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ROSS DOWSON ARCHIVES — 1950

Labor Challenge articles by Ross Dowson (Pseudonym Paul Kane) & editorial articles (note re dates: 01_15 = Mid-January)

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01_01st-1a

01_01st-1b
(78) 15,600 vote for RWP candidate; Labor vote declines in boss-slate sweep (Ross Dowson Toronto mayoralty campaign)
(continuation) labor vote falls
01_01st-2 RWP candidate speaks (Ross Dowson on radio)
01_01st-3 Fourth International answers Yugoslav CP views on Trotskyism and internationalism (editorial article)
01_01st-4 (Editorials) Lesson from down under (defeats of Australian and New Zealand laborite parties contradict CCF leadership); Atlantic Pact in action (16.4% of Canadian national budget spent on armaments)
01_01st-5 An appeal for aid by Greek workers (special report from FI)

02_01st-1a
02_01st-1b
(79) Go-ahead given hell bomb; Humanity faces destruction; People must demand right to vote on peace or war (editorial article)
(continuation) "their own suicidal interests"
02_01st-2 Duplessis padlocks UJPO; Protest movement rising, by Jean LaPlante (Jewish cultural center closed down by Quebec law)
02_01st-3 Frenzied chorus to Buck can't drown out the truth, by Ross Dowson (veteran Canadian Stalinist leader eulogized)
02_01st-4 (Editorials) Labor must win (despite treachery of BLP's first 5 years in office); It all adds up (CIO-CCL bureaucrats line up with State Department anti-Communist witch-hunt)
02_01st-5 Trotskyism around the globe: Ceylon, Germany, Bolivia, France

03_01st-1 (80) 'New approach' in drive toward H-Bomb war, by Paul Kane
03_01st-2 (Editorial article) Outlook for Left; With program, organization it can play historic role (the RWP assesses it's tasks in relation to the rightward drift of the CCF)
03_01st-3 (Editorials) Sliding scale of hours (no answer to need for shorter work week with the same take-home pay); Secret of Lewis' power (US labor bosses hate this mineworkers leader's militancy)
03_01st-4 The real Marx, by Ross Dowson (a review of Marxist and non-Marxist literature on socialism)

04_01st-1 (81) Ignores needs of masses; Abbott feeds war machine; Housing, welfare by-passed in budget (editorial article)
04_01st-2 (Editorial article) May Day, 1950 and labor's task; Manifesto of the RWP
04_01st-3 Ford pension settlement opposed by large minority, by Jean LaPlante (UAW brass and Canadian lieutenants' deal for Canadian autoworkers)
04_01st-4 (Editorials) "Our way of life" (Boss party MP and Senator decry "foreign ideas"); Not anything goes (defending Stalinist unionists against Steelworkers bureaucrats' red-baiting raids)
04_01st-5 "The worker's forum:" Criticism and reply (LC's analysis of Mine, Mill-Steelworkers struggle; Editor's reply)
04_01st-6 Trotskyism around the globe (Ceylon, France, Sweden, United States, Italy
04_01st-7 The RWP in action; RWP paper raises storm at Penticton (BC CCF convention)
04_01st-8 Stalin's police jail victims of fascism (in Germany)

05_01st-1a
05_01st-1b
(82) RWP speaker exposes (Stalinist-dominated) Peace Congress policy (editorial article)
(continuation) Peace Congress hears Dowson (who denounces pacifist "peace slogan")
05_01st-2 (Editorials) For unity via submission (CCF brass attempt whitewash of Coldwell leadership and smearing Labor Challenge); Quite a different tune (despite post-war boom, Canadian business turns protectionist against Japan and UK)
05_01st-3a
05_01st-3b
Winnipeg General Strike, by Ross Dowson
(continuation) One of the most glorious pages in the history of labor's struggle for a better world

06_15th-1a
06_15th-1b
(83) The big brass increase grip over country, by Ross Dowson (the major push to adopt laws "prussianizing" Canada)
(continuation) Photo: PM St. Laurent: Pal of the big (military) brass
06_15th-2 Flood victims demand govt. compensation, by Paul Kane
06_15th-3 The LPP and Buck's hate-the-Yank drive, by Jean LaPlante (Canadian Stalinists' popular front nationalism)
06_15th-4 (Editorials) The real danger (cold-war dismissals from public service defended by Defense minister); Their friends (crook pals of Truman and Duplessis pardoned)
06_15th-5 4th International Eighth Plenum meets; Oscar Coover (US) Trotskyist, dead

