The International Negro Workers Review. Vol. 1 No. 1. January, 1931. (New Series).

A fantastic number of the newly renamed ‘Negro Worker’ with every page of historical and political interest. See the aims adopted by the International Trade Union Committee of Negro Workers at its 1930 Hamburg, Germany conference and its new executive. Don’t miss the E.C.’s statement on South Africa, George Padmore’s look at imperialism in the West Indies, ‘Revolutionary Forces in Africa’ by Thomas Ring, and a report from a strike wave in Gambia.

The International Negro Workers Review. Vol. 1 No. 1. January, 1931. (New Series).

Contents: Our Aims: Towards Upsurge in South Africa; Labour Struggles, Strike in West Indies; German Harbour Workers’ Struggle and Negro Seamen; Gold Coast Farmers Organize; “Unity” Conference in South Africa; Lenin Memorial; The War Against the Soviet Union; India; China, Greetings to Negro Workers by A. Losovsky, South Africa: Coming of the imperialists to South Africa; General Condition of Natives in South Africa; , Imperialist Robbery – Development of Native Proletariat; Tasks of the Native Proletariat of South Africa; Other Tasks; Agricultural Workers, Revolutionary Forces in Africa by Thomas Ring, Imperialism in the West Indies by George Padmore: Labour and Social Conditions; Agricultural Situation; Forced Labour; What Must be Done?, Appeal to the Negro Soldiers of France, The Strike of the Workers of Gambia by E.F. Small, Our Study Corner: History of the International Labour Movement; Organization and Functions of Strike Committees, Workers’ Correspondence.

First called The International Negro Workers’ Review and published in 1928, it was renamed The Negro Worker in 1931. Sponsored by the International Trade Union Committee of Negro Workers (ITUCNW), a part of the Red International of Labor Unions and of the Communist International, its first editor was American Communist James W. Ford and included writers from Africa, the Caribbean, North America, Europe, and South America. Later, Trinidadian George Padmore was editor until his expulsion from the Party in 1934. The Negro Worker ceased publication in 1938. The journal is an important record of Black and Pan-African thought and debate from the 1930s. American writers Claude McKay, Harry Haywood, Langston Hughes, and others contributed.

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