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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: March 2, 1978
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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STRUGGLE


OffiCIAl ORGAN O THE WORKERS IIBRIAION HAGUE


lOc


Issue No. 46 March 2, 1978


SThe Signs


*Are


Good
There are signs that the progres-
sive movement Is not letting go the
struggle even though the pressure
from the imperialists and the
capitalists is greater than ever.
In the Community Council Con-
ference over a thousand working
people came from all over the island
to call for councils that can put the
political henchmen and the bureau-
crats alike under manners.
In the media, workers are telling
the Gleaner Company that they are
no longer prepared to sit down and
leave Clarke and Wynter free to kick
around serious journalists.
In St. James small farmers have
moved on to Kerr-Jarrett's land and
are telling the government to take it
over.
In the PNP progressive forces are
getting the party to seriously
consider political education and to
take political action against cor-
ruption.
In the communities two weeks ago
thousands of working people ap-
preciated the WLL political broad-
cast calling on the workers to come
forward. These are just small signs
not anything big that the
working people are still willing to
struggle for progress.
Manley and the government are
not taking these signs and the
working people serious enough.
There is too much back-tracking.
It is a backward step to water
down worker participation. It is a
serious failure for there still to be no
law against lay-offs and no law to
force capitalists to open up their
books. It can only hurt the
movement to tell working people
that the IMF is helping Jamaica. It
is dangerous to joke around with the
culprits in the party, in the civil
service, in the police and in the army
who are against progress. The
movement must identify them and
weed them out.
The signs are good amongst the
working people but the leadership
must press forward, not back down.
The present situation requires all
progressive forces to put out more.
STRUGGLE is playing Its part with
this special eight page Issue. The
only way we can keep it up is if
comrades pay their 10c for the
paper. Every 1ie not collected is a
blow against the struggle.
LET-US PLAY OUR PART TODAY


UAWU General Secretary, Muriel Johnson
production line at Tanners


reasoning with Tanners workers and the


100% for UAWU


Tanners workers


oust BITU


ALL 65 production
workers eligible
to vote at Tanners
Ltd. turned out on
February 17, to un-
animously vote out
the BITU and bring
in the UAWU as the-
ir new union.
Tanners Ltd. is
the company, partly
owned by government,
which makes leather
for the shoe manuf-
acturing industry
in Jamaica.
For years the
BITU leaders forgot
about the workers.
When they visited
the plant they tal-
ked to the managem-


ent alone. Manage-
ment pushed around
workers as if the-
re was no union.
Workers using
dangerous machines
had no insurance -
one worker broke
his arm; another
mangled his hand -
not a cent from ma-
nagement; not a wo-
rd from the union.
Last August, the
more serious Tanne-
rs workers decided
that they had had
enough and made the
first move to get
the UAWU. UAWU
General Secretary,
Sis. Muriel Johnson
explained to the


workers that since into the trap and
they already had a stood firm.
union they themsel- In the end, when
ves would have to the BITU leaders
organise total uni- saw that they did-
ty amongst themsel- n't have a chance,
ves for UAWU before Vice-President She-
UAWU would come in. arer decided not
Week after week, to contest the po-
month after month, 11 and to withdraw
the workers began from the race.
organising themsel- On Friday, Feb.
ves to get rid of 17th, once more un-
the BITU. ity, consciousness
When management and careful organis-
heard about the wor- ation by the worke-
kers intention, th- rs and their leade-
ey victimized some rs brought victory.
of the workers to Now the struggle
force them to go ba- for rights and jus-
ck to the BITU to tice at Tanners is
defend them. The really going to be-
workers didn't fall gin.


Division between Shearer and Seaga


A BITTER division
is developing in
the JLP between the
Seaga clique and
the supporters of
Shearer. Bitterne-
ss has grown since
Seaga ignored the
choice of Errol
Anderson (Shearer's
nominee and that
of the JLP Executi-
ve as well) as Sena-
tor and appointed
Ossie Harding inst-
ead. As a result
both sides have be-
en carrying feelin-


gs for each other.
In retaliation
for Seaga's action
Shearer's supporte-
rs painted up "She-
arer Now" signs all
over Kingston. But
the Seaga-ites cle-
verly painted up
"PNP Wants" before
them.
Now that Carl
Stone's survey has
shown Shearer to be
much more popular
than Seaga their
drive has been rene-
wed to get Seaga to


go. At every publ- the picture of She-
ic function, using arer and Lady Bust-
Parliamentary Secre- amante celebrating
tary Golding(who Busta's birthday
seems to be now in but with Seaga now-
Shearer's camp), here in sight.
they are insisting But the Seaga-
that Shearer gets ites are not taking
the same official aall this lying do-
recognition as Sea- wn. They have spr-
ga. ead the word that
They have also Carl Stone is a we-
been using their 11 known 'spar' of
Gleaner contacts to Shearer. They also
push Shearer in the say sarcastically
papers, that Stone's surv-
The latest move
in this game was Cent'd n PO g 6


5










Page 2



Reactionaries unfold media plan


LAST week Friday, away from her post
former JLP Chairm- by the Wynter/Clar-
an-turned-Gleaner- ke gang, and she is
Editor, Hector Wyn- being threatened
ter and land baron with dismissal. But
businessman, Oliv- Mrs. Gloudon, othe-
er Clarke chopped rwise known as -
fifty workers from STELLA, is standing
the Gleaner payro- up firmly.
11, claiming finan- BEN BRODIE, the
cial problems. The- President of the
se dismissals bri- UJAE and 1st Vice
ng to 121 the numb-
er of media worke-
rs the Gleaner alo-
ne has thrown into
the streets in eig-
ht months to join
67 from the Daily
"ews.
?he Gleaner cla-
i.s that this late-
at layoff will ma-
ke a savin of -
s3 t mutwhile sa-
laries, perks and He r winter
other benefits of
to cement rem- President of the Pr-
tSo management rem-
uess Association,
air untouched. The ess Association,
unions the BITU, has been kicked
ioout of the Gleaner
UJAE and UTASP said in this latest set
they were prepared of dismissals as he
to forego wage inc- ad e
reases due to the was uposedt br
staff in June in t "giving the Gleaner
staff in June in too much trouble".
order to save the FITZRY
50 jobs, but the
Gleaner a former Vice Pres-
Glner rejected ident of the UJAE
I a to try and member of the
ti~ toup thery PAJ Executive, has

