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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 30, 1978
Frequency: bimonthly[mar.-apr. 1986-]
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Politics and government -- Periodicals -- Jamaica   ( lcsh )
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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

OffMCIIA ORGAN Of THE WlfRS ImERATION lU ISSUE NO.48 MARCH, 1978


""WHO GAINS
Who is benefitting from the
GLEANER printing day after day out
in the open, pages and pages of how
the army works to track down and trap
gun criminals and wrong-doers? Is it
the public who is benefitting or is it the
gun-men? How can the army function
effectively to catch the criminals -
high or low- when there are people
inside just waiting to pass out tapes,
documents and information on where
and when there is going to be a raid so
that the real culprits can get away.
Why did Hector Wynter and Oliver
Clarke put a long article in Sunday's
Gleaner telling soldiers that they don't
need to obey certain orders from
superior officers?
All this is doing is promoting
division among the soldiers, setting
the people and the army more against
one another. And undermining the
authority of the heads of the army.
When the -army can't function
effectively and the criminals again
step up the raping, the shooting and
kicking down working people's doors
at night, Oliver Clarke, Hector Wynter
and Winston Spaulding don't business
they are safe in their yard at night.
Look how many innocent working
people after toiling for long weeks for
their pay try to get a rest in a club in
comes these gunmen fresh out of
court, on bail, or out of jail telling
workers to lie down, take away your
money, take away your watch, take
away your bangle and then still shoot
you the worst criminals are still at
large.
No Women's Freedom Movement
adopting workers children then!. No
long statement from Seaga and
Winston Spaulding against brutality
then!
Every conscious worker, every
conscious soldier or police can see that
these hypocrites are just playing
politics with the crime and violence.
Workers will say that many times
the army is used to mash up strikes
and to brutalise poor people. But there
are many soldiers and police who don't
agree with this because they
themselves come from the poorer
action of the society like Errol Parkin
Parko" the soldier who was shot and
on Manley Avenue in Hermitage
few weeks ago.
rtipe there is a raid you can see
conscious soldier or the conscious
e who don't agree with brutalising
I-people.
i these soldiers that Winston
ng, Seaga and the GLEANER
ing their best to get rid of. It is
r set, the reactionary set, who
e trying to put on top.


IN DEFENCE OF BREAD AND BUTTER:


STADIUM VENDORS


SEEK JUSTICE
OVER 150 vendors at the National St- We want you to he- utation of vendors.
adium, with the help of the leaders of lp us get justice", This the deputati-
the UAWU, recently took successful acti- the vendors told on took with them
on to defend their bread and butter. Comrade Munroe. and returned to th


On Tuesday Mar-
ch 14, about a doz-
en of the vendors
came to the UAWU
office on the Univ-
ersity campus tryi-
ng to find the Pre-
sident of the UAWU
and General Secreta-
ry of the WLL, Com-
rade Trevor Munroe.
The General Secret-
ary of the UAWU,
Sister Muriel John-
son explained that
the President wou-
ld be in office on
Wednesday and that
they should return
the next day to di-
scuss their grieva-
nces with him.
On Wednesday Ma-
rch 15 the vendors,
mostly women retur-


ned and put their
case to Brother Mu-
nroe. They explai-
ned that they made
a living by selling
oranges, kisko po-
ps and sweets insi-
de the National St-
adium.
Regulation
Just a few da-
ys before, they sa-
id, National Sports
Lt had passed a
new regulation th-
at no selling wou-
ld be allowed insi-
de the Stadium.
"Championships
is Friday and Satur-
day and if we can't
sell in the stadium
it means we can't
eat this weekend.


Bro. Munroe rep-
lied that he could
only help them if
they were willing
to help themselves.
Two things should
be done. He would
contact the Minist-
er of Youth on th-
eir behalf but if
the Minister was
unable to change
the regulation in
time for champs,
the vendors themse-
lves would have to
take action.
So said, so do-
ne. The Minister
said that he could-
n't change the ru-
le and the union
President immediat-
ely prepared a pet-
ition with the dep-


UAWU office the ne-
xt day with almost
130 signatures. At
the same time the
vendors followed
the Union's advice
and demonstrated
in front of the Mi-
nistry of Youth.
Minister Small
then met with the
vendors.
On Friday and
Saturday of champi-
onships, the vendors
were selling orang-
es and other things
inside the stadium.
In the meantime
UAWU is consideri-
ng forming an Asso-
ciation of stadium
vendors to defend
the rights of the
sellers.


Bannister Community organisation held its progressive children's book by Neville Farki.
'Community Day' last weekend. Farmers, [Story in next Struggle]. Here BCO chairman
workers and students gathered to review their Gerald Wright addresses the audience at the
struggle and plan ahead. Highlight of the day was function.
the launching of "A WEEK IN BLUE HOLE" -a


Capitalists choose between

they tell their fr
Shearer and Seaga endsris to give
^^ ^ cihavov>Mg wage


settlements at the-
ir enterprises to
build up his image
amongst the worke-
rs.
of course, the-
se "contributions"
are costly, and th-
ese capitalists ope-
nly state that th-
ey expect payment
in kind from Pharo-
ah if he should re-
turn to leadership
of the JLP'


In the halls of
Jamaica Club on Ha-
nover Street and
boardrooms all over
Kingston, the argu-
ments are raging
back and forth.
Those who line
up behind Seaga,
like Ashenheim and
Nahfood, reported-
ly like to remind
their listeners th-
at _t was Seaga who
took up the leader-


ship of the JLP wh-
en nobody but Wilt-
on Hill wanted it.
Seaga, they say,
has done better th-
an even the wildest
supporter of the
JLP could have expe-
cted in 1975, when
the Party lay in
ruins. Mr. Seaga,
they say should not
give up leadership
now that things
are looking a litt-


le better for the
JLP.
Supporters of
Shearer which incl-
udes certain big
capitalists in the
PSOJ who straddle
PNP and JLP say th-
at Seaga is too cl-
osely identified
with them to win
support in any ele-
ctions. Their "co-
ntribution" to She-
arer's "campaign"',









Page 2


SNunall Nurses Say:


