Communist Leader William Z. Foster was only mildly pleased with progress on the nation's strike front.

Things were far from hopeless—at a Madison Square Garden rally honoring Vladimir Lenin he pointed out that strikes were being conducted "on a high level," that the present vast uproar over wages might well get bigger and louder, that corporations were "lousy with money."

But, he said, "labor needs to carry on the fight more militantly. There is too much of the defensive in the present strategy." The sure cure: "Only with a powerful Marxist-Leninist party can the American workers understand the national situation. . ....

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