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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: July 20, 1978
Frequency: bimonthly[mar.-apr. 1986-]
biweekly[ former -july 13, 1984]
monthly[ former aug. 1984-feb. 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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/RI/R. IIR JIf l IN ITlff 1ISSUE NO. JUL 20, 1978


.EANER


SMOKESCREEN


Who does Oliver Clarke, Hector Wynter and
the CIA think they are fooling, with the so-called
Gleaner fund-raising drive?
At the end of May, Clarke announced that the
Gleaner had over$3'2 million debts to pay and
that the company would be issuing 'Debenture
Stock' to try and raise the money. If the
Gleaner didn't "raise" this money, then it would
either close down or it might fall into the hands of
Government.
A month later, on July 3, the same Gleaner
fund-raising campaign was launched with the
issue of the stock. Target: minimum of $22
million, maximum $4 million. Then Clarke
starts his smokescreen campaign to cover up
where the money for the Gleaner is really
coming from.
On Wednesday, July 5, he appeals to the Lions
Club of Kingston at their weekly luncheon to help
out the Gleaner. Thursday, July 6, he is in
Mandeville at a Breakfast meeting at Hotel
Astra the message is the same "Please help
the Gleaner with .ioney". On Friday, July 7, the
hard-working Mr. Clarke moves to Montego Bay
- another Breakfast meeting, this time at the
Gourmet Restaurant in the Seawinds Apart-
ments. On Saturday, July 8, the desperate Mr.
Clarke moves to Ocho Rios yet another
Breakfast meeting at Sans Souci "Please help
out the Gleaner with money".
But Mr. Clarke is a clever capitalist. There is a
big economic crisis on, so it would really look
funny if the millions of dollars were raised
overnight. So Mr. Clarke confides to the Ocho
Rios capitalists-that "response so far is slow".
But time is running out, the issue is due to be
closed on July 28, so the response can't continue
to be slow for much longer. Something had to be
done to speed up things.
So, come Thursday, July 13, Mr. Clarke
returns to Kingston, and announces to the
applause of Rotary Club, "The Gleaner
Company's Convertible Debenture Loan issue
reached its minimum level of 2 million on
Wednesday night" (Daily Gleaner, July 15, P.
17).
So we the foolish public, are asked to believe
that on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday we woke
upa.qd forked out the $21/ million to save the
Gleaner.
But Mr. Clarke had more to say about his
fund-raising drive. Mr. Clarke says: "There is a
steady flow from all over the island Montego
Bay, Mandeville, May Pen, Highgate, Port
Maria, Spanish Town, Savlamar, Christiana,
Black River, Falmouth". And, not to be left out,
joining the "steady flow" are "Jamaicans"
abroad. They, according to Mr. Clarke, have
been the main source.
Clarke says that the Bank of-Jamaica gave
permission for them to use their money still in
Jamaican banks to buy Gleaner stock.
Does Clarke and the CIA really believe that the
Jamaican working people are so foolish to
swallow this cook-up fund-raising?
The Gleaner is the main tool to stir up hatred
against Manley and against socialism. Just like
the Chilean Gleaner, a paper called El Mercurio,
the Jamaican -Gleaner is one of the main
weapons of the US imperialists against the
Jamaican people.
In August 1971, El Mercurio, like the Gleaner,
was experiencing financial difficulty. On
September 9, 1971, according to the 1975
Investigation by the U.S. Senate, the 40
Committee of the American Government,
See Page 4


A Chief


CIA CHIEF EXPOSED

The new CIA Chief of Station in Jamaica is Bamboo Ave., Kingston 6. When our photographer
DEAN J. ALMY JR. This was revealed by a U.S. went to take a picture of the house he was
magazine, 'COVERT ACTION INFORMATION menacingly approached by four Americans.
BULLETIN on Wednesday, July 19. The house borders directly onto a lawn tennis
The new CIA Chief replaced Norman court where Prime Minister Manley is known to
Des.bteaux who was exposed by Philip Agee play tennis on Saturdays.
during the violence of 1976. The US ambassador has predictably denied that
He is an extremely senior CIA agent having ALMY is the CIA Chief or that the CIA is active in
served in Spain [1973-?], the Philippines Jamaica. He is reported to have claimed that
[1962-1965], Malaysia [1960-1962] and Indonesia ALMY is just a junior attache in the Embassy.
[1956-19581. Before that he worked under cover as ALMY has been in the service for nearly 30
a 'political analyst'for the army from 1951 to 1955. years and was exposed as a CIA agent in Spain by
STRUGGLE understands that ALMY lives at 2 the newspaper CAMBIO 16.

Bauxite Co. Orders: Get out by August


Holland Mt.Farmers take on Reynolds


THIRTY-FIVE small
farmers in St. Eli-
zabeth are now en-
gaged in a bitter
struggle for their
survival with the
American-owned Rey-
nolds Bauxite Com-
pany.

"Move out by Au-
gust or we will
spray and destroy
your crops", is
the latest order
thrown at the far-
mers by Reynolds.
The 35 farmers have
been cultivating
25 acres of Rey-
nold's 7,000-acre
property at Hol-
land Mountain in
St. Elizabeth.

The 7,000-acre pro-
perty is miles a-
way from Reynolds'
plant in St, Ann.


No mining is being
done on this land
and there are no
plans to do this
in the near future.
Reynolds keeps less
than 250 heads of
cattle on the whole
7,000 acres.
Favour
Since 1955, Rey-
nolds has used a
system where they
lease small pieces
of land to select
persons (busha and
so on). If they
lease one acre,
three quarters of
it is standing-wood
and logwood macka.
The farmer has to
clear this wood to
plant his crops.
After 18 months,
Reynolds moves him
to another 1-acre
piece, three quar-


ters of which is
standing wood a-
gain. And so it
goes on, until the
farmer has cleared
a good bit of Rey-
nolds' land for
free,

Reynolds then hires
women from the area
to plant grass
where the farmer
has left. These
women were paid one
stilling for plant-
ing one hundred
stalks of grass.