They Can't Buy Out the



S'Communist Union'
on the 28t
ON Wednesday Instead they became ly 1977 the
March 22, after 5 even more serious
hours of struggle when they saw mana- ur
around the bargain- gement continue to ucted a poll
ing table with Lab- discriminate again- ttall and the
ing tae 3 nurses vote
our Minister Willi- st them. At the UAWU The n
am Isaacs in the beginning of 1977 had won the f
chair, State Enrol- the Hospital which battle the
led Nurses (SEN) is operated by the ganda of mana
and Midwives at Anglican Church pa- that it was c
Nuttall Hospital, id one set of nur- handful of tr
represented by ses, the Register- makers who wa
UAhU President Tre- ed Nurses, the inc- the union wa
vor Munroe and 2nd rease in pay grant- e,
Vice President Ken- ed by the governme- No sooner
neth 'Largie' James, nt to government the first bat
achieved progress nurses in 1976 but en won than t
aaainst the coloni- tried to get the ond battle
a t m t con ba ti c t
alist management Grade 3 nurses to After care
at the hnospital.- fr,-et a,- thhi


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exoos- TUC; cooks, porte-
rs and other ancil-
had liary staff were
ttle be- with the BITU; mo-
he s- st important the
egun. egistered Nurses
Efu (or Grade 1) who
b -dt4


""""""""""~~ ~~~~~~~


--~ ---- : ^V-~- > discussions with U'l-l-c >-' 3 3iV .=^ a
Nuttall is a priva- increase. This the nurses the uni- any as the SENs ons, for the provi-
te hospital owned was the last straw. n served a 19 poi and midwives cens- sion of all accoun-
and run by the lea- The nurses, led manage- idered themselves ts and documents
dership of the Ang- by the most milita- nt 15th ee-better than the relevant to the
meant on 15th Sects-
lican Church. nt and conscious Gber, but manageme- Grade 3 and many hospital's operati-
Where the nurs- sisters, decided nt found one excuse of them felt thems- on, for the recogn-
es used to get a that the only thing after another to elves too good to ition that no nur-
sardine and 2 slic- left to do was to avoid serious disc- join a union. se is "above" any
es of bread for su- try to bring in ussions with the o because of other, for equal
pper they will now the UAW.unin aro t te division among rights and justice.
get $1.50 per night In February 1977 cain. ttober the workers the ma- Afraid of a public
supper allowance. the nurses called .cvember, Decetmer nagement could alw- campaign exposing
Vacation leave has on the UAWU and in passed serio- ays get arom.d a their colonial att-
noved from three the weeks and mor.t- as ar n fro strike of SENs who itude to the peop-
to five weeks per hs following, the m nageen- were ornl one third le, management was
year; uniform allo- UAI leaders held intrenion was o the total work forced to hand over
wance from 5100 to many private meeti- et t:e nurses fru- force the documents, ea-
5130 per year; mat- ngs with the nurs- strayed, to make For the sae re- ch time getting
ernity leave to th- es, learning a.cut their fee thac te ason a go-slow wou- more and more agai-
ree months with their problem arn unn as't ser- id not be so effec- nst the union, hat-
full pay for nurses carefully explaini- ng any p ose sin- -
doing over five ye- ng the struggles ce it wasn't getti-
ars and, for the which lay ahead if y.bene .
first time, the nu- progress was to co- the same time the
rses will get a tr- me. p am w te
ansport allowance In May 1977, af- pop agada was ste-
er $10 per month. caped up by people
of $10 per month, ter three months of in he management:
For five years organising the m 'an- 's because
before the n"is h ou -
before the nurses agemernt heard of0 r& i tes cert-
had been trying to the Nurses' intenti- n why -
iprove their cond- on and overnight r.o acsc T aj-
t--o ns. They tried agreed 4i -e th-
n'e crnoa nisation em cte '- .reas '-


nurses, th"e lea-ers eady rantedo C
'were either hbcrss ,] aS73 "- a V
c or the cclcisa- It. :e 0 h os i t tis vi a
st ranacmen't t- Scaue he rote iain orksg peopl

zhn g s V t- ,i< ap ao w a 2, it
ni C ts - " g

-' fizt .- n '7 ram






W ho Cares for e .o. en ..... _-a- ..... o
W s 1 cause he w.rote t, :-- torkir.a people


Ti-r e-ergenyt case
in the Casualty De-
cartment cf the hos-
pital. Kingston
Public Hospital has
said that they ca-
n't take on any fur-


= t '-
rsic Hospital i-
sur-rs in; aspecia-
lly since recently
the hospital Admin-
istrators suspend-
ed a doctor from
looking after pati-


Lies of the Daily
Gleaner about the
workers' action at
the UAWU November
6th Congress.
Working people
want to know why


aggressive doctor.
:c r-kin pecpe
aisc. :iant to know,
tihy the reactiona-
ry doctors who said
so much wickedness
and lies about the
Cuban doctors has
not come forward
to give voluntary


now know that the-
se hypocrites who
shouted about nedi-
cal care for poor
people are really
wolves in sheep cl-
othing who were ju-
st waiting for opp-
ortunities like th-
at which now exist


' :li-t '-c i.)



ic make big fat95
ofits out of poy
people .llness."-
The governjA
must speed up its
plans to bring lri
Cuban doctors to'
assist the hard woM
king and genuine p4
triotic Jamaican
doctors who really
care about poor pe-
ople


h Ju-
Minis-
cond-
at Nu-
Grade
id for
irses
irst
propa-
igement
nly a
-ouble-
inted


told by the union
leaders that becau-
se they were commu-
nists, management
would try to frigh-
ten them with anti-
communist propagan-
da. And so when
the propaganda ca-
me, the nurses we-
re prepared and st-
ood firm.
But what to do
to get management
to talk seriously
around the bargain-
ing table? A stri-
ke was out. The
work force was div-
ided clerical st-
aff were with the


tive.
And so the uni-
on leaders guided
the workers to put
on the pressure in
a different way.
Stop trying to deal
with management at
the local level;
carry it to the Mi-
nistry of Labour
and put on pressu-
re by exposing the
management before
the government its
elf. On the 18th
January, 1978 the
union wrote to the
Minister of Labour
requesting his int-
ervention.
At that level,
in the course of 5
meetings the union
demanded that the
Ministry support
its call for the
management to begin


ing the nurses mo-
re and more for
bringing in the
UAWU. -
After 5 meeting
a little progress
was made but the
management refused
to budge on key p.
ints like the amou
nt of retroactive
pay, transport all
owance, uniform al
lowance, maternity
leave.
The union and
the nurses decided
to step up the pre-
ssure the matter
was reported to
the Anglican Bish-
op; all Grade 3
nurses reported
sick between Mondai
21st and Wednesday
23rd March and the
Minister of Laboeu
himself was asked
to take the chair,
At the end of 5 hc-
urs, more progress
was made, the unic
and the nurses dec-
ided to settle for
what had been won.
At Nuttall now
the Grade 3 nurses'
are very thankful
to the UAWU and
its leaders. Mana-
gjement is still gr-
umbling against
the "communist uni-
on", but the nurses
now know that if
it wasn't for the
"communist union"
they would still
be nowhere









