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Title: Struggle official organ of the Workers Liberation League
Uniform Title: Struggle (Kingston, Jamaica)
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 41 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Workers' Liberation League (Jamaica)
Workers' Liberation League (Jamaica)
Workers Party of Jamaica
Publisher: The League
Place of Publication: Kingston
Kingston
Publication Date: June 1, 1977
Frequency: bimonthly[mar.-apr. 1986-]
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Subject: Labor movement -- Periodicals -- Jamaica   ( lcsh )
Politics and government -- Periodicals -- Jamaica   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: Jamaica
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Summary: Struggle was published first as a mimeographed newsletter in 1974 when the Workers Liberation League was formed. It was edited by Rupert Lewis and he continued as editor when Struggle became the organ of the Workers Party of Jamaica in 1978. In the 1980s editors included Elean Thomas, Elaine Wallace and Ben Brodie. The Workers Liberation League grew out of the political initiative of academics - Trevor Munroe, Rupert Lewis as well as Don Robotham, Derek Gordon who studied in the University of Chicago in the early 1970s and were connected to activists in the Black Panther Movement and African-American radicals in the Communist Party of the United States. The latter group formed the Paul Bogle League which brought together academics, working class and community activists who read and discussed Karl Marx’s Capital and Lenin’s political writings and sought to build on Jamaica’s radical traditions in the trade union movement and in the People’s National Party from the 1930s to the 1960s. The Paul Bogle League was also involved with the formation of the University and Allied Workers Union in the early 1970s and worked with the Independent Trade Union Action Council. Politically the Workers Liberation League gave critical support to Michael Manley’s democratic socialist program in the 1970s.
Issuing Body: Vols. for -1978 issued by Workers' Liberation League; 1979- by Workers' Party of Jamaica.
General Note: Description based on surrogate of: Issue no. 28 (June 16, 1977); title from caption.
General Note: Latest issue consulted: Apr.-May 1986 (surrogate).
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5THMNEELE,

