The Militant. Vol. 7 No. 27. July 7, 1934.

Contents: Hitler “Purges” Party in Bloody Reign of Terror by Arne Swabeck, General Strike Near in Frisco After Killings, New Truck Drivers Strike Impends in Minneapolis, Back the League in New Drive, Old Guard Routs Militants in New York S.P. Convention, Broad Silk Dept in Silk Union Backs 7 Expelled Militants, Reviewing the News by Bill, Military Coup d’Etat in Latvia by Paul Schwalbe, The White Terror: Stalinist Treachery in China by Lucifer, The Man on the Flying Trapeze: The Record of Bill Dunne by S., Business Slows Down, The Wisconsin Socialist Party Convention, To the Saar Workers – An Appeal by the I.S., from the International Secretariat of the League of Communist Internationalists (Bolshevik-Leninists), A Letter from a Comrade, from L.G., Our International Press.

The Militant. Vol. 7 No. 27. July 7, 1934.

The Militant was a weekly newspaper begun by supporters of the International Left Opposition recently expelled from the Communist Party in 1928 and published in New York City. Led by James P Cannon, Max Schacthman, Martin Abern, and others, the new organization called itself the Communist League of America (Opposition) and saw itself as an outside faction of both the Communist Party and the Comintern. After 1933, the group dropped ‘Opposition’ and advocated a new party and International. When the CLA fused with AJ Muste’s American Workers Party in late 1934, the paper became the New Militant as the organ of the newly formed Workers Party of the United States.

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