This is the system
they want to apply
to these farmers.
They have offered
them small Lits of
woodland on the pro-
perty, hoping to
reclaim the 25 a-
cres the farmers
have already cul-


tivated.
Conscious
But the working pe-
ople are more cons-
cious now. The 35
farmers have refu-
sed to move.
Last year, one of
the farmers, with
2 acres of land,
produced 25 crocus
bags of peanuts,
3 bushels of red
peas, 1 ton of pum-
kin, 2 hundred-
weight of yam and
2 hundredweight of
cassava. As with
the other farmers,
all of this was
done without land
lease credit help.

Compared with this
record, Reynolds
has been able tq
put into-pasture
Cant'd P. 2











Page 2




IMF Deal





Going Sour


FINANCE MINISTER
Eric Bell reveal-
ed last week that
the country was
having trouble pas-
sing one of the IMF
tests. Bell said
that the position
of the country in
relation to this
test was "margin-
al" and that we
would be in troub-
le at the next IMF
review of the eco-
nomy "if certain
things that are
oeing worked out
ion't materialize".
From A to Z
What Mr Bell did
not reveal is th-
at the next IMF re-
view in September
is not just a nor-
mal quarterly one
like the June re-
view, but is a spe-
cial major review
in which the whole
igreenent will be
gone back over fr-
om A to Z. The
possibility of
more devaluations
-nd further mea-
sures to streng-
-hen lie osi=ion
of the capitalists
will be greater if
Jamaica fails any
test.
It is no secret
'to the capitalists
WORKERS AT Tanners
were locked out on
Monday July 10 by
big capitalist Bar-
clay Evart. Apart
from being the boss
of Tanners Ltd. E-
wart is also boss
of I. C. (Indus-
trial Chenical Com-
pany) and Chairman
of JIDC. This is
the same Barclay
Ewart who recently
threw 50 workers
at JIDC on the
streets.
Since 'November 1977
w.hen te UAWU wrcte
the managementt for
representational
rights on behalf
of those workers
who had become fed
up with the BITU,
the management has
been fighting the
union and workers.
They tried to fri-
ghten and intimi-
date workers in co-
liusion With the
BITU.


that the test Bell
was referring to
was the Balance of
payments tests, or
the so called Net
Foreign Assets of
the Bank of Jamai-
ca.
This test measu-
res the difference
between the forei-
gn money used by
the Bank of Jamai-
ca and the forei-
gn money which is
owed to the Bank.
If the Banks'
"net foreign ass-
ets" are increas-
ing it means that
the country is bet-
ter able to pay the
imperialists all
their profits,roy-
alties,interest and
principal on debt.
Since the ability
of the country to
-'ay out these pro-
-its is the main
t-inc for the I!?F,
nils test is the
big test for the

Requirements
The IMF? requires
than we reduce our
fore gn assets
by S 35 million 'to
S30? million by
September 30th and
again by $20 mil-
lion to $280 mil-
lion by March 31st


1979.
To achieve this
requires an incre-
ase in export pro-
duction by the bau-
xite Companies'and
the local big cap-
italists like Mah-
food. It also re-
quires more forei-
gn loans and inve-
stments from the
imperialists. In
other words, this
is the test which
depends wholly on
imperialist and
big man "confide-


IHOLLAND

Dnly 30 acres of
the land since they
bought it in 1955.
And the Hlland
Mountain property
is only one of
their large land-
holdings in St.
Elizabeth. 'They
also own land at
Northhampton, near
Santa Cruz, where
they have also gi-
ven farmers till
August to get off,
The' own land at
Giddy Hall, Corn-
wall Top, Mount
Charles, Leeds and
Goshen.
In February last
year, they shot o-
ver 100 heads of


nce" in the Manley
government-and whi-
ch is most open to
sabotage.
Bell and the of-
ficials of the Mi-
nistry fo Finance
are coming up with
a lot of hot air
about daily, week-
ly and monthly mo-
nitoring of the IMF
tests. But none of
this monitoring is
public knowledge,
and none of the do-
cuments have been
made public despi-
te the government's
firm promises to
publish them.

What is Bell hi-
ding? Are there
secret clauses or
understandings to
the IMF agreement
which the govern-
ment dare not pu-
blish?


MOUNTA
From P. 1
goat belonging to
small people in
the area. But
goats are not all
they shoot. Three
years ago, their
manager at the Go-
shen Farm shot and
killed a small boy
who was fishing in
one of their ponds.
:hat they do in St.
Elizabeth, they are
0oing everywhere
Shey own land.

They are putting
-he backs of the 35
farmers against the
;all and the far-
mers are fighting
back.


TANNERS LOCK-OUT



~f~j--


'anrers woriers...wuiting to produce... locked out by Barc-
Za; Ewart.
When this did not the workers would- the management the
work they tried-to get frustrated and shock of their
delay the sending give up the UAWU. life by voting 100%
of information re- in favour of the
quested by the Min- But the workers re- UAWU.
istry of Labour ho- mained united and The management be-
ping thatby draw- firm and on Febru- jan immediately to'
ing out the time ary 17, 1978, gave seek ways of re-


RECENTLY THE Financial Intelligence
Unit has been doing some good work in
bringing in currency smugglers. '.:ot
long ago, Ivan Henriques Matalon's cou-
sin and Managing Director of Facey Co-
mmodity Ltd. was fined for having
$11,000 in foreign currency.

But as soon as the FlU starts to scrape
the surface of the problem, Seaga's
front groups come to the defence of the
capitalists.

On July 14 the Gleaner reported that
Seaga's, Women's Freedom Movement (Mon-
tego Bay branch), objected to the way
the FIU was harassing "innocent hard-
working citizens particularly members
of the Chinese community". The FIU was
accused of encouraging "the flight of
"innocent hard-working citizens".