OffICIAl ORGAN Of THE WORKERS LIBERATION LEAGUE oJUNE No1


HTOANGING ACTION LAND

T A C T ICthe city. e also I4,'-00 acres -_-,1
Named Canterbury parishes were a!-
and Long Acre in r"ady set down to
Imperialists and big capitalists Montego Bay. It is be bought iimneiat-
have changed tactics in their struggle SE action on land retolr was announced estimated that abo- eliy. Fiwo.--r fiars
gainst socialism. Before the last ele- b t n n n ut 20,000 working run bv th Milt
action, they did everything to stir up spch in the budget debate last week people stand to be- of Youtn aill be
violence, fear and economic sabotage to ,esday, nefit from this set :p on these
turn the people away from socialism. move. lan s.
Seaga received the backing of the high- Fcr nettc areas Wher k:" int
ups, who became candidates for his party lands, t; I-- :i For the country th .:
and contributed millions of dollars to Minister an:c-rncid parts, the Prime
his campaign. that the q--ln -t b Minister announced Ti:, setti-n u
woul0 compulsorilY that the government x ro;_oiun orncis-
After the elections Manley announced: u these 1-se was going to buy ac cal-
"We are not for sale" and rejected the lai fEro, chett out land gods in sh t' ronitor t-e
second tactic of imperialism and the big landlords, to l1 the countryside, lan.
man. This was the IMF solution to der- to free the ei5le even if the land
alue and cut the budget. They had hoped fro these ex loit- wa s not idle. Conld pq 4
this would achieve what the destabiliza- ers.
tion campaign had failed to do to turnJ
the people away from socialism. He alsc promised
that toe government. u
the third tactic of Seaga and the big .wold try to give
san was more desperate. Seeing his fol- the working people
lowing getting smaller with the big def- lving in. these ar- special mention,
eat in the local government elections, eas proper water, the inward R THE PP Youth: :ra- -.- y Ils. tr s
Seaga called for a mass resistance camp- light, roads and Mregr G l h t
aign against the government. garbage removal Greoodfor GullPa wa- ne isation as .cni ti.it ". roali,
services. Woodford Park, a-, nded Prime lizisii r c lil 1_
llowfield, Walthar Manley for his bud- unles the .ieole
New tactic The Prime Minister Park and Providence get speech on May .ne..elv. s sei
3ut the imperialists and the big man saw singled out for Penn Lane all in -2. t orsnit -
-hat Seaga alone could not turn back the avaiaif t-
progressive forces since the government W H A T PtP sic c..
had too much support amongst the masses. Hcut fr et
WDerition the esato- oul :-_-a s
The American imperialists under Preside- D ATTR KM AC i hment of Paris. np c .
at Carter then took up a new tactic. rod ction ommis- cn"Ne
sons, the proti o-
They sent out signals that they would THE Jamaican amba- The Pinochet gover- is for worker iar- The YO is t- l1au-
stop destabilization and lend Jamaica sszdor to the US, nment of Chile came ticioation, tne ar a'nd.ie ~-
noney if more moderate policies were ad- Alfred Rattray, was to power by assass- Comni'nity Enterpri- ai';:l or .1; -
apted by the government. The local big among 150 guests inating President se Organisations, ua .. r t-
:apitalists promised "cooperation" if who attended a re- Allende in Septemb- the Pioneer Far m er s .r.: sis
"he policies of January were eased, cepcion for Chile's er 1973. Thousands Scheme and Communl-
new ambassador to of Chileans have ty Councils
Their tactic was now to back the capita- Washington on May been killed, tortu-
list ministers and MPs in the PNP again- 10. red and imprisoned. SEAGA O N
st the Left. Many continue to
Ambassador Rattray suffer in jail. WOUNDING CHARGE
Saga at first opposed this change of is reported in the MR Edward Saga, It is all-.ed that
tactics, but finally lined up with the sn'.c' Fot of Prime Minister Man- leader of the JL, the opposIti-n lna-
imperialists and big capitalists in the- May 11 as saying: ley has himself co- is to appear in der st-acera o' a
ir efforts to win over the capitalist "We have openly ci- ndemned the Chilean court on a wounding in the back in St
ministers in the PNP and present a unit- iticised Chile in regime. Ambassador charge. Elizabetnh n-in.
ed opposition to the progressive forces the OAS, not in a Rattray's "friend- the election carn,-
and Manley. hostile manner but ship on other mat- The police served ign in November.
with constructive ters" with fascist summon on Mr Seaga
Both Seaga and the capitalist "Minister's ritici.. .hn ut w Chile demands an at his Temple Meads ((
have nothing tut explanation. house on Monday,
could nrot stop congratulating an smi- friendship on th explanation. house on Monday, ((t)
ing at each other during the budget de- mattrie s May 30.
bate. Finance Minister Coore co nratuS- trsM A
ated Beaga and called for his "critical
support" in the fight against the PNP *
ft. THE last issue of Struggle marked one We intend to publish Struggle on news-
o t be ed year since we began printing our fort- print very soon in order to reduce our
Onit be ole ] nightly newspaper. Our first printed costs and further improve the paper. We
Working people should not be fooled by Struggle came out on May 26, 1976,- 27 invite suggestions and assistance from
these new tactics. Seaga and the imper- issues ago. friends and comrades on improving Strug-
ialists are trying to use the PNP right gle.
because at the moment they are not stro- We began printing Struggle newspaper af-
ng enough in the country to fight the ter 1 years of stencilling it on one We call on all comrades to increase the-
progressive forces outright. If the sheet. since then our circulation has ir sale of the paper and to continue se-
progressive forces are not defeated by gone up three times and the paper conti- nding in their articles. Articles and
this tactic then the reactionaries will nues to make its contribution to the de- information for the paper can be sent to.
Once again take up the tactic of open velpimeA of the struggle of our people W Office, j ~ uXS;moad, Kingst=O*
stabilization. for change 'and the building of the ~ark- p 'iO P.oQ. a B J17
Ic, , t. Jamaica- b n Aio,










Liberation on the


the struggle in zim
"AT THIS very moment, as I speak Lo you
here, armed struggle is being waged by
the liberation forces in Zimbabwe. Arm-
ed struggle will continue until the rei-
gns of power are in the hands of the pe-
ople of Zimbabwe."

"The same countries which have us under
colonial and imperialist oppression are
now trying to "engotiate a settlement".

So said Joseph Dube of the Patriotic
Front of Zimbabwe. Brother Dube is the
Front's representative to the Caribbean
Region. He is stationed in Cuba. Dur-
ing his recent visit to Jamaica, he spo-
ke about the stage of the struggle in
Zirbabwe at an African Liberation Day
(May 25) Rally. The Rally was organised
by the PNP Youth Organisation and the
African Caribbean Institute of Jamaica.

