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43WeatZ9thStreet. NewYorltCity May Day AY DAY is the revolutionary holiday the day of the class conscious proletariat.
This year it will dawn upon at least two Sovia Republics Russia and Hungary and perhaps more; for in these days a week is a long time in which to overturn a world. Bavaria appears to be consolidating her proletarian government. As we go to press. the Italian frontier is closed on account of revolutionary events. Everywhere in Europe the prolaariat is stirring or rising to take the power.
May Day of this year will be greeted by the European workers with many demonstrations of joy and hope. In many cities of this country, too.
there are elaborate plans for uniting the working class in one demonstration for many working class causs. For instance. one group will hail the proletarian revolutions of Europe; another. protest the imprisonment of Mooney; mother. unemploymutt; another will demand the withdrawal of American troops from Russia; and so on.
Only in New York we have made on extensive preparations for the great day. The Socialist Party will hold a series of protest meetings. in different parts of the city. for Debs; the Mooney Committee will have a Mooney massmeeting in Madison Square Garden. in full control of the yellow labor leaders the seats on the floor carefully dis tributed among the good unions. and the reds exiled to the gallery; and several foreign language Socialist Branches will celebrate the revolutions in Europe.
This gives the aflair an aspect of scattered and half hearted endeavor, whose efiect as a demonstration will be entirely lost.
What ought to be done is to arrange a gigantic open air danoustration. or suoousion of demonstrations, uniting all proletarisn elements in a mighty procmsion and meeting, whose size and spirit would carry the protests to the ears of those who only listen to great and determined economic power.
The workers should throw down their tools and declare a nation wide May Day strike, combining with their holiday a blow at the foundations of the capitalist class. and a threat of more to come.
lt is evident that nothing would be gained by a demonstration on a small scale or by an Ellis Jonas revolution. The workers should come on on the street in vast numbers, paralyzing the City industry. and parade peaoefully to some central not. where speeches can he made to fit the amt.
If it is not poaaible» to get fifty or a hundred thousand workers out. that it would be better, under present conditions, not to attempt what would only result in provocation and violence OIL the part of the soldies and the police.
The Peace Conference Breaking Up THE world nowadays is acting my much as the Communist Manifesto says it ought to Nation by nation, the workers hecoce aware of their Clara interests, rise, overthrow their rulers.
and take into their own hands the reins of power.
Absolutely according to Marxian theory do the various classes perform their part in the drama of Social Revolution. as if the hand of Marx were manipulating the strings that control them.
Capitalism is toppling over of its own sheer weight, spreading blood and death as it falls. At the throats of all the European Governments is the hand of their disillusioned workers. The Imperialists do not dare openly to oppose the armed masses they have created as cannon fodder, they do not dare. for example. to hurl great Innis upon the Russian and the Hungarian Revolutions. And ya they cannot move withon bringing the Revolution ever nearer to their people.
The Peace Conference at Paris is breaking up.
The imperialists cannot agree over the spoils of war. The war was begun by two great groups of capitalist nations competing for control of world markets. And now the victorious Powers are grabbing. And the irony of it is. they do not dare not to grab!
The workers of all European countries are exhauated and bitter. They say. You hurled us into war. You made line promises to us if we fought and won for you. Now what do we gm?
The Governments understand perfectly well what the workers mean. They want power to conuol their own liva. more leisure, more freedom, a greater share in the products of their toil. But of nourse the rulingclasa cannot give the workers these thingfi it would cut down profits. So they say to themselves. the diplomats in secret council We ve got to show aornahing for this. We ve got to turn to the workers and say. Look at what we conquered for our country! of course the workers won get anything out of it, but it will satisfy their patriotism to know that our flag waves over alien mil.
So when France seam to be balked of the Saar Valley. Clemenceau threatens the Big Four with revolution unleaa the Saar Valley is annexed to satisfy the French workaa. And when Italy learn about to lose Fiume, Sonnino says that unless Italian capitalists can exploit Fiume, the Italian workingclsss will go Bolshevik. And Japan, convinced that the Japanese workers will revolt unless China is handed over to Japanese capitalists to devour, also lays down her ultimatum. And the Camus capitalist rkise the cry of Bolshevism more Ihrilly as the signing of the Peace Treaty draws nearer and nearer The French question was solved let us hope that the fact that the tricolor waves ova German DON GET SORE. BOYS. THEY DID IT FOR THE BESTI Debs is in piano. 1: is hard to down anger. it is hard to (rush the deep ve that wmedsyweahallgdevenforlllthia. Butwe know he would not wish us to he mm: we know he would not wish to cherish hatred or seek revenge.
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The New York Communist coal mines will pacify the Frauds coal miuml Ell Wilson seems to beholding out against the claim of Italy and Japan.
lf anythingwereneededtoconv ueethewwkcs of Europe and of America of the compla and cynical betrayal of all the ideals for whim they were persuaded to support the war, the situation of the peatxleaa Peace Confusion in Psri ougln finish the job.
For a Party of Action THE revolutionary Socialists of the world are ini action. The Amnican Socialid Party elm delegates to the Berne Conference, and collect: money for a new headquarters. American Labor is stirring, awakening; Seattle. Butte. inaugurate the period of mass strikes with a revolutionary meaning. The American Socialist Party is intaested in a National Amnesty Coderenu: which will include bourgeois liberal organisation The International workingclaaa is on the march. Hie American Socialist Party marks time. it hesi.
tat whether or not to approve the Bolsheviki; it is undecided whether or not to endorse the Spartacides; it can make up its mind about revolutionary industrial unionism. It doesn know quite whether social reform planks should be left out of Party platforms; it leans toward Labor Putin, Non Partisan leagues. and other reform bodies; it sits down calmly under Red Flag ordinances, deprivation of halls to speak in.
The Right Wing says that the is werleas because the Left Wing is lplitting ri ly. llm of the internal strife provoked by the left Wing. This is untrue he Left Wing was amid precisely because the Socialist Party is incapable o revolutionary «idiom because, in its present form, it is not Pony the working clan, but a Party of compromise, dominated by pair bourgeois paychelogy. It can raise money but it cannot call strika.
It can defy the Gavel amt and go to jail but it cannot back up its own spokeamm. it can pr in the Board of Aldermen against the closing of the halls but it cannot hold meetings.
We do not wish to break up the Party. We do not wish to paralyxe the Party. power. We wish to make it efl ective. We want to make Socialism mean something in the United States. We want the Socialist Party to be a working class Party.
The hostility of the Party oficialdom to the left Wing. and the mahoda they employ to combat us.
prove clearly that they have nd the cause of Socialism at hart. but instead, only the Sosialid Party.
Primarily we are Socials terwsrd. Party members. Socialid rm, without sacrum, or impregnated with the Socialism of the Stand International. is like an apple full of worm it looks good on the outside. but it won male any cider.
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