Page 3


The PNP and




the Socialist




International

Lst week a 14-man idellegatiM fm the S~cht bleiamsi ons headed' .b _
Portuguese Prine Minkter, Mor Sares, a ve-presient of the Intemntiansil,
ld al ti h P i tri ttPJmoic PNPis smberof the Soclilteio l PMario Soares anJ other delegates of So,
I hkg thel PN J i. The PNPas member l ,of Me S l? i w Press Conference in Kingston.


The trip came about as a result of
Mr. Manley's meeting with top Sociali-
st leaders in Europe earlier this year,
when he called on the International to
take a firm stand on the new internati-
onal Economic Order.
The Socialist International, other-
wise knows as the Social Democratic Mo-
vement, is made up of 38 member parties
and a number of affilj.ated organisatio-
ns with a total membership of about 14
million. The International has a gre-
at influence in Europe where member pa-
rties are members of the government in
15 countries and have a wide range of
affiliated trade unions, women's, you-
th and professional organisations.
Woring class
Many of the partes which make up
the Socialist International were once
Marxist parties, espousing Communist
ideas and aiming for a social revoluti-
on. The German parties for example we-
re led by great communist leaders like
August Bebel. After the outbreak of
the First World War, the leaders of th-
ese parties finally broke with proleta-
rian internationalism, supporter their
own imperialist ruling class and adopt-
ed reformist positions.
Lenin led the revolutionary sectio-
ns of these parties into a new Communi-
st International, giving the working
class movement a revolutionary and a
reformist wing. Gradually most of the
parties in the Socialist International
abandoned Marxism as their guiding ide-
ology, although there are still strong
Marxist currents in some parties such
as the French and Chilean Socialists.
Most of the parties of the Socialist


International still proclaim themselv-
es to be and are working class parties.
For example, the membership of the Bri-
tish Labour Party is three-quarter wor-
king class. Most socialist parties ha-
we close ties with the trade union mov-
ement but they do little to advance
the real interests of the workers.
In their anti-communism the sociali-
sts of Europe maintain that Communism
restricts freedom and derocracy, and
they contrast this with their supposed-
ly "democratic" socialism, under which
bourgeois rule remains untouched. Tra-
ditionally, co-operation with Communis-
ts has been discouraged.
Their social reformism amounts to
propping up the rule of the capitalist
class and reconciling the workers to
this state of affairs. Their ideas of
democratic socialism are hazy, rejecti-
ng class struggle leading to social re-
volution. They talk vaguely about soc-
ial justice, a better life, democracy,
etc., but when in power their social
measures leave class and property rela-
tions untouched.
Left trend
The right wing of the Socialist Int-
ernational is best represented by the
German Social Democrats (Willy Brandt),
the British Labour Party (Callaghan)
and the Portuguese Social Democrats led
by the leader of the recent delegation,
Shares.
In recent years with the growing st-
rength of communist countries and the
growth of the national liberation move-
ment a trend has been growing on the
ieft wing which has influenced the pol-


icy of the International. Greater co-
operation between Communist and Social-
ist Parties is taking place in countri-
es like France and Chile and the Socia-
list International has finally come out
on the side of the national liberation
movements. Today the Socialist Intern-
ational supports the Patriotic Front,
SWAPO and the African National Congress
in Africa.
Third world
Of late the Socialist International
has made greater attempts to spread
its influence to the Third World, and
its recent trip to the Dominican Repub-
lic, Jamaica and Costa Rica is part of
that attempt.
The right wing motive for this is
to handicap the spread of communist te-
ndencies in the Third World. But the
revolutionary democratic parties of the
Third World, while having some formal
similarities with their European big
brothers are increasingly fighting aga-
inst imperialism, neo-colonialism and
capitalist exploitation.
The People's National Party is one
of these parties which the Socialist
International would like to turn away
from the path of struggle against impe-
rialism and capitalism towards social
reformism. A leader of Mr. Manley's
prestige would add much to their posit-
ion on the Third World.
But so far, the PNP appears to be
sharply critical of the right wing pos-
itions in the International which supp-
ort imperialism. The progressive move-
ment in Jamaica and worldwide will wat-
ch closely the further development of
this courtship.


Involve the people


in solving the


economic crisis


By Mark Figueroa
IN light of the economic crisis, Mi-
nister Fletcher's recent statement th-
at the next six months will be "grief"
does not go far enough. The working
people have still not been given suffi-
cient reason for this situation. They
are also not being involved in the mak-
ing and carrying out of economic poli-
cy.
The people must therefore demand a
full explanation" of the economic situa-
tion. We have heard that reserves were
minus $201 million at the end of 1977.
This was so despite the fact tnat the
bauxite companies and Tate and Lyle ha-


ve had'to be called on for pre-payment
of money they should pay government la-
ter (basically loans) of $83 million.
It is estimated that the government
will need over $150 million extra for
the budget this year.
But we need a clear answer from the
government on the question of the natu-
re and extent of the economic crisis.
Even more than this the people need to
be involved in this area of national
life.
The Opposition led by Seaga for its
part, has been unable to put forward
their solution to the economic crisis.
They can't say what they will do becau'
se their plan is an attack on the peop-
le's interests.
Their programme is one of cutting
real wages of the working people and
government expenditure. Seaga and the
reactionaries are aware now that with-
out what the Gleaner columnists call a
"government of force", they could not
implement the policy they would like
without stirring up the hostility of
broad sections of the people and creat-


ing an unstable situation.
What the Opposition has come forwa-
rd with however, shows their hostility
to involving the people.
Seaga's answer to accountability
to the people has been to call for par-
liamentary commissions and greater pow-
er for the Public Accounts Committee
of which he is Chairman. Thus he is
trying to maintain control within a
narrow circle, leaving everything in
the hands of the MPs.
The solution to the economic crisis
must be based on the involvement of the
people. Government must also rapidly
implement the measures which have alre-
ady been identified to benefit the peo-
ple.
All those big bureaucrats who are
blocking progress must be weeded out.
The law against layoffs and for full
financial disclosures by companies has
taken more than a year to come forward.
T- shows that the government is not
sufficiently linked up with the worke-
rs and their trade unions.
Cond aPaPge 8












THE Hanover Progressive Movement
(HPM) has condemned the management of
Vest Indies Ball Company as wicked and
again called on the government to pass
:he long-promised anti-lay-off law.