Final Victory
Bro Dube said: "Since when the American
government on the side of the oppressed?
How come they have a solution now; they
just trying to confuse the minds of the
people and lay them more open to the
CIA."

"Behind the white minority in South Afr-
ica and Rhodesia stand all the transna-
tional corporations and their imperial-
ist governments, headed by that of the
United States. The armed struggle will
continue until final victory."

In the face of all these tricks of impe-
rialism coupled with the brutal oppres-
sion of the Zimbabwe people, the patrio-
tic forces have been uniting and moving
forward the struggle on the military and
political front.

The Zimbabwe African People's Union
(ZAPU) and the Zimbabwe African Nationa-
list Union (ZANU) have merged their pol-
itical and military forces.' There is
now one people's army. The Zimbabwe
working class operates as a vital part
of the patriotic forces and is organised
in the Zimbabwe Congress of Unions.
This body unites all trade unions.

Sociolist Support
Together with youth, women, peasants and
progressive intellectuals, they are
brought together in the Zimbabwe People's
Revolutionary Council (ZPRC). This is
the leader of the people's revolution in
Zimbabwe.

Bro Dube made special reference to the


Agenda


babwe
moral and material support given to the
struggle of the Zimbabwe people by soci-
alist and progressive Third World coun-
tries. He commended the solidarity of
the Jamaican people with the southern
African struggle as shown in Prime Min-
ister Manley's stand at the recent Mapu-
ta Conference in Mozambique. He spoke
about Comrade Fidel Castro's recent vis-
it to Africa and Cuba's support.

He also spoke of the principled friend-
ship and assistance of the Soviet Union
to the liberation struggle. "Mozambique
was transformed within 9 months with as-
sistance from the Soviet Union", Bro
Dube said.

Stating firmly what the Zimbabwe strug-
gle was about, Bro Dube said: "We are
dedicated freedom fighters. We do not
hate white people. We say that the
decision-making processes of the govern-
ment and the economy of Africa must be
in the hands of the masses of African
people. We are not fighting a race war,
we are fighting a system which you know
in the Caribbean too. We want to rid
our country of colonialism and imperial-
ism. This is why we are brothers in the
struggles"


oore.





aa en






THE workers and delegates of the Univer.
sity are now asking whose side is Deput
Prime Minister David Coore on. They
want to know if he is on the side of th
workers or the management. Workers han
seen Mr Coore attack the bauxite work-
ers, implying that they are getting tco
much money.

The University Workers Union, UAWO, re-
cently served a 49 point claim on the
University management. After 6 meet-
ings, with the University unwilling tc
offer even one cent increase to the we(-
kers, the management under the guise seeking funds from Government wrote Min-
ister Coore for advice as to how much t
offer the workers.


Whose Inter.est?

What did Coore do? Instead of telling
the management to deal with the workers'
union seriously and offer a reasonable
wage increase to the workers, he took
the side of management and told them to
break off negotiations. Mr Coore knows
that if this is done the University wor
kers will fight for their rights. Yet
he is doing this at a time when over
3,000 students are taking exams. Whose
interest is Coore serving? Certainly
not the workers, students or the future
Jamaica.

Wage Freege

The workers and their union have taker
the position that Coore's advice goes
against what Prime Minister Manley told
the trade unions. The Prime Mihister
said that normal trade union activities
and negotiations will continue.
What then is Coore getting at? Are tl.e
University workers to be the first vi:-
tims of Coore and his rightwing friends
call for a WAGE FREEZE?
COMRADE Joseph Dube, representative of
COMth E Joseph Dube, presof native of One thing is sure, the UWI workers will
singthe Patriotic Front of Zibabte addre- fight against this backward move. They
sing a rally at the Lnatitute of will need the support of all progressive
on African Liberation Df, Mta 265. 1kn I


from our readers


Comrade Editor,

Right-wing Minister
Vivian Blake recen-
tly came out broad-
ly and expressed
the general wish of
the big people that
the progressive
wing in the govern-
ment be kicked out.

Blake claimed in
Parliament during
the budget debate
that there were
some groups who we -
re asking for the
destruction of the


private sector.
Blake said: "Gover-
nment will not use
the shortage of fo-
reign exchange to
force the manufact-
uring sector out of
business. Instead
it is getting the
money from where it
can, to keep the
manufacturer going.
Those who think th-
is is not the appr-
oach let them get
out and form their
own party."

