Pun Two rcssion wc call upon the social and national opp of all lands to unllel Program of the Call. al alliance of the Socialist movs. United States only with the Communis groups gill 12:23:34. such as the liolshcviki of Russia. Spartacans of Germany, etc. according to the program of; Communismnaa aiding: opposed to association with other groups not.
committed to the revolutionary class struggle, such as Labor parties. Non Partisan leagues, People Councils, Municipal Ownership Leagues and the like. We maintain that the class struggle is essentially a polit»
leal struggle, that is, a struggle by the proletariat to conquer the capitalist state, whether its form he monarchlstic or democratic republican, and to destroy and replace it by a governmental structure adapted to the Socialist. transformation. The Party shall propagandize class conscious industrial unionism as against the craft form of unionism, and shall carry on party activity in co operation with industrial disputes that take on a revolutionary character. We do not disparage voting nor the value of success in electing our candidates to public office not if these are in direct line with the class struggle. The trouble comes with the illusion that political or industrial immediate achievements are of themselves steps in the revolution, the progressive merging of Capitalism into the Co opcrative Commonwealth. We favor internatlon. The basis of our political campaign should be. a) To propagandize the overthrow of Capitalism by proletarian conquest of the political power and the establishment ofa Dictatorship of the Proletariat. b) To maintain a political organization as a clearing house for proletarian thought, a center of political education for the development. of revolutionary working class action. c) To keep in the foreground our consiStent appeal for proletarian revolution; and to analizc the counter proposals and reformist palliative: in their true light of evasion of the issue; recognizing at. all times the characteristic developments: of the class conflict as applicable to all capitalistic nations. To propagandize the party organization as the organof contact with the revolutionary proletariat of other lands.
the basis for international association being the same political: understanding and the common plan of action, tending toward; increasing unity in detail as the international crisis develops. Socialist platforms, proceeding on the basis of the classl struggle, recognizing that the Socialist movement has come into: the historic period of the social revolution, can contain only the demand for the Dictatorship of the Proletariat. (a) The basis of this demand should be thoroughly explained in the economic, political and social analysis of the claim struggle, as evolving within the system of Capitalism. The implications of this demand should be illustrated.
by the first steps and general modes of social reconstruction dependent upon and involved within the proletarian domination of the political life of the nation. c) municipal platform of Socialism cannot proceed o a separate basis, but must conform to the general platform, simply relating the attainment. of local power to the immediate.
goal of gaining national power, problem of capitalist versus proletarian domination.
power and consciousness are not subject to precise pre calcuiarue commumsr council form of organizatl period of time.
organization of pondence combatad.
as a tcntative basis are invited to send September 1st, 1919.
ed, they shall send There are no separate cityi problems within the terms of the class struggle, only the one. Until recently we were in favor of delaying action until the NI7. We realize that the coming cf the social rovolution depends on an overwheiming assertion of mass power by the: proletariat, taking on political consciousness and the definitef direction of revolutionary Socialism. The nianfestations of thisf. raiy n, on for its expression over a continued our declarations of party principle to u the party itself, we realize the need, in con u.
with the highly centralized capitalist pow to be. of a centralized party organization. Organizations indorsing the principles and progrgm Outlined for the organization of a Communist, PArty delegates to the convention in Chicago on very or. 8. Applyin The basis of representation to be one delegate for. e ganization and one additional for every five hundred member.
or major fraction thereof. Provided, also, that each Language Federation shall have one fraternal delegate at the convention.
Provided further, that in states where the states are organizdclcgates aa states. In states which are not organized, the locals shall send delegates as such. In locals which are not organized a part of the local may send a delcgnte National Organization Committee. Dennis Butt Elbaum Johnson.
John Keracher 1. I, Send communications to the National Office of the Organization Committee: Dennis Batt, 1221 Blue island Ave. Chicago, Ill. nt. S. Kopnagel. Stilson Alexander Stoklitsky Bulletins. Chicago, lll. July 10. Eighty one delegates of the Communist League of Chicago after hearing the report of their delegates to the Left Wing Conference unanimously endorsed the action of the minority group and repudiated the action of two delegates, Ferguson and Wm. Bross Lloyd who remained with the majority group. The meeting sent greetings to the Organization Committee of the Communist Party, pledging its unqualified support. As a concrete expression of their :pproval the delegates voted an appropriation of five hundred dollars from the League tr! ssury for the purpose of aiding the commitm tee in its work of organizing the new party. It was further de cidcd to proceed at once with the formation of a Local which will be known as Local Cook County of the Communist Party.
The new Local slam in with a membership of more than our thousnad and urges all other groups who are in sympathy with the new party to proceed immediately in the work of organize ion. a» a o I in u. 19.
Pittsburg, Pa. July We, three hundred members of Local Allegheny County, Socialist Party, send our greetings to the National Organization Committee of the Communist Party.
Long live the Communist Party of America! Long live the Third Intemationali New York, July 9th, 1919.
Dear Comrade Stoklitskyz u f, W. y. v wish to notify you that the Central Executive Committee of the Ukrainian Federation has decided to join the newly created movement for the formation of a Communist Party.
ir tional Emergency Convention of the Socialist Party, but as we have received no assurance from the Majority delegates of the Left Wing Conference that it is their intention to organize a Communist Party. therefore, we, the Ukrainian Federation of the Socialist Party sever our connection with the National Countion. But the history of the movement of the proletariat ton. elected y the majority delegates to the Left Vmg Conferwnrd emancnpahon smcc 1900 shows lhe close connection be once and alliliate with the National Organization Committee of tween the revolutionary proletarian assertion and the political mass strike. A. e The mass action conception looks to the general unity of the proletarian forces under revolutionary provocation and stimulul. In the preliminary stages, which alone come, within our pro determination and party initiative, the tactics of mass action includes all mass demunstrat ions and mass alruggles which sharpen the understanding of the proletariat as to the class conillct and which separate the revolutionary proletariat into a group distinct from all otherl. s.
Mass action, in time of revolutionary crisis, or in the analogous cue of large scale industrial conflict, naturally accepts the. u. the Communist Party, with headquarters in Chicago.
More than seventy five branches of the Ukrainian Federition, Socialist Party, have approved the action taken by me the Left Wing Conference in New York; but in spite of this am sending out a new bulletin to all Branches of the Ukrainiln Federation, Socialist Party, and assure you that more than five thousand of our members will solidly support the action of the Central Executive Committee of the Ukrainian FederationPleaso notify the secretary of the National Organizatifln Committee which has issued the call for a convention in chin!
on September lot, that it is our desire that. he add the name it. Continued on page 6)