Whose Interest?

How can the WFM claim to defend the in-
terest of our working women when they
defend the capitalists and attack the
FIU as inadequate as it is now.


As far back as December 8, 1976,
Keble Munn as Minister of National Se-
curity noted that organized groups were
eroding taxes and reporting only one-
tenth of their income. On March 18,
1977 the then Minister of Finance Da-
vid Coore, said, "Economic crime has
boought the economy to a critical po-
sition". At that time he promised to
strengthen the FIU but nothing- has
been done to date.

Stop Lip Service

It is time to stop giving lip service
to the fight against corruption. The
FIU must be given the power, the staff,
and the equipment to deal with economic
crimes. Economic crimes must be put on
the same basis as violent crimes. All
hoarders, over-pricers, money smugglers,
bribe takers and contract skankers must
be given long mandatory prison senten-
ces. The FIU has exposed the tip of the
problem; it is now time to dig deep, and
root out corruption and economic crime.


stricting the wor-
kers rights and
tried to take away
existing benefits.
They tried to cut
back on the medi-
cal benefits the
workers used,to
enjoy with the New-
port West Medical
Centre.
Again, the workers
and UAWU stood firm
and demanded that
there be no cut-
backs until a pro-
per medical scheme
'Is introduced and
put into operation.

When this di /,&ot'
"nork they tried to


introduce a, new
punching time-card'
system intended to
put more pressure.
on the workers.
The workers again
stood firm and this
move was beaten
back. The workers
again on May 8 beat
back the capitalist
and backward moves
of Barclay Ewart
when-he tried to-
encourage Workers
to support the IMF.
The workers uiani-
mously rejected
this argument and


by Mark Figueroa














Victimization at Tarrant


SEVENTY-'TO tea-
chers at Tarrant
Secondary School
have sent petitions
to the government,
the Chairman of the
School Board,.the
Parent/Teachers
Association and the
principal, deman-
ding an investi-
gation into causes
of the massive
turn-over of teach-
ers at the :school.

30 leave
Amidst the resig-
nation of some 30
teachers from the
school at the end
of this school
year, Principal
Don Collins has
fired 5 teachers.
The 72 teachers,
along with the Na-
tional Union of
Democratic Teach-
ers (NUDT) have de-
manded the rein-
statement of the
5 teachers whom,
they say have been
contributing to
te develooment of


the school over the school and 3 other


last 3 years.
The teachers are
Clinton Hutton, Art
and Craft coordi-
nator and chairman
of the School's
Disciplinary Com-
mittee, Juliet Ma-
tcham, Lucy Brown,
Rosemarie Lindo,
all of the Art and
Craft Department -
and Sylvia Wright,
Maths teacher.
Hutton is a lead-
ing organiser of


von Uo i Lns


teachers are NUDT
members.
Abuse
Collins, an Execu-
tive Member of the
JTA, has a history
of abuse of the
teaching staff of
the school.
He! has been open-
ly against govern-
ment's policy of
democratisation in
school. As a result
each school year,
there is a massive
exodus of teachers
those pressured
into resigning and
those fired out-
rightly by Collins
for criticizing his
administration.
As one worker at
the school said:
"That's why the
pickney dem can't
learn, because as
dem get fe know
the teacher dem,
Collins fire dem".
Art & Craft
Despite the ter-
rible conditions of


IReaction Divided


Clinton Hutton
ppor facilities and dents' work, some
over crowding at the of which are to be
school,the work of shown at the UNESCO
the fired teachers, exhibition in Cana-
can be seen in the da.
improvement of, es- Director of Ja-
pecially the Art maica Art School,
and Craft Depart- Jerry Craig com-
ment. mended the stand-
Under the coor- ard of work in this
dination of Clin- department as one
ton Hutton, a Grade of the best in Sec-
11 vocational pro- ondary Schools in
gramme was set up Jamaica.
in Art and Craft, And Clinton Hu-
whereas there was tton, himself has
none before. There been recommended to
were regular exhi- the Principal for
bitions of the stu- the post of Head of


area, was the son
of a former JLP Ma,
or of Lucea, a


ACCORDING TO have jumped up and the rural JLP mass- candidate was a i
reports reaching shouted : "You are as without the most al school teacher
cal school teacher
Struggle, at a re- allowing Manley to violent response. AS nominations
cent meeting atten- continue in power, At a meeting in were called for,
ded by certain big while you are there Lucea, recently, disorder broke out
capitalists in the fiddling around and several people were Fists, chairs, des
Chamber of Commerce, fighting among your- injured when vio- flew. Several
reactionary Gleaner selves", lence broke out people were injure
columnists and one It would seem that between the 2 can- re Seaga candidate
JLP leader, the the Gleaner and didates for nomina- nd his supporters
JLP was upbraided. their imperialist tion to Hanover West thro out
Reports are that the friends have genu- (Roy Robinson's
JLP leaders were ine cause for con- seat) and their su-
told to" "Stop fool- cern. pporters.
ing around". For Seaga has not The candidate supp-
One angry gentle- 'been able to force orted by most of the VLECT7I 0
man is reported to a candidate on to JLP masses in the



A NEUTRAL VOICE


bodily. Reports
y- are that the can-
didate has since
flown to the US.
o- A similar scene
took place at the
Bustamante Seconda-
ry School in Claren-
Sdon on May 28.
ks And in St Thomas,
two meetings ended
d. in disorder. The
e JLP masses wanted
Jerry Coombs, former
Young Jamaica Presi-


Page3
the Department by
a senior Education
Officer.
Discipline

All the teachers
are said to main-
tain high levels
of discipline and
good work habits.
Hutton has been
absent only twice
in two years.
It is because
of his record of
discipline that he
was elected to be
chairman of the
disciplinary Cnm-
mittee.
In a public
statement, the NUDT
Strongly condemned
the principal for
firing the 5 tea-
chers, who were
working temporarily
up to 3 years.
The NUDT has vow-
ed to struggle
firmly for the re-
instatement of the
teachers. The Uni-
on has further -al
led on gover-.ent
to ensure that all
teachers are given
permanent status
after 4 months of
satisfactory work
at the particular
school.


dent and Shearer
supporter from the
area. Seaga wanted
?earnel Charles
there. Fights broke
out and thugs, spe-
cially brought in
.are used to install
Charles.
The JLP has since
fired Sexton Hope,
Coombs main organi-
ser .