U d terrori- also been booted.
se ressive peo- Unhindered
pt i the workfor- With the top le-
ce. a adership of the
MSARPA GLOUDON, UJAE out, along wi-
Editor of the Star th more than half
and a professional its membership, as
journalist at the well as "Stella",
Gleaner Company for Wynter and Clarke
sovr 27 years is hope to wrest for
stile ng kept themselves, imperia-


Tragic death
STRUGGLE notes the struggling against
tragic death of for- imperialism ard th-
mer JBC announcer at uni y of it e ma
Lloyd Richardson. ss of the o i
Lloyd died on Satur- necessary re
day, Febuaery n' e ,- t -this eneC'.




him to Montego Bay work participati-
were fellow members on and his hard wo-
of the PNPYO, Gene- rk with JGiL. in
ral Secretary Shel- the country's stru-
don ald, Asst. ggle to raisi the
Ge.eSacretary cultural level of
Audr udhai, Hor- the majority were
ace Szth and Ruel other narks of his
Cooko,, contribution rt the
Li4g will be national movement.
remem ed for his We express regr-
info t Vye progra- et to his wife and
mne "40m Tooth' two childr and~
which 14 on radio hope for a spapdy
up to mae, 1977, recovery for sist-
He always tried er Audrey Budhai,
to show on the pro- who is still in
graume that we were hospital.


lism and the big
people, total cont-
rol of the Gleaner
and the Star, pack-
ing their pages
with misleading
"exposes", lies and
anti-government,
anti-worker propag-
anda written by
hand-picked reacti-
onary Doliticians


Oliver Clarke
like Seaga, big bu-
sinessmen and land
barons like Mahfo-
od and Jim Lord.
In this way, the
Gleaner Company wi-
ll be better able
to carry out the
broad plan. -f the
imperialists and
the IMF, unhindered
by professionals,
unhindered by truth
and free from trade
urion militancy. It
is the same plan
which Comrade Gene-
ral Secretary Trev-
or Munroe spoke ab-
out during the WLL
mass rally in Augu-
st last year. He
said:
....the intention
of this plan the
IMF being the key
foundation is th-


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rial
peop
has
ogre
unit
tadt
nt,
the
tell
over
hand


'Stella' speaks out
LettertoPAJ
PLEASE accept my apology and on to look at this sad situa-
convey same to the meeting tion in which there are tho-
for my inability to be prese- se who cry loud for Protecti-
nt. Though I am absent phys- on of Press Freedom.........
ically, you occupy my mind. when it siits them and their
I would like to go on record sectarian interests.........
as expressing appreciation yet are oblivious to the fa-
to my colleagues in all are- ct that working journalists
as of the media who have sho- are fast becoming an extinct
wn concern for my current breed.
problems. I am heartened by I would join any call to
their interest and the new the conscience of other work-
spirit of solidarity which er grors (trade unions etc)
is emerging in our beleague- to see the peculiar context
red profession. in which working journalists
Please indulge 7e in this operate. I would appeal to
request.....that discussion all civic groups and their
of r.' cause, and perhaps tho- leaders who are not afraid
se of tle others who have be- to seek headlines when they
en deprived of their jobs, need to protect their partic-
should be in the wide conte- ular causes, to join in look-
xt of the implications to all ing at the sorry state of the
working journalists. For my cedia today.
part, I feel that it is not I wish for you all a good
me as an individual who is meeting today and hope that
important in this but the wi- the spirit of solidarity, wh-
der issues of what can we lo- ich I never knew as a yotth
ok for, what can we aspire to journalist, will continue to
in our profession. prevail.
Were I able to he with you
today I would be part of any One love,
call to the rest of the nati- Barbara Gloudon.


maintain the Daily
iews and RJR fully
under their control,
defeated by the un-
ity of the progres-
sive forces. So th-
Ve are putting up
a big fight at the
Gleaner, the last
;-rade of these re-
actionaries in the
mdia. But media
workers are rallyi-
ng again.

Confidence


the working peo- The UJAE member-
will become do- sjip has reaffirmed
carted and the their confidence in
le will say if Broie and other le-
s is socialisr aders of tn '-,nior-,
don't want it." whichh the- insist
t._t ccntiluc tr.
(OwInership _i-! inside the
,oaI 'Csoner. Out1CIe,
_-.vise, that '- Press Associati-
we art to defe- on, at a Geearal
he plan of impe- Heeting on Sunday,
ism and the big iFeb. 26) committed
le, the tire itself to a strugg-
come for the pr- le for the reinsta-
essive forces to tent of disraiss-,
e a4n to de ed meiia workers
tn ge vw an4 theiE laQeM s,.
on behalf oaf 't also r4affirmd
people, immedia- its earlier comlt-
Smove to take ment to fight for
r out of the an end to minority
is of imperiali- control of the med-
th bi peo- ia.


pie th, leaner,
the Daily .is and
Radio Jama.ca."
The imperialists
have been defeated
in their bids to


Lay-off law
The eeting
resolved to set up
a committee for the
Defense of the Hed-
ia, as part of a


package of action
to deal with the
schemes of the Gle-
aner and tte imper-
ialists, who are
intent on turning
the people back.
But the governm-
ent is doing little
to protect itself
and the working pe-
ople from attack
and unjust treatme-
nt by the clique
of capitalists in
control of the eco-
nomy. The lorg pr-
o2*apd law to forte
these employers to
give at least thr-
ee months notice
ro i'.ended layof-
s, still remains
a mere idea on pa-
per,one year after
its announcement.
Wideattck
Both the UJAE
and the PAJ have
strongly criticis-
ed the government
for this failure
and have 4deuidedA

is law' -4ith u ,
Court speed!, and
with retroactive
effect; BI adoift' ,
on, the PAJ h a
-,a.l4 roa tshe t;h-
r 4Ysaise ^
forc e. loygrs to
disloae to mBke-
rs representatives,
full details of Co-
mpanies' accounts


which is a vital
implement to &he
layoff law.
All the develp-
ments in the media
are not just of co-
ncorn to mediavor-
kers they affect
seriously workers
throughout the ent-
ire country. For
example, a strike
anywhere reported
by Wynter is a dif-
ferent story from
a strike reported
by professional
journalists. A Gl-
eaner fully contro-
lled by Clarke and
Winter is a bigger
tool against the
working people. A
Star without Barba-
ra Gloudon is the
delight of the impe
rialists. A atte-
npt to destroy one
trade union is an
attack on all the
woqkers and their
unions.