For Vivian Blake,


such a demand is
not unusual. In
the 1950s he was
among the group of
conservatives in
the PNP which suc-
cessfully schemed
to get out the pro-
gressive group of
Hart, Henry and the
two Hills from the
party. He no doubt
wants to try it ag-
ain. He stood with
those who worked to
turn the country
back at that time
and there is no
reason why he will
not try it again.


It is significant
that big manufact-
urer Vaz and others
of the opposition
party applauded
Blake and later in
his speech, Seaga
congratulated Blake
and made an appeal
for closer coopera-
tion between the
PNP (right wing)
and the JLP. It
seems they want to
collectively isola-
te the left in the-
ir bid for politic-
al survival

25 year old govern-
ment worker


rc an wr g eop e
APOLOGY: We wish to apologise to our
fraternal comrades anmd all supporters o.
the ITAC, JCL and Municipal and Parish
Council Workers Union for the anission
of their name from the list of finctia-
ing unions in the May 5 issue of









IRUGUAY


THE FIGHT AGAINST FASCISM


COMRADE Rodney Ar
ismendi, General
Secretary of the
Communist Party in
Uruguay, recently
paid a visit to Ja-
maica. While here
he exchanged views
with the General
Secretary of the
Workers Liberation
League on the situ-
ation in Uruguay
and Jamaica.

In an interview
with Struggle Com-
rade Arismendi ex-
pressed solidarity COMRADE Rodney Ari-
with the people and smendi, General Se-
government of Jama- cretary of the Uru-
ica. He said, guayan CP
"In the present moment Jamaica is
part of the world anti-imperialist
struggle. It is a small country.
It's before the mouth of
imperialism. It has great problems
So the first thing is to strength-
en the anti-imperialist struggle
starting with what you've already
conquered. It is necessary to de-
velop organizations that will
strengthen this process and also
widen the range of those that
support socialism.


The fascist military seized power
in Uruguay in June 1973 just three
months before the Chilean coup.
The Uruguayan military backed by
American imperialism abolished the
constitution, Congress, all polit-
ical parties and tle trade union
movement. Urugual today has more
political prisoners per capita
than any other country in the wor-


Id. Uruguay has a population of
under 3 million. Comrade Aris-
mendi himself spent over a year
in prison before he was released
in 1975 due to a strong inter-
national campaign. Of the 6000
political prisoners who are serv-
ing indefinite prison sentences
there are 4300 Communists. 18%
of the political prisoners have
been women. 50,000 people have
been jailed since the coup. Com-
munist leaders have been tortured
and put in special prison camps.

One of the secretaries of the Comm-
unist party, Comrade Jaime Perez
has been brutally tortured.

Fighting back

But the communists are fighting back.
The Uruguayan CP, which was founded
57 years ago had a membership of
50,000 strong 78% of whom were
workers, before the coup. They are
now active in the underground. They
publish a weekly newspaper called
'Letter' and a monthly magazine cal-
led 'Analysis and Orientation.' They
have also been active in the strike
struggle which stepped up in 1976.
The Communist Youth, the trade union
movement and the Federation of
Students are also actively opposing
the fascist military.
In answering the question why should
Carter make declarations against the
fascist governments of Latin America,
Rodney Arismendi said that US
imperialism had not been able to con-
solidate fascism and that the politic
al base of the military rulers was
getting smaller. The anti-fascist
forces were gaining ground in Latin
America and the Carter administration
knows this. He said the US govern-
ment is intent on maintaining its
domination over Latin America and


realises that it cannot rely on
these military regimes which are
going to be overthrown.

He said that the U.S. had suffered
historic defeats particularly in
Vietnam. Moreover the socialist
countries, 'USSR and Cuba appear
before the world as peace forces
that defend national liberation
and democracy. After Watergate,
Vietnam and the CIA disclosures the
US government is intent on improving
their world image and retaking the
initiative in world politics.


i


The Carter adminis-
tration therefore
needs to say new
things before the
world in order to
change the image of
ithe US as the fath-
er of fascism in
Chile and Uruguay
and of the most
horrible tortures.


