The Program of the Minority
James, C.L.R.; Dunayevskaya, Raya; et al/CxArchive/MIA/james-clr/works/1946/04/minority.htm
Publisher: Bulletin of the Workers Party
Year Published: 1946
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX7206
Statement of the minority in the (U.S.) Workers Party.
For the propagation of the concept of workers' control of production and a workers' government based on factory committees. For propaganda and agitation for rank and file trade union committees, stewards committees, etc to open the books and to control production as a step in the development toward factory committees.
Against the abstract use of slogans of nationalisation, workers control of production and workers government, without linking them with concrete forms of mass action and organization.
For the propagation of the concept of workers defense guards in connection with every strike and street demonstration.
Against the concept that the propagation of workers defense guards presupposes preparation for the immediate seizure of power.