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 Communist Presidential Candidate William Z. Foster Arrested in L.A. (1932): He Usually Lived With a Female   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Communist Presidential Candidate William Z. Foster Arrested in L.A. Nineteen thirty-two was one of the worst years of the Depression, and William Z. Foster, 51, was running for the third and last time as the Communist Party’s candidate for President of the United States.
William Z. Foster, Communist candidate for president, and nearly a score of persons seeking to hear him speak, were arrested yesterday by the police red squad as the leader attempted to address a political meeting at the Plaza.
Foster, it seems, approaches the religion of communism not in the spirit of a missionary or a Savonarola, but as a priest celebrating its rites before the altar.
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 The life of William Z. Foster
In a pamphlet written in 1915, Foster assserted that, regardless of the degree of class consciousness of their members, the trade unions were by their "very nature driven on to the revolutionary goal." Here Foster was saying something quite different than the Marxist assertion that the working class would be forced to struggle against capitalism.
Foster's position, in opposition to that of Marx and Lenin, was that organizations which based themselves on the acceptance of capitalism would inevitably gravitate toward socialism.
Browder, Foster's former assistant, who had no independent experience or constituency, became the leader of the CP until he himself ran afoul of the foreign policy interests of the Soviet bureaucracy and was expelled in 1945.
www.wsws.org /history/1996/feb1996/foster.shtml   (3192 words)

  
 William Zebulon Foster Biography / Biography of William Zebulon Foster Biography Biography
William Zebulon Foster (1881-1961), a leading figure in the Communist Party of the United States for 4 decades, was the patriarch of American communism.
Foster and his supporters kept the party in close conformance with Moscow's wishes, but membership shrank to less than 3,000 by 1958.
Foster died in Moscow on Sept. 1, 1961, and was given a state funeral.
www.bookrags.com /biography-william-zebulon-foster/index.html   (662 words)

  
 New Cities/New Soviets: organization
foster clearly sought to evoke such traditions when he wrote that unorganized workers were neglecting their duties to their families: workers outside the union constituted a 'miserable picture of incompetence and cowardice' and 'the sufferings of their women and children awaken no echo of revolt in their dull hearts."
William Z. is a true giant, and shines despite the author's confused and ambivalent feelings.
It is thoroughgoing, a process which begins as an echo in the heart of private reflection (note, "an echo" response to something outside), beginning a renewal of public relationships, which in turn totally changes the individual (in fact gives form to the individual), and therefore the strength and richness of his private life.
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 Progressive, The: Forging American Communism: The Life of William Z. Foster. - book reviews
Those who recall William Z. Foster's name at all these days may recognize it as that of an austere, dogmatic American Communist who was a leader of his party for the better part of three decades until his death in 1961.
Anyone who encountered Foster's jargon-ridden Communist rhetoric and his slavish devotion to Stalinism in his middle and late years might have found it difficult to believe that he started out as an authentic American radical--one of the few Communist leaders of his generation, in fact, to spring from genuine working-class roots.
Whatever inner doubts Foster may have had--and Johanningsmeier suggests he had them--his public stance was ruthless intolerance of critics and "revisionists." In the turmoil that followed Nikita Khrushchev's 1956 denunciation of Stalin's crimes, Foster's choice was to preserve the old party structure and the old party line.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1295/is_n10_v58/ai_15783419   (965 words)

  
 William Z. Foster   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A firm supporter of Stalin, Foster split with Cannon in 1928 and supported his former ally's expulsion for Trotskyism.
Foster was made general secretary of the party in 1929 with the support of the Comintern deposing Jay Lovestone who was sympathetic to Bukharin and whose policies of American Exceptionalism was anathama to Stalin's new Third Period line.
He rallied the party's hard core when the Hungarian Revolution and the Khrushchev revelations at the 1956 Twentieth Party Congress led to the exodus of 80 percent of the CPUSA's membership.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/william_z__foster   (585 words)

