THE WORKERS COUNCIL NOVEMBER 15, 1921 Christmas Gift to Russia Hungry This is an announcement of a plan to raise 2, 000 immediately. a Christmas Gift for Russia hungry. wo thousand readers of THE WORKERS COUNCIL can participate in this effort to help fight the famine in the Soviet Republic. If you want to be one of them, read on: You have all heard about, many of you, no doubt, have read Bishop Wilham Montgomery Brown great book, COMMUNISM AND CHRISTIANISM, of which 75, 000 have already been sold.
It is remarkable book by a remarkable man, says the Freethinker.
This book analyzes and contrasts Communism and Christianism from the Marxian and Darwinian points of view.
Its bold recommendations are to, BANISH GODS FROM THE SKIES AND CAPITALISTS FROM THE EARTH, and make the world safe for Industrial Cornmunisrn.
Bishop and Mrs. Brown announce that they have had published a special De Luxe Edition of this work of 2, 000 copies. This valuable edition will be disposed of at 00 per copy.
Every cent of every dollar received from every copy sold will be devoted to Russian Famine Relief without the deduction of one penny for oflice or other expenses.
THE WORKERS COUNCIL is sac operating with Bishop and Mrs. Brown in bringing this announcement to the attention of the working men and women of the nation, the attention of the lovers of a good book and sympathizers with a great cause. Every copy of this edition should be disposed of in a few weeks.
Every dollar raised will be devoted to Russian Famine Reliefthru THE WORKERS COUNCIL RUSSIAN FAMINE RELIEF FUND, which is affiliated with the Federated Russian Famine Relief Committee, distributing thru the Red Cross of the Russian Soviet Republic.
We want our 2, 000 to be used in the purchase of foods and medicines that will arrive in the Workers Republic as a holiday greeting and gift from our host of readers. Ordersevenlcopiesofthisbook and metho as Christmasgifts to your relatives and friends.
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Your order for as many copies of this book as you desire at apiece will be received by the: WORKERS COUNCIL, Room 233, 80 11th SL, New York City, or by the: Bradford Brown Educational Co. Inc. Publishers, Galion, Ohio.
The Workers Council Vol. New York, November 15, 1921 No. TABLE OF CONTENTS Page Cartoon, Breaking the Chains. Cover Famine Appeal for Soviet Russia. 130 Editorials. 131 132 The Fourth Anniversay l33 135 For the Open Party Socialism and Reformism in ItalyU. Socialism Unto Date The Big Drive for Unity. Th? War on the Coal Miners. Mighty Power 144 Issued by the Executive Committee of the Workers Council of the United States EDITOR LOUIS ENGDAHL Address all communications to Workers Council, 80 East llth Street, New York City TEN Cums Cow per year, 50 cents for six months.
THE FIFTH YEAR DAWNS This issue of THE WO RKERS COUNCIL reaches its readers as the fifth year dawns for the Russian Socialist Federal Soviet Republic.
Two big facts stand forth as the toilers of the world cerebrate the fourth anniversary, November 7, 1921, of the first Workers Republic: That the Russian Workers Revolution is holding its own against all its combined enemies. That the world revolution is much slower in coming than had been expected.
Soviet Russia stands victorious against all her foes, against interventionists without, against counter revolutionists within.
She is mastering the great problems arising out of the all but crushing famine and plague.
The big problem now is that of reconstruction.
It is as a result of the efforts of the workers rule in this direction that the world imperialists are trying to gain some grain of comfort.
The fifth year of Soviet power will deliver the fatal blow to this capitalist hope. Moissaye Olgin deals with this problem to some extent in an article in this issue. It will be discussed more thoroly in future issues of THE WORKER COUNCIL.
The Soviet Republic has already conducted many a strategic retreat to the great consternation of its enemies. It is doing so again.
But as the workers struggle to victory in Soviet Russia, they await the advance of labor in other countries.
Even the slow in making progress, nevertheless, under the guidance of the Third (Communist) International, the world revolution is forging ahead.
The strength of the advanced sections of the workers is everywhere being solidified, the proper tacthS are being developed, the will on the part of the masses to win is crystallizing more and more.
Cheers on the fourth anniversary of the Work.
ers Republic for the fifth year of Soviet rule! All hail the Russian Soviet Republic! Long live the World Revolution!
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THE FIGHT OF THE FARMERS The farmers of the National Nonpartisan League have met a reverse in North Dakota. The latest re turns indicate that their officials have been voted out of power in a recall election. Townley, president of the League, has been committed to a county jail at Jackson, Minn, to serve a 90 day sentence for violation of the state antisedition law. The farmers opposed the late war, but they did not withdraw their opposition quick enough to escape prosecution for their officials.
The bought press will now as always herald the crushing of this form of radicalism among the farmers of the middle west. Thus it has always hailed a temporary victory over the workers, in the cities or on the land.
The Nonpartisan League tried to put some of its theories of state capitalism into effect in North Dakoto, where it had won over a part of the state administration. In doing so it won the bitter hatred of the great grain interests of Minneapolis and Chicago, and also of the money power of Wall Street.
The result was a combination of all reactionary elements against it. Capitalist democracy was ready to hand. recall election was secured. The power of money, of the bought press, of all the subsidized forces of reaction was too much for the youthful farmers organization, deserted by many of its members and lacking in support because of crop failures and the fall in the price of wheat.
Whether the Nonpartisan League can long endure as an organization is a matter of debate even among Its own members. Its favorite method of winning power through capturing the primaries of the old parties results in disintegration of its forces, instead of building up a powerful, well knit movement. It has also been too much of a one man organization Townley.
That the farmers, through experiences gained with the Nonpartisan League, will move forward to greater efforts, to greater victories, to complete triumph, there can be no doubt. Let the farmers learn through their mistakes, win as the result of their defeats.