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SOCIALIST APPEAL YPSL Split in VOL. No.
401 Saturday, August 28, 1937 Cents per Copy 70 More Ousted by Altman 11 Left Wing DEC Leaders Right Drops Clarity Calls the Cops Are Expelled Branches Ward Rodgers Hales California Left Wingers to Court rewere SAN FRANCISCO. Repudiat thoritative any communications (rades against whom no iota of ed by the overwhelming majority from other parties under the proof of disloyalty, or even tech right wing, the Clarity caucus Acting in combination with the Bulletin of the party membership in Cal Rodgers motion for suspension nical violation of Party decisions moved the expulsion of 11 left The Altmanite controlled rùmp ifornia, Ward Rodgers, Com of the California State Charter. has been or can be presented.
New York City Central Commissar appointed by the Na Inasmuch as this irresponsible So far as we know this is the wingers at the August 20 meetmittee, at its meeting, Monday tional Executive Committee of and disruptive motion has been first time in the history of the ing of the District Executive August 23rd, expelled seventy the Socialist Party to take over submitted to the judgment of the political labor movement in the Young Peoples Socialist League.
more left wing comrades, sus the California organization, has highest authority Social United States that official pended charters of four more called the cops to his aid. ist Party, the national member presentatives Each of these 11, among whom a working class were three members of the DEC branches, Village, Chelsea, 12th On August 21, he filed criminal ship through the initiation of a party have made criminal charges (Draper, Garrett, Herman) were and Bensonhurst, and de charges against Glen Trimble, national referendum, no action again party opponents. The cided to reorganize a fifth, the Al Furth, and an unknown num under this motion is legal and are no words too strong to char Appeal. Similar charges were to charged with selling the Socialist 3rd branch (Bronx. Alt ber of other comrades who are none will be recognized. acterize such an attempt. Inci be brought against every memman also reported his victory members in good standing of The warrant against the com dentally, this action means that ber of the Youth Appeal Assoin the party referendum on the Local San Francisco. The crime rades taken out by Rodgers, instead of the impartial hear ciation in New York.
mayorality elections a victory of the comrades who were thus charges them with theft and ing by the specially appointed After the vote, in which by ered by the expulsion of left called before the bar of the ca embezzlement the said theft investigating committee of the Charters, discounting ballots of the fact that the San Francisco being the refusal of the local to scheduled for next Saturday and members of the Committee arose wingers, suspension of branch pitalist court consists simply in and embezzlement. presumably National Executive Committee, right wing united, the left wing pre arrangement Clarity and the those who refused to sign Local at its last meeting, by the turn over its records and pro Sunday, they have moved up the and declared that by its illegal loyalty oath; the procedure was vote of 19 to adopted the fol perty to Commissar Rodgers. hearing one day and will hold it action, the DEC had ceased to be so brazen that the Clarityite That Local San Francisco no With this action, Rodgers and in a capitalist court next Friday. Ia legal body and become a body members of the tellers committee tify the National Office, Ward all who support him take on The accused comrades are proresigned in protest and the com Rodgers and the State Secretary themselves the role of capitalist curing legal counsel and will jority of the League membership.
longer representing the mamittee was dissolved.
of the Socialist Party of Califor stool pigeons, attempting to turn fight the case in court on the As representatives of the largest The. Lower East Side, Upper nia, Crary Trimble, that we will over the records and lists of the same grounds that revolutionary section of the New York YPSL West Side and 12th Bronx continue to operate in coopera Socialist Party to a capitalist workers always defend them the left wing of the Committee branches suspended on tion with the State Secretary and court, and to cause the imprison selves against capitalist prose constituted itself as a Provisional August 2, 1987.
will refuse to recognize as au ment in the penitentiary of com cutors and stool pigeons.
