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Ross Dowson — Labor Challenge articles — 1971

(written by Ross Dowson or pseudonyms and key movement samples)

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LC #25 Capitalist Europe's crisis - and Canada (only a socialist united states of Europe can unify Europe) , from a speech by Ross Dowson
(continuation) Photo: Changing patterns of EC trade will make Canada more dependent upon the US)
Revolutionary changes on European agenda (a socialist France would seriously alter relationship of forces with capitalist USA)
02_15th-2Only Laxer poses left alternative (Ontario Waffle leader is socialist candidate for leader of NDP)
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LC #27 Canada, exploited by U.S. capital, itself an imperialist power; 'Independent Canada' group aims to divert anti-U.S. feeling (critique of Hurtig's Committee for an Independent Canada), by Ross Dowson
(continuation) Finance Minister Benson on the Canada Development Corporation
Socialism -the key to independence
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British labor protest on rise; Despite setback of postal workers (workers confront Tory government's anti-labor bill), by Ross Dowson
(continuation) (Engineers) shouting "general strike"
04_12th-1LC #29 Mass strikes hit British anti-labor law, by Ross Dowson, 'resident in Europe'
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LC #30 Attacks on the Waffle reflect its popularity (NDP and union tops attack left wing), by Dick Fidler & Anne Macdonald
(continuation) (Waffle leader) Laxer's campaign coast to coast
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The British role in Vietnam; a lesson in imperialism (Book review) by Ross Dowson
Photo: Imperialist collaboration: Japanese occupiers taking the French salute
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LC #32 50 years of revolutionary socialism; Canadian Trotskyists carry struggle forward (a short history), by Ross Dowson
(continuation) Bankrupt program (of the CPC); Photo: LC, 1945: "There is no peace"
Photo: (Dowson Toronto Mayoralty campaign) Class struggle, not class collaboration (CP supports capitalist parties)
Photo: Pioneer communists (early CP photo of Moriarty, Buck, MacDonald and Spector)
(context article) On to Waterloo (500 expected to gather at Socialist conference in August) Photo: Evelyn Reed (SWP)
05_24th-2Farmers protests shake up Euromart (Belgian farmers pillage Brussels), by Ross Dowson
06_07thLC #33 Election sweep for UK Labour (party, by Ross Dowson
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LC #35 Waffle dominates NDP conference; Socialism and independence (the issues), by Anne Macdonald
(continuation) Photo: Only solution to resources sellout is public ownership, Laxer tells NDP
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LC #37 Struggle for women's rights across Europe, by Ross Dowson
(continuation) The French government has attempted to blunt the protest with concessions
08_09th-2Socialist Conference (notice) Waterloo August 20-25 (with noted speakers Evelyn Reed and George Novack of the SWP and Ross Dowson)
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LC #38 Scots workers occupy shipyards in bold action to save their jobs, by Ross Dowson
Clyde struggle challenge to British labor
09_27th-1LC #40 NDP to power! --challenge in Ontario (context front page; struggle for French schools, For an NDP government)
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Origins of Canadian Trotskyism (excerpts from Ross Dowson speech at Socialist Educational Conference at Waterloo ON)
(See text file of this speech in RD Correspondence 1971)
(continuation) Photo: Maurice Spector
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LC #41 Behind the Tely closure; Newspaper barons take all
(continuation) Newspaper strike fizzles out
10_11th-2Walkout breaks up N.B. NDP convention (leadership right wing loses to Waffle supporters)
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LC #43 What role for socialists in the NDP? New Brunswick events spark debate (revolutionary left can't be built by bypassing NDP), by P. Kent
(continuation) Reader says we're wrong on the NDP (letter)
Split in New Brunswick NDP (as union delegates walk out after left program adopted)
11_08th-2(context; LC front page) Stop Amchitka, Stop the war! B.C. labor stops work in protest
11_08th-3How the left intervened in the NDP election campaign ("labor to power" is LSA/YS slogan, Waffle wins wide support for 'Manifesto'), by Anne Macdonald
12_06th-1LC #45 NDP must run full slate in Toronto (civic elections), by Anne Macdonald
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(Feature Article) Trotskyism and World Revolution, by Ernest Mandel (on tour of Canadian Universities)
Mandel: 'Trotskyism lives and grows because it stands for revolution'
Mandel (cont'd): 'The basic problem of the colonial revolution'
Mandel (cont'd): '(The Fourth International is) 100% correct in their strategy for underdeveloped countries' (text file)
Mandel (cont'd): 'Thirdly; the struggle for transitional demands'
Mandel (cont'd): 'Trotskyism is internationalism.'

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