Industrial Pioneer. Vol. 1 No. 2. March, 1921.

As is clear in the issue of Industrial Pioneer, the I.W.W. and the Comintern continued to have a relationship, however strained, until around the founding of T.U.E.L. in 1923 with many leading activists, like Bill Haywood and James Cannon, being members and advocates of both. Includes photo of U.S. comrades, delegates to the Berlin Industrial Union Conference, honoring Liebknect.

Industrial Pioneer. Vol. 1 No. 2. March, 1921.

Contents: At the Grave of Karl Liebknecht by Theodor Plievier The German Martyrs and the IWW by Tom Barker, Eugene V. Debs by Jessie Wallace Hughan, The Fiftieth Anniversary of the Paris Commune by George Andreytchine, The Industrial Workers of the World by Laura Payne Emerson, Causes for War 1921, Industrial Research Bureau of the Industrial Workers of the World, Life on the New York Waterfront by Card No. 200824, The Inefficiency of Capitalism by Charles Beard, “Old Dry Bones” by W.I. Fisher, Crafts on the Sea by Julia C. Coons, “California Oranges” by J.A. Stromquist, Technique and Revolution by G. Cannata, The Wastes of War by the IWW Bureau of Industrial Research, The Glass Industry by Robert Grayson, To the Russian Red Guard by Ralph Chaplin, The Story of the Sea by Tom Barker, Defense News by John Martin, To Soviet Russia an American Workingman Speaks by Charles Ashleigh, Labor Demands Resumption of Trade with Russia, The Berlin Conference of Syndicalist and Industrial Unions by H. Van Dorn, The Class War in Spanish-Speaking Countries by Frank J. Guscetti, The International Council of Trade and Industrial Unions by A. Lozovsky, Book Reviews.

The Industrial Pioneer was published monthly by Industrial Workers of the World’s General Executive Board in Chicago from 1921 to 1926 taking over from One Big Union Monthly when its editor, John Sandgren, was replaced for his anti-Communism, alienating the non-Communist majority of IWW. The Industrial Pioneer declined after the 1924 split in the IWW, in part over centralization and adherence to the Red International of Labour Unions (RILU) and ceased in 1926.

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