The New York Communist is Window on the World The Militnry Situation in Russia The capitalist press is again reporting a collapse of the Soviet Coucrnment front on all sides, And that Lenin and Trotzlty are again packing the old trunk with gold and bombs. preparing to evacuate to neutral countries.
By a careful reading of these some papers, however. one discovers the following factsThe French, abandoning all stores, are rapidly leaving the Crimea; only a handful of soldiers are till guarding the dock yards, in order to try and save the French battleship Mirobeau, which was laid up for repairs and cannot get to sea again. dispatch from Krasnoyarsk. Siberia. reports that a large Bolshevik force is endeavnring to cut the Siberian railway line east of Krasnoyars This is news. Krasnoyatsk is half way across Siberia. According to previous dispatches, Siberia was free from Bolsheviki six months ago; and yet here we find a large force operating east, of Krasnoyarsk. Of course if the attempt to cut the Trans 5iberian succeeds. that will be the finish of the Kolchak armiu, the Allied forces and the Tchekho Slovaks in the Urals.
Since a dispatch from Warsaw more than a month ago announced that General Petlura had made an agreement with the Russian Soviet Government. and that the joint Russian and Ukrainian armies were fighting the French in the Crimea. we fail to understand what is meant by the reported surrender of the Bolshevik First Army to Petlura a Ukrainian troops.
The only military reverses suffered by the Soviet armies in the last three weeks which appear to have any foundation in fact are a withdrawal of twelve miles on the Murmansk front, and the evacuation of the village of Sterlitmak. near Ufa.
Fortunately we have the story of an American reporter, published in the Globe of April 23d. of the Sterlitmak affair. It sheds light upon. the methods of warfare employed by our allies in Siberia. We covered twenty kilometers a day, he says. always pushing the lleds back on Sterlittnak, and; when Communists fall into our hands, treating them like assassins.
After the solemn promise of the British and American Governments to withdraw their troops from Russia, it is interesting to read about the new Allied offensive in the North. and the openlyexpressed hope: of the Allied commanders to be able to effect a juncture with the Siberian forces of Admiral Kolchak as soon as summer comm.
This is a continuation of the well known Allied strategy of the crab retreat. illustrated by the Tchekho Slovalr withdrawal of last year, when the noble Bohemian troops, bound for Vladivostok, suddenly found themselves going West toward Moecow.
Crawling Out of a Hole The capitalist press. with its uninterrupted. publication of filthy falsehood about Soviet Russia, finds itself in danger of complete reversal through the large volume of correct information which is beginning to leak into this country, even through oficial sources it must therefore get itself into a polition to be able to meet the facts. recent Associated Press dispatch from Copenhagen. the Father of Lies, reports that on account of the attitude of the people, the Decree on Nationalization of Worn hna been suspended by the Soviet Government in outain provinces.
Now comes the Globe. with an editorial on the latin interview recently published lain lays definitely and or the first time in today interview that the, majority of the Rue inn workma: and peasants today consciously adhere to the principles of Bolahevism. is he right? On the answer to this question hangs the fate of the world to a degree the importance of which it is hard to overestimate, This is correct. Lenin is right has been right ever since he stated the same fact more than a year ago.
The newspapers had better get a move on!
Out of the Frying Put Into the Fire The Times of April 26th reports the arrival It Genoa, ltaly, on the British warship Lord NeLton, of several Russian Grand Dukes, Grand Buchanan, and the Dowager Tsarina Marie Feodorovna, all formerly massacred by the Bolsheviki. The Dowager Tsarina has gone to England at the invitation of Queen Alexandra. where she will doubtless be granted a pension from the pockets of the grateful British tax payers. The rest of the nobles.
twenty seven in all, are pretty active, considering how they were thrown into wells and bombs dropped on them. They are bound for Monte Carlo.
ltaly is our idea of exactly the wrong place for a Russian Grand Duke to land these days, wit. itl frontiers closed on account of revolutionary disturbances. But then, where can a poor royalty go?