SU

ccqsaftski 4lt
similar threat in
4aUgst and s"tpb-
ar last TW- .C It'
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THE racist Ian Smith government stepped
up its murder of the 6.7 million black
people of Zimbabwe last week. "Blacks
were warned," according to last Sunday's
New York Times,"that they will be shot
on sight if they violate local curfews
and their children will be shot if .
ey venture outside village compounds
at any time".
This new order to security forces
operating in villages near the Mozambi-
que border came at the very same time
as Smith and three so-called black lead-
ers, Dr. Elliot Gabellah (representing
Rev. Ndabaningi Sithole), Bishop Abel
Muzorewa and Chief Jeremiah Chirau were
meeting around an agreement for a new
internal settlement in Zimbabwe.
The increased effectiveness of the
Patriotic Front's guerrilla attacks dir-
ectly on rich white farmers and on the
capital, Salisbury, together with the
failure last December of a so-called
'national assembly' called by Bishop
Muzorewa's African National Council to
rally more than 200 supporters are beli-
eved to have forced Smith and his 'gang
of three' to hurry forward with this
new move.

The plan
nc-ila nf the nlan are: 20 out of
100 seats in a new parliament are to
be reserved entirely f6r the 263,000
whites; 8 more candidates are to be nom-
inated by these white M.P.'s but both
blacks and whites will be allowed to
vote for these; the remainder 72 seats
are to be nominated and elected by the
country's 6.7 million black population.
The army, police, judiciary and civil
service are to remain under white contr-
ol. These arrangements are to last for
at least 10 years and any constitution-
al change or major legislation will req-
uire 78 votes to pass in other words,
whites will preserve a "blocking 28 vot-
es". There is also to be an 'interim
transitional government' made up of Chi-
rau, Muzorewa, Sithole with Smith as he-
ad. All these proposals are to be subm-
itted for a referendum to the white pop-
ulation alone for approval.
All the newspapers in the capitalist
world describe Smith as 'jubilant' and
the three so-called black leaders as
'very happy'. This reaction from these
three should not come as any surprise
to those who have been keeping up with
the African liberation struggle.


'5
NKOMO MUGABE
Chief Jeremiah Chirau is well known
as one of those paid government chiefs
maintained by Smith for many years.
Bishop Abel Muzorewa, according to
Sister Janice Anne McClaughlin, an Amer-
ican Roman Catholic nun recently expell-
ed by Smith and a member of the Roman
Catholic Commission for Justice and Pea-
ce in Rhodesia, gets his chief support:
from a 'small number of black business-
men (who) want to keep things basically
the same with black instead of white
leadership'.
While Rev. Sithole's main claim to
fame is that as Time Magazine puts it
tactfully, 'he commands considerable
financial resources from big London-
based donors'. These are first of all,


Paue 3


the British Secret Service (SIS) and se- nt which does not include the forces th-
condly the London Rhodesia Company at are doing the fighting simply paves
(LONIRO), the British multi-national wh- the way for a repeat of the Angola expe-
ich owns mines, breweries, trading and rience". And'this time he added it is
transport companies in South Africa, Na- likely to spill over onto South Africa.
mibia, Zimbabwe, Zaire, Ivory Coast, Ni- Instead Andrew Young proposes a divi-
geria as well as Kenya's main daily new- de and bribe strategy aimed a splitting
spaper, The Standard. off Nkomo from Mugabe in the Patriotic
Given this 'special relationship', Front. He wants to draw Nkomo into an
not many people were surprised when the agreement with Smith thereby isolating
British Foreign Secretary, Dr. David the guerrillas. All of this is to be
Owen, welcomed the new sell-out 'inter- accompanied by big promises of economic
nal settlement' describing it as a 'sig- assistance from the West.
nificant step towards majority rule'. However,Young's clever tactics desig-
ned to avoid another Angola for US impe-
U.S. reaction-- -- rialism has been put on the back burner
---------------- '--- -________________________p th^ tinjr^ ^^-i^^ m. ^ ~l n l-. _irr ~- ia s"


But what about American reaction?
Here things are more complicated. Div--
isions and debate have broken out in Ca-
rter's camp; at least in public the main
group, made up of the State Department,
the Pentagon and led by National Securi-
ty Council head Zbigniev Brzezinski is
backing Smith's plan and wants to keep
the Patriotic Front out of power at all
costs because of its socialist orientat-
ion.
Another small group led by UN Ambass-
ador Andrew Young, argues that the Patr-
iotic Front is too strong militarily and
too popular amongst black people to be
excluded from power completely.
In a letter made public by the New
York Times this week Young expressed the
US government's fear that 'any settieme-
EVERYTHING MUST BE DONE FOR THE SUCCESS
OF THE WEEK OF INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY
AND ACTION AGAINST APARTHEID
(March 13-20, 19781


-US government has decided that Young's
policy is too risky and that it is more
in their interest bearing in mind the
billions of dollars invested by US cor-
porations in Southern Africa to back
Smith and his gang of three
So last week the US State Department
issued a statement echoing the British
that Smith's internal settlement was a
'significant step' towards majority rule.

Evil deal
Meanwhile after meeting with Young
and Owen in Malta last week, the leaders
of the Patriotic Front, Robert Mugabe
and Joshua Nkomo have denounced the
'internal settlement' scheme as an 'evil
deal'. In an official statement issued
in Maputo last Saturday the leaders of
the Patriotic Front said: "We are fully
aware that this treacherous deal was re-
ached with the connivance and assistance
of the British and American imperialists"
The Patriotic Front vowed to step up
the armed struggle until the racists and
their backers agree to the immediate tr-
ansfer of real power to the people of
Simbabwe.
At the same time a newspaper in Lyons,
France, has reported that the Rhodesian
government has been recruiting mercenar-
ies in that city on a 3 year contract
through the South African embassy in Pa-
ris. This gives further support to the
rumours in the Western press over the
past month that Smith is preparing a ma-
jor air and ground strike against Mozam-
bique and the Patriotic Front. The str-
ugqle continues.
Luek


T-!





Show me your company ... the gang of four -
Muzorewa Chirau, Gabellah make deal with
racist lan Smith










Page 4



Historic conference of


THE First National
Conference of Comm-
unity Councils was
a historic occasi-
on which brought
together 1,200 del-
egates and observe-
rs to the Jamaica
School of Agricolt-
ure auditorium on
Wednesday, Feb. 22.
For the first
time in our histo-
ry, nearly 500 mass
organisations of
the working people
ret together in
one place, to dis-
cuss the reports
prepared at region-
al rre-conference
workshops held wee-
ks before.
Prime Minister
Manley delivered
the keynote address
outlining what sho-
uld be four main
roles of the commu-
nity councils: fir-
st, monitoring and


Petition

against M.P.