THE VOICE of a
"neutral journa-
list" is being.
featured in most
of the recent JLP
advertisements.
He is Emsley
Pearson, former
Radio News Editor
of the JBC. Pear-
son recently left
the JBC for the
Advertising and
Public Relations
firm of Dunlop-
Corbin-Compton, to
be in charge of the
JLP"Is Manley Fau-
,It" campaign.
Many journalists
were surprised at


this development
because Pearson
had always attack
ed progressive
and Socialist
journalists call-
ing them "politi-
cians".
According to
Pearson, journal-
ists should not
hold political
views, should not
defend the people.
They should be
"neutral".
Pearsons' "neu-
trality" is now
very clear. He
has used his ski-
lls to design and


carry out a "neu- P I
tral campaign"
against the gov-
ernment and people 0
of the country.
This includes wall
painting, articles
in the newspapers, 'IndependentThompson
speeches and state-
ments for JLP lead- tions. known to have good
ers and most recen- DONALD THOMPSON, Thompson who works contacts with Hec-
tly, organising otherwise called at the docks is tor Wynter and Oli-
propaganda around "Mouthamassy"staun- known for his ver Clarke, of the
the JLP annivers- ch Seaga supporter long anti-socia- Gleaner, who know
ary function, residing in Tivoli list and pro-Sea- he is a JLP man.
So next time, Gardens is the ga calls to John Could this explain
you hear Pearson same person who Hearne on the RJR why the Gleaner
on the JLP ads, has entered as an programme "In gives so much pro-
you will hear what "Independent"'can- the Public Inter-
a neutral journa- didate in the West est".
list sounds like. St. Andrew By-elec- m.---.









Pane A
EDUCATION SKIc IES
















MEN HAVE always found it necessary to
produce, that is, to hunt, to plant and
to make things in order to live. But
from the earliest days when primitive
man lived in caves and hunted for food
until the present day of giant produc-
tion establishments, mankind has passed
through various different ways of orga-
nizing the production and distribution
of the food we eat, the clothes we wear
and the other things necessary for hu-
nan life.
Capitalism is only one of these ways.
Before capitalism there was a system
called feudalism not very different
from the system of slavery to which our
forefathers were subjected when they
were brought here from Africa.
But although under slavery our people
were forced to work for big land ba-
rons and had no rights, no freedoms, no
hope for better just like the serfs un-
der feudalism in Europe and parts of Af-
rica and Asia there was one important
difference. The profit motive did not
exist under feudalism. Production with
no other aim than to extract profits
from the labour of slaves, or serfs, or
workers is what distinguishes capitalist
production from other modes of produc-
tion.
Brutal Exploitation


The combination of capitalism and slav-
ery is the most brutal and inhuman form
of exploitation known in the history of
mankind- Yet it was typical of the
crimes committed against humanity by ca
pitalism in its infant stage of develop-
ment..
The system of colonialism and slavery
which was used to set up sugar planta-
tions in Jamaica was put here by the
first breed of capitalists in Europe -
the big British merchants and the Spa-
nish before them 400 years ago.
Competition between the colonial powers
in Europe another feature inherent in
capitalism meant that England, France,
Spain, Holland and Portugal fought bloo-
dy wars over who could control the rich-
est territories and the best trade-routes
Already we can see how private capita-
list interests were behind the actions
of their governments. How navies and
armies and the entire state machinery
would be used in the interests of the
capitalists who controlled it.
In this way enormous treasures and huge
sums of money would accumulate in private
hanas so that capitalist production could
get a jump-start in Europe.

There had been colonies long before ca-
pitalism but nothing like the colonies
which really became wcrld-wide under ca-
pitalism especially when it entered its
last stage of development Imperialism
just o-"- o .1 0.


RML-



BELOW IS a letter
sent by Comrade
Trevor 4unroe to
the RML following
their provocation
at the ILL spons-
ored Rally in soli-
darity with the
Uruguayan pecpie
on June 27th.

The Central Com-
mitee of the Work-
ers Liberation
League directs me
to write to you
about yet another
attempt by your
grouping to serve
imperialism and
reaction by try-
ing to provoke
disorder at the
June 27 Rally in
solidarity with
the Uruguayan
people.
This Rally brou-
ght together near-
ly a thousand peo-
ple and received
messages from all
the main progres-
sive organisations
in Jamaica. Your
grouping, along
with the YFNL and
Young Jamaica
was deliberately
excluded because
of your record of
serving imperial-
ism and reaction.
under a screen of
revolutionary phra
ses and words.
Like Trotskyite


- IMPERIALISM'S ALLY


groups the world
over, you specia-
lise in trying to
ride on the back
of the progressive
movement, disorga-
nise the struggle
of workers by
attacking their
most serious uni-
ons, weaken the
trade union move-
ment all in the
name of the stru-
ggle against impe-
rialism.

Prey

Every time the
League, or any
other progressive
grouping in Jamai-
ca, organises a
workers' struggle
or some other mass
activity, your
group comes around
with literature at-
tacking the Cuban
revolution, the
Soviet Union, the
socialist communi-
ty, the national
liberation moveme
ments in Africa,
as well as the an-
ti-imperialist
movement in Jama-
ica
You try to prey
on such activities
because you your-
selves are incapa-
ble of organising
any mass action to
carry forward the
struggle against


.ne anti-imperial#
ist movement in -
Jamaica.. ,
You can run to
your friends in
Sthe directorate of
the Gleaner with
the lying pamphietd
'"WLL Thugs Attack
RML Comrade". You
can send it to the
other little sects
of Trotskyites, and
you may even dis-.
tribute it amongst
the handful of wor-
kers who are decei-
ved by your revo-
lutionary-sounding
phrases.


