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PAGE 6 THE TOILER SATURDAY, NOV. 27th, 1920. Letters From Russia. Knowing that you are anxious to hear authen tic news from Russia, and are willing to pu blish same in your weekly, I wish to state that in my possession are a few letters from Moscow of recent date (July, 1920). One of them is written by the wife of a form er manufacturer, now employed in his plant as a worker. She says in part: "We have suffered a great deal, and are still lacking many comforts, but we are nevertheless happy. We glory in the thought that we are living in a period in which such great thfngs are trans piring. The present may have many negative features, but we are sure of positive gains in the future. Yes, it seems all so strange, like a tale from the Thousand-And-One-Nights. Yet it is true. All are now equal in our country." Considering that the writer of the abqye words was, before the proletarian revolution bit terly opposed to the workers' cause, we must con clude that at least a portion of the bourgeoisie be came imbued with the ideology of the Communists, and now share their enthusiastic hopes for a great future of the Communist State. In another letter, a woman of the intellectual class tells of her search for a position as a libra rian. She says: . "I came to Moscow a couple of days ago. I registered in the Labor Bureau, and was offered a few positions. I have not made my selection yet, but I am deliberating on the merits of the offers. When I shall have chosen my place of work, I in tend to bring my belongings and settle in Moscow for good." This description of the process of obtaining employment in Russia impresses one very favor ably. The labor bureaus are evidently national em ployment offices keeping accurate records of the supply and demand of labor. The reports of the "militarization" and "en slavement" of labor so ofteri appearing in the capitalist press may be safely classed with the rest, of the anti-Bolshevist propaganda of the bought and paid for newspaper agents. It is also quite certain that, our native as well as for eign liberals shed useless tears and break their tender hearts, bemoaning the lack of democracy in the Workers Republic of Russia. S. Salkover. Industrial Unionism in England. By Colonna. Industrial unionism in England may be described as a raw organization with a future. Examples of the weakness of purpose, and individuality of ac tion have been adequately provided by the recent strikes. England is in the unfortunate position of having sometimes as many as a dozen different unions represented in one large factory and, contrary to promises, these unions do not support each other. , The attempted strike of the miners supports this statement. The British public, hypnotized by their Labour M. P.'s, and chloroformed by the press, are siding with the Lloyd George faction in a word, they are begging permission to pay an extra $3 per week for their coal. Huge combines are now in process of formation some are already a fact, although they may not be so obvious as those of the United States. Spasmodic strikes are the order of the day. This in itself is a good sign, but the mere fact that most of these strikes are only brought about by one in dividual union at a time proves that unionism is far from its goal. Today it is the police, to-morrow the tram drivers, the next day the miners but never all together, never any really large section. On the other nand, the organizations of the middle classes are more or less united. "Freedom" leagues and "peoples" leagues, to put down Bol shevism are springing up all over the- country. Unfortunately, the Communist organizations (rather numerous in England, but not noted for their size or work) have not quite grasped the fact that industrial organization is necessary. Un til they do, no progress can be made, unless it is done outside these parties. Industry is imprisoned in the shell of bourgeois rule. Until the moment, which will undoubtedly come in which realization of the in adequacy of purely politcal agitation thoroughly forces its way into the understanding of the work ers arrives nothing but failure can attend the ef forts of the class-conscious section of the workers, but, when that is come, then a new world will be opened up to the proletarian, a world in which all are free, and where parasites are not.