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co-operation of the two countries in mutual advance towards Socialism and Peace. Th Socialist Government should work in unison with the Soviet Union, whether in regard to econominc agreements, the League of Nations. Disarmament or Peace.

Lords and People

In our view the proposals we have outlined as urgent measures necessary to save the people of this country from disaster and to secure their social well-being will make drastic constitutional changes necessary.

So long as the House of Lords exists with its powers of obstruction and delay no measures commensurate with the needs of the present situation are possible. The House of Lords is the bulwark of private property and reaction. The Parliament Act is not a method for expediting change but a means of delay which permits sabotage and playing for time whilst Reaction outside Parliament is given the opportunity to destroy a Socialist Government.

The seriousness of the crisis, the drastic nature of the measures which are necessary to overcome it, demand speed and decisiveness of action. Socialists want to make the House of Commons and effective instrument of democracy. Once the people of this country elect a Socialist Government the will of the people must prevail and obstructions to the coming of Socialism must be removed. The House of Lords must be abolished; all the powers of constitutional government, emergencey or otherwise, that have been freely used in the past must, if the need arises, be employed to ensure the fulfillment of the People's will.

Forward to Socialism!

Socialists stand for true Freedom and real Democracy, but are opposed to the time-wasting and obstructive use of Capitalist democratic procedure, which had brought Parliamentary government into disrepute and on which the propaganda for Fascism fastens. Parliament must become a workshop.

The issue is joined between the defenders of private ownership of the means of production, which spreads disaster and chaos throughout society, and the supporters of Socialism, which alone can remove poverty and bring prosperity and well-being to the Common People.

There is no time to lose. We must act and act quickly and decisively. The longer Capitalism continues the more will

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poverty, distress, unemployment, misery and slumdon curse this country, the more certainly will the men, women and children of Britain be dragged into the desolation and devastation of war.

Let the slogan be :--

CLOSE UP THE RANKS!

FORWARD TO SOCIALISM!

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Socialist League Publications

"SOCIALIST LEAGUER" (Published third Friday each month). Priced 2d. Six months 1s. 3d. post free.

SOCIALIST PROGRAMME SERIES. Edited by G. D. H. Cole and G. R. Mitchison No. 1. The Need for a Socialist Programme. By G. D. H. Cole and G. R. Mitchison. Price 3d. No. 2. The Labour Party and the Constitution. By Harold J. Laski. Price 6d. No. 3. Banking. By G. R. Mitchison. Price 6d.

CAPITALISM IN CRISIS (Forum Series, 1933-34). Price 2d. each. Forum No. 1. The Roosevelt Experiment. By Prof. H. J. Laski. " " 2. Mass Resistance to War. By Sir Charles Trevelyan. " " 4. The Choice for Britain. By Sir Staffor Cripps. " " 5. The Working-Class Movement and the Transition to Socialism. By G. D. Cole. " " 6. Trade Unionism: Some Problems and Proposals. By Harold Clay. " " 7. The Co-operative Movement and the Fight for Socialism. By William Mellor. " " 8. What of the Professional Classes? By L. A. Fenn. " " 9. The Class Struggle. By J. F. Horrabin.

OTHER PAMPHLETS. Price 2d. each. Can Socialism Come by Constitution Methods? By Sir Stafford Cripps. The Break with Imperialism. By J. F. Horrabin. The Claim of the Unemployed. By William Mellor. Socialist Control of Industry. By G. D. H. Cole. Local Government and the Socialist Plan. By C. R. Attlee. Workers' Control. By Harold Clay. The Problem of the Food Supply. By Dr. C. Addison. Socialism in Pictures and Figures. By J. F. Horrabin and G. D. H. Cole Is Woman's Place the Home? By Winifred Horrabin. Illustrated by J. F. Horrabin. The Choice Before the Labour Party. By R. H. Tawney. A Countryman Talks about Socialism. By H. B. Pointing. Socialism for the Small Town. By F. B. Fascism! The Socialist Answer. By J. T. Murphy. The Socialisation of Banking. By E. F. Wise.

STUDY GUIDES FOR SOCIALISTS. Price 2d. each, or 10s. a hundred. With Bibliographies and Hints for Cirlce Leaders. A Study Guide on Socialist Party. By G. D. H. Cole. No. 1. The Gold Standard. By G. D. H. Cole. No. 2. The Bank of England. " No. 3. Banks and Credit. " No. 4. The Socialisation of Banking. " No. 5. How Capitalism Works. " No. 6. The Principles of Socialism. " No. 7. Forms of Public Control. By Michael Stewart.

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THE SOCIALIST LEAGUE is an organisation of convinced Socialists, fulfilling the conditions of membership of the Labour Movement laid down below. Who believe that Socialism can come only through the conscious and determined action of the working-class movement in this and other countries and who believe further that only through such action can the dangers of Fascism and reaction in every country be averted.

Its members, accordingly, are pledged, as units within their Labour Parties, Trade Unions and Co-operative Societies, to do everything in their power to further the promotion and ultimate realisation of a militant Socialist programme and policy.

They are linked together in the Socialist League in order to equip themselves more effectively for the work of Socialist education and propaganda.

The Socialist League runs Socialist Forums, Study Groups, Discussion Circles, etc., for the discussion of pratical Socialist problems.

It organises Week-end Conferences and Summer Schools for longer and more detailed discussion.

It publishes books and pamphlets in order to stimulate opinion and action throughout the Movement.

MEMBERSHIP OF THE LEAGUE

Memebership of the Socialist League is open to all Socialists who are either individual or politically affiliated members of the Labour Party and who accept the Leagu's constitution, rules and policy.

Members of the League must, if eligible, be members of their Trade Unions; and, if possible, be members of the Co-operative Movement. All members are expected to become individual members of their Consituency Labour Parties.

Applications for membership and all iquiries should be addressed to the :--

GENERAL SECRETARY, THE SOCIALIST LEAGUE 3 Victoris Street, London, S.W.1. England Telephone:Victoria 4063

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