Bed-fellows

The GLEANER wilY
print it for you as
it serves your co-
mmon purpose of at-
tacking socialism
and communism. But
these attacks from
your grouping and
your bed-fellows
Oliver Clarke and
Hector Wynter can
in no way change
the decision of
the League to keep
you and your anti-
worker propaganda
out of our meetings
and to defend the
progressive move-
ment.
Yours truly,
Trevor Munroe
General Secretary
Workers Liberation
League.


imperialism and
for socialism.
The Central Com-
mittee of the Wor-
kers Liberation
League (WLL) has
taken the decision
that neither the
left hand of impe-
rialism, like your-
selves, nor the
right hand of imp-
erialism, Young Ja-
maica, will be
allowed to provoke
disorder and to
create trouble in
events organised
by the WLL.
Lying
This decision
will be enforced
with discipline
and calmness, in
the interest of
preserving and
strengthening the
unity of the aenu-


GLEANER Cont'
.from P. 1
headed by Kissinger, which planned the coup
against Allende, approved $700,000 "for support
of El Mercurio". Seven months later, it approved
$95.000 more. El Mereurio survived its financial
difficulty. In Chile the CIA money to El Mereurio
was passed over secretly.
In Jamaica, a cover has to be found to pass
over the money since the public already heard
that the Gleaner was in financial difficulty. So
Mr. Clarke goes around the island arid after a
"slow start"; $4 million flows into the Gleaner
from "the Jamaican public".
STRUGGLE demands that the Gleaner publish
the names, occupations and place of residence of
the so-called "members of the public" who put
up the $4 million.


STRUGGLE asks Fipance Minister Bell to say
who at the Bank of Jamaica gave permission for
the local accounts of emigrant Jamatcans to be
unfrozen to buy Gleaner stock?
Despite Clarke's little sm6kescreen, it is clear
that the CIA is now giving money th the Gleaner
to keep up the campaign against socialism.

WLL HAILS

11TH FESTIVAL

OF YOUTH AND

STUDENTS


Zimbabwe Patrio-
tic Front Repre-
sentative in the
Caribbean ar2 La-
tin America, Com-
rade Joseph Dube,
brought the Jamai-
car people up to
date on the stru-
ggles in his coun-
try at a news coi-
ference hosted
by the WLL at its
headquarters on
July ith.
Sitting next tb him
is Comrade Trevor Muoroe, Genezra Secretary of the WLL.


... ~~~~T~-' ~















China's betrayal


STH start of
-Jisit of /ice-
"ie' Ke~Cg Piao
?a.maica ?i July !
- tie Workers
jraton League
the Cp'n!Wist
t' of Jonaica
1t h the foz-.
tng Letter care

assador Mr Wano
ng-li,
xcellency:
Revolutionary
ement in Jamai-
and all forces
uggling against
Serialism for
ce, democracy
social progress
*oqnise your vi-


as an indica- most recent acts
n of the growing of betrayal are as
follows.
ations between follows
people of Chi- 1. The increasing-
and the people ly close and fra-
Jamaica. We ternal ties bet-
cipate that ween your leader-
Svisit will al- ship and the most
lead to a fur- reactionary sec-
er broadening of tions of the Uni-
onomic, technical ted States ruling
i cultural ties class represented
Sthe Jamaican by Brzezinski ,
government and National Security
ople away from Adviser to Presi-
>tal dependence dent Carter. This
imperialism, kinship between
Brzezinski and
Betrayal your government and
party is most dan-
We, however, in gerous to the peo-


mnon wltn broad
!tions of the Ja-
vcan progressive
cement, are deep-
concerned at
ts of betrayal of
.cause of socia-
sm and the stru-
Le against imper-
ism by the lead-
ship of the Co-
funist Party of
ina and by the
)vernment of the
!ople's Republic
China. The


From
r Editor,
"ave been 0ollo-
g the Air Jam-
ca pilots' claim
th interest to
ee whether double-
andards will be
ed.
eSpecial Dis-
tes Tribunal has
granted the
in for oaritv
Salaries with
dign pilots on
r Jamaica made
the Jamaica Air-
-ne Pilots' Asso-
lation.
The tribunal how-
er did not say a


ple of Jamaica
in common with the
peoples of the
world as Brzenzin-
ski represents the
position that Uni-
ted States imperi-
alism must main-
tain and streng-
then its domina-
tion over countr-
ies like our own.
2. The link betw-
een and the sup-
port of the-Chi-


the
flat 'No' t
pilots. In
port the tr
said "there
-merit to th
ciation's c
parity of w
The report
ted the "gr
inequality
obet'een to
and local p
The Tribu
nor say tha
pilots are
earning in
gion of $30
year.
In respond
pilots have


nese government
for UNITA/FNLA in
Angola,organisa-
tions led by kn-
own CIA agents
Roberto and Savim-
bi. This link
was part of a
chain of allia-
nce with the ra--
cist and fascist
Vorster regime
in South Africa
which carried out
armed intervention
of Angola, sought
to strangle the
People's Repub-
lic of Angola and
deliver a fatal
blow to the whole
of progressive
Africa.
3. The support
of your govern-
ment and party
for the openly
pro-imperialist
Pan-African Se-
curity Force
knocked together
by the most re-
actionary centres
of the North At-
Lantic Treaty Or-
Janisation led by


France. This
force is being
used to prop up
the corrupt regi-
me of Mobuto Sese
Sekou and is des-
igned to streng-
then the military
presence of impe-
rialism in Africa
and turn back the
progress of the
Continent's peop-
les to the days
of open colonia-
lism.

