New Militant. Vol. 1 No. 19. April 27, 1935.

New Militant. Vol. 1 No. 19. April 27, 1935.

Contents Include: Into the Streets on May Day!, First of May Manifesto of the Workers Party of U.S., Tobin Lifts Charter of Drivers Union 574 by F.X. Ferry, Toledo Strike Solid; Auto Plant Paralyzed by A.J. Muste, Beat Company Union in Calif. Auto Election, August Upswing is Strategic Time for Silk Union Victory by Felix Giordano, In the Unions by Karl Lore, Capitol News Letter by Jack Elder, History of May Day, Battles in Chicago and Milwaukee, The First May Day, Let us Remember the Martyrs of 1886, Young Spartacus Out, The Negro Workers’ Role in Past May Day Struggle by Simon Williamson, Huey Long Workers Enemy by Arne Swabeck, For the American Workers Labor Day or May First?, March of Events by Jack Weber, May Day American Born in 1886, Tremendous Strikes For 8 Hour Day Shook Nation, Knights of Labor Sprang Up Almost Over Night, Question Box, Left Jabs by Bill Sherman

The New Militant was the weekly paper of the Workers Party of the United States and replaced The Militant in 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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