THE Newland Commun-
ity Council has is-
sued a petition cr-
iticising the "dis-
graceful behaviour"
of the M.P. for So-
uth East St. Cathe-
rine, Mr. Ripton
McPherson.
The petition st-
ates: "Six years
have now passed si-
nce he took office
and so far he has
not done one sing-
le thing for his
constituency. He
has not even paid
us an official-vi-
sit during these
years..."He accept-
ed an invitation
to make a tour thr-
oughout his consti-
tuency on Feb. 9,
1978 starting at
9:30 am.... On rea-
ching Newland, ins-
tead of touring the
area drove through
without even wavi-
ng his hand. He
even failed to tu-
rn up at the launc-
hing of the Waterf-
ord Comnunity Coun-
cil."
The citizens are
calling on Prime
Minister Manley for
disciplinary action
against the M.P.
as well as the rig-
ht of citizens to
recall their M.P.
if he is not perfo-
rming his duty.


By Barry
Chevannes


community councils


Minister Hugh Small addressing ist Conference of Community Councils.


implementing avail-
able public servic-
es, for example pr-
ices, rent control,
JAMAL, etc. Second-
ly, deciding which
projects and servi-
ces are of priori-
ty and acting clos-
ely with MP's and
councillors to imp-
lement them. Third-
ly, self-reliance.
Fourthly, planning
of production, for
example, helping
government to deve-
lop its 5-year pl-
an or monitoring
the land reform pr-
ogramme.
These roles as
outlined by Manley
are practical. Th-
ey draw upon the
concrete experien-
ces of those counc-
ils which have been
active for some ti-
me. This was clea-
rly demonstrated in
the reception giv-
en some of the poi-
nts reported on fr-
om the preconferen-
ce workshops.
For example, the
most vigorous appla-
use came from the
points that Counci-
ls should have the
power to recommend
the suspension of
MP or Councillor


to where you could
"Community Councils should have the 0 up to someone
you didn't even kn-
ow and feel as if
powerto recommendthe suspension of Yo knw h als f-
you knew him alrea-
dy.
M.P.orCouncillorwho do t wor.." ho is solidarity,
however, was in ef-
fect cancelled out
who does no work ck a very responsi- by the failure of
or does it badly; ve chord among the the Conference to
that it should be delegates by his end with any tangi-
mand?.t-ry for Coun- tough-sounding spe- ble result. There
cillors and MP's ech against gun cr- was not even one
to attend meetin- iminals. resolution allowed,
gs of the councils; The capitalist Respite at least
and that councils press and media ha- one effort. This
have a say by right ve attacked the spe- was a call to set
in the distribution ech because Thomps- up a national Secre-
of scarce benefits. on declared that he tariat for Cotmuni-
Control was going to tear ty Councils.
Thus the confer- down the house to This Secretariat
ence gave a clear get the gun, where- would have as one
indication that re- 'er the gunman hid- of its main tasks
nations between el- es it. But the ca- taking the experie-
lations between el-
ected representati- pitalist press of nces of the best
ves and communiti- course, did not re- councils and using
es are bad, and th- port that these to- it to develop oth-
at the communities ugh words of the er councils. As a
are willing to str- Minister were gree- result, hundreds
uggle for the right ted by tremendous of delegates from
to have some contr- applause. The tr- every parish of
ol over their day uth is that the wor- Jamaica departed
to dav concerns king people are the for home without
The afternoon main targets of being able to tell
session of the con- gun criminals and their communities
ference was addres- will back positive what the :onreren-
sed by a panel of measure to get rid ce achieved.
Ministers of Gover- of them. The capi- I tl t lmt
nment. The warmest talist press did Nevertheless, it
reception was rese- not report this co- is still not too
rved for Minister ncern. late for the Mins-
of Security, Dudley One of the poin- late for the MSois-
Thompson, who stru- ts coming out of try f Youth, Spor-
tc dn Commulnitv to


Fight against crime


ON Saturday night.
last in Hermitage
gunmen kicked in
the door of a citi-
zen and gun-butted
her. The same ni-
ght, failing to ra-
pe a little girl,
gunmen shot at her
mother.
These are the
latest reminders
that the gunman is


determined to cont-
inue his rampage
through Hermitage,
spreading fear and
paralysis.
But the people
are fighting back,
slowly but surely.
A deputation led by
Comrade Barry Chev-
annes (WLL), won
from the Minister
cont'd on page 5


most of the worksh- a '"n '
ops calls for close set up such a Secre-
collaboration betw- tariat to keep ali-
een Community Coun- ve the solidarity
oil and Security of the first Natio-
Forces. nal Conference and
to raise the pora-
S@I-dt le of the working
The conference people. These cou-
was a success from ncils are now still
the point of view cut off from one
that a great feeli- another and need to
ng of warmth and so- know of and learn
lidarity was felt. from one another
As one delegate re- what the day to
marked to us, it day struggle for de-
was the first Conf- mocracy means Cono-
erence he had been retely.


10,000 copies of
WLL National broad-
cast "Workers Must
Come Forward" by
Comrade Trevor Mun-
roe will be availa-
ble in the first
week of March.

UAWU has made a su-
bmission to the Pu-
blic Transport Boa-
rd opposing fare
increases for the
JOS.
4#8
Comrade Trevor Mun-
roe, General Secre-
tary of WLL, will
be addressing Newl-
ands Community Cou-
ncil on March 5th.
Comrade Don Roboth-
am will be speaking
to the Clarendon
Senior Members Cou-
ncil in May Pen on
March 4th at mid-
day.
###
Out of 120 students
attending the Scie-
ntific Socialism
course, over 50 ha-
ve signed up for
an additional hour
of study each week.

"We the Youth" a
new weekly JBC-TV
series presented by
Brian Meeks starts
this Friday, March
3rd at 7:00 p.m.

Mrs. Ghandi's elec-
toral victory in
the south Indian
state of Karrataka
was a defeat for
the reactionaries.
She defeated both
the right wing in
the Congress.Party
and the governiBg
Janata Party.
###
Montego Bay's ~ay-
or Donaldson aid
a plot has been un-
covered to smoas
the tourist indust-
ry. The people mu-
st know who are the
people involved
and what are their
political connect
ons.