West Indies Ball


Imperialist Oppression


Comrade Ibanez fr-
om the Cuban Trade
Union Central (CTC)
stopped over in Ja-
maica for a few da-
ys recently. During
the visit, he held
talks with Comrade
Trevor Munroe, Pre-
sident of the Univ-
ersity and Allied
Workers Union and
General Secretary
of the League and
Conrade Lambert Br-
ov., 1st Vice Pres-
ident of the UAWU.
T:ee talks dealt wi-
h matters of inte-
rest to the Trade
Lnion movement and
'lie workers strugg-
Ct.

hre Delegate Train-
ing Prccramme of
the UA1. begins at
the regular monthly
meeting of the Man-
aging Delegates Co-
uncil on Sunday,
april 2. The cour-
se will be on the
Development of Tra-
de Unionism in Jam-
aica.

The Hermitage Comm-
unity Council will
be launched on Sun-
day, April 2 at
5:C0 ptr. Minister
Hugh Srall will be
quest speaker.

Frome Progressive
Youth (FYP), Westm-
oreland, will put
on a film show and
cultural activiti-


The West Indies
Ball Company, manu-
facturers of baseb-
alls for export ma-
inly to the United
States market, clo-
sed down the facto-
ry on March 7, thr-
owing over 400 wor-
kers out of work
and crowning over
21 years of some
of the most brutal
exploitation of wo-
rkers in the count-


pro-imperialist po-
licy of "creating
a favourable clima-
te" for big foreign
capitalists to inv-
est in Jamaica.
Racism
This is the sa-
me policy that Sea-
ga and the big cap
italists are sayi-
ng that Manley must
turn Jamaica back
to. That this is
the way to develop


ry. Jamaica and
This has come as a
a big blow to Hano- ople. That
ver, a parish which capitalists
has one of the hig-
hest rates of unem- --------
ployment in the is-
land. Worst still, w a
the workers had re-
ceived no notice of
the closure and no ,w
severance pay what-
soever from the ma-
nagement. Many of
these workers had
been toiling for
10, 15 years, both
in the central fac-
tory and in the so-
called "Outstatio-
ns" which could
be a shed or in th-
eir hores the lo-
west and most oppr-
essive form of cap-
italism a type of ce employme
"cottage industry", experience
SubsidQry WsIBACO show
West Indies Ball true nature
Co. (WIBACO) was is policy.
set up in Lucea, Over the
Hanover, as a subs- rs, the worn
idiary of a U.S. re forced t(
Company, over 21 under the m
years ago, under anitary cons
the Export Incenti- They had no
ve Law the syst- No sick lea'
em of "investment vacation lei
by invitation", the bulk of


-the open-door pol-
es at Frome Second-
arv School on Fri- -icy".


ay, April 7, start-
ing at 6:00 pm.

The Clarendon Seni-
or Members Council
is to hold an anti-
imperialist youth
rally to climax
Workers' Week in
the parish, on Sat-
urday, May 27, sta-
rting at 5:00 pm.


As such, they
paid no income tax
or customs duty on
the raw materials
they imported to
make the baseballs.
In addition, they
got the factory bu-
ildings from gover-
nment at a more or
less 'peppercorn
rental'. All this
was done under the


its pe-
these
provi-


ns they were worki-
ng under.
On at least two
occasions, the wor-
kers tried to orga-
nise and bring in
a union to protect
them. Management
victimised, harass-
ed and divided the
workers, and the
attempts failed.
The wages paid
to the workers sho-
wed even more clea-
rly the nature and
extent of the expl-
oitation. By the


tor. Yet these sa-
me balls were ship-
ped out with the
rest to the United
States.
For making 100
doz. (or 1,200) ba-
seballs: the Press-
man earned about
$8.50; the Whiner
$3.50; the Stamper
$3.40; the hot Pre-
ssman $1.60; the
packer $3.05; and
the Sewer $6.00,
(weekly paid).
These balls are
sold at approximat-


more united, more
militant and this
is why the WiBACO
management decid-
ed to close down.

The IM says
that the experien-
ce with WIBACO "is
a stunning remind-
er that the future
of the working peo-
ple does not lie
in working under
imperialism, but
in fighting again-
st it".
The HPM has ioi-


',i


WORKERS !


nt. The
with
s the
of th-

21 yea-
kers we-
o work
ost ins-
ditions.
rights.
ve, no
ave, as
them


were on task work.
There was not even
a first aid kit in
the factory.
At the same time
the workers were
subject to racism
from the expatria-
te management, in
their own country.
The workers say th-
ey were constantly
told that "niggers
deserve no better"
than the conditio-


task work system,
even the hardest
workers could bare-
ly take home $16
a week. For the
workers in the 'ou-
tstations' it was
even worse. Before
the Minimum Wage
Law, they got 34
per ball. Afterwa-
rds, they got 5
per ball. But ev-
en this payment
was not automatic,
as the management
found numerous exc-
uses for not payi-
ng them for some
of the balls they
had worked on.
Aditrury
The management
would arbitrarily
decide that a cert-
ain number of bal-
ls were "spoilt"
or "dirty", and wo-
uld not b naid r


'21 years of brutal


exploitation of workers'


ely $5.00 each. So
with the small amo-
unt of overhead,
the level of profit
of the company can
be imagined. No
wonder that WIBACO
cleared profits of
between $5 and $9
million each year.

