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ROSS DOWSON ARCHIVES — 1949

Labor Challenge articles by Ross Dowson (pseudonyms: Paul Kane, Jean LaPlante) & editorial articles (Note re dates: 01_15th-1b page 2, first article Jan. 15th issue)

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01_01st-1a
01_01st-1b
(66) (Editorial article) 23,777 vote for R.W.P. candidate; Dowson makes big gains as LPP and CCF drop
(continuation) Second (radio) broadcast; Stalinist opportunism
01_01st-2 Radio speech heard by Toronto workers (by Dowson mayoralty candidate)
01_01st-3 AFL chiefs launch assault on autonomous rights of TLC (US- based craft union federation attempts to lay down law to Canadian labor
01_01st-4 (Editorials) Free the seamen (CSU-AFL members jailed framed in union-busting by bosses); Catspaw for bosses (American labor brass recruited to sell Marshall Plan)
01_01st-5 Stalinist M.P. joins Ceylon Trotskyists
02_01st-1 (67) (Editorials) The tradition is ours (Buck held up as founder of Canadian communism, but what of the others?); Prepare for tomorrow (economic crisis facing Canada)
02_01st-2 Trotskyism around the globe: China, Indonesia, Belgium, Italy, Germany
03_01st-1 (68) La Vérité published by Quebec Trotskyists; Activities of the RWP (Toronto)
03_01st-2 (Editorials) At last the truth (US strategist Dulles admits Soviet Union strives for economic development, not war); Long live La Vérité! (RWP Quebec journal)
03_01st-3a
03_01st-3b
CCF youth group and party rank and file reject Coldwell-Lewis support of North Atlantic War pact, by Ross Dowson
(continuation) Join the scabs
03_01st-4 Vancouver RWP hits lay-offs, advances program (Reg Bullock speaks)
04_01st-1 (69) Doors slam on B.C. and Ontario labor lobbies, by Paul Kane
04_01st-2a
04_01st-2b
(Editorial article) How to fight the Pact (Atlantic Pact, adjunct to UNO)
(continuation) CCF rank and file resolutions against Atlantic war pact (RWL position)
04_01st-3 (Editorials) "A thing of honor" (Cardinal Spellman denounced as strike-breaker by Catholic workers); But we remember… (facts of complicity of CCF and Stalinists in aiding the expelling of Japanese from BC during WW2)
04_01st-4 Trotskyism around the globe: Ceylon, France, Indonesia, United States, Japan
05_01st-1a
05_01st-1b
(70) May Day Manifesto of the R.W.P.
(continuation) The union bureaucracy; a Workers Program
05_01st-2 Strike firm, policy soft in Asbestos (strike report from La Vérité)
05_01st-3 Railwaymen want control of nationalizations; dissatisfaction of British workers rises, by Jean Laplante
05_01st-4 Lewis swindles convention which way for left wing, by Paul Kane (BC CCF defies leadership support for Atlantic war pact)
05_01st-5 (Editorials) A good move - but - (Steelworkers local decides on shorter work week with the same hourly rate of pay); World Peace Congress fraud (Stalinists make empty threats, capitalist press pretends to be "shocked"; Lenin's example)
05_01st-6 Inside report on China war (from Chinese Trotskyists)
06_01st-1a
06_01st-1b
(71) Vote CCF - reject boss parties; National Secretary reaffirms RWP policy of critical support, by Ross Dowson
(continuation) Support CCF
06_01st-2 Trotskyism haunts Commons (Government hacks red-bait Rodney Young, (BC) CCF-MP)
06_01st-3 Bengough to dump CSU Seamen, (but) win (British dockers) Support, by Paul Kane (Canadian and AFL bureaucrats abandon CSU support against SIU drive)
06_01st-4 (Editorials) Asbestos (important Quebec strike shakes off Catholic influences); For trade union control (of the CCF, despite Stalinist intrigues)
06_01st-5 RWP in Bolivian struggles (FI participates in proletarian united front)
06_01st-6 4th International program for China (against the Kuomintang and Mao's eight-point peace program)