The stabbing of ome
of Manley's police
escorts while he
was leaving the
Pms a 40th Anmniuer-
sary function last
Sunday shaus the
need foe fMastant
Viedilam"












Sugar workers struggle


by Horace Levy
THE employer class
is once again show-
ing its contempt
for workers, this
.time in the sugar
industry. The wor-
kers for their part
is not budging an
inch.
Sugar factory wo-
rkers got their la-
st wage increase in
January 1975. It
is now February '78.


[L-R] John Haughton,
Joan French, Anthony
Perry of NUDT.



NUDT


claims


for


teachers


THE National Union
of Democratic Teac-
hers (NUDT) has su-
bmitted a 21 point
claim to help ease
the hardships on
the majority of te-
achers at this ti-
me.
The claim calls
for salary increas-
es to teachers on
the basis that the
lowest paid teache-
rs must get the big-
gest increase -
$60 per month; $20
per month for Seco-
ndary School princ-
ipals and $40 per
month for all oth-
er categories.
"The NUDT is mi-
ndful of the prese-
nt economic crisis
affecting the coun-
try and has theref-


Cost of living has
not stood still.
When the workers'
unions put forward
a claim many weeks
ago, the Sugar Pro-
ducers Federation
did not even conde-
scend to make a co-
unter offer. Now
the SPF has the ga-
ll to say they are
not negotiating wh-
ile workers are on
strike.


sible, its claim
falls within the
Wages and Salaries
Guidelines agreed
between the Trade
Union Movement and
the Government",
the Union said.
The NUDT claim
also calls for urg-
ent attention by
government to the
housing needs of
teachers and sets
out 3 proposals to
deal with this sit-
uation: a housing
allowance of $50
per month for all
teachers not now
receiving this ben-
efit; provision of
low-cost housing
through the Nation-
al Housing Trust,
for teachers, espe-
cially those in


ore sought to ensure rural areas; all
that, as far as pos- new secondary and


Government agen-
cies are not free
from blame. Natio-
nal Sugar Co., the
umbrella organisat-
ion for 7 governme-
nt owned factories,
is part of the SPF.
There is also
the Sugar Industry
Authority, which
sat for months on
a request from the
producers for a gu-
aranteed price bet-


primary schools
must be built with
housing for classr-
oom teachers as we-
ll as principals.
On the question
of maternity leave
NUDT is claiming
two months at full
pay and two months
at half pay for
all female teachers
regardless of leng-
th of service.


A number of poi-
nts in the NUDT's
claim deal directly
with helping the
teacher to upgrade
his/her education-
al standard. Some
of these are the
provision of a book
subsidy to all tea-
chers and student
teachers' allowan-
ce.


ter than the 3-year
old $270 per ton.
The present overse-
as sugar price of
over $400 per ton
would allow for co-
verage of higher
wages. But Wesley
Wainwright, the
SIA Chairman who is
often abroad, was
in Mexico when the
present strike eru-
pted. He even man-
aged to miss his


The NUDT says:
"effective from
April 1, 1978, all
student teachers
who are enrolled in
a full-time college
course should rece-
ive a $50 book sub-
sidy per year; pens,
folders and paper
free of cost; $20
per month allowance
for on-campus stu-
dents and $100 per
month for off camp-
us students.
The claim also
deals with protect-
ing and increasing
of the rights of
teachers in the ma-
tter of general se-
curity on the job,
appointments, asse-
ssment of a teache-
r's performance,
and the teacher's
right to Union repr-
esentation.


FIGHTAGAINST CRIME


cont'd from page 4
of Security Dudley
Thompson, the prom-,
ise to establish a
police station in
the area. Lights
are also to be upg-
raded immediately.
These demands were
backed by MP Roy Mc-
Gann. In addition
patrols have been
stepped up.
To improve the
community's relati-
on with the police,
which were bad, fo-
llowing a number of
incidents of police


and soldier brutal-
ity and harassment,
four meetings betw-
een the Security
Forces and the pol-
ice have been held.
They have been ve-
ry successful, for
the people have be-
en able to state
their minds frank-
ly, without fear.
The police too ha-
ve been able to ex-
plain some of the
difficulties and
problems they expe-
rience .
On Princess Ali-
ce Drive, fifteen


citizens have form-
ed a Home Guard,
the only one of its
kind in Jamaica,
for itfwill operate
only on that stre-
et, like the CDR's
in Cuba.
The fight against
crime has brought
together the broad-
est unity in Hermi-
tage. All the or-
ganisations and gr-
oups including the
church have come to-
gether to form a Co-
mmunity Council.
There is to be a
public launching on


April 2. The Coun-
cil is fighting
not only crime, but
other burning issu-
es as well, such as
the distribution
of scarce benefits.
In all these ef-
forts to combat cr-
ime and unify the
community, WLL com-
rades in the commu-
nity have been pla-
ying outstanding
roles, showing on-
ce again that comm-
unists are among
the most consiste-
nt defenders of the
people.


Page 5
flight home, there- inc s ae 5
by missing an impor- The present sug-
tant meting over ar strike has cost
the strike.
the country over
Meanwhile there $2 million. Yet it
are elements only need never have oc-
too happy to see curred. And tough
the economy taking as it looks, it co-
blows. The BITU
blows. The BIT uld be ended tomor-
and NWU did not in- row. All that is
row. All that is
volve workers in an t
Workers in an needed is for work-
discussions about ers' legitimate cl-
their claims. This
resulted in n. Th aims to be recognis-
resulted in no cor-d. Government mu-
ed. Government mu-
munication between
the unions and st take immediate
the management bef- action.
ore the strike.We
have reports that More than that
certain staff at is required however
Frome factory egg- for a long term so-
ed on the workers lution. One cruci-
to take strike acti al factor here is
on which then spre- to appreciate that
ad islandwide. Th- the managers of Na-
en while pretendi- tional Sugar are
ng patriotism in largely the same
grinding off the people employed to
cane in the factory the previous owners,
yard, staff were the multi-nationals
making the mercena- and the local capit-
ry demand of a per- alists. Drawing a
y line around these
centage of the sa- a nd
vings thereby made. factories and call-
When this was ref- gar Ch.m Noestnot
used, they made no change the attitud-
effort to bring in es of management.
es of management.
the nearly 20,000 But until there
tons of cut cane is change either in
lying in the fields the management or
and at the hoists. in the management's
At Monymusk wor- attitudes towards
kers were moved to the workers, there
action by the sight will not be peace
of staff getting in the industry.