Detenkaed
It is also no
wonder that despite
the victimization
and harassment, the
workers were again
attempting to bri-
ng in a union. The
HPM says that this
time around, the
workers had become
more determined,


ned with the worke-
rs in struggling to
get severance pay
and in, discussing
with government wa-
ys in which the fa-
ctory may be reope-
ned. n the mean-
time, as is the ia
ture of imperialism
WIBCe is lannin
to set up tbAir
plant undqe the
same "open-door"
policy, in another
country like ours -
to continue the im-
perialist exploita-
tion of that couat-
ry and its people.
The struggle cEon,-
nues against imper-
ialism@


###
STRUGGLE welcomes
the Ueppeaneels JOS threaten working people
of the People's Na- L.,,~' week the
tional Party organ, a eme the But cne UAWU has The UAWU says
NKEW NATION, now a nagement of the condemned the JOS that the manageme-
STRUMJamaica Onibus Se- management for this nt is trying to co-
,HEces Ltd. threat-
vices Ltd. threat- threat, saying that ver up for the num-
ened that they wou- they are trying to ber of buses they
Id close down the hold a big stick bought from Engla-
SNDUIT bus service if th- over the head of nd and which have

AND ARTI ey di not get t'- the Public Passeng- turned out to be
S increase in b er Transport Board unsuitable for Jam-
T TUres they are denmn- and hold the worki. aican roads and co-
TOSTI G ding. ng people to ransom, nditions. These


buses are parked
at Tivoli and Lynd-
hurst depot out
of use.
Over 500 UAWU
workers have sign-
ed a petition again'
nst the bus fare
raise.
In the same way
that workers have


had to sacrifice,
by taking only $10
increase and most
times, none at all;
the JOS must sacri-
fice instead of pl-
acing all the burd)
en on the working
people, the UAWU
said*


Pae 4


"L`










By John Davis
SEAGA'S "PNPYO in bed with Reds"
outburst in Parliament last week was a
high point in the present anti communi-
st campaign being conducted by the rea-
ctionaries .
The reactionary "financial wizard"
in the same speech called for the gove-
rnment to change its "political direct-
ion". This is a new phrase replacing
the old discredited "turn back" slogan.
Speaking on behalf of the IMF he sa-
id that what they were looking at was
"the politics of the situation". Seaga
wants the government to change its pol-
icies to suit the imperialist and bring
grief for the masses. His anti commun-
ist call fits neatly into this picture.
"Ideology" is the struggle between
the ideas of the Imperialists and the
ideas of the poor and the working class
represented by Democratic Socialism and
Communism., Some people feel that this
has nothing to do with whether the eco-
nomy goes forward or backward. These
people are like pattoo in the day -
half blind. But at night they can see
and understand that they are falling
into Seaga's coalition trap.
What Seaga wants is to use the anti-
communisn to isolate the foremost upho-
lders of the interest of the people -
the "far left", the revolutionaries in
the PNP and the Communists outside it
by sowing the seeds of disunity under
the guise of "unity with the moderates".
Mr. Eric Bell, the new Finance Mini-
ster, a man who should know better, al-
most fell headlong into Seaga's trap.
Perhaps we should remind Mr. Bell how
anti-communism has been used in the pa-
st against the entire progressive move-
ment.
From before the elections the main
thing the American imperialists, Seaga
and the other local reactionaries were
saying was that Manley and the Governme-
nt was Communist. Using this, they set
the CIA to turn back not just Manley
but the entire progressive movement and
the government. They worked to halt
the policies that were benefitting the
poor and the workers. During the elec-
tion campaign the CIA spent thousands
of dollars spreading lies about commun-
ism. Seaga spent thousands more saying
the government should be turned back be-
cause it was communist. They went much
further than just spreading propaganda.


1-- ,Page s

SReactionaries revive'red scare"
JLP advertisement in Gleaner 1949

What oill happen Captal Wtdh&ws?

What %aill ha .pen if Printe Enerpzise backs out?

AU. THIS W COME TO PASS IF NATIONALISATION COMES N.

IN ENGLAND TODAY
THEY FILL IN FORMS.--THEY STAND IN QUEUES--.THEIR FOOD IS RATIONED
THE POUND 1S DEVALUED.

sw,, Yt. a ,w i ERCuSE YOUR VOTE! It- H.PH..
ance Ficy, '.- Y yo IF YOU DON'T VOTE IT MEANS TWO VOTES it H
Lcandoe.amK km FOR THE MAN YOU DON'T WANT. h"-,

THE MOST PRACTICAL WAY TO VOTE AGAINST

SOCIALISM bi to VOTE J. LP.
Excerpts from
Radio Broadcast
to the Nation by
Eddie Seaga
on Friday Nov. 26.
But in the meantime, for
those who think that it
Mi acehatl the PNPd is
drifting towards
Communist Cuba i



"The



deCommunistThreat"
The purpose of the propaganda was to pie strougnout tde worha. n our coun-




sreparedt c omnid and action In June tr sore and .re peope are seeing th-
76 di.cy revealed in Parliament that at the Socialist countries represent





entire groups weressive movement under this "T Co the interests of the worked scare is dead and has no
unist League" and "Werewolf", with the people, that they have solved the unem-





stated ite thison t he ideas of the "coism loyment problem, that everything is
are being supported by millions of peo- ister Spaulding very ists of the people.
The "Werewolf" document stated They are also seeing that Jamaican
"Michael Manley and his government Communists always stand among the firme-
are dedicated Communists and we intend at, in the community struggles for rig-
to destroy them at all costs". The re- hts and better conditions, in the trade
actionaries are trying their best to union struggles and whatever other just
discredit communism and to fight the cause.
entire progressive movement under this "The red scare is dead and has no
banner, relevance today" the reactionaries
Despite this the ideas of communism should find these words of Housing Min-
are being supported by millions of peo- ister Spaulding very instructive


A new IVCF-led
executive was vot-
ed into office by
a 2-1 margin in the
recent Guild Counc-
il elections held
on March 20th. The
'UDS which had led
the Guild for the
past three years
lost all major pos-
ts to the Inter-
Varsity Christian
Fellowship (IVCF)
slate.
Andrea Blackwo-
od, ODS candidate
for President, pol-
led 486 votes to
958 for Emile Gabb-
adon. Robert Kerr
running for Vice
President on the
UDS slate, polled
.442 votes, to. 949


for the IVCF's Lan-
ce Henry. Turnout
was high at slight-
ly over 1400 votes.
IVCF candidates
capitalized on a
shift in the major-
ity mood amongst
students on campus.
Promising to "retu-
rn the Guild to the
students" and to
,"bridge the gap"
between the Guild
Council and the st-
udents, the IVCF
tapped a feeling
amongst many stude-
nts that the UDS
was too i'eologi-
cal" and not ipter-
ested enough in
student problems.


