Ross Dowson archives - correspondence - Year 1986

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January 02 Letter to Denis M. re: his break with Anne D. hopefully not the movement
Letter to Dick (P.), Vancouver, re: success of Left Caucus convention; the personalities at play
January 03 Letter to Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies (U. of T. Press), re: RD`s files of Robitnitschi Visti (1933-1935) in Toronto Public Library
January 12 Minutes of Forward Group (Toronto) (RD recording secretary), re: reports on Left Caucus ONDP; NDP Educational conference
January 15 Memo to Forward Group members re: special meeting to discuss upcoming forum and ONDP summer convention
January 17 Minutes of Forward Group (RD rec. sec`ty.) re: report on Left Caucus mailing; Jan. 27 discussion re ONDP convention slate
January 29 Letter to Ernie (T.), re: RD declines invitation to participate in memory of an ex-SWP comrade he hardly knew; A letter to the Director of Ukrainian Studies
January 31 Minutes of Forward Group (RD rec. sec`ty.) re: report on NDP Left Caucus first forum; report on opposition slate for ONDP convention; action of Law Society against Harry Kopyto
February 11 Minutes of Forward Group (RD rec. sec`ty.) re: SRDF - Ont. A-G`s charges against Harry for statements made; picket line at hearing; report on Alternative Campaign slate at ONDP convention
February 25 .jpg">Minutes of Forward Group (RD rec. sec'ty.) re: educational on NDPPE campaign; reports on Rebick campaign, Kopyto Defence Cttee, anti-war NDP actions
March 11 Minutes of Forward Group (RD rec. sec'ty.) re: RD on revolutionary explosion in the Philippines; reports on abortion campaign; on the Activist Party campaign; on NDPPE
March 22 (Handwritten notes by R.D.) on responses from a Toronto Star photo story "An aging revolutionary fighting to right a wrong"
March 25 Minutes of Forward Group (RD rec. sec'ty.) re: RD report on decline of Forward and perspective of a new journal around Left Caucus work; the anti-RCMP suit; NDP and Activist Party Campaign
March 28 Letter to Coordinating Cttee, Campaign for an Activist Party, Dear Dave (T.) and Judy (R.), re: RD report on St. George riding resolutions to convention, victory on NDPPE support; resolution to ''rally in support of free speech'' (drop charges against Kopyto)
Letter to D.M. Krans directing him to the only socialist bookstore in Montreal
April 09 Letter to M. Krans, Montreal, re: RD's apology to a veteran socialist for the shabby treatment received from Socialist Voice in that city
April 15 Minutes of Forward Group (RD rec. sec'ty.) re: item on Gord D. educational on NDP anti-war movement and a left program for the NDP; on the ONDP Left Caucus Forum; problems in the Rebick Activist Party slate
April 30 Minutes of Forward Group (RD rec. sec'ty.) re: responding to a Learned Society initiative; anti-war coalition organizing for June 14; on NDP antiwar cttee work; NDPPE gaining support from OSSTF
May 7 Letter to Anne (D.,), re: why RD did not go to Spain in 1936 and the treacherous role of the Stalinists; efforts to broaden the Rebick slate
May 13 Minutes of Forward Group (RD rec. sec'ty.) re: group educationals; NDP Left Caucus planning two newsletters before June convention; Camp Poundmaker summer plans
May 27 Minutes of Forward Group (RD rec. sec'ty.) re: SRDF-Kopyto Defence rally to support Kopyto a big success; next educational by David (T.) on strategy of Left and pre-convention rally; report by Dave on Left Caucus and strained relations with Rebick's CAP
May Article from May Left Caucus Newsletter, ''The Left Caucus warned that the Liberal/NDP accord is fraught with danger for the future of our party;'' Bob Rae sees coalition with the Liberals as good
(See L.C. NEWSLETTER in journals Section for full details)
June 1 Letter ''To Breitman Memorial meeting;'' Comrades: a tribute to a leading member of the SWP over 50 years
Letter to Jesse Vorst, Society for Socialist Studies, Winnipeg, re: his invitation to attend; the CPC boycott of SRDF; new books
June 10 Minutes of Forward Group (RD rec. sec'ty.) re: NDP anti-war cttee, CAP & Left Caucus, NDPPE
June 15 Letter to Arnie Mintz, London, re: thanks for a book; local activities
Letter to Geoff (H.), Ottawa, re: on Native art, and books on Rivera
June Undated letter in June to Bulletin IDOM, New York, re: contrary to the US SI (Socialist International - 2nd International) which caved in on Central America; in Canada NDP leader Broadbent`s support for non-intervention in Nicaragua still holds (see copy SI journal article)
July 15 Minutes of Forward Group (RD rec. sec'ty.) re: RD's position on nuclear power changed; educational series proposed; post-convention socials and discussions; Kopyto Defence cttee
July 29 Minutes of Forward Group (RD rec. sec'ty.) re: Camp Poundmaker educational series; brief activity reviews
August 8 Letter to Judy & Danny (S.), re: Labor Focus in Eastern Europe article on Imre Nagy speech; CLC support for Solidarnosc
August 14 Letter to Anne (D.) re: receipt of mysterious gift and the purchase of a book on Rivera
August 16 Letter to R. Salutin, Assoc. editor, This Magazine, re: the death of (RD`s older brother) Murray Dowson; a brief outline for an obituary
August 26 Minutes of Forward Group (RD rec. sec'ty.) re: Left Caucus to seek meeting with CAP
September 20 Resolution for ''Fred Callaghan, OFL'' (Ontario Federation of Labor), re: demand government halt plant closures and to put them under workers' control
October 09 Minutes of Forward Group (RD rec. sec'ty.) re: reports on NDP, NDPPE, Anti-War Cttee, Kopyto trial and publicity
October 21 Minutes of Forward Group (RD rec. sec'ty.) re: RD on St. George/Ward 6 NDP; LC/CAP joint organizing November conference; Broadbent on Nicaragua; Kopyto Defence Cttee
November 04 Minutes of Forward Group (RD rec. sec'ty.) re: Left Caucus preparations for conference & public forum; Kopyto Defence
November 15 Minutes of Forward Group (RD rec. sec'ty.) re: publicity for conference on the 29th & slate for convention left ''action program;'' municipal election results extend series of defeats for NDP
November 29 Flyer: ''A conference on strengthening the left in the Ontario NDP (by) the Campaign for an Activist Party and the ONDP Left Caucus;'' success in fusing the OLC and CAP not assured
December 03 Minutes of Forward Group (RD rec. sec'ty.) re: Discussion on Nov. 29th conference; Kopyto Defence report Harry disbarred by judge; appeal and publicity under way; photo of Kopyto and Dowson
December 17
Minutes of Forward Group (RD rec. sec'ty.) re: item re Gord D. report on Left Caucus Steering Cttee; how to meet NDP brass' Policy Review guidelines; riding reports, Kopyto Defence
December 21 Letter to International Viewpoint, re: donation and note on Kopyto`s appeal against ''scandalizing the courts''

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