International

Woman's Day

MARCH 8th will be rival of Youth and
celebrated through- Students and the
out the world as PNP Women's Moveme-
International Wome- nt will be cospon-
n's Day. soring a series of
This date was activities to mark
chosen because 70 this important eve-
years ago on March nt.
8th, 1908, women Biographies of
needle workers in Aggie Bernard, Amy
New York demonstra- Jacques Garvey, Na-
ted against brutal nny, Angela Davis,
conditions of work, Josina Machel, Win-
inequality and dis- nie Mandela, "La
crimination. Pasionaria" Dolo-
res Ibarruri, and
This year the Puerto Rican hero-
Comm ittee of Women ines are included
for Progress, the in a press kit whi-
National Preparato- ch the organisatio-
ry Committee for ns have sent to atl
the 11th World Fes- news media.

INTERNATIONAL

WOMEN'S DAY

EXHIBITION:

MARCH 8-11 AT


Tom Redcam Library

Official opening March 8

at 7p.m.

Mass Rally: March 12

at4 p.m.at YWCA












Page 6 Questions

Green Bay smokescreen about the IMF


men who murdered rust be set to cat- by Mark Figuero" a
T-E 1t people in rt1 t ne:-t s;r, i.< t, GIVEN the present situation it is impor-
7;t oIG people in Brother Chambers, ch the criminals
the i E (lke Chairman of the S- red- ded out their eo- tant for us to be able to respond to qu-
tae GL,:A.E, (lk-e Chairman of the Su- red-hianded and le and to bring questions around the-IMF and present econ-
Hector Wynter and gar Workers Co-op drastic action tak- l "d t bring estions around the IMF and present econ-
Oliver Clarke) who at Bernard Lodge, -n to make sure th- t.ir wrongs and omic policy. Presented below are impor-
every day fight ag- and the criminals it no gun criminal hse of the other tant questions and answers. Readers are
ainst workers' who blew off Mr. gets away. i pe"'le to liu- also encouraged to re-read our feature
rights are now doi- Powell's face and The workers no Ti is wnat article on the IMF in STRUGGLE No. 43
ng everything to fae a The workers f no r ihtens Minister Fletcher has said that the
ee to hands in Hermitage that to defend poor them about Green IMF is just like the U.N. Is this real-
stie Green Bay to still free people the security Bay. This is why ly so? NO: In the ON General Assemay
against the army For t long the forces need a shak- they are going to each country has one vote. In the IM
But apart frm police themselves ing up to get rid leave no stone u- voting based on money power '!he Us
the ten people sent sent t catc the of corrupted ele- turned in trying to has am 20% of tahe *t ans tan
b Pearnel Charles criminals are them- ments, to bring in get out of the see- therefeli stop any ftal decision.
to stand up with selves mixed up intelligent people uritl forces those ore.r the 8 lae et capftalist
to stand up with and give them prop- -btn o the
placards at busta- with the wrongdoers and give them prop- whom they can't buy countries contil more tan 50% of t
nmntt's statue and and pass on infor- er training to in- out votes and the 85 poorest countries have
apart from some ge atio to til. filtrate, to spy on Progressive com- less votes than the U.S. alone.
nune comrades Ths sstem te real gun crimi rades need to fol- Are wages going ahead of the cost of
are misled into ta- can't be allowed to nals and to set low the workers le- living? NO! Figures for the workers
king the same side ntinue. In t traps to hold them. ad and realise that in large nanufakturing enterprises (ie
as Hetor ynter e reen Bay abush The big people all the noise abo the main body of unionised workers),
it is clear tratr t.e police and tne at the GLEANER are human rights is a show that from June 76-77 arges rose by
hardiv anv worker, soldiers whc are in fighting against smokescreen. The 10.1% and the cost of living by 11.1%.
whether PNF or J league with the or- this not because real thing that the It is being suggested that the $10
Signals and wh. they defend poor ; r --talits wage- ineEease represents a 20-254-incre-


ing the GLEAkNER
propaganda any rind.
The cwrker knc.-
that something is
wrong when the same
:LANEERL that fights
against poor peo-
pie's rights from
th days o'f iarcus
Garvey .nd Paul Bo-
gle is now\ bawling
about human rights.
The vor-er also-
know that the cun-


to the big people
.,ere ap-aren tl
kit in the dark.
It, -he need t be
.cde d out 'of th
torce.
A sys lei. f it -
lective spies Lmut
"I set up to go in-
to tie criminal
gangs to find out
their movements, to
t-t to know t-leir
i.ueoucs. Traps


are -crry for the
youths who were
killed. It is bec-
ause they didn't
Know anything about
the ambush before
ind because Green
--iy shows lhem that
Liere are sections
co the security fo-
rces which are not
so much controlled
: cn-m a;s before.
They fear that


about is that every most workers do not get the $10 and sec-
section of the sol- ondly, even for those who do, we must
diers and the pol-, remember that for all wage increases
ice must :ontinue workers have to pay out about one-third
to be ura-r t.em. in tax, housing trust and NIS.
Will regular devaluations help our
.hat tue pro;ric, economy? NO: The use of regular deval-
sive movement wants uations is simply a method of lowering
is the day when no the standard of living of the people.
section of the for- The further lowering of the standard of
-e is under the ca- living of the people will make them less
pitalists and when willing and able to produce.
no criminal high The only areas which stand to benef-
or _ow is safeL. it are manufacturing and export agricul-
ture. The problems in these industries
cannot be solved by devaluation. The
problem is one of low production due to
bad organisation and inefficient use of
resources as well as the high cost of
machinery and raw materials.
SI Do we have to cut workers' wages to
Increase investment and production? NOI
SThe fall in investment was not due to a
rise in consumption and wages which als(
Sell. The fall in investment was due ti
the foreign and local capitalists refus'
ing to invest for political reasons. '
To get production going the governme-,
nt must take the leading role in the 'hi
nomy to make sure existing plants are
Fully utilised, not closed like the C
nt Company. It most rely oG rthe2W' p
-- to put an end to ecolnie crimes s0h afs
tax evaiaon, running tSlq of plant, ex-
porting foreign exchge ad the fille
A to carry out contracts as well a4 ise of
government money for personal ends' and
-other wasteful expenditue 'i


Seaga and Shearer


cont'd from Pace 1
ey was indeed done
in Hope Pastures,
but in Shearer's
house up there.
Harding who also
lives in Hope Past-
ures is said to cl-
ain he never saw
any -c Stone's ir.te-
rviewers going aro-
und. At the same
time the Seaga-ites
are reviving all
the comical episo-


des which were dai-
ly occurrences dur-
ing Pharoah's last
reign. They point
to Pharoah's well-
known love for the
good life. Their
aim is to convince
the JLP big men
and the Americans
that Shearer is a
joker and cannot
fde trusted to take
tough pro-Yankee
positions as much


as Seaga can.
However it seems
as if it is in the
ruling class camp
that Seaga is slip-
ping. A consensus
is growing there
that Sheaer's lea-
dership of the JLP
is the kdy.to their
recapture of power.
But Seags is not
letting go.
"Boy, the Arab
dread fe true", one
Shearer-man remark-
ed to STRUGGLE rec-
ently, "the BITU


against him, Lady
B against him, Ash-
enheim against him,
Carter against him,
but him not letting
go".
It is understood
that Seaga's posit-
ion is complicated
by the fact that
his wife Mitzie de-
sperately wants to
migrate.
All eyes are on
the 'financial wiz-
ard' to see how he
gets out of this
one.