The Rights and Wrongs of Small Nations Mr. Wilson has just refused to grant Fiume to Italy, on the ground that it belongs. by ethnologic and economic right, to the new Yugo Slay State.
and must serve as commercial outlet to Hungary, Bohemia and Rumania which are, as he says. among the smaller Statm whose intfl ea ts are henceforth to be safeguarded as the interests of the most powerful States.
In the meanwhile the Serbians are forcibly abolishing the independence of Montenegro, with the help of Italian and even American troops. and adding it to the Yugo Slav territory under the hegemony of Serbia.
On April 26th the press reports that President Wilson delivered himself of a statement about. Egypt. where the people, rising against British rule. are being massacred in the streets of Cairo.
in a note communicated to General Allenby, British Special High Commissioner for Egypt and the Sudan. the President recognizes the British protectorate over Egypt, which was proclaimed during the war on December 18, 1914. The note proceeds. The President and the American people have every sympathy with the legitimate aspirations of the Egyptian people for a further measure of selfgovernment, but they view with regret any eflort to obtain a realization those aspiration: by a resort to violence.
Apparently it depends upon the size of mall nations whether they shall get Mr. Wilson sympathy and also, who the oppressor.
The hypocrisy of deploring violence in the struggles of people seeking political freedom, jun after a colossal war to free the world. is too evident to need emphasis. 11ft Winger s!
Come and be surprised!
at the REORGANIZATION Entertainment and Dance to be held the Itli at its Headquarter I, 15 Madison Avenue, near 104th Street, on Sal h. May 3rd.
PURPOSE: TO CELEBRATE THE REORGANIZKT ION Admission My ISC Ib The Telescope THE new Covenant of the league of Nations eonuitutes a definite victory for the forces of light over those of dsrknss. Just consider the provisions made for labor. permanmt committee; onethird of whose members will be elected by Labor. oriethird by Capital and one third appointed by the Governments; will be ad up to deal with labor problems. hbor will thus always be in a mung minority.
No wonder the Bolsheviki are losing their grip!
Another victory for Democracy lies in the exclusion of Mexico from the League, which will usable any power, so disposed, to restore lawanorda in that country without running up against the lasagna.
Of course if two power: difi er on the lawanords, the league will intervene and doubtless arrange a joint expedition. In view of the frequency with which the Rigid Wingers are calling in the cops to prizes ye Party unity, we suggest that an appropriation be made out of Party funds to buy police whistles. We learn that a new oflice bu just been around in Local New York nominations are now in orda for Official Locksmith. e o e We understand that charges are being prderrod againt Alderman Colman for using non union ll, ing vans in reorganizing Party Branches. I Advertisemeyu: The Mt Wing is in the market for second hand Branch fumituremprefaenoe u ll be given to Socialist Oficials who have a surpluon hand, or pawn tickets for the same. D It is rumored in Paris that the Peace Conference has removed the furniture from Orlando. hudquarters, and has put a 45 frank lock on the door. O.
Unlike the Peace Conference, the Rand School has decided to recognize the Bolsheviki The NYorlr Communist is again for sale at the Booknore, and Right Wingers can now have their daily lute without leaving the pm.
We are pleased to announce viaory for the left Wing principle of Party ownership and control of the press we learn that a weakly, humorous paper, ironically called The Socialist. is nhortly to be issmd. It is rumored that it will be controlled by the Executive Committee of Load New York.
who in order to show their impartiality will finance it out of Party funds accruing from the slfeaf Due Stamps to Right and Left Winger! alike.
Ben Gitlow bu hem indicted by a prominul member of local Bronx and will shortly be dragged before the grievance committee. It in believed that the sharpie Do a England has jun borrowed 75, 000, 000 from Spain. Spain has decided thdt in future the will speodhernwneyat alngmit. Euyeomoaey go.
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