Students genera-
lly conceded that
the UDS candidates
were better than
those put up by the
IVCF, but opinion
had hardened that
it was "time for a
change".
The elections
showed three tren-
ds amongst the stu-
dents and indeed,
amongst the middle
strata in general.
On the one hand th-
ere is a growing
core of support for
the left, democrat-
ic positions of the
UDS amounting to
about 25% of the
votes. On the oth-
er hand there is
an equally hard co-
re support for the
line of the IVCF.
In the middle fall
the majority of st
udents.


In the period
of upsurge of the
national movement,
from 1974 through
1976, this majori-
ty gave its suppo-
rt to UDS and the
progressive moveme-
nt generally.
One need only
recall the tumulto-
us welcome given
to Prime Minister
Manley when he spo-
ke on campus duri-
ng the election ca-
mpaign in November
1976. Now, with a
shift in the polit-
ical situation, the
grave economic cri-
sis and recent reve-
rses suffered by
the national moveme-
nt, the student mo-
od has changed.
More concerned
than ever with the-
ir immediate practi-
cal interests, an


underlying curre-
nt of insecurity
and worry is runni-
ng amongst students
about what the fut-
ure has in store
for them if prese-
nt social trends
continue. Will th-
ey get jobs? Will
the traditional mi-
ddle class aspirat-
ions profession,
house, car, etc.,
be denied them?
Are they to lose
their entire social
position under dem-
ocratic socialism?
These are some
of the questions
gnawing at the min-
ds of students and
indeed the whole
middle strata in
the present period,
Students and
the? middle strata
in general have be-
.come much more awa-


re that they are a
distinct and separ-
ate social stratum,
with their own cla-
ss interests which
have to be protect-
ed. They are very
aware that these
interests are diff-
erent from, though
not necessarily in
conflict with those
of the working peo-
ple in the progres-
sive movement. On
this basis the cen-
tre students measu-
red UDS and found
it wanting.
It requires
UD9 members to na-
ve a close everyd-
ay relationship wi-
th the mass of stu-
dents; to develop
convincing, practi-
cal, specific'cnd'


Condon Pa ge









Page 6


Deal with traitors

THE easy way Seaga and other Opposi-
tion elements can get confidential sec-
urity information is clear evidence th-
at there are traitors within the count-
ry's security forces.
In t-e same way that the traitors
in the ivril Serv-ie and even within
the Government can give away confident-
ial information and sabotage the econo-
"ry, -hese traitors in the Army will gi-
ve out -uns and ammunition and attempt
to overthrow the government.
Te time has come for the governme-
S l firmly at once ith th'- tra-
itors in the Civil Service, the Securi-
ty Forces and the Government itself.
If the traitors are not dealt with
then no plans from the government can
be implemented to benefit the working
people@ W-,'ston AZZen,
Gregory Park.


Good work STRUGGLE


Please accept
congratulations on
behalf of yourself
and the other STRU-
GGLE comrades on
the good work they
are doing in impro-
vinc STRUGGLE.
The two 8-page
issues of STRUGGLE
show that the WLL
is doing its best
to defend the work-
ers interests. No
longer will we ha-
ve to depend only
on the reactionary
Gleaner and the
sometimish Daily
News for informati-
on. When we want
to know the truth
about things like
the Green Bay issue
or what is happeni-
ng in Ethiopia we
can always depend
on STRUGGLE.
The language in
STRUGGLE is good
because anyone who
want can read it
as the words are
simple and deal ma-


inly with the work- q
ing class people.
We look forward Many of the Cuban gift
for the day to come are they not in use?
soon when STRUGGLE
will start coming
out on a weekly ba-
sis with 8 pages, W h t is
instead of fortnig-
htly. We know th-
at this will mean
more hard work and Editor,
for comrades to ma- 'ne nation has
ke sure that they been told by Prime
sell STRUGGLE and Minister Michael
return the ten cen- Manley that his go-
ts. vernment totally
We are confident rejects and condem-
that the WLL comra- ns the so-called
des can live up to settlement in Zimb-
this requirement sbwe between the
since this is what racist and fascist
they did in moving illegal regime of
from one small ste- Ian Smith and the
ncil sheet to 4 ne- three black puppe-
wspaper pages and ts Chirau, Muzorewa
now to the present and Sithole.
8 pages. Of course this
Comrades, keep news is a big welc-
up the struggle, ome to all progres-
guided by the Com.- sive and anti impe-
unist ideology of rialist forces in
Marxism-Leninism. :ur country who de-


Only struggle can


defeat imperialist plan


.FR theF. past r:ont-
Se burden on
ze w"cr cng p eop-

C i-reases have
c Le struggled for
e 5 hard in
-"is period while
at the same time pr-
ice increases and
shortages have cau-
sed their living
standards to decre-
ase even more.

These hardships
have caused many
workers to give up
struggling. The


difficulties of the
iericd have lef-
rar., workers cor.fu ,
sea a-n some are
evu. saying that it
is socialism that
s "mashing" u the
countr-y.
How many of us
rer~a-er last year
August when the Ge-
neral Secretary of
the WLL, Dr. Trevor
Munroe, warned abo-
ut the plan of US
imperialism and "he
local capitalists?

He told us that


fend the right of
the Zimbabwean maj-
the plan of US impe-
rialism and the lo-
cal big man (headed
by Seaga) was to
pressure the gover-
nment through the
I1' devaluations
Ind sabotages by
Local capitalists,
so that the peop .
ie's living stand-
ards would drop and
they would get dow-
nhearted to the po-
int of rejecting
socialism and the
government.
Imperialism has
set this plan into
motion and if we
the working people
should adopt this
"tired of struggle"
attitude, if we are
to come out against
socialism, then wh-


tracTors parrea at Min. ot Agriculture Hope. Why


FROM


OUR


READERS










3l ~0i"i


your stand Mr. Seaga?


ority to total ema-
ncipation from Smi-
th and his repress-
ive machinery.
However, the Se-
aga clique has not
announced its stan-
ce on the Zimbabwe-
an issue and as su-
ch the entire nati-
on and myself are
ignorant as to whe-
re it stands. I
am therefore putti-
ng these questions
to Mr. Seaga;
"Do you support
the 'settlement'
between the illegal
Smith regime and
the Muzorewa-Chirau-
Sithole clique kno-
wing that they do
not represent the
vast majority of
at we would really
be doing is helping
the plan of imperia-
lism to defeat our
forward moves and
turn us back.
In this period
an. attitude of "gi-
ve up struggle" is
not one that will
defeat the plan of
imperialism. What
we need is an atti-
tude to struggle
more vigorously and
more determined
We must struggle
at pur work places
through our Trade
Unions for better
working conditions
and against manage-
ments who try to
sabotage producti-
on and layoff work-
ers.