Chile

4. The friendship
and alliance be-
tween your gov-
ernment, your pa-
rty and the fas-
cist Pinochet
regime in Chile.
5. The threatening
acts and warlike
attitude which
your government is
presently adopting
towards the Soc-
ialist Republic of
Vietnam and its he-
roic people.
6. The support gi-
ven by your gover-


Grassroots
o tle up their flight
its re- cancellations and more
ibunal delays with a view worker
is some of getting a $2.7 Janaic
were r
e Asso- million increase..
laim to o the
ages". I understand that line.
ages" IMinister Clarke
also no with Labour Minis- is
ss er, Isaacs, sup- refuse
of pay" cer autrde
rf pa port has offered. worker
foreign .he 80 pilots $2.5 Jam;c
ilots. million which is -ice a
nal did just $210,000 less wee.
t these thcn the $2.7 mil- snruldi
already lion. This would pilots
the re- i the pilots a ue i
,000 a 61% increase, ove th
The workers are while
nse the wondering if 80 ers ge


e stepped


pilots will get


no ir


nment and your par-
ty to the continu-

minal blockade by
United States im-
perialism against
the Republic of
Cuba, its revolu-
tionary government
and people.
We raise these
matters directly
with you on the
occasion of your
visit to Jamaica
because we, in co-
mmon with the peop-
Sles of the world,
admire greatly and
value highly the
successful strug-:
gles of the Chinese


people to destroy
feudalism and im-
perialism in China.


Inconsistent

The acts referred
to above are clear-
ly inconsistent
with those stru-
ggles, betray the
heroic efforts of
the Chinese people
and seriously hurt
the interest of the
Jamaican people in
common with all
peoples struggling
against imperialism.
We therefore reque-
st a meeting bet-
ween yourself and
representatives of
the central commit,
tees and political
leadership of our
organisations.
As this is a mat--
ter of great pub-
lic interest we
are releasing this
letter to the na-
tional media.
We anticipate your
prompt and favour-
able reply.


The Air Jamaica pi-
lots and the BITU
with their claim
which includes up
to US $800 per mon-
th in foreign ex-
change certainly
do not have the na-
tional interest at
heart.
Finally, why should
pilots get increa-
ses way over tilhe
guidelines when
workers at the Wor-
kers Bank have been
told s fit "No"
by the Tribunal
witnh regar to
their wa e claim
and fringe bene-
fits?
PAT GORDON


han -0O
s. 900 Air
a workers
estricted
$10 guide-


lacs recently
;d to give
Cs at .ALL
a Air Ser-
lone 10 per
increase. Why
Air Jamaica
be gOiven
.ncreases ap3-
ie guidliries
other work-
et little or
creases?


THE ANTI-IMF cam-
paign of the WLL
was extensively re-
ported in the Morn-
ing Star, daily
newspaper of the
Communist Party of
Britain three weeks
ago.


SAM KUUSOLL

The articles formed
part of a series
on Jamaica by For-
eign Editor, Sam
Russell who recent-
ly visited the coun-
try. While here
he attended several
mass functions, in-
cluding the rally
in the Monymusk
sugar area on May
28 where Comrade
Munroe addressed o-
ver 1,000 people on
the alternative to
the IMF.
Abeng

Doonquah
The WLL was repre-
sented by Comrades
Trevor Munroe and
Rupert Lewis at the
funeral of Dr. Abeng
Doonquah on July 9.
Dr. Doonquah who
was founder/presi-
dent of the Council
of Afro-Jamaican A-
ffairs championed
the cause of Afri-
can liberation and
exposed racism in
Jamaica.

Comrade

Munroe

General Secretary
of the WLL Comrade
Trevor Munroe, has
been invited to at-
tend the 11th Wor-
Id Festival in
Havana,as an offi-
.*ial guest.


criticised
-7


Vice Chairman of China's Council of State Keng
Piao on visit to Jamaica.








Page


XI World Festival of


Youth and Students

Havana, Cuba July 28 to August 5


r nog cr r
E-- eAme t Le C hevk
TV -,^ -`aMt I5y o




Bash -
Arhur Newland,


Hed of Joy oare
5a"'8-a Bmthe






aNattoni S oron
: Prepara tor, Donald. PNP Cou ,
^ ^ Lrtitw You'h




Or\ *I Johnso n G.tn -ne"



Delegation


a",





ael Sibbles.
S3 Co






s Sm .
I n


.iCA'' S GA-_I": to t..e lit. crld
Festival of Youth and Students is made
up of 160 young people and individuals
who support the World Festival Movement.
Leading the delegation will be the Sec-
retariat of the Jamaica National Prepara-
tory Committee. Arthur Newland, Chair-
nan of the NPC will be Delegation Leader
and Co-ordinating Secretary Joy-Marie
Scothe will be Delegation Secretary.
Fcllowina are the organizations and in-
dividuals who will be on the delegation:-
-iF Youth Organisation,the Workers Li-
beration Leaue, Jaraica Union of Demo-
critic Youth, Garibbea- Ecmienical YOU-
t:: Action, Jamaica Youiti construction
-rigaZe League, Fecior 2 Co-ordinating
u-.cil, Ja-maica Union of Tertiary Stu-
dents, Co-tttee of "romen for Progress,
Theatre Group for National Liberation,
a-aica-Cuba Friendship Association,
rational Festival Theatre(Jamaica) Na-
tional Secondary Schools Council, Hugh'
Buchanan Movement (St. Elizabeth), Cari-
Folk Singers, Hanover Progressive 'ove-
ent, Marcus Garv'y Rocts Youth Club,
athi Socialist Youth Club (St Thomas),
-.;.I. Guild Cf Undergraduates, Union
:f remocrat.c Students,CAST Students
rUnon, St'udents for Caeocratic Sccie-
", r.icr 'e-;er C-_cils fro= Har.nover
hSze!.. e r crtlar.nd, Careon, N;est-

t.[ ry,~ it. _-hoas ad a t. _- -




e.-. t -, ts Ia .
Butler Aggregation, cultural Training Cen-
tre dra-Ta students, Port Antonio Cultural
Group, NjWU, UAI.I, d.CA,4-H Clubs, K;nx
Co-munity College, Tarrant Youth Club,
Hatfield Celtural Group, Orlando :ong,
Michael Sritn, Thor Cross, Earbara Ela-
ke, Marjorie -Tiylie, Garth Case ard 3
Bailey(Athletics) and Woody & Pam.
The NDTC and Fabulous Five Band will al-
so be participating at the, invitation of
the Cuban government.


