Dr. Wolfson and Mr. Streator
Discuss the Relation of
Fascism to Labor
Dr. Theresa Wolfson
of the Economics department and Mr. George Streator, managing editor
of The Crisis, addressed an Anti-Nazi meeting called by the
Current Problems Club, the Social Science Club, the Anti-War League,
and the Menorah yesterday.
The meeting was
called as a counter-demonstration to the Nazi meeting at Madison Square
on Thursday, May 17.
Dr. Wolfson spoke
on Fascism and Labor, pointing out that Fascism arose in Europe after
an economic crisis which caused wide-spread unemployment and the
pauperization of the middle class. In Germany, the fascists utilized
socialist terms and ideas in order to betray the masses.
Trade unions were
eliminated in order that labor might be made defenseless. To this end
the Nazis were supported financially by international bankers and
Dr. Wolfson next
discussed the seeds of fascism present in America. The strongest sign
of fascism is evidenced in the NRA. Dr. Wolfson pointed out the revival
of strikes in industry as a sign of labor's discontent with the NRA.
Mr. George Streator emphasized the position of the oppressed
minorities, especially the negroes. He claimed that America has always
been half fascist and that the "south has never thrown off the
feudalism of the plantation economy."
decried the lack of organization of the negroes. Nordic groups, he
(Continued from page 4)
said, impose on minorities the "superior" culture which they
have inherited. By alienating minority groups from each other, the
ruling class can maintain its power.
Dr. Frederick Ewen
will address the Anti-War League on May 24 at 1 p..m. Elections for the
executive committee will be held on Monday, May 28 at 1 p.m.
Return to Spotlight
Page || Home Page
May 20, 2004