  
 Communist Party USA - Eastern PA & DE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
William Zebulon Foster was born in Taunton, Massachusetts, on 25th February, 1881.
Foster gradually emerged as was one of the leaders of the movement and in 1911 represented the IWW at the International Union Conference in Budapest.
Foster joined the Communist Party and in 1924, 1928 and 1932 ran for the presidency.
de.cpusa.org /Comrades/william_z_foster.htm   (265 words)

  
 Foster, William Z(ebulon)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In 1921 the Russian communists designated Foster's Trade Union Educational League (which he had founded in 1920) as the American branch of their Profintern (Red Trade Union International), thereby moving him into the American communist organization as a top leader.
Foster's control of the party was endangered in 1956, when the Soviets' repudiation of Joseph Stalin and their suppression of the Hungarian Revolution caused an upheaval within the party.
Foster, who steadfastly defended the Soviet leadership, was made chairman emeritus at the party's national convention in New York City (February 1957) and was thus, in effect, removed from power.
www.search.eb.com /elections/micro/216/40.html   (255 words)

  
 Guillermo Z. Foster   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Foster hizo un inspector del coche del carril en Chicago y un miembro del AFL.
Foster fue hecho secretaria general del partido en 1929 con el soporte del jay deposing Lovestone de Comintern que eran comprensivo a Bukharin y que políticas de Exceptionalism americano eran anatema a la nueva tercera línea del período de Stalin.
Foster era una firma Stalinist y giró el partido en un partidario uncritical del partido comunista de la Soviet-unio'n.
www.yotor.net /wiki/es/gu/Guillermo%20Z%20Foster.htm   (595 words)

  
 William Z. Foster
Foster joined the American Communist Party and in 1924, 1928 and 1932 ran for the presidency.
Foster was a loyal supporter of the leadership of the Soviet Union and refused to condemn the regime's record on human rights.
William Z. oster, Communist candidate for president, and nearly a score of persons seeking to hear him speak, were arrested yesterday by the police red squad as the leader attempted to address a political meeting at the Plaza.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /USAfosterW.htm   (936 words)

  
 EARL BROWDER
He took over the party after William Z. Foster stepped down as party leader.
This extreme popular frontism — known as "Browderism" by the Soviet Communists — was the official reason for his expulsion from the American CP in 1946.
William Foster returned to serve as CP national chairperson, and Eugene Dennis became national secretary.
reds.linefeed.org /bios/browder.html   (604 words)

  
 Insight on the News: Karl Marx: A Life. - Review - book review
Similarly, Barrett shows us that Foster "was the real article," meaning that this future head of the American Communist Party was the self-educated son (born in 1881) of Irish immigrants who came to his political radicalism from direct experience of poverty and oppression, not through books and theory.
Foster also came to the conclusion that "a strong state, sternly enforcing the will of the revolutionary proletariat, was indispensable to the transition from capitalism to socialism and from socialism to Communism." His new faith at times bordered on the ecstatic.
Foster would never lose faith, but he experienced a physical and emotional breakdown in the mid-1930s due to his heavy commitment to party work.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1571/is_29_16/ai_63986791   (1407 words)

  
 Articles - Communist Party USA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Foster, who had been deeply involved in the steel strike of 1919 and had been a long-time syndicalist, had strong bonds with the progressive leaders of the Chicago Federation of Labor and, through them, with the Progressive Party and nascent farmer-labor parties.
In 1932 William Z. Foster, then head of the CPUSA published a book entitled Toward Soviet America, which laid out the Communist Party's plans for revolution and the building of a new socialist society based on the model of Soviet Russia.
As a result of this, he was retired and replaced by William Z. Foster, who would remain the senior leader of the party until his own retirement in 1958.
www.gaple.com /articles/CPUSA?mySession=f41d8903fda39f71008ad3dfa40c0fd5   (4498 words)