,.M lm~ All of these things
CO.AfIAoE Jaime Per- have led to what
ez, one of th se- the North Americans
cretaries of the call "a crisis of
Uruguayon Cor0 mnist conscience". He
Party who has been pointed out that
imprisoned and tor- less than half of
tured, the voters turned
out in the last US elections. Because
of all this the Carter administration
was now speaking of human rights. "Up
till now", Arismendi added, "the princi-
.pal thing Carter has done is to make a
greater campaign against the socialist
countries."


*4*00 00%


IFTER 142 years of nment a sing company represented
oppression of work- has put them in a by the BITU, UJAE
irs, the Gleaner bad financial posi- and UTASP are not
' mpany is now thr- tion. fooled. They rem-
tatening 120 worke- ember the "big mon-
s with layoffs. Can you imagine a ey" the company has


itke capitalists
Ifbroughout the is-
5land "Ashenheim
ikby" is attempting
to blame the gover-
*-ent for this by
I"ying that devalu-
I:tion and a drop in
1pvenue from gover-


company with people
like Ashenehim,
Barclay Ewart, Mau-
rice Facey, Eric
Abrahams, John Is-
sa, Oliver Clarke
behind it saying it
is broke!

But workers at the


been making over
the years.


So far the ers These steps include
are still question- cutting of the
ing the company's "big expenses" of
claim about'losses. the top staff and
But in the mean- offering redundancy
while they have be- to those who want
en suggesting other it. The unions
steps that the com- have also taken the
pany can take to whole matter to the


This is a most im-
portant struggle as
the Gleaner repre-
sents one of the
oldest agents of
capitalist oppres-
sion in the island.
They must not be
allowed to get away


They saw the papers avoid any kind of government. with this evil
packed with advert- layoffs. plan.
isements during the
elections last
year. They know
that the company is
trying to escape
i from paying them a
further $10 increa-
se which the Tribu-
nal awarded last
year and which is
due this month.
They are prepared
to fight to ensure
'that none of their
co-workers are
thrown on the stre-
at by Ashenehim and
'Clarke.


SOE of the people from Black River and surrounding distrioet
who came in their hundreds to a "Rale for Prograse" put an
END U.S. y the Hugh Buchanan Mouement at Independenoe Park, Black

BLOCKADE CUBA iver. The rally was heZd on May 15, Guest speaker Woos R
BCKADE OF CUBAa.
D.X. Ducncrm.


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A look at the


SOVIET


UNION
THE 16th Congress of the All Union Cen-
tral Council of the Soviet Trade Unions
was held from March 21-25.

It was attended by Mr Chris Lawrence,
Secretary of the Independent Trade Union
Action Council and one of Jamaica's
early communists.

The Congress was attended by 5,000 dele-
cates from all branches of the country's
economy from the 15 republics of the
Soviet Union. Comrade L.I.Brezhnev,Gen-
eral Secretary of the Communist Party of
the Soviet Union, addressed the Congress.

In between sessions at the Congress del-
ecates visited a number of factories and
workplaces in Moscow. Mr Lawrence was
a-,ong a group which went to the "Savla"
watch and clock factory. They were met
by the Party representative in the fac-
tory, the Manager of the factory repre-
senting the Ministry under which the
factory falls and the Trade Union Secre-
tary of the Factory Committee. These
three workers form the management of the
factory. There are 11,000 workers em-
ployed, 90% of them women. Attached to
this factory, like most factories in the
Soviet Union, is a cultural centre. The-
re are also a cinema, hair-dressing par-
lour, barber shop and a technical school
for training workers for-the factory.
All workers receive a bonus on their
earnings at the end of the year and if

CWP concert...

Capitalism g
SJoh Dais The theme of the
CWP concert on May
THE CWP is a pro- 21 was therefore
gressive women's "Women unite again-
organisation. It st Imperialism".
recognizes that the However many pro-
oppression of our gressive and commu-
women is not simply nist men were disa-
a domestic problem. ppointed with the
It recognizes that concert. We were
it is the big man disappointed becau-
that benefits from se the first sec-
female oppression tion, with the ex-
and that it is the ception of a few
big man system of items, did not fol-
imperialism and ca- low the theme of
pitalism that keeps the concert. Most
women down. of the items appea-


red to be attacking


STRUGGLE


SUBSCRIPTION









league, check


their productiity was high they are gi-
,en an additional tcor-.
The 11,000 workers pay 1% of their wages
to union dues voluntarily. There is no
check-off system. They each receive one
month vacation each year and this is
spent in one of the summer resorts. All
expenses are paid by the trade union.
Workers also enjoy full social security.
for which they do not pay and which is
handled by the trade unions.


va Chris *wree -
Mr Chris Lawrence


AT
Na:
ry
fo
va
St
in


Mr Lawrence also told Struggle a
sits to a tractor factory and a wor'
rest home. Apart from other faci-li
the tractor factory has an engineer
institute, a kindergarten school where
8000 children of workers in the factoZ
attend and a medical centre with nine
doctors and 17 nurses.