07_15th-1a
07_15th-1b
(84) (editorial article) PM commits country to war; Cdn. ships sent to Korea to aid Wall Street puppet; First Cdn. victim of Korean War (civil rights)
(continuation) (PM) St. Laurent commits country
07_15th-2 (Editorials) None so blind (Quebec superior court sanctions Padlock Law); To our new readers (an apology by the editors of Labor Challenge to all new readers)
07_15th-3 Some recent events in the 4th International; Trotskyist bulletin on the Czech trials
07_15th-4 CCF leaders have to account to rank and file at (national) Convention, by Paul Kane (Coldwell leadership continues unilateral rightward drift)

08_15th-1 (85) (Editorial) Majority oppose (Korean) war; Let the people vote!
08_15th-2 Coldwell leadership lash into CCF left at party's historic national convention; Big CCYM vote hits war drive (editorial article) (Vancouver delegate leads anti-war resolution fight)
08_15th-3 CCF leaders warmonger; Opposition's stand weak (on issue of Korean War)
08_15th-4 (Editorials) Turning point for the Left (must turn to rank-and-file for support); A question for the Cominform (Yugoslavia's workers' control laws has put Stalinist world body in a rage)

09_15th-1 (86) "Guns not butter" the promise of Abbott's budget, by Paul Kane
09_15th-2 (Editorials) Dear Mrs. Hall (red-baiting campaign against Hall the anti-communist leader of SIU scabs proves a point); Profiteering causes price rises
09_15th-3a
09_15th-3b
(PM) St. Laurent follows in Mackenzie King's footsteps, by Ross Dowson
(continuation) How the Liberal Party dragooned the Canadian people into the Second World imperialist slaughter
09_15th-4 The RWP in action; $1,300 drive opens for Labor Challenge

10_15th-1a
10_15th-1b
(87) UN-US imperialism crushes Korean freedom struggle; Murderous terror in conquered areas (editorial article)
(continuation) Korean freedom
10_15th-2 (Editorials) Aid heroic Yugoslavs (drought and Stalin's refusal of aid means Western credits needed); Peace Congress' "new" call (Stalinists and pacifists refuse to mobilize against war)
10_15th-3a
10_15th-3b
J.S. Woodsworth, heirs and heritage, by Ross Dowson
(continuation) "The untrained masses are quite unfitted to pass judgment that face modern executives."
10_15th-4a
10_15th-4b
LPP calls on CCF left-wing; Here are its real credentials, by Paul Kane
(continuation) (the Stalinist class-collaborationist record) (Stalinist) politics in the union(s)
10_15th-5 Trotskyism around the globe; Ceylon, Bolivia, Uruguay
10_15th-6 Labor Challenge financial drive off to a good start; Program of action!

11_15th-1a
11_15th-1b
(88) How to fight inflationary wage cuts, by Paul Kane
(continuation) Wage drive & price committees the answer
11_15TH-2 (Editorials) The UN endorses Franco (PM Pearson supports entry of fascist regime to UN); The Russian Revolution (proves the future belongs to the world socialist revolution)
11_15th-3 A balance sheet of witch hunt in unions, by Jean LaPlante
11_15th-4 RWP outlines policy on Toronto election (supports labor candidate for Board of Control); LC financial drive needs boost

12_15th-1a
12_15th-1b
(89) STOP THE WAR NOW! Pearson confirms Truman's A-Bomb threat; Ottawa to increase drive towards war (editorial article); Labor Challenge drive for $1,300 goes over the top
(continuation) Graphic: General MacArthur
12_15th-2 (Editorials) The real finding (Supreme Court ruling ending racism in land ownership law devoid of moral principles); The Germans vote (overwhelmingly against war and militarization)
12_15th-3 Why are the CCF and CCL leaderships silent on the question of Yugoslavia? (not the desired type of "third force"?) (editorial article)
12_15th-4 Workers Bookshelf: Leon Trotsky's "Stalin's Frame-up system and the Moscow Trials"; Trotskyist poll up in U.S. elections
12_15th-5 Good vote for (labor candidate Ford) Brand in Toronto election, by Ross Dowson

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