Labor Defender. Vol. 8 No. 3. March, 1932.

Labor Defender. Vol. 8 No. 3. March, 1932.

Contents: Views of the Month, I Await the Day by Tom Mooney, And They Call it Democracy by Waldo Frank, The Death of Harry Simms: We Blame Rockefeller and Morgan by Polly Boyden, How Slavery Began by Frank Elliot, eight Who Lie in the Death House by Paul Peters, The Commune and the New York Times by Albert Deutsch, Against the Boss War by J. Louis Engdahl, The Iron Heel in El Salvador, We Fight the Gag Laws by Fred Bell, The American Woman Worker Fights by Ruth Shaw, Away With that Little Penitentiary, International Red Aid: Toward the World Congress, Voices from Prison.

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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