Labor Defender. Vol. 8 No. 8. August, 1932.

Labor Defender. Vol. 8 No. 8. August, 1932.

Contents: America and War by Theodore Dreiser, Free Our Innocent Children by Viola Montgomery, Protect the Foreign Born! by Peter Chaunt, “Because We Were for the Poor” by Upton Sinclair, Our “Prisoners are Well Treated” by Hy Kravif, Mexican Peasants Fight for Land by Frank Ibanez, The Dies Deportation Drive by Robert Dunn, Life of an Immigrant Worker, The Workingmen Nominate by Joseph North, The Bonus Army Digs In, Justice for China! by Joe Starks, Fifth Convention of the ILD by Carl Hacker, Youth Work of the ILD by S Strong, Labor Defender News, 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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Labor Defender. Vol. 8 No. 8. August, 1932.

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