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America Left Us
America Left Us
Published: 2017/04/14
Channel: Traditionalist Worker Party
Welcome to the Nationalist American Workers Party.
Welcome to the Nationalist American Workers Party.
Published: 2017/06/28
Channel: Nationalist American Workers Party N.A.W.P
Revolutionary Workers Party Of America
Revolutionary Workers Party Of America
Published: 2012/02/07
Channel: Cooper Clark
'GOP will be the party of the American worker' | President Trump speaks at CPAC
Published: 2017/02/24
Channel: Decode DC
What Is National Socialism?
What Is National Socialism?
Published: 2017/02/08
Channel: Traditionalist Worker Party
Socialist Party of America - Split of the Left Wing
Socialist Party of America - Split of the Left Wing
Published: 2011/12/27
Channel: socialisteducation
introducing the American nationalist workers party
introducing the American nationalist workers party
Published: 2017/03/23
Channel: American nationalist Workers party ANWP
CNN Puts Out A Hit Piece On American Workers
CNN Puts Out A Hit Piece On American Workers
Published: 2017/04/01
Channel: Hard Bastard
Spiegel TV National Socialist Movement Traditionalist Workers Party
Spiegel TV National Socialist Movement Traditionalist Workers Party
Published: 2017/01/30
Channel: Frater SataNihil
44% of American workers say they
44% of American workers say they've gained weight at current job
Published: 2016/06/08
Channel: RT America
Nationalist Front - Pikeville Event
Nationalist Front - Pikeville Event
Published: 2017/02/10
Channel: Traditionalist Worker Party
Trump makes good on pledge to hire American workers
Trump makes good on pledge to hire American workers
Published: 2017/04/24
Channel: Fox News
Stood With American Workers | Bernie Sanders
Stood With American Workers | Bernie Sanders
Published: 2016/03/11
Channel: Bernie 2016
Health Care For Our People
Health Care For Our People
Published: 2017/07/16
Channel: Traditionalist Worker Party
Matt Heimbach with the KY Traditionalist Worker Party
Matt Heimbach with the KY Traditionalist Worker Party
Published: 2015/11/07
Channel: Matthew Heimbach
The Daily Traditionalist with Matthew Heimbach: Cultural Genocide in America
The Daily Traditionalist with Matthew Heimbach: Cultural Genocide in America
Published: 2016/04/24
Channel: Traditionalist Worker Party
Pikeville Conference - Vanguard America
Pikeville Conference - Vanguard America
Published: 2017/05/10
Channel: Traditionalist Worker Party
Republicans Stick the Knife in the Backs of American Workers Again
Republicans Stick the Knife in the Backs of American Workers Again
Published: 2012/06/21
Channel: The Big Picture RT
Why Are Republicans Supporting Communist China Over American Workers?
Why Are Republicans Supporting Communist China Over American Workers?
Published: 2010/10/02
Channel: Mark Levine
USA: Violent clashes at Sacramento far-right rally see 5 people stabbed
USA: Violent clashes at Sacramento far-right rally see 5 people stabbed
Published: 2016/06/26
Channel: Ruptly TV
Inside the North Korean Worker
Inside the North Korean Worker's Party Congress
Published: 2016/05/09
Channel: CNN
Pres Trump: Let
Pres Trump: Let's Put Our Faith In American Workers And Companies - America's News HQ
Published: 2017/03/15
Channel: Mass Tea Party - Wake Up America!
Traditionalist Workers Party
Traditionalist Workers Party
Published: 2016/09/19
Channel: John Hood
Movement Unity: The Road to Victory
Movement Unity: The Road to Victory
Published: 2016/08/09
Channel: Traditionalist Worker Party
The H1-B Visa Program Hurts American Workers
The H1-B Visa Program Hurts American Workers
Published: 2016/07/31
Channel: cfpup
The Tories in the north-east: the new
The Tories in the north-east: the new 'workers party' goes into battle | Anywhere but Westminster
Published: 2015/04/23
Channel: The Guardian
Brazilian People Demonstrate Against the Workers Party
Brazilian People Demonstrate Against the Workers Party
Published: 2015/07/23
Channel: The Inter-American Institute
Traditionalist Worker Party Door Hanger Activism
Traditionalist Worker Party Door Hanger Activism
Published: 2017/05/17
Channel: White Lives Matter Channel
James Harris (Socialist Workers Party presidential candidate) Interview
James Harris (Socialist Workers Party presidential candidate) Interview
Published: 2012/10/26
Channel: The Guilfordian
Marco Sets The Record Straight On Immigration And Hiring American Workers | Rubio for President
Marco Sets The Record Straight On Immigration And Hiring American Workers | Rubio for President
Published: 2016/02/26
Channel: Marco Rubio
Introducing the NSAWP
Introducing the NSAWP
Published: 2017/08/06
Channel: national socialist American workers party NSAWP
Obama
Obama's next plan: Paid sick leave for American workers
Published: 2015/01/15
Channel: USA TODAY
Monica Moorehead, Workers World Party Presidential Candidate
Monica Moorehead, Workers World Party Presidential Candidate
Published: 2016/04/06
Channel: Berta Joubert-Ceci
We Are Winning
We Are Winning
Published: 2017/01/02
Channel: Traditionalist Worker Party
The Bus Boys - American Workers (Digital Visions Re-Edit)
The Bus Boys - American Workers (Digital Visions Re-Edit)
Published: 2014/11/26
Channel: Digital Visions DJ FreddyG
James Bloodworth speaks about Stand Up To Racism, a Socialist Workers
James Bloodworth speaks about Stand Up To Racism, a Socialist Workers' Party front-group
Published: 2016/10/16
Channel: Kyle Orton
AFP Covers Traditionalist Worker Party Conference
AFP Covers Traditionalist Worker Party Conference
Published: 2016/02/17
Channel: American Free Press
The Socialist Party
The Socialist Party's Candidate For President Also Works At Wal-Mart
Published: 2016/06/28
Channel: Newsy
Bernie Sanders on Cornel West &
Bernie Sanders on Cornel West & 'Rev Workers Party'
Published: 2015/10/12
Channel: AmericanForum
James P. Cannon Speaks! The Khrushchev Revelations
James P. Cannon Speaks! The Khrushchev Revelations
Published: 2015/05/24
Channel: Matthew Siegfried
leadership in America
leadership in America
Published: 2017/03/26
Channel: American nationalist Workers party ANWP
MADE IN AMERICA: The Story Of American Workers Who Manufacture Trump Hats
MADE IN AMERICA: The Story Of American Workers Who Manufacture Trump Hats
Published: 2017/07/17
Channel: WeaponizedNEWS.Com
American Workers and the True Amnesty Fight Which GOP figure has the Right Solution? Rick Santorum
American Workers and the True Amnesty Fight Which GOP figure has the Right Solution? Rick Santorum
Published: 2014/11/30
Channel: Val Sommerville
WikiLeaks Exposes Hillary Clinton Selling Out American Workers & Lots More
WikiLeaks Exposes Hillary Clinton Selling Out American Workers & Lots More
Published: 2016/10/10
Channel: The Jimmy Dore Show
RECOVERY ACT BOOSTS JOBS: Why Are Republicans Against America
RECOVERY ACT BOOSTS JOBS: Why Are Republicans Against America's Workers???
Published: 2010/05/26
Channel: Americans United For Change
Socialist worker party rap song
Socialist worker party rap song
Published: 2016/03/31
Channel: Natalie Johns
They
They're All Going To Laugh At You!
Published: 2016/08/10
Channel: Traditionalist Worker Party
"Buy American, Hire American" - POTUS To Sign Exec Order To Protect Workers - Stuart Varney - F&F
"Buy American, Hire American" - POTUS To Sign Exec Order To Protect Workers - Stuart Varney - F&F
Published: 2017/04/18
Channel: Mass Tea Party - Wake Up America!
Lazy American Workers (L.A.W.), Smoke Break
Lazy American Workers (L.A.W.), Smoke Break
Published: 2013/06/23
Channel: TheZoogkiller
The National Socialist German Workers
The National Socialist German Workers' Party, NSDAP
Published: 2012/11/27
Channel: Bissenses Swedish Retro Vintage Music and Film Art Production
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The American Workers Party (AWP) was a socialist organization established in December 1933 by activists in the Conference for Progressive Labor Action, a group headed by A.J. Muste.