Caribbean Mini-Festiva


July 22-25

July 22 600 delegates from
thirteen Caribbean countries
going to the 11th World Festival of
Youth and Students arrive in
Jamaica.

July 23 160 Jamaican delegates
and 600 from other Caribbean
countries honour Jamaican and
Cuban heroes at wreath-laying
ceremony at National Heroes
Park
Attend PNPYO anti-imperialist
rally, National Arena


Jamaican and other Caribbean
delegations present cultural per-
formances for Jamaican public to
see before they go to Cuba, on the
grounds of the University of the
West Indies.

July 24- Mass rallies in Denbigh,
Clarendon and Jarrett Park,
Montego Bay

July 25 Delegates travelling
Northcoast to Montego Bay hold
solidarity rallies in St. Ann's Bay
and Falmouth

July 25 Delegations including
NDTC, Fabulous Five Band leave
Montego Bay by ferry to Cuba.


FESTIVAL PLATFORM
THE main areas of ntatives of the yo- and the retaining porations while
Jamaica's partici- uth movement all of control over struggling for -
pation in the llth over the world to natural resources, democratic fre
nation in the 1th over the world o The programme and deep soZi.
Festival will be express their sup- will also incle d deep social,
in the political port for world ill also include economcand
programme and the peace, detente, discussion of the ical changes,
Cultural programme, international se- struggle of yog The 16000 e
The Political pro- curity and co-ope- people living in gates will
gramme a vital ration, an end to capitalist coun- these topics
part of the Festi- the arms race al- tries where they many more.
val Movement will ong with the stru- thce e lonomictatii Furthermore the
make it possible ggle for a new wo- and the power of programme include
for the represe- rld economic order a na r- more than 20 ral
multinational cor- lis of soidar
& lies of solidari
with that number
of countries a|
region of the

The raly ing
lidarity with
Jamaica and
ana pill be on
Aug. 1, the date
on which slavery1
ended in the Ca-

In the cultural
area Jamaica will

number qf act*i-
vities.

will be the Cult
ral Gala Spect*-
cular in which
-ntire cultural'
delegation will
DO s OF IMPERIAUSMCA T OlrNO LDBACk take ~part-

From Falmouth
THE people of have contributed PvP l


Falmouth andia ad- $600 to the Fes-
joining districts tival.
who were unable In addition wo-
to see the .play, rkers at the Cuba-
1'other' when it Jamaica construct-
was staged on ion site in Fal-
June 30 to raise mouth have cogt i-
funds for the buted $1 each to
lith Festival, i the Festival.,;


Amw 144P1i
I WROsWt1fi.


U-








Page 7


MANY POLITICAL



PRISONERS IN U.S.


2ed States Am-
sador to the
ted Nations
rew Young let
cat out of the
last week Mon-
when in an in-
riew with the
Ich newspaper
atin he stated
" there are
reds and per-
even thousa-
of people whom
uld call poli-
1 prisoners"
he United Sta-


rebuke after rebuke
rained down on his
head from Senator
Robert F. Byrd -
majority leader of
the Democrats in
the Senate, Secre-
tary of State Cy-
rus Vance and Pre-
sident Carter him-
self, Young could
not find words to
express his regret
at his 'blunder'.
Eventually, he
did.


REV. BEN CHAVIS
Of the Wilmington
serving 34 years.


10


10


And so, by taking in prison in Nor-
is statement it back, Young has th Carolina and
oung, coming managed to hang on Johnny Harris fa-
t at the lau- to his job, altho- cing the electric
ng of a high ugh it was a close chair in Alambra,
an rights"cam- shave. But what and American In-
n in the impe- is to be the fate dian leader Leo-
ist press over of Joan Little who nard Peltier and
trial of CIA is to extradited murdered Chicano
t Anatoly Scha- from New York for activists Joe Cam-
ky in the So- trial in the South? po Torres and all
Union severe- What about impriso- the other thousands
mbarassed the ned Puerto Rican of political pri-
overnment. As activist Lolita Le- soners in US jails?
ovrnmn


EARLY this month Chicoc endes, iri>e ministerr of Luinea
Bissau died tragically in a car accident. ,he a..L.
sends its sympathy to the governmernt anr people of ,ina
Bissau. un September 24, 1973 the Repub'ic of Guinea
Bissau was proclaimed. From left are some of the leaders
during the final stage of the armed struggle far left
Chico Mendes, Prime Minister; erntre, Luis Cabral, Preside'
of the Council of State; right, Luis Soares, Comronder of
the Northern Front.


China moves



against Vietnam


bnstrators representing the Committee to Defend Democra-
in Guyana (Guyanese residents in Jamaica), the WLL and the
Protest outside the Guyanese- High Commission of July 10-
day of the referendum to change the constitution.
ter changing the constitution Burnham postponed general
tions due this year and prolonged parliament by 16 months.


