Notebook of an Agitator

Cannon, James P.
Publisher:  Pathfinder Press
Year Published:  1973   First Published:  1958
Pages:  369pp  
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX7544

Over 100 articles from the pen of an active participant in the events of thirty years of labor history. Cannon covers the campaigns to save Sacco and Vanzetti, the historic strikes of the 1930s, the Korean War, mcCarthyism, and prize fighting, movies, and the Catholic Church.

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Table of Contents

PART I

INTERNATIONAL LABOR DEFENSE: 1926 - 1928

FOR SACCO AND VANZETTI
With All Our Strength for Sacco and Vanzetti!
Who Can Save Sacco and Vanzetti?
The International Campaign for Sacco and Vanzetti
From the Supreme Court of the Capitalists to the Supreme Court of the Laboring Masses
A Speech for Sacco and Vanzetti
Death, Commutation or Freedom?
No Illusions!
New Developments-New Dangers
Class Against Class in the Sacco and Vanzetti Case
The Murder of Sacco and Vanzetti
A Living Monument to Sacco and Vanzetti

Frank Little
The Cause That Passes Through a Prison
The Second Annual Conference of the International Labor Defense
Eugene V. Debs
C.E. Ruthenberg
The Cause of the Martyrs
A Christmas Fund of Our Own
William D. Haywood
Tom Mooney's Appeal
A Visit With Billings at Folsom Prison
A talk With the Centralia Prisoners


PART II

MINNEAPOLIS: 1934
Strike Call of Local 574
"…If It Takes All Summer"
Eternal Vigilance
Spilling the Dirt - A Bughouse Fable
Drivers' Strike Reveals Workers' Great Resources
Thanks to Pine County Farmers
The Secret of Local 574
What the Union Means


PART III

SAN FRANCISCO: 1936 - 1937
Is Everybody Happy?
The maritime Strike
In the Spirit of the Pioneers
Deeper Into the Unions
The Color of Arsenic - And Just as Poisonous
Four Days That Shook the Waterfront
The Champion From Far Away
After the Maritime Strike


PART IV

NEW YORK CITY: 1938 - 1952
Bandiera Rossa
Union Boy Gets Raise
Finland and Greece
Goodby, Tom Mooney!
The Tribe of the Philistines
A Letter to Elizabeth
What Do They Know About Jesus?
Think It Over, Mr. Dubinsky
The Lynching of "Monsieur Verdoux"
The Mad Dog of the Labor Movement
The Treason of the Intellectuals
A Blood Transfusion
Farewell to a Socialist Pioneer
A Rift in the Iron Curtain
The Two Americas
Sixtieth Birthday Speech

THE KOREAN WAR

A Letter to the President and Members of the Congress
Second Letter to the President and Members of the Congress
Third Letter to the President and Members of the Congress

THE BIG WHEEL
1. The Mind Molders at Work
2. The Men Who Mold People's Minds
3. What Is a Man Profited?
4. The Writer and the People

To the Men Who Gave Their Skin
A Welcome to Visiting Preachers
What Goes On Here?
Barbary Shore
The Incident at Little Rock
From Karl Marx to the Fourth of July

THE STALINIST IDEOLOGY
1. Back In the Packing House
2. The Art of Lying
3. The Importance of Loving Stalin
4. The Bureaucratic Mentality
5. The Revolutionist and the Bureaucrat

THE IMPORTANCE OF JUSTICE
1. Speaking of Trials and confessions
2. The Matter of Justice
3. The Dirt on Their Own Doorstep
4. Justice in the U.S.A.

THE PRIZE FIGHTERS
1. Murder In the Garden
2. A Dead man's Decision

CRIME AND CRIMINALS
1. A Petition for Harry Gross
2. Crime and Politics
3. They Strain at a Gnat
4. The Big Swindle

THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
1. From Hollywood to Rome
2. Church and State
3. The Protestant Counter-Attack

STALINIST AND UNIONISTS
1. Some Chickens Come Home to Roost
2. A Trade-Union Episode
3. The Tragic Story

WHITTAKER CHAMBERS' REVELATION
1. The Informer as Hero
2. False Witness
3. The Informer's Message

Tentative Action on the Civil Rights Front
The Battle of Koje Island
The Doctor's Dilemma
Labor and Foreign Policy
How We Won Grace Carlson and How We Lost Her


PART V

LOS ANGELES: 1954

The Case of the Legless Veteran
"The Irrepressible Conflict"
In Honor of Laura Gray
Notes For a Historian

FASCISM AND THE WORKERS' MOVEMENT
1. Notes on American Fascism
2. Perspectives of American Fascism
3. First Principles in the Struggle Against Fascism
4. A New Declaration of Independence
5. Fascism and the Labor Party
6. Implications of the Labor Party

Joseph Vanzler

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