LAND REFORM


From page
These parish
commissions will be


worker participati-
on.


under the Ministry The announcement
of National Mobili- of government's ai-
zation. "to develop appro-
priate strategies"
The announcement to deal with lay-
of moves towards offs.


Freedom To Travel?
THE MIAMI office of Miami. This coup
a charter company ny has now called
which recently beg- off all flights tk
an flying to Cuba socialist Cuba. VW
was bombed on May is it that is aga:
25. No doubt this nst freedom to ta!
was done by anti- vel?
Castro elements in


SMALL SUPPORTS YOUTH
TI Athe work of the NPC king on tt
towards the festiv- of politic
FESTIVALal. tion, crit
1978 in Havana, al. tio, crit
a meeting of the 1978 in H a, trade unic
tional Preparato- Cuba, the Minister He told the delega- not playing
Coittee (NPC) of Yout and Sports tes to the meeting ter role i
r the 11th Festi- Hugh Smal, called that Jamaica's par- ing workir
1 of Youths and students of Jams ca ticipation in the and promot
dents to be held t et festival must be of of the wor
Sto get involved in hh h-es order l


ot off free.


men as the main ob-
stacles to women's
-rogress.

It is true that
wife beating and
kitchen slavery are
real problems. It
is also true that
many progressive
and communist men
need to more serio-
usly struggle agai-
nst any form of fe-
male oppression.
However the prob-
lem with the conce-
rt was that it foc-
used on household
problems.

The working man was
attacked as the ma-
in target, the wif-
ebeater, deserter
- and the capitali-
st system got off
relatively free.
Whenever imperial-
ism was attacked it
was not connected


or badly connected
to the women's str-
uggle.
The CWP would no
doubt be strengthe-
ned if they were to
contact the Crash
Programme workers
cultural group. At
their concert the
Crash programme wo-
rkers put on a skit
focusing on the
conditions of work-
ing women in the
factories. Capita-
list oppression and
exploitation was
clearly revealed.
They ended not by
asking men to chan-
ge their ways but
called on women to
build their streng-
th in the trade un-
ions and to more
fully involve them-
selves in the stru-
ggle for progress
and socialism.
On the other hand
after the CWP rally
some sisters were
heard saying: "Is
true, man is the
problem".


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TO THE SOUND DS OF


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PRESENTS


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Saturday 10.00 awa. AS.I P.Um
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The work towards
the festival would
provide a basis for
the very necessary
broad unity among
progressive anti-
imperialist forces
in the country, he
said.

"We must cast away
illusions that the
imperialists have
changed their aims.
They are more inte-
rested in defeating
our struggle today
than in 1976", Min-
ister Small said.

The Minister, spea-


e point
al educ:
icised
ns for
ig a gre
in educa:
ig people
:ing uni:
king pe:
.4i11


be no progress un-
less this unity i;
built", he pointe:
out.
He went on to say
that if the deleg
tes did not take
up the challenge
spread our tradit
on of struggle am
ng youth they woe
be betraying the
cause for which
Sharpe died.
The Minister alse
pledged the full!
support of the Mi
istry of Youth al
Sports to the wol
of the NPC toward
the festival.


Community Counci

for Newlands
for electricity
THE Newaands Commu- the area, an imp
nity Council in St vement in the wa
Catherine was laun- supply and to d&
ched on May 20. It lop a program
was spearheaded by political educat
the Newland Progre-
ssive Youth Club, Speakers include
the Westport Sports Dr Vin Lawrence
Club, the PNP Group PNP Councillor j
and the Four Square the area who no
Church. that the Newland
Community was
Over the past give most progress
months these groups his constituent
have been meeting and was setting
to discuss plans worthy eiample.


for the Commun4ity
council. The comm- Dr TrevOr
unity council incl- Georal Se
u*es people tir guest speaker em~
both political par- asised the impo
ties. ance of canomnni
unity and the
The council pledged for the people
itself to struggle be organised.


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