Vanguard. Vol. 2 No. 5. October-November, 1935.

Vanguard. Vol. 2 No. 5. October-November, 1935.

Contents: War and the Labor Movement by I.A.C. Press Service, The A.F. of L. Convention by Sam Dolgoff, Where is Petrini? by I.A.C. Press Service, Counter-Revolution and the Soviet Union by Gregori Maximov, The Transitional Period by Senex, The United Front by Sam Dolgoff, What Kind of Unionism? by Roman Weinrebe, On the Class War Front by Sidney Solomon, The International Movement: France, Spain, Letters, The Principles of Anarchism by Dr. J.A. Maryson, Review by Mark Schmidt, Class War Prisoners by J. Garcia, Financial Statement.

Vanguard: A Libertarian Communist Journal was among the most important anarchist/libertarian communist periodicals in the United States throughout the 1930s. Published monthly in New York City between April 1932 and July 1939, and edited by Samuel Weiner, among others, the paper was the project of the Vanguard Group, The roots of which were in the Rising Youth Group, founded by Sara and Elizabeth Goodman, and the Bronx-based Friends of Freedom, which became the Vanguard Group in 1932. A split in the group by Abe Bluestein om 1939 formed the Challenge Group in response to Vanguard leader Mark Schmidt’s increasingly pro-Soviet positions. Vanguard broke apart in the run-up to World War Two, with some continuing on as What Next? an anti-militarist group.

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