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Communists on the waterfront : the story of the Communists by Herb Tank

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Imperialism gave birth to actual working class revolutions and revolts of oppressed peoples in the colonial countries against imperialism. Concentration of capital in the hands of a small group also gives that group more and more control of the government. The policy of the government is their policy; carried out in their interests. If they want tariffs to keep out competition, they get tariffs. If they want war in order to take care of foreign rivals, they get war. " . It is true that monopoly capitalists in different countries make agreements to divide the markets of the world between them.

STRIKERS WIN MASS PICKET RIGHTS. Seamen, with the aid of N ew York trade unions, force the police to retreat. U. " MAY 28 ... U. S. U. The strike ended with many gains. It struck a powerful blow for overtime and union control of hiring. COMMUNISTS CALL FOR ORGANIZATION ABOARD SHIPS. HO n with the fight! " JUNE 12 . . U. " The "fink book" was a bill proposed by Senator Copeland which would force seamen to carry a continuous discharge book. A discharge book would give the shipowners a way of blackballing militant seamen.

Intensive terror, jailings, and,. police brutality failed to break the fighting determination of the seamen. The seamen established a hiring hall. They boycotted the shippin'g agencies of the shipowners. Soon they controlled 85 per cent of the jobs shipping out of Baltimore. ORTS. SEAMEN FORM ANTI-WAR COMMITTEES ON TWO SHIPS. S. Marore, pledge ourselves to do all in our power to study effective methods of organizing against war'and fascism. We realize that war does not benefit the workers but is used by the rich to become richer.

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