Labor Defender. Vol. 8 No. 6. June, 1932.

Labor Defender. Vol. 8 No. 6. June, 1932.

Contents: A Call to Millions by Eugene Gordon, Scottsboro and Beyond by Harry Haywood, On Guard Against War by Romain Rolland, Why I am on Hunger Strike by Edith Berkman, A Short History of the Mooney Case by Max Bedacht, A Night in a Kentucky Prison by Julia Parker, Words of Blood Upon the Wall by L. Vivaldi, Capone-Land Answers Hunger’s Cry by William Bowers, Under Arrest! We Defend Ourselves by Martin Bank, Dungeons for Workers in Sunny Florida by Albert Deutsch, Voices from Prison, What Workers are Reading.

Labor Defender was published monthly from 1926 until 1937 by the International Labor Defense (ILD), a Workers Party of America, and later Communist Party-led, non-partisan defense organization founded by James Cannon and William Haywood while in Moscow, 1925 to support prisoners of the class war, victims of racism and imperialism, and the struggle against fascism. It included, poetry, letters from prisoners, and was heavily illustrated with photos, images, and cartoons. Labor Defender was the central organ of the Scottsboro and Sacco and Vanzetti defense campaigns. Editors included T. J. O’ Flaherty, Max Shactman, Karl Reeve, J. Louis Engdahl, William L. Patterson, Sasha Small, and Sender Garlin.

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