  
 William_Z._Foster   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Foster proposed a similar strategy, but on a much larger scale: a national campaign, led by a union council of all the craft unions and the Amalgamated Association of Iron, Tin and Steel Workers, that would organize all of basic steel simultaneously.
A telegram from the Comintern directed the Party, after a vote which Foster had won decisively over his opponent, Benjamin Gitlow, to install Ruthenberg as general secretary of the Party.
The Trial of William Z. Foster PDF document (http://www.marxists.org/history/usa/parties/cpusa/1923/04/0400-minor-fostertrial.pdf) by Robert Minor.
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A third Catholic who made a contribution to the communist movement in the early years was William Z. Foster (1881-1861).
Foster was the party's general secretary from the mid-1920s until 1927, when Earl Browder was elected to the position.
Foster also ran as the party's national presidential candidate in 1924 and again in 1932.
www.angelfire.com /md/TobyTerrar/cpusa.html   (4031 words)

  
 James R. Barrett / William Z. Foster and the Tragedy of American Radicalism
William Z. Foster and the Tragedy of American Radicalism
This powerful biography traces the political journey of a leading radical whose life and experiences encapsulate radicalism's rise and fall in the United States.
James R. Barrett recounts William Z. Foster's brilliant early career as a union organizer and his leadership of the American Communist Party, uncovering telling links between his ultimate political marginalism and the isolation of American labor radicalism in the postwar era.
www.press.uillinois.edu /s02/barrett.html   (220 words)

  
 William Foster (1772 - 1812) Artwork Images, Exhibitions, Reviews
Myles Birket Foster, "And the milkmaid singeth blythe...", eighth etching for the poem L"Allegro, which is illustration 9 on lower portion of page 6 in the book Milton"s L*Allegro and Il Penseroso, Illustrated with Etchings on Steel by Birket Foster
Myles Birket Foster, "Oft listening how the hounds and horn...", fifth etching for the poem L"Allegro, which is illustration 6 on lower portion of page 4 in the book Milton"s L*Allegro and Il Penseroso, Illustrated with Etchings on Steel by Birket F
Foster focuses his energy on painting fragile wilderness regions with an eye to conservation: My work is about wilderness, a celebration of the fact that even on our overcrowded and increasingly polluted planet there exist places o...
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 Amazon.ca: Books: Forging American Communism: The Life of William Z. Foster   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In the already woefully overlooked field of American radicalism, William Foster (the "Z." was a self-addition at the beginning of his career in the leftist press) is perhaps one of the most overlooked figures.
Little is known of Foster's personal life, and in compensation Johanningsmeier provides much background and context on Foster's political evolution, including the balancing act he and other American Communists maintained between addressing local concerns and heeding the word of party leaders in the Soviet Union.
Chairman of the U.S. Communist Party and three-time presidential candidate, Foster (1881-1961) is often regarded as a dogmatic opportunist and worshipful adherent of Stalin.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0691033315   (321 words)

  
 Publisher description for Library of Congress control number 93027539   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A major figure in the history of twentieth-century American radicalism, William Z. Foster (1881-1961) fought his way out of the slums of turn-of-the-century Philadelphia to become a professional revolutionary as well as a notorious and feared labor agitator.
Even though Foster's long and eventful life ended in Moscow, where he was given a state funeral in Red Square, he was, as portrayed here, a thoroughly American radical.
The author views Foster's influence in the American Communist movement from the perspective of the history of American labor and unionism, but he also offers a realistic assessment of Foster's career in light of factional intrigues at the highest levels of the Communist International.
www.loc.gov /catdir/description/prin031/93027539.html   (298 words)

  
 Foster, William Z --  Encyclopædia Britannica
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The short life of Stephen Foster was marked by contrasts.
Hobson, Laura Z. novelist and short-story writer Laura Z. Hobson had her greatest success with Gentleman's Agreement, a best-selling study of anti-Semitism.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9035008?tocId=9035008   (750 words)

  
 Socialist War on God Continues - Steve Farrell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In 1932, it was Communist Party USA founder, William Z. Foster, in his book, Toward Soviet America, who outlined “the elementary measures the American Soviet government will adopt to further the cultural revolution.”
The removal of prayer was followed by the removal of God from every textbook and the replacement of the Judeo-Christian viewpoint with the humanistic, ‘progressive’ ideology of Karl Marx, and John Dewey, a viewpoint that would, step by step, tolerate everything and anything in the classroom, anything and everything but Judeo-Christian values.
Wrote Foster, “The churches will remain free to continue their services, but their special tax and other privileges will be liquidated.
www.americandaily.com /article/9364   (997 words)