Organizational history[edit]

Formation[edit]

The American Workers Party was established in December 1933 by activists in the Conference for Progressive Labor Action. The figurative leader of the AWP was A. J. Muste, although the organization had a structure and values that lent its radicalism a highly democratic and collaborative quality.

The AWP sought to find what it called "an American approach" for Marxism at the depth of the Great Depression. The group published a popularly written newspaper, Labor Action, and created Unemployed Leagues that attracted tens of thousands of members and ought not be confused with the Communist Party's Unemployed Councils.

The AWP is best known in labor history for its leadership of the successful 1934 Toledo Auto-Lite Strike, a forerunner that contributed to the creation of the United Auto Workers union. Exerting influence through its Unemployed League chapter, the AWP in Toledo kept the Auto-Lite strike from being broken by desperate job-seekers. Instead, the AWP brought the mass of unemployed to bear as a powerful vehicle for solidarity with the auto parts factory workers on the picket lines. The Auto-Lite strike—along with the Minneapolis Teamsters Strike of 1934 (led by the Trotskyist Communist League of America) and the 1934 West Coast Longshore Strike led by the Communist Party USA—was an important catalyst for the rise of industrial unionism in the 1930s, much of which was organized through the Congress of Industrial Organizations.

While it never numbered more than a few hundred members, the AWP attracted a number of prominent labor activists, such as J. B. S. Hardman of the needle trades. It also attracted a number of intellectuals, many of them former members of the CP who rebelled against its strictures while remaining radical. The latter included James Burnham, Sidney Hook, James Rorty, and V. F. Calverton.

Termination[edit]

In December 1934, the AWP merged with the Trotskyist Communist League of America to form the Workers Party of the United States. This was the fusion of two revolutionary socialist organizations that had both successfully led two militant strikes to victory. Most AWP members were absorbed into the mainstream Trotskyist movement, with some, like Burnham, becoming major figures in the subsequent Trotskyist movement of the 1930s. A few others, such as Louis Budenz and Arnold Johnson, did not accept the rapprochement with Trotskyism and instead joined the CP, considering its adoption of the Popular Front to be analogous to what the AWP had tried to accomplish with its "American approach." Others, such as Hook and Rorty, became political independents but remained, for a time, largely sympathetic to the successor organization.

Footnotes[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Louis Budenz. This is My Story. McGraw-Hill, 1947.
  • Margaret Budenz. Streets. Our Sunday Visitor, 1979.
  • James P. Cannon. History of American Trotskyism. Pathfinder Press, 1944.
  • Farrell Dobbs. Teamster Rebellion. Monad Press, 1972.
  • Sidney Hook. Out of Step: An Unquiet Life in the Twentieth Century. Harper & Row, 1987.
  • Christopher Phelps. Young Sidney Hook. Cornell University Press, 1997.
  • JoAnn Ooiman Robinson. Abraham Went Out. Temple, 1981.
  • Wald, Alan M. (1987). The New York Intellectuals: The Rise and Decline of the Anti-Stalinist Left from the 1930s to the 1980s. University of North Carolina Press. ISBN 0-8078-4169-2. 

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