9"WL


OFIE FO


MAXS 8C)C


STUGGE-10-
ocaim 0


HAD W THE MEa1


I- er eveme e Workers. Out k 79


S-- - ~- --LlI


want to ma e su e










Page 7


Make good use...


mengiTsu naie emariam league
Revolution Clinton Hutton

Ethiopia sa


back off U.
r.Hii South Arrican list
troops crossed the used
border into Southe- with
rn Angola in so- asio
called 'hot pursu- the
it' raids and when been
Ian Smith's planes old
i-ori-;d women and U:
children in Mozamb- nt n
ique, this did not is S
disturb President ison.
Carter. persr
But i"Et week, to r
that -gat lover ta pf
of "heMan ights" del:
sent his Deputy Iui- to 1
rector :o the Mti'- settt
onai SeacuLit Cou~~- dip
,cil -ti tie way f-"- T
pn Washiwacon, to lia
adis Ababa to per- aden
onally warr the ng t(
thiopuiar, governme- genui
uit that the US wou- in th
d consider Ethiop- govern
's crossing Soma- insta
a's border as a nt in
Ireat to "world- Ethic
lide peace". anti-
What is behind pro-W
Washington's new Wh
found concern for Union
Somalia? In the to bo
past, especially effort
during the terrible war,
famine and drougnt got E
four years ago, tit abia
IS ignored all oom- Germa
alia's pleas for ms to
economic assistance Bo
p save the lives mes t
f starving nomads. vance
It was the Sovi- in Et
Union whrch popr up ag
d millions into eppin
bmnalia and heed Ethio
b trIe attps ,A;- Oo-p '
4 the-nomiad.; It ist4p
hs e .soviet: vh- ialis
w th ttiesned'up uits
of Somalia's 'c- Cuba,
teacherp,a DOpR p
ofestoeas o ie#


the ecmiosy. perig
But ever since th th
Soviet Union nse h
the other socia- ck of


1 by Josina Black

S OCI JJT al aid i ?i.vt out cr the blood,
Ssweat and sacrifice of the people of the
F socialist community.
Socialist aid is given on a mutually
beneficial basis and particularly to he-
1- countries liko ours out of the impcr-
Jalist imposed cycle of poverty.
From 1976 to the present, our country
has received millions of dollars in aid
front socialist countries.
iToe .crt" Scrh~O and olZZ tSe aqi( -
Cn7t used in buiXidi the school,
i Hundreds of schracrship for trmning
our youth and people e., cc 'o auction
brigades, medical technrcogists, fisher-
r of the Ethiopian men, sports personneZ,
S 20 tractors for 4aricauture, 4 buses,
Housing prefabri-cation piant and
f trained personnel to uild 400 low-cost
Y houses in Falmouth,
S* 6 Mini-dam, traiirdng of Jamaicans to
5 build more,
countries a Crema Milk, other items of food-
countries rf- stuff at very low cost,
to go along 5 schools and 1 Teacher Training Co -
Somalia's io v- lege to be bui7t at a cost of some $31
n of Ethopia, million,
Americans have mi,
tomercns have Engineering works for JAVA FZX Plant,
p to their $8 million line of credit from Hunga-
tricks.
sing a CIA age- P --
sing a CA age- $10 i lion for d2n-gs and medical
aed Cahill who equipment,
iad earre's pe- I Aid package covering training and ird-
a doctor, they ustrial development agreed on from the
uaded Somalia Soviet "-'c".
]ect Pr e e for- These are some examples. But settinci
t Pre4Saent Fi-
Catro himself tup relations and areas of co-operatio.
ring peaceful and aid is just one step.
Lament to the 'lew wine cn old bottles" has been co-
ten o the stly for us. I a fact that social and
hey urged Soma- political reforms in our country have
to seize the Or- nro been carried frc:arc firriy and dec-
by force hopi- -
Sdefeat the


ne socialists
he Ethiopian
rnment and to
1ll a governme-
Srevolutionary
opia which was
Soviet and
Western.
hen the Soviet
Scut off arms
uth sida ir an
rt to stc- the
the Americans
gyl-t, audi Ar-
, Iran r
iny to sen: ar-
SSomalia.
uth these sche-
:o chpFk the ad-
of socialism
hiopia came
ainst t',e det-
a4ion of the
lian working
.e Oflje ass-
ice of the soc-
t eoontries -
;oviqt tnion,
the Ger~an
ratiq Republ-
olpiin4 oth-
..-... a
e o*tewcan u3-
listsg'teed vi-
is fim respo-
ave had to ba-
if.


isively has meant that we are ;3 rar
failing to get the maximum benefit from
socialist aid.
For example, continuing capitalist
control over vital areas of the economy,
like housing, has meant that most of
the skilled construction workers train-
. in Cuba are idle. Capitalist control
aided by reactionary forces in the State
cburaucracy, the "c-ntrl- -stem, whi-
ch benefits oniy a tew have meant that
the heavy duty, highly modern and effic-
ient equipment left after the building
of the Jose Marti School lie unused, ga-
thering rust while communities like Por-
tmore and many rural ardas cry out for
schools, day-care centres, clinics etc.
The mini-dams built out of the revol-
utionary sacrifice of the Cuban people
and the world's victorious working clas-
ses lie unused not providing the bene-
fit to fam-ers of a constant water supp-
ly and reactionary bureaucrats in the
Ministry of Agricultir- have had their
way.
Will the 20 trac-ors go the way of
the mini-da.s or the pse Marti equip-
ment? will government, the prugressive
forces and the working people allow the
J-AVA_:i plant to be sabotaged? Will the
$1U million line of credit for medical
equipment be wasted out by reactionary
bureaucrats or will the nove be sabota-
ged by iiperialist-connect ed drug compa-
nies?
These are questions for the govern-
ment but they are also questions for
all of us who want to see our country
go forward.
The workers, farmers, progressive
S)'il! class must come forward to strug-
1qi for socialist aid to 1b put cc good
*se.