06_01st-7 Anti-war program outlined to congresses by De Silva (leader of Ceylonese Trotskyists speaks to Congress of partisans of peace in Paris)
07_01st-1a
07_01st-1b
(72) What's behind the CCF debacle? CCF leaders aided big Liberal sweep by weak-kneed electoral policy, by Paul Kane
(continuation) CCF; Unions line up in new wage drive; Bosses prepare for tough battle, by Jean LaPlante
07_01st-2 Trotskyism around the globe: Egypt, Holland, Indonesia, France
07_01st-3 The pay-off on LPP election treachery, by Ross Dowson (Stalinist electoral support for Liberals results in LPP vote free fall)
07_01st-4 (Editorials) Only three cents (corporate profits dwarf workers waves, dividends double them); Paris ("Cold War") Conference
08_01st-1 (73) British Trotskyists dissolve RCP; Enter Labor Party
08_01st-2 An end to lies and secrets; Let the people decide, by Jean LaPlante (American imperialism dictates policy of unconditional surrender of Germany, Japan and Italy, supported by the allies and the BLP)
08_01st-3 West Coast leader rips Coldwell's policy, by Ross Dowson (Left-winger Colin Cameron draws lessons of bankrupt CCF program)
08_01st-4 (Editorials) Vatican thought-control (favors fascists over communists); Why they wrecked it (Stalin sabotages Bill of Rights conference in order to preserve verdict of Moscow trials)
08_01st-5 The RWP in action, by Susan Joyce (LC sub campaign)
09_01st-1 (74) Stalinists withdraw CSU from Congress; Give green-light to Hall gang and SIU; Does this herald spit from TLC & CCL, by Paul Kane
09_01st-2 (Editorial) Rally the CCF left! Call a conference! Forge a program!
09_01st-3 Tasks before CCL-CIO rally, by Jean LaPlante
09_01st-4 (Editorials) All this could be - but (capitalism squanders social wealth); The time is now (the silence from the church and Stalinists in defence of civil rights)
09_01st-5 First hand report of struggle led by Bolivian Trotskyists (special report)
09_01st-6 Is Tan Malaka, Indonesian leader, still alive? (Trotskyist and veteran communist has disappeared)
10_01st-1 (75) Prices skyrocket; Bosses profiteer through Canadian dollar devaluation, by Jean LaPlante
10_01st-2 Vancouver CCF club and RWP discuss problems facing the left, by Paul Kane
10_01st-3 (Editorial) A-Bomb monopoly broken (by the Soviets - either international socialism or atomic annihilation)
10_01st-4a
10_01st-4b
10_01st-4c
10_01st-4d
Tito-Stalin clash; Why workers in all countries must defend Yugoslavia; An Open Letter to Labor Progressive Party members (editorial article)
(continuation) Why Stalin wants to destroy Tito
(continuation) Stalin not a communist
(continuation) Fourth International issues statement condemning frame-up trials in Hungary
10_01st-5 Labor Challenge opens $1,500 drive
11_01st-1 (76) Sask. legislation tangled up and junked by hostile courts (disallow provincial recognition of taxi drivers' union)
11_01st-2 Fratricidal strife engulfs UE locals, by Jean LaPlante (after Stalinist leadership expelled from CIO)
11_01st-3 (Editorials) The trust-busting blow-up (public anti-combines guardian exposed); Two democracies (CCF internal democracy for leadership only)
11_01st-4 You've got to pay for what you get (Labor Challenge fund drive)
12_01st-1a
12_01st-1b
b class="pub"> (77) RWP enters Toronto elections; Runs Ross Dowson for mayoralty on fighting program for workers
(continuation) CCF-LPP policy on civic elections; Paper fund drive at two-third mark, last push needed (LC fund drive)
12_01st-2 (Editorials) The real subversives (conspiracies of the Vatican and Smallwood government in Newfoundland); Coldwell's war stand (CCF supports Ottawa war budget)
12_01st-3a
12_01st-3b
First mayor of Toronto led revolt against Tories (under William Lyon MacKenzie
(continuation) "…(even) in disillusionment, MacKenzie reveals his deep insight and revolutionary instinct."

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