TANNERS


d for a rejec-
of the IMF
They sent
elegram to Prime
ster Manley
ng they were
ared to produce
not for nothing
r IMF pressure'

.UAWU has met
times with the
~gement to dis-
wages pnd o-
_'benefits for
workers. The
agement offered
, a 'i'a-f&


From P.


cross the board.
The UAWU wants
more than this for
the workers and is
negotiating on an
incentive scheme


All articles

for the n

must reach

by Ju

P.O. B


THE oECOa"' art of t `I sries is -
in c published o ust a/ter t':. visit t
Jamaica of Chinese 'Vice-Premier Mr
Ken Piao. Chijna's reactiona{ rolee
in the Third 'orld is brought o:t ve-
ri strongly ir its relations with fa-
scist Chile and its worh alonsid
the CIA in Arnola. Bu: recent-,,
China stopped giving ai. t cI-


2 ders a ntre launched r ca-pig cf
threats 222 'rovoc-avo.s aI'^irsr
tnC heroic I ietese r eai ei, -
for the workers e inese i 0is
based on increased Vie k:.
productivity. years of work". The
Tanners' workers ON MAY 24, the of- declaration ends wi-
are standing firm ficial Chinese news th a threat against
and will not bow. agency HSINHUA re- the Vietnar.esse ec-
leased a long dec- pie- t-at they "rmu-
laration from the st bear full rescrn-
and letters Council of State sibility for all th
office about over- consequences or tne-
ext issue seas Chinese. se unjustifiable
This declaration measures".
the Editor accused the Vietna- In fact, large
mese of abusing Chi- groups of Chinese
i 2 nese Nationals and residents live in
ly 27* "unjustifiably con- Vietnam and are con-
ox 187, fiscating" every- tributing to the
thing they had ac- building of socia-
ton 7 cumulated "during the lism in Vietnam.
course of their long They hold all kinds


of jobs and their
rights and duties
are the same as the
other Vietnamese
people.
Who China's lead-
ers are defending
and in fact collabo-
ratinc with against
the socialist go -
ernmenr of Vietnam,
are the big Chinese
businessmen and
landowners in Sou-
tnern Vietnam. These
are elements who
were linked to the
pro-ir-.erialist au-
ppet Saigon recUe,
.:ho L-nefitte -
o- aai col!aboriecd
,.:ith c.-e S i nt r-
ventio:..
They are the same
ones who nave tried
to drain and sabo-
tage the Vietnamese
economy by leaking
out millions of do-
llars illegally.









_aOUR





^P^^^^^^^


The



Communist


L by Trevor Munroe arty


ONLY THE SERIOUS CAN JOIN


EVERY TIME the League has a national
radio broadcast more and more working
people point out "Vhat Trevor say is
true". Many workers are even saying
that it is full time the Leacue comes
out and forms a party. Since the time
must come when the League will have to
play its full part in forring the work-
irc class party, it is i-pcrtant fcr
workerss to educate themselves about the
principles cf such a party. If we don't
do this .e won't understand that what
tre workers need is ncstjust another
party hut a genuine communist, working
class party which is far different from
capitalist type parties.

THE FIRST principle is that if such
a party is to really defend the int-
erest of the working class,is to rea-
lly make the workers stronger in the
struggle against the big oarn, if it
is to really build up the working
class to take power one day- not
every worker, much less every youth
or middle class person can join.

rEELLNG THE PRESSURE

This is so because many workers, in
fact the majority of workers still don't
know themselves; they are at the very
bottom of the ladder; they are feeling
the pressure from the big man; many
don't have anything at all and live a
hand to mouth existence. But despite
this many of these same workers side
with the capitalist or try to find a
way out for themself alone forgetting
about their brothers and sisters. Many
who might start out willing to struggle
eventually break down under the pres-
sure and give up.

Some comrades will say that "this is
how Jamaican people stay". But this
problem of workers not knowing themself
is not a problem of Jamaican workers;
it is a problem which working people in
every country under capitalism have to
face because capitalism always operates
to wear down the worker, to make him
feel tired, to make him get soft and
give up.


Whether it is England or America, Ango-
la or Mozambique capitalism and colon-
ialism prevent the majority of working
people from really knowing themself.

What would happen if such people were
allowed to come into the working class
party? One day the party would be str-
uggling for rights and justice then
a little from that it would get down-
hearted and forget about struggle. A-
nother day the party would see the ca-
pitalist as an enery; the next day see
him as a friend.

If the party were open to any and every
worker what would happen when the time
came for personal sacrifice to announ-
ce a mass meeting or to hand out leaf-
lets for a demonstration or to make
preparations for a strike in a factory?


THE FIRST PRINCIPLE

You go to a member's house and ask him
to help one says that he has to go to
a show; another is gone to run his taxi;
a third can't bother because he came in
late last night. Remember the working
class party can't pay its members money
to announce a meeting or to hand out
leaflets; only the capitalist parties
can afford that. So if the party is
open to workers who are not going to
lift a finger unless it benefits then
right away it might have a lot of mem-
bers. But how far is it going to get
if the membership is opera to workers who
have these kind of capitalist ideas and
who are only looking out for themself?

The first principle of the real commu-
nist working class party therefore is
that only the most serious and conscious
workers can join. Then it is their job
to teach, to guide, to lead, to draw up
the rest not because they have title
or position but because the communist
workers are the ones who put out more
sacrifice, more work and more struggle
against oppression than anyone else.


IP? Women 's !,loVe-
ment pledge to join
with other' anti-~~m-
Cer noYst f ,a as


ui-r ; --l>T.IIBH^B
to cararI1 fo1'HRa




Sthe clisirn
session of e
!.-,e-enmt's A lmual
Conference at the
Ward Theatre on
S.ndoay, July 16.
iThe Corfe9rene
rc3 aff-eszsd b, nationall Cowenor Beverty Na aley.Akin apeahiek 0
irpetad bV Cammiiciaee CMernsmi of Ja.lc .4ui.


GARVEY

EXPOSES

GLEANER

POLICY
IN CUF last issue after he publish
we published a co- the article from
mwent by raus Ca- Mr. Wint's
vey on the capita- (aM OZan0t rtA
list prese. In zine that
this issue we fol- i that
lw up with Com- 0arvey). )
ents by Garvey on be sukrpriel'nw
the Gleaner's edi- no that t h
torial policy. TZe same day that th
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