Jose Mai'i Stae TwicKenhanm Rark



1978 is te 40th.



Anniversary of1938

4


__










Page 8



Where is the participation?


By Toussaint


EVER since the gove-
rmment announced
that Worker Partic-
ipation would be
put into effect in
1977, workers thro-
ughout the country
have been asking
where is the parti-
cipation.
STRUGGLE unders-
tands that a Work-
er Participation
Unit was set up in
October 1977 and 14
people were employ-
ed to be trained as
field staff. This
training was comple-
ted in Dece.ber
'977.
Too radical
Late last year
there was a clsnu-
te between Carl St-
one and Dunkley fr-
om the :",' over the
composition of the
unit and the guide-
lines for worker
participation. The-
se differences led
Stone to resign as
Chairman.
One of the prob-
lems is that both
Dunkley and the
EITJ were against
the first guideline
and were saying in
fact that it was
too radical, meani-
ng of coarse that
there was too much
inr it for the work-
rs and tec little
for the capitalis-
s. The first gui-
eline was watered
own as well as
-he second.
They were also
against the compos-
ition of the unit


saying that it was
too radical, meani-
ng of course that
it had in it too
many workers who
were conscious of
exploitation and
that these people
would make other
workers get too co-
nscious.
Now eight of the
14 field staff have
been victimized and
made redundant. The-
se 14 people have
taken their traini-
ng very seriously
based on the natio-
nal importance of
worker participati-
on.
From the first
word about Worker
Participation the
Daily Gleaner has
been using the pro-
gramme as a politi-
cal football trying
to undermine it by
spreading lies and
confusion. This is
done with the aim
that workers will
reject it.
Foot drugging
We in the WLL
ask: What are the
'rade unions doing
co ensure a true
worker participati-
on 1-rograrme? Why
is it that they
have been dragging
their feet on it?
Since 1977 almost
every speech made
by Manley here and
abroad state work-
er participation as
one of the main po-
licies of the gove-
rnment. But what
is Manley and oth-


er people in the
government doing tu
ensure that the re-
actionary elements
and their stooges
do not turn back
worker participati-
on like they are
trying to do with
land reform, const-
itutional reform,
JAMAL, Pioneer Cor-
ps, State Trading
Corporation etc.
Manley must see th-
at these programm-
es, particularly
worker participati-
on are not watered
down anymore.
Example
Fellow workers,
participation at
the place of work
means a lot to us.
It means more now
since the capitalis-
ts are doing every-
thing for us to
forget the struggle
for rights and jus-
tice. It means the
struggle for a say
at the hiohet lev-
el. It means that
we struggle for the
capitalist to open
his profit book to
us. It means that
we struggle to put
forward our econo-
my on a better foo-
ting to raise our
standard of living.
The workers at
Nutrition Products
represented by the
UAWU have set an
example for us. Th-
ese workers have
gone as far as app-
ointing their own
General Manager.
Brothers and si-


Comrade Trevor Munroe reasons seriously with Judy youths.


JUDY conference
th (JUDY). The for strengthening
OVER 75 delegates conference was held the activity of th:
from 27 different from Feb. 10-12. various youth orga-
Youth, Student and Out of the Cong- nisations in King'-
Community organisa- ress has come a pl- ton as well as the
tions attended the an for participati- country parts.
2nd Congress of ng in the llth Wor- JUDY will assis:
the Jamaica Union ld Festival of You- in leadership trai-
of Democratic You- th and Students and ning seminars, pol-
itical education sp

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and letter to T"ohe conference
was addressed by
Editor: Comrade Trevor Mun-
roe, General Secre-
P.O. Box 187 tary of WL and
oPaul Robertson of
Kingsto 7 the Constitutional
Kingston 7 Reform Division.


160-strong delegation for 11 th Festival
WITH only 5 months chooses you to go. se who are not mem- youths and students king part in the ning our national
to go before the If your organisati- bers to join in bu- representing the World Festival. The anti-imperialist
XI World Festival on is an active me- ilding the antiimpe- Jamaica antiimperia- reason is because movement. Therefo,
of Youths and Stud- moer of the NPC, rialist movement, list youth movement, of the growth of re, we should not
ents, to be held it has the right Another form th- Write to or visit the antiimperiali- just regard the XI
in Havana, many yo- to be represented at this encourageme- the JNPC, 74 Hano- st movement among Festival as a chan*
uths are asking how at the Festival. nt takes is the ver St., Kingston, our young people, ce to see Cuba, bu:
the delegation of But what if it QUIZ, POSTER AND for the details. Whether we go to a chance to place
160 is going to be isn't? Well then GALA COMPETITIONS. One last word. another Festival our movement on an
selected, or more it still must eith- Any youth organisa- This is the first depends on us buil- unshakeable founda-
precisely, how th- er have made contr- tion or individuals time Jamaica is ta- dino and strenothe- tion.
ey can go. ibutions to the work can enter these. If
The 10th Meeting and development of you personally, or St. Lucia NPC form ed
of the Jamaica Nat- the Festival, or your organisation, L
ional Preparatory show potential to should be among THE St. Lucia In congratulati- St. Lucia in their
Committee for the develop as a part the winners, then National Preparato- ng the NPC on its fight against the
Festival adopted a of the national you or your organis- ry Committee for efforts to unite bad effects of ca~
set of guidelines anti-imperialist ation automatically the llth Festival the St. Lucian peo- italism and inperia
for selecting the youth movement. In gain a place on the of Youth and Stude- ple against imperia- lism.
delegation. Broad- other words, the delegation, nts to be held in lism, the Workers The St. Lucia
ly speaking, you NPC recognises that Entries for the Havana, Cuba this Revolutionary Move- NPC was launched
stand a chance of the Festival move- competitions close summer, was launch- ment said that the under the slogan
going if your orga- ment continues long in March, so you ed last month.More coming together in for the Festival -
nisation which has after the XI Festi- have to act at once than 300 people this spirit was a For anti imperia3-
been actively prom- val is over, and we if you want to be attended this eve- big move for the pe- ist solidarity, pe
oting the Festival, must encourage tho- a part of the 160 nt. ople and youth in ace and friendship
printed b, CAenmuluCtaA CrOrtat of J Ma-a Lf. (r9 ltlwl)W S1o Mal War Tree l, Klvttq .*jf .


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