black people in Zi- regime of Smitn
mbabwe despite the- and all of whom you
ir testaments to met and had breakf-
this effect?" ast with during yo-
"Is it that you fe- ur recent visit to
ar that if your pa- Washington will be
rty takes the stan- vexed with you if
ce that gives this you should take a
sell-out settleme- stance against the
nt support, the va- sell-out settleme-
st majority of Jama-i nt?"
icans, JLP and PNP Our government
alike would reject has made itself
you even more?" clear on the iss-
"Or is it that bec- ue and we are pro-
ause of the fact ud of them for th-
that your friends is. The nation aw
in the John Birch aits your position
Society of South with great anxiety
Africa, the Americ- As the nation
an Conservative Le- awaits your answer
ague and the Klu the struggle conti-
Klux Klan, all of nues for true majo-
whom defend the ra- rity rule of the
cist and fascist ZimbabweansO
In our communit- councillors distri-
ies we must streng- bute scarce benefi-
then our youth clu- ts in a democratic
bs, citizen associa- way. Any MP or co-
tions and communi- uncillor who does
ty councils. We otherwise and does
must struggle thro- not respect the denm
ugh these organisa- ocratic aspirations
tions against hoar- of his electorate
ding and arbitrary is helping US impe-
price increases by rialism and Seaga
the shopkeepers be- to demoralize the
cause these things people and turn t,
only help to weak- em away from soc'o
en our standard of lism and the govern.
living, nment.
Also through th- Only by consist
ese community orga- ent and determine
nisations we must struggling can we
pressure our MPs be able to defeat
and councillors to the plan of US
deal with the burn- rialism and the -
ing issues within cal allies, headed
the community. We by Seaga, and keep
must also ensure our country on a
that the MPs and path of pzggreew9(


Maternity

leave for all

working women

Editor,
We the members
of the Majesty Gar-
dens Women's Club
greatly appreciate
your position conc-
erning the granting
of maternity leave
to unmarried teach-
ers.
We recognise th-
is as one step tow-
ards eliminating
discrimination aga-
inst women in our
society.
We are hoping
that it will move
us closer towards
the day yhen all.
working women will
benefit from mater-
nity leave.
M. Edwards (Presid-
ent), Majesty Gard-
ens Women's Club*


'nirc. delegate.









Page 7


Imperialism and apartheid


The backbone of the racist regime There is no way this minority could
of South Africa, the backbone of the maintain their rule without the massi-
economy is British and American invest- ve military aid they get from the impe-
ment. rialist countries.
The economy is based on 500 British In December 1963. the United Nations
Companies (50% of all investments the- placed a ban on all arms sales to sou-
re) and 300 U.S. companies. Together th Africa.
they are the main exploiters of the ri- But U.N. statistics reveal that bet
ch natural resources and human labour wean 1962-69, South Africa received
of South Africa. $38.6 million in U.S. military suppli-
In 1974, when the S.A. economy was es. For example, in this period the
in trouble, it was the major British, US supplied South Africa with 37 Cessn
Canadian and U.S. Banks in the E ean 185, 13 Lockheed fighting planes, 200
-American Banking Corporation which NWC Sidewinder Missiles, 50 armoured
bailed out the racist regime. They ga- fighting vehicles. The International
ve Vorster $210 million over a 4-year Peace Institute of Stockholm revealed
period. Barclays (taken over in-our that in 1969 alone the South African
country and re-named National Commerci- racists got over $3.1 million,worth of
al Bank) controls the largest South Af- military supplies from the U.S.
rican Bank. From 1960-70 South Africa got $980
ByforCe million worth of arms from the imperia
Between 1962 and '72, even as the list countries. These include 47 figh
imperialists uttered sounds against apa- ter aircraft, 250 Saracen and 50 Ferre
rtheid in this same period, what was armoured fighting vehicles from drita-
their action? Foreign capitalist inve- in.
stment in South Africa doubled. Criminalregime
As the struggle against racism and apartheid in And at the same time, the exploitat- The French ruling class are the ma-
South Africa hasteppedupon all frons,the U.N. ion of the African workers, the brutal- in suppliers of arms to South Africa.
has declared 18 "antaparteid year". ization of the African majority by the Between 1962-72 France supplied to Sou.
Progressive and peace-loving people the world white minority ruling class, their mil- th Africa, aong other arms 263 figh
over reaffirm solidarity/ with the progressive th Africa, among other arms 263 fight
ver reairm slarica witho ae pagi e itary and police multiplied many tim- ter aircraft, 159 missiles, 4 submarin
las of South Africa who are Waging the aes over. as and 800 armoured fighting vehicles.
t le onthe national ground. Thee forces are The acist regime holds on to power es and 8 armored fighting vehicles.
nder no confusion as to who it is that stand with sIt is on the economic and military
lideration and who stands with Vorster and the by force. A little over 1 million whi- base that the criminal regime rests. I;
udte racist S. A. ruling ss t tes dominate and control over 18 milli- is from this "backative" that it depri
on Africans d coloured. from this "acatie tat it der
et ........ yes the black majority of all even
BISHOP Abel Muz- Muzrewa, Sithole, Chief Chirau the blackright to life.
rew, ev. Ndaban- Thirty pieces of silver'an
gi Sithole and yplecNext issue of STRUGGLE: "Political and
Chief Jeremiah Chi- According to a What was suspec- social conditions under Apartheid".
rau have been put report in the Dai- ted all along, has .
on salaries totall- ly Telegraph, the also come oct into AG
ing over $55,000 three are to recei- the-open, that the -_- cow
per year by the ve each: salary of so-called "intern-
Ian Smith governme- $44,800; plus-a tax al settlement" ent-
nt- in ERhodesia. free allowance of renches the powers
This.came about $6,700; plus a rent of an all-white
as a result of the free house or a Services Commission r
three traitors bei- $3,360 tax free ho- which will control
ng sworn in as "li- using allowance pl- all appointments,
nisters without Po- us a free car. promotions and dis--
rtfolic" in a new lMore details of missals in the civ-
Executlve Council the treacherous il service as well
set up by the raci- "internal settleme- as, the army, proli-
st government last nt" have meanwhile ce and the judicia-
week Tuesday. begurn tc leak ot. ry


