. The workers' answere to these outrages must be ORGANIZATION. The capitalist class fears the workers only when organized. Unorganized, ii knows the workers are help less to resist the exploitation which it seeks to fasten upon them. Unorganized we are completely at the mercy of brutal capitalism. Only by perfecting our organizations can we hope to successfully oppose the organized power of capital and capitalistic govern ments which are its tools. Then organize! Organize in the shops, form a group of work ers for carrying on propaganda, for support of the workers' press and the work of educa- ion. Distribute propaganda, sell books, get subscriptions for the revolutionary papers. Take your rightful place as a leader in the craft unions if you belong to one. Join the Communist Labor Party and the I. W. W. Take your place in the organized ranks of the Proletarian Revolution against capitalist op pression, tyranny and"" exploitation. Join the world's Red Legions that are making this world a fit place for the workers. Join the International Proletarian Revolution against capitalist exploitation. v Organize and put a stop forever to the dictatorship of the capitalist class. Dear Comrade and Fellow-worker: You will probably be surprised to hear from me, but then a wobly is al ways do'ig something unexpected so you see I am only upholding the traditions of thd organization of which I am proud to be a member. I receive a copy of "The Toiler" every week, and it is a fine paper To my mind it is the best paper that comes in here and we get almost all of them. It (the Toiler) seems to haVA riiKnV0rad tht nmnac wiiflirwl v ' . v.., (Jtvi uicuuu ui I disseminating news of interest to lthe.aHls and al adocatwntl volts to that biological specimen, found in large numbers on the North Amer icar continent, known to biologists as Seissorbilicus Americas (the English translation is Mr. Block I believe.) The trial in Kasas City, Kansas is over and the boys were found guilty of encroaching on "oily John's" pres erves. They arrived here this after noon and I will renew accquait ances with numerous friends here. Their sentences range from three to nine years, but you will know all about the trial by the time this letter reaches you, so I will not enlarge on it I hear from Walter and Laura Rey nolds every once in a while and their letters are always full of that spirit that has done so much to keep alive the desire for freedom in the hearts of the American workers. If you can find time to drop me line I will always be glad to hear from you but I realize how busy yon are and if I don't hear from you I will know the reason. Y Hoping that fellow worker Santa Clans will visit you and with best wishes I remain Yours for Industrial Freedoms Archie Sinclair. o LONGUET ON THE RECENT ELECTION PARIS. Jean Longuet, Socialist leader, has given an interview to the Paris correspondent of the "Lon don Daily Herald", in which he ven tures the following interpretation of the recent French parliamentary elec tions: "The results of the elections, which in a large measure recall the British khaki elections in 1918, surprise only those who did not calculate aw tha inevitable consequences of the mon Btrous electoral system create! solely to overwhelm socialism Thua. in the great working class suburbs of Paris, with 114,000 votes against 145,000 for the Coalition (all the bourgeois parties, including the rene gades from socialism), it comes about that fourteen seats are allotted to the Coalition and none to the Socialist party. The Alsace-Loraine Social ists obtained 120,000 votes and have not a single seat. ... In all, our party, which had 101 deputies elected in 1914, will have seventy in the new chan.ber. Yet the number of votes re vived by our party is 1,700,000 against 1,100,000 in 1914."