November 16, 1934, Page 1
AGAINST WAR, ROTC
Norman Tallentire Says War
Is Inevitable In Profit
"Under a production system
for profits, war is inevitable," declared Norman Tallentire, secretary
of the American League Against War and Fascism, at a rally sponsored by
the Brooklyn College Anti-War League, last Friday.
"Under a system of
production for profiteering, markets are necessary," continued Mr.
Tallentire. "War is caused by the struggle between nations for the
control of markets; economic supremacy was the real essence of the last
war. it cost $25,000 to kill each of the ten million men who died
during the war," he concluded.
recommended Blood, Iron, and Profits by George Seldes, The
Coming Struggle for Power and The Menace of Fascism by John
Strachey for a complete understanding of present day conditions.
The second half of
the Armistice Day meeting, which was attended by more than one hundred
and fifty students, was addressed by Miss Sylvia Fenningston of the
Theatre Union. Miss Fenningston discussed the role of the theatre in an
anti-war movement. She related many incidents that had occurred in the
producing of Peace on Earth, an anti-war play by Paul Peters
and George Sklar.
was prevailed upon to repeat most of what he had said at the earlier
meeting and to elaborate on the inseparable nature of war and Fascism.
chairman of the Anti-War League, who arranged the meeting in
conjunction with thirteen clubs and the Men's division Student Council,
was chairman of the second meeting.
students, in addition to the resolution against war, against the
R.O.T.C., and against the suspension of students at City College,
passed a resolution condemning the suspension of five students at the
University of California.
The Anti-War League
pledged itself to aid the Negro Study Forum in its Scottsboro-Herndon
Pearl Abrams and
Abe Mechlowitz were elected delegates to the Regional Conference
against War and Fascism called by the American League Against War and
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