  
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William Z. Foster arraigned on warrant pleads not guilty Bail $5000.
Foster, Dennis, Williamson, Stachel, Davis and Winston are released in custody of their counsel Abraham Unger until 7/21/48 at 10:30 A.M. to give bail heretofore fixed.
Foster should not be re–exaxamined to determine whether he should stand trial 1/17/49.
www.yale.edu /lawweb/avalon/curiae/html/341-494/001.htm   (8141 words)

  
 CV   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
James R. Barrett, William Z. Foster and the Tragedy of American Radicalism, University of Illinois Press, 1999; paper, 2001.
"William Z. Foster and American Communism," Center for the Study of History and Social Change, University of Wisconsin at Green Bay, April 25, 1994.
"William Z. Foster and the Roots of American Communism," America and the Left Conference, Graz, Austria, November 21, 1992; Center for the Study of Social Change, University of Wisconsin at Green Bay, March 1994.
www.history.uiuc.edu /fac_dir/barrett_dir/barrettvita.html   (3172 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Not in deference to me or what I thought of Foster; but in simple acknowledgment of the fact that Foster was a giant, and that there was no other man in the labor movement who measured up to the great size of him.
In his own life, Foster is the confirmation of the strength and the goodness of human beings.
He is the new hero whom the writer must seek today, a man who was formed and shaped out of the historic strength of the working class; and who realized it consciously and scientifically; and who never turned his back on the people who gave him so much of his strength and his stature.
www.trussel.com /hf/foster.htm   (395 words)

  
 Pricenoia.com - William Henry Foster   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Authors: William L. Andrews; Frances Smith Foster; Trudier Harris; Trudier Harris-Lopez; Henry Louis, Jr.
William McKinley and the G.O.P. under the x-ray: A satirical review of political events and conditions
William Grimshaw: With occasional reflections; in six letters to...
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 TIME Magazine Archive Article -- What's in a Name? -- Oct. 09, 1950
ECA's Foster, L'Aube went on blithely, became a convert to communism after the Russian Revolution, was a defendant on "criminal syndicalism" charges in 1923, a candidate for the U.S. presidency in 1924, 1928 and 1932.
It had mixed up the biographies of new ECAdministrator William C. Foster, New York businessman and Republican, and still-militant U.S. Communist Boss William Z. Foster, no kin.
Cried the Communist L'Humanité: the story was an insult to William Z. Foster.
www.time.com /time/archive/preview/0,10987,935509,00.html   (353 words)

  
 William Z. Foster - On the Question of Revisionism
William Z. Foster - On the Question of Revisionism
By WILLIAM Z. Report to the National Committee Meeting of the C.P.A., June 18-20, 1945
This Resolution, if correctly understood and systematically applied, will provide us with the basis for the broadest mass contacts we have ever known in the history of our Party.
www.mltoday.com /Pages/USClassics/ZFoster-Revisionism.html   (3924 words)

  
 People's Weekly World Newspaper Online - Renegade boss makes ditch diggers boil   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
William Z. Foster ran for U.S. president on the Communist Party ticket three times: 1924, 1928 and 1932.
The IWW was fighting for “one big union.” They fought and won a fight for free speech in Spokane, Wash., in 1909.
Black had been through the fight [for free speech] and had conducted himself well.
www.pww.org /article/articleprint/6615   (527 words)

  
 William Z. Foster: And the Tragedy of American Radicalism (The Working Class in American History)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The work is well researched, but its interpretation is flawed by Barrett's insistence on viewing the past through rose-colored glasses (pun intended).
Frankly, with Edward P. Johanningmeier's biography of Foster already published, there is no real justification for Barrett's book.
It has its uses in providing some new detail, but essentially it is irrelevant as history, and stands merely as an interesting document of fading left-wing historicism.
www.civilbook.com /index/book/0252070518.html   (343 words)

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