New York, District Executive Committee which would function until such time as a new committee could be regularly elected. All circles and members have been informed that the Clarity right wing caucus DEC continues only in rump session, and that By Felix Morrow Localities contact committees of its decisions are not binding upon any member of the League. pact for united action, sign the locals. 9) Local controvered by the CNT National Commit sies to be settled by the national Expelled on False Pretext tee and UGT National Executive, contact committee. 10) The Napublished on July has been tional contact committee will While the left wing has formBy Albert Glotzer hailed with delirious joy by the propose to the UGT and CNT By Lo Sen ally been charged with selling masses of these two organiza executives the sanctions to be. The the Appeal, the motive for Claritions, comprising at least four imposed on locals violating the meeting of the County Central noved into North China nie obleke ty disruption of the League are is difficult to convey in a few to be valid shall be signed by the shot in the campaign of the Cla Nanking Government represen has every right to sell million workers and peasants. It agreement. 11) Decisions taken Committee witnessed the first ago, Gen. Sun Cheh yuan, the member of the League or Party words what great hopes the two national committees. 12) rity Group against the left wing tative in Peiping, unconditional peal. No less a right than the Apworkers and agrarian masses National contact committee will here. Where under ordinary cir ly accepted all the conditions Militants had in the fight against put in the results of the agree propose to the two organisms cumstances we were able to ob posed by the invaders. He a the old Guard to sell the socialment.
policies to be adopted.
tain a majority in the CCC by greed to the withdrawral of all ist Cal; no less a right than It is also difficult to convey the (1) is directed against the Stal default (the absence of the re Chinese forces from the Peiping Clarity has to sell its own facprecise significance of the pact. inist controlled locals and the presentatives of the language (Continued on page 2)
The 12 point document decrees: Regional UGT Central Com. Continued on page Continued on page 1) An end to violent attacks, mittee of Catalonia, which have differences to be argued cordial been attempting to create a poly. 2) No union outside the two grom spirit against the CNT.
Notice to Yipsel NEW YORK EMERGENCY CONFERENCE CALLED federations will be recognized or (2) aims against such unions Delegates An emergency conference of Local New York called by the conceded rights. 8) Workers tree as the GEPCI (Federation of suspended left wing branches in the city will be held this Saturto affiliate to either federation. Small Commercial and Industrial day August 28, at P. at Stuyvesant Casino, 9th Street and (4) and (5) Neither will admit Businessmen. given regional afAll left wing delegates to 2nd Avenue.
the YPSL National Convention Called in view of the drive of the right wing, operating in any affiliate expelled by the filiation by the Catalan Stalinists are hereby notified that the violation of the party constitution through an illegally constituted other for crime or violation of but refused affiliation by the UGT left wing conference will meet City Central Commitee, to split the party by expelling left wing policy, nor will either permit en National Committee because it branches and members, in order to facilitate the sell out to La try of such affiliate into any violates the UGT statutes limit in Philadelphia, September 1, Guardia. the conference will create an organization set up union without mutual consulta ing affiliation to workers and at 431 Pine Street. Delegates which will be able to carry on an effective revolutionary fight and visitors should register tion. 6) Coercion of members or peasants; and is also a blow at in the city.
created by at the same address as soon unions to join other organizations the Kulak unions Each party branch is entitled to one delegate for every ten will be considered an act of dis the Stalinists but refused admit they arrive, beginning members or major fraction thereof. In branches where the maloyalty to the pact. 7) Both tance into the two big agriculwith August 30. If any dele jority is composed of LaGuardia socialists and therefore deplodge action against clines to participate in the conference, the revolutionary minoriunions tural unions affiliated to UGT gate plans to arrive in Philawhich refuse to carry out agree and CNT. 8) and (6) seek to delphia or New York before ty is invited to send delegates on the same proportional basis.
The signatories to the call are the Lower East Side Branch, ments adopted. 8) contact pat an end to the infamous hoolthen, he should immediately the Upper West Side Branch, 7th Branch (Bronx. 12th committee of three each will meetigan methods employed by the notify Garrett, Room 731, Branch (Manhattan. The Conference is open to all party at least weekly, and create in all (Continued on page 3)
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Spain Unions Join Pact Removed Satir ArmChinese Against Stalinist Reaction As Labor Secy. Mass, Only In Cook County War Hope as