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*ve 4d all the wor --. eace-10vg es opa

ggm'q \ The Neutrgn Swmb is te impe
tis' biCg stick over the oa't"f ; a
c, galist oQmmuntry and thaeSp

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Practlicalp rc





practica.Ls


omneuimes comrades forget
ihr importance that com-
nmumst place on practical
"ilk il takes up the day to
ScIiir- of i ue working people
i^uissimns of the general
p it '.i situation are
iecesa s : explanation of what
ri.'alism is. of ohN -e must
struggle against imperialism -
lhe1 ire important but by
themseles lher cannot build
thie to\rement
The numIbei of workers who
ir' listening will not grow but
ill] certainly drop off unless
nur undersla2dni of lhese
:iling comes nut in our attllude
S tJiF da cncerns eof working
lophi. ic r bellt-r conditions
I I, i. nona a nen principle It
i oni ihiich EMarx and Engles
iheiehr es preached as weil as
PIi srsl-* i Despite the
ir paganda b) the cpitalists
gains Marx And their haired
hini ihe 'ded belO\ed
i -cr rr-d ian mourned by
Sitl1n1s ot re otlui onary fellow
iut -, Trirer is an, tai
k i-r i il irt' hao I re lov l him
i-ji h"i fight lot the 'altuniate
tic:lr orl S- alism not showed
:.s'l! in his (on rinuton to the
,i to itriugglr foir bhiter
l.riiin ro stresstw that Ihe
rinrniunrj-qiaw 'be a tribunee
,t ihie people ', ho in the
,i .lrs, n fighting lor the
i oltiae gisl. weIe rIeking outl
rling agaiist and putting
.rIerr'rivs to anything that
hurt the moriking people. in
i c-it *ller-vdat livls
lt otlen olmrades hlt i u
i,,ai It tihe stniem a' a whole
li he popil ide-itied Pith Ihi
.sn bu: dion I lad the wa)
pra, : a itn gEIting working


Students
even detailed solu-
tions to student
problems based on
ca--eful study and
evaluation of the
difficulties, and
to become better


people struggling I, ease the
pressure brought down on
'!hem b the system When we
maY. this mistake we are not
inla raging bad t omn:.ulslW iut
O,- a:- ilst, iearong Ce way
upt itr thi- reatinarthies r
fo. the working p iptle and ti


Cont'd frrolm Page
known amongst all
students as the on-
ly people who can
be relied on to
really struggle
for students' int-
erestsO


ake them from the frying pan
intolu the fire.
This is why it is the duty of
anybody who calls themself a
iommunist to leave no stone
unturned t, help he working
people to help themselves
A conrade is not really beirg


[Hounslow farmers

fight sabotage
ON Thursday Mar- get no sale for the
ch 17th more than hundredS of tons
50 farmers on the of potatoes they
Hounslow Cooperati- were reaping and
ve Farm armed with they stood in dang-
placards interrupt- er of losing if
ed a meeting the all.
Prime Minister was They related
attending in Black how management had
River, St. Elizabe- provided theitath
th, to make their potato seeds late
complaints clearly and therefdre tthe-
heard. ir crop came in af-
aseros tcoeamist if he The farmers had ter everyone el es.
know or care what his fellow reached to Black Mr. Manley list-
workers a thinking. dees nst River by a Hou.slow ened very earnest-
help them to struggle against Fern truck which d er e
injustice or does not lead the Farm truck which lyand instructed
wayin getting theunion orstaff they stopped, comp- that AMC trults -a-
association to take the workers elling the driver mediately-help to
seriously. to take them into move some f t
A comrade is not really being to take them into e some of the
a serious communistif he lives town. potatoes. Since
n a community and does not do The farmers put then 13 truckoiadis
his utmot to get the .outh square- hve gone out.
club or the citizens association their case quare have gone ot.
or the community council to ly to Mr. Manley.
deal with crime problem, the They told him of But despite' biS
unemployment situation or the the history of the- mnore than 100 tons
M.P who is slack of potatoes are aw-
A comrade isnot really being ir dissatisfaction tr s a
a senous communist if he is a with the mismanage- g t s
student and does not look t met f the farm in the meanwhile
everyday) to take up the are spoiling and
student problems find ays like tractors not
and means to struggle to im- being available wh more are lying out
prosee Ibe students conditions in en necessary causi- n the field to be
a system which is not geared to s taken up.
take the interests of the ng land to lay id-
students seriously le for long perio- Farmers now face
When the political situation is ds of tie, irriga- gloomy prospect
favourable comrades might geti or seeing four mon-
away with not being senous tion :opes being th
communist because in such trucked out of the th abou go down
times socialist and anl- farm to no one kno- drain.
imperialist words fall on fertile Worst of all th-
,oil But when .orkers, youth, WS where, while so- is is food or the
students. women. when all me farmers don't s o ot
working people are feelingthe have enough, and nation going to wa-
presure, words alone are r f ste. Farmers wonder
cerlun to fall on rocky ground Rai Birds for the
At such times one single farierfs being sold if history of the
practical proposal, one single to big farmers out- carelessness and
practical struggle one sge side. negligence of mana-
practical victory against the gement is not more
system is worth more to But the bigge- cement is not more
comrmuncsm t the rimolution st problem the far- than mismanagement.
'han a thouiand woro- hicb They are wondering
e avwurking peple ltall in mers put to the PM e are wondering
the dark as tu what rs he next was the fact that
practical step to lake management could sabotage
-- -. -- .*.-.


Count d from Page 3 Involve
h.r Land lease proraimre r i_ reear
-i tr. at a slow !:acr .iue tc bureaucra-
Much more could have been done if
th, small farmers were fully involved
in identifying and taking over idle la-
nd*r. Production in agriculture could
e significantly improved if active pa-
ri:h committees to monitor and direct
prciuction were established, involving
agq icultural workers, extension office- Potatoes rotting at Hounslow up to
rs and farmers.
The Financial Intelligence Unit has
done good work in seizing illegal fore-
ign exchange, but it is still not prope-
rl" equipped and is understaffed. This
is a clear area where government needs
to link with the officers and give them
full support and wider powers. For ex-
ari :e, they should have the power to
ccllect the estimated $300 million in
ta::rs, including income tax, which i&-
due to the government but has been eva-
di- in one form or anotherO
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